LEH LADAKH BIKE TRIP FROM MANALI

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About The Trip

Unplug from the hustle and plug into nature's most beautiful and adventurous Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali. To express it in most straightforward language, the Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali, which is approximately 476 km in length, is every rider's dream for its most adventurous roads, scenic valleys, barren to snowy mountains, vast flatlands to hairpin turns. All of this is combined with gushes of heavy cold wind, pushing you back from time to time, making this journey even more adventurous and exciting.

Gliding on this road means weaving into the poetic rhythms, talking to self, and plugging into nature with various desolate places, offbeat trails, monasteries, high-altitude lakes and highest passes.

To gain enough confidence about the trails, it is in our favour. BRO (Border Road Organization) takes care of the highway. Further, the whole project is divided into Project Himank and Project Deepak. Project Deepak handles the part of the highway from Manali to Sarchu (222 km); Project Himank takes care of the highway from Sarchu to Leh (254 km).

Handling AMS on this road trip will be our utmost priority because you will be above an altitude of 14000 ft for more than 300 km. Our leaders will be taking time to time surveys of your health. Let them know if you feel anything out of the world

With that confirmed, Plan the Unplanned team invites you on a 12-day off-the-track Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali. You will be doing many things along with getting high doses of adrenaline. Check out the itinerary and book your next slot.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey

Day 2 : Manali Arrival

Day 3 : Manali to Jispa | 100 Kilometers, 3.5 Hours Drive

Day 4 : Jispa to Sarchu | 90 Kilometers, 3.5 Hours Drive

Day 5 : Sarchu to Leh | 230 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive

Day 6 : Leh to Nubra |162 kms, 6 Hours Drive

Day 7 : Nubra to Pangong | 200 kms, 7 Hours Drive

Day 8 : Pangong to Tso-Moriri | 300 kms, 9Hours Drive

Day 9 : Tso- Moriri to Leh | 250 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive

Day 10 : Leh to Kargil | 216 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive

Day 11 : Kargil to Srinagar | 210 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive

Day 12 : Departure from Srinagar | Tour Ends

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Manali to Srinagar Transporation in Tempo Traveller
  • Bike Rent inclusive of Fuel from Manali to Srinaga
  • Riding Gears - Knee guard, Elbow guard, Helmet
  • *Note: Due to comfort and safety reasons, we recommend you all to carry your own helmets for the ride. The helmets which we provide are of standard size so there can be some discrepancies regarding the sizes
  • Accommodations - Triple sharing basis as per itinerary
  • Meal Plan:  Breakfast +Dinner; Starting from Dinner on Day 1 till Breakfast on Day 1
  • Outdoor Leader will be present at all times during the tour
  • Bus Tickets - Delhi to Manal
  • Backup Support Vehicl
  • Mechanical Suppor
  • Inner Line Permit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Experience that you gain.

Exclusions

  • Early check-in at the hotel
  • Any additional personal expenses
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to delay travel, if any
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in the Package Inclusions
  • Any type of transportation from Manali or Srinagar other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions”
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing
  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities
  • Any other services not specified in inclusions
  • Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost and security deposit per motorbike of Rs. 10,000/-. As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts used.
  • Cost of any spare part which will be used due to the accidental damage incurred when the motorbike is in the rider’s possession
  • The cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way
  • Vehicle Servicing Or Maintenance Cost.

Detail Itinerary



Details

Delhi Altitude - 216
Manali Altitude: 1950
Distance: 538 km
Time taken: 12 hour

We will meet in Delhi for an overnight journey to Manali. All the details regarding the time and meeting point will be shared with you in a mail. We will make sufficient pit stops for food, washroom breaks, etc. Meanwhile, when all of us feel settled, we will play games, introduce ourselves, and trek leaders will give a brief about the trip.




Details

The altitude of Manali: 1950

We will meet fellow riders from other places upon reaching Manali early in the morning. Post-check in, you can utilise the rest of the day sightseeing and cafe hopping in Manali for the rest of the day.

Places to Visit in Manali

Hidimba Devi Templ
Mall Roa
Old Manal
Vashisht Templ
Ropeway ride at Solang Valle
Tibetan monasterie

Return to the stay in the evening. We will have some sizzling games on the pot, some buttery gossip and laid-back night. Dinner will be served, after which we will go into our holes to rest.




Details

Altitude of Sarchu: 4290
Distance: 230 k
Time taken: 6 hour

Our infantry will be marching towards Sarchu after breakfast. We will move from the iconic Atal Tunnel. To reach Sarchu, we will be crossing two passes: Baralacha-la (16500 ft) and Rohtang (13060 ft).

In Sarchu, you will be handed over bikes which you can test at the beginning for any glitches. We will be staying at Sarchu for the day and have dinner and fun at the same place.




Details

Distance: 230 k
Time taken: 7 hour

Post breakfast, you move forward t0 witness the scenic views of Tanglang la, Moore Planes & Upshi making this long stretch of road aesthetically pleasing

As you will be tired after the day's adventure, you will be served dinner, followed by a peaceful stay at Leh.




Details

After a power-packed breakfast, we will go local sightseeing in Leh. This will include Shey Palace, known for the gold-plated statue of Buddha, which is also the tallest statue of Buddha in Ladakh

Then we will go to Thiksey monastery. It is the largest gompa in central Ladakh.

We will also cover Shanti Stupa - A Buddhist white-dome Chorten (stupa) on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh, at 11,841 ft. This is known for its intricate carvings.




Details

Altitude of Nubra: 3000
Distance:  160 k
Time taken:  6 hour

Waking up in the serene natural setting, we will pack for Nubra. The road is the most popular, accessible, and quickest to reach Nubra. We will be taking the route from Leh towards KhardungLa (5359 m). We will also take a pitstop here for refreshment.

Then we will continue towards Nubra.

Nubra Valley is nestled on the northern edge of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known as the 'Orchard of Kashmir' for its fulfilling orchards. The journey is worth your time.

Nubra will steal a piece of your heart. After settling in, we will go for ATV, Double Hump Bactrian Camel Ride and more (self-sponsored)

Later, we will come back, have dinner and retard in our holes in Hundar in Nubra Valley.




Details

Altitude of Pangong: 4520
Distance:  200 k
Time taken: 7 hour

After breakfast, we will go to Diskit Monastery. Later, while going to Pangong, we will cover Pangong Tso.

Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake spanning from eastern Ladakh to west Tibet. It is 134 km long and is further divided into 5 sub lakes: Pangong Tso, Tso Nyak, Rum Tso (twin lakes), Nyak Tso. 40% of this lake is in India, while the other part is disputed between India and China. After spending good time at the lake, we will head to Pangong

Upon reaching Pangong, we will have dinner, after which we will rest for the day.




Details

Distance: 300 k
Time taken: 9 hour

After breakfast, we will head towards Tso- Moriri. En route, we will visit Tso- Moriri lak

With dinner and an overnight stay in Tso- Moriri, the day will be called complete.




Details

Altitude of Leh:  3524
Distance: 250 k
Time taken: 6 hour

After breakfast, we will start day 9 in the cold desert to reach Leh.

The drive is hectic, and you will be tired. Dinner will be served upon reaching Leh; you can then spend your time at leisure.




Details

Altitude of Kargil: 2676
Distance: 216 k
Time taken: 7 hour

On day 10 of the Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali, we will head to Kargil.

Kargil is an excellent destination for trekking, camping, mountaineering, river rafting etc. The place is famous for the Kargil war between India and Pakistan

En-route, we will visit Pathar Sahib Gurudwara (lunch to be done in Langar), Hall of Fame, the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river and Magnetic Hill.

Post-check-in, we will dine at Kargil and rest for the day.




Details

Altitude of Srinagar: 1585
Distance: 210 k
Time taken: 7 hour

Congratulations! You have successfully landed on day 11 of the Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali. After breakfast, we will move towards Srinagar. We will reach Srinagar by afternoon. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure

Now, count this as an opportunity to taste the yummiest Wazwan, drink Kahwah tea made by the sweetest people and shop for winters. Go to Dal Lake or take a stroll on the lanes. All of this is self-sponsored.

Come back to the stay for a tasty dinner. An overnight stay will follow this in Srinagar.


Things To Carry

Gears

  • A rucksack bag and a day pack
  • 3-litre water bladder or water bottles
  • A sun cap and a woolen cap
  • UV protected sunglasses

Clothes

  • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favourable)
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 2 pair of socks
  • A small towel
  • A rain jacket or a poncho

Footwear

  • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
  • Flip flops/sandals 

Medication as per Doctor's recommendation

Personal Accessories

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Paper soap, or sanitizer
  • Sunscreen minimum of spf40 , lip balm, cold creams
  • Body spray
  • Led Torch Light

Policy and Terms

No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.

 Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within  44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

Additional Information

How is the Trip /Trek Organised?
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)

Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.

Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.

Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU

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