Home | LADAKH BIKE TRIP 2018 - EX MANALI
Day 1 : Arrive Manali – Afternoon motorbike test ride
The bus arrives in Manali morning. We check into our hotel, grab some chow and relax till lunch - the bus journey is a fairly tiring one. A true biker is never far from his machine and we lose no time in getting to our Enfields, waiting in the hotel parking lot. We learn about
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through a part-dirt / part tarmac road along the Kullu Valley. There are some tricky stretches of mud and bends that help you familiarise with the
torque charactistics of the bike (it s all in throttle-control, baby). The ride is a beautiful one right through to the end of Kullu Valley and
we return to our hotel for an early dinner. We have an eventful day ahead.
Day 2 :Manali/ Rohtang Pass/ Keylong/ Jispa (138 kms/ 7 hrs)
Wake up early this morning and begin your adventure. Start your ride to Rohtang Pass (3978 meters). The beautiful mountain pass is the gateway of your bike tour. This first leg of your journey is your first challenge as the roads are really bad and the weather conditions are also uncertain. Overcome your first test, after which you will pass through the Lahaul Valley. Lahaul introduces you to the mountains capped with snow all around. Proceed to Jispa, which is your halt for the day. Enjoy a delicious dinner of the mountains.
Steamed momos and thukpa are famous traditional Himalayan items for dinner. Fill your stomachs and be off to your well-deserved rest.
Day 3 :Jispa/ Baralacha Pass/ Lachung La/ Sarchu (85 kms/ 5 hrs)
Today you drive to Sarchu. As you leave Jispa behind, enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. This highway route, takes you into the heart of the mountains. Enjoy the splendid view as you pass through the Baralachha Pass (5000 meters above sea level). Keep driving towards Sarchu which is the border line between Kashmir and Himachal. From there, get to the Sarchu camp.
Relax for the rest of day and keep a high intake on fluids to keep away AMS (acute mountain sickness).
Day 4 :Sarchu/ Tanglang La Pass/ Leh (253 kms/ 8 – 9 hrs)
The day starts with a lot of challenges. Today you will have to ride your motorbike through flatlands and get into the mountain horizon.
No traffic lights, no grandmas crossing the road, just a long line of bikers with the odd truck coming down the other way. In the afternoon we cross the
Tanglang-La ( La means Pass), the second-highest motorable mountain pass in the world at 5300m. After crossing this pass, you will ride through
well-maintained roads all the way to Leh. On the way we can see the monasteries of Shey and Thiksey, perched on hilltops with desert oases at
the bases where the local Buddhist populations live. We arrive in Leh late in the afternoon. Check-in at the hotel in the borders of Changspa in Leh.
Spned your time exploring the local places. Rest for the night.
Day 5 :In Leh to Ride to Nubra via Khardung La pass (5600 m)
Morning–of the sixth day– begins with a visit to Khardungla Pass at 18360 ft which, not surprisingly, is the world s highest motorable pass. Leh Khardung la Nubra Valley (120 KM) Start early morning after breakfast start journey to Khardung -La pass 18380 Ft. The heighest motorable road in World. Further continue the journey toward Nubra Valley. Next halt will be at Siachen base Camp at North pullu. Enjoy the scenic beauty and reach hotel by evening .
Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra with bonfire .
Day 6 :Nubra to Ride to Leh
Today after breakfast drive to Diskit. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop,
facing the entire Valley. Later drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh check in Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 7 :Leh to Pangong Lake (149 kms/ 8 hrs)
This day of your tour covers a visit to the Pangong Lake. The largest brackish water lake in Asia is one of the best attraction of Ladakh. 2/3rd portion of the lake lies in China. The waters are crystal clear blessed with so many intriguing shades of blue. After a halt at the lake, proceed towards Chang La (5500 meters above sea level) and go forward to the army checkpoint at Tangse.
Check-in at the resort and have a comfortable stay for the night.
Day 8 :Day 08: Pangong Lake to Leh (149 kms/ 8 hrs)
Breakfast and a few quick walks along the lake and we point the bikes back toward Leh. It s a relaxing ride today. Nothing more to
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achieve than to get into Leh on time. Tonight will be our last night in Leh so the rest of the evening is spent trinket hunting in the bazaar
Day 9 :Leh to Jispa (293 kms/ 9 – 10 hrs
Oh no, not again! It is time to backtrack over our great Trans-Himalayan adventure on the road to Leh back over all the dirt-tracks,
river crossings and terrifying mountain passes. The task may seem daunting but the ride is completely different from the one that – brought us in.
The landscape seems different on the way out, the perspective changes and we have more time to notice things that we missed the last time around.
are welcomed into Jispa with shades of Lahaul green and the end of the great Himalayan desert. We will give Pang a miss and ride slightly longer to spend the night at Jispa, exactly halfway between Leh and Manali. We camp out in the meadows, with a thick blanket of stars to mask out the same fuzzy headache we encountered in Pang - an incredible experience in an incredible place. The same high-altitude rules on fluid intake apply.
Day 10 :Jispa to Manali (222 kms/ 8 - 9 hrs)
The morning may find us cranking our machines over a few times to get the oil to warm up - an overnight frost may have turned all the
lubricants into chocolate syrup. We ride down the pass through potholes and mini-rivers of mud (and fog if we re lucky), through to our hotel
in Manali for a good hot bath. Dinner with our bikes, with stories of recent adventures and plans for the future. A long ride and much deserved
sleep with dreams of high mountain lakes,
monasteries and dusty motorcycle trails on a totally different planet.
Day 11 :Manali Departure
After Breakfast check out from hotel and you can proceed to your onward journey on your own. Tour ends.
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