Ladakh, the land of many possibilities, the world of adventure for a lot of its visitors. Each Leh Tour package, each Leh trip, each tour seems to take us to a different part of it and in a different way and yet there is so much left to discover. It makes me wonder about Ladakh as a wonderland with an infinite number of possibilities and explorations lying ahead. With each Leh Tour package it feels to be somewhat closer to the end of it yet so far.
The Line of Control tour package is about to taking control of the tour to most of the parts of Ladakh. The main criteria of this package to cover a larger are with this small trip of 11 Days.
The package starts the tour with the Sham Valley which is one of the most mesmerizing scenery of Ladakh. The greeting mountains of this valley seem to embrace you on your first day. The blue water of the Indus River flowing by sings to you the welcome song with its water flowing and making the soothing music while gushing at the shores. As the place seems to have a change in altitude the body seems to learn to adapt to these changes showing the magic of nature. The creations of god, which seem to mix with each other’s nature with just a slight contact of the air between them. The package also includes one more symbol of beauty the Nubra Valley which is also one of the beautiful sceneries and the Sham Valley and Nubra Valley both leave the tourists awestruck with their unimaginable glittering snowy mountains and crystal clear waters.
The Leh Tour package not only includes places of history but also the places which remind us of the wars, the prides, the sacrifices that our soldiers have made. The history that is glorious as we won and also terrorizing as we remember those wars and the bloodshed. The spots like Batalik, Kargil, Turtuk which are a living memory of these wars. Batalik (famous warzone) and Kargil are the ones which remind us of the wars with Pakistan fought at the time of 1999. These remind us of our unforgettable victory and also sharp strategies of our soldiers which won us a war which was extremely tough to win. Yet seeing this also reminds us of their sacrifices and bloodshed. These places fill your heart with the patriotic love and dedication for your country. Turtuk reminds us of the times during 1971. During that war this village was captured by our soldiers from the clutches of Pakistan. A visit to the Tyakshi, the dividing border between India and Pakistan is quite a view. These places are quite a trip to remember for a lifetime.
Leh tour package have more to them. It includes cultures which are long forgotten in other parts of the country as we all are affected by the western culture nowadays. The culture at Ladakh seems to have grown even more with time. The people of Ladakh preserve their culture with their love. The package takes you Dha-Hanu which is known for its Indo Aryan race inhabitants and this place is considered the last one to have the privilege of their presence. They preserve their cultures in their festivals and attires which is different from the Tibetan culture followed in the rest of Ladakh.
The monasteries on the other side preserve the traditional culture of the people of Ladakh. They continue with the divine series of traditions based on the Buddhist cultures. The scriptures imprinted on the walls of these monasteries remind of the old time rituals, cultures and beliefs. They give you the peace residing within you, still waiting to be unleashed. The positivity that you experience at these monasteries is valuable and precious. The package includes the most beautiful and oldest monasteries like Lamayuru, Alchi which are not only a symbol of the divine culture but a living example of the ancient architecture. The structure is so beautiful and strong that is makes you imagine the powers that people have in their minds and hands to create. The power of creation and imagination bestowed by the divine over these people. The Gurudwara (Pathar) is also one of the divine places that you’ll be visiting during this tour.
Moving forward the package that’s its passengers to Hanle which is also a reminder of history. Hanle is not only a part of the history but also a part of development taking place on the lands of this paradise. It is the place holding World’s second largest (gamma ray) telescope within the Indian Astronomical Observatory. This observatory covers parts of Hanle, Tsang La and Chushul Village. Hnale also reminds us of the time when King Singge Namgyal after his expedition of mongols died at Hanle.
The Package takes you the waters of Pangong Lake which has one of the most beautiful sunrise and sunset. While visiting it one seems to drown of his/her stress and fears in the water of Pangong Lake. The package also includes the Tsomoriri Lake and Tsokar Lake which is also quite a beauty.
The tour includes the adventurous mountains and passes like Nurpa Pass, Polakongka Pass, Taklang La Pass and Tsanga La. The mountain peaks cover the passengers from all sides as they pass through them. It is quite a sight to watch the snow covered mountains and if one is lucky enogh to try the bikes then it’s a dream come true. The Leh Ladakh bike rides are one of the best parts of the Leh Ladakh tours. The villages during this tour help you to connect with the culture of the locals living at Ladakh. Chushul and Korzok villages are the stops during the tour that brings you the culture of the locals and the Leh market tour brings you even closer to them as you see their long lived handicraft art.
During the tour you are also able to visit the Sulphur mines, Puga as you move to Leh on your return. The Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa are the last stops which give you the insight to the beauty of royalty and spirituality with the last days of your tour.
Day 1: The trip begins from the arrival of the passengers on the Leh Airport from where they are taken to the Sham Valley by their respective attendants. The Sham Valley seems to be the best part of Ladakh to start the tour because of its mesmerizing scenery and beauty. As the trip moves to Sham Valley it crosses the villages and the Indus River that are quite a sight to the eyes of each and every one due to the pleasant ambience and the chilling air welcoming all.
Day 2: The second day starts with a nutritious breakfast after which the whole day is dedicated to the warzones and places which remind us of the sacrifices and wars that our armies have fought for us. Dha-Hanu is on the way to Kargil and is the only place with the Indo Aryan race, thus giving the experience of the last of its culture. Moving on the trip takes all to Batalik which is quite famous war zone because of the war during 1999 against Pakistan and Kargil is also a reminder of these wars. The trip will arrive at Kargil during evening and the staying arrangements will be at Kargil.
Day 3: The third day is reserved for the spiritual and architectural beauty of Ladakh. Thus the trip moves to Mulbek Chamba and monasteries like Lamayuru, Alchi after a luxurious breakfast. The trip also takes the visitors to Sanagam, Gurudwara and the hall of museum. All three of these places provide the ambience for the peace within to move out of its shackles. Then there are arrangements of lunch at Lamayuru. By evening the tour will reach Leh and the staying is planned at Leh.
Day 4: 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 5: After the pleasant breakfast the trip moves to Turtuk which is a village and a reminder of the war during 1971. This is allowed for visits nowadays. On the way the people get the opportunity to visit Tyakshi which is border dividing India and Pakistan. The passengers are to stay at Nubra valley (O/N)
Day 6: Pangong Lake is the next destination to be covered after the breakfast. After arriving at the camp (ride of 6-7 hrs) some free time is provided to take the required rest and to enjoy the water scenery at the banks of Pangong Lake with the mesmerizing sunset. The stay is arranged at Pangogn Lake for overnight stay.
Day 7: After breakfast the trip takes everyone to Hanle which has the Indian Astronomical Observatory with the World’s second largest (gamma ray) telescope. It is a 2m telescope of gamma rays at this point of time. It is the place of death of King Singge Namgyal. The tourists are to enjoy their stay at a homestay or local guest house. The trip stays for the night at Hanle.
Day 8: 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 9: On the ninth day, after the morning breakfast the tour moves to Leh. On the way it passes the suphur mines which are named as Puga and the Polakongka Pass which is known for its exquisite beauty. Tsokar Lake and Taklang Pass contain the best views of the mountains and crystal clear waters. By evening the trip reaches Leh which is also the staying spot for the night.
Day 10: It is the last day of exploring so, after the delicious breakfast the trip moves forward to give the last tour to the architectural beauties like Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. It also moves to the Leh Market for any last minute shopping. The stay is continued at Leh overnight.
Day 11: The trip ends as the passengers are delivered to the airport early in the morning and they bid farewell to the land of beauty along with a lot of memories.
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.