Friday, April 5, 2013

Special Helmet Stories ride from Leh to Manali

Today we hit 4000 likes on our facebook page so Harsh and I thought as a thank you we will run a four day bare bone ride from Leh to Manali in the first week of July 2013. So here are the details.


We will start early from Leh and ascend the world’s second highest motorable pass Tanglang La. We will take a short detour to our camp at Debring set up near the ‘white’ saltwater lake of Tso Kar where you can sight migratory cranes from Siberia and the Kiyang—the wild ass of Ladakh.

The Second day is another early start as on this day we cross the Moré Plains—a flat stretch of 40 km, At an average height of 4200m. Stop at Pang for a bite to eat and then onward to the double-humped Lachulung La (5060m) and then the Gata Loops. It’s awe inspiring scenery all the way to our camp in the plains of Sarchu.

On the third day we ascend Baralacha La and ride onwards to Jispa and make our night hault overlooking the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that become the Chenab at Tandi. This is one of our most favorite places in the world.

On the last day we leave Tandi and start to climb the steep Rohtang La leaving the arid landscapes behind and ride into the lush Kullu valley towards Manali where we end the ride with a BBQ and many a cold beer.


The cost for the ride is Rs 20,000 per person. The cost will only include motorcycle rental, accommodation for four nights on twin sharing basis, Breakfast/Dinner and experienced tour leaders (thats us). There are 5 seats open for this ride so better book yours spot soon.

Check out the ride on our facebook events page or drop us an email at info@helmetstories.com if you are interested.