Ride to the roof of the world with Red Panda Adventures. Let us take you on a motorcycling pilgrimage, known among riders as one of the best motorcycle rides you can ever do in your lifetime. This is one of the best and one the most challenging rides we offer and the rewards are yours to reap. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape, challenging terrain and immerse yourself in the local culture on our ride to the roof of the world.
We have been organizing guided rides on this route for over eight years and even now, every ride feels like the first time. We have deep local knowledge of this terrain and we understand, riders need a good mix of hard riding and comfort. This Khardung La Bike Tour offers a mix of everything, long sweeping tarmac highways, rough broken terrain, riding endlessly through valleys and high-altitude climbs.
The trip starts in Chandigarh at 1,050ft (350mts) above sea level and in about 1300kms, climbs all the way to a whopping 18,379ft (5,602mts) above sea level at mighty Khardung-La. This is the highest motorable road in the world, open to civilians.
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.
I can only highly recommend Red Panda Adventure. They took such good care of me and my family whilst we were touring from Chandigarh to Leh. Always accommodating, always caring - with wonderful places to explore and hotels to rest.
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Friendly and experienced riders. If your’re looking for a premium motorcycle tour/experience and an adventure on two-wheels — hit up Red Panda Adventures. Their rides will help you “escape the ordinary”, and it is worth every penny!
I totally got more than I had expected on their Enchanting Tawang ride in Feb 2019. With the help of their knowledge of the area, they had selected some of the most exciting routes which resulted in an intoxicating mix of Fun, Pleasure, Thrills on each day of the ride! All that you want out of something that is labelled as an Adventure Ride. The choice of the RE Himalayan as the motorcycles could not have been better either, it just did everything that you expect! Do I recommend Red Panda rides to other riders? - Whole heartedly. Will I take another ride with Red Panda Adventures myself? - Sure. I certainly hope that Red Panda cooks up some more equally exciting rides in that fabulous part of the world, called the Seven Sister states of India (NorthEast India).Read More
We did a thrilling ride through Arunachal Pradesh with Red Panda Adventures in Feb'19 on their Enchanting Tawang package. The Enfield Himalayan bikes arranged for the tour were just perfect for the terrain. The ride was well organized by genuine enthusiasts that form the team at Red Panda. The experience itself was truly magical, eschewing the usual touristy stuff for offbeat trails of which great memories are made. Would I do another tour with Red Panda? Well, all the riders on this trip are planning another tour with Red Panda at the first opportunity, and that should answer the question . Highly recommended with a double thumbs up from me!Read More