Himalayan Bike Tour (14 Days)
Day 1: Arrival at New Delhi
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon your flight schedule, you can opt for a half-day city tour of Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi – Manali (570 Km| 12 Hours)
Early breakfast and drive to Manali. The journey will cross through the most fertile plains of Haryana and Punjab, later entering the Shivalik mountain ranges and then finally the Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalayas. Lunch on the way in a roadside restaurant and continue to drive to Manali. Evening arrival at Manali and transfer to your hotel.
Day 3: Manali
The tour starts again on bikes. Ride to Naggar, visit Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Museum. Lunch at Naggar. Evening ride back to Manali. Overnight stay at Manali.
Day 4: Manali – Keylong (115 Km|6 Hours)
We will make an early start towards Tandi/Keylong and make a halt overnight. The abundance of greenery and trees dramatically disappears into arid landscapes as we ascend the steep mountains over Rohtang Pass. We can expect a few muddy tracks at times. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Keylong – Sarchu (110 Km |6 Hours)
The road follows the Bhaga River up towards its source. You encounter hairpin bends at it leads up to Baralacha-La (16050 ft/4,892m). This pass is unique as it is a tri-junction. You have a trail from Spiti coming in from the southeast to this junction. Overnight stay in a camp.
Day 6: Sarchu – Leh (255 Km|9 Hours)
After an early breakfast drive to Leh. We need to cross the Zanskar Range, and this takes two more passes, the La Chung-La (16,600 ft/5,059 m) and the Tanglang La (17,469 ft/5,325 m). Leh is rapidly spreading in all directions from its original position beneath the long-abandoned Namgyal Palace. While the town has come a long way from the days when people played polo on its main streets, Leh remains a pleasant, traditional Himalayan town. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 7: Leh
Arrange permits and enjoy visiting the local places. After lunch, enjoy rafting and chilling and drive back to Leh. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 8: Leh – Nubra (125 Km|6 Hours)
Early morning drive to Nubra Valley. (5-hour drive from Leh, about 125 Km) by crossing Khardongla 18300 ft/5602 m. It is the highest motorable road in the world. Nubra Valley (altitude 3,150 m), formerly known as Lyumra, means ‘a valley of flora’ with numerous high altitude yellow roses, apple, and apricot orchards dotting its landscape. Lying approximately 1,300 ft/400 m lower than Leh, Nubra sports a much milder climate, enabling its inhabitants to cultivate more extensively compared to their counterparts in the central Indus Valley. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 9: Nubra – Diskit- Leh
The morning after breakfast, visit Diskit. Visit the village and monastery, proceed to Hunder to visit the town and Hunder Gompa. Later drive to the white dunes at Hunder. You can enjoy the camel ride here (on your own) or chill out at the dunes and return to Leh. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DISKIT VILLAGE: Diskit is the main village of the headquarters of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. A spectacular view of the valley can be seen from the monastery.
DISKIT GOMPA: Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod founded Diskit Gompa in about 1420 AD during King Dragspa’s reign. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The religious festival called Gustor takes place on the 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of the Tibetan calendar.
HUNDER VILLAGE: Hunder is a beautiful village to stay with a lot of trees, and you will enjoy your stay at Hunder. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the town. The walk or camel safari (double hump Bactrian camels) from Hunder to Diskit, through dunes for two hours, is lovely. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 10: Leh – Pangong Lake (165 Km|5 Hours)
Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Pangong Lake directly via Karu and Chagla pass. Pangong Lake is located on the high altitude plains of Changtang in the restricted area close to Tibet. This area is inhabited by nomads who make their living from pashmina goats. The lake is located on the border of Tibet, half of it belongs to China and a half to India. On arrival, overnight stay at the fixed camp.
Day 11: Pangong Lake – Leh Enroute Visit Shey, Hemis & Thiksey Monasteries
Post breakfast ride to Leh. Enroute visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, and Hemis Monastery. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and in the evening, you are free to explore the marketplace. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Leh- New Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to Leh airport to board flight to New Delhi. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Delhi – Agra – Delhi (470 Km both ways)
After breakfast, drive to Agra and visit Red fort of Agra and Taj Mahal. By evening drive back to New Delhi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and evening at leisure.
Day 14: New Delhi Airport
Transfer to airport to board flight back home.