Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Leh-Shey - Thiksey – Hemis-Upshi – Hyamnya - Chumathang - Sumdo - Karzok - Tsokar – Debring
Come close to nature as you go about biking in the Himalayan ranges of the beautiful Ladakh. You are going to traverse through the snow clad mountain peaks and enjoy nature in its best form. This mountain biking expedition is going to be one of the best journeys you would ever embark upon. The trail includes areas like Hemis Upshi, Hyamnya, Chumathang, Sumdo and Karzok, which are some of the best areas for witnessing the mesmerizing beauty of nature. Enjoy!!
As you reach Delhi, a Travelsite India representative would take you to your pre-booked hotel. You can enjoy exploring the vicinity. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Today we would board a flight from Delhi and upon arrival at Leh, check into the hotel pre-booked for you. The whole day would be given for rest stay at the hotel or roam about the beautiful vicinity. Get used to of the altitude and weather of the place. Stay at the hotel for the night. Dine and relax there.
As you have your breakfast, we will go to the ancient monasteries and have a look at the way the monks work. Visit the Shey monastery. This Gompa is at a distance of 15kms from Leh and was once a glorified summer capital of Ladakh. Witness the various statues at the Shey Monastery of Lord Buddha. We would then proceed to Thiksey Gompa; the monastery is from the Gelukspa order and is considered the most beautiful in Ladakh. Our next stop would be, Hemis monastery, belonging to Drukpa order and is as old as 17th century. Retire to the hotel and stay there for the night.
After having a scrumptious meal we would today start our biking trip which would from Leh to Upshi and then Hyamnya. As we start our journey towards south for 47Kms we will reach Upshi. Take the route of Manali Highway and move to the final stop of Hyamnya. Find a spot to camp here, and stay for the night.
Start your day as we move to Chumathang today. It is a village which is Chumathang, which is located at an altitude of 3965meters. Take a bath in the famous hot springs, which are considered to be medicinal and they are known to heal every kind of pain.
Proceed to Sumdo today and pass along breathtaking views as you reach Mahe Bridge. This bridge is at a distance of 23kms and provides the viewer scintillating views of the area. As you cross this bridge, ride for another 14Kms passing along a narrow gorge and then we would reach our final spot of Sumdo. This small village would be our base camp. Explore the Gompas of the vicinity. Stay at the tents for the night.
As you have your breakfast, leave for Karzok, located at the end of the beautiful Tsomoriri Lake. Take a look at the beautiful, colorful and fantastically vibrant areas of the swathe of shrub land as you take a ride for about 43Kms. Cross the Tazang Tso River, this is one beautiful river, having a hue of turquoise color. After passing through the Marmots colony we would reach the small settlement of Karzok. Find a spot here and stay for the night.
This day, you are given free time to relax at the side of the lake and take a stroll alongside the river as you go about the shore of 24Kms. Witness various avifauna at the lake as they take a dip and then fly again. Look out for geese and ducks around the lake and other exotic species like the robin accentor. Stay at the camp.
As you have your meal, start towards the lake situated at the height of 4485mts – the Tsokaror salt lake. Thereafter ride to the small village of Puga and then turn west and cross the Polongongka La. This swathe of land is dotted by wildlife as you will witness plethora of animals such as that of Tibetan Wolf, Red Fox and colonies of Marmots and Pica. If you are lucky enough, you will get a chance to see the snow leopard. Find a spot here and stay at the camp.
Ride to the green swathe of land o the More Plainsto and then reach Debring which is at the height of 4800mts and is situated on the Manali – Leh highway. The More plains are one scenic place which is inhabited by the Changpa shepherds. Witness the plethora of sheep and goats here. Debring is located at the Tanglang la. Stay here for the night.
Start your bike and move to the Tanglang La at 5303 meters and is known to be the third highest motorable road of the world. As we drive for 56 Kms at the road which trails along the Indus valley, we will reach the small settlement of Upshi. Find a spot here as you camp for the night.
As you have your breakfast we would take you to a drive of 60kms as you follow the Trail of Indus River and reach Leh by lunch time. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and stay there for the night. The remnants of the day would be free as you indulge in individual activities. Stay at Leh for the night.
As you get up and have your breakfast, drive to Leh airport and board a flight to Delhi and then board a flight to your home country. Your service with Travelsite India ends here.
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