10 Night 11 Days
Ladakh Bike Trip is a land of High Passes because Ladakh has been described as moon land, magic land, and mysterious land for its unique landscape. It is country’s coldest, highest and the driest zone. Ladakh has a cool and generally dry mountain climate.
Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley. It is between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China for many years . Salt, grain, pashm or cashmere wool, charas. cannabin from the Tarim Basin, indigo, silk yarn and Banaras brocade are the most carried goods.
Although there are a couple of indications that the Chinese knew of a trade route through Ladakh to India. Since as early because the Kushan period and positively by Tang. Therefore little is really known of the history of the region. Then before the formation of the dominion towards the top of the 10th century by the Tibetan prince. Skyid lde nyima gon, a grandson of the anti-Buddhist Tibetan king. His army originally numbered only 300 men but still conquered western Tibetan.
Nyima gone found several towns and castles. He apparently ordered the development of the most sculptures. He says he had them made for the religious advantage of the Tsanpo (the dynastical name of his father and ancestors), and of all the people of Ngaris (Western Tibet) in an inscripton. This shows that already during this generation Langdarma’s opposition to Buddhism had disappeared. Shey, just 15 km east of recent Leh, was the traditional seat of the Ladakhi kings.
Day 2:- Manali Arrive at Manali, enjoy a traditional welcome followed by introduction with the Tour leader. Rooms will be allotted which will be followed by a safety & rescue session by a professional. In the evening , enjoy the campfire, followed by a tour briefing and some flagship celebrations and dinner.
Day 3:-MANALI TO JISPA 7 Hour Drive Wake up early in the morning. After breakfast, bikes will be allotted. Get ready to ride on the world's highest Motorable road : The Manali - Leh highway. As soon as you leave Manali, the climb for the 13,051 feet high Rohtang Pass starts. After Rohtang, the road descends into the Chandra valley, passing through Khoksar and then to Jispa.
Day 4:- JISPA TO TSOKAR 8 to 9 Hour Drive Today you ride from the lush green landscape to the stark moonscape which Ladakh is famous for. A very scenic - passing through small lakes, waterfalls and streams. It is undoubtedly the best stretch on the Manali- Leh highway. This section of the Manali-Leh highway will feel as if you're on a roller coaster ride climbing up and down from one Himalayan pass to another. On this day you will ride through three high altitude passes - Baralacha, la Lachlung -La (16,616 feet) and Nakee-La (15,547 feet)
Day 5 TsoKar to Hanle 5 to 6 Hour Ride 145 KM After breakfast, we start our ride towards Hanle, one of the restricted area in ladakh and only domestic tourist can visit with permits. We follow this route till Loma bridge and then take right towards Hanle then will have stay in Guest House. This Day is going to be very adventuruos and you will be witnessing the Galaxy from your Naked eyes in the dark Night.
Day 6 Hanle To Umling-La Pass ( World Highest Motorable pass 19300ft ) This Day is very important for us. After breakfast, we will start our ride early morning 5:30 AM towards Umlingla (19300ft ) which is a newly opened pass in Ladakh and we can proudly say that it is the highest Motorable pass in the world ( Umlingla Pass is more than 1000ft above Khardungla). Journey through this pass is very tough in terms of terrain and oxygen is very less. We need to drive for more than 2 Hour above 18000 Ft. After reaching Umlingla we have to come back from the same route ASAP towards Hanle. Overnight in Guest House ( Hotel is Not available on this Location)
Day 7 Hanle to Pangong (6 to 7 hours Drive) After Early Breakfast, we will start our ride towards Pangong lake. In between we have to cross chushul and merak village (the village has recently been opened for domestic tourist) Then we have a ride along the lake. Overnight stay in Camp at Pangong Tso.
Day 8:- Pangong Tso To Nubra (6 to 7 hours Drive) Today we will be taking one of the most uncommon routes in Ladakh area via Shayok village, which was opened recently for the tourists. While riding you will enjoy the scenery & view of mountains and road. You will also find multiple waterfalls on this route.
Day 9 Nubra to Leh Via Khardungla pass ( 6 Hour Drive ) ( Titled Highest Motorable pass 18380 ft ) Today, you take the road to the second highest motorable pass in the world – Khardung-La - at 18,380 feet. In spite of the altitude, today you will ride on some of the smoothest roads so far and the landscape also becomes grand. After conquering Khardung-La pass, you descend into the dramatically different landscape of the Leh City
Day 10 Leh To Kargil (7 Hours Journey) After Breakfast leave for Kargil en -route visit Magnetic Hill, Pathar Singh Sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame museum, giant living Buddha sculpture on rock Mountain and enjoy the view of Moon Landscape. Over Night stay in Kargil.
Day 11 Kargil to Sonmarg 5 to 6 Hour Journey After breakfast, leave for Sonmarg by crossing famous Zojila pass, Drass Village (2nd Coldest inhibited place in the World). We will visit Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger, Tololing) from Vijay war memorial hall site. Reach Sonmarg by evening. Overnight stay at Sonmarg.Note: