Leh Ladakh Bike Expedition
The old saying “there’s beauty everywhere, all you have to do is just look around” is true to the
core when it comes to the mesmerizing Leh Ladakh travel. Bestowed with natural formations
and heaven like ambience the regions of Ladakh and Leh are beautified with immense natural
diversities. Every biker, irrespective of the gender, dreams of going on a Leh Ladakh bike trip
once in their lifetime. This incredible journey to Ladakh gives you an ultimate opportunity to
explore two naturally furnished regions of Ladakh – Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley. This bike
expedition is all about the feel of snow-clad mountains, rugged landscape, soaring peaks,
dangerous routes, and roaring bike engines.
Day 01 | Arrive at Manali
DAY 02 | Manali to Jispa
Wake up early in the morning and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Before you start your bike expedition there will be an introduction session among other team members and briefing about the trip. As you gain elevation and reach the bewitching Rohtang Pass, the trees will disappear, and vast and lush grasslands will be seen and you will get breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains. After passing Gulaba, Marhi, Khoksar, you will cross into the untouched Lahaul Valley. Keep riding to your next stopover at Jispa. Upon arrival to Jispa check-in to pre-booked guest house and relax overnight.
DAY 03 | Jispa to Sarchu
Wake up early morning as you won’t want to miss the beautiful sunrise. From Jispa to Sarchu the excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motorable roads not only in India but on earth as well. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly. Overnight stay in Sarchu.
DAY 04 | Sarchu to Leh
Start your day early in the morning and have your breakfast, and begin your journey from Sarchu to Leh, as you enter the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The adventurous ride today will take you on high passes like Nakee La, Lachung La, and Tanglang La. En route, you will also cross the villages of Upshi and Rumtse, and drive along the pristine Indus river. Upon arrival complete the check-in formality and rest for half an hour after which get ready to explore the place. You will first be visiting Leh Jokhang, the famous Buddhist temple. Later we will visit the historic Munshi House, erstwhile home of the king’s secretary which has been restored and is now the Ladakh Arts and Media Organization centre and we will also make a visit to Shanti Stupa in Changspa which is a relatively new addition to Leh, inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. In the evening explore the main bazaar of the Leh which offers the beautiful pearl, turquoise, coral, lapis, lazuli and silver jewellery. Have delicious dinner and retire for the night at the hotel.
DAY 05 | Leh To Nubra Valley
Today get ready to see the high altitude glacial desert that houses real sand dunes in sub zero temperatures. Post breakfast hop onto your bike and head towards Nubra valley. En-route you can visit the Samstanling monastery and Ensa Gompa. As you arrive at Nubra, you will be greeted by a cold mountain desert and be mesmerized by the brash slopes and the gorgeous dunes; the image will be imprinted in your mind forever. Nubra itself is a valley of tremendous beauty with its yellowish textured mountains and clean blue streams. Nubra and Shyok rivers meet and create this valley that is separated from the rest of the Ladakh range. Tonight have dinner under a blanket of stars and stay in tents in the Nubra Valley.
DAY 06 | Nubra Valley to Leh via Khardungla Pass
Post breakfast we will drive back to Leh via Khardung La Pass which is the highest motorable road in the world at 18490 feet. All the expertise of your biking experience will be called upon as you ride on roads made of gravel and dirt – making it an exceptional biking adventure. Upon arrival in Leh, rest yourself. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07 | Leh to Pangong Lake
Remember the climax scene in 3 Idiots or the opening scene in Jab Tak Hai Jaan? The big, blue and beautiful lake surrounded by brown mountains overlooked by the clearest blue sky? That is the phenomenal Pangong Lake, the holy grail of serenity. Today get ready for a long journey to Pangong, where the beauty will take your breath away and also all the fatigue you had while riding till here. You will stay overnight at the lakeside in camps. This will be the perfect setting for stargazing and the ambience that the lake creates at night is totally astonishing.
DAY 08 | Pangong to Leh
Today morning you can get ready and take incredible photos by the Pangong lake which is one of the most scenic destinations in India. Post breakfast, start your journey to Leh. An optional tour of the Hemis Monastery which is 5 kms away from Leh near Kharu is also on the cards. Drive back to Leh by afternoon. In the evening, go for a shopping tour in the local markets of Leh or explore the place on your own. Come back and retire for the night at the hotel.
DAY 09 | Leh To Jispa
Today we will have to start the journey to Jispa very early in the morning as we have a long journey planned ahead of us. The Leh to Jispa excursion will take you through Taglang-la located at a staggering height of 17480 ft and Baralacha La, which is around 16,040 feet above sea level, and are among the highest motorable roads in India. Reach Jispa and have some dinner and retire for the night in Jispa.
DAY 10 | Jispa To Manali
Treat your taste buds with some delicious and freshly cooked breakfast and get ready for the final day of your trip. It’s time to bid goodbye to the mountains and and drive back to Manali from the same route. Upon arrival to Manali , check-in to the Hotel and relax.
DAY 11 | Check-out from hotel for onward journey
- Royal Enfield 350cc bike for Manali to Leh and Leh to Manali
- Royal Enfield 350cc bike in Leh (as Leh local bike is mandatory for Leh sight seeing)
- Accommodation on Double/Triple sharing basis as per itinerary in hotels/camps mentioned or similar (Double sharing for couples)
- Back up vehicle and mechanic throughout the trip
- Experienced team leader
- Basic first aid kit and oxygen cylinder
- Safety gear (Helmet, Knee guard, riding gloves and ankle guard)
- Breakfast and Dinner throughout your tour
- Once in a lifetime experience with us
Things To Carry
- Riding shoes/ Trekking shoes and a pair of slippers
- Backpack/ Saddle bags(Maximum 60 liters) and a Daypack
- 2 passport size photographs
- Original driving license
- Windcheater/Jacket and pullover
- Glares and cap
- Sunscreen and toiletries
- Torch with extra batteries
- Personal medications if any
- Thermals and Light weight quick dry clothes
- Water bottles (Minimum 2)
- Plastic bags for wet clothes
- Snacks you wish to carry
- Fuel required during your tour
- Lunch and High tea throughout your journey (As you will be mostly riding during this time and you can taste different local food as we halt at some café)
- All transportation to and fro Manali
- Any personal expenses
- All Inner line permits
- Entry fees to any amusement parks, monastery or boating
- Anything other than things included
- Cost incurred due to any emergency
- Refundable Bike security deposit 12000 per bike
- It is mandatory to pay the refundable bike security deposit
- Make sure you carry the balance amount and the bike security deposit in cash as ATM’s in Manali are not reliable.
- Littering is strictly prohibited. We request you to support us in preserving the environment.
Biking Expedition | Camping | Sight Seeing
12th and 25th June
10 Nights/11 Days
Rs. 33000 /person (1 bike)
Rs. 28000/person (sharing bike)
The route from Manali to Leh is only open from June to September. So these months are best to do this bike trip.
We provide 350cc Royal Enfield Bikes.
We provide all the accessories like Carrier, helmets, Gloves, Cans for fuel etc. on nominal charges.
We provide all bikes in perfect conditions, with adding new bikes to our fleet every year.
No, the fuel cost is not included in this trip.
60% Roads are in good condition, in other 40% you can experience off road driving.
No, you do not need to carry any kit regarding bike repair. We will provide you mechanic and every tool you do need during the trip.
In backup vehicle we mostly provide Tempo Traveller/Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero.
This is the kind of trip riding gear is made for. Get a riding jacket, pants, shoes, gloves and full face helmet. Keep in mind that all of your riding gear should be good to go against rain, hail and snow.
Yes there will be very cold, so it is advisory to carry thermal wear.
We provide food for 2 times in a day i.e. Breakfast & Dinner.
Carry an original Driving Licence card and a passport size photograph.
Anybody travelling 10,000 feet above sea level will find difficulty in breathing or is likely to fall prey to altitude sickness. It happens due to low level of atmospheric oxygen. The biggest cause of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is dehydration. People on the trip forget to drink enough water, they just keep on riding.
To beat AMS, take the following steps:
1. Drink lots and lots of water mixed with glucose.
2. Take everything slow. Even little labor at high altitudes will leave you spent.
3. Take one Diamox at Manali on the morning when you leave for Leh. Diamox takes one hour to start working.
4. Don’t push too hard, take the trip slow. Ascent slowly, decent slowly.
5. If you feel the symptoms creeping up, stop and take some rest. Don’t keep pushing.
Money can be exchanged only in Manali & Leh town, you can also use debit/credit card in few of the reputed shops and hotels but at additional 2% service tax.
During whole trip you can get BSNL network at some places, in Manali you can get every mobile network but in Ladakh region you can only access postpaid BSNL, Idea, Airtel and Vodafone.