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Arrive at Manali and complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. You are free until afternoon. Relax in your rooms. After savouring lunch, get ready for your motorbike tour. Start riding the meandering roads of the Kullu Valley with the Himalayas on one side and the roaring River Beas on the other. Do not lose yourself in admiring the stunning scenery as the roads are pretty tricky. Enjoy the amazing and exciting experience and then get back to the hotel.
On the 2nd day, leave your beds early. Get ready for an exciting day. Start your bike ride by driving on the stunning Rohtang Pass, situated at an altitude of 3798 m. The excitement of driving on this pass lies in the fact that this is an extremely challenging road with hairpin bends. The weather conditions are most of the times uncertain too. You come across a number of tourists who have come here to enjoy snow activities. Drive via Lahaul valley, nestled amid snow-clad peaks. You arrive at Jispa in the late evening. Enjoy mountain dinner comprising of hot Momos and Thupka, a special traditional Himalayan soup, made from vegetables and meat.
The day is going to be equally amazing and challenging. Start your bike journey to Sarchu, the next beautiful destination. As you drive past Jispa, you enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. Notice the change in dimensions of the mountains. They become bigger than the previous ones. Treat your eyes to the wonderful views as you are driving on Baralachha Pass (5000 m). Continue your ride till you reach Sarchu, a village that forms the borderline between Himachal and Kashmir. Arrive at the Sarchu camp. The rest of the day is for relaxing. Make sure that you consume a lot of fluids.
Today’s journey is going to be challenging as you are going to ride your bike via flatlands and entering into mountainous range horizon. Keep driving on the world's highest mountain pass, Tanglang-La Pass (5300 m). As you cross the pass, you enter into the mountainous roads of Leh. On the way, visit the very popular monasteries of Leh- Thiksey and Shey. On the borders of Changspa, check into the hotel. Savour local delicacies and get an insight of the Ladakh culture.
On the 5th day of the tour, get onto your bike to visit the very popular Khardungla Pass. Standing tall at mighty 18360 feet above the sea level, it is one of the world's highest mountain passes. Afternoon is scheduled for sightseeing in Leh, which is housed by a mixed population of Buddhists and Muslims. While driving at the central street, stop at any of the eating joints to enjoy finger-licking local dishes. Explore Leh on foot, visiting the Old Fort and the other attractions. Plan a memorable evening at any of the garden restaurants.
The day is scheduled for visiting one of the most popular lakes in Leh, Pangong Lake. It is the largest brackish lake in Asia. The lake sprawls in India as well as in China. Two-third area of the lake falls in China. The surroundings of the lake are breathtaking. The lake water is known to be changing colours during the day. Later, continue your drive and cross Chang La. Keep driving till the army checkpoint of Tangse. The journey ends here. Check-in at the resort.
After an early morning breakfast, start driving back to Leh. This is going to be your last day in Leh. Spend the day exploring the wonderful attractions of Leh. Visit the symbol of peace, the white-colored Shanti Stupa. Indulge in shopping at the local bazaars of Leh. Witness the beautiful views of the Zanskar range and the Indus Valley.
Today, start driving backon the path from where you arrived in Leh. On the way, you drive past Pang and Sarchu. Sarchu is known to be the middle point of Manali and Leh. As you arrive in Sarchu, settle in the camps. The rest of the day is free.
On day 9 of the tour, start your bike through the plains of Sarchu. Till noon, you arrive at the Baralacha La Pass plains. Now continue the comfortable journey through smooth rides up to the Lahaul ranges. Arrive at Rohtang pass on which you have to drive carefully. In the night you get to Manali. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel.
Today is the last of the bike tour. You will be steering back home. Tour concludes.
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