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Motorcycle Ramble : India / Himalaya

Oases and Peaks at World’s End

Georgia

Georgia, motorbike trip designer

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.

3 090  / rider
2 590  / pillion
5 departures
Motorcycle Ramble
Period June to September
Duration 15 days incl. 9 days' riding
Available Extensions
Level Intermediate
Guide English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard
Price €3,090/rider
€2,320/pillion
Motorcycle Ramble
Period June to September
Duration 15 days incl. 9 days' riding
Available Extensions
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard
From €3,090/rider
€2,320/pillion
Free as a bird, climb aboard your Royal Enfield for an adventure – by yourself, in a pair or with friends – packed with incredible variety and other-worldly experiences. In the heart of the Indus Valley, admire Buddhist monasteries clinging to mountainsides. Head north for a descent into the spectacular Nubra Valley through its gateway, the mythical Kardhung La (5602m/18,379ft). Your final loop takes you to Changtang Plateau, and the infinite beauty of Tso Moriri and Tso Kar lakes. Stretch your limits and fill your lungs with pure air, on an exceptional Himalayan motorbike trip!

Your Motorcycle Tour in Himalaya 15 stages - 810 miles


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D1 / Arrive in Delhi

Your first day is all about a smooth arrival in Delhi: you’re met at the airport and transferred to the hotel in the city centre. Your room is available from noon onwards. You have two options: you can stay at the hotel and rest after the flight or go out and explore India’s bustling capital.

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D2 / Delhi - Leh

We set off for Delhi airport for a domestic flight to Leh. We use this day in Ladakh to acclimatise. You meet your tour leader, who will be pleased to introduce you to your motorbikes.

monk monastery ladakh
D3 / East Indus Valley - 62 miles

This first day allows you to stay at the same altitude and acclimatize well, while getting to grips with your bikes! Today's objective is to discover some of the most beautiful monasteries of eastern Indus Valley.

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D4 / Leh - Lamayuru - 93 miles

We start our morning in Leh and head west along the majestic Indus River. We take the road towards Kargil, heading for Kashmir. We reach Lamayuru monastery perched atop a cliff.

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D5 / Lamayuru - Temisgam - 90 miles

We continue west between the Zanskar and Ladakh mountain ranges and over Fotu La Pass. We cruise through vast, arid landscapes peppered with oases until we reach the village of Bodh Kharbu. We leave the main road to take a small mountain road through a fascinating valley which meets the Indus Valley. We then follow the course of the sacred Indus River, which gave India its name, and finally reach the village of Temisgam.

D6 / Temisgam - Leh - 71 miles

We head towards Leh on a small road north of the Indus Valley through Hemis Shukpachan. We make the most of this short leg by visiting several sites: Likir monastery, the picturesque village of Yangthang, or Basgo, which was once the royal capital. We return to Leh and can spend the rest of the day as we wish.

highest road himalaya
D7 / Leh - Hunder - 80 miles

We climb up a series of hairpin turns towards Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5,370 metres above sea level! The scenery is magical with the Zanskar range to the south and the Karakoram mountains to the north. We descend through the Shyok and Nubra valleys, where time seems to have stood still. At Khalsar, we turn northwest towards the Hunder sand dunes.

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D8 / Hunder - Lake Pangong - 121 miles

We enjoy the sublime Nubra valley in the morning light, only to leave it fairly quickly and follow the course of the Shyok into a monumental valley, where we are like tiny ants! We pray that the weather or the glacial floods haven't dismantled the road, and by the time we reach Tangtse, we can consider ourselves out of the woods. After a frugal local lunch, we drive to and along what is a pure jewel of natural beauty, the immense Pangong Lake, straddling the Indo-Tibetan border.

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D9 / Lake Pangong - Rest day - 31

The more adventurous and less chilly will go for a swim in the pristine waters of the lake. Others will applaud with a cereal bar. Walkers will exercise their leg muscles. They'll turn around and opt to get lost in the little village instead. Others will take a noisy nap. And then those who can't stand still will ask their guide if we can't do a little bonus loop on a motorcycle. The guide will reply: "Of course, no problem", and they'll go and lift the dust, or sand... from the edges of the Pangong.

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D10 / Lake Pangong - Lake Moriri - 93 miles

We follow an unconventional route, adding several mountain lakes to the picture, as well as a pass higher than the Khardung La, at 5437 meters above sea level!!! It's a magnificent day, in a wild and unspoilt environment. This region is called Rupshu (or Changtang), and it's the most isolated part of Ladakh, home to cashmere goat herders, and Kyang (Tibet's wild donkeys) in abundance.

tour friends himalaya india
D11 / Tso Moriri Lake - Leh - 149 miles

To round off this trip in style, we offer you your longest stretch of track on the same day, a passage through the Tso Khar basin, a magical place that makes you believe you're in Mongolia, a final high pass for fitness (Tanglang La, 5340m), and the Rumtse gorges with their unique rock spectacle.

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D12 / Leh

Today is a free day in Leh (a buffer day, just in case). You can take a bike ride to Stok palace or buy some souvenirs for your friends and family.

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D13 / Leh - Delhi

This is the end of your amazing Indian Himalayan adventure! In the morning, you are taken to Leh airport for a domestic flight to Delhi, where you are transferred on to the hotel.

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D14 / Delhi

You have a free day in Delhi today (buffer day). Among this hustle and bustle, havens of peace do exist: recharge your batteries in Lodhi Gardens, admire the Lotus Temple’s modern architecture or discover the capital’s mini Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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D15 / Delhi - International airport

You are transferred to Delhi international airport according to your flight schedule, where our services end.

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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.

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Absolutely enjoyed my trip, Loved it,…
Absolutely enjoyed my trip, Loved it, fantastic scenery, rest of the group where fun, weather was excellent, (luck). Bit of a language barrier, between French and English, but all ok and added to the fun. Well looked after throughout, thank you all.
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graet time good adventure.
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Absolutely enjoyed my trip, Loved it,…
Absolutely enjoyed my trip, Loved it, fantastic scenery, rest of the group where fun, weather was excellent, (luck). Bit of a language barrier, between French and English, but all ok and added to the fun. Well looked after throughout, thank you all.
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