Ladakh by Motorcycle

10 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Manali - Rohtang Pass - Keylong - Sarchu - Leh - Jispa - Delhi


Overview

Want to go on the best adventure of your life? Then there is no better place on the face of this vast earth than Ladakh. Many adventurers feel that this is a once in a lifetime experience which makes you test your mental and physical limits. We have curated a Ladakh motorcycle tour package which will take you through the scenic valleys of Rohtang Pass, Baralacha Pass, and Tanglang La Pass. Ride to some of the highest motorable roads in the world as you pass through the mind soothing valley of Manali and reach Leh.

Soothe your senses by visiting the crystal clear waters of the Pangong Lake. Let the gorgeous Chang La Pass welcome you with open hands and rendezvous with the Nubra valley. Explore this wonderful terrain and in the process, know yourself better. This Himalayan motorcycle tour package will take you deep into the mystique of tantric Buddhism and we shall visit many beautiful Buddhist monasteries on this trip.

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of riding on the highest motorable road in the world
  • Witness the beauty of the valley from the mighty Khardung La pass
  • Explore the Pashmina plateau
  • The beautiful salty waters of Tso Kar await your presence
  • Let the blue waters of the Changthang Lake weave their magic on your mind.
  • The Pangong Lake will take your mind into another world
  • Visit Jispa in Himachal and experience the beauty of the Himalayas

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Delhi - Manali

Your Ladakh motorcycle trip will start from the capital of India, New Delhi. Once you reach the airport, our representative will help you in reaching Manali on a luxury bus. Complete the check-in formalities of the hotel in Manali and explore this beautiful hill town on your own.

Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Manali.

Day 2 - Manali

We start our bike tour from Manali. Pay attention to the instructions given by your road guide and keep your bags and route maps at proper places. Start by riding through the roads of Manali on a Royal Enfield which is an iconic bike of India, this ride is designed to get you acclimatized to the hilly weather. Then we come back for lunch at your hotel. You can either choose to rest at the hotel or explore Manali on your own.

Manali is a beautiful place and you can visit the attractions of Manali like the Hidimba Devi Temple, Bhrigu lake Solang valley and the Vashisht village.

Retire for the night in your hotel.

Day 3 - Manali - Rohtang Pass - Keylong (118 km-3 Hrs 53 min)

After having a delicious breakfast we check out from your hotel in Manali and start our motorbike journey on the Manali Leh highway.

Our first destination will be Rohtang Pass which is around 52 kilometers away. Experience the thrill of riding a bike with the mighty Himalayas overlooking your journey. Feel cold mountain air ruffle your hair and kiss your face as you ride your bike through these beautiful picturesque roads.

We proceed towards Chandra valley and later halt at Tandi. We halt for a tea break there as we want you to experience the thrill of sipping hot steaming tea with the sublime Himalayas keeping you company. This is the only place on the entire Highway where you will find a petrol pump and hence we halt at Tandi to fill up our tanks.

Our final destination of the day will be Keylong where a warm bed and a hot dinner awaits your presence. If you will have time you can explore the enchanting beauty of the place by taking a walk on the curvy roads while glaring at the mighty Himalayas.

Have a delicious dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at your hotel in Keylong.

Day 4 - Keylong - Baralacha Pass-Sarchu (106kms- 3 Hrs 27 min)

On the fourth day of your Ladakh motorcycle trip, we proceed towards Baralacha La which is situated at an altitude of 4880 from where the Sarchu plains start. Today will have an adventurous day which will test you to your limits as there are rugged roads and extreme temperatures to make your ride more difficult. Once we reach the Sarchu plains, we shall halt for the night and you will experience the mesmerizing Himalayan starry night sky.

Overnight stay in Sarchu.

Day 5 - Sarchu - Leh (346 km/7 Hrs 52 min)

Today we start early with a hot steaming local breakfast served for replenishing your energy reserves. Our first halt would be the Nakee La pass which is situated at an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level.

Please note that at this altitude the air becomes thin and hence it is advisable to inform your tour manager if you are facing any health issues.

After taking a halt at the Nakee La pass we continue our journey towards the Tanglang La pass which is situated at a 500 meters elevation from the Nakee La pass. Curvaceous passes and drop-dead gorgeous mountains will captivate your imagination and we promise that whenever you remember this time, a smile will appear on your face.

We proceed further upwards toward the Tanglang La pass which is one of the world's highest motorable passes. Today our final destination would be Leh where we check into a hotel, have dinner and rest for the night.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 6 - Leh - Khardung La pass (5602 m) (40.3 km/ 1 Hr 2 min)

On day 6, we will embark on the journey of Khardung La Pass which is among the world's highest motorable passes. Find yourself clicking selfies on this 5,602 meters altitude road. Experience the feeling of standing at the world's highest motorable pass and glare at the majestic beauty of nature from there. Spend some quiet time in the Khardung La pass.

Ride back to Leh and the rest of the day is at your leisure. You can explore the Namgyal Palace, Shanti stupa and do some shopping at the Tibetan market in Leh.

Return to the hotel in the evening and have a sumptuous dinner. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Leh.

Day 7 - Leh - Pangong Lake (215 km/4 Hrs 32 min)

On the 7th day of the tour, you will move towards Pangong Lake after having a delicious breakfast. We head towards Changthang plateau, which is also known as the Pashmina Plateau in the locality as the famous pashmina goats are found here. Experience exquisite views of the Changthang plateau. Ride carefully today as we will move towards the Chang La pass which is one of the highest motorable passes in the world situated at an altitude of 5360 meters. The ride is adventurous and you will spot many goat Shepherds herding the famous pashmina goats.

We then move towards the famous Pangong Lake which holds the title of being the world's highest saltwater lake. Situated at a height of 4350 meters this turquoise blue lake will make you feel that all the effort that you took to ride up to this place was worth taking. The view at the Pangong Tso is worth its weight in gold. Click some pictures of the colorful migratory birds and enjoy the view of the night sky as you contemplate life, sleeping under the open skies in a tent at this place.

Dinner will be served at your campsite and overnight stay will be in the tent nearby Pangong Lake.

Day 8 - Pangong lake - Tsokhar Lake (137 km/ 4 Hrs 44 min)

After finishing your breakfast we head towards the Tso Kar village. We would pass through various small villages on the way and reach the Tanglang La Pass. Bewitching views are complementary! So be greedy and capture all the views in your memory and your DSLR.

Tso Kar Lake is the place which will be next in our itinerary. It is another beautiful lake which is situated in the Rupshu plateau of Ladakh. The Tso Kar Lake is an epitome of saltwater beauty. Natural freshwater streams are scattered all over the place and you will find tranquility in this place.

Overnight stay will be in tents that we erect in this place.

Day 9 - Tsokhar - Jispa (225 km/6 Hrs 44 min)

Today we start our return journey. Ride your bike from Tso Kar to Jispa and pass through the Baralacha la pass on your way. Resplendent beauty is what you get in this way which will eliminate the feeling of tiredness that you get by traveling for more than a thousand kilometers.

Once we reach Jispa, you will complete the check-in formalities at your hotel, freshen up and have your hot and steaming dinner.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jispa.

Day 10 - Jispa - Manali (140 km/4 Hrs 38 min)

On the 10th day of your Ladakh motorcycle tour, we proceed towards Manali from Jispa. On your way meet the Rohtang Pass which is home to one of the most glamorous and irresistible natural scenery that you will find in the Ladakh district. On reaching Manali you will check into your hotel. The rest of the day is for relaxation.

Overnight stay will be at your hotel in Manali.

Day 11 - Manali - Delhi (By Road)

Today is the last day of your motorcycle expedition. After having your luscious breakfast you are free to spend the rest of the day according to your discretion. You could choose to polish your memories by seeing the photos that you clicked on this 10 day Ladakh motorcycle expedition or you could choose to visit wonderful places in Manali, the choice is yours.

You will proceed towards Delhi from Manali on a Volvo bus on an overnight journey.


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