Well as they say, if biking is in your blood, Leh-Ladakh will be the ultimate adventure and Manali- Leh Highway ride offers you the best of the Himalayan region. From highest motorable passes in the world to cold deserts, thrilling destinations, picturesque landscape the ride is amongst the prized as well toughest routes in India. Leh Ladakh bike trip is the most exciting and adventurous experience of lifetime.
About Leh Ladakh
Ladakh(land of high passes), a landlocked region lies between two of the world’s most powerful mountain ranges – the Karakoram and the Great Himalayas, proffers breathtakingly high altitude mountains, cold deserts, saltwater lakes and insane landscapes. Sharing its east boundary with Tibet, Ladakh has Lahaul and Spiti into its south west and the Kashmir valley to the west side.
Ladakh is the home of many high altitude mountain passes and some of the highest motorable roads in the world. Out of the various passes in Ladakh, only some passes are accessible to tourists. There are many beautiful passes when you strike Ladakh from Manali and Baralacha La is a treat for you. There are bountiful passes of utmost importance from the tourism point of view and when you are going to cross these passes, make a point to visit the temples, hang temples and pyramid of stones for a happy and peaceful journey ahead.
A Leh-Ladakh journey entails a great deal of beauty, grandeur, and patience. A holiday here is captivating and being well informed will only smooth your excursion. This highest cold desert in the world is a journey of self-discovery at altitudes exceeding 12000 ft above mean sea level and surely one of the toughest motorcycle rides anywhere in the world.
About Ladakh Bike Trip
Explored by thousands of explorers from all over the world every year, Leh Ladakh bike trip through Manali-Leh Highway is one of the most popular trips in India. Our Bike trip to Leh-Ladakh begins at Manali, so you have to reach Manali by your own. Most convenient way to reach Manali is to take an overnight bus from Delhi. Bus will reach Manali next day before noon. Our representative will pick you from bus stand.
The bike trip begins from day 2 with our drive out to Jispa via Vashisth, Solang valley, Rohtang Pass and Keylong. While riding to Sarchu on day 3, we will pass through the famous Baralacha La, Darcha, and Zing Zing bar. It is always advisable to cross this pass before Noon because melting of snow and formation of water stream on the high altitude of Baralacha La makes it difficult to cross. Lachung La, Moray Plains, and Tanglang La are the main attractions on the way to Leh on day 4. Tanglang La provides a scenic view from every angle with ample vegetation on both sides. We will reach Leh by late afternoon.
On day 5, we will ride out for Nubra Valley via Khardung La. We stay overnight in a typical high altitude Ladakhi village in Nubra valley – Hunder or Sumur. We ride out after breakfast for Pangong Lake on day 6 through some more high altitude passes, beautiful grazing grounds and landscapes. We spend night in the lakeside camp. After exploring Pangong Lake, we will return back to Leh on Day 7 for your last evening in Ladakh. After returning to Leh, you can spend evening by exploring Leh town.
We will leave for Manali on day 8 and reach Sachu through Manali-Leh Highway. On day 9, we will reach Manali by late afternoon. You can explore Manali town and spend some quality time on Mall Road.
On Day 10, our representative will transfer you to bus stand where you can take your bus to reach Delhi next day.
Leh Ladakh Trip Highlights
- Drive to Jispa, via Rohtang Pass
- Bike ride on Baralachha Pass to reach the camp site in Sarchu
- A challenging drive on Tanglang-La Pass (one of the world’s highest passes)
- Visit Thiksey, Shey and other Leh Monasteries
- Explore Jispa, Sarchu and Pang Villages.
- Shopping and sightseeing in Leh
- Visit to the beautiful Pangong Lake
- Experience the adrenaline rush as you ride over the highest motorable road Khardung La
- Relish delicious Ladakhi cuisines.
- Feel the thrill as you ride through the barren roads and admire the breathtaking scenery of the region.
- Camping near Pangong Lake
- Stay overnight in a typical high altitude Ladakhi village in Nubra valley
- Region : Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
- Nature of Trip : Motor Biking
- Duration : 10 Days/9 Nights
- Riding Days : 8 Days
- Daily Mileage : 140-180 Km
- Riding Season : May- September
- Difficulty : Moderate – Tough
- Average Temperature: 12-17 degrees (days) and 2-10 degrees (nights) during summers, 0-(-10) degrees (days) and (-10) – (-20) degrees (nights) during winters.
- Trip Starting Point: Manali
- Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot
- Nearest Airport: Kullu–Manali Airport, Kullu
- Atm: ATMs are there in all the way from Manali to Leh
Arrival at Manali
Arrive in Manali by taking evening Volvo bus from Delhi. After arrival check in to the hotel and relax till afternoon. After serving lunch, we will take motorbike tour in the meandering roads of the Kullu Valley with Himalayas on the one side and River Beas on the other. We will test ride to famous Vashisth temple and watch the natural hotspring there.
This ride will help you to test the characteristics of the bike and acquaint yourself to handle the motor beast for your entire tour as the roads would be tricky. Enjoy a fun ride to the beautiful Kullu Valley. Return back to your hotel for the night and enjoy the dinner.
Manali to Jispa (150Km/7-8Hrs)
After having delicious breakfast we will ride to Jispa while crossing the beautiful Rohtang Pass, Gulaba and Marhi. This journey will be exciting as we will drive on the stunning Rohtang Pass, situated at an altitude of 3,798 m. Road leads to this pass is extremely challenging and weather conditions are most of the times uncertain too. We will come across a number of tourists who have come here to enjoy snow activities. Drive via Lahaul valley, nestled amid snow-clad peaks we will reach Jispa in the late evening. Overnight stay and dinner at camps in Jispa.
We will start our ride after early breakfast and reach Sarchu by evening through the ill famed Baralacha La. As we drive past Jispa, we enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. We will have some wonderful views as we are driving on Baralacha Pass (5000 m). Located at tri-junction of three roads, one from Manali, one from Leh and another from Spiti and Lahaul, Baralacha La is located at an elevation of 16,043ft.This pass is also the starting points of various treks like Suraj Tal trek and Chandra Tal Trek.
If you are planning road trip from Manali to Leh then it is always advisable to cross this pass before Noon because melting of snow and formation of water stream on the high altitude of this pass makes it difficult to cross.
We will continue our ride to reach Sarchu in the evening which is a village that forms the border between Himachal and Kashmir. Overnight stay and dinner in camp at Sarchu.
Sarchu to Leh(215Kms/9-10Hrs)
We will start our ride through the beautiful sights of the region and the changes landscape. Make a stop at Nakeela River, Gata Loops and Tanglang La. We will drive through the highest motorable mountain Pass on Manali – Leh Highway, Tanglang La (5300 m). This pass provides a scenic view from every angle with ample vegetation on both sides. Due to the Sharp curves Tanglang La can get distressing for the first timers hence it is important you to take someone who’s been on these roads before.
As we cross the pass, we will enter into the mountainous roads of Leh. After enjoying a high tea at Rumtse, we will reach Leh in the evening. Overnight dinner and stay in hotel at Leh.
Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La (130Kms/6-7Hrs)
Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake via Shyok Valley (170Km/6-7Hrs)
The sixth day of our tour covers a visit to the picturesque Pangong Lake. Today we have to cover a long distance of 170 Km; hence we will leave Nubra Valley early in the morning after breakfast. We will ride to Pangong Lake via Shyok Valley which which takes around 6-7 Hrs. Pangong Lake, largest brackish water lake in Asia is one of the best attractions of Ladakh. The lake sprawls in India as well as China. Two-third area of the lake lies in China. The waters are crystal clear blessed with so many intriguing shades of blue.
We will reach Pangong Lake by late afternoon. On arrival we will stay in the lakeside camp which is an experience of lifetime. Dinner and stay in camp near Pangong Lake.
Pangong Lake – Leh via Chang La (160Km/6-7Hrs)
Having our breakfast early in the morning we will head towards Leh via Chang La. On the way, we will see the famed school that was used as an off-studio location in the hit Hindi film, 3 Idiots. On the way back to Leh we will cross Changla Pass, world’s third highest motorbale pass. En route we can visit Thiksey Monastery which is similar to Potala Palace of Tibet.
We will reach Leh by afternoon, so you can use your rest of the day by exploring Leh town. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Leh to Sarchu (215Kms/8-10Hrs)
Bid adieu to Leh and begin your ride. En-route, you will see Pang, a scenic spot in Ladakh’s landscape. We will reach Sarchu in the evening which is the middle point of Manali and Leh. Overnight dinner and stay in Camps.
Sarchu to Manali (215 Kms/8-10Hrs)
In the morning, We will begin our drive through the Sarchu plain and reach the Baralaccha plain till noon. Enjoy the beauty crossing through Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass will challenge you with mini-rivers of mud. We will reach Manali in the evening where dinner and stay will arrange in hotel.
Departure from Manali
After breakfast, checkout from hotel. You can explore Manali town if you want. Our trip ends with checkout. We can drive you to the bus stand. Take Volvo bus in the afternoon which will drop you to Delhi on next morning.
Trip ends here
Accomodations – Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 9 (Manali to Manali). You will be staying in hotels in Manali and Leh, desert camping in Nubra valley and lakeside camping in Pangong Lake. You will be staying in camps during you ride to Leh and back.
Meals – From dinner at Manali on Day 1 to breakfast at Manali on Day 10 are included. All meals except Lunch are included in this cost. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs.
Other Inclusions –
- Inner line security permits where applicable.
- One Motorcycle Royal Enfield 350 cc on rent for you.
- Transfers from airport to hotel and then back to airport.
- Tour leader and local guide on motorcycle.
- Support vehicle with driver to carry your luggage.
- RE mechanic with spare parts and minor repairs en route.
- First aid kit and oxygen cylinder & Helmets.
- Fuel for entire tour.
- All taxes/ tolls
- Bonfire with music whenever possible.
- Foreigners permits for non-Indian riders.
- All hotel taxes and entry fees to monasteries etc.
- Hydration packs to assist you to prevent mountain sickness and ride safely.
- Buses to and from Manali.
- Any meals not specified (Lunches).
- Laundry, tips, camera fee, camel rides etc
- Personal riding kit – jacket, helmet, gloves or shoes.
- Alcohol and other beverages.
- 5% GST
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, Kullu which is 50 Kms away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Taxi services are available to Manali once you reach the airport. However, owing to weather conditions, flights are not the most reliable option for getting to or out of Manali.
By Railway: Being a hilly region, there is no railway station in Manali. There are train services from Delhi to Pathankot which is 285 Km from Kullu and approx 330 Km from Manali. There are railway stations at Shimla and Kalka for the convenience of tourists.
By Road: Most convenient and popular way to travel to Manali is by road, especially from Delhi. You can hire cabs or choose for Volvo buses plying daily from Delhi, covering a distance of 522 Km. This region also has good connectivity with Ambala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dalhousie and other districts through regular bus services of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
It is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as the buses are more comfortable than ordinary ones, keeping in mind the long distance of the journey.
- Weather is unpredictable in Himalayas due to high altitudes. It is necessary to acclimatized yourself before starting your trip. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.
- We have an experienced Ladakh bike trip guide who leads the trip. To enjoy your safe and sound experience, follow the leads of Trip leader.
- It is advisable not to drive in night as it could be dangerous.
- Consult your physician before undertaking the trip and carry basic medicines you are using for the purpose of added safety.
- While visiting the monasteries, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
- The trip takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
|For one person (without fuel and self-bike)||Rs. 27500/-|
|For two persons sharing one bike (with fuel and bike rental)||Rs. 36000/-|
|For the single rider in one bike (with fuel and bike rental):||Rs. 44800/-|
|For travelling by TT/SUV (fuel included)||Rs. 32000/-|
NOTE – 5% of GST is to be payable on total amount by the customer.
FIXED DEPARTURE DATES
|S No.||Duration||Group No.||Start Date/Manali||End Date/Manali|
|1||10 Days||01||14 June 2018 (Few Seats Left)||23 June 2018|
|2||10 Days||02||24 June 2018||03 July 2018|
|3||10 Days||03||4 July 2018 (Few Seats Left)||13 July 2018|
|4||10 Days||04||14 July 2018 (Few Seats Left)||23 July 2018|
|5||10 Days||05||24 July 2018||02 August 2018|
|6||10 Days||06||3 August 2018||12 August 2018|
|7||10 Days||07||12 August 2018||21 August 2018|
|8||10 Days||08||22 August 2018||31 August 2018|
|9||10 Days||09||1 September 2018||10 September 2018|
|10||10 Days||10||11 September 2018||20 September 2018|