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  • Trip introduction

    Journey across the cold desert of Ladakh on a sturdy Royal Enfield 500cc motorbike with a 12-day motorbiking itinerary. With a gang of daredevil bikers, your ride begins from the gorgeous hill station of Sonmarg. You'll ride alongside the gushing rivers of Chenab and Shyok, traverse the winding Gata Loops and visit the magnificent Pangong Lake. Every day, you'll cross high altitude mountain passes, including the Khardung-La, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. You'll also visit Batalik, the main battleground of the 1999 Kargil War and experience the peculiar culture of the ethnic Dardic natives.

    Please note that the displayed price is the per person price for a booking of one motorbike rider and one pillion rider.

    Please note that the traveller has to pay an additional, refundable security deposit of INR 10,000 per motorbike to the tour operator.

    Destination

    Ladakh features one of the most striking motorbiking routes in the entire world. On this 12-day expedition, you'll ride Royal Enfield motorbikes across the landscape of khaki-colored valleys, snow-capped mountains and sprawling cold deserts. You'll visit picturesque monasteries and get acquainted with the enchanting Ladakhi culture. Traverse Khardung-La, visit the Pangong Lake, see the sand dunes of Hunder, step inside the Diksit monastery and see majestic rivers gushing incessantly along your way.

    Your ride will begin from Sonmarg and terminate at Manali. Every day, you'll stay at comfortable hotels or Swiss tents in the destinations that you visit.

    Destination highlights

    Ride through the Batalik sector and visit Dha and Hanu villages. | Visit high-altitude lakes of Pangong, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar. | Cross the sky-high Khardung-La mountain pass. | Soak in the unique Ladakhi culture at monasteries. | Explore Ladakh on a unique motorbiking adventure.

    Activity Details

    Off-road biking

    Yes

    Yes

    9186 feet

    17582 feet

    6725 feet

    1685 km

    210 km

    Experienced road captain and support mechanic with spare parts

    Royal Enfield

    RE Bullet

    500cc engine

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

    Please ensure that vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.

    No

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Srinagar to Sonmarg

    Reach the Srinagar airport by 14:00 hrs. Here, you'll greet a representative of the tour operator and your fellow travellers. You'll board a Tempo Traveller and travel to the nearby hill-station of Sonmarg. Overnight in a hotel at Sonmarg.

    Overnight in Divine Inn or Green Kohinoor or similar.

    A Tempo Traveller will pick you up at the airport and drop you to your hotel at Sonmarg. Today's meal package includes dinner only.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Srinagar

    Sonmarg

    14:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sonmarg to Batalik
    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Batalik to Leh
    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day at Leh
    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Nubra Valley
    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake
    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Tso Moriri
    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Sarchu
    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Jispa
    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Jispa to Manali
    Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Depart from Manali
    Day 12 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Arrive in Delhi
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  • Cancellation policy

    If the tour operator cancels this Ladakh motorbiking trip on the scheduled departure date due to any unavoidable circumstances, then you'll either be offered a spot in the next scheduled departure date or a 100% refund will be provided.

    If you cancel this Ladakh motorbiking trip at any day after the booking: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers will be required to pay a refundable, security deposit of INR 10,000 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.

    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.

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

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All prices displayed are for travellers with an Indian citizenship. Foreign nationals will be charged a premium to account for the additional cost of obtaining special Inner Line permits from the government.

    Travellers are allowed to bring their own motorbike on this Ladakh motorbiking trip. In such cases, the price of the trip will not include safety helmets and fuel. Please ensure that your motorbike is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.

    The departure date and itinerary of this Ladakh motorbiking trip is subject to change on account of any unavoidable circumstances like landslides, flight cancellations or weather conditions.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter the trip cost in case there is an unprecedented hike in the price of petrol.
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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
    • One-way tickets for a semi-sleeper Volvo bus for transport from Manali to Delhi
    • Accommodation in hotels or Swiss tents with attached washrooms for 10 nights on a twin/triple-sharing basis
    • Meal package consisting of all breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11
    • Services of experienced road captain and mechanic
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Bring your own motorbike (you will pay a total trip cost of INR 26,000 per person, without fuel and helmet)

    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Srinagar, from Delhi to your home city
    • Upgrade to one person per 500cc motorbike without pillion rider (arranged for total trip cost of INR 42,000 per person)
    • Refundable security deposit of INR 10,000 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 or sweater
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Wollen 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
    • Backup vehicle to carry luggage, backup fuel, spare parts and support crew
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)

    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
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits, etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.