MOTORCYCLING TOURS INDIA / HIMALAYA
This motorcycle adventure takes you from the emerald vales of Kashmir to Leh on the high paced NH1, and allows for easy acclimatization .
The politically uncertain Kashmir valley allows you a brief peek before you race towards the meadows of Sonmarg,.Climbing the technically challenging Zoji La will make you feel like Sikandar (ALexander the Great) as you cross into the dusty browns of Kargil and Ladakh.
This is a special Himalayan ride due to the range of its visual extremities. NH1, the highway from Srinagar to Leh, it spends an equal amount of time in Kashmir & Ladakh. Whilst one region passes you in shades of dust & brown, the other region is a display of emerald green. The high points of both these regions have been captured in this trip and it makes for a unparalleled experience in diversity. The vistas of Ladakh will leave you awestruck in their surrealism as will the Kashmir’s postcard landscapes in their beauty. The highest motorable road in the world will be matched with the prettiest place in the world. The bridge between these regions, the Zoji La will make you feel like “Sikander” (Alexander), the conqueror of the world.
10 day road trip on the Srinagar- Leh highway. Houseboats, Alpine meadows, Zoji La, Kargil, Lamayuru, Leh, Phyang,Thiksey, Khardung La, Nubra, Pangong Tso
Unpredictable weather ranging from rain, to bright sunshine, snow blizzards to sand storms.
INR 125,000/ Person (Rider)
Transfer to the iconic Dal lake which is a perfect start for your Himalayan adventure.Meet & Greet the team. A short ride to introduce you to your bike.
An early morning start on great roads leads us to our breakfast stop at Sonmarg. We cross the challenging Zoji La and enter the Apricot valley of Kargil..
We leave the NH1, diverting towards the fabled Aryan valley. One of the best riding passes in the region, Hamboting La is a motorcycling gem. Overnight in tents
A ride on along the Indus, overlooking ancient villages and along rocks formations with Petroglyphs. We come back to the NH1 and make our way into Leh town making brief stops at Lamayuru & Alchi.
We only have 1 planned activity which takes you on a short tour of the sights around Leh. Part of the day is yours-to spend in your own style and at your convenience.
Todays ride takes you across, Khardung La at 5348 M (18400 ft). We cross into the stunning Nubra valley and ride to the sand dunes of Hunder taking a short break at Diskit Monastery.
We ride through the Shyok valley (if Wari La is open) and cross back into Leh via another spectacular road in these regions. This is a relatively unexplored part of Ladakh and thereby more special.
The ride to the iconic Pangong Lake takes you across Chang La (another 5000 M pass). The surreal beauty of this region and the colors of the lake, from its first view to the ride along its shores will leave you amazed.
We return to Leh on the same roads as the previous day. This allows time for reflecting on the last days, while you ride the last stretch to where it all began 9 days ago.
- Accommodation for 9 nights
- Meals for 9 days
- All entries & Permits
- Motorcycles (inclusive of fuel)
- First aid with Oxygen back-up
- Back–up vehicle
- Support team (3 members)
- Internal transfers
- International Air travel
- Alcohol & Cigarettes
- Tips (recommended 10%)
- Personal Shopping
- Personal Equipment
- Camera Equipment
- Medical Insurance
- Emergency Evacuation
- Max – 10 bikes ( pillion extra)
- Min – 6 bikes (pillion extra)
We reserve the right to cancel a group in case the minimum group size is not met. We will inform you a minimum 1 month in advance and allow you to change to tour dates or receive a full re-fund
“I was traveling with my 2 nieces and joined a Karma Yatri group. It was one of the most special experiences we could imagine. Everyone on the tour was friendly and we became one big family by the end of the trip. ”
– Chantal, Manon, Anne- 2014
“Our family of 3 (8 year daughter) traveled by SUV on this circuit suggested by Karma Yatri. The whole planning of the itinerary,the variety of accommodation and the connection with people ensured we had an amazing experience”
– Jia, Eakta & Jamshed -2013
“My first Himalayan visit and I was riding a motorcycle after 12 years. From the orientation ride onwards, I knew that I was in good hands. The pace of the journey and the discipline of the riding made the experience a sheer pleasure. ”
– Amit Anand – 2015
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