29th May/Day 01 Reporting at New Delhi & Orientation (a rest/non riding day) Reporting (of bikers from Delhi and other parts of India)at New Delhi .Others get up late by 10am check the bikes and supplies, wrap up any last minute shopping (fitting carriers, riding gears, etc.) from Karol bagh and Azad market. Sleep in afternoon to regain energy for an adventurous ride ahead. In evening orientation session among all the people going for the ride (everyone makes 100% Payment in advance) followed by a briefing about the ride at Dinner and go to sleep early to start fresh next day.
30th May/Day 02 New Delhi to Naggar (536 km) Take the roadway from Delhi to CHD riding through the NH1, treating the eyes with soothing scenic pastures on either side of the highway. Before reaching CHD, take a halt at famous Jhilmil dhaba for breakfast. Second halt at Bilashpur for lunch to make way to Naggar, enjoying a smooth ride throughout. Stay at Naggar fort.
31st May/Day 03 Non Riding day at Manali (check bikes/ gear up) all riders will be free to rest or go for local sightseeing and visit Hadimba temple, Manu temple and then the hot springs, where you may take dips at the Vashisht. Lunch on Mall road. Night stay at Manali.
1st June/Day 04 Manali to Sarchu (222 km) Hit the road from Manali to Sarchu riding through the green Manali and will cross - the white Rohtang (13050ft) - the beautiful Sissu - the green/ brown Keylong, treating the eyes with some scenic multi coloured landscapes on the road that’s called the ‘National Highway’. Halt for lunch at Jispa. Ride further km to take a tea at Zing zing bar (14010ft) at before crossing Baralacha La (16040ft). Stay at Sarchu in Swiss tents.
2nd June/Day 05 Sarchu to Leh (230 km) Ride up a bumpy road to the mighty Lungalacha La(16600 ft) and Tanglang La (17582ft) - the 2nd highest motor able pass in the world. Often calledby many as the “highway to hell” owing to its super smoothroadway and thus, riding on this road can be tricky demandinghigh alertness, cautioning the bikers at every turn.Reach Leh before dark. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel at Leh.
3rd June/Day 06 Rest day at Leh (check bikes/ gear up) Everyone will be free to explore the city in their own way. Local sightseeing can include War Memorial, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Jama Masjid, and Polo Grounds to name a few. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the German bakery. Meanwhile my volunteer, along with everyone documents, will get the ILP for Chushul from SDM office Leh. Also visit an interior village to get the essence of real life of Ladakhis, en-route, see the 85ft high Buddha Statue and experience the mysterious pull of majestic “Magnetic Hill”. In the later part of the day, check and gear up the bikes as necessary and get ready for the most adventurous. Meanwhile others will help in setting outdoor night camping at Shey (20 km from Leh).Night stay in self erected dome tents after having self cook dinner around a bone fire on the bank of Indus.
4th June/Day 07 Rest day at Shey – roam around the city-see Shey and Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace, the famous school of Phunsuk Wangdu of 3 Idiots fame-The Rancho School. Come back to Leh foe dinner and overnight stay in the same hotel.
5th June/Day 08 Leh – Nubra Valley (across Khardung La/120 km) This will be the day which you all will remember for a lifetime, after having breakfast will leave for the highest motor able road in the world “Khardung La”(18380 ft), and cross it to witness the sand dunes in Hunder where you can enjoy the ride in the cost desert on a Double humped Camel which are found only in this region. Overnight stay in Swiss tents in Tirith.
6th June/Day 09 Nubra Valley – Pangong Tso (178 km) Take the least travelled route from Nubra Valley directly to Pangong Lake over the bed of river “Shyok”, without out again crossing Khardung La and going back to Leh. Stay at Pangong Lake in Alpine Wooden Cottages (only 6 cottages in entire Pangong)
7th June/Day 10 Pangong Tso – Chushul –Tos Moriri (230 km) Start early for the real off road experience through Changthang is a highly restricted area, the only route in Ladakh region for which Inner line permit for Indians are required and Foreigners are not allowed in Changthang. En-route, visit the Rezang La war memorial to pay respects and pray for the peace of the brave souls of the valiant 114 jawans who fought against the mighty army of 8000 Chinese soldiers and sacrificed their lives to save Ladakh during war of 1962. Post lunch reach Tso Moriri, located at an altitude of 15,075 ft is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the Trans-Himalayan bio geographic region. Unlike Pangong (54km within India and 80km in China), this lake is entirely within India and being a sweet water lake, is home to wide range of wildlife. Stay at in Swiss tents at Karzok.
8th June/Day 11 Tos Moriri – Jispa (280 km) Start return journey travelling along crystal clear deep blue waters of Tos Moriri. On the way also see the Tso Kar and Tos Kiagar and if lucky, spot the great Himalayan Marmot and other wide range of wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay in Jispa.
9th June/Day 12 Jispa – Mandi (248 km) During return journey we move down to Mandi from Jispa to reduce the distance of last journey to Delhi by 108km/2hrs ahead of Manali. Dinner and overnight stay in the Royal Raj Mahal Palace hotel.
10th June/Day 13 Reserve day We keep rest day at the last of entire Leh-Ladakh itinerary because at times we are forced to stay back at a place due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide at Khardung La or Leh-Manali highway, in any such case we can do it by shifting the itinerary by one day and utilize the reserve day while other professional tour operators completely cancel Nubra or Pangong via area of landslide Khardung La or Chang La completely showing their helplessness.If everything goes well then the reserve day can be utilised for rafting in furious waters of Beas just above Mandi or for resting in the luxurious rooms of the RajMahal hotel at Mandi.
11th June/Day 14 Mandi to Delhi (440 km) Start early after the morning tea, take the roadway for Delhi via CHD riding through the NH1, treating the eyes with soothing scenic pastures on either side of the highway. Take the first halt after riding 66 km for breakfast at GovindSagar lake view point. After riding another 200km take the second halt on CHD bypass for typical Panjabi lunch-Amritsari Paratha, complete rest 174km to reach Delhi enjoying a smooth ride throughout. Ride concludes at Delhi……with memories to cherish through rest of our life.
• The program schedule / route/ mode of transport might be changed due to unforeseen circumstances or for the safety of the group; During the tour the decision of the Program Director and/ or the Field director will be final & binding in this regard.
• In case any participant falls sick during the tour, the expenses for medical treatment, travel & porter charges etc. will be borne by the concerned individual.
• The Program Director shall not be held responsible for any accident, illness and loss of valuables or such other unforeseen events during the tour.
|The cost will buy you :
• High visibility vests
• Breakfast and Dinner
• Mechanics service ( you buy the parts as needed)
|It does not buy:
• oil + Fuel cost, packaged drinking water, soft drinks, snacks.
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