Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali

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All set to make your dream of a Manali to Leh bike trip come true where you can experience a blend of pristine natural beauty, culture and thrill? With our Manali to Ladakh bike trip, you get to witness Ladakh’s raw beauty by making your way through some of the highest mountain passes via various beautiful destinations and swirling roads. The entire trip will cover some of the most breathtaking places like Solang Valley, Jispa, Sarchu, the Confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers and a lot more. Ladakh is admired by lacs of travellers for its unmatched landscape, alpine lakes,  winding roads, and beautiful monasteries. No doubt, today Ladakh has become one of the much-visited and most Instagrammable places in the country. So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on the best Manali to Leh bike trip package to spend your days amidst unparalleled mountain views and the starry night sky.  

Highlights for Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Manali

  • A never had before adventure-filled bike trip that starts from the beautiful Manali and continues all the way to the awe-inspiring Ladakh. 
  • A visit to teh colour changing Pangong Tso also the highest saltwater lake in the world
  • Make your way through some of the highest mountain passes like Khardung La, Lachung La, and Baralacha La.
  • Head to visit the beautiful Buddhist monasteries boasting frescoes, murals and whatnot. 
  • Get a camping experience at some of the stunning sites. 
  • Stay at well-sanitized deluxe accommodations.  

Best Time to Visit Ladakh

Summer Season (March to June): 

The temperature during the summer months ranges from 5°C to 25°C, making it perfect for enjoying a bike ride. The day in Ladakh in the summer seasons are warm, while the nights are cold. Choose from our Manali to Leh package and explore not just one but two most beautiful destinations of India.  

Monsoon Season (July to September):

Ladakh receives little to no rainfall making it yet another good season for planning a Manali to Leh bike trip.  The temperature during this season ranges from 10°C to 25°C. However, Manali receives incessant rainfall during the monsoon season, which means you have to prepare well with waterproof clothes and gear to stay protected when leaving for Ladakh from Manali. 

Winter Season (October to February):

During this season, you get to experience a bike ride amidst the snow. Yes, the high altitude region of Ladakh starts receiving snow from the second week of October and by the time it's November/December, the entire Ladakh looks no less than a winter wonderland with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 10°C. There are frequent road blockings. However, you can reach Ladakh by flight and then indulge in a bike expedition.   

How To Reach Leh Ladakh from Manali?

You can reach Leh Ladakh from Manali via NH 3. The roads are in good condition and will give you the best road trip experience. You can even board a bus run by HRTC or HPTDC to reach Ladakh from Manali.  

Manali to Ladakh distance by bike:

Approx. 433 km (11-12 hours)

Manali to Ladakh bike trip cost:

It depends on the kind of tour package you choose- a group tour or a customized Manali to Leh bike trip package. 

Manali to Ladakh by road on bike best route:

Manali >  Atal Tunnel > Sissu > Keylong > Jispa > Rumtse > Upshi > Karu > Thiksey > Shey > Leh 

Top 5 Things to do in Ladakh 

Travellers get spoilt for choice when it comes to exciting things to do in Ladakh because there are so many. Of all, we make sure that you enjoy the below-mentioned activities when on your Ladakh bike trip-

  • Camping

Camping in Ladakh is one such activity that will give you an unmatched experience. Be it in the wild or under a starry night sky, you will enjoy and make the most of the Ladakh bike trip by camping. You can carry your own tent and pitch it at scenic locations or choose to stay at Whispering Camps, Nomadic Life Camp, Camp Redstart, Nature’s Nest Camp,  Pangong Retreat, Tso Moriri Camps, and so much more. So, come and relax in the lap of pristine nature. 

  • Homestay Experience 

To experience an authentic Ladakhi homestay experience, choose homestay as your accommodation in Leh and Zanskar. You will be amazed by the warm hospitality offered by locals and the homestay owners. Nothing could be better than this when learning about the culture and tradition of Ladakh. Also, you get to enjoy homemade Ladakhi food. 

  • Bactrian Camel Safari 

This is yet another best thing to do in Ladakh when on a bike trip. Head to Nubra Valley’s Hunder village to not only witness the Bactrian Camel Safari but also enjoy a ride and get pictures clicked with them for your next Instagram post.  The activity is fun and adventurous at the same time. You can even enjoy a camel safari in Ladakh in areas like Pinchimik, Tiggur, and Yulkam under the historic Silk Route. As you enjoy your safari, you get to stop by some of the beautiful monasteries or take a therapeutic hot spring bath.  

  • Shopping 

No trip is complete without shopping and Ladakh gives you a wonderful opportunity to take colourful stuff back home either as souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones. Get your hand on Buddha statues, beautiful carpets & rugs,  Apricot jam and other things made from apricots Tibetan jewellery and handicrafts from places like Zanskar Arts, Leh Main Bazaar, Ladakh Apricot Store, Tibetan Market, Himalayan Pashmina Shawls and more. 

  • Try Ladakhi Food 

You can’t leave Ladakh without trying the local food which is highly influenced by Tibetan and Indian culture. For this, thukpas and momos can be found anywhere in Ladakh. Other than this, the food of Ladakh that one should really not overlook and enjoy are Skyu, Chhutagi, Tingmo, Khambir, Chhurpe (Yak Cheese), Apricot Jam, Gur Gur Chai (Butter tea), Chhang (local alcoholic drink) and more. 

5 Best Places to Visit in Ladakh

Ladakh is a region where you can spend days exploring the beauty. There are so many places to visit in Ladakh and we have mentioned below the ones that surely are a part of our Manali to Leh bike trip package. 

  • Khardung La 

No bike trip in Ladakh is complete without a ride through the 5,359 m high Khardung La which is a gateway to Shyok and Nubra Valleys. As you make your way to the mountain pass and reach there you will find yourself closer to the most enchanting and breathtaking landscape. The place is popular not only among adventure seekers but also among tourists who simply love exploring the beauty of nature. Come here, spend some time sipping a hot cup of tea/coffee and maggie. Get some pictures clicked at the world’s highest motorable mountain pass. 

  • Pangong Tso

This isn’t a place but magic in itself. The endorheic lake is believed to change its colour at different times of the day. It is the highest saltwater lake in the world and you can not just visit it but also enjoy camping here under a starry night sky. It is the sight of the stunning sloping mountains meeting the deep blue waters of the lake that is sure to take your breath away.  The tourist attraction has gained popularity not only amongst the bikers but also among photographers,  and peace seekers. 

  • Nubra Valley

Making your way through Khardung La, you reach Nubra Valley which is yet another beauty that you can’t miss in Ladakh. The place is mostly visited for the Bactrian camel safari in Hunder village and the popular Diskit Monastery under which is the tall Maitreya Buddha Statue in Diskit Village. Turtuk and Panamik villages are also close by which are offbeat and must-visit places in the region. 

  • Lamayuru 

Known as the ‘Moonscape for tourists’, Lamayuru is known for its moon-like landscape. The place is around 108 km from Leh. You can spend some peaceful time exploring the beauty of Lamayuru or take a walk at night to enjoy stargazing. Other than this, a visit to Lamayuru monastery will make you lose yourself in the spiritual and peaceful ambience. Get wonderstruck by the amazing wall paintings, scriptures and murals in the monastery.  

  • Zanskar Valley 

A hub for adventure enthusiasts, Zanskar Valley has so much to offer that is for both peace seekers and those looking forward to getting some adrenaline rush.  The place offers so many options for trekkers and is home to the famous Chadar/Frozen river trek. Other than trekking, one can even indulge in river rafting and camping.  

Things to Carry on Manali to Leh Ladakh Bike Trip

Take care of all the important things that you should carry on your Manali to Leh Ladakh bike trip.  To help and make packing easier for you, we have mentioned below some of the mandatory things to carry so that you can enjoy a hassle-free trip.  Take a quick look:  


You would need a permit to visit certain restricted regions of Ladakh for which you need to carry government-issued ID proofs including a voter card, driving license, passport, and aadhaar card. Don’t forget to carry their photocopies and your passport-size photographs. Other than this, keep your medical insurance (if any) and printed Ladakh bike trip itinerary. 

Clothing & Footwear

No matter which season you are travelling, carry clothes that you can wear in layers.  

  • Carry light woollens (for summers)
  • Waterproof Jackets and Windcheater
  • Cotton T-shirts and sweatshirts
  • Muffler, scarf, gloves, cap, warm socks 
  • Good hiking shoes, sports shoes, slippers
  • Trousers,  jeans, lower/pyjamas and  track pants
  • Heavy Woollens and 2-3 thermals (for winters) 

First-Aid Box with Medicines 

You will only find good medical help/facilities in Leh. So, it is advised to pack a first-aid box with crepe and first-aid bandages, pain relief sprays, antiseptic cream/solution, electral or ORS Sachets, anti-allergy medicines or eye drops medicines for the following health issues-  

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Cold and cough 
  • Stomach issues
  • Diamox for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Electronic Gadgets to Pack 

  • Power Bank
  • Tripod Stand
  • Extra Batteries
  • Rechargeable Torchlight 
  • Phone & Camera charger 

Other Miscellaneous Items to Pack 

  • Sunscreen with SPF 50 
  • Moisturizer
  • Body Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Wet Tissue Paper
  • Paper Soap
  • Sanitary Napkins/Tampons 

Tips to Book Ladakh Bike Tour Packages from Manali Online

There are a few things to keep in mind before booking Manali to Leh Ladakh bike trip packages online so that you don’t miss out on anything and can enjoy the trip without any worries. 

  • Check tour operators’ ratings and reviews on different portals online. This will give you a clear insight into the quality of service offered by the tour operator.  
  • Try making your Manali to Leh bike trip bookings one month in advance to get your hands on the best deals and discounts on hotel bookings. 
  • Don’t be in a hurry. Speak to a customer service executive and know about the inclusion, exclusion, refund policy and more. Once you are convinced of everything, you can proceed to make the payment. 

Manali to Leh Ladakh by Road on Bike Safety Guidelines 

Bike trips are thrilling and fun but at the same time, there are certain things to keep in mind in order to avoid any sort of mishappening. Below are some of the safety guidelines to follow during the Ladakh from Manali bike ride:

  • The roads in Ladakh are bumpy with rough patches here and there. This makes vehicle breakdown common thing in the region. But if you know the basics of self bike repairing tricks, you don’t have to worry about anything. Make sure you learn it before leaving for the journey.  
  • Don’t remove your protective gear like helmet, jacket, knee or elbow pads even when riding on the smoothest road in Ladakh. This will protect you from getting injured throughout the trip. 
  • Make sure to take a day’s rest after reaching Leh. This will help you get acclimatized and further continue your journey without getting hit by AMS. 
  • The poor network connection can make you lose track of the routes. You shouldn’t trust Google Maps completely. Instead, carry a physical road map or you can even ask the local people. 

Why Book Leh Ladakh Bike Tour Packages from Manali With Us

We are Professional Bike Tour Operators 

We have been providing bike tour services for 10 years. We aim to make your Manali to Leh bike trip a memorable one. All our tour packages are designed as per the feedback given by our professional local tour experts. We make sure that you enjoy every bit of your Ladakh bike trip. We offer group tours but if you wish to get it customized as per your interest, we can do it for you.  

We Provide Premium Bikes, Gear and Accessories 

With us, you can rest assured when it comes to bikes, riding gear and accessories because we provide premium quality ones. We prefer Himalayan bikes only which are smooth and comfortable for the treacherous roads of Ladakh. The gear and accessories will protect you throughout the trip no matter how long you have to ride in a day.  

We Prefer Deluxe Accommodation 

We truly understand the need of relaxing in a  comfortable bed after a tiring day of riding for 200-250 km. We prefer to book your stay in deluxe accommodations as they are well-sanitized and good in terms of safety and hygiene. They also abide by all the Covid-19 protocols. 

This was all about Manali to Leh bike trip. We hope you are all set to pack your bags and leave for Ladakh. Come and be a group bike tour organised by Go2Ladakh by choosing the best Manali to Leh bike trip package. If you need assistance with any other queries like Manali to Ladakh bike trip cost or Manali to Leh bike trip budget, our team of experts is here to help you. Why wait? Grab the package and leave for a bike trip right away!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How much does Manali to Leh bike trip cost?

Ans.The cost of the Manali to Leh bike trip depends on whether you choose a group tour package or get it customized as per your preference and interest.

Q2.What is the best time for a Ladakh bike trip from Manali?

Ans.Summer season between May and June is best to plan a Ladakh bike trip from Manali. The roads are clear for a smooth bike riding experience.

Q3.What are some of the best places to visit on a Ladakh bike trip?

Ans.Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Zanskar Valley, are some of the best places to visit on Ladakh bike trip.

Q4.How many days are enough for a bike trip to Ladakh?

Ans. Around 10-12 days are enough for a bike trip to Ladakh. You can cover a number of sightseeing places and indulge in a number of tourist activities.

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