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.
- Royal Enfield Himalayan Bike
- 01 Mechanic, 01 Marshall, 01 Backup Vehicle specifically for luggage.
- Fuel for the entire journey(As per the itinerary)
- 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).
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(Helmets, 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 1: Arrival in Manali
Upon arrival in Manali, we check in to our hotels and gear up for exploring the beautiful city! Explore the primal city filled with rich cultural heritage and generational traditions. It is a paradise for both the nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiasts as an escape from the hasty urban lifestyle.
In the evening, our tour manager will brief you about the various safety measures, riding tips, and gear checkups. It is the perfect time for building companionship as the group would have an opportunity to get acquainted with the fellow riders at dinner time.
Conclude your day with an overnight stay at the hotel and rest-up for an exciting day tomorrow.
DAY 2: 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. Witness a magnificent horse-shaped tunnel built at an altitude of whopping 10,171 feet and stretching up to 9.2 kms.
We will ride for approximately 90 Kms via Chandra Valley before we reach our destination. Experience the dazzling panoramic views of the valley during your ride and immerse yourself in its exquisiteness.
Conclude your adventurous day with an overnight stay at our campsite in Jispa.
DAY 3: 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. Start your day with breakfast in order in order to charge yourself for the exciting day ahead.
Enroute Sarchu, we will visit Suraj Tal, often referred as the lake of Sun God and it is widely believed by the locals that taking a dip will cleanse your soul and spirit; and Deepak Tal, the crystal clear water will make one feel the lake like a stunning blue sapphire.
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 4: 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. Tanglang La pass cuts through the mountains while one can witness a gentle stream flowing on a clear day surrounded by snow-capped mountains. During the ride, one can feel wind slapping against as it gets quite windy at times.
Upon arrival, we settled down in the Hotel and the evening is left free up to our own disposal to explore the local market. It is recommended to browse through the local handicrafts and cuisines.
Conclude your hectic day with fantastic dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: 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 motor able 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. Feel a sense of calm and spirituality of the location while exploring the ancient monastery.
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 6: Hunder - Turtuk - Nubra
(Distance: 90 kms. / Riding Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Turtuk: 3048 mts.)
Start the day with the breakfast at the hotel after which 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.
Experience the local lifestyle and history through the stories about the village. 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. Rest for the upcoming day and reflect of the memories created so far.
Day 7: 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 8: 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. Shey is known for the 10 meter high copper statue of Lord Buddha and beautiful top which is made of pure gold. Thiskey also home to striking 15 meters statue of Lord Buddha which took almost 4 years to craft which is surrounded by few shrines inside the complex.
The night would be completed with dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 9: 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 the 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. One can watch the muddy waters of the river meet the crystal clear blue waters at this point and adore a true beauty of Mother Nature.
Enroute, we visit the famous Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, and the Hall of Fame museum. Conclude your engaging day with dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Kargil - Srinagar via ZojiLa Pass
(Distance: 224 kms. / Ride Duration: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Srinagar: 2800 mts.)
After breakfast, the day starts by travelling to Srinagar, where you’d be visiting the Kargil War Memorial on the way. Witness the Amar Jawan Jyoti torch which is lit the entire day and night despite the weather conditions as a honor to the supreme sacrifice made by those soldiers.
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 11: Departure
With a heavy heart, full of memories, your Leh Ladakh trip ends here. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and we bid you farewell! Reflect on the experience of a lifetime packed with heart-warming memories and finest hospitality services. Proceed to the airport for your onward journey.
NOTE : The package is from Hotel to Hotel
How to prepare for Ladakh bike trip
- Full Face Helmet with clear Visor: Get a good quality full face helmet for the ride to protect you from the cold winds while riding.
Riding Gloves: Gloves is necessary for the ride, as after a while you might feel cold, and if not it gives a good grip and protect your hands in case you fall down.
Elbow and Knee Guard: If you are not comfortable wearing a riding jacket and riding pants, the least you can do is wear elbow and knee guards.
Riding Shoes: Make sure you wear riding shoes, and if not then gumboots with thermal socks will serve the purpose.
Sunscreen Lotion: UV rays at high altitude keeps getting harsh which is quite damaging to the skin. Carry a plus SPF 30, as you don’t want a bad tan.
Water Bottle: It is necessary to drink 4-5 litres of water at high altitude to avoid dehydration. As it will later might result to AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headache and burning of eyes. So keep your body hydrated at all times.
Clothing: Always dress like an onion (dress in layers) at high-altitude, it is better than a thick woollen. Carry at least 2-3 spare shirts, with 1 pair of riding pants, and 1 pair of jeans.
Cap: Carry a cap to keep yourself protected from the harsh winds while riding. It will protect your forehead, ears and even neck.
Driving license: This goes without saying, carry your DL at all times as it required to show at certain checkpoints.
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).