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Leh Bike Tour Adventure With Camping

7D/6N

Ladakh

About the destination:A journey to the top of the world, Leh-Ladakh features most of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains. Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes, and swirling roads, Ladakh is becoming the most Instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list. It offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night.The unique thing about the Ladakh terrain is that it has mountains, forests, deserts, lakes, rivers, waterfalls in one beautiful and dynamic geography.Quick info:Route: Leh - Sham Valley - Khardungla- Nubra Valley - Pangong - Chang-la - Stok village - Leh.Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights Start point:  Leh AirportEndpoint: Leh AirportPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft)
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564 Ratings

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564 Ratings

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INR 28,800

INR 19,800

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Manali to Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Delhi

12D/11N

Ladakh

About the destination:  Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip to Ladakh from Manali via various exciting destinations and twisty roads. A journey to the top of the world, Leh-Ladakh features most of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains. cover the breathtaking destinations during your road trip like Solang valley, Gata Loops, Manali, Pang, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar river and so much more!Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes and swirling roads, Ladakh is becoming the most instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night. Quick info:Route: Manali-Jispa-Sarchu-Leh-Nubra via Khardung La Pass-Pangong Lake-Tso Kar Lake-Jispa-ManaliDuration: 10 Days & 9 Night Start point: ManaliEndpoint: ManaliPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft)
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947 Ratings

4.0

947 Ratings

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INR 45,000

INR 33,549

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Leh Ladakh Bike Trip

6D/5N

Ladakh

About the destination: Leh-Ladakh, a land covered with snow-capped mountains and the highest motorable passes, that makes you feel like at the top of the world. Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes, and swirling roads, Ladakh is becoming the most Instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list. It offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night.The unique thing about the Ladakh terrain is that it has mountains, forests, deserts, lakes, rivers, waterfalls in one beautiful and dynamic geography. Quick info:Route: Leh - Sham valley - Khardungla - Nubra Valley - Pangong - Chang la - LehDuration: 6 Days & 5 Night Start point:  Leh AirportEndpoint: Leh AirportPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft)
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259 Ratings

4.0

259 Ratings

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INR 23,000

INR 16,800

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Leh Ladakh to Manali Bike Trip Package 2021 | Flat @ 15% off
Leh Ladakh to Manali Bike Trip Package 2021 | Flat @ 15% off

9D/8N

Ladakh

Price VariantsCost with Own Bike: INR 27950 per personDouble Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 34300 per personSingle Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 41300 per personGroup Size- 18 to 20 Participants/ 10 Bikes | Open for Solo or GroupsAbout the DestinationThe land of high passes, Ladakh is a true beauty and a gift of nature to the already beautiful land of Kashmir in India. Known for being the land of adventures and mysteries, Ladakh has a lot of tricks up its sleeve and reveals them all to its visitors in due time. Home to Ladakhi culture and people, surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain ranges of the world, and gifted with stunning landscapes like the Dunes of Hundar and Pangong Lake, Ladakh will beckon to you to visit again when you leave. So might as well listen to itAbout the TripA bike trip through the Ladakh is almost every Indian's dream tripBike trip of Ladakh is not only an Indian but is also an international favorite because of the many high mountain passes hereExperience the culture of Ladakh and the lifestyle in these harsh conditions of livingRide on one of the highest motorable passes in the world, the famous Khardung LaVisit the grand Pangong Tso Lake, which will easily take your breath awayAlso, visit the Diskit MonasteryThese 10 days will be the forever favorite of your life
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255 Ratings

5.0

255 Ratings

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INR 32,883

INR 27,950

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Motorcycle Expedition from Manali to Srinagar Via Ladakh
Motorcycle Expedition from Manali to Srinagar Via Ladakh

11D/10N

Leh

About the Activity:Indulge in a 11D/10N long motorcycle expedition from Manali to Srinagar via Ladakh and rivet in the salubrious nature of the Himalayan ranges.Arrive in Manali in the morning and the whole day is yours to explore the villages and local markets before you get ready for an exciting bike trip to Srinagar.Take the route that covers Baralacha la pass and then reach Sarchu where you can see the Mulkila and Barashiigra peaks in an elaborate way.Ride through Lachlung La and Tanglang La passes and descend to the Indus valley, then reach Leh for an exciting experience amidst the green fields and scenery.Also ride toward Khardung La, one of the biggest motor-able passes in the world and then to Hunder for a scintillating view of the entire valley; also visit Diksit monastery.Engage in a trip to Samstanling gompa in Sumoor, find solace in the peaceful location.Begin your journey to Chang La; ride to Pangong Tso lake, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar and then reach Kargil from where you will drive to Sri Nagar; your bike ride ends at night with a delicious dinner.
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54 Ratings

5.0

54 Ratings

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INR 50,300

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Leh Ladakh Bike Trip with Camping at Nubra & Pangong Lake
Leh Ladakh Bike Trip with Camping at Nubra & Pangong Lake

7D/6N

Ladakh

About the Activity:Make your vacation special with this thrilling bike trip to Leh and feel the thrill while you ride through the barren roads. Start your trip once you reach Leh and get transferred to your hotel for the night. Explore some of the most famous places like Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and admire the beauty of these places.Spend some time by the Magnetic Hill and then visit the famous Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Continue your ride and explore the Ladakh Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa and witness the Confluence of the Zanskar & Indus. Visit the famous Nubra Valley and there explore the Hunder Sand dunes. Continue your tour and explore  Jokhang, Leh Mosque and Central Asian museum.Ride to the famous Pangong Lake and get awed by the amazing beauty of the lake as it changes its colors. Take the route through Chang La pass, and visit the Thiksey and Shey Gompa. Admire the incredible 7.5 mts high copper statue of Shakyamuni Buddha which stands tall with humility and pride. Conclude your tour after 7 days and 6 nights and head back home with lots of memories.Available DatesApril - 14,21,28May - 5,12,19,26June - 2,9,16,23,30July - 7,14,21,28 Aug - 4,11,18,25 Sept - 1,8,15,22,29There are four different variants available with this package as given below:Variant 1: Self-bike and without fuel: for 1/2 persons on own bike- Rs. 23800/- per personVariant 2: With bike rental and with fuel: for 2 persons sharing one bike- Rs. 29800/- per personVariant 3: With bike rental and with fuel: for single rider on one bike- Rs. 34800/- per person
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133 Ratings

5.0

133 Ratings

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INR 28,800

INR 23,800

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7 Days Motorcycle Safari in Ladakh
7 Days Motorcycle Safari in Ladakh

7D/6N

Leh

About the Activity:Fixed Departures: 23rd June 2016, 06th July 2016, 21st July 2016, 03rd August 2016, 18th August 2016, 31st August 2016Embark in this exciting 7 days mountain viking tour from Leh to Ladakh and explore the majestic beauty of this region.Arrive at the Leh airport and get transferred to the hotel. Meet your fellow riders and get briefed about the riding in Ladakh.Ride to the most awaited Khardung -la (5580m.) 39km from Leh and enjoy clicking pictures at Highest Motorable Road of the World. Continue riding towards North Pullu and then towards Nubra Valley.Next ride back to Leh and enjoy the sight of Diskit Gompa, 50ft tall statue of Maitreyi. Head towards Sumur and take the road back to Khardungla pass.Start riding on the  Leh – Manali highway and after getting the permits proceed to the Mighty Chang La Pass (5289M) after crossing the crazy stream called “PagalNala”.Continue riding through the Tanksey and then reach Pangong. Next reach Lukung and enjoy the magnificent view of this region.After a delicious morning breakfast leave for the most exotic and the enchanting beauty of the lake. Climb to the Changlang la pass and reach Karu.Depart from Ladakh and bid farewell to your fellow riders.Head back home with lots of memories.
Excellent

71 Ratings

5.0

71 Ratings

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INR 19,999

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Bike Trip to Leh Ladakh For 10 Days
Bike Trip to Leh Ladakh For 10 Days

10D/9N

Leh

About the Activity:Fixed departure: 05-08-2016Join this bike trip to Leh Ladakh for 10 days and indulge in an invigorating experience.Start your journey from Chandigarh and ride through marvelous destinations along the way.While you ride, enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayan mountains and valleys that are spread across the region. Enjoy an overwhelming ride through Leh, Rohtang Pass, Khardung La Pass, Ladakh, Nubra valley and Pnagong lake.The package includes food, accommodation, bike and other transportation wherever necessary during the trip.
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36 Ratings

3.0

36 Ratings

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INR 35,000

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Manali Leh Srinagar Bike Trip

12D/11N

New Delhi

About the destination:  Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip to Heaven of the earth while passing to the land of high passes, Ladakh from Manali via exciting destinations and twisty roads. This circuit features some of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains, Lakes, rivers on their side while covering these breathtaking destinations, Solang valley, Gata Loops, Zojila pass, Kargil, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar river, Dal lake and many more waiting on the way!Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes and the swirling roads, This circuit is becoming the most instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night. Quick info:Route: Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Leh - Nubra via Khardung La Pass - Pangong Lake - Leh - Lamayuru - Kargil - Zojila Pass - Sonamarg - Srinagar.Duration: 12 Days & 11 Night Start point:  DelhiEndpoint: SrinagarPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft)
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539 Ratings

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539 Ratings

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INR 48,300

INR 33,550

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Manali - Leh - Manali Bike Trip from Delhi

12D/11N

Leh

About the destination:  Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip to Ladakh from Manali via various exciting destinations and twisty roads. A journey to the top of the world, Leh-Ladakh features most of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains. cover the breathtaking destinations during your road trip like Solang valley, Gata Loops, Manali, Pang, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar river and so much more!Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes and swirling roads, Ladakh is becoming the most instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night. Quick info:Route: Delhi-Manali-Jispa-Sarchu-Leh-Nubra via Khardung La Pass-Pangong Lake-Tso Kar Lake-Jispa-Manali-DelhiDuration: 12 Days & 11 Night Start point:  DelhiEndpoint: DelhiPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft)
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214 Ratings

4.0

214 Ratings

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INR 48,900

INR 33,550

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Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Delhi

10D/9N

New Delhi

About the destination:  Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip to Ladakh from Manali via various exciting destinations and twisty roads. cover the breathtaking destinations during your road trip like Solang valley, Gata Loops, Manali, Pang, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar river and so much more!Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes, and swirling roads, Ladakh is becoming the most Instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night. Quick info:Route: Delhi-Manali-Jispa-Sarchu-Leh-Nubra via Khardung La Pass-Pangong Lake- LehDuration: 10 Days & 9 Night Start point:  DelhiEndpoint: LehPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft)
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208 Ratings

4.0

208 Ratings

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INR 38,950

INR 27,950

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Manali to Leh Motorcycle Trip

11D/10N

Leh

The challenging Himalayan lands of Leh Ladakh welcome you to a complete different altitude of life. Leh is a small town, which can be rightly called as a ‘Mountain Town.’ - the high rising world has this eternal beauty that it could boast. The spectacular landscapes, the chilling snow blankets and metaphorically a paradise land have so much to content every mind. Explore serene Pangong Lake, admire snow-capped peaks, stroll the banks of Indus & Zanskar rivers, enjoy folk dance show. Steep Mountains, pristine lakes, colourful Tibetan monasteries, a vibrant culture, numerous trekking trails and the rugged terrain await you in these mystic lands.
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28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 33,500

INR 28,000

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12 Days Manali Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour

12D/11N

New Delhi

About the destination:  Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip to Heaven of the earth while passing to the land of high passes, Ladakh from Manali via exciting destinations and twisty roads. This circuit features some of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains, Lakes, rivers on their side while covering these breathtaking destinations, Solang valley, Gata Loops, Zojila pass, Kargil, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus, And Zanskar River, Dal lake and much more waiting on the way!Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes, and swirling roads, This circuit is becoming the most Instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night. Quick info:Route: Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Leh - Nubra via Khardung La Pass - Pangong Lake - Leh - Lamayuru - Kargil - Zojila Pass - Sonamarg - Srinagar.Duration: 12 Days & 11 Night Start point:  DelhiEndpoint: SrinagarPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft) 
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38 Ratings

5.0

38 Ratings

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INR 55,900

INR 37,900

Ladakh Motorcycle Tour from Srinagar
Ladakh Motorcycle Tour from Srinagar

13D/12N

Srinagar

About the Activity:Fixed Destination: 03rd July 2016, 31st July 2016, 28th August 2016Ladakh, fondly referred to as ‘Little Tibet’ is known for its snow-capped peaks and natural surroundings. This 11 day Spiti Valley tour promises a trip of a lifetime.On arrival at  Srinagar in your own motorcycle , check into hotel and freshen up for a briefing session followed by an introduction.In the following 13 days of your tour you'll journey from Srinagar Srinagar, Fotula Pass, Kargil, Leh, Lachungla,Rohtang Pass and many more to end your tour at ManaliRide The Ladakh range starting from the Indus-Shyok confluence and the Zanskar range is the dividing line between the Indus and Zanskar valleys.Take a visit to the Drass war memorial, built in the memory of fallen soldiers in the 1999 Kargil war and a must visit.Marvel the Glacier facing both Pakistan and China through Khardungla pass, as the weather condition make the ride difficult.Your trip enables you to  visit multiple location like the ancient monasteries, temples and many more that are more than 1000 years old.Join this Adventurous Ride to the Spiti Valley with Challenging Roads, untouched by the modern world and unpolluted mountains of Himalayas.Shimla is the last stop of this amazing trip.  
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34 Ratings

3.0

34 Ratings

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INR 33,999

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Srinagar to Manali 10d/9n Motorcycle Tour
Srinagar to Manali 10d/9n Motorcycle Tour

11D/10N

Srinagar

About the Activity:Fixed Departure: On 7th July 2016, 4th August 2016, 1st September 2016 from Srinagar.Embark on this Leh motorcycle trip and experience the ultimate freedom and fun on two wheels like never before by starting your trip from Srinagar airport.In this trip you will get the chances to explore Srinagar, Sonamarg, Kargil, Fotu La,  Lamayuru, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Sarchu, Manali and many more.Mid June to Mid October is the time when biker groups throng this small Himalayan town. High altitude passes, serene lakes, ancient monasteries and cold deserts will definitely take your breath away. 
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31 Ratings

3.0

31 Ratings

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INR 29,500

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Bike Trip from Srinagar to Manali
Bike Trip from Srinagar to Manali

12D/11N

Leh

About the Activity:Fixed Departure Date - 4th August, 2016Embark on the bike trip of a lifetime as you drive through majestic Himalayas.Explore the beautiful terrains and mountains of the Himalayas as you drive from Srinagar to Manali.This 12 day 11 night bike trip starts from Srinagar to Manali via Leh. The trip ends at New Delhi.The trip covers iconic Kargil and Tiger Hill along with places such as Drass which is the second coldest inhabited place in the world.Accommodation and meals (breakfast and dinner) are included.  
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27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 42,000

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Manali to Leh on Bike 2021
Manali to Leh on Bike 2021

11D/10N

Leh

About the Destination: Dotted with towering peaks, spiritual monasteries, flowery meadows and gurgling rivers, Leh-Ladakh is truly a tourist’s paradise. On the other hand, Manali in Himachal Pradesh, with its gorgeousness and charisma is also second to none! While both these destinations are situated distance away from each other, their natural appeal and splendour binds them together. Be it for an occasional holiday, honeymoon tours, bike expedition or any other adventure tours, both Manali and Leh, both makes for an ideal destination. About the Activity: Originating from the appealing locales of Manali, this trip from manali to leh on bike takes the bikers to the enthralling surroundings of Leh. In addition to the charming meadows, colourful valleys and challenging trails, this Manali to Leh bike trip also takes the bikers through some of the narrowest as well as highest motorable passes in the world. Within the 11 days of this adventurous expedition of Leh Ladakh bike trip, the bikers are sure to kick-start a memorable journey of their lives!  NOTE: This package is available in two variants namely, Budget and Luxury
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53 Ratings

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53 Ratings

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INR 52,500

INR 49,500

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Sightseeing, Rafting and Cycling Trip of Leh
Sightseeing, Rafting and Cycling Trip of Leh

10D/9N

Leh

About the Activity:Join a sightseeing and cycling trip around Leh, see the biggest peaks around the place, feel the difference when you are at a height of 11000 feet above the sea level.Start your trip from Manali in the morning after breakfast, ride to Leh, cross Rohtang Pass en route, feel the maximum adventure there.Also see the majestic beauty of Balalacha La, Nakeela, Lachulung La, Tanglang La and also Pangong Tso lake on your way and admire the incomparable beauty of the place.Pass through muddy road, tough routes, dirty paths, rocky ways and enjoy the challenging journey over to reach Leh.Witness the high altitude lake -Tso Moriri also during the trip, camp there, have the privilege to cross the biggest motor-able pass in the world, Khardung La Pass.Enjoy camping in the coldest desert, Nubra Valley, enjoy rafting in the Indus river, make a visit to the nearby monasteries and know more about the culture of Ladakh.End your trip on the tenth day after breakfast, board your flight to reach your hometown.Wish adieu to this marvelous experience.
Excellent

86 Ratings

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86 Ratings

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Bike Trip from Leh to Leh
Bike Trip from Leh to Leh

7D/6N

Leh

About the Activity:Leh, situated at 3500 m from sea level, is a place of absolute marvel. Located in the upper Himalayas, this quaint district offers incredible sights and scenery.This bike trip of 7 days is a chance to experience the uniqueness of Leh and the Indo-Tibetan culture that exists in perfect harmony there.This is one of the best Ladakh tour packages for bike riders which covers areas like Pangong lake, Khardong-La, and Nubra along with Leh.Get ready for the adventure ride of a lifetime as you explore the town that once was a major commercial spot on the silk route during this 7-day trip to Ladakh. 
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28 Ratings

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28 Ratings

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INR 22,000

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Srinagar Leh Manali Delhi Bike Tour

11D/10N

Srinagar

About the destination:  Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip from Heaven of the earth while passing through the land of high passes to Manali via exciting destinations and twisty roads. This circuit features some of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains, Lakes, rivers on their side while covering these breathtaking destinations, Solang valley, Gata Loops, Zojila pass, Kargil, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar river, Dal lake and many more waiting on the way!Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes and swirling roads, This circuit is becoming the most instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night. .Quick info:Route: Srinagar-Sonmarg-Zojila Pass-Kargil-Lamayuru-Leh-Nubra via Khardung La Pass-Pangong Lake-Leh-Jispa-Manali-Delhi.Duration: 11 Days & 10 Night Start point:  SrinagarEndpoint: DelhiPasses covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft) | Zojila pass (11.500ft)
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129 Ratings

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129 Ratings

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INR 47,550

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"the experience was awesome. The whole thing organized by Thrillophilia was great. Our tour operator Jigmet sir and the whole crew were 1 no. SHAMAAASS. Julley.
11 July 2019
Excellent
We went for Manali to srinagar Bike tour. It was the best bike trip of my entire life It all started with the person named Shubham from thrillophilia who helped me in selecting the best trip and processed with my booking, all thanks to him! Without him I wouldn’t have been able to experience the best trip of my life. On arrival there, we met our tour guide Tani and our Mechanic Shashi about whom I have read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. These 2 guys were so supportive during the entire tour that no matter what happened they were always there to look after us. They always made sure we are safe and we are following them and there is no overtaking taking place. Tani, the tour guide, one chilled out person he is! Make sure you get him as your tour guide and Shashi as the mechanic as these guys will always make sure that they are there for you no matter what. And in the end, it’s all the Main man behind everything, Jimmy Sir. Thanks a lot Sir for making me experience the best trip of my life! Without you and your team this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks for helping us out in every way possible. The roads here are difficult terrain to ride on. You gotta be careful. You gotta carry your gum boots during water logging which is the most difficult to cross. But these guys made sure that we were all safe and had sound health till we reached home. Not even a single person was hurt. Our group was a mixture of all age groups, I’m fact we even got to meet 2 people From the Indian navy as well. One mad kickass experience! Unbelievable. Reaching the worlds highest Pass, Khardungla Top, was the highest achievement of my life till date which happened on this trip! And if at all you wish to go, don’t forget to ask Tani and Shashi as your tour guide and mechanic, and go only through Jimmy Sir as he has the best team! Thanks a lot to everyone out there for which I thought the best way would be to write at thrillophilia reviews.
12 July 2018
Excellent
From Recent Expedition -: Srinagar > Leh > Manali !! The feeling was awesome and words are not enough to express my experience of the expedition, but ever since I talked about it, it makes me feel that I’m still travelling, I’m still there. I had been a frequent traveller, but the emotions associated with this tour were different. We enjoyed, we had fun, we went emotional, we met some new friends, we felt proud, we captured every possible feelings and emotions we can during the entire journey.
12 July 2018
Excellent
From Recent Expedition -: Srinagar > Leh > Manali !! The feeling was awesome and words are not enough to express my experience of the expedition, but ever since I talked about it, it makes me feel that I’m still travelling, I’m still there. I had been a frequent traveller, but the emotions associated with this tour were different. We enjoyed, we had fun, we went emotional, we met some new friends, we felt proud, we captured every possible feelings and emotions we can during the entire journey. We passed through all the ranges of the Great Himalayas, starting from the Shivalik, Karakoram & Pir Panjal. The memories of “late night road journey from Jammu to Srinagar risking our life while crossing South Kashmir (Known for Terrorist activities), early morning (4 am) shopping at Awantipora, Dal Lake, Shankracharya Temple, Srinagar Market, Lunch @Lal Chowk, Eid Celebrations, Shalimar Garden, Noon & Kahwa Tea, Sonmarg, War Zone (Kargil, Drass &Batalik), Oldest Gompa Lamayuru, Rafting at World’s highest point (Zanskar river), Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Leh Palace, gruelling terrain & passes(Zoji La (3528 Mtrs), Namki La (3815 Mtrs), Fotu La (4108 Mtrs),World’s highest Motorable road – Khardungla (5359 Mtrs), Nakee La (4739 Mtrs), Tanglang La ( 5328 Mtrs), Bara-lacha (4890 Mtrs) & Chang La (5360 Mtrs)), Crazy bath in Pangong Tso lake (-4 °C), cute Marmot, Yak, Deer & Pashmina Goats at Changthang Wildlife sanctuary, snow-capped Karakoram Ranges, Sand dunes at Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery, the Gata loops (22 hairpin bends) at 4190 Mtrs elevation on Pang – Sarchu road, Suraj Taal, Whiskey & Brandy Nallah, Picturesque Jispa, Hiking at 4350 Mtrs Himalayan ranges and driving alongside the rivers across the two states” are never gonna fade away !! Thanks to Thrillophilia for making this trip awesome & memorable one.
"Trip was really awesome. I feel everyone should consider this trip at least once in their lifetime. My eyes were never tired of looking around at such beautiful and scenic views. I would like to extend my special thanks to Tour leader Mr. Jigmet Tandar. He is highly trained professional. The way he lead the tour made us have more fun. Thanks to the whole crew Jigmet, Stanzin, Wangyal, Kaushal, Tundoop. Made a lot of new friends. One suggestion to Thrillophilia team: Since this is not just any casual trip that anyone can go through please consider keeping a screening process for people who opt for it. This is one of the most extreme adventures where your body and mind will go through a lot of challenges, one can successfully complete this trip only if they are determined and well prepared."
A great way to rent a bike and be secure about the condition and price for it. The bike of choice is also available and it is easy to book as well.
17 November 2019
Superb
It was an awesome experience. Completed the tour in July 2019. We had booked for 8 persons on Thrillophilia. The facilities were good, Tani-the tour guide, was superb. Amazing tour, to say the least. I have penned down my entire experience of Ladakh bike tour on my blog. Sharing the link here.
17 November 2019
Excellent
When we made the booking for 6-days trip to Ladakh via Thrillophilia, we had a lot of questions in our mind on how it's going to turn out, especially on whether it's a suitable honeymoon destination even for those who love a bit of adventure. That is primarily because the reviews of Ladakh were a bit scary. Almost all of the people who wrote reviews had a lot of things to warn you about- the extreme climate, sudden decrease in Oxygen levels, deserted/uninhabited places where it's difficult to get some help from anyone in case of any issues and so on. And there were some people who wrote bad reviews about Thrillophilia for some negative experiences they had to endure from the operators. But it was reassuring to see how Thrillophilia answered all the reviews, even the negative ones. They clarified how they assign tour operators based on customer reviews and in case of any negative experiences from the operators, there is not much Thrillophilia can help with apart from not assigning those operators anymore. As we were getting immediate response from Amit on all our queries on a timely basis, we decided to book the package. Cutting to the chase, we were contacted by the operator(Thupstan) the day before our arrival and he ensured that there was a taxi to pick us up on time. The tour guides and the driver of the backup vehicle he assigned for our group were so experienced that all we had to do was to keep riding until they ask us to stop. The halts were all well planned that we didn't have to worry about anything. And they were so approachable in case of any issues. And whenever we rode for a long time, they would come and inspect each bike and fixed any issues immediately. They were always willing to go the extra mile to make us comfortable. Let me quote an instance here - The driver of the backup vehicle had an issue with Blood Oxygen level when we reached Pangong. We had enough stock of Oxygen cylinders in the backup vehicle. But he didn't consider using it and hence took one of the bikes and rode to where he could find a pharmacy to get an Oxygen cylinder for himself. When one of us asked him on why he didn't use one of the cylinders that we had carried, he told us that the cylinders are just for our use and himself or any of the guides won't use that. Such was the concern they had for everyone in the group. In case anyone reading this still has a question regarding whether it's a suitable place for couples, the answer is YES. The accommodation they provide is suitable for couples as well. Even the tents are nice and safe. I could go on like this and I never thought this review is going to be this long when I started writing it. As others have mentioned in the reviews, it's such a beautiful destination and the experience is awesome. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Ladakh, go ahead and embark on this beautiful journey with Thrillophilia. I'm sure that you won't regret it.
25 September 2019
Excellent
One of the best Life time experience I had in Leh Ladakh. The weather was very pleasant. Scenery was too much beautiful. At KHARDUNGLA and CHUNGLA, the coldest zone, enjoyed the scenario of snow covered mountain. It was amazing. White sand storm and the sand dunes added the beauty of Nubra Valley. On the way to Nubra Valley the scenic beauty of the rivers was so nice. From Shey Monastery the scenery around was just magnificent as if like a painting in a Canvas. ATV Ride and double humped camel ride was amazing at Nubra. Our Camp site in nubra was amazing with all amenities in it, there we so many apricot trees in there and were so tasty. The Pangong Tso Lake was also a speechless beauty. The water of the lake reflected various colors of green, blue and sky. It was crystal clear and was beyond words. Thanks to our tour operator: Thupstan Skalzang and his organization. Leh Ladakh is an absolute beauty that too with such lovely and family like team members and having such a good tour operator, makes our trip memorable. Love you all for making this trip one of best one in my life!!! There is only a bit slow response from Thrillophilia, Rest is all good.
"Enjoyed Every second. Very well organized by Thrillophilia "

People Also Ask About Biking in Ladakh

  1. When does the Ladakh Motorbiking season starts and ends?

    The Ladakh motorbike season starts in June and extends till September when the Manali Leh highway opens. This is the best time to undertake the trip because the roads are clear. Other times there are chances of landslide or road blockage because of heavy snowfall.
  2. Is it safe to ride over there?

    Answering this question is a little tricky, because safety depends on the person itself. However, saying this, it is recommended that seasoned riders take this trip. Patience is the key to everything, and if you are a patient, responsible rider you will find this ride very safe. There are no roads per se, as mountains hardly ever have roads, so there will be quite a lot of off-roading. Therefore, the safest bet is to go on a group tour. This is advantageous on many fronts. For one, you will have a group leader who will know the routes and there will also be back up vehicles available in case there is a breakdown.
  3. How much is the cost of Ladakh Bike Trip?

    The cost of Ladakh Bike Trip packages vary according to the bike you choose to rent. The average cost vary anywhere between INR 30000 to 40000. The rates will differ according to the place you choose to begin your trip (Leh to Leh, Manali to Leh or Srinagar to Leh).
  4. What are the best bikes for Ladakh trip?

    Well, to tell you the right thing, you can pick any bike or even a scooter to reach Ladakh. Yes, many of the thrillers have done that as well. Yet, let us help you in picking up some bikes for your utmost comfort.

    • The Hardcore Royal Enfield: A choice for most of the Ladakh dreamers, Royal Enfield is surely considered as best for its power and capacity to handle all your long time luggage. Pick any, 350cc or 500cc, both choices are great, especially you have a pillion friend as well. Moreover, recent models in the market have been adorned with easy start and seldom kicks, powerful engine and air cooling system that are easy to bear Ladakh terrains. Make sure the bike density is quite heavy to handle, so in case you are riding an Enfield for the first time, be careful with your speed.

    • Bajaj Dominar 400: Keep the fuel tanks up with smart ground clearance as Bajaj Dominar is perfect for your trip to Ladakh if Bullets are not your choice. Cruise through the terrains easy and swift, but only disadvantage could be for the one sitting behind. It is best if you travel solo with it and tie your luggage at the backend.

    • Powerfully stylish KTM Duke: Having power of around 200cc and strong self-start option, KTM Duke is perfection on its own, giving out the adventure of Ladakh roads. Though it is best to carry it during solo trip, the bike will not disappoint in terms of carrying fuel and luggage for long rides. Make sure the bike is maintained well so that it does not break down as you move high.

    • Bajaj Pulsar, ready for a sprint!: As much as the fan following the bike has on plain roads, Ladakh terrain also invites Pulsar very well. Call from 150 cc or 220 cc, Pulsar is a perfect friends for adventurers as the bike won’t duct down easy. Interestingly, the fuel tank is pretty loaded so will surely keep up the race when no petrol pumps meet you in midway. Yes, the pillion seat might not be great for the other friend of yours due to inclination, so it is recommended that you carry a seat cover along.

    • Honda CBR 250, vroom down: A good tank capacity and tubeless tires will give you edge over other bikes in Ladakh. If your will permits, get your bike modified with the help of an expert and enjoy the whole time being there.
  5. Can I rent a bike in Manali or Srinagar?

    Yes, you can talk to agencies and find out if they have an office in Manali or Srinagar. Usually, the agencies have their offices in these locations, as a lot of customers prefer to start the journey from Manali or Srinagar. Or you can also check here for renting a bike from Manali.
  6. What things will I get with rented bike?

    You get unlimited kilometers, rider helmets, travel maps and safe luggage storage facility.
  7. If I am renting a bike what about the security deposit?

    Usually, you have to pay around 40% of the cost as a security deposit.
  8. Is it good to take my own bike or should I rent it?

    It depends on the condition of your own bike. If you are comfortable and your bike can traverse through the rough roads and survive the challenges thrown by Mother Nature then you can take it. It will also save your cost.
  9. If I am taking my own bike then what should be the bike condition?

    The condition of the bike should be good enough to survive the rocky roads and unpredictable weather that will meet you on the way. Ensure you have checked the following before beginning your journey:
    • Clutch plates: Make sure you get your bike’s clutch plates checked and replace them if necessary. It is very crucial to have clutch plates in suitable condition, otherwise you can end up with a motorcycle, which refuses to climb steep hilly roads of Ladakh. 
    • Piston rings: If your bike has been consuming engine oil lately; it is best to get the piston-cylinder kit checked for wear and tear. 
    • Timing chain: Another key thing you need to pay close care to is the timing chain, because it can end up causing serious mechanical failure during the ride or even worse, it make your motorcycle perform sub optimally. 
    • Drive chain and sprockets: Check the drive chain and sprockets for any signs of abrasion. 
    • Suspensions: Riding on the harsh terrain of Ladakh with a bike loaded with rider and luggage can take a toll on the suspension of your motorcycle. So, it is instructed to get the front and rear suspension checked, and if the need be, get them changed. 
    • Swing arm bush: Get the swing arm bush properly checked for slackness. 
    • Air filter/spark plug: If your air filter and/or spark plug is over 10000 km old or approaching this figure, get them changed. Don’t throw the old ones out, keep them as spares, might be of use later. 
    • Clutch and accelerator wires: If your clutch and accelerator wires are over 10000 km old, get them changed but keep the old ones as spare. If they are not in need of change then at least make sure to get them lubricated. 
    • Brake shoes/pads: Get the brake pads and shoes checked for wear and tear, and if they can’t last for 5000 km, immediately get them changed. Also get the brake fluid changed or just top it up, in case you had them changed recently. 
    • Con set: Con set is an essential chunk of the bike and if it’s loose, it can affect the handling of the motorcycle substantially. At the time of service get it properly checked and change it if the need be. 
    • Engine oil/filter: If the engine oil is over and above 500 km old, get it changed. Also do change the oil filter. In case your bike uses some oil strainer, make sure you get it cleaned. 
    • Electricals and battery: Get the electrical wiring checked, check bulbs to see if they are functioning properly. Also clean the headlight seal beam and brake light to ensure better visibility enroute. Make sure your bike’s battery is performing well, this is specifically important if your motorcycle does not have kick start. 
    • Fasten all nuts and bolts: Check and get all the nuts and bolts fastened properly, in case any is missing, get the installation done. 
    • Carburetor tuning: Keep the carburetor tuning as close to stock as it is possible. Running it rich will cause problems in high altitude areas and running it lean would lead to overheating in plains. 
    • General check: Ensure that everything is working properly and all the fluids are topped up, i.e. battery water, engine oil etc. Ensure all fuel lines are intact and there is no leakage anywhere. 
    • Tyres: Check both tyres for wear and signs of cuts. If either of them is nearing the end of their life, get them changed. If you need to change tyres, get these dual purpose tyres, since they perform well on and off road. Learn minor repair/servicing yourself! Now since you have gone through the above routine, your bike should hold through for the entire trip, but it’s always a good idea to ask your motorcycle mechanic to teach you minor chores like tightening rear brakes, adjusting clutch and chain, fixing puncture, replacing bulbs and changing cables. However, you can easily avoid so much hassle and book a group tour for yourself. The group tour will cover every aspect of the trip and ensure the bike is in the best condition. You can also choose the bike of your choice.
  10. What riding luggage do I need?

    Here is a list of the riding luggage that you should carry:
    • Good quality Helmet
    • Waterproof riding gear, or suitable clothing to ride in cold conditions which protects you in an unlikely spill; like leather pants or jeans
    • Rain gear, if riding gear is not waterproof
    • Riding boots or hiking boots
    • Riding gloves since it is cold out there and Enfield does not have heated grips
    • Thermal inner wear
    • Nightwear and casual clothing for time away from the motorcycle
    • Flip-flops or spare set of boots
    • Balaclava
    • Spare set of spectacles if applicable
    • Driving license
    • Headlamp with one set of spare batteries
    • If you are on medication, carry them from home
    • Riding glasses or shades
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sunscreen
    • Dust goggles
    • Ladies, if you use tampons, carry them from home
    • Cap / hat
    • Mosquito repellent
  11. Is it necessary that I should be in the proper riding gear?

    It is absolutely mandatory to ride in appropriate riding gear. It will ensure your safety in case of unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, and also it will be a great protection from the unpredictable weather change. Be it rain, cold or snow, the riding gear will ensure your journey is not hindered. Always remember, it is better to be safe than sorry.
  12. Do I need to learn how to be a bike mechanic for a Ladakh trip?

    It is always an advantage if you know how to fix your bike in case of a breakdown. But, don’t worry if you do not know the technicalities. Riding in groups becomes very advantageous and safe because you are sure to have someone who knows the necessary knowledge needed. Moreover, group tours often have a mechanic riding with them. So it is best to ask and ensure before booking, as different packages have different services. However, most group packages have a backup jeep – so do not worry either way!
  13. Do I need to carry full set of bike repair tools?

    If you are traveling solo then it is requisite for you to carry a full set of bike repairs. This adds to your luggage and increases the weight you will carry considerably. However, this is again where going in a group package comes to an advantage as the backup vehicle carries every necessity without you having to worry about it.
  14. Do I need tubeless tires for Ladakh Trip?

    Yes, you need tubeless tires for Ladakh Trip. There are a lot of advantages of tubeless tires, for one, it provides better safety. The risk of accidents decrease considerably due to sudden air leakage as it takes place slowly. The driver gets sufficient time to control the vehicle as the air can escape only through the point of puncture. The tires are also lightweight due to the absence of tube and therefore the fuel efficiency is better. There are less chances of damage during the case of flat running and better heat dissipation as the air is in direct contact with the rim. Moreover, it is a very cost effective option too as tube isn’t needed; therefore there is also no question of tube related problems.
  15. Do I need puncture Kit and air pump for Ladakh Trip?

    Again, if you are traveling solo then it is requisite for you to carry a puncture kit. This adds to your luggage and increases the weight you will carry considerably. However, this is again where going in a group package comes to an advantage as the backup vehicle carries every necessity without you having to worry about it. Yes, if you are traveling solo then you need to have air pump in case of emergency. However, the group package doesn’t require you carry an air pump as the backup vehicle will carry it all.
  16. What permits do I need for a complete Ladakh Bike Trip?

    Since Ladakh shares common boundaries with Tibet, locals and international tourists need to obtain an inner line permit (ILP). Although a permit is not required for Leh but Indians and foreigners need to register at Drass, Rumtse and Sarchu, in case they are traveling by road. If you are planning to travel from Manali, you need to acquire a permit at Manali’s DM office to cross Rohtang. This permit covers you and your vehicle both. The cost of Inner Line Permit comprises of INR 200 per person as environment tax, INR 20 per person per day for as wildlife protection fee, and INR 10 per person per day that goes in charity towards Red Cross Society.

    For instance, if a person requires a permit for a span of 4 days, he will have to pay INR 320 [INR 200 + INR 120 (INR 30 multiplied by 4)]. However, if you happen to be a student, you only have to pay INR 20 for obtaining the permit, just by furnishing your school / college identity card. However, you don’t require permits on Manali-Leh, Srinagar-Leh highway and local attractions near Leh town. Apart from that, do carry some important documents positively.
  17. What are the documents which are required for the trip?

    Here are a list of documents that are required for the trip:
    • Driving License: This one goes without saying tha carrying original motorcycle driving license is essential and legally required. You will also require an IDP (International Driving Permit) in case you are not an Indian citizen. 
    • Registration Certificate: Carry your motorcycle’s original Registration Certificate/Smart card in your primary bag and carry an attested photocopy of it in your wallet or jacket pocket. 
    • Motorcycle Insurance Papers: Carry original insurance papers in your primary bag and an attested photocopy of it in your wallet/jacket. 
    • PUC Certificate: Carry the original PUC where it is easily accessible in case you need it. 
    • Medical Insurance Card: Carry your medical insurance card either in your shirt pocket or in your jacket. You can keep it anywhere, just avoid keeping it along with money. Since in case of a serious accident, you risk losing your wallet and money, which can end up leaving you in a state where you need the insurance the most and do not have your insurance card! 
    • Secondary ID: Carrying a secondary ID is a good idea to help establish your identity in case of a critical situation, so carry something like a PAN card, Passport or Voters ID Card as well.
    • List of important contacts: Phones can run out of battery, go bad or can be lost. So make sure to carry a hardcopy containing phone numbers of essential contacts in case of emergency, or otherwise. 
    • Map and itinerary: Always carry a map, even if you think you aren’t going to use it. Since it can provide a good reference if you have to alter your plans. In case you are using one of the maps provided on BCMTouring, you can print your itinerary on the back of it to reduce the need of carrying multiple papers. Do not rely on phone maps because you never know when will the phone switch off because of battery.
  18. Do we need to carry Fuel in a Jerry Can on Ladakh bike trip?

    Yes, it is highly recommended to carry fuel in jerry can as the petrol pumps are not located very close. You may get fuel in some of the villages you cross – however, the quality of the fuel is certainly questionable and thus advised to not use it unless absolutely necessary. If you choose to travel in a group package, the backup vehicle will carry enough fuel.
  19. Mechanics will be available there or not?

    Most of the group tours often have a mechanic riding with them. So it is best to ask and ensure before booking, as different packages have different services. However, most group packages have a backup jeep – so do not worry either way!
  20. I don’t know how to ride a bike. Can I be a pillion?

    Yes, you can be a pillion. It highly depends on the bike that one is taking and you might have to walk in some places where the roads are bad and dangerous.
  21. Are the seats on the Royal Enfields comfortable enough for riders/pillions?

    In general the seats of Royal Enfields are very comfortable yes, but again it differs from model to model. The bikes of the Standard series have best pillion seats without a doubt. Pillion seats on Himalayan and Thunderbird are also pretty comfortable. But the ones on Classic are quite uncomfortable.
  22. Should I carry Rain Gear?

    Yes. It is absolutely advisable for you to carry rain gears. The weather can be very unpredictable, and you do not want to take any risks. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to carry raincoats or water resilient jackets. Also make sure you have riding pants or rain suit for overall protection.
  23. What about the road conditions in Ladakh?

    The roads on the way to Ladakh will not always be smooth. They can be rocky and very difficult to ride to. To be honest, you will not find “roads” at all – so this trip will involve quite a lot of off-roading, but in the hindsight this is what adds on to the adventure.If you are a ride lover and want to explore the best biking experience on biking tour in India click here
  24. How to Prepare myself for A Ladakh Trip?

    In order to ensure you make the most of the Ladakh trip, fitness is the first box to tick. You need to be perfectly fit before you begin your journey, as the journey is very tiresome and demanding. We would recommend you to do cardio exercises regularly as it will also help you with the changing elevation and not make you sick. Cycling and swimming is also highly recommended to increase your stamina. You should try doing the following things to increase strength and stamina.
    • Blow balloons: Whether the trip is well planned or not, you can always do this exercise of blowing balloons anywhere and everywhere. It increases your lung capacity with enough oxygen to meet bodily needs. 
    • Rhythmic breathing: The best way to go about this is to get your breathing in sync with the pedaling, precisely, in the ratio of 1:1. If that proves to be tough for you, you can try 1:2 in the beginning. Practice different combos, as riders say, it helps a very much. Mouth and nasal breathing: The ones who are suffering from any nasal problems such as sinusitis or nasal congestion, are suggested to practice breathing through the mouth at high altitude as they will then be able to move air rapidly and obtain a higher level of oxygenation. 
    • Exercises: Try to increase anaerobic capacity through exercises like holding your breath for a little amount of time. One can practice this off bike. Let the body get used to being under oxygen deprivation for a period of time. After a while, it will help. Secondly, book your bikes way in advance and do not keep anything for the last moment. Collect and collate all the necessary documents and all the equipment that you might need for the journey. Carry basic medicines, enough water and dry fruits positively. Before the day of your journey check if all of the lights, horn and indicators of your bike are working. Double check the fluid levels such as engine oil and coolant. Check tires properly for air pressure and/or puncture. Check if the chain is lubricated properly and isn’t too tight or too loose. You should also check for leakages. It is also recommended to carry out the inspection everyday before you begin your journey.
  25. How fit should I be for a Ladakh trip?

    As your journey demands you to be riding on a very high altitude, you should be completely aware and prepared for the extreme weather condition and also take care of your health. It is recommended for you to be regular with cardio exercises. Since the air is very thin at high altitude like Baralach La, and Khardung la, and this is where the cardio will pay off it will be easier for you there.
  26. How many minimum days do we need to explore Ladakh?

    The minimum days required to explore Ladakh on bike are 10. You can customize your trips according to your itinerary.
  27. What is the mean travel duration each day?

    The average travel duration will depend day to day on the weather, the kind of path you tread (that is the condition of roads) and your health in general. It is mandatory for you to take regular breaks in order to avoid severe back pains and other health related issues that you may have to face. The average travel hours can range from 6 to 7 hours maximum.
  28. Can I ride all day and night?

    No, you cannot ride all day and night. You will need to take regular breaks, as your body will get tired because of the changing landscape and increased elevation. You have to remember that you will be riding for a week or more at a stretch. Riding without break will result in immense backache. Moreover, there is often lack of oxygen, so it is mandatory for you to rest and let the body get accustomed to the changes. The roads are bad which makes riding at night extremely dangerous. In case, there is a breakdown you will not get any help and will be stranded. The entry in some areas is restricted as well at night. Your bike needs the rest as much as your body, too.
  29. Should I go my own or with a tour group?

    If you wish you can go alone, but it is always recommended to go with a tour group because that ensures safety and security. Because the roads are not very good and the weather is extremely unpredictable, a group provides strength and company to overcome difficult situations. On a more technical front, traveling in a group means you will have well seasoned and experienced people to guide you throughout, they will be familiar with the route and in the case of unforeseen circumstances, they will know exactly what to do and where to go. A group tour also includes a backup vehicle prepared in case there is a breakdown or if someone falls sick.
  30. What kind of accommodation is available in Ladakh?

    There is no lack of accommodation in Ladakh – as long as you book prior to your trip, you will get a lot of options to choose from. Generally, in Ladakh the hotels are segregated into four different categories, namely, A, B, C and D. The best way to understand the quality of A class hotels, their facilities and services are simply comparable to a standard 3 star hotel. Each hotel in Ladakh is designed with traditional architecture of the region and feature oversized rooms equipped with modern amenities. These rooms are beautifully furnished with Ladakhi and Tibetan décor.
  31. Can I find any ATM’s in Leh?

    Yes, Leh has ATM’s owned by Axis Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India. It is strongly recommended to carry enough cash because can be non-functional sometime due to heavy demand. Also, there are no ATM’s available on the highways and places outside the Leh town, hence, it is highly recommended that you carry sufficient cash as even credit/ debit card acceptance will be an issue and most of these locations do not have this facility.
  32. What network services can I find in Ladakh?

    The most important thing that you have to keep in mind is that only postpaid connections work in Leh Ladakh, limited to BSNL, Airtel and MTNL only. BSNL has the widest coverage followed by Airtel. Moreover, only some places like Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso (Lukung, Tangste 34 KMs before Pangong Tso), and Chumathang; and recently on the list, Hanle will have any connectivity and it will be erratic mostly. It will be a good idea to keep your friends and family informed in advance about your whereabouts.
  33. What about petrol pumps in Ladakh?

    The first point of concern for everyone during a bike trip is the availability of petrol pumps in the highways. Petrol, the basic fuel for the road trip is a prized possession in the mountains as there are a handful of petrol pumps, mainly 4 on the entire 475 km route of the Manali-Leh highway. Motorists taking a Ladakh road trip are required to carry extra fuel in a jerrycan or other containers from Manali. Fuel is available in villages but as quality of the oil is very uncertain, it is advisable to not take such fuel unless absolutely necessary.
  34. Do credit cards and Debit work in hotels and restaurants?

    Yes, most restaurants and hotels accept cards. However, a 2% service tax is levied. It is recommended to carry enough cash with you though, because most small places do not have this facility and they use cash as the sole medium for transaction.
  35. What will be the facility for water and food? Do I need to carry some food or water along with me?

    You will get mineral water in Leh and other towns and villages. Carry mineral water for the travelling period. For food, it is advisable to carry dry fruits, energy bars, cookies and biscuits for the journey.
  36. What is High Altitude sickness? How much time does it take to get acclimatize in Ladakh?

    Some common symptoms of high altitude sickness are giddiness, loss of appetite, lack of sleep and difficulty in breathing. The best way to get acclimatize in Ladakh is a natural rest for at least 48 hours before starting to explore and travel.
  37. Is it possible to go to Manali to Leh with 1 stop at Sarchu?

    Yes, it is possible to go from Manali to Leh with 1 stop at Sarchu. However, you will have to begin very early for this trip. If you have enough time on you, it is strongly recommended that you cover the trip in 2 days and 2 night stops to enjoy the beautiful and serene views. The point of the trip is lost if you only spend it in riding. Moreover, it is extremely tough for your body to do it in such a short span of time.
  38. Can you go to Nubra valley and come back in the same day?

    If you wish to take it up as a challenge and race up there, you can. The distance from Nubra to Leh is around 150km. Attempting to cover it in 1 day is a lost cause because you will not be able to enjoy the beautiful sights that the valley has to offer. The distance may look coverable on paper, but also keep in mind the terrain that you will be traversing. It will take a lot more than you expect. Also, do not forget that you have to conquer the Khardung La pass.
  39. Can I go to Pangong Lake from Numbra Valley directly? Or I have to go Leh again via Khardungla?

    Yes, if you wish to not take a detour you can go directly to Pangong Lake to Nubra valley. The route that you can take is via Agam Shyok. From Khalsar you reach Agham rather than ascending to Khardung La, and from Agham you take the road that goes towards Shyok rather than ascending to Wari La, and from Shyok you reach Durbuk and continue towards Pangong. This is the most difficult of all the available routes but also the least time consuming. On this road, you can reach from Nubra valley to Pangong Tso within a matter of 6 hrs.

    The best route to take while on bike is the Agham Shyok road. It is so because the ascent is not that steep and with motorcycles you can always make way even on bad roads. However, please be very careful while riding through this terrain. This road can be highly dangerous at worst of times and challenging at best.
  40. Can small kids go on a bike trip?

    It is strongly recommended not to take small kids on a bike trip to Ladakh as the roads are not always very good. Moreover, the weather can get unexpectedly harsh, and it is a lot of risk for children.