Every avid motorcyclist has a trip to the tough mountainous terrain of Leh-Ladakh. The road will open in just a few months. The lower Himalayan region and the higher Ladakh region are connected by the Manali-Leh highway. Three of the seven courses we cover on this tour are the highest in the world.
The journey is full of incredible adventures that will enchant you. the attraction of the unknown pull and wide road. Several changes occur in the weather, landscape and civilizations during the 12 days. You’ll think you’re in heaven when you see snow-capped mountains and waterfalls, lakes and deserts. So relax and enjoy the scenery.
12 Days LEH LADAKH
Day 1: Manali Delhi
Volvo Flight Delhi to Manali
Day 2: Manali
day is free for leisure, so make the most of it by shopping in nearby markets.
Day 3: Jispa – Manali
This morning we go to Jispa which is 10 kilometers from Manali. When we reach the Rohtang Pass (3978 m), you will be amazed by the glory of the Himalayas. You will have the most divine cycling through the gorgeous green valley. We reach the Lahaul valley after the first pass, continue along the Chandra river and reach Jispa in the afternoon (3200m). Here we make a fire and spend the night.
Sarchu on the the day we drove with fully loaded vehicles (900m) to the Baralacha pass in the morning. Baralacha La, a high mountain pass in the Zanskar range, is usually always covered with snow. This early evening we reached Sarchus (300m). Sarchu is a large plain with a wonderful Martian landscape. Stretching to the sky, you will notice rocks resembling sandcastles with a needle-shaped structure. Don’t forget to go to bed early tomorrow because it’s going to be a huge day.
Day 5: Leh – Sarchu
Today is an important day for all of us as we cross three passes, one of which is the second highest in the world. As soon as the sun rises, let’s drive. The 21 hairpin bends of Gata loops continue to climb towards Nakila and Lachungla pass. We also see 50 kilometers of plateau before ascending to Tanglang La Pass, the second highest motorable road in the world at 5,328 meters. In the evening we reach Leh (3500m). After a hard day, all we need is complete relaxation.
Day 6: Local Attractions in Leh
The day should be spent relaxing, exploring and having fun in Leh. We visit the surrounding monasteries and the Shanti Stupa. The architecture and grandeur of Shanti Stupi is impossible to describe. The height of the Shanti Stupa allows one to visualize the entire landscape of Leh Ladakh. In the evening, you can stroll through the lively markets in Leh.
Day 7: Nubra – Leh
Our first task today is to drive to Khardungla Pass (5359m), the highest motorable pass in the world,
0 km from Leh. After that we go to Nubra Valley. We stay in the high desert area. The impressive beauty of nature can be seen among the sand dunes and desert surroundings. Remember the double-helmeted Bactrian camel.
Day 8: Pangong to Nubra
In the morning we leave for Pangong Lake. We continue the journey together on Agham Shyok Road to go to the Shyok River. We may have to cross considerable water on the way. After six hours of driving, we reach Pangong Lake (
250m), also known as Pangong Tso, which means high meadow. It has a unique charm that comes from its peace, quiet and solitude. 60 percent of the 13
km long and 5 km wide lake is in China.
Day 9: Leh – Pangong
No doubt you will consider yourself quite lucky to have witnessed the most spectacular morning of your life. If you dare, you can swim in it. On the return to Leh in the early afternoon, the world’s third highest motorized course, the Changla course (5300 m), is crossed. Changla pass is extremely difficult to cross due to its steepest elevation and large water currents. You can test your off-road driving skills. We will go there in the evening to Leh.
Day 10: Jispa – Leh
We go to the Leh-Manali road early in the morning. Our journey today is the longest as it takes 8-10 hours. After lunch stop at Pang, we go to Manali. Riding side by side with friends in long lines is a unique joy, especially in such terrain.
Jispa – Manali – Delhi Day 11 (Overnight Loop)
Finally, after daylight, it’s time to drive back to where we started today. On the way we stop at Sissu Lake and Palam Dhara, a remarkable waterfall.