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Ladakh …The Crowning Glory!

May 28, 2019

“The best views come after the hardest climb”

When adventure comes calling it is time to challenge both your mind and body. It is time to pack your knapsack and head to the hills; it is time to traverse some of the most difficult terrains, it’s time to ride across some of the highest motorable passes; it is time to sign up for a Ladakh Motorcycle tour.

Summer time in India is the best time to ditch the plains which bear the brunt of scorching heat and parched lands. It’s time to find respite in the mountains and valleys of the Northern Tip of India… Ladakh, the crowning glory of Ladakh motorcycle tour nestled among the Himalayas.


Ladakh Bike Tour


Living on Edge

Those of you who seek adventure and love living on the edge our Ladakh Motorcycle tour is just the perfect fit for you. It is the haven for people who want to experience the thrill of riding along cold deserts, vast valleys, high mountain passes and glaciers. As you ride astride the Royal Enfield Bikes with the daunting peaks on one side and deep valleys on the other the views are breathtaking. These rides are the most memorable ones and test your skill and endurance as you meander your way through some of the most intimidating landscapes.

Breathtaking Landscapes

Ladakh is not just about adventure alone. It comes with high doses of natural beauty and culture that dates back centuries. Our itinerary includes the best of the best of Leh-Ladakh region in a compact platter. Right on your robust Royal Enfield 350cc bikes along some of the most scenic places, crossing vast valleys, waterfalls and luscious fruit orchards to camping besides the serene blue lakes in tented accommodation, star gazing in the night we have you covered.


Ladakh Landscapes


Delectable Cuisines

On our Ladakh Motorcycle Tour you don’t just get to experience the unprecedented natural beauty around you but you also get to indulge your palate with some of the most scrumptious and healthy food options which is typical to the region. Enjoy dishes like Thukpa, a piping hot soup with noodles, veggies and meat; Chang, a warm brew of fermented millet with yeast, perfect for the weather; Skyu and Chutaki , stewed noodles made of wheat flour and served hot with meat or vegetables; Khambir, another delicacy, a thick traditional bread served with butter and tea. All these are super foods intended to keep you strong and hydrated at the altitudes you are traversing.


Skyu - Ladakh Cuisine


Festivals & Culture

The festivals in Ladakh are based on their traditional folklore, customs and traditions. They have a very vibrant culture which is evident in their celebrations. Some of the most famous festivals that you can witness while embarking on a Ladakh Motorcycle tour are the Sindhu Darshan Festival, saluting communal harmony on the shores of the Indus River; The Hemis Festival, hosted by the biggest and richest Buddhist Hemis Gompa monastery which sees the locals dressed in traditional wear and head gears performing the masked dance called Chaam to the beats of drums, cymbals and long horn. The week long Ladakh Festival celebrated in September is a sight to behold when the atmosphere just resonates with fun, excitement, dancing and musical concerts.


Ladakh Festivals

Witness the blend of the Indian, Chinese and Tibetan culture along with the beauty of nature’s bounty as you ride your Royal Enfield bikes at an altitude of 18380 feet above sea level, the highest motorable road in the world.

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    August 9, 2019

    We will know different cultures, languages and “Ladakh” is a beautiful place. I like to go on a long drive by motorcycles…..

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      Indian Rides

      March 10, 2021

      Thank you


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    Indian Rides is not only an Indian tour operating company owned by the locals but is a dream of their domain Interest. Indian Rides works with an aim of combining the expert local knowledge with high end motorcycle tour experiences in India, covering the highest motorable passes of the Indian Himalayas to sparsely vegetated terrains of Rajasthan on Royal Enfield; from the unforgettable Spice tour to South India to the Wild motorbike run to the Central India.