Leh Ladakh Bike Trip (Manali to Manali)

Leh Ladakh Bike Trip (Manali to Manali)

Nestled in between the highest mountain ranges in the world namely the Himalayas and the Karakoram, Leh, is blessed with beautiful landscapes, sky-kissing monuments, tranquil lakes and evergreen forests. The rugged landscape under the stark blue sky, aligned by snow-crested peaks and some lush green patches of vegetation along the valleys formed by the perennial streams, together make for a surreal scenic beauty.

The land of high passes, the monks and monasteries, indeed a shelter in heaven awaits you to cast its magical spell with its ceaseless beauty!

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Brief Itinerary:

Day 0: Delhi to Manali
Day 1: Manali Acclimatization day.
Day 2: Manali to Sarchu
Day 3: Sarchu to Leh
Day 4: Leh Sightseeing
Day 5: Leh to Nubra Valley
Day 6: Nubra valley to Pangong lake
Day 7: Pangong lake to Rumtse
Day 8: Rumtse to Jispa
Day 9: Jispa to Manali / Delhi

NOTE: Journey from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi will be chargeable extra 3000 INR (Volvo AC semi sleeper)

Day 0: Delhi – Manali

  • Report in Delhi by 01:00 PM. (If you have chosen Delhi to Delhi)
  • The exact pick-up location will be informed on the Whatsapp group before 3-4 Days of your departure date.
  • Leave Delhi by 4 PM and reach Manali by the next morning.
  • Distance: 530 KM || 14 to 15 Hrs
  • Altitude: Delhi (700 ft) to Manali (6,398 ft)
  • Stay: NA

Day 1: Manali Acclimatization Day

  • Report at Manali Volvo Bus stand by 10:00 AM  (If you opted for Manali to Manali).
  • Move to our stay in Manali.
  • Acclimatization Day. You can explore around the stay which is surrounded by apple orchids.
  • After having a delicious dinner at the stay our Captain will brief the team about the road conditions & riding techniques and introduce you to your Crew.
  • Altitude: Manali (6,398 ft)
  • Stay: Manali (Hotel)

 Day 2: Manali – Rohtang La – Gramphu – Khoksar – Sissu Keylong – Jispa - Darcha – Baralacha La – Sarchu

  • After a healthy breakfast at our stay, we will start very early and start our ride towards Sarchu and enter the greater Himalayan landscape.
  • We will enter into Lahaul leaving Kullu behind using the Atal Tunnel.
  • Visit Confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers and the creation of Chenab River.
  • Visit Suraj Taal and Deepak Taal, two breathtaking high-altitude lakes in the Lahaul and Spiti region.
  • Today we will be crossing Baralacha La at 16,040 ft (One of the 5 high-passes to be covered in the road trip)
  • Stay in Sarchu (14,070 feet) One of the highest altitudes to stay. Almost every rider is fascinated about spending a night at such high altitudes.
  • Distance: 180Kms || 7 to 8 hrs
  • Altitude: Manali (6398 ft) to Sarchu (14,070 ft)
  • Stay: Sarchu (Camping)
  • Click here to check the Route Map

Day 3: Sarchu – Pang – Moore Plains – Rumtse –  Leh

  • Get ready for the most exciting ride of the trip. We will start very early in the morning as water crossings are a common sight on the route so it is advisable to cross them early in the day.
  • This day is all about riding through hundreds of hairpin turns, Dust trodden roads, and 3 high-altitude pass.
  • A 40 km of scenic journey from Sarchu via Incredible 21 Hairpin bend climbs of Gata Loops will lead to Nakee La (3rd high altitude pass situated at 15,500 feet) 
    After a few km of descent from Nakee La leads to Whisky Nala,
  • We will again start climbing Lachulung La (16,500 ft) is the 4th high altitude Himalayan Pass on Manali-Leh Highway which comes between the stretch of Whisky Nalla and Pang.
  • The landscape starts to change after crossing Pang and the plateau of Morey Plains starts and stretches for 45km – Roads are very bumpy and challenge Both the Vehicle and Rider.
  • From here again we will ascent towards Taglang La (17,500 feet), the fifth and last high mountain pass on this route that commands breathtaking views of the Zanskar range.
  • After crossing this pass we will ride through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh.
  • Visit Thiskey and Shey monasteries En-route.
  • Note: Today most of the riders will be experiencing AMS due to crossing severely deteriorated roads and high altitude passes. 
    Drink plenty of water and Discuss your symptoms with your captain.
  • Distance: 250Kms || 8 to 9 hrs
  • Altitude:  Sarchu (14,070 ft) to Leh (11,480 ft)
  • Stay: Leh (Hotel Stay)
  • Click here to check the route map

Day 4: Leh Sightseeing (Leisure Day)

  • After a three-day hectic yet fun riding experience we will take a day off and re-energize before continuing our journey further.
  • From our stay, we can witness panoramic views of the gigantic Stok Kangri mountain range.
  • We will be changing our Bikes here and get newer ones for our Leh journey.
  • Visit Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Leh Gompa, Magnetic hills, and Pathar Sahib Gurudwara.
  • We can visit Leh local markets and try some local shopping and Ladakhi cuisines.
  • Stay: Leh (Hotel Stay)

Day 5: Leh – KhardungLa – Nubra Valley

  • After a much-needed break, we will continue our journey towards Nubra Valley through Khardung La (17,582 ft) which is considered to be the highest motorable pass in the world.
  • We will halt for some time at the pass and click a few pictures and resume our descent immediately as it is not safe to spend lots of time on top of this high altitude pass.
  • Visit Diskit Monastery & Maitreya Budhha statue.
  • Nubra Valley is also known as the Valley of flowers and one of the warmest regions in Ladakh and famous for Double-Hump camels 
    We can try Camel ride & ATV Ride at extra charges.
  • Distance: 160Kms || 6 to 7 hrs
  • Altitude:  Leh (11,480 ft) to Nubra Valley (10,000 ft)
  • Stay: Nubra Valley  (Camping)
  • Click here to check the route map

Day 6: Nubra valley – Pangong Tso Via Shyok

  • After a delicious breakfast at our stay, we will leave for Pangong Lake.
  • Get ready for a thrilling off-road experience today. Pangong Lake situated at 14,270 ft is a high-altitude saltwater lake.
  • Pangong lake is famous for its breathtaking views. After 3idiots movie lake popularity immensely increased.
  • Enjoy one of the beautiful sunsets and have a great time stargazing.
  • Distance: 160Kms || 6 to 7 hrs
  • Altitude:  Nubra Valley (10,000 ft) to Pangong Lake (14,270 ft)
  • Stay: Pangong  (Camping)
  • Click here to check the route map

Day 7: Pangong lake – Leh - Rumtse

  • After witnessing sunrise at Pangong Lake we will start our return journey to Leh.
  • We will exchange our bikes again in Leh and start our journey towards Rumtse.
  • Distance: 230Kms || 6 to 7 hrs
  • Altitude:  Pangong Lake (14,270 ft) to Rumtse (11,500 ft)
  • Stay:  Rumtse  (Hotel)
  • Click here to check the route map

Day 8: Rumtse – Jispa

  • We will start our final stretch bidding adieu to Leh and start our journey towards Jispa revisiting Taglang La, More Plains, Lachulung La, 
    Naki La, Gata Loops, Baralacha Pass, Suraj Tal & Deepak Tal.
  • Admire the beautiful scenic journey on the Manali Leh Highway
  • Distance: 260Kms || 7 to 8 hr
  • Altitude:  Rumtse (11,500 ft) to Jispa (10,500 ft)
  • Stay: Jispa  (Hotel)
  • Click here to check the route map

Day 9: Jispa – Manali

  • Enjoy the beautiful ride to Lahaul via Rohtang Pass by private vehicle (Since private vehicles are not allowed to Rohtang Pass presently.
    We will be traveling by Four wheelers to Rohtang Pass)
  • Reach Manali and do some Local shopping (If time permits)
  • Distance: 100Kms || 4 to 5 hrs
  • Altitude:  Jispa (10,500 ft) to Manali (6,398 ft)
  • Book your return after 8:00 PM from Manali if you have opted for Manali - Manali Package.
  • Board bus to Delhi at 8:00 PM from Manali, If you have opted for Delhi - Delhi Package.
  • Click here to check the route map

Day 10: One Day after the Event End Date

  • You can plan your return journey after 04:00 PM from Delhi Airport. (If you have chosen Delhi to Delhi)
  • Note: If the weather is bad, there might be slight changes in the itinerary.
Note: There might be few changes in the itinerary due to weather, road conditions, and the physical ability of the team.
Goadventure reserves the right to change the itinerary at any point in time considering the team's safety.

Documents to carry :

  • Government ID Proof
  • Driving License
  • 2 Passport size photos

Clothing :

  • Windcheater & Raincoat
  • Thermals
  • Fleece
  • Heavy thick jacket/down jacket
  • Hand Gloves
  • Comfortable clothes (Full sleeves shirts & full Trek pants -  3 to 5 pairs)
  • Dry-fit clothes
  • Innerwear

Head and skin Protection :

  • Cap / Sun hat
  • Balaclava/ Woolen cap
  • UV protected Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 and above)
  • Lip balm
  • Cold cream

Footwear :

  • Sports shoes
  • Above ankle length waterproof shoes
  • Sandals or Flip-flops
  • Socks (3 to 4 pairs)
  • Woolen socks (2 pairs)

Electronics :

  • Camera & Kit (Optional)
  • Mobile chargers
  • Power bank

Medication :

  • Personal medicine ( If any )
  • One strip of Diamox
  • Headache, diarrhea, motion sickness
  • Glucose powder


  • Liquid cash
  • Sanitizer
  • 50-60L Backpack & A small day backpack
  • Reusable Water bottle - 2Ltr
  • Headtorch
  • Dry snacks, ORS, dry fruits, chocolates, Nutri bars, etc.
Use your garbage bag or properly dispose of used wet tissues and napkins. Do not litter wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains as well as other public areas.
Tip: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
Note 1: We need not carry backpacks with us. You can keep your luggage in one of our backup vehicles and carry only a small day backpack with you during the ride.
Note 2: Only postpaid numbers will work in the Leh region.

  • Accommodation Triple sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts & 8 Dinners.
  • Transport from Manali to Leh by tempo traveler/ Bike as opted.
  • Fuel for the entire journey
  • Back-up vehicle for luggage
  • Mechanic for assistance
  • Helmet for the Rider and the pillion
  • Experienced Tour captain
  • First-aid kit with 24x7 oxygen cylinders
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary. (Vehicle will be on a non-disposal basis).

  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Caution deposit of INR 5000/- per bike
  • Any kind of personal expenses, optional tours, insurance, laundry
  • Inner line permit Fee (Approx INR:800/-)
  • Biking Gear (Available on rental basis)

Costs incidental to any changes in the itinerary due to bad weather or natural calamities that are beyond our control.

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