15-30 aug 2020
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.
D1, D2 – Arrival
D3 – On the Bike
D4 – Green Himalayas
D5 – Lunar Landscape
D6 – Buddhism and the Himalayas
D7, D8 – Experience Overload: Pangong Lake
D9, D10 – Motoring Atop the World
D11, D12 – Terrace and a magnetic hill
D13 - a 1000 years old monastery
D14, D15 - A flight from Leh to Delhi, a short nap and it’s back home!
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Way of the Road – Himalayas– Motorbike ROadtrip
€1700Pillion / back-up van
ability leveladvanced motorbike skills or no experience required for pillions and for those who travel in the back-up car
best suited forcouples, solo travelers, groups
meeting pointDelhi airport / upon agreement in case of group travel
weatherhot 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 conditionscurving mountain roads, bumpy dirt roads, ponds and river crossings
biker packageRoyal Enfield motorbikes, professional guides, back up van, mechanic
accommodationdouble bed 3star hotel rooms and glamping tents with bathroom, mostly with wifi and hot water
local transportationbus, motorbike, airplane
free time/nightlifenice 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
what’s includedaccommodation, 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
what’s not includedflight tickets, visa, petrol, insurance, lunch, motorbiking clothes, alcohol
special requirementsdriving license for motorbikes
application deadline3 months prior the trip
installment payment plan40% upon application, 60% 2 months prior arrival
Day 01: DELHIArriving at Delhi, refreshing in the hotel, little sightseeing, then leaving to Manali with private bus.
Day 02: MANALIArriving at Manali. Excursion to the Jogini waterfall, bathing in the thermal pools, acclimation to the environment.
Day 03: MANALIReceiving the bikes, smaller tours in the area, taste local food, getting used to the bikes.
Day 04: MANALI - JISPA (RIDE 150 KM)We set out and cross the 3979 meter-high Rohtang pass. Our way leads through small villages to the city of Jispa.
DAY 05: JISPA - SARCHU (RIDE 90 KM)We continue the ride uphill and cross the 4890-meter high Baralacha Pass. We go down a little and spend the night in a nice tent camp.
DAY 06: SARCHU - LEH (RIDE 250 KM)The hardest part is waiting for us, we have to climb 3 passes of around 5000 meter: Nakee La, Lachung La, and the world’s second highest motorable pass, the 5329-meter high Tanglang La. From here we ride down to Leh.
DAY 07: LEH (REST DAY)After riding on the hardest roads, strolling in Leh will feel good.
DAY 08: LEH - PANGONG LAKE (RIDE 149 KM)We set out towards Pangong Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in Asia. We spend the night in a well-equipped tent camp by the lake.
DAY 09: PANGONG - NUBRA VALLEY (RIDE 149 KM)We are leaving towards Nubra Valley. We’ll arrive in another landscape, among sand dunes and two-humped camel herds.
DAY 10: NUBRA VALLEY - KHARDUNG LA - LEH (RIDE 125 KM)First, we're climbing up to the 32-meter-high Buddha statue, then we’re crossing the world’s highest motorable pass, the 5602 meters high Khardung La.
DAY 11: LEH (REST DAY)Relaxation, massage, souvenir shopping and an optional riding to the Buddhist monasteries of the neighborhood.
DAY 12: LEH -DAH HANU (RIDE 135 KM)We’ll take a trip to Dah Hanu along the Indus river. This timeless village preserves a unique Indo-European cultural heritage.
DAY 13: DAH HANU - LAMAYURU - LEH (RIDE 165 KM)On our last day on two wheels, we are crossing our last 5000 meters high pass. Before heading back to Leh we will stop off in Lamayuru and Alchi, the home of a 1000 years old monastery.
DAY 14: LEH - DELHIA flight from Leh to Delhi where we’ll go to sleep with lots of new experiences in our mind.
DAY 15: DELHI - HOMETransfer to the airport, flying home.
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