The Trans Himalayan Adventure (North – South)

Traverse the Himalayas from top to bottom 16 Days


Traverse the Himalayas from top to bottom


Cost (rider):


Start / Ends:
Leh to Delhi

July/Aug 2020

Riding Distance:

Road conditions:
Tarmac & gravel

Hotels & camping

Max Altitude:

Royal Enfield 500cc bullet

Expected Weather:
-2C to 28C

Trip Grade:

Do you want to customise your trip?

We can work with you to tailor your trip and personalise your ride.



This tour will open your eyes to the expansive views and the natural rollercoaster that is the Himalayas. We will ride our bikes through the two highest mountain passes in the world. An intrepid trip for those that really want to get out an explore the world. Awaken your senses with a wide variety of weather, road conditions, lakes, mountains and picturesque scenery. There truly is no place on earth that captures the imagination like the Himalayas. Day 1: Delhi

Arrive in India’s capital New Delhi and transfer to the airport. A vehicle will be on standby incase you want to do some local sightseeing

Şabyā Day 2: Delhi – Leh

Fly into Leh the Ladhaki capital over the jaw dropping Himalayan ranges. Today we do nothing but just acclimatize  to the rarified air at 3500m. Day 3: Leh – Local riding – 30kms

Last minute shopping and acclimatising in Leh. We will have a short ride today to get the hang of your 500cc Bullet.


Tonj Day 4: Leh – Alchi Monastery and back – 120 kms

A ride to Alchi Monastery is on today’s agenda. The beautiful and serene Alchi monastry is one of the oldest surviving monasteries in the world and makes for a fantastic visit. This is a beautiful full day ride through valleys, on great roads and through some stunning rural Ladakh life and scenery.


Day 5: The Unforgettable day ! Leh – Nubra Valley over the Khanrdungla Pass – 160 kms

Over the highest motor able road in the world*, Khardung La (18,380 ft) and into Nubra Valley. We will be surrounded by towering snow capped Himalayas and will be getting within 50 km of the Chinese border. Rare two humped Camels can be found here in the Desert at 12,400 ft remenants left behind from the Silk route trading days.


Day 6: Nubra – Pangong Lake – 150 kms

Over the newly opened Wari La pass towards the Chinese Border. Good roads lead us to the lake. Half the lake isin India and the other half is in China. Camping in our tents.


Day 7: Pangong Lake – Hemis Monastery – 150kms

Over Chang La, at 17,355 ft the world’s second  highest motor able pass, we then head towards the temple village of Hemis to visit the monastery and camp in the grounds.


Day 8: Hemis – Tso Moriri Lake – 120 kms

After a good nights sleep in the Monasteries grounds we then head down the Indus valley following the river. Good tarmac roads take us most of the way till we get near the stunning Tso – Mori La for a nights camping near this amazing high altitude lake.


Day 9: Tso Moriri – Tso Kar La – 50 kms

After a good nights sleep and a lie in, we have a very relaxed day riding the short distance between the lakes, allowing some time also for our mechanics to check the bikes again before we head over the Himalayas towards Himachal Pradesh.


Day 10: Tso Kar La – Sarchu 120 kms

After leaving Tso Kar La we head down some winding roads onto the Mori Plains, a desert set at high altitude. This is a great place to open up your Bullet a little, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. After Lunch near Pang we head up Lachung La (16,617 ft) before winding back down the pass and to our camping spot for the night near Sarchu (13,779 ft). (120 km)


Day 11: Sarchu – Keylong – 100 kms

From Sarchu we head over Baralacha la (16,617 ft) to Keylong for a nights stay in a guesthouse. The roads over this pass are pretty good and the beautiful valley below pans out as you wind you way back down to the valley floor.


Day 12: Keylong – Manali – 120 kms

We head over the final pass today, the Rohtang Pass (12,762 ft) and see the difference between the stark brown landscapes of Lahaul and the lush green Kullu Valley and check into our hotel in Manali for a good night’s sleep and a few beers.


Day 13: Manali

A day to relax, go shopping and get used to being back in some sort of normality. The Mall in Manali is famous for its shops and carnival feel. Old Manali and Vashissht are back packer havens.


Day 14: Manali – Night bus to Delhi

Free day and Manali and take a night bus to Delhi


Day 15: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi. Free time for shopping or sightseeing. One night in our hotel in Delhi.


Day 16

Return flight or onward journey



IN: Fly Delhi – Leh

RIDE: Leh- Alchi- Nubra- Pangong – Hemis- Tso Moriri – Tso Kar- Sarchu- Keylong – Manali

OUT: Manali to Delhi by road

Fuel for the bike

Services of an experienced Road Captain on a bike and back up support of a trained Mechanic

Backup vehicle during the rides

Twin / double room sharing accommodation at hotel / lodges

All national park fees

Inner line permits

All meals

One Tour Leader from Indus Rides

Comprehensive Medical Kit.


International Airfares

India Visa fees (if applicable)

Personal Riding Gears

Items of a personal nature such as bar bills telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc.

Personal medication

Personal insurance, evacuation and medical expenses

Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and break downs of bikes, accidents, cancellation of flights, altitude sickness or unforeseen circumstances (riots, natural calamities etc.) and situations beyond the control of Indus Rides

Personal gratitude to the support team such as Road Captain & Mechanic etc.

Any item not mentioned in the above ‘cost includes

Interested in this trip?

Send us an enquiry