Tour Details

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LIVE IT UP @ LEH 2019

INTRODUCTION

Nestled in the North Western part of the Himalayan region, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, the cold desert is a favourite spot for all bikers and adventurous souls. Surrounded by rugged mountains, this part of the Himalayas is completely different and offers breathtaking views!

Ride the highest roads in the world, exploring the ancient landscape and culture. Riding the high passes in the Himalayas is every Bikers dream!!!

Ride with Date a Bike Team this 2019 and take back memories for life!!!

HIGHLIGHTS

Total Duration of the Trip:

13 DAYS: MANALI - JISPA - SARCHU - LEH - PANGONG TSO - NUBRA VALLEY - LEH - KARGIL - LAMAYURU

 

8 DAYS: LEH - KHARDUNG LA - NUBRA VALLEY - PANGONG TSO - LEH

Trip Highlights

  1. Enjoy motorcycle rides on some of the most challenging roads of Ladakh
  2. Ride across Baralacha La, Rohtang, Khardung La, Tanglang La and Chang La passes
  3. Visit various monastaries
  4. Spend a day / evening at the most pristine and breathtaking Pangong Lake
  5. Explore Leh and enjoy some local shopping
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TOUR SPECIFICS

TOUR DATES 2019:
 
13 June 2019 - 25 June 2019 {Manali - Leh - Kargil - Leh}
30 June 2019 - 07 July 2019 {Leh - Nubra Valley - Pangong Tso - Leh}
13 July 2019 - 20 July 2019 {Leh - Nubra Valley - Pangong Tso - Leh}
10 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019 {Leh - Nubra Valley - Pangong Tso - Leh}
31 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019 {Leh - Nubra Valley - Pangong Tso - Leh}
 
INCLUSIONS:
  1. Motorcycle of Royal Enfield 350 / 500 CC with normal private insurance, qualified mechanic throughout the trip with chase truck
  2. Basic spares with the chase vehicle
  3. Motorcycle fuel as per the itinerary
  4. Simple Meal Plan MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  5. Lunch / Beverages and water bottle enroute
  6. Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  7. Volvo ticket to and from Delhi - Manali - Delhi wherever applicable
  8. Pick up from Delhi airport with local sightseeing (Wherever applicable)
  9. Facilitator charges / Experienced road captain
  10. Goodie bag with T shirts
  11. First aid support with portable oxygen cylinder
  12. Support vehicle for luggage (No suitcase or trolleys allowed. only 1 rucksack/ backpack per person)
  13. All inner line permit
  14. All toll taxes, parking fees and driver’s allowance
EXCLUSIONS:
  1. Anything not mentioned in the itinerary above
  2. Personal expenses
  3. GST @ 5% (Any changes in the GST at the time of booking has to be borne by the customer)
  4. Airfare / Camera charges / Monument entrance fee during sightseeing
  5. Security deposit per bike (Refundable)
  6. Any riding gears including Helmet, jacket, gloves and other accessories
  7. Extensions of the tour program or diversions in the tour itinerary for any reasons eg. Due to bad weather, road closure/ blockage, or any natural calamity. Any additional expenses incurred due to the same would be borne by the participants
  8. Any tips, travel or personal insurance, laundry charges
  9. In case of any unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions certain activities might be cancelled, and in such cases we will try to provide an alternative. However for such days, refund might not be possible        

ITINERARY

Day 1, JUNE 13: DELHI TO MANALI BY BUS

            Arrive at Delhi from your respective cities and reach the Volvo bus terminus at Delhi. From there on you will board your coach to Manali. This would be an overnight journey and will take appx 14 hours

Day 2, JUNE 14: MANALI

            Arrive at Manali and head to the hotel. Manali is a paradise set in the Kullu Valley.  Relax a while and then the place can be explored on your own or you could choose to relax at the hotel and stroll around. In the evening you will get a hang of your bikes and you can do a small round in the town of Manali

Day 3, JUNE 15: MANALI – KEYLONG / 120 KMS

            Today would be the first day of your ride and you will pass through the mighty Rohtang Pass. This would be the first pass you would be visiting on your long journey. You will be riding along the Chenab and Bhaga rivers as you make your way across to Keylong. You will be fuelling up the tanks at Tandi which is the last petrol bunk before you reach Leh which is appx 365 kms ahead

Arrive post lunch at Keylong and have a relaxed day and rest well as you have long riding days ahead

Day 4, JUNE 16: KEYLONG TO SARCHU / 110 KMS

            Get ready for numerous water crossings today. You shall pass through Zing Zing bar, Suraj Tal, Baralacha La. Sarchu is a small tent city in the middle of nowhere.

Day 5, JUNE 17: SARCHU TO LEH / 250 KMS

            After an early breakfast start your ride to LEH today. Lazily riding through the winding roads, we will be passing through the many wonders of this highway. We will pass through the GATA Loops, Pang and the Moore Plains, a straight stretch of 40kms at an altitude of 4500mts with an amazing landscape all around. By evening we finally reach Leh, the largest city in Ladakh. Rest for the day

Day 6, JUNE 18: LEH

            Explore the culture of Ladakh by exploring the Monasteries, Leh bazaar, and eating some local cuisine. You can place your order for any souvenir to customize and collect them back on your return. Roaming around the city and the local areas would help you acclimatize with the weather and high altitude

 Day 7, JUNE 19: LEH TO DISKIT / HUNDER – 120 KMS

 Today you shall get to capture that precious moment of glory as you will ride through “Khardung La”, the highest motorable pass in the world. Mind you between North and South Pullu, where the Khardung la pass lies, you get to ride over some of the roughest terrain in your experience and it’s quite a steep ascent. Before evening you reach Nubra valley (Diskit / Hunder), which is a special place where desert, mountain and rivers all lies tangled with one another. Try out a ride on some double humped camels also called the Bactrian Camels, who are considered the friends of the earliest nomads at the sand dunes of the valley. We will also seek blessings of the Maitreya Budhha at Diskit Gompa, the oldest and largest Gompa of the Nubra valley

Day 8, JUNE 20: DISKIT HUNDER – PANGONG TSO / 130 Kms

Start early this day for you have to ride across numerous water crossings, some of which may become unmanageable post the noon. After a long test lasting a few hours you shall get your peace as you reach Pangong Tso, a lake that stretches over 135kms between India and China. Now you shall relax for the crystal clear waters of Pangong to soothe the very depth of your soul. You should try star gazing there in the night for if you are lucky you get to see the Milkyway. Camping besides the lake with only basic facilities will in itself be a lifetime experience

Day 9, JUNE 21: PANGONG TSO - LEH / 225 Kms

Experiencing sun rise at Pangong will be the moment of awe for the riders. After having our breakfast we will bid adieu to this majestic lake and start our journey back to the Leh base camp. You get to ride through a lot of rough terrain and cross Chang la pass, the third highest motorable pass in the world. Reaching Leh again by evening lets you stretch your legs unless you want to go shopping for souvenirs. Rest well as you will have long riding day ahead

Day 10, JUNE 22: LEH – KARGIL / 215 KMS

Another long ride of 220 kms awaits you today. Two high passes of Namika la (12,139ft) and Fotu la (13, 478 ft) shall be crossed before reaching the historic city of Kargil.

Day 11, JUNE 23: KARGIL – LAMAYURU / 115 Kms

After a relaxing breakfast today you will be riding through the same route to reach the Moonlands at Lamayuru. Overnight stay at Lamayuru       

Day 12, JUNE 24: LAMAYURU – LEH / 100 KMS

We shall be having another lazy ride today to reach back to Leh. Enroute we can visit the monastery at Alchi

Day 13, JUNE 25: Depart LEH

            It’s time to bid adieu to the Himalayas, and after a final chat with all fellow bikers, we say good bye to get back to our homes.