Manali-Leh-Tso Moriri-Manali motorbiking (13 days)
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  • Trip introduction

    Ride thundering Royal Enfield motorbikes on one of India's most iconic motorbiking routes from Manali to Ladakh. This 13-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, which also takes you to the shimmering waters of Tso Moriri, is designed to offer a relaxed tour 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 sulphur-induced hot water springs of Panamik. This 13-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 lakes of Pangong and Tso Moriri.
    • Visit Panamik's hot water springs and Hunder's desert sand dunes.
    • Spend 13-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.

    Fine print

    Rules on the 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.

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for this Ladakh motorbiking trip.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for this Ladakh motorbiking trip.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    09:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total distance covered
    1800 kms
    Nature of motorcycling trip
    Off-road biking
    Motorcycle provided
    Yes
    Bring own bike
    No
    Elevation at start point
    6725 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    17582 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    6725 feet
    Total distance
    1800 kms
    Average per day distance
    170 kms
    Crew on trip
    Experienced road captain and support mechanic with spare parts
    Bike manufacturer/brand
    Royal Enfield
    Bike model
    RE Bullet, Classic or Himalayan
    Key bike features
    500cc engine
    Age of bike
    0-2 years
    Day-wise elevation details
    NA
    Breakdown assistance
    Experienced support crew/mechanic, backup vehicle to carry spare parts and tool kits
    Instructions for own bike
    Travellers are not allowed to bring their own motorbikes
    Weight or height restrictions
    No
    Maximum Weight
    NA
    Minimum Height
    NA
    Maximum Height
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  • 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.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Manali to Keylong

    With thundering motorbikes on hand, you'll head north from Manali on the Manali-Leh highway. With scenic views of the lush, green mountains of Pir Panjal, you'll reach the famous Rohtang Pass. This mountain pass, the first of many, is closed in the winters due to high snowfall. Crossing the pass, you'll enter the Lahaul Spiti district and halt for the night at Keylong. Overnight in a hotel at Keylong.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Keylong to Sarchu

    Today is the day of riding through difficult high mountain passes, as the route from Keylong to Sarchu takes you through steep ascents near the passes of Baralacha-La, Nakee-La and Lachulung-La. Look out for the chilly weather that often brings in a gust of wind, especially as you navigate the tricky hairpin bends of the Gata Loops. All along, dramatic views of the mountains will adorn the route. Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Leh

    Crossing state borders, you'll enter Ladakh and encounter the second-highest motorable mountain pass in the world, the Tanglang-La at over 17,000 feet. On your way to Leh, the largest city in Ladakh, you'll descend from the pass and ride through the More Plains, a vast stretch of flat plateau in the ocean of Ladakhi mountains. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day in Leh

    Take a well-deserved break and explore Leh at your own pace. While your motorbikes will spend the day in the garage getting a routine check-up, you can visit local attractions in the city. Some of the more popular choices include the Leh Palace and the Shanti Stupa. Apart from Buddhist monuments, you can also visit the town's restaurants to taste the local cuisine or the Tibetan marketplace to pick up gifts for loved ones back home. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Pangong Lake

    After a day's rest, you'll resume motorbiking and travel to the Pangong Lake. En route, you'll face a few sections of difficult terrain, especially near the Chang-La pass. But as you reach Pangong, you'll realize that your efforts were well worth the reward. Pangong Lake, a majestic visual spectacle, is the highlight of the tour for many. The waters of this humongous lake appear to change colours as the evening sun goes down and a blanket of twinkling stars emerges in the night sky. Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley

    In the morning, spend some quiet time on the banks of Pangong and meditate in peace. The sounds of nature at over 13,000 feet in Ladakh will ring in your ears. Soon, you'll turn back and ride into the desert sand dunes of Nubra Valley. The road conditions on today's route are inadequate and will require attentive motorbiking skills. You'll be riding alongside the Shyok River, with narrow roads carved into the side of mountains. By late afternoon, you'll reach Hunder, a small town in Nubra Valley. Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Nubra Valley.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day in Nubra Valley

    In the morning, you'll begin by visiting the Hunder sand dunes, where natives offer rides on the local Bactrian camels. You'll also ride to the Panamik village, popular for hot water streams that are considered healthy for your skin. On your way back, you'll stop by the Diskit monastery, the oldest monastery in the valley with a 100-feet tall, colourful statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Return to Hunder by nightfall for a merry bonfire in the desert. Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Nubra Valley.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Nubra Valley to Leh

    With an early start on the day, you'll gear up for another exciting day of motorbiking. Today, you'll experience another major highlight of your adventure, the Khardung-La. This mountain pass, the highest motorable road in the world, is often packed full of snow at over 17,000 feet of altitude. You'll cross the mountain pass and descend to the town of Leh. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day in Leh

    Spend the day at leisure in Leh. Today, you can put your feet up and rest in your hotel with your group or head out to explore Leh at your own pace. The narrow lanes and charming flea markets of the town present an interesting picture for an evening of fun. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Tso Moriri

    From Leh, you'll begin riding south on the Leh-Manali Highway. You'll see the clear mountains of the Chumthang Valley, often known as the valley of Tibetan nomads, as you drive towards Tso Moriri. Smaller than the Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri is another high-altitude lake in the Ladakhi mountains. The lake is flanked by rising slopes that shine in the colours of grey and brown, radiating a unique old world charm. Overnight in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Sarchu

    Your journey back from Ladakh to Manali begins in earnest on today's ride back to Sarchu. The initial stretch takes you on a patchwork of concrete roads and off-route dirt pathways. En route, you'll stop to rest at the small Tso Kar Lake before continuing forward. Soon, you'll return to the familiar Leh-Manali Highway that will take you to Sarchu by late afternoon. Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Day 13 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Manali

    The last ride of your motorbiking adventure from Sarchu to Manali is a recap of your Ladakh tour. Starting out from the barren mountains of Sarchu, you'll cross the Chenab River and the Rohtang Pass before entering the lush, green valleys of Manali. You'll reach the hill-station by late afternoon and return your allotted motorbikes. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Total distance covered
    60 kms
    Total driving time
    3 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Keylong
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10100 feet
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Total distance covered
    120 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Keylong
    End point
    Sarchu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14070 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10100 feet
    Total distance covered
    110 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarchu
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14070 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet
    Total distance covered
    250 kms
    Total driving time
    7 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Pangong Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13940 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet
    Total distance covered
    150 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangong Lake
    End point
    Nubra Valley
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13940 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10000 feet
    Total distance covered
    160 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nubra Valley
    End point
    Nubra Valley
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10820 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10000 feet
    Total distance covered
    140 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nubra Valley
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet
    Maximum elevation
    10000 feet
    Total distance covered
    130 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Tso Moriri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14840 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11480 feet
    Total distance covered
    220 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tso Moriri
    End point
    Sarchu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14840 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14070 feet
    Total distance covered
    230 kms
    Total driving time
    7 hrs

    Day 13 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarchu
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    6725 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14070 feet
    Total distance covered
    230 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs
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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 12 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 13
    • 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 57,000 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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    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
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day 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 2 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Manali to Keylong

    Overnight in a hotel at Keylong.

    Ride from Manali to Keylong. You'll be accommodated at a hotel in Keylong. All accommodation units will be allocated on a twin or triple sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Keylong to Sarchu

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Ride from Keylong to Sarchu. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Sarchu. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Every day, you'll stop at a restaurant or eatery en route to your destination, where you can have lunch at your own expense.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Ride from Sarchu to Leh. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. All accommodation units throughout the trip, including the Swiss tents, will come with attached washrooms. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day in Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Spend the day at Leh. You may be issued an equally reliable, Ladakh-registered motorbike for riding in Ladakh due to local union matters. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel at Leh as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Pangong Lake

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.

    Ride from Leh to Pangong Lake. Please follow proper acclimatization measures, as instructed by your road captain, in preparation of your travel to higher altitudes. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake. The tents will be pitched near the village of Spangmik on the banks of Pangong. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley

    Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Nubra Valley.

    Ride from Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley. A support vehicle driven by a mechanic will follow your entourage throughout the trip. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents or a hotel at Nubra Valley. The tents will be pitched at Hunder besides the Shyok River. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day in Nubra Valley

    Overnight in Swiss tents or a hotel at Nubra Valley.

    Spend the day at Nubra Valley. A road captain riding on a motorbike will lead your entourage throughout the trip. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents or a hotel at Nubra Valley. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Nubra Valley to Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Ride from Nubra Valley to Leh. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Please note that non-vegetarian food may not always be available everywhere.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Day in Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Spend the day at Leh. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel in Leh as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Please note that due to the high-altitude, there may be limited road access and availability of services like cellular network or bank ATMs.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Leh to Tso Moriri

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri.

    Ride from Leh to Tso Moriri. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Tso Moriri. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Tso Moriri to Sarchu

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Ride from Tso Moriri to Sarchu. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Sarchu. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Please remember to carry a govt-issued ID card and your driver's license with you.

    Day 13 of the Ladakh motorbiking trip: Sarchu to Manali

    Your trip ends by late afternoon.

    Ride from Sarchu to Manali. You'll reach Manali by late afternoon. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You'll give the motorbikes and helmets back to the tour operator in Manali. Your trip ends here.

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