INDIA / Ladakh - "Little Tibet"
At a Glance ...
|Best traveltime||June, July, August|
|Start/Finish||Delhi / Delhi|
|Duration||16 travel days, 12 riding days|
|Distance covered||870 mi / 1.400 km|
|Day rides||50 - 180 mi / 80 - 290 km|
|Roads||Mainly tarmac; around 400 km / 280 mi some stretches with gravel|
|Motorcycles||Royal Enfield Bullet, 500cc, left side gear shift, front disk break|
|Rider's requirements||A comfortable ride on tarmac and gravel. Steady nerves for the traffic needed!|
|Group size||Min. 4 and max. 10 riders - space for pillion rider in our follow up car.|
|Accomodation||Middle-class hotels, Houseboat, Tent Camp and Guesthouses|
|What's included||All meals, all non-alcoholic beverages, all entry fees, petrol for the bikes|
|Highlights||World´s highest roads, home of the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monasteries, houseboats on Dal-Lake, sand dunes at 12.000 ft, the joviality of the Ladakhi people...|
|Important||VISA needed! For many nationalities "Visa on arrival" possible now. You need to apply online!|
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Ladakh “Little Tibet” - Awesome scenery and high roads
|Day 1||Arrival in Delhi. Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel.|
|Day 2||Early morning we take the Shatabti express train to Kalka and by bus to Nalagarh Fort. After a briefing on bikes and traffic and a few circuits around the parking lot, we ride a few Kilometers before heading back for dinner.|
|Day 3||A ride up to Shimla, the former summer residence of the British Raj, at an altitude of 2.200 m / 7.217 ft.|
|Day 4||An endless up and down and round and round, Jalorie La pass, 3.125m, and some memorable scenery on the road to Gusheini. Fresh fish out of the river next to Raju's Lodge maybe?|
|Day 5||A relaxing ride along the Beas river get us to India's honeymoon capitol, Manali.|
|Day 6||An awesome ride up the 3.890 m / 12.760 ft to Rothang Pass on route to Keylong.|
|Day 7||Scenery that makes you feel as if you´re on the moon. And a great camp at Sarchu. Swiss tents with beds inside.|
|Day 8||Landscape out of this world - another remarkable day through two passes above 5000 m / 16.400 ft! We stay next to Tso Kar at Eco Lodge.|
|Day 9||Another memorable ride to the most beautiful lake in the Himalayas, Tso Moriri, surrounded be snow covered mountains. Stay at a new hotel overlooking the lake.|
|Day 10||On the way to Leh, the capitol of Ladakh, we visit the monasteries of Hemis and Tikse.|
|Day 11||We explore Leh and its vicinity with Stok palace and Matho monastery.|
|Day 12||Another highlight of the tour! We cross Kardung La, at 5.603 m / 18.380 ft, the world's highest motorable road.|
|Day 13||We explore the sand dunes and ride our motorcycles across Kardung La and along the Indus valley to Alchi.|
|Day 14||We leave Alchi in the morning for Kargil. On the way, we visit Lamayuru Monastery in the "Moon Valley”. After a Lunch Snack at the foot of the monastery we head back to Leh.|
|Day 15||Early morning flight to Delhi, Time for some shopping or just relax at the hotel. Nightflight back home.|