The Mighty Himalayan Motorbike tour offers travellers the chance to explore the northern most region of India on a classic motorbike. What makes the tour so special is that the roads are only accessible in the summer months due to heavy snowfall. Riding over the world’s highest motorable road, Khardung La (18380 ft), lucky encounters with nomadic herdsmen and rare, two-humped camels are only some of the tour highlights, not to mention the stunning high altitude views all round . With twisting mountain roads, remote wildernesses and a horizon glistening with snow, a breathtaking, unmissable adventure awaits.
This tour defines ‘extreme’, with white water rafting on the Beas River and a ride over some of the world’s highest motorable roads. Share fun stories with your fellow travellers around the fire and camp under the twinkling stars next to high latitude lakes and deserts nestled amongst the towering, snow-dusted peaks of the mighty Himalayas.
· Tour on 500 cc Bullet; the best suited bike for the Himalayas.
· A true adventure of a lifetime, ride across some of the most spectacular motorbiking terrain the world has to offer.
· Only 10 bikes per tour for an extremely personalized and hassle free riding experience.
· High Client:Staff ratio of 1:1. We boast of the highest client:staff ratio among motorbike tour operators in the himalayas; ensuring extremely high attention to detail.
· Ride some of the worlds highest motorable roads and over extremely high mountain passes, including Khardung La (5602 m, 18380 ft) and Chang La (5,360 m, 17600 ft).
· Visit some of the worlds oldest monasteries and be immersed in the Indo-Tibetian culture of a rugged but gentle Buddhist culture of a charming and endearing mountain people.
· You don’t pay for anything once you arrive (except items personal in nature, alcohol.) Your fuel, meals, accommodation, transfers are all included in the cost.
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We only have ten motorbikes on any one tour to allow everyone to enjoy a hassle free, personalised trip.
This Tour takes you over three of the worlds highest motor able roads. Amazing views surround us as we travel over the roof of the world up to heights of 18.380 ft. An amazing experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Day 1: Delhi
Land in Delhi and pick up from airport by an Extreme Bike Tour Director and taken to luxury hotel. We have a luxury car and driver on standby should anyone wish to visit any tourist attractions in the capital.
Day 2: Delhi – Parvati Valley (1:30 hr)
Pick up from airport and arrive 30 min later at hotel in Parvati Valley. Once checked in we will introduce you to your 500cc Bullet and then go for a short ride up into the Himalayan foothills near the infamous village of Malana. (15 km)
Day 3: Parvati – Kullu Valley
A relaxed ride today to acclimatise and get used to your Bullet. From Parvati Valley to Nagar in Kullu Valley for lunch. Then white water rafting on the Beas River and back to Parvati Valley.(120 km)
Day 4: Parvati – Kullu Manali
Today we pack up and head to Manali for one nights stay and acclimatising, Kullu Valley. Last minute shopping at the famous Mall and last chance for cocktails for a while. (100 km)
Day 5: Manali – Keylong
Over the Rohtang Pass (12,762 ft) we head down the other side into Lahaul Valley and head towards Keylong. Lunch will be served overlooking the Chandra River. This valley has waterfalls cascading down the mountain side and is extremely beautiful. Then onto our guesthouse for a nights stay.(100 km)
Day 6: Keylong – Sarchu
We head over our second pass today the mighty Baralacha la (16,617 ft). The roads over the pass are pretty good and the view is incredible. From here an easy ride to Sarchu (13,944 ft) for nights camping in our tents and acclimatising. (100 km)
Day 7: Sarchu – Rumtse
A big days ride today over Lachalang Pass (16,617 ft) and then over the Moray Plains, a beautiful desert surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks. This is a great place to open up your Bullet a little before we head over the second highest pass that we ride over Tanglang la (17,480 ft) and then down into the first village in Ladakh, Rumste (13,779 ft) for a nights camping in our tents by a beautiful river. (180 km)
Day 8: Rumste – Leh
The first decent roads for a while take us through thrilling landscape and past Buddhist Monasteries. Then we follow the Indus River into Leh and our hotel and base for the next week. (80 km)
At 3,500m the air is thick in Leh and rest will be needed. Even after driving over the high passes acclimatising is still needed and you can feel quite tired.
Day 9: Leh
Rest day, shopping and bike maintenance in Leh.
Day 10: Leh – Alchi Monastery
A ride to Alchi Monastery is on today’s agenda. The beautiful and serene Alchi monastry is one of the oldest surviving monasteries in the world and makes for a fantastic visit. This is a beautiful full day ride through valleys, on great roads and through some stunning rural Ladakh life and scenery. (120 km)
Day 11: Leh – Pong Gong Lake
Over Chang La, at 17,355 ft it is one of the worlds highest motor able passes towards the Chinese border to Pong Gong Lake. Half the lake is in India and the other half is in China. Camping in our tents. (150 km)
Day 12: Pong Gong Lake – Nubra
Over the Newly opened Wari La pass into the Nubra Valley. Desert and two humped camels can be seen here. Camping in our tents. (150 km)
Day 13: The big one! Nubra Valley – Leh
Today we ride over the highest motor able road in the world* Khardung La (18,380 ft). The road is very good over the pass and the view coming down the other side is a full panorama of the Himalayas surrounding Leh. (100 km)
Day 14: Leh – Hemis monastery
Day trip to Hemis monastery. Today we have a beautiful ride and discover some of the Buddhist history from the area. The monastery is perched into the side of the mountains and has an amazing museum to view old artifacts from Ladakh. (100 km)
Day 15: Leh – Delhi
Flight from Leh to Delhi. An early morning flight for 1.30 hrs should have you back in Delhi by Lunch. One night stay in Delhi.
Return flight or onward journey