Fast bends and high passes – ROYAL ENFIELD, India

The wind, warm and quick, rushed past the bikers as they made a slow descent to the banks of the Indus river. The engine had kept going but the riders needed to stop. It was hard work riding the passes, the hum hum of the classic bikes and and amazing views. Pete loved his Enfield more than his girlfriend, not that she knew that.

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Destination: Manali- Keylong – Sarchu – Leh (ladakh) – Tsokar lake- Khardung La -Leh

Standard: Aug Private groups only, we can also adapt and add Zanskar ratting

The Passes: Rohtang Pass- 3980m; Baralacha la pass- 4892 m; Tanglang la Pass- 5360 m); Khardung la pass- 5606 m;

Highlights for this motorcycle tour: -Visit the outdoor sports capital of India: Manali -Cross the second highest motorable pass in India: Tanglang La Pass (5,359 meters) -Cross the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La Pass (5,540 meters) -Ride to the border of Tibet -Stroll the streets and markets of Leh.

(Guests will be assisted in getting to Manali from Delhi at cost, trip starts in Manali)

Day 1 – Manali After breakfast, each individual will be provided with a motorbike, for you to explore Manali and its surroundings with a local guide. You will also visit Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery, Hindu Temples and the hot springs in Vashisht.

Day 2 – Manali to Jispa (135 Kms / 8 hrs) (3250 m.) You will drive along the Beas River upstream along the left bank through several villages, until you reach the Rotting Pass (4050 m / 13,287 ft.). You will then drive the twist and turns  onwards to reach in Keylong; the tribal district headquarters. A further 35 km will lead you to the campsite.

Day 3 – Gasp to Sarch  (84 Km/ 5 Hrs) 4253 m. We will leave to the higher region, accompanied by amazing zigzag uphill roads in the shadow of hanging glaciers to the scenic Baralacha La (4800 m / 15,748 ft.), before we descend to the Sarchu plateau. Overnight stay on Sarchu campsite.

Day 4 – Sarchu to Leh (222 Kms / 10 Hrs) Tanglangla (5360 m) Morning pack your bags and start your journey to Leh crossing The Mighty Tanglangla (5360 m). Reach Leh at evening. Check into pre booked. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5 – Leh to Stok with Monastery visit, include time visiting the Stok Palace and its museum, as well as taking a relaxing stroll in the village; we will drive to Phyang  before returning back to Leh overnight stay in hotel.

Day 6- Leh to Nubra Valley (130 Kms/6 Hrs) Khardungla (5606 m.) The start of our tour to Nubra valley  crosses Khardungla Pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world. Nubra valley is must see place of Ladakh. The day also features amazing vistas and photo stops. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7 – Nubra valley – Leh Today enjoy the bacterian camel ride in Hunder, Sand dunes. Back to Leh.  Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8 – Leh – Pangong – Leh (160 Kms / 7 Hrs) Changla Pass 5320 m After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake , through Changla Pass 5320 m. It is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong, which is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. Overnight in camp.

Day 9 – Leh – Tsokar (180 Kms / 10 Hrs) Morning drive to Tsokar. Explore Lake and areas

Day 10 – Tsokhar/ Jispa (210 Kms/ 10 hrs)  On your bikes from Tsokhar to Jispa crossing over Baralacha La (4850 m). On arrival check in and overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Jispa/ Manali (135 kms/ 8 hrs) On your bikes from Jispa to Manali over Rohtang Pass (3980 m). On arrival check in at hotel. End of your bike tour. Overnight at hotel (Guests will be assisted in getting to  Delhi at cost, as required)

Cost £1430

PACKAGE INCLUDES

A Royal Enfield Machismo 350cc motorbikes or similar

Professional bike Mechanic and Helper

Tour Guide (Hindi/English speaking)

Support vehicle which are carrying: spare; bike/parts /gas/tools, Mineral water, snacks, luggage) on group bookings over 5

Accommodation in Hotel/ Camp

Full board basis breakfast and dinner+ snacks)

First Aid Kit with Oxygen  all necessary medicines in the mountains area

Inner line permits for Nubra and Pangong Lake as needed.

 

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