6 Highlights of the journey…

  • Visiting the wonder of the world the Taj Mahal.
  • Experiencing a real Indian culinary trip in Agra.
  • Riding on world’s highest motorable road (17,582 ft/5358m) of KhardungLa.
  • Visiting the world’s most inhabitable regions of Nubra Valley.
  • Experiencing riding on the world’s most treacherous/deadliest roads.
  • Meeting the nomadic Indian tribes.

 

DAY 1 | DELHI

  • YOU’RE MET AT THE AIRPORT. AS SOON AS RECEIVED, WE START THE 3.5HOUR JOURNEY TO AGRA IN OUR LUXURY MINIVAN. HOTEL IN CENTRAL AGRA. FREE TIME, AND NIGHT AT THE HOTEL 

DAY 2 | TAJ-MAHAL, AGRA

  • ENJOY A FREE MORNING IN AGRA BEFORE WE GO FOR A TOUR OF TAJ-MAHAL. WE WILL SPEND MOST OF OUR DAY TOURING THE TAJ MAHAL WITH OUR EXPERT GUIDE, BEFORE A CULINARY TOUR IN THE CITY. AGRA IS WELL KNOWN FOR VARIOUS INDIAN SWEETS. BEFORE EVENING, WE WILL START OUR JOURNEY TO THE HIMALAYAS. MANALI, HERE WE COME! 

DAY 3 | MANALI

  • MORNING ARRIVAL IN MANALI FOR A DAY’S ACCLIMATISING.

  • MOTORCYCLE TOUR OF THE VERDANT UPPER KULLU VALLEY, THEN VISIT OF THE TEMPLE IN MANALI AND TO THE HOT SPRING. 

DAY 4 | JISPA

  • THE BIG DEPARTURE! WE RIDE UP THE UPPER KULLU VALLEY AND CROSS ROTHANG LA PASS (3,900M).

  • THEN A SPECTACULAR DESCENT TO LAHAUL AND THE CHANDRA VALLEY. 

DAY 5 | SARCHU

  • BACK DOWN INTO THE MAIN VALLEY. THE LANDSCAPES ARE INCREASINGLY DESERT-LIKE. THEN THE ROAD CLIMBS TO BARACHA LA (4,800M/15,748FT). 

DAY 6 | RUMTSE

  • THIS VERTIGO-INDUCING ROAD CLIMBS UP TO LACHLUNG LA (5050M/16,568FT) THEN DISAPPEARS INTO IMPRESSIVE GORGES.

  • YOU THEN CLIMB BACK UP TO TANGLANG LA, THE WORLD’S SEC- OND-HIGHEST MOTORABLE PASS. 

DAY 7 | LEH

  • THE ROAD RUNS ALONG THE OOR OF AN IMPRESSIVE GORGE, WHICH OPENS OUT INTO THE INDUS VALLEY THEN CARRIES ON TO LEH, CAPITAL OF LADAKH.

  • EN ROUTE, VISITS TO THE MONASTERIES OF HEMIS AND TIKSE. FREE AFTERNOON IN LEH. 

DAY 8 | LEH

  • A NORTHWARD CLIMB, ZIGZAGGING ENDLESSLY. OUR TARGET: KARDHUNG LA (5,602M/18,379FT), THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE PASS!

  • JAW-DROPPING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE ZANSKAR MOUNTAINS TO THE SOUTH, AND THE SOARING KAROKARAM RANGE TO THE NORTH 

DAY 9 | TSO MO RIRI

  • WE RIDE BACK UP THE INDUS VALLEY TOWARDS THE BORDER WITH TIBET AND MAKE FOR RUPSHU, THE MOST REMOTE REGION OF LADAKH.

  • THEN, ALONG A SANDY TRAIL, WE REACH THE TURQUOISE WATERS OF TSO (LAKE) MORIRI. 

DAY 10 | TSO KAR

  • WE VISIT THE VILLAGE OF KORZOK, ONE OF FEW IN THE RUPSHU REGION, AND MEET CHAMPA NOMADS.

  • THEN OFF TO TSO KAR SALT LAKE, SET IN A STAGGERING LUNAR LANDSCAPE. 

DAY 11 | JISPA

  • WE BEGIN THE DAY ON A SANDY TRAIL TO CONNECT WITH THE LEH – MANALI ROAD, NEAR PANG. THEN A SOUTHWARD ROAD TO SARCHU, THEN DARCHA AND JISPA. 

DAY 12 | NAGGAR

  • SADDLE UP – IT’S YOUR LAST DAY OF MOTORCYCLING! AN EARLY START, HEADING SOUTH TO NAGGAR.

DAY 13 | NAGGAR

  • FREE DAY IN NAGGAR, AND THE OPTION OF A WALK IN MANALI. IN LATE AFTERNOON, DEPART FOR DELHI ON A COMFORTABLE, AIR-CONDITIONED COACH. 

DAY 14 | DELHI

  • THE COACH REACHES DELHI IN THE MORNING. FREE DAY IN THE CAPITAL, WITH THE CHANCE TO GO SIGHTSEEING. 

DAY 15 | END

  • FREE DAY IN DELHI. YOUR HOTEL ROOM IS YOURS UNTIL 10 AM. TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT, AS PER YOUR FLIGHT-DEPARTURE TIME. 

 

 

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