Routes for Leh Ladakh Bike Trip
Route: 1 Delhi - Srinagar - Leh – Manali
-Total Distance: 2200 Km (Approximate value)
-Best time to Visit: June to October
-Route Map: Delhi- Ludhiana- Jalandhar- Jammu- Srinagar- Kargil- Leh- Hunder- Pangong- Karu- Sarchu- Manali.
Day 1: Delhi to Jammu
On day one you will travel from Delhi to Jammu. If you choose to travel by road, on the way you will cross Ludhiana and Jalandhar. You will take around 10 hours to reach Jammu, which is approximately 600 Km.
Day 2: Jammu – Srinagar
On the second day, travel from Jammu to Srinagar. This distance is approximately 300 Km. You will take around seven hours to reach Srinagar if you travel by road.
Day 3: Srinagar
After a tiring journey from Jammu to Srinagar, add some excitement by claiming your bikes for the ride. After this enjoy a good night’s sleep in at a hotel in Srinagar and get energized for the awaiting thrill.
Day 4: Srinagar to Kargil
Begin your day early, for a 203 Km spellbinding bike ride. You will be riding from Srinagar to Kargil via Sonmarg. This route passes through the Zojila Pass (11,500ft), Drass. While in Kargil, a visit to the Kargil War Memorial is a must, to know the heroic stories of our brave soldiers. Take a break in Kargil for the night.
Day 5: Kargil to Leh
Today, enjoy riding the stunning boulevard from Kargil to Leh and explore the beauty of Ladakh as you pass through Phey, Alchi, Lamayuru and Saraks. It’s a journey of 210 Km, which will take you about 4 hours.
Day 6: Leh and Around
Spend a day at Leh and visit the captivating places around. Admire and find peace at the age old Lamayuru Monastery. Take time and stopover to be in awe of the mesmeric vistas of Lamayuru, which are also known as the ‘Moonland’ Hills. Tonight, you can stay at any hotel in Leh, depending on your comfort.
Day 7: Leh - Khardungla - Diskit – Hunder
After rejuvenating yourself at Leh, start early and prepare yourself to travel a distance of 120Km. Feel your spine tingle as you explore the Khardung La pass (18,380ft), one of the utmost traversable roads in the world. Also, visit the Deskit Monastery on the way, as you ride further to Hunder.
Day 8: Hunder - Nubra Valley
While in Hunder, explore the captivating Wari La- Nubra Valley. If it fits in your schedule, take time to experience the camel safari through the sand dunes. Later, enjoy camping under the stars at Nubra Valley.
Day 9: Nubra - Pangong Tso
Today you will depart from the Nubra valley and cover approximately 217Km to reach the Pangong Lake. Entice yourself with the scenic beauty of the Pangong Tso Lake. There is a camping site near the lake, check-in into the camp for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Pangong – Karu
Bid adieu to the mesmeric Pangong Lake and ride your bike through the Chang-la pass (17370 ft) towards Karu
Day 11: Karu – Sarchu
Ride approximately for 217Km and cover the stretch from Karu to Sarchu in 6 hours. Sarchu is one of the popular halts in the Himalayas and is located on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. Sarchu offers tented accommodations where you can take a break.
Day 12: Sarchu – Manali
Cherish the memories you build camping in the fascinating panorama of Sarchu. Embark riding towards Manali and enjoy the amazing views along the way. Spend the night in Manali.
Day 13: Manali – Delhi
The enthralling adventure ends here. Depart from Manali and reach Delhi, from here head back to your respective places along with stories full of thrill and adventures.
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Route: 2 Delhi - Manali - Leh – Delhi
-Total Distance: 2300 Km (approximate value)
-Best time to Visit: June to September
-Route Map: Delhi- Manali- Sarchu- Pang- Leh- Khardungla- Hunder- Nubra- Pangong- Leh- Kargil- Srinagar- Jammu- Delhi.
Day 1: Delhi to Manali
Commence your journey from New Delhi and head out on the National Highway 1. Enjoy the boulevard amidst exciting pastures of farmlands. You will be riding through the immaculate city of Chandigarh on the way to Manali. It is a 12 hours ride; you will cover approximately 550Kms. Once at Manali check into a hotel of your choice and take rest.
Day 2: Manali – Sarchu
On day two will cover a stretch of around 235km, as you traverse from Manali to Sarchu. The journey will be spectacular, as you will trade through the National Highway 3, which is in the midst of jungles full of coniferous trees. Ride via districts of Spiti and Lahaul and reach Sarchu, where you can take a break in the tents.
Day 3: Sarchu – Pang - Leh
Sarchu to Pang is approximately a ride of 75 Km; it would take around 2hours for you to reach from Sarchu to Pang. Pang is a necessary halt during the journey, as it has several tea houses along the way and it also proffers tent accommodations. After taking a break at Pang, ride further to Leh.
Day 4: Leh
Spend a day at Leh and admire the age-old Lamayuru Monastery. Also visit the mesmeric vistas of Lamayuru, also known as the ‘Moonland’ Hills. Tonight, you can stay at a hotel in Leh, depending on your comfort.
Day 5: Leh - Khardungla – Hunder
Today morning start early and travel a distance of 120Km. Feel your spine tingle as you explore the Khardung La (18,380ft), the utmost motorable road in the world. Visit the Deskit Monastery and ride further to reach Hunder.
Day 6: Hunder – Nubra
While in Hunder, explore the Wari La- Nubra Valley in the morning. One can take pleasure in activities like the camel safari through the sand dunes and also enjoy camping under the stars at Hunder.
Day 7: Nubra – Pangong
Today you will depart from the Nubra valley and cover approximately 217Km to reach the Pangong Lake. Entice yourself with the scenic beauty of the Pangong Tso Lake. There is a camping site near the lake, check-in into the camp for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Pangong – Leh
Pangong Tso has located approx 175 km from Leh town across the Chang-la pass. On this route, you will pass via. Chang La at 17,590 ft, which is one of the highest motorable roads. You will witness the pristine culture of Ladakh as you will come across some villages on this route.
Day 10: Leh – Kargil
On day ten, enjoy the astounding boulevard from Leh to Kargil, as you pass through Saraks, Lamayuru, Alchi, and Phey. It’s a journey of about 210 Km, which you will cover in approximately 4 hours. Pay a tribute to our heroic soldiers, at the Kargil War Memorial.
Day 11: Kargil – Srinagar
Commence early from Kargil and traverse via the alluring vistas of Drass, Baltal, and Sonamarg and reach Srinagar. Today, you will be covering a stretch of 200kms in about 5hours.
Day 12: Srinagar
Admire the divine beauty of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The Shalimar Bagh is one of the most beautiful attractions here. Explore the Mughal Gardens and the Shankaracharya Temple before you find a hotel to relax for the night.
Day 13: Srinagar – Jammu
Bid adieu to the picturesque city of Srinagar and ride back towards Jammu. This route will take you via Jawahar Tunnel that will open at Jammu. Check in at a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Jammu - Delhi
The enthralling journey comes to an end. Depart from Jammu and reach Delhi, from here head back to your respective places along with fun-filled and adventurous stories.
Essential Info About Leh Ladakh Road Trip
How to prepare for Leh Ladakh Bike Trip
Prepare Your Bike:
The first thing to keep into consideration is that the bike has to be well kept and properly maintained. Meticulously check that your bike’s drive chain, air filter, the clutch and gear box, control cables, the lights and electrical, the brakes, the wheels and tyres, frame, the engine and suspension, everything is in the best condition.
It is very important to get your bike thoroughly serviced beforehand; if you do not want to fall prey to unwanted circumstances and enjoy a hindrance free adventurous ride.
Prepare Your Luggage:
Travel light, but also carry all the necessities required to suffice your basic needs. A few jackets to beat the cold are extremely necessary. Pack your luggage in a way that is easy to carry on the ride and doesn’t add to the burden.
Consider carrying an extra pair of sturdy shoes. It is wise to be armed with a few supplies like a blue tooth headset, ear plugs, a torch, extra pair of gloves, a tool-kit, a physical map, a battery pack, a headlamp and a first-aid kit.
Prepare The Biker:
For a pleasant ride, it is important that the rider is fit and healthy. Exercise and warm up thoroughly and strengthen your immunity. A bike trip to Ladakh means long hours of riding, variations in temperature and also sticking to the schedule.
Make yourself capable enough to face any of the predicaments that you might encounter. One also needs to have a positive frame of mind and a can do attitude, as it reflects in our actions and helps us make wise decisions.
Duration and Best Time for Bike Trip
The Duration of the trip will be approximately 15 days, depending on the schedule and also on other external factors like natural calamities, weather conditions, health status, etc.
The best time to take a Ladakh trip is from June to September. Bikers would really enjoy their ride at this time of the year.
How to Rent a Bike for Ladakh Trip
Renting from Delhi:
Bike rental shops are readily available in Karol bagh area of New Delhi. The rates start from Rs.900 for a day for two wheelers, which are robust enough to be driven to Ladakh. A deposit amount is required while renting a bike, which starts from Rs.10, 000 and varies according to its make.
At the time of the rental, you are required to provide sufficient documents of identification and the driver license. Parent's consent letter is required for anyone under the age of 25. Many shops rent out additional equipments such as riding gear, GPS etc Customers also have the option of hiring a guide or mechanic for the entire trip on a daily wage basis.
Renting in Manali:
If you choose to rent a bike from Manali, you can strike a bargain, for anything between Rs.1000 and Rs.1800 depending on the model and the condition of the bike. Additionally, you will also have to pay a deposit amount, which again ranges from Rs.12, 000 to Rs.18, 000.
The bike rental company will be keeping an original copy of your nationality proof (Adhaar Card, Passport or Voter Id) until the bike is returned. It is highly advised, that you take the bike for a test ride and push it to its limits to make sure the bike is functioning properly.
Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Cost
Petrol Cost on Leh Ladakh Bike Trip:
The distance covered while you explore places, during the trip to Ladakh on the bike is approximately about 3300-3600 KMs. Let us consider that your bike gives a mileage of about 30 KMPL on an average.
And also reflect on the fact that you would be riding through hilly terrains and plains. In this case you would require Rs 8000 – 9000 worth of fuel roughly.
On the Ladakh trip on bike, you would come across several stay options, which would suffice your demands and requirements. Comfort level, liking and many other clauses and circumstances are several factors that would directly affect the cost of stay.
If you are comfortable staying in an average budget hotel, then the expenditure for the same would go up to approximately Rs 500-700 per day. If you are looking for high-end accommodation, with all the amenities then you would have to spend approximately Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 per day.
The food cost incurred during the bike trip to Leh Ladakh, varies depending on factors like the number of people, whether the food is vegetarian or non- vegetarian and also the choice of place. If you go to a Dhaba, then the cost of a meal would come out around Rs 100-150 per person.
But if you chose to eat at a restaurant, which proffers great variety and a warm ambience then the cost of food per person will go up to approximately Rs 300 – Rs 500 per person. The rates will go on increasing as you keep moving to other expensive restaurants.
Rented Bike Cost for Ladakh Bike Tour:
In case you wish to rent a bike for the bike trip to Leh – Ladakh, then the cost of petrol has an added expenditure of the rent and this automatically hikes the price of travelling. A decent bike on rent, which is in a well-kept condition would cost around Rs 1000 – 1300 per day. The rent will differ considering the make and model of the bike you rent.
If calculated, the cost of rent for the entire journey comes out around Rs 13000 – 17000. You could surely try your luck in getting some discount. The total cost acquired, including the bike rent and the fuel cost will be about Rs 21000 – 26000 approximately.
Petrol Pumps on Highways
Manali to Leh:
On this route, once you start from Manali, you will find only two Petrol Pumps till you reach Leh. Hence, it is advisable that while taking a bike trip to Ladakh through the Manali to Leh route, one should have their tank full and also carry some extra jars of petrol along with them. The petrol pumps will be found at the following places:-
Srinagar to Leh:
On this route, it is easy to find fuel as you will come across several petrol pumps. On this Srinagar to Leh highway there are petrol pumps at the following places:-
ATM's On Highway
Manali to Leh:
On a bike tour to Leh Ladakh through the Manali to Leh route, you will find only one ATM at Keylong, but later there are several ATMs at Leh.
Srinagar to Leh:
On the Srinagar to Leh route, you will find ATMs at Ganderbal, Drass and Kargil, apart from the ATMs at Leh and Srinagar.
Mechanics on Highway
Manali to Leh:
On the bike trip to Ladakh, along the Manali-Leh Highway, you can find mechanics and puncture shops around Marhi, Khoksar, Keylong, Darcha, Sarchu and Upshi.
Srinagar to Leh:
In case of emergency, one can find many mechanics and puncture shops on the Srinagar to Leh route. They are available at Ganderbal, Sonamarg, Kargil, Lamayuru, Mulbekh and Nimmu.
Mobile Phones and STD Booths
The only service providers in the valley of Leh are the BSNL and Airtel. Hence, the people who have the post-paid connections from these operators can enjoy a hassle-free connectivity during their visit to Leh. On the other hand, if you do not have the post-paid connection from the aforementioned service providers, there are only two options for you: First, either buy a prepaid connection from the mentioned service providers or just use the overcrowded phone booths located in the Leh city.
As the city of Ladakh has a considerable amount of Army, the phone booths in the city are almost always crowded and you can find a lot of soldiers waiting in line to talk to their loved ones, especially in the booths located near the main market or the main road of Leh.
However, if you want to buy the prepaid sim from BSNL or Airtel, it is one of the toughest tasks for the Indian nationals. As the Indian Govt. considers the regions of Leh-Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir as sensitive areas, getting a SIM card is a daunting process for Indians.
Hence, it is recommended that you do not apply for the SIM cards until you are planning to stay for long in the city. On the other hand, the foreign nationals can easily get the prepaid connections and the process is pretty straightforward. They only have to submit photocopies of passport and two passports sized photographs while submitting the application for the SIM cards.
Inner Line Permits
The Inner Line Permit application form is easily available at the stationary shop behind the Leh DC office. One can visit the Leh DC office from 9.00 AM to 03:00 PM, no applications will be accepted after that. The office remains closed on Sundays and National Holidays.
To acquire the permit one has to pay Rs. 200, which includes environment tax and Red Cross Donation. Once approved, it is advisable that you carry copies of your Inner Line Permit, as you might have to submit them at certain check posts of the military personnel.
The inner line permit (ILP) rules for Ladakh tourism have been simplified. There are certain requirements to be considered like a valid photo ID and attested photocopies that act as a proof of Nationality (Passport, DL, Voters ID etc.).
No inner line permits are now required to travel to places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. However, there are some exceptions. In case one plans to cover a direct Stretch from Tso Moriri to Pangong Tso via Chushul route with a visit to Hanle, then one needs to give detailed information.
It is important to mention Pangong Tso, Man, Merak, Chushul, Tsaga, Loma, Nyoma, Mahe, Hanle and Tso Moriri in the permit application. Similarly, it is mandatory to apply for an Inner Line Permit, if you are planning to visit Pangong directly from Nubra via Shyok, Darbuk, Tangtse.
The foreign nationals must obtain the inner line permits, if they plan to visit areas like Turtuk, Panamik, Khaltse, Pangong, Changthang, Hunder, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri and few others. Also, to visit Hanle, Chusul, Tsaga, beyond Loma bend, Chumur, Marsimik La and Batalik Sector, they must have the inner line permits.
Foreign nationals, with exception from Bhutan, Burma, Nepal and Pakistan, also need to obtain PAP or the Protected Area Permit to visit the above mentioned places. This permit is issued at the Leh DC Office and is allowed only to a group of four or more foreign nationals and is valid for 7 days.
While travelling Suru and Zanskar valleys, inner line permits are not required. However, this permit doesn't allow them to beyond Merek Village in the Mahe or Pangong village.
Information about AMS
There is a possibility that you might suffer from Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). One should be weary of the following symptoms.
- Lack of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or weakness
- Swelling of hands , feet, and face
- Shortness of breath upon exertion
- Persistent rapid pulse or drowsiness.
It is advisable that you carry certain medication and stay hydrated. If your health doesn’t permit, kindly go down to a lower altitude and take rest.
Leh Ladakh Bike Tour Tips
This bike trip is considered as one of the best motorcycle tours in India but before that have some valuable tips-:
-A sudden change in climate and atmosphere can hamper your health. Hence, it is sensible to stay at least for a day before you begin your journey. This will help you get accustomed to your surroundings.
-Try and maintain a cordial atmosphere when you visit the local villages, religious centers or other such places.
-Rules and regulations are imposed for your own safety. They help your journey be peaceful and joyous. Do not break any rules, while on this trip.
-The locals define the culture of a place, befriend them and enhance your knowledge. Treat them with harmony and respect and avoid hurting their sentiments in any way.
-Exploring a new place becomes easier with proper guidance from experienced people. Feel free to take assistance from tour guides or organizers.
-Keep updating someone about your whereabouts and further plans, so that people can reach you in case of emergency.
-Preferably, eat less oily but healthy food like boiled veggies and meat.
Attractions of Ladakh
Located at a distance of just 222 kilometers from Leh, Ladakh bike trip is ought to cover Pangong as one of the main destinations of the region. The pristine water body which does not necessarily fit the definition of a lake attracts lakhs of visitors every year; thanks to its length! And also, its distance from the town of Leh, which makes it a perfect one-day tour.
Everybody who does the homework well before the trip is sure to notice how all Ladakh bike trip packages don’t miss out on this day stop. In fact, no Leh Ladakh tour package can escape presenting visitors the beauty this serene, captivating Lake.
The stretch from Leh to Pan gong is filled with spellbinding scenic beauty! It is all that a rider or a nature enthusiast can ask for! Moreover, as the stretch from Leh to Pangong serves as a destination within itself, the roads are well maintained that makes riding or driving on them all the more fun!
If you have always believed in Newton’s law of gravity, the Magnetic hill stands to challenge you. The mysterious hills have brought about many theories for itself, from people - tourists, scientists and all kinds of expert, from not just India but across the globe. The famous tourist spot that is popular for pulling a car in upslide direction, rather than downside is located at a distance of just 30 kilometers from Leh town and 22 kilometers from Leh airport, the closest airport.
This makes Magnetic hills a day tour from Leh with a couple of minutes of driving on Leh-Kargil highway. The 30 kilometers drive brings tourists to the hill that redefines the phenomenon of gravity and often leaves each one awestruck. While there are many existing theories established explaining the behavior of this hill, it sure is worthy of your visit. Know for yourself if you are able to justify magnetic hills with your own new theory!
At the entrance, one can barely skip noticing the wooden carved figurines and at the balconies, huge wooden walls. The mud layered on the palace keeps it away from the scorching heat of the sun and thus maintains a pleasant temperature indoors, at any given time.
Today, the palace is open for tourist visits and exhibits artifacts that are over 450 years old. A few big rooms of the palace are turned into museums that hold pictures and frames from the times of the king and queen of Ladakh. The palace is open to visitors daily, from 7 am to 4 pm.
Tso Moriri or lake Moriri or mountain lake, as you may want to call it, is a high altitude mountain lake located in the Chanthang area of Ladakh. It flows from North to South at a length of 28 kilometers, spreading 4 to 5 kilometers in breadth. The stunning water body is surrounded by snow peak mountains under open clear blue skies of the mighty mountain region. The colour of the water appears to be dark blue colours and stays crystal clear.
It is hard to not take a dip into the water, unless you realise it stays chilled for most periods of the year! A tour to Tso Moriri Lake brings tourists to the valley of Rupshu. It is a drive of 137 kilometers from the town of Leh and requires 7 to 9 hours of the day time to cover the distance. A visit here also opens opportunities to spot the enchanting wildlife of this region that includes wild ass, black-necked cranes, geese flocks and a number of migrating, rare species of birds!
The valley of Zanskar is world famous for its enchanting views, strength testing trekking trails and old caves shaped monasteries, and of course, the river rafting! Spreading across an area of 5000 kilometers, Zanskar valley stands at an altitude of over 13000 feet. It is one of the most isolated valleys of Trans Himalayan region and attracts adventure enthusiasts from across the globe.
It is the ultimate go-to for trekking enthusiasts, water rafting and paragliding even! Zanskar invites tourists from the months of March to September when it has a pleasant climate. Rest months of winter witness temperature fall down to as low as 300 centigrade! Padum and Harsha remain to be the main towns of Zanskar while Zongla, Zongkhul, and Stongdey are some of the famous tourist spots here.
Nubra Valley fondly referred to as Orchard of Ladakh is a valley of orchards settled in cold and barren land. It is situated 150 kilometers North of Leh town and happens to be a must of every Leh Ladakh bike trip. The valley invites riders who open themselves to the opportunity of exploring every corner of this valley, as it rightly deserves, on their two-wheelers. It is one valley that has it all - the water, the mountains, the desert!
Geographically, Nubra valley lies in the middle of Kashmir and Tibet and is most famous for bringing home to the world’s highest motorable pass - Khardungla; which settles at a height of over 18000 feet. The natural beauty of this valley remains unmatched and continues to awestruck visitors. Here, Panamik, Yarab Tso lake, Diskit Gompa, and the sand dunes are some must visit places that unfold the beauty of this region a hundred times!
A white dome dedicated to Buddhism, Shanti Stupa in Leh is believed to be one of the most stunning Tibetan structures. It was constructed by Ladakhi and Japanese artisans together, who built the struct to celebrate 2000 years of Buddhism; and in order to promote peace amongst humanity.
The stupa stands on a steep hilltop at a height of over 11000 feet above sea level. Thanks to its hilltop location, the structure offers breathtaking views of surrounding mountains and Leh city, as it faces Leh palace.
The stupa attracts many tourists every year who stop by to spend a couple of hours here. Tourists can catch the best of Shanti Stupa’s beauty at night time; especially under a full moon night when it lits in all its glory and endures a million hearts! The place certainly has reasons convincing enough to make its way on most of the - Ladakh bike trip packages!
Every traveller who has dreamt of being a part of Leh Ladakh Bike trip is sure to have heard of Khardungla. It won’t be wrong to say that it is the dream of many to ride here, at Khardungla because it is the world’s highest motorable pass, situated at a height of 18380 feet; which is really, really high!
Riding or reaching this point in Ladakh often invokes a sense of achievement amongst tourists for getting to the top; which ain’t that easy! The ride comes with several factors like altitude sickness, headache, nausea, lack of oxygen, etc.
However, it is never a big concern! The pristine views, freshest air, snow covered hills make up for it all and how! Moreover, it also works as a gateway to the valley of Nubra and Shyok. All together, a trip to Ladakh can never be completed without having visited this famous tourist pass!
A tour to this Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Lamayuru bring tourists to Lamayouro, a tiny hamlet nestled in the mountains. This monastery is the oldest gompa in Ladakh and is also, one of the largest ones. It is perched at an altitude of 11520 feet and is famed as “Tharpa ling” - meaning the “place of freedom.”
Around 150 monks belong to this monastery while many still stay here even today, practicing Buddhism. The monastery welcomes spiritual learners in the form of tourists who wish to spend some time in tranquility, as the gompa also serves as a meditation centre open for all.
A tall player flag pole here manages to grab the attention of many, while the murals on left walls here depict the ideal way of living for monks. Here, the festival of Yuru Kabgyat brings together many monks from Tibet, Japan, Cina, Korea and other parts of the world.
Alchi Monastery is located in Alchi village which forms the lower segment of the Ladakh region. It is only 70 kilometers away from the town of Leh and can be easily reached using any mode of both - public or private transport. Alchi monastery is believed to be one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh and thus, sees a frequent number of visitors.
Here, tourists can see a huge statue of Buddha, along with wooden carvings and artwork; and learn about years of history associated with this place. The minute carvings on these structures have been adorned for years by tourists who get fascinated by the stunning age old architecture of the gompa.
The best time to visit this monastery is during the celebrations of festivals like - Chotrul Duchen, Losar, Dayjur, Galdan Namchot, Sho Dun and Monlam. The gompa is open for tourists to visit on all days from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm.
When touring around in Nubra valley makes your sight sticking to a gigantic statue of Buddha, know it is the Diskit Gompa. The monastery was constructed during the 14th century and is considered as one of the most popular tourist spots in Ladakh.
Everybody who visits Nubra Valley is sure to get atop this hill of Diskit to experience the enchanting views of the entire valley, standing by the side of a 100 feet gigantic Maitra Buddha statue, which once upon a time was inaugurated by holy Dalai Lama himself.
This monastery features the deity of many others, along with texts in the storehouse, in Tibetan and Mongolian. The prayer hall happens to be the main part of the monastery that holds images of many fearless guardians. A visit here is certainly worth spending a few hours of time learning about the history, culture, architecture, and stories of Ladakh.
About 16 kilometers from the town of Leh, tourists can take a day tour to Shey Monastery which is a gompa situated inside of Shey Palace. It is one of the famous go-to places around Leh and is visited by most bikers on Leh Ladakh bike trip. The beautiful, visually appealing monastery is known for its gold colossal copper-golden statue. T
This statue is of a seated Shakyamani Buddha and is stated as the second largest statue in Ladakh. It is believed that the palace was constructed in the year 1655 in the memory of Deldon Namgyal’s father - Singay Namgyal. It is also said that this palace used to be the summer retreat of the then royal family of Ladakh. Here, the festivals of Shey Loo Doo and Shey Rupla are celebrated in all their glory which makes it a great time for tourists to be here.
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib Day
In the year 1517, a Gurudwara named Gurudwara Pathar Sahib was built to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev’s visit to Ladakh. His visit to Ladakh invoked a sense of respect in the minds of Buddhists and his mention is often found in the preachings of Dalai Lama.
This temple is located at a mere distance of 25 kilometers from the town of Leh and can be a great destination for a day tour. The route of Srinagar-Leh highway gets one to this temple from Delhi side. This Gurudwara in Ladakh is a perfect example of how various religions have been and can continue to live in harmony with each other, respecting respective sets of belief.
Stationed on the west bank of Indus river, Hemis monastery in Hemis village is where you should go for once in a lifetime experience. Except for the fact that the monastery invites you to pay prayers to Guru Rimpoche and Buddha, it has a lot more to offer than just that.
The architecture, the views of Hemis village and the simplicity of lifestyle here are reasons more than enough for tourists to reach. You can club your visit to Hemis monastery with Hemis festival which is a great time for tourists to observe and be a part of Ladakhi culture.
This is the time when Lamas decorate the monastery and perform the popular Cam dance. Moreover, there is a museum nearby that exhibits the collection of Buddhist structures, and ancient artifacts that depict the ancient culture of Ladakh. Longside, there is a sanctuary that can be visited too; where tourists have a fair amount of chances of spotting snow leopards.
Hall of Fame
A tour to Hall of fame is sure to leave every soul saddened by the loss of an uncountable number of soldiers who lost their lives in wars! At the same time, a tour here is also sure to raise your head up in pride. Hall of fame is a museum that remembers and salutes sacrifices of Indian soldiers at the borders.
It is located on Leh-Kargil highway, just 4 kilometers from the town of Leh and is surely a must visit place. The hall of fame is divided into two main sections - one of which puts at display the weapons used in the wars, along with arms and ammunition captured by Indian soldiers during or at war; while the other one displays photographs of men in the uniform at various posts.
There are a number of things that rightly grab the attention of tourists; such as the open letter of Captain Vijayant. Moreover, there is also a projection room where tourists are shown a documentary on “Operation Vijay” that helps everybody learn about the successful execution of the mission.
Hemis national park introduces one to a side of Ladakh which is unlikely to be seen, unless you decide to spend a few months in the region. Ladakh is known for its wildlife - a life consisting of wild snow leopards and Shapu sheep - two animals that can only and only be seen in this part of the entire country; and which can be spotted here, at the Hemis National Park.
Except for these two animals, the park also houses varied vegetation consisting of subtropical pine forests, western Himalayan alpine shrubs and meadows and a lot more. Exploring the park means spotting rare species of animals like the bharal - meaning blue sheep, Shapu - meaning Ladakhi Urial and the great Tibetan sheep, Eurasian brown bear, red fox, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan snowcock, Himalayan Griffon vulture and many others that you may never have heard of. A visit to Hemis National Park is certainly worth anything you would like to bet!
On a trip across Leh-Ladakh, how can visiting Kargil be possibly missed? Having a strong history of its own, the land of Kargil is home to the soldiers of India. It serves as the headquarters of Ladakh and is geographically, the second largest town in the region, after Leh. Here, summers are warm and winters drop the temperature to as low as -40 degrees, or perhaps more.
The landscape here is rugged and sharp, with the minimum elevation of any hill being 8000 feet. For visitors, Kargil has several places of tourist interest; Mulbekh monastery, Kargil War memorial, Kargil Pensi la lake, Suru Basin, Lamayuru monastery to name a few.
There is a market area in Kargil which is filled with small shops providing everyday needs, along with a few shops selling woolen items, Buddhist paintings, pashmina shawls, tobacco pouches, brass kettles, hookahs and similar items special to the region.
Drass Valley has gained popularity owing credits to its winter nights that make the valley world’s second coldest inhabited place. Here, the snow lord shows no mercy and drops the temperature to -60 degrees with continuous snowfall, making it miserable for human bodies. However, humans here have survived and how!
It won’t be incorrect to call people of Drass the guardians of Ladakh. This valley begins its magic from Zojila pass and attracts visitors for its serenity. In terms of tourism, Drass acts as the base village to the 3 days long Suru Valley trek and the holy Amarnath journey; and for many other shorter ones.
The beauty of Drass remains in its natural setting. The valley is a perfect frame for a photographer who would decide to take a 360 degree turn! Or for a nature lover, who will settle for unrealistic backgrounds of rustic mountains, under the clear blue sky often changing its hues!
Leh Ladakh Road Trip Packages
- New Delhi
Own Bike: INR 24800
Two People on 1 Bike: INR 35800
Solo Rider: INR 45800
Route: Manali - Rohtang La – Keylong – Jispa – Baralacha La – Sarchu – Gata loops – Nakila – Lachulung La – Pang – Moore plains – Tso Moriri – Hanle - Pangong via Shyok route - Nubra - Khardung La – Leh - Magnetic Hill – Kargil – Zoji La – Sonmarg - Srinagar
-Don't miss the chance of waking up amidst the scenic and picturesque beauty of mountains, based in the Land of Gods- Himachal Pradesh and dig into one of our most cherished Ladakh tour packages.
-Get an opportunity to meeting new people and interacting with them in order to spend your vacation in the most adventurous and memorable way possible.
-Travel across Rohtang Pass at 13,058ft and gather the delight of a great camping experience in a fabulous Ladakh trip.
- Visit Suraj Tal and Deepak Tal and come across the Baralacha Pass based at 16,616ft. which binds together Lahaul district to Ladakh.
-Also, you cannot miss the opportunity of visiting Tsokar lake(salted lake), Mori plains, Gata loops with 21 hairpin bends, Lachungla (16.600ft) and Nakila Pass.
-Drive across Hanle and Puga and witness Galaxy with naked eyes and the beauty of vast landscapes.
-A visit to Pangong Tso lets you conquer the routes for an offroading journey towards through Maan, Merak, and Chushul.
-Don't forget to witness the Shyok village route and explore the Nubra Valley that shows you the unbounded beauty of waterfalls, and other charming scenes.
-Coming across the Diskit Monastery which constitutes of the Sand Dunes (cold Desert) and an opportunity of riding double-humped camels is one of the best things that you are going to experience once in a lifetime.
-Drive and conquer the highest accessible motorable pass in the world named as Khardungla at 18,380 ft. and reach to Leh for the exploration of the local markets and culture.
-Visit Lamayuru, which is the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and grasp the views of Moon Landscape
-Proceed from Kargil to Sonamarg and drive past the popular Zojila pass, Drass Village (2nd coldest inhabited place in the world), as well as see the prominet peaks of the Kargil war (Tiger, Tololing) from the Vijay war memorial Hall.
The Manali Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour with Hanle & Tsomoriri provides you with the chance of exploring Himachal Pradesh and fulfilling your goals of experiencing extreme adventure and thrills. Head out for an adventurous and fun-filled journey which is sure to hold you spellbound and let you gather never-ending memories that you can cherish for an entire lifetime.
Highlights of Manali to Leh Bike Trip 2021
Best time to visit Leh:
During the month of early June-September all the street courses to Leh open up and one can go to Leh city on the Srinagar-Leh-Manali Circuit. June-September is one of the best time of the year to visit Leh by bike or road. If you wish to enjoy the snowy roads and mountains en route this is the best time to go for a holiday in Leh Ladakh. By mid-June, the snow begins dissolving so you will head out to some of the most beautiful lakes in Ladakh. Visit some of the monasteries and the stupas here and also get acquainted with the local people. And the best of all you can enjoy the Saka Dawa, Yuru Kabgyat, Hemis Festivals which are held in this month.
Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C
Maximum Altitude: 5,328 m (17,480 ft) at the Taglang La mountain pass.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Railway Station: Nearest is the Jammu Tawi Railway Station (700 km)
Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
ATM: On a bike tour to Leh Ladakh through the Manali to Leh route, you will find only one ATM at Keylong, but later there are several ATMs at Leh.
Meals during your Manali to Leh Bike Trip:
Day 2: Dinner
Day 3- Day 11: Breakfast
Mode of transport during your Manali to Leh Bike Trip:
The bikes are provided with fuel from day 2 to day 11
500cc Royal Enfield for Double riders
- Cost with Own Bike/ Seat in a Car: INR 16800 per person (Price Valid Until Feb 29)
- Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 22950 Per Person
- Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 28500 Per Person
About the Leh Ladakh:
The names Leh and Ladakh often bring forth to the imagination land that is still untouched by the hand of commercialisation and urban culture. 6 Days Leh Ladakh bike tour package gives you that perfect adventure outing that you have been waiting for. Nestled within the protective covers of the Himalayas and adorned with magnificent landscapes, Leh-Ladakh is a belt that must be explored!
Leh is a comprehensive town jotted with a number of religious and aesthetic attractions. Nature has been kind to the Nubra Valley and the Pangong Lake. The former seems like a carpet of exotic flowers while the latter is a sight to behold in all its glory. The Khardungla Pass and Chang La Pass offer panoramic views of such beauty and mystique that they have thus far, only been imagined! Our Leh Ladakh bike tour package let you explore all this picturesque town has to offer.
About the Leh Ladakh Bike Tour Package:
-Ride along the exotic routes with diverse landscapes, always make for a dream journey that is unmatchable and unique its own ways.
-Enjoy the thrill of riding at otherwise unimaginable heights. Imagine looking down and staring into a deep gorge on one side and being flanked by massive mountain ranges on the other!
-Be amazed by natural blessings like the Lamayuru or Moonland, Pangong Lake and the Khardung La Pass.
-Learn of the region’s history and religion with visits to prominent monasteries and temples.
-Interact with the locals to acquaint yourself with the local lifestyle and culture.
-Conclude this Leh Ladakh bike tour package after 6 days and head back home with lots of memories.
June 9,14,15,21,22 July 6,10,13 August 3,10,17 September 1,7,15,22
Group Size- 6 people
About the Destination:
Get ready to explore the beautiful land of cultural diversity and thrilling adventures, Ladakh, while you head out for a vacation. Leh Ladakh group tour package is the perfect tour where you can head out with your group and explore the beautiful city. The capital city of Leh is a wonderland in itself and has innumerable sights worth enjoying. Be it the bustling marketplaces, the royal palaces, the treasured monasteries or its extensive trails for trekkers, it has something for everyone.
The mesmerizing beauty of Pangong and the alluring charm of Nubra Valley will leave you spellbound and wanting for more. Add to that the feeling of being on top of the world. Why sit and enjoy the facts, when you can actually go and see the ‘World’s Highest All Weather Motorable Road’: Khardung La Pass! Because it is better to experience a place once than to read about it a thousand times
There are ample of beautiful places in Ladakh that are waiting for you to be explored and Ladakh tour packages gives you the delight of experiencing them all.
About the Tour
- Your trip starts with arrival in Manali, post which you will leave to cross the Rohtang Pass into the Lahaul Valley
- You will then drive from your first stop at Jispa to Leh via another popular stayover town of Sarchu
- You will also be driven through the highest civilian motorable pass of the world, Khardung La
- Khardung La connects Leh to the beautiful Nubra Valley, where you will visit Diskit and Hundar sand dunes for a double-humped camel ride
- Also from Leh, you will drive for the famous Pangong Lake (one from 3 Idiots) over Chang La pass
- These 8 days are going to be super exciting and full of sights that will leave you speechless with their grandeur
Fixed departure dates: Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for separate group also.
About the Activity:
- From the pleasantly hospitable town of Manali, the Manali to Leh Jeep expedition takes you on a roller coaster drive through distinct geographies portraying diverse geographies. From hill town to high altitude arid desert, this safari is one mega experience.
- The Manali to Leh by road traverses over five high altitude Himalayan passes such as Rohtang (3,978m), Keylong (3,350m), and Tanglang La (17,585ft) showcasing an ever changing dynamic landscape that alters from barren lands to lush green pastures. With our Ladakh tour packages, you can head out for an amazing vacation with your gang.
- Tsomoriri Lake is the one attraction that demands all your attention during this jeep ride which is now Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve. It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India at an altitude of 4522 meters.
- Interact with the amazing landscapes beautified by the natural formations throughout the journey. You will come across the undeniable beauties of Khardung La Pass, Pangong Lake, Deskit, Hundar, the confluence of Zanskar and Indus Rivers, Nubra Valley etc. which all are covered in this Ladakh tour packages.
- These places have been occupied by multitudinous mountains, valleys, small streams, rock formations, monasteries, gompas and what not.
- By the end of the journey multi-hued prayer flags, Tibetian chortens, and friendly locals would be etched in your memories for a very long time to come.
- Number of PAX Standard Deluxe Super Deluxe
- Min 02 pax Rs. 37470 Rs. 38090 Rs. 39660
- Min 03 Pax Rs. 28530 Rs. 29260 Rs. 30620
- Min 04 pax Rs. 24950 Rs. 25280 Rs. 27140
- Min 05 Pax Rs. 22090 Rs. 22780 Rs. 24220
- Min 06 Pax Rs. 20780 Rs. 21400 Rs. 22970
- Min 07 Pax Rs. 22540 Rs. 23220 Rs. 24700
- Min 08 Pax Rs. 21500 Rs. 22130 Rs. 23700
- Min 09 Pax Rs. 20300 Rs. 20960 Rs. 22460
- Min 10 Pax Rs. 19690 Rs. 20320 Rs. 21880
- Min 11 Pax Rs. 18870 Rs. 19520 Rs. 21040
- Min 12 Pax Rs. 18480 Rs. 19100 Rs. 20670
- Extra Bed Child Rs. 8800 Rs. 9800 Rs. 10700
- New Delhi
Group Size: 18 to 22 Participants/ 10-15 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups.
Multiple Departure Dates from June to September
About the Destination
Ladakh, the jewel in the crown of Jammu and Kashmir, is blessed with the fascinating Himalayan Range. Embraced with the captivating beauty of the scenic meadows, rivers, cold deserts and enchanting trails, the region boasts of being an adventure hub in the country.
Be it for the trekkers, bikers, skiers or any other adventure sports, Ladakh is one hotspot for all! In addition, the option to explore the stunning beauty and appeal of the region through Ladakh bike trip always add an extra amount of fun and excitement to a tour to this ‘Land of High Passes’.
About the Trip
This bike trip to Leh-Ladakh from Delhi will take you to Ladakh, Srinagar, and Manali. Over the course of your bike trip to Ladakh, you will be introduced to various challenges, extremely uneven routes, narrow passes and much more! This apart, you can also expect to make stops and ride through fascinating landmarks like Khardung-La, the highest pass in the world, Tanglang La (17,600ft), Lachulung La (16,680ft), BaralachaLa (16500ft), the beautiful Zojila Pass as well as Pangong Lake.
About the Destination:
Ladakh is the emergent favorite of travelers, not just from India, but from the entire world. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides, the beauty of this place is unparalleled, and you will agree to that as soon as you set foot here. And despite being so far off and on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, Ladakh is very well connected, especially the capital city of Leh. Apart from the main airport in the capital, you can arrive in Ladakh via road too, with highways coming in from Srinagar and from Manali, the latter being one of the most beautiful highways in the country.
And this is another reason why Ladakh is a favorite of adventure junkies. You can ride a bike till here, or can even cycle up to this beautiful land of Leh, some 11,400ft above sea level.
About the Manali to Leh Cycling Tour:
Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides to beat. Cutting across beautiful trails with the Himalayas serving as the perfect backdrop, one can cross Tanglang La standing at 5328m before entering Leh. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac.
In the Manali to Leh cycling tour explore rougher dirt tracks while making some tough climbs along with gut-wrenching descents. Everyday the distance covered ranges from 40 to 80 km traversing altitudes over 4000 m. Not only will this invigorating route comprise cycling from Leh in the Indus Valley to the alpine Kullu Valley covering a total of 470 km, but it also cuts across three mountain ranges of Zanskar, main Himalayas and Pir Panjal Range. Altogether one exceeds 29000 feet in altitude crossing passes like the Khardung La, Tanglang La and Baralacha La (4890m).
About the Activity:
From the pleasantly hospitable town of Manali, the Manali to Leh Jeep expedition takes you on a roller coaster drive through distinct geographies portraying diverse geographies. From hill town to high altitude arid desert, this safari is one mega experience.
The Manali to Leh by road traverses over five high altitude Himalayan passes such as Rohtang (3,978m), Keylong (3,350m), and Tanglang La (17,585ft) showcasing an ever changing dynamic landscape that alters from barren lands to lush green pastures. A drive through Skyangchu Thang, the biggest and highest plateau on earth on a stretch of 42kms leaves you breathless. For you to capture moments like these, the safari also includes a brief photography workshop to help arrest high altitude frames with more panache.
By the end of the journey multi-hued prayer flags, Tibetian chortens, and friendly locals would be etched in your memories for a very long time to come.
About the Destination:
Ladakh or the land of high passes is situated in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh tour package from Delhi by air will definitely make your vacation a special one. It has always been regarded as an exotic tourist destination, filled with breath-taking natural beauty and mystery!
The charming town of Leh will leave you smitten with its spectacular views of the majestic snow-capped Himalayan ranges, lush greenery, mystic monasteries, and sparkling rivers. The town also boasts of an amazing trekking trail that attracts enthusiastic trekkers from all over the world. Get ready to be awed by the scenic beauty of this region while you head out on this tour. And yes, don't forget to take your camera with you on this adventurous trip to Ladakh.
About the Tour:-Explore the wonders of mystical Ladakh, on a 6nights/5days Leh Ladakh Tour Package from Delhi by air which kicks starts from the charming town of Leh.
-Explore the charming Leh market and the majestic Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Drive up to the beautiful Sham valley and visit ancient monasteries steeped in age-old traditions.
-Drive up to the awe-inspiring moon landscapes, enjoy breathtaking views of the Nubra Valley, as you drive through the highest motorable road in the world.
-Witness the mesmerizing sunset over the beautiful shimmering waters of the Pangong Lake. This is a must covered activity in all Ladakh tour packages.
-Experience a slice of culture and history at the famous Shey Palace.
-Conclude this Leh Ladakh tour package from Delhi by air and head back home with lovely memories of this beautiful place!
Note: Flight tickets are not included in the package.
Cost with Own Bike: INR 27950 per person
Double Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 34300 per person
Single Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 41300 per person
Group Size- 18 to 20 Participants/ 10 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups
About the Destination
The land of high passes, Ladakh is a true beauty and a gift of nature to the already beautiful land of Kashmir in India. Known for being the land of adventures and mysteries, Ladakh has a lot of tricks up its sleeve and reveals them all to its visitors in due time. Home to Ladakhi culture and people, surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain ranges of the world, and gifted with stunning landscapes like the Dunes of Hundar and Pangong Lake, Ladakh will beckon to you to visit again when you leave. So might as well listen to it
About the Trip
- A bike trip through the Ladakh is almost every Indian's dream trip
- Bike trip of Ladakh is not only an Indian but is also an international favorite because of the many high mountain passes here
- Experience the culture of Ladakh and the lifestyle in these harsh conditions of living
- Ride on one of the highest motorable passes in the world, the famous Khardung La
- Visit the grand Pangong Tso Lake, which will easily take your breath away
- Also, visit the Diskit Monastery
- These 10 days will be the forever favorite of your life
Ladakh, a scenic as well as a blissful destination that poses various challenges for adventure enthusiasts, is one of the most sought off adventure destinations in the world. Leh Ladakh tour package from Manali allows you to explore this region in a more vivid way. Be it trekking, sightseeing, leisure tours or a biking expedition, this scenic highland never ceases to amaze its visitors.
While the stunning beauty of Ladakh disconnects you from the rest of the world, its fascinating challenges urges the adrenaline junkies to indulge in several thrilling activities and quench all their yearnings. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you head out here along with your loved ones.
About the Tour:-Taking you to the heart of Ladakh, the Leh Ladakh tour package from Manali will get you introduced to the enthralling corners of this snowy paradise.
-Start this tour after arriving at Manali and then get ready for the adventure as you ride through the roads.
- While for others, this tour might or might not sound engrossing, an ardent biker will instantly fall in love with it.
-Over the course of riding, you will be covering around 2,400km and be riding through some of the most enticing passes in the world.
-Feel the thrill as you ride through Khardung La Pass which is a wish of all the riders.
-Head out on an exploration of few other places like Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley and several others.
-Explore the famous Hunder valley, Diskit Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Mulbek and Buddha statue.