Gear up for the most extensive Ladakh Bike tour as we take you through every popular places, tourist attractions, remote villages, unexplore trails and everything inbetween.
Unlike most Ladakh bike tour these days that just exist for the namesake, this tour doesn't limit to just Leh, Nubra and Pangong lake or simply the Highway but you will get to see every corner and every remote places in Ladakh.
From the Aryan valley in western Ladakh, where the locals have traits of more european physical features than the usual Tibetan, Mongoloid feature to the remotest Hanley village in the Changthang plateau, you will get to see more of Ladakh than any other tour available in the market today.
The tour is planned and designed in such a way that it minimizes the chances of riding the same route while also ensuring to cover every corner and destinations and trails in Ladakh.
In the western side you will get to ride through the unexplored lower Sham after diverting from Khaltse towards the Aryan valley, and also ride through the Batallik sector to arrive at Kargil. The following day will have smooth well paved tarmac roads along the Srinagar-Leh Highway via the Lamayuru and other major attractions.
In the north, you will get ride through the Khardungla to explore the beautiful Nubra valley and the popular attractions, Also on the list are Tutuk, the remote villages inhabited by the Balti ethnic peoples. From there on, the tour will proceed to the infamous Pangong lake through the Agyam Shayaok route, which is among the most fun and adventurous trails in the entire Himalayan region.
You will also get to visit Merak - a traditional Ladakhi village overloking the Pangong tso and stay there for the night. The off road drive upto Merak , along the length of the Lake will be fun and Adventurous. It will be along the way tpo Hanley as you ride through Chushul - the last Indian village and through Tsaga-la, Loma bend etc.
The last part of the tour will take you to the Tsomorriri lake in the rupshu valley, you will get to see nomadic peoples herding their animals and may also get to see some wild animals and some rare and endangered birds. You will also get to ride through Tsokar lake famous for wild life sightings and migratory birds , passing through the Hot springs at Puga nad Taglangla, Rumtse, Upshi before reaching the historic city of Leh.
What is included in the tour
All Inner line permit for restricted areas.
Accommodation on Double sharing basis in hotels/camps mentioned or similar.
Daily Breakfast and Dinner
Royal Enfield bike 500 CC
Dedicated Route guide with own bike.
Back vehicle for carrying luggage and support.
Mechanic with spares and tools.
Helmets for the Rider and the Pillion.
An Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the car in case of emergency
All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
What is NOT included in the tour
Meals not mentioned under inclusions
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc.
Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments.
Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusions.
GST @ 5%
- Visit the majestic Pangong Lake, the highest brackish lake at this altitude.
- Explore Aryan Valley, the last descendants of the Aryan race.
- Ride through Khardung-la, the Highest all-weather motorable road in the World
- Visit the Lamayuru monastery, the oldest monastery in Ladakh.
- See the Moonland Lamayuru.
- Explore the Nubra Valley.
- Visit Turtuk- the last Indian village
- Visit the Maitreya Buddha statue of Diskit.
- Witness the Double Hump Camel at Nubra sand dunes.
- Stay at a local homestay at Merak village overlooking the Pangong lake.
- Visit the Nomadic land of Changthang
- Explore the biggest freshwater lake in Ladakh - Tsomorriri
- Witness the rich wildlife and flora at Tsokar
- Hotsprings of Puga
- Ride a Royal Enfield and fell in love with the land and the machine.
Day 1 - Arrival at Manali and Rest /
Arrive at Manali on your own from your hometown. Check into your hotel rooms that we have booked for you where you can take a good rest after the tiring journey. Rest of the day, you can simply hang around and take a good rest at the hotel or you can visit the local market of Manali and visit some of the popular tourist spots in the town.
In the evening we will allot the bikes to all the participants and you can take a test ride with your respective bike.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Manali.
Day 2 - Drive from Manali – Rohtang Pass (3980m) – Jispa (3200m)
Today we will start riding towards Jispa along the Manali-Leh Highway. We will cross Rohtang Pass which is the first pass of our Journey and one of the most scenic spots in Manali. Rohtang will also give the experience of riding through numerous hairpin bends that you will encounter every now and then throughout our journey.
We will ride through the beautiful Lahaul region and arrive Jispa by evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jispa.
Although we can ride further up to Sarchu. Halting at Jisp will ensure a gradual gain in altitude so that all our riders get properly acclimatized before entering Ladakh.
Day 3 - Ride from Jispa – Sarchu (4253m) – Leh (3500m)
Today is going to be quite a long day as we will ride all the way to Leh. The mountains will become mightier and the vegetations scarcer as we drive towards Sarchu. We will encounter some notorious high passes like the Baralachala, Lachungla, Nakeela which will possibly have still some winter snow left on some stretches. We will enter into the Ladakh region by passing through the Sarchu checkpoints. We will ride through the flat stretches of Moore plains and arrive Debring, before ascending up the Taglangla, one of the highest motorable pass.
Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 4 - Acclimatization, Local Sightseeing at Leh
The day is for rest and acclimatization. You are advised to take complete rest for the day to adapt yourself with the new environment at 11,135 feet altitude.
Later, in the evening, visit the Leh Market, Leh Palace, known as ‘Lachen Palkhar’ or Shanti Stupa, located on a hilltop near Changspa, reaching the top you will see the beauty of whole Leh town.
Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 5 - Leh - Aryan Valley
After breakfast in the morning, we will start riding to the Dha Hanu also known as the Aryan valley as the people residing there are believed to be the last of the pure Aryan race. Aryan peoples have distinct facial and physical features, they are also culturally quite different from the rest of Ladakh. The route is along the Leh-Srinagar Highway up to Khaltse and diverts from there to follow the direction of the Indus river. Along the way, we will visit several sightseeing places like Hall of Fame museum, which was built in the name those martyrs passed away in Kargil war, and also visit Magnetic hill and Sangam, (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus River).
Overnight stay at Aryan Valley.
Day 6 - Aryan valley to - Leh via Lamayuru and Sanjak
Today, we will ride back to Leh via Sanjak Route and Lamayuru. We will ride back alongside the river Indus and Cross over to follow the Khangral-Sanjak route, this route is one of the least used by visitors and have some of the most scenic and remote villages. Along the way, we will get to see the Chiktan Fort - Once believed to be as grand as the Leh Palace and an architectural marvel of its time.
Further, we will drive to join the Srinagar-Leh Highway and divert towards Lamayuru. Lamayuru monastery is one of the grandest monasteries in Ladakh and is the most important monastery of the Drikung Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. The landscape around the village is also quite unique and resembles the lunar surface, for this Lamayuru is often called the Moonland.
Later, ride back to Leh along the Srinagar- Leh Highway.
O/N stay at Leh.
Day 7 - Ride from Leh – Khardung La (5602m) – Hunder (4000m)
Today we will ride northward from Leh to Nubra valley, which is considered one of the most scenic valleys in the entire trans-Himalayan region. The valley boasts a unique landscape with sand dunes, lush green oasis and snow peaks, along with beautiful monasteries and villages. We will be crossing the Khardungla pass (18,380ft), considered the Highest all-weather motorable pass in the world. The Pass has become a dream destination for bikes and adventurous souls from all across the world, we can click some photos, grab a hot tea from the cafeteria and start riding towards Nubra valley. We will drive past the North pullu check post, and through the narrow roads and blind curves to reach Diskit in the afternoon. We will visit the Diskit monastery, and the Maitreya Buddha statue which ideally sits atop a small hill overlooking the valley, the view from there is incredible.
Further, we will drive to the Hunder Sand dunes, which is among the most visited place in Ladakh and also enjoy the camel ride. Nubra is the only place in India where these camels exist.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Nubra
Day 8 - Nubra - Turtuk - Nubra
After breakfast in the morning at the camp/Guesthouse, we will ride to Turtuk sector, formerly a part of Baltistan and administered by Pakistan until 1971 before India liberated the region. The Turuk and adjoining villages are resided by Balti ethnic peoples, who are culturally different from Leh. We will explore the villages and ride back to Hunder by evening.
O/N stay Nubra.
Day 9 - Ride from Nubra – Pangong Tso (4350m)
Today we will ride to the world-famous Pangong lake, probably the most famous attraction of Ladakh. It is the largest brackish lake in Asia and the largest overall at this altitude. The ride involves retracing the route till Khalsar and diverting towards Shayok road. The road from Nubra to Shayok is very less taken but has to be one of the most scenic trails for motorbiking. There will be some water crossings and offroad stretches which will make it more adventurous and fun.
Once reaching Pangong, we will further ride along the length of the lake towards the Merak, which is ideally the last point up to which a foreigner can go. We will stay at at Merak overlooking the Pangong lake.
Overnight stay at Pangong.
Day 10 - Drive from Pangong Tso (4350m) to Hanley
Early morning, enjoy the sunrise at the Pangong lake while sipping a warm cup of tea, we will then have our breakfast at the Camp and start riding towards Chushul, the place known for the Sino-Indian war of 1962. We will further cross the Tsaga-la and then to the Loma bend. We will get to explore the Changthang plateau and nomadic life of the locals in the region. We will arrive at Hanley village in the evening and explore the Hanley village and visit Hanley Monastery. Hanley is known for its ultra-clear night sky and is a favourite for star gazing and astrophotography, it is also home to the Indian astronomical observatory for the same reason. Overnight stay at Hanley.
Day 11 - Hanley - Tsomorriri
Early in the morning, we will have our breakfast at the Guesthouse start riding towards Loma bend. We will then divert towards Sumdo and head to Tsomorriri lake. We will get to see some scenic villages along the way in Rupsho, followed by some offroad trails to reach Tsomorriri. Tsomorriri is the large lake with wetlands reserves surrounding the lake. Numerous migratory birds and wildlife throng the region during the season. Close to the lake is the scenic village of Korzok and the monastery of Korzok.
Overnight stay at hotel/ Camp.
Day 12 - Tsomorriri - Leh
Today, we'll start early from Tsomorriri via Sumdo village and further via Polokongka-la (16207ft) towards the Tsokar lake, which is known for the salt deposits, rich wildlife and birding spots. We will also encounter the hot springs and sulphur deposits at the Puga valley. The roads will be a mix of patchy tarmac and off roads amidst flat stretches. We will turn right from Debring, and head towards Leh crossing through Taglang La. Overnight stay at Leh Hotel.
Day 13 - Departure / Checkout
In the morning after having breakfast, check out from the hotel and leave for the airport or Taxi stand to return back home.
The Ladakh bike Tour ends with lots of memories and adventures.