Ladakh Bike trip -2018
Location Covered :Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Khardung La Pass - Pangong Lake - Manali
Type of Tour :Adventure + Culture + Scenic Beauty + high Altitude Lake
On Arrive Manali, our Representative will meet at bus stand and will transfer you to the hotel. Day free at leisure to acclimatize, do last minute shopping around for the motorbike safari . Overnight at hotel.
Bike Ride from Manali to keylong (115 Kms)
On your bikes from Manali to Keylong proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive upto MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spurce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul Night stay in Keylong. Overnight stay at the hotelclimbing over Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and enroute crossing several villages of Lahaul valley like Khoksar, Sissu, Gondla and Tandi the confluence of Chandra & Bhaga Rivers. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to explore Keylong town. Overnight at hotel.
Bike Ride from Keylong to Sarchu (107 Kms)
On your bikes from Keylong to Sarchu get prepared for the most interesting overland high altitude drive up to Leh. May take approx 10 hours. You will arrive at Darcha ( 3500 Meter) is situated at the junction of Yotche Nullah and the Zangskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. This is the main point for the trek lovers wish to enter in Zanskar valley or up to Leh. Your drive from this place will take to BaraLacha Pass ( 1620 Ft) and further drive to Sarchu which is nearly the mid point of Manali Leh route. Check in at your Deluxe Camp and spend a beautiful evening at the High altitude camp.
On your bikes from Sarchu proceed for Leh en-route crossing Nakeela and Lachalung-la Pass (16,617 ft.). Break for lunch at Pang and then drive on towards Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (a vast plateau stretching for 42 kms) and then crossing Taglang-La (17,585ft) and driving through the upper Indus Valley. Reach Leh by evening. Your further drive will take you to Upsi by crossing river Indus and follow the highway up to Leh. Check in at your hotel and overnight stay.
After breakfast ride your bikes to Nimo to witness the confluence of Zanskar & Indus River. Return to Leh enroute visiting Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Overnight at hotel.
Bike Ride from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La Pass 138 km
Today we take a day to ride into the Nubra Valley. The route from Leh to the Nubra Valley is one of the most scenic in Ladakh making its way over the world’s highest motorable pass, the Khardung-La (5540m /18380ft), and into the picturesque Nubra Valley. Where the rest of Ladakh is arid and barren, Nubra blooms and blossoms in many colours. It is a small stretch of land between 3 and 5 km wide in the northern part of Ladakh nestled at the foot of the Karakoram ranges. Overnight in tents in Nubra Valley.
Bike Ride from Nubra Valley to Leh 138 km
Return to Leh by evening and shop in the Main Bazar in Leh, a fairly compact area, selling everything from papier-mache and pashmina to silverware and semi-precious stones. Bargaining is important – in most cases begin by quoting a price which is a third of what the shopkeeper has quoted. Overnight in hotel at Leh.
Bike Ride from Leh to Pangong Lake (160 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
On your bikes leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong, which is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. Overnight in camp.
Pangong/ Hemis/ Thiksey/ Shey palace / Leh (185 kms/ 8-9 hrs)
After Breakfast drive back on your bikes to Leh, enroute visit Hemis, Thikse Monastery and Shey Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast on your bike leave for Serchu through Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft,2nd Highest motorable road in the world, Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on stretch of 42 Kms. Arrive at Serchu by evening. O/N Serchu.
Drive back on your bikes to Serchu to Keylong
After breakfast on your bikes leave from Serchu to Keylong Enroute crossing Baralachala Pass (4800 m),Darcha,Jispa,Gemur Gemur.O/N Keylong.
Drive back on your bikes to Keylong to Manali
After breakfast On your bikes leave from Keylong to Manali climbing over Rohtang Pass (3980 m).Arrive Manali by evening.O/N Manali
After breakfast you may join your post bike safari tour or check out form the hotel and your own arrangements