Ride of My Life
Manali · Sach pass · Sural · Bairagarh · Dalhousie · Dharamsala

Pangi Valley, a part of Chamba District of the Himalayas, is a remote & rugged tribal region, situated on the Northwest of the Himachal Pradesh state. The road is dubbed as the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’, as at times you will be riding on the edge of a narrow and unpaved road with a straight drop of thousands of feet in the Valley below. The ride also covers the challenging and mythical Sach Pass and camping experiences on some of the most beautiful and unusual locations.

If you are an adventure motorcyclist and looking for a dose of the ultimate adrenaline rush, this ride will be a religious experience for you. The region is very remote so on couple of days we would have a dedicated camping team set up a campsite, dinning tent, toilet tents for you and a team of cooks to serve you delicious meals.

Along with the adventure, the landscape too leaves one speechless and the overall experience guarantees that you return home saying it was the "Ride of My Life".

Tour Details

Duration: 9 days, Manali to Dharamsala
Rider: INR 79,990
Pillion passenger: INR 69,990
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 in hotels
  • Personal tent (single-occupancy) when camping
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan dual-sport 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
  • Camping equipment - Tent, sleeping bag, mattresses
  • Cooking team to prepare meals
  • Separate back-up truck for cooking & support teams

Tour price exclusions

  • Your travel to Manali / from Dharamsala
  • 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.

Availability

  • PANGI1 - ALMOST FULL
  • PANGI2 - FEW SPOTS LEFT

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

Day-wise route plan

Day 1Aug 28MondayDay 1Sep 11Monday

Arrive in Manali

Arrive in Manali

You need to arrive either by Volvo Bus, or by flight till Bhuntar airport in Kullu from New Delhi at our designated hotel in Manali by 12 noon, where you will meet the Ride of My Life team and your co-riders. The road captain briefs everyone on the route and the day-wise plan. Post that, you will be handed over the Himalayan motorcycles which you would be riding for the rest of the tour.

Day 2Aug 29TuesdayDay 2Sep 12Tuesday

Motorcycle orientation and off road practice

Motorcycle orientation and off road practice

On this day, we want you to get the hang of riding a Royal Enfield on the varied terrain of the Himalayas that you will be encountering later in the tour. Any adjustments to the motorcycle according to your preference and riding posture will be done by the mechanic.

Day 3Aug 30WednesdayDay 3Sep 13Wednesday

Manali to Tandi

Manali to Tandi

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 and also becomes rough and muddy giving you the sense of adventure that lies ahead. Your stay will be in bamboo cottages with an incredible view of the confluence of Chandra & Bhaga rivers.

Day 4Aug 31ThursdayDay 4Sep 14Thursday

Tandi to Sach Khas

Tandi to Sach Khas

The real treat starts this day - narrow roads, water crossings and remote villages await us, as we leave early and divert from the Manali-Leh highway towards Udaipur. Post Udaipur, the road becomes blissfully dusty and rough. We ride on a road hundreds of meters high and along the narrow gorges of the Chenab valley amidst pristine landscape and view of numerous waterfalls. We take a detour towards Sach Village (8700 feet) and stay the night in camps put up by our camping team.

Day 5Sep 1FridayDay 5Sep 15Friday

Sach Khas to Sural

Sach Khas to Sural

Today is the day to wake up with a grin on the face as we would be riding through some of the most challenging ‘roads’ you would have ever ridden on, leading to the ‘World’s most dangerous road’. This experience is not for the faint hearted, as one glance down the valley is bound to give you goosebumps. After taking in the beauty and clicking sufficient pictures, we head back towards the beautiful village of Sural (10,500 feet), where we camp in the middle of lush green grasslands, surrounded by some mighty mountain peaks, including the majestic Shiv Shankar peak.

Day 6Sep 2SaturdayDay 6Sep 16Saturday

Sural to Bairagarh via Sach Pass

Sural to Bairagarh via Sach Pass

On this day, we cross over to the other side of the river Chenab/ Chandrabhaga, towards Chamba, via Sach Pass. The initial ride is through raw yet beautiful forest roads which eventually lead to extremely steep and twisty roads towards Sach Pass (14,500 feet). Descent from the pass offers you majestic views of Chamba Valley. Our stay today is in a hotel in small village with basic amenities.

Day 7Sep 3SundayDay 7Sep 17Sunday

Bairagarh to Dalhousie

Bairagarh to Dalhousie

From this day, the roads get better as we ride towards the busy Chamba town. After taking a diversion towards Dalhousie, you halt for the day at a nice hotel. After the adventure you are free to indulge in shopping/ sightseeing or just rest.

Day 8Sep 4MondayDay 8Sep 18Monday

Dalhousie to Mcleodganj

Dalhousie to Mcleodganj

After a short, but eventful ride through Jot Pass (7500 feet), we reach Mcleodganj or ‘Little Lhasa’, where the Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered and home to the Dalai Lama. Once you check into the hotel, you can choose to visit the Dalai Lama temple and local market place, before the party in the evening!

Day 9Sep 5TuesdayDay 9Sep 19Tuesday

Depart from Dharamsala

Depart from Dharamsala

It’s bye bye time after an adventure of a lifetime and endless stories to share! Your hotel is paid for till 12 noon on this day. You can choose to take a luxury bus to Delhi/ Chandigarh or a flight from Kangra (Gaggal) Airport for your journey back home.