Leh Ladakh Bike Trip

Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Khardung La - Leh - Pangong Lake - Manali

Overview

An opportunity to delight in an enthralling bike trip on the rugged terrains lures the youngsters to Leh Ladakh. Manali-Leh Highway is one of the best available biking routes for daredevils. The scenic beauty en route is really admirable but only if the bike trip is planned at the right time. Some elements that raise the fun quotient to the next level are hairpin bends, narrow roads, heavy snowfall, land sliding, rainfall and much more. But with us, you can easily plan your Leh Ladakh Bike Tour bereft of any hassles. The exciting expedition gives you an adrenaline rush by taking you to the dangerous roads in India. Also, the adventurous trip will surely change the way you think about the country.

Standing out amongst the rest of Ladakh Motorcycle Tours, this9 Nights / 10 Days trip is a thrilling and challenging journey. Explore the snow-capped mountains, spellbinding nature, picturesque hamlet and enchanting sights of glaciers. The motorbike trip to Leh Ladakh starts from Manali. A tranquil and serene place, Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty, gushing blue streams, sprawling meadows and much more. Feel the goosebumps as you drive your bike across Rohtang Pass which is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range. The pass connects Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh with the Kullu Valley.

Lahaul Valley is a potpourri of beautiful mountain villages and fascinating Buddhist art and culture. The first halt at the Jispa Village will surely take all your weariness away. Your next destination is Sarchu which is a major halt point in the Himalayas on the Manali-Leh highway. While delighting in your journey towards Leh, you will be crossing Taglang La and Changspa. Go to Khardung La, Leh which is a perfect gateway to gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. A paradise for adventure enthusiasts and mountain biking aficionados, the pass ranks amongst the highest motorable roads in the world. Exploring the fascinating Pangong Lake which is counted as one of the most prominent lakes in Leh is an added plus. The tranquility and serenity of Pangong Lake attract tourists from all over the world. A visit to Chang La is also included in the trip. The bike expedition becomes all the more exciting with an excursion to this pass because the melting snow transforms into small streams thereby making your ride a little bit difficult. No wonder, the abundant scenic beauty and meandering roads make Leh Ladakh a famous motor-biking destination in India.

Trip Highlights
  • Admire the beauty of Pangong Lake, Leh
  • Explore the Kullu Valley on bike
  • Drive past Bara-lacha La while moving towards Sarchu
  • Challenge yourself to drive across Khardung La
  • Feel the thrill as you reach an army checkpoint Tangse
  • A thrilling ride across the Taglang La
  • Explore Thiksey and Shey monasteries
  • Shopping at local bazaars of Leh
Tour Map
Itinerary Details

Upon arrival in Manali, register yourself at the hotel reception and help yourself to combat tiredness. After having your lunch, get ready for your Ladakh Bike Trip. At first, you will drive towards Kullu Valley. It is a beautiful valley in Himachal Pradesh which is formed by the Beas River between Manali & Larji. This valley is popular for its temples, a majestic hill covered with pine trees, apple orchards, splendid beauty and deodar forests. You can enjoy adventure sports like river rafting, paragliding, trekking, hiking, mountaineering, etc.

At the end of the day come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Get up early in the morning and start your Bike Ride to Ladakh. En route, you will pass through Rohtang Pass which is perched at the elevation of 3798 m above sea level. It is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The pass offers a thrilling experience to the riders and is a dangerous place because of unpredictable snowstorms. Thus, an excursion to the place is not for the faint-hearted persons. During the span of 6 months, it is thronged by countless tourists from all around the world. The bikers reach here crossing dangerous curves, slippery roads and sometimes facing extremely rough weather.

After that, you will pass by Lahaul Valley before reaching Jispa. This valley is adorned with massive glaciers, high mountains, high passes, pristine rivers and medieval monasteries. Thus, this region is rightly called as the Barren Splendor of Himachal Pradesh. In the evening, you will reach Jispa. Savor hot momos and Thupka, a traditional Himalayan soup which is made from vegetables & meat.

Jispa is the small village which is located near the confluence of two streams merging with Bhaga River. Jispa is situated at an altitude of 10,500 ft above sea level and offers picturesque views of the snow-covered mountains. This village has several Buddhist stupas or chortens which you should visit.

Stay overnight in Jispa.

On day 3 of your Leh Ladakh Bike Tour, you will start your motorbike ride towards Sarchu in the morning. En route, you will visit Bara-lacha Pass which is a high mountain pass positioned at the height of 16,040 feet above sea level. This pass offers numerous breathtaking views which leave the travelers spellbound. This barren land without any shops and hotels present a sight to behold.

Continue your journey towards Sarchu. It is a small village located on the boundary of Himachal and Ladakh. It is an overnight stopover where tourists get tented accommodation to relax for the night. After arriving, proceed to Sarchu camp. The rest of the day is at leisure. Take sufficient fluids and unwind yourself.

Overnight stay in the camp.

Early in the morning, you will leave for Leh. Your bike will pass by a remote area surrounded mountains where you will see nomads, shepherds and prayers flags adorning the place. Next, you will cross one of the highest motorable road in the world – Taglang La. It is situated at an elevation of 5328 m above the sea level and features a famous holy temple. During your journey, you will explore Thiksey and Shey monasteries that are perched on hilltops. Thiksey Monastery in Leh flaunts a magnificent complex painted in yellow and red which rises grandly above the numerous monk cells. One can marvel at the panoramic view with the Zanskar range in the backdrop of the terrace of this monastery. The Shey Monastery was built in the memory of Deldon Namgyal's father in 1655. This place is famous for its giant copper with a gilded gold statue of Shakyamuni Buddha or Gautam Buddha in a sitting position.

As you make your way to the Changspa, you are rewarded with stunning views of mountain valleys and winding roads. Reach on the borders of Changspa, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal. Here, you can taste the local dishes and observe the culture of Ladakh.

Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 5 of your Ladakh Bike Tour is reserved for a visit to the famous Khardung Pass located at a height of 18360 feet above sea level. It is also called as Khardzong La and is counted as one of the world's highest motorable roads. From the top of this high mountain pass, you can witness picturesque views of Karakoram Range and the Himalayas.

In the afternoon, you will be heading to see other prime locations of Leh. It is interesting to see that Muslims and Buddhists reside here in harmony. Stroll across a labyrinth of streets in Leh. Gorge on local dishes. Afterward, head towards an old Fort which is situated on the hilltop. In the evening, you can spend your time in the garden restaurant.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Start your day with an excursion to Pangong Lake which lies 35 km away from Leh. Pangong Lake is the largest brackish lake of Asia and the famous movie 3 idiots was shot here. It does not remain blue throughout the year or even the day. The lake is known to change its colors from azure to light blue to green and grey too. The crystal clear water, sublime beauty and imposing hills add to the ethereal charm of Pangong Lake.

Once done with admiring the beauty of the lake, move to Chang La. It lies at an elevation of 17,590 feet above the sea level. Bikers need to have brilliant driving skills to cross the road that is flooded with thousands of small streams. In the evening, you will reach the army checkpoint at Tangse. It is a picturesque village near Chang La and has only 126 houses. It is surrounded by mountains and dotted with patches of green land along the Harong stream. It is the last destination of your Ladakh Bike Trip.

Check-in at the resort for an overnight stay.

Munch your breakfast and start driving back to Leh to explore its major attractions. The first attraction of the day is the Shanti Stupa which is also known as the Symbol of Peace. It is a white colored structure which is perched at the height of 4267 meters. The unique feature of this place is that it looks astounding when illuminated with lights at night. The architectural style of the Stupa is different from the usual Ladkhi style.

Next, move to the Zanskar Range which is one of the popular places for the adventure seekers. Due to heavy snowfall from November to May, this place gets completely cut off from the rest of the world. Most of the local population is Buddhist and the royal family still resides here. Your last attraction is the Indus Valley which offers splendid views of the snow-capped mountains. In the evening, you will go for shopping in the local markets of Leh.

Overnight stay in Leh.

In the morning, travel to the same place from where you start your journey to Leh. You will cross the Pang and Sarchu which is the midpoint of Manali and Leh. After reaching in Sarchu, check-in at the camp. The day is at your leisure.

n overnight stay in the camp.

Today, you will start your bike and drive away from the plains of Sarchu. In the afternoon, you will reach Bara-lacha La. After taking some rest, continue your drive to the Lahaul Valley. In the evening, you will arrive at the Rohtang Pass. At night, you will reach to the Manali and get accommodated at the hotel.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

It is the last day of your amazing bike tour. In the morning, complete your check-out formalities at the hotel and depart from the Manali for your onward destination.

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