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Roadtrip naar de Himalaya

The Great Himalayan Expedition

June 2024 Ride

Date: 15th June to 28th June, 2024

Starting Point: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir | Ending Point: Leh, Ladakh

Draft itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar

- Arrival at Srinagar Airport, transfer to a houseboat.

- Freshen up & relax.

- Explore Srinagar market.

- Briefing, Riding Gear Distribution & Dinner and overnight stay at the houseboat.

Place of Stay: New Jersey Houseboat / Similar

Day 2: Srinagar Local Sightseeing

- Breakfast & Motorcycle Trials

- Sightseeing 

- Evening - Inauguration followed by dinner

Place of Stay: New Jersey Houseboat / Similar

Day 3: Srinagar to Kargil via Sonamarg, Drass & Zojila Pass

- Flag off 

- Journey to Kargil via Sonamarg and Drass.

- Check-in & Dinner at Kargil hotel.

Place of Stay: The Kargil / Similar

Day 4: Kargil to Leh via Namika La & Fotu La

- Departure for Leh via Lamayuru, Mulbek, Namika La, and Fotu La.

- Visit to Magnetic Hills - A gravity hill

- Reach Leh and check-in at the hotel.

Place of Stay: the Bodhi Tree / Similar

Day 5: Leh to Shey-Thiksay-Hemis-Stok

- Visit monasteries including Thiksey and Hemis.

- Explore Shey & Stok palace 

- Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.

Place of Stay: the Bodhi Tree / Similar

Day 6: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La

- Travel to Nubra Valley via Khardung-La.

We will ride through the World’s Second Highest Motorable Pass - Khardungla 

- Visit Shanti Stupa and Sand Dunes in Hunder.

- Explore Diskit village and monastery.

- Dinner and overnight stay in Diskit.

Place of Stay: The Creek / Similar

Day 7: Nubra Valley to Siachen base camp and back

- Journey to Siachen Base Camp visit.

- Return to Diskit.

- Dinner and overnight stay in Diskit.

Place of Stay: The Creek / Similar

Day 8: Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso via Shyok Valley

- Travel to Pangong Tso via Agam and Shyok villages.

- Check-in at the campsite by the lake.

Place of Stay: Misty Hills / Similar

Day 9: Pangong to Hanle via Rezang La War Memorial

- Visit Rezang La War Memorial.

- Lunch at Loma/Tsaga village.

- Arrival at Hanle village and check-in at a homestay.

Place of Stay: Umilngla Residency/Similar

Day 10: Hanle to Umling La and return

- Journey to Umling La, the world’s highest motorable road.

- Return to Hanle and stay overnight.

Place of Stay: Umilngla Residency/Similar

Day 11: Hanle to Tso Moriri via Tsaga La

- Travel to Tso Moriri via enchanting plains.

- Enjoy the serene beauty of Tso Moriri.

- Check-in at a homestay in Korzok.

Place of Stay: Grand Dolphin /Similar

Day 12: Tso Moriri to Leh

- Journey back to Leh via Namshang La Pass.

- Visit the Hot Springs -  Puga Valley - The only geothermal region in Ladakh

- Evening at leisure in Leh.

- Overnight stay in Leh.

Place of Stay: Essence /Similar

Day 13: Sightseeing & Valedictory

Place of Stay: Essence /Similar

Day 14: Departure from Leh

- Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure.

Event Highlights:

  • "Ride for Rotary" is an event involving motorcycle riding and four-wheeler driving across India. 
  • This initiative is organized by Rotary District 3181 to support and strengthen The Rotary Foundation while celebrating Rotary Fellowship. 
  • You will be riding on the highest motorable roads of the world
  • Accommodation will be provided at best possible hotels and camps
  • The meticulously planned route will showcase diverse landscapes, including valleys, lakes, mostaries
  • The ride will be supported by medical staff, helpers, mechanics, and support vehicles. 
  • A vehicle will transport participants' luggage. 
  • The bike and four-wheeler convoy will be under the guidance of experienced crew members. 

Participation Fee:

  • USD 4800 + 18% GST:  Solo Rider – Single Room
  • USD 8000 + 18% GST: Couple Rider – Single Bike – Twin Sharing Room
  • USD 8500 + 18% GST:  Couple Rider – Double Bikes – Twin Sharing Room
  • USD 4200 + 18% GST: 4 Wheeler Participant – No Self Drive - Passenger – Single Room
  • USD 7000 + 18% GST:  4 Wheeler Participant – Couple – No Self Drive – Passenger – Twin Sharing Room


  • We need Fitness certificate from participants to ride Himalayas
  • Participants need to reach Srinagar – There are direct flights from Delhi to Srinagar
  • There will be oxygen cylinders

Fee Includes: 

  • Food
  • Accommodation - Single Occupancy Rooms for Single. Double Occupancy for Couples
  • Vehicles with Fuel 
  • Riding Gears(For 2 Wheeler Participants)
  • T Shirts
  • Airport Pickup & Drop in Leh & Srinagar.

Bank Details:

Please transfer the participation fee to the below bank details:

  • Account Number: 50200084808023
  • Account Name: RIDE FOR ROTARY 8
  • Bank name: HDFC BANK LTD
  • IFSC: HDFC0003668
  • Bank Address: Ground Floor, Mythri Arcade, Kantharaj Road, Saraswathipuram, Mysore - 570009

Ride for Rotary 8 Details:

  • Chairman: Rtn. Kanthraj C
  • Chairman Club: Rotary Mysore West
  • Correspondence Address: 14/A, 4th main 8th Cross, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru, Mysuru, Karnataka, 570009

Participants Checklist:

  • Apply for a VISA
  • Obtain an International Driving License
  • Fitness Certificate to ride in Himalayas
  • Secure personal insurance
  • Bring a riding helmet (if participating on a two-wheeler)

Who Can Participate:

  • Rotarians from around the world
  • Non-Rotarians accompanying a Rotarian
  • Non-Rotarians with a permitted letter from a Rotary Club

To Register for this event: Please visit www.rideforrotary.com

For any more information please email to: info@rideforrotary.com

This is a developing document - Please come back for updates.

Last Updated: 2nd April, 2024