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About the Activity:
Fixed Departures: 4th July 2016, 8th August 2016

  • Indulge in this exciting 13 days mountain biking tour in a Royal Enfield 500 cc in Manali and get a chance to ride through the stunning views of this region.
  • Arrive in Srinagar and register with a customary houseboat skimming on the delightful Dal Lake.Meet the rest of the group and get briefed before your ride.
  • Begin your ride through the easy terrains and endure that you are comfortable with the bike.Reach Sonmarg in the evening and enjoy the view of the snow capped mountains.
  • Enjoy a genuine test ride the Zoji La pass 11,575 feet while enjoying the view of the beautiful mountains of Sonmarg.
  • Ride through the slush and broken roads and then the historic road from  Drass to Kargil with its majestic vies of green valleys and rivers.
  • Marvel at the sight of the rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at  Mulbek and then pass through the Namika La and Fotu La, before reaching Lamayuru. Head towards Leh for the night.
  • Explore the various places in Leh such as the local market, a monastery and the Shanti Stupa. 
  • Ride to the highest motorable pass Khardung La­ at a dizzy height of 18,380 feet and then descend into the Nubra valley while enjoying the unique landscapes.
  • Retrace your ride back and spend some time sightseeing or shopping in Leh.
  • Ride through the majestic grassland and meadows to the Changthang Plateau and pass the long and steep trails to the third motoable pass Chang­ La pass at 17,586 feet.
  • Marvel at the sight of the Pangong Tso lake 135 km and spend the night by the bank of the lake. Ride back through Chang La pass and to the Manali-­Leh highway.
  • Pass through the three altitude passes Taglang La and Gata loops a series of 21 switchbacks down the valley.
  • Enjoy riding through the landscapes from barren lands to slight green plantation and reach Keylong for the night.
  • Next ride along the amazing views of the Chandra and Bagha rivers and enjoy the scenic view of the Rohtang pass.Descent from the pass and ride to Manali.
  • Depart from Manali after an adventurous ride.



Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrive at Srinagar

    Arrive at Srinagar and check in to a traditional houseboat floating on the beautiful Dal Lake.

    After meeting the rest of the group and a pre­ ride briefing, you are free to enjoy the lake with a Shikara ride.

  • Day 2 -

    Srinagar to Sonmarg, Motorcycle orientation

    Today start the ride with an easy ride on various terrain which you would encounter later on in tour.

    This is to make sure you are comfortable with the motorcycle you are riding.

    Reach Sonmarg by evening,

    Enjoy the alpine landscape and snow­capped peaks around before calling it a day at a hotel.

  • Day 3 -

    Sonmarg to Kargil

    Today's the first real test of the ride.

    Ride through the Zoji La pass at 11,575 feet and pass 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 you ride through slush and broken roads before you set eyes on the brown landscape awaiting ahead.

    Ride through the historic road from Drass to Kargil while enjoying the majestic views, green villages and raging rivers alongside.

  • Day 4 -

    Kargil to Leh

    Enjoy the striking rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek soon after you depart from Kargil.

    Then you cross over two very beautiful passes, Namika La and Fotu La, before reaching the unique moonscape of Lamayuru.

    After spending some time at Lamayuru monastery, continue the journey ahead to Leh, the destination for the night.

  • Day 5 -

    Sightseeing in Leh

    Enjoy the most amazing views in Leh.

    After a half day's rest you explore various parts of Leh, such as the local market, a monastery and the Shanti Stupa.

  • Day 6 -

    Leh to Hunder vis Khardung la Pass

    Today, you 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.

    Ride to the hunder village in Nubra valley that lies amidst big sand dunes and small streams.

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

  • Day 7 -

    Hunder to Leh

    Today retrace your ride and cross the mighty Khardung La pass again to reach Leh.

    You are free to spend the second half of the day sightseeing or shopping if you so wish.

  • Day 8 -

    Leh to Pangong Tso Lake

    Enjoy the breathtaking 30,000 sq km Changthang Plateau on your ride.

    Changthang’s great plains have some of the most majestic grasslands and meadows in the world.

    But to reach Changthang, you have a long and steep ride through the third highest motorable pass in the world, the Chang­ La pass at 17,586 feet.

    But the real treat is the 135 km long Pangong Tso lake.

    One can spend hours gazing at the changing colours of this lake.

    Spend the night on the banks of the lake.

  • Day 9 -

    Pangong Tso lake to Rumtse

    This day, as you ride along the clear blue Pangong Tso lake where very few tourists visit.

    After a short ride around the Pangong lake, you retrace your ride back to Chang La pass and to the Manali-­Leh highway.

    Over night at Rumtse.

  • Day 10 -

    Rumtse to Sarchu

    The best ride on the Manali-­Leh highway is the stretch to Sarchu.

    There are not just one, but three high­-altitude passes on this day, including the second­-highest motorable pass in the world, Taglang La, at 17,480 feet.

    Not to forget the amazing Gata loops - a series of 21 switchbacks that take you down into into the valley.

    Spend the night in Swiss tents at a campsite, as there are no permanent structures in Sarchu.

  • Day 11 -

    Sarchu to Keylong

    In this day's ride get amazed by the passing landscapes, small lakes, rivers and one high-altitude pass.

    The landscape too will transform from barren desert land to sights of green plantations and small patches of forests.

    Keylong is a small town on the Manali-­Leh highway and here you spend the night at a hotel.

  • Day 12 -

    Keylong to Manali

    The last day of the ride is the greenest so far, along the Chandra and Bagha rivers.

    Finally, cross the scenic Rohtang pass down to the sight of lush green Himalayan mountains and waterfalls.

    Nature here is at its best.

    After the descent from the pass, you ride to Manali, in the Himalayas and call it a day at a hotel.

  • Day 13 -

    Depart from Manali

    Conclude your tour after departing from Manali.

Stay

    7
  • Guesthouse, Camps and Swiss Tents on Double or Single Occupancy

Meal

    7
  • Breakfast
  • 7
  • Dinner

Activity

    7
  • Biking

Other Inclusions

    7
  • Stay on twin­-sharing(double-occupancy) basis
  • 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
  • Good quality Helmet
  • 7
  • Waterproof riding gear, or suitable clothing to ride in cold conditions which protects you in an unlikely spill; like leather pants or jeans
  • 7
  • Rain gear, if riding gear is not waterproof
  • 7
  • Riding boots or hiking boots
  • 7
  • Riding gloves since it is cold out there and Enfield does not have heated grips
  • 7
  • Thermal inner wear
  • 7
  • Nightwear and casual clothing for time away from the motorcycle
  • 7
  • Flip-flops or spare set of boots
  • 7
  • Balaclava
  • 7
  • Spare set of spectacles if applicable
  • 7
  • Driving license
  • 7
  • Headlamp with one set of spare batteries
  • 7
  • If you are taking any medication, carry them from home
  • 7
  • 7
  • OPTIONAL
  • 7
  • Riding glasses or shades
  • 7
  • Sleeping bag
  • 7
  • Sunscreen
  • 7
  • Swim wear
  • 7
  • Ladies, if you use tampons, carry them from home
  • 7
  • Cap / hat
  • 7
  • Mosquito repellent

Advisory

    7
  • 1 year riding experience is required by the rider
  • 7
  • Valid motorcycle license

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

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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