Rider $3,933| Pillion $3,433

Next trips depart on: 23-Jul-17

Get intimately familiar with North India in this cultural 19 day ride - Through the Indus Valleys and across Ladakh plateau, no stone shall be left unturned.

Is this trip for me?

Driving LevelMediumTravel styleMotorcycle Tour
Driving Distance approx 2,500kmTour TypeSmall Group
Driving Days 14RegionsHimachal Pardesh
LandscapeHimalaya Accommodation LevelComfort

Trip description

Manali to Leh Motorcycle trip

Take a ride to the roof of the world and peek on everything from above. Join this adventurous motorcycle journey that crosses the highest road in the world, beyond the Great Himalayan range, from the fertile Kullu valley to the barren desert region of Ladakh. The legendary Royal Enfield will become your best friend as you’ll roam together the vast mountain passes and discover the secrets of the Tibetan-Buddhist culture, where the local inhabitants preserve unique customs and lifestyles. While this certainly is one of the most famous motorcycle trails in India, we’ll jump on the chance to take you to an off-the beaten path to have an exceptional experience viewing the three lakes, the city of Leh and the gigantic mountain passes.

As you stride down to the Lahaul and Indus valleys- bizarre shapes and captivating landscapes will be revealed, and we recommend on taking a dip in the unspoiled Tsomoriri Lake. Don’t miss this majestic path that is a blend of adrenaline driving, roaring nature and of course- extraordinary people, this is a travel you will truly remember.

What’s included

  • Enfield Bullet 500 cc motorcycle, with insurance (see info below)
  • Support jeep for baggage
  • An experienced and accomplished English-speaking road captain for the entire duration of the tour
  • Reserved seat in support jeep for pillion passengers
  • Touring gear, oil and all replacement parts
  • Fuel for the entire duration of the trip
  • Experienced motorcycle mechanic
  • Reserved seat in support jeep for all pillion passengers
  • 11 Nights: A double room accommodation in Hotels / Guesthouses
  • 5 Nights: A double ‘room’ accommodation in a deluxe camp site
  • Option for a single room/tent, extra surcharge of $572
  • Breakfast while in Delhi
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Naggar to Naggar (including non-alcoholic beverages with the meals)
  • All tolls roads and admission fees (heritage sites, monuments, etc.)
  • 2 night sleeper-bus journeys (Delhi-Naggar and back)
  • First Aid medical kit

Itinerary

Day 1  Delhi

Arrive at Delhi Airport. Check-in to the hotel and meet up with our group and tour guide for a tour brief.

Day 2   Delhi

A Day in Delhi; observe medieval ruins of lost empires, massive bazaars that offer anything you can imagine, and visit the Royal Enfield Flagship store. We will spend the night in an overnight drive in a semi-sleeper bus to Naggar.

Day 3  Naggar

Arrive at Nagger early morning and breathe in the spirit of the valley of gods- Kullu valley. Welcome lunch and relaxing day to familiarize with the thousand years old Hindu temples scattered around, the lush rice fields, forests and tiny villages.

Day 4  Naggar

We will drive around Naggar and get familiar with the handling of the Enfield Bullets and the Indian traffic “system”, visit the Nicholas Roerich museum while passing by the green foothills of the Himalaya range and eat in local huts in the tiny villages of this region.
Day 5  Keylong

Today is an an epic motorcycle excursion you will never forget! After breakfast we will leave dust behind us on the Rohtang pass at 3.970 meters and descend to Lahaul valley. By late afternoon we will reach Keylong.

Day 6  Udaipur

Lahaul valley is ours to discover today. We will drive along Chandra Bhaga River to visit a unique Ancient Hindu Shiva temple. Across the river in Udaipur there is the Trilokinath, a rare ancient temple of the Goddess, famous for its wood carvings and impressive white paint.

Day 7  Sarchu

An early start after breakfast for Sarchu (4.000 meters) crossing the windswept Baralacha Pass (4.800 meters) which was a trading route and is now populated by shepherds. Sarchu is not even a village, but rather an overnight stop in the tough Manali-Leh path. Night in deluxe camp at Sarchu.

Day 8  Tsokar

Today, we ride up the Gata loops and reach Tsokar Lake (4.500 meters), a breath-taking salt lake from where nearly all of Ladakh's salt supply used to come from. We will camp by the salt lake.

Day 9  Tsomoriri

As sunrise welcomes our stay at Tsokar Lake, we will ride to the top of the Polo Gonka Pass and descend towards the hot water springs of Puga. On our way, we’ll meet the Changpas (nomads). We’ll spend the night in a deluxe camp near Tsomoriri Lake or in a Homestay.

Day 10  Tsomoriri

A free day at Tsomoriri Lake, exploring the Wetland Conservation Reserve with its large variety of unique bird species.

Day 11  Leh

Long day in the Enfield’s saddle; we leave Tsomoriri for an 8 to 9 hour ride to Leh via Mahe. This stretch is everything a biker can wish for as the road wanders along the river and through the gorges.

Day 12  Khardung La Pass

We are reaching the world’s highest motor able road- the famous Kardung La Pass watching fertile Nubra valley with the Saser Range of mountains ahead. Later we’ll ride back to Leh and enjoy a calm day to explore the town. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13  Leh

Relaxing day in Leh to travel the city, bazaars and temples around. We will also visit the Stok Palace and further via the famous Hemis and Tiksey monasteries before returning to our hotel.

Day 14  Sarchu

Ride back to Sarchu over Tanglang La pass (260 km), we’ll cross More Plains and onwards a few higher mountain passes; Lachung La and Nauki La, to reach Sarchu. Overnight at deluxe camp.

Day 15  Sissu

This day is dedicated to the famous Baralacha La pass (4.800 meters) crossing the villages of Darcha, Jespa and Gemur and all the way to Sissu.

Day 16  Naggar

Our last day in the saddle, so we’d better make the most of it. The ride will take us back to the green and lush Kullu Valley, crossing the adventurous Rohtang Pass. It’s time to feast in a farewell dinner in Naggar.

Day 17  Naggar

A day of unwinding in Naggar to get our feet back on the ground from the long drive on the motorcycle. This village is a great spot to leave for delightful day trips for those who wish to experience Naggar to its fullest.

Day 18  Naggar - Manali

Sightseeing and relaxing in Manali before our overnight bus to Delhi. Visit the market, travel back in time in Old Manali or to the sacred temples.

Day 19  Delhi

Alas, today we are returning home. It’s sad to leave but the memories will stay forever

What our explorers are saying

“A perfect mix!”

“This ride has it all; scenery and culture. I liked that we got to really explore the region and not just pass by on our motorcycles. The road captain had some cool stories about the locals and the nomads in this area”

Aaron Lead

“A unique ride”

“This is really a spectacular road to travel on, especially this time of year! climbing the mountain passes from one village to another is so unique. Our road captain said this road will be closed in a few years, so i feel lucky i got to have this experience!”

Richard Griffith

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Manali to Leh Motorcycle Tour

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