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Kashmir & Ladakh

16-Days Guided Motorcycle Expedition
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Dates: June 3 -18, 2023          

Cost: INR 69,000* / USD 1190*

Overview

This tour will take us through Kashmir valley and Ladakh, which are completely different from one another. Everything is different starting from the terrain, culture, language, ethnicity to food. While Kashmir boasts of having scenery comparable to Switzerland; Ladakh, known as the land of high passes is a cold desert. Get ready to tackle some tough terrain and freezing cold water crossings while enjoying the scenery of snow capped mountains and azure blue lakes.

SKILL

Intermediate

DURATION

16 Days / 15 Nights

START & END

Chandigarh

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels / Guesthouses / Camps 

SUPPORT VEHICLE

Included

DISTANCE

2800 Kms

GROUP SIZE

15 Max / 10 Min

DAILY RIDES

25 - 420 Kms

TERRAIN

70% Tarmac

30% Off-road

MECHANIC

Included

Tour Highlights

  • Conquer the World's Highest Motorable road - Umling La (19,024 ft)
  • Ride the Lake circuit covering Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar.

  • Boat ride in famous Dal lake in Srinagar

  • Visit the natural Hot springs near Tso Moriri

  • Learn about the lifestyle of monks at Hemis Monastery

  • Walk the Sand Dunes of Hunder

  • Take a ride on a Bactrian /double-hump camel

  • Ride thru the World's longest high altitude tunnels - Banihal & Atal tunnels

Itinerary

Arrive at Chandigarh

Arrive at the pre-booked hotel in Chandigarh. Tour briefing will be in the evening where you meet the tour leader and fellow participants of the tour. Tour leader will brief you about the route, various safety measures and riding tips followed by a quick check-up of the bikes and gear. Now you are all set for an epic adventure. 

 

Overnight stay at Hotel in Chandigarh.

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Inclusions

  • Overnights stay on a two-sharing basis in carefully selected Hotels / Guest houses / Camps

  • Breakfast and Dinner on all tour days

  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals 

  • Experienced English-speaking Tour leader on his bike

  • Experienced mechanic for the entire tour

  • 4x4 backup vehicle with driver to carry your luggage

  • Oxygen cylinder and Basic First-Aid during the tour

  • Evening Bonfire (wherever possible)

  • Inner line permits for all restricted areas

  • Driver expenses/ toll tax/ Parking charges

  • Ladakh Union Fee and Wildlife fees for restricted areas

Exclusions

  • Airfare & Visa

  • Cost of Lunch is not included

  • Damages to the motorcycle

  • Any expense incurred due to unforeseen circumstances like landslides, earthquakes, accidents etc

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature such as snacks, alcohol, table drinks, laundry, tips to drivers or local guides or to any hotel staff.

  • Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend you arrange an appropriate insurance in your home country

Things to Carry

  • Passport, Visa & International Driving Permit (For Foreigners)

  • Original Driving License

  • DOT/ECE/ISI Full face helmet with visor / goggles

  • Riding Jacket

  • Riding Pants or Jeans with protective knee guards

  • Riding gloves

  • Riding boots with shin & ankle protection

  • Waterproof socks or Gum boots 

  • Rain gear

  • Thermals, cold weather gloves & socks

  • Skull cap / Beanie / Fleece buff

  • Polarized Sunglasses

  • Hydration pack or Water bottle

  • Sun screen lotion - SPF 30 or higher

  • Lip Balm & Cold cream

  • Prescription medicines if any

  • Spare power glasses if applicable

 

Packages

Own Bike

Rider Cost - INR 69,000 

Pillion Cost - INR 59,000

Rental Bike (Royal Enfield Himalayan or Bullet 500 cc)

Rider Cost - INR 1,19,000

Pillion Cost - INR 59,000

(Refundable safety deposit of INR 10,000 is applicable for rental bikes against any damages caused during the tour)

Seat in Backup Vehicle

Per person - INR 69,000

Upgrade to Single Occupancy room (Optional)

Per person - INR 15,000

Photography Package (Optional)

Portrait/Action Photoshoot by a professional Photographer in most scenic backgrounds during the tour with minimum of 20 printable HD pictures.

Per person - INR 10,000

(Above cost is excluding GST. 5% GST is applicable on all of the above cost)

Above pricing is exclusive for Indian Citizens. Foreign nationals who are interested in this tour, please get in touch with us for the cost.

 

 

​Safety & Precautions

 

This tour is categorized as an Adventure motorcycle tour because of the various challenges it presents. Apart from the mind-blowing landscapes and various vistas you get to see, there is also the excitement of riding a motorcycle in such inhospitable terrains and treacherous roads.

Out of the many things that you need to be prepared for a trip to Ladakh, the most important thing is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Since we will be climbing very high altitudes in short span of time on multiple occasions and riding in border roads with politically sensitive regions, it is mandatory to follow the safety precautions set by the organizers for your own safety. Also, you are advised to get a health checkup done not more than 15 days before the start of the trip and provide a copy to the organizers. Other safety precautions will be shared during the briefing on Day 1 before the start of the tour.

Please note that Ladakh is geographically located at a very sensitive part of the country and geo-political situations can change at any point of time. In case of adverse weather conditions or any travel restrictions are placed by the government due to political situations or Covid-19 restrictions, Twisted Trails Adventures will adhere to the rules and can modify the route or cancel the tour as per the government's guidelines. 

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