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Manali to Leh Bike Trip Highlights

  • A perfect blend of adventurous, thrilling and cultural experiences, handpicked by Thrillophilia’s outdoor experts
  • Visit pangong lake; world’s highest saltwater lake that changes its colour from shades of blue to green to red
  • Let the adrenaline rush pump through your veins as you drive through the world’s highest motorable passes like Khardung la and Lachung la, Rohtang la, and Baralacha la.
  • Visit Manali; A Heavenly place for the nature lover and adventure enthusiast.
  • Experience Himalayan region with utmost safety and comfort in well sanitized accommodation and vehicles

Manali to Leh Bike Trip Overview

About the destination: 

Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip to Ladakh from Manali via various exciting destinations and twisty roads. 

A journey to the top of the world, Leh-Ladakh features most of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains. cover the breathtaking destinations during your road trip like Solang valley, Gata Loops, Manali, Pang, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar river and so much more!

Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes and swirling roads, Ladakh is becoming the most instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night.


Quick info:

Route: Delhi-Manali-Jispa-Sarchu-Leh-Nubra via Khardung La Pass-Pangong Lake-Tso Kar Lake-Jispa-Manali-Delhi

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Night 

Start point:  Delhi

Endpoint: Delhi

Passes covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft)

Inclusions: 

  • A seat in a comfortable Volvo from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi.
  • Breakfast and Dinner on all days
  • Accommodation at all locations on double and triple sharing basis in Hotels/Camps
  • Comfortable 500 cc royal Enfield for dual riders and 350cc for solo riders for sightseeing on all days as per the itinerary.
  • Fuel for the whole trip as per the itinerary.
  • Highly experienced tour leader on his bike 
  • Highly experienced mechanic for the entire tour
  • A backup vehicle to carry your luggage
  • Standard size helmet for the rider and the pillion rider
  • Spare part change
  • Oxygen cylinder and Basic First-Aid during the tour.
  • Evening Bonfire (Wherever possible)
  • Assured Inner line permits for Khardung-la and Pangong
  • Highly Experienced Driver cum guide
  • Driver expenses/ toll tax/ Fuel/ Parking charges
  • Ladakh Union Fee and Wildlife fees for restricted areas

Things to do: 

  • River rafting at the world’s highest river-rafting point, Sangam
  • Ride the remarkable double-humped (Bactrian) camels exclusively found at Nubra valley
  • Shop souvenir for friends and family at the Leh Market
  • Feast on delicious Maggi at the Khardungla-pass
  • Hangout at Lala's Art Cafe for a tall glass of Italian coffee
  • Enjoy Thukpa, traditional Ladakhi cuisine at The Tibetan Kitchen restaurant
  • Adventure sports at Solang valley like skiing, zorbing, paragliding, etc.

  

How to reach Delhi:

By Air

Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India.

By Rail

The railway network connects Delhi to all major and, nearly, all minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road

Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India. The three major bus stands in Delhi are Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus. Both the government and private transport providers provide frequent bus services. One can also get government as well as private taxis here.

More Details about Manali to Leh Bike Trip

Know Before You Go for Manali to Leh Bike Trip

  • All entry tickets for stupas, monasteries, sightseeing, state and entry fees, monument entrances, camera charges, permits, etc. are not a part of the package.
  • GST is applicable to the package cost.
  • For safety purposes, a biking tour is not recommended for women who are more than 3 months pregnant, anyone that has had major surgery, or has a broken leg/arm, has chronic back or neck pains, etc.
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; it is advisable that you take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the tour. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the tour. The advisable baggage weight is 60 litres as you might have to carry the luggage to the backup vehicle, the accommodation, etc.
  • The hotels are subject to their availability. In case they are not available, the travellers will be accommodated in a property of similar standard.
  • Rates may fluctuate with any change in services/hotels. The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to an increase in the number of guests, hotel change, etc., before the beginning of the trip.
  • Thrillophilia reserves the right to rearrange the itinerary due to any kind of disturbance that occurred (i.e weather condition, political condition or any others) without changing the total number of days and without compromising any service.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the tour or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • Pay heed to the tour guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound tour.
  • Any personal expenses or items of personal nature will not be included in the package. Any meals or transfers not mentioned in the itinerary are to be considered an exclusion in the deal. Any kind of drink (alcoholic, aerated, or mineral water) is not included in the package cost.
  • Any breakage or damage of any items in the resort will be charged at actuals.
  • Carry enough cash as the number of ATMs in high-altitude regions are comparatively less and there are long queues at times.
  • All the travellers are requested to carry a copy of their medical certificate (if any) with them.
  • Transportation during the trip would be in Non AC & Non-Heater vehicles. Please wear clothes according to the weather while travelling.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
  • Always carry your driver's license, wear helmets and riding gear, etc., while riding a bike.
  • Do not park your bike anywhere on the way. Any damage occurred due to negligence will be borne by the rider.
  • Check your bikes properly before every day's ride and keep the tour guide informed of the same.
  • Any fuel for the bikes, any charges for spares parts and damage caused to the bikes, etc. will be charged at extra.
  • During a bike trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • In case a rider leaves the bike in the middle of the trip, charges for re-transporting the bike to the destination will be borne by the rider.
  • There will be a refundable security deposit per bike depending on the variant selected. Please ensure you pay that in advance and carry the receipt with you at all times to get a refund later.

Things To Carry for Manali to Leh Bike Trip

  • Warm clothes
  • Caps
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Back pack (50-60l)
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Hiking shoes
  • Thermal inners
  • Walking shoes
  • Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf

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Manali to Leh Bike Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Delhi | Gateway to land of high passes

Today, we start our dream trip! You’ll be meeting our representative in Delhi at the bus pickup point. We travel overnight in an AC Volvo from Delhi to Manali. Tomorrow, you’ll wake up to the fresh lush greens and mesmerizing mountains in the Land of Gods - Himachal Pradesh

Day 2
Manali | Land of scenic beauty
Manali
  • After arriving at Manali, get welcomed by our representative in a traditional way
  • Later get transferred to the hotel in a sanitized vehicle with a welcome drink at the time of check-in
  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the hotel
  • Take rest and enjoy the beauty of Manali by visiting Mall Road, Hadimba temple, and old Manali.
  • You can also visit Solang Valley and try out different adventurous sports activities like paragliding, Snow Scooter, Cable Car Ropeway, Skiing and many more fun activities.
  • Have dinner at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay in Hotel
Day 3
Manali To Jispa | get acclimatized in lush green jungles
Jispa
  • After breakfast, start your journey towards Jispa crossing Rohtang pass.
  • The picturesque vistas of Rohtang attract photography lovers from all over the country every year. The clear blue skies, pristine snow,
  • The magnificent Himalayas which is so spectacular that it has been featured in many Bollywood blockbusters ranging from Jab We Met to Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani.
  • Move ahead for Keylong – the laid-back region where natural beauty remains untouched in its most pristine form. 
  • Explore the lush green Bhaga valley, and then head over to Jispa. 
  • Located right next to the Chandra River, Jispa is truly rich in fascinating trails and lush green jungles.
  • Check in to the camp in Jispa and enjoy evening tea with snacks.
  • Overnight stay in camp at Jispa
Day 4
Jispa To Sarchu | enjoy the confluence of 3 valleys.
Sarchu
  • After breakfast depart towards Sarchu.
  • Explore this picturesque Himalayan village, before moving on to Zingzing Bar – one of the highest roadside bars in the world.
  • Your next stop is Baralacha La. Standing at 16000 feet, you can enjoy the confluence of the 3 valleys.
  • Enjoy your lunch at Bharatpur tent colony.
  • Reach Sarchu in the afternoon & enjoy a bunch of exciting activities organized by the operator.
  • Overnight stay in a camp in Sarchu.
Day 5
Sarchu to Leh | welcome to top of the world
Leh
  • After breakfast, start your journey towards Leh.
  • Enjoy the ride through Gata Loops which is a series of 21 hairpin bends that leads to the top of one of the highest motorable passes in Ladakh region that is Nakee La.
  • Stop at places like Nakeela River, Lachung La.
  • Have lunch at Pang or the nearby area.
  • Reach Leh by evening, take rest and get ready to roam around the Leh city area.
  • Later in the evening, visit the Leh Market, Leh Palace, and Shanti Stupa
  • Indulge in a lip-smacking dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh
Day 6
Leh to Sham Valley | Exploring borders of Leh
Magnetic Hill
  • Begin your day early with a delicious breakfast and prepare for an adventurous drive to the legendary 'Sham Valley'.
  • Visit the confluence of the Zanskar- Indus Rivers, which is also the world highest river rafting point
  • Experience the world-famous Hall of fame and learn more about the Indo-Pak wars and the martyrs
  • Visit the Magnetic Hill, where you can witness the unusual phenomenon of vehicles sliding uphill on neutral gear
  • While returning to Leh, enjoy delicious langar at Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
  • Later visit SECMOL which is the actual 3-idiots school
  • Later, enjoy dinner after you have experienced a day full of activities
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Leh
Day 7
Leh to Nubra Valley | Enjoy Double hump camel ride in sand dunes
Nubra Valley
  • After breakfast in hotel, prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure.
  • Khardungla is world highest all season motorable road located at an altitude of 18,380 ft.
  • Also, enjoy the most loved snacks - Maggi at the Khardungla Cafe.
  • Later on start your journey to Nubra valley Visit the white sand dunes in Hundar and enjoy a ride of the exotic double-humped camel ones of its type in the world.
  • At night enjoy the chat with your group member around the bonfire under the sky full of stars. 
  • Overnight stay at a campsite in Nubra Valley.
Day 8
Nubra valley to Pangong Lake | Relive the bollywood moments
Pangong Tso
  • In the morning after breakfast, drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo-China border.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Shyok river on one side and the Mountains on another side.
  • The lake is a major attraction of the region and is amongst the highest altitude saline water lakes in the world and changes colors from shades of blue to green to red.
  • Featured in movies like 3-idiots and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, it is said to be the most beautiful lake in India. 
  • Overnight stay at a campsite near Pangong lake
Day 9
Pangong to Tsokar Lake | walk around salt lake
Tso Kar
  • After breakfast, start your ride towards Tsokar Lake also known as a white lake because of the water deposits all over the lake shores.
  • The lake is located at an elevation of more than 14700 feet. 
  • The surroundings or more clearly, the banks of the lake are marshlands which play an important role in the lives of a variety of migratory birds. 
  • They come to lay eggs and breed over here and thus make the environment cherishable. 
  • The lake and its nearby places are a treat for bird watchers and nature lovers.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of beautiful flora, and lofty mountains.
  • Later, enjoy around the bonfire under the sky full of stars
  • Overnight stay at a campsite near Tsokar lake.
Day 10
Tsokar to Jispa | Soak in the dramatic landscapes.
Jispa
  • Post breakfast, start your journey towards Jispa.
  • he snow-capped mountains, and enjoy the singing of the Nakeela flowing right next to you
  • During the journey, you'll come across the Lachung La & Gata Loops.
  • By afternoon, you'll reach Jispa.
  • Overnight stay at a campsite in Jispa
Day 11
Jispa to Manali | Time to say goodbye to Mountains
Manali
  • Post breakfast, start your journey towards Manali.
  • Enjoying every bit of it, while crossing the beautiful Rohtang La before you conclude your trip to Manali.
  • By afternoon, you'll reach Manali.
  • You can explore Manali before you get transferred to the Bus Stop.
  • Depart from Manali to Delhi.
Day 12
Manali to Delhi | End your trip with bag full of memories.
Delhi
  • In the morning, you will arrive in Delhi and It will be the end of our services.
  • Have a great journey towards your hometown and leave with tons of memories.

Select Package Option

Break the monotony of city life and get ready to explore the wonders of Ladakh, the ‘Land of High Passes’. All equipment, meal areas, accommodation, etc. are sanitized before and after every use to ensure the utmost safety and hygiene of the travelers.

Price Includes
  • Transfers

    Backup Vehicle to carry luggage & mechanic through out your bike trip

  • Meals

    Buffet breakfast and dinner on all days


  • Stay

    Stay on a double (couples and special requests) and triple sharing basis in hygienic and sanitized hotels

    Evening Bonfire (Wherever possible)

  • Permits

    Assured Inner-Line Permit fee for Pangong & Khardungla

    Wildlife Fee and Environmental Fee

    Ladakh Union fees for restricted areas

  • Tour Leader

    Highly experienced tour leader on his Bike

    Mechanic with spare parts in backup vehicle

  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing as per the itinerary

Break the monotony of city life and get ready to explore the wonders of Ladakh, the ‘Land of High Passes’. All equipment, meal areas, accommodation, etc. are sanitized before and after every use to ensure the utmost safety and hygiene of the travelers.


Price Includes
  • Transfers

    500cc Royal Enfield (Fuel included for the entire trip)

    Backup Vehicle to carry luggage & mechanic through out your bike trip.

  • Meals

    Buffet breakfast and dinner on all days


  • Stay

    Stay on a double (couples and special requests) and triple sharing basis in hygienic and sanitized hotels

    Evening Bonfire (Wherever possible)


  • Permits

    Assured Inner-Line Permit fee for Pangong & Khardungla

    Wildlife Fee and Environmental Fee

    Ladakh Union Fee for restricted areas

  • Tour Leader

    Highly experienced tour leader on his Bike

    Mechanic with spare parts in backup vehicle


  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing as per the itinerary

  • Ticket

    Comfortable seat in Volvo fro Delhi to & fro Manali

Break the monotony of city life and get ready to explore the wonders of Ladakh, the ‘Land of High Passes’. All equipment, meal areas, accommodation, etc. are sanitized before and after every use to ensure the utmost safety and hygiene of the travelers.

Price Includes
  • Transfers

    350cc Royal Enfield (Fuel included for the entire trip)

    Backup Vehicle to carry luggage & mechanic through out your bike trip.

  • Meals

    Buffet breakfast and dinner on all days

  • Stay

    Stay on a double (couples and special requests) and triple sharing basis in hygienic and sanitized hotels

    Evening Bonfire (Wherever possible)


  • Permits

    Assured Inner-Line Permit fee for Pangong & Khardungla

    Wildlife Fee and Environmental Fee

    Ladakh Union Fee for restricted areas

  • Tour Leader

    Highly experienced tour leader on his Bike

    Mechanic with spare parts in backup vehicle

  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing as per the itinerary

  • Ticket

    Comfortable seat in Volvo fro Delhi to & fro Manali

Manali to Leh Bike Trip Map

Starting Point
Manali
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
Pickup Points
Majnu Ka Tila
Block J, Majnu-ka-tilla, Timarpur, Delhi, 110054, India
Drop Points
Majnu Ka Tila
Block J, Majnu-ka-tilla, Timarpur, Delhi, 110054, India