For my next vacation trip i want to visit Ladakh by bike for trekking and other adventure activities and also to explore the spiritual places like monasteries
Reach Manali via bus or train, then follow
Ladakh Bike Tour is counted among the best adventure experiences in the Land of High Passes. The adventure of riding your bike through Ladakh calls for tourists from around the globe. The 10 Day and 9 Night bike tour is truly one of the lifetime opportunities. Get ready to experience unforgettable memories with this well-planned itinerary.
The highlight of this tour is riding through the tough roads and High Mountain passes on your bike. Experience Ladakhi culture, a visit to Khardung La Pass, the highest motorable pass in the world along with visit to Pangong Tso, one of the most famous and breathtaking lakes in the world.
Day 1 Arrive in Manali (By Bus)
On arrival in Manali, check-in to the hotel and relax till afternoon. Grab a quick lunch, post which you test your motorbike and get used to the roads. Go riding on the Himalayan riding premier through the challenging roads along the Kullu Valley. The tricky bends and stretches on the road will help you 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 overnight stay.
Day 2 Manali – Jispa (150 km)
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. Lahaul introduces you to the mountains capped with snow all around. 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.
Day 3 Jispa – Sarchu (120 km)
Today you drive to Sarchu. As you leave Jispa behind, enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. 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 border line between Kashmir and Himachal. From there, get to the Sarchu camp. Relax for the rest of day and keep a high intake on fluids to keep away AMS (acute mountain sickness).
Day 4 Sarchu – Leh (ride 215 km)
The day starts with a lot of challenges. Today you will have to ride your motorbike through flatlands and get into the mountain horizon. Drive through the Tanglang-La Pass which is the second-highest motorable mountain pass in the world at the height of 5300 meters. After crossing this pass, you will ride through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh. En-route, get to see the monasteries of Thiksey and Shey. These ancient monasteries are set on the top of a hill and are attractions of your tour. Check-in at the hotel in the borders of Changspa in Leh. Spned your time exploring the local places. Rest for the night.
Day 5 Khardungla Pass (Leh)
Today your day covers a visit to Khardungla Pass at 18360 ft, one of the world’s highest motorable pass. In the afternoon, leave for a local city tour of Leh. Explore the attractions of Leh city. The Old Fort which overlooks the city is quite a breathtaking beauty. There are many eating joints at the central street which serve a wide variety of cuisines. Spend the evening at any of the garden restaurants which are popular in this place. Return to your hotel for the night.
Day 6 Leh – Pangong Lake (ride 149 km)
The sixth day of your tour covers a visit to the Pangong Lake. The largest brackish water lake in Asia is one of the best attraction of Ladakh. 2/3rd portion of the lake lies in China. The waters are crystal clear blessed with so many intriguing shades of blue. After a halt at the lake, proceed towards Chang La (5500 meters above sea level) and go forward to the army checkpoint at Tangse. Check-in at the resort and have a comfortable stay for the night.
Day 7 Pangong – Leh (ride 149 km)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to head towards Leh. 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. Enjoy the comforts of your hotel.
Day 8 Leh – Sarchu (ride 215 km)
Bid adieu to Leh and begin your ride. En-route, you will see Pang, a scenic spot in Ladakh’s landscape. Halt at Srachu. Sarchu lies in the middle of the two beautiful destinations, Manali and Leh. Have a comfortable stay in the camp.
Day 9 Sarchu – Manali (ride 215 km)
In the morning, begin your drive through the Sarchu plain and reach the Baralaccha plain till noon. Enjoy the beauty crossing through Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass will challenge you with mini-rivers of mud. Ride through the obstacles to reach Manali. Have a comfortable stay at the hotel in Manali.
Day 10 Manali (Departure)
This is the last day of the adventurous bike tour. We bid you adieu with fond memories of your adventure in Ladakh.
Ladakh is one of the remote areas in north India where every year number of tourists visit for adventurous trip. As Ladakh is best known for touring by bike to witness the beautiful sightseeing of terrains,barren landscapes and lakes which are worth to watch. The roads to ladakh has various passes. If you want to visit ladakh by road trip then a ladakh trip by bike can be go through by taking the bike tour package from tour operator who are well versed with the local conditions and makes the tour itinerary according to the roads,and climate.Then all arrangements will be done by them daily schedule,accommodation,food,rest in between journey.Their knowledge of local routes and road conditions saves the time and money.By taking the bike tour package you can visit all famous places and can enhance the thrilling and adventurous experience of visiting ladakh region by bike.According to your convenience you can choose upon the package and make your bike trip to ladakh a life time experience .