Destinations Covered: Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Khardung La - Leh - Pangong Lake - Manali
Motorcycle Tour to Ladakh is an adventure of a lifetime. The remote region in Jammu and Kashmir known as ‘The Land of High Passes’ is settled amid the lap of Himalayas. Inviting adventure enthusiasts across the globe, Ladakh calls for a motorcycle tour. We have the perfect itinerary for you. A 10-day and 9-night Ladakh Bike Trip to have the greatest time of your life.
Start your ride from Manali in Himachal Pradesh passing through tough roads and high mountain passes including one of the highest motorable passes in the world Khardung La Pass. Experience Ladakhi culture in the serene Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh. Soothe your senses at the pristine bliss of Pangong Lake. Peruse the detailed itinerary for complete information.
Ladakh Motorcycle Tour starts with your arrival in Manali. Check in to our pre-booked hotel and relax till afternoon. After a quick lunch, gear up for a test ride on your motorbike to get used to the roads. Go for a quick spin on the picturesque roads of the Kullu Valley. The test ride will help you understand your motorcycle better as it will be your constant company for the upcoming days. Get back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Start the day with new vigour. Check out of the hotel and get on the road. Ride through the scenic roads where you will pass through the Rohtang Pass at 3978m above sea level. The beautiful mountain pass is the first challenge of your bike tour. The roads, weather and the high altitude with test your will. After crossing through Rohtang, you will then pass through the breath-taking Lahaul Valley. Fall in love with beauty of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys and blue skies. Keep on driving to Jispa, which will be your stop for overnight stay. Have a delicious dinner of steamed momos and thukpa, famous traditional Himalayan dishes. After your stomachs are full, head to your well-deserved rest for the night.
Awake and freshen up, as you start your drive to Sarchu. As you leave Jispa behind, you will be entering the Greater Himalayan landscape. Ride on, as you enjoy the splendid views, the Baralachha Pass at 5000 meters above sea level is the highlight of the day. Continue on the road to your last stop of the day at Sarchu camp. Freshen up and relax for the rest of day. It is advisable to keep a high intake on fluids to avoid the curse of the mountains, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness).
Begin your day facing through the challenges of your motorcycle expedition. Start your ride to Leh, capital city of Ladakh region. Pass through flatlands and get into the mountain horizon. Ride straight through the Tanglang-La Pass, one of the highest motorable mountain passes in the world at the height of 5300 meters. Continue with your ride through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh. On the way, get to spot the ancient Buddhist monasteries of Thiksey and Shey. Set on the top of a hill, these gems of Ladakh preserve the Buddhist traditions and the way of life inspired from Tibet. On arrival in Leh, check-in at the hotel located at the borders of Changspa in Leh. Spend your time exploring the local places. Rest for the night.
Awake to the bliss of Leh. Pay a visit to Khardungla Pass at 18360 ft, one of the world's highest motorable pass. Leave for a local city tour of Leh, later in the evening. Pay a visit to the beautiful Old Fort which presides over the city. Later explore the amazing eating joints at the central street where you can enjoy a wide variety of cuisines. Also walk through the markets for the real feel of Ladakh. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today is a delightful outing to heavenly Pangong Lake. One of the largest brackish water lakes in Asia, it is one of the best attractions of Ladakh of which 2/3rd portion of the lake lies in China. Blessed with water that looks crystal clear and sparkle in many intriguing shades of blue. Enjoy the bliss for a while, after which you can drive towards Chang La (5500 meters above sea level) and go forward to the army checkpoint at Tangse. Overnight stay at the resort.
Start your ride back to Leh after an early breakfast in the morning. Today enjoy sightseeing in Leh City for the whole day. Check out the colourful bazaars. Pay a visit to the Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist white-dome huge structure, an icon of peace and prosperity that represents Ladakh. Marvel at the great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range. Return to the comforts of your hotel.
Today start your drive back. After you bid farewell to Leh ride to Pang. The scenic spot in Ladakh's landscape is truly worth enjoying. Your halt for the night is at Sarchu, located in middle of Manali and Leh. Enjoy a comfortable stay in the camp.
Today continue your drive through the Sarchu plain. By noon you will reach the Baralaccha plain. Your ride will be accompanied by the wonderful beauty of Lahaul ranges till you reach the Rohtang pass. Pass the last challenge and arrive to Manali. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the hotel in Manali.
Today is the last day of your motorcycle expedition to Ladakh. Bid goodbye to your adventurous bike tour with fond memories.