Ladakh Biking

Ladakh Biking

Starting from : 34,500 Per Pax

Average Altitude: 12,000 ft.
Location: Jammu & Kashmir, India
How to Reach: Delhi – Manali / Srinagar – Leh
Highlights: Ladakh is a life changing experience and exploring it on a bike makes it soul changing. This one is not for the faint hearted and can be easily touted as one of the best experiences of one's life!

Itinerary
Chandigarh to Chandigarh – Leh Biking Trip

Day 1: Chandigarh – Jammu – Patnitop
Just Cruise along the highway up to Jammu. Overnight stay at Patnitop.
Distance Covered: 400kms

Day 2: Patnitop – Srinagar
We will come across the scenic and picturesque landscapes of Himalayas traversing Jawahar Tunnel enroute to the Kashmir Valley. Overnight stay at houseboat Monalisa. One hour Shikara ride in the morning.
Distance Covered: 200kms

Day 3: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zoji La Pass (3450m) – Drass – Kargil
Today we will ride through the famous tourist destinations Sonamarg and Ganderbal to reach the “Land of Martyrs”, Kargil and visit War Memorial at Drass. We will cover Zoji-La along the way. Green Pastures on both sides of the road and local shepherds grazing their cattle is a treat to the eyes. Don’t forget to enjoy delightful Kawa at ZojiLa Top. Overnight stay at Kargil.
Distance Covered: 200kms.

Day 4: Kargil – Namik La (3700m) – Fotu La (4100m) – Lamayuru – Leh
We will travel across some famous passes of the region to reach Leh, the administrative capital of Ladakh, famously known as “Little Tibet of India”. Fotu La is the highest point, on the NH1. It’s the same highway which was under attack in the Kargil war. You can also visit Lamayuru Monastery, Sangam (Zanskar and Indus River), Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Paththar Sahib on your way to Leh. Overnight Stay at Leh.
Distance Covered: 210kms

Day 5: At and Around Leh
Today we will pay obeisance at some famous monasteries of the region viz. Thikshey Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Shey Palace, Stok Palace and Hall of Fame. Shanti stupa was built by the Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu in 1991. Hall of fame is maintained by the Indian Army. Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 6: Leh – Khardung La (5359m) – Hunder (Nubra Valley)
Today we set out for a journey to the cold deserts of Nubra Valley. We will cross the Highest Motor-able road Khardung La along the way. Today we won’t spend time at the Khardung La Top. We will do that on our return Journey. Relax and spend your evening on the sand dunes of the Hunder and enjoy the ride of the double Humped Camels. Camping by the side of the cold sand dunes of Hunder will make for an unforgettable night.
Distance Covered: 140kms

Day 7: Back to Leh
Track back the same route to get to Leh. We will visit Diskit Monastery and spend some time at the Khardung La Top along the way. You can also see the Grand Canyon like Landscape between Diskit and Northe pallu. It is not that huge in terms of area and size but definitely worth a visit. Overnight stay in Leh.
Distance Covered: 140kms.

Day 8: Leh – Pangong
Today we travel through the third highest Motorable road (Chang-La) to get to the Changthang region. Take a break at Tangtse for lunch. Do look out for Marmot along the way. Marmots are large squirrels found in this region. Then you get the first look of the serene Pangong Lake. Drive along the lake for 4 -5kms to get to the 3 Idiots point and another 10 mins drive to get to the camps at Spangmik Village. Camping at Pangong.
Distance Covered: 150kms.

Day 9: Pangong – Leh
Track Back the Same route to get to Leh. Today you will be having a day off to explore local market and leisure around. Night stay at Leh.
Distance Covered: 150kms

Day 10: Leh – Sarchu After Breakfast, we take the much anticipated NH 21. This highway (Manali - Leh) is the most famous highway amongst the bikers and cyclists. Along the way to Sarchu we will cross 3 high altitude passes along with the second highest motor-able road on the earth, Tanglang-La. After getting down from the Tanglang-La top, welcome to the Moore Plains or Pang Ground. It is a 40kms straight stretch and at an average altitude of 4800m literally proves that this region is the roof of the world. After crossing 2 more high altitude passes Lachung-La, Nakki-La and 21 hairpin curves, GATA loops you enter the grazing fields of Sarchu. Camping at Sarchu.
Distance Covered: 250kms

Day 11: Sarchu – Manali
After Breakfast, we continue our journey on the NH 21. Today we cover 2 high altitude Passes, Baralacha-La will be the first. After crossing the Baralacha-La top you can see Surajtal by the road side. This lake is a source for Bhaga River which is a tributary to river Chenab. We will take a late lunch break at Kohksar, so that we don’t face any problem crossing the Rohtang Pass, the last pass along the way. After crossing Rohtang we enter the famous Kullu Valley. Overnight stay in Manali.
Distance Covered: 250kms

Day 12: Manali – Bilaspur – Chandigarh
Just cruise along the NH-21 to reach Chandigarh. Journey concludes.
Distance Covered- approx. 300kms.

Includes & Excludes
Inclusions:

  • Meal Plan MAP. (11 Breakfast, 11 Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Hotels, Lodges, American Safari Tents on Double/Triple Sharing Basis.
  • Insurance cover of the rider during the ride tenure.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Backup Vehicle with Mechanic all the way along.
  • Exclusions:

    • Parking and Permit charges of any kind will be excluded.
    • Fuel excluded.
    • Bike* rental excluded.
    • Rider will be charged for the spare parts such as clutch wire, clutch plates, chain links, engine oil etc. if used during the trip.
    • Personal expense of any kind.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section.
    *Royal Enfield 350cc/500cc and other bikes will be arranged, if required. Standard charges are applicable.

    Motorcycle Hire Details:
    • Bikes Available: Avenger, Royal Enfield Bullet 350/500cc (Thunderbird/ Electra/ Classic/ Standard), Royal Enfield Himalyan.
    • Rental for Royal Enfield Bullet 350 will be ₹1500/- per day.
    • Rental for Avenger will be ₹1300/- per day.
    • Rental for Royal Enfield Bullet 500 and Thunderbird 500 will be ₹2000/- per day.
    • Rental for Royal Enfield Himalyan will be ₹2100/- per day.
    • Deposit of ₹15,000/- per bike will be taken in advance which is refundable. Documentation needs to be settled with the vendor.
    • Rider will be charged extra for the spare parts such as clutch wire/plates, chain links, Engine Oil if used during the trip, although our mechanic will be carrying necessary spare parts along.
    P.S.: If the rider leave the bike in between the trip then he/she will have to bear the standard transportation charges for the bike. Any issue (Legal or of any kind) will have to be settled between vendor and the client. Adventure Singh will not be held responsible.

Tour Policies
Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation 30 days prior to the trip- 100% return.
  • Cancellation 15 days prior to the trip- 50% return.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days prior to the trip- No Refund.
  • Cancellation policy in case of inclement weather:-
    In case of rough weather, we have the full discretion, whether to go ahead with the trip/expedition or not. In case of cancellation due to rough weather, we will provide you with an alternate trip. The dates and the cost of trip may vary. In such cases following will apply:-
    • Cost of alternate trip > Cost of booked trip: Customer has to pay extra difference in cost
    • Cost of alternate trip< Cost of booked trip: Customer will be paid back the extra difference in cost.
    • In case we are unable to find a replacement for the trip, customer will get the full refund.

Checklist
Necessary items:
  • Jacket
  • A pair of sports shoes
  • 2 pair of woolen socks
  • 2 pair of cotton socks
  • 2 sweatshirts
  • 1 Track pants
  • A pair of flip-flops/slippers
  • Cold cream
  • Sunscreen lotion(SPF-50 or higher)
  • Tooth paste and tooth brush.
  • Liquid soap and shampoo sachets.
  • Facewash.
  • Chocolates.
  • Water bottle/Sipper.
  • Rain coat.
  • Ruck sack bag.
Medicines:
  • Diamox (Acetazolamide) - Used as a prophylactic for acute mountain sickness and as an aid for acclimatization.
  • Crocin Pain relief - Relief from pain/ache and fever.
  • Brufen (400mg) - Relief from mild to severe body pain.
  • Entroquinol - Relief from loose motion (Mild).
  • Streptsils Lozenges - Chewable tablets for sore throat.
  • Relispray - Ayurvedic spray for aches and sprains.
  • Lipguard

P.S - Take necessary instructions from your family doctor before taking any of the above mentioned tablets.