Motorbike Tours in Himalayas

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Ladakh lies between Karakoram Mountain & Himalayan range. Adventure tourism in Ladakh is very popular among adventure lovers around the world. Ladakh is the land of high passes, Highest motorable pass in the world is also in Ladakh - Khardung-La (5,359 m). This is not all Ladakh have to offer. Ladakh also has most beautiful High Altitude Lakes (HAL) such as Pangong Lake & Tosmoriri Lake.
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ZANSKAR MOTORBIKE TOUR

 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel for few hours.

 

Day 02: Flight Delhi – Srinagar

Morning, transfer to domestic Airport to catch flight for Srinagar. Arrive Srinagar, transfer to houseboat. Afternoon, visit around Dal Lake. Overnight at houseboat.

 

Day 03: Sightseeing in Srinagar

After breakfast, local sightseeing of Srinagar, Mughal gardens like Nishat (Garden of pleasure), Shalimar (Abode of Love), Cheshmashai (Royal spring) and also visit Shankaracharya temple. Later come back to House Boat for overnight stay.

 

Day 04: Ride bike Srinagar – Sonamarg (90 km)

Morning, after breakfast, start your breath taking and enthralling motor riding journey to Sonamarg. Today you ride on Srinagar-highway and you pass through wonderful landscape and enchanting valley. Arrive at Sonamarg (known as valley of golden meadows) by Lunch. You enjoy awesome and magnificent view of Thajwas Glaciers and landscape. Post Lunch; explore the wonderful valley with enjoying horse riding. Overnight at hotel in Sonamarg.

 

Day 05: Ride Bike Sonarmarg - Zojila (12000 ft) – Kargil (115 km)

Post breakfast, ride your bike to Kargil by crossing Zojila Pass (Gateway of Ladakh) and Drass valley (the 2nd coldest inhabitant place in the world). Arrive Kargil (2nd largest town in Ladakh by Afternoon. Evening, hike around Kargil market. Overnight at hotel in Kargil. (3200m)

 

Day 06: Ride Bike Kagil – Rangdum (110 km)

Morning after breakfast, ride bike Kargil to Rangdum along the spectacular Suru valley. Today you have long journey but en-route you have unforgettable, enchanting and awesome view of landscape of Suru valley and its surrounding magnificent mountain peaks. En-route, you enjoy the view of highest mountain massif snow cover peaks in the India Nun (7135m) and Kun (7077m) and you pass across several beautiful and charming villages (inhabitants are almost Muslim). Arrive at Rangdum village. Overnight at Fixed Camp in Rangdum. (3230m)

 

Day 07: Ride Bike Rangdum – Pentsela (4400m) - Padum (115 km)

Post breakfast ride your bike to Rangdum monastery. Visit the picturesque monastery founded on hill top with enchanting view of the valley, by Lama Gelek Yeshe Takpa 200 years ago. Rangdum is physically located in the Suru Valley and culturally it is part of Zanskar. From the monastery, you capture wonderful panoramic view of landscape and Randum village. After then continue ride by crossing pentsila pass (4400m) on the way. Halt at top of pass to take photo of wonderful view of Drang Drung glacier with its stunning mountains. On the way, you pass across the as many as Shepherds of Zanskar with their domestic animals and Yaks. Continue ride as far as Padum. Overnight at hotel in Padum. (3590m)

 

Day 08: Sightseeing to Sani – Bardan – Zongkul

Morning after breakfast, drive Padum to Sani to visit the most famous monastery wherein you visit the sacred statues of Buddhas and Boddhisattavas. This monastery located and picturesquely built in the middle of field and houses. After the visit, proceed to Zongkul monastery and then continue drive to Bardan monastery. On the way you enjoy the view of beautiful and charming villages of Zangskar valley. After visiting the Bardan village and its monastery, drive back to Padum. Evening, explore Padum (the capital of Zanskar). Overnight at hotel in Padum.

 

Day 09: Sightseeing to Karsha – Stongde

Morning after breakfast, drive to Karsha to visit the monastery. Karsha (Pair of White i.e., Outer white and Inner white) is 7km form padum. Visit Gelugpa sect and largest monastery of Zanskar. The monastery picturesquely built on hill top with imposing view of enchanting valley and tributary rivers (Tsarap and Doda river), by Great Lama Phagspa Shesrap (the translator of Zanskar). From the monastery, take pleasure of awesome and spectacular view of the capital of zanskar (Padum) and its surrounding mountains. After the visit continue drive to Stongde village. Visit the beautiful monastery built on hill top, overlooking the valley, by Lama Marpa 950 years ago. Approximately 60 monks are residing in this monastery. After the visit, continue drive back to Padum. Afternoon, explore the Padum. Overnight at hotel in Padum.

 

Day 10: Ride Bike Padum – Rangdum (115 km)

Morning, after breakfast, ride your bike back to Rangdum. Arrive Rangdum by late afternoon. Overnight at fixed camp in Rangdum.

 

Day 11: Ride Bike Rangdum – Kargil – Mulbek (150 km)

Post breakfast ride your bike Rangdum to Mulbek. You ride the bike along the same road as far as Kargil. After Kargil you reach at high way, after then continue along the high way to Mulbek. Arrive Mulbek. Evening, short hike in the charming village. Overnight at fixed camp.

 

Day 12: Ride Bike Mulbek – Photula (4090m) - Lamayuru – Ulleytokpo (134 km)

Morning after breakfast, ride your bike to Ulleytokpo. En route, visit 9m high rock curved statue of Maitreya Buddha in Mulbek and Lamayuru monastery. Enjoy Spectacular and magnificent view of landscape and its beautiful mountains, like pillar in the blue sky. You pass across many beautiful and charming villages of Ladakh. Arrive Lamayuru and visit the monastery. This monastery was constructed by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. History says that in the 11th century, the Mahasidha Naropa visited this place and the cave where he resided and meditated is still to be seen inside the monastery. After the visit, ride bike as far as Ulleytokpo. Overnight at Ulley Resort.

 

Day 13: Ride Bike Ulleytokpo – Alchi – Likir – Leh (72 km)

Morning, after breakfast, Ride your bike to Leh. En-route visit Alchi and Likir monastery. You cross Indus River over a bridge on left and follow the road that leads to Alchi. Visit the 1000 years Gelugpa sect monastery founded by Lama Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo. After then continue to Leh via visiting Likir monastery. Arrive Likir and visit exquisite Gelugpa sect monastery built on hill top with awe inspiring view of the valley, by Duwang Chosje in 1065AD. You visit also Big Statue of Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) beside the monastery. Later keep on riding the bike to Leh. On the way, you travel through spectacular and magnificent view of landscape and its beautiful mountains, sometime imposing gorge and you pass across Magnetic hill, confluence of Indus and Zanskar before Nimoo village; beautiful and charming villages of Indus valley. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (3500m)

 

Day 14: Leh

Day Free. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

 

Day 15: Sightseeing to Stok – Matho – Samkar – Shanti Stupa

After breakfast, drive to Stok (14km) by crossing a bridge over Indus river Indus at Choglamsar village. In Stok, visit the royal palace, constructed by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825AD. Inside the palace, you see great collection of ancient royal ornaments, Thankas (scroll paintings) and old statues. After the visit, drive to Matho village, 10 km from Stok. This monastery was built by Lama Tungpa Dorje in 13th century. Two famous oracles (known as Rongtsan), (who were invited from Tibet by the founder of this monastery) still make appearance during the festival of monastery. After visiting Matho, drive back to Leh. Post Lunch, visit exquisite Shanti Stupa and Samkar Monastery in Leh. You enjoy the spectacular view of Indus valley with its surrounding magnificent mountains of mighty Himalaya. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

 

Day 16: Sightseeing to Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh

After breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery which is 45 km far from Leh and it takes 90 minute drives. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with great ancestor Singey Namgyal built this biggest monastery in 16th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Thiksey monastery, which is 27 km from Hemis. This monastery is the oldest monastery of Gelugpa sect in Ladakh. The great Lama Paldan Shesrap built in 14th century. Here you visit the big statue of the Future Buddha. After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh via visiting Shey Palace wherein you visit big copper gilt statue of Lord Buddha. Overnight at Hotel in Leh. (3500m)

 

Day 17: Ride Bike Leh – Khardongla (5602m) – Leh (39 km. one way)

Afternoon free, Overnight at hotel in Leh.

 

Day 18: Leh – Delhi by Flight

Early morning transfer to Airport to take flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel. Day Free. Overnight at Hotel in Delhi.

 

Day 19: Sightseeing in Delhi

After breakfast, visit Old and New Delhi. Late evening transfer to International Airport to catch flight for your home country.

 

Day 20: Departure

 

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