Manali – Ladakh – Manali bike trip – Biking adventures of Ladakh
If you call yourself a Biker, then I bet you might have always been dreaming of your Leh- Ladakh bike trip ever since you got hands on your first bike. The winds blowing through your hair as you race through the twists and turns to reach that height is something which is a major turn on for most Bikers and nomad bag packers.
Per person cost – Rs. 34,500/-(Twin rider)
Rs. 44,500/-(Single rider)
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Manali – Ladakh – Manali bike trip – Biking adventures of Ladakh
If you call yourself a Biker, then I bet you might have always been dreaming of your Leh- Ladakh bike trip ever since you got hands on your first bike. The winds blowing through your hair as you race through the twists and turns to reach that height is something which is a major turn on for most Bikers and nomad bag packers. People who just wish to be themselves and explore through the highs and lows of the mountains and valleys.
Ladakh is not just a place, it is an emotion. The Land of passes that’s perfect for travelers and tourist to connect to the eternal beauty of mountains and valleys. Part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh brings out the adventurer in you. As you ride higher on this rustic land, you travel deeper into yourself to find the solitude and peace. There is a raw magnetic energy in its majestic snow-capped mountains, never-ending stretch of barren lands, mystic aura and rugged emptiness that awakens the spiritual side of you.
Exploring every nook and corner of the majestic Himalayas, taking a thrilling motorcycle ride is a dream come true for Petrolheads from across the globe. They have Ladakh bike trip on their travel bucket list, and it is rapidly gaining more popularity. Get a glimpse of the northern region’s natural beauty and picturesque locations that are connected by both smooth and twisted roads. Motorcycling across Ladakh includes riding through a few of the steepest mountain passes in India as well as the highest motor-able road in the world – the Khardung La Pass that is at a height of 18,370 feet. If you’re a biker, this exhilarating experience isn’t to be missed. A Ladakh Bike Trip is the dream trip for all thrill-seekers.
Not only biking on this route is thrilling, adventurous and full of suspense, but it is also a delight with bikers remaining surrounded by beautiful landscapes throughout the tour which I am sure no one would miss. Check out Ladakh Motorbike tour packages to drive through steep mountain passes and picturesque locations on an unforgettable bike trip to Ladakh.
- All accommodation (twin/ triple sharing basis) in comfortable hotels/ guest houses or camps
- Breakfast and dinner during stay only
- Inner Line Permits and Wildlife fees for restricted areas for Indian Nationals
- Price based on 2 persons riding together
- Basic First Aid Kit & medicines
- One Enfield bike (with fuel) (350 cc) as per the itinerary
- Volvo tickets from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi
- 01 backup jeep for carrying luggage and Mechanic for whole trip
- Basic spares parts for the bike (any damage/ change of spares payable as extra directly)
P.S. Upgrade it to Royal Enfield 500 cc by paying only Rs. 4000/- extra
Upgrade it to Himalayan Rider 410 cc by paying only Rs. 6000/- extra
- Any Air/ taxi/ jeep fare
- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone/ fax calls, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
- Gloves, jackets, boots and strap
- Rs. 5000 per bike security deposit (Refundable)
- Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
- Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
- Spare parts of any kind. Bike maintenance etc.
- Any entry fees, any tips, porter pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the porter/ participants during the sightseeing trips, other than as clearly mentioned within the sightseeing in inclusions and itinerary
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control
Delhi - Manali
Arrive Delhi Volvo station at 04 PM and board bus for Manali. Travel distance and travel time 560 kms/14 hrs approx. Overnight in Volvo bus.
Arrival at Manali
Welcome Adventure Enthusiast..! Upon arrival at Manali, check into the hotel. We let you wander around the city if you have the energy left for. Our representative will meet you to greet and team up with fellow riders on this adventurous journey to the Himalayas. There, we prepare you for expected, and the unexpected – the roadmap, riding etiquette, pitfalls, & heavenly views with cold weather conditions followed a tasty dinner. We shall handover the bikes to all the participants, after which all the riders can go for a short drive from Manali to Nagar and back. Now, you are mentally prepared. Arrive at hotel for dinner by evening.
Manali – Keylong/Jispa (140 kms/ 8 hrs) approx.
Don’t let your sleepiness make you late unless you want to stuck in traffic while riding alone on the narrow and serpentine road to Keylong. After breakfast start riding motorbike toward Jispa. Crossing over Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and crossing beautiful villages of Lahul Valley. Enjoy beautiful ride in bank of Chadra & Bhaga river. This is our first day of Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali. Today we will ride over Manali Leh road. On arrival check in at camp/hotel. Overnight stay in camp/hotel.
Keylong/Jispa – Sarchu (100 kms/ 5 hrs) approx.
After breakfast start your journey to Baralacha pass which is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu & Kasmir, situated along the Leh Manali Highway. En route you will be crossing Darcha – a village on the Bhaga River in Lahaul region and then you head towards Sarchu a major halt point with tented accommodation in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh & Ladakh. The halt will add an extreme adventure to your biking expedition with its camp. Because of its sky reaching altitude, the only means of accommodation possible in the valley is camping.
Sarchu to Leh (260 kms/ 10 hrs) approx.
This day move towards Leh covering approx 260 kms on your 350 cc Royal enfield. En route cross Naki mountain ranges situated between Gurla Dhār and Handi Got, cross over Lahera Dhār, Lachang La (5065 m) and Tanglang La pass (5300 m) which is the supposedly the highest mountain pass on the Manali – Leh highway and the world’s second highest motorable road. Enter the Indus valley from the Zanskar valley. At an elevation of 6000m, Zanskar is the wild and untamed valley of the clouds, with the Himalayas guarding it like a mother; it is where the skies speak, and the mountains echo, and the poppies and the edelweiss bloom. ’Yes! I reached’ says your heart by looking at ”Welcome to Leh” board.
Leh to Nubra via Khardungla pass
After breakfast, we leave the group to explore all the places in and around Leh. We’ll have enough time to visit the local places, monasteries, leh bazar and witness the friendly culture of Leh. Also there are plenty of options to try out local cuisine and continental cafes in and around the market place. In the evening, we’d have our dinner and prepare for next day’s exciting ride.
Leh to Nubra via Khardungla pass
We will set of for the Khardung – La Pass (World’s highest motorable road at 18380 feet) at daybreak via cars/ jeeps. Khardung La is historically very important as it lies on the major Silk route from Leh Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually. The view from the top is spectacular, stretching from the Indus valley in the south over the endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range to the giants of the Saser Massif in the north. Further continue the journey towards Nubra Valley. Enjoy the scenic beauty and reach the sand dunes to capture beautiful evening. Hunder is most popular for the double humped Camel ride in the high altitude cold desert. Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra.
Nubra - Pangong Lake - (170 kms/6 hrs total) approx.
This day we shall depart for visit the famous Pangong Tso. This route is less travelled, but definitely is the most adventurous..! Be ready to test your driving skills. Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas, It is situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in Tibet. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. Overnight stay in Pangong.
Pangong to Leh (160 kms/ 5 hrs) approx.
In the morning, get set for yet another journey exhilarating ride as you head back to Leh, via Chang La pass (the third highest mountain pass in the world) and Choglamsar. En route, stop at the famous Druk White Lotus School, featured in the blockbuster Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ and Shanti Stupa, a beautiful white-domed Buddhist stupa surrounded by a stunning scenery of vast mountains. If time permits, you can even visit Magnetic Hill, War Memorial, and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib(At own cost). Overnight stay in Leh.
Leh to Sarchu. (260 kms/ 10 hrs) approx.
After an adventurous ride across Ladakh, it is time to head back to Manali. Undoubtedly the best stretch on the Manali-Leh highway, this section of the Manali-Leh highway will feel as if you’re on a roller coaster ride climbing up and down from one Himalayan pass to another crossing two high altitude passes, Lachlung La (16,616 feet) and Nakee La (15,547 feet) and a section of 21 switchbacks called Gata loops. Since Sarchu is snowbound for most of the year, there are no permanent structures here so you stay in Swiss Tents.
Sarchu to Manali (240 kms/ 9-10 hrs) approx.
The Manali-Leh highway is considered the most beautiful yet demanding highway in the world. Your ride today is the toughest since you started. The mud covered climb and descent of the 13,051 feet high Rohtang pass will test your riding skills to the max. That’s the tough part, but what about the landscape? Lush green Himalayan mountains and waterfalls appear out of nowhere once you cross the Rohtang pass. Arrive at Manali to get refreshed in your own way. Say thanks to mighty Himalaya for your good & safe journey and enjoy overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
After breakfast its time for both of us to say good bye and your memorable dream tour concludes here. Carry sweet unforgettable memories of Ladakh to cherish throughout life. Overnight journey by bus. Bike Trip ends.
Things to carry:
- Backpack with rain cover(40-60lts)
- Daypack/Knapsack – Optional
- Poncho/Waterproof jacket
- Shoes –High ankle length(Get a pair and “break-in” well in advance that you don’t face any sores/blisters once you are on mountains)
- Regular cotton Tees and Track Pants/Jeans
- Few pair of sports Socks and 1 pair of woolen
- Full Sleeve Sweater or Multipurpose Jacket
- Windproof Jacket
- Warm inners/Thermals
- Sun Cap
- Woolen gloves
- One Scarf/Balclava
- Quick dry towel/Light towel
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
- Water Bottle 2 x 1 Lt – good quality plastic bottle
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
- Personal Medicine Kit –
General medicines comprising of headache, fever, vomiting, stomach upset and pain killer
Anti-inflammatory -Nurofen or diclofenac sodium
- UV Sunglasses/Polarised Sunglasses (eye covered)
- Riding gloves, Arm guard, Knee guard
- CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries.
- Extra Polythene bags.
- Govt. Id and a copy of your itinerary
- Dry fruits/Energy bars/Chocolates
P.S You may use and share common kit for toiletries and medicines if travelling in a group