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  • Rs.56000/- 
  • 15 Adults 

Manali Leh Bike Tour - Ride for Pride

Ride for Pride is a once in a lifetime experience. One of the toughest routes choosen by Tripadvisor. Come and experience it with ...

Lahaul Spiti-Leh tours
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Ride for Pride is a once in a lifetime experience. One of the toughest routes choosen by Tripadvisor. Come and experience it with Himachalhotels.

Departure dates for the trip are 1st June and the 15th of june , july , august , September.

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Manali
First day at Manali. Meet and Greet. 
Manali is today transformed from a sleepy village full of fruit orchards to a touristy hill resort town. It is well known starting point for treks, mountaineering expeditions, jeep safaris, rafting, skiing, paragliding and also becoming popular with a host of Indians tourists during the summer months getting away from the hot plains. 
The drive goes through the mind blowing landscapes via Kulu valley on the banks of Beas river (1.200m). En-route, pass the vegetables and fruits orchards, especially apples and cherries. 
After lunch test your two wheels in and around Manali.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Manali – keylong (115Kms / 06 hours)
Leave early morning for Keylong in the valley of Lahul, a famous potato growing area. 
Highest point enroute is the Rohtang Pass (3.968m), the meteorological divide. From Rohtang Pass, the alpine vegetation turns into a barren deeply fissured landscape with snow-covered mountains.      
Keylong is set amidst fields of barley and buckwheat surrounded by brown hills and snowy peaks. Keylong is the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh lying on Indo-Tibetan Border. 
On arrival, check in at the hotel. 
If time permits visit to Khardong Monastery, 3.5 km across the Chandra River. Believed to have been founded 900 years ago, the monastery has four temples, contains a huge barrel drum, a valuable library and collections of thangkas, Buddhist statues, musical instruments, costumes and ancient weapons. 
On the way, you will see the local village life.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 3: Keylong - Leh (360Kms / 12 hours)
The next two days are a real adventure. The drives are long and the nights are short. You will come across a new valley, which produces a breathtaking change of colour, texture, and formation.
Drive along the Bhaga River. The street winds up in serpentines and the landscape gets so barren that you might think you are on another planet. When you reach the Baralacha-La you are at a height of 4.891m. You have a grand view to the snow-covered mountains, some of them are 6.000m and above. 
In the evening, arrive at Sarchu. This is region bordering the Rupshu region of Tibet and the nomadic people and their sheep. Sarchu marks our entry into the state of J&K (Jammu & Kashmir).
The first part leads through dry countryside surrounded by high mountains. Later on you cross the highest passes on this tour: Lachung-La (5.065m) and Tanglang-La (5.469m, the second highest road in the world). 

Proceed to Leh. At Upshi the road joins the border road leading to Trishul. After reaching the valley of Leh you can feel Buddhism everywhere: white chortens (relic shrines), gompas and colored banners, flapping in the wind. 
Evening arrival at Leh, the capital of Ladakh. 
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4:      Leh (Stok – Shankar – Leh Palace)
Today we drive to visit Stok Palace 
The Stok Palace is located on a glacial deposit of pebbles and overlooks fields of barley grown on terraces on the mountains. Standing four storeys tall, the Stok Palace was the official residence of the royal family of Ladakh and was constructed in 1814 by Ladakh's last ruler.
Later drive back to hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon visit Shankar Monastery a couple of km north of the town centre. There is a library and great views from the roof. There is an impressive representation of Avalokitesvara complete with 1000 arms and 1000 heads.
In the evening visit the Leh Palace, smaller version of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Built in the 17th century for King Singge Namgyal, the Leh Palace was the residence of the Ladakhi royal family till they were sent into exile in Stok in the1830s. Now undergoing reconstruction the Leh Palace also houses the Ladakh office of the archeological conservation organization of the Indian Government.
Rest the day is free to scroll in Leh Local Markets near the Leh Palace.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 5: Leh (Shey – Thiksey – Hemis Monasteries)
Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. 
We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue. Up to the 16th century it was the royal palace.  
Then we visit Thiksey Gompa overlooking the flood plain on the east bank of the Indus. One of the most imposing monasteries belonging to the 15th century. The gompa a 12- storey monastery is painted deep red, ochre and white with typical tapering walls has 10 temples, a nunnery and 60 Lamas in residence. There is a 15m high Buddha figure at the entrance of the new temple. 
Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa , which is 45 km south of Leh on the west bank of the Indus river. Hemis Gompa is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. 
Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava's birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once 12years (nest in 2016) Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed the monastery.
It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as "green room" by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist "Wheel of Life" and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel. 
Picnic lunch at Hemis and Later in the evening we drive back to hotel. 
Overnight at the hotel.
  
Day 6: Leh – Pangong Lake (125 Kms / 06 hrs)
This route takes the visitor past picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side-valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 m) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple. 
But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. 
Spangmik, the farthest point to which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflections shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake's brackish waters. Above Spangmik are the glaciers and snowcapped peaks of the Pangong range. Spangmik and a scattering of other tiny villages along the lake's southern shore are the summer homes of a scanty population of Chang-pa, the nomadic herds people of Tibet and south-east Ladakh. The Pangong Chnag-pa cultivate sparse crops of barley and peas in summer. It is in winter that they unfold their tents (rebo) and take their flocks of sheep and pashmina goats out to the distant pastures.
Overnight in fixed tents or homestay.

Day 7:  Pangong Lake – Leh
In the morning drive to Leh.
On arrival in Leh, check in at the hotel.
Rest the day is free at leisure.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 8: Leh – Nubra Valley (125 Kms / 06 hours)
After an early breakfast drive to Nubra Valley leads through Khardung - la - pass (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. Arrive Sumur or Hunder by afternoon and rest of the day at leisure to explore beautiful village of Sumur & Hunder with a Visit to Diskit Monastery. 
Overnight stay at Camp.

Day 9: Nubra Valley – Leh
After your breakfast at the camp, visit the Sand Dunes to enjoy a camel safari (Optional). Later drive to Leh by same route over Khardung La. Afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market. 
Overnight at hotel

Day 10: Leh – Keylong (360 Kms / 12 hours)/ or Leh- Delhi by air
Early morning drive to Keylong.
On arrival in check in the hotel.
Overnight at hotel

Day 11: Keylong – Manali
In the morning drive to Manali.
On arrival check in the hotel.
Evening traditional dinner with dances.
Overnight in the hotel.

NOTE:-if in case you take a flight back to delhi then the expenses of the the transportation of the bike bavk to delh

Inclusion

Double room on sharing basis in the standard rooms of above mentioned hotels.
All meals.
Enfield Bike for the Tour from Manali to Manali.
01 four wheeler vehicle for luggage, fuel and bike mechanical parts.
Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure by our representative at Airports.
Accompanying English Speaking Escort for Manali to Manali.
All entrances / permits to places / monuments as mentioned in the program (01 visit only).
01 Mechanic for the whole tour.
Government Service Tax. 

Exclusion

Any airfares and airport taxes.
Insurance.
Camera / Video-camera fee
Any new tax imposed by the Government.
Any expenditure of personal nature such as tips, Porterage, drinks, telephone charges, laundry etc.
Anything not mentioned in clause “cost includes”.

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