A Leh Ladakh bike trip to the mountains of Leh – Ladakh is on the wish list of every passionate biker. The roads are open for a few months a year. The Manali – Leh highway connects the lower Himalayas to the high altitude Ladakh region.
The Leh Ladakh tour is full of adventures. Over time, you will see all kinds of shifts in weather, terrain, and cultures. Snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and deserts will make you feel that you are in heaven. As quoted by someone – ‘Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.’
Leh Ladakh Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi to Manali
Depart from Delhi to Manali By Volvo bus
Day 2: Manali
The day is free for you to relax and you can take advantage of it by visiting local markets for your shopping.
Day 3: Manali to Jispa
On the third day of the Leh Ladakh trip on bike you can start our journey to Jispa which is 140 km away from Manali. By the time we reach Rohtang Pass (3,978m), you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the Himalayas. lush green valleys and bends will give you a heavenly bike ride experience. On the first pass you will enter the Lahaul valley and the ride will continue beside the Chandra river and in the late afternoon we will reach Jispa (3,200m). We will bonfire and camp overnight here.staying in Jispa is considered because your body will start to acclimatize according to gradual ascending altitude.
Day 4: Jispa to Sarchu
hit the road towards Baralacha Pass(4900m). Baralacha La is a high mountain pass in Zanskar Range that is mostly covered by snow throughout the year. Early in the evening, we will arrive at Sarchu(4300m). Sarchu is a big plateau and the landscape is mesmerizing and martian. You will see needle-like structures of cliffs trying to touch the sky and look like sandcastles. Don’t forget to get to bed early because tomorrow is going to be a big day.
Day 5: Sarchu to Leh
This day will be a big day for all of us as we will cross three passes today and one of which is the world’s second-highest pass. The 21 bends of Gata loops continue to climb towards Nakila and Lachungla Passes. Afternoon we will stop at Pang for lunch and refreshments. And before climbing to Tanglang La Pass(5328m) which is the world’s second-highest motorable road pass, we will witness 50 km of flatlands. capture some photographs as the landscape looks like a football ground made by God for Yetis. Evening we will arrive at Leh(3500m). All we need is complete rest after such a long day.
Day 6: Leh Local Sightseeing
Today is the day for relaxing, exploring, and leisure around Leh city. visit Shanti Stupa and nearby Monasteries. The design, architecture, and beauty of Shanti Stupa are mesmerizing. The altitude of Shanti Stupa allows us to picture the entire view of Leh Ladakh. During the evening tourists can explore the beautiful and shiny markets of Leh city.
Day 7: Leh to Nubra
Today our first task is to ride to the top of the world – Khardungla Pass (5359m) world’s highest motorable pass which is steep 40 km away from Leh. Enter the Nubra Valley. The sand dunes and barren landscape have natural beauty. Don’t forget to take a ride on the double-humped Bactrian camel here.
Day 8: Nubra to Pangong
In the morning we will start our journey to Pangong Lake. you can continue on Agham Shayok road side by side to Shyok River. Tourists may face some big water crossings on the way. After a 6 hours ride, we will reach Pangong Lake(4,250m) also known as Pangong Tso which means – a high grassland lake. The beauty of this place is non-comparable in India. The calm and remoteness and its tranquility give it a different kind of charm. The lake is approximately 5 km wide and 134 km long and 60% of the lake is in China.
Day 9: Pangong to Leh
Well, you will feel extremely lucky when you will witness the most beautiful morning of your life. Early afternoon we will ride back to Leh en route crossing Changla Pass(5300m) which is the world’s third-highest motorable pass. Changla pass has the steepest climb and big water streams make it extremely difficult to cross. It can test your off-road skills. In the evening we will arrive at Leh. Don’t forget to get to bed early because tomorrow we will go for the longest ride of the trip on the way back home.
Day 10: Leh to Jispa
Early in the morning, we will start towards the Leh Manali highway. Today’s ride will be as long as we have had to ride for 8 to 10 hours. We will halt at Pang for lunch and continue our journey toward Manali. Riding in long lines back to back with friends gives such a different pleasure, especially in these kinds of landscapes. Will arrive at Jispa in the evening and celebrate our journey with a campfire and music.
Day 11: Jispa to Manali to Delhi
After sunrise, it’s time to ride back where we started. En route, we will visit Sissu Lake and there is also a big waterfall by the name – of Palam dhara. After that, have Lunch in Koksar. In the late afternoon, we will reach Manali.
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Tips And Essentials For Bike Tour
- Carry a full-body raincoat or complete waterproof clothing with you.
- Gumboots or any other waterproof shoes.
- Driving license for two-wheeler.
- Heavy warm clothing and inner warm wear.
- Small dry bag to carry your electronics.
- Waterproof gloves, UV shades, and sunscreen ointment.
- Chocolates and sweets can be helpful in high altitude sickness.
- Proper hydration for the body.
- Drinking excess water can lead to nausea.
- Garlic can be very helpful for AMS, put Garlic in water bottles, juice, etc.
- Try not to take antidepressant drugs such as sleeping pills, alcohol, or Smoking.
- Try not to sleep in the daytime.