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Motorcycle - Taking on the highest motorable road in magical Ladakh

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Day 1: Arrive Leh (By Air) Elevation 3,505m/11,500ft.  Transfer to Hotel. Rest for the day to acclimatise.

Stop At: Leh Market, Lingtse, Gonpa Complex, Main Bazaar Rd, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
Take a walk around Leh market & palace to help acclimatise to the altitude
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Mid range hotel in Leh

Day 2: Touring around Leh to get used to our bikes & get ready for the adventure

Stop At: Thiksey Monastery, Leh Manali Highway, Leh 194101 India
Thiksey–23km; Hemis–42km; Leh–45km: 113km) 
We start our explorations with the Shey palace, then onto the Thiksey monastery, an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. It has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha. From Thiksey, we head to the Hemis Gompa, the biggest monastery in Ladakh. Located 45 Km to the south of Leh. Hemis Gompa was built in 1630 and houses monks of the 
Brokpa or Red Hat sect. 

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Mid range hotel in Leh

Day 3: Let to Turtuk a ride over Khardung-La, one of the worlds highest motorable passes

Stop At: Khardung La Road, 194101 India
LEH – KHARDUNG-LA – HUNDER - TURTUK (Distance: 37km / 90km / 90km – 217km; Travel Time: 7-8hrs; Elevation: Khardung La 5,602m/18,380ft)
Driving from Leh, we cross the Khardung La (18, 380 ft), known as one of the world’s highest motorable passes, into the Nubra Valley towards Hunder. The Nubra Valley, on the Nubra and Shyok rivers, is a mix of desert sand dunes and interspersed lush green villages. Making their way through the middle of all this are herds of Yak, double-humped Bactrian Camels and the occasional small whirlwind of dust. The valley is one of those rare places on earth where you can see in one place the splendid beauty of a desert complete with bactrian camels, sand dunes, rolling mountains, flowing streams and snow peaks. giving it a surreal, dreamlike quality.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Room in a fixed camp

Day 4: A day out in Turtuk, a brief history & swim in the mountain waters

Stop At: Turtuk Waterfall, Above Monastery Approx 1 hrs of steep climb from Turtuk Village, Turtuk India
A highlight on this trip is the remote village of Turtuk. Once a part of Baltistan, is now open to travellers. We’ll visit an ancient fort and a monastery here as well as springs with healing properties & pearls to be picked up in the mountains. The area boasts rare wildlife: marmots, ibex and the elusive snow leopard. Spend the day exploring the area, swimming in the mountain lakes and stay at the Turtuk Holiday Camp, a brand new property surrounded by Apricot orchards
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A room at fixed camp

Day 5: Riding Turtuk to Hunder to see the

Stop At: Hunder Sand Dunes, Hunder 194401 India
Heading back we stop at Hunder for overnight stay. In the evening we visit Diskit Gompa dating back to the 14th century on the silk route & take a ride on the twin hump camel if you dare
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Room at fixed camp

Day 6: Ride from Hunder to Pamgong Tso via the Shyok river crossing. Elevation: Pangong Tso–4,250m/13,943ft)

Stop At: Pangong Tso, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India; Ladakh, , India;, Leh 194101 India
We take a less explored back-road from the Nubra Valley, a scenic route along the Shyok River into the Changthang region of Ladakh. Broken roads and dirt tracks, small patches of flowing glacial streams to ride through, making this one of the most adventurous of our days on the road as we head up to Pangong Tso – a high altitude lake in the Ladakh Himalayas. The lake is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet. Two thirds of the length of this lake lies in Tibet. The lake is 5 km (3 miles) wide at its broadest point
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Room in fixed camp

Day 7: Back from the shores of Panging Tso via Chang La pass (17000 ft). Return to Leh

Stop At: Pangong Tso, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India; Ladakh, , India;, Leh 194101 India
After spending the morning at the shores of the beautiful Pangong, we drive back to Leh via the heady Chang La Pass, to arrive by lunch. The rest of the day at leisure to explore Leh
Duration: 6 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Mid range hotel in Leh

Day 8: River rafting - Take on the highest raftable river

Stop At: Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, Leh India
Today we'll take our saddle sore bones & take to the rafts to test our remaining strength on the rapids of the worlds highest rafting river.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Mid range hotel in Leh

Day 9: Transfer to the airport to catch the early morning flight back to New Delhi or Onward Destination

Pass By: Leh Royal Palace, Leh India
Return to Leh airport early morning

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Leh, Himachal Pradesh 175035, India

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Leh Airport, Leh India
Duration
9 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 8x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Leh Market
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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