North Ladakh

JUNE 20 - 30, 2024


11 days, 1,200 km on- and off-road, crossing the most awe-inspiring Himalayan passes, up to 5,350 meters, surrounded by snow and ice for eight months of the year. We’ll travel through mountains that are unique in the world, visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, and learn about an extraordinary people. All this on a Royal Enfield Himalayan, a motorcycle that’s environmentally friendly and respectful of this incredible wilderness.

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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.

New Delhi - Kullu (flight) - Manali (transfer)

(80 km) 4 hours
Air India flight to Kullu early in the morning and transfer by car to Manali, a town located in the northern part of the Kullu Valley. Here will begin our adventure among the clouds.

Manali - Keylong

(120 km) - 5 hours
The real adventure through the Himalayas begins, among the clouds of Ladakh, as we set out for Keylong (2,580 m) and tackle the first legendary Himalayan passes. The Rohtang Pass (3,980 m) is the first of the many passes we will cross.

Keylong - Sarchu

(150 km) - 6 hours
This is one of the most beautiful and suggestive stages of the trip, one that will remain etched in your memory all your life. At almost 5,000 m, the Baralacha La Pass (4,890 m) is also called the ‘Switzerland of India’; we’ll then descend to the Sarchu Plateau, an incredibly majestic and wild region. Here, we’ll truly get lost in the clouds, surrounded by towering mountains, carved canyons and in temperatures that are often freezing even in summer.

Sarchu - Sakti

(230 km) - 6 hours
Ride to Sakti, a small village on the way to the Nubra Valley, hitting the first “5,000 m” point of our expedition through the Himalayas, the Lachungla Pass (5,065 m). In the afternoon, we’ll continue toward the second highest pass of our journey, the Tanglag La Pass (5,350 m).

Sakti – Chang La Pass - Pangong Lake

(200 km) - 6 hours
A nice challenge soon awaits us, at about 30 km from our hotel, as we’ll climb the unpredictable yet wonderful Chang La Pass (5,360 m), from the top of which we’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nubra Valley. The descent from the pass will take us to the beautiful Pangong Lake, the largest body of water in the Himalayan mountain range, at an elevation of 4,250 m. Dinner and overnight stay in a campsite with facilities.

Pangong Lake - Nubra

(230 km) - 6 hours
Departure by motorcycle toward the Nubra Valley, a legendary place that was once a transit route for caravans coming from China, which entered Tibet through the Karakorum Pass and then went on to India.

Nubra - Khardung La Pass - Leh

(150 km) - 5 hours
Visit to the Nubra Valley, as well as the Samstanling and Panamik monasteries, to see the large 30-meter-high golden Buddha. We’ll then leave for the ancient city of Leh, which is considered the capital of Ladakh, riding along the world's highest carriageway to the Khardung La Pass, at an elevation of 5,380 m – a destination for many travelers from all over the world.

Visit To Leh, Capital Of Ladakh

We’ll spend the day visiting the capital of Ladakh, which offers some splendid insights into the human nature of this strong people living in the mountains – real mountains, which can be unwelcoming and harsh most of the time.

Leh – New Delhi

Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to New Delhi. You’ll take a Go Airlines flight to New

Departure on scheduled flight and return.
Dainese Experience Patagonia

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-Kullu and Leh-New Delhi
  • Use of a Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 (including refueling and full motorcycle damage and third party liability insurance
  • 10 nights' stay in a double room (3*/4*/5*) 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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