Ladakh, a remote and mountainous region of India, is known as the “Land of High Passes” among travelers and travelers with an adventurous spirit. Every adventure seeker’s fantasy is to kick up some dust, put on a leather jacket, and take on a motorbike trip to Ladakh, with its crisscrossed motorable roads and unforgettable adrenaline rush.
Tourists are welcome in Ladakh beginning in July, but they need to remain until the fall if they want to take advantage of the region’s many attractions, which include thrilling adventures, stunning landscapes, and more. Taking a motorbike from Manali to Leh is an adventure filled with unknowns and breathtaking scenery via some of the world’s highest motorable passes. You’re about to embark on a journey like no other; a bike trip to Leh and Ladakh will provide you with an opportunity to cross an item off your list.
Take this Manali to Leh bike tour with us and see incredible sights like Rohtang La Pass, Keylong, Jispa, Sarchu, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, and much more if you are an adventure seeker and a keen cyclist. I hope that this motorcycle trip will be an experience you will never forget.
First Day in Manali: Sightseeing Around Town and Orientation
We fly into Manali this morning, check into our hotel, and spend the day relaxing so that our bodies can acclimate. Discover the Sights Near Manali. We’ll have our tour captain give you a quick rundown of the day’s activities, including where you’ll be going and how your bikes will be assigned. Free and Easy Evening. Enjoy a Night and Dinner at a Hotel While You Go Sightseeing.
After a restful night in Manali, continue to Jispa for Day 2. (140 Kms )
Your Flight To Ladakh Has Finally Arrived! Get ready for an exciting journey by packing your bags. Let me tell you, you’re in for a wild ride, so be ready. Atal tunnel, Tandi (the last gas station before Upshi), and Keylong are some of the places you’ll see along the way. When you get to Jipsa, you can stay in one of the camps there for the night.
Third day: traveling from Jispa to Padum across Shango La Pass ( 140 Kms)
The excursion to Zanskar begins after breakfast on the freshly paved route. It’s not easy, but the rewards are stunning scenery. Getting across Shingo la pass, taking pictures of the magnificent Gumbo Ranjan (Mahakal) mountain, fording a river, etc., takes time. You have a camping supper and then cycle to Padum. You’ll be spending the night in a cozy homestay or tent.
Padum to Kargil on Day 4 (240 Kms)
Today has been a challenging one. In August of 2020, a new off-road shortcut between Leh and Srinagar was opened. A ride of about 240 kilometers can be completed during daytime hours. Hotel rooms are where you want to be at night.
Day 5: Travel from Kargil to Leh (220 kilometers; 4-5 hours; 3,499 meters).
In the subsequent section of our motorbike tour to Leh Ladakh, we will travel across two mountain passes at extremely high altitudes. First, you’ll leave Kargil and travel through Mulbek, a giant living Buddha sculpture atop a mountain, then you’ll visit Lamayuru, one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh, and last you’ll get to take in the lunar landscape. Then, be awed by the mysterious Magnetic Hills, and soak up the holy atmosphere of Gurudwara Pather Sahib. Once you get into the city it will be getting close to bedtime, so you should check into your hotel and retire for the night.
Travel from Leh to Nubra Valley (160 km; 2–3 h; 5,441 m) on Day 6.
The road trip to the Nubra Valley is an exciting and beautiful part of the Srinagar to Manali motorcycle adventure. Khardung La, supposedly the highest motorable road in the world, is on the route to the valley. Once you’ve arrived in the Nubra Valley, which sits along the banks of the Nubra River, it’s time to check into your hotel and unwind for the night.
Day 7: Travel from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake (150 km; 3-4 hours; 4,349 meters).
You’ll be making your way away from that desolate area and toward the serene Pangong Lake first thing in the morning. You’ll go through Shyok Village, which just opened up to visitors. Upon arriving at the shores of this magical body of water, visitors can take in the scenery and snap photos of the magical land. After that, head to the campsite for a relaxing evening over the campfire and sleep under the stars.
Day 8: Drive from Pangong to Leh (160 km; 5-6 hours; 4,522 meters).
Beautiful scenery awaits you in Pangong Tso, so open your eyes. We’re going to Leh once we eat breakfast. We’ll be traveling across Chang La, the world’s second-highest pass, today (17,590 ft). Many consider this to be one of the most challenging passes in the world. The Changthang Plateau may be reached from Leh via this pass. Tsoltak, a small lake, is the last thing we’ll see before ascending the mighty pass. We’ll make our way back to the Manali-Leh Highway once we’ve descended from the pass in Shakti. We plan to arrive in Leh in the early evening, giving us plenty of time to see the city before retiring for the night.