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What is the road condition for a Ladakh bike trip? Discover Ladakh by Bike 2021

Overview

The highest passes and unwinding roads in Ladakh lure avid bikers! Bask in the bliss of mountains with the well-planned Leh Ladakh Bike Tour in 2021 . Spanning for over 10 days, the exquisitely crafted tour package let your bike be the most trusted companion on an enthralling expedition. Delight in passing by the Himalayas with freezing mountain streams, several picturesque lakes, high altitude passes and so much more. Offering ultimate adventure, this Ladakh bike trip will help you return with lots of memories to be cherished forever. Besides offering you the ride of a lifetime, the voyage will introduce you to rugged terrain, azure waters, top tourists attractions, serene monasteries, etc.

Highlights

  • Enjoy riding on your bike in Kullu Valley
  • A challenging drive on Rohtang Pass
  • Cherish bike ride to Bara-Lacha La
  • Explore Thiksey and Shey monasteries
  • Drive to Khardung La & Chang La Pass
  • Leh sightseeing tour
  • Stay overnight to Pangong Tso
  • Camping in Sarchu & Pangong Tso

Itinerary – Discover Ladakh by Bike 2021

Day 1 – Arrival in Manali (By bus)

Upon arrival in Manali, head to the pre-decided hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and rest for a while. Gorge on scrumptious lunch and get ready for a thrilling experience of a motorcycle trip to Ladakh. Kick start your motorcycle and ride on the meandering roads of the Kullu Valley. The valley reverberates with the sounds of your bike. Delight in a joyride with gushing River Beas on one side and the mighty Himalayas on the other.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 – Manali – Jispa (150 km)

Wake up in the morning as an exciting day await you. Today you will be driving on the breathtaking Rohtang Pass. Perched at a high altitude, the pass features hairpin bends, thereby, evoking the daredevil in you. Weather is also unpredictable here but you will find a number of visitors who come here to enjoy snow activities. Counted as one of the highest, the pass also serves as a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Owing to a number of monasteries, Lahaul is home to Buddhist monks.

From there, you head towards Tandi which is a small village nestled above the confluence of Bhaga and Chandra Rivers. Here, you can also top up your fuel tanks. Next, you move to Keylong. This is the last place where one could get a mechanic before Leh. Moreover, your mobile will also stop working from here. Make sure you get all your bike problems (if any) sorted out here. Next, you will be heading to your final destination Jispa which is a beautiful village. Roads become much smoother from here. Savor your dinner and retire for the night.

An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.

Day 3 – Jispa – Sarchu (120 km)

Day 3 of your Discover Ladakh by Bike 2020 tour is going to be equally amazing. Today, you will make way to your next destination Sarchu on your bike. The first challenge of the day is crossing Bara-Lacha La (4890 m). Difficulties start to crop up from here. As the altitude increases, one might start observing the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness. One must take it easy and not overstress oneself, especially at the summit of Bara-Lacha La. From here, it is a downhill and a rough ride till Bharatpur. After this point, the road condition starts improving gradually as one approaches Sarchu.

Nestled on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh, Sarchu resembles Ladakh with its barren splendor. After arriving at the Sarchu camp, enjoy the rest of the day leisurely. It is advisable that you consume lots of fluids during your motorbike tour in Ladakh.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the camp.

Day 4 – Sarchu – Leh (250 km) 08 hrs drive

On day 4, you are going to delight in fun-filled moments as the ascent of Gata Loops starts from here. The loop is a series of 21 hairpin bends that takes you to the top of Nakee La, keeping your spirits high all the time. It is the 3rd high mountain pass on the Leh-Manali route. As much as the loop, a story associated with the place will keep you intrigued throughout your sojourn. After descending down for a few kilometres from Nakee La, you will again start climbing up to Lachulung La, the 4th high mountain pass of this route and an easier one.

The descent from Lachulung La will take you to Pang which is a temporary tent settlement. Pang is also the place where most of the visitors suffer from AMS even if they haven’t experienced it so far. The road from Pang to Leh is excellent and greets you with the spectacular sight of Moore Plains about 4 km away. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the place is a beautiful plateau. The road is bumpy and can test your vehicle’s suspensions and your stomach. Thus, do not try to accelerate at any cost.

From there begins the climb towards Taglang La, the fifth and last high mountain pass on this route. It is not the height but the severely deteriorated road that makes it difficult to cross. You may suffer AMS here as well. Roads will get much better from here and will take to Leh with receding AMS. En route, visit two scenic monasteries Thiksey and Shey to soak in the serenity. Once you reach Changspa, check-in at the hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. Relish tasty dinner and retire for the night.

An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.

Day 5 – Leh – Nubra (160 km)

On the 5th day of the trip, you will leave for the Nubra Valley via Khardung La after having a sumptuous breakfast. You will stop at South Pullu for a break and then start your journey to the Khardung La, which is among the world’s highest motorable roads. Enjoy the view from here and click some pictures, then resume your journey. North Pullu will be the next stop, where you will rest for a while and have some snacks. Then move forward for the Nubra Valley. On the way, you will visit the Diskit Monastery and seeks blessings. From the monastery, you will get an opportunity to enjoy the enchanting beauty of the valley that will leave you spellbound.

Check-in at the camp upon your arrival and after taking some rest you will leave your camp to enjoy the camel ride on the double-hump camels.

Later return to the camp and have a sumptuous dinner. Overnight stay at the camp in Nubra Valley.

Day 6 – Nubra – Pangong Lake via Shyok route (275 Km)

After having delicious breakfast you will leave for Pangong Lake. This is the largest brackish lake in Asia and the two-thirds of area of the lake is situated in China. On your way to the Pangong, you have to cross the Chang La which is also among the highest motorable roads in the world. The majestic beauty of the lake will leave you stunned. Upon your arrival check in at the camp. Explore the serene and tranquil surroundings of the lake.

Overnight stay in the camp at the Pangong.

Day 7 – Pangong – Leh (150 km)

Start the day with a hearty breakfast. Thereafter, start your expedition back to Leh. This is going to be your last day at the scenic destination. Indulge in a day trip to Leh. Today, you will be exploring Shanti Stupa. The white-colored Gompa is an iconic attraction in the town. The Stupa looks truly spectacular when it gets illuminated in the evening.

This is followed by shopping in the markets of Leh. Buy souvenirs from here so that they keep on reminding you of this wonderful journey. Next on the list is marvelling at beguiling views of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar Range.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the camp.

Day 8 – Leh – Sarchu (215 km)

Begin your road trip to Sarchu from Leh. Drive on the same path you followed while travelling from Sarchu to Leh. Meanwhile, cross Pang en route. Upon arrival in Sarchu, check-in at your camp. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.

Day 9 – Sarchu – Manali (215 km)

Bid adieu to Sarchu today. You will reach Bara-Lacha La till afternoon. From here, you can enjoy a smooth ride to Lahaul. Drive carefully as you make your way through Rohtang Pass. You will reach Manali at night. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 10 – Manali (Departure)

This is the last day of your Leh Ladakh bike trip. Depart from Manali with unforgettable memories.

Destination Hotels to be used or similar
Manali Hotel lotus Himalaya/ Hotel Whistling Pine/ Hotel Woodbine
Jispa Padma Lodge/Hotel Yak/ Hotel Ibex
Leh Hotel Charu Palace/ Hotel Hill Town/ Hotel Ladakh Delight
Pangong World Attic Camp/ Nature Nest Camp/ Water Mark Camp
Sarchu Red Rock Camp/ Dorje Camp/Mulkila Camp

Price Guide – 350cc

Per Person Package Cost Price With Fuel
02 Person 01 bike 350 CC Bike (Room on triple sharing) INR 30250/ per person
02 Person 1 Bike 350 CC bike (Twin/ Double room sharing basis in hotel) INR 33600/-Per Person
02 Person 2 Bike: Bike 350 CC bike (Twin/ Double room sharing basis in hotel) INR 38500/-Per Person
01 Person 1 Bike: Bike 350 CC bike (Single room sharing basis in hotel) INR 45100/-Per Person
02 Person 2 Bike: Bike 350 CC bike (Room on Triple sharing basis in hotel) INR 34700/-Per Person
03 Person 3 Bike: Bike 350 CC bike (Room on Triple sharing basis in hotel) INR 38000/-Per Person

Price Guide – 500cc

Per Person Package Cost Price With Fuel
02 Person one Bike 500 CC bike (Triple sharing room basis in hotel) INR 37100/- Per Person
02 Person one Bike 500 CC bike (Twin/ Double room sharing basis in hotel) INR 39100/-Per Person
02 Person 2 Bike: Bike 500 CC bike (Twin/ Double room sharing basis in hotel) INR 46200/-Per Person
01 Person 1 Bike: Bike 500 CC bike (Single room sharing basis in hotel) INR 51200/-Per Person
03 Person 2 Bike: Bike 500 CC bike (Room on Triple sharing basis in hotel) INR 39600/-Per Person
03 Person 3 Bike: Bike 500 CC bike (Room on Triple sharing basis in hotel) INR 44000/-Per Person

Himalayan Bike.

Per Person Package Cost Price With Fuel
02 Person one Bike 500 CC bike (Triple sharing room basis in hotel) INR 42100/- Per Person
02 Person one Bike Himalayan (Twin/ Double room sharing basis in hotel) INR 44000/-Per Person
02 Person 2 Bike: Himalayan bike (Twin/ Double room sharing basis in hotel) INR 49000/-Per Person
01 Person 1 Bike: Himalayan bike (Single room sharing basis in hotel) INR 54500/-Per Person
03 Person 2 Bike Himalayan (Room on Triple sharing basis in hotel) INR 41800/-Per Person
03 Person 3 Bike Himalayan (Room on Triple sharing basis in hotel) INR 45700/-Per Person

PS: if someone join our Group with own bike then Price @ INR 28000 per person.

Month Date
June 5, 15, 12, 19, 22, 26
July 3, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
September 4, 11, 14

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