This twelve day tour on the new Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle covers most of the scenic roads and places in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from the Srinagar-Leh and Manali-Leh highways, it covers the pristine Pangong Tso lake and also the Nubra valley. This tour covers a total of 10 high altitude passes along with the three highest motorable passes in the world. This tour is designed in a way that you get properly acclimatized to the high altitude conditions of the region.
2017 Tour details
Duration: 12 days, Manali to Srinagar
Rider: INR 59,990
Pillion passenger: INR 49,990
Booking amount: INR 10,000
Bookings for the tour close once the required number of riders is met
Tour Price inclusions
- Stay on twin-sharing(double-occupancy) basis
- Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc motorcycle
- Dinner and breakfast on all days
- Experienced English speaking road captain
- Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
- Mechanic throughout the tour
- All tolls / entry fees
Tour price exclusions
- Your travel to Manali
- Your return flight / travel from Srinagar
- Lunch on all days
- Fuel for the ride
- Snacks, beverages (bottled water, juice etc)
- Refundable security deposit for the motorcycle: INR 10,000
- Optional single-occupancy add-on: INR 17,000
- Optional rental for helmet, knee guards and magnetic tank bag
- Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section
- MS1 - 10 SPOTS LEFT
- MS2 - AVAILABLE
Choose one of our 2016 tour dates for the day-wise route plan
Arrive in Manali
Arrive in Manali by 12 PM. After checking you in into a hotel, the road captain will brief you on the route and day-wise plan. You also meet your co-riders. This day is basically reserved for you to rest and to acclimatize to the high altitude ahead.
Riding practice in Manali
This day, we want you to get the hang of riding a Royal Enfield on the varied terrain of the Himalayas and be ready for the ride of your life. If you need any adjustments to be done, the mechanic can take care of it once we return to the hotel.
Manali to Jispa
You wake up early in the morning to ride on the world's highest road - the Manali-Leh highway. As soon as you leave Manali, the climb for the 13,051 feet high Rohtang Pass starts. After Rohtang, the road descends into the Chandra valley, passing through Khoksar and on to Tandi, Keylong and then Jispa. Your night stay is at a hotel in Jispa.
Jispa to Sarchu
Today you ride from the lush green landscape to the stark moonscape which Ladakh is famous for. A very scenic ride passing through small lakes, waterfalls and streams. You also cross your second high altitude pass - Baralach La - at 16,500 feet. Your night stay today is in Swiss tents with attached toilets at Sarchu.
Sarchu to Leh
Undoubtedly the best stretch on the Manali-Leh highway, this section of the Manali-Leh highway will feel as if you're on a roller coaster ride climbing up and down from one Himalayan pass to another. You ride up and down three high altitude passes, Lachlung La (16,616 feet), Nakee La (15,547 feet) and Taglang la (17,480 feet), the second highest motorable pass in the world. You finish the days ride in the ancient city of Leh.
Rest in Leh
Today you take a breather from the gruelling ride you have had from Manali. Today, you are free to explore various parts of the Leh city, like the Namgyal Palace, Tibetan market, Shanti Stupa and various monasteries.
Leh to Pangong tso lake
Today you ride through the third highest motorable pass in the world, the Chang La pass at 17,586 feet. After the descent from Chang La, the magical plains of Changthang open up. But the real treat is the 135 km long Pangong Tso lake. Today, you stay on the banks of the beautiful Pangong Tso.
Pangong tso lake to Hunder
Today we ride on one of the remotest route of Ladakh made especially for the Indian Army, which connects Pangong lake to Nubra Valley bypassing Leh. This route was washed away in a cloud burst in 2010. Parts of it are still not rebuilt. With various stream crossings, riding on dry riverbeds, smooth tarmac and switchbacks, it truly is a religious experience for an adventure rider.
Hunder to Leh
Today, you take the road to the highest motorable pass in the world - Khardung La - at 18,380 feet. In spite of the altitude, today you ride on some of the smoothest roads so far and the landscape also becomes grand. After a steep and tough ascend and celebrations at Khardung La pass, you descend back towards Leh.
Leh to Kargil
Today you ride on the smooth Leh-Srinagar highway. Lunch is at the ancient Lamayuru monastery. Post which, you ride over two scenic passes, Namika La (12,139 feet) and Fotu La (13,478 feet), before reaching the famous town of Kargil.
Kargil to Srinagar
The historic road from Kargil to Srinagar is a delight to ride on, with majestic views, green villages and raging rivers. The real test of the ride, Zoji La pass at 11,575 feet, overlooks the beautiful mountains of Sonmarg on one side and the high altitude Ladakh region on the other. The constant landslides at the pass mean that we ride through mud and broken roads. Tonight, we PARTY on a houseboat in the beautiful Dal lake.
Leave from Srinagar
Today is the day to bid farewell to the Himalayas and your riding buddies and head home after a ride of a lifetime.