The Great Escape: Ladakh (Leh to Leh with Umling La)

Ladakh, India

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31,999

Duration

8 days

Starting Point of the Trip

Overview

Travelling through high passes, serene lakes, ancient monasteries, listening to tranquil sound of chants, feeling the chill in the air and smile on your face these are some of the experiences we promise you on a road trip you will remember for the rest of your life. Come & experience a visual delight for your soul and body as we lazily ride through long and winding roads. Come and get Leh’d with us on a journey across cultures so diverse and land so different.

Places Covered:

Leh, Sham Valley, Hundar, Nubra Valley, Pangong TSO, Hanle, Umling La.

Tour Plan

After months of preparation and years of planning time has arrived to go on trip of life time. Arrive in Leh and check in to hotel. Acclimatize your body to high altitude of Leh by taking rest. You can check out Leh market in the evening.

No need to rush to day as day is free to experience the culture of Ladakh by exploring the monasteries, Leh bazaar,talking to locals and eating some local cuisine. Roaming around the city and near by will help the nomads to get acclimatize with the weather and high altitude. We will take you for a drive on Srinagar-Leh highway where you can seek blessing of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurudwara Pathar Sahib , find the illusion of magnetic hill for yourself, witness the confluence of Indus and Zanskar .Return to Leh city to witness sunset from Shanti Stupa and amazing views of Leh city.

Finally the day has arrived to ride to one of the highest motorable road in the world. Yes the timehas come to live the dream and nomads are at Khardung La (18380ft). Caravan moves ahead to what lies beyond and will reach nubravalley, another spectacle of nature. Desert, mountains, river all at same place and this is what makes nubra valley so special.Nomads can get face to face with Bactrian camels, friends of the earliest nomads. We will seek the blessing of Maitreya Buddha (100ft High) at Diskit Gompa the oldest & largest  gompa in Nubra valley.

Nomadic caravan will start its journey to Pangong Tso one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Today we will ride on the most remote route of the trip. With various water crossings, riding on dry riverbeds, smooth tarmac and roads which are virtually non-existent it is going to be one epic riding day. All our tiredness will go away on the view of majestic Pangong Tso. Camping beside the lake with only basic necessities will be a lifetime experience.

Nomadic caravan will start its journey to Hanle one of the remotest village in India. It will be fun to ride along the coastline of Pangong Tso. We will cross Chushul and then we will reach Rezeng la war memorial. Don’t forget to pay a tribute to our brave soldiers who laid down their lives for country. Afterwards Nomadic caravan continue and stops for lunch at Tsaga village or Loma. By evening we will reach Hanle. And you can visit the Hanle Observatory. Overnight  stay in home stay.

Finally day has arrived to ride to the highest motor able road in the world. Yes the time has come to live the dream and nomads are at Umling La( 19300ft). Umling la is even higher than Everest base camp. Have a cup of tea at the oxygen café. Then we will head back to our Hanle . Overnight stay in Homestay.

Destination today is Leh. After breakfast we will head back to leh. On the way back you will be visting Chumathang where one can find Hot water springs. And we will have Lunch at Chumathang. After that Nomadic caravan reach Upshi and by evening we will reach Leh. Its you last day in Leh explore leh local market . Take some souvenirs for your near and dear ones. And do try some local delicacies. Overnight stay at Leh hotel.

Nomads will bid its final "Julley" to the land of Lama's and travel to their further destinations. It's time for final chat with the fellow nomads and bid adieu to trip. Saying goodbye is always hard but we promise we will meet back for more such journeys and living in your memories for life.

Note: We only provide a brief itinerary of the trip along with major halt points of the trip. All the detailed activities are told once guest arrive at the destination in order to build the excitement factor.

Included/Exclude

  • Meal Plan MAP (7 Breakfast and 7 Dinners).
  • Accommodation on Triple Sharing Double Sharing only for Couples.
  • We may not be able to accommodate everyone in same hotel or campsite due to limited availability.
  • Complimentary Riding Jacket for Rider as well as for Pillion.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan Bike on Rent with fuel.
  • Experienced Road Captain.
  • Experienced Mechanic.
  • First Aid support with portable oxygen cylinders.
  • Support Vehicle for luggage. (No suitcase or trolleys, only 1 rucksack/backpack per person). If some one bring suit case or trolleys INR:500/Day extra needs to be paid.
  • All Inner Line Permits.
  • GST as applicable.
  • Personal Beverages of any kind.
  • All meals not mentioned in inclusion section.
  • Personal Expenses of any kind.
  • Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Camera Charges.
  • Lunch
  • Security Deposit (Refundable) of Rs.10,000/- per bike for rented bikes.
  • Extensions of the tour program or diversions in the tour itinerary for any reasons eg. Due to bad weather, road closure, breakdown or any natural calamity or due to any social or political situation/unrest/strikes, sudden rule changes or shut down of offices, etc. Any additional expenses incurred due to the same would be borne by the participants.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list.

Tour Amenities

Backup Vehicle
Bike
Fresh Meals
Fuel
Trained Staff

Advisory

  • Abide by the instructions given by the team leader.
  • Do not encourage or take part in littering the vicinity in any form.
  • Avoid roaming during the nights with out the consent of the tour leaders/facilitators.
  • Do not disturb the local environment or life in any form.
  • Any external damage to the motorbike or the riding gears due to accident or fall of the motorbike rider is responsible and pay the compensation.
  • Company is not responsible for the safety or the insurance(injury or death) claim of the rider or his/her associates in case of an accident. Rider and pillion themselves will be responsible for such cases.
  • In case of any medical emergency or hospitalization the rider and pillion needs to pay for their treatments.
  • All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.

Things to Carry

  • Good quality shoes and slippers (for the night).
  • Sunscreen lotion or skin moisturizers.
  • Insect repellents.
  • BSNL, JIO , AIRTEL POSTPAID SIMCARD ONLY.
  • Caps / hats, goggles / sunglasses.
  • Basic medication(if any).
  • Good Quality Jacket or any other woolen cloth.
  • Valid Driving Wheeler License.
  • ID proof.
  • Photocopies of ID proof.
  • Passport Size Photographs.
  • Riding Gear Including Riding gloves, Helmet, Jacket for Motorcycle Clients.

Booking/Cancellation Policy

Booking Policy:

  • Pay Booking amount of INR 10,000 as advance.
  • Pay remaining amount 30 days before commencement of tour.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made before 45 days prior to the trip will result in 70% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 30-45 days prior to the trip will result in 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made 30 days before the trip date will receive no refund.
  • In case of double sharing bike e. 1 bike 2 rider option, if any one of 2 cancels the trip due to any reason then the other one has to opt for solo ride package.
  • Booking amount is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Change or cancellation by the thumping nomad:

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes due to Force Majeure Events and we reserve the right to do so at any time before or during the trip. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date before or during the trip based on the Force Majeure Events. We also reserve the right under Force Majeure Events to cancel your travel arrangements / offer alternative dates / revise the itinerary before or during the trip. Any additional cost incurred due to the above mentioned reasons will have to be borne by the traveler himself. There shall be no refund to the traveler under Force Majeure Events. Force Majeure Event shall mean and include any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of The Thumping Nomad, including without limitation, any act of nature or the public enemy, accident, explosion, fire, storm, earthquake, flood, drought, perils of the sea, casualty, strikes, lock- outs, labour troubles, riots, sabotage, terrorists acts, embargo, war(whether or not declared),pandemic, epidemic governmental actions, delay in issuance or processing of Visa/permit, change of laws and regulations, orders, or decrees, or other causes of like or different character, etc beyond the control of The Thumping Nomad.

If you want to make changes to your trip plan:

After you make booking by paying full or partial amount, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by the traveler himself.

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