Himalayan Lakes Motorbike Tour

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Himalayan Lakes Motorbike Tour is a 12 day journey from Manali to Leh. It covers a slightly off beat route taking you through some of the most magnificent sites. We travel through the most pristine landscape. The ride is challenging as we encounter dirt road and high altitude for a good duration of the tour. This tour is unique in the sense that the riders get to visit 4 lakes and many high Altitude passes over a course of 12 days. Himalayan Lakes Motorbike Tour is a more extreme version of the standard Manali – Leh Route. The destination remains the same but the road to get there is wilder.

HIGHLIGHTS OF HIMALAYAN LAKES MOTORBIKE TOUR :

  • Experience the impressive & enchanting culture of Himalayas.
  • Visit the best Lakes in the area, Pangong, Tso Kar, Tso Moriri and Chander Taal.
  • Incredible view of Bara Shigri Glacier, the second longest glacier in the world from Kunzum La pass.
  • Spend a night at Chander Tal also know as “Moon Lake”
  • Camping at Chander Tal and Sarchu
  • Ride on the Manali – Leh Highway which is the Highest motor able road in the world.
  • Visit Shanti Stupa, War Memorial, Leh Market, Shey Palace and Thiksey Monastries in Leh 
  • Visit Pangong Lake, which is the highest salt water Lake in the world
  • Ride to Khardung la, on the Highest motorable pass in the world.
  • Ride and Camp at the Highest sweet water lake in the world, Tso moriri.
  • Night Halt at Tso Kar, also know as “white Lake”
  • Visit the valley of Tibetian Nomads
  • Excellent Support Staff, knowledgeable and well equipped to assist with any challenges.
  • Gopro video footage from tour leaders camera.
  • AND MUCH MORE….
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Guided Tours
    • Activity Level Challenging
      5/8
    • Group Size Medium Group
      10
    All about the Himalayan Lakes Motorbike Tour.

    This Manali to Leh adventure is one of the more extreme versions of the ride you can undertake. The tour covers all the major lakes of the region starting with Chandertal, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar as well as Pangong. You will be riding a road that would take you to both the highest sweet water lake and the highest salt water lake in the world. Not to Mention the highest motor able pass. So if extreme riding is your thing, please sign up for the Himalayan Lakes and passes tour with BRM Expeditions.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF HIMALAYAN LAKES MOTORBIKE TOUR :

    • Experience the impressive & enchanting culture of Himalayas.
    • Visit the best Lakes in the area, Pangong, Tso Kar, Tso Moriri and Chander Taal.
    • Incredible view of Bara Shigri Glacier, the second longest glacier in the world from Kunzum La pass.
    • Spend a night at Chander Tal also know as “Moon Lake”
    • Camping at Chander Tal and Sarchu
    • Ride on the Manali – Leh Highway which is the Highest motor able road in the world.
    • Visit Shanti Stupa, War Memorial, Leh Market, Shey Palace and Thiksey Monastries in Leh 
    • Visit Pangong Lake, which is the highest salt water Lake in the world
    • Ride to Khardung la, on the Highest motorable pass in the world.
    • Ride and Camp at the highest sweet water lake in the world, Tso moriri.
    • Night Halt at Tso Kar, also know as “white Lake”
    • Visit the valley of Tibetian Nomads
    • Excellent Support Staff, knowledgeable and well equipped to assist with any challenges.
    • Gopro video footage from tour leaders camera.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • BIKES: Royal Enfield Classic 500 Or Himalayan 411cc.
    • SUPPORT: Complete Support Team Includes English Speaking Tour Leader, Mechanic, Helpers And Backup Rider.
    • FUEL: All Fuel Throughout The Route.
    • SUPPORT VEHICLE: For All Your Luggage, Spare Fuel And In case Pillion Gets Tired, They Can Travel In The Backup Vehicle As Well.
    • ACCOMMODATION: All Accommodation Based On Twin Shared Rooms In Good Hotels And Camps.
    • MEALS : All Meals Based On MAP Plans ( Breakfast & Dinner).
    • Mineral Water Throughout The Riding Days.
    • PASSES & PERMITS : All Inner Line Permits And All Other Entrance Fee.
    • VIDEOS: Gopro Raw Videos From Tour Leader’s Camera
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Refundable Deposit of 15,000Rs or 250 $ /bike.
    • All Lunches
    • Any Personal Expenses.
    • Tips and Donations
    • Any Damages done to the bike apart from wear and tear.
    • All that not included in ” Tour Includes ” Section.
    • Travel insurance policy covering use of Motorbike
    • Tourist Visa for India and Any Airfare
    1. Day 1 Manali

      The first day is to meet and greet with the team as well as a short ride around Manali town to get used to the motorbikes. You will be given a brief about the tour, we shall share expectations and also some riding tips for this terrain. After the ride, the evening will be at your leisure to explore the local market. Dinner shall be served at the hotel.

      Night Stay At: Manali –  2050m

       

    2. Day 2 Manali to Chandertal

      After Breakfast on day 2, the ride shall commence to the majestic Chandertal lake via Rohtang pass. The road up to the pass is mostly tarmac and offers many breathtaking views as you ascend. There will be stopovers and breaks for photography and also a short halt at the pass. Once you cross Rohtang and turn right from Gramphu, the road conditions deteriorate and the next 40 -50kms offer some of the best off-road riding experience. We shall be at the lake around the afternoon and after spending a couple of hours by the lakeside, ride back to our campsite where we rest for the night.

      Night Stay At:  Chandertal Lake –  4300m

    3. Day 3 Chandertal to Keylong

      Day 3 has us riding from Chandertal to Keylong, the district headquarter of Lahaul and Spiti. Our ride back to Gramphu is through the now-familiar off-road section but from Gramphu to Keylong the road is mostly Tarmac and offers splendid views of the Lahaul Valley. the ride would be approximately 5 hrs long and we should be in Keylong around late afternoon. The evening is at your leisure to explore the Keylong town. overnight at the hotel.

      Night Stay At: Keylong –  3080m

    4. Day 4 Keylong to Sarchu

      After Breakfast at the camp we begin our ride to Keylong which is approximately 125 km from the Chandra Tal lake. We take the same road we drove on yesterday till Gramphu and from their join the National Highway again till Keylong. The road conditions on this stretch are significantly better than the Chandratal – Gramphu stretch and you get to see the beautiful Lahaul Valley with tiered plantations and tall mountains on either side of the road. Evening in Keylong hotel.

      Night Stay At: Sarchu –  4290m

    5. Day 5 Sarchu to Leh

      The longest riding day so far, on day four of this tour we cover the 260km distance between Sarchu and Leh. While the distance is long, the quality of roads makes the ride smooth. On this day we cross the famous Gata loops, Pang, the More Plains and the second highest motorable pass, Tanglang la. We aim at reaching Leh by early evening and hence start early from Sarchu. Overnight at Hotel.

      Night Stay At: Leh – 3500m

    6. Day 6 Leh

      Day 6 gives you an opportunity to relax and explore the town of Leh at your own pleasure after a short ride to Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib and a few Monasteries around. For things to do in Leh. You can visit the Leh Palace and Shanti stupa or sample different cuisines at many good restaurants on the Changspa road.

      Night Stay At: Leh – 3500m

    7. Day 7 Leh to Pangong Tso

      Today We take rest from Bikes as it’s a day trip. We head Northeast towards the most identifiable water body in the region, the Pangong Tso lake. After a roughly 5 hour ride through difficult terrain, across the Chang La pass we reach Pangong Tso, a 135 km lake shared between India and China and undoubtedly, the best visual spectacle of the tour. After spending few hours at the lake we head back to our base camp in Leh with a good time to Collect our memories from the trip so far and get in touch again with life outside the region. Leh is the only town that gives us access to phone networks and the internet so we might want to utilize those.

      Night Stay At: Leh – 3500m

    8. Day 8 Leh to Khardungla

      Day 8 provides the most important highlight of the tour, as we are all set to ride the highest motorable pass in the world, the Khardung La. Not only does this ride provide you an adrenaline rush but the views remain in your memory forever. For Most of the people the whole trip is for this very day, to Conquer the top. Upon returning from the top, you get to spend the evening at your leisure and we recommend you visit the local market to collect souvenirs.

      Night Stay At: Leh – 3500m

    9. Day 9 Leh to Tso Moriri

      We bid Adieu to Leh city and head towards the highest sweet water lake in the World, Tso Moriri. The Lake is in the Rupshu Valley and at approximately 14600 ft altitude, a sight to behold. The ride through the Chumathang plains takes a good 7 – 8 hrs before we reach our destination. Evening at the campsite in Karzok village near the Lake.

      Night Stay At: Tso Moriri – 4522m

    10. Day 10 Tso Moriri to Tso Kar

      On this day we travel between two high altitude lakes from Tso moriri to Tso Kar. The ride is mostly along a rough road but its scenic and a bit hard on the body. The 110 km journey takes approximately 5 hours and we expect to be at our camp in Tso Kar by late afternoon.

      Night Stay At: Tso Kar – 4530m

    11. Day 11 Tso Kar to Sarchu

      Day 11 has a 140 km ride planned between Tso Kar and Sarchu. The riding time is approximately 6-7 hrs and the road conditions vary. A night halt at Sarchu camps would be our last camp stay on this tour.

      Night Stay At: Sarchu –  4290m

    12. Day 12 Sarchu to Manali

      On the last day of riding, we cover the 222km stretch from Sarchu to Manali with the aim of starting early and reaching Manali by evening. We halt in Keylong for lunch and expect tough riding conditions from Koksar to Rohtang La. A summary of our entire trip on road can be cast in this stretch as we cross the water on the road, high passes, lush greenery, and vast barren lands.

      Night Stay At: Manali –  2050m

    BRM Expeditions is a family operated company and managed by Abhinav Sood and Anuraag Sood. We are the people you talk and correspond with regarding all your Tour related queries and Bookings. We are also the people you meet at our office in Manali upon Arrival and the ones who brief you about your tours. The tours are led by our experienced Tour Leaders who have been riding and guiding on these roads for over 8 years.

    You should hold a valid motorcycle driving license. An international Driving License though not mandatory, is better for you as it would ease any insurance claims that might arise.

    Yes, a helmet is required by Indian law. BRM Expeditions highly recommend using a full face helmet.

    We recommend everyone who signs up for our tours to have atleast a one-year motorcycle riding experience and some experience of riding in off road conditions. You must bear in mind that all roads routes throughout the Himalayas are constantly subject to small landslides and water damage during the heavy monsoon rain months that usually occur from June to September. While off road riding experience is not mandatory, it can be very helpful to navigate these sorts of occasional rough road sections on anyone of our  given Himalayan tour routes.  You are advised to get comfortable on a 500cc motorbike if you are to take a tour with us. We reserve the right to terminate any participants’ ride if his riding skills are not up to the mark for the intended tour. Please feel free to email us to discuss riding skills and specific tour route conditions and requirements in more detail.

    Yes. The participants must get their riding gear consisting Hemet, armored Jacket and trousers, Eye Protection Gear, Arm and Knee guards. Though it’s better to bring your own gear, BRM Expeditions can offer some gear if one finds getting his gear along difficult.

    Normally, you should wear waterproof riding gear, riding boots, riding gloves along with a helmet. But if you do not have riding gear, wear clothing that will give you some protection in the unlikely event of a spill. As a minimum, you should wear the following: Footwear that protects your feet and your ankles (hiking boots are good). Durable pants-leather is best; but you can make do with jeans, work pants, or something similar. An abrasion resistant jacket that zips or buttons up close to the neck. For the Ladakh tour, you would also need a pair of thermal inner wear to combat the cold. Please make sure your riding gear is waterproof or you have a separate rain gear. You should also pack nightwear and casual clothing and footwear for your time away from the motorcycle.

    You would need a valid passport good for atleast 6 months after the last day of the tour you are participating in. You are also advised to carry a medical insurance as well as a travel insurance that sufficiently covers the bike, you and any third-party damages/injuries.

    For every Tour that we organize, an Inclusions section is shared. You may contact us if there is any question or if you want more clarity around any points.

    Every Organized tour has a BRM Expeditions mechanic along who does the necessary repair and maintenance work on the bikes daily. Hence breakdowns are extremely rare. If any Parts need to be changed, the mechanic shall notify you and the cost of the part is charged to you. In Case of a break down so severe that the bike is rendered incompetent, BRM Expedition team takes a decision based on feasibility, of either supplying you a new bike or making alternate travel arrangement for you.

     

    You would be served Indian/English Breakfast and A vegetarian Buffet Dinner at the hotels /Camps. The lunches are excluded from the pricing as we are mostly on the road and you can individually decide and pay  for what you eat. If you have any dietary preferences, we recommend you to share the same by getting in touch with us.

    Yes. A passenger can join a tour as a rider in the Backup Vehicle. Please write in to us for more info regarding this option.

    Yes. While we conduct tours on some of the most treacherous roads, it is not uncommon for us to have pillion riders. The pillion rider must have experienced pillion riding before as it can get strenuous on these roads.

    We use Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Royal Enfield Himalayan for the trip as these are best suited bikes for these terrains. You can Read more about these bikes here.

    Yes, We always have Support vehicles in our tours which have more than 4 bikes. Our Support vehicles normally include Isuzu Dmax Vcross 4×4 and Mahindra XUV500. On our larger groups we take a Tempo Traveller. These vehicles carry all your luggage, Spare fuel and Spares as well.

    For all Organized tours, if the number of Participants is 5+, a backup vehicle is provided which carries your luggage. Else, all bikes shall come fitted with luggage carriers strong enough to hold 30lts rucksacks on each side and back.

    No. All our tours have aleast 1 rest day. On some days, we will take time to enjoy major attractions that are a scheduled part of the expedition. On other days, you may explore local sites on your own, or just rest and do what you please.

    Yes, there is a restriction on the number of riders for every tour. The main reason behind this is to keep the group size small for us to interact with each rider personally and give them proper attention. The maximum riders we take on a tour are mentioned on the individual tour pages.

    BRM Expeditions will custom-design a route to your specifications and desires with a minimum of 6 tour members. So if your motorcycle club or group of friends is interested in organizing a unique tour all you have to do is contact us.

    Yes, lodging for all our tours are on double-occupancy basis, but you can choose to avail of single-occupancy lodging for an additional charge.

    You should book the tour as soon as you are sure of making it. For all our tours, we have limited seats, so book as soon as you can.

    Our motorcycles are covered under third-party insurance and don’t cover accidental damages. We trust that you will, in good faith, cover the cost of repairs in case of any unlikely damages caused by you.

     

    No. The tour prices do not cover any Airfare, Be it International or Domestic. The price quoted for a tour can be Inclusive of Taxes, and the confirmation for the same is shared on every tours Included Section.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    David
    Reviewed On 02/04/2020
    5/5

    Well mapped tour and great Tour Organisers. Right from the first email to the departure flight back to UK, They helped us with every bit of information. Highly recommended !

    Chris
    Reviewed On 20/03/2020
    5/5

    Great Tour with the Best Guides. We were taken care of very well. We had New Bikes and Best Hotels throughout the route. I will be back in 2021 As well. Cheers To BRM

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