Area: Leh, Ladakh and Manali
Duration: 9 nights 10 days
Date of Start: 30 June, 2017
Day 1: Reach Leh
After reaching Leh you will get accommodated in your hotel/guest house. Relax in the night as the journey to Manali can easily take a toll on people.
Day 2: Bike Day (40-50 km)
Today you will receive your bike and the full day will be utilized to get you accustomed to the bike and terrain. The day will be also used to introduce you to the coming terrain and safety norms for driving in the mountains.
Day 3: Leh - Nubra Valley (135km)
This ride takes you closer to the wilderness. Ride over the Khardungla Pass and reach the Nubra Valley. The high altitude cold desert is a distinct landscape in the region. Dinner and overnight at Nubra Valley.
Day 4: Nubra Valley - Thikshey (160 km)
Thiksey is home of the Thiksey monastery which is famous for its location and architecture. The 10 storeyed temple resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa gaining the name "Mini-Potala". It has become a famous movie shooting locations and films like "Dil Se" and "Tashan" were shot here.
Day 5: Thikshey - Pangong Tso (150 km)
The lake made famous by the movie "3 Idiots" has become a major destinations for both riders and non-riders. The lake stretches between India and China and creates a mesmerizing view in summers with clear blue sky on top and and a crstal clear lake on bottom. Dinner and overnight at camp site.
Day 6: Pangong Tso - Thikshey (150 km)
Your riding journey ends today and it will ache your heart parting away from the loyal companion. Dinner and overnight at Thikshey.
Day 7: Thikshey - Sarchu (240 km)
Today’s ride will take you on a zigzag journey. The curves and bends of the roads and age old glaciers on the sides will create a surreal image for riders. Do not get lost in it. At the end of the day's ride you will reach the Sarchu plateau and build campsite there.
Day 8: Sarchu - Keylong (100 km)
The bumpy path is a challenge for anyone who rides on these roads. The ride along the Beas rives takes you across local establishments which will expose you to the life in the Himalayas. Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Keylong - Manali (145 km)
The ride from Keylong to Manali passes through the Rohtang Pass (4050m/13,287 ft.), which in Tibetan means “pile of dead bodies”. You can imagine the level of courage one needs to drive through this pass. Overnight at Manali.
Day 10: Back Home
After enjoying the ride in beautiful Leh-Ladakh you leave the beautiful city behind and head back home.
How to reach Manali
The Leh City airport is the best way to reach. It is near city and you get taxi and cabs for Leh city easily form the airport.
For the ride, carry the following things:
In case you get your own bike
Price Does Not Include
Anshuman Naik is a freelance Graphic/Web designer from Ahmadabad, Gujarat. A travel enthusiast whose definition of travel, once upon a time, like most other people around him, was limited to vacations to the typically crowded and commercial tourist destinations of India.
He started riding bikes to the north more than 10 years back and has covered the rides in Gujarat, J & K, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan.
He established started taking out guided tours in 2010 with a motto "to take riders and travelers on a ride that would be the most unforgettable and exhilarating experience of their lives".