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Luxury Tour : India / Himalaya

Luxury Tour in Ladakh

Alex

Alex, motorbike trip designer

He has set up Vintage Rides and has now expanded its presence in thirteen countries. An explorer by heart, he's always looking to discover new adventures around the world.

3 890  / rider
3 120  / pillion
1 departures
Luxury Tour
Period June to September
Duration 11 days incl. 7 days' riding
Available Extensions
Level Intermediate
Guide English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort or Superior Comfort
Price €3,890/pilot
€3,120/pillion
Luxury Tour
Period June to September
Duration 11 days incl. 7 days' riding
Available Extensions
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort or Superior Comfort
From €3,890/pilot
€3,120/pillion
Do you dream of mountain peaks and vast natural spaces? This adventure is accessible to all riders, not just weathered bikers seeking rugged trails. From the very first taste of Tibetan Buddhist culture to riding through jaw-dropping landscapes, this motorcycle tour is an excellent introduction to the splendor of the Ladakhi world. Gradually acclimatize to the great heights as you ride beside the Indus Valley from Leh to Lamayuru, with stopovers in the region’s finest hotels. Transport both body and soul on your Royal Enfield, along the most beguiling of Himalayan road trips.

Your Motorcycle Tour in Himalaya 11 stages - 405 miles


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D1 / Arrive in Delhi

You’re greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the centre of Delhi. You room is available from midday. You are free to spend your afternoon relaxing or exploring the city centre, if you wish.

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D2 / New Delhi - Nimmu - 35 km

We have an early morning transfer to the airport where we will take a domestic flight to Leh. We are then taken by private vehicle along the Indus River to the village of Nimmu. We will use the day to acclimatize to the high altitude, enjoying the idyllic village, resting in the beautiful Ladakhi residence which hosts us, and strolling through the peaceful oasis surrounding Nimmu House.

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D3 / Nimmu - 37 miles

Today we take the bikes for a spin across the vast Indus plains surrounding Nimmu. The days provides multiple options; we might decide on a loop towards the charming and authentic Ney Valley, with the ancient Basgo Palace and monastery, or we may instead choose a round trip into the Zanskar gorge. We return to Nimmu by lunchtime, or if the group wishes to extend today's exploration, in time for tea.

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D4 / Nimmu - Temisgam - 43 miles

We depart Nimmu, taking the Kargil road heading towards Kashmir. Along the way, we visit the Alchi monastery, known for its architecture and Kashmiri-style murals. We then follow a beautiful stretch of road alongside the Indus River, climbing our way up to the scenic basin where we find Temisgam with its famed monastery nestled high on its rocky perch.

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D5 / Temisgam - Lamayuru - Temisgam - 50 miles

We set off to explore Lamayuru’s hilltop monastery. It is the oldest Tibetan gompa in Ladakh, situated in an area of stunning lunar landscapes known locally as Moonland. We take a slightly different route back to Temisgam, our path crossing its lush valley towards the surrounding peaks and on further to the monastery where young lamas train, Drukpa Nunnery.

inde himalaya ladakh paysage
D6 / Temisgam - Leh - 68 miles

We return to the green banks of the Indus, surrounded by the Zanskar and Ladakh mountain ranges. This time the river guides us along a different route, passing through traditional Ladakhi villages such as Yangthang and across two nearby passes with an elevation of 4,000 meters. Although quite high, they are not difficult to navigate and picture perfect views guaranteed! We spend time visiting Likir monastery before rejoining the main road to Leh.

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D7 / Leh - Summor - 102 miles

Today the riding becomes more intense; a long day awaits us, full of beauty and adventure. After visiting the famous Thiksey Monastery we take a small paved road across the Wari La, a sparsely-traveled aerial pass cresting at an altitude of 5,300 meters. We will encounter rocky passages with the possibility of water crossings. We picnic after the pass, flanked by yaks and a wild mountain stream. Grand views, and small authentic villages make for this unforgettable motorcycle day!

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D8 / Summor - Nubra-Tal - 43 to 87 miles

Today we take some time to appreciate Nubra valley’s magnificent natural wonders. We can swim beneath a waterfall, or drive up to the Hunder Dunes and the Diskit Monastery. We can visit Summor, where we indulge ourselves in a relaxing walk between the old stone walls, willows, poplars and irrigation channels of this typical high-desert oasis.

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D9 / Summor - Leh - 71 miles

Today’s challenge: we climb a series of hairpin turns to summit Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world at 5,370 meters above sea level. This famous pass is an extremely popular travel destination, drawing motorists from all over the world, meaning we must remain highly vigilant. But our reward is breathtaking scenery that is truly magical, with the Zanskar range to the south and the Karakoram mountains to the north. We descend through the Indus valley and return to the capital city of Leh.

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D10 / Leh - Delhi

Your Indian Himalayan adventure is drawing to a close. In the morning, you are transferred to Leh airport to take a domestic flight to Delhi, and then transferred to the hotel to enjoy your final evening in the capital city.

new delhi capitale inde mosquee jama masjid
D11 / Delhi

Your last day: you have time for one last chai, the traditional Indian spiced tea. Your room is reserved until 10 am. We arrange your transportation to the international airport according to your flight’s departure time, thus concluding your luxury tour through Ladakh.

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Taj Mahal / 2 or 3 days

You will be transported from New Delhi to Agra in a private vehicle with driver. You have the option of a 2 or 3 day extension, allowing ample time to visit the fabulous Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and the Red Fort of Agra.

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Varanasi (Benares) / 2 days

Two​ 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 sun sets, you'll have the opportunity to stroll along the Varanasi ghats​ and​ attend Aarti, a daily worship ritual.​ ​On the second day, you will enjoy a sunrise boat tour, visit the University, Bharat Mata Mandir​ and the rest of the city.​

Upcoming departures
From 25 August 2024 to 4 September 2024
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