If you just want one reason to take any motorcycle tour in the World, then riding our Ladakh High Roads Adventure over the world's highest pass, khardung-La, is surely good enough.
Literally, 'Land of many passes', Ladakh is one of the only places left on the planet where Tibetan Buddhism still flourishes as it has for thousands of years. Situated in the northernmost part of India, bordering the Karakoram Range and Tibet, it is surely one of the last unspoiled ultimate destinations. Part of the ancient Silk Route to the Orient, closed to outsiders until 1974, Ladakh also contains the world's highest motorable pass, Khardung-La (5605m, or 18,380 ft). Our motorcycle expedition takes us from the plains of Delhi, through the valleys and foothills of the Himalaya, over the military road first opened to foreign travel in 1992, crossing the Tibetan Plateau and finally to the Indus River Valley and Ladakh. We cross five major passes en route, including the worlds highest and second highest, traversing three distinct Himalayan ranges. The main road for much of our tour is a feat of engineering - blind bends, vertiginous drops and a pun at every turn courtesy of someone at the Border Road Organization with a sense of humor - 'Be easy on my curves' and 'Divorce speed' being but two examples.
Temperatures are subject to rapid changes on this tour, and the climate will vary from the lower to the high elevations. While riding we must be prepared for these changes. Expect very hot and humid conditions on the plains, with possible showers. As we climb into the foothills expect warm daytime temperatures and cooler nights. Approaching the high passes and Tibetan Plateau we can expect anything from warm sunny days to rain, sleet or snow, with nights cool to cold but rarely reaching freezing point. Our tour dates are designed for optimum weather conditions, however, mountains are mountains, and they don't come any bigger than the Himalayas! Tour Character
This is adventure touring over the highest motorable roads in the world. Riding conditions will vary from great asphalt paved surfaces to gravel, rocky textures, some sand, stream crossings and everything in between. Traffic rides on the left side of the road, an easy and quick adjustment. The remote nature of this Himalayan journey will require two to three nights of quality outfitted camping.
Some Visuals from previous tours
AT A GLANCE
Roads are a mix of paved and unpaved with possible higher level of off-road challenge.
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* The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end. Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently, you will arrive one day later back home. Book your flights accordingly! Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.
Best available, mostly four-star and boutique hotels with two nights luxury, fixed-tent camping in remote locations.