This seven day motorcycle tour to Ladakh seems short, but it covers some of the best Ladakh has to offer. It not only covers the pristine Pangong Tso lake, but also Nubra valley via Khardung La, the highest motorable pass in the world and also Chang La, the 3rd highest motorable pa,ss. The tour is designed in a way that you get properly acclimatized to the high altitude region of Ladakh.
Day 01 :: Arrive In Leh
Leh is at an altitude of 11,500 feet. Due to the rarified atmosphere at that altitude, it is of utmost importance that you rest all of this day to avoid the onset of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Your body needs one day's rest to get used to the thin mountain air. We use this day to give you a detailed brief of the whole ride and information on the places you will be travelling to.
Day 02 :: Riding Practice In Leh
After a day's rest, it's time for you to start the ride of your life. But before that, we take you out for a spin so you may get used to riding the Royal Enfield bike on different terrains. The ride will be on smooth tarmac and on dirt tracks to give you a feel of the Himalayan adventure in store for you. This ride will ensure that you get used to riding a Royal Enfield motorcycle and if you need any adjustments, the mechanics can do the same.
Day 03 :: Leh - Khardung La - Nubra Valley
Today, you take the road to the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La, at a dizzy height of 18,380 feet. After celebrating at Khardung La pass, you descend into the Nubra valley - a unique landscape of desert, rivers, snowcapped mountains and farms. Hunder town in Nubra valley lies amidst big sand dunes and small streams. You stay at a guesthouse that serves food from their own vegetable garden.
Day 04 :: Nubra Valley - Khardung La - Leh
Today you retrace your ride back to Leh via Khardung la pass. You may spend the second half of the day doing some shopping and sightseeing.
Day 05 :: Leh To Pangong Tso Lake
Today you ride through the third-highest motorable pass in the world, Chang La, at 17,586 feet. After the descent from Chang La, the magical plains of Changthang open up. But the real treat is the 135 km long Pangong Tso lake. You have ample time this day to enjoy the ever changing colors of this high altitude saline lake.
Day 06 :: Pangong Tso To Leh
Today, we would ride for a few kilometers along the Pangong lake where very few tourists visit. Post that, we retrace our ride back to Leh and to a nice hotel room and a hot shower.
Day 07 :: Leh To Delhi
Possibly the most exciting mountain flight you can have, retracing our entire route at 9000 m, and taking only an hour and a half! The Himalaya glaciers unfold beneath us as we pass mountain range upon mountain range on our way back to the low plains and our hotel in Delhi.