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About the Activity:
Fixed Departure: 31st May, 2016

  • Embark on this amazing 9 days bike ride starting from Srinagar and ending at Leh.
  • Start your bike ride from Srinagar and pass through Sonmarg, Zojila Pass, Kargil, Fotula Pass, Ulle, Leh, Khardungla, Nubra, Changla, Pangong and conclude your trip in Leh.
  • During this bike ride, you will cover around 800 kms and will reach up to the heights of 18000 feet from the mean sea level.
  • At the end of your bike trip, take home back a T-shirt as a souvenir and the expedition certificate.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrive At Srinagar

    Arrive Srinagar meet & greet your Team captain.

    Get transferred to the hotel, settle down.

    Meet for the group formation and orientation to meet your team members riding with you and the briefing about riding Ladakh.

    Overnight at Srinagar in a Hotel.

  • Day 2 -

    Srinagar to Kargil

    Riders morning always rises up with new challenges.

    Head towards the Zujila Pass (3,530m) and enter the Ladakh region.

    From Sonmarg the landscape starts changing dramatically all the way till the famous ZojiLa pass (11,640ft), roads on the both side of the pass will be in bad condition.

    This is also the toughest few kms of the entire Srinagar - Leh highway, beyond which tarmac is fantastic. Within an hour of crossing Zoji La, you would be at Drass. In the summer months, here the locals love to indulge in their favourite sport – polo.

    A few kms beyond Drass is the Drass war memorial, built in the memory of fallen soldiers in the 1999 Kargil war and a must visit. From here it is a straight run to Kargil and you will be there in less than an hours’ time. Kargil is the intended pit stop for the majority of travelers.

    Overnight at Kargil in Camp .

  • Day 3 -

    Kargil to Leh

    This morning after breakfast we start our bikes for Leh. This time the riders can give some rest to their spine as the road condition is better on this way proceed to Leh, pass through Fatu La is a mountain pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway in the Himalayas Zaskar Range in India.

    At an elevation of 4,108 metres (13,478 ft), it is the highest point on the highway, enroute visiting 30ft Long Maitreya Buddha, later visit Lamayuru, Likir & Alchi Monastery, followed by Magnetic Hill, it’s a gravity hill located near Leh.

    Enroute also check the confluence of Indus & Zanskar River called Sangam by locals.

    Overnight at Leh in Hotel.

  • Day 4 -

    Leh Local Sightseeing

    This morning after breakfast, spend the whole day visiting Leh, the Shey Palace, the 14th century Thiksey monastery ( a fine specimen of Ladakhi architecture)

    This will be followed by the much anticipated visit to the Hemis monastery.

    Later in the evening to capture the best glimpse of the sunset you will visit this beautiful architecture, a monument known as “Shanti Stupa”.

    Overnight at Leh in Hotel.

  • Day 5 -

    Leh to Khardung La to Nubra Valley

    Today morning accelerate the bikes to Khardung -la (5580m.) that is the highest motor able road located near the Khardong village, in the Ladakh region, gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valley.

    It is 39km.from Leh

    Explore the beautiful Nubra Valley, there are no words to describe the beauty of this valley.

    The road from Khardungla to Nubra will be narrow surrounded with deep valleys by the river Shyok.

    Later on we ride the sand dunes of Nubra into Hunder and will enjoy the camel safari on the double hump Bactrian camel into the dunes.

    Overnight at Nubra in Swiss Tents / Hotel .

  • Day 6 -

    Nubra Valley to Khardung La to Leh

    Today morning travel back to Leh. While riding towards Leh, search for Diskit Gompa which is nearly 50ft tall statue of Maitreyi (future Buddha) in the Gompa's premises.

    After exploring Gompa we head towards Sumur, this road goes all the way to Siachin Base Camp, which supports the forward posts on the Siachin Glacier facing both Pakistan and China on this way again we go through Khardungla pass it might rain or snow but you will ride on.

    After reaching Khardungla we take a downhill ride to reach Leh. Overnight at Leh in Hotel.

  • Day 7 -

    Leh to Pangong Lake

    Pass through Zingrail, from here the roads turn bit bumpy. Finally reach the third highest motorable pass Changlang la (5289M) crossing over the crazy stream called “ Pagal Nala ”.

    After this pass one of the most scenic roads of Ladakh mountain valleys, innumerable rivulets, a thick carpet of soft grass flanking the rivers, reach Tangste, rest here and move towards our most revered destination for the entire trip. Its 5 to 6 kms to reach Pangong but just before reaching the lake few kms, the roads starts turning bad.

    Reach Lukung on the banks of the lake, one of the few traits of this lake is that it changes colors during the period of the day, Dark blue during the morning and evenings, Aqua green during afternoons, golden during sun-rises and obviously black during night.

    Overnight in tents at Pangong.

  • Day 8 -

    Pangong Lake to Leh

    Repack and move on for Leh.

    Overnight at Leh in Hotel

  • Day 9 -

    Depart Leh

    Your trip comes to an end today and you will be transferred from Leh to the airport or railway station.

Stay

    7
  • Stay in tents and hotels on twin sharing basis

Meal

    7
  • Breakfast and dinner included throughout the trip.

Activity

    7
  • Biking
  • 7
  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

    7
  • Expedition Certificate
  • 7
  • Service Back up Vehicle for Carrying Luggage
  • 7
  • Experienced Mechanic Back Up
  • 7
  • Experienced Road Captain
  • 7
  • Spare Rider
  • 7
  • Camp Fire Activity
  • 7
  • Comprehensive route sheets for Riders
  • 7
  • Medical facilities with Oxygen Cylinder
  • 7
  • One The Dream Riders T-Shirt
  • 7
  • All required Permit

Things To Carry

    7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Comfortable Footwear
  • 7
  • Woolen Clothes
  • 7
  • Necessary Medications

Advisory

    7
  • The Dream Riders Group will not able to fit in every one in the same hotels in some places. So the group will have to be divided between hotels.

Tour Type

    7
  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

    7
  • If any cancellations are made before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

    7
  • No refund is applicable on this tour

Confirmation Policy

    7
  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • 7
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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