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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Srinagar - Sonmarg - Zoji La - Kargil - Magnetic Hill - Leh -Khardung La - Nubra Valley - Turtuk - Hunder - Nubra Pangong via Shyok route -Chang La - Leh - Tanglang La - Moore Plains - Lachulung La - Naki La - Gata Loops - Sarchu - Baralacha La - Jispa - Keylong - Rohtang La - Manali
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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 Manali to Delhi.
- 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 Srinagar
Day 2 - Srinagar to Kargil
Day 3 - Kargil to Leh
Day 4 - Leh to Nubra Valley
Day 5 - Hunder - Turtuk - Nubra
Day 6 - Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso
Day 7 - Pangong to Leh via Chang La
Day 8 - Leh to Sarchu via Tanglang La
Day 9 - Sarchu to Jispa
Day 10 - Jispa to Manali
Day 11 - Departure for Delhi*
Day 1 | Arrival at Srinagar
Upon arrival in Srinagar, 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 2 | Srinagar to Kargil via ZojiLa Pass
(Distance: 224 kms. / Ride Duration: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Kargil: 2676 mts.)
After breakfast, the day starts by traveling to Kargil, 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 3 | Kargil - Leh via Fotu La Pass
(Distance: 220 kms. / Ride Duration: 6-7 hrs. / Altitude of Kargil: 2676 mts.)
After Breakfast, we leave for Leh. 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 4 | 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 5 | 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 6 | 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 7 | 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 8 | Leh to Sarchu via Tanglang La Pass
(Distance: 250 kms. / Ride Duration: 9-10 hrs. / Altitude of Leh : 4200 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 9 | Sarchu to Jispa via Baralacha La Pass
(Distance: 120 kms. / Ride Duration: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Sarchu : 3200 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 10 | Jispa To Manali
(Distance: 90 kms. / Ride Duration: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Jispa : 2050 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 11 | 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 towards the Volvo Stand from where you can board the bus for Delhi.
Day 12 | Arrival at Delhi
Arrive at Delhi and proceed towards your hometown with respective modes of transfer.
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).