Kashmir & Ladakh
16-Days Guided Motorcycle Expedition
Dates: June 3 -18, 2023
Cost: INR 69,000* / USD 1190*
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.
16 Days / 15 Nights
START & END
Hotels / Guesthouses / Camps
15 Max / 10 Min
25 - 420 Kms
- 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
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.
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
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 Pants or Jeans with protective knee guards
Riding boots with shin & ankle protection
Waterproof socks or Gum boots
Thermals, cold weather gloves & socks
Skull cap / Beanie / Fleece buff
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
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.