Trans Himalayan Motorcycle Expedition

Julley! This Ladakhi word works like magic in breaking the ice with the locals in Leh or, for that matter, anywhere in Ladakh. Couple it with a smile and you could ‘Julley’ your way through Ladakh. So Ladakh has been talked about by many and not one person who’s been there would say that he/she has been disappointed. This is a place that is unique in its beauty and unparalleled in its serenity. Ladakh is a mountainous region in the disputed northwest Jammu and Kashmir area in north India and in the area known as the Trans-Himalaya, (the lands beyond the Himalaya: Tibet, Xinjiang and northern Pakistan). A land of freezing winds and burning hot sunlight, Ladakh is a cold desert lying in the rain shadow of the Great Himalayas and other smaller ranges. Little rain and snow reach this dry area, where natural forces have created a fantastic landscape. Surrounded by rugged mountains this land is completely different from the green landscape of many parts of the Himalayas. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it is a land which has no match.


Day 1: Arrive Chandigarh

On arrival at Chandigarh Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In case you are arriving by road/ rail – hotel address would be provided to you. Brief on the itinerary and the tour will be given by your ride coordinator in the evening. The rest of the day is at Leisure. Overnight Stay in a hotel. (Dinner & Breakfast included)

Day 2: Chandigarh – Manali

We will leave Chandigarh in the morning after Breakfast. We will take the road towards Manali from here, via Bilaspur, Kulu valley & Mandi. By evening we will reach Manali. Transportation will be via Innova / Scorpio / Tevera / Xylo car. Stay in hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner is included)

Day 3: Manali –Keylong- Sarchu

We will leave Manali early morning after breakfast. We will take the road towards Keylong from here. Riding a total of 70kms from Manali via Rohtang Pass, we will reach Tandi. It is a small village, located 7kms before the town of Keylong. We will refuel at Tandi, which is the last petrol station before Leh. Situated at 4890m AMSL, Bara-Lacha La is about 40kms from Darcha. The name means ‘pass with crossroads on summit’ (roads from Ladakh, Spiti, and Lahaul join at the top). This high mountain pass in the Zanskar range connects the Lahaul district in HP to Ladakh in J&K. We will later halt at Bharatpur for lunch, which is filled with colorful Dhabas. After another 1-hour ride, we would reach Sarchu which is our overnight halt. Overnight stay would be in camps. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 4: Sarchu – Leh via Gata Loops & Moore Plains

After breakfast today we drive almost 230 kms. The ride would be full of beautiful landscapes on the way. We will cross Gata Loops and Moore Plains on the way to Leh.. We target to reach Leh by 1800hrs and retire. Overnight stay would be in a hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 5: Rest day at Leh

Finally, this is the 1stofficial rest day of the expedition. Today rest at your hotel and get the bikes overhauled if required by our mechanic. For those who are still feeling energetic – visit the local market and enjoy shopping. (No bikes would be provided today, as they would receive a full service for a smooth ride ahead). Stay would be in a hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 6: Leh – Changla – Tangste – Pangong Lake

This morning after breakfast, proceed to Pangong Tso lake, which is 134 kms (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. Before reaching Pangong Lake, you will pass through the Changla, a high mountain pass the world’s 3rd highest motorable road. It is on the route to Pangong Lake from Leh. The name literally means „Pass towards the South“ or „Pass in the South“ (Chang – south, La – Pass). Overnight stay in camps. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 7: Pangong to Hunder Via Shyok or Wari la or Agam

This stretch will be the most challenging and adventurous. We have to cross Shoyk river to reach Nubra via Agam. So we need to leave Pangong early by 7 in the morning, So that we can avoid crossing glacier melt water. 80Km of this stretch will be completely offroad with gravel and boulders. Overnight stay at Camps (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Day 8: Hunder to Leh:

Today would be a long riding day for us, soon after early breakfast, we will leave for Leh via Hunder, Diskit and Khalsar village. En route visit Khardungla Pass 39 kms from Leh. (Mountain Pass at 5578 m / 18300 ft.) Khardung -La which means Pass of Lower Castle,‘ is major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Breakfast &Dinner included)

Day 9: Leh Local Sightseeing :

Today is a relax ride, we will be exploring the local monasteries like Thiksey, Shey Palace and Army museum. Its will be a half a day excursion. Evening can be spent in the market for Shopping. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 10: Leh – Lamayuru – Kargil

After breakfast, we head towards Kargil. We ride downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. We will be covering
Lamayuru, Fotula top and Namikla. Overnight stay would be in Kargil Hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner is included)

Day 11: Kargil – Drass – Sonmarg via Zoji La Pass

We leave Kargil after breakfast. The 120kms stretch to Sonmarg takes approximately 8 hours. On our way we pay homage to the martyrs at Kargil war memorial located in Drass. We would be pass through the Zojila Pass to reach Sonmarg where we take a late lunch break. After crossing Ganderbal and Kangan we reach Srinagar and retire in a fantastic house boat to get a different experience altogether (Breakfast & Dinner is included)

Day 12: Depart for Home from Srinagar

Today bid farewell to your ‚Enfield Riders Ladakh Motorcycle Expedition 2017’ as you are transferred to Srinagar airport for you’re onwards journey.

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