East Ladakh

JUNE 30 - JULY 9, 2024


10 days and 1,000 km on- and off-road at over 5,000 m, through the majestic Himalayan passes as they reopen after the long icy winter. We’ll ride through endless mountains to Tso Moriri, the largest lake in Ladakh, at 4,600 m. An adventure among the clouds that will leave us breathless, amid the most spectacular mountains of India and to the border with Tibet, climbing Umling La – the highest pass in the world at 5,882 m – through which, just a few months ago, only military vehicles were allowed to cross. We’ll visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and learn about an extraordinary people. All this on a motorcycle that’s environmentally friendly and respectful of these incredible natural surroundings – the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Tour difficulty:
Off road difficulty:

Arrival In New Delhi

Arrival at New Delhi airport and transfer to the hotel. Relaxing day and visit to the Old City in Delhi. In the late afternoon, briefing and tour presentation.


Early morning domestic flight to Leh (3,500 m) Transfer to hotel and day of relaxation. We spend the day visiting the capital of Ladakh, which offers splendid insights into the human nature of this strong people living in the mountains – real mountains, which can be harsh and unwelcoming for most of the year.


Short tour to familiarize ourselves with the motorcycle and get used to the altitude (3,500 m). Visit to the Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Return to Leh in the afternoon.

Leh - Khardung La Pass - Nubra

(150 km) - 5 hours
We leave Leh by taking the world's second highest carriageway, to reach the Khardung La pass. We’re at an impressive height of 5,380 m, with breathtaking views of the Karakorum mountain range. We then continue toward the Nubra Valley, with its Samstanling and Panamik monasteries, and the great thirty-meter-tall gilded Buddha.

Nubra - Pangong Lake

(186 km) - 5 hours
A breathtaking route is planned for today, on the road that runs along the Syok River and leads to the beautiful Pangong Lake, at an altitude of 4,225 m. The weather is changeable and it may snow, so good command of the vehicle is required, although the instructor will always be at hand. At night, temperatures can drop as low as 0 °C, but the climate is mitigated by the proximity to water, making for a very enjoyable pleasant dinner and overnight stay.

Pangong Lake – Hanle

(150 km) - 6 hours
We resume our journey by skirting Pangong Lake. As we get closer to China, we reach Hanle village, famous for its astronomical observatory and the impressive thousand-year-old Buddhist Gompa monastery. We’re at the foot of the Umling La pass, the highest carriageway in the world at an altitude of 5,882 m: An epic climb awaits us tomorrow.

Hanle - Umling La - Tso Moriri Lake

(160 km) - 7 hours
The day begins with a climb to the Umling La (5,882 m), an impervious pass on the Himalayan mountain range – on top of the world at over 5,800 m. The very scenic climb, winding road and rarefied air make this ride a real adventure. We descend to Tso Moriri Lake, a hidden gem surrounded by mountains reached by a twisting dirt road.

Tso Moriri - Leh

(220 km) - 7 hours
Most of the route runs along the bed of the Indus River and passes through truly fascinating scenery that alternates between remote valleys and mountain ridges with isolated monasteries peeking out among the peaks. Arrival to the Capital is scheduled for the afternoon, with some time to relax, dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.

Leh – Delhi

Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to New Delhi. Departure on an early morning Go Airlines flight to New Delhi, check-in at the hotel, lunch, some time to relax and visit to the city.

Departure on scheduled flight and return.
Dainese Experience Himalaya East

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450

Displacement | 452cc
Power | 40,02 CV (18 kW) @ 8.000 rpr
Torque | 4 kgm (40 Nm) @ 5.500 rpr
Dry weight |196 kg
Saddle height |805 - 845 mm

Participation in this trip is permitted exclusively to those who own a complete outfit, including jacket and pants, from the Dainese Touring collections. The list of usable items is present in the information brochure. If the participant does not have the models from the collection indicated, Dainese offers the possibility of purchasing the most suitable outfit for this adventure, with a special discount of 50% on the retail price.

The most suitable outfit for this adventure

SPRINGBOK 3L ABSØLUTESHELL™ is perfect for tackling any route on the slopes and the most evocative roads of Himalaya. A 4-season suit which, thanks to its characteristics, can be easily configured to face any weather: completely waterproof, ventilated, thermal. Soft Pro-Armor level 2 protectors on shoulders and elbows.


Rider 7.490 €

The participation fee includes:

Travel Fee

  • Two economy class domestic flights: New Delhi-Leh and Leh-New Delhi
  • Use of a Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 (including refueling and full motorcycle damage and third party liability insurance)
  • Nine nights' stay in a double room (4*/5* campsites and hotels) with private bathroom
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Local Indian guide and tour of Delhi
  • One Tour leader + two staff on motorcycle
  • Two 4x4 assistance vehicles to transport luggage
  • Mechanical assistance (one mechanic + spare parts + spare motorcycle)
  • Medical assistance (a doctor will be on-hand)
  • Off-road riding training
  • Entrance fees to scheduled sites, monuments and monasteries
  • Travel documents (tickets, visas, etc.)
  • Airport-hotel private transfers
  • Road Book

Dainese's Products and Services Fee

  • Additional services: photoshoot (professional photographer), product consulting, collateral expenses, insurance services, customer care.
  • Dainese kit, value approximately €3,500

  • At the end of the Expedition, these products will become participant's property. In case of unavailability, some items might be replaced with substitutes of equal functionality and quality.
Mandatory requirements:
  • Passport with residual validity of at least 6 months
  • Indian visa
  • International driver license (issuing time approx. 30 days)
Riding experience:
  • Average riding experience is needed – no particular difficulties are expected but there will be considerable off-road stretches requiring an adequate riding level to tackle dirt roads.


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