Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Pearl Adventures|
|Event Location||Leh Ladakh|
|Pickup Point||Delhi (details will be informed later)|
|Pickup Time||8:00 AM|
|Things to Carry||Will be informed later|
|Itinerary||Day 1 - Arrival Manali, Allotment of Bikes, Gear Check up & Manali Sightseeing
We board the awaiting Volvo coaches and take an over night ride to Manali. Upon arrival, a traditional welcome followed by introduction with the Tour leader, followed by allotment of rooms. Time to fresh and change followed by Breakfast.Post Breakfast, we allot the participants their respective bikes, riding gear etc. followed by a safety & rescue session by a professional. Later free time to stroll around Manali to get accustomed with your bikes.Evening welcomes you to a campfire, followed by a tour briefing and some flagship celebrations followed by dinner.
Day 2 - Manali to Keylong via Rohtang pass (115 Kms)
Early wake up call followed by Breakfast. We start epic ride from Manali to Keylong, a distance of about 115 Kms. En-route we cross our 1st pass of the journey – Rohtang Pass (3978 mts) and later drive through to Keylong.During our ride, we stopover at Tandi, to witness the confluence of the Chandra and the Bhaga river.The evening is at leisure to explore some other places of interest around the city, followed by over night rest
Day 3 -Keylong to Sarchu via Barchala Pass pass (120 Kms)
After breakfast we leave for Sarchu on the border between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. Here you can see the nomadic Gaddi people and an army outpost. On our way we stop at Barchala Pass (4891 m). At Barchala, which means ” a pass with cross roads,” the roads from Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti intersect here. Dinner and overnight at deluxe tents in Sarchu.
Day 4 -Sarchu to Leh (263 Kms)
This day, we start for our best and the longest ride of the tour. We start our day with an early breakfast to Leh, the capital city of Ladakh. En-route, we cross the famous Gata Loops – a succession of 21-hair pin bends lifting you 1,500 feet higher. And soon after, the Lachlung-La and Naki-la passes follow before one reaches Pang.The road after Pang rises onto the More Plains, 42 kms of well-tarred road, which is a welcome relief. After More Plains we climb for Tanglang-La, the second highest motor able pass at 17,582 feet starts.This is also the last pass on Manali-Leh highway. After the Tanglang -La descent, welcomes us to small villages, green fields and “JULLEY!” – a greeting in the Ladakhi language will add life to the relative straight road to Leh.We arrive late this evening, to a merry campfire, followed by over night rest at the hotel.
Day 5 -Leh Acclimatization, Local Sightseeing
Today, you are on our own. It’s time for us to get acclimatized to the thin air, followed by an entire day at leisure in the capital city of Leh. One can either visit the famous City Palace or take a stroll through the old town or can visit the famous Monasteries, the Shanti Stupa or the War Museum.
Day 6 -Leh to Nubra via Khardungla Pass (140 Kms)
An early morning wake up, followed by Breakfast and checking our bikes and gear, we start our drive towards Nubra valley Via the world’s highest motorbale road- Khardungla Pass.For those out of breath, there is a café at the summit, where one can have a much-needed cup of tea/coffee along with some snacks.From their we drive to Nubra valley,where one can enjoy sand dunes and camel ride. Over night stay in Camps in Nubra valley.
Day 7 -Nubra valley – Leh
Wake up early and drive back to Leh. We then cover magnetic Hill after Lunch.
Day 8 - Leh to Pangong Lake via Changla Pass (160 Kms)
The 160-km trip to Pangong Lake from Leh is an experience of its own. The first stop on the way is Thiksey village famous for its huge monasteries, which cover an entire mountain ridge. Beyond this remote village, there is nothing but the extreme mountain ranges for company. The second stop is the Changla Pass (17,350 ft.), which could test ones lungs, for the lack of oxygen. Upon arrival, we settle in our camps, followed to a visit to the lake.Evenings are at leisure, followed by a grand theme celebration Bar-be-Que and dinner at Pangong.
Day 9 -Pangong to Leh ( 160 Km )
Post breakfast we move back to leh, At night bonfire followed by dinner
Day 10 -Leh to Tsokar Lake ( 130 km )
Post Breakfast, we do a complete gear check and drive to Tso Lake . It is a breathtaking journey on a trail that is literally a ‘no mans’ land. Vast lonely stretches on the Chanthang plateau makes this drive one of the best isolated drives of this tour. En-route visit the faraway settlement of Chusula.The nomadic people Changpas are most outstanding feature of this area. They can be seen moving from one place to other grazing herds of goats, sheep and yaks. Changpas pass their days with their animals and move with their flocks, their only wealth from pasture to pasture according to changing season. Their flocks, their yaks, and goat’s hair furnish the raw material of which they make their ropes, their clothes and shoes.Spend your evening watching shadows of the surrounding mountain and the varying depths of Tso lake changing colors from the most amazing hues of blue and green alternating between jade and turquoise emerald and an unbelievable indigo. Over night at the camp.
Day 11 -Tsokar Lake to Jispa via Manali Highway (226 Kms)
An early wake up call, followed by a stroll around and Breakfast, we start our ride back to Manali with our 1st overnight hault at Jispa. Jispa, in Himachal Pradesh lies at 3319 m (10,890 feet) on the bank of the Bhaga River, whose waters lull you to sleep at night. Mudhouses and Buddhist chortens complement the serene cape. Jispa also offers numerous adventure activities like River Crossing, Rock Climbing/Rappelling etc. One can also visit the famous Gemur Monastery, which was built in the 18th century containing ancient Buddhist miniature paintings, wall paintings, stupas, statues and Buddhist artifacts.As the sun descends, the evening welcomes you to the warmth of the campfire, along the melodies of a Guitarist, followed by dinner. Over night at the hotel.
Day 12 -Jispa to Manali (140 Kms)
This is the final leg of our ritual road trip. We start our day early and our ride from Jispa to Manali. The route is slightly rough, so this day we shall try and cover the maximum distance with minimum stopovers. We arrive in Manali by the evening, followed by hand over of the bikes and gear. Later, we all celebrate the completion of our epic road journey, followed by boarding our overnight Volvo coach to Delhi.
Day 13 -Manali
After Reaching Manali we all celebrate the completion of our epic road journey with Bonefire and Dj at the resort. Next day Local we walk to Local Market for Shopping and sight seens followed by boarding our overnight Volvo coach to Delhi
Travel arrangements from Delhi to Manali and Back in Volvo coaches
Accommodation in well appointed 3 star or equivalent hotels on Twin sharing Basis
All meals throughout the stay on MAP basis- Breakfast & Dinner
One Enfield Motorcycle per rider including Fuel for the above mentioned itinerary
Entry Charges to all monuments
Bike Mechanics and Tour Leaders throughout the trip
Basic Spares for Motorcycles (Any major damage shall be charged as per actuals)
Back up Utility Vehicle including luggage transfers
All inner line permits
Theme Dinner Celebrations at Pangong Lake
Basic First Aid and Rescue arrangements
Dedicated trip leader, certified in First Aid and CPR from NOLS, USA throughout the trip
Use of equipment and the services of trained guides and professional
All applicable taxes
Any expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
Any Travel expenses to Delhi and back
Personal expenses like Telephone, Laundry, Tips and Table Drinks etc.
Any item not mentioned in the inclusions
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
|Difficulty Level||Yes Its Difficult !|
Let your engines growl and join us on Ladakh Bike Expedition. This ride through the Land of High Passes is sure to give you some indelible memories for a lifetime !