On our bike tour we will visit the most beautiful locations in Leh and Ladakh.Pangong lake and Tso Moriri; two of the most gorgeous, breathtaking lakes that are sure to make you want to settle in Leh. We will also be crossing two of the highest motorable passes in the world, Khardung la pass-the highest motorable pass in the World and Chang la which happens to be the third highest pass. After a great, adventurous and fun-filled experience we will make our way back to Manali through Sarchu. This all-female ride ensures that your experiences will have an increased level of wilderness and ferocity to it.
We will come pick you up at the Kullu Airport or the bus station and drive you to your hotel. Our representatives there will provide you with all the services and soon you’ll be introduced to the bikes and the Team, who will tell you all the details about the tour. Get ready to ride, explore and discover while learning how to survive in the Himalayas! Go-Pro Cameras on your helmets, riding gears, Royal Enfield Bikes, let’s start riding around Manali valley!
We will cross the Rohtang pass which reaches an altitude of 4050m and from where you can see the snow capped peaks of Lahaul Mountains that contrast with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags. The pass provides a natural divide between the sub-humid/humid Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the south), and the arid/semi-arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture (in the north). Now we will follow our route towards Jispa. This little village, barely 332 inhabitants, is situated at an altitude of 3200m. Jispa is usually promoted by travel operators as a necessary halt on the way to Ladakh when coming from Manali. Located right at the banks of river Bhaga, Jispa will offer you a fabulous view of the valley and an incomparable peace.
Get ready to cross the Ladakh borders! We’ll ride on a torturous zigzag shaped uphill road that lies in the shadows of the hanging glacier to Baralach La (4900m). At Lachulung La, you can see incredible natural sculptures built by the wind blowing through the rocks of a canyon that reminds one of Arizona. We start our descent to the green fields of Sarchu plateau and finally reach Pang, a useful halt on Manali Leh highway. There we’ll camp and spend a fun and convivial time together before sleeping among the clouds as this place reaches an altitude of 4500m!
Pang - Tso Kar Lake - Tso Moriri Lake
We follow our route towards Tso Kar Lake. We take on an endless strip of asphalt loops that look like they are scratched into the cliffs and start our descent onto the More Plains, a long, wide and straight road. The More Plain is home to many species of animals like the Tibetan wild ass or kiang, wild horses, marmots. If you are lucky, you can even spot Changspa nomads camping in the surreal landscape of the More Plains. Flanked by beautiful mountains on both sides, this area is a major attraction to the Bikers heading towards Leh, from Manali. This huge ‘top-of-the-world’ plateau presents a landscape unlike anything else on your journey. After the visit, head to Tso Kar lake, a fluctuating salt lake situated at 4530m altitude. It is known for its size (22 km²) and depth (95m) but also for its incredible birds and diversity. After appreciating an immense and sumptuous panorama showing nature at its best, be ready for the next masterpiece! With a depth of 105m and a size of 120 Km², Tso Moriri lake is located at an altitude of 4595m and is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the Trans-Himalayan bio geographic region, entirely within India. The captivating color of the lake surrounded by majestic mountains, the incredible wealth of fauna and flora will make you feel like you are in heaven. This place is so peaceful that after sunset, you can hear only your own heartbeat or the roar of a snow Leopard!
Tso Moriri Lake-Leh
We will continue to ride back to Leh on this day.
On this day we will take a short break from the long ride to see more of Ladakh’s main sights. India’s ‘Little Tibet’ was highly influenced by the presence of Singge Namgyall, the greatest king of Ladakh, who decided to open the famous trade route to Central Asia. In 1974 the region was opened for visitors and since 2002 it has a substantial number of tourists. Nowadays, Leh is the most important town and the capital of Ladakh region. With 27,513 inhabitants and an altitude of 3524m, the town tripled its size in the last two decades and became a focal point for sightseeing. In addition to its many cultural places and monuments (Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Leh Mosque, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa) mostly influenced by Tibetan architecture, you will find great enjoyment losing yourself in the small charming narrow streets.
Leh-Khardung-La Nubra Valley
From Leh, we are ready to explore the fabulous Nubra Valley, a high altitude cold desert (about 3028m altitude) with rare precipitation and scanty vegetation. On the road, we will travel over the Khardung La pass listed in the Guinness World Records as it is 5602m high! The world's highest motorable pass. After taking a breath, we start entering the Nubra Valley where you will be impressed by the incredible diversity of landscape. Snow-capped peaks, Rocky Mountains full of surprising contrasts and colors, and at its base, sand dunes, bordered by an abundant vegetation. You will enjoy visiting the Diskit Monastery which has the 35 meters tall statue of Maitreya Buddha, go swimming in the Nubra River, riding on the backs of camels or just taking a walk in that unusual surroundings.
Nubra Valley-Pangong Lake
We begin our trip to Pangong Lake. We will start early in the morning to ride to Pangong Lake. With a size of 700 km², a depth of 100m and an altitude of 4350m, Pangong Lake is also called the ‘long narrow enchanted lake’ by the Tibetans. Although its water is salty, the lake freezes completely in winter. We will stay there for one night, camping in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscape in the world!
We start our journey towards Karu after crossing the 3rd highest Pass in the world, Chang-La (5360mts.)
We take the road again towards Sarchu, (also known as Sir Bhum Chun), a major halt point with tented accommodation. We will spend the night there at an altitude of 4290m!
From Sarchu, we begin to ride back towards Manali, through the wonderful region of Keylong, that will captivate you with its unique and majestic landscape. Back to Manali where our riding days come to an end. For our last night a warm farewell with a camp fire, barbecue and a live guitar show will be organized by our team. We hope that you spent an enjoyable trip with us.
Manali (Departure) End of the tour.
In the morning, you are free to do some shopping. Shawls, Tweed jackets, costume jewelry, Tibetan handicrafts that you can find easily in Manali and for a reasonable price. After lunch, a transfer to the Kullu airport or Manali bus station will be organized by our team as per your schedule.
Accommodation will be Double or Triple sharing
Two Meals: Breakfast + Dinner
Terms and Conditions for tours as per the organizing vendors. The refund and cancellation policy will be explained in detail by the vendors. Advisory information will be provided before the commencement of the tour. For any further queries, you can contact Wheelstreet or the vendors.
- Riders below 21 are not allowed
- Do not carry suitcases
- People with back/neck/heart or other major issues should avoid the tour.
- All Passport and Visa requirements must be made before the border crossing.
- The cost is calculated with 6 riders. The cost of the trip may increase or decrease with the increase or decrease in the number of riders
- There will be no cancellation taking place, unless WheelStreet cancels the trip. In case of such an incident, WheelStreet will make sure the rest of the process is handled smoothly.
- 40% of the total estimated bill is refundable until 30 days before the tour starts
- Above the stipulated time, 20% will be reimbursed
- A deposit of 50% of the total estimated bill is required to confirm the booking at least 90 days before the tour starts and Due amount will be paid on the 1st day of introduction/paper work