Exploring the Himalayas by motorcycle is an incredible adventure through some of the most jaw-dropping and spectacular scenery you‟re ever likely to see. It‟s also surprisingly easy to do. If you love riding bikes, or even if you‟ve never considered it, here are the reasons to get out and explore the Himalayas
The ride of your life # The High life # you‟ll come up with amazing photos, # It‟s relatively hassle free# you‟ll overcome your fear of heights
Ladakh ("land of high passes") is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people
of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It was once a major intersection on the Silk Route, it‟s renowned for its sky touching snow- capped mountains and ancient Buddhist monasteries. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh, followed by Kargil. Almost half of Ladakhis are Shia Muslims and the rest are mostly Tibetan Buddhists
This ride will cover all the lakes of leh & ladakh region:
Pangong Tso (or Bang gong Co Tibetan for "long, narrow, enchanted lake") is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lakelies in China.
Tso Moriri or Lake Moriri Tibetan: is a lake in the Ladakhi part of the Changthang Plateau (literally: northern plains) in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m (14,836 ft). It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region. The official name of the land and water reserve here is the Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.
The Tso Kar] or Tsho kar, known for its size and depth, is a fluctuating salt lake situated in the Rupshu Plateau and valley in the southern part of Ladakh in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- TOTAL Kms – 1605 kms
- Culture – Hinduism, Buddhism, shia Muslim
- Riding hrs – min.6 – 8 hrs
- Riding level – Intermediate
- Ride 9 highest passes in the world
- Khardungla worlds 1st highest motorable pass
- Cultural program of Ladakh "Nomaids"
- Visit of 5 highest altitude lakes
- Explore the oldest monasteries & temples in ASIA
- Visit of high altitude hot sprig.
Day 1: Manali
Day 2: Manali: Jispa (135 km)
Day 3: Jispa - More Plains (161 km)
Day 4: More Plains - Leh (185 km)
Day 5: Leh
Day 6: Leh - Khardung La - Nubra Valley (116 km)
Day 7: Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake (190 km)
Day 8: Pangong Lake - Karu (120 km)
Day 9: Karu - Tso Moriri Lake (172 km)
Day 10: Tso Moriri Lake - Tso Kar Lake - Sarchu (230 km)
Day 11: Sarchu - Manali (222 km)
Day 12: Manali, end of the tour
Day 1st: Manali
In morning we come to pick you up at the Kullu Airport or at the bus station and drive you to your hotel. Our representatives are there to provide you all the services and soon you‟ll be introduced to the bikes and Team who will tell you all the details about the tour. Be ready to ride, explore, discover while learning how to survive in Himalayas! Go-Pro Cameras on helmets, riding gears, Royal Enfield Bikes, let‟s start riding around Manali valley with Adventure activities!
Day 2nd: Manali- Jispa
On that day we start our ride along the mighty Beas River through several charming villages and will cross the 4050 m Rohtang pass, the first and lowest of the main passes on the way to Leh. There you will enjoy the view on the top of Rohtang, from where you can see the snow white peaks of Lahaul Mountains that contrast with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags along the way. Following our road to Keylong, you will surely note the solitude of the region.Strange, exciting, primitive mountainous and delightful, Keylong stands out as oasis of greenery in the district among the white and brown mountain. Rudyard Kipling said of the region "Surely the God live here, this no place for men." Lahaul and Spiti have hardly changed with the time. People still live the way they used to live and strongly believe in conserving nature. Valley, river, mountains and green landscape makes Keylong region an exciting picturesque destination for bikers and aside from its amazing landscape, the vicinity of Keylong offers several places, temples, monasteries and bazaar which are worth visiting. After a full day of amazing discoveries and explorations, we‟ll spend the night in the peaceful village of Jispa
Day 3rd: Jispa - More Plains
Leaving last permanently inhabited point, we are ready to enter in the pure Himalayan wilderness. We‟ll ride on a torturous zigzag shaped uphill road that lies in the shadow of the hanging glacier to Baralach La (4900m). Further, at Lachulung La, you can see incredible natural sculpture built by the wind blowing through the rocks of a canyon that reminds one of a scenery in Arizona. We enter in the More Plains on a long, wide and straight road. The More Plain is home to many species of animals like the Tibetan wild ass or kiang, wild horses, marmots.If you are lucky, you can even spot Changspa nomads camping in the surreal landscape of the More Plains. Flanked by beautiful mountains on both sides, this area is a major attraction to the Bikers heading towards Leh from Manali. This huge „top-of-the-world‟ plateau presents a landscape unlike anything else on your journey. Uninhabitable area, with no construction and also no population, there you will probably spend the most peaceful sleep of your life…
Day 4th: More Plains - Leh
Let's start our ride in direction of Leh! We follow an endless strip of asphalt loops that look like scratched into the reddish cliffsbefore reaching to Tanglang La,5330 m of altitude, the world‟s second highest motor able pass. From the top, we start our descent which will lead us to our main destination: Leh.
Day 5th: Leh (Local sightseeing)
On this day we will take a short break from the long ride to see more of Ladakh‟s main sights. India‟s "Little Tibet" was highly influenced by the presence of Singge Namgyall, the greatest king of Ladakh, who decided to open the famous trade route to Central Asia region. In 1974 the region was opened for visitors and since 2002 has a substantial number of tourists. Nowadays, Leh is the most important town and the capital of Ladakh region. With 27,513 inhabitants and an altitude of 3524m, the town tripled its size in the last two decades and became a focal point for sightseeing. In addition of its many cultural places and monuments (Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Leh Mosque, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa...) mostly influenced by a Tibetan secular architecture, you will find great enjoyment losing yourself in the small charming narrow streets, going to meet local people and hang around in the small craft shops and markets.
Day 6th: Leh-Khardung La - NubraValley
From Leh, we are ready to explore the fabulous Nubra Valley, a high altitude cold desert (about 3028m altitude) with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds. On the road, we will travel over the Khardung La pass listed in Guinness World Records as it is 5602m high! The world's highest motorable pass. After taking again your breath, we start entering in the Nubra Valley where you will be impressed by the incredible diversity of its landscapes. Snow-capped peaks, Rocky Mountains full of surprising contrasts and colors, and at its base sand dunes, bordered by an abundant vegetation and its river. You will fully enjoy visiting the Diskit Monastery where is exhibited the 35 meters statue of Maitreya Buddha, go swimming in the Nubra River, riding on the back of camels or just taking a walk in that unusual surroundings.
Day 7th: Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake
After taking advantage a last time of this wonderful place, we will begin our trip to Pangong Lake , We will start in the early morning to ride to Pangong Lake. With a size of 700 km², a depth of 100m and an altitude of 4350m, Pangong Lake is also called "long narrow enchanted lake" by the Tibetans. Although its water is salty, the lake freezes completely over in winter.We will stay there for one night, camping in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world!
Day 8th: Pangong Lake - Karu
We Start Our journey towards Karu After crossing 3rd highest Pass in the world Chang-La (5360mts.)
Day 9th: Pangong Lake - Tso Moriri Lake
Be ready for the next mother‟s nature masterpiece! With a depth of 105m and a size of 120 Km², this lake is located at an altitude of 4595m and is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region, entirely within India. The captivating color of the lake surrounded by majestic mountains, the incredible wealth of fauna and flora will make you feel like in a veritable heaven upon earth. This place is such peaceful that after nightfall, you could hear only your own heartbeat... or the roar of a snow Leopard!
Day 10th: Tso Moriri - Tso Kar - Sarchu
We begin our journey in direction of Tso Kar Lake, a fluctuating salt lake situated at 4530m altitude. It is known for its size (22 km²) and depth (95m) but also for its incredible bird abundance and diversity. After appreciating an immense and sumptuous panorama showing nature at its best, we take the road again towards Sarchu, (also known as Sir Bhum Chun), a major halt point with tented accommodation. We will spend the night there at an altitude of 4290m!
Day 11th: Sarchu - Manali
From Sarchu, we begin to ride back in direction of Manali , through the wonderful region of Keylong that will still captivate you with its unique and majestic landscape. Back to Manali where our riding days come to the end. For our last night a warm farewell with camp fire, barbecue and guitar live show will be organized with Hardev Motors Team. We hope that you spent an enjoyable trip with us.
Day 12th: Manali
End of the tour. In the morning, you are free to do some shopping for the family and friends. Shawls, Tweed jackets, costume jewelry, Tibetan handicrafts are the local arts and crafts that you can find easily in Manali and for a reasonable price. After lunch, a transfer to Manali bus station will be organized by our team as per your schedule
Dates & Services
Batch No. 1: 3rd July to 13th July
Batch No. 2: 15th July to 25th July
Contact us for tour cost
THE COST INCLUSIONS IN THE RIDE:
- Royal Enfield 500cc (UCE) with fuel
- Road captain (Bike + fuel+ accommodation)
- Backup jeep to carry luggage, Fuel, Spare Parts & Mechanical Team
- Mechanic with spare parts & tool kit
- Accommodation (Twin sharing basis)
- Food (M.A.P Basis)
- Inner line monuments entry fee
- Pick up/drop at bus stand
- Farewell party
- Medical kit
- Photos & Videos of the tour
THE COST EXCLUSIONS IN THE RIDE:
- Lunch on all days
- International /Domestic flights
- India Visa
- Motorbike damage will be covered from your Refundable security amount
- Medical insurance/Travel insurance coverage
- Trip extension in case of road blockage /Natural crisis.
- Riding Gears.
- Personal insurance and evacuation charges
- All expenses of personal nature such as Alcohol, laundry etc.
- Insurance against or for accidents / loss of life, loss of goods etc.
- Third party insurance.
- Tips to guides, drivers etc.
- Any item not included in the above “cost Includes”.
Terms and conditions
1. Online Booking
A deposit of 30% of the total estimated bill is requiredto hold the booking on a confirm basis at least 90 days before the tour starts.
2. Security deposit
Required deposit: Rs. 10000/- per bike & one original ID proof. Refundable if there is no damage on the bike.
3. Cancellation and refunds
40% of the total estimated bill is refundable until 30 days before the tour starts. Above the stipulated time, 20% will be reimbursed.
4. Responsibility of the applicant
-The company is not responsible in case of physical or fatal injuries.
-The company is not responsible for the bikes damages. If the body, clutch plates or riding gears are damaged because of rough riding the applicant will be charged.
5. Trip extension
If unforeseen circumstances necessitate a trip extension or if the participants decide to extend the motorbike tour, additional costs will be charged to them.
6. Unexpected disruptions
Hardev Motors organizes guided motorcycle tours in some of the wildest areas on earth, accordingly the weather and environment can be unstable especially in the Himalayas.
Company is not responsible for changes in the itinerary or program that are a result of roadblocks, landslides, monsoon, heavy rain or snow fall and any natural crisis.
HM Holds the rights to refuse/ remove you while on a tour In case of not follow the rules of ride /command of team leader/Unacceptable behavior with other group members etc. No amount is refundable in that situation.
8. Conditions to participate in our rides
To participate as a rider an individual has to be equal or above the age of 18 years at the time of the tour and be in possession of a valid motorcycle driving license and international driving license (for foreigners), be in good health condition and have at least 2 or 3 years experience in riding a motorcycle.
As a pillion, an individual has to be equal or above the age of 12 years at the time of the tour, in good health condition and with at least some motorcycle co-riding experience.
9.Number of participants
A minimum of 6 riders is required to start a tour.
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