Bike Road Trip to Leh Ladakh

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General Information About Bike Road Trip to Leh Ladakh

Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas.

A bike road trip to this region is considered among the best adventure experiences that one can have. On this road trip, one gets to experience bike riding on some of the world’s highest passes such as Khardung La, Tang Lang La, Bara Lacha La, etc. Apart from high passes, there are other attractions such as Ladakhi culture, Serene Lakes like Pangong Tso, Magnificent valleys like Nubra valley and much more. There are uncountable experiences that one can have during this 9 days road trip. 

Itinerary

Day 1
Activities and itinerary for Day 1

Arrival in Manali and Bike introduction

Arrive in Manali in the morning or by afternoon. Check-in in to hotel and relax. As you will be going on a 9 days long road trip from next day, an introduction to your bikes is necessary. Take a test drive of your bike in and around Manali, so that you get used to of your bike that you are going to take on the road trip.

Later come back to hotel and get ready for your road trip next morning.

Day 2
Activities and itinerary for Day 2

Manali to Jispa

Wake up early and begin your first day road trip to Jispa. The distance between Manali and Jispa is 140 km. You will be riding through Vashishth, Marhi, Rohtang Pass, Gramphu, Sissu and Keylong. You will be riding parallel to Chenab River, all the time. Reach Jispa and check-in into hotel. Jispa is a small village situated in Lahaul valley at 3200 m.

Overnight stay in a hotel at Jispa.

Day 3
Activities and itinerary for Day 3

Jispa to Sarchu

Wake up and get ready for your second day ride to Sarchu. As you move further from Jispa, the Greater Himalayan landscape welcomes you. Enjoy the splendid views while crossing the Baralacha La. Sarchu is a major halt on the Leh Manali highway and is situated on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir at 4290 m. As the place is at high altitude, maintain a high intake of fluids to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness. Overnight stay in camps at Sarchu.

Day 4
Activities and itinerary for Day 4

Sarchu to Leh

Today, you will be riding from Sarchu to Leh. You will pass through the flatlands and enter the mountain horizon. You will also cross the second highest motorable pass in the world which is Tanglang La, situated at a height of around 5300 meters above the sea level. After crossing the pass, the roads get turned into well maintained one. While traveling to Leh, you will see some monasteries such as Thiksey and Shey monastery. After reaching Leh, relax and explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel at leh.

Day 5
Activities and itinerary for Day 5

Leh to Nubra

This day you will ride your motorbike towards Nubra valley via Khardung La, which is the highest motorable pass in the world, situated at an elevation of 5359 meters. Get yourself clicked with the signboard of BRO and then proceed further towards Nubra Valley. Nubra Valley is a vast magnificent valley which separates Karakoram ranges from Ladakh ranges. The valley is famous for sand dunes and double hump bactrian camel.

Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Nubra valley.

Day 6
Activities and itinerary for Day 6

Nubra to Pangong via Shayok

The sixth day of your tour takes you to one of the most scenic lakes in the world, i.e., Pangong Tso. It is the largest brackish water lake in Asia and is one of the main attractions of Ladakh. 1/3rd of the lake lies in India and rest in China. Explore the surroundings and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 7
Activities and itinerary for Day 7

Pangong to Leh

Wake up and get ready to move towards Leh from Pangong Tso. While riding to Leh, explore Hemis monastery and 3-idiots school. Reach Leh and relax. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel at Leh.

Day 8
Activities and itinerary for Day 8

Leh to Sarchu

Bid adieu to Leh and begin your ride towards Sarchu by retracing the same route. Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Sarchu.

Day 9
Activities and itinerary for Day 9

Sarchu to Manali

This will be your last day of road trip. You will move towards Manali from Sarchu. Ride through the same route and reach Manali by evening. Trip Ends here.