Leh Ladakh Bike Trip From Manali
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When it comes to a Leh Ladakh bike trip, it’s a known fact that the majority of people have it reserved on top of their bucket list. It has been decades since Ladakh first opened its route for travelers and yet it is still renowned as a bikers paradise.
The main reason is that a bike trip to Ladakh encompasses both adventure and peace. On one hand, you get to traverse through different terrains with the landscape in the backdrop changing from the lush green valleys of Kullu to the cold deserts of Ladakh. On the other hand, the dramatic shift in the culture that you witness as you move on this bike trip to Leh from Manali also is one of the reasons why so many travelers wait for Ladakh season to commence.
The Leh Manali route is the one that many adventure seekers opt for simply because of the rugged terrain with the majestic view of the Himalayas in the backdrop. Since the route from Manali to Leh stretches to approx 474Kms of land, it also allows riders to have the experience of the ultimate road trip on one of the most popular highways of India.
Stay Not Applicable
Meals Not Applicable
The group assembles at the pick-up point by 06:00 PM.
We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be provided.
Afterwhich, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Manali.
*The pick up point would be RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila (tentative).
Travel Not Applicable
We will reach Manali by morning and will be joined by those who opted for Manali to Manali tour.
Post-check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure. Participants are advised to go for cafe hopping, local sightseeing, and more in Manali.
Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.
Tempo / SUV
Post breakfast, we will traverse through the iconic Atal Tunnel and Bara-Lacha La Pass to reach Sarchu.
Upon reaching Sarchu, Dinner will be provided followed by an overnight stay.
*This day spent in Sarchu is for acclimatization purposes before we ascend towards Leh.
Tempo / SUV
Post breakfast, we will start resume our long journey ahead.
This long drive consists of many scenic views that you will get to witness as we drive through Tanglang la, Moore Planes & Upshi making this long stretch of road be aesthetically pleasing.
Upon reaching Leh, we will check into our designated hotels followed by dinner and overnight stay.
Tempo / SUV
After breakfast, we will head out for our local sightseeing tour.
We will visit Shey Palace known for its gold gilded statue of Buddha which is the second tallest statue of Buddha in Ladakh. We will also visit Thiksey monastery which is the largest gompa in central Ladakh.
The last stop on our tour would be Shanti Stupa which is known for it's beautiful white dome shape, statues and intricate carvings.
We will return to our Hotel where dinner will be served in the evening followed by overnight stay in Leh.
Tempo / SUV
Post breakfast, we’ll head for one of the Highest Motorable Road in The World, KhardungLa.
Reaching KhardungLa, we’ll have a short snacks break.
After the break, we’ll start for Nubra valley.
Reaching Nubra Valley, we’ll check into our respective hotel rooms/Campsite.
In the evening, we will head towards Hundar and we can enjoy a fun ride of Double Hump Bactrian Camel, ATV, and more (personal expense)
Post-check-in, dinner will be served.
Overnight stay at Hundar in Nubra Valley.
Tempo / SUV
Breakfast will be served in the morning.
Afterwards, we’ll check out from our hotel/campsite and head for Diskit Monastery.
After sightseeing at Diskit Monastery, We’ll continue further to Pangong Tso.
Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Pangong.
Tempo / SUV
Post breakfast, we'll head towards Tso- Moriri.
En route, we'll be visiting Tso- Moriri lake.
Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Tso- Moriri.
Tempo / SUV
Breakfast will be served in the morning.
Afterwards, we'll leave for Leh.
Upon reaching Leh in the evening, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Leh.
Tempo / SUV
Breakfast will be served in the morning.
Afterwhich, we’ll head out for Kargil.
En route, the group will be visiting Pathar Sahab Gurudwara (Lunch in here at Langar), Hall of Fame, The confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, Magnetic Hill.
Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Kargil.
Tempo / SUV
Post breakfast, we’ll head out for Srinagar.
En route, the group will be making a short stoppage at Zojila Pass.
The group will reach Srinagar by afternoon.
Post-check-in, the group will freshen up and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Srinagar.
Travel Not Applicable
Stay Not Applicable
The group will disassemble and head back.
End of the tour.
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Transporation in Tempo Traveller from Manali to Srinagar.
Bike Rent with Fuel from Manali to Srinagar
Riding Gears (Knee guard, Elbow guard, Helmet).
*Note: Due to comfort and safety reasons, we recommend you all to carry your own helmets for the ride. The helmets which we provide are of standard size so there can be some discrepancies regarding the sizes.
Accommodations on Triple sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan: 20 Meals (Breakfast+ Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 12 Breakfast)
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
Delhi to Manali Bus Tickets
Inner Line Permits
First Aid Kits
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Manali or Srinagar.
Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost and 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.)
Cost of any spare part which 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.
THINGS TO CARRY
Rucksack (60 Liters+)Backpack Rain CoverWoolen CapUV Protected SunglassesInner Thermals (2 pairs)Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants )Fleece JacketWarm JacketDown Jacket /Main JacketSocks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)Sturdy Comfortable ShoesFirst Aid KitPersonal MedicationWater BottlePower BankMobile Charger/Travel ChargerHand SanitizerCold CreamLip GuardSunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+)Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Policy and Terms
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within15 Days to 8 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 7 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand. There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Q. How Can We Do a Ladakh Bike Trip?
A. There are 3 routes for covering Leh-Ladakh on a bike trip:
- Manali to Leh to Manali (12 days)
- Manali to Leh to Srinagar or visa versa (12 days)
- Leh to Leh ( 6 days)
Q. Is It Safe to Do a Ladakh Bike Trip From Kashmir?
A. Although it is safe to Ladakh bike trip from Srinagar, it depends on the situation on the international borders. Sometimes we have faced roadblocks around Srinagar if the situation is not conducive for the trip.
Q. What Is the Best Time to Visit Ladakh on Bike?
A. June to September is the best time to visit Ladakh for the bikers because, during the rest of the months, the passes remain closed. So it is impossible for a biker to do a bike trip to Ladakh during that time.
Q. What Are the Best Bikes to Choose For Leh Ladakh Bike Trip?
A. Individuals have done these kinds of trips even on their bicycles or 100 CC bikes such as Splendor or similar ones. But some of the comfortable bikes are majorly royal Enfield 350 CC, Royal Enfield 500 CC, and Himalayan. If you're riding solo then 350 CC or above will be a comfortable choice and the same goes with 500 CC and above for dual rider.
Q. What Kind of Roads Will Be There?
A. Due to the army movement, the BRO ( Border Road Organization) always tries to maintain the roads. Which is why the roads are really good, but then there are also some patches which might not be that smooth but are loved by off roading enthusiasts. It will be about 50% tar road and 50% off-roading in general terms.
Q. What Will Be the Chances of Seeing Snow on a Bike Trip to Leh?
A. If you are planning your trip in the month of June then there are a lot more chances that you will get to see snow. After that in July, the chances are a little low and henceforth. But you might witness snowfall on any of the passes due to the reason that snowfall totally depends on the weather on the day and a little bit on your luck.
Q. Why Is the Region Accessible Only in the Month of June Till September for Bikers?
A. Leh-Ladakh region is accessible only in the Months of June, July, August, and September for bikers or even for people who are traveling from Manali or Srinagar. The reason being the harsh weather and heavy snowfall during the other months which result in the closure of all the passes connecting Manali to Leh and similarly Srinagar to Leh. Once the weather improves during the summer months, the snow on the passes melts making it clear for vehicles to pass and finally being able to reach Leh by Manali or Srinagar.
Q. How Much Fuel Should We Carry?
A. Last petrol pump in the Manali-Leh route is at Tandi and ten few kilometers before reaching Leh. In our group departures we carry extra fuel in the backup vehicle, for riders doing it on their own, make sure you get your bike fuelled at Manali, then refueled again at Tandi, and always keep 10 liters of fuel for the back up in the extra canisters and always top up your tanks in the morning before starting your ride.
Q. Is There Any Train to Ladakh?
A. No, currently there is no train till Leh or any other location in Ladakh.
Q. Fitness Level Required for the Ladakh Bike Trip?
A. Leh-Ladakh bike trip is not as easy as it seems. On this bike ride, we ride about 6 to 7 hours, 150 to 180 kilometers per day for 10-12 days depending on the Itinerary. A good level of fitness is required else it will become extremely difficult in the latter days of the trip.
Q. Minimum How Many Days Are Required to Explore Ladakh Fully?
A. If you are planning a bike ride from Manali or Srinagar then it will need about 10-12 days. If flying directly to Leh, a minimum of 6 days will be required. Rest depends on the number of days that you have coz there are many locations that you would want to stay a day or two extra.
Q. What Is a Good Time to Start Our Bike Journey?
A. Always start early in the morning as the streams are low on water and the traffic en route will also be less. This way you will reach your destination before sunset and will have ample time to explore the nearby places.
Q. What is AMS?
A. AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the Physical distress from difficulty adjusting to lower oxygen pressure at high altitudes.
Q. How Dangerous Can the AMS Be?
A. the cases are mild but in some cases, they can life-threatening also in proper measures are not taken.
Q. What Are the Symptoms of AMS?
A. Symptoms tend to occur within hours after arrival at a high altitude and include headache, nausea, shortness of breath, and inability to exercise.
Q. What Are the Chances of AMS?
A. The chances are very less only if you acclimatize your body properly before ascending.
Q. What Are the Accommodation Facilities in Ladakh?
A. In Leh, you can get 5-star hotels but the in places like Jispa Sarchu Nubra Pangong hotels are not good but yes camps are are fascinating.
Q. What Kind of Clothes and Accessories Should We Carry for the Ladakh Bike Trip?
A. Proper riding gear should be there and always try to get waterproof shoes as you will be crossing several river streams. Carry clothes which can keep you warm even at -5 degrees as it generally gets cold and windy at nights and also at the passes.
Q. What Are the Conditions of the Toilet Facility in the Ladakh Region?
A. The toilet facilities are good as you will also get the proper toilet with running water facilities even in the camps.
Q. What Is the Average Duration of Bike Ride Each Day?
A. You will have to ride about 6 to 7 hours per day.
Q. What Will Be the Temperature?
A. During day time, for the months from June to September the average temperature will be around 25 degrees and at night it can as low as 5 degrees.
Q. What Is the Status of Hot Water and Electricity in the Region?
A. you will get Electrictic in all place except Pangong.
Q. What Extra Spare Parts Should We Carry on Our Bike Ride to Leh?
A. Clutch wire, acceleration wire, brake pads, puncture kit, are the main essentials which you should carry with you at all times. Not forgetting the canisters for extra fuel.
Q. What Are the Chances of Rain in the Leh Region?
A. You will not get rain in Leh and region as it is a cold desert.
Q. Do We Need to Consult a Doctor Before Going on This Bike Trip?
A. Yes you should as the region is situated in a very high region and the oxygen is less. So yes any kind of medical history can be affected.
Q. Is the Trip Safe for an Asthmatic Patient?
A. It depends on the seriousness of the condition. Consult a doctor before planning to go on these kinds of trips.
Q. Documents Required?
A. Driving license, bike papers and any additional document related to your vehicle should be carried by you.
Q. Payments by Cards Are Acceptable?
A. Yes! You can pay via credit/debit card.
Q. Are There ATMs in Leh?
A. Yes! You can avail of atm services in Leh but it's is not that readily available. So, you're advised to carry cash for most part of the trip.
Q. Which Telecom Operator's Network Works Well Across Ladakh?
A. BSNL is the best in Ladakh.
Q. Should I Carry Oxygen Cans or Cylinders on My Ladakh Trip?
A. Small oxygen cans do not provide much support as they do not last for a long time. They can mentally psych you up only. Hence, you need to carry medium to large-sized oxygen cylinders which help to restore your dropped oxygen levels back to safety. This buys you time only and is not a cure for AMS.
Q. Why Prepaid Cells Do Not Work in Ladakh?
A. It is because when Ladakh was in the Jammu and Kashmir then because of the conflicts the network you to shut every now and then.
Q. What Should Be Done on the Bike Before Starting the Ride?
A. Servicing of bike is required, checking all the lights, tire should be in good conditions, the brake pads should be checked as well and a lot more extra stuff is also needed to be checked.
Q. What Should Not Be Done on the BiKe Before the Ride?
A. Always try to avoid all kind of electric work on the bike, If important then get it done by the company service center.
Q. What Will Be the Approx Cost if We Want to Go Solo on a Ladakh Bike Trip?
A. It depends whether you want luxury service or just decent quality service. You can do Ladakh solo in 50000 INR with a good amount of services for 10 days.
Q. I Am Dust Allergic Can I Go for the Ladakh Bike Trip?
A. Yes you can but before that consult your doctor and keep your face covered properly throughout the ride.
Q. Which Are the Best Tire for a Ladakh Bike Trip?
A. Always go for semi off-road tires when it comes to Ladakh bike trips or tires with the 70/30 compound tire. The best-budgeted tire for the Ladakh bike trip is Timson.
Q. What Oil Should Be Used in the Bike?
A. Go for Module if going on Enfield and if you are riding a more upgraded bike like Himalayan, KTM, DOMINAR then go for liquimoly.
Q. Is It Safe to Do Ladakh Bike Trip Solo?
A. No because if anything goes wrong then there will be no one to help you.
Q. Which Is the Best Time for a Smooth Ride?
A. July to august is a good time for a smooth ride.
Q. Which Is the Best Time for Adventures and a Rough Ride?
A. June and September is the best time for the rough ride as they pass opens and the road are gems for adventure riders.
Q. What Are the Mandatory Riding Gears to Carry for Ladakh Bike Ride?
A. Helmet, level 2 riding jacket, riding pants, waterproof shoes, long length waterproof riding gloves, riding gear (hydra pack), and other riding gears.
Q. How Does Rain Going to Affect the Ride?
A. Ladakh is a cold desert you will not find rain in the region but yes you may get snowfall.
Q. What Will Be the Group Size for This Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. We prefer a smaller group size consisting of only 15-18 participants. The reason being that smaller batches are better in terms of collaborative group experience and trip coordination as well. You’re more likely to gel up with everybody in a short group as compared to a group that has more participants in number.
Q. Who All Will Be Accompanying The Group During The Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. We have fully qualified and functionally trained Trip Leads, Assistant Trip Lead, Driver accompanying the group during all our journeys. Apart from that, Local Guides and Porters (personal expanse) will also be tagged in if required on a trip/trek.
Q. Being The Only Girl In The Group, Will The Journey Be Safe For Me As Well?
A. Yes! You should board with us on the departure date without any hesitation being the solo girl traveling alone. The reason is that we will make sure to take care of your experience during the whole journey. Additionally, all our trip leads are trained to deal with a number of situations and they’ll be there for you during the trip.
Q. What Necessary Items Should I Pack For The Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. Once your booking is confirmed, an email confirmation will be delivered to you which will include all the necessary information including booking details, trip details, and a brief packing list.
Q. What Type of Ground Transportation Will Be Used on the Trip?
A. We will make sure that you’re comfortable during the whole journey and that is why we hire the best in the class vehicle according to the terrain and need. Some of the on-ground vehicles that you might travel in will be Tempo Traveller or taxis such as Innova, Bolero, Tata Sumo, e.t.c.
Q. Do I Need to Buy Trekking Shoes for the Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. Since we do not have any trekking to do while on the journey, you might not need trekking shoes specifically. But still, a good pair of shoes that have proper soles and are equally comfortable is recommended. You might need a good pair of shoes when traveling to Dhankar Lake and Chandratal lake. A Quechua or forclaz shoes available at Decathlon will also do.
Q. What Are the Washroom/Toilet Facilities on the Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. We will be staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays-we have constructed washrooms with proper running water and sanitation facilities.
Q. What Will Be the Type of Accommodation?
A. It depends on the tour. On the, we Leh-Ladakh Tour are staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays.
Q. How Many Travelers Will Be Staying in One Room?
A. We offer both Double sharing and Triple Sharing rooms. Depending on the package you book, you will be provided with the accommodation accordingly.
Q. How Can I Book a Trip With You?
A. After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you through the booking process.
Q. What Type of Food Is Served During the Trip?
A. We provide nutritious, hygienic, and healthy food during the trip. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as Jain Foods, Only Vegetarian or any other type then we can make arrangements beforehand. But make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.
Q. How to Get Safe Drinking Water on the Trip?
A. Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking. In case you find any clean water on the trek, make sure to fill your bottles with the same. Do not try out water that is stable, always go for running water.
Q. Can We Change the Itinerary?
A. Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it as well.
Q. Can You Customize the Trip According to My Preferences?
A. Yes, we can customize any trip as per your preferences. Once you show interest in the same, a dedicated handler from JustWravel will be assigned to you for the same.
Q. Do You Prefer I Should Bring Some Medicines With Me?
A. Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the Leh-Ladakh Tour. Although, for common symptoms and even more, we have first aid boxes and all our trip leads have basic knowledge about basic paramedics practices.
Q. Diamox Is Advisable or Not?
A. Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor for the same. Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problems on the trip then please consult with your trip leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. What Will We Do if It Rains?
A. If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents, and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Can I Take My Child Along on This Trip? What Is the Age Limit?
A. It depends on the difficulty level of the trek/trip. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.