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Ride with the Wind: Wari La

  • Duration5-6 Hours
  • Distance105 km roundtrip

When in Ladakh, an early morning visit to Wari La is a must. One of the most scenic passes in Ladakh, Wari La is also the fourth-highest motorable road in the world. This pass connects two of the most exotic valleys in this trans-Himalayan region. Here you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Nubra Valley, which lies beyond the pass, as well as the many villages that dot the Indus Valley. Wari La was opened only in 2008 as an alternative route into the Nubra Valley. Following a short safety briefing at the top, you'll be ready to cycle down the most extraordinary track that the Ladakhi Himalayas have to offer. The path criss-crosses its way down the mountainside into the green oasis of Sakti village. This exhilarating ride comes to an end at Kharu town.

Timeline Itinerary

1) Drive from Chamba Camp, Thiksey to Wari La Top
Altitute:5312 mtrs,17428 ft
Distance:52 Kms.
Time:02 hours drive time

2) Wari La Top to Lunch Stop
Distance:11 Kms.
Time:20 minutes drive time

3) Halt For Lunch
Altitute:4276 mtrs,14029 ft
Distance:52 Kms.
Time:1 ½ hours

4) Enjoy downhill mountain bike cycling from Kharu town through the picturesque hamlets of Takthok ,Sakti and Chemdey
Distance:26 Kms.
Time:1 ½ hours cycling

5) You also have an option to further cycle down from Kharu to Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Altitute:3550 mtrs,11647 ft
Distance:16 Kms.
Time:1 ½ hours cycling

Additional Services Included In This Optional Tour:

  • A back-up car at your service
  • The company of a knowledgeable guide throughout the tour
  • Choice of either packed or live picnic lunch
  • Appropriate safety cycling gears

Cycling Tour
Cycling Tour

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