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Ladakh & Kashmir

Dates: June - Sep 2022

Cost: INR 69,000* / USD 1190*

Conquer some of the highest mountain passes and roads in the world, get spellbound by the beauty of Pangong lake, watch the Milky Way galaxy and find your inner peace while riding in the most beautiful landscapes on earth - the Mighty Himalayas.

 

Key Information

  • Skill level : Intermediate (touring experience mandatory)

  • Total Distance : 3100 Kms

  • Terrain : 80% asphalt & 20% off-road

  • Daily rides : 250 Kms approx

  • Duration : 16 Days total ( 13 days riding)

  • Accommodation types: Hotel rooms / Guesthouses / Home-stays / Camps

  • Start : Chandigarh

  • End : Chandigarh

 

About the Destination

This tour will take you 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 is known as the land of high passes. This 15 days guided Motorcycle expedition will take you through high mountain roads along mighty rivers, lush green valley and arid cold deserts. Get ready to tackle some tough terrain and freezing cold water crossings while enjoying the scenery of snow capped mountains and azure blue lakes.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Conquer the World's Highest Motorable road - Khardung La (18380 ft)
  • Ride the Lake circuit covering Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar.

  • Boat ride in famous Dal lake in Srinagar

  • Enjoy the Hot springs at Nubra valley

  • Learn about the lifestyle of monks at Hemis Monastery

  • Get a glimpse of the hidden gem of Ladakh - Turtuk

  • Walk the Sand Dunes of Hunder

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

  • Ride thru the newly opened Atal tunnel

What's Included?

  • Overnights stay on a two sharing basis carefully selected quality hotel rooms or swiss-tents or guesthouses

  • Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner

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

  • Backup vehicle with driver to carry your luggage

  • Mechanic support

  • Experienced English-speaking Ride Captains

  • All Permits & Parking fees

  • All Entry fees  

 

Exclusions

  • To & fro Air or train or bus fare to Chandigarh

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature 

  • Alcoholic beverages 

  • 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

  • Motorcycle and Fuel

 

Safety & Precautions

 

 

This tour is termed 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.

Bikes available for rent

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan BS3, Himalayan BS4, Hero Xpulse 200FI. 

  • Rental charges are extra and not included in the package cost. 

  • Price varies depending on the make and model of the bike and its subject to availability.

  • Helmet and Riding jacket available for rent at extra charge and subject to availability.

 

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.