AdvertisementWith adrenaline pumping and your Royal Enfield humming along from Leh to Khardung-La down to the Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake all the way back up to Chang-La, hair blowing in the wind, prayer flags buzzing by, catch your breath at ancient Tibetan monasteries with Buddha statues at your back and scenic vistas to take your breath away, literally!
Ladakh, at the south-eastern edge of the Karakoram Range in the upper Indus River valley, not much smaller than Scotland, bordered by Tibet, Xinjiang, and Northern Pakistan and boasting some of the most breathlessly beautiful mountain scenery on the planet, with motorable passes of record-breaking heights, ancient Tibetan highland monasteries, colourful Buddhas looking out over moonscape landscapes of dunes, double-humped camels, and lowland orchard valleys.
At the lowest points of the valley are cold desert dunes dotted with Bactrian camels, native only to this region and originally used as the main mode of transportation when Ladakh was an important stopover on the ancient trade routes of Central Asia.
Pangong Lake, which derives its name from the Tibetan words for “high grassland lake”, made famous by its technicolour’s of red, blue, and green as well as the many Bollywood movies filmed here! With a sunset planned, we’ll watch the colours change from our lakeside campsite.
And to reach the Nubra Valley requires a traverse through some of the highest motorable passes in the world, at 5360 meters each, Chang-La and Khardung-La boast temples and shrines for those with the bravado to pass by.
Engines on, let’s go!!
Day 1 // Arrival in Leh
After landing in Leh and immigration formalities, we’ll transfer to hotel and start acclimatizing! After breakfast we have a briefing on our Enflields before we take a ride to Shanti Stupa and look around town for some Tibetan handicrafts. Spend the afternoon exploring the area and getting used to our bikes before dinner and proper rest at hotel.
Day 2 // Nubra Valley
Today we start with journey to the spectacular passes and changing landscapes of the Nubra Valley! We’ll ride along the world’s highest road at 5360 meters, Khardung-La, and take in the views as we descend through the varied landscapes of cold high-desert to white Nubra sand dunes. Stop at the Diskit Monastery with its imposing colourful Buddha statue looking over the valley. After a long day of riding, we’ll find a nice spot for dinner and check-in to our hotel.
Day 3 // Agyam & Warila Pass
After breakfast we’ll give our legs a chance to stretch with a hike around the Agyam and it’s many local farms. Hop back on the Enfields to Warila Pass with breath-taking views from our lunch spot before heading back to Agyam village and overnight in homestay.
Day 4 // Pangong Lake & Shayok River
After farm-fresh breakfast it’s back on the bikes to Pangong Lake along the Indo-China border, with its many shades of blue, green, and red. With the Shyok River on one side and endless mountain-scapes on the other, we’ll explore every angle of this stunning high-altitude saline lake. We reach our campsite early evening for dinner, sunset, and Bollywood photo ops.
Day 5 // Chang La Pass
With sunrise over the lake, we’ll enjoy our breakfast before we hit the road and ride through Chang La for one final high-altitude pass on our way back to Leh. Visit the Changla Baba Temple and further on the Druk Padma School before we reach town for a rest, dinner, and overnight in the hotel.
Day 6 // Departure
Leisurely morning and final pass for souvenirs before heading to the airport for flight back home with short stopover in Delhi.
Level of Difficulty:
Easy, high altitude ahead.
Riding, sightseeing, trekking, getting amazed.
Riders: 5950 AED all incl. international and domestic flights.
Non-riders: 6350 AED all incl. international and domestic flights.
Accommodation: boutique hotels - double sharing. Meals in Ladakh included. Single room subject of extra cost and availability at the time of booking.
Room & Meals:
Hotels & guesthouses, camping, double sharing, all meals included.
PCR, visa cost, insurance, meals on transfers.
See yah in Ladakh x
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