Ladakh Special – A Customised Himalaya Motorbike Tour

Bespoke Ladakh Motorcycle Tours on 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet Motorcycles

Julley ! The Ladakh region in the Indian Himalayas still counts as the ultimate challenge in the motor biking world. Untamed mountain ranges paired with challenging road/weather conditions, it is here that you have to expect the unexpected and enjoy all the adventures along the way.

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Building on our expertise in organizing motorbike tours for over 25 years around all of Asia, along with our on-going passion for travelling we have put together a wide range of unique tours, far from the beaten track, every one of them featuring our unique trademark – the perfect blend of riding pleasure and cultural discovery. It was 20 years ago that we explored the Manali Leh highway for the first time, it was an epic motorcycle adventure, and the first in a continuous series of more than a 100 successful motorcycle tours around Ladakh.

Our latest addition our “3 Lakes of Ladakh Motorcycle Tour”, which includes seven 5.000m passes and all the highlights of Ladakh in 11 days, has been a huge success for the last 4 years.

The choice of Himalaya Motorcycle Adventure is yours

We want to give our guests more personal freedom of choice…
So we have set up a new Himalaya motorbike tour program, which offers more individuality than ever:

We would like to offer you a catalog of interesting  so-called building blocks for your personal biking adventure, it’s up to you to combine all your favourite attractions in Ladakh, you will make your own itinerary, set your own travel dates and speed and decide on your level of comfort and service. We will do our best to put it all together for you. Making sure that all your needs and requirements are met to your complete satisfaction. Hey, we are the pros after all!

We will provide the latest model 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorbikes and one of our senior mechanics cum local guides will accompany you, a well trained professional with years of experience. We will book your accommodations as per your demands, and we will pick you up and drop you off at the Leh airport.

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Riding a Bullet in the Himalayas

Maybe your Ladakh motorcycle tour project is a still dream or maybe you have already decided on the dates and have a detailed itinerary, tell us about your plans!

From an action-packed adventure to a peaceful ride, we can adapt our logistics to suit your greatest comfort and expectations. Our Classic Bike team has been doing motorbike tours into Ladakh and Leh since 20 years.

We place all our expertise and knowledge at your service to plan YOUR Himalaya motorbike trip: We offer a unique, bespoke program to suit your desires and fulfil your dream journey of riding a motorcycle in the Himalayas.

This is how it could start for you:

Delhi airport check-in will be followed by a breath-taking one-hour early-morning flight in an Airbus or Boeing across the Greater Himalayas to Leh.

Transfer to our basic but attractive Garden Hotel in Leh’s old town.

Time to acclimatize and take an afternoon walk to Shanti Stupa, followed by our welcome dinner in a local Beer Garden.

Take your pick!

Choose from all the highlights of Ladakh, what to include in your personal bike ride:

The Central Indus Valley Loop

Hemis and Tikshey Monasteries plus the Shey village and folk museum in the Queen’s palace. A perfect daytrip for a warm up plus a “Welcome Dinner” at our favourite Beer Garden in downtown Leh. (110 km bike trip)

Pangong Lake Ride

(best suited as an extension of the Nubra Loop)

Today, we’re going for some serious altitude! It’s time to cross the truly breath-taking 5,360-meter Chan La Pass and follow a rough mountain road to the magic and luminous blue-green waters of Pangong Lake (120km).

The Kardungh La Pass + Nubra Valley  Loop

The summit! It’s time for the world’s highest motorable road, the Kardungh La Pass, 5.604 m, according to the India army measurements! Climbing up from Leh for about 50km to Kardungh La Pass is a must, and then descending into the Nubra Valley, a great adventure and pure riding pleasure. On the way we can visit the remote Diskit Monastery. Today’s destination is Hunder, an oasis where we will have dinner and spend the night in  a comfortable Guest House with a cosy garden (130 km bike trip).

Option for the next day:  you could have a half-day motorbike ride through the broad valley to the hot springs of Panamik, or down the majestic Shyok River, till Turuk, (150 km), followed by a camel ride through the sand dunes of Hunder in the afternoon. Dinner is once again up to your choice, we recommend the peaceful garden of the guest house.

The Western Loop

Basgo, Likir, Hemis Supachen, Alchi, Lamayuru and the Fatu La Pass, the lower Zanskar River to Chilling and (optional) the lower Indus River visiting the Indo Aryans Villages at Dha and Hanu (Inner Border Line-permit required, we take care of that).

The Western Loop can be done either in 2 or 3 days, with overnights at Alchi and/or Lamayuru. Here you stay at an average altitude below 3.500m, which helps reducing the risk of suffering from high altitude symptoms on your first few days in the high mountain deserts.

Or, if we start from Nubra …

Time for some double-pass action! The recently-opened road leading up to Wari La Pass at 5,300 will demand our undivided attention. Traversing the pass, it’s a wild ride down on our bikes into the vast, arid expanse of Shati Valley. After crossing the Chan La Pass, we’ll again descend (250 km).

Tsomori Lake & Tsoka Lake Loop

Today we’ll ride out into the eastern Indus Valley to Mahe Bridge. After passing the Inner Border Line check post, our route once again starts ascending. After managing Namshang Pass (5,050 m), we’ll reach the land of the Tibetan nomads, with Tsomori Lake shimmering in bright turquoise in the distance. Our comfortable tent resort is near the Korzok village and monastery. Time to enjoy the lake and the view to Tibet on the other bank. A hearty Ladakh dinner will be served in the resort’s restaurant tent.

Riding on bone-dry trails through desert valleys – it’s time to eat some dust! Our bike tour route takes us past sulphur springs and over the windswept, 4,900-meter Pologonka Pass. Our day’s destination is Tsokar Salt Lake, a nature reserve and home of the shy wild mongoose and many rare birds. Our camp is roughly 2 kms from the lake, near the only fresh-water spring in the area. Tonight is our last night in a basic tent resort – sleeping in a “thousand-star hotel” at 4,600 meters – an unforgettable experience (90 km).

Another adventure beckons …

Today we’ll be tackling the world’s second-highest road pass, the Taglang La (5,390 m). The leisurely ascent is followed by a spectacular motorcycle ride through a rugged gorge, descending nearly 2,000 meters to the Indus river. We’ll return to Leh in the early afternoon, bringing us to the end of the Himalayan Bike Adventure tour (130 km). Last chance for a stroll through the bazaar for some shopping, and in the evening it’s time for a farewell dinner at your favourite place of choice.

The long rough ride up from Kargil to Padum in Zanskar Valley

This is another great trip we can offer. A detailed description is available. If you want to learn more about this rough Himalaya adventure ride, please write to us…

You have the chance to cross seven road passes on this breath taking motorcycle adventure:

5.615 m | Kardungh La – Pass – the highest road pass ( according to the Indian Army measurements!)
5.390 m | Tanglang La – Pass- the second-highest pass
5.360 m | Chan La – Pass – the third-highest pass
5.300 m | Wari La – Pass
5.050 m | Namshang La – Pass
4.900 m | Konka La – Pass
4.005 m | Fatu La – Pass – as high as the rest, but one of the most spectacular road passes in the world

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