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Why Travel with Palampur Bikers Club (PBC)…?

PBC is started by travel enthusiasts who hail from a small town called Palampur in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India.

We have been traveling extensively in Himalayan terrains from many years and extending our expertise to other travel enthusiasts across the world. We know what separates a good road trip from a lifetime of memories.It goes without saying that we live by our tagline

“some call it adventure , we call it life”

Travel is our way of life and we go beyond the expectations to make the journey memorable. When you decide to travel with us , you are no longer a client , but a part of PBC family. It is the reason that whoever has traveled with us have become our friend for life.

If you are the one who wish to experience Leh-Ladakh beyond mountains, valleys, lakes and high altitude passes and are prepared to take an off beat road many don’t dare to take; come travel with us and experience Ladakh as never before.

Travel options:

1.You can bring your own motorcycle ; Meals and Stay will be arranged by us.
2.We can help you renting out a motor cycle (Royal Enfield 350, 500cc) as per your needs.
3.You can opt to travel by a shared vehicle -Vehicle Type luxury.
4.You can bring in your own car (High ground clearance vehicle recommended). Meals and Stay will be arranged by us.

All accommodation , meals , inner line permits and more will be arranged by us.

Itinerary details

Day 1 – 14th Sept (Delhi to Pathankot/Kathua)

Safety briefing in the morning and an early start from Delhi to reach Pathankot / Kathua by late evening. Breakfast and lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Pathankot / Kathua.

Total Distance Traveled : 570 kms Approx. Travel Time : 11 / 12 hrs

Day 2 – 15th Sept  (Pathankot/Kathua to Srinagar)

Today we will move further and leave the plains behind to enter twisting roads to reach Srinagar. Breakfast and lunch on the way. We cross jwahar tunnel and by evening we will be beside Dal lake. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.

Total Distance Traveled : 332 kms Approx. Travel Time : 10 / 12hrs

Day 3 – 16th Sept (Srinagar to Kargil)

Today we will see the picturesque meadows of sonmarg and also enter Ladakh region via our 1st High pass – Zozilla to reach Kargil. Breakfast and lunch on the way. We will also explore Kargil War Memorial and pass thru Drass – the 2nd coldest inhabited place in world , Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kargil.
Total Distance Traveled : 202kms Approx. Travel Time : 8 / 10 hrs.

Day 4 – 17th Sept (Kargil to Leh)

We will start our journey after breakfast at hotel and we move towards Leh.Roads are really good on this stretch and we will cross Namik La , Fotu La , Nimmu (Indus and Zanskar confluence) , Magnetic Hill on the way.

Total Distance Traveled : 245 kms
Approx. Travel Time : 8/9 hrs

Day 5 – 18th Sept (Leh to Khardung La  & back to Leh)

We will have an early start today. Breakfast at hotel and we move towards Khardung la (5602 mtrs – Highest motor able road in world). A group photo session at the top. We plan to reach back Leh by late afternoon and explore Leh on this day. Shey , Hemis , Thicksey , Shanti Stupa , Leh Palace are few options which can be explored. Dinner and overnight stay at  Leh.

Total Distance Traveled : 80 kms Approx. Travel Time : 5 / 6 hrs

Day 6 – 19th Sept (Leh to Pangong Tso)

We will have an early start today to reach Pangong Tso by evening. On the way we cross Chang-La (5360 mts – third highest motor able road in the world.) Breakfast and lunch on the way. Spend the evening on the banks on magical Pangong Tso.Dinner and overnight stay at camps on the banks of Pangong Tso.
Total Distance Traveled : 180 kms Approx. Travel Time : 7 / 8 hrs.

Day 7 – 20th Sept (Pangong Tso to Leh)

Rise early to see the magical sunrise over Pangong Tso. Enjoy walks and photo session on the banks of Pangong. after breakfast at camps we start back our journey to Leh via Chang-La. Free time in Leh to explore the city. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Total Distance Traveled : 180 kms Approx. Travel Time : 7 / 8 hrs

Day 8 – 21st Sept (Leh to Hanle)

We start our journey early today towards mystical hanle. On the way we cross Kumdok and plains of chumthang. We move ahead and cross Mahe bridge and carry on to Nyoma and then cross Loma village to finally reach Hanle. We explore the 17th century Hanle Monastery and Indian Astronomical Observatory. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Hanle.

Total Distance Traveled : 254 kms Approx. Travel Time : 9 / 10 hrs

Day 9 – 22nd Sept (Hanle to Tso Moriri)

After breakfast at Hanle we move towards Tso Moriri – another mystical lake in changthang plateau located at an altitude of 4522 mtrs. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel Camps at Tso Moriri.

Total Distance Traveled : 161 kms Approx. Travel Time : 7 /68 hrs.

Day 10 – 23rd Sept (Tso Moriri to Sarchu)

We start our return journey today but never the less , this is the most beautiful part of the entire road trip. We meet the the famous Leh-Manali Highway at Moorie plains. After breakfast at Camps we start our journey to reach Sarchu.  We also cross 2 high passes

Nakee-La (4920 mtrs) and Lachung-La (5059 mtrs). Get stunned by the beauty of Moore plains and the twisty Gata loops. Stare at the sand and rock Formations at pang. Dinner and overnight stay at camps at Sarchu.

Total Distance Traveled : 227 kms Approx. Travel Time : 9 / 10 hrs

Day 11 – 24th Sept (Sarchu to Manali)

After breakfast at sarchu camps we move towards Manali. on the way we cross Bara-La-Cha-La (4890 mtrs) and enjoy the beauty of suraj taal. lunch on the way and we cross over Rohtang La (3980 mtrs) to reach manali by late evening. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel at Manali.

Total Distance Traveled : 225 kms Approx. Travel Time : 10 / 12 hrs.

Day 12 – 25th Sept (Manali to Delhi)

An early start today to reach delhi by late evening. breakfast and lunch on the go. On the way we explore the pandoh dam near mandi and govind sagar near bilaspur. stay in delhi is not a part of package but can be arranged on request at extra cost.

Total Distance Traveled : 543 kms Approx. Travel Time : 11 / 12 hrs.

How can you join

To join the trip , follow the below mentioned steps:

1 -Fill the above joining form with all the necessary details.
2 -We review your form and get back to you with approximate cost
3- Have all your queries answered by our Event Leader.
4- Transfer the booking amount to secure your seat.

We have limited seats hence request you to fulfill the requirements as soon as possible . Participants will be chosen on first come basis.

The Dream of Ladakh Realized


One day at office in Gurgaon, I was feeling bored of the routine life and wanted to do something different. Thought of doing the Leh Ladakh trip on bike but had no Bike and companion to travel with. Doing Ladakh circle from Delhi/NCR by road takes minimum two weeks and taking two weeks off from office to go on an adventure trip with limited cell phone accessibility was not an easy thing to think of. But the passion of traveling to Ladakh was so strong that I told my wife that doing the Ladakh circle on bike is one the dream in life. Initially she was worried of such a long and adventures trip in bike but as she realized the passion she supported in the mission. I discussed the idea with many of friends and most of them shown keen interest to join in the beginning.

I thought of buying a Royal Enfield motor cycle for this trip but had no prior experience of driving RE and was not sure which model to buy. I went to Royal Enfield website and they had a couple of new models rolled out in the Classic 500 series which were in display at their website homepage. I liked the Battle Green model and called the Gurgaon dealer to know about the price and availability. Dealer told me that Battle Green model is not available in India as Green color is reserved for the Indian Army. Then I was left with two options Desert Storm and Classic 500 Chrome. I planned to visit the Gurgaon dealer to see both the models in hand and finalize one. My friend Krishan joined me for the dealer visit and there we finalized the Desert Storm model. The only thing which made us going for Desert Storm was its unique and appealing color.

Finalized the Desert Storm model but unfortunately the waiting list for this model was 4 months in Gurgaon and I wanted to have it as soon as possible. I called up the dealer at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh (near to my home town) for the availability of Desert Storm and they promised me to deliver the motor cycle within a month. I made the booking telephonically and transferred the booking amount online. After 25 days of booking, dealer called me to inform about the availability of motor cycle. I went to Dharamsala and got the delivery of first thing required to realize the Ladakh dream.

Now the next task was to find the companions who can travel with me on this trip. Luckily some of old friends from Chandigarh also wanted to do the Ladakh circle on bike. They created a Facebook group and invited me to join them. I was excited and we all started sharing information regarding weather, routes, logistics etc in this group. Second half of June was decided as the travel time for this trip.

One month before the travel date we realized that most of the members of Facebook group, who were interested to go on the trip have backed out and group leader announced that the trip is cancelled. I tried to convince couple of enthusiasts in that group to plan the trip separately but they also shouted work and family reasons. Now I was left with no option and was thinking of doing it alone. I checked for Himalayan Odyssey organized by Royal Enfield but it looked too expensive as they were charging Rs 25,000 just for joining them. I even thought of starting one or two days before the Himalayan Odyssey in same route alone, so in case of any emergencies there will be guarantee of someone coming behind.

At the same time I kept discussing with other friends. Around a half dozen of friends were showing interest to join but I was not sure how many of them will actually go as most of them were tentative. Then one day friends from Palampur who were on a visit to Delhi called me up and told that one of their friends is keen to join us for the Ladakh trip. I thought it will just be another enthusiast whose enthusiasm will fade as the day nears. We talked over phone and then we met at Satya Niken in Delhi to purchase the biking gears. Talk to him gave me the confidant that if no one else will go atleast he will go. He also wanted to go alone if no one else goes. Two guys who were looking for a companion for the same purpose were together now. Now I was sure I am not going alone.

One week before the travel date, two guys from the group backed out and others also shouted personal and professional issues. I myself had to go on an official trip to Chennai two days before the trip start date. Things were again looking cloudy. We had to start our journey on June 20 and I was travelling back from Chennai on June 19. At this point I and Munish were confirmed and others had backed out with discussions on as they didn’t want to go on bikes and were looking for a four wheeler vehicle. Munish started from Delhi on 19th morning to Pathankot and I was supposed to start from Palampur to Pathankot on June 20 mornings. When Munish started from Delhi he knew that only he and I are going. As I was traveling from Chennai back to Delhi and then Palampur, telephonic discussions were on with the rest of probable members and I eagerly wanted to have more than 2 guys in this trip. By June 19 evening, Krishan managed to hire a Mahindra Xylo and other members also agreed to join the next morning. On June 20, we five along with Xylo driver started the dream journey to Leh Ladakh.

The journey Begins???????????????????????????????