This motorbike expedition Ladakh is an unprecedented chance to experience the charm of the region. As the excursion is two-week long, you will have ample time to explore this vast cold desert at a slow and relaxing pace. You will start your experience from Delhi, and those coming from outside the city, are required to reach here 24 hours prior to the departure time. We have an array of fixed departure dates for you to pick as an individual. If you are a group of 8 persons or more, we can arrange for a customised bike expedition to Leh Ladakh. This itinerary has been well-researched and carefully formulated after looking back at several of our trips in the past.
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We even arrange for pick-ups and transfer of your personal motorcycles from and to wherever they are, respectively. On this motor bike expedition Leh, you can choose to ride alone or with a partner. Remember that your road journey will be picturesque, but strenuous. The bumpy, narrow and winding mountain roads with blind curves, deep gorges and ravines at numerous points will keep pumping adrenaline through your veins. All this will make you tired, but once you gaze at the amazing views, you will be immediately refreshed.
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Day 00: Arrival in New Delhi
On arrival in New Delhi, transfer to the hotel and get an orientation from your tour guide. After the orientation, enjoy an overnight stay in the city.
Day 01: New Delhi to Chandigarh | 260KMS
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and travel to Chandigarh by road. Drive along National Highway 1 and admire the lush farms on both sides of the highway. On arrival in Chandigarh, check-in at your lodgings and stay overnight.
Day 02: Chandigarh to Manali | 320KMS
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and travel to Manali by road. Drive along National Highway 1 and admire the lush farms on both sides of the highway. You will also pass the serene hill station of Kullu, and enjoy driving along the gushing Beas River. The thunderous sound of the river will make you even more excited. In the evening, go for a leisurely walk. Upon returning to your lodgings, get your hands on the motorcycles and run all the important checks. Also, buy whatever you need for the upcoming excursion from the local market. In the evening, enjoy overnight stay in Manali.
Day 03: Manali to Jispa | 220KMS
At the break of dawn, commence your motorbike expedition Ladakh and in its first stage, travel 130 km through the Himalayas to Jispa. As you gain elevation and reach the bewitching Rohtang Pass, the trees will disappear, and vast and lush grasslands will be seen. Just as you reach the Lahaul and Spiti district, the greenery will also diminish and the brown and barren slopes of this cold desert will take over.This part of your excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motorable roads on earth. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly as this part of the road has claimed many lives. Stay overnight in Swiss tents.
Day 04: Jispa to Sarchu | 90KMS
Upon feasting your eyes to a wonderful sunrise over the mountains, start your bike expedition from where you left off. This part of your excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motorable roads on earth. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly as this part of the road has claimed many lives.
Day 05: Sarchu to Leh | 250KMS
As you begin your bike ride from Sarchu, you will enter the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The adventurous ride today will take you on the high passes like Nakee La, Lachung La and Tanglang La. En route, you will also cross the villages of Upshi and Rumtse, and drive along the pristine Indus River. If time allows, you can also pay a visit to the well-known Thiksey Monastery, known for its collection of rare thangkas, stupa and paintings. Later, reach Leh and stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 06: Leh
Replenish your energies with a healthy breakfast and enjoy your rest day at Leh. The first half of the day is saved for a regular check-up of the bike and gears. Thereafter, spend your day sightseeing.
Stop by the Leh Palace and enjoy the splendid panoramic views of the Stok Kangri and Ladakh mountain ranges from the terrace and explore the museum exhibiting artefacts close to 450 years old. Later head to the Shanti Stupa perched upon the hilltop in the Changspa region. Constructed to endorse world peace and to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism, this monument is known to hold the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself.
The evening is saved for exploring the colourful markets of Leh and getting insights into the lives of the warm, local people here.
Day 07: Leh – Khardungla Pass – Nubra Valley
Wake up to a stunning morning in Leh and be enchanted by the morning sights before you embark upon your journey to the beautiful Nubra valley. On your way touch base at the world’s highest motorable pass called Khardung La at 18,490 feet - the ultimate biker’s experience. All the expertise of your biking experience will be called upon as you ride on roads made of gravel and dirt – making it an exceptional biking adventure.
As you arrive at Nubra, you will be greeted by a cold mountain desert and be mesmerized by the brash slopes and the gorgeous dunes; the image will be imprinted in your mind forever.Nightfall brings with it an opportunity to camp in the Nubra Valley.
Day 08: Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso (120 km)
Gear up for the adventure this day holds for you, it is for sure going to blow your mind. Instead of simply returning to Leh, you will now head to the Pangong Tso lake. This road provides for the actual thrill of riding in Ladakh. If off-roading and river crossing were on your biking adventure list, this day accommodates everything.
From the very first glimpse of it, Pangong Lake is known to leave a lasting impression on visitors. Take the narrow stretch of land that leads you directly to the lake and be greeted by a huge mass of water that stretches over a 100 km and extends from India to China. Click memorable pictures with the deep azure water or just stand there mesmerized by the lake’s beauty – the experience is nothing short of exceptional. Overnight stay at Pangong.
Day 09: Pangong Tso to Leh (120 km)
Wake up to an enchanting sunrise over Pangong Tso and recommence your bike expedition to Leh Ladakh. On the way, see the famed school that was used as an off-studio location in the hit Hindi film, 3 Idiots.
Day 10: Leh to Kargil (211 km)
The ensuing phase of this bike expedition to Leh Ladakh involves riding to the town of Kargil. On the way, pay homage at the Buddhist monastery of Lamayuru, which is the highest in the region in terms of altitude. Onwards on the excursion, drive on Fotu La mountain pass and then follow the road, descending to Kargil. Stay the night in Swiss camps.
Day 11: Kargil to Dras | Dras to Srinagar (202 km)
The following stretch of this motor bike expedition gets you first to Dras, which is the second coldest place on earth. In Dras, climb up to the Tiger Hill Peak and then restart your road journey. En route, cross Zoji La pass and enter the breathtaking valley of Sonamarg, which is a famous ski resort. Later drive to Srinagar, the capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here you may visit numerous places of interest, such as Shalimar Bagh and take a Shikara ride on the picturesque Dal Lake. Stay the night in house boats.
Day 12: Srinagar to Pathankot (350 km)
This morning, your wonderful motorcycle tour will involve driving through the Jawahar Tunnel out of Srinagar to Pathankot. Stay the night at a hotel.
Day 13: Pathankot to New Delhi (478 km)
Complete your amazing Himalayan excursion by travelling from Pathankot to Delhi via road.
Departure Dates: 2018
June - 3, 7, 17(13 and14days), 18, 24
July - 1, 12, 15, 21, 29
August - 12, 14, 24, 25, 31
September - 9, 16
Total Distance: 2787 KM
SECURITY DEPOSIT PER BIKE:
Documents to Carry :
Passport size photographs
Original Photo ID ( voter card or passport )
If bringing your own bike, all documents related to your bike should be submitted along with insurance papers.
Go for it guys! It is the best possible choice if you are looking for bike trip to Ladakh. Had an awesome time with the group.
Value for money, food was delicious, and the team was excellent in handling the member and the bikes. No issues faced at all. Thanks for the adventure folks!
I travelled all the way from Kolkata just to experience the beauty of Ladakh in most adventurous way possible and it proved to be worth all the effort I made. Everything was perfect in terms of service and food.
2500 kms plus in 13 days of this Motorbike Expedition to Ladakh. Oh God, what an experience! I will never forget this ride. But you know what was the best part about this bike trip to Ladakh? The ride operators were so cool! and so approachable! The mechanics were very knowledgeable. The bikes performed well. And we rode them on such diverse kinds of roads so it was amazing that not even one broke down midway. Even while off-roading and river crossing, the whole thing was so much fun!!! I would do it again and again each year. Thanks, Adventure Nation for making this possible!
A bike trip to Ladakh is not the easiest of things to accomplish but all its difficulty fades away in the face of how satisfying it is when you finish the whole thing and not just that...even while you're on it, even while you're riding all the way to Ladakh you're feeling amazing no matter how hard the terrain looks like. And then there are particular moments in the bike trip that make you feel extra spectacular, especially camping in Nubra and looking at Pangong lake. Waking up to a sunrise at Pangong Tso is one of the best visuals to feast your eyes on! Thanks for this experience, Adventure Nation.
The most important part of a bike trip to anywhere is how much you can rely on the bikes. Because I have been on many bike trips before and twice to Ladakh, if your bike is giving you problems even after the test ride and getting it initially checked, then the trip is going to be tiring. That's why I wanted to make sure I go with the best guys. I booked this trek through Adventure Nation for a departure in August. Adventure Nation put us with the best bike trip operators in the game, thanks so much! Whole trip was so tension-free, thanks to that. The operators have been doing it for the longest time so they have an idea of what they are trying to do here! Thanks again!!!
My bike trip to Ladakh was my bachelor's trip as a last trip with the boys right before my wedding. To say the least, it was so good and so refreshing, it was the best thing I could've asked for. I LOVED everything about it. The rental bikes were great and in great shape to be driven down bumpy roads or good roads or river bed roads or off-roading altogether. And I had all these experiences on this trip! This one was such a delight, by the end we were already making plans to revisit. Thanks so much Adventure Nation for making this so special!