Grade

Extreme

Accommodation

Hotels & Tented

Support Vehicle

Included

Max Altitude

5600 m

Ride

Royal Enfield Bullet 500

Distance

1532 km

$4,350 $3,915

Dates:

12th July – 27th July 2019

11th July – 26th July 2020

One of the most iconic motorcycle rides anywhere in the world. This tour takes us from the foothills of the Himalaya near Shimla through the remote and dramatic Spiti Valley on the Royal Enfield 500cc all the way to Leh the capital of Ladakh. Travelling over the highest motorable pass in the world, the infamous Khardung- La (18,380 ft) and Chang La on a trans Himalayan journey. A high altitude adventure with breath-taking scenery on the roof of the world. Visit remote lakes and deserts nestled amongst the towering snow covered peaks of the Mighty Himalaya.

Visiting some of the world’s oldest monasteries along the way we get a feeling for the Indo- Tibetan culture unchanged for centuries. Twisting through spectacular motorcycling roads in some of the most remote and challenging terrain on earth, encountering nomadic herdsman and sightings of rare camels add to the overall experience. This is a land like no other!!

This is a physically challenging tour staying in a range of accommodation from tented resorts to local hotels and will be the start of a long love affair with the Royal Enfield. Are you up for it?

  • Category
  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    16
  • Nights
    15
  • Accommodation
    Hotels & Tented
  • Support Vehicle
    Included
  • Max Altitude
    5600 m
  • Ride
    Royal Enfield Bullet 500
  • Distance
    1532 km
Day 1
Arrival in New Delhi
Land in Delhi and pick up from airport by an Extreme Bike Tour Director and taken to a luxury hotel. We have a luxury car and driver on standby should anyone wish to visit any tourist attractions in the capital. Contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines the ancient with the modern.
Day 2
New Delhi to Narkanda
We head to Narkanda via express train and stop en route at Kalka, which sits at the footsteps of the Himalayas and offers some breathtaking views. We stay overnight in Narkanda.
Day 3
Narkanda to Sangla
We continue our journey, riding along the fierce Sutlej river flowing in the gorges below. Once we reach Karchham, a road continues towards Spiti and another turns towards the Baspa Valley and on to the beautiful village of Sangla. This is another stretch of narrow winding road with hair-raising gorges and cliffs high above the Baspa river gushing below.
Day 4
Sangla to Kalpa
A short riding day with a chance to take in the epic views.
Day 5
Kalpa to Tabo
We continue towards Recong Peo, nestled 7km above which is the village of Kalpa. We’ll spend the day in the village, walking around the apple orchards and taking in the stunning views of ‘Kinner Kailash’.
Day 6
Tabo to Kaza
We start the day with a visit to Ajanta of the Himalayas (as the Tabo Chos-Khor Monastery is popularly known). We will then ride towards Kaza via Lingti valley. Explore the Lahlung and Dhankar monasteries.
Day 7
Kaza
Today we head into the remote high altitude villages of Spiti and visit the Langza, famous for its fossils. Then visit the Hikkim, known for the worlds highest post office and Komic, the highest motor-able village in Asia. We then have lunch by the river and stroll around the market exploring local handicrafts, shops and mingling. We will stay in Kaza for the night.
Day 8
Kaza to Sissu
A long day today following the valley amazing scenery all the way. The road towards Gramphu offers some of the most thrilling riding! This stretch of the journey has several large and small water crossings challenging enough to test your grit and determination.
Day 9
Sissu to Sarchu
We head over a pass today the mighty Baralacha la. The roads over the pass are pretty good and the view is incredible. From here it is an easy ride to Sarchu.
Day 10
Sarchu to Leh
A long ride today over Lachalang Pass (16,617ft) 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 (17,480ft) and then down into the first village in Ladakh, Rumste (13,779ft). 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. At 3,500m the air is thick in Leh and rest will be needed.
Day 11
Leh
A well-earned Rest day in Leh.
Day 12
Leh to Nubra
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 views are incredible.
Day 13
Nubra to Pong Gong
From the Nubra valley we head over the Wari La pass. We hope to see some two humped camels along the way towards the Chinese border to Pong Gong Lake. Half the lake is in India and the other half is in China.
Day 14
Pan Gong to Leh
The final ride of the tour takes us back to Leh crossing Chang La which at 17,355 ft it is another one of the world’s highest motorable passes.
Day 15
Leh to Dehli
Leh to Delhi flight
Day 16
Onward travel
Onward travel
You need to bring:
  • Good crash helmet (BS Kite Mark)
  • Protective Jackets
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective trousers
  • Goggles
  • Waterproof bike boots, shin and ankle protection
  • Windproof and waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Scarf or bandana to keep dust out of your nose and mouth
  • Sunglasses Torch
  • High Factor sun cream (30+ minimum)
  • Lip balm
  • Mosquito repellent


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