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Manali-Leh Ladakh Motorbike Tour

Highlights for this motorcycle tour:
  • -Visit the outdoor sports capital of India: Manali
  • -Cross the second highest motorable pass in India: Tanglang La Pass (5,359 meters)
  • -Cross the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La Pass (5,540 meters)
  • -Ride to the border of Tibet
  • -Explore Alchi Monastery, the oldest in Ladakh
  • -Stroll the streets and markets of Leh
  • -Go on a camel Safari in Hundar (Nubra Valley)
  • -Bath in Panamik Hot Springs, in the Nubra Valley
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Trip Details

  • Season:June- October
  • Destination: Manali- Naggar- Solang Valley- Keylong–Sarchu-Leh(ladakh)-Lamayuru-Alchi-Nubra Valley(hunder,panamic)-Pangong lake-Leh
  • Duration: 10 days/9 nights tour
  • Leadership: Local Leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 6 people
  • Cost: On Request

Trip Grade Strenuous

The Passes:

  • Rohtang Pass- 3980m ;
  • Baralacha la pass- 4892 m ;
  • Tanglang la Pass- 5360 m) ;
  • Khardung la pass- 5606 m ;
  • Chang la pass- 5320 m ;
  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • 4 nights in camping (Sarchu(1),Nubra valley (2), Pangong lake (1)
  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • Tour Start in manali, finish in Leh

Trip Dates

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Trip Itinerary :

  • Day 1Manali (2000mtrs) On arrival you will be warmly welcomed at Bhuntar airport (if you are flying up from Delhi) and checked into a very comfortable hotel just outside Manali. You will meet the team and have an opportunity to do some local sightseeing depending on the time you arrive.  
  • Day 2Manali to Keylong (3350mtrs) 115km Following the Beas river up the valley we head over Rohtang Jot(3978mtrs) which is an exhilarating Ride enabling you to become familiar with bike and the Indian roads.  
  • Day 3Keylong to Sarchu (4000mtrs)-116 km Today we pass over the Bara Lacha La Pass (4830mtrs), (73 km from Keylong)-the originating point of Chandra,Bhaga and Yunam rivers. And into Sarchu for a night of camping under the stars. Camp faire.  
  • Day 4Sarchu to Leh (3500mtrs)-262 km Today takes you over three passes-Nakee La Pass (4740mtrs) , Lachulang La Pass (5066mtrs) and Tanglang La Pass (5,359 mtrs). It is, however, the second highest motorable mountain pass in India after Khardung La Pass. Today long ride. Evening arrive Leh and checked into a very comfortable hotel. Shop, walk the streets, dinner, relax and good sleep.  
  • Day 5Leh-sightseeing day (Alchi) Today we will fix our inner line permit for the Nubra Valley. There is plenty to see in Leh and this one day gives you the chance to do a bit of sightseeing and have a little respite whiles taking in the Surroundings. Early morning we aim to Alchi monastery (oldest monastery in Ladakh).  
  • Day 6 & 7Leh-Khardung La Pass (5540mtrs)-Nubra valley Today we take a day to ride over the highest motorable pass in the world-Khardung La Pass (5540mtrs) into Nubra Valley. On the way to Nubra Valley on the right side you have a chance to enjoy beautiful view of Saser Kangri mountain(7672mtrs) stay 2 nights in Nunder in camping.Second day enjoy camel Safari and take ride to Panamik(hot springs).Stay night in camping  
  • Day 8Nubra valley-Leh  
  • Day 9Leh to Pangong Lake (4300mtrs) This lake is more than 200km long and on an average five km vide. Only about forty-five km of its L- shade is under Indian control, the rest of it being in Tibet. The south of this lake is ground of mountains, the highest of which, Pk 6725m. Stay Night(camping) 
  • Day 10Pangong Lake - Leh  
  • Last evening enjoy market streets in Leh, make shopping, (so special local apricot jam and Pashmina shawls from Shrinagar) dinner.