Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Depart from Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and convene at a pre-determined meeting point. In the afternoon, you'll meet your fellow motorbikers and your road captain for a brief orientation session to discuss the climate conditions, itinerary and other details of your upcoming motorbiking adventure. In the evening, you'll board a Volvo bus from Delhi and settle in for an overnight journey to Manali. Overnight in transit.
Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Arrive in Manali
Arrive in Manali by early morning and spend the day at leisure. You can visit the local marketplace to shop for any last minute essentials or visit local attractions in Manali such as the Manali Mall road or the Hadimba Temple. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.
Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Manali to Sarchu
Begin your Ladakh motorbiking adventure from the charming woods near Manali, featuring thick forests of oak and pine. Travelling away from the lush, green valleys of Manali, you'll begin riding towards the barren hills of Ladakh. You'll ride through the Rohtang Pass, a famous mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, and drive alongside the flowing Beas River. Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.
Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Leh
Ride from Sarchu to Leh, the largest city of Ladakh. En route, you'll cross the More Plains, a vast stretch of flat land with breathtaking views on the horizon. You'll also ride through the challenging Gata Loops, a series of hairpin bends that require attentive motorbiking skills. Also on today's itinerary is riding through the second highest mountain pass in the world, the Tanglang-La. Overnight in a hotel in Leh.
Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day at Leh
Spend your day at leisure in Leh. Today, you can head out to explore local attractions near Leh, such as the Shanti Stupa, the Leh Palace and the Thiksey Monastery. In the evening, you can also visit the Tibetan marketplace in Leh to shop for any souvenirs or gifts. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.
Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Hunder
Begin your Ladakh motorbiking tour by taking on the challenge of riding through the world's highest mountain pass, the Khardung-La, at an altitude of over 17,000 feet on today's journey to Hunder. Located in the Nubra Valley, Hunder is famous for sprawling sand dunes and the Bactrian double-humped camels. Enjoy a scenic evening at Hunder and visit the nearby Diskit Monastery. Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Hunder.
Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake
Proceed to the Pangong Lake, travelling over an off-beat, rocky and rough route that will test your skills of motorbiking. You'll ride besides the Shyok River, taking in scenic views of the craggy mountains. At Pangong Lake, you can spend some time by the lake and enjoy the star-studded night sky. Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.
Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Hanle
In the morning, spend some time on the banks of the Pangong Lake and visit the area featured in the popular Bollywood movie '3 Idiots'. Soon, you'll travel back from Pangong and continue to Hanle, a little-known village close to the Indo-Tibetan border. After crossing a few high-altitude villages, you'll ride through the Rezang-La and Tsaga-La, mountain passes that were once battlefields during the Indo-Chinese wars. At Hanle, you can visit the local monastery and spend some time at the astronomical observatory in the village. Overnight in a hotel at Hanle.
Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Hanle to Tso Moriri
Travelling back from Hanle, you'll ride to the Tso Moriri Lake, another gorgeous high-altitude lake in Ladakh. The clear and beautiful skies offer a stunning backdrop for mountain peaks on the way to Tso Moriri. Stop at vantage points to click photos and admire the scenery. Overnight in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri.
Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Leh
Return to Leh from Tso Moriri. You'll ride through a relatively, less travelled route, with open and vacant areas. Mountains of the Changthang valley will keep you company through until you arrive in Leh. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.
Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Kargil
Continuing forward from Leh, you'll take a turn west to reach the town of Kargil, a strategic and historic town in Ladakh. En route, you'll stop at the Magnetic Hill and visit the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, an important Sikh house of worship. You'll also stop by Moonland, site where several Bollywood songs were filmed. Overnight in a hotel at Kargil.
Day 12 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Kargil to Srinagar
Head west on the Srinagar-Leh highway and ride through the tricky turns of the Zojila Pass and cross the village of Drass, the second-coldest inhabited village in the world. You'll also halt to visit the Kargil War memorial, dedicated to the soldiers of the 1999 Indo-Pak war. Driving past Sonmarg, you'll arrive in Srinagar, where you'll return your allotted motorbikes. Your trip ends here.