Srinagar Leh Manali Bike Trip 2020

9 Nights Itinerary Covering: Srinagar- Kargil – Leh – Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake – Leh – Sarchu – Jispa - Manali


Overview

Ladakh is a wonderland that can be best explored while you traverse its land on your two wheels. In this Srinagar Leh Manali bike trip 2020, you will get an opportunity to explore the beautiful cities of Manali, Srinagar and Leh Ladakh in an exquisite 10-day journey.

Ride your bike through some of the highest motorable roads in the world and explore the famous monasteries of the region. You will get an opportunity to glare at the immense beauty of the Pangong Lake and ride on the double-hump camel in Nubra Valley. The Srinagar to Manali bike tour package will cover many picturesque places in the beautiful Himalayan mountain range.

Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Mughal Gardens in Srinagar
  • Enjoy the glistening beauty of Pangong Lake
  • Seek blessings at Thiksey, Diskit, and Shey Monasteries
  • Pay homage to the brave Indian soldiers at the Hall of Fame Museum
  • Learn about some miracles at Pathar Sahib Gurudwara
  • Pass through Khardungla and Rohtang Pass

Itinerary

Day 1 - Srinagar Arrival

On the first day of your Srinagar Leh Manali Bike Trip, you will arrive at the Srinagar Airport from where you will reach your hotel. Our team members will meet you at a deluxe houseboat or a hotel. After enjoying your delicious local Kashmiri lunch you will enjoy a Shikara ride on the famous Dal Lake and then proceed towards the Mughal Garden of Srinagar.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Mughal Gardens were built by Emperor Jahangir and his son Shahjahan who had a peculiar love for Kashmir.

We will have a glimpse of the Nishat Bagh in Kashmir which is popularly known as the garden of bliss. It is the second-largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir valley after the Shalimar Bagh and is one of the most picturesque places in Kashmir.

Covering an area of 31 acres, Shalimar Bagh is an exquisite Mughal marvel that was built by Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan in the early 17th century. Another name for the Shalimar Bagh is Farah Baksh, which translates into delightful.

Overnight stay at the houseboat or hotel in Srinagar.

Day 2 - Srinagar – Kargil (204 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs.)

One the 2nd day of the tour you will leave for Kargil after having a sumptuous breakfast. Then we will visit the Sonmarg and cross the Zojila pass to reach the Drass village which is considered to be the second coldest inhabited place in the world. You will get an opportunity to pay homage to the martyrs at Military War Memorial and museum in Drass. Then you will proceed to the Kargil. You will have an assisted check-in at the hotel in Kargil and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can spend your evening at the bank of the Suru River or explore the market of Kargil.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kargil.

Day 3 - Kargil –Leh (220 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs)

After having a steamy hot breakfast and after basking in the scintillating views of the Himalayas we drive towards Leh today.

Located at an altitude of 11550 feet, the Lamayuru Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery which is considered to be one of the oldest Gompas in Ladakh region. It is also one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh. The monastery is an important pilgrimage spot for the red sect of Buddhism.

On the way to Leh, you will stop at the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh where cars drive upwards the hill slope. The next stop will be the Pathar Sahib. Devoted to the first Guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara located just about 40 kilometers from the town of Leh on Kargil Leh highway. It is the belief that Guru Nanak Dev Ji resided here before proceeding towards his onward journey and he defeated a demon who has terrorized the local people here.

We will also visit the Hall of Fame Museum which is dedicated to the soldiers who have laid down their lives protecting India in this difficult terrain. Upon your arrival in Leh, you will have an assisted check in to the pre-booked hotel in Leh. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can explore the local market of Leh and enjoy the local food there.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 4 - Leh -Nubra Valley (160 km/ 5 Hrs)

On the 4th day of the Srinagar Manali bike package, we will drive towards Nubra Valley after having a delicious breakfast. On the way to Nubra Valley, we will drive through the Khardungla Pass which is considered to be one of the highest motorable roads in the world and situated at an altitude of 18,380 feet. Upon your arrival in Nubra Valley, you will be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of the sand dunes. Here you will get an opportunity to enjoy a camel safari on a two-humped camel at the desert sand dunes located between Diskit and Hunder Village.

Overnight stay at the camp or hotel in Nubra Valley.

Day 5 - Nubra Valley to Pangong via Shyok route (280 Kms/ 7-8 Hrs)

After having breakfast we will head towards the Pangong Lake. Firstly, we will visit the Diskit Monastery where a humongous Buddha statue is situated. The magnificent view of the Nubra Valley will greet you at this Diskit Monastery. We then drive towards Pangong Lake via Shyok River and you will find many click-worthy places here so we will take plenty of stopovers and click some photographs which will act as fond memories for you. We will have lunch at Dubruk and after that, we will continue our drive towards Pangong Lake. Upon your arrival at Pangong Lake, you will have an assisted check-in at the camp. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can take a stroll near the lake and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Overnight stay at the camp near Pangong Lake.

Day 6 - Pangong to Leh via Chang La (225 km/ 5-6 Hrs)

Today we enjoy an exquisite view of sunrise on Pangong Lake. After having breakfast, we will drive back towards Leh. We will cross Chang La to reach Leh. It is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. The view from Chang La is so enchanting.

Situated at an altitude of 3636 meters, the Thiksey Monastery is a picturesque monastery located along our route. The architectural elements of this monastery and views that you will get from this monastery are just unparalleled.

The Shey monastery and Palace is another place worth visiting. Built-in the 16th century, the monastery has a 10-meter high copper statue of Lord Buddha and was built by Namgyal dynasty kings. Upon your arrival in Leh, you will check-in at your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can visit the famous market of Leh where you can shop to your heart's content.

Day 7 - Today visit local village ride and local home visit

On the 7th day of the Srinagar Manali bike trip, we will visit a local Ladakhi village Matho and also enjoy the hospitality of Ladakhi people by visiting a local Ladakhi home. You will mingle with the local people here and understand their culture and also understand how these people have survived over many generations in this rugged terrain.

Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 8 - Leh to Sarchu- Jispa (335 Kms/ 9Hrs)

On the 8th day of our Manali to Srinagar tour via Leh by bike, we will drive towards Sarchu passing the Skyangchu Thang and enjoy a hot steaming lunch at Pang. You will then cross the Lachung La Pass and the Nakeela Pass and continue to drive towards Jispa. Upon your arrival in Jispa, you will have an assisted check-in at the camp or hotel in Jispa. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can take a stroll to the nearby areas and enjoy the beauty of this place.

Overnight stay at the hotel or camp in Jispa.

Day 9 - Jispa–Manali (140 Kms/4Hrs)

Today after having our delicious breakfast we will drive towards Manali by crossing the Baralacha La pass. We will also cross the world-famous Rohtang Pass which is a site for many postcard-perfect pictures of Ladakh valley.

Check into your hotel in Manali and if time permits you can explore Manali on your own. You can visit the Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashishtha Temple, and Van Vihar. You can also go shopping at Mall Road.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Manali.

Day 10 - Back to Home

Enjoy the scenic views of the Himalayas for one last time as our Manali Leh Srinagar bike trip 2020 comes to an end. A Volvo will be waiting for you which will take you back to Delhi.

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