The open road beckons, the worn leather jacket poised for another adventure and adrenalin pumping in your veins. This is not just any other bike ride. This is Leh-Ladakh. The ultimate test for a biker or an adrenaline junkie, it also is the sweetest pleasure. Conquering Ladakh is a feat of the body and mind. We at India Tour Sites understand how important the ‘Ladakh Dream’ is and persevere to make it the most interesting.
The ideal time to plan a bike trip to Leh-Ladakh would be between June and September.The most common biking route to Leh is via Manali, a well-known route among both Indian and foreign bikers.Even though it is considered one of the world’s most challenging road trips, it guarantees the most spectacular experience of a lifetime.
Popular Biking Route to Leh
- Day 1: Delhi–Manali
Starts from Delhi, on National Highway 1 and enjoy riding through lush green boulevards before you reach the beautiful city of Chandigarh. It’s a 12-hour ride to Manali, and you would need to check in for some rest.
- Day 2: Manali–Sarchu
As you ride towards Sarchu, on National Highway 3, your journey would take you through jungles of coniferous trees and the scenic landscapes of Spiti and Lahaul. Once you reach Sarchu, you can take a break and camp in tents.
- Day 3: Sarchu-Pang-Leh
Sarchu to Pang is a 2 hours’ ride, where riders usually halt at tea houses or tent accommodations, before riding further to Leh.
- Day 4: Leh
Spend the day at Leh exploring the Lamayuru Monastery and the scenic glory of this region. This would be a pit stop before heading any further.
- Day 5: Leh-Khardungla-Hunder
Make an early morning start and feel the tingle in your spine as you experience the world’s utmost motorable road, Khardungla Pass. Explore the Diskit Monastery and ride on to Hunder.
- Day 6: Hunder-Nubra
Explore the magnificent Wari La in Nubra Valley in the morning. You may also indulge in camel safaris and camping under the stars in this beautiful place.
- Day 7: Nubra-Pangong
Today you proceed towards Pangong, where you can experience the enticing Pangong Tso Lake.You can check into a camping site for an overnight stay.
- Day 8: Pangong-Leh
As your bike roars through the Chang La Pass, one of the world’s highest motorable roads, you can witness the immaculate culture of Ladakh, in the villages you come across on the way.
- Day 9: Leh-Kargil
Encounter pristine boulevards from Leh to Kargil, where you can also pay homage to war heroes at Kargil War Memorial.
- Day 10: Kargil-Srinagar
Make an early start from Kargil and travel through the mesmerizing vistas of Baltal, Dras and Sonmarg before halting at Srinagar.
- Day 11: Srinagar
Spend the day exploring popular tourist attractions in Srinagar such as Shalimar Bagh, Mughal Gardens and Sankaracharya Temple, before you call it a night.
- Day 12: Srinagar-Jammu
Head on to Jammu via the Jawahar Tunnel and check in for an overnight stay.
- Day 13: Jammu-Delhi
Your fascinating journey now comes to an end as you depart from Jammu and head towards Delhi.
Every care is taken on our end to ensure that the rise is safe. We follow the strictest normsand ensure our clients have a great time with complete safety. For any adventurous biker, Leh-Ladakh is a ‘must-do’ biking route, for an experience of a lifetime. A bike trip to this marvellous destination is sure to offer you thrill and excitement every step of the way. Biking through spell-binding landscapes, manoeuvring tricky roads, experiencing nature at its best and tasting delicious Ladakhi cuisine, make it one hell of a ride for every enthusiastic biker.