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Top of The World, Trans Himalayan Motorbike Tour - 12 days tour with 10 days of motorcycle ride

Top of The World, Trans Himalayan Motorbike Tour - 12 days tour with 10 days of motorcycle ride

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Top of The World, Trans Himalayan Motorbike Tour - 12 days tour with 10 days of motorcycle ride

12 Days Starting in KALKA RAILWAY STATION, Kalka, Haryana 133302, India and ending in 4HV4+259, Leh, 194104

Visiting: KALKA RAILWAY STATION, Shimla, Jalori Pass, ShivAdya Tirthan - Boutique Hotel in Tirthan Valley, Naggar Castle & Hotel Naggar Castle, Himachal Pradesh, Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Shivadya Boutique Hotel - Luxury hotel in Manali, Luxury and Mountain View Resort in Manali, Manali, Solang Valley, Atal Tunnel Rohtang South Portal, Jispa, Darcha, Baralacha La Pass, Sarchu, Gata Loops, Tso Kar, Taglang La, Upshi Bridge, Leh, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Nimoo Market, Spituk Monastery པེ་ཐུབ་ དགོན་པ།, Leh Palace, Khardung La, Diskit Gompa, Hunder Sand Dunes, Shyok, Pangong Lake India, Chang La Pass, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Leh main Market

Tour operator:

Himalayan Saga

Tour code:

xxx2

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 15

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

25-70

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Motorcycling

Private Available:

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$2100
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Tour Overview

A 12 days classic motorcycle tour including 10 days of riding. We start our tour with a ride on World Heritage Site Kalka Shimla Toy Train to Shimla which was once summer capital of British India. We start our ride in middle Himalayas riding up the satluj valley and taking a small mountain road crossing Jalori Pass thickly wooded with cedar trees and providing exceptional views of Himalayan ranges. From here we take a route for a sojurn in Manali which has an alpine feel. From here we launch ourselves into the Trans Himalayan region, taking a roller coaster ride crossing valleys, mountains and high passes into Ladakh. We stay at Leh which was once part of Silk route connecting India to this trade route across Karakoram ranges. While being in Ladakh we scale the famed Khardung La into Nubra valley where we enjoy a ride in sand dunes on bactrian camel and then taking ourselves to most beautiful Pangong lake. If you have not done this ride, seriously you need to collect this Jewel of a ride and add to your precious riding list.

Highlights

  • Shimla, Jalori Pass, Manali, Baralach La Pass, Tsokhar, Tanglang La Pass, Leh, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Khardung La Pass, N

  • * Experience Kalka Shimla Toy train ride, A World Heritage Site

  • * Ride through Foothills of Himalayas

  • * Motorcycle riding experience across Trans Himalayan region across several valleys & over numerous Mountain passes

  • * Enjoy riding double humped bactrian camel in sand dunes of Nubra

Places You'll See

Mane At Entrances Of A Village And Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

Khardung La

Sarchu

Holy Lamps In A Monastery

Trans Himalayan Region

Tsokhar Village And Lake

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Kalka/ Shimla By Toy Train

Location: KALKA RAILWAY STATION, Shimla

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner, Picnic Hamper for Toy Train

Arrive Kalka railway station and take Kalka Shimla Toy Train chugging its way up to Shimla criss crossing hills and passing through 103 tunnels, an architectural marvel and among the World heritage Sites. Meet on arrival at Shimla station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 : Shimla/ Jalori Pass/ Tirthan (200 Kms/7-8 Hrs)

Location: Shimla, Jalori Pass, ShivAdya Tirthan - Boutique Hotel in Tirthan Valley

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning after breakfast we assemble for a small briefing on the tour and we get introduced to our ride for next 10 days The Royal Enfield. We start our ride, crossing the city and catching on to Hindustan Tibet road riding up the Satluj valley and getting excellent Himalayan mountain views. At Sainj we cross the river and start our ascend to Jalori Pass 3120 m, stopping at the pass for a cup of tea at the local stall. We ride further downhill into Tirthan valley crossing small town Banjar. Our hotel is located on banks of river. Rest & relax to the music of fast flowing river. Check in and overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Tirthan/Manali (110 Kms/3 Hrs)

Location: ShivAdya Tirthan - Boutique Hotel in Tirthan Valley, Naggar Castle & Hotel Naggar Castle, Himachal Pradesh, Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Shivadya Boutique Hotel - Luxury hotel in Manali, Luxury and Mountain View Resort in Manali

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Post breakfast we start our ride along river Tirthan till Aut, where we cross a 3 km tunnel to enter Kullu valley. We ride up the valley enroute stopping at a local Shawl factory and continue to Naggar which was capital of rulers of Kullu about 500 yrs ago. Here we visit the Naggar Castle, Roeirch Art Gallery and walk past Tripura Sundari temple. We continue our ride to our retreat for the night. Check in and overnight at hotel.

Day 4 : Manali/ Atal Tunnel/ Jispa (100 Kms/ 4 Hrs)

Location: Manali, Solang Valley, Atal Tunnel Rohtang South Portal, Jispa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our ride today crossing Sollang Valley and Atal Rohtang Tunnel which at 3000 m is longest tunnel in World above this altitude. We enter Lahaul valley and ride to Jispa riding along Chandra river to Tandi and then crossing Keylong & Gemur villages to reach Jispa. On arrival check in and overnight in tents.

Day 5 : Jispa/ Baralacha La Pass/ Sarchu (85 Kms/4 Hrs)

Location: Darcha, Baralacha La Pass, Sarchu

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your bikes from Jispa to Sarchu enroute crossing Darcha and over Baralachala Pass (4800 m). On arrival check in at camp. Evening free to walk around in Sarchu. Overnight in camp.

Day 6 : Sarchu/Tsokhar (122 Kms/ 5 Hrs)

Location: Gata Loops, Tso Kar

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Post breakfast we start our ride from Sarchu to Tsokhar crossing over Naki La (4800 m), Lachang La (5065 m) and crossing the vast expense of More plains to reach Tsokhar. At an altitude of 4520 metres this is one of the most amazing high altitude lakes in the Ruspshu Nomadic belt. This crystal clear lake is a protected bird sanctuary and home to thousands of migratory bird including the endangered black necked crane. Walk around the lake and explore Tsokhar village. Overnight in tents.

Day 7 : Tsokhar/Leh (150 Kms/4-5 Hrs)

Location: Tso Kar, Taglang La, Upshi Bridge, Leh

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After enjoying our breakfast we start our ride with ascend to Tanglang La pass (5328 m) and a lovely ride down to Upshi to enter Indus valley and further to Leh riding along the river. Arrive the ancient town of Leh. Check in at hotel. Evening free to enjoy a walk around Leh market or visit the Leh Palace or enjoy sunset from Shanti Stupa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 : In Leh – Riding Around

Location: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Nimoo Market, Spituk Monastery པེ་ཐུབ་ དགོན་པ།, Leh Palace

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast ride your Royal Enfield bikes to Nimo to witness the confluence of Zanskar & Indus River. Return to Leh enroute visiting Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Spituk Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 : Leh/ Nubra Via Khardungla (130 Kms/ 6 Hrs)

Location: Khardung La, Diskit Gompa, Hunder Sand Dunes

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today after breakfast at your hotel ride to Nubra valley via the famed Khardungla pass (5600 m), which was once the highest motorable pass in the world. Later ride to Nubra valley, take photoshots enroute. The natural home of double hump bacterial camel and famous old silk route, enjoy a small camel ride at the sand dunes. On arrival check in at camp. Evening explore Hunder village. Overnight stay at camp at Hunder.

Day 10 : Nubra/ Shyok/ Pangong Lake (140 Kms/ 5 Hrs)

Location: Shyok, Pangong Lake India

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today after breakfast we leave for yet another mesmerizing ride to follow Shyok river to reach Pangong Lake (4250 m). Arrive Pangong, which is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. Overnight in camp.

Day 11 : Pangong/ Thiksey Monastery/ Shey Palace/ Leh (160 Kms/ 7 Hrs)

Location: Chang La Pass, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Leh main Market

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we leave Pangong and start our ride towards Leh town crossing over Chang La (5160 m). Enroute we also visit Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace to reach Leh. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free and overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Depart Leh

Location: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast

Intime transfer to Leh airport to connect flight to Delhi.

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

    Bottled mineral water throughout the adventure

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation on twin sharing basis in A category hotels/ guests houses/ camps/ tents

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transfers to/from Airport and Hotel

  • Entrance Fees

    All entrance fees to places of visit

  • Fully Guided

    English speaking guide throughout the adventure

  • Local Taxes

    GST applicable on total tour cost

  • Train Tickets

    Kalka to shimla Toy Train Ride

  • Meals

  • Additional Services

    * Royal Enfield Himalayan or Standard Enfield 500 * All fuel for motorcycle as per itinerary * Mechanics with all necessary spare parts * Support vehicles to carry your luggage, spare, extra fuel *Permits & environment fees

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Country Entry Visas

  • * Travel Insurance * Personal expenses * Tips * Alcoholic drinks * Anything not mentioned in above price include column

Mode of Transport

Motorcycle Royal Enfield Himalayan or Scram

Accommodation

Tourist Class Hotels/ Guest Houses/ Camps

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  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Incase group does not meet minimum 4 rider strength, it will be cancelled and you would be communicated well in time & offered a seat in another suitable tour of same itinerary or may be if you are OK a different itinerary in same region

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    This is a group tour open for booking for everyone from around the Globe. hence expect multi nationalities as your group members

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes 3 weeks before departure we would communicate name of all accommodation

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes the accompanying guide in this tour would be English speaking

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    If you are a resident from outside India, you would need an Indian Visa

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes entrances to places of visit as per itinerary are included

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    You need to be physically fit to undertake this tour. This tour goes to high altitude areas and you would be staying in places as high as 4400 m and crossing several passes over 5000 m. You are requested to consult your physician before you undertake this high altitude tour

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    This is a motorcycle tour and no coach travel

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No Visa fees is not included and has to be organised from your end

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Yes preferably a rider or pillion needs to be fully vaccinated

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    You get to stay in good comfortable hotels in Manali, Shimla, Leh. There would be standard neat & clean hotels in Tirthan valley & Jispa. High altitude basic camps with beds & attached toilets in Sarchu & Tsokhar and deluxe tents in Nubra valley & Pangong

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes English speaking guide cum escort would be on this group tour

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes we would be more than happy to assist in pre or post tour accommodation or any related travel arrangements

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tips are not included in the tour price and you would tip according to your convenience

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Free Wifi is available and at limited places specially towns like Shimla, Manali, Leh only. Other places are remote on this tour and would not have internet facility

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    On arrival in Shimla railway station transfer is included and on departure Leh airport transfer included from Leh hotel

  • What is the best time for this tour

    This is a high altitude tour wherein you ride across several 5000 m++ mountain passes. These passes remain closed in winters and open for travel only in Summers. June to end of September is best time for this tour

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    This is a motorcycle tour and children cannot be accommodated in it

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes you would get ample free time to explore places you visit during the tour

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, there is a different price incase you wish to stay on single occupancy basis or do not have a partner to share your room

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    INR and carry sufficient cash as in remote places card payments would not be possible

  • What is the maximum group size?

    15 riders

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Yes since its a motorcycle tour we recommend travel light

  • Company Instant Book

    Yes you can book a seat on instant basis

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No flight is not included

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are two prices that are mentioned. One is on twin sharing basis which means you share a room with other tour members and other price is on single occupancy basis also which means you pay a higher price to enjoy staying on single basis in your room.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes all accommodation will meet local health & safety regulations

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    This is a group tour and open to anyone who wishes to book from across the Globe. group can consists of multi nationality individuals.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Himalayan Saga has been in operation since 1999. Its more than 2 decades of experience

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We offer 2 free change in dates 45 days prior to departure date of a tour. After this free change period is over and due to certain unavoidable circumstances you still have to change the tour date, a fee would be applicable as USD 500 per change per person

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    A detailed voucher mentioning your itinerary, inclusions & exclusions.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    As a company we, our partners & crew all follow regulations laid down by Government. Entire crew is fully vaccinated.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Normally you cannot join the tour once it has departed. However under special conditions we may be able to make arrangements for you to join a departed tour

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  • Free Date Changes

    Himalayan Saga allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 45 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Himalayan Saga allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform himalayan saga, 45 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Himalayan Saga requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of himalayan saga charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 25% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID protocols followed by operators, staff and hotels as per Local Government regulations

    All staff fully vaccinated against COVID

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