Leh Ladakh bike trip – A trip here assures you of unimagined experiences, unmatched scenic views, and definitely unforgettable memories. On-bike or by your choice of modes for transportation, with friends, family, or with guts to explore the wilderness alone, this “land of high passes” has a lot to offer perhaps beyond once imagination.
Ladhak houses many famous passes which include the world-famous Khardung la pass one of the highest passes one can go. Enroute Khardung la there exists Zoji la pass, Namik La, Fotu La passes to name a few. Ladakh is full of diversity, a thing to be experienced once at least in your lifetime. To explore Leh Ladhak to its full potential we have worked on a route tailor-made to capture the Leh Ladhak circuit via Srinagar and return via Manali (Delhi-Srinagar-Leh-Manali-Delhi).
Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Plan
DAY 01 | DELHI – LUDHIANA
Delhi to Ludhiana distance is 350 KMS
DAY 02 | LUDHIANA – PATNITOP
Ludhiana to Patnitop distance is 304 kms
Ludhiana – Pagwara – Jalandhar – Pathankot – Samba – Udhampur – Patnitop
Patnitop is a hill station in Udhampur dist of the J&K state of India.
DAY 03 of Leh Ladakh Bike trip | 184 KMS | PATNITOP – SRINAGAR
Patnitop – Ramban – Banihal – Verinag – Anantnag – Awantipora – Pampore – Srinagar
Srinagar – take time out to explore the local market, go shopping for shawls, stoles, and local handicrafts. Nothing would be complete without a shikhara ride in Dal lake, with small floating markets and photographs in local attire before signing off with the best Kahwa.
DAY 04 | 202 KMS | SRINAGAR – KARGIL
Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zoji La Pass – Drass – Kargil
Zoji la pass is an adventure seekers paradise with rough and challenging terrains but mesmerizing routes at the same time. Enroute you will reach Drass which according to some claims happens to be 2nd coldest inhabited place in the world.
Kargil – Feel the patriotism, sacrifice, and importance of this historic place and pay homage to sons of the soil, surely words can’t describe this place.
DAY 05 | 227 KMS | KARGIL – LEH
Kargil – Mulbekh – Namik La – Fotu La – Lamayuru – Khalsi – Saspul – Basgo – Nimmoo – Leh
Leh – Do local shopping of hand-stitched t-shirts, flags, key chains, and souvenirs. Also, explore the local cuisine.
DAY 06 Rest day in your Ladakh trip
We suggest getting basic motorcycle checks done on this day, explore the Leh city, fueling up, and most importantly get acclimatized to the climate. Motorcycle serving is important here because technically it is your half journey and your bike should be fit for the rest half to complete.
DAY 07 | 130 KMS | LEH – NUBRA VALLEY
Leh – South Pullu – Khardung La – North Pullu – Khardung Village – Khalsar Village – Diskit Monastary – Hunder (Nubra Valley)
Get photos clicked at the Khardung la and enjoy the joy riding towards it. At Diskit feel the serenity and get your mind at peace. And don’t forget to get the double hump camel ride at Nubra because it’s a superb experience!
DAY 08 | 130 KMS | HUNDER – LEH
Hunder (Nubra Valley) – Diskit Village – Khalsar Village – Khardung Village – North Pullu – Khardung La- South Pullu – Leh
DAY 09 of Ladakh trip | 160 KMS | LEH – PANGONG TSO
Leh – Karu – Sakti – Chang La – Tsoltak – Tangtse – Spangmik (Pangong Tso)
Face the mighty Chang La pass one of the best passes and move towards Pangong Tso. Visit the Pangong Lake and also experience places were many film shootings have been done. Chang La can get difficult to climb especially with the setting sun so make sure you do it in the morning.
DAY 10 | 160 KMS | PANGONG TSO – LEH
Spangmik (Pangong Tso) – Tangtse – Tsoltak – Chang La – Sakti – Karu – Leh
DAY 11 | 260 KMS | LEH – SARCHU
Leh – Pang – Gata Loops – Sarchu
Bikers paradise with hairpin turns in Gata loops and a super scenic route towards Sarchu. The stay at luxury tents is one of the best experiences one could have especially sipping on tea with temperature ever decreasing. Sarchu is going to be the most difficult place to be during this whole Leh Ladakh bike trip because the temperature here is very unreliable.
DAY 12 | 222 KMS | SARCHU – MANALI
Sarchu – Baralacha La – Xing Xing Bar – Darcha – Keylong – Tandi – Koksar – Rohtang La – Rani Nala – Manali
Fuel up at the iconic Tandi fuel station, click pictures at the Rohtang pass, and also enjoy super hot Maggi. Also, experience small water crossings during a ride here. Fueling up at Tandi is very important because you will not be getting any fuel station post that for at least 380 kms.
DAY 13 of Ladakh trip | 330 KMS | MANALI – KULLU – MANDI – CHANDIGARH
Manali – Kullu – Bhuntar – Mandi – Bilaspur – Chandigarh
And it is the start of the return chore!
DAY 14 Last day of Leh Ladakh bike trip | 261 KMS | CHANDIGARH – DELHI
Chandigarh – Ambala – Karnal – Sonipat – Delhi
Your dream of Leh Ladakh bike trip turns into memories here as the journey ends.
We had done our Leh Ladakh bike trip in 2017 and had booked and toured with HINDUSTAN MOTORCYCLING COMPANY as they were the best ones we found.