India:
LADAKH

$3,638 22 days from 4 to 10 participants for advanced
 

tour description

OVERCROSS Adventure + Travel www.OVERCROSS.com
INDIA: Ladakh
https://www.overcross.com/de/tour/view/id/030


Motorcycle trip across the highest passes in the world!
A Divine Tour of Ladakh, the "Little Tibet", in which not only
physically but also mentally will be closer to the gods.


First Day
Pick up at the airport in Delhi and transfer to the hotel of the tour participants.


Second Day
Early in the morning we take the express train to Kalka. From here it is then
continue on our Enfields.


Third Day
An ascent brings us to 2200 m to Shimla, the former
Summer residence of the British colonial government.


4th Day
Perhaps the hardest day of our bike trip through the Himalayas
takes us through countless curves and endless ups and downs to Mandi.


5th Day
After an exhausting day before we are laying a more relaxed
One day's driving to Manali.


6th Day
The Rothang Pass, which is already higher than 3890 m with most of the summits
Alps, is now a high point on our route to Keylong.


7th Day
The landscape reminded that the higher we go, more and more to a
Moonscape. Rugged and breathtaking. Or is it more like the
thin air at this altitude? Our luxury tented camp at Sarchu is located on
4200m above sea level!


8th Day
Motorcycling in the highest heights. Two passes over 5000m today must
be mastered before we reach our camp in Rumtse.


9th Day
On way to Leh we make a cultural stop to visit the monastery in Tikse


10th Day
We explore Leh and its surroundings. Interest today: the palace
in Stok Matho and the monastery.


11th Day
Another highlight of our tour: the 5.606m with its highest
motorable pass in the world - the Kardung La - waiting on the way to the Nubra valley.


12th Day
We visited the valley and its sand dunes in 3500 by then again
over the past Kardung La and Leh to Alchi to go on.


13th Day
In the morning we left, after visiting its famous monastery,
Alchi. On the way we stop in Kargil Lamayuru to the well-
most spectacularly situated monastery in the "Valley of the Moon" to visit.


(Here ends the 2-week version of this motorcycle journey through the Himalayas)


14th Day
Above the highest but not for many the most impressive pass, the Zoji-
La's, there to Srinagar and Dal Lake where we see the next 3 nights at
a luxury houseboat relax.


15th Day
Two days to relax, to visit the Mughal Gardens and ...


16th Day
Of ... "Floating Market" with a Chikara, a boat-taxi.


17th Day
We leave the Kashmir valley and the boats behind us and travel on
our motorcycles to Patnitop.


18th Day
In the morning we let ourselves down before the evening roll back uphill.


19th Day
A day off in exile of the Dalai Lama - in Dharamshala.


20th Day
A relaxing motorcycle ride brings us to the "Judges Court" in the small
Pragpur village.


21st Day
By "Shivaliks" on-the-Himalayas we go to Le Corbusier's Chandigarh!


22nd Day
The first train, it goes back to Delhi. A few more hours for
shopping and after our farewell dinner we take you to the airport


23rd Day
Shortly after midnight of the return flight.


Final word:
If the political situation does not allow, you will travel back again
to Manali.


Earlier arrivals or later departures are possible. Participants will be
by "Co-Guide" and taken to the hotel.


Should you after the tour like to visit the Taj Mahal, so you can
do it on your own initiative or with our guide.


A large part of the road is asphalted, but about one-third do not
Depending on the weather the streets wo’t be possibly not in good condition. Participants
should trust himself to move on such terrain. The traffic is here's a much smaller problem than in the planes.
The tour is not for bike or motorcycle beginners, with a few years practice, it is to cope well.


Conclusion:
- 23 days vacation, 17 days riding motorcycle
- 2600 total distance
- Daily stages from 90 to 290 km.
- Road conditions at 400 km between Manali and Rumtse camp depending on the hardness
of last winter, more or less gravel / sand road, mainly on
However, the tour asphalt


- ACCOMMODATION: Most middle-class hotels, luxury houseboat, 2 tented camps (1x
tents with beds Campinzelte 1x)
- Motorcycle-Free Days: Leh, Srinagar (House Boat), Dharamshala
RIDE-ABLE: Not too hard but certainly a few very busy driving days. Made easier by our circuit converted Enfields!


- HIGHLIGHTS: The highest passes in the world, the Dalai Lama's exile, house boats
on Dal Lake, the people of Ladakh, sand dunes in 3500, Buddhist
Monasteries




Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather-, road- or any other condition that OVERCROSS or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

 

What benefits can you expect?

    German speaking tour guide
     Most middle-class hotels, luxury houseboat, 2 tented camps (tents with beds 1x 1x Campinzelte)
     Half board, based on double occupancy.
     Meals including lunch snacks and soft drinks.
     Enfield motorcycles.
     Fuel and maintenance.
     Bus trips and transfers during the tour.
     Service vehicle for luggage.
     Leh - Delhi (at 2-week tour)
     Airport transfers in India
     Tour map with equipment list, etc.

optional:

     Travel cancellation insurance
     Travel insurance with repatriation (participation is essential!)
     extension
     single room
     flight

 

country information

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FAQ:

  • I suppose there is in the hotels the opportunity to charge batteries (mobile phones, photo)

    Do we need a special adapter, if so which ones?

    In the hotels you can with the European flat plugs easily recharge electronic devices.

  • Should I bring my own camping equipment to the tour?

    In the camps there are either beds or mattresses.
    Tents are available.
    A good sleeping bag will do it for you

  • Ladakh Climate and travel season for motorcycle trip

    Temperatures in July / August

    Leh: Medium Max. 25 ° C, minimum medium. 10 ° C, no significant precipitation

    Shimla: average max. 20 ° C, minimum medium. 15 ° C, about 400 mm rain

    For motorcycle tours to Leh is the mountain passes are usually only for 3-4 months (June-September) passable. Even then, the weather, unpredictable, at least on the south side of the Himalayas. As expected here with monsoon showers always have the greatest emphasis on appropriate clothing werden.Vom Mottorrad tour OVERCROSS Get more when booking a tour map with equipment and packing list for the motorcycle vacation.
    North of the Himalayan chain in Ladakh, the weather is usually sunny. With rainfall is hardly to be expected here.
    While temperatures during the day and can rise to 30 ° C, it cools at night, sometimes until the freezing point (except for the tent camps of 4000 AND the pass crossings over 5000m!) Worldwide for the motorcycle tour through the highest motorable pass of the, the La Kardung you should dress warmly in every way;-) in the plain north of Delhi, to the hill-station in the pre-Himalayas, it is extremely hot at this time. Here the monsoon rains are often longed eagerly.

  • Do I need special vaccinations?

    This diseases occur mainly,: dysentery and hepatitis A affecting the intestinal tract. Against them, you can either through vaccination and medication, as well specifically by caution in selecting food and beverages.
    Special vaccinations are not mandatory. Sequence-based vaccines, however, it doesn't hurt to get: tetanus-diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid

  • As the bikes are insured?

    The charge for the "liability" is 500, - you have to take in case of damage (accident) itself.

    For self-interest in the "hull" for damage to the motorcycle also is 500, -
    Minor damage to Umfallern, scratches, etc will not be charged;)
    The most expensive "damage" amounted to 50, -

  • May  a companion during the Ladakh / India motorcycle tour ride in the car?

    Yes: The accompanying person may ride with you on the bike, but also ride the bike trip in whole or in part in the support vehicle.

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  • What additional costs for the motorcycle trip in India / Ladakh can we expect?

    Pocket money for the trip:
    Experience has shown 100-200 € per person as pocket money should be enough

    India is still a very affordable holiday destination.The most expensive part on a India tour is the hotels, the flight and the motorcycles / maintenance.

    Everything else such as food and fuel is very cheap.
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Dates

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Grouptour
$3,638 motorcycle rider
$2,974 pillion rider
inquiry
There are no fix dates for this tour. We are happy to set up dates to your liking.

Optional additional services

$642 single room supplement