When you think of Ladakh you think of rugged terrains, high passes, beautiful valleys, snow clad peak in the horizon and lot more fascinating natural elements. It challenges the mettle and tenacity of the traveler as you come across some toughest Himalayan road. And a bike trip to Ladakh gives you all the above at its best. So, if you are a Biker its your time for this fury road
Ladakh Biking Expedition is a dream of every Biker. A ride of a lifetime, ladakh bike trip can introduce you to torquiose blue water, pristine sapphire lakes, rugged terrain.The first leg of trip starts from Delhi and the road continues through Srinagar, Sonmarg, Kargil, Lamayuru to Leh. and then second leg we cover Pangong, Nubra, Sarchu, Leh- Manali highway. Ladakh biking season is predominantly from June to September as from Ocober onwards temperature starts plunging in the 'Roof of the world'. it becomes very difficult to go for Biking expedition to Ladakh in November, December and January.
Leh Ladakh road trip via bike is always an experience unmatched with any other. The never ending long stretching road to Horizon and guarding sky kissing peaks in both side makes the ladakh bike trip so special that travelers across the world flock for Leh Ladakh biking trip. And obviously the journey becomes best when you make it your 'Royal Enfield ladakh bike trip'. Royal enfields are most suitable in this rugged biking trip for their rugged and tough body. Generally any bike above 150cc is good to go.
If you want accessories for Ladakh biking trip or other Ladakh biking gears, gloves etc. they are easily beavailable in any bike accessories shop.
Day 0: Meet at Delhi
Get together and Briefing at New Delhi the day before starting the trip. Arrange your accommodation for this day on your own. Day 0 is 1 day earlier to your start date.
Day 1: Delhi to Pathankot
We will start the trip from India Gate New Delhi to Pathankot at wee hours via Karnal (breakfast), Chandigarh (quick break), Ludhiana (lunch), Jalandhar and Dasuya.
Day 2: Pathankot to Patnitop / Batote
Hit the road from Pathankot to Patnitop riding through the green and mesmerizing hilly landscape while entering in Himalayas.
Day 3: Patnitop to Srinagar
Heading towards the heaven of India where we will get the opportunity to enjoy shikara ride in world famous Dal Lake and stay overnight in the lap of mighty nature of Srinagar. And will feel the beauty of Kashmir valley.
Day 4: Srinagar to Kargil
Now this is the day when we have to see, feel and enjoy the beauty of Sonamarg (Golden Cock) and just after that we have to face the actual adventurous ride of dangerous and one of the toughest pass of the world Zojila Pass and at the end of the day will be the witness of symbol of Indian victory (kargil war memorial- Drass) over the pak in 1999. As per sign board we will also cross the one of the most coldest inhabited place in the world (Drass).
Day 5: kargil to Leh
This is the day when we will welcomed by the Juley instead of Namastey or Good time. As after the feel of Kashmir valley we are going to enter in Ladakh region. This day we will also cross the highest pass of Srinagar Leh highway. Will feel the magical effect of Magnetic hill, enjoy the beauty of confluence of Zanskar and Indus River. Also have to opportunity to get blessed at Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib constructed and maintained by Indian Army.
Day 6: Rest day at Leh (Bike checks/ gear up)
After breakfast, check and gear up the bikes as necessary and get ready for the adventure that is to follow and set out for local sightseeing, exploring Leh and the neighboring attractions, visiting Shanti Stupa, Jama Masjid, Leh Palace, and the Hall of Fame. In the later part of the day,
Day 7: Leh to Pangong Tso Lake via Chang la
Gear up and speed off on the smooth tarmac to meet the Pangong Lake, mighty Chang La (17586 ft.) - the 3rd highest motorable pass in the world, and Monasteries like Hemis, Shey, Thiksey etc.
Day 8: Pangong Lake to Nubra via Shyok
PangongTso to Leh. Gear up and speed off on the smooth tarmac to meet the Pangong Lake, mighty Chang La (17586 ft.) - the 3rd highest motorable pass in the world, and Monasteries like Hemis, Shey, Thiksey etc.
Day 9: Leh to Nubra Valley (Via across Khardung La)
Ride up the dream of every rider Khardung La (18380 ft) - the highest motorable pass in the world, the most challenging yet the most fascinating of all passes, and then, reach the picturesque Nubra Valley and will spend night in the lap of beautiful Nubra valley.
Day 10: Leh to Sarchu
Today get ready to ride up a humpy &bumpy road to the mighty Tanglang La (17582 ft) - the 2nd highest motorable pass in the world, called by many as the "highway to hell" owing to its super smooth roadway and thus, riding on this road can be tricky demanding high alertness, cautioning the bikers at every turn as the elevation and turns are so sharp.
Day 11: Sarchu to Manali
At that day have to cross the jam packed Rohtang Pass and will reach Manali after the ride of hell to heaven.
Day 12: Manali to Delhi (End of trip)
Cancellation and Refund:
The activity is weather based and depends on the weather conditions.There may be last minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
For any reason if the traveler has to cancel any ticket (Flight/Train/Bus/or any other means of transportation), TripHippie won't bear any responsibility and no reimbursement/refund can be claimed by travelers.
Add-Ons –Bike Rental Charge in INR (Subject to Change)
Good to Know:
If local associations in Leh does not allow outside bikes to go beyond Leh then one has to hire bike from Leh for 4 days at least at his own and that cost is not included in this package. (With mutual understanding two guests can hire one bike and they can share the Bike rental & fuel charges so they can save money. These kind of unforeseen costs are to be borne by Traveler.
What all gears are included
Food is included? What type of food? How many times?
Yes. MAP (all Breakfast & Dinner 14 days)
All accommodation in Hotels? Or tents too?
Both in (80%:20%) Ratio.
If Hotels then what types of Hotels?
Budget or Standard.
In case of Tents what type of tent? Igloo type? Waterproof? Will you provide bedsheets and pillow? Sleeeping bags? What about toilets?
Swiss cottage/Waterproof/Hotel management provides bed sheets & Pillows/We are providing Sleeping bags/attached toilets on every stay.
My girlfriend also wants to join. So I am bit worried about safety and also washroom facilities during daytime. Can you explain on this?
Most welcome no need to worry at all. We maintain strict discipline. Each and every guests has to follow the basic rules.
What will be the size of each batch? Minimum & Maximum?
Minimum 20 maximum 30 pax.
Can 2 people ride on a bike? Pillion is allowed? If yes then pricing for that?
We are charging per head only.
What about petrol price? Is it included in package price?
No petrol/Diesel cost is excluded.
Who should carry the luggage, on the bike or the backup vehicle?
Back-up vehicle. In emergency a little bit you may have to carry.
If Pillion rider is allowed will it not be difficult to carry two people's luggage in a single bike?
Yes it is very difficult and risky as well.
Can people with a car join? If yes then do they need to pay petrol charge? And in case of breakage of that personal car, will you be able to provide support? Will that be chargable?
Of Course guests can join us with a CAR/SUV/JEEP/.Our package is excluding of fuel charges for all segments. Expert bike mechanic and backup vehicle driver will be there but with minor knowledge of 4 wheelers but they can fix the problems on temporary basis.
If some accidents or breakage happens, will you be able to provide assistance? Will that be chargeable?
Yes we will provide the assistance. Minor faults will be fixed on the spot and for major one has to pay for parts and carriage charge on actual.
What if my bike gets damaged and we need to wait for assistance from nearby village? Will the team move forward? Will there be anyone from the organizing team to be with me waiting until the helps arrived?
Yes we make some arrangement .
How big will be team size? And how many biking or travelling experts in that team?
Group size will be 30 pax maximum and 2-3 traveling expert will be there.
What about any accidental insurance? Is it covered in the price charged? If not, can you assist to get insurance, i am ready to pay?
No we are providing any insurance to our guests. We will assist to get it for someone.
What is the amount of Tax on actual package cost?
As my vehicle is Karnataka/Maharastra/Other states registered, do I need any permission for travelling during this trip?
Vehicle should be registered on your name only and original Registration Certificate, PUC and insurance is required.
Do you provide any backup vehicle which will carry our luggage and petrol?
Yes you will followed by a backup vehicle.
1. Backup vehicle is supposed to be used for breakdowns and emergency case.
2. We advice all the bikers to install Ladakh Carrier on their bike and carry limited stuffs for this trip.
3. We will share the complete list of required stuff once the booking is confirmed.
Will there be bike mechanic and medical support team during this trip?
Yes, mechanic will be there and first aid trained tour captains will be there on the trip.
On day 1, it is showing Delhi to Pathankot which is around 500KM, so are we traveling all this distance by bike on single day?
Yes, first day and last day we have to cover approx 500 KM and we all have to cover that distance by their own mode of transport i.e if any one joining us by bike then he/she will cover the distance by bike and same with the car. That’s why we will start the trip from Delhi by early morning so we will reach Pathankot by 6 or 7 PM in the evening. And rest of the day we are covering just only 150-200 KMs.
I have my own Royal Enfield bike but I am not yet sure whether to bring my bike or rent one. So can I book for the tour now without bike and then pay for bike just before the trip if needed.
Don’t worry. Its not an issue for us that you are coming with your own bike or rented bike, as we also prefer own bike rather than rented bike because you are much aware with your own machine.
You can get the rented bike just before trip also, but at that time there are too rush of bikers to rent the bike and charges would be high at that time, you will also get very fewer option to select the good bike so its just an advice to book your bike in prior to avoid rush and nothing else.