Elusive Himalayan Trails is a signature ride from Tourbugs and it runs through the rugged yet very scenic part of the Himalayas. The breath taking landscapes are perfect for photography & videography. The secret trails perfect for pure riding experiences along with some very unusual wildlife. The routes which go along the rivers & inspire you to do great journeys even though the terrain is demanding. History of the places that takes you to stone age. History, that will make you think about our existence & make you wonder about the culture & Dharma.
Duration : 14 D/ 13 N
Difficulty : Challenging
Riding Days : 11
Total Distance : 1600 kms
Max Altitude : 15000
The Himalayas have a lot to offer and this ride is for people who want to experience a different Ladakh and visit places beyond regular tourist spots. This ride is best suited for photographers, adventurers, wildlife & nature lovers, motorcyclists, explorers and any person who seeks peace & want to reconnect with himself. This tour is not for those people who been in Ladakh before & say ''Ladakh is crowded and there is nothing much to see''. Better stay away from such new Indian social media wannabes, thirsting to travel on facebook & Instagram.
• Motorcycle available for you to choose from below options. Options needs to conveyed to us in advance.
- Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet 500/ Classic 500
-Royal Enfield 350cc Classic 350
- Bajaj Avenger 220cc
- Himalayan (410cc) for the tour with extra charge of INR 600/- per day.
• SUV/MUV/ Bolero Pickup with an experienced driver for the complete tour as a backup vehicle & supplies
• Meals throughout the journey (Breakfast & Dinner).
• Packaged mineral water throughout the tour
• Entry Charges to all monuments ( monastery & wildlife etc)
• All sightseeing, tolls, permits, etc on the tour
• Highly experienced Tour Leader cum rider for the entire tour English, Hindi & Marathi Speaking
• All inner line permits required for foreign & domestic traveler
• First aid with required medicines for High Altitude
• We have a varied choice of food in most places.
• Accommodation in good listed hotels and luxury camps on double occupancy basis
• A highly experienced local Ladakhi speaking guide from the region accompanies us wherever required
• A kit with essentials like maps, basic tools, etc to keep with you at all times
• Tour Captain - Our highly experienced guide accompanies you on the tour (English and Hindi speaking)
• Any expenses incurred due to Force Majeure.
• Fuel/ Petrol for motorcycles
• Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, drinks etc
• Any other items not mentioned in the inclusions.
• Flight Tickets
Briefing Day Acclimatization
We will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to Hotel in Leh. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh.Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
A smooth ride along the Indus river. We will pass through via Lamayuru witnessing the magnificient moonland on our way. The road is completely tar mac and you can really enjoy the ride.
Evening we will settle on the banks of Suru River with the view of Nun- kun, which is highest peak in Indian Himalayan range.
The beautiful green valley starts to fade away and we approach towards higher peaks of the Himalayas.
On our way a stop for the view of waterfall and running horses on the banks of Suru river.
Also, there would be lots of Marmots on the way.
Here the terrain gets tougher, but the glacier view of Drang Drung gives you enough energy to move further.
We will be crossing Pensi La which is a gateway to Zanskar Valley.
As the ride till here is tough and makes you tired, we have a relaxed day planned. You can move around, lie in bed or simply ride out and explore more.
Return journey. A tough riding day through various water crossings and rough road.
We will enter to Aryan valley via Kargil and on our way a quick visit to Secret Lake.
Today the Culture of Lost Army of Alexander you will be able to witness.
Yes! A valley which is of a community that calls themselves as the pure race of Aryans. A community which for thousands of years has lived in isolation in their inaccessible villages- The Brokpa Cummunnity. These villages are situated on the banks of Indus river namely Darchik, Garkon & Dah.
Ride along the Indus River till we reach Leh.
This journey is going to be completely different from rest of the days. The view of Indus river in deep valley is one of a kind.
Here we will have change in route between Indians and Non Indian national. All the indians will head towards a secret destination.
And foreigners will head to Worlds Highest Motorable road.
A wildlife experience and ride to secret plateau. A day to remember and tell stories about!
We will ride to Pangong Lake today and experiential home stay right on the bank of Pangong Tso awaits us. A perfect view for all with no people around disturb it.
Ride along the Shyok river to reach Pangong.
Relaxed day at Pangong.
A treat for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts. Enjoy different shades fo the water and mountains throughout the day!
A fun ride back to Leh via Chang La.
Check out from the Hotel. Bid adieu to all the group members.