Yoga and Motorcycle Adventure in Ladakh

7 days and 10 days packages

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If you are asking yourself what the most beautiful motorbike route in the world is, it is time for you to discover Himalayas in northern India!

We offer you a unique opportunity to escape from the world as you know it into the magical land of Ladakh, also known as Little Tibet.

 

Ladakh is still one of the most unexplored regions of the Tibetan Plateau. You will cross world’s highest motorable passes, camp at high altitude lakes and spend time in valleys which are 3700 m (12,000 ft) above sea level.

The landscape is diverse like almost nowhere else on earth – you see lush green fields and gardens at one glance and dry, sandy desert at another, impeccable blue waters of the Pangong Lake contrast with harsh afternoon sun reflecting light off the snowy mountains. It is a land of surprises each holding an unsurpassed beauty.

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You will explore Buddhist monasteries, secluded lakes, rapid rivers, majestic mountains, have one of the best nights of star-gazing in your life, interact with local people and see the most amazing landscapes from the seat of the legendary Royal Enfield.

Whether you are adventure and travel enthusiast or explorer of the wonders of nature, once you have crossed the threshold of this blissful destination, you are bound to come away with the feeling of having witnessed another mystery of this amazing planet!

 

The breathtaking beauty of Ladakh is best experienced on a seat of a motorcycle.

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Included in the package are daily Yoga classes with  a special focus on breathing exercises that help you acclamitise to the thin air of Ladakh.

 

THE REGION:

Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh cover most of Northern Himalayan region – which has a landscape and moonscape like nowhere else. It is largely a journey with wind in your face – spiced with adventure, nature and culture, to some of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the world.

Ladakh is often called Little Tibet. The dominant religion is Buddhist and the culture is closer to the Tibetan than the Indian one. People are incredibly warm, hospitable and open to visitors, and local food is simple but delicious.

As of August 2019, Ladakh became a separate state from Jammu and Kashmir and is now a Union Territory falling directly under the central government of India.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ride the legendary Royal Enfield.
  • Kardung La – highest pass and motorable road in the world: 5,602 m (18,380 ft)!
  • Nubra Valley – bask in the beauty of the desert and take some relaxing time in the local hot springs.
  • Pangong Tso – experience stillness and silence on the banks of a lake that traverses through the international boundary stretching from India to Bhutan.
  • Leh – the capital of Ladakh is a vibrant small town surrounded by snow peaked mountains. There are several monasteries and a Royal Palace that are very worth visiting, along with markets where you can find amazing local produce and handicrafts.
     Likir 2Put on your riding gear and combat the toughest, highest and yet the most beautiful landscapes on a bike tour to Ladakh.  Climb higher altitudes and combat some of the highest passes in the world. Since Ladakh is a land of extremes, you can see snow-capped mountains at the same time as arid sand dunes; crystal clear blue lakes towered by some of the highest mountain peaks and rough, rocky roads giving way to smooth modern highways, experience cold piercing wind at the same time as intense heat of the sun rays.

You will see a world that you have never seen before.

ITINERARY:

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7 days /7 nights packageLadakh

Day 1 Arriving in Leh and acclamatisation

Day 2 Exploring around Leh (Shanti Stupa, Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery)

Day 3 Leh – Basgo – Lamayuru

Day 4 Lamayuru – Alchi – Likir – Leh

Day 5 Leh – Kardung La – Nubra Valley

Day 6 Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake

Day 7 Back to Leh

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10 days / 10 nights package

Day 1 Arriving in Leh and acclamatisation

Day 2 Exploring around Leh (Shanti Stupa, Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery)Basgo

Day 3 Leh – Basgo – Lamayuru

Day 4 Lamayuru – Alchi – Likir – Leh

Day 5 Leh – Kardung La – Nubra Valley

Day 6 Numbra Valley to Pangong Lake

Day 7 Back to Leh

Day 8 Leh to Tso Moriri Lake

Day 9 Tso Moriri to Tso Kar (salt lake)

Day 10 Back to Leh

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** The itinerary can be slightly changed due to unexpected factors or to customise it to the wishes of the group.

Included:

  • Shared accommodation / double rooms (hotels, home stays and camps) from day 1 till day 7/10 (depending on the package)
  • airport pickup and drop off in LehHimalaya 2
  • Every day breakfast and dinner. We do our best to offer most delicious food with the resources available at any location.
  • Royal Enfield Classic 500cc rental + helmets
  • all monument entrance fees during the tour
  • special permits for restricted areas
  • petrol, oil and maintenance for the duration of the tour
  • motorcycle mechanic present throughout the tour
  • support vehicle (with mechanic, spare parts) – facility to carry luggage in a vehicle restricted to 1 Rucksack / Duffle bag  of 60 Liters  per motorbike
  • oxygen cylinder and first aid kit
  • guides speaking English, German, Polish and Hindi
  • Yoga and Pranayama classes

 

Not included:

  • flight tickets and visas
  • any medical and travel insurance coverage. We recommend to obtain insurance with repatriation clauses.
  • motorcycle riding gear which can be hired at an extra costHimalaya 1
  • lunch or any other meal not mentioned in package inclusions
  • alcoholic drinks
  • personal expenses like telephone calls/internet charges, laundry, tips (for the driver, guides or mechanic), table drinks, souvenirs/shopping etc.
  • cost of any spare part which will be used due to the accidental damage incurred when the motorbike is in riders possession
  • cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way.
  • security deposit per motorbike of Rs. 10,000/- . As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts used.)
  • any cost incurred due to extension, change of itinerary due to natural calamities, road, blocks, vehicle breakdown, union issues and factors beyond our control
  • anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusion section
  • any itinerary extensions will be subject to additional cost

Group: max 10 pax

Stay: twin-­sharing basis in hotels / luxurious tents / home ­stays

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Activities: Riding, Camping, Yoga

Daily riding: 5-7 hours per day (the distance will differ depending whether we ride more on the highways or dirt roads)

Highest Altitude: 5,602 m (18380 feet) (Khardung La pass)

Temperature Range: 3  – 35 Degrees Celsius

Level: You have to be an experienced motorcycle rider to take part in this tour.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Things To Bring:

    • Water proof riding gear to support cold conditions
    • Riding or hiking boots
    • Riding gloves, balaclava and kidney belt
    • Thermal inner wear
    • Warm winter clothes
    • Flip flops
    • Motorcycle driving license (valid for 500 cc) + international driving license
    • Travel insurance (must cover riding 500 cc motorcycle)
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sunglasses and a sun hat/cap
    • Strong sunscreen (UV 30/40) and lip balm
    • Headlamp + spare batteries
    • Personal medications (if any)
    • Ear plugs

Advisory:

    • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes. We advise not to consume alcohol (or limit it to the minimum) during the tour as it does have a stronger impact on the body on high altitudes and can intensify symptoms of the altitude sickness.
    • Follow the instructions of the tour leaders in order to enjoy a safe and fun experience.
    • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.

Take under consideration:

  • Ladah and the rest of India has a left-hand traffic (much like in the UK). Remember it might take some time to adjust to it. Most of the highways and roads are relatively empty and traffic-free but in Leh we advise great caution as the traffic rules are not as strict as in the Western world and it may seem a little chaotic and confusing in the beginning.
  • We ask you to exercise patience and understanding for the way things work in that isolated culture. Some organisational matters may unexpectedly take more time than planned, delays are quite frequent and not everything functions perfectly. We do our best to provide the best service possible to make your trip smooth and pleasant.
  • International SIM cards do not work in Ladak. Out guids have local cards from which they can provide you with a Hot Spot and  we can help you obtain local Sim cards on arrival but the network is not always available in the mountains.  Please keep in mind that communication with your family or friends back in your country may not be possible on daily basis.

Cancellation Policy

 

    • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

 

    • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

 

    • Same Day cancellations are non refundable.

 

    • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.

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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.