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  • Ladakh is one of the most iconic motorbiking destinations not only in India but also the world. Every year, thousands of bikers arrive here on their bikes to explore the stark landscape of Ladakh. While riding here, you ride through high-altitude deserts and some of the highest motorable roads like Khardung La and Rohtang La in the company of the snow-capped Himalayan Peaks.

    You also visit many historic monasteries, alpine lakes that change colour as the day progresses, quaint little villages bustling with rich culture and heritage, and cross many wooden bridges over gushing streams and rivers.

    Riding is Ladakh is on every biker’s bucket list and rightfully so - it offers the experience of riding powerful bikes through one of the most surreal landscapes of India. Due to this, the routes of Ladakh have almost become sacred, and the Ladakh bike tour - a pilgrimage for bikers in the world.

    There are a few routes when it comes to Leh Ladakh bike tour that you can choose from, depending on the number of days you have or the distance you want to cover. Here are some of the most common routes listed on our website:

    Leh to Leh (6-8 days)

    These short itineraries begin and end in Leh, and are perfect for those who don’t have too much time. You’ll see the best that Ladakh has to offer, and we can guarantee, you’ll want to book a longer trip for next season.

    You’ll cross rivulets created by melting glaciers, navigate rocky patches, visit silent monasteries, and explore some of the most spectacular parts of India. From Rohtang Pass to Khardung La, and from the picturesque Pangong Lake to the scenic Nubra Valley, these short Leh biking trips give you the chance to see the most iconic landmarks of the Trans-Himalayan route.

    Manali to Leh and back (10-13 days)

    The Manali-Leh route is a pilgrimage for bikers, and this itinerary gives you a chance to experience it in two ways. On your way up from Manali to Leh, you’ll start in the green valleys of Manali, with blooming flowers and apple orchards.

    TAs you ride, the lush greenery gives way to the weather-bleached landscape of Ladakh. On your return to Delhi or Manali, you’ll have a chance to take in the changing scenery again, enjoying your favourite parts and marking them in your memory for all time.

    From Srinagar/To Srinagar (9-12 days)

    Riding through the dramatic landscape of Kargil and into the lush green paradise of Srinagar and Sonmarg is every biker’s dream, and these Srinagar motorbiking trips combine the best of it all. You’ll ride through some of the most extreme terrains that this land has to offer, from the deserts of Nubra to the moonscape of Lamayuru.

    As you cross into Kargil, and head to Srinagar via Sonmarg, you'll feel like you've stepped into a movie set. Most Srinagar biking trips include a visit to Dal lake, and maybe even a night in a houseboat.

    Delhi to Leh and back (13-15 days)

    For the truly bike-crazy, these ex-Delhi itineraries give you up to 15 days on the road. You’ll ride out from Delhi itself, leaving the city behind as you head up into the gorgeous land of Ladakh. These Ladakh biking trips can include some long days of driving, but that’s the fun of it.

    You’ll spend days in the company of like-minded bikers, riding through a desolate landscape, stopping at gem-like lakes, and seeing mountains that will be imprinted in your mind forever.

    Motorbiking in Leh Summary

    • State: Ladakh
    • Nearest city: Leh
    • Total days: 6-8 days
    • Grade: challenging
    • Total biking distance: 570-800 km
    • Season: June to early September
    • Avg temperature: 5 degree Celsius
  • Leh Ladakh bike tour (6-days)

    Sketch Itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrive at Leh

    • Altitude: 11,482 feet
    • Meet your team and road captain
    • Shop for last-minute essentials
    • Overnight in swiss tents/hotel

    Day 2: Acclimatization

    • Explore quaint cafes of Leh
    • Visit the Leh Palace and the Shanti Stupa
    • Rest in your hotel to ensure proper acclimatization
    • Overnight in swiss tents/hotel

    Day 3: Ride from Leh to Nubra

    • Altitude: 17,582 feet
    • Total distance covered: 140 km
    • Total riding time: 4 hrs
    • Cross the world’s highest motorable pass at Khardung La
    • Overnight in swiss tents/hotel at Nubra

    Day 4: Ride from Nubra to Pangong Lake

    • Altitude: 13,943 feet
    • Total distance covered: 240 km
    • Total riding time: 7 hrs
    • Visit the enchanting Pangong Lake
    • Overnight in swiss tents at Pangong Lake

    Day 5: Ride from Pangong to Leh

    • Altitude: 11,482 feet
    • Total distance covered: 140 km
    • Total riding time: 4 hours
    • Conquer Chang La and visit the famous Lotus Valley School
    • Overnight in swiss tents/hotel at Leh

    Day 6: Depart from Leh

    • Bid farewell to your team and road captain
    • The Leh Ladakh bike trip ends here
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrive at Leh

    Arrive in Leh and check-in at the hotel where you will meet your team and road captain. Later, you can make last-minute preparations. Explore the colourful markets of Leh in the evening. Overnight in swiss tents/hotel at Leh.

    Day 2: Acclimatization

    Today is an acclimatization day so spend your day at ease, explore the gorgeous city of Leh but remember not to exert yourself too much. Visit the Leh Palace or Shanti Stupa. Overnight in swiss tents/hotel at Leh.

    Day 3: Ride from Leh to Nubra

    Today, you finally begin the Ladakh bike trip. Riding through the stark landscape of Ladakh you will cross the mighty Khardung La before entering into the Nubra Valley, a high-altitude desert known for the sand dunes and double-humped camels. En route, you’ll also stop by the Diskit Monastery. Overnight in swiss tents/hotel at Nubra Valley.

    Day 4: Ride from Nubra to Pangong Lake

    Today you ride to the gorgeous Pangong Lake and explore its astounding beauty with the backdrop of towering mountains. Watching the colour of the lake transform with the setting sun, you will check-in to your tents and spend the night there

    Day 5: Ride from Pangong to Leh

    Today is the last riding day as you ride from Pangong Lake to Leh. en route, you’ll cross the high altitude pass of Chang La and en route, you’ll make a stop at the famous Lotus Valley School. Arriving at Leh in the evening, you’ll spend the night in swiss tents/hotel.

    Day 6: Depart from Leh

    Today, you bid farewell to your team and depart from Leh with many lifelong memories of the gorgeous landscape of Ladakh.

    Inclusions:

    The Ladakh bike trip package includes a 350cc Royal Enfield motorbike for one rider plus one pillion. Along with the bike, fuel and safety helmets are also provided. For backup, the price includes a support vehicle to carry luggage, fuel, spare parts and the support crew.

    The package includes accommodation in hotels or swiss tents with attached washrooms for five nights on twin/triple sharing basis. And the meal package consists of all breakfast from Day 2 to Day 6, and dinner from Day 1 to Day 5.

    Lastly, the price includes the services of an experienced road captain and mechanic. Additionally, all the government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit and all applicable taxes are also included in the Ladakh bike tour cost.

    Exclusions:

    For the Ladakh bike tour, you can bring your own motorbike for the total trip cost of INR 15,000 per person, without fuel and helmet. If you want to upgrade your bike to one person without pillion, then the total trip cost would come up to 22,100 per person. Or you can book a seat in the support vehicle without a bike for a total trip cost of INR 20,000 per person.

    The Leh Ladakh bike tour package does not include the rental for knee pads and elbow guards, but they can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 790 per person.

    There is also a refundable security deposit that is charged against the bike at INR 5,000 which is not included in the package cost and needs to be paid additionally.

    Apart from these, the cost does not include lunch throughout the trip along with any entry fees/photography charges at places of interests like monuments and monasteries.

    The package cost neither includes any personal expenses like extra meals, beverages, apparel, etc. nor does it include costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, etc. Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions is not included and will be charged additionally if availed during the trip.

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best season for Ladakh motorbiking trips is the months of June to early September. This is when the weather is best, with clear, sunny days and chilly nights. The high altitude passes are usually clear of snow towards August and September, and the lakes and rivers are full and sparkling. This is also the best time for rafting in Ladakh, or for trekking in Ladakh.

  • Leh Ladakh Bike Trip - Route Map / Altitude Map

  • Leh Ladakh Bike Trip - Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need my own bike and gear for motorbiking in Ladakh?

    There are different types of packages for those who want to take their own bikes or for those who need to rent a motorbike. If you don’t have a bike or don’t want to take your own, you can sign up for a complete package, including the bike and fuel.

    Can I go motorbiking in Ladakh on my own?

    Do I need experience for Ladakh motorbiking trips?

  • Getting There

    You can reach Leh either by flight or by road. If you’re coming by flight then you need to book your tickets to the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. The airport is connected to most major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Chandigarh, etc. Do note that this is a military airport and the security strict, so have your documents ready once your land.

    If you’re coming by road then you can either come by bus from most major cities of North India like Srinagar, Manali, Delhi, Chandigarh, etc. You can even drive your own car but the roads are rough to make sure your car has enough ground clearance and power. The best type of car for the landscape of Ladakh is an SUV or a jeep.

    Do note that the Srinagar-Leh route is only open from June to October, and the Manali-Leh route is open only from June to September.

    What To Wear

    For the Ladakh bike trip, you need to wear quick-dry, comfortable clothes like a full-sleeve t-shirt and pants. Avoid wearing denim as they can be restrictive. Apart from this, you need to wear inner thermals, down and fleece jackets to protect yourself from the cold.

    You also need to wear protective gear including a rider jacket, knee and elbow guards, synthetic gloves that are waterproof, and a helmet. Lastly, make sure you’re wearing sturdy boots that provide ample grip and ankle support.

    What To Carry

    For the Ladakh bike trip, you need to carry a rucksack that will hold all your clothes and extra things, additionally, you need a daypack to carry essentials. Carry sunscreen, sunglasses, caps, extra pair of t-shirt, toilet paper, sanitizer, dry snacks, water, etc. in the daypack.

    Apart from this, the tour operator will also provide you with a packing list, remember to follow it properly to ensure a safe and comfortable bike tour in Ladakh.

    Check out our blog on the things to carry for Ladakh bike tour.

    Preparation/Fitness

    The Leh Ladakh bike tour is gruelling, requiring you to ride long distances at high altitudes. The route also consists of bad roads and river crosses. Hence, enough experience of riding a motorcycle for long distances is required along with high fitness levels.

    To prepare for the Ladakh bike trip, you can prepare by going on weekend rides around your city so you are comfortable on the bike for long distances and additionally, you can begin a workout routine that will improve your endurance and breathing, like cycling, running or swimming.