Motorcycle trip India / Himalaya

Ladakh Essentials

Green discovery hike
10 days
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An intrepid all-rounder, she has cruised India’s roads with many groups, and knows the country like the back of her leather-gloved hand.
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A round-up of Ladakh across jaw-dropping mountain passes.
Ladakh Essentials

Your Motorcycle Tour in Himalaya10 stages - 510 miles

jantar mantar new delhi india
1/10 • Arrival in Delhi
You’re met at the airport and transferred to a hotel in central Delhi. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish.
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2/10 • Delhi - Leh
We set off for Delhi airport for a domestic flight to Leh. We spend the day in the capital of Ladakh and go for a short ride around for the fitter members.
temple ladakh india
3/10 • Leh - Lamayuru
Today is the big day! We start from Leh in the morning, leaving for the Indus gorges in the west. We reach Lamayuru monastery perched atop a cliff. It is perhaps one of the most prestigious and oldest Tibetan gompas in Ladakh, where around 200 monks and lamas live.
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4/10 • Lamayuru - Leh
We take our bikes on several roads to Leh. On this stretch of the tour, we can admire and visit several remarkable monasteries, such as Likir or the amazing Phyang monastery with its 900-year-old museum. We return to Leh, where we can spend the rest of the day at our leisure. We recommend taking a walk through the little market streets.
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5/10 • Leh - Pangong
We leave early and head east towards the Chinese border. After visiting Thikshey monastery, we start driving up to Chang La pass at 5,300 m (17388.45 ft.). We then ride down on the other side to the 80-mile long Pangong Lake, a natural boundary between India and China. The last 25 miles are a fairy tale, especially when the late afternoon sun gets involved
monk boy india himalaya
6/10 • Pangong - Hunder
We ride again on the beautiful route of yesterday for over 25 miles, this time with the morning sun. We then descend along the beautiful Tangtse Stream, which flows into the Shyok River and its beautiful mineral valley. We stop for a picnic on the riverbank, then we keep riding towards Hunder along winding mountain roads with the imposing Karakoram mountain range on the horizon.
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7/10 • Hunder - Leh
Our last riding day! We head south towards Khardung La, the highest road in the world (5370m / 17388 ft.) dominating the Indus valley and the city of Leh. We enjoy the view over Leh and start our descent down the beautiful zigzag roads offering incredible views for the last 25 miles.
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8/10 • Leh
A free day in Leh (buffer day!). We can visit the Shanti Stupa, the Royal Palace or the Tsemo Gompa above, or purchase some Ladakhi souvenirs.
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9/10 • Leh - Delhi
You have an early morning transfer to Leh airport for a domestic flight to Delhi. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free afternoon in Delhi.
food market india
10/10 • Delhi - Delhi airport
Free day in Delhi. You can use your hotel room until 10am. Transfer to the airport based on your flight-departure time.

Available extensions

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Taj Mahal / 2 or 3 days

You're taken to Agra from New Delhi in a private vehicle with driver. During 2 or 3 days, visit the fabulous Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and the Red Fort of Agra.
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Varanasi (Benares) / 2 days

2​ days to discover the sacred town of Varanasi. ​An English-speaking guide​ ​shows you around ​the Buddhist city of ​Sarnath, one of the four holy Buddhist cities.​ As the sunsets, you take a stroll along the Varanasi ghats​ and​ attend Aarti, a daily worship ritual.​ ​On the second day, you t​ake a boat tour at sunrise​, visit the University, Bharat Mata Mandir​ and the rest of the city.​
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The price includes
  • A Royal Enfield motorcycle is provided with full mechanical assistance and all spare parts

    Domestic transfers as appearing in the program, by private vehicle

    Domestic Flights: Delhi – Leh and Leh – Delhi

    An English speaking Tour Leader (from day 2 to day 8)

    Fuel expenses

    An expert mechanic of Royal Enfield motorcycles

    A support vehicle with driver for groups with 4 or more participants; side luggage carrier for groups of less than 4 participants

    Lodging in standard hotels, on a twin-sharing (two single beds) or triple-sharing basis (three single beds). If you wish to stay in a single room (extra), please inform your travel advisor at the time of registration.

    Meals: Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during days of riding

    Third party motorcycle insurance

The price does not include
  • Mandatory insurance: an insurance that covers medical expenses and legal assistance

    Repatriation, which covers you for accidents with two-wheeled vehicles (large-displacement)

    Visa costs

    International flights

    A refundable security deposit of €600 per pilot

    Banking fees


    Lunches and dinners during non-riding days (Day 1, 2, 9, 10)

    Admission fees to various monuments, temples etc.

    Drinks, souvenirs and personal expenses

Passport currently valid for the Motorcycle Trip
Visa, if necessary, valid
Permis moto
International motorcycle license if necessary
Reviews on this trip
5.0/5 · 7 review
Ladakh Essentials

06 Aug. 2022

Ladakh Essentials

05 Aug. 2022

I had the most exhilarating time.…

I had the most exhilarating time. My riding skills and bike confidence have been greatly...

29 Aug. 2019

Only one bit of advice missing…

Only one bit of advice missing ‘Altitude sickness ‘ Do not remember been told or...

26 Aug. 2019

Thank you and your team for…

Thank you and your team for a wonderful time.

12 Aug. 2019

Loved the people, the sense of…

Loved the people, the sense of adventure, the riding, the relaxing lunch stops, the wow...

11 Aug. 2019

The VR team looked after us…

The VR team looked after us for the whole trip which somewhere like Ladakh is...

Lawrence (Loz)
10 Aug. 2019

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India / Himalaya
Ladakh Essentials
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Flexible cancellation
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