Nestled in between the highest mountain ranges in the world namely the Himalayas and the Karakoram, Leh, is blessed with beautiful landscapes, sky-kissing monuments, tranquil lakes and evergreen forests. The rugged landscape under the stark blue sky, aligned by snow-crested peaks and some lush green patches of vegetation along the valleys formed by the perennial streams, together make for a surreal scenic beauty.
The land of high passes, the monks and monasteries, indeed a shelter in heaven awaits you to cast its magical spell with its ceaseless beauty!
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Day 0: Delhi to Manali Day 1: Manali Acclimatization day. Day 2: Manali to Sarchu Day 3: Sarchu to Leh Day 4: Leh Sightseeing Day 5: Leh to Nubra Valley Day 6: Nubra valley to Pangong lake Day 7: Pangong lake to Rumtse Day 8: Rumtse to Jispa Day 9: Jispa to Manali / Delhi
NOTE: Journey from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi will be chargeable extra 3000 INR (Volvo AC semi sleeper)
Day 0: Delhi – Manali
Report in Delhi by 01:00 PM. (If you have chosen Delhi to Delhi)
The exact pick-up location will be informed on the Whatsapp group before 3-4 Days of your departure date.
Leave Delhi by 4 PM and reach Manali by the next morning.
Distance: 530 KM || 14 to 15 Hrs
Altitude: Delhi (700 ft) to Manali (6,398 ft)
Day 1: Manali Acclimatization Day
Report at Manali Volvo Bus stand by 10:00 AM (If you opted for Manali to Manali).
Move to our stay in Manali.
Acclimatization Day. You can explore around the stay which is surrounded by apple orchids.
After having a delicious dinner at the stay our Captain will brief the team about the road conditions & riding techniques and introduce you to your Crew.
Altitude: Manali (6,398 ft)
Stay: Manali (Hotel)
Day 2: Manali – Rohtang La – Gramphu – Khoksar – Sissu Keylong – Jispa - Darcha – Baralacha La – Sarchu
After a healthy breakfast at our stay, we will start very early and start our ride towards Sarchu and enter the greater Himalayan landscape.
We will enter into Lahaul leaving Kullu behind using the Atal Tunnel.
Visit Confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers and the creation of Chenab River.
Visit Suraj Taal and Deepak Taal, two breathtaking high-altitude lakes in the Lahaul and Spiti region.
Today we will be crossing Baralacha La at 16,040 ft (One of the 5 high-passes to be covered in the road trip)
Stay in Sarchu (14,070 feet) One of the highest altitudes to stay. Almost every rider is fascinated about spending a night at such high altitudes.
Day 3: Sarchu – Pang – Moore Plains – Rumtse – Leh
Get ready for the most exciting ride of the trip. We will start very early in the morning as water crossings are a common sight on the route so it is advisable to cross them early in the day.
This day is all about riding through hundreds of hairpin turns, Dust trodden roads, and 3 high-altitude pass.
A 40 km of scenic journey from Sarchu via Incredible 21 Hairpin bend climbs of Gata Loops will lead to Nakee La (3rd high altitude pass situated at 15,500 feet) After a few km of descent from Nakee La leads to Whisky Nala,
We will again start climbing Lachulung La (16,500 ft) is the 4th high altitude Himalayan Pass on Manali-Leh Highway which comes between the stretch of Whisky Nalla and Pang.
The landscape starts to change after crossing Pang and the plateau of Morey Plains starts and stretches for 45km – Roads are very bumpy and challenge Both the Vehicle and Rider.
From here again we will ascent towards Taglang La (17,500 feet), the fifth and last high mountain pass on this route that commands breathtaking views of the Zanskar range.
After crossing this pass we will ride through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh.
Visit Thiskey and Shey monasteries En-route.
Note: Today most of the riders will be experiencing AMS due to crossing severely deteriorated roads and high altitude passes. Drink plenty of water and Discuss your symptoms with your captain.
You can plan your return journey after 04:00 PM from Delhi Airport. (If you have chosen Delhi to Delhi)
Note: If the weather is bad, there might be slight changes in the itinerary.
Note: There might be few changes in the itinerary due to weather, road conditions, and the physical ability of the team. Goadventure reserves the right to change the itinerary at any point in time considering the team's safety.
Documents to carry :
Government ID Proof
2 Passport size photos
Windcheater & Raincoat
Heavy thick jacket/down jacket
Comfortable clothes (Full sleeves shirts & full Trek pants - 3 to 5 pairs)
Head and skin Protection :
Cap / Sun hat
Balaclava/ Woolen cap
UV protected Sunglasses
Sunscreen (SPF 40 and above)
Above ankle length waterproof shoes
Sandals or Flip-flops
Socks (3 to 4 pairs)
Woolen socks (2 pairs)
Camera & Kit (Optional)
Personal medicine ( If any )
One strip of Diamox
Headache, diarrhea, motion sickness
50-60L Backpack & A small day backpack
Reusable Water bottle - 2Ltr
Dry snacks, ORS, dry fruits, chocolates, Nutri bars, etc.
Use your garbage bag or properly dispose of used wet tissues and napkins. Do not litter wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains as well as other public areas.
Tip: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
Note 1: We need not carry backpacks with us. You can keep your luggage in one of our backup vehicles and carry only a small day backpack with you during the ride.
Note 2: Only postpaid numbers will work in the Leh region.
Accommodation Triple sharing basis as per the itinerary
Meals: 8 Breakfasts & 8 Dinners.
Transport from Manali to Leh by tempo traveler/ Bike as opted.
Fuel for the entire journey
Back-up vehicle for luggage
Mechanic for assistance
Helmet for the Rider and the pillion
Experienced Tour captain
First-aid kit with 24x7 oxygen cylinders
Sightseeing as per the itinerary. (Vehicle will be on a non-disposal basis).
Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions
Meals not mentioned in inclusions
Caution deposit of INR 5000/- per bike
Any kind of personal expenses, optional tours, insurance, laundry
Inner line permit Fee (Approx INR:800/-)
Biking Gear (Available on rental basis)
Costs incidental to any changes in the itinerary due to bad weather or natural calamities that are beyond our control.
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