Day 1 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Delhi to Theog
Arrive in Delhi and meet your fellow motorbikers. Your motorbiking adventure begins with a morning ride from Delhi to Theog. You'll ride through the cities of Panipat, Kurukshetra, Chandigarh and Shimla as you leave the plains behind and enter the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Overnight in a hotel at Theog.
Day 2 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Theog to Chitkul
Continuing forward from Theog, you'll ride your motorbikes to the distant village of Chitkul, deep inside the Spiti Valley. En route, you'll ride alongside the rivers of Sutlej and Baspa, enjoying scenic vistas of mountains in the Kinnaur Valley. You'll stop to rest in the town of Sangla, before arriving at Chitkul, the last village on the Indo-Tibetan border. Depending on time constraints, you may stop for the night at Sangla and visit Chitkul the next day. Overnight in a guesthouse at Chitkul.
Day 3 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Chitkul to Nako
Ride north on the NH-5 and go deeper and deeper in the Spiti Valley. A mix of smooth roads and rough patches await you on the route. En route, you'll stop at the confluence of the rivers of Sutlej and Spiti as well as the town of Kalpa. You'll also stop at the Khab bridge to admire awe-inspiring views of Mt. Leo Purygal. By late afternoon, you'll reach Nako and visit the Nako Lake, depending on time constraints. Overnight in a guesthouse at Nako.
Day 4 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Nako to Kaza
As you continue riding from Nako to Kaza, the terrain begins clearing away. You'll see the greenery disappearing and the barren mountains of Spiti dominating the horizon. En route, you'll visit a string of ancient monasteries at the hillside villages of Dhankar and Tabo. Today's destination is the city of Kaza, the largest city in Spiti Valley. Overnight in a hotel at Kaza.
Day 5 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day at Kaza
A well-deserved break in on the cards after a 4-day journey through the mountains. You can explore the Kaza city or rest in your hotel room. Alternatively, you can also join the group in visiting local attractions near Kaza, including the Key Gompa, the oldest monastery in Spiti, the Hikkim post office, the highest post office in the world, and the scenic villages of Langza, Komik and Kibber. Return to Kaza by nightfall. Overnight in a hotel at Kaza.
Day 6 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Kaza to Chandratal Lake
The most scenic of all routes, today's journey from Kaza to Chandratal Lake takes you along rough mountainous roads via the Kunzum Pass. On the way, you'll ride through multiple waterfalls that spill from the top of mountain cliffs and cross the roads on their way down. You'll camp at a short distance away from the Chandratal Lake and visit the calm and cool waters of the lake after a 30-min trek. Overnight in Swiss tents at Chandratal Lake.
Day 7 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Chandratal Lake to Jispa
Today, you'll pass the town of Keylong, the capital of Spiti Valley, and begin riding towards Ladakh. Make sure to dress in layers for today since the temperature tends to drop on sections of the highway near the Rohtang Pass. You'll often see the Chenab River gushing alongside your route on the way to Jispa, a major halt point for motorbikers to Ladakh. Overnight in Swiss tents at Jispa.
Day 8 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Jispa to Leh
Ride from Jispa to Leh, the largest city of Ladakh. En route, you'll cross the More Plains, a vast stretch of flat land with breathtaking views on the horizon. You'll also ride through the challenging Gata Loops, a series of hairpin bends that require attentive motorbiking skills. Also on today's itinerary is riding through the second highest mountain pass in the world, the Tanglang-La. Overnight in a hotel in Leh.
Day 9 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day at Leh
Spend your day at leisure in Leh. Today, you can head out to explore local attractions near Leh, such as the Shanti Stupa, the Leh Palace and the Thiksey Monastery. In the evening, you can also visit the Tibetan marketplace in Leh to shop for any souvenirs or gifts. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.
Day 10 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Hunder
Take on the challenge of riding through the world's highest mountain pass, the Khardung-La, at an altitude of over 17,000 feet on today's journey to Hunder. Located in the Nubra Valley, Hunder is famous for sprawling sand dunes and the Bactrian double-humped camels. Enjoy a scenic evening at Hunder and visit the nearby Diskit Monastery. Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Hunder.
Day 11 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake
Proceed to the Pangong Lake, travelling over an off-beat, rocky and rough route that will test your skills of motorbiking. You'll ride besides the Shyok River, taking in scenic views of the craggy mountains. At Pangong Lake, you can spend some time by the lake and enjoy the star-studded night sky. Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.
Day 12 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
In the morning, spend some time on the banks of the Pangong Lake, visit the area featured in the popular Bollywood movie '3 Idiots' and travel back to Leh. Today, you'll cross the high-altitude Chang-La Pass, often layered with thick snow all over. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.
Day 13 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Kargil
Continuing forward from Leh, you'll take a turn west to reach the town of Kargil, a strategic and historic town in Ladakh. En route, you'll stop at the Magnetic Hill and visit the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, an important Sikh house of worship. You'll also stop by Moonland, site where several Bollywood songs were filmed. Overnight in a hotel at Kargil.
Day 14 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Kargil to Srinagar
Head west on the Srinagar-Leh highway and ride through the tricky turns of the Zojila Pass and cross the village of Drass, the second-coldest inhabited village in the world. You'll also halt to visit the Kargil War memorial, dedicated to the soldiers of the 1999 Indo-Pak war. Driving past Sonmarg, you'll arrive in Srinagar by late afternoon. Overnight in a hotel at Srinagar.
Day 15 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Srinagar to Pathankot
Depending on time constraints, you can visit Srinagar's beautiful gardens and the famous Dal Lake in the morning. Today's ride takes you from Srinagar to Pathankot. The route is primarily well-built national highways with a few sections of twisting mountainous roads. En route, you'll get to drive through the 3-km long Jawahar Tunnel. Continuing south from Srinagar over NH-44, you'll enter the green fields and farms near Pathankot. Overnight in a hotel at Pathankot.
Day 16 of the Spiti and Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pathankot to Delhi
On the last day of your motorbiking adventure, you'll ride over a long stretch from Pathankot to Delhi. A long day of flat and wide national highways takes you through the towns of Panipat, Kurukshetra and Ludhiana, before reaching Delhi by late afternoon, where you'll return your allotted motorbikes and proceed to your next destination. Your trip ends here.