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The Himalayan Ride - 2

Rides Description

This epic journey is the very essence of the “High Himalayas” and we are going at it for the second time – this time with a difference. We take some of the less explored trails of this beautiful land to make this epic journey unique and memorable. Traversing some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet, including one of the most dangerous roads in the world, every kilometre is breathtaking. Starting our journey in the pristine valleys and beautiful lakes of Kashmir we go on to some offbeat and lesser taken routes through the mesmerising dry mountain topography of Ladakh with its high altitude lakes kissing the borders of Pakistan and China and finally ending in the lower Himalayas in Himachal. Riding on this 17 day adventure it is going to be a one of a kind experience. And mind it, this is not your regular Ladakh Ride. This is THR, Part 2!


Carry some additional cash to meet any unforeseen situations.

This fare includes:
16 nights stay with breakfast only
Inner line permits
Mechanic charges
Flight/Train/Bus fare for riders to reach Jammu
Cargo charges for bikes to reach Jammu
Lunch, Dinner, Mineral Water, Snacks, Coffee/Tea etc.
Entry tickets, Camera charges etc. in sight seeing places
River Rafting, Camel Rides etc.

14,000/- by 1st Feb 2015 (Participation will be confirmed only on payment of first installment)
14,000/- by 1st Aug 2015

Stay will be in Hotels (Jammu, Kargil, Leh, Keylong, Manikaran and Chandigarh); Homestay ( Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri); Houseboat (Srinagar); Tents (Sarchu and Pangong Lake).
Inner Line Permits for foreign nationals will be Rs 500/- to Rs 700 (approx). To be paid by the participants.
All rooms/tents will be 2 to 4 bedded (on room sharing basis).
Participants must be acceptable to changes in the itinerary if required due to road or climatic conditions. All decisions by the club and our logistics partner will be final.
Riders should be fit for high altitude long rides for consecutive days even though we have kept non riding days in between.
We will not be getting petrol bunks for 2 long stretches. We will be trying our best to make arrangements for carrying fuel. We expect riders to co-operate in carrying a few bottles in Saddle Bags, Carriers etc.

Ride Plan

DayDateRoute & Distance DescriptionOvernight
12015-08-16Arrive in Jammu

Arrive in Jammu. Collect and prepare Bikes, buy Provisions. 

22015-08-17Jammu to Srinagar (~300 kms)

After breakfast leave for Srinagar. Start climbing the lower Himalayas and pass Patnitop and enter the beautiful Kashmir valley by afternoon. Arrive in Srinagar in the evening and check into Houseboat on the Nagin Lake. 

32015-08-18Srinagar Stay

Day to explore Srinagar. Interested riders could also visit Gulmarg (55 kms) OR Pahalgam (85 kms) and be back by evening. Overnight at houseboat.

42015-08-19Srinagar to Kargil (~220 kms)

After breakfast leave for Kargil. On way stop at the beautiful meadows of Sonmarg, the rivers and mountain streams and we cross the infamous Zojila Pass. Arrive at Kargil by late evening after passing via Drass (the second coldest place in the world). 

52015-08-20Kargil to Leh (~210 kms)

After breakfast leave for Leh. Cross Mulbek and see the topography changing to mountain desert. Stop at Lamayuru for lunch and visit the Lamayuru Monastery (one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh). Arrive in Leh by evening. 

62015-08-21Leh Stay

Day for rest OR interested riders can go for White Water Rafting in the Zanskar River OR take a day excursion from Leh visiting the monasteries of Hemis, Alchi and Likir and stop by at Indus River.

72015-08-22Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La (~130 kms)

Ride up to the top of Khardungla Pass. Khardungla Pass is the highest motorable pass in the world. Ride onward to Nubra Valley and explore the Hunder sand Dunes and take a camel ride on a double humped camel.

82015-08-23Nubra valley to Pangong Lake via Wari La (~230 kms)

After breakfast ride to Pangong Lake via the lesser taken route through Wari La and Chang La. The views of Pangong Lake are spectacular with the azure blue waters with the mountains in the background. Stay in tents in Pangong Lake. 

92015-08-24Pangong Lake to Leh via Chang La (~140 kms)

After breakfast leave for Leh via Chang La. 

102015-08-25Leh to Tso Moriri (~220 kms)

Leave from Leh early morning. Stop for breakfast and fuel at Karu and later ride along the banks of the Indus for most part to reach Karzok village on the banks of the Tso Moriri by evening.

112015-08-26Tso Moriri Stay

See the simple life in Karzok village, visit the monastery, rest, relax and savour the surreal beauty of Tso Moriri localed at 4600 meters above sea level in the Chumthang Valley of Ladakh. Tso Moriri is also a wetland conservation reserve and many migratory birds come here and if you are lucky you can see kiang (wild ass ) and red fox.  

122015-08-27Tso Moriri to Sarchu (~230 kms)

Ride through the beautiful stretches of amazing high mountain landscape, stop at Tso Kar, ride through More plains and Tanglang La to reach Sarchu.  

132015-08-28Sarchu to Keylong (~110 kms)

Ride from Sarchu to Keylong via Baralacha La and reach by afternoon.

142015-08-29Keylong to Manikaran (~200 kms)

Today we ride from Keylong to Manikaran with the topography starting to change from dry and sandy mountains to forested hills as we climb down to lower Himalayas.

152015-08-30Manikaran to Chandigarh (~290 kms)

Ride through Bhuntar and Mandi and culminate our ride in Chandigarh. 

162015-08-31Chandigarh Stay

Day to pack bikes. 

172015-09-01Depart from Chandigarh

BMC-THR 2-2015 Ends !!! :-)


Ride Details

  • Team Lead: Ròshan Manuel
  • Date: 16 August, 2015 - 01 September, 2015
  • Place: Bangalore - Ladakh
  • Start Time: 06:00:00
  • Total Distance: 2400KM
  • Ride Cost: Rs. 28000
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