Laddakh

Laddakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it is a high-altitude desert located at the western edge of the Tibetan plateau. Its awe-inspiring landscape has been modified and sculpted into its spectacular shape by wind and water over the millennia.

The moon-like scenery is extraordinary: stark and barren but interspersed with isolated settlements of green oases full of swaying poplar trees, apricot orchards and cultivated farmland.

Despite the rugged terrain and high altitude, the people of Ladakh exhibit a natural joie de vivre and their customs and lifestyle are a continuum from the past; these friendly and gentle people will all contribute to make your visit to this stunning area both fascinating and memorable. The vibrancy and colour of their cultural traditions can be seen in the many local festivals that take place all through the summer.

Ladakh’s rich Buddhist heritage is on display during the annual monastic festivals at the numerous Gompas that dominate the area. Perched high up in the mountain ridges, these enchanting medieval monasteries, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags, are still places of active worship and hold treasure troves of superb artifacts, images and ancient frescoes.

Whatever you do here you can be sure of an extremely unforgettable unbeatable experience in one of the most mind-blowingly beautiful places on earth.


WHEN TO VISIT

June – September

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE

5360mts / 17585ft

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels / Camps

TRIP TYPE

Overland Roadtrip

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis in comfortable guest houses, hotels or camps.
  • Meal inclusions as specified in the plan.
  • One Royal Enfield 500 cc per rider.
  • A pickup jeep as backup vehicle for entire duration of the trip.
  • Fuel for bikes.
  • A dedicated trip leader with a bike for the entire duration of the trip.
  • Mechanic included for the trip along with spare parts backup.
  • Dedicated SUV for all non-rider participants.
  • Wireless communication support and backup oxygen with the crew.
  • All Inner line permits and road permits as required.

Essentials:

  • T-Shirts (preferably dry fits)
  • Tracks / Riding Lowers / Cargos
  • Thermal Inners (Upper and Lower)
  • Rain Suit (Upper and Lower)
  • Sweat Shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sun Cap and Balaclava
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Flashlights (preferably a head torch)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Sunscreen (minimum 50spf)
  • Sunglasses
  • Down Jacket / Riding Jacket
  • Personal Medication – if any
  • Backpack – Large and a Daypack
  • Pen Knife
  • Socks – Cotton and Woollen
  • Gloves
  • Some Identification