Extreme Ladakh – Spiti Valley Ride
Duration: 15 Days | Price: $2600
|Duration||14 Nights / 15 Days|
|Total riding distance||1800 KM|
|Pick up / Drop||New Delhi|
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Leh-Spiti circuit attract more tough motorcycle enthusiasts than any other Himalayan moto adventure route. It is the most popular Himalayan adventure route among the foreign nationals in India. It is not an ordinary route, You will face the sheer strength and glaze of Himalayas. It’ll test your limits and endurance. One shall must do it once in a lifetime. It cover up both Ladakh & Spiti valley region in a single trip. Only tough bikers can do it.
Today you will meet us at New Delhi Airport on a given time. After brief intro, we will fly to Leh city in Ladakh situated deep into Himalayas at an height of 3500 m. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will be advised to not to panic as you will feel slightly delusional due to lack of Oxygen or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). It takes a day to acclimatize these condition. But if you feel okay then you can go on short walks for sightseeing like ruin Potala Palace or Shanti Stupa.
Today you will feel refresh after a good night sleep and ready to explore. After lunch you’ll see your mean machines for the first time. Our representative will give you the brief guide on its spec and controls. And also guide you on Indian road condition and traffic. Now you have the bike, so take it on a short ride to understand its controls, feels and riding condition in India. while we arrange your permits for tomorrow ride, you feel free to see the city and enjoy its hospitality.
After breakfast we start our first day of motorbike ride. Today we will take you to a mountain Pass widely considered to be the highest motorable Pass on Earth ‘Khardung La’ which is at the altitude of 18600 ft. A Mix of smooth, unpaved and muddy road will take you there, it’ll be your first step of learning and experience your bike. We shall end our ride at Hunder which lies in a high cold desert.
Today we’ll left the hotel early in the morning for the first lake of the tour. And you are going to see the ancient Himalayas for the first time. 160km ride is a long ride specially when you are doing it on unpaved roads at altitude above 12000 ft, but Beautiful ultra high definition Himalayas and its few green lands comes along with small water streams will keep you going. At Pagal Nala water stream you get the first glimpse of blue water lake. Feel free to explore the banks of the lake. Accommodation in comfortable Tented Camps.
After Breakfast we will ride back to Leh through Chang La. Take rest or shop around all up to you for the rest of the day. This will be our last Day in Leh on this tour, So from Day 6 we will be spending few days at regions lack of certain amenities like cell phone network, Internet, quality restaurant, provisional stores etc.
Today we will leave the Leh city and head for the second highest altitude lake on the tour Tso Moriri (Tso means Lake). Tso Moriri which is also a wetland conservation reserve serves as breeding ground for the rare black necked crane bird species. From Mahe Bridge the road turns into dusty and covered with loose gravel all the way upto Tso Moriri and village Korzok. Accommodation in comfortable tented camps at the lake. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the lakeside and the village which is famous for its Korzok monastery.
Today will be our last day in Ladakh region. Joining the Leh-Manali highway, riding through the vast expanse of flat area called “the Moore plains” (at an average height above 13000 ft.) which stretches for almost 35 kms, another two high passes Lachlung La 16800 ft. & Naki La 16000 ft. and the beautiful 21 hairpin bends known as Gata Loops. We’ll reach Sarchu, the first settlement (& check-point) in Himachal Pradesh. Accommodation in comfortable tented camps.
Keylong a small town will be our next stop. We will be here after crossing over Baralacha La 15900 ft, one of the many high passes on this tour & considered to get the maximum snowfall during the winters. Going past small Suraj lake, we’ll ride along the Bhaga river all the way down to Keylong. Accommodation in comfortable hotel.
Ride to Kaza from Jispa is a bit long journey, so we will leave early in the morning. Also to avoid water stream at numerous occasion because as Sun rise over the sky water streams gets stronger due to ice melt. After having breakfast at Gramphoo, we’ll take the left route to Kaza from here. We’ll ride through the narrow gravel road for almost 80kms over the Kunzum La 15060 ft. till Losar checkpoint and enter into the lost in time Spiti Valley. We’ll continue to ride for 65 kms till Kaza (capital of Spiti). Accommodation in comfortable hotel.
Today We’ll see the 1000 years old Ki Monastery and Hikkim and Langza villages which are one of the most highest villages in the world. We will visit the highest post office of the world at Hikkim village.
We will set ourselves for early day start for a long ride. First stop will be at Dhankar monastery which is like the Ki monastery a fort monastery situated on a cliff at 12770 ft. After Dhankar we will be stopping at Tabo village 10760 ft. which is home to the holiest monastery of the world said by Dalai Lama, known to be 1000 years old.
Today, will start our push for the final destination Manali. En-route Manali, first stop will be at Sarhan.
We will start our second to last day of riding. Today, we will pass through some very narrow roads and highly dense Jungle and witness some bewildered landscapes of Himalayas. We will come across our final mountain pass ‘Jalori Pass’, which one of the steepest, narrowest and most green pass of Himalayas.
Today we shall ride through the heart of the Tirthan Valley and a a 3KM long Kullu tunnel en-route Manali.
Today we shall say good bye to each other. Your AC cabs will take you to the New Delhi Airport or Wherever you are staying at Delhi.
This tour is available from June to September of every year. Contact us for booking. Mostly people book tour at least two months earlier before the departure. For a complete tour planning information for first times we have created a guide on how to prepare for Ladakh ride.