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About the Activity:

Fixed Departure- 20th June 2016, 25th July 2016

  • Indulge in this exciting 13 days 12 nights biking expedition from Manali to Srinagar and get a chance to witness the beauty of this region.
  • Start your trip after arriving at Manali at 12.00 PM. Meet your co riders and practice a nit in the terrains with your Royal En field.
  • Ride through the highest terrains of 13,051 feet high Rohtang Pass and Chandra valley, passing through Khoksar and on to Tandi and Keylong.
  • Reach Sarchu after the descent from Baralach ­La pass, and then you ride up and down three high altitude passes, Lachlung­ La 16,616 feet, Nakee ­La 15,547 feet and Taglang la 17,480 feet.
  • Explore Namgyal Palace,Tibetan market and Shanti Stupa and then ride to Chang La pass at 17,586 feet with the magnificent 135 km long Pangong Tso lake.
  • Ride through highest motorable pass Khardung La, at a dizzy height of 18,380 feet and retrace your ride.
  • Enjoy the amazing sights of the Lamayuru monastery,Namika La and Fotu La and pass by the rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek.
  • Reach Srinagar  after riding through Kargil and Zoji La pass at 11,575 feet, overlooks the beautiful mountains of Sonmarg on one side and the high altitude Ladakh.
  • Depart from Srinagar with lots of great memories.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrive in Manali

    Arrive at Manali by 12 PM and get acclimatized for high altitudes ahead on the ride.

    After checking you in into a guesthouse, the road captain will brief you on on the route and day-wise plan.

    You also meet your co-riders.

    This day is basically reserved for you to rest and to acclimatize to the high altitude ahead.

  • Day 2 -

    Riding practice in Manali

    This morning, you will get the hang of riding a Royal Enfield on the varied terrain of the Himalayas and be ready for the ride of your life.

    If you need any adjustments to be done, the mechanic can take care of it once we return to the guesthouse after riding through different types of terrain.

    Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Day 3 -

    Manali to Keylong

    Wake up early in the morning to ride on the world's highest road ­the Manali-­Leh highway.

    As soon as you leave Manali, the climb for the 13,051 feet high Rohtang Pass starts.

    After Rohtang, the road descends into the Chandra valley, passing through Khoksar and on to Tandi and Keylong.

    Overnight stay is at a guesthouse in Keylong.

  • Day 4 -

    Keylong to Sarchu

    Ride through bad roads, streams, freezing temperatures, small mountain lakes and breathtaking landscapes.

    To reach Sarchu, you cross your second high altitude pass, Baralach La, ­at 16,500 feet.

    After the descent from Baralach ­La pass, the landscape opens up and you will be in the plains of Sarchu.

    Since Sarchu is snowbound for most of the year, there are no permanent structures here.

    Stay overnight at Swiss tents.

  • Day 5 -

    Sarchu to Leh

    Enjoy riding through the best stretch on the Manali-­Leh highway, on a roller coaster ride climbing up and down from one Himalayan pass to another.

    You ride up and down three high altitude passes, Lachlung­ La (16,616 feet), Nakee ­La (15,547 feet) and Taglang la (17,480 feet), the second highest motor-able pass in the world.

    You finish the days ride in the ancient city of Leh.

    Stay overnight at Swiss tents.

  • Day 6 -

    Resting in Leh

    Take a breather from the grueling ride you have had from Manali.

    You are free to explore various parts of the Leh city like the Namgyal Palace, Tibetan market and Shanti Stupa.

    Visit various monasteries.

  • Day 7 -

    Leh to Pangong Tso Lake

    Ride through the third highest motor-able pass in the world, the Chang La pass at 17,586 feet.

    After the descent from Chang­ La, the magical plains of Changthang open up.

    Get the real treat of 135 km long Pangong Tso lake, where one can spend hours looking at the ever-changing colors.

    You spend the night on the banks of the lake.

  • Day 8 -

    Pangong Tso Lake to Leh

    Ride for a few kilometers along the Pangong lake where very few tourists visit.

    Post that, you retrace our ride back to Leh.

  • Day 9 -

    Leh to Hunder via Khadulg la Pass

    Take the road to the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La, at a dizzy height of 18,380 feet.

    After celebrating at Khardung La pass, you descend into the Nubra valley - a unique landscape of desert, rivers, snowcapped mountains and farms.

    Hunder town in Nubra valley lies amidst big sand dunes and small streams.

    You stay at a guesthouse that serves food from their own vegetable garden.

  • Day 10 -

    Hunder to Nimmu

    Retrace your ride and cross the mighty Khardung La pass again to reach Nimmu on the Srinagar-Leh highway.

  • Day 11 -

    Nimmu to Kargil

    Ride on the smooth Srinagar-Leh highway passing the ancient Lamayuru monastery.

    Then you cross over two very beautiful passes, Namika La and Fotu La and pass by the rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek before reaching the famous town of Kargil.

  • Day 12 -

    Kargil to Srinagar

    Ride through the historic road from Kargil to Srinagar is a delight to ride on, with majestic views, green villages and raging rivers alongside.

    The real test of the ride, Zoji La pass at 11,575 feet, overlooks the beautiful mountains of Sonmarg on one side and the high altitude Ladakh region on the other.

    The constant landslides at the pass mean that we ride through mud and broken roads.

    Spend the night with a lavish party at the houseboat in the beautiful Dal lake.

  • Day 13 -

    Depart from Srinagar

    Bid farewell to the Himalayas and your riding buddies and head home after a ride of a lifetime.

    End of trip.

Stay

    7
  • Stay on twin­-sharing(double-occupancy) basis

Meal

    7
  • Dinner Included
  • 7
  • Breakfast Included

Activity

    7
  • Biking

Other Inclusions

    7
  • Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycle
  • 7
  • Experienced English speaking road captain
  • 7
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
  • 7
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • 7
  • All tolls
  • 7
  • Entry fees

Things To Carry

    7
  • Woollen clothes
  • 7
  • Woollen cap
  • 7
  • Jackets
  • 7
  • Wind-cheater
  • 7
  • Socks
  • 7
  • Thermal wear
  • 7
  • Trekking shoes
  • 7
  • Snow gloves/normal gloves
  • 7
  • Sun glasses/goggles
  • 7
  • Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
  • 7
  • Sun-cream lotion.
  • 7
  • Personal medication
  • 7
  • Raincoat
  • 7
  • Torch and batteries

Advisory

    7
  • TOUR PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • 7
  • Your travel to Manali
  • 7
  • Your return flight / travel from Srinagar
  • 7
  • Lunch on all days
  • 7
  • Fuel for the ride
  • 7
  • Snacks, beverages (bottled water, juice etc)
  • 7
  • Refundable security deposit for the motorcycle
  • 7
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section

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 booking value 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

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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