Road Trip to Ladakh by Motorbike will help you explore the Mesmerising and Beautiful lands of Leh and Ladakh By this tour, you would not only get a chance to see the beautiful landscapes of Mother Nature but also interact with the culture of Ladakh. Leh-Ladakh road trip is praised as the most adventurous trip that you would love to do and the memories will last forever. What all you can cover in the tour from Snow-clad mountain peaks to the barren hills of Himalayas, Sand Dunes, Clear Water lakes, Lush green Valleys, Highest Motorable pass or drive through Magnetic Hill – what else can a nature lover ask for?
Day 00: Arrival in New Delhi
On arrival in New Delhi, transfer to the hotel and get an orientation from your tour guide. After the orientation, enjoy an overnight stay in the city.
Day 01: New Delhi to Chandigarh | 260Km
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and travel to Chandigarh by road. Drive along National Highway 1 and admire the lush farms on both sides of the highway. On arrival in Chandigarh, check-in at your lodgings and stay overnight.
Day 02: Chandigarh to Manali | 320Km
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and travel to Manali by road. Drive along National Highway 1 and admire the lush farms on both sides of the highway. You will also pass the serene hill station of Kullu, and enjoy driving along the gushing Beas River. The thunderous sound of the river will make you even more excited. In the evening, go for a leisurely walk. Upon returning to your lodgings, get your hands on the motorcycles and run all the important checks. Also, buy whatever you need for the upcoming excursion from the local market. In the evening, enjoy overnight stay in Manali.
Day 03: Manali to Jispa | 220Km
At the break of dawn, commence your motorbike expedition Ladakh and in its first stage, travel 130 km through the Himalayas to Jispa. As you gain elevation and reach the bewitching Rohtang Pass, the trees will disappear, and vast and lush grasslands will be seen. Just as you reach the Lahaul and Spiti district, the greenery will also diminish and the brown and barren slopes of this cold desert will take over. This part of your excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motorable roads on earth. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly as this part of the road has claimed many lives. Stay overnight in Swiss tents.
Day 04: Jispa to Sarchu | 90Km
Upon feasting your eyes to a wonderful sunrise over the mountains, start your bike expedition from where you left off. This part of your excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motorable roads on earth. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly as this part of the road has claimed many lives.
Day 05: Sarchu to Leh | 250Km
As you begin your bike ride from Sarchu, you will enter the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The adventurous ride today will take you on the high passes like Nakee La, Lachung La, and Tanglang La. En route, you will also cross the villages of Upshi and Rumtse, and drive along the pristine Indus River. If time allows, you can also pay a visit to the well-known Thiksey Monastery, known for its collection of rare thangkas, stupa, and paintings. Later, reach Leh and stay overnight at a hotel.
Replenish your energies with a healthy breakfast and enjoy your rest day at Leh. The first half of the day is saved for a regular check-up of the bike and gears. Thereafter, spend your day sightseeing. Stop by the Leh Palace and enjoy the splendid panoramic views of the Stok Kangri and Ladakh mountain ranges from the terrace and explore the museum exhibiting artifacts close to 450 years old. Later head to the Shanti Stupa perched upon the hilltop in the Changspa region. Constructed to endorse world peace and to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism, this monument is known to hold the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself.
The evening is saved for exploring the colourful markets of Leh and getting insights into the lives of the warm, local people here.
Day 07: Leh – Khardungla Pass – Nubra Valley
Wake up to a stunning morning in Leh and be enchanted by the morning sights before you embark upon your journey to the beautiful Nubra valley. On your way touch base at the world’s highest motorable pass called Khardung La at 18,490 feet - the ultimate biker’s experience. All the expertise of your biking experience will be called upon as you ride on roads made of gravel and dirt – making it an exceptional biking adventure.
As you arrive at Nubra, you will be greeted by a cold mountain desert and be mesmerized by the brash slopes and the gorgeous dunes; the image will be imprinted in your mind forever. Nightfall brings with it an opportunity to camp in the Nubra Valley.
Day 08: Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso | 120Km
Gear up for the adventure this day holds for you, it is for sure going to blow your mind. Instead of simply returning to Leh, you will now head to the Pangong Tso lake. This road provides for the actual thrill of riding in Ladakh. If off-roading and river crossing were on your biking adventure list, this day accommodates everything.
From the very first glimpse of it, Pangong Lake is known to leave a lasting impression on visitors. Take the narrow stretch of land that leads you directly to the lake and is greeted by a huge mass of water that stretches over 100 km and extends from India to China. Click memorable pictures with the deep azure water or just stand there mesmerized by the lake’s beauty – the experience is nothing short of exceptional. Overnight stay at Pangong.
Day 09: Pangong Tso to Leh | 120Km
Wake up to an enchanting sunrise over Pangong Tso and recommence your bike expedition to Leh-Ladakh. On the way, see the famed school that was used as an off-studio location in the hit Hindi film, 3 Idiots.
Day 10: Leh to Kargil | 211Km
The ensuing phase of this bike expedition to Leh-Ladakh involves riding to the town of Kargil. On the way, pay homage at the Buddhist monastery of Lamayuru, which is the highest in the region in terms of altitude. Onwards on the excursion, drive on Fotu La mountain pass and then follow the road, descending to Kargil. Stay the night in Swiss camps.
Day 11: Kargil to Dras | Dras to Srinagar | 202 km
The following stretch of this motorbike expedition gets you first to Dras, which is the second coldest place on earth. In Dras, climb up to the Tiger Hill Peak and then restart your road journey. En route, cross Zoji La pass and enter the breathtaking valley of Sonamarg, which is a famous ski resort. Later drive to Srinagar, the capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here you may visit numerous places of interest, such as Shalimar Bagh and take a Shikara ride on the picturesque Dal Lake. Stay the night in houseboats.
Day 12: Srinagar to Pathankot | 350 km
This morning, your wonderful motorcycle tour will involve driving through the Jawahar Tunnel out of Srinagar to Pathankot. Stay the night at a hotel.
Day 13: Pathankot to New Delhi (478 km)
Complete your amazing Himalayan excursion by traveling from Pathankot to Delhi via road.
Accommodation in Hotels / Camps / Guest Houses on double/triple sharing from Day 01 to Day 12
Meals - Breakfast and Dinner. Breakfast on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 13
Terms and Conditions for tours as per the organizing vendors. The refund and cancellation policy will be explained in detail by the vendors. Advisory information will be provided before the commencement of the tour. For any further queries, you can contact Wheelstreet or the vendors.
- Riders below 21 are not allowed
- Do not carry suitcases
- People with back/neck/heart or other major issues should avoid the tour
- The cost may increase/decrease based on how many more riders join
- 46 Days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost will be deducted.
- 31 - 45 Days before date of departure: 50% of total cost will be deducted..
- 30 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost will be deducted..
- The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received less than 30 days before date of departure.
- Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to the date of tour start will be subject to the following a Rs.5,000/- per person cancellation fee
- Total estimated bill is required to confirm the booking at least 30 days before the tour starts.