- Mountain Biking In Ladakh
With Dreamladakh be among the first to explore a new road over Warila pass and bike through the beautiful Sakti and Nubra valleys. This tour ends on the highest note possible, a cycle up (and of course down) one of the highest motorable roads in the world. With a flight over mountains to Leh, we will ride to monasteries, villages and go rafting to get used to the thinner air at this high altitude. Once acclimatized, we cycle through areas famous for winter snow leopard sightings and pass several remote farming villages. Colorful granite cliffs rise from the ground to form gorges, archways and spires that are framed in brilliant blue skies. Ancient monasteries here are dramatically perched on top of cliffs and in caves, reflecting the ancient and rich Tibetan Buddhist cultural background of this land. You'll look down into valleys and up to snow capped peaks on this adventure.
- Cost: 1680 Euros/Person for a group of 4-7 Pax
- Cost: 150 Euros/Person for a group of 8-12 Pax
- Size of Group: Min 4
- Grade: Challenging
- Highest Point: Khardungla Pass 5000m
- Duration: 12 Days
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Evelyn, Roger & Friends | From Switzerland | 2022
We (5 People) visited Ladakh in September 2013 with my husband and our friends; from start to the end our trip was full of pleasant surprises. Before reaching Ladakh I exchanged 43 odd emails with Javeed, he was very responsive explained everything clearly. We did a combo trip of Mountain Biking from Leh to Zingchen one day, 3 days trek from Zingchen to Chilling through Skiu village & Kandala Pass 4900m and a rafting trip from Chilling to Nimo on Zanskar River. The Guide Gyalson and the team were so friendly and amazing, the food was awesome so much of a variety even they baked cakes, made banana and apple pies and surprisingly Pizzas, and more importantly I can never forget their smiling faces. We also did a three day trip to Pangong Lake. It was incredible I have never seen such a scenic Lake, it was deep blue but many verities of blue so clean the atmosphere was so soothing, we enjoyed everything sunset, moon rise and sunrise, and the icing on the cake was our cycling tour to Man and Merak villages near the Chinese occupied Tibetan boarder the Lake was getting wider and wider. We are very thankful to dreamladakh for making our holiday so special. So many more things to do in Ladakh we will definitely comeback again.
- Day 1: Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative
- Day 2: We visit the Stok Palace Museum and then try out our bikes
- Day 3: We transfer to Nemo and start cycling along the Zanskar River through a spectacular gorge to Chilling for a raft down the river on Grade 3 rapids. Transfer to Likir.
- Day 4: Transfer to the top of Tsermachenla for a fantastic roller coaster ride back to Likir.
- Day 5: We begin our trip to the Nubra valley with a gradual climb up through a valley to the village of Sakti.
- Day 6: It's a long and steady climb to the top of Warila pass (5,195 m/16,972 ft) where you'll be greeted by stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
- Day 7: We continue our downhill blitz passing traditional Ladakhi homes, before climbing gradually to the village of Khalsar.
- Day 8: The landscape changes to sand dunes as we cycle towards Hundar and then on to the Muslim village of Turtuk, which belonged to Pakistan until the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.
- Day 9: A rest day as we transfer to Khalsar and then set up our camp in pastures close to the North Pulu check post.
- Day 10 : Many switch backs will take us up to the top of Khardungla pass (5606m) and the highest point of the trip.
- Day 11: Rest in Leh at your leisure.
- Day 12: Today we head to the Leh airport for our flight to New Delhi Your trip finishes here
Bike down from the Highest Motorable Road in the World Khardungla top 5606m:
You will join the other bikers at the Dreamland’s Office at Fort Road and will be driven up to Khardungla top (40Kms) either in a Toyota Car or in a Minibus depends on the Size of group. Once you reach the highest motorable road in the world, then freewheel down on the bike, amazing scenery, un interrupted fun. I assure you that it will be a lifetime experience.
- Cost: 60 Euros/Person for group of 2-3 Pax
- Cost 45 Euros/Person for group of 4-8 Pax
Ride the bike to Stok, Stakna & Thicksey Monasteries:
We will drive you to Stok (20 kms ) and after visiting the Stok Palace Museum and then start Mountain biking from Stok to Shey via Stakna and Thicksey along the Indus River. Later we will drive you back to Leh. Lunch is included in this trip.
- Cost: 55 Euros/Person for group of 2-3 Pax
- Cost 40 Euros/Person for group of 4-8 Pax
Half day trip to around Leh to Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa, and Namgyal Tsemo:
This is an easy ride around Leh. Start from Fort Road Dreamland’s office proceed towards Chanspa, than to Shanti Shanti Stupa, enjoy the panoramic view and than free wheel down to Sankar Gompa finally take a little difficult ride Namgyal Tsemo. Finally bike downhill to Leh.
- Cost: 30 Euros/Person for group of 2-3 Pax
- Cost 20 Euros/Person for group of 4-8 Pax
Cost includes Includes:
Accommodation, domestic flights (New Delhi to Leh and Leh to New Delhi) and for Transfers & Support we will provide load carriers and Toyota Cars
Equipments and Gears:
International Standard Mountain Bikes, support vehicles, helmets,, food, guide, cook, cooking gears, wildlife fees, Tents, mattresses, Mess Tents, Kitchen tents & Toilet tents, camping fees, and inner line permission where it's needed.
We passionately believe that Responsible Tourism can be of immense help to local communities; providing income, positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect the natural environment. Recognizing that there is always room for improvement, we continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.
Prior to our tours, we liaise with local community leaders to ensure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impact. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging our clients to donate and/or assist such projects in appropriate and sustainable manners. Through sensitive hands on experience, we encourage cross cultural interaction and education between clients and the local communities. This is achieved by limiting tour group sizes, which also minimises any social and environmental impact. We also assist in the development of local infrastructure such as rural pathways. We make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. In Leh we stay at locally owned accommodation and in Nubra Valley we camp, making sure that any area we visit is unharmed and unspoilt, so that it remains as beautiful for future generations to come. We eat locally grown and cooked food, supporting restaurants on our route while at the same time providing guests with the freshest, most authentic tastes of the region. This particular tour goes beyond the main centre of Leh, to areas where tourism is less established. By cycling through remote regions and working with local hotels, restaurants and other suppliers, we are contributing to the even distribution of income and economic growth. Whenever possible we visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenirs, generating income for local businesses. We employ and train local guides, drivers and assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefits not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.
Adopting a “carry in - carry out” policy, we actively engage in environmentally responsible practices to minimise tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re-usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and means to help them identify and implement effective ways to positively protect local nature and communities. It is a vital ethos that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip has ended.