Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi- Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla - Kalpa - Tabo - Losar - Jispa - Sarchu - Leh - Nubra Valley - Leh - Delhi- Agra - Delhi
Note: The trans-Himalayan Motorcycle / Jeep Safari is available during the months of July & August only.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Meet on arrival & transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi (Breakfast/Dinner)
Morning at leisure short tour of Delhi (any entrance fee pay on own for visiting paid monuments). .
Day 03: Delhi to Shimla (340Km) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Start early in the morning to avoid city traffic & drive to Shimla. On arrival check in at hotel. En-route stop at picturesque place Parwanoo for lunch. Continue drive to Shimla. Check in at hotel
Evening walk around Mall. Shimla:- situated at the height of 6,900ft, the town is spread over 12Kms. It was once a small village surrounded by splendid forest. Later, the British converted it into a hill resort, the Summer Capital of British. Diner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 04: Shimla to Sarahan (185 Km) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Drive to Sarahan: Former Capital of Bushahar Empire, Sarahan is a wonderful little village in a beautiful region of Deodar forest. A fine example of Hindu – Buddhist architecture is seen at historical Bhimakali temple. The temple’s unusual architecture and wealth of carvings have made it a resplendent example of what is loosely called the Indo-Tibetan style. Deep down in the alley flows the river Sutlej and across lies the snow-clad Shrikhand peak.
Day 05: Sarahan to Sangla (92 Km) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Moving on from Sarhan, you delve deeper into the breathtaking, secret world of the Kinnaur and Spiti Valleys. Ride on to Wangtu and further to Karchham and move down to right to Sangla- a picturesque little village with a small population, famous for its trout fishing possibilities. Situated on the slope with houses rising one above the other, and the Kinner-Kailash peak towering behind, Sangla is also known for the impressive and historical Kamru Fort, which has now been dedicated to the Kamakshi Temple.
Day 06: Sangla to Kalpa (57 Km) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
At leisure backtrack to Karchham and drive to Kalpa. From Powari proceed to Recong Peo (7Km) and further to Kalpa. Both places have the most stupendous settings in all of Himachal Pradesh-anywhere up the road will give you incredible views of the mighty Kinnaur Kailash, among other mountains, at around 6000m. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 07: Kalpa to Tabo (163 Km) (B/L/D)
Start early morning riding on Sutlej Bed & in the Lush green forest. Proceed 18 km. to Powari to Ribba, crossing some main streams of water falling in Sutlej. This region is also known for the famous Kinnaur apples, and there are number of bridges falling en-route. Ribba to Puh- 40Kms ride on the paved road on the Bank of the Sutlej River which flows on the right side this road. It is also called the Indo Tibetian road. In northwest direction one can distinctly see some snow covered peaks in Pin valley range (subject to clear weather). After crossing the cantonment of the Puh & come out of the gorge of Khab another 11 Kms.
Khab is the point where there is resounding sound of the two mountain rivers confluencing – Tabo & Sutlej. Navigate the hair pin bends & ride ahead for 24 kms on paved road till Yangthang. Descend Yangthang it can be considered an ideal entry point in the Land of Lamas, as not only the features of the locals we meet across the road remind us of the Mongolian blood but also the area is sparsely populated.
From Yangthang the road condition also deteriorates to unpaved in between some loose mud & mountain river crossing till Chango (3658 meters). The Tabo River flows in the gorge. From Chango another 8 Kms is arid landscape features till Sumdo. The next 9 Kms until Hoorling ride in the plateau area. 24 Kms ahead is Tabo.
Visit Tabo Gompa (temple)-founded in 996 AD, has some of the best preserved examples of Indo-Tibetan art remaining in the world.
Dinner and overnight in the tent
Day 08: Tabo to Losar (171 Km) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Morning leave for Kaza 3600 meters, 47 Kms past Tabo and to Kibber, 18Km up. Visit Kibber village (4025m) & Ki- Monastery (4116m). Though the distance to Ki is not much but has to ascend a height of more than 1000 M & the road conditions are tough means unpaved stretch. Ki is the oldest and largest Gompa in Spiti having a spectacular location. Ride down to Rangrik and then into the barren landscape in the gorge for next 30 Kms to Hanse (3950m) clinging to the road cliffs & the unpaved stretch of roads & also there will not be many villages falling en-route. Ride further to Losar (4079m) 20Kms.
Day 09: Losar to Jispa (174Km) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Early morning ride up to Kunzumla pass (4551 M) & then proceed to sightseeing of the Chander Tal Lake (4270m), almost 12 Kms one way. Spend some time around this lake and appreciate the spectacular scenery.
Drive to Batal-Chhatru–Gramphoo and to Tandi. Lunch en-route. Head towards Keylong. Dinner and overnight hotel.
Day 10: Ride to Sarchu (104 Km) (B/L/D)
Drive to Jispa-Darcha and proceed on the hair pin bends entering into the Higher Himalayan range. Reach the top of the gorge & head straight to Himmatnagar Cantonment. It is again unpaved stretch of the Patseo & ZinZing Bar hairpins bends, as you get closer to Suraj Tal the road & then ahead to Baralacha La (4883m). Descend down to Bharatpur. Packed lunch and enter the gorge of Sarchu. Get out of the gorge after crossing the bridge and enter the Sarchu Plateau (4100m) with its windy factor playing a role & bringing down the temperature.
Dinner and overnight in tents..
Day 11: Sarchu to Leh (246 Km) (B/L)
Today is a long ride. For next 30Kms ride in the plateau area a good speed but be cautious of the bad patches en-route. Ascend the road bends of Gata Loops early morning to beat the uphill traffic & scale the height of Takh (3950m) and then it is a downhill. Cross over the low lying road in the stream and ascend uphill again the height of Lachungla pass (5060m)-54km from Sarchu. Drive downhill for 25km till you hit the base of bridge before Pang (4630m). Ensure to cross over Pang before 1200noon as after traffic is not allowed
Cross Tanglangla (75km from Pang) and another 30km to Rumtse.
Proceed further to Leh, the saddle of Buddhist Culture. Dinner and overnight in the hotel
Day 12: Day at Leisure. Bike Maintenance (Breakfast)
Today is free at leisure for own personal activities.
Leaving the bikes in the capable hands of the mechanic and explore on own the delights of Leh, including the 16th Leh century Palace (once the seat of power), the splendid peace pagoda and the busy marketplace.
Optional: Half-day river rafting can be arranged on request basis.
Day 13: Leh to Khardung La and ride into Nubra Valley (B/L/D)
Ride to the world's highest motorable road, Khardung La. At 18,380 feet (5,602m), the ride will take a few hours of climbing out of Leh. Capture the unforgettably beautiful view in your camera at the top, and then ride down into the beautiful Nubra Valley. Tonight stay in a fixed camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14: Nubra back to Khardungla & at leisure in Leh. (Breakfast)
From Nubra Valley, backtrack to Khardung La and then Leh. Enjoy free time at Leh. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 15: Leh - Delhi- Agra (Breakfast)
Meet upon arrival and drive to Agra (Taj Mahal)-approx 5hours. Check-in to hotel and overnight
Early morning flight from Leh, weather and atmosphere conditions permitting brings you back to Delhi.
Day 16: Agra-Delhi-Further Destination (Breakfast)
Morning visit Taj Mahal: - Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, this poignant Mughal mausolem has become the de facto tourist emblem of India. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal. Described by the Indian classical poet Tagore as a “tear on the face of eternity”, the Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the zenith of Moghul architecture.
Afternoon drive back to Delhi International airport for flight to further destination.