Leh and Ladakh Motorcycle Tour


Duration:  12N/13D

Itinerary: Delhi > Leh > Alchi > Dha Hanu > Kargil > Lamayuru > Leh >  Khardungla > Nubra > Pagong Lake > Tsomoriri Lake > Leh > Delhi

On this tour we explore a world stuck in time. Unknown to the world at large, Ladakh opened its doors to tourism in 1970’s and has since awed travellers with amazing sights and a rich cultural heritage. Ladakh or the ‘Land of High Passes’ is a barren yet beautiful region located in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sharing its east border with Tibet, Ladakh has Lahaul and Spiti to its south and the Kashmir valley to the west. This ultimate Leh and Ladakh Motorcycle Tour involves crossing over high-mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, rugged terrain and witnessing some of the most spectacular and picturesque landscapes in the world. Visit monasteries, sacred lakes, camp in the desert, feel the silence as you look at the sky and find a billion shimmering stars looking back at you. This tour is not just about thrills, it is a journey into the unknown. Come, discover an alien world of beauty and perfection – Ladakh!

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrive Delhi International airport

Meet and greet by our representative on arrival in India at international airport and transfer to hotel for installation. Overnight at hotel.

Delhi International Airport

Delhi International Airport

Day 02:  Delhi to Leh by Flight

Early morning departure transfer to airport to catch the flight to Leh, On arrival, meet greet with our local representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization. Evening free to independent activities in Leh market.

leh from aeroplane

leh from aeroplane

Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Leh to Likir to Alchi (approx 70 kms/02-3 hrs ride)

After breakfast interaction with cruise staff, later we start our motorbike adventure on Royal Enfield towards Likir, The Likir Monastery or gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh district in India’s northernmost state, Jammu and Kashmir. The monastery is located in Likir village is believed to have been in existence since 11th century. The original name of Likir monastery is Klu-kkhyil gompa. Besides being the oldest, the monastery is also known for the 75 feet statue of Buddha. About 62 m from Leh, Likir village located in Indus Valley is believed to be among the oldest villages of India. Likir means the Naga encircled. The monastery got its name as it is believed two serpent spirits –Nanda and Taksako – guard it. The gompa belongs to Gelugpa sect of Buddhism which is also referred as Yellow Hat sect. It was founded by Tsongkhapa in 15th century.

likir-monastery

likir monastery

Later continue ride to Alchi with following the Indus river, on arrival, installation at hotel. After freshen-up visit the world heritage the Alchi monastery: The monastery has lots of small Buddha statue in different form but the main attraction is the 1000-year-old wall paintings, Unesco heritage.

Alchi-monastery

Alchi Monastery

In the evening free time to walk around the village. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Alchi to Dha Hanu (approx 110 kms/02-03 hrs ride)

Morning after breakfast ride to the world famous village Dha Hanu, this is a rural village up the vertical rock walls of the Indus Gorge. Walnut and apricot trees grow around huge granite boulders throughout the village. The mild climate also favours wine-grape cultivation and cherries. The harvest festival in July is a big happening with the villagers dressing up even smarter than usual, and of course lots of chang (local beer).

dha hanu village

dha hanu village

On arrival, installation at Camp.

Day 05: Dha Hanu to Kargil (approx 50 kms/01 hrs ride)

Morning proceed to Kargil over Hamboting La to reach the pristine & pristine Batalik sector.

Hamboting La

Hamboting La

Later continue ride to Kargil, on arrival, installation & overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Kargil to Lamayuru to Leh (approx 250 kms/04-5 hrs ride)

Proceed to Leh (10000 ft asl – 234 kms – 10 hrs). Enroute visit Mulbek (known for its huge Buddha Statue) and Lamayuru monastery (10500 ft asl – The oldest monastery in Ladakh). Enroute pass the confluence of Indus – Zanskar Rivers and the effects of Magnetic Hill (Defiance of the law of gravity). Visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, in the late afternoon reach Leh.

Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek

Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek

lamayuru-monastery

lamayuru monastery

confluence of indus and zanskar rivers

confluence of indus and zanskar rivers

Gurudwara Patthar Sahib

Gurudwara Patthar Sahib

Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Leh/ Khardungla/ Nubra

Early departure to Nubra Valley (10000+ ft asl – popularly known as the valley of flowers.) (125 kms – 5 hrs) enroute visit Khardung-la-pass (the highest Motorable road in the world – 17582 ft asl).

Khardungla-Pass

Khardungla Pass

Post lunch can explore beautiful village of Sumur & Hunder with a Visit Diskit Monastery. Evening Visit high altitude cold desert and Sand Dunes to enjoy a Bactrian Camel ride.

Samtaling-monastery-in-Sumur-village

Samtaling monastery in Sumur village

diskit monastery

diskit monastery

nubra-valley-leh

Camel Ride Nubra Valley leh

Later return to camp. Overnight at camp

Day 08: Nubra/ Wari La/ Pangong Lake (Approx 140 kms/ 06 – 07 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast ride to Pangong lake via Wari La pass , a high altitude pass in Ladakh region, situated at an altitude of 17,400 feet. It is one of those lesser known passes that are nowadays getting a lot of attention. On arrival at Pangong, installation at camp. Evening stroll down on the bank of the word famous Pangong lake.

Pangong Lake ladakh

Pangong Lake ladakh

Overnight at camp

Day 09:Pangong/ Tsokhar Lake (4485m) (Approx 220 kms/ 08 – 09 Hrs)

Morning proceed to Tsokhar lake, a salt lake system in the Rupsho plateau which is home of the Changa nomads and support many rare wild life species. On arrival installation at camp.

tsokhar-lake-in-ladakh

tsokhar lake in ladakh

Overnight at Camp

Day 10: Tsokhar/ Tsomoriri Lake (4500m) (Approx 75 kms/03 to 04 hrs)

Morning ride to Tsomoriri, It will be a nice wilderness drive up to Tsomoriri Lake. Arrive reaching  Tsomoriri by late noon, check-in at the camp. In the evening relax and enjoy an overnight at the tented Camp in the Korzok village by lake side. Karzok is the only village and one of the most high altitude settlements in Ladakh.

tsomoriri-lake

tsomoriri lake

Korzok village

Korzok village

Overnight at camp/hotel

Day 11: Tsomoriri/ Leh (Approx 225 kms/06 – 07 Hrs)

We will leave early in the morning today to drive along Indus River into the Rupshu Valley. In the afternoon arrive at Leh check-in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure or to visit the local market.

Rupshu Valley

Rupshu Valley

Overnight at hotel

Day 12: In Leh – Day at leisure

Day at leisure for relaxing in the hotel or walk around in the Leh town.

Leh-Bazaar

Leh Bazaar

We host a farewell to our companions The Royal Enfields, carrying fond memories & promise to meet again.

Day 13: Depart Leh by flight to Delhi, transfer to Leh airport 

Morning in time departure transfer to airport to catch the flight back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel with private vehicle, later in the evening departure transfer to international airport to catch the flight onwards destination

Tour End

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