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LADAKH BIKE TRIP | DELHI - MANALI - LEH - DELHI

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  • 9 Days  8 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Moderate
  • For 18+ years
  • Best Season - June July August September

Ladakh, known as the "Land of High Passes," is a breathtaking region nestled in northern India, boasting rugged beauty that captivates travelers from around the world. Here, towering Himalayan peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and ancient monasteries create a stunning landscape that beckons adventurers and bikers seeking an unforgettable journey. The challenging mountain roads, such as Khardung La and Chang La, offer thrilling rides with awe-inspiring vistas at every turn, making it a dream destination for bikers in search of adrenaline-fueled excitement.

Yet, beyond the exhilarating rides, Ladakh offers travelers a profound sense of serenity and spiritual rejuvenation. Amidst the tranquil landscapes and the colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, visitors can immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the region, visiting ancient monasteries and connecting with local communities. Whether you come for the adventure, the spirituality, or simply to soak in the stunning scenery, a journey through Ladakh promises an experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving a lasting imprint on your soul.

Highlights

  • Ladakh, the "Land of High Passes," is located in northern India and is renowned for its rugged beauty.
  • Towering Himalayan peaks, including Khardung La and Chang La, offer breathtaking vistas along challenging mountain roads, making it a dream destination for bikers seeking adrenaline-fueled excitement.
  • Crystal-clear lakes such as Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri add to Ladakh's picturesque charm, reflecting the surrounding mountains.
  • The region is dotted with ancient monasteries, perched on steep cliffs or nestled in secluded valleys, offering travelers a glimpse into Ladakh's rich cultural heritage.
  • Amidst the tranquil landscapes and fluttering prayer flags, visitors can immerse themselves in spiritual rejuvenation, connecting with local communities and finding solace in the serene ambiance.
  • Whether you come for the adventure, the spirituality, or simply to soak in the stunning scenery, Ladakh promises an experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving a lasting imprint on your soul.

Who should attend?

  1. Adventure Seekers:

    • Ideal for bikers and thrill-seekers who want to conquer challenging mountain passes like Khardung La and Chang La.
    • Perfect for trekkers and hikers looking for high-altitude trails with stunning vistas.
  2. Nature Enthusiasts:

    • Those who appreciate breathtaking landscapes, including towering Himalayan peaks and crystal-clear lakes like Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri.
    • Wildlife lovers interested in spotting rare species such as the snow leopard or Himalayan blue sheep.
  3. Cultural and Spiritual Travelers:

    • Individuals interested in exploring ancient monasteries and immersing themselves in Buddhist culture.
    • Those seeking a spiritual retreat or a peaceful environment for meditation and introspection.
  4. Photographers:

    • Photography enthusiasts looking to capture the stark beauty of rugged mountains, serene lakes, and vibrant local culture.
  5. Solo Travelers:

    • Those seeking solitude and the opportunity to connect with themselves amidst the tranquil and remote landscapes of Ladakh.
  6. Eco-tourists:

    • Travelers committed to sustainable tourism and interested in learning about local environmental conservation efforts.
  7. Off-the-Beaten-Path Explorers:

    • Adventurers who enjoy destinations that are less commercialized and offer unique, authentic experiences.

Ladakh offers a diverse range of experiences, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to explore natural beauty, adventure, and cultural richness.

overnight journey by Volvo bus

Bus

Volvo

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Applicable

  • Departure from Delhi.
  • Overnight journey to Manali via Volvo bus.

Volvo Pic
Volvo Pic
Semi Sleeper Push Back Seats
Arrival in Manali visit Vasishta Temple Hadimba Temple The Mall Road collect bikes.

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

Dinner

(Veg / Non - Veg / Jain)

  • Arrive in Manali in the morning and have breakfast.
  • Day reserved for acclimatization.
  • Optional: Visit Vasishta Temple, Hadimba Temple, The Mall Road.
  • Collect bikes in the evening.
  • Briefing session for the next day's journey.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Vasishta Temple
Hadimba Temple
The Mall Road - Manali
Leh-Manali Highway Atal Tunnel Sissu village and Keylong Jispa/Sarchu.

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Veg / Non - Veg / Jain)

  • Early morning breakfast and hotel check-out.
  • Begin the Ladakh trip via the famous Leh-Manali Highway.
  • Cross the Atal Tunnel to enter Lahaul Valley.
  • Enjoy scenic views of Sissu village and Keylong.
  • Arrive in Jispa/Sarchu by evening.
  • Overnight stay in Jispa/Sarchu.

Leh-Manali Highway
Atal Tunnel
Sissu village Bridge
Keylong
Suraj Tal Lake Tsokar Lake Sarchu Pang Nakeela Lachungla Pang Tanglang La

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Veg / Non - Veg / Jain)

  • Breakfast and camp check-out.
  • Journey through the beautiful Ladakh region.
  • Stops at Suraj Tal Lake, Tsokar Lake, Surajtal Lake, Sarchu, Pang, Nakeela, and Lachungla.
  • Lunch in Pang.
  • Cross Tanglang La (the second highest pass in the world) to reach Leh.
  • Overnight stay in Leh.

Suraj Tal Lake
Tsokar Lake
Nakeela Pass
Lachungla
Hall of Fame Museum Shanti Stupa Magnetic Hill Pathar Sahib Gurudwara explore local markets and cafes interact with locals.

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Veg / Non - Veg / Jain)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit Hall of Fame Museum, Shanti Stupa, Magnetic Hill, and Pathar Sahib Gurudwara.
  • Explore local markets and cafes.
  • Interact with locals to learn about the culture and history.
  • Return to the hotel by evening.
  • Overnight stay in Leh.

Hall of Fame Museum
Shanti Stupa
Magnetic Hill
Pathar Sahib Gurudwara
Nubra Valley via Khardung La explore Karakoram and Ladakh ranges visit Sand Dunes camel safari.

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Veg / Non - Veg / Jain)

  • Breakfast and camp check-out.
  • Travel to Nubra Valley via Khardung La (the highest motorable road at 5359m).
  • Explore the region between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges.
  • Check-in at the hotel.
  • Visit the Sand Dunes (cold desert of India) and take a camel safari (self-paid).
  • Return to the hotel by evening.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra Valley.

Nubra Valley
Khardung La
Karakoram
Sand Dunes & Double Hump Camel
Sunrise over Himalayas Pangong Agham Shyok villages Pangong Tso.

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

  • Witness the sunrise over the Himalayas.
  • Breakfast and head to Pangong via Agham and Shyok villages.
  • Arrive at Pangong Tso, a high-altitude alpine lake known for its changing colors.
  • Check-in at the campsite by evening.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Pangong.

Pangong Lake
Chang La

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Veg / Non - Veg / Jain)

  • Breakfast and departure to Leh.
  • Cross Chang La (the second highest motorable road at 17,550ft).
  • Arrive in Leh by evening.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.

Chang La
Jispa/Sarchu

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

  • Breakfast and departure towards Jispa/Sarchu.
  • Retrace the route taken from Manali to Leh.
  • Arrive in Jispa/Sarchu by evening.
  • Overnight stay in Jispa/Sarchu.

Jispa Village
Manali departure to Delhi

Bike

Solo / Pillion

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

(Veg / Non - Veg / Jain)

  • Morning breakfast and check-out.
  • Head towards Manali, arriving by noon.
  • Explore cafes and the market area for last-minute shopping.
  • Evening departure to Delhi.
  • Overnight journey to Delhi, arriving the next morning.

Bus

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Applicable

  • Reach Delhi in the morning.

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Recently, I had the pleasure of booking a trip to Spiti Valley with Travelonama Expeditions, and I couldn't be more impressed with the level of service they provided.

The booking process was a breeze, with their staff offering affordable tour package. The customer service was exceptional - the staff was friendly, helpful and always available to answer any questions I had.

During my trip, the accommodations were pretty much good. The hotels were comfortable, and conveniently located, making my stay truly enjoyable.

Overall, I highly recommend Travelonama to anyone looking for a stress-free and memorable travel experience. I will definitely be booking with them again in the future. Thank you, for making my trip unforgettable!

Special thanks to our Captain Mr. Sahil for ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the voyage.


Inclusions

  • Volvo Transfers:

    • Round-trip transfers from Delhi to Manali and back.
  • Bike Rental:

    • 6 days of bike rental including fuel from Sarchu to Sarchu (for Bike option).
    • Royal Enfield 350/500 cc with helmets for rider and pillion.
  • Transport:

    • Tempo Traveler/Innova/Xylo/Scorpio/Backup Van/Similar from Manali to Sarchu and Sarchu to Manali (for Bike option).
    • Tempo Traveler from Manali to Manali (for traveler option).
  • Support:

    • Mechanical backup throughout the trip.
    • Team Captain present throughout the trip.
    • Group Leader on Bike for a minimum of 8 bikes in a group.
    • Availability of oxygen 24x7 in case of any emergency.
  • Permits:

    • All inner line permits for the trip.
  • Riding Gears:

    • Helmets, gloves, elbow guards, knee pads (recommended to carry your own gears for comfort).
  • Meals:

    • Daily breakfast and dinner (8 breakfasts and 8 dinners).

Exclusions

  • GST:

    • 5% GST applicable extra.
  • Food and Beverages:

    • Any kind of food and beverages not mentioned in the inclusions, including alcohol, mineral water, meals, refreshments, and lunches while traveling on highways.
  • Personal Expenses:

    • Personal expenses such as tips to drivers, entry tickets, photography/videography charges, and any activities on the trip.
  • Natural Calamities:

    • Any costs arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne by the customer on the spot).
  • Others:

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
    • Any damage to the bike, except for engine damage, must be borne by the client.

THINGS TO CARRY

Must Carry:

  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing:
    • Woolen socks
    • Cap
    • Fleece jackets or warmers
    • Down jacket
    • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any) & few medicines for altitude sickness

Travel Essentials: Gears:

  • A rucksack bag and a day pack
  • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle

    Clothes:
  • A sun cap and a woolen cap
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • 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 favorable)
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 2 pairs 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:
  • One strip of Diamox 
  • Glucose powder
  • Medicines for headaches, diarrhea, motion and altitude sickness
  • Dettol
  • Bandages
  • Cotton

    Personal Accessories:
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Paper soap, or sanitizer
  • Sunscreen minimum of spf40, lip balm, cold creams
  • Body spray


PICKUP LOCATIONS

ISBT Kashmere Exit Gate No 5


Majnu Ka Tilla



HOW TO REACH

By Air:

  • Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad: Multiple daily flights to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

By Rail:

  • Mumbai: Rajdhani Express, August Kranti Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express.
  • Bangalore: Karnataka Express, Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express.
  • Kolkata: Howrah Rajdhani Express, Sealdah Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express.
  • Chennai: Tamil Nadu Express, Rajdhani Express, Grand Trunk Express.
  • Hyderabad: Telangana Express, Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express.

By Road:

  • Mumbai to Delhi: Approximately 1,450 km via NH 48.
  • Bangalore to Delhi: Approximately 2,150 km via NH 44.
  • Kolkata to Delhi: Approximately 1,500 km via NH 19 and NH 44.
  • Chennai to Delhi: Approximately 2,200 km via NH 44.
  • Hyderabad to Delhi: Approximately 1,570 km via NH 44.

Summary:

  • Air Travel: Fastest and most convenient.
  • Rail Travel: Comfortable and cost-effective.
  • Road Travel: Suitable for road trip enthusiasts.

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Policy and Terms

  • No refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations.
  • Refunds for cancellations will be processed as per the following deduction guidelines:
    • Up to 30 days prior to the departure date: 0% deduction
    • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure: 60% deduction
    • Less than 15 days of departure: No refund
  • Booking amount is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • Full payment of the trip cost must be made before the trip begins. Pending payments may lead to cancellation of the trip, and the booking amount will not be refundable.
  • No refunds or discounts shall be made towards any inclusions not availed by the client. This includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from the tour, sickness, accidents, death of a family member, late arrival, or premature departure.
  • Travelonama shall not be responsible for any delays or alterations in the program or indirectly incurred expenses due to natural hazards, accidents, machinery breakdowns, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or untoward incidents.
  • Cancellations will only be accepted via email. Phone calls or WhatsApp messages will not be considered. Additionally, the booking amount for all packages/trips is non-refundable.
  • In cases of "force majeure" or situations beyond Travelonama's control after departure, refunds or compensation will not be provided.
  • Participants dropping out during the trip will not receive any refund. They will also be responsible for additional expenses incurred for their retreat, based on actual costs.
  • Participants can replace individuals in their bookings if the status is "Paid" and at least 12 days remain before the departure date. This does not apply to Volvo/Train/Flight transport bookings, which will be automatically canceled.
  • Travelonama reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason but will not cancel a tour before departure except for force majeure or unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.

Terms and Conditions

Travelonama Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions shall apply to your booking with Travelonama. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them. These terms constitute the entire agreement between Travelonama and the Client relating to the subject matter herein.

  • Ownership of Content: Photos/videos created on Travelonama's trips are the property of Travelonama and can only be used by Travelonama for advertising across media platforms. Use of digital content by any other party requires permission from Travelonama.

  • Payment: Full payment of the trip cost must be made before the trip begins. Pending payments may lead to trip cancellation with no refund of the booking amount.

  • Identification and Boarding: Valid government ID verification is required before boarding. Bookings are non-transferable, and only names mentioned at confirmation are allowed to travel. Unless It is mentioned over email 15 Day prior before the departure.

  • Refunds and Discounts: No refunds or discounts for inclusions not availed by the Client, including termination/departure from the tour, sickness, death, late arrival, or premature departure.

  • Luggage Responsibility: Travelers are responsible for their luggage & belongings. The management is not accountable for missing items during the tour.

  • Departure and Timing: Travelers must update their status with the trip coordinator(s) and report 45 mins prior to departure. The departure time is fixed, and missing the bus renders one ineligible for refunds.

  • Air Conditioning: AC may be switched off in hills for safety. The driver may turn off the AC as required for safety & ease of travel.

  • Health and Safety: Drinking & smoking are not recommended due to health concerns. Tours involve physically demanding activities, so being in good shape is advised.

  • Conduct: Misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated. Participants are expected to maintain a friendly and respectful demeanor.

  • Delays and Alterations: Travelonama is not responsible for delays or alterations due to natural hazards, accidents, machinery breakdowns, weather conditions, or other untoward incidents.

  • Insurance: Travelonama does not provide insurance coverage for sickness, accidents, theft, or other losses incurred during travel. Unless It's mentioned in Inclusions.

  • Misbehavior: Any misbehavior with the team or fellow travelers will result in trip termination and possible legal action.

  • Cancellation by Travelonama: Travelonama reserves the right to cancel any trip for reasons beyond its control. It will not cancel a tour before departure except for Force Majeure or unforeseen circumstances.

  • Price Changes: Prices may change from the time of publication due to transportation costs, currency fluctuations, or other reasons. Clients are advised to check the most up-to-date prices before booking.

  • Flexibility: Travelonama may need to alter the itinerary for safety, comfort, or well-being reasons. Participants should allow for reasonable alterations.

  • Liability: Travelers are responsible for themselves during the trip. Travelonama is not liable for accidents or loss of life.

  • Independent Contractors: Travelonama is not responsible for independent contractors' services or products. These contractors work directly for the Client and are not supervised by Travelonama.

  • Severability: If any term or condition is unenforceable, it shall be severed from the agreement, and the remaining terms shall continue to be binding.

  • Refusal of Service: Travelonama reserves the right to refuse service to any Client for any reason, except for discrimination or protected class reasons.

  • Updates to Terms: Travelonama may update these terms and conditions at any time, and it is the Client's responsibility to be familiar with them. The latest terms may be found on Travelonama's website.

Frequest Questions

Q: Is there a backup vehicle available during the trip?
A: Yes, there is a backup van available from Manali to Sarchu and back to Manali for the bike option. For the traveler option, a Tempo Traveler will be used from Manali to Manali.

Q: What if there is an emergency during the trip?
A: Oxygen will be available 24x7 in case of any emergency. Additionally, a team captain will be present throughout the trip to assist with any issues.

Q: What if the trip is affected by natural calamities?
A: Any costs arising due to natural calamities like landslides or roadblocks must be borne by the customer on the spot. The trip organizers will assist in managing the situation, but the additional costs are the customer's responsibility.

Q: What are the main attractions we will visit during the Ladakh trip?
A: Major attractions include Manali, Jispa/Sarchu, Leh, Nubra Valley, Khardung La (the highest motorable road), Pangong Tso Lake, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame Museum, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, and the Sand Dunes in Nubra Valley.

Q: Is acclimatization necessary for the Ladakh trip?
A: Yes, acclimatization is crucial due to the high altitudes. The itinerary includes a day in Manali for acclimatization to help travelers adjust to the altitude gradually.

Q: How do I prepare for the high altitude in Ladakh?
A: Stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activities initially, consume a diet high in carbohydrates, and consider consulting a doctor about taking altitude sickness medication.

Q: What is the group size for the trip?
A: The group typically includes a minimum of 8 bikes and their riders, along with a group leader, team captain, and support staff. There will also be a backup vehicle for assistance.

Q: What type of accommodations are provided during the trip?
A: Accommodations include hotels in Manali, Leh, and Nubra Valley, as well as campsites in Jispa/Sarchu and near Pangong Tso Lake. These accommodations are chosen to provide comfort while maintaining the adventure spirit of the trip.

Q: What are the weather conditions like in Ladakh during the trip?
A: Ladakh experiences cold weather, especially at high altitudes. Days can be sunny and warm, while nights are significantly colder. It's essential to pack warm clothing and be prepared for sudden weather changes.

Q: What kind of support is provided during emergencies?
A: In case of emergencies, there is 24x7 availability of oxygen. The team captain and support staff are trained to handle emergencies, and a backup vehicle is always available for assistance.

Q: What is the best time of year to take this Ladakh trip?
A: The best time to visit Ladakh is between June and September when the weather is relatively mild, and the roads are accessible. This period offers the best conditions for riding and sightseeing.

Q: What should I know about permits and regulations in Ladakh?
A: Inner line permits are required for certain areas in Ladakh, which are included in the trip package. The trip organizers will handle all necessary permits and regulations, allowing you to focus on the adventure.

Q: What kind of interaction can we expect with fellow travelers?
A: Group trips are designed to foster interaction and camaraderie among travelers. Shared experiences, meals, and evening briefings provide ample opportunities to bond with fellow adventurers.

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