Leh Manali Bike Trip
Leh Manali Bike Trip is through ups and downs over high passes due to largely treeless rain shadow. Ladakh looks attractive because of a classic Himalayan view. It has a huge khaki-coloured valleys and big rock walls. They look good by the occasional light of green fields. Traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture remains attracting here since beautiful monasteries break into life during dance festivals but they have changed little in over 500 years.
This contains everything an adventure lover wants. Activities like epic treks, sparkling high-altitude mountain lakes and even well developed backpacker design based around the capital, Leh.
Manali is known as after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The Manali came from the word ‘Manu-Alaya’ which accurately means ‘the abode of Manu’. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after an excellent flood had deluged the planet . Manali lies within the North of Kullu Valley. The ‘Valley of the Gods’ is the another for that valley. An ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu in old manali village.
The British introduced apple trees within the area. No Apple trees grew within the area, then british found primary groves near patlikuhal. To the present day, apple along side plum and pear are the simplest source of income for the bulk of people here. Colonisers introduced the both Rainbow and salmon Trout into the rivers.
With the increase in disposable incomes and somewhat due to the rise of disturbances in Kashmir within the late 1980s, Manali witnessed a surge in tourist traffic. This village was once quite but now transformed into a busy town with many homestays also because the occasional boutique hotel. During the hotter summer months, cafes and restaurants are often seen doing brisk business.
Day 01: Arrival in Srinagar
Pick up from Srinagar airport and transfer to Hotel or houseboat. In the
afternoon bikes will be allotted. In the evening you can do local sightseeing
and visit Dal lake etc.
Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Srinagarto Kargil : 204km,/6-7 hours:
After having early morning breakfast, ride to Kargil. Enroute visit
Sonamarg and Zo Zila Pass (3527 mtrs.), Drass village – the second coldest
inhabitant place in the world , Kargil Vijay War Memorial, that offers
splendid views of the famous peaks associated with Kargil War namely
Tiger, Tololing. Overnight at kargil.
Day 03 : Kargil to Leh 6-7 hours.
After Breakfast, ride to Leh. Enroute visiting the monastery of Mulbekh ,
Lamayuru & moon landscape passing through Namkila & Fatula Passes – the
highest pass on the Srinagar–Leh road. Then visit 1000 years old Alchi
Monastery and Likir Monastery. Here you will be awestruck with sight of
the massive Buddha statues. On the way you can see Indus and Zanskar river sangam ,
Magnetic hill, Pathar Sahib Gudwara. Overnight at leh
Day 04 : Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla pass (18380ft)
After early morning breakfast, start your journey to Nubra Valley via
Khardungla pass, thes highest motorable road in the world @ 18,380 Ft.. En
route we will visit Diskit Monastery (Lord Budha big statue). It is a
picturesque monastery settled atop a hill and offers an overwhelming view
of Nubra Valley. After reach Hunder you can enjoy double hump camel
safari at Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village .over night at
camp in Hunder .
Day 05: Nubra Valley to Pangong tso via Shayok (155 km , 6-7 Hours.)
After Breakfast , ride to Pangong Lake via Shayok village(river)Pangong
lake is (14,500 ft) the highest salt water Lake in world which is the shared
by two countries India & China. It’s lenght is 120km .visit the exact location
of the famous movie ‘ 3 Idiot ‘ and enjoy outing along the banks of the lake
.And enjoy the lake changing colour to blue and green on a rusty
background while the setting sun teases you with awesome vistas which is
simply breath- taking .Enjoy the beauty of the lake .overnight at camp.
Day 06: Pangong Lake To Leh via changla pass (160km)
After Breakfast, ride to Leh via Changla Pass (17,350 Ft) – the third highest
motorable road in the World. Enroute take a short break at Changla Pass to
enjoy cup of hot steaming tea .After Changla Pass we will visit Thiksey
monastery, Rancho school and shey Palace. Overnight at Leh.
Day 07: Leh to Tsokar Lake via Tanglangla Pass 17583 ft.( 167 Km 5-6 Hours)
After breakfast we will start our journey and join Manali – leh highway NH –
21. We will cross Tanglangla pass enroute .After crossing the pass we’ll
arrive at a beautiful brackish lake called TsoKar. An awesome blend of
stark mountain, gorgeous landscape, occasional sightings of the nomadic
people and their herds of yaks & goats are common throughout the route.
Over night at camp in Tsokar.
Day 08 Tsokar /Jispa /226 km / 7-8 Hours
After breakfast, we ride to jispa. We will go through Manali leh Highway –
pang , Naki la , Lachang La, Sarchu ,Baralach la and jispa. DJ party in Jispa
Camp. Ovenight at camp Jispa.
Day 09 :Jispa /Manali / (135 Km. 6-7 Hours)
After Breakfast , we will start last leg of our journey from jispa to Manali
crossing over Jispa, Keylong & Rohtang Pass (3980 m). We end our bike
ride at Manali. Overnight at hotel .
Day 10: Manali to Delhi (560 km/12 Hours)
In the evening you proceed to Delhi by Volvo(tickets will be provided) and
beautiful life time memory always with you.
Srinagar : Four Point / Lalit Grand Palace/ Zaindari Palace or Similar
Kargil : Jaan Palace / Jazeera or Similar
Leh : Hotel Chang Continental / Serdung / Silk way or Similar
Nubra Valley : Regel Camp / Apple Cottage or Similar
Pangong : Regel camp Pangong / Tso Camp or Similar
Tsokar : Pastureland camp / Lotus Camp or Similar
Jispa : Himalayan Mid way or similar
Manali : Mount View or similar
To be read carefully before joining the tour
1- Rented bike is the responsibility of the traveller. A traveler Joining the
expedition takes full responsibility to keep the bike safe and Sound. Please
understand in a motorcycle expedition the situation at times are not under
the control of traveller and are affected by multiple external factors. In any
case a bike is damaged while riding, the traveller is responsible for the
same. Please read the following guidelines for motorcycle damage:
a) In case of minute damage to the bike(restricted to categories identified
by the us) no damage will be borne by you and we will take the damage
upon us in good faith.The list of categories of damage will be handed over
to you during the tour briefing.
b) In case the bike is damaged to such an extent that it becomes expensive
to repair the bike.The expenses of the repairs will have to be transferred to
you and the you will have to pay the amount to settle the damage.The list of
categories of damage will be handed over to you during the tour briefing
c) In case the Bike becomes totally non repairable, which means the bike
has suffered huge damage and not in a state to recovered to use it further,
the amount discussed upon further discussion have to be borne by the
d) Any cost of Medical Expenses such as Transfer to satellite town due to
Medical Emergencies will have to be covered by the traveller. Also in case
any additional medical services plus an additional service to carry out the
medical service is required the cost have to be borne by the traveller.
e) The tour is an adventure tour and the travellers have to adhere to the
rules and regulations – During the expedition Any behaviour which might
result in delay, non completion of the tour will result in termination of the
f) The motorcycle included in the itinerary is a machine and can
breakdown any time during the tour. The Mechanic responsibility is to
repair the Motorcycle. The repair at times goes beyond the capacity of
mechanic and can take longer than expected.
g) The tour is specifically an adventure tour and not a luxury vacation..
Though we promise to keep everything hygienic , a luxury cannot be
promised at our ends.
h) The food provided to you is veg + egg during Tour. The meals are
designed to provide you with enough nutrition for the tour. Hygiene is a
priority and will not be compromised with, however the taste is subjective.
Please also note that there may be times you are provided with Rice in two
meals simultaneously.Bear with it. It is because of the arduous conditions
and not because of our incapabilities
- Accommodation in hotels,camp and Guest house on twin sharing basis
- Breakfast and Dinner. Breakfast will start in 2nd day but Dinner will start day one.
- Royal Enfield 350 CC with Fuel
- One Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour
- Basic spares for the motorcycles (any damage/ change of spares payable as extra directly)
- Experienced Tour Guide
- Experienced Road Captain.
- Permission fees from Srinagar to Leh Ladakh
- Inner line permits fees in leh
- First aid kit entire tour
- Oxygen cylinder in entire tour
- Backup jeep to carry luggage, Mechanic and who cannot ride the bike
- One time bonfire during camping
- Bike Gear like Gloves, knee & elbow guard
- Wild life & camping fees 2 Extra Riders (If any riders get sick in the way.)
- Pick up and drop
- DJ party in Jispa
- Photographer: take photos entire tour
- Volvo tickets Manali to Delhi
- Any other meal than mentioned in itinerary
- Any personal or travel Insurance, tips, gratuities,portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature,
- Any item not specified under cost inclusions.
Case 1– Cancellation from Customer’s end
40 % of the tour amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
60% of the tour amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
90% of the tour amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.
Case 2– Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil,Disaster
a. Full Refund if the trip is cancelled , before the start of the trip, due
to reasons mentioned in case 2
b. No Refund if the trip has to be cancelled / ended abruptly , after the start of the trip, due to reasons mentioned in case 2