Ladakh is a valley for those who know how to live, and how to travel. This “land of passes” is adventure personified and thrill manifested in a concrete form.Ladakh is a stimulating and gripping valley, a land of beauty and peace, and a paradise for those who love to live life on the edge. And if biking is the reason you live, then this expedition has a place for you. The Leh ladakh Bike expedition on Royal Enfield offers a challenging route, and is bound to take your breath away. Ride through the one of the most spectacular and picturesque landscapes in the world and cross over high mountain passes with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, rugged terrain and challenging routes. Come prepared for every possible weather from scorching sunshine to freezing blizzards, even in mid-summers.
Departure from Delhi to Manali by Volvo Bus service.Your ticket for To journey till Manali is included in the the Overall costing.
Day 2 Indulge your self in the local discovery and find the hidden gems of this enchanting Himalayan town.Visit Hadimba devi Temple,perhaps the one and only shrine in the whole of India where the main deity is not a goddess in the real sense of the term, but a ‘Rakshasi’ or a female demon.Short visit to Vashisht rishi temple dedicated to sage Vashisht and houses a natural hot spring with therapeutic properties,the local Tibetan monastery,Manu Temple, Naggar castle,dedicated to the sage Manu, Naggar castle and Nicholas Roerich art gallery.
Day 2 start your biking expedition to Jispa a village in Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh. Jispa is located 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha, along the Manali-Leh Highway also called the Himalayan highway and the Bhaga river. There are approximately 20 villages between Jispa and Manali. Pass the Beas nalla the place before Rohtang pass where the river Beas flows and forms a stream and gorge, then to Marhi a "shanty town of roadside restaurants" in Himachal Pradesh located midway between Manali and Rohtang on the Manali-Leh Highway, and Rohtang pass at an elevation of 13,054 ft,
Day 3 after breakfast start your journey to Baralacha pass which is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway. En route you will be crossing Darcha a village on the Bhaga River in Lahaul region.It is the northernmost permanent settlement in Himachal Pradesh along the Manali-Leh Highway. And then you head towards Sarchu a major halt point with tented accommodation in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.It lies on Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m.The halt will add an extreme adventure to your biking expedition with its camp. Because of its sky reaching altitude, the only means of accommodation possible in the valley is camping.
Day 5 move towards Leh covering approx 260 kms on your 350 cc Royal enfield. Leh, a high altitude desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and astonishing landscapes. En route cross Naki mountain ranges situated between Gurla Dhār and Handi Got, cross over Lahera Dhār, Lachang La (5065 m) and Tanglang La pass (5300 m) which is the supposedly the highest mountain pass on the Manali – Leh highway and the world’s second highest motorable road. Enter the Indus valley from the Zanskar valley.At an elevation of 6000m, Zanskar is the wild and untamed valley of the clouds, with the Himalayas guarding it like a mother; it is where the skies speak, and the mountains echo, and the poppies and the edelweiss bloom.
After the breakfast today you will take a hitch to Khardungla pass a mountain pass in between Leh and Nubra Valley.Sink in the Scenic landscapes of the Khardungla pass and then head towards Nubra valley which offers tremendous yet accessible scenery with green oasis villages surrounded by thrillingly stark spree slopes, boulder fields and harsh arid mountains.The postcard landscape of Ladakh and its iconic representation, the Hundar sand dunes is located in the Nubra Valley, at the base of the Karakoram range. The valley is splendidly beautiful, with the towering peaks of Himalayas in the backdrop and the crystal clear, blue fresh water lake- so clear that they reflect the skies, becoming one with them. Explore the valley on the back of a two-humped camel and lose yourself in the enchanting world of the Himalayas.
Head Back To Leh following the same Route.
Day 7 Rise early, have fresh breakfast and start your biking journey to Pangong Tso Lake ,a lake on the Indo-China border, situated high up at 4350 m and with only one fourth of the lake being in India. Situated near the Chang-la pass, the beauty of the lake is breathtaking and mesmerizing. The small camp and the yak safari make it for a perfect adventure afternoon for eccentric travellers. While, at one point you would feel as if the water is blue, there would be times when the colour would chance to emerald green and then to shades of blue, all making you want to rub your eyes and wonder if all this is actually real or just a fabrication of mind! Well, there isn’t a thing that is false for the waters of this lake change colours, and the best way to experience it is from within the banks of the lake.
Head back to Leh during evening hours.
Day 09 Proceed towards Tso Kar Lake.known for its size and depth, is a fluctuating salt lake situated in the Rupshu Plateau and valley in the southern part of Ladakh. Its cold and its brutish.
On Day 10 Drive back to Jispa from Tso Kar Lake
Reach Manali and head to local discovery. Evening hours Depart for Delhi by Volvo services.