Bounded by two of the world’s highest mountain ranges the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram Himalaya, it is a high-altitude barren, deserted land which has some of the jaw dropping views and sceneries. With this barren untouched land it also has some of the green oases filled with apricot orchids and poplar trees to name a few. Despite the rough and rouged terrain the people of Ladakh are humble and have customs so very different and vibrant in nature.
Chandigarh – Manali
(Distance: 300 km Travel Time: 6‐8 hrs; Elevation: 2,050m/6,726ft)
After arriving Chandigarh by train or flight in the morning we ride to Manali.
Manali is located at the northern end of Kullu valley. The river Beas meanders through the town, surrounded by deodar and pine trees, tiny fields, fruit orchards and grassy meadows carpeted with wildflowers which give way to stunning views of lofty snow-capped peaks. Stay at Manali to get acclimatised with the high altitude.
Manali – Rohtang – Keylong
(Distance: 51km/64 km/ - 230 kms; Travel Time: 8-10 hrs; Elevation: Rohtang-3, 978m/13,051ft, Keylong – 3,350m/10,991ft)
The highway is open between the month of June and mid‐September when the Border Roads Organisation clears the snow. It connects the Manali valley to Kullu valley, Lahaul‐Spiti and Ladakh. The highway crosses some of the highest mountain passes in the world and promises to be one of the most memorable and scenic experiences of all time. We start our journey early in the morning and cross the famous Rohtang pass to reach Keylong in the evening. Overnight at camp.
Keylong – Jispa – Baralacha La – Sarchu
(Distance: 30 km/43 km/42 km- 115 kms; Travel Time: 5-6 hrs; Elevation: Keylong – 3,350m/10,991ft, Jispa- 3,182m/10,439ft, Baralacha La – 5,045m/16,551ft, Sarchu-4, 290m/14,075ft)
We start early in the morning and ride across Jispa and Darcha to reach a beautiful small Lake known as Deepak Tal near Patsio. After a brief photography break we head towards Baralacha meaning the big pass. We also stop at another small Lake known as Suraj Vishal Tal (origination point of Bhaga tributary of Chandra Bhaga river) enroute Baralachala. We reach Sarchu in the evening for camping under stars. Overnight at camp.
Sarchu – Lachung La – Tanglang La – Leh
(Distance: 54km/84km/109km-244 kms; Travel Time: 7-8 hrs; Elevation: Lachung La – 5,059m/16,598ft, Tanglang La – 5,359m/17,582ft. Leh – 3,505m/11,500 ft)
Leh, the historical city of Ladakh is the historical transit point for caravans of the bygone silk Route, and still looks and feels like a trading post of the ancient past. After a leisurely morning here, we ride to the Patthar Sahib Gurudwara, the magnetic hill and the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers. Head back to Leh by evening.
Leh the capital city of Ladakh is a historical transit point for caravans of the bygone Silk Route, and still looks and feels like a trading post of the ancient past. It is an imminently accessible and fascinating locale, featuring two notable monasteries, a palace, a mosque, and countless narrow, crooked alleyways beckoning the curious visitor. To stroll through Leh, taking in its sights, sounds, and a pleasantly‐ manageable population of just 10,000, is to experience what writer Andrew Harvey called “the peaceful life. ”The town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, former home of Ladakh’s royal family. It also plays host to a cultural dance show every evening. The evening can be spent exploring the local market.
Leh –Khardung La –Diskit –Hunder
(Distance: 37km / 71km / 7km –115km; Travel Time: 6‐7hrs; Elevation: Khardung La – 5,602m/18,380ft)
Starting early, we cross Khardung La, known as one of the world’s highest motorable passes and then deep into the Nubra Valley to the sand dunes at Hunder. Evening can be spent at sand dunes. Activities include double hump camel ride, archery and local cultural show.
(Distance: 77km; Travel Time: 2‐3hrs)
Starting early we cross THOISE (Transit Halt of Indian Soldiers Enroute to Siachen) air base to reach Turtuk by Lunch. The highlight of this trip, the remote village of Turtuk, which was once a part of Baltistan, is open to travelers. Besides the amazing scenery, there is an ancient fort and a monastery, springs with healing properties and pearls to be picked up in the mountains. The area boasts of rare wildlife: marmots, ibex and the elusive snow leopard. We spend the day exploring the area and stay at the Turtuk Holiday Camp, a brand new property surrounded by Apricot orchards. You can see Pakistan and Karakorum Range from this village. Before 1971 this village was in Pakistan.
A relaxed day in Turtuk, we visit Turtuk village to explore the local culture. We also do a half-day hike to a Small waterfall above Turtuk village.
Turtuk –Diskit –Sumur
(Distance: 98km / 112km –210km, Travel Time: 5‐6hrs; Elevation: KhardungLa–5,602m/18,380ft, Leh –3,505m/11,500ft)
Starting early, we stop at the Diskit Gompa dating back to the 14th century on silk route. After visiting the monastery we head to Sumur the other side of valley for night stay. Evening can be spent leisurely at Sumur sand dunes.
Sumur –Shyok –Pangong Tso
(Distance: 80km / 60km –140km, Travel Time: 6‐7 hrs; Elevation:, Pangong–4,250m/13,943ft)
Drive to Pangong Tso–a high altitude lake in the Ladakh Himalayas. The lake is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet. Two thirds of the length of this lake lies in Tibet. The lake is 5 km (3 mi) wide at its broadest point. We start early and take a diversion in Khalsar village for Shyok road. It’s a newly open road that saves one day, as you don’t need to go back for Leh to go to Pangong again. Drive is very beautiful along with Shyok River and amazing landscapes, also adventures as well due to few water streams to cross on the way.
Pangong Tso –Chang La –Leh
(Distance: 82km/78km –160km, Travel Time: 5‐6 hrs)
After spending the morning at the shores of the beautiful Pangong we head back to Leh crossing third highest road in the world, the Chang La, over 5000m high.
Leh - Delhi
(Distance: 15 minutes to airport)Fly back home.
Amenities includes according to the tour
- Pickup from Chandigarh to Manali in tempo traveller.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis in deluxe camps in Keylong, Sarchu, Turtuk and Pangong Tso.
- Accommodation in guesthouses at Manali, Leh, Hunder and Sumur.
- Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at Keylong, Sarchu, Turtuk and Pangong Tso.
- Local guide for Turtuk Village.
- 1 SUV for the entire duration of the trip.
- Mechanic along with spare parts backup.
- 6 Royal Enfield motorcycles per rider along with relocation cost.
- Two Dedicated road captain on their separate motorcycles
- Wireless communication support with the crew.
- Airport drop in Leh.
Amenities excludes according to the tour
- Any airfare.
- Personal expenses like laundry, alcohol beverages, entrance and camera fees, medical expenses, gratuities, etc.
- Any insurance.
- Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
Payments and cancellations
- A minimum 80% of total on confirmation.
- 2 months before departure –No Charge
- 29‐60 days before departure‐25% of total
- 10‐28 days before departure‐50% of total
- Less than 10 days before departure‐No Refund