Thursday, May 15, 2014

Helmet Stories 2014 Special Ride from Manali To Leh

Last year we ran a similar Barebone ride from Manali to Leh and it was lots of fun. We got a great crew together and had a great time riding all the way up to Leh. So we thought we shall organize another one this year and in time for Royal Enfields ReUnion North.

We will start early from Manali and start the steep climb over Rohtang Pass (3978m) leaving the lush green Kullu Valley behind us towards more arid landscapes and end the day at Tandi overlooking the confluence of Chandra Bhaga. This is one of our most favourite places in the world.

On the second day we ride passed Jispa and ascend Baralacha La(4890m) and make our way to Sarchu. It’s awe inspiring scenery all the way to our camp in the plains of Sarchu.  

Leh and ascend the world’s second highest motorable pass Tanglang La(5328m). We will take a short detour to our camp at Debring set up near the ‘

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. 


On the third day we leave Sarchu and ride up the famous Gata Loops over the double humped Lachulung La (5060m) and make our way to Pang for a bite to eat. Then we ride across the More Plains —a flat stretch of 40 km, At an average height of 4200m. We will then take a small detour to our camp 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.

On the fourth and last day we ascend the world’s second highest motorable pass Tanglang La and make our way to Leh. Where we shall end the trip with a celebration of many momos and cold beers.


The cost for the ride is Rs 25,000 per person. The cost will only include motorcycle rental, accommodation for four nights on twin sharing basis, Breakfast/Dinner and experienced tour leaders. If you can't ride and still want to make this trip give us a buzz we can figure something out.

The ride will be as follows
25th June Day 1. Manali - Tandi
26th June Day 2. Tandi - Sarchu
27th June Day 3. Sarchu - Tso Kar
28th June Day 4. Tso Kar - Leh



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