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  • Trip introduction

    Sign to ride on one of India's most iconic motorbiking routes from Manali to Ladakh on thundering Royal Enfield motorbikes. This 10-day odyssey is an adventure bucket-list item for many. From the desert sand dunes of Hunder to the salt-water lake of Pangong, you'll ride with an entourage of other motorbikers and an expert road captain. This unique motorbiking itinerary offers a short tour across the essential landmarks of Ladakh, with enough days to take a break, rest stop to admire the views and moments to experience the Tibetan culture at your own pace.

    Please note that price displayed is the per person price for a booking of one motorbike rider and one pillion rider. A refundable, security deposit of INR 15,000 per motorbike, not included in the cost displayed, is to be paid directly to the tour operator.

    Destination

    The cold desert kingdom of Ladakh is peppered with unique attractions, from the 100-feet tall, colourful statue of the Maitreya Buddha to the white-domed chorten of Shanti Stupa. This 10-day, adventure-packed itinerary will take you to these attractions on powerful motorbikes speeding on high-altitude roads and highways of Ladakh. You'll cross some of the highest motorable mountain passes in the world, including the Khardung-La at over 17,000 feet, and ride in the narrow alleys and streets of Leh, the largest city in Ladakh. All along, you'll have spell-binding views of arid high-rising mountains, painted in differing shades of brown and grey.

    Destination highlights

    Go motorbiking on one of India's most iconic motorbiking routes. | Spend a night in Swiss tents by the lake of Pangong. | Visit Leh's Tibetan market and Hunder's desert sand dunes. | Spend 10 days in the remote mountains of the Himalayas. | Get magnificent views of the desolate Ladakhi landscape. | Travel with an entourage of motorbikers and have exciting new adventures.

    Activity Details

    Off-road biking

    Yes

    No

    6725 feet

    17582 feet

    6725 feet

    1280 kms

    160 kms

    Experienced road captain and support mechanic with spare parts

    Royal Enfield

    RE Bullet, Classic or Himalayan

    500cc engine

    0-2 years

    Experienced support crew/mechanic, backup vehicle to carry spare parts and tool kits

    Travellers are not allowed to bring their own motorbikes

    No

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day at Manali

    Arrive in Manali and check-in to a hotel. You'll gather with the rest of your group and meet your road captain for a briefing session. This session will cover the itinerary in detail, introduce safety protocols and answer any last minute questions. After the briefing, you'll be allotted your motorbikes for a short test ride. Driving at slower speeds, you'll visit the Solang valley and Naggar castle to get comfortable with your bikes. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Arrive in Manali. You'll be accommodated at a hotel in Manali. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Manali to have extra meals at your own expense. This is also the day to visit the marketplace to pick up any last minute essentials.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Manali

    09:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Manali to Keylong
    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Keylong to Sarchu
    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Leh
    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day in Leh
    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Nubra Valley
    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Nubra Valley to Leh
    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day trip to Pangong Lake
    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Sarchu
    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 3 months before departure of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 months before departure of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: no refund.

    In case of show: no refund.

    In case traveller exits the motorbiking trip mid-way: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. The administration fee is charged by the tour operator, the transaction fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    The motorbike rider as well as the pillion rider is required to wear a helmet at all times while riding the motorbike. A safety helmet will be provided to all travellers by the tour operator.

    Travellers are required to carry a valid, govt-issued photo ID card and a valid driver's licence.

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the road captain during the Ladakh motorbiking trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip. Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please note that travellers will be visiting Pangong Lake on day 8 in a Tempo Traveller, SUV or mini-bus. Travellers will not be motorbiking to the Pangong Lake.

    Travellers will be required to pay a refundable, security deposit of INR 15,000 per motorbike. Any major damage or loss to the motorbike and use of any spare parts will be deducted from the security deposit. This deposit is payable directly to the tour operator and any disputes involving the deposit will be settled between the tour operator and the traveller.

    If any traveller wishes to exit the tour mid-way for any medical or personal reasons, an additional charge of transporting the motorbike from the leaving point to the end point will be applicable.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this Ladakh motorbiking trip due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Any photos or videos taken during the motorbiking tour may be used online for commercial and promotional purposes.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike for one motorbike rider plus one pillion rider

    • Fuel for motorbikes, as required, plus safety helmets
    • Backup vehicle to carry luggage, fuel, spare parts and support crew/mechanic
    • Basic spare parts for the motorbikes (all spare parts chargeable, if used)
    • Accommodation in hotels or Swiss tents with attached washrooms for 9 nights on a twin/triple-sharing basis (couples on a twin-sharing basis, subject to availability)
    • Meal package consisting of all breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 10
    • Services of experienced road captain and mechanic
    • All government permits and charges, including the Manali Green Tribunal permit and the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Manali, plus airport transfers in Manali

    • Upgrade to one person per 350cc motorbike without pillion rider (arranged for total trip cost of INR 48,000 per person)
    • Refundable security deposit of INR 15,000 per motorbike
    • Lunch, throughout the trip
    • Entry fees and photography/video charges at places of interest
    • Personal expenses like extra meals, beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts/shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Jacket and sweater
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Woollen and cotton socks
    • Waterproof, sports shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle
    • Fuel for the motorbike and safety helmets
    • Backup vehicle to carry luggage, backup fuel, spare parts and support crew

    You need to get

    • Govt-issued photo ID card (plus driver's license)
    • Towel and napkins
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • UV Sunglasses
    • Small torch or head lamp
    • Candle and match box
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits etc.)
    • Camera
    • Spare cash

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit