Leh to Pangong Lake ( & Khardungla Pass)9 Nights , 10 Days ( LDK/Mtb-O1 )
Ladakh is no doubt one of the richest in Culture, Art, Heritage, Landscapes and most of all the Lakes. Pangong Lake is the one whose beauty can't be defined in words. Cycling to this place includes riding via some beautiful different like Sakti, Tangtse, Durbuk etc. and last but not least The Changla Pass...Best Time: June to Sept.
Highest pt.: 18,380 ft. ( Khardungla Pass )
Day 1 : Arrival at Leh airport.Whole day rest for acclimatization.
Coming straight to the altitude of min 3,200 m from a much lower place can cause some health problems. So to avoid that, we suggest our guest to take complete rest for a day to get acclimatized. Later there will be a briefing of the program by the agent or by the company representative.
Day 2 : Visit to Thiksey and Stok palace. After lunch,check bikes and then visit to Shanti Stupa on bike.
Second day is good to get out doing some sightseeing because you are already acclimatized. So we will Start by visiting Hemis and Thiksey monastery at first and then Stok palace after a hot lunch at Chamba restaurant.Post lunch ,visit Shanti Stupa for sunset view on your bike.
Day 3 : Leh to Sakti village on way visit Chemrey and Tak-Thak monastery 4 to 5 hrs O/N Sakti.
Cycling towards the east of Ladakh via many places like Shey, Thiksey, Stakna and Kharu, we will head towards Sakti village in around 4-5hrs and Camp. If time spares, we can visit Tak-Thok monastery at Sakti, it's the monastery which is built in the cave and is the lone monastery of Nyingma pa sect of Buddhism in Ladakh.
Day 4 : Sakti to Tangtsay via Changla second highest motor able 5 to 6 hrs.
Today, we will cycle up till Changla pass, which is the 3rd highest in Ladakh. After this it all going down. While you ride down, you will truly enjoy the true beauty nature with some animals and landscapes that will amaze you until you reach your destination which is Tangtse.Overnight at Tangtse
Day 5 : Tangtsay to Pangong lake 4 to 5 hrs.
Tangtse to Pangong cycling is full of suprises as you might find some wild animals like Skyang (wild asses), Marmot and birds on your way. It is a ride of around 30 km from Tangtse till you reach Pangong. Once you reach your destination your all tireless goes away because of the beautiful changing colours of the lake.Overnight at Pangong
Day 6 : Cycle back after lunch till Tangtse village .
You can walk around the lake to explore the beauty, talk to the village people till lunch time. After lunch cycle back to Tangtse village and celebrate the last day.Overnight at Tangtse
Day 7 :Drive back to Leh
Last day we will load the bikes and drive back to Leh and Rest.Overnight in Hotel at Leh
Day 8 : Drive to Khardung La (18380ft ) to cycle down till Leh.
To make your trip more memorable we will drive to Khardungla la pass, the highest motorable road in the world (18,380 ft.) and cycle back down the hill. Have you lunch at hotel and it is a free day till evening because there will be a cultural show.
Day 9 : Fly back to Delhi (End of the Tour).
Morning, transfer to the Leh airport for your flight to Delhi. It is a spectacular flight of one hour by around noon you reach to your Delhi hotel. If time allows, we can also organize a small sightseeing of the city.