The Himalayas word originated from Sanskrit, “Hima” means Snow & Alaya means Abode. The Himalayas stretch across the north-eastern portion of India. They cover approximately 1,500 mi (2,400 km) and pass through the nations of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan, and Nepal. The Himalayan range is made up of three parallel ranges often referred to as the Greater Himalayas, the Lesser Himalayas, and the Outer Himalayas.
About the destination
Welcome to Ladakh:
Ladakh the kingdom of snow-capped mountains, Spectacular roads, High mountain passes, and pristine lakes make Ladakh as one of the best places to travel in India on a Motorcycle. Picture-perfect gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) dramatically crown rocky outcrops next to fluttering prayer flags and whitewashed stupas, while prayer wheels spun clockwise release merit-making mantras. Motorcycle tour in India on a legendary Royal Enfield’s offer once in a lifetime experience.
Ladakh Motorcycle tour on Royal Enfield:
Ladakh is accessible by Road from Early June till October, the primary road is from Manali – Leh highway, which is a 490kms stretch covering some mighty Himalayan mountain passes. The secondary road is from Srinagar to Leh, which is also known as National Highway 1D(NH1D).
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Month to Visit
Mid. June to
Type of Food
Authentic Indo- Tibetian & Indian
Day 1 - Arrive in Manali
On day one you will be picked up from Kullu Airport which is 31miles from Manali. Upon arrival at Manali, you will be checked into the hotel and just relax for the rest of the day.
We gather again in the evening for briefing, where you will be introduced to our Crew member, followed by dinner.
Day 2 - Manali Local Sightseeing
Miles - 40
Today you will be introduced to Royal Enfields motorcycles, which will be your partner for the entire tour.
After giving the briefing we will start the ride towards old Manali to explore the hidden secrets of Himachal Pradesh, on the first we will visit Nagar castle then a small track leads to Jana Waterfall.
We will have lunch en route and back Manali by early evening.
Day 3 - Manali to Keylong
Miles - 75
After spending 2 days in Manali at the height of 2050Meters ASL, we will start ascending towards Rohtang pass, this is the first mountain pass that we are going to cross at the height of 3978Meters ASL.
From Rohtang pass, we can view the snow-capped mountains of Himalayan ranges.
We will be staying at Keylong today at the height of 3080 MTRS.
Day 4 - Keylong to Sarchu
Miles - 70
After breakfast, we will start our journey towards Sarchu. We will be riding next to the Bhaga River. Enroute we will be crossing Baralachala pass, which is one of the difficult passes to ride on Manali-Leh Highway.
Baralachala pass is situated at the height of 4890Mtrs.
We will be staying at Sarchu today at the height of 4290Mtrs.
Day 5 - Sarchu to Leh
Miles - 155
Today will be the longest day in the entire expedition, so we will start our journey towards Leh after having early breakfast.
The road towards Leh is about 155 miles from Sarchu, begin with we are going to cross the famous GATA Loops, its a series of 21 hairpin bends which will take us to Nakee la Pass at the height of 4769Mtrs. After ascending we will have lunch at Pang, soon after the lunch our Ladakh motorcycle tour continues towards Moore plains, which is a flat straight road at the height of 4000mtrs, after riding for an hour or so, we will cross Tanglangla Pass, which is the second world highest motorcycle road and highest on Manali –Leh highway at the height of 5328Mtrs.
By late evening we will be able to reach Leh.
Leh is situated at the height of 3500Mtrs.
Day 6 - Leh Acclimatisation
Miles - 0
Today we will not be riding the motorcycles and it’s a complete rest day for acclimatization and maintenance of the motorcycles.
In case if you want to take a look at the market of Leh then we can arrange for the same at additional cost.
Day 7 - Leh to Pangong Tso lake
Miles - 97
After spending a rest day Leh, our Ladakh motorcycle tour continues towards Changthang plateau. We will cross multiple check posts where we will submit Inner Line Permits and proceed towards Chang La Pass, which is the third-highest motorable road in the world at the height of 5360Mtrs.
After ascending from Changla Pass, we will enter Changthang Plateau and ride towards Pangong Tso Lake.
Pangong Tso lake is situated at the height of 4350mtrs, it is 83 miles long and extends from India to Tibet border. We will be staying at Spangmik Village for the night.
Day 8 - Pangong Tso lake to Nubra Valley
Miles - 110
After spending a night at Spangmik, we will start our Ladakh Motorcycle Tour towards Nubra Valley, which is the coldest desert in the Himalayan Region. We will be riding through Shyok river Via Durbuk.
Most of the roads after Durbuk is off-road with river bed and multiple water crossings en route.
We will reach Hunder by early evening, where we will visit Camel desert safari to see Double Humped camel which is originated from Mongolian Desert.
Day 9 - Nubra Valley to Leh
Miles - 78
We start our ride towards Leh after crossing “Khardung La Pass- The Worlds Highest Motorable road” situated at the height of 5360 Mtrs.
Khardungla is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Kashgar Central Asia during ancient times. Crossing Khardungla Pass is one of the key highlights of our Himalayas Motorcycle Tour.
By early evening we will reach Leh and rest of the day can be utilized for shopping.
Day 10 - Explore Leh
Miles - 30
Today we ride to explore the local places in and around Leh like we will be visiting Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and, Hemis Monastery.
It's going to be a half-day excursion and we will be back to Leh by noon.
The rest of the day you can spend on shopping or taking a walk on the streets of Ladakh.
Day 11 - Leh to Kargil
Miles - 135
Today will bid goodbye to Leh and start our Himalayas Motorcycle journey towards Kargil. Kargil is 135miles from Leh and will take at least 6 hours of ride, most of the road to Kargil is well built and we will be crossing Namik LA at the height of 3700Mtrs and Fotu La, which is the highest pass on Srinagar-Leh highway at the height of 4108Mtrs.
Enroute we will be visiting Lamayuru Monastery and reach Kargil by evening.
Day 12 - Kargil to Srinagar
Miles - 125
Soon after the breakfast, we will start our ride to Srinagar, we will cross Drass town and mighty Zoji La pass as well at the height of 3528 Mtrs.
Zoji La is one of the most prominent mountain passes on Srinagar – Leh highway, the pass connects Kashmir valley to Ladakh valley and will be shut during the winters. By evening we will reach Srinagar.
Day 13 - Departure from Srinagar
You are transferred to Srinagar airport for your return flight where our services end.
What is included?
Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle.
Unlimited Mileage (Fuel is Completely on Us)
Standard accommodation on a twin or double sharing basis.
All 3 major meals with the set menu during the tour.
English speaking Tour Leader with a mechanic.
Support Vehicle with driver for all the riding days.
Required permits for Rohtang Pass and Inner line permits for the Ladakh region.
All maintenance costs of the motorcycle during the tour.
All government fees for sightseeing places as mentioned in the itinerary.
What is excluded?
All your international and Domestic flight tickets.
Medical or travel insurance.
Personal Damages/accidental damages to the motorcycle is not included.
Alcohol, tips, room service or anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.