MANALI TO KASHMIR VIA LEH
Duration: 9 Nights, 10 Days
Day 1: On arrival in Manali, check-in to the hotel and relax till afternoon.
Afternoon which you test your motorbike and get used to the roads. Go riding on the Himalayan riding premier through the challenging roads along the Kullu Valley. The tricky bends and stretches on the road will help you test the characteristics of the bike and acquaint yourself to handle the motor beast for your entire tour. Enjoy a fun ride to the beautiful Kullu Valley. Later, come back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2: Manali-Jispa valley (150 km)
The time arrives to answer the call of the mountains and with Dug Dug dug…sound of our pipes we are off for the epic road trip. Today will be the 1st day when we will start riding on the famous Manali-Leh highway, every riders dream. Enroute we will be passing the mighty Rohtang La which on any given day will test your riding skills. We will be crossing Koksar and Tandi (Last petrol pump on Manali-Leh Highway). Do not forget to fill up your tanks. Finally we will unpack at Jispa a beautiful little hamlet in lap of Himalayas.
Day 3: Jispa -Tso Kar Lake 220 km)
Start early as today will be tough riding day will lots of water crossing, unpaved roads. Your riding skills will be put to sternest of tests today. Enroute we will cross Zing Zing Bar, Suraj Tal, Baralacha La. You will be astonished to see Sarchu a tent city in middle of nowhere. We will be passing through Gata Loops and finally reaching Pang by afternoon. After witnessing the beauty and vastness of Moore Plains we will take a detour to Tso Kar. Overnight stay at Tso Kar.
Day 4: Tso Kar Lake – Leh (150 km)
Get up and ride to Leh today. By today nomads must be feeling the high of the Himalayas. Lazily riding through the winding roads our caravan will witness many wonders of Manali-Leh Highway today. We will be passing through Moore Plains (an amazing landscape with 40 Kms of straight road at height of 4500mts), Tanglang La (second highest pass). Enroute Leh we will take you to Thiksey Monastery and show famous 3 Idiots School. Reach Leh in the evening and rest of time is free to check out the local markets. Sleep with pride and give a pat on your back for completing the Manali-Leh Highway.
Day 5: Leh – Hunder village 120 Km (Nubra Valley)
Today after breakfast at 8:00 o’clock leave to Hunder village of Nubra valley by crossing Kardungla pass. Kardungla pass is one of the highest motor able pass in the world and at the pass panoramic of glaciers mountains ranges. From pass to Hunder village is 2 hours ride on the way visit 14th century Deskit monastery, 100 feet Maitreya Buddha and double camel ride at Hunder sand dune. Your day long tour will end at evening around 5:00 or 6:00. Dinner and overnight at Hunder village in Apple cottage camp.
Day 6: Hunder village -Pangong Lake via Shayok valley (160 km).
Today after breakfast at 8:00 o’clock leave to Pangong Lake via Shayok valley. On the way stop at Tangtse village for Lunch or tea break and visit 14th century Tangtse monastery. From Tangtse village to Pangong Lake 1 hrs ride. You will reached Pangong Lake 2:00 or 3:00 pm check into camp for rest. Camp is located on the best view point of Lake. Evening walk around the Lake for sun setting view of Lake. Dinner and overnight at Pangong Lake in Deluxe camp.
Day 7: Pangong Lake –Leh via Changla pass (140 km)
Today if you like get up at early morning around 5:30 am for sun rising view of Pangong Lake and came back to camp for breakfast. After breakfast at 9:00 o’clock leave to Leh via Changla pass. On the way visit 15th century Chemray monastery and Lunch at Thiksay village in restaurant. You will be reached Leh around 3:00 or 4:00 pm check into hotel for rest. Evening explore the Leh market. Dinner and overnight at Leh in Hotel.
Day 8: Leh –Kargil valley (220 km).
Today after breakfast 9:00 leave to Kargil valley on Leh – Srinagar national high way. Enroute visit Gurdwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus & Zanskar River, world heritage site Alchi Choskor monastery, Lamayuru moon landscape and 7th century Mulbek rock craving statue. Lunch will be at Kaltse market. You will be reached Kargil around 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Dinner and overnight at Kargil in hotel.
Day 9: Kargil – Sonmarg – Srinagar (210 km).
Today after breakfast at 8:00 o’clock leave to Sonamarg by crossing Zojila pass. On the way visit Kargil war memorial. You will be reached at Sonmarg around 12:00 or 1:00 pm. Check into hotel for Lunch. Your memorial bike tour will end at Sonmarg. After Lunch leave to Srinagar by Innova or Zylo car. You will be reached at Srinagar afternoon around 1:00 or 2:00 pm. Dinner and overnight at Srinagar in houseboat. Dinner and overnight at Srinagar in Hotel.
Day 10: Departure
Today after breakfast transfer to airport. Tour and service end!