Road trip to Leh Ladakh from Manali - Bike Tour
Road trip to Leh Ladakh is not just about the amazing views, mountain peaks, off-roading, valleys, lakes, mountain passes.
It is also about spending 9 days on road with people, like-minded people with whom you will spend time when there is patchy or no network, interact when there is nothing else to do, sing songs when your mobile is low on charge, gaze stars near the lake when there is no light...
But our experience tells us that you will definitely make a much better connection. Friends, you stay in touch with, travel with forever just coz you share a different connect, a different bond.
It's not all about travelling together, but connecting and wraveling together forever.
Ladakh, the highest plateau in India covers an area of about 85000 sq. km. Being the northernmost part of the country it extends from the Himalayas to Kunun Ranges and includes the upper Indus valley.
Delhi to Manali
For travelers opting for Delhi to Delhi package. We start from Delhi around 6 pm from RK Ashram metro station or Majnu Ka tila.
Manali Arrival . Group Briefing and Bike Introduction
Reach Manali and check in to the hotel. Meet the Trip lead at the Hotel.
Today is an acclimatization day as we start our journey to the Himalayas from tomorrow. The guests are free to explore the town of Manali but are advised to not exert themselves too much. Hadimba Temple, Local market, cafe hopping in Old Manali are few of the things that you can explore in Manali.
Bike Introduction if travelling by bike.
Overnight stay in Manali.
Manali to Jispa (138 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Today we will start our journey and our road trip to the mighty Himalayas and the cold desert Leh. We start from Manali after breakfast and after crossing Madi, we reach Rohtang pass in about 2 hrs. You would like to stop at Rohtang pass for a click, but believe us there are a plethora of ineffable beautiful landscapes on your way ahead, where we will take pitstops. We continue our journey for Jispa after crossing Keylong.
Reach Jispa by afternoon, which is also our overnight stay.
Camp allocation. After freshen up, gather for a tea/ coffee, followed by Bonfire and Dinner at the campsite.
Jispa to Leh (330 kms ,9 hrs drive)
Start early Morning after Breakfast, to be on the grounds of Heaven on Earth, Leh. Leh is also known as the Cold Desert. Enroute we will come across beautiful landscapes of Baralancha-la, Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi, the route most loved by Shutterbug community and we will be taking pitstops on our way.
For guests traveling by tempo traveler / SUV, if you are sleeping while traveling on this route means you are missing out on several beautiful landscapes because of the mountains feel different after every few kms. You will be amazed!! (This is also the longest route on the journey, we will be starting early and will reach by evening)
Dinner and Overnight stay at Leh.
A very Good Morning ! Today is our first morning in Leh. A place about which you definitely have heard a lot and always dreamt about. Leh it is! Dream come True. No matter where you are in Leh, you will always see a series of snow-capped peaks. Those are the Stok Ranges and the highest in them is the Stok Kangri Peak.
We gather at the Breakfast table and, later start for the Leh sightseeing tour. We start our tour by visiting Shey Palace, followed by Thiksey Monastery. Later move towards the confluence of Indus and Zanskar via Magnetic Hill and Pathar Sahab Gurudwara. If time permits, you can also have Langar at the Gurudwara itself.
Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later in the evening. Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day.
Return to Hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Leh.
Leh to Nubra (162 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery en route. You can also do ATV ride in Nubra, depending on the available time ( personal expense)
Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Don't forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on the silk route.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Nubra Camps/Hotel.
Nubra to Pangong (225 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
After Breakfast, proceed towards Shyok valley and then continue further till Pangong Tso, probably the most scenic place during the whole journey.
Pangong Lake is one of the most beautiful & scenic high altitude saltwater lakes. The beauty of this place is such that various Bollywood movies have been shot around this lake.
Another fact about the lake is that one-third of this lake is controlled by India & rest two-third lies under Chinese province. Check In to the campsite and later we will go for a stroll around Pangong Lake in the evening.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Camps in Pangong.
Pangong to Leh (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for the return journey to Leh. Today again we will be crossing several high altitude passes.
About 20 kms prior to reaching Leh we will take a deroute to Hemis Monastery and later visit the 3 Idiots school.
Return to Leh by evening.
As today is our last evening in Ladakh so in the evening we will visit the local market and explore cafes later in the evening. Good time to buy momentoes or shawls from the market.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Leh
* Weather at passes are always unpredictable so it is advised to not stay for long at the passes. So have a quick cup of tea and we will leave
Leh to Sarchu (260 kms, 8 hrs of drive)
After Breakfast at Hotel, we will be departing from Leh by 8:00 am so that we reach Jispa/Keylong in due time. Enroute we will be crossing Upshi, Tanglangla, Moore Plains, Sarchu, Baralacha-La, before finally arriving at Sarchu and not to miss the Gata Loops.
This is the same route that we took on Day 3 while coming from Jispa to Leh. So members who missed out on pictures earlier will have another moment to capture the same.
There is so much to see on this route and is rightly loved by the shutterbug, riders, wraveler community, for the amazing snow clad mountains, landscapes & the roads. The Journeys !
Dinner and Overnight stay at Sarchu
Keylong to Manali (130 kms , 5 hrs of drive)
After early Breakfast, we will start our journey to Manali from Keylong (the administrative centre of Lahaul & Spiti district) & cross our last pass of the tour, Rohtang Pass. We cross Madi and finally arrive at Manali by 4 pm.
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* For people planning to board VOLVO to Delhi can book it for around 6 PM.
-18000 INR Per Person, if riding Own Bike
-Bike on Rent
-2 riders on 1 Bike: 27500 INR Per person
-1 rider per Bike: 35000 INR Per Person
-Seat in Tempo Traveller: 24500 INR
-Transporation in Tempo Traveller / SUV from Manali to Manali or 350 CC Royal Enfield bike as per package availed
-Breakfast and Dinner during the entire trip
-Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis
-Stay in accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
-Experience Team Leader and Back Up
-Basic First Aid + Oxygen Cylinder
-Fuel for bikes
-Volvo tickets for Manali and Return
-Any kind of drinks
-Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
-INR 5000 per bike security deposit (refundable)
-The Company shall not be liable for damages/ charges incurred by travelers if any of the following reasons apply:
-Natural disaster, war, civil unrest, and alteration or cancellation of tour itinerary due to such causes.Accidents during transportation or accommodations, damage by fire.Orders of either Indian governments or immigration regulations, isolation resulting from infectious -diseases, and tour itinerary alteration or cancellation owing to such causes.Accidents occurring during the travelers free activities.Food poisoning.Theft.
-Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions or Itinerary
Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
Leh, jammu and kashmir, India