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Motorbike Safari to Ladakh (Fix Departures 2017)

Himalayas simply conjure up - an "image" - satellite of magnificent snow covered peaks - remoteness / alpine green valleys / high altitude passes. Our Royal Enfield Motorbike Safari is to the saddle of Buddhist culture in Ladakh, living in harmony with harsh climatic conditions in the Higher Himalayas. This motorbike safari is one of the best activities to participate in a holiday catering pure unadulterated pleasure & taking the challenge of the intricacies of riding your 500cc motorcycle in the High Himalayas. This motorbike safari is initiated in the alpine valleys of Manali, to ascend high mountain passes in the Zanskar & Ladakh ranges.

The safari involves cross country ride of Changthang area, burning out energies at Pangong Tso Lake, the highest in the region & not to forget the Bactrian camel on the ancient silk route of Nubra Valley at the foothills of the world's highest battlefield. We will be crossing High altitude Passes - Rohtang Jot - 3978 M; Baralacha La (pass) - 4830 M; Lachulung La - 5060 M & (Suraj Tal Lake); Tanglang La - 5360 M; Chang La - 5262 M ; Khardung La - 5602 M

Manali - Pangong Lake - Nubra Valley - Monasteries & Khardungla Top - Highest Motorable road in the World

10 Nights / 11 Days

Day 1

Arrive Manali

Motorbike Safari in Ladakh

Upon arrival at Manali Bus Stand you'll met by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Post breakfast Check and verify your bikes before starting expedition to Ladakh. Evening at Leisure & Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Manali - Tandi (129 Kms)

We will make an early start towards Tandi, our next night halt. The abundance of greenery and trees dramatically disappears into arid landscapes as we ascend the steep mountains over Rohtang Pass. We can expect a few muddy tracks at times. Overnight camp at Tandi.

Day 3

Tandi - Sarchu (114 Kms)

Post breakfast we check out from the hotel and ride north on the Manali-Leh Highway. You get to see some of the most breath taking landscapes that the Western Himalayas can offer. The scenery gets more stark and barren as we climb up to the 16,500-foot high Baralacha La the second mountain pass on our journey. From the pass beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains can be seen. By early evening we reach the small hamlet of Sarchu with set on a large plateau. Upon arrival in Sarchu we check into camp. Evening at leisure & overnight stay at the camp.

Day 4

Sarchu - Leh (255 Kms)

Motorbike Tour in Ladakh

Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in leh you'll met by our representative and check in at our Hotel.

Day 5

Leh

Today is a well deserved rest day for the man and the machine. It is essential at this altitude to acclimatize.

Day 6

Leh (Excursion to Lamayuru - 125 Kms / One Way)

After an early breakfast we ride to the 11th Century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing Moon Landscapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides. On your return drive to Leh you first visit the Alchi Gompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh's monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.

Day 7

Leh - Khardung La (5602 M) - Nubra Valley (127 Kms)

Ladakh Motorbike Tour

Today is the day we all came on this ride - to be on Top of the World - the Khardung La (5602M)!!!

The initial smooth going track becomes tougher as we ascend, full of boulders and stones - but it is certainly worth the ride. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay.

Day 8

Nubra Valley - Leh

After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to HUNDER where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at DISKIT which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.

Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel.

Day 9

Leh - Pangong Tso (140 Kms)

Today we head towards Pangong Lake. Ascend the height of the world's third highest motorable pass Chang la over landslide prone area and wayward mountain streams deciding to change course at will. Upon arrival we check in at our camp / resort for overnight stay.

One of the toughest water crossings on this route is near the Lake - real challenge for man and machine! But once you get to the lake you will forget the tough ride, the maniacal streams and the cold...To find such a huge expanse of calm blue water at that altitude ! Its definitely worth the ride. The Pangong Tso (lake of great hollowness) is almost 130 Km long and 06 to 07 Km wide, extending east to west at a height of 14000 Ft.

Day 10

Pangong Tso - Leh

Motorbike Tour to Ladakh

Today we will head back the same way to Leh. We'll make an early start and try to reach Leh by afternoon. We need a well deserved rest and an early night. Overnight at Hotel. Later in the afternoon at leisure for last day shopping and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11

Depart Leh

Tour concludes. Mountain Trails A & E Pvt. Ltd. thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination

Cost of the Expedition:

Rs. 69,999.00 per Rider | Rs. 57999.00 per Pillion Rider | Rs. 45999.00 without Bike | Rs. 27999.00 Single Supplement

HOTELS & CAMPS INCORPORATED:

Day 1st Departure 2nd Departure Itinerary Hotel / Camp Meals
Day 01 11-Jul-15 08-Aug-15 Arrive Manali Rishi Palace D
Day 02 12-Jul-15 09-Aug-15 Manali to Keylong Drilbu Retreat B, L, D
Day 03 13-Jul-15 10-Aug-15 Keylong to Sarchu Goldrop Camp B, L, D
Day 04 14-Jul-15 11-Aug-15 Sarchu to Leh City Palace B, D
Day 05 15-Jul-15 12-Aug-15 Leh (Rest) City Palace B, D
Day 06 16-Jul-15 13-Aug-15 Leh to Lamayruru (Excursion) Namra Camp B, D
Day 07 17-Jul-15 14-Aug-15 Leh to Nubra Valley City Palace B, L, D
Day 08 18-Jul-15 15-Aug-15 Nubra Valley to Leh Whispering Waves B, D
Day 09 19-Jul-15 16-Aug-15 Leh to Pangong Lake Nubra Ethnic Camp B, L, D
Day 10 20-Jul-15 17-Aug-15 Pangong Lake to Leh City Palace B, D
Day 11 21-Jul-15 18-Aug-15 Fly Out    

Package Inclusions:

  • Assistance upon arrival in Manali Hotel
  • 10 Nights Accommodation as per the itinerary on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner in Manali & Leh (All Meals During stay at Sarchu, Nubra & Pangong)
  • Bike (350 CC OR 500 CC) for the above Itinerary
  • Inner line Permit to Pangong Lake & Nubra Valley
  • Wildlife fee for Pangong area
  • Professional bike mechanic along with spare parts (during the entire tour)
  • Tour Escort throughout the tour as per the itinerary
  • Utility cum Support Vehicle for the following itinerary
  • The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council fee (Ladakh entry fee)
  • Farewell party in Leh followed by Ladakhi Cultural Dance Show
  • One surprise gift for each rider

Package Exclusions:

  • Fuel for the bike running
  • In case of major mechanical damage, participant will have to pay for replaced parts and for servicing done by the local shop & accident damage will have to be paid by the rider.
  • Accessories for bikes (Available on direct cost)
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Prices included".
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  • Soft or hard drinks, starters.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Minimum 12 Pax require for each departure*
  • Any Airfare
  • 4.92% GST on total billing amount

Note: The Motorbikes tour can be also Join on Jeep / Gypsy Maruti Suzuki (self driving, or with driver) / extra charge from package tour.

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Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

Accommodation

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

Terrain

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

Climate

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

Food

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

Footwear

  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks

Clothing

  • In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.

Others

  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike

Health

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

Precautions

  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

Shopping

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs

Foreign Exchange

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

Exclusions

  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, driver's allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destination
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle