A trip to Ladakh takes you to higher elevations. Higher altitudes also mean less oxygen is available. When compared to normal sea levels, the oxygen level is lower. The body has a difficult time adjusting to the drop in oxygen levels when moving from a lower altitude to a higher altitude. It can cause Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or other serious symptoms if you do not take precautions. Staying hydrated, even if you don’t feel thirsty, is one way to avoid AMS.
2300 km total distance: Manali – Leh – Delhi – Delhi (approximate value)
Delhi – Manali – Sarchu – Pang – Leh – Khardungla – Hunder – Nubra – Pangong – Leh – Kargil – Srinagar – Jammu – Delhi – Khardungla – Hunder – Nubra – Pangong – Leh – Kargil – Khardungla – Hunder – Nubra – Pangong – Leh – Kar
Day 1: Manali to Delhi
Begin your Manali to Leh bike trip in New Delhi and travel along National Highway 1. Enjoy the boulevard while passing through exciting farmland pastures. On your way to Manali, you’ll pass through the spotless city of Chandigarh. It is a 12-hour ride covering approximately 550 kilometres. When you arrive in Manali, check into a hotel of your choice and relax.
Day 2: Manali – Sarchu
On day two, you’ll travel from Manali to Sarchu, covering about 235 kilometres. The journey will undoubtedly be breathtaking, as you will pass through the National Highway 3, which runs through dense coniferous forests. Ride through the districts of Spiti and Lahaul until you reach Sarchu, where you can rest in the tents.
Day 3: Sarchu – Pang – Leh
Sarchu to Pang is about a 75-kilometre journey; it will take you approximately 2 hours to get there. Pang is a necessary stop along the way because it has a number of tea houses and also offers outdoor tent accommodations. Continue on to Leh after stopping at Pang for a rest.
Day 4: Leh
Spend a day in Leh and explore the ancient Lamayuru Monastery. Visit the Lamayuru Hills, also known as the ‘Moonland’ Hills, for mesmerising views. You can stay at a resort in Leh tonight if it is more convenient for you.
Day 5: Leh – Hunder – Khardungla
Today’s early morning departure covers 120 kilometres. Feel your spine prickle as you explore the Khardung La (18,380 feet), the world’s highest motorable road. Check out the Deskit Monastery and improve your riding skills to get to Hunder.
Day 6: Hunder – Nubra
Early in the morning, while in Hunder, visit the Wari La-Nubra Valley. Activities such as camel safaris through the sand dunes and camping under the stars at Hunder are both fun.
Day 7: Pangong – Nubra
You will leave the Nubra Valley today and travel approximately 217 kilometres to Pangong Lake. The scenic beauty of Pangong Tso Lake will entice you. There is a campground near the lake where you can check-in for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Leh – Pangong
The Chang-la pass separates Pangong Tso from Leh town by approximately 175 kilometres. You will undoubtedly pass through Chang La, which, at 17,590 feet, is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. As you pass through some villages on this route, you will get a glimpse of Ladakh’s beautiful culture.
Day 9: Leh – Kargil
On day ten, enjoy the magnificent boulevard that runs from Leh to Kargil, passing through Saraks, Lamayuru, Alchi, and Phey. It’s a 210-kilometer journey that will take you about 4 hours to complete. At the Kargil War Memorial, pay your respects to our brave soldiers.
Day 10: Srinagar – Kargil
Begin early in the morning from Kargil and travel to Srinagar via the alluring vistas of Drass, Baltal, and Sonamarg. You’ll be covering 200 kilometres in about 5 hours today.
Day 11: Srinagar
Admire Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, for its divine appeal. One of the most beautiful sights in the area is the Shalimar Bagh.. Visit the Mughal Gardens as well as the Shankaracharya Temple.
Day 12: Jammu – Srinagar
Return to Jammu after bidding farewell to the picturesque city of Srinagar. This route will take you through Jammu’s Jawahar Tunnel, which will open soon. Check into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 13: Jammu – Delhi
The thrilling adventure has come to an end. Leave Jammu for Delhi, then return to your respective locations with a collection of exciting and entertaining stories.
How do I get to Leh?
Airways connect Leh to major cities such as Delhi, Jammu, and Srinagar. After meeting your group at the meeting point, you can easily get to the airport and begin your biking trip. National highways from Srinagar (April to November) and Manali are also open during the summer. From May to October, one can travel to Leh by road.
What is the best season to visit Ladakh?
You can visit Leh Ladakh at any time of year, depending on your preferences, but the tourist season runs from May to October.
Which type of clothes is ideal?
You don’t need special clothing in the summer except for a sweater, one or two coats, and hats, but full biking gear with jackets, pants, knee pads, and shoes is required for a long biking tour.
In Ladakh, how safe is it to ride a motorcycle?
Because the roads in the mountains are full of shocks and sudden pin-bend turns, as well as being primarily narrow, one must ride the bike with extreme caution and adherence to the rules.