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MOTORCYCLE:As in this region of the world should be we will ride on the legendary Royal Enfields. We prepare for you latest model of Royal Enfield Himalaya. Renting motorcycles is included in the price of the tour.
ABOUT THE TRIP:This is a unique adventure! During our trip we will see the most interesting places of the Ladakh region, but from a new perspective. In 2020, new "roads" connecting the Zanskar Valley with the iconic Leh Manali route were opened. Of course, these are not easy or asphalt roads, but winding gravel roads leading through passes that were previously unavailable for vehicles. No one has ever ridden them among foreign travelers - due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India was closed to foreign tourism for most of the 2020. The same applies to the Rohtang Attal Tunel, which was opened in 2020. So we have a rare opportunity to feel like real explorers! We can ride the roads that hardly anyone has traveled so far. Sounds tempting? For us very much! The trip is mostly off-road. We will pass through the unique Zanskar Valley. We will visit the most beautiful Buddhist monasteries of the Zanskar and Indus valleys. We will taste a motorcycle "roller coaster" in the highest mountains in the world. We will visit the capital of Ladakh - Leh. We will cross the passes located at an altitude of about 5000 m above sea level, including the highest motorable pass in the world - Khardung La! As befits this part of the world, we will ride Royal Enfields, the "enduro" version, that is Rotyal Enfield Himalaya. The trip is purported for people with off-road experience who are not afraid of inconveniences, weather changes and difficult terrain conditions.
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Buddhist monasteries, including Alchi and Lamayuru;
Highest motorable pass – Khardung La;
New roads connecting Zanskar Valley with Leh-Manali road;
Rothang Pass, Shango La Pass, SirSir La Pass, Singo La Pass, Panzi La Pass;
Rothang Attal Tunel;
ABOUT THE ROAD:
On gravel sections (about 60% of the total distance) the route can be demanding. These are mostly new tracks, leading through the hitherto inaccessible passes. They can often be flooded by the streams. There will also be a lot of hairpines. The asphalt sections, in turn, will require a lot of attention due to traffic. High altitude can affect the concentration and handling ability of motorcycles.
It is not a race, and we care about safety. We will be going at our own pace and make sure all participants reach the destination safely.
The weather at this time of year is generally sunny, but as in the high mountains it can change quickly. It is much cooler at night, the temperature can drop to several degrees. During the day, the temperature varies between 15C and 20C. Rain is always possible, and even snow in the highest parts. You have to take into account possible quick and radical changes in the weather.
Remember this is a motorcycle trip, so you have to use adequate gear.
Fly to Manali
Manali – Jispa via Rothang Pass
Jispa – Purni via Shango La Pass
Purani – Padum
Padum – Lamayuru via SirSir La Pass and Singo La Pass
Lamayuru – Leh via Alchi
Leh day off or optional trip to the top of Khardung La Pass
Leh – Dah
Dah – Rangdum
Rangdum – Padum via Panzi La Pass
Padum – Keylong
Keylong – Manali via Rohtang Attal Tunel
Fly out from Manali
DUE TO THE PLANNED OPENING OF NEW ROADS IN LADAKH, CONNECTING THE ZANSKAR VALLEY WITH LEH – MANALI HIGHWAY, THE ROUTE MAY CHANGE FAVORABLY.
As in this region of the world should be we will ride on the legendary Royal Enfields. We prepare for you latest model of Royal Enfield Himalaya. Renting motorcycles is included in the price of the tour.
TRANSPORT TO/FROM HOTEL
Transport from Manali airport to the hotel and from the hotel in Manali to the airport.
Assistance of a Moto Birds guide on the motorbike and local guide.
SUPPORT CAR AND SERVICE
The support car will carry all our luggage. We travel light! An experienced mechanic is coming with us. If necessary, we provide spare parts.
FOOD AND ACCOMODATION
Accommodation in twin rooms, in a 3-star hotels, guesthouses and a 2-person tents with beds and a bathroom (where hotels are not available). Breakfasts, Lunches and dinners (with the exception of lunch and dinner in Leh).
Travel insurance. Tourist Guarantee Fund fee.
Access permits to special or border zones.
Entrance tickets to Buddhist monasteries visited on the way.
PHOTOS AND TRACS
After the trip we will send you photos from the trip and tracks from the road.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airplane tickets to and from Manali – you should fly through Delhi (please don’t buy the plane tickets until the minimum number of participants joining the trip is confirmed).
Fuel for the motorbike.
In Leh – meals other than breakfast.
The costs resulting from damage to the motorcycle caused by the driver.
Cost of the Indian visa – visas are organized by participants individually.
Entrance tickets to tourist attractions other than Buddhist monasteries along the route.
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