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Road Trip to Ladakh: Complete Guide

 
  • Road Trip to Ladakh


    Buckle up for the most cherished trip of your existence. Layover in sapphire lakes, rusty terrains, tranquil outbacks and almost anyplace your heart desires to. Presented with natural deposits and blissful ambiance, the regions of Ladakh are adorned with extensive natural diversities. On the other hand, Kashmir is a valley that is forever beautiful and has sparked many love affairs and art pieces!

    The Northern boundary of India has perpetually been home to a fertile and flourishing culture. Navigate the finest passes on a trip to Ladakh in the empty extents of highways and rock-strewn pathways in the ranges all of which remunerate you with impressive sights that make the ride worthwhile!

    Routes:


    Srinagar to Leh 434 km
    Manali to Leh 490 km

    On route Destinations:


    Drass Valley
    Kargil War Memorial
    Pattharsahib Gurudwara
    Mulbekh Monastery
    Alchi Monastery
    Magnetic Hill
    Spituk Monastery
    Rohtang La

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  • 02Sightseeing, Rafting and Cycling Trip of Leh

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    About the Activity:
    • Join a sightseeing and cycling trip around Leh, see the biggest peaks around the place, feel the difference when you are at a height of 11000 feet above the sea level.
    • Start your trip from Manali in the morning after breakfast, ride to Leh, cross Rohtang Pass en route, feel the maximum adventure there.
    • Also see the majestic beauty of Balalacha La, Nakeela, Lachulung La, Tanglang La and also Pangong Tso lake on your way and admire the incomparable beauty of the place.
    • Pass through muddy road, tough routes, dirty paths, rocky ways and enjoy the challenging journey over to reach Leh.
    • Witness the high altitude lake -Tso Moriri also during the trip, camp there, have the privilege to cross the biggest motor-able pass in the world, Khardung La Pass.
    • Enjoy camping in the coldest desert, Nubra Valley, enjoy rafting in the Indus river, make a visit to the nearby monasteries and know more about the culture of Ladakh.
    • End your trip on the tenth day after breakfast, board your flight to reach your hometown.
    • Wish adieu to this marvelous experience.


  • 03Wonders of Leh

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    Leh, the once a summer capital of Ladakh, is indeed one of most gorgeous landscapes in the world. Not just the city of Leh and its palatial monasteries of Shey and Thiksey but also its surrounding areas will remain etched in your heart forever!

    Be it the deep valleys of Nubra along the Khardungla Pass, the world's highest motorable road, or the ever-frozen yet scenic Pangong Lake, Leh is sure to leave you wanting for more! Rafting in the rapids of the Zanskar River is another exhilarating experience by itself.

    Duration of the Tour: 6N/7D

    Activities: Sightseeing, Day excursion, Rafting

    Highest Altitude: 18,830ft

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    About the Destination:

    The landscape of Ladakh is marked by high-mountain passes and incredible blue lakes set amidst jagged mountains. Frozen glaciers, gurgling mountain streams and clean long stretches of arid cold land make this magical land one that is full of diversity.

    The allure of Ladakh lies in its Gompas, whitewashed Stupas, and prayer inscribed flags fluttering in the cold and crisp mountain breeze that carries around the sound from the spinning prayer wheels. Smiling faces, lined with age and wisdom give a welcoming greet you at its heavenly doors.

    About the Departure:

    The beauty of Ladakh has to be seen to be believed. Breathe in the clear cold air, and witness the lofty mountain peaks perennially covered in snow. Walk alongside gem like lakes and glacier-fed rivers that happily flow through green farmland.

    Pass by the highest motorable road in the world at Khardung La and sit and marvel at the shores of Pangong Lake, shimmering at a height of 14,500ft. Take a scenic drive to Nubra Valley is exciting and see the neighbouring settlements on a camel safari.

    Snow-clad mountains set against clear azure sky and verdant pastures alternating with snow covered valleys and sand dunes make Ladakh a collage of stunning beauty that simply overwhelms the heart.

    The prices according to the type of room and number of minimum people are as follow:

    NUMBER OF PAX   Standard          Deluxe          Super Deluxe        Luxury            Premium

    Min 02 pax               Rs. 32232         Rs. 33456          Rs. 35892           Rs. 43716         Rs. 50784

    Min 03 Pax               Rs. 25584        Rs. 26892          Rs. 29124            Rs. 36816         Rs. 43152

    Min 04 pax               Rs. 23052        Rs. 24276          Rs. 26712             Rs. 34536        Rs. 29604

    Min 05 Pax               Rs.20904         Rs. 22176          Rs. 24480            Rs. 32232        Rs. 38856

    Min 06 Pax               Rs. 19992        Rs. 21216          Rs. 23652            Rs. 31476        Rs. 38544

    Min 07 Pax               Rs. 21576        Rs. 22824          Rs. 25176           Rs. 32940         Rs. 39696

    Min 08 Pax               Rs. 20808        Rs. 22020          Rs. 24456           Rs. 32280         Rs. 39348

    Min 09 Pax               Rs. 19860        Rs. 21108          Rs. 23472           Rs. 31260         Rs. 38076

    Min 10 Pax               Rs. 19428        Rs. 20640          Rs. 23076           Rs. 30900         Rs. 37968

    Min 11 Pax               Rs. 18780        Rs. 20016          Rs. 22392           Rs. 30180         Rs. 37044

    Min 12 Pax               Rs. 18504        Rs. 19716          Rs. 22152           Rs. 29976         Rs. 36960

    Extra Bed Child        Rs. 9720          Rs. 11160           Rs. 12600            Rs. 20280       Rs. 24336

  • 05Route 1: Srinagar to Leh

    Route 1: Srinagar to Leh
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    On the Srinagar to Leh trip, you will visit beautiful villages, war memorial, Himalayan valleys, a mountain top Gurudwara, monasteries and more. This is a comprehensive trip that exposes you to the various facets of Ladakh. In this exciting road trip, you visit spectacular locations.

    Be it the green fields of Sonamargh or the quaint and happy villages on the banks of the Sindh River, fill your eyes with the sights, sounds and essence of Ladakh. Covering a distance of 434 kms, this trip lets you understand the true majesty of Mother Nature’s creations.

    Total Distance: 434 Kms

    Best Time to Visit: Highway generally opens on early May to late October (Depends on the weather)

    Route Map:

    Srinagar – Sonmarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil – Mulbek – Lamayaru – Saspol – Leh

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  • 06Route 2: Manali to Leh

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    Covering a distance of 490km, be treated to an unforgettable experience on the Ladakh road trip. On the Manali to Leh road trip, you will traverse through high mountain passes, narrow passes, hair pin bends and scenic valleys where you can click panoramic photographs.

    You will tour villages and witness the quiet and elegant lifestyle of people living in such divine settings. Fantastic scenic quotients, monasteries, resplendent villages, ancient trade routes and jaw-dropping views are the highlights of this trip.

    Total Distance: 490 Kms

    Best Time to Visit: June to September

    Route Map:

    Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang - Tanglang La – Gya - Upshi - Karu – Leh

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  • 07Places to visit during Srinagar to Leh Road Trip

  • 08Sonmarg

    Sonmarg
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    Translated as the Meadow of Gold in English, Sonmarg is located in the Ganderbal district. Situated in the finest regions of the Himalayan glaciers, this place is known for its majestic views of the Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier.

    Being an alpine valley, it is a popular tourist destination with grassy meadows providing imposing views of the glaciers while taking a road trip to Ladakh. There are trekking routes from this place to numerous lakes such as Gangabal Lake, Krishnasar Lake and Vishansar Lake. You can also visit the nearby Baltal valley and reach the Amarnath sacred cave.


  • 09Drass Valley

    Drass Valley

    Starting from the base of the Zojila pass, this is a Himalayan getaway like no other! Located in the Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir, this place is also known colloquially as the Gateway to Ladakh. The Drass Valley is an adjacent land that runs along the Drass River.

    Trekkers visit this valley to take a trek to the Suru Valley. This is a three day long trek and the route passes through upland villages and green meadows. You can also visit the Pugu Valley from here. This valley is known for its hot springs that has potential therapeutic health benefits.


  • 10Kargil War Memorial

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    Dedicated to the war heroes and martyrs of the Kargil War, this war memorial is a testimony to the selfless sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the Kargil War. There are artefacts, expositions and a memento shop inside the complex. When you are going for a road trip to Ladakh, you can get hats, T-shirts and other such items from the shop.

    There is a sandstone wall on which the names of slain Army personnel are displayed. There is also information on the events that led to the war and you can also read about the details of how the Indian Army captured peaks and market their glorious victory. 


  • 11Pattharsahib Gurudwara

    Pattharsahib Gurudwara
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    25km from Leh, this magnificent gurudwara is dedicated to Guru Nanak. Built in the 15th century, this structure commemorates the visit of the Guru to this region. It is also a symbolization of the love and respect, the Tibetans hold toward the Guru and his teachings. Tibetans even idolize Guru Nanak as a Buddhist Saint and call him fondly as Guru Gompka Maharaj.

    Built and managed by the Indian Army, there is a stone with Guru’s form imprinted on it in the premises of the gurudwara. You can spend your time visiting the Gurudwara’s Diwan Hall and Darbar Hall.


  • 12Mulbekh Monastery

    Mulbekh Monastery
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    Located around 45km from Kargil over a hilltop, the Mulbekh Monastery is well-known for its two gompas. A revered place of faith, there are two sub-monasteries called Drukpa and Gelugpa within the premises. You can see the building from afar when on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. The highlight attraction here is the statue of Maitreya Buddha.

    Built of limestone and measuring 30ft, splendid relics and frescos add to the beauty and spirituality of this gompa. This sculpture was believed to be the work of Buddhist missionaries to propagate the Buddhist faith. From atop the monastery, you get an aerial view of the surrounding regions.


  • 13Alchi Monastery

    Alchi Monastery
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    Located 70km from Ladakh, this monastery was known to be an ancient place for learning and preaching Buddhism. Situated on a flat ground, the Alchi Monastery was built during the 12th century. Inside the monastery are the structures Du-khang and Sum-tsek. There is also a temple on premises called the Manjushri Temple. Du-khang or the assembly hall of the monastery houses ancient paintings and also showcases numerous murals that depicts the various forms of Lord Buddha.

    Managed by the Archaeological Survey of India, this monastery is located in the picturesque Alchi village. On a tour to this sacred place, you can also visit the nearby village and witness the life and culture of the local people.


  • 14Magnetic Hill

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    Located near Leh, this hill is also called Gravity Hill. It is believed that this entire region has magnetic properties that attracts and pulls the cars or other passing vehicles up the hill. The pulling effect of the hill is so intense that the airplanes passing over this peak alter their altitude to escape the gravitational pull of the hill.

    Many people have supposedly seen huge rocks being hurled upwards rather than downwards! On a road trip to Ladakh, you can stop-by at this hill and experience its gravitational force. Although theorists believe that the slopes of the hill create an optical illusion, it still continues to fascinate the visitors.


  • 15Spituk Monastery

    Spituk Monastery
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    Also called the Spituk Gompa, this monastery houses about 100 monks. During the Spitok festival, a huge statue of Goddess Kali is unveiled here. Built in the 11th century and located 8km from Leh, the Indus River flows just behind the Spituk Monastery. Belonging to the Geluga Sect, this building houses fresco, scriptures and idols that are thousands of years old.

    There are numerous images of the Lord Buddha in His many avatars, forms and manifestations displayed within the monastery. Every year, the Gustor festival is celebrated here. The mask dance is the main attraction of this picturesque and culturally resplendent festival.


  • 16Moonland

    Moonland
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    If Ladakh is known as the ‘Heaven of Passes’, the Moonland is known ‘Heaven of Adventure’. This is one amongst the best places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir while doing a road trip to Ladakh. Often referred as paradise of the shutterbugs, the spectacular views of the region is sure to captivate its visitors.

    The serene picturesque settings of the vicinity add to the enchanting beauty of the Moonland. Be it the scenic terrains, picturesque valleys or the stunning views of the surroundings, every element makes this place, a heaven on earth!


  • 17Lamayuru Monastery

    This monastery is also known as the ‘Place of Freedom’. It is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh. Located at about 127km from Leh, the Lamayuru Monastery is situated on a steep mountain and belongs to the Red Hat Buddhist sect. Rich paintings, scriptures and Buddha statues make this place, a must visit monastery while visiting Leh.

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    As you walk inside the building, visit the Dukhang or the assembly hall and witness a unique assortment of artifacts and Buddhist ideological architecture. Visit the residential buildings for monks in the temple premises, have a glimpse of their daily life and also explore the peace and tranquility that prevails in the monastery.


  • 18Things to know during Srinagar to Leh Road Trip

  • 19Petrol Pumps on Srinagar-Leh Highway

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    1) Mangan: Starting from Srinagar, the first petrol pump is available at Mangam, which is situated at around 32km from Srinagar.

    Distance from Srinagar: 32 Kms

    2) Sonamarg: The next refueling can be done at Sonamarg; around 80km from Srinagar and 48km ahead of Mangam.

    Distance from Mangan: 48 Kms

    3) Kargil: Make sure, you fill enough fuel in Sonamarg as the next petrol pump is located around 124km from Sonamarg or 204km from Srinagar.

    Distance from Kargil: 124 Kms

    4) Mulbekh: From Kargil, the next filling station lies in Mulbekh; around 40km, and 242km from Srinagar. Fuel stations are also available in Wakha and Khaltsi, which can be easily reached from Mulbekh.

    Distance from Mulbekh: 40 Kms


  • 20ATMs on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    On this astounding road trip, you can find ATMs in Ganderbal, Drass and Kargil. Due to the lesser number of ATMs in these regions, you can expect quite a rush in each of the ATM booths.
  • 21Mechanics on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    Mechanics on Srinagar-Leh Highway
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    Before embarking on this tour, double check the performance of your vehicles. However, as uncertainties are never known, you can easily find mechanic shops in Ganderbal, Sonamarg and Kargil. Moving further from Kargil, you can find only puncture shops in Lamayuru, Mulbekh and Nimmu.

  • 22Places to Stay

    After Rohtang Pass, you can find several homestay options at Khoksar. At Keylong, there are places to stay and also ATMs. This is amongst the few ATMs on this stretch. Zingzing Bar has dhabas that function as staying places as well. Sarchu has some homestays and after this place you may have to rely on Swiss tents to camp outdoors.
  • 23Places to visit during Manali to Leh Road Trip

  • 24Rohtang La

    Rohtang La
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    Located on the highway leading to Keylong and Leh, this is amongst the highest mountain passes in the world. The spectacular scenery of the Leh landscape is worth witnessing from here. Visiting this pass during the month of May-Novembers make it for an unforgettable experience as the region, during this period blooms at its best!

    Amazing views of glaciers, mountains, valleys and meadows keep you enchanted all through the journey; paragliding is also a not-to-be-missed experience. There is perennial snow at the Rohtang La; you can also get indulged into snowball games and have the best fun-frolic moment of your life!

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  • 25Keylong

    Keylong
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    Being the headquarters of the Lahaul Spiti region, Keylong is known to be a slice of paradise. A place with abundance of greenery, you can easily find willow trees, rivulets and snowcapped mountains in this region. Whether you want to explore the scenic countryside or visit the quaint villages, Keylong presents you an eclectic mix of sightseeing locations on the Ladakh road trip.

    You can visit the flourishing Bhaga Valley and embrace the richness of the ecosystem when in Keylong. There are two important monasteries, namely Shashur and Gemur that you can visit as well.


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  • 26Jispa

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    Located along the Chandra River is Jispa, a paradisiacal place where uninterrupted beauty is the norm. Although tourists visit this place for an overnight stay, this region is filled with sightseeing locations. The open fields present perfect camping sites for travellers on the Manali-Leh road trip to halt for an overnight stay.

    The natural architecture that encompasses you when in Jispa is an inexplicable reality. Being a high altitude place, this place has an ecosystem that is characteristic of high altitude lands in excess of 10,000ft.


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  • 27Darcha

    Darcha
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    Located beside the Bhaga River and 23km from Keylong, Darcha is a scenic village surrounded by picturesque mountains and valleys. Due to its geographical location, it also serves as an ideal location for camping. From this village, you can also Padum, and the Darcha-Pardum route is one of the famous trails that has been fascinating the trekkers with its enthralling spells and delight.
  • 28Zingzing Bar

    Zingzing Bar
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    Sometimes a pit-stop can be more than just a pit-stop! Although Zingzingbar is a peace-over joint, its stature is more than that. Located between Jispa and Sarchu, people visit this place not only for beverages and snacks break, but for a spiritual break too; the scenery from here is simply outstanding. You are effortlessly transported into a realm of meditative bliss.
  • 29Baralacha La

    Baralacha La
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    Located in the Zanskar region and created within the high altitudes of the Himalayas, the Baralacha La connects Lahaul to Ladakh. Overlooking the pass is the beautiful Pir Panjal ranges, from this pass you can see the three valleys that surround it.

    At over 16,000ft above sea level, Baralacha La is definitely one of the highest mountain passes in this region on the Ladakh road trip. Trekkers use this region to start their trek to the Suraj Tal Lake; be prepared to witness and interact with trekkers from different parts of the world within this route.


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  • 30Sarchu

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    Locally known as Sir Bhum Chum, Sarchu is yet another beautiful region surrounded by snow-capped glaciers and abounding greenery. Tourists on the Manali to Leh trip use the open fields of Sarchu to setup an overnight camping stay. This is a place to enjoy the riches of a unique ecosystem.

    At an altitude of 14,000ft, Sarchu posses an embarrassment of visually enticing scenery. The abundance of majestic mountains draped in a blanket of snow and the murmuring sounds of the rivulets add to the heavenly beauty of this region.


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  • 31Nakee La

    Nakee La
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    Located on the Leh-Manali route, Nakee La is the third pass that offers breathtaking views of rivulets passing through the mountains. You can see how the Indus River flows through the mountains and winds its way through the gorges and ravines. The picture perfect beauty of Nakee La can easily make the visitors fall for its splendid beauty and showiness.

    Situated 4,750m above the sea level, you can stopover at this pass and witness the Indus River and its serpentine trajectory along the mountains. Do not forget to capture this visual delight with a photograph!


  • 32Lachulung La

    Lachulung La
    This is a high mountain pass located 16,000ft above sea level and providing undulating visuals of your surroundings. At the Lachulung La mountain pass, with one sweeping glance you can see the entire Ladakh plateau. Considered an easy mountain pass to traverse, you can visit this pass to get breathtaking views and click priceless photographs.
  • 33Upshi

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    Situated along the Indus River, Upshi is one of the quaint picturesque villages you can find on the way to Ladakh. Located 45km southeast of Leh, a tour to this village is an extremely delightful affair. There is also an ancient trading route in the vicinity, which once connected the region to Tibet but is no longer used.
  • 34Things to know during Manali to Leh Road Trip

  • 35Petrol Pumps on Manali – Leh Highway

    Petrol Pumps on Manali – Leh Highway
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    1) Manali

    While in Manali, you can find abundance of petrol pumps. This hill station town has a total of 6 petrol pumps.

    2) Tandi

    Moving 110 km from Manali, you can find a petrol pump in Tandi.

    Distance from Manali to Tandi: 110 Kms

    3) Karu

    345 km from Tandi and 30km before Leh, you can also refuel your vehicles in Karu.

    Distance from Tandi to Karu: 345kms

    4) Leh

    Arriving in Leh, one can also find quite a few petrol pumps. In addition to the few petrol pumps in Leh, you can refuel your vehicles at the petrol pump near the Leh Airport (25 km from Leh).


  • 36ATMs on Manali-Leh Highway

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    Carrying adequate amount of cash is always a wise choice on this route as there is a dearth of ATMs. All through this way, you can find only one ATM in Keylong, after which Leh town has the next ATM.
  • 37Mechanics on Manali-Leh Highway

    Mechanics on Manali-Leh Highway
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    Before starting this tour, check the vehicles properly in order to avoid any breakdowns. However, all through the journey, you can find mechanic shops in Marhi, Khoksar, Keylong, Darcha, Sarchu and Upshi.
  • 38Places to Eat

    At Rohtang pass, there are beverage and food stalls. Primary and healthcare centres are available at Sissu town and so are eateries. There are plenty of restaurants at Keylong. Zingzing Bar is probably the only place where you get dhabas that combine staying options. Dhabas serve tasty food and whilst staying here you get breakfast too. All along the trip you might find dhabas interspersed in between.
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  • 40Leh Ladakh Bike Trip

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    About the Destinations:

    The Leh Ladakh bike trip takes you to the enchanting lands of Leh, one of the primal point in the Indian tourism map. Sitting graciously at a height of 11,562ft, this pictorial region boasts of its alluring charm, towering peaks, snowy outlook and the serenity that prevails in almost every bit of it.

    While the lofty peaks of Leh enchants visitors from all the corners of the globe, its enthralling charm and appeal entices mostly the adventure seekers. And when it comes to thrill and adventure, biking proves to be best way to pump in some adrenalines in this heavenly region. Join this 7 days bike trip to Leh, ride through some of the scenic marvels and get acquainted with the pristine beauty of Leh.

    Sketch itinerary of Leh Bike trip:

    Day 01: Arrive Leh-day free for acclimatization or walk around Leh market. Evening test ride of bike
    Day 02: Leh/ Khardong La/ Nubra (130 kms/ 8 hrs) by car or motorbike as per rider’s requirement
    Day 03: Nubra/ Pangong Lake via Shyok valley (150 kms/ 7 hrs)
    Day 04: Pangong/ Leh
    Day 05:  In Leh- day free for shopping or visit around Leh city
    Day 06: Depart Leh


  • 41Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Delhi

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    About the Activity:
    • Check this amazing package out which is an attractive call for those adventure lovers. This is a bike trip to Leh from Delhi letting you immerse in maximum fun in the Himalayas.
    • This 12 day trip will take you through the major landmarks in the region, but the bike ride starts from Manali.
    • Ride your bike on various ranges of high-altitude trails, including the Khardungla pass, the World's highest motorable pass at 5602 meter above the sea level. Another major highlight of this tour is the Baralacha La (4830 m, 4-5 hours).
    • The package includes food, accommodation, the bikes and fuel for the bikes.
  • 42Manali To Leh Jeep Expedition

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    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.   

  • 43Bike Tour from Manali to Leh

    Bike Tour from Manali to Leh
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    About the Activity:
    • Take the toughest roads of Leh in a 12D/11 N long bike ride trip around Leh, the most beautiful valley in northern India.
    • Catch a Volvo bus from Delhi, travel overnight to reach Manali the next morning, get a short drive around Manali.
    • Make your trip exciting with a ride to cross Rohtang pass, then visit Keylong and Jispa; and the next day, cross another pass, the Baralacha pass before you reach Sarchu.
    • Roam around Leh, visit many local places and attractions to have  beautiful sightseeing day in between.
    • Pangong lake makes the trip more enjoyable because the view of the lake amidst the greenery is something very charming and exhilarating.
    • Take a ride to see Tsomoriri lake too after riding for 8 hours which is located in the Indus Valley of Ladakh and also visit Sarch before you get back to Manali.
    • Board an overnight Volvo bus to reach Delhi the next morning and your awesome trip ends there.
  • 44Bike Trip from Leh to Leh

    Bike Trip from Leh to Leh
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    About the Activity:
    • Leh, situated at 3500 m from sea level, is a place of absolute marvel.
    • Located in the upper Himalayas, this quaint district offers incredible sights and scenery.
    • This bike trip of 7 days is a chance to experience the uniqueness of Leh and the Indo-Tibetan culture that exists in perfect harmony there.
    • The trip covers areas like Pangong lake, Khardong-La and Nubra along with Leh.
    • Get ready for the adventure ride of a lifetime as you explore the town that once was a major commercial spot on the silk route during this 7 day trip. 
  • 45Bike Tour to Leh and Srinagar from Delhi

    Bike Tour to Leh and Srinagar from Delhi
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    About the Activity:
    • Prepare for a 12D/11N bike trip in Leh and Srinagar, if you are really a enthusiast about travelling, try to partake in this trip.
    • Start your trip from Delhi after boarding an overnight Volvo bus to Manali, after reahing Manali, enjoy a local ride over there.
    • Ride to Jispa, enjoy an overnight stay there after exploring Jispa for sometime, visit Barlacha Pass prior to reaching Sarchu.
    • Gear up your bike to meet the enchanting beauty of Pangong lake by car or bike as per your wish and while you return to Leh, get a chance to visit Thiksey monastery.
    • Also, visit the Khardong La and Nubra by car or bike, get back to Leh for a local exploration and an overnight stay.
    • From Leh, speed up your bikes to reach Lamayuru and then finally you will reach Kargil, visit Zozila pass before your go ahead to reach Srinagar and on the final day depart from Srinagar and you tour ends.
  • 46Manali to Leh Cycling Trip

    Manali to Leh Cycling Trip
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    About the Activity: 
    • Explore the breathtaking Himalayas atop two wheels on this enthralling cycling trip across Manali and Leh.
    • Start your trip from Manali and make your way across 5 passes with a maximum altitude of Khardung La (5602 mts).
    • Pass by Rohtang Pass, Bara Lachha La, Naki La & Lachu lung La and many more. 
    • Cycle through loopy passes, high altitude peaks, cold deserts and breathtaking snow filled landscapes. 
    • Conclude your 11 day tour by arriving at your stunning destination of Leh.

  • 47Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Fixed departure dates: 18-06-2017, 02-07-2017, 16-07-2017, 12-08-2017, 26-08-2017

    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, the world’ second highest motorable pass standing at 5280m before entering Manali. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac.

    In the Manali 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). 

  • 48Things to Keep in Mind

    Things to Keep in Mind
    - Before starting the trip, ensure that the vehicles are in proper working conditions as mechanic shops are less found in this region. Also, carry a tool-kit to overcome any minor breakdowns.

    - It is important to acclimatize to the weather of Leh given that it is an altitudinous land during the Ladakh road trip. There are some places such as Sarchu where you can stay for some time and get used to the weather.

    - Clothing essentials to carry are jackets, hand gloves, thermocot inners, socks, warm sleeping bags, chocolates, dry fruits, biscuits, camera and cell phones.

    - Keep a lot of dry fruits in stock, chocolates, and food that is not easily perishable.

    - Carry ample bottles of water and buy water whenever you stop by at dhabas.

    - Do not drink and drive when on the trip.

    - It is advisable to drive on a full tank as the density of fuel stations are very sparse.

    - Carry extra petrol or diesel in empty bottles and carry the complete repair kit along in case the car or bike has a punctured tyre.

    - ATMs can also be found only in a few places. Make sure you carry enough cash to sustain any uncertain circumstances

    - Indian citizens may not require special permission to visit places such as the Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri given that they are close to bordering countries.

    - Foreign nationals have to obtain a permission called the Protected Area Permit and this can be arranged by a local tour operator during a trip to Ladakh.

  • 49Safety Tips on Road Trip to Ladakh

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    - Do not expose yourself to the weather without wearing adequate thermal wear.

    - Drive safely and go slow on hairpin bends.

    - Always park the vehicle on the side of the road to get down and take pictures.

    - Do not sleep during days.

    - The nights are cold and you might want to distract yourself by simply dozing off.