Overview/Itinerary

Leh Ladakh Road Trip

- An Unbelievable Drive In India

Buckle up for the most exhilarating trip of your life time. Stopover at azure lakes, adventurous terrains, peaceful outback and almost anywhere your heart wants to. This is not where your burdens will dare to follow you; this is where you dig out your fantasy and put it straight into reality. So let the magic of deserted monasteries and independence swirl up your senses for good. Read the details further for a better idea of the journey.

This biking trip is going to give you an unforgettable experience and chance to pass through some of the best Himalayan roads. The tour will start from sightseeing of Manali, a stunning hill town on the banks of the Beas river.

You are going to ride your bike on various ranges of high-altitude trails, including the khardungla pass, the WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD at 5602 meters above the sea level. Another major highlight of this tour is the baralacha la (4830 m, 4-5 hours), also called the SWITZERLAND OF INDIA.

It is flanked by mountain ranges on both sides featuring some stunning natural formations of sand and rocks.

Batches for Leh Ladakh expedition

07 September to 18 September 2019

Leh Ladakh Road Trip Cost (Delhi to Delhi)

  • Rented Bike (Two Person - One Bike): Rs. 34,999 + 5% GST. (Per Person)
  • Rented Bike (One Person - One Bike): Rs. 43,999 + 5% GST. (Per Person)
  • Own bike: Rs. 24,999 + 5% GST. (Per Person)
  • SUV vehicle seat: Rs. 37,999 + 5% GST. (Per Person)

Leh Ladakh Road Trip Itinerary

Delhi 1: Delhi to Manali (560kms/12hrs)

Be ready at Volvo pickup stand at 5 PM. Our team will meet you there. We’ll catch vovlo for Manali.

As it will be almost 12 hours journey from Delhi to Manali (560 km). Manali is situated at an altitude of more than 2000 meter from where you have the views of wooden forests, orchards, river, endless Himalayan mountain ranges. Overnight journey by Volvo.

Day 2: Arrive Manali – Local sightseeing

Arriving Manali in the morning, check into the hotel and then, you will be introduced to your companions i.e. your bikes. Our team will provide you every details about the routes, maps, destinations, rules & regulations. You can also take a ride to visit places like Hadimba Temple, Local Tibetan Monasteries, Nature Reserve and Old Manali, Manu Maharshi temple. You will enjoy delicious local food of Manali and night stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Manali to Jispa via Rohtang Pass (140kms/8hrs)

Today, we will start riding towards Jispa via Rohtang Pass (13000 ft above sea level). Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Valleys of Chandra & Bhaga Rivers on your way. Jispa (12000ft) located 20 km north of Keylong where the surroundings of riverside and Himalayan mountain backdrop are sure to leave anyone breathless. Overnight Stay at Jispa in tents.

Day 4: Jispa to Sarchu via Baralacha Pass (100kms/5hrs)

After a breakfast, we start riding towards Sarchu crossing Baralacha La (16500 ft.) and on the way passing by two marvelous lakes Deepak Taal & Suraj Taal. Arriving at Sarchu, the overnight stay will be in tents.

Day 5: Sarchu to Leh (253kms/10hrs)

After breakfast will mpve towards Leh via Taglang la Pass. Taglang Pass is nestled at an altitude of 17480 ft. above the sea level, in the Zanskar range, which is the second highest mountain pass in Ladakh. On arrival at leh, check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Leh sightseeing

Today is the day when we can take the rest or roam in the beautiful Leh City. We can visit Local Market, Tibetan Market, Monasteries, Gompas, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame, Leh Palace and delicious local food. Overnight at Leh.

Day 7: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass (160kms/6hrs)

After breakfast move towards Khardungla Pass, the doorway to Shyok and Nubra valleys and the world’s topmost motorable pass according to BRO. The ‘Khardungla’ is located on the Ladakh range which is 40 km from Leh and It is positioned at an altitude of 18,380 ft. The place offers amazing picturesque and attractive views of valleys. Bikers from all over the world visit this mountain pass on their motorcycles and do mountain biking which is a refreshing and remarkable experience for a lifetime. Further, we will ride towards Nubra Valley, arriving at Nubra overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 8: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake (160kms/6hrs)

Early morning after breakfast, we will explore the beauty of Nubra valley which is also known as the ‘Orchard of the Desert’. Diskit is the capital of Nubra is about 150 km north of Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. The beauty of this cold desert is an experience to cherish for the lifetime. Then, we will ride to Pangong. Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 9: Pangong Lake to Leh (320kms/10hrs)

Pangong Tso (Pangong Lake) is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas and one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia; Situated at a height of 14000 feet, the lake is 130 km long, 45 km of which lies in India while the remaining stays in China. The Lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point and during winter the lake freezes completely despite being saline water. In the evening return back to Leh and the overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 10: Leh to Jispa (330kms/9hrs)

Starting our return journey riding toward Jispa. By evening, we reach to Jispa and check in at camp and Overnight stay at camp.

Day 11: Jispa to Manali (140kms/6hrs)

Early morning after having breakfast, we start riding back toward Manali. On arrival, time to say goodbye to your best companion throughout the entire adventurous trip. By late Evening, we will board our Volvo for Delhi.

Day 12: Manali to Delhi

Overnight journey will be in a Volvo Bus. By morning at around 10 o’clock, we will reach Delhi.

Please Note

  • If you are joining with our bike, then you have to pay Rs. 10,000/- ($ 150/-) Deposit for Bike which will be refunded you back on final day after completing bike trip.
  • If you leave bike at any place during the trip, then deposit will not be refunded
  • For Thunderbird/Classic 500cc Rs. 4000 ($ 60/-) will be Additional & For Himalayan 411cc Rs. 8000 ($120/-) will be Additional
  • If you are joining with your own bike, then Fuel will not be included and the trip package will be from Day 02 to Day 11.

Leh Ladakh Road Trip—The Ultimate Travel Guide

Here is all you need to take care on the road trip to Leh.

Can we go Leh Ladakh by car?

You can use the outside rented self-drive cars to reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway or Manali Leh Highway. However, these self-drive rented cars outside Leh Ladakh are not allowed to do any sightseeing within Ladakh including places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri.

Route 2: Manali to Leh. Covering a distance of 490km, be treated to an unforgettable experience on the Leh Ladakh road trip. On the Manali to Leh road trip, you will traverse through high mountain passes, narrow passes, hairpin bends and scenic valleys where you can click panoramic photographs.

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How far is Ladakh from Delhi?

The road trip/driving to Leh by bus, taxi or motorcycle, bikes, Jeep and SUV which many travellers drive on to, is a lifetime adventure experience for the travellers. The distance of Delhi to Leh Ladakh by road via Leh Manali Highway is around 1011 km and the total travel time is approximately 24 hours.

Does Leh have snow?

Expect regular snowfall intervals by the end of October right through to March.Winters, however, are harsh with most places inaccessible thanks to abundant snow. Both the Leh-Manali Highway and Leh-Srinagar Highway remain closed for nearly six months between November and April due to heavy snowfall.

11 Nights 12 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • One Enfield 350 cc motorbike with fuel per rider and as per the above itinerary from day 02 to day 11 (only for rented bike)
  • Accommodation on sharing basis in double bedded room in hotels/camps/guest house
  • Breakfast and Dinner (Starting from Dinner on day 02 on Arriving in Manali till Breakfast on departure from Manali on day 11)
  • Experienced Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour in bike
  • Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley permission fee
  • Environmental Fee
  • Travel Permits for International Travelers
  • Volvo transportation from Delhi to Manali & Back
  • One backup vehicle
  • All tolls
  • Bone fire on camp location

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST 5% (Service Tax)
  • Lunch is not included and any other meal than mentioned in itinerary
  • Any insurance
  • Early check in or a late checkout rooms at any hotels unless specified above
  • Any entry fees to visit any place
  • Any air fare, visa fees, airport tax
  • Any personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
  • Any portages at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • Personal Medicines, Sunscreen lotion,
  • Lip balm, Glucose
  • Couple of water bottles
  • Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper
  • Jackets, extra clothes, towels
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Good torch with extra batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Chargers, power banks
  • 3 socket power strip

For riding

  • Full Face Helmet with Clear Visor
  • UV sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Riding Jacket
  • Riding pants
  • Shoes
  • Rain Coat

Documents

  • Driving License
  • Secondary ID
  • List of important contacts
  • Map and itinerary (Provided from our end)
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Mobile Connectivity

Only post-paid mobile phone connections from other states work in Ladakh and even from these, only BSNL has presence beyond Leh. So unless you wish to be dependent upon STD booths, carry a BSNL/MTNL post-paid connection.

 

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Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.

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Which is the best time to visit Leh Ladakh?

The best time to visit Ladakh is in Summer (April - June). This is when the climate here is most pleasant, with the snow from winter all thawed and balmy weather.

What is difference between Leh and Ladakh?

Ladakh is a divison in Jammu & Kashmir and Leh is the capital of Ladakh. There are two regions in Ladakh, they are Leh and Kargil. On the northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir lies the land of high passes, also known as Ladakh. ... Therefore, Ladakh refers to the whole region comprised of the districts of Leh and Kargil.

Is it safe to travel to Leh Ladakh?

Most tourists who want to explore Ladakh refers to the region of Leh, at least most of the time. Travelling to this magnetic place is perfectly safe. The whole region is protected by the Mountainous and rugged terrain. On contrary to the media's projection, Ladakh is absolutely safe to travel.

How much it will cost to visit Ladakh?

For Srinagar to Leh, it will be anywhere between Rs. 12,000 to 15,000. A two way trip to tourist destinations like Nubra valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri will cost you about Rs. 10,000 to 12,000 each (could even be slightly higher) for a 2 day travel.

Does Leh have snow?

Leh has a cold desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWk) with long, cold winters from November to early March, with minimum temperatures well below freezing for most of the winter. The city gets occasional snowfall during winter. The weather in the remaining months is generally fine and warm during the day.

Can we go Leh Ladakh by car?

You can use the outside rented self-drive cars to reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway or Manali Leh Highway. However, these self-drive rented cars outside Leh Ladakh are not allowed to do any sightseeing within Ladakh including places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri.

Is Leh Ladakh safe from terrorism?

Terrorist attacks and violent civil unrest are possible in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Avoid all travel to this state (with the exception of visits to the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh).

How do I get from Leh to Pangong Lake?

HOW TO REACH PANGONG LAKE
1) By Air. Leh is well connected with other important places in India. Regular flights link Leh with Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar.
2) By Train. Kalka is the nearest railway station to Leh. Buses or taxis can be hired to reach Manali via Shimla. ...
3) By Road. Pangong Tso can be reached after a a five-hour drive from Leh.

How can I go to Leh by train?

By Rail: Closest railway station is Jammu Tawi, Located on the distance of approximately 708 km from Leh. In order to reach Leh Ladakh, you have to take taxi/bus service to reach and this will take around 15 hours.

Is Ladakh a Pok?

Aksai Chin is one of the disputed border areas between China and India. It is administered by China as part of Hotan County but is also claimed by India as a part of the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

In which state is Ladakh?

Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh/State

What is the height of Leh Ladakh?

3,500 m
Leh/Elevation

Was Ladakh a part of Tibet?

Ladakh was claimed as part of Tibet by Phuntsok Wangyal, a Tibetan Communist leader. In 1947, partition left Ladakh a part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, to be administered from Srinagar. ... Simultaneously, China closed the Ladakh-Tibet border, ending the 700-year-old Ladakh-Tibet relationship.

Which is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir?

Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital, and Jammu is the winter capital.

What is a pass Why is Ladakh called the land of passes?

Why is Ladakh Known as the "Land of High Passes" Ladakh, the “Land of High Passes”; this saying can be seen everywhere on the internet but very few know about the deep meaning behind it. ... “La” means Passes and “Dhak” means numerous, and thus Ladakh is known as the “Land of High Passes”.

Which is the highest mountain in Ladakh?

Stok Kangri
Stok Kangri (6,154 metres (20,190 ft)) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of north-west India.

How far is Ladakh from Manali?

300 mi
The total length of the highway is about 490 km (300 mi). The distance in Himachal Pradesh state between Manali and Sarchu is 230 km (140 mi) and the distance in Ladakh region from Sarchu to Leh is 260 km (160 mi).

How was Ladakh formed?

While the Himalayas were formed from the base material of the Indian plate, the Zanskar Range consists of layers of sediment from the ocean floor, and the Ladakh Range of granite was born of the immense heat generated by the friction between the two plates.

What language do they speak in Ladakh?

Tibetan
The Ladakhi language (Tibetan: Wylie: La-dwags skat), also called Bhoti or Bodhi, is a Tibetic language spoken in the Ladakh region of India.

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