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Himalayan Heights Motorcycle Tour

Himalayan Heights Motorcycle Tour

Himalayan Heights Motorcycle tour is known as Leh, Ladakh motorbike tour also. It is one of the best among adventure motorbike tours.

Grade: Moderate to Tough
Best Time: June - Sep

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations : Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru - Dha Hanu - Kargil - Leh - Nubra - Pangong - Tsomoriri - Leh.

South East of Rangdum Stands the Pazila watershed across which lies Zanskar Valley nestling along the main range of the greater Himalayas, the valley most isolated of all the Himalayan ranges is cut off from the World for almost 6 months in a year due to High passes covered with snow. Ladakh sector is an arid landscape with high altitude deserts, snow covered peaks and high mountain passes - we will cross the Khardung La - the highest motorable pass in the world on this Royal Enfield Motorcycle Tour. In spite of the high passes this Motorcycle Tour is not simply about burning out energies but also relaxing. The ride is mainly in valleys - it is only when we cross the High Mountain passes that we will take on the challenges. Of course the road conditions on this route can be challenging as they are not always metalled or in the best state of repairs.

Between the Great Himalayan Range and the jagged mountains of the Zanskar Range is the 300-km long, remote valley of Zanskar. It is to be noted that this area is not accessible by road for the maximum part of the year. With an average valley bottom altitude of 13000-ft/4000 m it is one of the highest inhabited regions in the world. The two major rivers are Stod and Tsarap, which join to form the mighty Zanskar River. This eventually merges with the Indus River at Nimu having cut an impressive gorge through the Zanskar Mountains. This gorge is famous for the winter expedition (Chaddar).

This area is still insulated from the effects of modernisation and from the pollution of city life. The inhabitants are simple in their lifestyle and religion plays a very important role in their day to day life. In this bleak, inhospitable land the people are warm and friendly. They live an unsophisticated life subsisting on barley and peas the only two items that the unyielding weather allows them to grow. For a living they make woollen goods from the wool yielded by sheep and Yak, and butter. Shepherds move in camps with their sheep, fighting the harsh weather. The wealth of the people lies in their flocks and ponies.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport ,upon arrival, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel, over night stay at hotel

Day 02: Delhi - Leh
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight for Leh, rest of the day at Leisure to acclimatise.

Day 03: In Leh
Today is again a "leisure" day because is essential at this altitude to acclimatise properely. We will explore the delights of Leh in the morning and in afternoon get introduced to the "Bullet", your close companion for the next few days as you start your motorbike tour

Day 04: Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru
Ride to Alchi & Lamayuru Monasteries. Enroute visit - Nimu, the confluence point of Zanskar & Indus rivers. See Basgo – A Ruined fortress which houses a statue of Maitreya enroute. O/Nt Camp.

Day 05: Lamayuru - Dha - Hanu (Indo Aryan Village)
Spend the day exploring the villages and interacting with the local people known as the Dards or Brokpas. O/Nt Camp.

Day 06: Dha Hanu - Kargil
In the town around Drass and Kargil live the people of the Dard origin whose homeland was originally in Gilghit, in present day Pakistan. O/Nt Hotel.

Day 07: Kargil - Leh
After breakfast ride to Leh,rest of the day at leisure, over night stay at hotel

Day 08 : Leh - Himis - Thikesy -Shey - Leh
Joolay! You wake up in the lap of the Ladakh Valley. Greet the locals with a Joolay and feel the warm and hospitable nature of the Ladakhis envelop you. Today you will visit Himis and Thikesy Monastries

Today is the day we all came on this ride - to be on Top of the World - the Khardung La (5602M)!!! The intial smooth going track becomes tougher as we ascend, full of boulders and stones - but it is certainly worth the ride. After a short break we will move on to reach the Nubra Valley. Its a fantastic ride over fairly good, paved roads most of the time.

Day 10 : Nubra
After breakfast proceed to visit Diskit Monastary and Budha statue,in the evening enjoy camel ride at Nubra valley cold desert

Day 11: Nubra - Tsomoriri
Ride to Tsomoriri via Upshi along with the Indus riverbank to Chumathang. The region is sparsely populated but rich in wildlife. Red fox, Wild ass and the highly endangered snow leopard inhabit the area. Cross Mahe Bridge to Tsomoriri. Overnight Safari camp near the lake.

Day 12: Tso Moriri and Around
Explore the lake. Reflections of the snow-covered peaks further enhances the beauty of the region. We will also ride up to Tso Kar, a smaller brackish lake near Tso Moriri and make an excursion to Korzok Gompa in the evening.

Day 13: Ride back to Leh
Have a welcome break overnight in the hotel in Leh. Nothing like a hot Shower after the last few days of camping!

Day 14: Leh - Delhi
After breakfast transfer the airport to catch the flight for Delhi,rest of day at leisure, over night stay at hotel in Delhi

Day 15 :Leh - Back Home
Day at leisure to do last minute shoping,after fare-well dinner transfer the airport to catch the flight with wonderful memories

>> Price & Departure Dates<<

Rider: US$ 2190 ,
Pillion: US$ 1140 ,
Single Room Occupancy: US$ 541 Extra
Tour Dates: 7 September,2014 - 20 September,2014

  • Service Include:
  • 14 Nights / 15 days in hotels on double/twin sharing with breakfast
  • Royal Enfield 500 CC motorcycle rental for the entire trip
  • All interline permits /permits fee
  • Engine oil and fuel for the entire trip
  • Back up by tata/Toyota Jeep
  • Service of a mechanic for the entire trip
  • All exclusive sight-seeing tours
  • Service Exclude:
  • Any kind of lunch / dinner
  • Any kind of hard / soft drinks
  • Any kind telephone/ mobile service
  • Any kind of medical / insurance claim
  • Any kind of entrance to the monuments
  • Any kind of air-fare / air-port tax
  • Any kind of tips
  • Any kind of damage in the bikes due to accident
  • Valid Tourist Visa
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • International Motorcycle Riding License
  • Travel Vaccinations as required
  • Technical Details of Royal Enfield
    Starter: kick

    Seat height: 760 mm
    Ground clearance: 140 mm

    Dry weight: 195 kg with luggage rack
    Tank Capacity: 14 to 21 liters
    Maximum speed: 120 Km / H
    Engine: 4 stroke, single cylinder vertical
    Transmission: 5 speed left

    Front suspension: Hydraulic telescopic fork
    Rear suspension: 2 dampers 2 & swingarms

    Maximum power: 22 hp / 5,200 r / min
    Maximum torque: 35 Nm / 3000 r / min

    Air cooling
    Bore x stroke: 84 mm x 90 mm
    Compression ratio: 6.2 2.1
    Displacement: 499 CC

    Front brakes: disc brakes
    Rear brakes: 153 mm drum
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