TOP OF THE WORLD, CLASSIC TRANS HIMALAYAN

TOP OF THE WORLD, CLASSIC TRANS HIMALAYAN

TOP OF THE WORLD, CLASSIC TRANS HIMALAYAN

ABOUT THE TOUR: A 12 days classic motorcycle tour including 10 days of riding. We start our tour with a ride on World Heritage Site Kalka Shimla Toy Train to Shimla which was once summer capital of British India. We start our ride in middle Himalayas riding up the satluj valley and taking a small mountain road crossing Jalori Pass thickly wooded with cedar trees and providing exceptional views of Himalayan ranges.  From here we take a route for a sojurn in Manali which has an alpine feel. From here we launch ourselves into the Trans Himalayan region, taking a roller coaster ride crossing valleys, mountains and high passes into Ladakh. We stay at Leh which was once part of Silk route connecting India to this trade route across Karakoram ranges. While being in Ladakh we scale the famed Khardung La into Nubra valley where we enjoy a ride in sand dunes on bactrian camel and then taking ourselves to most beautiful Pangong lake. If you have not done this ride, seriously you need to collect this Jewel of a ride and add to your precious riding list.   

 

HIGHEST ALTITUDE GAINED: Khardung La 5600 m

 

PLACES COVERED: Shimla, Jalori Pass, Tirthan Valley, Naggar, Manali, Atal Rohtang Tunnel, Jispa, Baralach La Pass, Sarchu, Tsokhar, Tanglang La Pass, Leh, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley, Deskit, Hundur, Pangong Lake, Changla Pass, Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery

 

OPERATIONAL PERIOD: 15th June to 15th September

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • Starts in Shimla and ends in Leh
  • Experience Kalka Shimla Toy train ride, A World Heritage Site
  • Stay at Shimla which was once the Capital of British India
  • Discover middle Himalayan mountains, Tirthan and Kullu valley
  • Roller coaster ride across Himalayan valleys and passes into Indus Valley reaching Leh 
  • Stay in Leh, also known as Little Tibet 
  • Visit Khardung La which was once World’s highest pass
  • Enjoy the pristine beauty of Nubra valley and Pangong Lake

  

DETAILED PROGRAMME

 

Day 01: Arrive Shimla 

Arrive Kalka railway station and take Kalka Shimla Toy Train chugging its way up to Shimla criss crossing hills and passing through 103 tunnels, an architectural marvel and among the World heritage Sites. Meet on arrival at Shimla station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

 

Day 02: Shimla/ Jalori Pass/ Tirthan (200 kms/7-8 hrs)

Morning after breakfast we assemble for a small briefing on the tour and we get introduced to our ride for next 10 days The Royal Enfield. We start our ride, crossing the city and catching on to Hindustan Tibet road riding up the Satluj valley and getting excellent Himalayan mountain views. At Sainj we cross the river and start our ascend to Jalori Pass 3120 m, stopping at the pass for a cup of tea at the local stall. We ride further downhill into Tirthan valley crossing small town Banjar. Our hotel is located on banks of river. Rest & relax to the music of fast flowing river. Check in and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03: Tirthan/Manali (110 kms/3 hrs)

Post breakfast we start our ride along river Tirthan till Aut, where we cross a 3 km tunnel to enter Kullu valley. We ride up the valley enroute stopping at a local Shawl factory and continue to Naggar which was capital of rulers of Kullu about 500 yrs ago. Here we visit the Naggar Castle, Roeirch Art Gallery and walk past Tripura Sundari temple. We continue our ride to our retreat for the night. Check in and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 04: Manali/ Atal Tunnel/ Jispa (100 kms/ 4 hrs)

We start our ride today crossing Sollang Valley and Atal Rohtang Tunnel which at 3000 m is longest tunnel in World above this altitude. We enter Lahaul valley and ride to Jispa riding along Chandra river to Tandi and then crossing Keylong & Gemur villages to reach Jispa. On arrival check in and overnight in tents.

 

Day 05: Jispa/ Baralacha La Pass/ Sarchu (85 kms/4 hrs)

On your bikes from Jispa to Sarchu enroute crossing Darcha and over Baralachala Pass (4800 m). On arrival check in at camp. Evening free to walk around in Sarchu. Overnight in camp.  

 

Day 06: Sarchu/Tsokhar (122 kms/ 5 hrs)

Post breakfast we start our ride from Sarchu to Tsokhar crossing over Naki La (4800 m), Lachang La (5065 m) and crossing the vast expense of More plains to reach Tsokhar. At an altitude of 4520 metres this is one of the most amazing high altitude lakes in the Ruspshu Nomadic belt. This crystal clear lake is a protected bird sanctuary and home to thousands of migratory bird including the endangered black necked crane. Walk around the lake and explore Tsokhar village. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 07: Tsokhar/Leh (150 kms/4-5 hrs)

After enjoying our breakfast we start our ride with ascend to Tanglang La pass (5328 m) and a lovely ride down to Upshi to enter Indus valley and further to Leh riding along the river. Arrive the ancient town of Leh. Check in at hotel. Evening free to enjoy a walk around Leh market or visit the Leh Palace or enjoy sunset from Shanti Stupa. Overnight at hotel. 

 

Day 08: In Leh – riding around 

After breakfast ride your Royal Enfield bikes to Nimo to witness the confluence of Zanskar & Indus River. Return to Leh enroute visiting Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Spituk Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 09: Leh/ Nubra via Khardungla (130 kms/ 6 hrs)

Today after breakfast at your hotel ride to Nubra valley via the famed Khardungla pass (5600 m), which was once the highest motorable pass in the world. Later ride to Nubra valley, take photoshots enroute. The natural home of double hump bacterial camel and famous old silk route, enjoy a small camel ride at the sand dunes. On arrival check in at camp. Evening explore Hunder village. Overnight stay at camp at Hunder.

 

Day 10: Nubra/ Shyok/ Pangong Lake (140 kms/ 5 hrs)

Today after breakfast we leave for yet another mesmerizing ride to follow Shyok river to reach Pangong Lake (4250 m). Arrive Pangong, which is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. Overnight in camp.

 

Day 11: Pangong/ Thiksey monastery/ Shey Palace/ Leh (160 kms/ 7 hrs)

After breakfast we leave Pangong and start our ride towards Leh town crossing over Chang La (5160 m). Enroute we also visit Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace to reach Leh. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 12: Depart Leh

Intime transfer to Leh airport to connect flight to Delhi. 

 

ADVENTURE DATES

 

 

GROUP 1 24 JUN - 5 JUL 2024
GROUP 2 5 - 16 AUG 2024

 

PRICES

Rider                   USD 2100

Pillion                  USD 1375  

 

The above price is on per person twin sharing basis. If you wish to have your own independent room USD 475 would be the supplement 


PRIVATE TOURS

These tours can also be organised as private tours for you alone, a couple, group of friends or a motorcycle club. We can tailor-make the tour as per your wishes & desires. If you wish to add few more days or add a shorten the length of rides or take an extension tour to view Taj Mahal or Jaipur or a beach holiday to Goa. Let us know your requirement and we would be delighted to work out a memorable adventure specially for you. 

 

What’s Included 

✓ Transfers to/from Airport and Hotel
✓ Accommodation on twin sharing basis in comfort category hotels/ guests houses/ camps/ tents 

✓ Breakfast and Dinner during the tour 

✓ Royal Enfield Himalayan or Scram 411 cc

✓ All Fuel for the ride 
✓ English speaking guide
✓ First Aid Box and Oxygen on high altitude adventures
✓ Mechanics with all necessary spare parts
✓ Support vehicles to carry your luggage, spare, extra fuel
✓ Permits & environment fees for restricted areas
✓ All entrance fees to places of visit

 Presently applicable taxes

 

What’s Not Included

✗ Any flight international or domestic 

✗ Travel Insurance 

✗ Personal expenses

✗ Tips

✗ Alcoholic drinks

✗ Anything not mentioned in price include column

 

Booking Your Riding Seat & Payment

USD 500 deposit must be made at the time of booking to enable us hold your seat on confirmed basis. Balance payment would have to be made maximum 8 weeks before the tour start date.