|Duration||12 Days / 11 Nights|
|Total riding distance||1200 KM|
|Pick up / Drop||New Delhi|
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This tour is specially designed for the people who wants to cover Spiti and Ladakh in a short time. It covers 2 popular and remote places of Himalayas. It is not an ordinary route. Normally it takes longer time to complete the circuit. But we are calling it Extreme because we are doing it in less days so it’ll test your limits and endurance. It will surely pump up your adrenaline. The most scenic and adventurous route of the Himalayas.
Moderate-High: As the name suggests that it is extreme tour. So it comes under very difficult category as you have to drive long hours, almost daily. Ride adventure level is thrilling and varied from paved to dirt to gravel and at some places rock and water. It isn’t a route for the inexperienced biker, but an experienced rider will also find it enough of a challenge without being over faced.
Temperatures can range from hot to quite cold, with rain, and even some snow possible. Weather is as unpredictable as the uncharted terrain, only adding to your adventure. At some point you might think it’s impossible to ride but we’ll overcome all the difficulty together. This voyage is nothing short of epic. The voyage starts from the Manali (known as mini Switzerland of India) and runs through the high roads of Spiti valley and ends at old ancient Buddhist town Leh in Ladakh valley.
Itinerary – Spiti Ladakh Motorcycle Tour
All riders shall meet us at given place in New Delhi on a given time and will be transferred to the Manali by a Volvo Coach. It will take approx. 14 hours to reach Manali by road. Bus will leave in the evening and reach reach Manali next morning.
After lunch, you’ll get to see your machines (Royal Enfield). Our group leader will give you the brief guide on its spec and controls, and also gives a brief intro on Indian road condition, law and traffic. Now you have the motorcycle, so take it on a short ride to understand its controls, feels and riding condition of mountain road.
Today, we will start in the morning to spare some time to explore the Himalayan National Park. It will take approx 3 hours to reach the Banjar. Trek to Himalayan National Park gate or go for trout fishing in nearby river.
After early breakfast we kick start our journey to Kalpa with a difficult ascend to Jalori Pass as it the path is narrow full of mud and slush. On the other side, we’ll cross the bridge over Satluj river and join the famous India-Tibet highway. The ride is a bit easy till Kalpa. We have to drive for long hours to reach Kalpa.
Today, we take rest and will get our permits ready for the drive on India-Tibet highway. Due to route proximity to Indo-China border we need permits to drive in Kinnaur valley and Spiti valley. Enjoy the view of Pilgrimage mountain Kinner Kailash from Kalpa, also go on a short trek in nearby forest.
Today’s ride will be long as we have to visit some places before Kaza, so we start early in the morning. The road is almost tarred till Kaza except few patches. We drive alongside Satluj river till Khab, we’ll take left on Khab bridge towards Nako. At Nako, we’ll take lunch and continue riding to Sumdo checkpoint. We are now into the mighty Spiti valley. After Sumdo, visit world heritage sites like Tabo Gompa, Dhankar Monastery. We shall reach Kaza by the evening.
As Kaza is on very difficult Himalayan height so a day is must to acclimatize the high altitude. We will go for a short ride to Ki Gompa and Hikkim village. It will only take a hour or two. Visit the small town market and shop if you need anything.
Day ride will begin early as the journey is long with 1 Kilometer of trek to Chandratal. We’ll try to reach Losar checkpoint by 10 AM and start the ascend of Kunzum la. After a 5 min stopover at Kunzum top, we’ll drive down into Lahual valley. Just a km before Batal at a hairpin bend, take right on to Batal Chandratal road. From this junction to Chandratal total distance is 13.5 km in which one last kilometer is on foot. Enjoy the beauty of beautiful blue water lagoon and it’s surrounding.
After spending sometime here now drive back to junction and then continue the journey on original path. From Batal onward till Gramphoo the road is a shock and surprisingly adventures. We shall not disclose it but a advice, wear waterproof gear and shoes. At Gramphoo T- junction take right onto Manali-Leh highway and continue till Tandi. At Tandi fuel station, we’ll get our tanks full again and also get some reserve for the journey as there will be no fuel station for 425 km. Check into your rooms and try to take as much as rest you can.
Tso Kar is a salt water lake lies very deep in the rough high plains of mighty Himalayas. It is 226 km from Jispa and would take 9 hrs.to reach there, so we’ll start early. Drive past the beautiful bends of Baralacha la and high plains of Sarchu and enter into the Ladakh valley of Jammu & Kashmir. Enjoy the beautiful ride on 21 hairpin bends of Gata loops.
Now on Naki la top, ride to another mountain pass of Lachung La an continue till a small temporary Establishment at Pang. Star fresh from Pang after tea and snack break. An ascend from Pang will take you to Plateau known as Moore plains. A 40 km straight stretch of beautiful tarred road. Near end of the plains at Debring, take right turn towards Tso Kar. Check into your camp pinned at the distant shore of lake in a small village.
Start the day with a walk up-to the white banks of lake. If lucky, one can spot Himalayan deer ‘Kiang’ lurking on the other side of the lake. After breakfast, we are set to take off. We’ll drive back 29 km to Debring and shall join Manali-Leh highway. Climb to second highest pass of the trip Tanglang La (17,700 ft.). Leh is 110 km from the top of Tanglang la. Drive down on the other side and continue till Leh. Check in to your hotel and connect to the world after days of Nomad riding. Today’s journey would take 4-5 hrs.
After breakfast, leave for the highest motorable road in the world ‘Khardung La’. Khardungla is at 18,330 feet almost same as of the Everest base camp and it is mere 40 km from Leh. Khardung La is strategically very important to Indian army as it connects far Nubra valley and Siachin Glacier. Road is in good condition almost tarred. Ride shall take about 2 hrs. to reach top. On top we shall have a group photograph and a cuppa at Khardung la top cafe. It is advisable no to run or do anything which involves a lot of energy as Oxygen level is very low on top and AMS could occur if we don’t take measures.
In the evening, we would take feedback and have a conversation about the raid. In the end. Tickets for tomorrow’s early morning flight will be handed over to you.
Today your flight will depart from Leh early in the morning. After reaching New Delhi catch your international flight.
- Royal Enfield 500 or Himalayan 411 Motorcycle hire
- Fuel for the entire trip.
- Twin Sharing Accommodation.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
- First Aid & Oxygen cylinder.
- All permits and toll fees.
- Domestic Air fare.
- Support & luggage vehicle with mechanic.
- Tour Leader & Local guide
- International flights.
- Any personal expense.
- Motorcycle accidental damage expenses.
- Any extra meal other then mentioned.
- Single supplement (if applicable).
How to Book?
To book just send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
- You can pre-book a tour if there is more then 6 months remains in the tour departure without paying anything.
- You have to pay 25% booking amount when it remains 6 months in the tour departure.
- Deposit 100% of tour package amount prior to the 60 days of tour departure.
Refund & cancellation
- Up to 60 days or more before the tour departure; Refund 100% of the paid amount.
- Between 30 days to 59 days before the tour departure; Refund 50% of the paid amount.
- 29 days or less before the tour departure; No refunds.
This tour is available every year from June to September months. In other months Ladakh is not accessible but you can plan just to visit Spiti valley. For booking and inquiry of this tour contact us. Know more about Ladakh motorbike trip.