The Road Less Travelled (South to North)

Cruise through the world’s tallest mountains, with scenery that will take your breath away and wretch your eyes from the road - 16 days


Traverse the Himalayas from south to north

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Start / Ends:
Delhi to Leh

July/Aug 2020

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Road conditions:
Tarmac / Gravel

In Quaint hotels

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Expected Weather:
-2C to 28C

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Touring through the Himalayan Mountains is as close to flying as you can get on two wheels. The air is remarkably fresh as the mountain vistas span as far as the eye can see. The Himalayas have 5 mountains exceeding 7,200m including the world’s tallest mountain – the formidable Mount Everest. Two weeks winding up and down these mountains will leave you dizzy for more.

This tour is all about the sights – we take our time and take it all in from the breathtaking pine forests to snow capped mountains, and everything in between.

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.

Day 2: Delhi – Sightseeing – Overnight bus to Manali
After breakfast vist some of the most import landmarks in Delhi within the time available and then transfer
directly to the bus station for your overnight bus to Manali.

Day 3: Manali – Free day to accalimitise and get aquainted to your motorcycles.
A relaxed ride today to acclimatise and get used to your BulletWe ride into Solang Valley and then take
the back roads to Old Manali for a feel of this backpackers paradise. – 30 kms


Day 4 : Manali – Kasol and back – 140 kms
A relaxed ride today to acclimatise and get used to your Bullet. Ride down towards Kasol and followed by
some white water rafting on the Beas after which we head back to Manali


Day 5: Manali – Keylong -120 kms
From Manali climb over the Rohtang Pass (12,762 ft) and we head down the other side into Lahaul
Valley and head towards Keylong. Lunch will be served overlooking the Chandra River. This valley has waterfalls cascading down the mountain side and is extremely beautiful. Then onto our guesthouse for a nights stay


Day 6: Keylong – Sarchu – 100 kms
We head over our second pass today the mighty Baralacha la (16,617 ft). The roads over the pass are pretty
good and the view is incredible. From here an easy ride to Sarchu (13,944 ft) for nights camping in our
tents and acclimatising.


Day 7: Sarchu – Rumtse – 180 kms
A big days ride today over LachungLa Pass (16,617 ft) and then over the Moray Plains, a beautiful desert
surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks. This is a great place to open up your Bullet a little before
we head over the second highest pass that we ride over Tanglang la (17,480 ft) and then down into the first village
in Ladakh, Rumste (13,779 ft) for a nights camping in our tents by a beautiful river


Day 8: Rumste – Leh – 80 kms
The first decent roads for a while take us through thrilling landscape and past Buddhist Monasteries.
Then we follow the Indus River into Leh and our hotel and base for the next week. At 3,500m the air is thick in Leh
and rest will be needed. Even after driving over the high passes acclimatising is still needed and you can
feel quite tired.


Day 9: Leh
Rest day, shopping and bike maintenance in Leh.


Day 10: 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. (120 km)


Day 11: Leh – Pangong Lake – 150 kms
Over Chang La, at 17,355 ft it is the worlds second highest motor able passes towards the Pangong
Lake. Partly lyng in India most of it is in China. Camping in our tents.


Day 12: Pangong Lake – Nubra – 150 kms
Over the Wari La pass into the Nubra Valley. Desert and two humped camels can be seen here. Camping in our tents. Now there’s an alternate route via Shyok here as well and can be used if required.


Day 13: The unforgettable day ! Nubra Valley – Leh via the Khardungla Pass – 160
kms. Today we ride over the highest motor able road in the world* Khardung La (18,380 ft). The road is very
good over the pass and the view coming down the other side is a full panorama of the Himalayas surrounding Leh
and the Indus Valley.

Day 14: Leh – Hemis monastery – 100kms
Day trip to Hemis monastery. Today we have a beautiful ride and discover some of the Buddhist history
from the area. The monastery is perched into the side of the mountains and has an amazing museum to view old
artefacts from Ladakh.

Day 15: Leh – Delhi
Flight from Leh to Delhi. A short early morning flight over the Himalayas should have you back in Delhi by
Lunch. Rest of the day is free to shop or just chill at the Hotel.


Day 16
Return flight or onward journey

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Getting to the start: Delhi – manali by road

The Ride: Manali- Kasol- Keylong – Sarchu – Rumtse- Leh – Alchi- Pangong – Nubra – Leh – Hemis –Leh

Heading out: Fly Leh to Delhi

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 Gear

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’.

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