MANALI - LEH
The tour is one of the most sought after tour of LBR since it start from Manali and ends in Leh. The Highway is about 490 Kms long in northern most part of India with a highest elevation of 5,328 m (17,480 ft) at the Taglang La mountain pass, The road is open only for six month of the year from May till End October. The route normally take 2 days by local drivers but it would be more fun if we have it in three days as most of our riders were first time on these highway which is two lanes wide (one lane in each direction) without a road divider and most of the route is gravelled which need an off road riding skills. Many small streams of ice-cold glacial melts water from snow-capped mountains also crosses the roads and it requires an awesome riding skills to negotiate such fast-flowing streams. As these mountain highway being one of the most popular among the riders could be taste far more better only on two wheels then on any other means where the riders feel that bikes move the soul and many riders of these Himalayan route, named it as a Dream route for their dream rides. Changing landscapes to more high with rarified atmosphere where every day the riders have a new passes to throttle up which is sort of fun of these trip.
READY TO RIDE !
GEAR UP! Its time to meet your motorcycles, Get your keys, saddle on your motorcycles and check your bikes for minor adjustment like mirror, breaks, handle bar set up etc. You are on Chapter road to Ladakh which is one of the most popular adventure ride in Himalayas. We start the trip without any delays towards Keylong via busy Rotang Pass. The low speeds and super twisty roads while enjoying the relaxing views is the starting of the trip. Soon after 2 hours we will be on top of Rotang Pass (3,980 mtr) and take a pause for long breath with a full view of Himalayas, enjoy the view with great company and proceed downhill to end the scenic ride in Keylong with chilled beers together. Rotang Pass. The low speeds and super twisty roads while enjoying the relaxing views is the starting of the trip. Soon after 2 hours we will be on top of Rotang Pass (3,980m) and take a pause for long breath for full view of Himalayas, enjoy the view with great company and proceed down hill for end the scenic ride in Kelong with chilled beers together.
STUNNING ROADS !
After breakfast kick start your machines for today’s ride towards Serchu. Ride will be quite interesting and adventurous via some eye catching villages like Jispa and
Darcha. Baralacha-la pass (4,980m) is the highest point we were crossing today to be at our destination and few water crossing is also a part of todays ride.
LONG DAY !
Ready to get the adventure back on the road of popular Leh–Manali highway. Today you will strike out for the Ladakh riding through bare mountains crossing of Lachung la pass (16,616 ft ) and Nakeela Pass (15,547 ft ) while looping up through Gata Loops and having the ride of a lifetime on more plains and conquering challenging Taklangla Pass (17,480 ft, world’s second highest Motorable pass). We’ll soon roll into the Heart of Leh city and have a good shower on arrival at hotel.
Back in Network Zone! Today we keep it short on Motorbikes and more on foot. In the morning we were going for a quick ride in different nearby direction to explore
some cultural part of Ladakh with some famous monasteries and monuments and soon after the ride, in the afternoon we take a walk to explore beautiful Leh market
and taste some local cuisines.
EAST LADAKH !
Today we were riding to one of the most famous high altitude lake, the Pangong Lake which lies on Indo – China border and is 162 kms long, the 60% of it lies in China where it is know as Yumdok lake. The road to pangong Lake is about twisting and turning with a spectacular Changla pass to cross, enjoy the view from the top with a cup of hot tea and you will find the snow if you are crossing in April, May and October months. By spending not much time on the top, we move ahead towards our destination while encountering some small nomadic villages. A scenic ride will end by evening on a beautiful lake side with some chilled beers
EAST TO NORTH !
epic ride goes towards Nubra Valley and deep part of the valley is the Border
between India - Pakistan. Ride goes on same route for about 1 hour and after
Durbuk village we will turn our right indicator towards northern Ladakh and we
believe its much warmer then other parts of Ladakh with some smooth and open
straight roads along the Shayok river. We encounter unexpected streams of water
over roads in these route where we get a good chance to show our riding skills
for crossing and even it makes the road block sometimes though it is very rare.
Riders has a good opportunity for double hump camel ride which exist nowhere in
India except here in Nubra Valley as some of them are left here as ladakh being
a part of Ancient silk route trade. Night stay at Hunder, the charming village which
offer good stays and we will grip out the best one.
TOP OF THE WORLD !
Good Morning NubraValley ! Today we were crossing Khardongla Pass (World Highest Motor-able Road ) a gate way to Nubra valley or Leh. A cultural part of Nubra valley is still left, so as soon as we packed, we kick start from Hundar and ride to a pretty hilllock of Diskit monastery with Stunning Buddha statue, which is a truly blessed part of the trip. Normally today’s route towards Leh is a busy one as you will meet lot of riders in these route and plying of army convoy trucks is also common but still we wish for less and keep pushing up to the top to celebrate the Highest ride. At Top its time to show your ride with epic selfies in the back drop of Khardong la where we won’t suggest to spent more time due to the high altitude. Twisty down hill will take us to the majestic city of Leh
LAST BACK PACK
Good buy hope u enjoyed the trip and got best stories and pictures for share. Share contacts and looking forward for another adventure.
Area : Leh , Nubra Valley , Changthang , Manali
Kilometres : 1200 approximately
Route Map : https://goo.gl/maps/TQ5QBMoLzQUt5EYw5
Duration : 8Nights / 9Days
Max Altitude :18380 ft
Minimum Altitude : 6,726 ft
Riding Grade : Moderate
Number of Passes : 07 (including world highest 1st , 2nd , 3rd )
Number of Lakes : 01