A truly classic ride across the chain of the Himalaya during your bike tour in Ladakh.Couple of days for acclimatization, and after that we visit many of the area’s colorful Buddhist monasteries, spend a day white water rafting on the Indus and also bike the epic descent from the Khardung La at 5380 m the highest road pass in the world. This classic journey offers exposure to a tremendous variety of landscape and culture, as we travel from the high plateau of Ladakh.If you are looking for the excitement of challenging climbs and some of the best downhill in the world, set amongst ever-changing scenery, This trip is hard to beat.
Upon arrival in Manali.You will met our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure .Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02:MANALI TO SARCHU:-
Today we start our journey to Leh stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong(3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay.
DAY 03: SARCHU TO TSO KAR LAKE:-
After early breakfast we will leave Sarchu and drive towards Tso Kar lake enroute Nakeela Pass (16617 ft) and Lachung La.On the way we will have lunch and drive through Skyangchu Thang(Biggest & Highest Plateau on Earth Stretch of 42 Km) few km from hear we will reach Tso Kar lake. Upon arrival we will check in at our camp.
It a nice and small lake surrounded by a small pasture land and on the right side of lake there is this small village of Thug Jay which includes 10 to 15 family.There is also a small Gompa on the top of the small hill .Tso kar lake mainly attracts photographers from all over the world.One can see some of the amazing migratory birds including the very famous and very rare Black Naked Crane.Overnight in camp.
DAY 04 :TSO KAR TO TSO MO RIRI LAKE :-
After the breakfast we will ride through the rough wide desert ledge of Changthang valley. On the way we will visit a very famous Himalayan hot spring at Puga of Changthsng region. People from all over Ladakh visit this hot spring for healing from many joints problems. Hear in Puga we will see some huge mountains of Sulfur. Later we will ride towards Tso Mo RiRi lake enroute a small lake called Tso Rul and then ride through the barren land of Changthang and reach karzok .It is the only small village located on the bank of the lake.upon arrival we will check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05 :TSO MO RIRI TO LEH VIA CHUMATHANG:-221 Km/7/8 Hrs
Post breakfast we check out from Hotel and explore the Tso Mo RiRi, A beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water, around 240 Kms. from Leh in Rupsho Valley. The Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok and the population of Changthang is about 7000 Tibetan refugees whose settlements are scattered across the plateau.After exploring the region we will drive to Leh enroot stop at Chumathang, famous for medical hot spring and people visit to this place for medical bath. After a short halt drive to Leh . Upon arrival we will check in at Hotel.
DAY 06: LEH (EXCURSION TO MONASTERIES):-
Post Breakfast we proceed for Indus Valley Monastery of Shey, The ancient capital of Ladakh, Thiksey an impressive monastery complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village,Hemis Monastery and Stok Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07: LEH TO NUBRA VALLEY (126 Km / APRX. 05 Hrs):-
After an early breakfast we ride to Nubra Valley via Khardongla Pass (the highest motor able road in the world) at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or valley of flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. Visit Sumoor, another pretty village on the other side of the river. Samstan Ling Monastery or Gonpa is one of the 15 big monasteries of Ladakh founded by Lama Tsultim Nima who also founded the Ridzong Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08:EXPLORE TURTUK OF NUBRA VALLEY :-
After your breakfast, we will visit the Deskit.It is a capital city of Nubra Valley and have a small market in the middle. After spending some time in Diskit we will drive straight to Turtuk. This small village of Nubra Valley which was recently open for tourist visit and got a new name called Hidden Heaven on Earth. Because of its low altitude it has a breath taking green landscape. Turtrk was one of the famous port which lies on the route of Silk trade or Silk route trade. It is believed that the local people of Turtuk are mixed races of Russia & Turkey and the culture practice hear is very different as compare to Ladakhi culture because it is believed that during silk route trade many people from Russia & Turkey settled here. On arrival welcome in Guest House and after lunch explore the beautiful village of Turtuk. Overnight in Turtuk.
DAY 09:TURTUK TO LEH:-
After your breakfast we will ride towards Leh enroute Deskit Monastery situated on a hill overlooking the entire Nubra Valley and have see the biggest Maitreya Buddha’s Statue below the Monastery and later ride to Sand dunes enjoy a camel safari (Optional). Ride back to Leh and afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10:LEH TO PANGONG LAKE (06 HOURS APPROX):-
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at the camp near lake.
DAY 11:PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (06 HOURS APPROX.):-
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we ride back to Leh enrooted visiting Stakna an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village & Sindhu Ghat. Ride further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight.
DAY 12: DEPART DELHI (FLY OUT):-
Tour concludes. Travel To Himalaya thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to International Airport to catch the flight for your onward journey towards home.
|Category||Duration||2 Pax||4 Pax||6 pax||8 Pax||More then 8 Pax|
|Standard||11 Nights/12 Days||98.700||82,000||73,000||58,000||50,000|
The Package Does Not Include:
Max Altitude: 18,390 ft
Highlights: Manali –Changthang-Leh-Nubra Valley
Best Time:Mid June to End August