Ride through heavens on earth! Take a picturesque motorbike trip through the Srinagar- Leh Highway. The scenic road trip takes you from enchanting Dal Lake in Srinagar to verdant meadows of Kashmir to treacherous Zojila Pass. With the mighty glaciers, barren mountains, and the sparkling rivers, the trip gets better as you enter deep into the Himalayas in Ladakh! Get an unforgettable experience on Shikara at the Dal Lake and then move on to discover the unique landscapes of Ladakh Valley as you begin your Ladakh bike trip. We bet that this will be the best trip of your life. Don’t miss out on all the fun due to harsh climate conditions at Ladakh; take extra precautions and extra care of your health. This dramatic road trip will let you experience two different cultures, that of Jammu and Kashmir. The trip will present you with an adequate amount of challenges to make your ride adventurous. The mesmeric views of surroundings will take your breath away. On this thrilling bike ride from Srinagar to Manali via Ladakh, you will ride to and through many adventurous and picturesque spots, like Drass, which is the second coldest inhabited place on earth. You would also be visiting Lamayuru, which would make you blink twice to believe if it's a painting of landscapes or a real landscape! The very popular and enchanting Pangong Lake will take your breath away with its ever-changing colours from dawn to dusk. You would be riding through Khardung La, which is said to be the highest motorable road in the world. To add to the charm and thrill of this already exciting ride, you would also be visiting the Nubra Valley, which is a cold desert popular for double-humped camel rides. This is one trip that will change the way you look at travel and adventure travel. Every day would be more exciting than the previous and every moment will be something to write home about.
Upon arrival at Srinagar Airport you’ll meet by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Srinagar is popularly known as the “City of Reshi’s & Sufi’s” and it is also the summer capital of state Jammu & Kashmir. After check in at our hotel verify your bikes before starting expedition to Ladakh. Evening at Leisure & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Srinagar To Kargil
After and early breakfast we check out from our Hotel or Houseboat and ride towards Kargil via Sonmarg, which means Meadow of Gold, has its backdrop of snowy mountains against the blue sky. And continue further to Kargil enroute stopping at Drass, the second coldest inhabited Place on earth and you can have spectacular view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. Pay a tribute to Vijay Smarak, dedicated to Indian Soldiers who laid their lives for us during Kargil War in 1999. Arrive Kargil by late afternoon. Upon arrival check in at our hotel or guest house for overnight stay.
Day 3: Kargil To Leh (220 Kms / 6-8 Hrs)
Post breakfast we ride to Leh enroute visiting 11th Century Lamayuru Monastery & Mesmerizing Moon Landscapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon) Later we proceed further to Leh enroute stopping at to sight the Confluence of The Indus And Zanskar River just after 4 from Nimmu and further to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. Upon arrival in Leh you will met by our representative and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Leh
Today is a well-deserved rest day for the man and the machine. It is essential at this altitude to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 5: Leh To Nubra Valley (120 Kms)
Post breakfast we ride to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel.
Day 6: Nubra Valley To Pangong Lake (170 Kms)
Post breakfast we ride to Pangong Tso via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards nubra side) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part we drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & overnight at the camp.
Day 7: Pangong Lake To Leh Via Changla (140 Kms)
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we ride back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs enroute visiting Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and another 5 Kms driving through a picturesque landscape we reach to Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School. Ride further to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Leh To Sarchu (255 Kms)
Today start riding backwards to Sarchu via through Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft world second highest motorable road. At Pang you can stop for lunch and continue riding to Lachungla pass, which is at a height of 5065 mts. Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our camp for overnight.
Day 9: Sarchu To Keylong (110 Kms 6 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Keylong over Baralacha La (4800m). on arrival check in camp. Rest of the day free. Overnight in tent.
Day 10: Keylong To Manali (115 Kms)
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Manali via Rohtang Pass. Upon arrival we check in at our pre-arranged hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11: Depart From Manali
Tour concludes. Mountain Trails Adventures & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.; thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Bus Stand to board the Volvo Back to Delhi.
Experienced Trip Leader & Professional bike mechanic along for the trip.
Services of back up vehicle along with the spare parts for the following itinerary for any breakdown by health or any other issues (during the entire tour) for a group of more than 10 motorbikes.
First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder at dispersal with the trip leader.
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council fee (Ladakh entry fee).
Wildlife fee for Pangong area.
Royal Enfield (350CC Enfield) for the above Itinerary With Helmet as per the itinerary.
Motorbike Fuel for the complete trip as per the itinerary.
Helmet for both rider and pillion.
Transfers & Transport as per itinerary by MUV like Innova or Tempo Traveller – as per group Size.