Ladakh Adventure Motorcycle Tour (18D/17N)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Ultimate
Min Group Size Large Group
**This package is for residents of India**
Ladakh is a word that translates into high passes and this region that lies between the Himalayas and Karakoram range has some of the highest motorable roads in the world reaching up to 18,000 feet. With our Ladakh Adventure motorcycle tours, you will experience the best stays and most fun-filled routes across this region.
Srinagar is literally heaven on earth and one visit to this city will ensure that you fall in love with it. Shimmering lakes with gondola like boats, Mughal era gardens, a lively community of people, and a cuisine full of rich fragrant spices – this is what awaits you in the city of Srinagar.
Located in the Zanskar range of the Himalayas is the small town of Kargil, which shot into prominence during the Kargil War between India and Pakistan. Home to the world’s highest battle, this picturesque town has much more going on!
Leh is the epicenter of tourism in the Ladakh region and this small village has grown into a full-scale city, thanks to media features and Bollywood movies.
Once a remote village, Nubra Valley is now a major tourist attraction thanks to its lovely sand dunes and Bactrian Camels.
Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri are high altitude lakes located close to Leh city. While Pangong Tso is located at an altitude of 13, 900 feet, Tso Moriri sits at 14,800 feet.
Total kilometers for this adventure ~ 2,800
Riding Days – 12
Road Conditions – Tarmac, dirt roads, slush, and black ice
**All tariffs are on a per-person basis**
- Stay for all dates on twin sharing basis
- Cost of backup car, driver and fuel
- Breakfast on all dates
- 3 Lunches and 13 dinners
- Mechanic and sweep charges
- Services of professional Moto Overlanders guide(s)
- Any permits and road tolls
- First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder at dispersal with the trip leader
- GST for all services rendered
- Assistance for renting motorcycles
- Your flights, transfers, etc.
- Cost of renting motorcycles, fuel
- Single room accommodations
- Alcohol, cigarettes and personal items
- Anything not mentioned in the includes list
- Early check-in or late checkout at the hotels
- Entry fee at monuments
- Any damage due to use or accident to rented motorcycles
- Cost of repairs, spare parts for rented motorcycles
Arrive in Chandigarh
Arrive in Chandigarh and check into your hotels. Ensure that you reach in the first half so that we collect your bikes, do a pre-ride checkup, and interact with the group. In the evening, we can go around Chandigarh and see some sights.
Chandigarh to Jammu (330 kms, 7.5 hrs)
The first ride of the tour is to Jammu as we leave Chandigarh after breakfast and cover 340 kms in the day. It’s a hot ride as we travel across flatlands, mostly through national highways and reach Jammu in the evening. We check into our hotels and break for the day.
Jammu to Srinagar (275 kms, 8 hrs)
We depart Jammu and head to heaven on earth – Kashmir. Located between the Great Himalayan range and the Pir Panjal mountains, Kashmir is blessed with natural beauty, lip smacking cuisine and views of snow capped mountains. Srinagar will be our pit stop enroute to Ladakh with plenty to see and experience.
Stay in Srinagar
Explore the popular sites in Srinagar like the beautiful Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens, Char Chinar, local markets, Pari Mahal, and many more interesting places. Indulge in local Kashmiri cuisine known for its rich taste, mesmerizing aroma and salt tea!
Srinagar to Kargil (200 kms, 6 hrs)
The climb begins as we head towards the Ladakh region with the first stop being Kargil. Kargil was a strategic point during the Kargil War between India and Pakistan and a visit to the Kargil War Memorial on the way is a must-do!
Kargil to Leh (215 kms, 6 hrs)
The ride takes us further into the mountains as we head out of Kargil crossing small villages on the way. The green landscapes of Kargil change into the brown hues of the water-deprived high altitude deserts in the Leh region.
Stay in Leh
A rest day to get used to the altitude and reduced oxygen levels as Leh city is located at an altitude of 11,400 feet. This day should be utilized to catch up on rest or to explore the city.
Leh to Nubra (125 kms, 5.5 hrs)
Diskit, Hunder, Turtuk, and Thang are the popular sights around the Nubra valley and the day will be spent exploring these villages. If time permits, we also take a ride on double humped Bactrian camels in the Nubra desert.
Nubra to Pangong (165 kms, 6 hrs)
From the deserts in Nubra valley, we travel to Pangong Tso Lake – a mystical emerald blue lake located near the China border. The glacier-fed lake lies at an altitude of 13,900 feet and our stay is in campsites next to the Holy Lake.
Pangong to Leh (150 kms, 4.5 hrs)
A ride back to Leh will give us a short pit stop before we head to Tsomoriri, a pristine mountain lake located in the Changthang Plateau. The distance from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri is quite long so Leh serves as a stopover destination.
Leh to Tso Moriri (220 kms, 7 hrs)
Located at 14,800 feet it is the largest of all high-altitude lakes in India. This is one of the most scenic drives in the Leh region and you will be traveling through the dry, desert belt for the most part. Stay will be organized in campsites next to the lake or at homestays in the nearby villages.
Tso Moriri to Sarchu (230 kms, 8.5 hrs)
228 kilometers and 8 hours – this is what it will take for us to ride from Tso Moriri lake to Sarchu, a small village on the Leh Manali highway. This is a major halt point on the way back to Delhi and lies a little before the treacherous Rohtang Pass.
Sarchu to Keylong (110 kms, 4.5 hrs)
It’s a short ride from Sarchu to Keylong as we cover 110 kms over 4 hours in the day. By lunchtime, we will be in Sarchu and you can take rest for the day. Tomorrow we ride through the mighty Rohtang La.
Keylong to Kasol (190 kms, 7 hrs)
Rohtang Pass with an altitude of 13,000 feet is one of the most difficult mountain passes to ride through. The pass is full of rocky roads, slush, melting snow and this makes it difficult to navigate through. We ride slowly and carefully as we navigate the mountain terrain before heading down into Kasol.
Stay in Kasol
Enjoy a day off in Kasol as we spend time exploring the town along with Manikaran Gurudwara, hot springs, and Tosh if time permits.
Kasol to Chandigarh (270 kms, 9 hrs)
Time to get back to Chandigarh and we check out of our hotels in Kasol after breakfast. After lunch on the way, we reach our Chandigarh hotels in the evening.
Stay in Chandigarh
Today, you will need to return your rental bikes to the vendor. If you have got your own bikes, then you need time to pack then and take them to the shipping partner. In the evening, if you are still in town, we enjoy a post-ride party!
Depart from Chandigarh
This is the last day of the tour. All motorcycles will need to be returned and post check out, you can leave for your home city.
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Every tour is personally delivered by our trip leader. Along with this, if required you will be accompanied by a mechanic and a driver. Here is an intro to our team.
You can ship your own bikes for the tour. In case you want to rent a motorcycle, we can help you do so at the cost price. The choice is entirely yours. Once you contact us, we can provide you with a list of motorcycles from brands such as Royal Enfield, Bajaj, KTM, BMW, Hero, Honda etc. Pricing will depend on the motorcycle you select.
We encourage our guests to experience the local cuisines of the destinations we travel to. In remote areas, we might not get options for eating different cuisines. We will ensure you get wholesome, tasty and hygienic food wherever we go.
In Ladakh region, you will get a mix of tarmac, dirt roads, slushy terrain and mountain passes. The rest of the places, we will be riding through good stretches of state and national highways.
Yes, you should always have at least 2 liters of water with you at any time.
We try to blend in homestays, hotels, and resorts in each destination to balance comfort with the local experiences. All your accommodations will be clean, hygienic, comfortable and safe.
For groups above 10 or more members, we have back-up vehicles on all our tours that will carry your luggage for you. But you should carry your valuables like a passport, cash, camera, and other important equipment with you all the time.
While riding, we should have access to public toilets/hotel toilets. But there will instances where there are none and you will have to answer nature’s call in nature.
Yes, you can.
Ideally, your pillion should be riding with you on your motorcycle. Back-up vehicles are primarily for support staff and to carry your luggage, motorcycle spares, and tools. Each back-up vehicle acts as a support vehicle and will always tail the group maintaining a certain time distance.
We carry a basic first aid box with us and encourage you to carry your own medicines as well. In case of an emergency, we take you to the closest available medical center. We would also request you to share any pre-existing medical conditions and allergies, if any, with us.