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Biking to Ladakh

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Duration

11 Nights – 12 Days

Location

Ladakh

No of People

10-20

Best Time

(July to September)

INTRODUCTION

BIKING EXPERIENCE
A dream of every Biker born in this land. A road adventure that gives a different perspective to MAN, MACHINE and MOUNTAINS.
Meru Holidays provides you the best of HImachal and Ladakh for your lifetime Biking experience, backed with exclusive experience, Knowledge and network of service providers ­ specific to each category. This helps us make a cutting edge advantage to tailor make every trip with absolute precision. We believe in customer satisfaction.


The Leh Manali highway is a challenging one. The Leh­Manali highway consists of generally bad stretches of roads, snow crossings, water crossings due to glacial melts and occasional landslides. It has slanting high passes at over 5,000 metres. Travel time is unpredictable due to uncertainties of weather that can turn inclement any time and play spoilsport. The journey along the road normally takes at least two days if done in a rush, or more days depending on the condition of the road and vehicle (though minimum three days are advised for ordinary tourist because the real fun and pleasure is in the journey itself and not in reaching the destination).

Owing to the rarefied atmosphere (low air pressure) at high altitude, less oxygen is breathed in and many travellers experience altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness. Before beginning the journey on the highway towards Leh, it is advisable to stay at the starting point Manali (altitude 1,950 m (6,400 ft)) one night and minimum one night at either Keylong, Jispa or Darcha to cope with the high passes and plains after Darcha. It is strongly advised not to sleep in Sarchu or Pang on the upward
journey (towards Leh) as it can cause acute mountain sickness: headache, nausea, dizziness and vomiting. There have been deaths from AMS as well. The safe option is to camp here after a longer acclimatization period at Leh or higher altitude. It is also advisable to carry chocolates, glucose or other high energy food on the journey and spend only a little time at the high mountain passes.]

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Manali – Srinagar

DEPARTURE TIME

Weather dependent

RETURN TIME

Weather dependent

ELEVATION/ALTITUDE

Altitude ranges from 9000ft (2750m) at Kargil to 25,170ft(7672m) at Saser

MIN-MAX TEMPERATURE

In summers up to 27°C and in wintewrs as low as ­40°C

CLOTHING

In summers, light woolen clothes, two to three liners. In winters heavy woolen

COMMUNICATING LANGUAGE

Ladakhi, Hindhi, Urdu

NETWORK SERVICES

Only Post­paid connection of Airtel, BSNL, Aircel, Vodafone are opersational.

ATM’s

SBI, AXIS, PNB, J&K, HDFC ( advised to carry hard cash but in safety* as you Kangri in Karakoram range. with wind proofing may not rely on ATM’s functionality)

HOW TO REACH

By Air:

  • Direct flight to Leh. Scheduled flights are available from Delhi, Srinagar, and Jammu.

By Road:

  • Manali to Leh road. A total distance of 490.km operational only during June to early October.
  • Srinagar to Leh road. A total distance of 434.km, operational during May to October.Acute/Altitude Mountain sickness(AMS).AMS can occur to anyone at an altitude 8,000ft above sea level, due to lack of oxygen content in atmospheric air. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of “flu, carbon monoxide poisoning.To avoid AMS, make sure to take complete rest on the day of arrival and get yourself acclimatized.

INCLUDED

Tour in Tempo traveler on non-biking days.

Accommodation in A class hotels (Meals inclusive).

10 Motorbikes with backup car /mechanic / fuel / spares (Extra Bikes: on request & extra charge 1000/­ per day).

First aid kit / Portable oxygen.

 Currently applicable taxes and service charges

Inner line permit to restricted /protected areas /Green Fee for Tso Moriri and Tso Pangong route via Tsangala and Chushul.

All taxes inclusive

Complimetary cable car ride in Manali

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare

Personal Expenses

Guide Fee

Riding gear

Insurance

Any kind of optional tour

tips, Laundry, Phone calls, Extra meals ordered

Any kind of drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral water, Aerated)

Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions, and any circumstances beyond our control

Monastery entry fee

Camera fee

Shopping

Additional Information

WHEN TO VISIT:

May to July: Connecting roads open in the month of May. Weather conditions will be unpredictable. Heavy rainfall in Manali region can be expected. Although roads are open, chances of road blocks due to Cloudbusrts/land slides are more. Which may affect the tour schedule badly.

July to September: is the ideal season for Biking from Manali to Leh and then to Srinagar, as the road are clear, and less chances of land slides.

September to October: It is the season ending, Hotels get cheaper as the market rush goes down. However the weather plays a major role during this time of the year.

WHAT TO CARRY:

  • Original documents of Motorcycle license
  • Must carry Gear.
  • Fully protective jacket (winter)
  • Fully protective trousers (winter)
  • Personal clothing
  • One piece waterproof oversuit
  • Thermals
  • Scarf / turtle neck / bandana
  • Cap or hat
  • Rucksack/duffel bag to carry your baggage.
  • Original documents of Travel Insurance
  • Helmet (with a good vent)
  • Warm clothing (wear after the ride)
  • Sweatshirts (wear after the ride)
  • Goggles & sunglasses
  • Warm socks
  • Riding boots (with shin & ankle protection)
  • Warm fleece (for cold evenings)
  • Gloves (both winter & summer)

Keynote:

Health

Travel to any part of the Himalayas deserves a little more respect than many other destinations because the wholeregion lies over 2600 meters (8500 ft). People in good health should not get alarmed by this but if you have a medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, you must take the advice of a doctor who has experience with the effects of altitude. We do not take heart or lung patients or pregnant mothers on this expedition.Any kind of exercise which gets you fitter before this trip is advisable, as it will enable you to enjoy more.

Please keep your personal items to a minimum (besides the essentials) so that your bag (No hard shells please) is light and easy to carry.

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