Himalaya - Over the highest passes of the world

A unique motorcycle tour on the highest roads in the world through the Himalayas. It goes over high passes, to beautiful azure mountain lakes and through a fascinating mountain landscape with snow-covered peaks.

Pricing

Price
per rider with two or three participants €3,499.00 $3,892.49 ?
per pillion passenger from two or three participants €3,299.00 $3,670.00 ?
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Reduced prices with a higher number of participants:
from 4 participants per rider €2,299.00 $2,557.54 ?
from 4 participants per rider €1,950.00 $2,169.29 ?
from 6 participants per rider €1,899.00 $2,112.56 ?
from 6 participants per rider €1,649.00 $1,834.44 ?
from 8 participants per rider €1,699.00 $1,890.07 ?
from 8 participants per rider €1,499.00 $1,667.57 ?
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Himalayan Bike (surcharge): €150.00 $166.87 ?

Features

Features
1 x Hotel Chandigarh
1 x Hotel Delhi with breakfast
3 x Hotel Manali with breakfast
1 x Jispa Camp
1 x Tsoker Camp
4 x Leh with breakfast
2 x Nubra Valley Camp
1 x Pangong Lake Camp
1 x Sarchu Camp
Mini Bus private Delhi-Chandigarh- Manali
Bus Manali Delhi
Airport transfer
Royal Enfield Classic 500 cc motorcycle (For Himalayan Bike 500 cc 150 € surcharge)
Gasoline for 11 days
English speaking tour guide
Experienced mechanic
Support vehicle with spare parts, petrol, luggage etc.
Permits for Pangong and Nubra Valley
Meals as advertised (F: Breakfast/M: Lunch/A: Dinner)
(German-speaking tour guide from 8 participants or on request)
Not included features
International flight (we will gladly assist you with your flight booking)
Visa (about 25 Euro)
Entrance fees
Spare parts
Drinks/ not mentioned meals (approx. 3-5 € per meal)
Everything that is not listed under services

More details

More details
Number of participants: from 2 persons
The roads are partly very well developed, but sometimes only jeeppist roads with scree and sand. Often the roads have potholes, now and then smaller streams have to be crossed. Very good motorcycle riding skills are a prerequisite for this tour. From time to time, very long distances of up to 8-10 hours are covered, depending on the road situation.
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The region:
We are located in the middle of the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh and in Ladakh. While the green Kullu Valley, from where our tour starts, is relatively densely populated by predominantly Hindus, it becomes drier, higher and lonelier towards Lahaul and Ladakh. The people in the high mountain desert are predominantly Buddhist and there are countless ancient monasteries that invite you to visit them. While in the southern part of Himachal, especially during the monsoon season, there can be heavy rainfall, precipitation in Lahaul and Ladakh is very rare. Temperatures range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day, and at night it can get quite cold, even below freezing point.
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Dangers:
During the tour we are constantly in the mountains at an altitude between 2000 and 6000 meters. Even though we work with trained guides and take every precaution on our tours to prevent emergencies, dangers in the mountains can never be ruled out. Again and again, weather changes, landslides (especially during the monsoon season) or accidents can occur and you should always be aware of this. We reserve the right, due to climatic conditions or for organizational reasons, to change the tours on site in a way that is safest for all participants.
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Accommodation:
During the tour we stay in simple, clean, typical accommodation in the 2 to 3 star range. The meals are adapted to the local cuisine and are mostly vegetarian.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

We will visit Buddhist monasteries and visit small traditional villages. The road conditions are constantly changing from new, wide and well-maintained roads to stony and sandy.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Start of the journey from Germany and arrival in Delhi, continue to Chandigarh

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will immediately change to our mini-bus and be taken to the city of Chandigarh which is four hours away. Chandigarh is a planned Indian city at the foot of the Himalayas. We let the day end with a dinner together. Overnight stay in hotel (-/-/A)

Day 2 Ride Manali-Chandigarh

After a restful night, we continue by bus up into the Himalayas. Arrived in Manali, you check into your hotel, relax in the fresh mountain air and can explore Manali on foot. 8 hours (F/-/-)

Day 3 Free time and acclimatisation in Manali

Another day of rest for acclimatization and rest. The neighboring villages can be explored on a short walk. (Overnight stay in hotel (F/-/-)

Day 4 Small test ride with the motorcycles

Today each participant will be assigned a motorcycle. On a test ride we will explore Manali's surroundings together. (Overnight stay in hotel) (F-/-)

Day 5 Manali to Jispa (135 km) (3250m)

We officially start our tour to Leh. We ride along the river Beas through numerous villages up to the Rothang Pass (3980 m). Then it goes down to Gramphu and on to the checkpoint in Koksar. On the journey along the Chandra River we pass through small villages, potato and pea plantations and past spectacular mountains and their glaciers. We reach the district capital Keylong. This is the last permanent market. Then it continues for 35 km to Jispa. (Overnight stay in luxury camp) (F/M/A)

Day 6 Jispa to Lake Tsokar (4267 m) 220 km

After a good breakfast we start our journey and cross the 4800 meters high Baralacha Pass. Then it goes down to Sarchu - the centre of the route from Manali to Leh. We leave the Sarchu Plain and take the 21 narrow curves up to the Nakeela Pass ( 4780 m). A little later we cross our first 5000 meter pass, the 5090 meter high Lachung La. The way down to Pang is bad and is very difficult on the stony ground. The landscape, however, is spectacular and is in constant change. It goes for 40 km on flat and new road through the Morray Plains. Then we turn to the beautiful Lake Tsokar. (Overnight stay in luxury camp) (F/M/A)

Day 7 Tsoker to Leh (3500 m) 131 km

Today we will cross the second highest pass in the world, the Tanglang Pass (5328 m). We pass the first tranquil villages of Ladakh and finally reach Leh. We check into our hotel and spend the evening exploring Lehs (overnight stay in the hotel) (F/M/-)

Day 8 Leh sightseeing day (Thiksey, Spituk and Hemis Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace )

Today we will get the permits for the trips to Lake Pengong and the Nubra Valley, which we will visit in the next days. So we use the day to explore Leh and its surroundings. There are many old Buddhist monasteries, a palace and the famous Shanti Stupa, from where we will have a wonderful view of Leh. (Overnight stay in hotel) (F/-/-)

Day 9 Leh to the Khardungla Pass (5640 m) and on to the Nubra Valley (3048 m) 125 km

Today we are going up the highest pass in the world, or so it is said. Here it can snow in summer and you can enjoy a cup of tea in the highest café in the world. The view from here is breathtaking! Then we ride into the fascinating Nubra Valley. In Deskit we visit the monastery. It's on to Hundur. We can take a walk around the beautiful village, visit the sand dunes and take a ride on the camels. (Overnight stay in luxury camp) F/M/A

Day 10 Nubra Valley Tour

Today we explore the Nubra Valley and ride to the end of the valley (overnight stay in luxury camp) F/M/A

Day 11 Nubra to the Pengong (4300 m) over the Shyok River

This famous lake is more than 200 km long and on average 5 km wide. The largest part of the lake is already in Tibet. So we can take a look at Tibet. This lake has been the scene of many Bollywood movies. We will spend the night in a camp. (Overnight stay in camp) F/M/A

Day 12 Lake Pangong back to Leh

In the afternoon we return to Leh and use the evening for some shopping. (Overnight stay in hotel) F/M/-

Day 13 Leh to Sarchu 252 km

After breakfast we will ride back towards Manali and this time we will stop in Sarchu. Sarchu, situated exactly in the middle between Leh and Manli, is a high mountain plain at 4200 m.(Overnight stay in camp) F/M/A)

Day 14 Sarchu to Manali 253 km

The last day on our motorcycles: we ride back over the Baralacha La and Rothang Pass to Manali. Finally we see woods and meadows again. The green is a blessing for us and our eyes. In the evening we celebrate the successful tour with the whole team at a common dinner (overnight stay in the hotel) (F/M/A)

Day 15 Manali to Delhi

After a relaxing day in Manali, the night bus will take you back to Delhi in the afternoon (14 hours, overnight stay in the bus) (F/-/-)

Day 16 Arrival Delhi and flight to Germany

Early in the morning we reach Delhi. A hotel room is available until your flight. Until then they use the last hours in India for some more sightseeing with a guide and shopping. (F/-/-)

Alternative: This trip is also possible without a return to Manali, ending in Leh, but with an extra day in the Leh area:

Day 13 Ride to Alchi Monastery, overnight in Leh

Day 14 Independent departure from Leh

Discount: 50 € of the total travel price