Extreme motorcycle tours that will take you to the highest mountain pass in the world! Women are ready to cross the limits! This motorcycle safari tour is one of the best ways to discover the Indian Himalaya on your next holiday. Experience pure and complete pleasure taking the challenge of the twists and turns, riding your 50cc Royal Enfield motorcycle through the stunning landscape of the Indian Himalayas.
Colorful fluttering prayer flags spreading their spiritual messages, prestigious Buddhist Monasteries, holy rivers, sumptuous turquoise lakes capturing the reflection of arid mountains with snow-capped peaks, welcome to the world of Ladakh!
We start our riding journey along with beas river towards of the town's 332 residents Jispa to natural rock and sand formation place sarchu via yeti‟s play ground “more plains” till Capital Of Ladakh “Leh”.Visit the leh & ladakh.
About ladakh :
The mountain ranges in this region were formed over 45 million years by the folding of the Indian plate into the more stationary Eurasian Plate. The Indus River is the backbone of Ladakh
Ladakh is a high altitude desert as the Himalayas create a rain shadow, generally denying entry to monsoon clouds.
We ride through Pangong Lake, an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft) to Tso kar lake ,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, then Tso kar lake, known for its size and depth, is a fluctuating salt lake situated in the Rupshu Plateau. 4,530 metres (14,860 ft).
- TOTAL Kms – 1625 kms
- Culture – Hinduism, Buddhism, shia Muslim
- Riding hrs – min.6 – 10 hrs
- Riding level – Intermediate
- Ride 8 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 spring.
Day 1: Manali (70 km)
Day 2: Manal i- Jispa ( 135 km )
Day 3: Jispa - Pang ( 161 km )
Day 4: Pang - Tso Kar Lake - Tso Moriri ( 143 km )
Day 5: Tso Moriri - Leh ( 240 km )
Day 6: Leh ( 50 km )
Day 7: Leh-Khardung La - Nubra Valley ( 116 km )
Day 8: Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake ( 170 km )
Day 9: Pangong Lake - Karu ( 135 km )
Day 10: Karu - Sarchu ( 215 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 all details about the tour. Go-Pro Cameras on helmets, riding gears, Royal Enfield Bikes, let‟s start riding around Manali Valley with Adventure activities!
Day 2nd: Manali - Jispa
Head to Jispa. We will cross the Rohtang pass which reaches an altitude of 4050m and from where you can see the snow white peaks of Lahaul Mountains that contrast with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags along the way. The pass provides a natural divide between the sub-humid/humid Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the south), and the arid/semi-arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture (in the north). From that side, we follow our route towards Jispa. This little village, barely 332 inhabitants, is situated at an altitude of 3200m. Jispa is usually promoted by travel operators as a necessary halt on the way to Ladakh when coming from Manali. Located right at the banks of river Bhaga, Jispa will offer you a fabulous view of the valley and an incomparable peace.
Day 3rd: Jispa - Pang
Get ready to cross the Ladakh borders! 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 start our descent to the green fields of Sarchu plateau and finally reach Pang, an useful halt on Manali Leh highway. There we‟ll camp and spend a fun and convivial time together before sleeping among the clouds as this place reaches an altitude of 4500m! We‟ll make a stop in Pang, a useful halt on Manali Leh highway. There we‟ll camp and spend a fun and convivial time together before sleeping among the clouds as this place reaches an altitude of 4500m!
Day 4th: Pang - Tso Kar Lake - Tso Moriri Lake
We follow our route in direction of Tso Kar Lake. We take an endless strip of asphalt loops that look like scratched into the reddish cliffs and start our descent on the More Plains road, 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. After the visit, head to 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, be ready for the next mother‟s nature masterpiece! With a depth of 105m and a size of 120 Km², Tso Moriri 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 5th: Tso Moriri Lake - Leh
Day 6th: Leh
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 Namgyal, 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 7th: Leh - Khardungla - Nubra Valley
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 8th: 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 9th: Pangong Lake - Karu
We Start Our journey towards Karu After crossing 3rd highest Pass in the world Chang-La (5360mts.)
Day 10th: Karu - Sarchu
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 (Departure)
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 the Kullu airport or Manali bus station will be organized by our team as per your schedule.
Dates & Services
Batch No. 1: 23rd July to 2nd Aug
Batch No. 2: 28th July to 7th Aug
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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