Leh Ladakh Bike Trip From Manali
When it comes to a Leh Ladakh bike trip, it’s a known fact that the majority of people have it reserved on top of their bucket list. It has been decades since Ladakh first opened its route for travelers and yet it is still renowned as a bikers paradise.
The main reason is that a bike trip to Ladakh encompasses both adventure and peace. On one hand, you get to traverse through different terrains with the landscape in the backdrop changing from the lush green valleys of Kullu to the cold deserts of Ladakh. On the other hand, the dramatic shift in the culture that you witness as you move on this bike trip to Leh from Manali also is one of the reasons why so many travelers wait for Ladakh season to commence.
The Leh Manali route is the one that many adventure seekers opt for simply because of the rugged terrain with the majestic view of the Himalayas in the backdrop. Since the route from Manali to Leh stretches to approx 474Kms of land, it also allows riders to have the experience of the ultimate road trip on one of the most popular highways of India.
Another reason why many travelers prefer to go to Leh Ladakh from Manali is because of all the popular attractions they get to witness throughout their journey. After all, Ladakh bike trips are known to provide people with diverse experiences, part of which comes from the landmarks that adorn the trail that leads you to Leh.
In this itinerary, we’ve curated an experience that consists of some of the best places to visit in Ladakh and have also made sure that the ride leading up to Leh from Manali is just as exciting as spending your days in the Land of High passes.
We first make our way from Manali with the stunning views of Kullu valley accompanying us throughout the ride until we reach Sarchu, which is a major halt point for all travelers and riders who embark on a Ladakh bike trip for acclimatization purposes. At an altitude of 13,783 ft, Sarchu serves as an ideal tented accommodation amid the Himalayas and gives you the first glimpse at the barrenness that Ladakh is known for. En route Sarchu, you’d be traversing through Baralacha La pass which, nestled at an altitude of 15,912 ft, is one of the most popular high motorable passes in the Zanskar range.
The best part about going to Leh from Manali is that the journey takes two days which allows you more time to explore Ladakh as much as you want and make the most out of your experience. As you move towards Leh from Sarchu, the trail becomes dirt-ridden and bumpy up until you reach Moore plains which is a vast stretch of plain land as opposed to the jagged terrains that you ride throughout on your Ladakh bike trip. The terrain remains straight for approximately 35 kilometers up until the point you come across Tanglang La pass which is when you’d start to feel the rise in the road as the pass is nestled at an altitude of 17,480ft.
Soon after you’d reach Upshi which is one of the highest civilized settlements in India. The small village which lies along the pristine Indus river is the last milestone you traverse through before finally reaching Leh.
When it comes to Leh, there’s no limit to the outburst of a vibrant culture that you get to witness here. As the largest city in Ladakh, it is the ultimate stop for travelers to feed on local cuisine, shop for souvenirs and get in touch with the locals. Naturally, a Leh sightseeing tour is a significant part of any Ladakh bike trip which is why we’ve included some of the must-visit places in Leh on this trip.
Starting from Shey Palace which is an abode to a 12 meters tall copper Buddha statue gilded with gold expanding to three floors of the monastery. Apart from the statue, the monastery also holds thangka paintings as well as centuries-old manuscripts that have been preserved for ages until now. Afterward, we will visit Thiksey Monastery which is the largest gompa in central Ladakh and holds extreme religious significance as the temple inside the monastery was commemorated by the Dalai Lama himself in 1970. It also has the largest statue of Maitreya Buddha which is as tall as a two-story building.
The last stop in the Leh sightseeing day would be Shanti Stupa, a white-domed pristine structure nestled at an altitude of 11,841 feet that offers a stunning panoramic view of the entire district. It also holds ancient relics of Buddha in its embrace and is one of the most popular attractions of Ladakh.
Although Ladakh is mostly popular among biking enthusiasts and has branded itself to be a place that offers off-roading adventures, there are many other activities that a few hidden gems of Ladakh offer. One of them is Nubra Valley, which offers the opportunity for people to indulge in ATV rides as well as Bactrian camel safari rides as the double hump camel is found only here. Apart from that Nubra has also known for its river beds and the ride to Nubra from Leh consists of traversing through yet another iconic pass which is Khardung La pass. At an altitude of 18,379ft, it is one of the highest motorable passes in the world and is a gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys.
The next stop in this Ladakh bike trip package is the iconic Pangong lake. Popularized after featuring in many Bollywood movies including 3 Idiots, the lake is also known to have fascinating qualities such as that it changes color according to the direction of the sun and that despite being a saltwater lake, it freezes completely. En-route to Pangong, we’d pay a visit to Diskit Monastery which is the oldest and largest gompa in Nubra valley and is notable for its 32-meter tall Buddha statue that overlooks the Shyok river. It also has a lot of frescoes, paintings, and statues that are symbols of the Buddhist culture that is prevalent throughout the valley.
After camping by the side of Pangong lake and enjoying the view of the starry skies, we’d move forward and head towards Tso Moriri. At an altitude of 14,836 ft, it is the largest high latitude lake in the trans-Himalayan ranges and is known for its surrounding field and majestic Himalayas that makes up for a stunning view.
After camping at Tso Moriri, we will head back to Leh so that we can move forward to complete our Ladakh bike trip circuit. As we started this Leh bike trip from Manali covering one route that leads you to Ladakh, for the return journey we take you through the Leh Srinagar route, and in this way you get to experience the best of both routes to Ladakh.
As we head from Leh to Kargil which is the second-largest city in Ladakh, we’d be traversing through many iconic passes including Fotu La pass which nestled at an altitude of 13,478ft is the highest point on the Srinagar Leh highway surpassing the otherwise iconic Zoji La pass which is at an altitude of 11,575ft. The other pass between Leh and Kargil is Namika La which is at an altitude of 12,139 ft. Apart from all these passes of the Zanskar range of Himalayas, you also get to visit some other popular attractions in Ladakh.
The first one is Gurudwara Patthar Ganj Sahib which is dedicated to the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Sahib. Although Buddhism is largely practiced in the entire region, the gurudwara attracts devotees from all over the world, and many Buddhists also come here to pay their reverence. The place of worship is maintained by the Indian Army and has extreme spiritual and historical significance associated with it and like many other Gurudwara that provide regular Langar, Patthar sahib too offers it to all those who visit it.
Another popular attraction of Ladakh that you get to visit when you’re traversing through the Srinagar - Leh route is the Magnetic Hill which is believed to be a gravity defying phenomenon. It is believed that when driving on a certain spot, your vehicle travels uphill even if you’re driving in the opposite direction. Although it has been said that there is a brilliant optical illusion at play, the popularity of magnetic hill has only increased in the recent years.
Last but not the least is The Hall of Fame, which is a museum dedicated to all the martyrs who lost their lives during the many battles that occurred post partition along with the Kargil war that happened in 1999. The Hall of Fame is a reminder of the many sacrifices that Ladakh has witnessed in the past. The museum has a wall named “The Last Post” which has all the letters written by soldiers in their last few days before they lost their lives in the Kargil war.
As you leave Kargil behind, you’d yet again witness the contrasting landscape that this bike trip is popular from. The barren cold desert of Ladakh will soon be replaced by the lush green meadows of Kashmir as you move towards Srinagar.
This Ladakh bike trip package gives people a chance to embark on a full circuit bike trip ride throughout Ladakh. The best time to go on this Leh Ladakh bike trip is from the months of June to September as all the passes that connects different valleys which you’d be passing through in this bike trip open after May when the snow melts away to give way for authorities to restore the many high passes that Ladakh is known for.
Overall, this Ladakh bike trip package starting from Manali and ending in Srinagar encompasses everything that you’d imagine for your dream trip to be and hence needs to be ticked off of your bucket list as soon as possible.
1st Day: Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey
2nd Day: Manali Arrival
3rd Day: Manali to Jispa (100 Kilometers, 3.5 Hours Drive)
4th Day: Jispa to Sarchu (90 Kilometers, 3.5 Hours Drive)
5th Day: Sarchu to Leh (230 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
6th Day: Leh to Nubra (162 kms, 6 Hours Drive)
7th Day: Nubra to Pangong (200 kms, 7 Hours Drive)
8th Day: Pangong to Tso-Moriri (300 kms, 9Hours Drive)
9th Day: Tso- Moriri to Leh (250 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
10th Day: Leh to Kargil (216 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
11th Day: Kargil to Srinagar (210 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
12th Day: Departure from Srinagar | Tour Ends
Delhi to Srinagar:
Itinerary (Delhi to Srinagar)
1st Day : Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey
- The group assembles at the pick-up point by 06:00 PM.
- We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be provided.
- Afterwhich, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Manali.
*The pick up point would be RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila (tentative).
2nd Day : Manali Arrival
- We will reach Manali by morning and will be joined by those who opted for Manali to Manali tour.
- Post-check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure. Participants are advised to go for cafe hopping, local sightseeing, and more in Manali.
- Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.
Note: The riders will be allotted their respective bikes and a brief test run would be organized in order to get the feel of the two-wheeler.
3rd Day : Manali to Jispa (100 Kilometers, 3.5 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we will head towards Jispa. En route, we will be traversing through the iconic Atal Tunnel.
- We'll make a quick pit stop at Sissu where we'll indulge in a bit of sightseeing. We will also be making a pit stop at Tandi for lunch. (At personal expense)
- Upon reaching Jispa, Dinner will be provided followed by an overnight stay in camps.
*This day spent in Jispa is for acclimatization purposes before we ascend towards Leh.
4th Day : Jispa to Sarchu (90 Kilometers, 3.5 Hours Drive)
- After having breakfast, we will check out of our campsites and head towards Sarchu.
- En-route, we will be traversing through the popular Baralachala Pass and Suraj Tal which is the third highest lake in India.
- Upon reaching Sarchu, we will check into our campsite followed by dinner and overnight stay.
5th Day : Sarchu to Leh (230 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we will check out of our campsite and head towards Leh. This long drive consists of many scenic views that you will get to witness as we drive through Tanglang la, More Plains & Upshi making this long stretch of the road aesthetically pleasing.
- Upon reaching Leh, we will check into our designated stays and freshen up. In the evening, we will head towards Shanti Stupa which is known for its beautiful white dome shape, statues, and intricate carvings.
- Travelers can spend the rest of the day at leisure or explore the Leh Market before returning to the hotel where dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Leh.
6th Day : Leh to Nubra (162 kms, 6 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we’ll head for one of the Highest Motorable Road in The World, KhardungLa.
- Reaching KhardungLa, we’ll have a short snacks break.
- After the break, we’ll start for Nubra valley.
- Reaching Nubra Valley, we’ll check into our respective hotel rooms/Campsite.
- In the evening, we will head towards Hundar and we can enjoy a fun ride of Double Hump Bactrian Camel, ATV, and more (personal expense)
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served.
- Overnight stay at Hundar in Nubra Valley.
7th Day : Nubra to Pangong (200 kms, 7 Hours Drive)
- Breakfast will be served in the morning.
- Afterwards, we’ll check out from our hotel/campsite and head for Diskit Monastery.
- After sightseeing at Diskit Monastery, We’ll continue further to Pangong Tso.
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Pangong.
8th Day : Pangong to Tso-Moriri (300 kms, 9Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we'll head towards Tso- Moriri.
- En route, we'll be visiting Tso- Moriri lake.
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Tso- Moriri.
9th Day : Tso- Moriri to Leh (250 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
- Breakfast will be served in the morning, after which we'll head out for Leh.
- En route, We will visit Shey Palace known for its gold-gilded statue of Buddha which is the second tallest statue of Buddha in Ladakh. We will also visit the Thiksey Monastery which is the largest gompa in central Ladakh.
- Upon reaching Leh in the evening, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Leh.
10th Day : Leh to Kargil (216 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
- Breakfast will be served in the morning.
- Afterwhich, we’ll head out for Kargil.
- En route, the group will be visiting Pathar Sahab Gurudwara (Lunch in here at Langar), Hall of Fame, The confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, Magnetic Hill.
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Kargil.
11th Day : Kargil to Srinagar (210 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we’ll head out for Srinagar.
- En route, the group will be making a short stoppage at Zojila Pass.
- The group will reach Srinagar by afternoon.
- Post-check-in, the group will freshen up and the rest of the day is at leisure.
- Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Srinagar.
12th Day : Departure from Srinagar | Tour Ends
- The group will disassemble and head back.
- End of the tour.
Transporation in Tempo Traveller from Manali to Srinagar.
Bike Rent with Fuel from Manali to Srinagar
Riding Gears (Knee guard, Elbow guard, Helmet).
*Note: Due to comfort and safety reasons, we recommend you all to carry your own helmets for the ride. The helmets which we provide are of standard size so there can be some discrepancies regarding the sizes.
Accommodations on Triple sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan: 20 Meals (Breakfast+ Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 12 Breakfast)
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
Delhi to Manali Bus Tickets
Inner Line Permits
First Aid Kits
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Manali or Srinagar.
Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost and security deposit per motorbike of Rs. 10,000/-. As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts used.)
Cost of any spare part which will be used due to the accidental damage incurred when the motorbike is in the rider’s possession.
The cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way.
Vehicle Servicing Or Maintenance Cost.
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.
Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within15 Days to 8 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 7 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand.
There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.
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.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.
If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.
JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).
Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Things To Pack
Rucksack (60 Liters+)
Backpack Rain Cover
UV Protected Sunglasses
Inner Thermals (2 pairs)
Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants )
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)
Sturdy Comfortable Shoes
First Aid Kit
Mobile Charger/Travel Charger
Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+)
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Yes! You can go anywhere if you plan well but as stated that Ladakh is a zone where you're all on your own, so being prepared is the only thing that you can rely on. Which is why we say that if you're comfortable in your skills then you can otherwise either be prepared or go along with a group of people who are expert in the terrain.
You can easily rent bikes from Manali, Srinagar, and Leh. All you have to do is submit some required documents, security money and certify that you're having a having a valid driver's licence. Additionally, if you damage the bike during the course of the trip, you will have to pay the amount to the shop owner according to the damage incurred.
The roads are heavily made for offroading and it would be quite hard even for an expert biker to manage smoothly on the same terrain. Additionally, it also depends on the kind of vehicle that you're using, if you're going on a 100CC bike then it will be very much difficult and you might break your bike for sure that you're at least having a 500CC machine.
We provide nutritious, hygienic, and healthy food during the trip. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as Jain Foods, Only Vegetarian or any other type then we can make arrangements beforehand. But make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.
Yes! If you're organising the trip on your own accord then it'll be much more expensive as you'll have to manage accommodation, transport, meals, permits, guides, breakdown cost and more on your own. In the moment of heat, you're most probably to be given a surge price instead of a better deal, which you get when you pre-booked with any operator.
These are the documnets that you need to carry along with you when leaving for Leh Ladakh Trip:
1. Aadhaar Card
2. PAN Card
3. Two Passport Size Photos
4. Driving License
5. Passport (Required if you're a foreign national)
The total cost of Leh Ladakh Bike Trip starts from INR23,500 / Person when you opt to go on your own bike with a pillion rider, and stay on a triple occupancy basis. The trip is for 12 days in which you'll be having the best biking experience and that is why the higher range for the same can go up to INR 50,000 or more as well.
Booking a trip to Leh Ladakh prior to the departure date is the most optimal way to travel the terrain. If you wish to book the best packages then you can checkout the following link for the same: https://www.justwravel.com/backpacking-trips-in-Ladakh
While packing for Leh Ladakh Bike Trip, make sure you carry all these things with your before your departure for the same.
Rucksack (60 Liters+), Daypack, Backpack Rain Cover, Suncap, Woolen Cap, UV Protected Sunglasses, Inner Thermals (2 pairs), Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants ), Fleece Jacket, Warm Jacket, Down Jacket /Main Jacket, Raincoat/Poncho, Gloves, Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton), Undergarments, Slippers, Sturdy Comfortable Shoes, Towels, First Aid Kit, Personal Medication, Torch, Water Bottle, Power Bank, Mobile Charger/Travel Charger, Hand Sanitizer, Toiletries, Cold Cream, Lip Guard, Deodorant, Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+), Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
We will be staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays-we have constructed washrooms with proper running water and sanitation facilities.
We offer both Double sharing and Triple Sharing rooms. Depending on the package you book, you will be provided with the accommodation accordingly.
It depends on the tour. On the, we Leh-Ladakh Tour are staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays.
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking. In case you find any clean water on the trek, make sure to fill your bottles with the same. Do not try out water that is stable, always go for running water.
We will make sure that you’re comfortable during the whole journey and that is why we hire the best in the class vehicle according to the terrain and need. Some of the on-ground vehicles that you might travel in will be Tempo Traveller or taxis such as Innova, Bolero, Tata Sumo, e.t.c.
Since we do not have any trekking to do while on the journey, you might not need trekking shoes specifically. But still, a good pair of shoes that have proper soles and are equally comfortable is recommended. You might need a good pair of shoes when traveling to Dhankar Lake and Chandratal lake. A Quechua or forclaz shoes available at Decathlon will also do.
Yes! You should board with us on the departure date without any hesitation being the solo girl traveling alone. The reason is that we will make sure to take care of your experience during the whole journey. Additionally, all our trip leads are trained to deal with a number of situations and they’ll be there for you during the trip.
Once your booking is confirmed, an email confirmation will be delivered to you which will include all the necessary information including booking details, trip details, and a brief packing list.
After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you through the booking process.
Helmet, level 2 riding jacket, riding pants, waterproof shoes, long length waterproof riding gloves, riding gear (hydra pack), and other riding gears.
Servicing of bike is required, checking all the lights, tire should be in good conditions, the brake pads should be checked as well and a lot more extra stuff is also needed to be checked.
It depends whether you want luxury service or just decent quality service. You can do Ladakh solo in 50000 INR with a good amount of services for 10 days.
Always try to avoid all kind of electric work on the bike, If important then get it done by the company service center.
We prefer a smaller group size consisting of only 15-18 participants. The reason being that smaller batches are better in terms of collaborative group experience and trip coordination as well. You’re more likely to gel up with everybody in a short group as compared to a group that has more participants in number.
July to august is a good time for a smooth ride.
June and September is the best time for the rough ride as they pass opens and the road are gems for adventure riders.
Ladakh is a cold desert you will not find rain in the region but yes you may get snowfall.
Go for Module if going on Enfield and if you are riding a more upgraded bike like Himalayan, KTM, DOMINAR then go for liquimoly.
Yes you can but before that consult your doctor and keep your face covered properly throughout the ride.
No because if anything goes wrong then there will be no one to help you.
We have fully qualified and functionally trained Trip Leads, Assistant Trip Lead, Driver accompanying the group during all our journeys. Apart from that, Local Guides and Porters (personal expanse) will also be tagged in if required on a trip/trek.
Always go for semi off-road tires when it comes to Ladakh bike trips or tires with the 70/30 compound tire. The best-budgeted tire for the Ladakh bike trip is Timson.
Yes! You can avail of atm services in Leh but it's is not that readily available. So, you're advised to carry cash for most part of the trip.
BSNL is the best in Ladakh.
It is because when Ladakh was in the Jammu and Kashmir then because of the conflicts the network you to shut every now and then.
Small oxygen cans do not provide much support as they do not last for a long time. They can mentally psych you up only. Hence, you need to carry medium to large-sized oxygen cylinders which help to restore your dropped oxygen levels back to safety. This buys you time only and is not a cure for AMS.
Clutch wire, acceleration wire, brake pads, puncture kit, are the main essentials which you should carry with you at all times. Not forgetting the canisters for extra fuel.
Driving license, bike papers and any additional document related to your vehicle should be carried by you.
Yes you should as the region is situated in a very high region and the oxygen is less. So yes any kind of medical history can be affected.
In Leh, you can get 5-star hotels but the in places like Jispa Sarchu Nubra Pangong hotels are not good but yes camps are are fascinating.
It depends on the seriousness of the condition. Consult a doctor before planning to go on these kinds of trips.
Yes! You can pay via credit/debit card.
Proper riding gear should be there and always try to get waterproof shoes as you will be crossing several river streams. Carry clothes which can keep you warm even at -5 degrees as it generally gets cold and windy at nights and also at the passes.
You will not get rain in Leh and region as it is a cold desert.
You will get electricity in all place except Pangong.
If you are planning a bike ride from Manali or Srinagar then it will need about 10-12 days. If flying directly to Leh, a minimum of 6 days will be required. Rest depends on the number of days that you have coz there are many locations that you would want to stay a day or two extra.
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the Physical distress from difficulty adjusting to lower oxygen pressure at high altitudes.
You will have to ride about 6 to 7 hours per day.
The toilet facilities are good as you will also get the proper toilet with running water facilities even in the camps.
The cases are mild but in some cases, they can life-threatening also in proper measures are not taken.
The chances are very less only if you acclimatize your body properly before ascending.
Always start early in the morning as the streams are low on water and the traffic en route will also be less. This way you will reach your destination before sunset and will have ample time to explore the nearby places.
During day time, for the months from June to September the average temperature will be around 25 degrees and at night it can as low as 5 degrees.
Symptoms tend to occur within hours after arrival at a high altitude and include headache, nausea, shortness of breath, and inability to exercise.
Leh-Ladakh bike trip is not as easy as it seems. On this bike ride, we ride about 6 to 7 hours, 150 to 180 kilometers per day for 10-12 days depending on the Itinerary. A good level of fitness is required else it will become extremely difficult in the latter days of the trip.
No, currently there is no train till Leh or any other location in Ladakh.
Last petrol pump in the Manali-Leh route is at Tandi and ten few kilometers before reaching Leh. In our group departures we carry extra fuel in the backup vehicle, for riders doing it on their own, make sure you get your bike fuelled at Manali, then refueled again at Tandi, and always keep 10 liters of fuel for the back up in the extra canisters and always top up your tanks in the morning before starting your ride.
Individuals have done these kinds of trips even on their bicycles or 100 CC bikes such as Splendor or similar ones. But some of the comfortable bikes are majorly royal Enfield 350 CC, Royal Enfield 500 CC, and Himalayan. If you're riding solo then 350 CC or above will be a comfortable choice and the same goes with 500 CC and above for dual rider.
Due to the army movement, the BRO ( Border Road Organization) always tries to maintain the roads. Which is why the roads are really good, but then there are also some patches which might not be that smooth but are loved by off roading enthusiasts. It will be about 50% tar road and 50% off-roading in general terms.
Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the Leh-Ladakh Tour. Although, for common symptoms and even more, we have first aid boxes and all our trip leads have basic knowledge about basic paramedics practices.
Leh-Ladakh region is accessible only in the Months of June, July, August, and September for bikers or even for people who are traveling from Manali or Srinagar. The reason being the harsh weather and heavy snowfall during the other months which result in the closure of all the passes connecting Manali to Leh and similarly Srinagar to Leh. Once the weather improves during the summer months, the snow on the passes melts making it clear for vehicles to pass and finally being able to reach Leh by Manali or Srinagar.
Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Best Time is from June to September because, during the rest of the months, the passes remain closed. So it is impossible for a biker to do a bike trip to Ladakh during that time.
Although it is safe to Ladakh bike trip from Srinagar, it depends on the situation on the international borders. Sometimes we have faced roadblocks around Srinagar if the situation is not conducive for the trip.
If you are planning your trip in the month of June then there are a lot more chances that you will get to see snow. After that in July, the chances are a little low and henceforth. But you might witness snowfall on any of the passes due to the reason that snowfall totally depends on the weather on the day and a little bit on your luck.
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek/trip. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
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 for the same. Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problems on the trip then please consult with your trip leader about your condition as soon as possible.
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.
The three Leh ladakh bike trip route are as follows:
- Manali to Leh to Manali (12 days)
- Manali to Leh to Srinagar or visa versa (12 days)
- Leh to Leh ( 6 days)
The fatality rate for Leh Ladakh Trip is quite low but it is still not advisibale to go on a solo adventure in the same terrain. The reason being that it is a cold deserted area where if you're stuck with some tragedy, you'll neither have network to call up help and not many people will pass you by. In short, you'll be stuck and that increases the chances of something bad turning up. Which is why you're advised to always go in batches with an organised provider.
The best bikes suggested for Leh Ladakh Trip from Manali are:
1. Royal Enfield Classic 350CC
2. Royal Enfield Himalayan 400CC
3. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500CC
Note: Royal Enfield's are the most preferred bikes in the terrain as the spare parts for the same are more readily available than any other bike manufacturer.
The primary thing to be prepared for Leh Ladakh Bike Trip is having a basic knowledge of the terrain, maps, bike mechanism and more.
Ladakh is a cold desert and the condition changes there from minute to minute, so being prepared is the only best thing that you can do. There is no network, so you cannot call anybody else for help and have to rely on your own.
Keep a daypack with all your essentials such as medication including Diamox for AMS, small oxyzen cylinder, water bag and more. Be sure to get to know around your bike and how to tackle some comman emergencies. Also, take a physical map of the terrain and make sure that you know how to use the same.
Since we told you many a times that it is a hard terrain to march upon then you should be taking good care of your health as well and you should maintain a basic fitness level for the same as well.
The standard best bike which can be used on a leh ladakh bike trip has to be the Royal Enfield Himalayan and any other equvilaent bike coming in the 500CC zone.
Any bike which is having a good control, comfort and engine above 350 CC+ for single rider and 500CC+ for dual rider is considered more than enough. Make sure to carry spare parts and accessories for your bike in case of a breakdown. Bikes from Royal Enfield's serves the purpose.
There are a total of 3 ways in which you can enjoy a trip to Ladakh:
1. Leh Ladakh Road Trip
2. Leh Ladakh Bike Trip
3. Leh Cycle Trip (No! We're not joking, you can check it out on the web.)
Also, there are three ways in which you can complete the Leh Circuit:
1. Leh to Leh
2. Manali to Leh to Srinagar
3. Srinagar to Leh to Manali
So there are total nine ways in which you can explore Leh Ladakh. Packages for the same are available here:
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it as well.
Yes, we can customize any trip as per your preferences. Once you show interest in the same, a dedicated handler from JustWravel will be assigned to you for the same.
The solo trip to Leh Ladakh is highly not advisable for the newbies. But if you're a seasoned someone who has previously travelled to the terrain before and has the idea of the same then you can go visit the Ladakh on a solo trip with proper planning.
The Leh Ladakh is quite safe as a tourist destination but proper planning is required at all levels. You cannot go all alone as the terrain is rough and roads are very tough to traverse upon. So, starting from choosing the right vehicle to getting proper maps and everything else in your bags, it's all a part of planning. Additionally, do not forget to carry proper riding gear as you'll be getting cold as soon as the day breaks.
You can always ride as a couple to Leh Ladakh but the primary requirement would be a strong enough bike which can carry two riders and still move efficiently on the rough terrains of Leh Ladakh.
The optimum way in which we can conduct a bike trip to Leh Ladakh from Delhi is via the Manali route. Start off from Delhi on your own bike or a Volvo till Manali and rent a bike here. On reaching Manali, obtain permits for Rohtang Pass, which will be easily facilitated by local guides, bike vendors and more. On crossing Rohtang Pass, you'll be reaching Sarchu, which is the starting point of Leh Ladakh and Voila! You've begin your epic bike trip to Leh Ladakh from Delhi.
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