Ladakh Motorbike tour 2018


Manali

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Duration
10 Days/9 Nights Days
Max Altitude
17,582 ft ft
Difficulty
Moderate
Low Temp
-5 to -2 ° C
High Temp
15 to 20 ° C

Overview

Join team Adventurescape on a once in a lifetime journey from the beautiful and adventurous land of Manali to the mystic mountains in Ladakh. The ride will commence from Manali through some rugged terrain crossing high altitude mountain passes like Rohtang, Chang La, Baralacha and Tanglang La to reach the majestic and beautiful Leh in Ladakh region. This journey will consist of rugged stretches of roads, snow crossings, water crossings due to glacial melts and occasional landslides which will test your physical as well as your mental endurance. Riding along snow covered roads and through picturesque landscape makes it an adrenaline pumping and one of the great motorbike expedition in India. Pack your bags and book your seats for a great adventure with Adventurescape.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival - Manali

Day 2 Manali to Jispa (225 KM)

Day 3 Jispa to Sarchu (250 KM)\

Day 4  Sarchu to Leh

Day 5 Leh Local

Day 6 Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (126 KM)

Day 7 Nubra Valley to PangongTso via Shyok/War La (206  KM)

Day 8 Pangong Tso to Leh via Chang La (156 KM)

Day 9 Leh to Sarchu via Taglang La (251 KM)

Day 10 Sarchu to Manali via Baralacha La (225 KM)

Itinerary


Day 1  Arrival at Manali 


DISTANCE:0 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 10,500 ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: NA
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: NA

Arrive in Manali and check into the hotel. Afternoon you will test ride your bikes. Our team will brief you with detailed instruction and information about the routes, destinations, rules & regulations and guide you for improving riding skills for high altitude Himalayan roads. You can also take a ride to witness quaint charming places of Manali like Hadimba Temple Local Tibetan Monasteries, Nature Reserve and Old Manali and Naggar. You will enjoy delicious local food of Manali and night stay at the hotel.


Day 2 Manali–Jispa (via Rohtang La & Baralacha La)


DISTANCE:137 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 13,000 ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Mixed (Tarmac Road, Off Roading)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy-Moderate 

After breakfast checkout and we will start riding toward Jispa crossing Rohtang Pass (13000 ft above sea level). Rohtang Pass is the nature’s most bewitching and adventurous pass of the Himalayas which connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. So along with our way, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of these Valleys and Chandra & Bhaga Rivers. Jispa (12000ft) located 20 km north of Keylong whose riverside and Himalayan mountain backdrop is sure to leave anyone breathless. Arriving at Jispa will be all for the first day of our trip from Manali. Stay will be overnight at Jispa in camps directly under the sky and magnificent stars with refreshing Campfire.

 

Day 3 Jispa to Sarchu (via Tangllangla, Lachhung la)


DISTANCE: 113 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 14,070 ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Tarmac road, off roads
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy-Moderate

At morning after breakfast, we start riding toward Sarchu crossing Baralacha La (16500 ft) the third highest motorable pass in the world. On the way passing by two marvellous lakes Deepak Taal & Suraj Taal. Deepak Tal is a small man made lake near  Patseo having its own charm whereas Suraj Taal Lake (second highest lake in India and 21st highest lake in the world) is the origin of Bhaga River, a tributary of the Chenab River. The Chandra River originates from moon shaped lake; Chandra Lake. The feeling of passing through this particular pass has a feeling of its own kind and you also will experience that by yourself. Sarchu is a great place to camp with beautiful campsites Arrive at Sarchu, the overnight stay will be in camp.


Day 4 Sarchu to Leh


DISTANCE: 260 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 11,562ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Offroad
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Moderate-Difficult 

We will begin our ride early morning towards Leh. Just after Sarchu we will be riding across Gata Loops. These are 22 hair Pin bends, that makes you gain the altitude very quickly. We will be riding along two passes Nakee La and Lachung La before reaching Pang. Just after crossing Pang, we will ride across More Plains. More Plains are 50 KM long beautifully laid tarmac road in middle of spell bounding landscape. After crossing More Plains we will ride across Taglang La and enter the Leh city by the evening.


Day 5 Leh–Local sightseeing


DISTANCE: 126 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:11,480′ ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Mixed (Tarmac Road, Off Roading)

Today we will rest and enjoy the beautiful Leh city. Enjoy the town of Leh and monasteries nearby. Places to visit would be some very famous tourist spots; Shanti Stupa, Hall of fame, Old Fort, Leh Palace, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and many more.


Day 6 Leh–Nubra (via Khardungla)


DISTANCE: 160 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:18,380ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Mixed (Tarmac Road, Off Roading)

Today we will take our journey to Khardung La which is‘WORLDS HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD’ at an attitude of5359 meters/18,380 feet. We will go further and reach Nubra valley which has completely contrasting feature, characterized by white sands amid snowcapped mountain ranges.The Hunder Sand Dunes are a unique bed of nature, located between. Hunder and Diskit villages in the Nubra Valley. We would stay overnight in a typical high altitude Ladakhi village and witness the rustic lifestyle of people in these most rugged terrains of the World. What you ride today has served as a caravan route which used to feed the Silk route through Karakoram Pass, for thousands of years. The Silk Route is now located in the conflicted area between India and China.


Day 7 Nubra–Pangong Tso (via Shyok/ Wari La)


DISTANCE: 126 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 18,380ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Mixed (Tarmac Road, Off Roading)

Today we ride to Pangong Tso from Nubra via Shyok village. Riding along the rugged terrain you would arrive at one the most spectacular high altitude lake known as Pangong Tso Lake. It has some of the most beautiful hues of blue that you would ever see in your life. It’s a lake that extends deep into China with only one-third with India. A night by the lakeside camp is an experience of a lifetime.


Day 8 Pangong–Leh (via ChangLa)


DISTANCE: 156 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:17,688ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Mixed (Tarmac Road, Off Roading)

Now it’s time to return to Leh for your last evening in Ladakh. You could spend the time collecting some memorabilia from Leh town, or just have an easy evening looking back at your time spent in this wonderful part of the world. These memories will surely be embedded in your hearts and minds for a long time.


Day 9  Leh–Sarachu (via TanglangLa,  Lachungla, NakiLa)


DISTANCE: 251 km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 17,580ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Mixed (Tarmac Road, Off Roading)

Today, we will ride on Leh-Manali highway across More Plains. More Plains are 50 KM long beautifully laid tarmac road in middle of spell bounding landscape. After crossing More Plains we will take a halt at pang and then ride along the Gata Loops (21 Hair Pin bends) before reaching Sarchu. Sarchu lies in the middle of the two beautiful destinations, Manali and Leh. Have a comfortable stay at night in the camp.


Day 10 Sarachu–Manali (via BaralachaLa & RohtangLa)


DISTANCE: 225km
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:16,040 ft
ROAD CONDITIONS: Mixed (Tarmac Road, Off Roading)

n the morning, drive through the Sarchu and reach the Baralaccha Pass till noon. Enjoy a smooth ride up the Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass will come with a number of challenges with mini-rivers of mud. By evening arrive at Manali and have a comfortable stay at the hotel in Manali.




Things to carry

  • RIDING GEAR
  • Riding Jacket with Thermal Liner
  • Riding Boots
  • Riding Pants with Thermal Liner
  • Full Face Helmet
  • Balaclava
  • Hydration Bag
  • Rain suit-if not having riding gears


  • BIKE KIT
  • Tool kit
  • Spare Key of the Bike
  • Bike's First Aid Kit
  • Original Bike Documents(RC,PUC,Driving License
  • ID Proof,Original and 2 photocopies


CAMERA KIT

  • Camera with Bag
  • Camera Charger and its cable
  • Camera Bettery
  • Extra  Memory Card .(If possible)


EATERIES

Chocolates,Protein Bars,Chewing Gum,Dry Fruits,Biscuits


BASIC  TRAVEL KIT

  • Itinerary printout (at least 2)
  • Travel Guide/Map printout (at least 2)
  • Mobile,mobile charger
  • Pen and Small Diary
  • Small Torch
  • Small Scissor
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Multi- Plug
  • Match box/ Cigraette lighter


TOILETRIES

  • Tooth Brush,Tooth Paste
  • Soap,Shampoo
  • Tissue papers
  • Face wash,Deodorants
  • Cold Cream,Sunsreen lotion,lipGuard
  • Sanitizer,Mosquito Repellant


SHAVING KIT

  • Shaver / Razor / Trimmer
  • Shaving Blades
  • Shaving  foam or cream



CLOTHING KIT

  • Jeans - 2
  • T- shirt-one for a day or less
  • Shoes(other than riding boots)
  • Handkerchiefs - 6(can be repeated)
  • Slippers - 1
  • Lower-1
  • Sweat Shirt - 1
  • Woolen Jacket (other then riding jacket)
  • Woolen Hand Gloves - 1
  • Warm Cap -1


MEDICINES

  • Pain Relief Spray (Volini)
  • Betadine - Antiseptic Cream
  • Combiflam or Flexon - Pain killers
  • Diamoz - for high altitude sickness
  • Avomine - Relief from Dizziness,MotionSickness
  • Digene - Relief from Flatulence,Indigestion,Acidity
  • Zinetac (150mg) - for Acidity
  • Entroquinol /Metrogyl - for loosw motion
  • Eye Tone - For somthings Eyes
  • d-Cold Total / Vicks action 500- for cold
  • Band- Aid Fast heal wash proof-
  • Cotton And dressing Bandage
  • ORS or ORS-L Tetra Packes - for dehyderation
  • Pudin Hara - Stomach Ache
  • Nasivion -  for Blocked Nose
  • Crepe Bandage - for fractures


                                                                      DISCLAIMER
Medicines listed here are just our suggestion as it most commonly used.You shall always Consult your
doctor before taking any these medicines



How to prepare

How to reach

How to reach by Air?

The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Air India & Air Himalayas (9

Seater Non-Scheduled Flight) are having flights for Kullu. Air India having flights to Kullu from Delhi

Airport & Air Himalayas operates flights from Chandigarh Airport.


How to reach by Train?

The two nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) and Ambala (360 km).

Onwards Journey can be traveled either by Chartered Taxis, Buses or by Air as Himalayan Bulls a

private 8 seater charter is available between Chandigarh & Kullu.


How to reach by Road?

You can also reach Manali by road. There are many Volvo buses running from Delhi and Chandigarh

daily. Delhi to Manali buses is available from RK Ashram Marg as well as ISBT Kashmiri gate. Chandigarh

to Manali Buses is available from Sector 43 Bus Stand.

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Activity Fee Per Person

₹22,999

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹INR 2500 (DELHI TO DELHI )
  • Porter Charge - ₹0

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