Leh-Ladakh bike trip is the topmost thing to do in every traveler’s bucket list. There might be different reasons to visit Leh-Ladakh. Individuals get attracted by the variety of landscapes or for the diverse culture of Leh-Ladakh. And in this 12-day trip, you will get to enjoy a mix of both while exploring Leh-Ladakh to its fullest.
Riding a bike you feel helps you gain an adrenaline rush which is something to look forward to on this trip. Also, while traversing through the Rohtang Pass to reach Jispa, you will want to stop and click several pictures for its that beautiful. You will also pass some of the world's highest passes like the Khardung La, Tang Lang La, Bara Lacha La, and so on.
While on your way to Sarchu, you will get to see the beautiful streams and this leads your way to Leh. When you are in Leh, take your time to appreciate the age-old Indo-Tibetan architecture. Also, have a look at the diverse terrains along with snow-capped mountain ranges.
There are several famous monasteries in Leh-Ladakh that you will see through the trip including the Thikshey, Hemis, and Chimre gompa, as well as the Diskit monastery. Monks and people inhabit these places, so you can converse with them to know more.
You will also get to pass the Sangam of the Rivers Indus and Zanskar along with the Magnetic Hill. On a bike trip, people generally love the parts including the Nubra valley and the Pangong Lake. Leaving aside the experience of biking, you will also get a chance at camping at Pangong near the Lake under the clear skies.
If you remember the school shown in 3 Idiots, then you will also get to see it, while returning from the trip. A visit to the Hemis Monastery hailing from the 17th Century is also included in the trip. This long trip is a great way to find yourself in the Spiritual Leh-Ladakh.
The bike trips to Leh-Ladakh starts from June to September, which is the best month to visit Leh-Ladakh. The weather in Leh-Ladakh is chilly yet pleasant, so pack well as you are going to ride a bike. Expect to see some greenery in the almost naked terrain.
Adventure sports in Leh-Ladakh include mountain biking, trekking and are among one of the highlights of this trip. Plan the routes to make it easier for you. We will recommend that you try out the local cuisine of Leh-Ladakh amongst which momos are a must.
The reasons you need to check out the Leh-Ladakh Bike trip in 2020 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a Leh-Ladakh bike trip with JustWravel.
Day 0 : *Delhi to Manali
Day 1 : Manali Arrival . Group Briefing and Bike Introduction
Day 2 : Manali to Jispa (138 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Day 3 : Jispa to Sarchu (130 kms ,5 hrs drive)
Day 4 : Sarchu to Leh (230 kms ,7 hrs drive)
Day 5 : Leh Sightseeing
Day 6 : Leh to Nubra (162 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
Day 7 : Nubra to Pangong (225 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
Day 8 : Pangong to Leh (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Day 9 : Leh to Sarchu (260 kms, 8 hrs of drive)
Day 10 : Sarchu to Manali (130 kms , 5 hrs of drive)
Day 11 : Reach Delhi early in the morning
* For guests opting for Delhi to Delhi package. We take overnight Volvo in the evening around 7 PM from Delhi, Majnu Ka Tila to Manali.
Reach Manali and check in to the hotel. Meet the Trip lead at the Hotel.
Today is an acclimatization day as we start our journey to the Himalayas from tomorrow. Bike Introduction. The guests are free to explore the town of Manali but are advised to not exert themselves too much. Hadimba Temple, Local market, cafe hopping in Old Manali are few of the things that you can explore in Manali .
Dinner Overnight stay in Manali.
Today we will start our journey towards the mighty Himalayas. We start from Manali after breakfast and after crossing Madi, we reach Rohtang pass in about 2 hrs. You may like to stop by Rohtang for a click, but believe me there will be plethora of ineffable beautiful landscapes on your way ahead, continue your journey for Jispa crossing Keylong.
Reach Jispa by afternoon, which is our overnight stay.
After freshen up, gather for a tea/ coffee, followed by Bonfire and Dinner.
Overnight stay at Jispa
Today after breakfast we start from Jispa to Sarchu. The distance is not much only about 130 kms but we will be crossing Baralachala pass and also a number of streams en route.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sarchu.
Start early Morning after Breakfast. Enroute you will come across beautiful landscapes of Baralancha-la, Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi, the route most loved by the Shutterbug community.
If you are sleeping while traveling on this route means you are missing the most precious times of your life.(This is the longest route on the journey, you are suggested to start early and reach by evening). For riders, it will be one tough day as we cross several passes and several kms of high altitude drives.
Overnight at Leh.
A very Good Morning! Today is our first morning in Leh. A place about which you definitely have heard a lot and always dreamt about. Leh it is! Dream come True. No matter where you are in Leh, you will always see a series of snow-capped peaks. Those are the Stok Ranges and the highest in them is the Stok Kangri Peak.
We gather at the Breakfast table and, later start for the Leh sightseeing tour. We start our tour by visiting Shey Palace, followed by Thiksey Monastery. Later move towards the confluence of Indus and Zanskar via Magnetic Hill and Pathar Sahab Gurudwara. If time permits, you can also have Langar at the Gurudwara itself.
Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later in the evening. Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day.
Return to Hotel. Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute.
Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route.
Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Diskit Monastery. If time permits you can also go for ATV ride (personal expense) and then continue further till Pangong via Shyok Valley
One of the most beautiful & scenic, Saltwater Pangong Lake at Spangmik. Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake.
One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Overnight at Camps in Pangong.
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School.
Overnight at Leh
After Breakfast at Hotel, you are advised to depart from by 8:00am, to reach Jispa in due time. Enroute you will come across Upshi, Tanglangla, Moore Plains, Baralacha-la, before finally arriving at Sarchu
This route is most loved by the shutterbug community, for the amazing snow cladded landscapes & tortuous roads, one come across.
Overnight at Sarchu
After early Breakfast, start your journey to Manali via Keylong, (the administrative centre of Lahaul & Spiti district) & snow bedded Rohtang La . Arrival at Manali by 5 pm tentatively.
We take overnight Volvo Bus from Manali to Delhi.
Reach Delhi the next day morning by 8 am.
Reach Delhi in the morning by 8 am.
* You can book your return flights around 11 am , 12noon on the same day.
Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels, camp and Guesthouse on twin sharing basis. Check-in/ out time is 12 noon
MAP basis (Room + Breakfast + Dinner.) Starting from Day 1 Dinner
Enfield bike (350cc/500cc/Himalayan) per rider and as per the above itinerary
One Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour
Fuel for the bike
Volvo tickets for Delhi to Manali and Return
Presently applicable taxes
Permission Manali to Leh Ladakh
Inner line permits fees in Leh
First aid kit entire tour
Oxygen cylinder in the entire tour
Backup Vehicle to carry Luggage, Mechanic
One time bonfire during camping
Wildlife & camping fees
Any kind of drinks
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
* INR 10000 per bike security deposit (refundable)
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date
59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)
44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost
29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.
It was Great experience of my life, and the organizer Rohan and team members where very friendly......5/5star
My trip was wonderful filled with loads os funs and adventure , Thank you justwaravel for making my trip such a wonderful one , especially Rohan Bhai he is a great tour guide (our captain) , he made sure we are all safe on few extreme terrains , he pushed us when we were tired , motivated us to successfully complete the trip
Rohan bhai would be the best person to lead a adventurous road trip like leh ladakh
Thank you Justwravel
What experience should i share as all memories still in my mind i think this is the best trip so far in my life and it will be best as all the journey cooperation support love u got from all my team members was awesome but still special thanks to ROHAN for this trip i think we were lucky to have as our lead as rohan because how he manages is commendable sometime we feel low but seeing his energy was awesome so i would be very happy to be part of this trip and in coming years every road every mountain every river every trees i am in love with after this journey and special thanks to rohan and justwravel team for making this possible .i think after visiting ladakh i am more calm and compose person
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