Manali Leh Bike Trip 04 Night / 05 Days
Trip Highlights: Manali Town, Rohtang Pass / Chandra and Bhaga Rivers, Keylong , Darcha, Baralacha –Pass , Sarchu, - Tanglangla - Leh city
Manali: One of the most beautiful hill station in North nestled in north Himachal Pradesh. Lush green valley waits for your arrival. Your overland safari Mnalai to Ldakh begins very next day of your arrival in Manali to reach at Rohtang Pass ( 13000 Ft Appox) which differ Lahaul valley & Spiti valley extreme North + North East of Himachal Pradesh and Manali valley. Descending down from Rohtang pass suddenly overall vegetation get change which will make you feel to enter in different world. Following the Chandra & Bhaga rivers this is recommended to stop at either Keylong which is the district headquarter of this region or bit further away to Jispa just before you ascend to baralacha Pass. Jispa onwards you will encounter the second pass called Bara Lacha Pass surrounds by heavy snow and offers an incredible view of Trans Himalayan ranges. Further drive to Sarchu a flat ground driving an altitude of around 4000 meter above sea level will be another major attraction. Gradual climb to reach at Pang where you may find some seasonal tea shop and eat some food.
Leh: one of the most beautiful city situated at an altitude of 3500 M ASL famous for highest high altitude airport an ethnic / Ancient and colorful city. Monasteries, fort and palaces, gateway to Silk route, Hub for Buddhist culture for red sect and yellow sect. lush green valley around river Indus and agricultural fields and business hub for this region. Much more to explore in and around Leh.
Arrive Manali and Overnight Stay
Arrive Manali : Our representative will meet at bus stand and will transfer you to the hotel. Day free at leisure to acclimatize, do last minute shopping around for the motorbike safari . Overnight at hotel.
Drive from Manali to keylong (115 Kms)
On your bikes from Manali to Keylong proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive upto MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spurce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and enroute crossing several villages of Lahaul valley like Khoksar, Sissu, Gondla and Tandi the confluence of Chandra & Bhaga Rivers. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to explore Keylong town. Overnight at hotel.
Keylong to Sarchu (107 Kms)
On your bikes from Keylong to Sarchu get prepared for the most interesting overland high altitude drive up to Leh. May take approx 10 hours. You will arrive at Darcha ( 3500 Meter) is situated at the junction of Yotche Nullah and the Zangskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. This is the main point for the trek lovers wish to enter in Zanskar valley or up to Leh. Your drive from this place will take to BaraLacha Pass ( 1620 Ft) and further drive to Sarchu which is nearly the mid point of Manali Leh route. Check in at your Deluxe Camp and spend a beautiful evening at the High altitude camp.
Sarchu to Leh
On your bikes from Sarchu proceed for Leh en-route crossing Nakeela and Lachalung-la Pass (16,617 ft.). Break for lunch at Pang and then drive on towards Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (a vast plateau stretching for 42 kms) and then crossing Taglang-La (17,585 ft) and driving through the upper Indus Valley. Reach Leh by evening. Your further drive will take you to Upsi by crossing river Indus and follow the highway up to Leh. Check in at your hotel and overnight stay
After breakfast you may join your post bike safari tour or check out form the hotel and your own arrangements