Way of the road - Himalaya Himalaya

Way of the road - Himalaya

Himalaya

Mountaineering
15 days
Medium
Private Guide
For groups, Friends, Individuals
2020

Sat, Aug 15

Sun, Aug 30

€1,900

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Overview

  • Riding along some of the world’s highest mountain passes will challenge even the most intrepid of travellers, but these are the experiences that lifelong memories are made of.
  • There are some travel destinations that seem so obscure that most would never even think of them. But, once you’ve heard the idea, it’s a prospect so tantalising that you can’t seem to shake the desire to get there… one day. That’s the kind of journey, a motorbike ride through the Himalayas is.
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Itinerary

Day 1-2Arrival
  • Our journey starts in Delhi, and after some sightseeing in the northern city, we’ll board a bus toward the mountains. India can be a real culture shock for first timers.
  • Pretty much everyone who arrives at the international airport in Delhi, has a moment where they consider getting on the first flight out. But leaving the chaos and the crowds of the metropolis behind, arriving in Manali offers instant relief.
  • We’ll discover that India has a thousand faces. In this mountain town you’ll start to enjoy India’s bustling everyday life. 
  • While you acclimatise to the higher altitude, you’ll be allocated your very own Royal Enfield Bullet 500 motorcycle. The legendary Bullet was used in both world wars, and has retained the same design since then.
  • So riding through the Himalayas on the back of one of these, is just like it would have been in our grandparent’s 
Day 3On the bike
  • We’ll go on some short rides around Manali to try out our motorcycles, and then we’ll enjoy some rest in the local thermal baths.
Day 4Green Himalayas
  • On day four we’ll leave Manali behind us and ride toward the Rothang Pass. We’ll sail past green steppes, terrace fields, and grand waterfalls.
  • High in the sky above vultures will circle, and on this day we’ll also see our first 6000 metre high mountain forming on the horizon.
Day 5Lunar Landscape
  • We head toward the Bara-lacha Pass at an altitude of 4890 metres. This high mountain pass connects two completely different worlds; the green valleys of the Hindu region, to the Buddhist region marked by a rocky desert.
  • Symbolically, this is where we truly step into the Himalayas, and the first day where we truly experience Ladakh’s incredible rocky desert landscape.
  • The scene is reminiscent of a crater-covered moon landscape, surrounded by giant mountain peaks that seem to reach for the sky.
Day 6Buddhism and the Himalayas
  • We zoom toward the Tanglang La, which – at 5329 meters high – is the second highest mountain pass traversable on motorbike.
  • We wind around these high roads, where monasteries dot the mountain-sides, and we’ll pass by many local Buddhist monks. Finally, riding alongside the Indus River we arrive in Leh.
Day 7-8-9Experience overload: Pangong
  • In Leh we’ll take a short break from the 5000 metre high passes and the simple mountain accommodations, and we’ll prepare for the highlight of the adventure - a visit to Pangong Lake.
  • This is one of Asia’s biggest saltwater lakes, and sits at 4350 metres above sea level.
  • The lake completely freezes to the core of its 100 meter depth during winter, and on its banks just a handful of families remain through the coldest months.
  • These families host us during our one night stay in a family-run camp. So we’ll catch a glimpse of their lives, and taste the local food.
Day10-11Motoring a top the world
  • From Pangong Lake we will head towards Nubra Valley in the riverbed of the Shyok river on a tiny road which is only ridable for one month each year.
  • The natural landscape completely changes here to a sandy desert and we’ll even ride past camels! Next day the road back to
  • Leh can only be described as the top of the world for motoring enthusiasts. We’ll head to the world’s highest pass that’s crossable by motorbike.
  • The Khardung La awaits us at 5359 metres from where we'll descent almost 2000 meters to Leh.
Day 12Terrace and a Magnetic
  • After breakfast we’ll bid farewell to Leh for two days and take a trip to Dah Hanu. This timeless village preserves a unique indo-european cultural heritage unusual for this part of the Himalayas, where the inhabitants are mainly mongolian or tibetan.
  • We spend the night in a traditional tent in an apricot orchard, where medieval terrace techniques are still employed. On the way to Dah Hanu, we visit the spot where the Zanskar and Indus rivers meet. We climb the magnetic hill, where uphill and downhill merge together in a strange illusion.
Day 13A 1000 years old monastery

On our last day on two wheels we are entering into our last 5000 meters high pass. Before heading back to Leh we will stop off in Lamayuru and Alchi the home of 1000 years old monastery.

Day 14Home

A flight from Leh to Delhi and it's back home!

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Price includes

accommodation
local transport
airport transfers in India
Royal Enfield motorbikes
breakfast and dinner
local guide on a bike
back-up van
mechanic
permissions to militarily protected areas
flight tickets
visa
petrol
insurance
lunch
motorbiking clothes
alcohol

Map

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Ability level:advanced motorbike skills or no experience required for pillions and for those who travel in the back-up car

Best suited for: couples, solo travelers, groups

Meeting point:Delhi airport / upon agreement in case of group travel

Weather: hot and humid in Delhi (35°C), sunny, 22-28°C with occasional showers in Himachal Pradesh, sunny and dry mountain weather 10-25°C in Ladakh

Road conditions:curving mountain roads, bumpy dirt roads, ponds and river crossings

Biker package: Royal Enfield motorbikes, professional guides, back up van, mechanic

Accommodation: double bed 3star hotel rooms and glamping tents with bathroom, mostly with wifi and hot water

Local Transportation: bus, motorbike, airplane

Free time/nightlife: nice local restaurants, beers and papadums in the hotel garden

How big is the group?each back up crew (back up van, mechanic and guide) can take maximum 15 riders at the same time. In one camp we can handle a maximum of 2 groups

Special requirements:driving license for motorbikes

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

Way of the road - Himalaya Himalaya #bce6ef79-01ed-4b28-9021-bf0b5bdd55d5
Way of the road - Himalaya Himalaya #bce6ef79-01ed-4b28-9021-bf0b5bdd55d5
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Way of the road - Himalaya Himalaya #bce6ef79-01ed-4b28-9021-bf0b5bdd55d5

Itinerary

Day 1-2Arrival
  • Our journey starts in Delhi, and after some sightseeing in the northern city, we’ll board a bus toward the mountains. India can be a real culture shock for first timers.
  • Pretty much everyone who arrives at the international airport in Delhi, has a moment where they consider getting on the first flight out. But leaving the chaos and the crowds of the metropolis behind, arriving in Manali offers instant relief.
  • We’ll discover that India has a thousand faces. In this mountain town you’ll start to enjoy India’s bustling everyday life. 
  • While you acclimatise to the higher altitude, you’ll be allocated your very own Royal Enfield Bullet 500 motorcycle. The legendary Bullet was used in both world wars, and has retained the same design since then.
  • So riding through the Himalayas on the back of one of these, is just like it would have been in our grandparent’s 
Day 3On the bike
  • We’ll go on some short rides around Manali to try out our motorcycles, and then we’ll enjoy some rest in the local thermal baths.
Day 4Green Himalayas
  • On day four we’ll leave Manali behind us and ride toward the Rothang Pass. We’ll sail past green steppes, terrace fields, and grand waterfalls.
  • High in the sky above vultures will circle, and on this day we’ll also see our first 6000 metre high mountain forming on the horizon.
Day 5Lunar Landscape
  • We head toward the Bara-lacha Pass at an altitude of 4890 metres. This high mountain pass connects two completely different worlds; the green valleys of the Hindu region, to the Buddhist region marked by a rocky desert.
  • Symbolically, this is where we truly step into the Himalayas, and the first day where we truly experience Ladakh’s incredible rocky desert landscape.
  • The scene is reminiscent of a crater-covered moon landscape, surrounded by giant mountain peaks that seem to reach for the sky.
Day 6Buddhism and the Himalayas
  • We zoom toward the Tanglang La, which – at 5329 meters high – is the second highest mountain pass traversable on motorbike.
  • We wind around these high roads, where monasteries dot the mountain-sides, and we’ll pass by many local Buddhist monks. Finally, riding alongside the Indus River we arrive in Leh.
Day 7-8-9Experience overload: Pangong
  • In Leh we’ll take a short break from the 5000 metre high passes and the simple mountain accommodations, and we’ll prepare for the highlight of the adventure - a visit to Pangong Lake.
  • This is one of Asia’s biggest saltwater lakes, and sits at 4350 metres above sea level.
  • The lake completely freezes to the core of its 100 meter depth during winter, and on its banks just a handful of families remain through the coldest months.
  • These families host us during our one night stay in a family-run camp. So we’ll catch a glimpse of their lives, and taste the local food.
Day10-11Motoring a top the world
  • From Pangong Lake we will head towards Nubra Valley in the riverbed of the Shyok river on a tiny road which is only ridable for one month each year.
  • The natural landscape completely changes here to a sandy desert and we’ll even ride past camels! Next day the road back to
  • Leh can only be described as the top of the world for motoring enthusiasts. We’ll head to the world’s highest pass that’s crossable by motorbike.
  • The Khardung La awaits us at 5359 metres from where we'll descent almost 2000 meters to Leh.
Day 12Terrace and a Magnetic
  • After breakfast we’ll bid farewell to Leh for two days and take a trip to Dah Hanu. This timeless village preserves a unique indo-european cultural heritage unusual for this part of the Himalayas, where the inhabitants are mainly mongolian or tibetan.
  • We spend the night in a traditional tent in an apricot orchard, where medieval terrace techniques are still employed. On the way to Dah Hanu, we visit the spot where the Zanskar and Indus rivers meet. We climb the magnetic hill, where uphill and downhill merge together in a strange illusion.
Day 13A 1000 years old monastery

On our last day on two wheels we are entering into our last 5000 meters high pass. Before heading back to Leh we will stop off in Lamayuru and Alchi the home of 1000 years old monastery.

Day 14Home

A flight from Leh to Delhi and it's back home!

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Way of the road - Himalaya Himalaya #7e520747-6052-484c-b9a0-f9d5442c4421
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Price includes

accommodation
local transport
airport transfers in India
Royal Enfield motorbikes
breakfast and dinner
local guide on a bike
back-up van
mechanic
permissions to militarily protected areas
flight tickets
visa
petrol
insurance
lunch
motorbiking clothes
alcohol

Map

Other

Ability level:advanced motorbike skills or no experience required for pillions and for those who travel in the back-up car

Best suited for: couples, solo travelers, groups

Meeting point:Delhi airport / upon agreement in case of group travel

Weather: hot and humid in Delhi (35°C), sunny, 22-28°C with occasional showers in Himachal Pradesh, sunny and dry mountain weather 10-25°C in Ladakh

Road conditions:curving mountain roads, bumpy dirt roads, ponds and river crossings

Biker package: Royal Enfield motorbikes, professional guides, back up van, mechanic

Accommodation: double bed 3star hotel rooms and glamping tents with bathroom, mostly with wifi and hot water

Local Transportation: bus, motorbike, airplane

Free time/nightlife: nice local restaurants, beers and papadums in the hotel garden

How big is the group?each back up crew (back up van, mechanic and guide) can take maximum 15 riders at the same time. In one camp we can handle a maximum of 2 groups

Special requirements:driving license for motorbikes

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

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15 days
2020

Sat, Aug 15

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€1,900

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