Mountain biking was a preponderantly European trend a decade past; but, mountain biking has currently found favour with the Indian youth subculture conjointly. Many mountain biking tours take place within the mountain range every year under many groups. We at Getz destinations have got the best Ladakh tour package for the true wanderlusts out there. Ladakh, a marvel with the world’s highest motorable road, is the final travel destination for venturous motorcyclists. Riding a Royal Enfield motorbike on the rough roads of Ladakh has always been the dream of a lot of travel enthusiasts. Ladakh may be a terribly dry and intensely cold place. The cold, the altitude, and therefore the rough roads make riding in Ladakh a difficult and venturous task. Only those with steel nerves can dare to dream of such an adventurous ride to the highlands of Ladakh. A variety of tour operators organize extreme motorcycle tours to Ladakh; these tours typically involve 2400 kilometers in fifteen days. A drive to Khardung La pass will never be dull if you’re in Ladakh. It will be the most enjoyable activity you will ever have in the Highlands. The Khardung La will provide you with breath-taking views of the Karakoram Range and the Himalayan Mountains. The Khardung La pass is ideal for adventurers and mountain bikers. If you are planning a road trip to Leh Ladakh from Delhi, check out our website for the best offers in Ladakh bike trip Packages. Travel experts at Getz destinations will assist you in planning an amazing group trip to Ladakh with riders from all around India. We bring you a chance to meet top riders in India to share their experience and an opportunity to ride with them. Let us plan an amazing road trip to Leh Ladakh via Manali from Delhi here in this blog.
Best time for Delhi Leh Ladakh bike trip
Due to severe weather, Leh is inaccessible for most of the year; the best time to visit Ladakh if you are planning a road trip is between May and September.
Road map to Ladakh via Manali
Delhi → Karnal → Mandi → Manali
Delhi – Manali is about a 600 km drive along NH1. The most common route to Manali from Delhi is through Ambala and Mandi. The roads are initially safe, but when you near Ghanauli, about halfway through the journey, the roads will go bumpy, and the adventure begins. You can stop at Roopnagar’s Gurubaksh Dhaba to get some snacks and some rest.
Manali → Jispa → Sarchu
Sarchu is almost 200 km away from Manali. It is better to leave Manali by morning 4 to avoid traffic. The route is the same for Rohtang pass, so it’s better to leave early. Koksar dhaba is on the way, and you can stop there to have lunch. Sarchu is the next major stop; Jispa to Sarchu ride will be smooth. Fill your tank with petrol or diesel at Jispa; gas stations will not be that frequent on this trip. At Sarchu, you can stay at the Army base camp.
Sarchu → Tanglang La → Leh
Leh is about 260 km away from Sarchu. This drive will be an amazing one with mind-blowing sceneries. Once you cross the Lachulungla pass, you can enjoy the view of the entire Ladakh from the peak.
As you travel towards Pang and Tanglang La Pass, India’s second-highest motorable road, the rough scenery truly starts to show. You’ll arrive at Leh the same evening with some incredible experience. On reaching Leh, you can go sightseeing from the next day onwards. The return trip can be planned through Kashmir.
Leh → Lamayuru → Kargil
Let us return to Delhi via Srinagar, Lamayuru, with some breath taking views are on the way. Roaming around on a bike is a kind of feeling that cannot be replaced with any other in Lamayuru. You should visit the Lamayuru Monastery and try to spend a night there in Lamayuru if possible. The next day you will pass through Foto La, Namika La, and Mulbek to reach Kargil. Namika La is a mesmerizing pass you will never forget.
Kargil → Sonmarg → Srinagar
Srinagar is almost 210 km away from Kargil
Zoji La and Drass Valley can be covered on your way to Srinagar from Kargil; both are beautiful destinations. The drive to Sonmarg from Zoji La might be treacherous, but once there, you’ll be met with lovely green panoramas. The rest of the journey to Srinagar is pleasant and brief. If you’ve never visited Srinagar before, there are many things to see and do. You should spend the night in Srinagar because you have a long trip back to Delhi ahead of you.
Srinagar → Amritsar → Delhi
Srinagar – Delhi drive is going to be a bit lengthy. Delhi is about 800 km from Srinagar; it might take 16 hours to reach Delhi from Srinagar. All roads on this route are in good condition; there are many restaurants for you to try out on this route. You should stop at Amritsar for a day and explore its culture and tradition. Your road trip to Leh Ladakh will be complete on reaching Delhi back. Now you got the right to boast about your journey; you have completed a trip of a lifetime.
Things to note on a bike trip to Ladakh
Choose the right bike if you are planning a bike trip.
- Prepare your bike for a rough ride. You will ride quite 2400 kilometers in fifteen days.
- Carry all the necessary tools; the bike will have some serious wear and tear.
- Check the oil and tyre status, tighten all the bats and bolts, and service your bike before the journey.
- Wear proper riding gear and carry jackets, clothes, sunglasses, backpack, gloves, shoes, and drugs.
- Carry a spare tyre and the necessary tool to change it.
- Learn some basic mechanics so that you can do some basic repair works as you are planning a trip to one of the toughest terrains.
- Keep all the documents of your vehicles handy; you will have to stop at many check posts.
If you are a beginner, it is advised to go on this trip with a group. Check out our Ladakh bike trip packages. Our travel consultant will help you connect with experienced riders around the globe.