Delhi-Leh-Batalik-Srinagar motorbiking (12 days)
Leh, Ladakh, India
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2019
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
40
Sun, 04 Aug, 2019
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Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
40
Mon, 19 Aug, 2019
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Tue, 27 Aug, 2019
40
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2019
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
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Sun, 04 Aug, 2019
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Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
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Mon, 19 Aug, 2019
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  • Trip introduction

    Rev up your powerful Royal Enfield 500cc motorbikes for this 12-day expedition across the cold deserts of Ladakh. With a gang of daredevil bikers, your ride begins from the gorgeous hill station of Manali. You'll ride alongside the gushing rivers of Chenab and Shyok, traverse the winding Gata Loops and visit the magnificent Pangong Lake. Every day, you'll cross high altitude mountain passes, including the Khardung-La, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. You'll also visit Batalik, the main battleground of the 1999 Kargil War and experience the peculiar culture of the ethnic Dardic natives.

    Please note that the displayed price is the per person price for a booking of one motorbike rider and one pillion rider.

    Please note that the traveller has to pay an additional, refundable security deposit of INR 10,000 per motorbike to the tour operator.

    Destination

    Ladakh features one of the most striking motorbiking routes in the entire world. On this 12-day expedition, you'll ride Royal Enfield motorbikes across the landscape of khaki-colored valleys, snow-capped mountains and sprawling cold deserts. You'll visit picturesque monasteries and get acquainted with the enchanting Ladakhi culture. Traverse Khardung-La, visit the Pangong Lake, see the sand dunes of Hunder, step inside the Diksit monastery and see majestic rivers gushing incessantly along your way. Your ride will begin from Manali and terminate at Sonmarg. Every day, you'll stay at comfortable hotels or Swiss tents in the destinations that you visit.

    Destination highlights

    • Ride through the Batalik sector and visit Dha and Hanu villages.
    • Visit high-altitude lakes of Pangong, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar.
    • Cross the sky-high Khardung-La mountain pass.
    • Soak in the unique Ladakhi culture at monasteries.
    • Explore Ladakh on a unique motorbiking adventure.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers will be required to pay a refundable, security deposit of INR 10,000 per motorbike. Any major damage or loss to the motorbike and use of any spare parts will be deducted from the security deposit. This deposit is payable directly to the tour operator and any disputes involving the deposit will be settled between the tour operator and the traveller.

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the road captain during the Ladakh motorbiking trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip. Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

    Travellers are required to carry a valid, govt-issued photo ID card and a valid driver's licence.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    If the tour operator cancels this Ladakh motorbiking trip on the scheduled departure date due to any unavoidable circumstances, then you'll either be offered a spot in the next scheduled departure date or a 100% refund will be provided.

    If you cancel this Ladakh motorbiking trip at any day after the booking: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All prices displayed are for travellers with an Indian citizenship. Foreign nationals will be charged a premium to account for the additional cost of obtaining special Inner Line permits from the government.

    Travellers are allowed to bring their own motorbike on this Ladakh motorbiking trip. In such cases, the price of the trip will not include safety helmets and fuel. Please ensure that your motorbike is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.

    The departure date and itinerary of this Ladakh motorbiking trip is subject to change on account of any unavoidable circumstances like landslides, flight cancellations or weather conditions.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter the trip cost in case there is an unprecedented hike in the price of petrol.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Delhi
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    Drop off point
    Srinagar
    Mode of transport
    Semi-sleeper Volvo bus
    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Sonmarg
    Time of departure
    05:00 PM
    Time of return
    09:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total distance covered
    1685 km
    Nature of motorcycling trip
    Off-road biking
    Motorcycle provided
    Yes
    Bring own bike
    Yes
    Elevation at start point
    6725 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    17582 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    6725 feet
    Total distance
    1685 km
    Average per day distance
    210 km
    Crew on trip
    Experienced road captain and support mechanic with spare parts
    Bike manufacturer/brand
    Royal Enfield
    Bike model
    RE Bullet
    Key bike features
    500cc engine
    Age of bike
    NA
    Day-wise elevation details
    NA
    Breakdown assistance
    Experienced support crew/mechanic, backup vehicle to carry spare parts and tool kits.
    Instructions for own bike
    Please ensure that vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.
    Weight or height restrictions
    No
    Maximum Weight
    NA
    Minimum Height
    NA
    Maximum Height
    NA
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Depart from Delhi

    You'll board a semi-sleeper Volvo bus from Delhi by 17:00 hrs. The overnight journey from Delhi to Manali will take approximately 12-13 hours. Overnight in transit.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Arrive in Manali

    You'll arrive in Manali by early morning. Check-in to your pre-booked hotel rooms and spend the day at leisure. You can rest in your room or explore the Manali by visiting popular tourist destinations in the hill-station. Report back to your hotel in the evening for an orientation session on tour briefing, safety and other important guidelines by your road captain. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Manali to Jispa

    Today, your motorbiking tour begins with a ride from Manali to Jispa. After an early morning start, you'll test ride your Royal Enfield motorbikes in Manali and head north from the city. Shortly after beginning, you will find yourself riding through the high altitude Rohtang pass. You'll be riding alongside the rough Chenab River to reach Jispa. Overnight in a hotel at Jispa.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Jispa to Sarchu

    Today, you will advance from Jispa to Sarchu. You will ride across another high altitude pass, the Baralacha-La. En route, stop by Zing Zing Bar to grab a cup of hot tea and admire views of the dramatic landscape. After reaching Sarchu, you'll enjoy the evening around a campfire with the chilly winds of the night. Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Tso Moriri

    Today, you'll ride approximately 230 kms and cross state borders to enter Jammu and Kashmir. Your destination is the Tso Moriri, a teal blue lake flanked by the barren landscapes of Ladakh. On the way to Tso Moriri, you'll stop by the Tso Kar lake, ride over the winding roads of the Gata Loops and cross the two high passes of Nakee-La and Lachung-La. Overnight in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Pangong Lake

    Your next stop is the spell-binding Pangong Lake. To reach the lake, you'll ride through a recently opened route with two small lakes on your way, the Yaye Tso and the Mirpal Tso. After a brief halt at the Chushul village, you'll continue onward to explore a few other tiny lakes and the Maan and Merak villages. Overnight in Swiss tents at the Pangong Lake.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley

    In the morning, you'll visit the area of Pangong Lake where the climax of popular Bollywood moive, 3 Idiots was filmed. You'll then proceed to the Nubra Valley through an offbeat route alongside the Shyok River. You'll reach the valley in the evening. Here, visit the lanscape full of beige-colored sand dunes, where you can saddle up a double-humped camel to explore the wide terrain. Overnight in a guesthouse or Swiss tents at Hunder.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Nubra Valley to Leh

    Take a detour to visit the Diksit Monastery, the largest monastery in Ladakh. You'll then proceed to Leh traversing one of the highest motorable passes in the world, the Khardung-La, at a staggering altitude of 17,582 feet. You'll reach Leh by evening. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day at Leh

    You can spend your day at leisure today. Take a break from riding and explore the idyllic town of Leh with your fellow travellers. Visit a few popular tourist destinations such as the Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace or the Shey Palace at Leh. Return back to the hotel by evening and rest for tomorrow's thrilling ride. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Batalik

    Ride towards Batalik, the prominent region in the 1999 Kargil War. En route, you will halt at the villages of Dha and Hanu to visit the ethnic Dardic natives. Unique in their appearance, the locals often wear attire embellished with jewellery and colorful flowers. You will also stop by the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, ride across the Magnetic Hill and visit Gurudwara Pather Sahib. Overnight in a guesthouse at Batalik.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Batalik to Sonmarg

    It's your last day of the motorbiking expedition. Leave for Sonmarg in the morning via Kargil. You will cross the famous Zoji-La pass and the snow-laden Dras village. View a few of the famous peaks of the region, including the Tiger peak and the Tololing peak. Overnight in a hotel at Sonmarg.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sonmarg to Srinagar

    In morning, you'll be dropped-off to the Srinagar airport. Your Ladakh motorbiking trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    05:00 PM
    Maximum elevation
    728 feet
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Jispa
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Total distance covered
    140 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jispa
    End point
    Sarchu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    16000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10500 feet
    Total distance covered
    85 kms
    Total driving time
    3 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarchu
    End point
    Tso Moriri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    16600 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14000 feet
    Total distance covered
    230 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tso Moriri
    End point
    Pangong Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14850 feet
    Maximum elevation
    13940 feet
    Total distance covered
    370 kms
    Total driving time
    9 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangong Lake
    End point
    Nubra Valley
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13940 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10000 feet
    Total distance covered
    275 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nubra Valley
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    17582 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11500 feet
    Total distance covered
    200 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11500 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11500 feet

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Batalik
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13300 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11500 feet
    Total distance covered
    210 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Batalik
    End point
    Sonmarg
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13300 feet
    Maximum elevation
    9200 feet
    Total distance covered
    175 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sonmarg
    End point
    Srinagar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    5200 feet
    Maximum elevation
    9200 feet
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike for one motorbike rider plus one pillion rider
    • Fuel for motorbikes, as required, plus safety helmets
    • Backup vehicle to carry luggage, fuel, spare parts and support crew/mechanic
    • One-way tickets for a semi-sleeper Volvo bus for transport from Delhi to Manali
    • Accommodation in hotels or Swiss tents with attached washrooms for 11 nights on a twin/triple-sharing basis
    • Meal package consisting of all breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 2 to breakfast on day 12
    • Services of experienced road captain and mechanic
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Bring your own motorbike (you will pay a total trip cost of INR 26,000 per person, without fuel and helmet)
    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Delhi, from Srinagar to your home city
    • Upgrade to one person per 500cc motorbike without pillion rider (arranged for total trip cost of INR 42,000 per person)
    • Refundable security deposit of INR 10,000 per motorbike
    • Lunch, throughout the trip
    • Entry fees and photography/video charges at places of interest
    • Personal expenses like extra meals, beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • T-shirts/shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Jacket or sweater
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Wollen and cotton socks
    • Waterproof, sports shoes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle
    • Fuel for the motorbike
    • Backup vehicle to carry luggage, backup fuel, spare parts and support crew
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
      You need to get
    • Govt-issued photo ID card (plus driver's license)
    • Towel and napkins
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • UV Sunglasses
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits, etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Depart from Delhi

    Overnight in transit.

    You'll board a semi-sleeper Volvo bus from Delhi. You can carry some dry snacks to munch while travelling. No meals are included in today's meal package.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Arrive in Manali

    Overnight in Maple Retreat or similar.

    Arrive in Manali. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Manali. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Manali to have breakfast or lunch at your own expense. This is also the day to visit the marketplace to pick up any last minute essentials.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Manali to Jispa

    Overnight in Nomadic Camps or Himalayan Spirit or similar.

    Ride from Manali to Jispa. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Jispa. All accommodation will be on a double or triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Jispa to Sarchu

    Overnight in Himalayan Spirit or Mulkila Camps or similar.

    Ride from Jispa to Sarchu. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Sarchu. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Every day, you'll stop at a restaurant or eatery enroute to your destination, where you can have lunch at your own expense.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Tso Moriri

    Overnight in Wild Camps or similar.

    Ride from Sarchu to Tsomoriri. You may be issued an equally reliable, Ladakh-registered motorbike for riding in Jammu and Kashmir. You'll stay in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Pangong Lake

    Overnight in Ladakh Horizon or Regan or similar.

    Ride from Tso Moriri to Pangong. Please follow proper acclimatization measures, as instructed by your road captain, in preparation of your travel to higher altitudes. You'll stay in Swiss tents at the Pangong Lake. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley

    Overnight in Megpie Resort or Regal or similar.

    Ride from the Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley. You'll stay in Swiss tents or a hotel in Hunder, a small village in Nubra Valley. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Nubra Valley to Leh

    Overnight in Leh Chen Boutique or similar.

    Ride from the Nubra Valley to Leh. A support vehicle driven by a mechanic will follow your entourage throughout the trip. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day at Leh

    Overnight in Leh Chen Boutique or similar.

    Explore Leh. You'll stay at the same hotel as yesterday's. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Batalik

    Overnight at a hotel or Swiss tents.

    Ride from Leh to Batalik. A road captain riding on a motorbike will lead your entourage throughout the trip. You'll stay in Swiss tent or a hotel at Batalik. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Batalik to Sonmarg

    Overnight in Divine Inn or Green Kohinoor or similar.

    Ride from Batalik to Sonmarg. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Sonmarg. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Please note that non-vegetarian food may not always be available everywhere.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sonmarg to Srinagar

    Your trip ends today morning.

    Drop-off service to Srinagar airport will be provided. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. Your Ladakh motorbiking trip ends here.

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