The Dream Biking Trip To Ladakh

Leh Ladakh is like a dream trip for every individual, Every other person starts dreaming to visit this place since his college days and going to leh ladakh on bike is a next level experience that no rider wants to miss. The thrill to ride bikes in mountain passes can be only understood by a rider. Riding bikes on these mountain passes is one of the signature activities of this trip.

The Dream Biking Trip To Ladakh

The Biking Trip

The scenic beauty of Leh Ladakh is so surreal, and it can be best experienced on a bike trip. Leh Ladakh features a rugged topography and any biker is bound to face barriers while touring, The weather is always cold there whatever the season is but it’s freezing cold in the winters, the snow clad mountains, the greenery, beautiful lakes, the Chadar trek, old monastery, and sky full of stars are so mesmerizing and worth viewing once in a lifetime.

Ideal Time To Take The Ladakh Bike Trip

Leh Ladakh remains close for more than 6 months (November to April) due to snowfall and   it becomes dangerous rather than adventurous trip. The best time for a biking trip to Ladakh starts from June to September. These are the months when the weather is soothing and it doesn’t get too cold to ride a bike throughout the trip.

Duration For A Biking Trip To Ladakh

Normally a biking  trip to Ladakh,(Delhi to Leh via Manali) that includes almost all the important places takes 15 days to complete the tour. Though the duration of tour depends upon the number of biking hours each day, the route you opt for, places you want to cover, climatic conditions. 

Biking Trip To Ladakh

Bikes To Consider For The Trip

First and foremost, to take up a biking trip to Ladakh you’ll require picking up your vehicle for the trip. It is quite a tough choice to make while picking up a companion for one of the most memorable trips of your life. So, while making a choice one needs to pay grave attention to everything ranging from sustainability to beauty to popularity. Jotted below is the list featuring some amazing bikes to take you on a mesmerizing Ladakh bike trip:-

  • Royal Enfield
  • KTM Duke 
  • Bajaj Pulsar 
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan 
  • CBR 250 

Not A Bike Owner? Rent It!

Do not worry a bit if you don’t own a bike. It won’t stop you from taking up your dream biking tour to Ladakh. You can easily rent a bike either in Delhi or Manali. All that’s required are a few documents and you’re good to go. Renting a bike in Delhi generally costs you INR 900 for a day while in Manali it might cost somewhere around INR 1000 to 1800 a day. Renting requires a security deposit of around INR 10,000 to 12,000 depending on the rental place along with some documents including driver’s license and photo ID proof. You can also book Ladakh tour packages that shall include bikes, accommodation, meals etc.

Places To Explore On A Leh Ladakh Bike Trip

Ladakh boasts an array of attractions to explore on a biking expedition. Some of the many such attractions are as follows:-

  • Magnetic Hill – Feel the magic of nature at the Magnetic Hill while touring Ladakh. Featuring an elevation of 14,000 feet, Magnetic Hill is surrounded by River Sinshu on all sides. This attraction boasts a unique force of magnetism which pulls vehicles up the hill
Places To Explore On A Leh Ladakh Bike Trip
  • Pangong Tso – Nestled in the mighty Himalayas, Pangong Lake offers stunning views for a stretch of 134 kilometers along with the rustic mountains at the backdrop. 
Pangong lake
  • Nubra Valley – Also renowned by the name of ‘the valley of flowers’, Nubra Valley is beautified by numerous colorful flowers blooming all over.
Nubra valley
  • Khardung La – A must be on the list of any biker is Khardung La. Nestled at an elevation of 18,379 feet, this attraction is 40 kilometers from Leh. Riding through the Khardung La Pass is quite a challenge for any biker and the entire Ladakh biking experience is incomplete without touring it.

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Afifa Ansari