Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Delhi: Complete Guide



A bike trip to the challenging mountain landscape of Leh – Ladakh is on the bucket list of every passionate biker. Only a few months of the year are the roads open. The Manali-Leh highway connects the lower Himalayas to the high-altitude region of Ladakh. This tour will take us through seven passes, three of which are the world’s highest. The journey is filled with exciting adventures that will keep you enthralled. The allure of the open road, as well as the allure of the unknown. Weather, terrain, and cultures will all change as the journey progresses. Mountains with snow on top, waterfalls, lakes, and deserts will transport you to another world.

 11Nights/12Days Leh Ladakh Bike Tour

Day 1: From Delhi to Manali (overnight )

              Ride from Delhi to Manali. 

Day 2 in Manali

You can use the day for relaxation, which you can take advantage of by shopping at local markets or tourist places. 

Day 3: Manali – Jispa

Being your journey in Jispa, 140 kilometres from Manali. By the time you arrive at Rohtang Pass, you will be awestruck by the beauty of the Himalayas (3,978m). The breathtaking lush green valley and hairpin bend will make for an unforgettable bike ride. You will enter the Lahaul valley after crossing the first pass and ride alongside the Chandra river until late afternoon when you will arrive in Jispa (3,200m). Make sure you stay at Jispa as staying in Jispa as your body will begin to adjust to the gradually rising altitude

Day 4 Jispa – Sarchu

 Set out for the Baralacha Pass the next morning (4900m). The Zanskar Range’s Baralacha La is a high mountain pass that is mostly covered in snow all year. We will arrive in Sarchu early in the evening (4300m). Sarchu is a massive plateau with a stunning martian landscape. You will notice needle-like cliff structures resembling sandcastles as they attempt to reach the sky.

Day 5: Sarchu – Leh

 The 21 hairpin bends of the Gata loops continue to climb towards the Nakila and Lachungla passes. In the afternoon, you can stop in Pang for lunch and refreshments. In addition, you will see 50 kilometres of flatlands before ascending Tanglang La Pass (5328m), the world’s second-highest motorable road pass. Prepare to take some amazing photos, as the landscape resembles a football field designed by God specifically for Yetis. In the evening, you will arrive in Leh (3500m)

Day 6: Leh Sightseeing

Have fun exploring and having fun in and around Leh. It is possible to visit Shanti Stupa and nearby monasteries. The architecture and beauty of Shanti Stupa are indescribable. Shanti Stupa’s elevation allows us to see the entire landscape of Leh Ladakh. In the evening, stroll through Leh’s gleaming markets.

Day 7: Leh – Nubra Valley 

Ride to the world’s highest motorable pass, Khardungla Pass (5359m), located 40 kilometres from Leh. After that, you’ll enter the Nubra Valley. You can spend the night in the high desert. The dunes and barren landscape are breathtaking in their natural beauty. Don’t forget about the Bactrian camel with two humps.

Day 8: Nubra – Pangong

Start your journey to Pangong Lake early in the morning. You will travel side by side on the Agham Shayok road until we reach the Shyok River. Along the way, you may have to cross some large bodies of water. You will arrive at Pangong Lake (4,250m), also known as Pangong Tso, after a 6-hour ride (high grassland lake). The beauty of this location is unparalleled in India. Its tranquillity, as well as it’s calm and remoteness, lend it a distinct charm. The lake is about 5 kilometres wide and 134 kilometres long, with China accounting for 60 per cent of its length.

Day 9: Pangong – Leh

If you dare, you can swim in the Pangong lake. In the early afternoon,  you can return to Leh via Changla Pass (5300m), the world’s third-highest motorable pass. Changla pass has the steepest ascent and the most difficult water streams to cross. It will put your off-road abilities to the test. You’ll arrive in Leh late at night.

Day 10: Leh to Jispa

You’ll hit the road early in the morning for the Leh-Manali highway. The ride today will be the longest yet, lasting between 8 and 10 hours. You can stop in Pang for lunch before continuing to Manali. Riding in long lines back to back with friends is a one-of-a-kind experience, especially in this type of terrain. You’ll arrive in Jispa late at night.

Day 11: Jispa – Manali – Delhi (overnight )

You will have to stop along the way at Sissu Lake and the large waterfall known as Palam Dhara. After that, you’ll have lunch in Koksar. You’ll arrive in Manali in the late afternoon.

Day 12: Delhi (Moring Time)



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