Manali to Leh highway road trip, is an unforgettable journey of 474 kms into enchanting valleys, rugged terrains, picturesque mountains and scenic landscapes. Breathtaking landscapes consist of meandering streams, snow capped peaks, fruit orchards and ancient temples. Spectacular and panoramic views from the Rohtang Pass it is a route that leads to places such as Pangi, Lahaul Spiti and Leh.
June - September
Arrive Manali and transfer to your hotel. Take rest for some time and in the evening meet other co-riders and the Team Leader will brief you about the route to be taken also will allocate Royal Enfield to you. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Drive along the Beas River upstream along the left bank through several villages, until you reach the Rohtang Pass (4050 m / 13,287 ft.). You will then drive down to reach in Gramphu, and then the passport check point at Koskar. Afterward proceed to Keylong; the tribal district headquarters.Overnight stay in Hotel / Guest Houses.
You will leave to the higher region, accompanied by zigzag uphill roads in the shadow of hanging glaciers to the scenic Baralacha La (4800 m / 15,748 ft.), before we descend to the Sarchu plateau. Overnight stay on Sarchu campsite.
You will leave the vast Sarchu plateau, to head up a curvy drive until you reach Namik La (4950 m / 16,240 ft.), where you can experience the spectacular views of rugged rocks and their unique geological formation. Then you go over Lachu Lang La (5090 m / 16,699 ft.)before descending to the gorge of the cliffy GanglaJal to Pang. You will then continue through the vast plateau of Kyang Chu-Thang (plateau of wild donkey) to Tsokar, via dusty and unidentified trails. The Tsokar lake - also called White Lake because of the salt deposits around it is where extracted salt from its shores is still sold all over Ladakh, as well as yellow headed Wagtail, Pled Wagtail, Desert Wheatears, Raven, Horned Lark etc.
After the breakfast drive to Leh by passing through Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft, second highest motorable road in the world, reach Upshi for entry of tourist and tourist vehicle, from here drive along with banks of Indus river & Valley. Arrive at Leh by evening. You finish the days ride in the ancient city of Leh. Overnight in hotel.
The morning is at leisure for you to relax. Today, you are free to explore various parts of the Leh city like the Namgyal Palace, Tibetan market, Shanti Stupa and various monasteries.
Today bid farewell to your biking buddies and proceed to your hometown.