The Himalayan Range which is standing tall as the northern barrier of India, is famous for its serene lakes and untraveled paths. Perhaps it’s not the only reason; the Trans Himalayan Bike Trip is another feather added to these snow-capped mountains in Ladakh Trip Package. The Trans Himalayan Range or the Ladakh Bike Trip Package includes the Ladakh and the Zanskar ranges which are the home for innumerable surprises and astonishments. Leh-Manali Road Trip is one of the world’s most interesting and most exciting and adventurous trail. Though this road opens for only four and a half months in an year, it still happens to be the most awaited route to be travelled by the world’s best bikers. An acclaimed biker will always look forward to drive these roads which lead to a heavenly experience.
Though being a challenging road for driving, Leh- Manali road trip has attracted more travelers than the other Srinagar-Leh route which is comparatively considered easy Read More for Leh Trip Package Route 2. The highs and lows of the Leh – Manali Highway introduces you to different natural terrains like the verdant valleys lined with grazing sheep herds, rugged desolated wastelands, tiny towns with warm welcoming inhabitants and many more wonders which cannot be imagined. The drive starts at Leh-Ladakh where we acclimatize for a couple of days witnessing the local beauties, then continue to climb the heights starting from Khardungla Pass at 18,380 feet above sea level to the Rohtang Pass at 13,050 feet during the descent to exit the Lahaul Valley.
This Trans Himalayan Biking Group Trip takes place every year for people from various walks of life to gather around, motivate and share compassion to help them drive through their ambitions and passions. The trip is considered to be very strenuous, which just not requires physical strength but also a lot of mental strength to drive through the deserted and desolated lands of the Ladakh and Zankar Ranges. Gathering hundreds of people and helping them tick Leh-Manali Bike trip off their bucket-list makes us very delightful. The Trans-Himalayan Bike trip is also a trip which boosts your strength as it draws a lot of cosmic energy resting in the tall standing mountains.
Starting from Leh, Ladakh road trip travels on an average 13,000 feet elevation which increases the possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness. Be very careful by hydrating yourself frequently and prevent dizziness y smelling camphor as prescribed by the local tribes. The frequently changing weather while passing through different geographical elevations and depressions all in the same day is a trilling experience.
The energy from meditating at Diskit Monastery and Thiske Monastery will help the bikers to stay focus on the roads with flowing water drains with different speeds. The rejuvenating experience from the Nubra Valley– Sand Dunes, spectacular views of the colour changing Pangong Lake, river side drives by the banks of Indus, Nile, Zankar and Shyok and the peaceful effect by the green spread in the Lahaul Valley have there on impacts on driving. The Trans-Himalayan Group Bike trip will just not leave you with beautiful pictures for your wall of fame also some warm relationships having a ever-reminding story behind every picture.
As your flight descends to the picturesque city of Leh at the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, the trip representative picks you and transfers to the reserved accommodation. AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness may be a threat for the driving, so better take rest and be hydrated. In the evening, collect your allocated bike and familiarize with it by driving through the streets of Leh. Don’t miss the apricots of this famous “Apricot Valley”.
After breakfast relishing the brownish dusty mountains tipped with ice, start the first days trip with some blessing of Guru Nana at the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, followed by witnessing the nature’s magical Magnetic Hill which defies gravity. Glide through Indus Valley to capture the photos of the confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers at Sangam. Enjoy the mesmerizing blue waters of Zanskar with the river rafting experience. As the sun hits its peak, return back to Leh to enjoy the local cuisine of momos and thupka and then travel through the memory lane of the Kargil War in the Hall of Fame Museum, homage to its great martyrs. Rest it out for the day in Leh waiting for an exciting tomorrow.
Completing breakfast in Leh, it’s now time to take a drive to the World’s Highest Motorable Road, which is none other than Khardong La Pass at a unimaginable height of 18,380 feet above the sea level. Passing through this, the nature paves its way into the, once eastern Tibetan trading route, the Nubra Valley. The Nubra Valley is surrounded by the Himalayan ranges with breath-taking visuals of prayer-flag topped peaks with snow all round the year. The Sand Dunes between the towns of Diskit and Hundur is a vast desert but the best place to have the local Ladakhi cuisine by the road-side cafes.
The Camel Safari is a must near the Diskit town as the camels here are double humped and are found only in Ladakh and Mongolia. Rest is well-deserved for the altitude drives in Nudra Valley Camp.
After breakfast on day four, the journey starts toward the Pangong lake at 14,500 feet above the sea level along the “River of Death”, Shyok. En route, the Diskit monastery, the largest Buddhist gompa of the Nubra valley is visited. This is the abode for the 32 meter Maitraiya Buddha facing down the Shyok River. After reaching Pangong Lake, we check into the mesmerizing camp along the lake side to see the wonderful shades of blue shown by the lake whose color changes almost every hour. The day comes to an end with the sun-set view near the retiring camp surrounded by the grey and brown mountain range.
The day begins with a lovely walk and a picturesque sun-rise by the lake-side and after breakfast the journey back to Leh starts. Never miss to catch a sight of the rainbow in the morning above your tent, the simple breakfast on the lakefront. On the way back to Leh, visit the famous Tibetan Buddhist Thiksey Monastery locates at 11,800 feet about sea level is visited. It is 12-story complex which consists of Buddhist stupas, statues and thangkas, along with a 46 feet tall statue of Maitreya which is 2-story high of the building.
The route to Leh is through the Chang la pass. Finally we rest it out at Leh to start the downward journey.
The travel to Manali, the most exciting part of the trip, starts from Leh after breakfast. As the descend starts, the first lap of the drive would be near the Tanglang La Pass at an elevation of 17,585 Feet above sea level which is the 2nd Highest Motorable Road in the World. The nature then gives you rest by entering the Skyangcu Thang Plateau from a 42 kilometres stretch. Finally this road lands you in the hamlet of Sarchu for the night halt.
To slow down the pace of the altitude drop, the next stop night halt will be at Keylong which is just 100 kilometers away from Sarchu. This gives time to the body to adjust back to the altitude and temperature differences. The seventh day starts from Sarchu, passing through the Lahaul Valley and the cross the Baralacha la pass that divides the Chandra and Bhaga rivers. This pass stands at 16,040 feet above the sea level. The bikes rest for the congested Rohtang Pass drive at Keylong.
The final drive of the Trans-Himalayan trip starts from Keylong to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. This pass is at a 13,050 feet elevation from the sea level and a natural connect for the Kullu and Lahaul valleys. By afternoon, the trip ends and lets leisure to explore Manali on your own bike.
A local cuisine and culture puts you to bed after tedious drives for seven days long.
On the last day, time is left at your disposal for exploring and shopping in Manali and the bike are taken hand over. In the evening the transit to Manali bus stop ends the biking experience to now rest in the travel coach on the way back to Delhi. It is an over-night journey to Delhi from Manali.
The Trans-Himalayan trip comes to an end by the arrival at Delhi bus stop.
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.