Every ardent motorcyclist has a journey to the difficult mountainous terrain of Leh-Ladakh on their bucket list. Only a few months of the year see the opening of roads. The lower Himalayan region and the high altitude Ladakh region are connected via the Manali-Leh motorway. Three of the seven passes we will cross during this tour are the highest in the world. The journey is chock full of amazing adventures that will enthral you. the draw of the unknown and the lure of the wide road. There will be several changes in the weather, the landscape, and the civilizations during the course of the 12 days. You’ll think you’re in heaven when you see mountains covered in snow and when you see waterfalls, lakes, and deserts. So be relaxed and take in the scenery.
12 Day LEH LADAKH Itinerary:
Day 1: Manali to Delhi
Volvo flight from Delhi to Manali
Day 2: Manali
The day is free for leisure activities, so take advantage of it by shopping at nearby markets.
Day 3: Jispa – Manali
We will go this morning to Jispa, 140 kilometres from Manali. By the time we get to Rohtang Pass (3,978 m), you’ll be in awe of the Himalayas’ splendour. You will have the most divine bike riding experience as you ride through a magnificent valley of lush greenery. We will enter the Lahaul valley after completing our first pass, continue riding alongside the Chandra river, and arrive in Jispa in the late afternoon (3,200m). Here, we’ll have a campfire and spend the night.
Jispa – Sarchu on Day 4
We left for Baralacha Pass in the morning with fully charged vehicles (4900m). The Zanskar Range’s high mountain pass, Baralacha La, is generally always covered with snow. Early that evening, we’ll reach Sarchu (4300m). Sarchu is a large plateau with an amazing, martian-like landscape. You will notice cliffs that resemble sand castles and have a needle-like structure as they reach for the sky. Don’t forget to get to bed early tomorrow because it will be a huge day.
Day 5: Leh – Sarchu
For all of us, today will be a significant day since we will travel over three passes, one of which is the second-highest pass in the world. As soon as the sun rises, we start driving. Gata loops’ 21 hairpin curves continue to ascend toward the Nakila and Lachungla Passes. We will also see 50 kilometres of flatlands before ascending to Tanglang La Pass, which is the second-highest motorable road pass in the world at 5328 metres. By evening, we will reach Leh (3500m). Following such a hard day, all we require is complete relaxation.
Day 6: Local Sightseeing in Leh
Today should be spent unwinding, exploring, and having fun in Leh. We’ll go to the surrounding monasteries and Shanti Stupa. It is impossible to describe the Shanti Stup’s architecture and splendour. Shanti Stupa’s elevation enables us to visualise Leh Ladakh’s full landscape. You may stroll around Leh’s vibrant marketplaces in the evening.
Day 7: Nubra – Leh
Today, our first job is to travel to the highest motorable pass in the world, the Khardungla Pass (5359m), which is located 40 kilometres from Leh. We shall then enter the Nubra Valley after that. We’ll remain in the high-altitude desert area. Awe-inspiring natural beauty can be seen in the sand dunes and desolate surroundings. Keep in mind the double-humped Bactrian camel.
Day 8: Pangong to Nubra
We will set out for Pangong Lake in the morning. To go to the Shyok River, we’ll keep travelling together on the Agham Shyok Road. We might have to cross some significant water on the way. We will arrive at Pangong Lake (4,250m), also known as Pangong Tso, which means high grassland lake, after a six-hour ride. It has a unique allure that comes from its tranquillity, peace, and isolation. 60 percent of the lake’s 134 km in length and 5 km in width are in China.
Day 9: Leh – Pangong
You will undoubtedly consider yourself quite fortunate when you see the most stunning morning of your life. If you are daring, you can swim in it. The third highest motorable pass in the world, Changla Pass (5300m), will be crossed as we ride back to Leh in the early afternoon. Changla Pass is exceedingly challenging to cross because of its steepest ascent and large water torrents. Your ability to drive off-road may be tested. We’ll go there in the evening at Leh.
Day 10: Jispa – Leh
We shall head toward the Leh-Manali highway in the early morning. The ride we have to take today will be the longest because it will take 8 to 10 hours. After stopping for lunch in Pang, we’ll continue on to Manali. With friends, riding in long lines next to one another gives such a unique delight, especially in this kind of landscape.
Jispa – Manali – Delhi on Day 11 (overnight by volvo)
Finally, it’s time to cycle back to where we started today after daylight. Along the way, we’ll stop at Sissu Lake and Palam Dhara, a significant waterfall.
Cost of the trip
Leh Ladakh tour packages are expensive. COST 30,000/- Per Person with a Shared RE 350 CC Bike
40,000 per person for a solo rider on a RE 350 CC bike
22,000 with a bicycle As for This Person For RE 500 CC, the tour begins and ends in Manali. – An Additional INR 2500 Per Person For RE Himalayan 410 CC: – 3500 INR Extra Per Person
A 5000 per bike security deposit is required, and it is refunded at the end of the tour.