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.
On arrival in Manali, check-in to the 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. You will get to drive on the tricky bends and stretches on the road which will help you to test the characteristics of the bike and acquaint yourself to handle the motor beast for your entire tour. Enjoy a fun ride to the beautiful Kullu Valley.
Later, come back to the hotel for a comfortable stay. Overnight stay at the hotel in Manali.
Wake up early this morning and begin your adventure. Start your ride to Rohtang Pass (3978 meters). The beautiful mountain pass is the gateway of your bike tour. This first leg of your journey is your first challenge as the roads are really bad and the weather conditions are also uncertain. Overcome your first test, after which you will pass through the Lahaul Valley which introduces you to the snow-capped mountains. Later, proceed to Jispa, which is your halt for the day. Enjoy a delicious dinner of the mountains. Steamed momos and Thukpa are famous traditional Himalayan items for dinner. Fill your stomachs and be off to your well-deserved rest.
Overnight stay in Jispa.
On the 3rd day of the tour, you will start your drive to Sarchu. As you leave Jispa behind, enter the Greater Himalayan landscaper. This highway route takes you into the heart of the mountains. Enjoy the splendid view as you pass through the Baralachha Pass (5000 meters above sea level).
Keep driving towards Sarchu which is the borderline between Ladakh and Himachal. From there, get to the Sarchu camp. Relax for the rest of the day and keep a high intake on fluids to keep away AMS (acute mountain sickness).
Overnight stay at the camp in Sarchu.
Begin your day facing through the challenges of your motorcycle expedition. Start your ride to Leh, the 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. The ancient monasteries are set on the top of a hill and these gems of Ladakh preserve the Buddhist traditions. On arrival in Leh, check-in at the hotel located at the borders of Changspa in Leh. Spend your time exploring the local places.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
On the 5th day of the tour, you will start your ride to Nubra Valley after breakfast. We will stop at South Pullu to have some snacks. Then you will head towards Khardung La which is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. Delve into the enchanting beauty of the valley and click some photographs. After crossing Khardung La top we will stop at North Pullu for another break. After reaching the Nubra Vallet, you will visit the Diskit Monastery and seeks the blessings. Then you will head towards Hunder sand dunes where you can ride a double hump camel On reaching your camp, you will check-in and freshen up. Enjoy your meal at the camp.
Overnight stay at the camp in Nubra.
Today the drive will be alongside the River Shyok after breakfast. You will be briefed about the day's ride. You will start your ride for the Pangong. Delight in the majestic beauty of the enchanting landscapes. Memuts are another one speciality of these roads. After lunch at Durbok, our stop will be Pangong Lake. In the evening check into your camps. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can take a walk alongside the lake and spend some quality time in the peaceful surroundings.
Overnight stay in the camp.
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to head towards Leh. Upon your arrival in Leh, have an assisted check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure. You can explore Leh the whole day. Shop at bazaars and visit the Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist white-dome huge structure which overlooks Changspa. Enjoy a great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range. You can also enjoy the comforts of your hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
On the 8th day of the tour, bid adieu to Leh and begin your ride. En-route, you will see Pang, a scenic spot in Ladakh's landscape. Upon your arrival at Sarchu, you will check-in at the camp/hotel. Sarchu lies in the middle of the two beautiful destinations, Manali and Leh. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can take a stroll on the windy roads of the Sarchu or spends some quality in the tranquil aura amidst the snow-clad peaks.
Have a comfortable stay in the camp in Sarchu.
In the morning, begin your drive through the Sarchu plain and reach the Baralacha plain till noon. Enjoy the beauty crossing through Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. It is a high altitude pass and connects Manali with the Lahaul Valley. This route will challenge you with mini- rivers of mud. Ride through the obstacles to reach Manali. Upon your arrival in Manali, you will have an assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Relax for some time and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can visit Mall Road and enjoy shopping.
Have a comfortable stay at the hotel in Manali.
This is the last day of the adventurous bike tour. We bid you adieu with fond memories of your adventure in Ladakh