Explorer

Gateway to the Himalayas 8 – 16.08.2024

FIRST RIDING EXPERIENCE IN THE HIMALAYAS
BASIC INFORMATION
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
PRICE INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
Gateway to the Himalayas 8 – 16.08.2024
PRICE: 2300 €  
BOOKING FEE: 25%
PILLION PRICE: 1850 €
CAR PASSENGER PRICE: 2000 €

MOTORCYCLE:


Royal Enfield Himalayan. Motorcycle rental is included in the tour price.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:


This is a spectacular adventure ride over some of the highest passes, accessible all riders, including newer and asphalt-oriented riders.
Travelling over some of the highest passes on the planet, this Himalayan tour covers the most iconic aspects of Ladakh: be it the deep blue high-altitude lakes, high altitude desert landscapes, the mythical Nubra Valley along the ancient Silk Road or the exceptional cultural highlights of the ancient kingdom of Ladakh.
You will also have the opportunity to take in the uniquely vibrant atmosphere of Leh, capital of Ladakh.
If you’ve dreamt of experiencing the very best of Ladakh, the comfort and safety of this fully supported motorcycle tour will make it possible! And riding to the top of the world – with the mythical Royal Enfield will give you memories to last a lifetime!  Join us!

START:

8 August 2024 / LEH, INDIA

END:

16 August 2024 / LEH, INDIA

NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS:

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

NUMBER OF RIDING DAYS:

7 DAYS

TOUR TYPE:

Explorer

TYPE OF ROADS:

70% paved / 30% gravel

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

5 / 10

MIN./ MAX. NUMBER OF BIKES:

Min. 6 / Max .12

Available

FULL PRICE: 2300 €
 
PILLION PRICE: 1850 €
CAR PASSENGER PRICE: 2000 €

Choose your options:


DETAILS OF THE TOUR


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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Indus Valley.
  • Most famous Ladakh Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Alchi.
  • Lamayuru.
  • Leh.

Passes:

  • Kaksang La (5,436 m)
  • Khardung La (5,359 m)
  • Taglang La (5,328 m)
  • Chang La (5,300 m)
  • Hor La (4,966 m)
  • Kanglajal La (4,908 m)
  • Polokong La (4,800 m)
  • Naki La (4,740 m)

Lakes:

  • Pangong Tso (4,350 m)
  • Kiagar lake (4,522m)
  • Tso Moriri (4,595 m)
  • Tso Kar (4,620 m)
  • Yaya Tso (4,820 m)
  • Mirpal Tso (4,950 m)
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WEATHER:

If you don’t like the weather in the Himalayas just wait a few hours… The Himalayas are so high that they create microclimates in each valley, and the weather conditions may change very fast. It can be bright and sunny, and a few hours later it could get cloudy and cold. Our tour is taking place during the most favorable time of the year in terms of weather conditions. However, it is very difficult to predict the temperatures. You have to be prepared for all kinds of conditions: days with bright sun shining, sudden gusts of strong cold winds, cold nights.

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MOTORCYCLE GEAR:

Wearing adequate riding gear is an individual responsibility. We strongly recommend “adventure” or hard-shell type boots for this ride. Bring your own gear.

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LUGGAGE:

We will be traveling light. Try not to take more than one 20kg luggage piece. It should be dust & water proof. For riding days take with you a small backpack or waterproof bag, with straps, to enable you to attach it to your motorbike.

IMPORTANT, REMEMBER:

Each participant is required to arrange a tourist entry visa to India for himself.
We will be traveling at very high altitudes, be sure you have sunscreen and sunglasses. The tour is rated 8/10 because of the altitude, not because of the riding difficulties.
During your trip, especially when crossing the highest mountain passes, you may feel symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS). Remember that you must drink a lot of water to minimize this risk. In case you feel sick, we will have an oxygen cylinder with us.

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE:

5436 m (Kaksang La)

meters above seal level

DAY BY DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1 (5.08.2024 / 0 km)
Arrival to Leh

DAY 2 (6.08.2024 / 80 km)
Ride in the Indus Valley. Monasteries and Leh sightseeing. Acclimatization.

DAY 3 (7.08.2024 / 150 km)
Leh – Lamayuru – Alchi

DAY 4 (8.08.2024 / 215 km)
Alchi – Tso Kar Lake

DAY 5 (9.08.2024 / 135 km)
Tso Kar Lake – Tso Moriri Lake – Nyoma

DAY 6 (10.08.2024 / 145 km)
Nyoma – Pangong Tso Lake

DAY 7 (11.08.2024 / 195 km)
Pangong Tso Lake – Nubra Valley

DAY 8 (12.08.2024 / 120 km)
Nubra Valley – Leh

DAY 9 (13.08.2024 / 0 km)
Leh – departure

 

THE ROUTE MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO POLITICAL, SOCIAL OR WEATHER FACTORS.

YOUR OPINIONS

FROM GOOGLE

Krzysztof Roszkowski
Krzysztof Roszkowski
2023-12-11
Z Motobirds miałem przyjemność zwiedzić w listopadzie Radżastan. Organizacja wyprawy na najwyższym poziomie, trasy były profesjonalnie przygotowane. Każdy dzień był wspaniałą przygodą. Atmosfera była bardzo przyjacielska wręcz rodzinna. Na pewno wybiorę się jeszcze z nimi na niejedna wyprawę.
zali morcom
zali morcom
2023-10-05
Best thing I have EVER done! I loved every second of this trip!! Every detail was so well organised and I knew what to expect at every point, from route planning to the altitude to prepare for. Our support crew were amazing! We were always safe and well looked after. Anything we needed they made it happen. Every time I got off my bike, someone was there just in case I needed some assistance. If there were tricky sections, they were planned out with people to provide assistance getting through. The support was wonderful, it was just a great vibe all round. Accommodation was great, always clean and comfortable. Same for the food, it was always amazing. Bikes were awesome and well maintained at all times by our trip mechanic. THE VIEWS! I came for the views & I got way more than what I bargained for! Many times I caught myself tearing up in my goggles as we rode through the most incredible scenery I have ever come across. It was UNREAL, it actually didn’t look real it was just that beautiful 😍 You have to see it for yourself, there is absolutely nothing like it! Thank you Ola & Team for the best best memories ever!
Marius Bochynski
Marius Bochynski
2023-09-18
MotoBirds team did wonderful job organizing and executing impot of my two antique motorcycles from Europe to United States. They had plenty of professional and experienced stuff who picked up the bikes from my house, delivered them to shipping facilities and package them in shipping crates. Throughout the process communication was outstanding and they also updated me with pictures of my motorcycles just prior to shipping. Thank you MotoBirds for bringing my dream to reality!
Mariusz Nalbert
Mariusz Nalbert
2023-09-09
Świetna ekipa z doświadczeniem. Wszystko znakomicie zorganizowane. Sami tego tak nie ogarnięcie i nie będziecie mieć takiego towarzystwa!
Grzegorz Olczak
Grzegorz Olczak
2023-09-07
Wspólnie z Moto Birds byłem na moto-przygodzie w Himalajach. Organizacja, przygotowane trasy, opieka, atmosfera na najwyższym poziomie. Ola, Guy i Mat wykonali kawał dobrej roboty, za to dzięki... Zdecydowanie polecam, satysfakcja i emocje gwarantowane 🙂 Ja z pewnością wybiorę się na kolejną wyprawę z Moto Birds 👍
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
2023-09-07
Żadne słowa nie oddadzą mojej fascynacji wyjazdem z MotoBirds. Niecałe 2 tygodnie temu wróciłam z Indii - podróży życia. Jestem wręcz oczarowana profesjonalizmem z jakim całość została zorganizowana. Opieka przed wyjazdem, wsparcie podczas podróży, organizacja noclegów, posiłków, wybór tras. Bardzo, bardzo za wszystko dziękuję ❤ PS Najlepszym dowodem mojej opinii, jest planowanie kolejnych wypraw z MotoBirds 😁 Z serca polecam.
Tomasz Solid
Tomasz Solid
2023-09-07
Jest pomysł, jest jakość i odpowiedzialność. Każdy na takiej wyprawie prócz tego co w umowie, znajdzie wiele wiecej, zależnie od wrażliwości i życiowego doświadczenia. Ja mam poczucie długu do tej ekipy ale zamierzam go spłacić na jakiejś następnej wyprawie. Himalaje 2023
Paweł Szczecki
Paweł Szczecki
2023-09-07
Great service and unforgettable trip to India, highly recommended!
Gemma Sturt
Gemma Sturt
2023-09-07
Fantastic experience with MotoBirds in India/Himalayas this summer. The guide, accomodation and bikes were all excellent and I'm looking forward to rebooking another trip as soon as I'm able!
Viktória Hroncová
Viktória Hroncová
2023-09-07
Very well planned and organized adventures. Ola is a great (and fun!) guide, I definitely recommend joining her on any of the trips she offers.

PRICE INCLUDES:

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MOTORCYCLE

Royal Enfield Himalayan. Motorcycle rental is included in the tour price.
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4X4 CAR

Local driver option for participants traveling in the 4x4 car.
PRZEWODNIK

GUIDE

Assistance of a local guide on a motorbike. All support staff will be equipped with 2-way radios.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

SUPPORT CAR

A support car will assist us during the tour. Our luggage will be loaded in the car. The price includes fuel for the support car and driver expenses.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

MOTORBIKE MAINTENANCE

Daily maintenance and periodic service are included in the tour price.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Accommodation in hotels, guesthouses or camps, in twin or triple rooms. One night in the local family homestay. Breakfast and dinners are included in the price, except the dinners in Leh. Upon request, subject to availability, it is possible to organize a single room - against an additional fee of EUR 50 / night. Remember that a big part of our route leads through off the beaten track areas. Accommodation in such areas can be basic. It is always neat & clean, but do not expect urban luxuries, hot showers, central heating / cooling, lavish buffets. What these places lack in amenities they make up for with their authentic local experience, closeness to nature, locally sourced organic food, sustainable way of work and heart warming hospitality. The best hotel we will have in Leh. It is comparable to a good 3* hotel.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

TRANSPORT TO/FROM THE HOTEL

Group airport transfers are included in the tour price, provided your arrival date is on the tour program dates. Individual transfer can be organized on different dates, but is not included in the tour price (30 EUR / transfer).
DOKUMENTY

INSURANCE

  • Basic travel insurance.
  • Tourist Guarantee Fund fee.
  • Tourist Support Fund fee.

IMPORTANT:
Upon request for an additional fee, it is possible to extend the insurance under Allianz Travel or purchase the recommended Global Rescue package. The price of the tour includes only basic travel insurance.

ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

PICTURES & GPX TRACKS FROM THE TOUR

After the tour participants will receive photos of the tour, GPX tracks of the route and a commemorative poster.
ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

WELCOME PACK

Each Participant will receive a welcome pack, which includes, among other items: MotoBirds stickers, tour stickers, a detailed program, the list of hotels and a tour souvenir.

PRICE NOT INCLUDES:

  • Airline tickets (tickets should not be bought until the organizer confirms the completion of the minimum group size).
  • Tourist entry visa, if required.
  • Covid tests and / or vaccinations, if required.
  • Medical expenses not covered by standard MotoBirds insurance.
  • Costs related to the transport of a participant to the nearest medical center, in case of injury, illness, inability or unwillingness to continue the tour.
  • Costs related to the transport of the participant’s motorcycle to the finish point of the tour, in case the motorcycle or the participant cannot continue the tour due to the fault of the participant.
  • Additional, recommended Global Rescue coverage.
  • Motorcycle fuel.
  • *Motorcycle refundable security deposit: US$500 payable at the start of the tour in cash or non-refundable insurance bond of US$180.
  • Lunches
  • Dinners in Leh.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Entrance tickets to optional tourist attractions, i.e. buddhist monasteries.

DEPOSIT FOR THE MOTORCYCLE:

OPTION 1 – Refundable motorcycle deposit of US$500. Cash payment on site on the first day. If the damage to the motorcycle exceeds the amount of the refundable deposit, the driver is obliged to pay the difference.
OPTION 2 – Non-refundable insurance in the amount of US$180.

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