Start in Manali and end in Srinagar! With the adventure tour 12 Days Himalayan Motorbike Expedition, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Manali, India and 10 other destinations in India. 12 Days Himalayan Motorbike Expedition includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.
Welcome onboard Rider. Hotel check in starts by 12 so please reach the notified hotel before evening. After checking in, wander around the city if you wish. We meet once again before dinner to greet and catch up with fellow riders on this adventurous journey of the Himalayas. There, we prepare you for expected, and the unexpected - the roadmap, riding etiquette, pitfalls, & heavenly views with cold weather conditions followed a tasty dinner. Now, you are mentally prepared. Go, Have a good night sleep. Start point Arrival at the Hotel (Communicated in advance), Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India 08:00 - 10:00
In and around KeylongWake up early & reach the parking with all your luggage for the trip. Keep your belongings in the luggage vehicle. Test the bike allotted to you & inform the team of adjustments if any. Come back after breakfast as we move forward to mount Rohtang. Ask an experienced rider & you will know, 120 Km trip is not short if it includes hilly roads and Rohtang pass. Even with the 'bum ache, You will turn speechless by sceneries and breathless physically when you reach Keylong. Fill up courage in your heart and fuel in the tank; you are going to need these a lot.
As we leave for the no fueling station road, you might want to recheck the fuel level and high-altitude medication. Rider by heart enjoy riding on this ironic patch - toughest yet most beautiful. Please make your mind for this appealing death road as a U-turn seems a good decision. Apart from enjoying the scenery, drive safely through the freezing-cold water crossings and keep an eye on falling mountain rocks. 'Baam!' The Himalayas can catch you by surprise at any moment. Your shoulders & back would be so damn tired, your executive class body wouldn't mind sleeping at Banjaara style stays cramped beds in a common tent. You can cook your own food outside with your trembling hands. You better be ready to dance when a fellow rider sings in the evening.
In and around LehDon't let your sleepiness make you late unless you want to stuck in traffic while riding alone on the narrow and serpentine road to Keylong. Ask an experienced rider & you will know; 120 Km trip is not short if it includes hilly roads and Rohtang pass. Even the 'bum ache' You will turn speechless by sceneries and breathless physically when you reach Keylong. Fill up courage in your heart and fuel in the tank; you are going to need these a lot.
'I can sense Oxygen. I am free to wander around. After riding on such rugged terrains, the bike needs a complete check up. So, leave the bike at the hotel for maintenance & use the local commuting vehicles use public transport or rent a car. On the leisure day, unleash the lone wolf & explore various parts of the Leh city, like the Namgyal Palace, Tibetan market, Shanti Stupa, Thiksey monastery, Leh Palace, Shey Palace and numerous monasteries.
The day starts with a mix of excitement and nervousness for riders as well as Bollywood enthusiast. Eventually, it reminds you where you stand. Do not stop at every other point to take photos, unless you wish to miss the sunset view at Pangong Lake. You get to meet numerous small water bodies washing your dirty shoe before you finally reach the Majestic Lake You may not like where you stay Camp or small cottage, limited & not so tasty food. But remember, whatever you are getting, it is a privilege transported from Leh market. So, forget everything; it is time for soul-searching in the beautiful blues.
This is not a joyous day for you if you don't love trading your way in mud & water roads. You face hilly curves at the beginning, accompanied by the roar of Shyok. Later the river following you will take over your road in the form of a few huge water crossings. If you happen to be lucky sandstorm will further come to greet you. You get to meet numerous small water bodies washing your dirty shoe before you finally reach the Majestic Lake. . The ride of a smelly double hump camel, bonfire, & music - a perfect way to nourish your vitals and soul.
It is the day when we explore an untouched destination - Turtuk; once a part of Pakistan until 1971. Take it as an opportunity to explore the culture and hardship of locals who live with these extremities. Soon after we head to the last Indo Pak border town Thang. You have to be there to understand rider's feeling of farthest village of India. Do not forget to take a snap with the mighty K2. We will return to Nubra valley in the evening.
Let's Go! We are leaving to witness a man-made wonder. While you ride for the top of the world, you understand the toil it takes to build a road this altitude. You along with many other overly enthusiastic riders run for the customary photograph with the board. After the joyous celebration, we now ride downhill to catch a breath & some tea at Pullu. Later, we dug-dug further to the Himalayan sand desert. After the joyous celebration, we drive downhill for Kilometers, feels scary while looking at endless downhill roads. The grand road welcomes you back to Leh.
In and around KargilOur Suggestion - Get your accelerator wire rechecked. You may snap the throttle wire while pushing too hard on the best highway of the trip so far. We also come across the Magnetic Hill. Bieng the most beautiful stretch, you cant help yourself taking photos and videos. Don't worry the breathlessness you felt were gifts from Fotu La (13478ft) and Namika La (12139ft). Slowly we descend towards the Kargil city.
In and around SrinagarAfter a heavy breakfast, we start the journey to Srinagar. You are fascinated with the road quality till Drass, the second coldest inhabited town the world. While we are at Drass, it is must to visit historical war memorial & pay tribute to those soldiers who sacrificed lives in 1999. Before you get too habituated to the road, Zozi La shatters your illusion. We still manage to drive past these obstacles to reach Srinagar before evening. Don't you have a list to visit - Dal lake, Shikara, Mughal Garden- Have a tasty dinner and go to sleep.
After breakfast, we meet again to say bid farewell to each other & cheers the moments of togetherness. Advisable to leave before 3 hours for Srinagar Airport to avoid unplanned situation. Here onwards we leave for our lives and cities. End point Hotel Comfort Regency, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India 10:00 - 11:00