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Motorcycle road trip India / Himalaya

Luxury Tour in Ladakh


A comfortable motorcycle tour, starting from the heart of the Indus Valley.

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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.

Do you dream of mountain peaks and vast natural spaces? This adventure is not reserved for weathered bikers seeking stony trails. For a first experience of Tibetan Buddhist culture, riding through jaw-dropping landscapes, this motorcycle tour is an excellent introduction to the Ladakhi world. Gradually acclimatize as you ride right along the Indus Valley from Leh to Lamayuru, with stopovers in the region’s finest hotels. Be shaken and stirred on your Royal Enfield, on the most beguiling Himalayan roads.

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Period June to September
Duration 11 days incl. 7 days' riding
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort or Superior Comfort
From 3840€/pilot
3540€/pillion

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Himalaya 11 stages - 650 Km


india delhi jantar mantar observatory
D1 / Arrive in Delhi

You’re welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel in downtown Delhi. Free time, and night at the hotel.

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D2 / Delhi - Nimmu - 35 Km

You’re taken to Delhi airport en route to Leh, for a day’s acclimatising in Ladakh’s capital. You can take a walk for a first immersion in Ladakhi culture.

india himalaya yoga nimmu house
D3 / Nimmu - 30 to 90 Km

A day’s acclimatising in Leh, by the holy Indus River. We get to know our steeds on a ride to Shanti Stupa. Night at Tsermang Eco Camp, an ecologically responsible lodge.

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D4 / Nimmu - Temisgam - 70 Km

We ride easily through the striking gorges of the Indus Valley. On the way we visit Alchi Monastery, noted for its Kashmiri architecture and wall paintings. Then along the river to the wonderful village of Temisgam.

india himalaya monastery lamayuru
D5 / Temisgam - Lamayuru - Temisgam - 80 Km 

We set off to discover the clifftop monastery of Lamayuru, certainly the oldest and most prestigious Tibetan gompa in Ladakh. Once back in Temisgam, you can cruise through its lush green valley and visit its palace and colourful monastery.

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D6 / Temisgam - Leh - 115 Km

We join the green banks of the Indus River, hemmed by imposing bare massifs: the scenery is superb. We ride up this holy river, passing through the little villages of Rong and Yangtang. Arrive in Nimmu, and spend the night at Nimmu House, a boutique hotel.

india himalaya valley nubra landscape
D7 / Leh - Summor - 115 Km

Climb towards the Khardung La, the highest roadable pass in the world (5,370 meters above sea level) by a series of endless turns. The scenery is magical on the Zanskar in the south and on Karakoram in the north. Go down to the valleys of Shyok and Nubra, where time seems to have stopped.

india himalaya nubra resort hotel luxury sunset mountain
D8 / Nubra Valley - 50 to 100 Km

We take advantage of this day to fully appreciate the natural wonders of the grandiose Nubra Valley. We can swim in a waterfall, drive up to the Hunder Dunes and the Diskit Monastery, or take a most relaxing walk between the old stone walls.

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D9 / Summor - Leh - 160 Km

We take a small road, asphalted on the whole, to pass by the Wari La, aerial pass at 5,300 meters of altitude and very little frequented. This, if climatic and geological conditions allow us! Stony passages and fords are however inevitable. Grand view and small villages are part of the program of this unforgettable last motorcycle day.

india himalaya leh ladakh capital
D10 / Leh - Delhi

Your comfortable discovery of the Indian Himalaya comes to an end! Morning transfer to Leh airport to take your domestic flight to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel.

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D11 / Delhi

Transfer to the international airport, based on your flight-departure time.

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The riders' opinions

Paul
Vintage Rides - Simply the Best.

“Having joined two tours in India previously with Vintage Rides I have no hesitation in booking a third and recommending this company as experts in their field to anyone contemplating a guided tour on the sub continent or the far east. Vintage Rides is a French company and as expected many of the riders are French speakers but it is not a barrier. I speak English and have only a little of the French language but I have been welcomed by both the tour leaders and the other riders without any problems at all. Communication is not a problem in the brotherhood off the bikers. The tour leaders know their stuff and take you to places off the well beaten tourist track, always mindful of one's safety. The support team for mechanical issues that can occasionally arise with the robust Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet bikes and for transport of luggage and local knowledge remove any concerns, just sit back and enjoy the ride.”

Laurie
A wonderful and memorable experience

“A wonderful and memorable experience. The 12 day tour that my wife (pillion) and I went on in Madhya Pradesh was very well planned, with interesting and sometimes challenging rides and sight-seeing during the day and comfortable, culturally fascinating places to stay in at night. Our tour leader was experienced, organised, had a fun personality and managed to respond to each member of the tour as an individual. We highly recommend Vintage Rides to anyone with a sense of adventure and competent motorcycle skills. Laurie and Jennie McAdam”

Antz
Well organized

“Well organized, excellent tour lead with support crew.”

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