Get ready to see sometimes emerald-green and sometimes midnight-blue pool of water as the Ladakh region is home to some very beautiful lakes- Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar. Start your journey with us on Royal Enfields by riding to the highest motorable pass in the world – Khardung La, 18,380 ft. and then getting down to Nubra Valley before you head towards the lakes.
It is awe inspiring to enjoy the ride throughout the high mountains of the world. Cross the truly breathtaking Chang La Pass (5,360 m) and follow the road to the luminous blue-green magic of Pangong Lake. Camp at the salty Tso Kar or the ‘White Lake’ where one could spend hours exploring. Arrive at Tso Moriri, or Mountain Lake which looks up to an endless sea of mountains. The area around the lakes also boast of an impressive range of wildlife and is one of the better places where you could try and spot marmots, foxes and the Tibetan wild ass. Live adventure and stillness on this Leh Ladakh bike tour.
Booking confirmation: 50% of the total trip fee is to be paid as advance to reserve the place in the trip. This payment has to be made at least 90 days before the start of the trip.
Balance payment: The balance 50% has to be paid 60 days before start of the trip.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We will provide a pickup and drop to this airport as part of the package. Inland train journey from Chandigarh to New Delhi and back is included in the cost.
Riding in the Himalayas is a lot of fun and promises adventure around every bend. Formed over millions of years, the Himalayas command and deserve respect. We try our best to inform our clients of all the possible challenges they might face and also of all the key highlights and attractions along the way. However, the ultimate responsibility of safety lies with the riders. We have had the pleasure of riding with over 150 riders in the last eight years and we hope to continue building these relations with like-minded individuals across the world. This trip is not ideal for someone who has just started riding. The terrain and the altitude can get overwhelming. We do not believe in rushing through this and we have a time table which allows for many stops along the way, for photographs and chit chat. There are a multitude of ‘chai’ stops along the way but we aim to start and finish the ride each day while the sun is up. The accommodation and food we provide is considered to be top of the line for this part of the world but we do expect our clients to set their expectations accordingly. Luxury in this part of the world is relative to the terrain and needs a bit of adjusting. With our extensive experience of operating in this region, we take full precautions for health and safety before and during our trips. We have a well-equipped support vehicle that is part of each trip. We carry spares for all kinds of small and big breakdowns and a mechanic is always part of the crew. The team is trained in first aid and we carry a well-stocked first aid kit along with medicines to tackle altitude sickness, stomach bugs, nausea, fever and headaches. We have a list of all police stations, hospitals, military posts and emergency services for all our routes to handle all eventualities.
On arrival at Leh airport your representative will greet you and drive you to the hotel. This day is for taking in the sights of Leh and to use this as an opportunity to acclimatize further. You could visit Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery and Stok Palace. Also Leh Palace, Hall of fame and head to Shanti Stupa which is a Buddhist white domed stupa on a hilltop in Changspa. It is an excellent spot to enjoy the panoramic view of the city at sunset. Briefing will be done after dinner and we get prepared to ride the next day.
We begin our ride by heading towards Khardung-La pass (5,602m / 18,380ft), the world’s highest motor able pass. After a photography session on the pass, we begin our descent and head towards Nubra Valley. Nubra Valley is sandwiched between the Karakoram Mountains to the north and the Ladakh range to the south lie the Shyok and the Nubra Rivers. The villages of Nubra are scattered along these two valley floors. This is a beautiful region that once formed a part of the Silk route into Afghanistan. Because of the lower altitude a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and grains are grown, creating an impression of abundance. Relax here at your beautiful tented campsite after the ride.
Free day for exploring Nubra valley. Visit the ancient, remote Diskit Monastery and a ride through the broad valley to the hot springs of Panamik, followed by an afternoon riding the Bactrian Double Hump Camels through the sand dunes of Hunder.
We ascend Wari La to get down on the other side for the first lake of the trip, Pangong Tso. We enter Changthang Plateau, the home for the nomadic tribes collectively known as the Changpa. A rough mountain road leads to the luminous blue-green magic of Pangong Tso. We'll spend the night in the tents with a sweeping view across the lake to the Tibetan shore.
Our destination today is Lato, a small village with few houses in between cliffs on one side and the barren mountain on the other side (3900m). The scenery of the valley, the cool breeze of the mountain glacier and the whispering of the stream prepares the mind and body to appreciate the beauty of nature. On our way to Lato today, we ride across Chang La, the third highest motorable road in the world. The Changla Pass is the main gateway for the Changthang Plateau. Overnight stay at a local homestay in Lato.
First up we ride along the Indus valley before we hit the winding road to cross Tanglang La at an impressive altitude of 5,325m / 17,469ft (2nd highest motorable road in the world). We then encounter the stunning More plains. However, we take a small detour in the middle of nowhere to reach Tsokar Salt Lake, a nature reserve and home to a variety of Himalayan wildlife. Overnight stay in a campsite.
After breakfast we ride on bone-dry trails through desert valleys - it's time to eat some dust! Our ride takes us past sulfur springs and over the windswept, Pologonka Pass. We ride through the plain roads and the split wide valley in between stopping by to have a cup of butter tea. Shimmering turquoise colour of Tso Moriri awaits us. We will be put up in campsites in Korzok Village overlooking the lake. Korzok, the village on the banks of Tsomo Ri Ri lake, is also home to the largest clan of nomadic tribes in the Ladakh region. The Changpa nomads live in Yak-wool tents and make a living out of rearing sheep and goat. Apart from its sheer beauty, Tso Kar basin is also a very important region for the Indian and Tibetan nomads who live here in the winter months.
Early breakfast today and we leave for Leh. Get ready to experience the wilderness, valleys and Chumathang village with hot spring, riding along the side of Indus penetrating through rocky mountains which suddenly open up in the valley of Leh. Farewell dinner party. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Early morning departure to Leh airport for onward journey.