Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh cover the majority of the Northern Himalayan area, which has a terrain and moonscape unlike any other. It's largely a wind-driven voyage across some of the most beautiful and challenging regions of the planet, filled with adventure, wildlife, and culture. Leh — Ladakh is a place rich with natural beauty as well as soul-stirring experiences. Prepare for an exciting journey now that you've stocked up on everything you'll need. When it comes to the fascinating Leh Ladakh trip, the old adage "there's beauty everywhere, all you have to do is look around" is absolutely true. A vacation to Leh Ladakh in India is all about the feeling of snow-capped mountains, rough scenery, towering peaks, hazardous roads, and screaming motorcycle engines. In a nutshell, embarking on a Ladakh bike tour is all about positive feelings and a rider's unwavering attitude.
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Manali – Keylong – Jispa – Baralacha La – Sarchu – Gata loops – Nakila – Lachulung La – Pang – Moore plains – Tanglang La – Leh - Khardung La - Nubra Valley - Hunder - Turtuk - Nubra - Pangong via Shyok route - Chang La – Leh - Magnetic Hill – Kargil – Zoji La – Sonmarg - Srinagar
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What is included in the tour
- Meals on MAP Plan(Breakfast and Dinner) starting with Dinner on Day 1.
- Accomodation on double (couples(without additional charges) and special requests(on additional charges)) and triple sharing(general) basis in hygienic budget hotels/camps
- Volvo from Delhi to Manali.
- Royal Enfield Himalayan Bike
- Helmets(Suggest you to bring your own)
- 01 Mechanic, 01 Marshall, 01 Backup Vehicle specifically for luggage.
- Fuel for the entire journey(As per the itinerary)
- Inner-Line Permit for all restricted areas
- Wildlife Fee and Environmental Fee
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Oxygen cylinder and basic first-aid during the tour.
- Camping with an evening bonfire(on additional cost).
- Airport/Volvo Stand Pickup and Drop (At a common time for the group)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Travel Expenses
- Security Deposit for Bike - INR 5000/bike.
- Biking Gears( Jackets, Knee and Elbow Guard)
- Transport apart from the itinerary
- Any charges for entry tickets and video cameras, still cameras, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
- Room Service/Restaurant Expenses
- Anything not mentioned under 'inclusions'
- 5% GST
Brief Itinerary :
Day 1 : Arrival in Manali
Day 2 : Manali to Jispa
Day 3 : Jispa to Sarchu
Day 4 : Sarchu to Leh via Tanglang La
Day 5 : Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La
Day 6 : Hunder - Turtuk - Nubra
Day 7 : Nubra - Pangong Tso
Day 8 : Pangong Tso - Leh
Day 9 : Leh to Kargil via Fotu La
Day 10 : Kargil to Srinagar
Day 11 : Departure
DAY 01 : Delhi To ManaliI
Today marks the beginning of a journey you’ve been waiting for. Board the bus from Volvo Pickup Point at Delhi and proceed with an overnight journey towards Manali.
DAY 02 : Arrival in Manali
Upon arrival in Manali, we check in to our hotels and gear up for exploring the beautiful city! In the evening, our tour manager will brief you about the various safety measures, riding tips, and gear checkups. The group would have an opportunity to get acquainted with the fellow riders at dinner time. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 03 : Manali To Jispa
(Distance: 90 kms. / Ride Duration: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Jispa : 3200 mts.)
After Breakfast, we will start our Ladakh bike trip journey! We will cross the famous Atal Tunnel as we continue our journey towards Jispa. We will ride for approximately 90 Kms via Chandra Valley before we reach our destination. Overnight stay at our campsite in Jispa.
DAY 04 : Jispa To Sarchu via Baralacha La Pass
(Distance: 120 kms. / Ride Duration: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Sarchu : 4290 mts.)
Today’s ride will be a short one consisting of only 120 km. Enroute Sarchu, we will visit Suraj Tal and Deepak Tal. We will also cross the famous Baralacha Pass located at 16,616ft. which connects Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh. Upon arrival, we would settle down in our campsite taking in the beauty of our starting point in Ladakh and revamp for our long ride tomorrow.
Day 05 | Sarchu to Leh via Tanglang La Pass
(Distance: 250 kms. / Ride Duration: 9-10 hrs. / Altitude of Leh : 3524 mts.)
After breakfast, we will start our journey towards Leh. This route will give you a mesmerizing view of the landscape of this beautiful cold desert which leaves one spellbound. Upon arrival, we settled down in the Hotel and the evening was left free up to our own disposal to explore the local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 | Leh- Nubra Valley via Khardungla
(Distance: 130 kms. / Ride Duration: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Nubra : 3048 mts.)
We will take you to Khardungla pass which is the world’s highest motorable pass and then Diskit, headquarters of Nubra Valley. Its attraction is that of an ancient monastery that was built in the 14th century and is one of the oldest monasteries in Nubra Valley. After a memorable day in Nubra Valley, it’s time to relax and end your day with a tempting dinner and overnight stay in camps at Hunder Village of the Nubra Valley.
Day 07 | Hunder - Turtuk - Nubra
(Distance: 90 kms. / Riding Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Turtuk: 3048 mts.)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will take you to Turtuk through Hunder village, located on the India-Pakistan border. It is a small village on the banks of the Shyok River with unparalleled natural beauty. Spend your time by walking around the picturesque view with your peers, and be ready to leave and reach back to Nubra for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 08 | Nubra - Pangong Tso
(Distance: 180 kms. / Riding Duration: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Pangong : 4250 mts.)
After an early breakfast, you will leave for Pangong, which has been a tourist attraction for a very long time and has gained further popularity after being a “hot-spot” for many film shoots. “The Pangong Lake” on the Indo-China Border, holds a route with quaint villages and Gompa. We would reach the lake a little before the sun sets, where you could spend time and soak in the breathtaking view of the crystal clear water and majestic mountains. After a relaxing evening, we would all sit for dinner and spend the night at the campsite at Pangong.
Day 09 | Pangong - Leh via Chang La Pass
(Distance: 160 kms. / Ride Duration: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Leh : 3524 mts.)
After breakfast, check-out and drive back to Leh. Enroute, if time permits, visit Shey and Thiksey Monastery. As you reach Leh, wander around the beauty that Leh exhibits. The night would be completed with dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 10 | Leh - Kargil via Fotu La Pass
(Distance: 220 kms. / Ride Duration: 6-7 hrs. / Altitude of Kargil: 2676 mts.)
After Breakfast, we leave for Kargil. We will be left in awe of nature as we ride past the Moon Landscape near Lamayuru Monastery, enjoying the magnificent view. We also witness Sangam - the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus River on our way. Enroute, we visit the famous Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, and the Hall of Fame museum. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 | Kargil - Srinagar via ZojiLa Pass
(Distance: 224 kms. / Ride Duration: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Srinagar: 2800 mts.)
After breakfast, the day starts by traveling to Srinagar, where you’d be visiting the Kargil War Memorial on the way. Furthermore, we’ll be stopping at Mulbekh Monastery, where the statue “Chamba” is a remarkable piece carved over “Maitreya Buddha”. The night ends after you are served dinner on arrival at the hotel.
Day 12 | Departure
With a heavy heart, full of memories, your journey ends here. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and we bid you farewell!
Proceed to the airport for your onward journey.
1. What is the best time to visit Ladakh?
Ideally the best time to visit Ladakh would be during the summers between the months of April to September due to the pleasant temperature ranging around 15-30 degrees Celsius. However, the true beauty of Ladakh shines during the winters as most adventurers seek to visit the land when covered with blanketed snow and experience the famous Chadar Trek during this time period.
2. How to reach Ladakh?
Ideally most travellers enter Ladakh through the Leh Airport which is situated 3kms away from the main city. Some travellers tend to travel by road from Delhi via Leh-Manali Highway (Delhi to Ladakh) which is around 1011 Kms and roughly takes 24 hours to travel.
3. How is the network connectivity in Ladakh?
Most towns and village have internet connectivity allowing all forms of payment acceptable in the region. In case some areas have low connectivity, travellers will be informed prior to visiting those regions.
4. Do we need a Covid Test or Vaccination to travel?
For unvaccinated travellers, it is mandatory to take a RT-PCR test 48 hours before travel. For Double vaccinated travellers, you do not need a RT-PCR test but it is mandatory to carry the Vaccination certificate.
5. Which Inner line Permits are required in Leh – Ladakh?
In April 2017, the government made it mandatory for domestic and international travellers visiting several of Ladakh protected areas to get an Inner Line Permit. Obtaining an Inner Line Permit can be a time-consuming process that involves hours of standing in line, especially if your travel falls on a government holiday (Saturday and Sunday). The government recently launched an online portal via which one can register for an internal line permit (ILP) by paying INR 400 as an environmental fee plus 20 rupees per day as an inner line fee. This rule went into force on June 1st.
6. What is the Inner Line Permit?
The Inner Line Permit, or ILP, is a travel permit issued by the Indian government that allows Indian and foreign tourists to visit a protected area for a specified duration. This permit is required for all residents who do not reside in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Foreign visitors to Ladakh must first get a Ladakh Protected Area License (PAP) before entering the territory. The ILP, or Inner Line Permit, is valid for 3 weeks for Indians and 1 week for foreigners. It is also worth remembering that as long as you have the required permissions with you, there is no limit to how many times you can visit a location within the legal time frame.
7. Which Areas Need an Inner Line Permit?
It should be noted that the Inner Line Permit is not required to visit all of the locations. Nubra Valley, Khardung La, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Dah, Hans Towns, Man, Merak, Nyoma, Loma Bend, Turtuk, Tyakshi, Chusul, Hanle, Miner La, Tangyar are among the places where it is required (for trekking only).