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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.
Leh Altitude: 3500 m
We will arrive at the Leh airport, and a small briefing session will be done by the team leader along with an icebreaking session. This day is a chill day as you will be accommodated at the hotel/homestay where you’ll stay overnight at Leh.
Right after breakfast, we shall head out for a local sightseeing tour at Leh, continued with spending some time at the Sangam area in the Leh region where the Zanskar River meets the Indus River to form a beautiful convergence.
The Zanskar river is known as a Frozen River as the river is covered with a layer of ice.
Besides the Sangam, we shall also visit other tourist attractions like the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic hill, which is an anti-gravity hill, and also a war memorial maintained by the Indian Army, The Hall of Fame
Lastly, we shall visit the marvellous Shanti Stupa popularly known for its beautiful white dome shape, statues and intricate carvings.
We end the day by returning to our hotel at Leh where dinner will be served.
Altitude at Leh: 3500 Metres
Altitude at Nubra Valley: 10000 ft.
After breakfast, we shall head to Nubra Valley. Making a pit stop as we snack at Khardung La, one of the Highest Motorable roads in the World. Once we reach Nubra Valley, we will check into our campsite. Post-check-in, we will have dinner followed by an overnight stay at Nubra Valley.
During the evening, you can acquaint yourself with Double Hump Bactrian Camel safari, ATV rides and more. All of this is at your expense.
Head towards Pangong So, post breakfast.
Pangong Tso lake has gained popularity ever since it was featured in the Bollywood Movie 3 Idiots’. It is a clear turquoise lake.
We shall visit Diskit Monastery on the way to Pangong Tso, where a 100ft colourful statue of Buddha resides. After seeking the blessings from Lord Buddha, we resume our journey to Pangong, where we will check in to our campsite followed by dinner and overnight stay. We shall also spend the night under the stars by Pangong Lake.
After our breakfast, we shall head towards Leh through Chang La Pass, one of the highest passes in the world.
On the way, we’ll stop at the Shey Palace, which is famous for its 12-meter-tall gold-gilded Buddha statue. We shall also pay our respects at Thiksey Monastery, the biggest in Central Ladakh. Visiting them is subjected to time.
When we get to Leh, we will check into a hotel and spend the night.
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This is the last day of the trip and posts breakfast we shall check out of the hotel and the group shall be headed to Leh airport, where we shall all disperse to our respective cities. The trip ends on a high note with exploring the Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Shanti Stupa, The Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery, Pangong Tso, Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Chang La Pass and Khardung La.
Then give us a chance to bid adieu. We are sure that these six days give you the best memories you can cherish. Plan the Unplanned team is always happy to see you again; Check out our other itineraries and call us soon. We will wait for your message. Till then, take care and rejoice.
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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops?
This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited
They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day!
Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together.
Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!
Pickup & Drop according to fixed timing.
Transportation: In Tempo Traveler from Leh to Leh.
Bike Rent & Fuel from Leh to Leh.
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: On triple sharing basis as per the itinerary.
Meal Plan: 10 Meals (Breakfast+ Dinner, Starting from Day 1 Dinner till Day 6 Breakfast)
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
Driver Allowances & Night Charges
Inner Line Permits
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.
THINGS TO CARRY
- A rucksack bag and a day pack
- 3-litre water bladder or water bottles
- 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 favourable)
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 2 pair of socks
- A small towel
- A rain jacket or a poncho
- Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
- Flip flops/sandals
Medication as per Doctor's recommendation
- 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.
1. How fit should I be for a Ladakh trip?
As you will be riding at a very high altitude you should be aware of the weather condition and also take care of your health. You should keep in mind that for a few days, cardio exercises are your lifesaver.
The air is very thin at high altitudes like Baralach La and Khardung la. By doing Cardio exercises, you can keep yourself fit and you can have an amazing experience on the trip.
2. Will I get a mobile network in Leh?
Some of the leading network carriers are based there. While travelling by road, you will be able to utilize BSNL and Airtel postpaid services. However, there are certain spots in Leh where you would be unable to use any cell network at all.
3. Are the roads leading to Leh safe to travel?
When you approach the Union Territory of Ladakh, the roads become a little rougher. During your road trip to Leh, you must put your driving talents to the test. Driving on a regular road is not the same as driving in mountainous terrain.Winding roads and traffic bottlenecks around the mountain pass may put your driving abilities to the test. You only need to be confident and focused when driving.
4. How to Reach Leh?
How to Depart from Leh?
There are no direct flights to Leh airport. You can reach Delhi, which has various connecting paths in North India. Please note that you will have to bear all expenses related to your travel to Leh airport from your place.
The recommended way to reach from New Delhi to Leh is a flight to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport which takes 1h 15m.
There is no train station in Leh, thus you can’t get there by train. Jammu Tawi (700 kilometres from Ladakh) is the closest railway station, having connections to Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. To go to Ladakh from Jammu, you can rent a cab or take a JKSRTC bus.
By road, Leh can be reached from major cities like Delhi (966 km), Chandigarh (733 km), and Jammu (695 km). To go to Ladakh from Jammu, you can rent a cab or take a JKSRTC