Ride of My Life

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 region of Ladakh.

2017 Tour details

Duration: 12 days, Srinagar to Manali
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 flights / travel to Srinagar
  • Your return travel from Manali
  • 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

2017 Availability

  • SM1 - FULLY BOOKED
  • SM2 - FULLY BOOKED

Choose one of our 2017 tour dates for the day-wise route plan

Day 1Jun 26MondayDay 1Jul 31Monday

Arrive at Srinagar

Arrive at Srinagar

Arrive in Srinagar by 12 PM and check in to a traditional houseboat floating on the beautiful Dal Lake. After meeting the rest of the group and a pre­-ride briefing, you will be given the keys of the Himalayan motorcycle you will be riding for the rest of the tour. Post that you are free to go out for a ride or enjoy a Shikara boat ride in Dal lake.

Day 2Jun 27TuesdayDay 2Aug 1Tuesday

Srinagar to Sonmarg, motorcycle orientation

Srinagar to Sonmarg, motorcycle orientation

Today we start the ride which you will remember for the rest of your life. We take it easy this day and ride on various terrain which we would encounter later on in tour. This is to make sure you are comfortable with the motorcycle you are riding. We reach Sonmarg by afternoon, enjoying the alpine landscape and snow­-capped peaks around before calling it a day at a hotel.

Day 3Jun 28WednesdayDay 3Aug 2Wednesday

Sonmarg to Kargil

Sonmarg to Kargil

Today's the first 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 before we can set eyes on the brown landscape awaiting ahead. The historic road from Drass to Kargil is a delight to ride on, with majestic views, green villages and raging rivers alongside.

Day 4Jun 29ThursdayDay 4Aug 3Thursday

Kargil to Leh

Kargil to Leh

The striking rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha greets you at Mulbek soon after you depart from Kargil. Then you cross over two very beautiful passes, Namika La (12,139 feet) and Fotu La (13,478 feet), before reaching the unique moonscape of Lamayuru. After spending some time at Lamayuru monastery, we continue the journey ahead to Leh, the destination for the night.

Day 5Jun 30FridayDay 5Aug 4Friday

Leh sightseeing

Leh sightseeing

Today you take a breather from the gruelling ride you have had from Srinagar and also acclimatise to high altitude. Today, you are free to explore various parts of the Leh city, like the Namgyal Palace, Tibetan market, Shanti Stupa and various monasteries.

Day 6Jul 1SaturdayDay 6Aug 5Saturday

Leh to Pangong Tso lake

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.

Day 7Jul 2SundayDay 7Aug 6Sunday

Pangong Tso lake to Hunder

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.

Day 8Jul 3MondayDay 8Aug 7Monday

Hunder to Leh

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.

Day 9Jul 4TuesdayDay 9Aug 8Tuesday

Leh to Sarchu

Leh to Sarchu

The best ride on the Manali-­Leh highway is the stretch to Sarchu. There are not just one, but three high­-altitude passes on this day, including the second­-highest motorable pass in the world, Taglang La, at 17,480 feet. Not to forget the amazing Gata loops - a series of 21 switchbacks that take you down into the valley. The night is spent in Swiss tents at a campsite, as there are no permanent structures in Sarchu.

Day 10Jul 5WednesdayDay 10Aug 9Wednesday

Sarchu to Jispa

Sarchu to Jispa

If you think that nothing can keep you surprised or excited all day long, think again. This day's ride is where you are amazed by the passing landscapes, small lakes, rivers and one high-altitude pass. The landscape too will transform from barren desert land to sights of green plantations and small patches of forests. Jispa is a small town on the Manali-­Leh highway and here you spend the night at a hotel.

Day 11Jul 6ThursdayDay 11Aug 10Thursday

Jispa to Manali

Jispa to Manali

The last day of the ride is the greenest so far, along the Chandra and Bagha rivers. Finally, we cross the scenic Rohtang pass down to the sight of lush green Himalayan mountains and waterfalls that appear out of nowhere. Nature here is at its best. After the descent from the pass, you ride into Manali, a popular hill station in the Himalayas and call it a day at a hotel here, your thirst for adventure undoubtedly sated.

Day 12Jul 7FridayDay 12Aug 11Friday

Leave from Manali

Leave from Manali

Today is the day to bid farewell to the Himalayas and your riding buddies and head home after a ride of a lifetime.