As the name of the package suggests this package focuses on the exclusive parts of Ladakh along with the local exploration. Exclusive is among the right words used to describe Ladakh. It is indeed exclusive and a unique place to visit for a vacation. It is special destination for the family vacations Leh Packages includes the best of Ladakh. Exclusive Leh packages strives to focus on the most exclusive and popular parts of Ladakh.
This includes the valleys, mountain passes, Lakes, Rivers, Monasteries, Rides, Safaris, Mines, Villages and a lot more. The list is quite long when it comes to Ladakh. The place itself is a mine of the best sceneries and mesmerizing beauties. The waters and snow covered mountains of the Ladakh tour makes you imagine the paradise on earth. The stress and negativity within oneself is drained of with this travelling experience.
The mountain peaks of Ladakh embraces one with all its beauty and the chilling air seems to sing the welcome song along with the music of the clear gushing waters. The streams and lakes provide you with the best of sunrise and sunsets when it comes to the Pangong Lake which is a part of the trip.
The part which makes this tour different is the local sightseeing of Stongdey, Zangla palace, Karsha and Sani Gompa and many more of the exclusive places which are included in this package and make it different and special in comparison to the other packages. Stongdey Monastery is among the most popular monasteries which are a part of the divine and pure Buddhist Culture at Ladakh. The monastery is the a perfect example of the ancient era with its beauty and architecture.
The Leh packages gives you an insight to the culture and living of the locals by making the passengers visit Rangdum, Karsekar, Korzok, Panamik and Dha villages. Villages are an important part of the tour of Ladakh as these remind you of the long forgotten cultures of the place. The people here preserve it for us and the coming generations with love and respect.
Padum is one of the best places to stay while you are returning from the long ride to Kargil. Padum is the town which is the only centre of administration (Zanskar). This spot is a must to cover in this package as it gives the required rest from the journey with its peaceful environment and the trekking of Padum is quite famous. Being the adventurer and explorer one must try the trekking here.
For the explorer within oneself there are Leh Ladakh bike trips which are one of the best parts of travelling Ladakh. The camel rides are a must through the cold deserts of Ladakh. The double humped camels which are rarely found (only in Ladakh and Mongolia). These two are the rides of a lifetime. The memories that you take back from these trips are incredible.
Kargil visit during this trip reminds you of the wars and the sacrifices of our army. The museums at Ladakh are a reminder of the history details regarding these wars and also a deep knowledge about the cultures of Ladakh lies in the folded pages of history.
The architectural beauty and the creative minds of people can be seen by the Zangla Palace, Leh Palace, Leh Market and Maitreya. Maitreya is a Buddhist statue reminding of the times during which the missionaries (Buddhist) moved in. It is a symbol of the Bodhisattva which is referred to as the ‘Buddha of future time’. It is reminder of the Buddhist culture that lives long along with the statue that symbolizes the long and never ending stay of the culture on the lands of Ladakh.
Zangla Palace is quite an example of the architectural works of the people of Ladakh which has been here for a long time. The Leh palace and monasteries are just a fraction of what the human mind can think and create. The Leh package covers all of this and many other exclusive factors and places of Ladakh.
Leh Market gives a view over the local art and craft and also of the ecological ways that keep peace among the people of Ladakh. It is a well known fact about the Ladakh market that when one loses the market some or the others parties move forward for not only their own fortune but also to uplift the business of the ones falling apart. The peace maintained here at Ladakh is applaud able.
The water bodies at Ladakh are quite a view. The tour takes you to the Pangong Lake, Shyok river, Tsomoriri Lake, Tsokar Lake. The Pangong lake is the most popular among all of them as the scenery around it is very soothing and if one decides to stay at Pangong Lake then they are able to witness the most amazing sunrise and sunsets. The Pangong Lake makes you drown all the stress and negativities within its water and experience the peace within. The Tso moriri and Tsokar Lake are all beauties of the Mother Nature and are a must visit. On the way one witnesses the blue waters of the Shyok River which is quite a sight during the travelling time.
Passes like Polakongka, Tsang la are taken while travelling from one place to another. The best part about these passes is that they do let your travelling be a boring burden. It instead makes the trip worth the while.
The passes and Valleys are the parts of travelling which keeps one excited throughout the trip as the sight of the snowy mountains and gushing waters makes you think of the trip to last longer.
The last of the days of the tour are meant for the local travelling which includes your Leh Palace, Leh market and Shanti Stupa. The Leh palace will remind you during the last days of your trip about all the architectural beauties that you have visited throughout your tour.
The Leh Market gives us the time to think over the lovely culture of the locals at Ladakh. From this market one may buy something to take home as a reminder of the amazing and most adventurous ride of their lives. The Shanti Stupa holds the peace within you as you are about to leave the land of spirituality so that it stands still.
Day 1: The trip begins by picking up the passengers from the airport and moving them to the hotel at Sham Valley and letting them have a comfortable stay at night.
Day 2: The second day is a short one.It moves to Kargil and is dedicated to see the beauty of the divine by visiting Lamayuru monatery and the giant Maitreya which is the symbolism of the Buddhist culture and art. All of this is after a delicious breakfast and the stay is planned at Kargil.
Day 3: The third day (after breakfast) is the drive to Padum which a town of administrative importance. On the way there are a lot of exciting places to visit like the Penzi La Pass , the amazing mountain peaks of Nun Kun and the chilling Drang Drung Glaciers.
Day 4: The fourth day is about the visit to Rangdum village. The trip moves after breakfast and on the way it visits Zangla Palace, Stongdey Monastery and Sani Gompa, basically it is the day of spirituality.
Day 5: The fifth day after breakfast is just about returning to Kargil and staying there for the day.
Day 6: The sixth day is a short visit to the Dha village during the stay in Leh which is extended for the rest of the day also.
Day 7: There is a drive planned to the Nubra Valley after the breakfast. While moving to Nubra Valley the tour passes by Khardungla – 18,380 ft. There are short breaks in between for the lunch at the roadside cafes and photographic sessions. The check in is provided at the hotel or camp. From the respective place of stay the tour takes the visitors for an amazing camel ride over the sand dunes. The stay is planned at the Nubra Valley.
Day 8: (After breakfast)The eigth day is reserved for the Visits to the Deskit Gompa to get a view of the art of Ladakh. The trip further moves to the Panamik Village for an insight to the local living and culture.
Day 9: Pangong Lake is next trip to be covered after the breakfast. After arriving at the (ride of 6-7 hrs) camp some free time is provided for required rest and to enjoy the water changing colors at the banks of Pangong Lake with the mesmerizing sunset. The stay is arranged at Pangong Lake for overnight stay.
Day 10: Tsomoriri Lake is the next destination after the breakfast. While moving to it the trip visits Nurpa Pass. The amazing beauties like Mahe Bridge and Loma bend are also visited on the way to Korzok village. The evening is meant for the time to enjoy the beauty around and the stay is planned at the Korzok which is one of the most beautiful villages of Ladakh.
Day 11: The focus of this day lies over the trip to Leh. The passengers are provided with the best of the dishes for breakfast and then they are taken for the long trip. The trip moves past the sulphur mines (Puga). The trip passes by the Polakongaka Pass, Tsokar Lake and Taklang pass which are amongst the best creations of Mother Nature. By evening the trip reaches Leh which is also the staying spot for the night.
Day 12: The last day of this amazing trip is dedicated to the last of the divine and traditional places. These include the Leh palace, Leh market and Shanti Stupa. The Leh market is set for the last days in case of any last minute shopping lists.
Day 13: The tour ends on this day. The representatives take the passengers to the airport and bid them farewell along with the gift of memories that they had during the amazing trip.
Accomodations – Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 5 (Leh to Leh). You will be staying in a hotel at Leh, desert camping in Nubra valley and lakeside camping in Pangong Lake.
Meals – From dinner at Leh on Day 1 to breakfast at Leh on Day 6 are included. All meals except Lunch are included in this cost. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs.
Other Inclusions –
- Inner line security permits where applicable.
- One Motorcycle Royal Enfield 350cc on rent for you.
- Transfers from airport to hotel and then back to airport.
- Tour leader and local guide on motorcycle.
- Support vehicle with driver to carry your luggage.
- RE mechanic with spare parts and minor repairs en route.
- First aid kit and oxygen cylinder & Helmets.
- Fuel for entire tour.
- Foreigners permits for non-Indian riders.
- All hotel taxes and entry fees to monasteries etc.
- Flights to and from Leh.
- Any meals not specified (Lunches).
- Laundry, tips, camera fee, camel rides etc
- Personal riding kit – jacket, helmet, gloves or shoes.
- Alcohol and other beverages.
- 5% GST
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
Going on a bike trip is like hard-core backpacking through the roughest of mountains. It’s an adventure visit to Ladakh that requires packing to be mild yet all of the basic requirements will need to get transported along.
- Trekking Shoes, gear and Helmet
- Backpack(40-60L) with rain cover
- Warn layer of Clothes with Windproof Jacket
- Two pairs of cotton socks. 2 pairs of woollen socks
- Two pairs of full sleeve shirts/T-shirts, track Pants and jeans
- Thermal inner – one pair
- Sun cap
- One pair of wooden hand gloves
- Balaclava or woollen scarves
- LED torch
- A good quality camera.
- Toiletries – Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer.
- One water bottle(1L) and one thermos flask(1L)
- Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
- A Swiss Army Knife
- Personal Medical Kit
- Mandatory Documents especially driving licence.
By Air – Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the nearest airport, which is in Leh town. It is the most convenient way to reach Leh. There are a number of flights from Delhi to Leh.
By Railway – Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest rail-head, which is 850 Km from Leh. An excellent rail network connects Jammu Tawi to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. You have to get taxi and drive to Leh via Srinagar or Keylong. But since these routes are close in winter you can’t visit Leh during winters via road.
By Road – Planning Delhi as a base for your Ladakh bike trip, Srinagar to Leh and Manali to Leh will be the two chief paths offering the very best street conditions and scenic views.
- Weather is unpredictable in Himalayas due to high altitudes. It is necessary to acclimatized yourself before starting your trip. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.
- We have an experienced Ladakh bike trip guide who leads the trip. To enjoy your safe and sound experience, follow the leads of Trip leader.
- It is advisable not to drive in night as it could be dangerous.
- Consult your physician before undertaking the trip and carry basic medicines you are using for the purpose of added safety.
- While visiting the monasteries, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
- The trip takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.