RASK Undiscovered

Zen & motorcycling in Ladakh

THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE IN THE HIMALAYAS


Take the ride of your life with RASK in the Himalayas! We will combine the dramatic landscape of the Himalayas and the thrill of riding a Royal Enfield Motorbike.

The Himalayas conjure up an image of magnificent snow covered peaks, remoteness, alpine green valleys, high altitude passes. Our Royal Enfield Motorbike Safari is to the saddle of Buddhist culture in Ladakh, living in harmony with harsh climatic conditions in the Higher Himalayas. This motorbike safari is one of the best activities to participate in a holiday catering pure unadulterated pleasure & taking the challenge of the intricacies of riding your 350 cc motorcycle in the High Himalayas.

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Itinerary


Day 1:
 
Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, one of our representatives holding a signboard in your name will meet you at the International Airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel and assisted with check in.

Overnight.

Day 2: Delhi – Srinagar

This morning you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Srinagar.

On arrival at Srinagar, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free to relax at Srinagar and try your hands at your motorbikes.

 Overnight.

Day 3: Srinagar – Sonamarg (85 Kms)

Today we will start our first ride from Srinagar to Sonamarg, which takes you through some of the magnificent vistas Kashmir is renowned for.

Apart from this the journey is pretty straight forward and you will be in Sonamarg in couple of hours, take a breather here and marvel at the beauty of Sonamarg i.e. meadows of gold.

Overnight.

Day 4: Sonamarg – Kargil (124 Kms)

From Sonamarg the landscape starts changing dramatically all the way till the famous ZOJI LA PASS (11,640 ft). The traffic to the final summit of the pass is controlled and visitors have to get them registered to proceed further. This is also the toughest few kilometers of the entire Srinagar – Leh highway, beyond, which tarmac is fantastic.

A few kilometers beyond Drass is the WAR MEMORIAL, built in the memory of fallen soldiers in the 1999 Kargil war and a must visit for every traveler passing through this route. From here it is a straight run to Kargil and you will be there in less than an hour’s time. Kargil is the intended pit stop for the majority of travelers.

 

Overnight.

Day 5: Kargil – Lamayuru (124 Kms)

Early this morning we will start our drive to Lamayuru.

40 odd kilometers down the road is the town of MULBEK, a sleepy town that many would pass through without knowing the fact that next to the road is a statue of MAITREYA, the future Buddha. It is believed that the 9 meter high statue carved out of solid rock was built in 7th or 8th century.

A short ride from Mulbek will take you to 12198ft high Namika La, a windy yet scenic pass. Roughly 40 kilometers Namika La is Fotu La, the highest point on the Srinagar – Leh highway, (13,479ft).

After short yet scenic ride you will reach Lamayuru monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing moon landscapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon)

Overnight.

 

Day 6: Lamayuru– Leh (110 Kms)

Few kilometers down the road from Lamayuru are the Hangro Loops, the 18 loops are fast yet sharp loops with steep gorges, ride carefully here.

We will visit Alchi, Ladakh’s most loved monastery and Basgo which is certainly the most impressive of Ladakh citadels despite its ruined state.

We will also visit Likir Gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir, The confluence of The Indus And Zanskar River; further to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib (Sikh monument Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev.

Upon arrival in Leh you will met by our representative and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.

 

 

 

 

Overnight.

Day 7: In Leh

The day is at leisure to relax at the hotels and enjoy the walk in the local market.

Ladakh is a silent, blissful place of thin air and magical geological shapes, its landscape marked by soft, burned colors and purple shadows. Curiously, it boasts an intimacy that belies the rugged 4,000 to 6,500 mt peaks that surround the former kingdom. Even the mighty Indus River, which cuts across the high valleys and through the mountain gorges, can look almost like a stream when viewed from the hilltop monasteries. Its no wonder that Ladakh is called “Little Tibet”.

Overnight.

Day 8: Leh – Khardunga La – Leh 18,390 Ft. (39 Kms one way)

The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif.

After a photo session at the World’s Highest Motor-able pass we will drive back to Leh.

Overnight.

Day 9: Leh – Pangong Lake (140 Kms)

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh and further 5 Kms driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village.

After visiting these two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m).

This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.

Upon arrival we check in at our Camp near Pangong Lake.

Overnight.

Day 10: Pangong Lake to Leh (140 Kms)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh.

On arrival in Leh you will be assisted in check in at the hotel. In the evening you can stroll around the market.

Overnight.

Day 11: In Leh

Today we will visit some monasteries, Starting with Shey Palace and Gompa that is situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh. It was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.

Continue with Thiksey Gompa that is 19 Kms from Leh. Spectacularly situated, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples contained within this Gompa, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.

Also visit the Hemis Gompa that lies 40 kms from Leh. Best known and the biggest Gompa of Ladakh, its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh, which is unfurled once in 12 years (last in 2004).

Overnight.

Day 12: Leh to Delhi

We will leave on time for Leh airport to board our flight to Delhi.

Upon your arrival in Delhi, you will escort you to your hotel where rooms are booked till your departure.

 

 


EUR3,696 per person

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals: Breakfast only in Delhi. Full board  in Kashmir and Leh.
  • Arrival/departure transfers in Delhi
  • Royal Enfield 350 CC on Hire from Srinagar to Leh
  • A support vehicle from Srinagar to Leh
  • Mechanic for the entire trip
  • Tour guide throughout the trip (Srinagar to Leh)
  • All currently applicable taxes

 

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