Riding to Leh 2015

Riding to Leh is a task undertaken by thousands every season. You will see every form of transportation involved in this once in a lifetime journey making their way to Ladakh on the Leh Highway. Some do it regularly and most do it at least once. We do it regularly on a bunch of different Royal Enfield motorcycles and as many times as we can!

Leh was a small encampment at the crossroads of history which became a kingdom and a rich one at that. Being an oasis in the middle of such a harsh terrain, it still has the attraction of that city over the mountains, in the middle of nowhere, a place you have to travel hard to reach. It comes with the risks of weather and terrain that can be fatal. However well prepared you are, there is always that freak weather, that chance you will break down far away from help that makes the journey exciting.

Add to this the edgy experience of motorcycles. Riding is always risky and thrilling. Riders the world over look for the roads that will challenge their skills and their endurance. Well, the road to Leh is all that and more. It has more variables than you can calculate and makes it a Mecca for riders.

“THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”  – Hunter S ThompsonRiding to Leh Royal Enfield, Ladakh, Sarchu, Leh Road. Motorcycle tour

Apart from the terror and beauty of nature are the host of dodgy travel agents, bike rentals and so called guides that lead the unsuspecting tourist looking for a bargain into the wild. Here I am talking only of riding to Ladakh on Royal Enfields only. You every so often see the group of riders on rental bikes making it up the Baralacha Pass or the gigantic Tanglang La and you wonder if there is a God for just these riders. Those motorcycles are dying! They are just about to give up the ghost but manage to live on for a few more kilometers by sheer will of the rider and some divine intervention.

May it be a Government run bus service or the best vehicle money can buy, the Leh road is a must do and for Royal Enfield riders, it is a mandatory requirement to earn respect as a rider. Good luck to all the fellow riders going up this year, ride safe and be prepared.

Ladakh Motorcycle Tour

The Route:

Ladakh Mountain Tour Map

When you plan a motorcycle tour in the Himalayas, the unpredictable is always there, in fact it enhances the adventure. Having said that, sometimes the unpredictable might turn bad and that is when being prepared and having a trusty team behind you can turn the worst situation around.

We specialise in paying attention to the finer details on every tour and with our golden route for this season want to take you to the most remarkable and hidden spots of Ladakh with our training and support. Our mountain tour is created to let the group enjoy the adrenaline of the riding to the max,without having to worry so much about those practical things because we have your back.

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Let’s start with the incredible feeling of switching off from your everyday life for 14 days! Holding on tight to the handlebars of a 500cc Royal Enfield, you travel into a land that is hard to describe. Only after a while on the road do you realize where you are, what you’ve left behind and the crazy things you are embarking on. Your life is transformed and you start to believe the unbelievable as it passes in front of your eyes.

DCIM102GOPROThe value of the experience is immeasurable and no doubt it’s the mixture of the awesome mountains, the back roads, the heights, and the danger that makes this journey a must-do for every adventure-lover!

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Leaving from the green mountains of the Kangra Valley in Dharamsala, our route takes the road to the holy lake of Tso Pema and its charming town. After this, the North is our destination and we reach Manali, by which time you will be confident and warm enough for what is next. Now everything becomes harder and more amazing. Rohtang pass at 3978mts, is the first and sometimes one of the hardest passes you will cross with unpredictable weather and heavy traffic. We descend then ascend, a day’s rest will take place in the small village of Jispa.

IMG_5631 Now we are into the the great region of Ladakh, crossing from the green valleys of the Bhaga River climbing into the high desert mountain plains of the Rupshu valley. Baralacha Pass at 5890mts provides a challenging experience for even the most seasoned of riders, Nakeela and Lachulung La come after.We climb up to the More plains using the Gata Loops (21 switchbacks) and we end our day’s ride in Tso Kar, the beautiful fluctuating salt lake in Rapshu. From here the panorama is breathtaking. Leh and Lamayuru will unveil the wonderful people, culture, monasteries and architecture of Ladakh. You will feel like you’re on the roof of the world when you conquer Khardung La at 5352mts, discover the amazing Nubra valley and the Diskit monastery, and ride one of the best roads for its natural beauty to the world famous Pangong Lake!

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What are the dates for this tour?

June 28 – July 11

July 25 – August 7

August 26 – Spetember 8

Whats the price of the Tour?

Join one of our tour dates for only 1.25.000 INR! for riders and 1.00.000 INR for pillion passengers!

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What’s included in this price and what’s not? 

Our groups are covered for all transport (including a flight back to Delhi from Leh), all meals and snacks, motorbikes, petrol, repairs, entrances and fees, excellent accommodation in either hotel or luxury tents and professional crew support: captain , assistant, mechanic, first aider and a supporting car for luggage  will come with the group. Personal insurance and alcoholic beverages are not included.IMG_0514

What do I need to have?

What you need for the tour is a valid driver’s license and previous motorbike experience.

Can I make my own route?

Yes we can help you organise your own ride for a minimum group of six riders. Please write to us if you’re planning a road trip with your group.

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