Have you always dreamed of doing that 'one extraordinary thing' in your life? Do you believe in the joy of pushing your mind and body and achieving that sense of inexplicable elation? Have you always been lost in thought reading tales of epic heroism and unparalleled endurance? Well, here is your chance to get a taste of your own fantasies?
Someone once said, that, 'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone'! Here's a chance!
Let us all roll on those great Ladakhi hills!
Dates: 30 June - 15 July.
Delhi : Report at HPTDC (Himachal Tourism) office, Chanderlok, opposite Hotel Imperial, Janpath Lane, Delhi at 6 pm. Proceed to Manali at 6.30 pm by Volvo bus.
Arrival in Manali and stay overnight in Manali.
Acclimatization drive in and around Manali hills.
Manali - Marhi (3,354M) 37km. Today’s biking is on thr picturesque upper Manali valley on a nice road and which includes solid climbing the entire way. Stay overnight in camp.
Marhi - Sisu/ Gondla (3160M) 59 km. The road is poor - rutted and rocky towards the top of Rohtang Pass. We climb about 800m to the top of Rohtang, then flat after reaching the bottom on the other side. The Khoksar to Gondla road is in a very good condition. Stay overnight in camp
Sisu / Gondla – Jispa / Darcha (3,400M) 54 Km. Good road but a bit dusty, some easy climbing. Stay overnight in camp.
Jispa / Darcha – Zingzigbar (4,600M) 40 Km. The road is very bad between Darcha and Patseo - dusty and rutted with some loose rocks on the Baralacha - La. Uphill, and a bit strenuous climbing. Stay overnight in camp.
Zingzingbar - Brandy Nullah (4,000M) 66 km. The road is okay with some occasional loose stones (Baralacha - La 4,992) till Kelung Sarai & after that is a flat, rutted road through Sarchu till Brandy Nullah. Stay overnight in camp.
Brandy Nullah – Pang (4,630M) 57km. The road is very good. We do the Gata loops and on up to Namkeela Pass which includes all uphill. The surface is just loose rocks. Stay overnight in camp.
Pang - Tsokar Lake (4269M) 44km. Today’s road is quite rutted but fantastic and requires lots of power as at some locations the road is slightly swampy. At More plains we take the diversion to Tso-kar Lake which has been looked into. Tso-kar is a small hamlet and the first village on the way to Tso-Moriri lake. Stay overnight in camp
Tso - kar Lake - Lato (3,700M) 73km. The road is mostly good till Debring, barring some loose rocks for a few kms at the Taglang La, starting 1km below the summit, Manali side. There is a big climb to the top of the Taglang La (5,360M), and a welcome 35 km downhill on the other side! Stay overnight in camp.
Lato - Leh (3,500M) 74 km. The road is good but dry, dusty but offering breathtaking views. Upshi onwards, the whole valley of the Leh region starts and the road goes along the river. At last, reach Leh! Stay overnight in a hotel.
Leh- Khardong (5540M) 78km. and back to Leh. The road is good all the way up to Khardung - La. Ride on the world’s highest motorable road! Back to Leh. and stay overnight in a hotel.
Extra day for Khardungla.
Those interested may take optional excursions to Pangong, Nubra valley, etc at an additional cost.
INR 32,000/- (Batch of 20+) + Conveyance cost from Pune/Mumbai to Delhi + Conveyance from Leh.