Motorbike Expedition from Manali to Ladakh

` 26,999   ` 21,999  per person


Duration: 09 Days

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Over the past decade, Ladakh has developed as a major destination for adventure travelers. People from all over the world visit this cold desert to experience the unique landscape that the region has to offer. In fact, Ladakh is the prime example of a place where journey is more important than the destination itself. Traveling to Leh by road from Manali is considered to be the ultimate road trip in India despite the fact that the roads to Ladakh are open only for a short period of time.


A Motorbike Expedition from Manali to Ladakh is not a regular road trip where you travel from one point to another. There are so many factors to be considered before embarking on this epic adventure. This motorbike expedition to Leh Ladakh is filled by so many different kinds of obstacles which is the very reason adventure lovers prefer to go to Leh by road and not by taking a flight. From riding on high altitude passes to crossing rapid water crossings, you encounter so many challenges but the sheer adventure of it is what makes it rare and special. Over a period of nine days, you get a chance to experience pretty much everything that Ladakh has to offer.

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 00: Delhi(216m) to Manali | 530km
Arrive in Delhi on your own and in the evening to board an overnight bus to Manali. The location/time regarding the bus is going to be provided in advance.

Day 01: Arrival in Manali(2050m) 

Altitude Gain - 1729m
Highlights - Bike Allocation, Manali Exploration

Arrive in Manali in the morning and meet the Adventure Nation team at the pre-booked hotel. After resting for some time, be available to attend the orientation session conducted by our on-ground team. Later in the afternoon, the bikes will be allotted so you may take it for a spin and check if it’s aligned to your riding style. The popular places to explore in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Village, Mall road, Old Manali lane etc. You have the liberty to visit places of your own choice. Later, have dinner at the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 02: Manali to Jispa(3200m) | 140km    

Grade/Duration - Moderate/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Gain - 1150m
Highlights - Solang Valley, Rohtang La(Pass)

Today, we are going to ride towards Jispa on the much celebrated Manali-Leh Highway. Leaving early is pivotal as we need to cross the mighty Rohtang Pass (3978m) early in the day, before it gets too crowded. After crossing Rohtang, the landscape changes drastically as we enter the Lahaul and Spiti District. The lush green grasslands disappear and the barren slopes of the cold dessert take over. We continue the ride towards Jispa crossing the quaint mountain towns of Sissu and Keylong. Arrive at the destination early in the evening and have an adventurous overnight stay in tents.

Day 03: Jispa to Sarchu(4290m) | 90km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 6 Hours
Altitude Gain - 1090m
Highlights - Deepak Tal, Baralacha La, Riding along Tsarap River

Keep yourself completely hydrated by drinking a tonne of water as we are going to spend the night at above 4000mt altitude.Today’s ride is one of the shortest rides of the expedition but the adrenaline level remains high as the terrain is full of adventure. After crossing Darcha, keep riding on the Manali-Leh Highway towards Deepak Tal. The road from here starts to ascend steeply towards the treacherous Baralacha Pass(4890m), negotiating Zing Zing Bar and crossing the stunning emerald lake, known as Suraj Tal. Just after crossing Baralacha, halt for some time and have some well deserved lunch near Bharatpur. We continue our ride to Sarchu on the same road, although the terrain gets changed quite a bit along the way and Tsarap River is visible on the left side carving and raging through the mountains. Arrive in Sarchu later in the day and be prepared for a rather uncomfortable night of sleep at the campsite, due to the high altitude.

Day 04: Sarchu to Leh(3500m) | 250km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Loss - 1090m
Highlights - Gata loops, Nakee La, Lachung La, Morey Plains, Tanglang La, Riding along Indus River

Start riding after an early breakfast as today’s going to be a long but exciting day of riding. Water-Crossings are a common sight on the road while riding to Leh and the ideal time to cross them is early in the day. Just after leaving Sarchu, we start to ascend towards Nakee La(4769m), crossing the zig-zag Gata Loops which is a series of 21 hairpin bends within a span of just 7km. The descent from Nakee La is barely even finished and the ascent towards another high pass, Lachung La(5059m) begins. The descent from Lachung La brings us to the town of Pang(4600m) where we halt for Lunch. The landscape starts to change after crossing Pang and the plateau of Morey Plains starts and stretches for 45km. Closer to the end of the plains, we start climbing the Tanglang La(5328m), the highest motorable pass on the Manali-Leh Highway. After crossing the 3rd high pass of the day, continue riding towards Leh along the mighty Indus River on the left side. Reach Leh in the evening and relax in the hotel.

Day 05: Rest Day in Leh
Replenish your energies with a healthy breakfast and enjoy a relaxing day in Leh. The first half of the day is saved for a regular check-up of the bikes and the rest of the day can be spent visiting a few sightseeing places in and around the city. Stop by the Leh Palace and enjoy the splendid panoramic views of the Stok Kangri mountain range from the terrace. You may also choose to visit the Shanti Stupa and the local market to indulge in some shopping and try out the Ladakhi cuisine at the local eateries. Spend the night at the hotel.

Day 06: Leh to Nubra (3048m) | 160km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 7 Hours
Altitude Loss - 452m
Highlights - Khardung La, Diskit Monastery

After a rather relaxed day in Leh, we continue our expedition and start riding towards Nubra Valley through what’s considered the highest motorable road in the world i.e. Khardung La(5359m). The road towards the pass is well paved and tarred till the checkpoint near South Pullu and after crossing the checkpoint, the road starts to get slushy with loose rocks on one side. Get yourself clicked after reaching Khardung La and hit the road quickly as it is not safe to spend much time on top of the pass due to the high altitude and thin air. We stop for a quick lunch after climbing down from the pass and then continue our journey. After riding for another couple of hours, we make a brief stop to visit the 32m high Maitreya Buddha statue in Diskit Monastery. Our arrival in the valley will be welcomed by the white sand dunes and the sightings of the double-hump Bactrian camels grazing. Stay overnight at the hotel/campsite.

Day 07: Nubra to Pangong(4250m) | 260km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Gain -1202m
Highlights - Riding along Shyok River, Water Crossings 

After having breakfast, we start riding towards the most photographed destination in Ladakh, Pangong Lake. Despite the fact that we are not going to cross any high pass today, the ride should be quite interesting as we ride on the much less travelled road via Shyok. Most of our ride is going to be along the beautiful Shyok River and through the villages like Agham, Shyok, Durbuk and Tangste. The road remains slushy along with some exciting water crossings and rocky terrain so being cautious is important. After crossing Durbuk, the last stretch of the ride is going to be along the lake. From the very first glimpse, the lake leaves an everlasting impression on the visitors. Get yourself photographed and just admire the wonder that is this shimmering blue lake. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 08: Pangong to Leh(3500m) | 150km    

Grade/Duration - Moderate/Approx. 5 Hours
Altitude Loss - 750m
Highlights - Chang La, Druk White Lotus School

Wake up to an enchanting sunrise over Pangong Tso and recommence your Ladakh expedition. Today we are going to ride the same route that we rode yesterday and after crossing Durbuk, we will start climbing the third highest motorable pass in the world, Chang La(5360m). After crossing Chang La, we halt for Lunch. After eating, we start our journey to Lah via Karu from where we start riding on the Manali-Leh Highway. Just before reaching Leh, we are going to pass through the Thiksey monastery and the popular Druk White Lotus School. There will be a short halt to explore the monastery and take some pictures. After riding for approximately an hour, we will arrive in Leh for the second time during the expedition. Stay Overnight in a hotel.

Day 09: Departure from Leh
Today marks the last day of this legendary 9 day motorcycling adventure. Have a relaxed breakfast with your fellow riders in the hotel and get on with your journey back home.

Trip Ends.



Package Details

Motorbike Expedition from Manali to Ladakh

Price (Per Person):   ` 26,999
Duration:   09 Days
Cancellation Policy   |   Payment Policy

Package Price Details:

Pacakge Package Cost Discount Offer Price
Own Bike - Solo Rider Without fuel 26999 5000 21999
Own Bike - with Pillion Without fuel 26999 5000 21999
Single Rider with RE 350cc including fuel 49999 5000 44999
Dual Rider with RE 350cc including fuel 36999 7000 29999
Innova / Tempo Traveller 38999 5000 33999
Single sharing Supplement Cost 10000 0 10000
Himalayan Motorbike Upgrade 7000 0 7000

Accommodation: Reporting Place: 05:00 PM at RK Ashram Volvo Bus Stand

  • Manali: Kullu Riverside Camps/Meridian Camps/Hotel Golden Meadows/Hotel IBEX/The Yak Hotel Manali/Kalinga/Similar
  • Jispa: Jispa Journey Camps/The Yak Hotel Jispa/Hotel IBEX/Similar
  • Sarchu: Gold Drop Camps/Antrek Camps/Dorjey Camps/Similar
  • Leh: The Silk Route Ladakh/Hotel Zion/The Himalaya Leh/Three Roses Leh/The Galwan Palace/Similar
  • Nubra: Chunka Camps/Nature Nest Camps/Similar
  • Pangong: The Nature Camps/The Ladakh Camps/Similar

Documents to carry:

1) 4 - Passport size photographs 
2) Original Photo ID (voter card/ passport/PAN card/ Aadhar card)
3) Driving Licence – Original
4) If bringing your own bike, all documents related to your bike should be submitted along with insurance papers 


  • The check-in time is 12 noon/early check-in subject to availability of the room.
  • We require a minimum strength of 6 riders to operate one group. We have the right to cancel the group if we do not get the minimum strength of riders in any group. 
  •  If there are any additional expenses due to bad weather or any other reason beyond the control of the tour operator on account of a hotel stay, transportation, and meals, etc. extra bill will be raised. Neither Adventure Nation nor the participating partners/hotels will be responsible for the additional expenses.
  •  Adventure Nation is not responsible for any change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • If any group member wants to leave group in-between the tour then he/she has to pay the cost for transportation of bike from point of leaving the tour till Manali drop
  • Group members would have to get own riding gear. Wearing a helmet, carrying a valid ID proof & Driving license is mandatory.
  • All guests will be responsible for the safety and security of their own luggage. We will not be at all responsible for the damage/missing / lost luggage. So carry a small daypack bags to carry all expensive things with you. 
  • Compensation for any damage/accident done by you during a tour to others property/person would be directly payable by you.

    COVID 19 related Terms & Condition :
    Adventure Nation shall follow Covid 19 Protocols as per the government guidelines applicable to it. However, it is made clear, that the individual participants are responsible for maintaining all such protocols and guidelines that are applicable at his/her own level towards the prevention and spread of Covid 19. If any participants develop any symptoms around Covid 19, it shall immediately inform the Adventure Nation's team who shall then follow and adopt all such measures as it deems fit under the situation. Adventure Nation's decision shall be final and all participants shall abide by the above conditions to ensure safely of himself/herself and the people around.

    Adventure Nation shall not be liable for any loss, cost, expense, damage, delay, missed connections, or any other consequential damages or losses which may be the direct or indirect result  of any actions taken by it as stated above.




Package Inclusions

Section 01: Package without Motorcycle

  1. Accommodation in Hotels / Camps / Guest Houses on triple sharing from Day 01 to Day 08 (Double sharing for couples)
  2. Meals - Breakfast and Dinner - From Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 09
  3. Services of the experienced trip leader and motorbike Mechanic
  4. Back up the vehicle for a group of more than 10 motorbikes
  5. First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder at dispersal with the trip leader
  6. Inner Line permits worth Rs. 800/-
  7. Safety Gear - Elbow Guards and Knee Pads 
  8. Facility to carry luggage in a vehicle restricted to 1 Rucksack / Duffle bag of 60 Litres per motorbike


Section 02: Package with Motorbike

  1. Everything that is included in section 01
  2. Volvo ticket - Delhi/Chandigarh to Manali
  3. Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike
  4. Helmet for both rider and pillion
  5. Motorbike Fuel for the complete trip as per the itinerary
  6. Extra fuel for back up

Section 03: Package with MUV

  1. Everything that is included in Section 01
  2. Transport in a MUV like Tempo Traveller / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo / Mahindra Scorpio from Day 02 to Day 10 as per the group size


  • 5% GST
  • Insurance; We recommend Adventure Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses like Telephone, Laundry, Tips and Table Drinks etc.
  • Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions”
  • Airport, Railway station or Bus stop pick up or drop
  • The cost of any spare part will be used due to the accidental damage incurred when the motorbike is in the rider’s possession.
  • The cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way.
  • Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in package inclusions
  • Security deposit per motorbike of Rs. 10,000/-. As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts used.)
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Any cost incurred due to extension, change of itinerary due to natural calamities, road, blocks, vehicle breakdown, union issues and factors beyond our control
  • Additional accommodation/food cost incurred due to any delay

Reviews for Motorbike Expedition from Manali to Ladakh

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    This expedition was so far was one of the most exciting journeys in my life. I never thought that those bunch of strangers in the Himalayas would become so good friends. Thanks Adventure Nation for the support and memories.

    Rajneesh Khanduri
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    Thanks for all the efforts for making our ride safe and exciting. For me it was tough decision to go on a solo bike trip, but the people from Adventure Nation and the group made it easy for me to take the whole trip with any worries.

    Pragnesh Joshi
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    A heartily thank you and your team for arranging this trip for us so well. The agents were very helpful to answer all my silly questions regarding the trip. Thanks for the wonderful journey.

    Manas Agarwal

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