India is a diverse country. A country with varied geographies (both physical and human) as India can be difficult to “manouver” for the average tourist. Tourism in India is “Seasonal”. With torrential downpours inundating the land mid year, the unrelenting sun making life difficult before it and the harsh, foggy winters that succeed it make travel here a little daunting especially with facilities and tourism wanting.
Touring India on a motorcycle is one of the best ways to get around this culturally and geographically rich and diverse country but is also a little difficult to arrange. Here’s some “Seasonal” info to ease any planning discomfort you may have. Please remember that bike preps remain the same for all long distance tours. More info here: Ladakh Beckons- The essential guide for bikers
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS:
Ladakh- Jammu and Kashmir
Foreign Tourists: Foreigners REQUIRE Inner Line Permits to visit areas in Ladakh
Indian Tourists: Indian tourists DO NOT require permissions for specific regions in Ladakh. Please see the following circular for more information: Circular on the leh.nic.in website
Trips for summers:
The Ladakh region is generally interpreted in India as “Leh, Khardung-la, Pangong Tso and back”. That is not so. Here is a handy guide about the Ladakh Region as a whole and various trips that can be planned in this region.
A typical 15 day trip to Ladakh:
Ladakh is known as the Mecca of riders. A land of everlasting, soul touching beauty. Here is how you can experience it to the fullest.
Please note that all our trips are ex-Chandigarh. If you wish to begin from Delhi, please add a day or 250 km to your plan.
Trip Plan 1:
Inclusions: Zanskar, Nubra, Pangong tso
Duration: 15 days
Trip Plan 2:
Inclusions: Spiti, lahaul, Pangong Tso, Nubra
Duration: 15 days
In a nutshell: Chandigarh-Shimla-Rampur-Jeori-Wangtu-Karchham-Kalpa-Puh-Sumdo-Nako-Khab-Dhankar-Tabo-Kaza-Losar-Kunzum La-Batal – Chandratal – Batal- Chhatru-Khoksar – Keylong-Jispa -Darcha- Baralacha- Sarchu – Zing Zing Bar- Pang-Mori Plains-Tso Kar-Mori Plains-Taglang La – Karu-Chang la- Tangtse-Pangong Tso- Tangtse- Wari la – Hundar-Diskit-Khardung la-Leh-Alchi-Lamayuru-Fotu La-Mulbekh-Kargil-Dras-Zoji la-Sonmarg-Srinagar-Anantnag-Banihal-Ramban-Patni top-Udhampur-Lakhanpur-Pathankot-Ropar-Chandigarh
Daywise Plan: coming soon.