Ladakh- the beauty beyond words !!
About the Ladakh Bike Trip :
Ladakh The land of high altitude passes, snow capped mountains, cold desert, silent monasteries and mysterious culture. It has everything to appeal any kind of traveller. Its the dream destination of every traveller, adventure seeker and it never disappoints you in any term.Trans Himalayan route which connects Leh from Manali offers a lot of spectacular views and challenges. Each high altitude pass is having its own uniqueness right from Rohatang Pass to Baralacha La to Gata Loops to Tanglang La to Chang la to Khardung La. It gives you immense pleasure to drive /ride on these roads.Sightseeing of Ladakh cannot be completed without visiting picturesque Pangong lake and scenic Nubra Valley. Experience the enchanting theme of mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” which connects your mind & soul while visiting Monasteries.
SHORT INFO & DATES
Outing Dates : 23rd June-07th July 2018
Category : Bike Ride
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Route : Chandigarh- Manali – Jispa – Sarchu – Leh – Pangong – Hunder – Nubra Valley – Kargil – Drass – Srinagar
Note* : You may get in touch with us for assistance regarding the bike couriers, train / flight booking, we will be happy to help you.
Day 00 – 22nd June 2018
Mumbai to Chandigarh – Board Paschim Express from Bandra Terminus by 10:30 am.
Day 01 – 23rd June 2018
Chandigarh – Reach Chandigarh by 05:00 pm. Check in hotel and collect your bikes from Cargo office. Late evening introduction and briefing session followed with dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02 – 24th June 2018
Chandigarh to Manali (300 kms) – Chandigarh – Ambala – Sundernagar – Roopnagar – Mandi – Kullu – Manali
Gear up for the very first day of the most awaited Ladakh bike ride. It will be the longest leg of the bike expedition. Post breakfast, start riding towards Manali via Roopnagar, Sundarnagar, Mandi and Kullu. Late evening arrival at Manali. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03 – 25th June 2018
Manali Sightseeing (day for acclimatization) – After a full day ride, it is time to explore Manali ! Enjoy the local sight- seeing at Manikaran, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley (on your own). You may also shop few spare parts of bikes or give it for servicing. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04 – 26th June 2018
Manali to Jispa (120 kms) – Manali- Rohtang Pass- Koksar- Tandi- Keylong
Early morning wake up call. Have healthy breakfast and start the bike ride from Manali to Jispa. Cross the very first challenge of the trip-Rohtang pass (13,050 fts from MSL). Refuel your bike at Tandi (last petrol pump on this road till leh). Enroute lunch at Keylong. Early evening arrival at Jispa. Evening explore Jispa village and beautiful riverside of Bhaga River. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05 – 27th June 2018
Jispa to Sarchu ( 90 kms) – Keylong- Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu
Shortest but the toughest road to drive ! Start the ride from Jispa to Sarchu. The next challenge of the expedition is to deal with Paagal nala’s near Zingzing bar which is the highlight of this expedition. Ride through another high altitude pass called Baralacha La (16,040 fts from MSL). Reach Sarchu by early evening. Overnight stay at Campsite.
Day 06 – 28th June 2018
Sarchu to Leh (255 Kms) –Pang-Gata Loops-Lachulung La-Pang-Tanglangla- Rumtse- Upashi- Leh.
Finally a day to reach the most beautiful paradise on earth-Leh ! A ride lined up with back to back adventure !! Ride starts by passing Gata Loops (15,302 fts from MSL), Pang village, More Plains, Tanglang La (17,480 fts from MSL) claimed as the third highest motor able pass in the world. Evening park your bikes at Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07 – 29th June 2018
Leh to Pangong (160 kms) –Leh – Karu – Chang La – Pangong – Spangmik
The ride starts by visiting Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace on the way from Leh to Pangong. Cross the second highest motorable pass in the world- Chang La (17,590 fts from MSL). Reach Spangmik village and check in to luxurious tents. Evening free to visit the Pangong Lake (14,270 fts from MSL). Overnight stay at Campsite.
Day 08 – 30th June 2018
Pangong to Leh (160 kms) – Spangmik – Chang La – Karu – Thiksey – Leh
After breakfast visit 3 idiots point and start return journey towards Leh. En-route halts at various places for photography. Evening visit the famous Hemis Monastery before returning to Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09 – 01st July 2018
Leh-Hunder / Nubra Valley (135 kms ) Leh – Khardnung La – Khalsar – Hunder
A picturesque ride to the heaven where snow caps meet the desert ! Early morning ride and cross the second most difficult challenge to cross highest motor-able road of the world-Khardung La(18,380 ft from MSL). After a group photo proceed to Khalsar for lunch. Early evening arrival at Hunder. Check in to tents. Evening free to enjoy Double Hump Camel Ride at Nubra Valley. Overnight stay in Campsite.
Day 10 – 02nd July 2018
Nubra Valley to Leh (135 kms) – Hunder – Thiksey – Khalsar – Khardung La – Leh
Pack your saddle bags and ride back to Leh. Enroute visit Hall of Fame Army museum and late evening visit Shanti Stupa to witness the scenic view of Leh City. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 11 – 03rd July 2018
Leisure day to explore Leh Town and do rafting in thrilling zanskar river. Overnight in Leh
Day 12 – 04th July 2018
Leh to Kargil (220 kms) Leh – alchi – Lamayuru – Mulbek – Kargil
Post breakfast, check out from Leh and start riding to Kargil. En-route visit Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Confluence of Indus & Zanskar River, Alchi Monastery, Unique Moon Land – beautiful Lamayuru Monastery. Post lunch ride through Fotu La (13,478 fts from MSL). And Namki La (12,139 fts from MSL). Before reaching Kargil visit Mulbek (Buddha Statue). Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 13 – 04th July 2018
Kargil-Drass-Srinagar (220 kms) Kargil – Drass – Jojila End – Sonmarg – Gagangir – Srinagar
The last day of the Expedition ! A Panoramic ride from Snow Caps to Green Valleys !! Explore the must visit Kargil War Memorial at Drass. An information session dedicated to legendary Kargil War Victory. Observe various peaks like Tiger Hill, Tololing Hill, Batra Top etc. Continue the ride to the last altitude and thrilling pass called Zoji La (11,575 fts from MSL). Late lunch at Sonamarg. Reach Srinagar-Land of Lakes ! Celebrate the exclusive evening at Srinagar for completing the Toughest Bike Ride of the World !
Day 14 – 05th July 2018
Srinagar – Transfers by your bike by Gati/Safex Courier. You may enjoy local sightseeing or rest for the day . Overnight in Srinagar.
Day 15 – 06th July 2018
Fly back to Mumbai. Tour concludes with Lifetime Memories :D
Tour Price : Rs.39,900/- + Tax as applicable (per person)
For Lifetime Members : Rs.39,200/- + Tax as applicable (per member)
For Lifetime Membership Details (Rs.1000/- only) , click here
- 14 Nights / 15 days accommodation in deluxe hotels/tents on triple sharing basis
- Breakfast and Dinner throughout the tour
- Xylo or Tempo Travellers for Non-Bikers
- Utility vehicle (For broken down Bikes and accessories)
- Trained Mechanic
- Inner line permits
- Entry tickets, wherever necessary
- Experienced leaders
- Any transfer till Chandigarh and back from Srinagar (Train/Airways/ Roadways)
- Lunch on tour. Any personal orders, soft/hard drinks and mineral water
- Charges of Bike Transfers by Cargo
- Fuel and Maintenance Charges
- Any personal expenses like Laundry Bills, Table Bills, Camera Fees, Tips or gratitude.
- Any medical / rescue evacuation due to mishaps like bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot.)
- Anything other than above mention inclusions
- Taxes as applicable
Cancellation & Refund Policy
If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 45 days of Tour/Event/Activity 100% of total price will be refunded. (Condition Apply- Check Note Below)
If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 30 days of Tour/Event/Activity 75% of total price will be refunded.
If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 21 days of Tour/Event/Activity 50% of total price will be refunded.
If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 15 days of Tour/Event/Activity 25% of total price will be refunded.
After that no refund will be provided on Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant, irrespective even if you’ve booked within the last 15 days of Tour
- 14 Nights / 15 days accommodation in deluxe hotels/tents on triple sharing basis
THINGS TO CARRY
Things to carry:
- Legal Bike Papers and Helmet
- Balaclava 01 nos.
- Long pants
- Round neck T-shirts,
- Windproof Jacket 01 nos.
- Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
- Raincoat / Poncho 01 nos.
- Full Body Towel 01 nos.
- Torch with spare batteries, 01 set
Gears needed: COMPULSORY
- Full face helmet(ISI mark/DOT approved)
- Knee & elbow guards
- Riding Jacket (with armour on long trips)
- Permanent Drivers License
- Motor Vehicle Insurance
- PUC Certificate
- Bike Registration Smart Card/Book
- Personal Details of Rider/Pillion
- Id Proof of Pillion(Pan Card/Dl/Adhar Card)
Rules & Regulations:
- Riding order: Two by Two Formation. Single File Leader ahead formation.
- Road Rules to be decided by group leaders.
- 4-5 riders per leader
- No competition between riders or other vehicles…stay focused on road…
- No breaking away from the pack
- Keeping to time schedules
- No wrong side riding or overtaking
- No alcohol on Rides
Minimum Bike Condition:
- Headlights and Tail Lights.
- All four functioning Indicators.
- Tyre Condition.
- Number Plate
What kind of of Hotels you are going to provide in it ?
-We are providing Deluxe Category Hotels in it on Double / Triple sharing basis
Is this tour schedule hectic?
-Yes, it’s a bit hectic as we are exploring unexplored destinations; we have to cover targeted distance in a day to complete a tour in a give time duration
How many Female Travellers will be travelling ?
-Generally for every outing we have 40% girls count at times we get 60-70% girls on tour. So girls seems to be exploring the world more !!
Will there be network there?
-Generally we don’t get networks on such destinations as this places are untouched and are far away from human disturbance. But there are few destinations where you get networks, so you can consider few exceptions.
Will you assist us with train/flight bookings ?
-We don’t assist with such bookings but we have a very professional Ticketing agent who can help you with any mode of transport bookings you can get in touch with him directly: Alok Singh : 08097327743
What will be weather of the place we are travelling to ?
-As we are fortunate to get birth in India, we have three different seasons accordingly you can prepare yourself for the event. But human disturbance has caused unwanted weather at times, if such is the case you will be informed about the weather 2 days in advance of the outing date.
I am Jain, so will you be able to arrange Jain food for me ?
-Most of the Hotels do provide Jain food. But as the its locally traditionalist destinations we cannot assure you that you will get complete Jain meal at all the destinations
How will be the transport arrangements ?
-The type of vehicle depends upon the batch size. Mostly it will be wither a tempo traveler Or Innova. But we make sure private vehicle are provided.
Why lunch is not included in the tour cost ?
– Lunch is not included because its not a routine travel destination so preset food booking is not available. There are lots of stand alone dhaba’s en route where we going to stop for lunch so you will get a chance to taste local food as per your choice and food is lot cheaper as compared to preset lunch.
Can I get room on twin sharing ?
-Definitely yes, but it will be on extra cost and as per availability. One needs to inform us well in advance.
What does quadruple or Triple sharing means ?
-Quadruple sharing means 4 travellers will be sharing in one room and triple means travellers sharing one room, extra mattress will be provided accordingly.
What is tentative arrival & departure time ?
-It will be communicated to you mail only.
What all things to carry ?
-Every tour has different things to carry list depend on the season as well. It is mentioned on the itinerary itself on the website. So you can go through it before registering for the tour
What is the Age group of travelers joining the tour?
-Normally travelers of all age group travel with us as Journey of Travel is not limited to any specific age. To be specific for bike expeditions, we strictly allow 18+ experienced riders to join.
Who will be leading the tour ?
-The leader’s details with contact number will be mailed to you all a week prior the tour.
Is everyone coming in group and I will be travelling alone ?
-We get many individual registrations and few group registrations also, so no need to worry you will make some really good friends on event you won’t be left alone.
What is the group size ?
-The group size will be min 10 to max 20
Are the entry fees included ?
-Please check the inclusions and exclusions list.
How much baggage we need to carry ?
-Carry all required things with minimum baggage. As its an long tours one need to carry your luggage accordingly as we are travelling from one place to other everyday.
Can we get a discount for 02 People ?
You will only get a discount for a group size of minimum group of 05 people. You may also register as Lifetime Member to avail the discounts on such trips.
Is the flight / train cost included ?
– No, The flight / train cost are excluded from the tour cost.
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