For every rider who wants to challenge their own limits, test their riding skills and have a tryst with the trickiest terrains, none but Ladakh appeals them! Also called the ‘Land of High Passes’, this part of the country is bestowed with towering mountains, fascinating peaks, extremely rugged terrains, barren meadows, and lot more! Owing to all these, Ladakh proves to be a paradise for those who craves for throttle, dreams for the maximum torque and yearns for a tryst with the exhilarating riding trails. While on this 15 Days Ladakh Bike Tour, bikers will find everything that inspire them to ride unitedly. A hand-picked biking expedition, this Ladakh biking tour passes through some of the most enthralling passes, scenic lakes, magnificent valleys, and remote areas. On completing this ride, bikers will definitely feel the difference between riding through usual terrains and the enchanting locales of Ladakh!
Day 1 : Flight Journey from Delhi - Leh (3,550m)
Your 15 Days Ladakh Bike Tour will begin with your arrival at the Delhi Airport. From here, you will be boarding a flight to Leh enjoy the aerial views of the Greater Himalayas till the flight lands in the Leh Airport. Following your arrival in Leh, our bike tour guides will welcome you at the airport and drive you to a nearby hotel. Post checking-in into the hotel, get freshened up and take an acclimatisation walk to the Shanti Stupa overnight stay and dinner will be at the hotel. Post this, you can spend the rest of the day at total leisure to get acclimatised with the high altitude and climate. For non-Indian riders, Inner Line Permits will also be acquired today. By late afternoon, the bikes will be transferred to the hotel, and the entire group will embark on a short ride to understand the terrains and the bikes overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 2 : Acclimatisation Ride to Ladakh Monasteries (90km)
Waking up in the morning; after breakfast, our Ladakh bike tour guides will brief you about the riding conditions and other aspects related to bike riding in Ladakhi terrains. Post this, you will be participating in an acclimatisation ride to the sacred Hemis and Thiksey monasteries in Ladakh. After riding for around 90km, you will be guided back to the hotel for your overnight stay and dinner. Riding through the rugged and challenging terrains, you will reach the scenic Lahaul Valley where you can witness and enjoy the astounding views of the snow-clad peaks all around! After arriving in Jispa, unwind your riding gears and call it your first day of bike tour to Ladakh, and feast on steamed momos and thukpa; thukpa is a local soup made by mixing vegetables and meat.
Day 3 : Bike Ride from Leh to Alchi (3,100m) (80km)
Your Ladakh bike tour will commence today! After having breakfast in the hotel, the group member will receive designated bikes to ride through the enthralling terrains of Ladakh. The ride will begin through the scenic Indus Valley, and will halt near the ruins of the ancient Basgo Palace and Likir Monastery where you can witness the giant Snake Buddha statue. Riding further, you will reach Alchi, the destination for the day. An oasis in the arid deserts of Ladakh, Alchi is known for its evergreen outlook and charm. Arriving at the destination, you will be checked-in into a guesthouse amidst a pictorial apricot orchard located within the close proximity to Alchi Monastery; overnight stay will be at the guesthouse. Today, after having breakfast at the hotel, gear up for your first group ride to some of the least explored places in Ladakh. Lamayuru Monastery, Moonland, Alchi Monastery, Magnetic Hill, Likir Monastery, and Bazgo plains will be visited while riding through the exhilarating terrains in Ladakh. With today’s ride, you will get a much desired experience with your Royal Enfield bikes.
Day 4 : Alchi Bike Excursion (130km)
Gear up for the day and embark on your bike ride for the day! Today, you will be riding through some of the most thrilling hairpin bends of the mighty Fotu La Pass which is situated at an elevation of 4,000m. While on the ride, the bike convoy will halt at the pious Lamayuru Monastery. After visiting this sacred Buddhist enclave, you will be riding back to Alchi for your overnight stay.
Day 5 : Bike Ride from Alchi to Leh (90km)
With today’s bike ride in Ladakh, you will achieve another milestone as the ride will take you through some of the narrowest and trickiest mountain terrains of Yang Tang village. The ride will further pass through a nameless mountain and will take you to a sacred juniper forest called Hemis Supachen. Riding ahead, you will reach Leh city; arriving in the city, you will be checked-in into a hotel for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 : Bike Ride from Leh to Nubra Valley (3,000m) (110km)
Yet another enthralling day for you! Today, after having breakfast at the hotel, kick-start your bike and embark on the most gripping bike ride till date - a ride through the great Khardung La Pass (5,604m), the highest motorable pass in the world! Crossing the pass, you will reach the picturesque Nubra Valley, where you will be visiting the holy Diskit Monastery, and will be later checked-in into a guesthouse in Hunder village for your overnight stay.
Day 7 : Nubra Valley Bike Excursion (150km)
On this day, you will get to enjoy a full-day ride through the scenic locales of Nubra Valley. Beginning with a post-breakfast ride, you will be cruising through the Panamik hot springs and will advance towards the alluring sand dunes of Hunder. Come afternoon, you can indulge in an exciting camel safari across the sand dunes and add more your biking trip in Ladakh. By evening, you will be guided back to the guesthouse for your overnight stay.
Day 8 : Bike Ride from Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso Lake (4,300m) (160km)
As you begin the ride for the day, you will experience a steep climb through a trail that will take you to the towering Wari La Pass at an elevation of 5,300m. Upon crossing this enthralling pass, you will reach the great Chang La Pass at an astounding height of 5,360m that will take you to the turquoise Pangong Tso Lake. Arriving at the lakeside, unwind your riding gears to enjoy the mesmeric appeal of the Pangong Tso Lake that flows across the Indo-China Border with all its beauty and grace! Post this, you will be checked-in into a resort for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9 : Bike Ride from Pangong Tso Lake to Leh (160km)
With today’s ride, you will be riding back to Leh city! Arriving in Leh, you will be checked-in into a hotel get freshened up to spend the day at total leisure. Afternoon will be free to explore the Leh Market or visit the Shanti Stupa once again; overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10 : Bike Ride from Leh to Tso Moriri Lake (4,500m) (230km)
After having breakfast at the hotel, get geared up for an exhilarating bike ride to the eastern Indus Valley and continue riding to the Mahe Bridge. The ride will start ascending upward after crossing the Inner Border Line Checkpost, and will take you to the Namshang Pass (5,050m). Continuing with your ride, you will reach a nomadic land which also serves as the abode of the gorgeous Tso Moriri Lake. Arriving at the lakeside, enjoy its surreal beauty and enchanting charm before you will be guided to Korzok village for your overnight stay in a tent resort.
Day 11 : Acclimatisation Day
Take a break for your riding schedule and embrace the charm of the Tso Moriri Lake and its vicinity. Later during the day, you will be participating in a short hike through the rugged valley to reach an ancient monastery behind the Korzok hamlet. During the day, you can also enjoy a cool dip in the turquoise water of the scenic Tso Moriri Lake and grasp in the fun-frolic of the day; overnight stay will be at the lakeside camp.
Day 12 : Bike Ride from Tso Moriri Lake to Tso Kar Lake (4,600m) (90km)
On this day, your biking expedition will take you through some of the driest trails and will pass through some of the sulphur springs. Riding ahead, you will reach the Pologonka Pass at an elevation of 4,900m, which will lead you towards the stunning Tso Kar Lake. A natural habitat of the exotic wild mongoose and a wide range of avifauna (birds), this salt water reservoir is among the highest lakes in India. Reaching the lakeside, you will be checked-in into a campsite at an astounding height of 4,600m above the sea level. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the campsite.
Day 13 : Bike Ride from Tso Kar Lake to Leh (120km)
Waking up in the morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast and wind up yourself to ride through the second highest motorable pass in the world - the Taglang La Pass at a height of 5,390m above the sea level. Though the ride will ascend up, the scenic views around will keep you engrossed throughout the ride. After crossing the Taglang La Pass, the ride will start descending down, and after descending for around 2,000m, you will reach the city limits of Leh. Your biking expedition will wind up with your arrival in Leh; hereafter, if you wish, you can take a walk through the local market once again or simply explore the vicinity for the last time; overnight stay and dinner will be arranged in a Leh hotel.
Day 14 : Return Flight to Delhi - Bus Journey from Delhi to Agra
Today morning, you will be driven back to the Leh Airport to board a return flight to Delhi. Arriving in the capital city of India, you will be boarding a deluxe AC coach to reach the historic city of Agra. Arriving in the city, you will be checked-in into a hotel within a close proximity to the Taj Mahal. Post checking-in, you can spend the rest of the day at total leisure followed by your dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 : Taj Mahal Visit Bus Journey from Agra to Delhi - End of Tour
Wake up early in the morning and embark on a visit to the eternal Taj Mahal, the ultimate symbol of love in Agra! Catch the bewildering beauty of this historical establishment under the magical touch of the rising sun and enjoy its untouched beauty till you are being guided for your morning meal. Post breakfast, you will be visiting the ancient Red Fort in Agra, and will be boarding an AC bus to reach Delhi. Arriving in the capital city of India, you will be guided to the Royal Enfield Flagship Store located in the heart of the bustling Khan Market in Delhi. Following this exciting visit, you will be attending a farewell dinner with all the group and crew members at a renowned food joint within the limits of Khan Market. Post dinner, you will be dropped at the Delhi Airport for your onward journey; with this, your 15D Ladakh Bike Tour will come to an end!
Note : Arrangements for an additional overnight stay after the farewell dinner in Khan Market can be availed on prior notice. Airport drop on the additional day can also be availed.
Day 16 : Onward Journey (Additional Day)
Our services will come to an end on the 15th day of your Ladakh bike tour. Today, you will be on your own for your onward journey to your next destination.