Srinagar-Leh-Turtuk-Manali motorbiking (11 days)
Leh, Badgis, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Take on an action-packed 11-day itinerary that'll take you across the cold, desert kingdom of Ladakh on powerful Royal Enfield motorbikes. Accompanied by an entourage of like-minded motorbikers, you'll follow an expert road captain to visit secluded destinations, from the sand dunes of Hunder to the rolling mountains of Sarchu. During the day, you'll thunder across national highways and off-beat roads, with dramatic views of snow-capped peaks and barren mountains on all sides. En route, you'll halt to visit faraway villages like Turtuk and Buddhist landmarks like the Diskit Monastery, making memories to last a lifetime.

    Please note that price displayed is the per person price for a booking for one motorbike rider and one pillion rider. An additional refundable, security deposit of INR 5,000 per motorbike, not included in the cost displayed, is to be paid directly to the tour operator.

    Destination

    Your 11-day adventure in Ladakh begins from the gorgeous hill-station of Sonmarg. With every passing day, you'll travel east towards Ladakh, travelling over twisting roads and high altitude passes, postcard views of rolling hills in view. Soon, you'll find yourself camping by pristine high-altitude lakes in Ladakh that are flanked by the Ladakhi mountains, painted with differing shades of brown and grey. You'll explore the city of Leh, visit the historic town of Kargil, the gorgeous lake of Tso Moriri and end your odyssey in the lush, green valleys of Manali with memories of an unforgettable adventure.

    Destination highlights

    • Visit the cold deserts of Ladakh on a 11-day motorbiking tour.
    • Spend a night in Swiss tents by the famous Pangong Lake.
    • Visit the village of Turtuk and the town of Kargil.
    • Get stunning views of the desolate Ladakhi landscape.
    • Ride through the Khardung-La, highest mountain pass in the world.
    • Travel with an entourage of motorbikers and experience exciting new adventures.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The motorbike rider as well as the pillion rider is required to wear a helmet at all times while riding the motorbike. A safety helmet will be provided to all travellers by the tour operator.

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

    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 getting their own motorbike must ensure that the vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all the relevant documents (pollution check, insurance and driver's licence etc) are in order.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 60 days before departure of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 45-60 days before departure of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 30-44 days before departure of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 20-29 days before departure of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 20 days before departure of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting an administration fee of INR 5,000 per person and a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. The administration fee is charged by the tour operator, the transaction fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers will be required to pay a refundable, security deposit of INR 5,000 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 only allowed to store one rucksack of maximum 60 liters capacity in the support vehicle. Any extra luggage will be the responsibility of the traveller.

    If any traveller wishes to exit the tour mid-way for any medical or personal reasons, an additional charge of transporting the motorbike from the leaving point to the end point will be applicable.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this Ladakh motorbiking trip due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

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

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Srinagar Airport
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for this Ladakh motorbiking trip.
    Mode of transport
    Tempo Traveller, SUV or simila
    Start point
    Sonmarg
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    09:00 AM
    Time of return
    09:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total distance covered
    1570 kms
    Nature of motorcycling trip
    Off-road biking
    Motorcycle provided
    Yes
    Bring own bike
    Yes
    Elevation at start point
    5200 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    17582 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    5200 feet
    Total distance
    1570 kms
    Average per day distance
    175 kms
    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
    Minimum Height
    Maximum Height
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Srinagar to Sonmarg

    Arrive at the Srinagar Airport, where a representative of the tour operator will be waiting to greet you and escort you to Sonmarg. You'll board a Tempo Traveller and travel through the city of Srinagar and the surrounding woods until you arrive at Sonmarg. Overnight in a hotel at Sonmarg.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sonmarg to Kargil

    Ride from Sonmarg to Kargil. As you travel east, towards Ladakh, you'll leave scant greenery of Sonmarg behind and begin seeing the barren terrain. You'll cross the high-altitude Zoji-La Pass and reach Kargil by late afternoon. Overnight in a hotel at Kargil.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Kargil to Leh

    The motorbiking expedition continues from Kargil and onward to Leh. En route, you'll stop to visit the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, an important Sikh house of worship, and visit the enchanting Buddhist monastery of Lamayuru. Subject to time constraints, you'll also visit the Kargil War Memorial. Driving alongside the Zanskar River, you'll arrive at Leh by late afternoon. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Hunder

    On today's ride from Leh to Hunder, you'll take on the adventure of riding over the world's highest motorable mountain pass at the Khardung-La. At an altitude of over 18,000 feet, stop to take in scenes of the snow-laden landscape from the pass. You'll cross Khardung-La and enter the sand dunes of the Nubra Valley. Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Hunder.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day trip to Turtuk

    Riding deeper into the Nubra Valley, you'll explore small hillside villages and towns on your way towards Turtuk. While most of Ladakh is dominated by arid hills and grey mountains, the village of Turtuk is surrounded by apple orchards and plush greenery. Spend some time exploring the village and admiring unique views of the landscape. You'll return to Hunder by late afternoon. Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Hunder.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake

    One of the most adventurous of all days, today will see you taking off-beat, rocky, narrow mountain roads to the famous Pangong Lake, a high-altitude lake known to change colours in the shades of blue and green as the evening sun goes down. Subject to time constraints, you'll also visit the nearby Diskit Monastery before riding to Pangong Lake. Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Tso Moriri

    Taking an offbeat road that doesn't see a lot of motorbiking traffic, you'll ride from Pangong Lake to Tso Moriri. En route, you'll ride over the Mahe Bridge over the Indus River and go through the Chushul village in the Chanthang valley. A few volcanic lakes like Mirpal Tso and Yaye Tso are right alongside today's route. At Tso Moriri, take some time to dip your feet in the cool water and meditate in peace. Overnight in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Sarchu

    Ride from Tso Moriri to Sarchu. Today, you'll take on the challenge of crossing the Gata Loops, a series of 21 hairpin bends, and ride through the More Plains, a scenic stretch of the route with photogenic mountains on either side of the road. After visiting the small Tso Kar lakeside, you'll arrive at Sarchu, an important halt point for motorbikers to Ladakh. Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Jispa

    Continue forward from Sarchu. You'll drive to Jispa by going up to an altitude of over 16,000 feet to cross the Baralacha-La Pass. On the road to Jispa, you'll also take brief halts at Zing Zing Bar and Sarai to rest and admire the dramatic beauty of the mountains. Overnight in Swiss tents at Jispa.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Jispa to Manali

    Leaving behind the barren, brown landscapes of the desert kingdom, you'll end your Ladakh motorbiking adventure in the lush, green valleys of Manali. En route, you'll cross the Rohtang Pass, a major mountain pass that often experiences major snowstorms in the winter season. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Depart from Manali

    Check-out from the hotel in Manali and proceed to your next destination. Your Ladakh motorbiking trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Srinagar
    End point
    Sonmarg
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    9186 feet
    Maximum elevation
    5200 feet

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sonmarg
    End point
    Kargil
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11574 feet
    Maximum elevation
    9186 feet
    Total distance covered
    130 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kargil
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11482 feet
    Maximum elevation
    8779 feet
    Total distance covered
    220 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Hunder
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    17582 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11482 feet
    Total distance covered
    140 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Hunder
    End point
    Hunder
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10100 feet
    Maximum elevation
    9846 feet
    Total distance covered
    170 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Hunder
    End point
    Pangong Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13940 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10100 feet
    Total distance covered
    160 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangong Lake
    End point
    Tso Moriri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14840 feet
    Maximum elevation
    13940 feet
    Total distance covered
    290 kms
    Total driving time
    7 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tso Moriri
    End point
    Sarchu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    16680 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14070 feet
    Total distance covered
    230 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarchu
    End point
    Jispa
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    16043 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10498 feet
    Total distance covered
    90 kms
    Total driving time
    3 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jispa
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10498 feet
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Total distance covered
    140 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Maximum elevation
    6725 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
    • Basic spare parts for the motorbikes (all spare parts chargeable, if used)
    • Accommodation in hotels or Swiss tents with attached washrooms for 10 nights on a twin/triple-sharing basis (couples on a twin-sharing basis, subject to availability)
    • Meal package consisting of all breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11
    • Services of experienced road captain and mechanic
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)
    • All government permits and charges, including the Manali Green Tribunal permit and the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Srinagar and from Manali to your home city
    • Upgrade to one person per 500cc motorbike without pillion rider (arranged for total trip cost of INR 47,200 per person)
    • Seat in Tempo Traveller/support vehicle without a motorbike (arranged for total trip cost of INR 36,700 per person)
    • Ride on your own motorbike (arranged for total trip cost of INR 26,200 per person, without fuel and helmet)
    • Rental of knee pads and elbow guards (arranged at additional cost of INR 790 per person)
    • Refundable security deposit of INR 5,000 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 and sweater
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Woollen 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 and safety helmets
    • 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
    • Tarpaulin or plastic sheet
    • Small torch or head lamp
    • Candle and match box
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits etc.)
    • Camera
    • Spare cash

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Srinagar to Sonmarg

    Overnight in a hotel at Sonmarg.

    Travel from Srinagar to Sonmarg in a Tempo Traveller or SUV. Today's meal package includes dinner only.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sonmarg to Kargil

    Overnight in a hotel in Kargil.

    Ride from Sonmarg to Kargil. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Kargil. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Please note that due to the high-altitude, there may be limited road access and availability of services like cellular network or bank ATMs.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Kargil to Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

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

    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Hunder

    Overnight in a hotel at Hunder.

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

    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day trip to Turtuk

    Overnight in a hotel at Hunder.

    Go on a day ride to Turtuk. A support vehicle driven by a mechanic will follow your entourage throughout the trip. You'll be accommodated in the same Swiss tents or hotel at Hunder. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.

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

    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Tso Moriri

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri.

    Ride from Pangong Lake to Tso Moriri. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Sarchu

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Ride from Tso Moriri to Sarchu. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Sarchu. All accommodation units throughout the trip, including the Swiss tents, will come with attached washrooms. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Jispa

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Jispa.

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

    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Jispa to Manali

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Ride from Jispa to Manali. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Manali. All accommodation will be in triple-sharing rooms. Twin-sharing rooms for couples can be arranged only subject to availability. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Depart from Manali

    Your trip ends by late morning.

    Depart from Manali. Today's meal package includes breakfast only.

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