UMLING LA PASS RIDE, HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

UMLING LA PASS RIDE, HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

UMLING LA PASS RIDE, HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

 Expedition Details

Feel on Top of The World when you are riding on World’s Highest roads to the Highest Motorable Passes untimately to Umling La which is highest in the World. 

 

We start this exciting adventure from Leh, centuries old town in middle of Himalayas which used to be part of Silk Route connecting Indian plains. Ladakh has stark landscape surrounded with towering mountains, a high altitude region dotted with beautiful villages and colourful monasteries. 

 

We ride around Ladakh to Alchi Monastery which is more than 1000 yrs old and stay near to yet another 1000 yrs monastery at Lamayuru. From here we launch ourselves into Zanskar valley, one of most remote part of Himalayas which till a few year could be reached by trekking only. For a few days we would be criss crossing many mountain passes, across several valleys, remote villages and mind blowing scenic views. We traverse Zanskar valley across its length, riding up to Shinku La which connects Zanskar to Lahaul. We now take the Manali Leh road crossing high passes stopping at Tsokar Lake before we head to World’s Highest Ramsar site Tsomoriri Lake. 

 

We then ride to Hanle village which has World’s Highest Observatory and it is from here that we ride to touch the sky taking World’s Highest road to Umling La 5798 m, World’s Highest motorable pass. 

 

We take a sojurn on banks of beautiful Pangong Lake which is divided between India and China. From here we ride to the exotic Nubra valley where we enjoy the sand dunes in middle of Himalayas & ride double humped camels. We end the tour in Leh but not before we scale the mighty Khardung La which for many decades used to enjoy the distinction of being highest in World.

 

HIGHEST ALTITUDE GAINED: Umling La 5798 m

 

PLACES COVERED: Leh, Alchi, Lamayuru, Sirsir La, Singe La, Zang La, Padum, Shinku La, Jispa, Baralach La Pass, Sarchu, Lachung La, Tsokhar, Tsomoriri, Nyoma, Hanle, Umling La, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Deskit, Hundur, Khardung La, Leh

 

OPERATIONAL PERIOD: 15th June to 30th September

 Highlights of Tour

  • World’s Highest motorable Pass
  • World’s Highest roads  
  • World’s Highest Ramsar Lake Site 
  • Worlds Highest Observatory 
  • Experience azure lakes in Ladakh highlands 
  • Stay at some of remotest & highest villages
  • Visit more than 1000 yrs old monastery 
  • Ride criss crossing mountains, valleys and over high passes

 

DETAILED ITINERARY 

 

Day 1: Arrive Leh 

Meet on arrival at airport and transfer to hotel. Today is a complete day free for acclimatization. Evening free to enjoy a walk around Leh market or visit the Leh Palace or enjoy sunset from Shanti Stupa. Overnight at hotel. 

 

Day 2: Leh/ Alchi/ Lamayuru (160 kms/ 5 hrs)

Post breakfast we start our ride to Sham valley. We witness the confluence of Zanskar & Indus valley at Nimmu and continue further to Alchi monastery which is more than 1000 years old and one of most important in Ladakh. We continue our ride further to Lamayuru, which is another more than 1000 yrs old monastery, beautifully perched on a mountain slope and has an impressive statue of Avalokiteshwara, God with 1000 hands.  Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Lamayuru/ Sirsir La/ Padum (184 kms/ 8 hrs)

After breakfast we ride down the valley taking a road up the mountains towards Sirsir La. We cross villages of Wanla & Hanupattta to the Sirsir La (4760 m). From the pass we get a spellbinding view of the mountains and valley. We ride down to Photoksar village from where we ride towards our other pass Singe La taking a lot of winding roads and hair pins. Today you get to view one of most astounding scenic views and ride. We ride through mountains and valley of Zanskar region to arrive by evening at Padum. Check in and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: In Padum

Today we take a break to explore the small town of Padum. We ride to explore Karsha monastery and Sani Monastery. Afternoon is free to relax. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Padum/ Shinku La/ Jispa (185 kms / 8 hrs)

A long day of riding across Zanskar Valley. We start riding in morning enroute crossing Bardan Gompa to reach Purne. We keep enjoying our ride across the valley with towering mountains on both ends and with views of holy Gombo Rangjan mountain. After crossing the holy mountain we start ascending to Shinku La 5091 m crossing it to enter Lahaul valley and down to Darcha from where we ride to Jispa. Check in and overnight in hotel.

 

Day 6: Jispa/ Baralacha La/ Tsokhar (225 kms/ 7 hrs)

On your bikes from Jispa to Sarchu enroute crossing Darcha and over Baralachala Pass (4800 m). We ride across Sarchu plains and start ascend on Gatta Loops which is set of 18 hairpin bends to Naki La from where we cross another pass Lachung La and crossing Moore plains to reach Tsokar Lake. On arrival check in at camp. Evening free to walk around the lake and you may chance upon sight of rare endangered Black Necked Crane or the Tibetan Ass. Overnight in camp.  

 

Day 7: Tsokhar/ Tsomoriri Lake (100 kms/ 4 hrs)

After breakfast we start our ride to Karsok village crossing Polokong La 4985 m. We arrive at Karzok village located beautifully on banks of Tsomoriri lake at 4522 m. The lake and surrounding area are protected as the Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve, it’s the World’s highest Ramsar site. We check in at camp. Later we walk to the Karzok monastery and spend time around shores of the lake appreciating its beauty. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 8: Tsomoriri/ Nyoma (102 kms/ 3 hrs)

We spend the morning to walk around and enjoy the pristine beauty of Tsomoriri Lake. Later we ride to Mahe Bridge where we cross river Indus and ride to small settlement of Nyoma. We stay overnight at a local homestay and relax to be ready for a long next day.

 

Day 9: In Nyoma – scale Umling La **highest pass in World 

Morning we start early riding towards Hanle village which is rated as the best place for astronomy observations and has an ISRO observatory. From Hanle we take a dirt road for 30 kms, riding across a vast Tibetan plateau and then scaling a mountain pass. We ride down from here to Chisumle from where our ascend to Umling La starts. We reach the top of Umling La, having the distinction of being the highest motorable pass in the World, 5798 m. We click many pictures and spend a little time at the top and then to ride down towards Chisumle and then back to Nyoma for overnight.

***today will be a long day covering 300 kms in total during the ride.  

****this region is very sensitive & just next to China border. Foreigners are not allowed overnight stay at Hanle village and hence we have to do the long ride from Nyoma.

 

Day 10: Nyoma/ Pangong Lake (140 kms/ 6 hrs)

After breakfast we start our ride to Pangong Lake, riding along Indus river for a little more than an hour and then through remote regions crossing villages of Tsaga and Chushul. A mesmerising ride, specially while we ride along Indus and then towards end along breath-taking Pangong Lake. 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/ Nubra (140 kms/ 5 hrs)

We start early riding from Pangong to Shyaok from where we follow the course of Shyok river providing excellent scenic views to the beautiful Nubra valley. We arrive at Deskit and visit the monastery, riding further to Hundur village. At Hundur we check in at camp and later visit. The sand dunes & enjoy double humped camel ride. Overnight in camp.

 

Day 12: Nubra/ Khardung La/ Leh (120 kms/ 6 hrs)

We start in morning towards North Pullu from where we start our climb to cross Khardung La which was once famous as the highest motorable pass in the World. We ride down to Leh with views of Ladakh range and the city throughout our ride. We check in at hotel. Rest of day free. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 13: In Leh 

Day free to explore the town or visit at your own will, few of cultural sights like Stok Palace and Hemis monastery. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 14: Depart Leh

Intime transfer to Leh airport to connect flight to Delhi. End of tour.

 ADVENTURE DATES

GROUP 1              14 JUL – 27 JUL 2024   

GROUP 2              28 JUL – 10 AUG 2024

GROUP 3              08 SEP – 21 SEP 2024

 

PRICES

Rider                   USD 2400

Pillion                  USD 1225  

 

The above price is on per person twin sharing basis. If you wish to have your own independent room USD 525 would be the supplement 

 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.