CLASSIC HIGH LAKES
Classic Leh motorcycle tour.
Visit the highest saltwater lake in the world, Pangong Tso, bordering Tibet, and then travel on your Royal Enfield to Tso Moriri. Finish by crossing the highest motorable road in the world.
Spend a day acclimatizing at the higher altitude in Leh. Sight see in this Himalayan town, visiting the palace and fort, or monastery. Or just relax and shop and watch Himalayan life in the main square.
Ride out to Kargil and see the meeting of the Zanskar and Indus Rivers.
Stop at Magnetic Hill to see if your bike moves due to the magnetic lodestone (or perhaps it's an optical illusion)
Visit the ancient Buddhist monastery in Alchi.
Explore the remote, serene beauty of Tso Moriri and stay in a secluded village.
Ride to the highest salt lake in the world, Pangong Tso, on the edge of the Indian Himalayas and Tibetan plateau
Spend a night glamping in the lush Nubra Valley
Ride the famous two-humped Bactrian camel
Visit the ancient Diskit monastery and enjoy tea made by a monk, overlooking the Nubran landscape.
Ride over the highest motorable road in the world, Khardung La, and get your photo at the top
If taking a flight out of Leh, the view of the Himalayas you have just moto toured is spectacular
DURATION : 9 days
DIFFICULTY : Easy riding, mostly on-road
GUIDE : English and Hindi-speaking guide
BACK UP : Vehicle, mechanics
WHEN : Tours run from June until October
ACCOMMODATION : Luxury hotel to glamping tents
GREAT MEMORIES : Unlimited
Twin Share Accommodation: $2,150 USD per person
Single Accommodation: $2,560 USD per person
Pillion (Twin Share): $1,700 USD per person
2024 Departure - 1st June to 10th June 2024
Day 1 - Welcome to the Himalayas - We meet and pick you up from Leh airport and transfer you to your hotel, or we will meet you there. Welcome dinner to meet the rest of your tour.
Day 2 - Leh - Acclimatise, sightseeing or shopping.
Spend a day just relaxing and getting used to the higher altitude. There is a lot to see around Leh. Visit the palace and fort. Or, if he's in town, go hear the Dalai Lama speak at the monastery. Or just relax at the main market watching the world go by.
Day 3 – Leh to Kargil - Travelling Distance: 220 km
Start your Leh motorcycle tour with a beautiful, easy day of riding. Stop along the way to see the meeting of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers. Also, visit Magnetic Hill, tucked in between the majestic Karakoram range that comes from Pakistan and the Indian Himalayas. Put your bike in neutral and see the magnetic effect making it move. Today or tomorrow we also stop at Alchi Monastery, the oldest Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas. Plus we visit Lamayuru Monastery, located in the "moonscape."
Day 4 – Kargil to Leh - Travelling Distance: 220 km
We ride back into Leh today, through the Sham Valley and the apricot orchards. We stop along the way at those places we missed on the way through.
Day 5 – Leh to Tso Moriri - Travelling Distance: 210 km
You will ride to one of the remotest parts of Ladakh today, to the sacred high-altitude lake of Tso Moriri. It is stunningly blue and fed by the melting snow and springs of the surrounding Himalayan mountains.
Day 6 – Tso Moriri to Pangong Lake - 360 km
Big day of adventure riding today. This is one of the more desolate but beautiful rides in Ladakh. We end at the highest saltwater lake in the world, Pangong Tso, half bordered by India and half by Tibet. Tonight is at camp at the lake's edge.
Day 7 – Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley - Travelling Distance: 190 km
Leaving the lake, today is an easy ride into Nubra Valley. We pass through the beautiful tiny hamlet of Shyok Village which is on one of the old caravan routes connected to the old Silk Road. You have the option to ride the famous two-humped Bactrian camels and also visit Diskit Monastery. Tonight is glamping.
Day 8 – Nubra Valley to Leh - Travelling Distance: 130 km
Today is the final day of moto touring on your Royal Enfield, and it doesn't disappoint Leaving the valley, we ride up over the highest motorable road in the world, Khardung La. Have your photo taken at the top and ride above the clouds, looking out over the tips of the Himalayas.
Day 9 – Leh - Goodbye from us
Today we say goodbye and drop you at Leh airport if you are flying out. The flight out of Leh is one final highlight, as you get to see just how majestic the Himalayas (which you have just ridden on an Enfield motorcycle) are from the air.
Transfers at the beginning and end of your trip to Leh airport, or we will meet you at your hotel.
A Royal Enfield motorbike for the duration of your trip
Experienced, English-speaking mechanics and guides
Support vehicle which carries spare parts for the bikes, backup petrol, snacks for our stops along the way, and mineral water
Accommodation (best in-area hotels and glamping)
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water, and juices on the way)
Gas (for the bikes and support vehicles for the trip)
First-aid kit with all necessary medicines in the mountain region
All line permits for the controlled area for Kinnaur Valley and around Ladakh
Great moto touring stories, photos memories
All flights (international and domestic)
Travel insurance - you must organize this before you leave home. Make sure it covers you for moto touring on the size bike you will riding and covers medical evacuation, medical bills, repatriation
International motorcycle license - it's a good idea to check, before you leave home, that your insurance will cover you if you only have your local license
Motorcycle damage - you are liable for all damage to your bike on the trip.
Alcohol and any extra drinks ordered. We ask that you settle any outstanding drinks bills with your accommodation each morning before you leave.
Riding gear including helmet, boots, gloves, etc (please bring everything you need with you, there are not many opportunities for motorcycle clothing shopping in this region).
Accommodation, meals, drinks, and any attractions not included in the tour (including any extra accommodation you may want to book in Leh)