Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Adventures Unlimited|
|Event Location||Marsimik La, Ladakh(World’s Highest Motorable Passes)|
|Pickup Time||08 : 00 A.M|
|Things to Carry||1. All the tool kits for your vehicle along with First Aid Kit that showroom provides.
2. Proper riding gears( Jacket, Gloves, boots & Helmet is must and whatever you have)
3. Rear view mirror in mandatory
4. Adventure Gears like swiss knife, torch, portable axe, digger & whatever you have
5. Warm & thermal clothes
6. We recommend Sun screen lotion (SPF 40+) for those who are skin complexion conscious.
7. Rain Gears
8. Valid driving license (Original + 2 Xerox copies) , Vehicle Registration (Original + 2 Xerox copies), Insurance Papers (Original + 2 xerox copies) , P.U.C Certificate – Original
9. Your Passport or Any Citizenship proof(Election ID, Adhaar etc) for Indians.
10. Xerox Copies of your Passport or Citizenship proof
11. 10 Passport size Photographs
Chandigarh – Manali 547km/11 Hrs
After breakfast a small briefing will be given by the senior rider, head to Manali. There is nothing much to explain in this route. 6 hours ride to Manali, Via Kiratpur Sahib NH 21. The roads are good but are of blind corners, hairpins and short straight stretches,in between you can see so many Apple estates, don’t ever dare to pluck one, seeing your hand 5-10 danes or shepherds will jump on you. Now your acclimatization to high altitude started. Reach Manali by late evening. Over night stay in Manali.
Day 2 :
Manali - Jispa (3150 M) 140 Km / 7 Hrs
This is the day that you have been waiting for. You wake up early in the morning to ride on the world's highest road - the Manali-Leh highway. As soon as you leave Manali, after about 52 kms of continuous ascent amidst lush green Himalayan mountains and roadside streams, you reach Rohtang Pass, the jaws open from Rohtang pass through the steep curves of Keylong to the starkly barren landscape of Lahaul & Ladakh. Don’t forget Tandi is the only place in the Manali-Leh highway that has a petrol pump, its 32 km before Jispa. Reach Jispa by early evening. Avoid strenuous activity but go for a short acclimatization walk. Stay overnight in a campsite on the river side of Bhaga River.
Jispa - Pang (4253 M) 84 Km / 170 Km/ 5 Hrs
This day with bad roads, streams, freezing temperatures, small mountain lakes and breathtaking landscapes. The whole Manali-Leh highway experience is about riding up and down from one high-altitude Himalayan pass to another. Ride past Suraj Tal over Baralacha La which illuminates you with the beauty to reach Sarchu in the afternoon. Stay overnight in tents at a campsite . Please note: the combination of high altitude and the cold winds that set in by late afternoon, can make you victim of AMS(Acute mountain sickess) or its called Altitude sickness if you spend too much time(Don’t Stay much time in Sarchu) The best ride starts after Sarchu , negotiate the hair- rising Gata Loops - 21 hairpin bends that lift you to another 300 meter to be on the top of high altitude pass on this highway, Naki La (4740 M) & Lachalung La (5060 M) which is in the list of highest pass. Reach Pang by Evening. Overnight stay in Camp in Pang
Pang - Leh (3505 M / 11500 Ft) 180 Km / 7 - 8 Hr
After a delicious Breakfast head to Leh. This route is the last leg of Manali – Leh Highway. After sublime rides through spectacular mountain terrain, cross Tanglang La – another highest pass(5355M) and a slow down descent to Rumste, the another proper village arrive, crossing a very large Army base to reach Chuchot Village, another 2 km deviation opposite to Chonglamsur on the bank of Indus River is our campsite which is 7 km before the busy city of Leh. After a delicious dinner(instead of Parathas and maagis). Overnight stay in the campsite.
Explore The Ancient City Of Leh
Today you take a breather from the grueling ride you have had. After a half day rest you explore various parts of Leh, such as the Namgyal Palace, Tibetan market & many. Later enjoy a Ladakhi meal at a traditional home in Stok Village. In between don’t forget to get the permit from Leh for Marsimik La(World’s highest motorable pass) What about 32 km long River Rafting in Zanskar river encountering rapid beasts...
Leh - Hunder, Nubra Valley(3048m) 140 Km / 5 Hrs
A stunning ride over the mighty Khardung La (5602 M) brings you to the verdant Nubra Valley - a unique landscape of desert, rivers, snowcapped mountains and farms, now you feel like you are on heaven. Spend sunset at a vantage point near Diskit Gompa, reach Hunder late evening Stay overnight in a hotel or campsite at Hunder.
Day 7 :
Hunder - Leh(3048m) 140 Km / 5 Hrs
Hunder town in Nubra valley lies amidst big sand dunes and small streams.. Do have a ride on the double-humped Bactrian Camels in Hunder and spend some time in sand dune then ride back to Leh upon mighty Kardungla before afternoon.
Day 8 :
Leh - Pangong Tso (4260 M / 14000 Ft) 150 Km / 5 Hr
Leave post breakfast on a great drive over Chang-La (5,475 M / 17950 ft) another highest pass to reach the grand Pangong lake by late afternoon. Pangong Tso(Bolly pagal calls it 3 Idiot lake), Pangong Lake is the largest brackish lake in Asia and is 134 km in length extended to Tibet and 2-3 km average in width. Situated at a height of 13940 feet, it is photographer's delight as the clouds and the sky make the colours of this lake change to different shades of blue. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Stay overnight in tents at a campsite on the lake shore.
Day 9 :
Pangong Tso - Marsimik La(5777m) (20km) – Leh 180 Km/7 Hr
Enjoy morning tea by the lake. Leave after breakfast and ride another 30 km northeast via Phobrang encountering tough and loose tracks on the Chang Chemno Range on an elevation of 5681 metre is the world’s highest motorable pass, even if Kardung la(5602M) is widely believed to be the highest motorable pass, this pass is another 100 metre on the higher side.We are always thankful to BRO(Border Roads Organisation) for providing us access to kiss world's highest passes and we adore their creative sign boards, but ITBP(Indo Tibetan Border Police) are not far behind constructing this world's highest pass which is less than 20 km away from China where you can see 2 lane highways of China.If you don’t want to become victim of AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness) because of Low Oxygen and freezing wind, don’t spend much time here, kiss the world’s highest pass, take few snaps and ride back to Leh upon Changla. Reach Campsite by late evening, have delicious dinner and over night stay in Campsite.
Leh - Kargil (2820 M) 211 Km / 7 Hrs
Enjoy morning tea by the lake. Leave after breakfast and drive past Leh on the Srinagar Highway to reach Ulleytokpo in Sham Valley. En route stops at Hall of fame – Army Museum, Magnetic Point(Do park your bike at magnetic point and check the power of nature) and Nimo - confluence point of Indus & Zanskar Rivers.En route stop at Lamayuru after a descent through Hangro Loops, the 18 hairpins are fast yet sharp loops with steep gorges, ride carefully here. At Lamayuru to see the moonscape terrain and perhaps have a bite at the quaint cafeteria beside the ancient gompa(There are many Gompa in this route). Carry on over Namika La & Fotu La to reach Kargil in the evening. Kargil – the name itself bring goose bump to every Indians ‘Kargil War’, so many brave men sacrificed their life to safe guard this scenic beauty around under control. Overnight stay in a hotel. OPTION: an interesting variant would be take a deviation from highway after Fotu La and drive via Chitkan to reach the Dha-Hanu region – check out the unique lifestyle & traditions of the Indo- Aryan Drokpas who inhabit this region. Later drive via the little explored & scenic Batalik sector to reach Kargil. Of course this route is longer at 220 km / 9 hrs but it is a really off-beat experience. This can be done considering majorities opinion.
Day 12 :
Kargil - Srinagar (1730 M) 203 Km / 8 Hrs Or Kargil - Sonamarg (2740 M) 120 Km / 5 Hrs
After 50km & a few kms before Drass is the Drass war memorial, built in the memory of fallen soldiers in the 1999 Kargil war and a must visit for every traveler passing through this route !! A drive over Zoji Lawhich is one of the toughest pass in whole trip with continuos rock slides, muddy track(Don’t worry BRO will be there to assit) to reach Sonamarg. Stop for a bite, marvel the beauty of Sonamarg and carry on to reach Srinagar in the afternoon. Journey from Sonamarg to Srinagar will take you to magnificent vista of Kashmir, known for. Rest of the day spend in Kashmir valley. OPTION: spend the day & night relaxing in picturesque Sonamarg – the weather here would be much more pleasant than in Srinagar. Overnight stay in hotel.
Srinagar – Jammu 294km/5 Hrs
After Breakfast ride another 294km on Jammu & Kashmir NH 1A , through the famous Jawahar Tunnel that connects Jammu with the Kashmir Valley across the Pir Panjal Range falls en route. Reach Jammu by late afternoon. Jammu is also known as the "City of Temples" owing to the number of historical temples and domes of old mosques located within the city. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 14 :
Jammu - Delhi 589km/10 Hrs
Train tickets will be booked to Delhi, all the bikes has to be send by Cargo in same train and we will be busy whole day in railway station till the departure. Even you can book to your place if trains are available. OPTION : those who want to ride another 600Km back to Delhi can be done, considering the majorities opinion.
1. Highly experienced Leaders,
2. Accommodation on sharing basis in Swiss tents, Hotels and Home stay.
3. Food [3 meals a day & tea snacks]
4. Cost mention for Indian national only, for others cost may vary depending on local rules and regulations.
5. Mechanics to assist.
6. Train ticket from Jammu to Delhi.
7. Memories to bring back home.
PACKAGE EXCLUDE :
Everything which is not included in Package.
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
|Difficulty Level||Yes Its Difficult !|
These breathtaking highways are the real highway to paradises that can only be described when you are on your wheels on highest passes in the world.