Leh Ladakh Trip On The Bike: Complete Guide


If the bike is your first love and you enjoy riding and driving, you must take in the beauty of the mountains, and into the lush- greenery that are some of the richest treks. One of the most difficult routes to attempt by bikers, Manali-Leh Ladakh is known to be one of the most satisfying ones passing a stunning valley in Manali and a magnificent peak in Leh.

 Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Highlights

  • Drive to Jispa
  • Thiksey and Shey Monastery, Leh
  • Shop in the bazaars of Leh
  • Visit beautiful Pangong Lake
  • Ride on Khardung La pass
  • Admire the breathtaking views
  • Ride on the roads of Kullu Valley
  • Bike ride on Baralacha Pass to the campsite 

About The Region

Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh cover most of the Northern Himalayan region – it has a landscape as well as a moonscape, journey with the wind in your face – with adventure, nature, and culture, to some of the most gorgeous, tough parts of the world.

Leh – Ladakh is considered to be the land of beauty and also its soul touching. These are experiences that will connect to your own and also the breath-taking and memorable views are such that you will cherish them for a lifetime. 

The best month to visit Leh Ladakh

The best time to go on a Leh Ladakh bike trip is the months of June to September. 

Bike Trip in Ladakh Duration

For a bike tour to Ladakh from Delhi, the time required is 15-18 days, From Manali covers a lot of areas in 10 days. If you fly to Leh and begin your bike tour after that it would certainly take 7-8 days to have a good experience. Depends on the route you pick as well as the places you would like to stop at a Ladakh 

Which bike is best for a Ladakh trip?

Royal Enfield – with an engine of either 350 CC or 500 CC is enough to be a lifesaver on road trips.

Royal Enfield Himalayan – With a strong engine of 400 CC, make your trip smooth and also hassle-free on any rugged trek and offbeat roads.

Bajaj Pulsar – no bike has been a hit in the Indian market when compared to Bajaj Pulsar, the most preferred bike after the Bullets, Pulsar offers variants of 150CC, 200CC, and also 220CC

KTM Duke – it is a featherweight bike, useful on roadways like that of Ladakh. series of brand-new engine versions of 390, and Duke 250, excellent options for a bike trip to Ladakh too.

CBR 250 – Honda is indeed a stunner except for its Contigo tires which are a little tough to deal with on Ladakh’s terrain in case of a change in weather.

Bike Rental for Leh Ladakh

If you do not have a bike of your own, don’t worry you can rent a bike.  The bike rentals in Delhi, as well as Manali, are willing to give you a ride on rent provided you submit all the required documents. In Delhi, a concern that revolves around most of the candidates who are trying to find a bike trip to Ladakh, a number of bike rental solutions are ready from Delhi which provide affordable booking prices of 1000 INR /day.

Since you are going on a Leh Ladakh trip on bike, hire bikes which are of more than 250 ccs. In bikes, Bullet and Royal Enfield are some of the very best options in bikes.

Bike Renting in Manali

If you choose to rent a bike from Manali, between Rs.1000 and Rs.1800 depends on the design and also the condition of the bike. Additionally, pay a deposit amount, from Rs.12, 000 to Rs.18, 000.

The bike rental company keeps an original copy of your nationality proof till the bike is returned. 

Petrol Pump on Highway

Keeping petrol as the priority for a bike trip, on average, you can cover a distance of 3500 kilometers. Of all the bikes that have been considered, the average mileage is 35 kilometers per liter. 

Places to Visit on Leh Ladakh Bike Trip 2019

1. Pangong Tso

This natural place is set in the lap of Ladakh and is a must-visit visitor attraction. Located in the heart of the Himalayas, the distance of about 134 kilometers offers scintillating views in sync with the rustic mountains.

2. Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

lies right in the heart of Leh district. It is believed that Ladakh’s King Tashi Namgyal established the abbey in 1430 which works as a home to the popular golden sculpture of Maitreya Buddha.

3. Shanti Stupa

a white structure of Shanti Stupa, as well as its dome, is the most recognizable landmark in Leh Ladakh. built by Japanese and Ladakhi Buddhists to commemorate the 2500 years of Buddhism and to promote world peace.The white surface area looks wonderful in the daytime, but on full moon nights, it looks more beautiful when it is bathed in the soft glow of the moon’s rays. 

4. Leh Palace

Built in 1553 AD, the 19 stories high Leh Palace has improved into a hill as well as still looks imposing to the community; evidently, one of the tallest buildings on the planet throughout that time. It was the home of the royal family till the mid-19th century when the Dogra forces attacked Ladakh and also the royal family moved to the stock place thus abandoning theft. The royal residence also has a gallery that holds a rich collection of jewelry, ornaments, ritualistic dresses as well as crowns. The paintings in the  museum are more than 450 years old Chinese thangka paintings. 

5. Hemis Monastery

from the town of Leh the place is 45 km, Hemis Abbey has existed before the 11th century but was re-established in 1672. It is a Tibetan abbey that is the richest and also greatest in Ladakh, it also has the biggest of all thangka paints in Ladakh which is unfurled every 12 years.Hemis monastery is likewise a host of the popular yearly celebration held in the honor of Lord Padmasambhava; it is absolutely one of the most captivating of all festivities in the world, specially the mystic dances with masks which are known as Chams. The place is also home to the endangered “Program leopard” which is found in the neighboring Hemis national forest.

6. Tso Moriri Lake

Snuggled in an isolated area in the greater Himalayan ranges, the excellent Tso Moriri Lake is understood to be the largest alpine lake in India. Being at 15000 feet above the water level in a rugged landscape, it appears like the gift of nature. Because of the high elevation of altitude and difficult journey, it is gone by a minimal number of visitors. The darkness of this place can be seen in the azure blue waters of the lake. The topography of snow-capped barren hillsides with peaceful surroundings looks unique.

7. Khardung La Pass

Famously Known as the ‘Gateway to Nubra and Shryock Valleys’, Khardung La is one of the highest motorable roads on the planet, at an altitude of 5359 m above the sea level. It is around 40 km from Leh.  The place is Also called the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’, it opened up for cars in 1988. This road is quite popular among bike lovers. Enjoy tea,beverages and some snacks  at the military canteen as you pay attention to the fluttering noise of the vibrant Tibetan prayer flags. The views are stunning. It is also used by the Indian Military to carry or transfer products to the Siachen Glacier.


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