Hotel Wild Rose, Manali
Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It's also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjalmountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.
Jispa is a village in Lahaul, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Jispa is located 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha, along the Manali-Leh Highway and the Bhaga river. There are approximately 20 villages between Jispa and Keylong.
Sarchu is a major halt point with tented accommodation in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh in India.
To access the Pangong Lake, one has to take a five hour long drive from Leh through coarse and dramatic mountain road. The best time to visit Ladakh is between May to September as during winter, the Pangong Tso lake gets freeze.Pangong Tso is a borderline terrain. The Line of Actual Control passes through thislake.
Nubra is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley. Diskit the capital of Nubra is about 150 km north from Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra.
Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.
Today, we start our dream trip! You’ll be meeting our representative in Delhi at the bus pickup point. We travel overnight in an AC Volvo from Delhi to Manali. Tomorrow, you’ll wake up to the fresh lush greens and mesmerizing mountains in the Land of Gods - Himachal Pradesh.
Upon arrival in Manali, we check in to our hotels and gear up for exploring the beautiful city! In the evening, our tour manager will brief you about the various safety measures, riding tips, and gear checkups. The group would have an opportunity to get acquainted with the fellow riders at dinner time. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Manali –Rohtang –Keylong –Jispa (150 Km / 6-7 hrs): After Breakfast, we will start our Ladakh bike trip journey! We will ride across our first pass - the Rohtang Pass at 13,058ft. as we continue our journey towards Jispa. We will ride for an approximate 140Kms via Chandra Valley before we reach our destination. Overnight stay at our campsite in Jispa.
Jispa -Baralacha- Sarchu (80 Km ): Today’s ride will be a short one of 80 km. Enroute Serchu, we will visit Suraj Tal and Deepak Tal. We will also cross the famous Baralachla Pass located at 16,616ft. which connects Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. Upon arrival, we would settle down in our campsite taking in the beauty of our starting point in Ladakh and revamp for our long ride tomorrow.
After breakfast, we will start our ride towards Leh. This route will give you a mesmerizing view of the landscape of this beautiful cold desert which leaves one spellbound. Upon arrival, we settle down in the Hotel and the evening is left free up to our own disposal to explore the local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
After breakfast, we leave to explore all the places in and around Leh. We'll have enough time to explore the local places, markets, and breathe in the friendly culture. We would plenty of options to try out the local cuisine in the local marketplace. Come evening, we'd have our dinner and retreat for the night to prepare for tomorrow's exciting ride!
Today, we will ride past the highest accessible motorable pass in the world - Khardungla-La at 18,380 ft. We would witness the change of landscape as we keep proceeding on this route. We will be visiting the Diskit Monastery. You can also take a ride on the Double Humped camels in the valley. Today, we will be staying in a Campsite amidst the Beautiful Mountains.
We begin our ride towards the spellbinding PangongTso post breakfast taking the unexplored and untouched Shyok village route.This route is famous for its waterfalls, and the beautiful scenic view. The first view of the lake will leave you in a state of awe and as we breathe that in, we continue towards our campsite near the lake. A sumptuous dinner with a chit-chat session would bring an end to the day.
After breakfast, we breathe in the beautiful view of the majestic Pangong Lake as we ride back towards Leh. The ride will be one of the most memorable ones as we capture the essence of Ladakh once more before we bring to an end this memorable trip.
We proceed back towards Sarchu post breakfast, enjoying the beautiful vistas enroute. We continue on the Leh - Manali highway breathing in the majestic views as we descend back into the alluring Land of Gods - Himachal Pradesh. We settle down in our accommodation upon arrival in Sarchu and spend the night there.
Begin our day to head towards Manali after an early breakfast, to get ready for the last day of this memorable bike trip. Enjoying every bit of it we conclude our trip in Manali where we drop off our bikes at the hotel and venture out to visit the local places and cafes. Overnight stay at the hotel.
We leave for Delhi today via an overnight Volvo bus, taking with us memories worth a lifetime and friendships to cherish forever!