Jammu to Ladakh Bike Trip (16D/15N)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Ultimate
Min Group Size Large Group
**This package is for residents of India**
Pillion Tariff – INR 52,500
Total kilometers for this adventure ~ 2,500
Riding Days – 14
Road Conditions – Tarmac, dirt roads, slush, and black ice
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 Leh Ladakh bike trip, 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! Rock cut buddha statues, gorgeous abandoned villages, amazing viewpoints, pristine lakes, and lovely people make Kargil a must-visit destination.
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. It is now the gateway to popular destinations like Nubra valley, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri.
Once a remote village, Nubra Valley is now a major tourist attraction thanks to its lovely sand dunes and Bactrian Camels. This beautiful valley consists of small villages, each with its own characteristic.
Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri are high altitude lakes located close to Leh city. Surrounded by bald, brown mountains the lakes, with their azure blue waters make for a stunning sight, especially for landscape photographers. While Pangong Tso is located at an altitude of 13, 900 feet, Tso Moriri sits at 14,800 feet.
**COVID negative certificate that is max 72 hours old from the date of travel required for all travelers
**All tariffs are on a per-person basis**
- Stay on all dates on twin sharing basis
- Breakfast on all days
- Dinner on all days
- Services of a mechanic throughout the tour
- Backup car, its fuel, driver, and toll charges (for more than 10 bikes)
- Professional lead rider and a sweep rider
- First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder at dispersal with the trip leader
- All inner line permits
- Assistance in bike rentals
- Route planning and trip management
- 24/7 assistance on call
- Your flights, transfers, etc.
- Cost of motorcycle rentals
- Cost of fuel for motorcycles
- Goods and Service Tax (GST)
- Lunch, dinner, snacks, or any other item not mentioned in the Includes list
- 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 Jammu
The starting point for the Jammu to Ladakh bike trip is Jammu and we all fly into the city. After you land, we take time to collect our bikes from our shipping partner, inspect them, get them washed and ready for tomorrow’s ride.
In the evening, we explore some lip-smacking street food from Jammu and cover a few sights as well
Jammu to Srinagar (270 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 snowcapped mountains. Srinagar will be out pit stop en-route to Ladakh with plenty to see and experience.
Stay in Srinagar
It’s time to explore heaven on earth. Righf after breakfast, we zip through the hills and head to the gorgeous skiing destination, Gulmarg. You are free to ride around the place, do some horse riding, gandola rides or lazying around on the lush green meadows!
Back in Srinagar, we take a boat ride on the Dal Lake eating some delicious food in the middle of the lake, shopping, and then riding to some nearby destinations like Pari Mahal, Nageen lake etc
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 (220 kms, 5 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. The day will also be utilized to get your permits and rental bikes within the Leh region. If you have brought your own bike then no need to switch bikes.
Leh to Nubra Valley (130 kms, 4 hrs)
One of the most difficult stretches, as we cross the, might Khardung La pass standing at 17,500 feet! You will travel through mountain terrain, narrow dirt roads, rocky stretches, slush, and ice as we cross the mountain pass to go down to the Nubra Valley. In the evening, we take a ride on the Bactrian Camels and see the gorgeous sunset over the Nubra Desert.
Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso (180 kms, 5 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 (160 kms, 6 hrs)
From the crystal-clear azure waters of Pangong Lake, we now head back to Leh city for our onward journey towards Tso Moriri. The ride to Leh will take about 6-7 hours depending on the road conditions, traffic, and once in the city, we take rest once we check into our hotels.
Leh Tso Moriri (220 kms, 6 hrs)
Tso Moriri is a mountain lake located at an altitude of about 14,800 feet. From Leh city, we ride towards Upshi, Chumathang, and Kistmang before we descend into the beautiful, shimmering waters of Tso Moriri.
We check into our camps and enjoy some peaceful time by the lake.
Tso Moriri to Sarchu (240 kms, 8 hrs)
This is the last day in Leh city and we ride back towards Himachal. Our first pitstop is Sarchu, 240 km away. The ride will be long and tiring but the gorgeous terrain will make up for it!
Today you will get to ride through the stunning Gata Loops. This challenging route is a series of 22 hairpin bends that take you to the top of Nakeela La at 15,647 feet. Its many twists and narrow roads can pose a challenge to even the most experienced riders.
Sarchu to Keylong (110 kms, 5 hrs)
The route from Sarchu to Keylong will have us cross the deadly Baralachala pass with an altitude of over 16,000 feet. Be ready to face icy roads, inhospitable weather conditions but a landscape that dreams are made of.
On the way we cross places like Killingsarai, Zing Zing Bar, Darcha, Jispa, and Gemur before we reach Sarchu in the afternoon.
Keylong to Kasol (150 kms, 6 hrs)
From the mountains, we head down into Manali valley and ride towards Kasol. It’s a popular riverside tourist spot and a great place to end the Leh Ladakh bike trip. We reach Kasol in the afternoon and can spend the day relaxing or exploring the town.
Stay in Kasol
Wake up to the fresh air and it’s time to go exploring the wilderness. Today we can cover spots like Manikaran and Tosh or we could just laze around our campsite and spend time with the group!
Kasol to Chandigarh (280 kms, 9 hrs)
It’s the last leg of the Leh Ladakh bike trip as we go from Kasol to Chandigarh. We reach our destination by evening and all rental bikes from Chandigarh will need to be returned today. If you have got your own bikes, you need to start arranging for their shipping.
Depart from Chandigarh
It’s time to bid adieu today! We head to our shipping partner and get the bikes packed and ready for shipping. It is recommended that you book a late evening or night flight out of Chandigarh or one the next day so that you have enough time to get your bikes shipped.
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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.
For the Jammu to Ladakh bike trip, you will need to get your own motorcycles. Any bike which is above 150cc and has a large tank capacity is suitable for the ride.
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.
Yes, you will be carrying your own luggage on your motorcycle. Pls make the necessary arrangements in case you are riding with a pillion. If the group size is more than 10 bikes, then we will arrange for a backup car and the luggage can be put in the vehicle.
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, and for pillion riders, the tariff is mentioned in the Overview section.
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.
July 4, 2021 - July 19, 2021