Shimla – Manali – Sarchu – Khardung La – Leh – Pangong Lake – Manali
“Shimla – Leh – Shimla Bike Trip”
Detail Tour Programme
Day: 01 Arrive in Shimla (By Bus)
On arrival in Shimla, check-in to the hotel and relax till afternoon. Grab a quick lunch, post which you test your motorbike and get used to the roads. 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 Shimla hill station. Later, come back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day: 02 Shimla – Manali (280 km )
Wake up early this morning and begin your adventure. Start your ride Shimla to Manali. Go riding on the Himalayan riding premier through the challenging roads along the Sundernagar,pandoh Dam,Hnogi Temple and Kullu Valley. Enjoy a fun ride to the beautiful and tricky roads oh Himachal. At night enjoy the comforts of your hotel in Manali.
Day: 03 Manali – Sarchu (260 km)
Wake up early this morning and begin your adventure. Start your ride to Rohtang Pass (3978 meters). The beautiful mountain pass is the gateway of your bike tour. This first leg of your journey is your first challenge as the roads are really bad and the weather conditions are also uncertain. Overcome your first test, after which you will pass through the Lahaul Valley. Lahaul introduces you to the mountains capped with snow all around. As you leave Jispa behind, enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. This highway route, takes you into the heart of the mountains. Enjoy the splendid view as you pass through the Baralachha Pass (5000 meters above sea level). Keep driving towards Sarchu which is the border line between Kashmir and Himachal. From there, get to the Sarchu camp. Relax for the rest of day and keep a high intake on fluids to keep away AMS (acute mountain sickness).
Day: 04 Sarchu – Leh (ride 215 km)
The day starts with a lot of challenges. Today you will have to ride your motorbike through flatlands and get into the mountain horizon. Drive through the Tanglang-La Pass which is the second-highest motorable mountain pass in the world at the height of 5300 meters. After crossing this pass, you will ride through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh. En-route, get to see the monasteries of Thiksey and Shey. These ancient monasteries are set on the top of a hill and are attractions of your tour. Check-in at the hotel in the borders of Changspa in Leh. Spned your time exploring the local places. Rest for the night.
Day: 05 Khardungla Pass (Leh)
Today your day covers a visit to Khardungla Pass at 18360 ft, one of the world’s highest motorable pass. In the afternoon, leave for a local city tour of Leh. Explore the attractions of Leh city. The Old Fort which overlooks the city is quite a breathtaking beauty. There are many eating joints at the central street which serve a wide variety of cuisines. Spend the evening at any of the garden restaurants which are popular in this place. Return to your hotel for the night.
Day: 06 Leh – Pangong Lake (ride 149 km)
The sixth day of your tour covers a visit to the Pangong Lake. The largest brackish water lake in Asia is one of the best attraction of Ladakh. 2/3rd portion of the lake lies in China. The waters are crystal clear blessed with so many intriguing shades of blue. After a halt at the lake, proceed towards Chang La (5500 meters above sea level) and go forward to the army checkpoint at Tangse. Check-in at the resort and have a comfortable stay for the night.
Day: 07 Pangong – Leh (ride 149 km)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to head towards Leh. Explore Leh the whole day. Shop at bazaars and visit the Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist white-dome huge structure which overlooks Changspa. Enjoy a great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range. Enjoy the comforts of your hotel.
Day: 08 Leh – Sarchu (ride 215 km)
Bid adieu to Leh and begin your ride. En-route, you will see Pang, a scenic spot in Ladakh’s landscape. Halt at Srachu. Sarchu lies in the middle of the two beautiful destinations, Manali and Leh. Have a comfortable stay in the camp.
Day: 9 Sarchu – Manali (ride 215 km)
In the morning, begin your drive through the Sarchu plain and reach the Baralaccha plain till noon. Enjoy the beauty crossing through Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass will challenge you with mini-rivers of mud. Ride through the obstacles to reach Manali. Have a comfortable stay at the hotel in Manali.
Day: 10 Manali – Shimla (Departure)
This is the last day of the adventurous bike tour. We bid you adieu with fond memories of your adventure in Ladakh.