Camel Safari in Hunder at nubra valley
Camel Safari in Nubra Valley with Brm Expeditions
Tour de Ladakh is a perfectly curated 10-day riding experience on the highest motor able road in the world. This Manali Leh motorbike tour is the template followed by many of our clients with great success. This tour covers all the major attractions on the Manali – Leh Road and the basic Ladakh circuit. Tour de Ladakh was first conducted in 2010 and has been a decorated event in our annual calendar ever since. This tour not only caters to the adventure seekers and bike enthusiasts but is also a perfect getaway in the Himalayas.
The highlight of the tour:
We try to provide an exquisite experience. Our focus is not just on the riding but also on ensuring that you are comfortable. We understand the importance of staying fresh for the ride day in and day out and the physical toll riding daily in these altitudes can take on a human body. Hence the riding schedule is altered without compromising any places of interest. We have been conducting this particular Manali Leh Motorbike tour successfully for over a decade and look forward to hosting you and your friends for this once in a lifetime experience soon.
The summers are on and after rather long and chilly winters it is time again to get the engines roaring and head to the only place that can offer nirvana to riders. The high passes and long winding roads welcome all bikers to the lap of nature’s garden. A ride to Leh –Ladakh. And we, at BRM invite you to join us on our annual TOUR DE LADAKH and experience the thrill of ride of a lifetime with our experienced and friendly crew, in brand new bikes with a perfect support staff. The roads we would travel are some of the most exciting and scenic biking trails anywhere in the world and cover 6 passes over the great Himalayas and the parallel Pir Panjal and Zanskar ranges. Tour De Ladakh also covers the highest salt water lake in the world “Pangong Tso” and is just the right mixture of driving, photography and relaxation.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR :
So, if you are interested in sustained mountain adventure… Join us now!!!
Following a morning meet and greet with our team, we will brief you about the journey ahead, the safety tips to be observed while riding and answer any last minute questions you might have. Following this, you would be introduced to the bikes you would be riding and we take the bikes for a spin to the scenic locales of Solang valley and Naggar castle. The purpose is to get comfortable with the bike as well as take in some of the natural splendors of Manali. The expected ride is around 60kms and offers first timers to Himalayas a chance to get familiar with the sharp turns and riding on the hills, as a group, under an experienced tour leader.
(Manali – Marhi, Rohtang La, Koksar – Keylong)
We begin our journey from Manali to Leh through the Pir Panjal ranges of Himalayas with a steady ascent of 51kms to Rohtang La pass, situated at an altitude of 13,060 ft and cross over to Lahaul Spiti district where we descent to Gramphu followed by Khoksar. It is followed by another steady climb to Sissu and onto the district head quarters in Keylong where we halt for the night. We are likely to encounter traffic jam at Rani Nallah and tough riding conditions throughout.
(Keylong Jispa -BaraLaChala, Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Sarchu)
Today is all about high passes and following a good night’s sleep we continue from Keylong to Baralachala Pass (16,500ft). It’s a steady 67 km climb with a steep ascent to the pass especially that last 18 kms from ZingZingBar. Its important we take extra precautions on these roads as the winds could be chilly and roads dangerous. Our onwards journey to Ladakh leads us across 21 hairpin turns through the Gata Loops to Nakee La (15,547 ft) and Lachulung La (16,016 ft) passes and onto Sarchu, where we register at the police check post. We halt for the night at Sarchu where you will be put up in comfortable swiss tents.
(Pang – More Plains – Tanglang La – Upshi – Karu – Leh )
We are now on the last stretch of our journey from Manali to Leh and still have about 250 kms to ride. Be prepared to be amazed by the landscape you encounter. We have one more pass to conquer at Tanglang La (17,440 ft) and enroute to the pass we ride across a plateau called More Plains at an altitude of 15,500 ft !!. The scenic beauty of this landscape is truely amazing and sure to keep shutterbugs occupied. We descend for a while as we move along the indus river to small settlements through Upshi Karu and finally reach Leh.
(Leh Palace – Shanti Stupa – Gurudware Pathir Sahib – Magnetic Hill )
Day 5 gives you an opportunity to relax and explore the town of Leh at your own pleasure after a short ride to Magnetic Hill, Pathir Sahiband and a few Monastries 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.
( Leh – Khardung la – Khalsar – Hunder )
The day that sure provides the most important highlight of the tour, as we are all set to Drive 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. Further on we ride to Nubra Valley.
( Hunder – Diskit – Khardungla – Leh )
We have an early start of the day. As we head out back to Leh, We stop over for a double Humped Camel Safari. This place is Amazing for pictures. Then On way back our next halt is just a few minutes after at the Diskit Monestary and then on our way back to Leh.
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 a 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 internet so we might want to utilize those.
(Karu – Upshi – Tanglang La – More Plains – Pang)
We begin our journey back to Manali on the 9th day and aim to be at Sarchu for the night halt. Expect better conditions than we encountered when we crossed the road 8 days ago. Crossing the passes from the other side now, that familiar feeling setting in of knowing these areas well enough and the sheer pleasure of riding.
(BaraLaChala, Nakee La – Lachulung La – Keylong- Rohtang La)
The last day of riding, we cover the 222km stretch from Sarchu to Manali with an 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 water on road, high passes, lush greenery and vast barren lands.
Camel Safari in Nubra Valley with Brm Expeditions
Visit Shanti stupa in Leh with Brm Expeditions
Visit Habimba temple in Manali with Brm Expeditions
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.
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 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 contact us to discuss riding skills and specific tour route conditions and requirements in more detail
Yes. The participants must get their riding gear consisting a Hemet, armored Jacket and trousers, Eye Protection Gear, Arm and Knee guards. You can write in to us to discuss the gear and if you want to purchase some in India. Though its better to bring your own gear, BRM Expeditions can offer some gear if one finds getting his gear along difficult.
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.
In Event of Sickness or Injury, The BRM Expeditions Support team will try to get the participant to the nearest medical facility. Any Costs or expenditures incurred as a result are to be paid by the participant. Also, depending on the nature of Sickness/ injury and in consultation with the local medical examiner, the BRM Expedition staff reserves the right to cancel the participation of the affected individual. No refund shall be offered in such a case.
You would need a valid passport good for at least 6 months after the last day of the tour you are participating in. You are also advised to carry medical insurance as well as travel insurance that sufficiently covers the bike, you and any third party damages/injuries.
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 and you can individually decide and pay pay for what you eat. If you have any dietary preferences, we recommend you to share the same by getting in touch with us.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. you definitely should have Travel insurance and Medical Insurance, though they aren’t necessary for us, it is always recommended you insure your travel incase you might require assistance.
One of thhe best tours we had ever taken