If you like riding a bike but you’ve not been on a Leh Ladakh bike trip you’re surely missing out on one of the greatest adventures you must experience. The land of high passes, Ladakh gives the opportunity to forget your worries, and embark on a beautiful 10 days trip to heaven on earth.
Ride through rough roads and high mountains. Enjoy the chilling fresh wind blow across your face to give you Goosebumps as you spread your winds and observe the gift of nature from the top of the world. While you’re on your trip there would be several stops where you could enjoy the delicious Ladakhi cuisine and talk to the locals to learn more about their lifestyle, history and culture.
This Leh Ladakh bike trip blog has all you need to know to experience the best bike trip you’ve ever had:
Your route to Leh Ladakh by bike can be via Manali highway or through Spiti Valley. The more popular route is the Manali route because the path is clearer and the journey is faster to cover. If you go via Spiti Valley you’re going to have a whole different experience. There terrains are rough and the trip takes longer. The high passes such as Khardung La Chang La, Chang La, Taglang La, Kunzum La, and Baralacha La fall on your way when you go via Spiti Valley.
Carlson Trips is located in Kashmir, and we can guarantee you that the prices we can offer you for a Leh Ladakh bike tour package is unbeatable. We can offer you an 8 to 10 days trip plan that you’re going to love. We offer you all the advice you need to ensure your ride is a safe one. Get ready to experience passing by raging rivers, boggling inclines and challenging terrains covering stretches of hovering mountains and picturesque landscapes.
We’re sure you know how important it is to prepare yourself for this long bike trip. You’d need to make sure the condition of your vehicle is not just good but great. It should be good enough to handle trips such as this one. The trip is going to be a bumpy one. You might need to work to build the strength of your lower back. The Baralach Pass and Khardung Pass would test your patience and you’d have to ensure you’re focused on riding your bike carefully.
You might feel a loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, mountain sickness, and other such irritating problems. Make sure you’re prepared for your road trip. Your Leh Ladakh bike trip preparation should include first aid, pain killers, protein bars, water, sustaining chain for your luggage, strong clutch plates, and make sure you double check the; drive chains, sprockets, piston rings, timing chain, spark plug, the tires, and swing arm bush.
A Leh Ladakh bike trip experience from Manali is certainly a recommended one if you compare it with taking the Spiti Valley route. The Manali route is going to take less time and also give you fewer troubles on the way. Go for the Leh Ladakh bike trip from Manali if you want a smoother journey than then going through tough terrains for days.
Day 1 (In Manali): It’s going to be the tricky bends and stretches of the Kullu Valley. Get ready to start with a bang. Go riding on the riding premiers through challenging roads.
Day 2 (150km Ride Manali to Jispa): Your Leh Ladakh bike trip adventure begins. The roads here are horrible and the weather can change at any time. You’d feel as if you’re in a game trying to cross your first level. The food is the only thing you’re going to love on your second day.
Day 3 (120km Ride Jispa to Sarchu): You’ll create some unforgettable memories in Jispa as you leave it behind to continue with your journey. The greater Himalayan landscapes however would make you forget all the pain you went through on your first level. You’d be able to see the Baralacha Pass from here. Sarchu is the border line between Kashmir and Himachal, You can relax at the Sarchu camp to end the day relaxing.
Day 4 (215km Ride Sarchu-Leh): You’d be driving through the Tanglang Pass, the second highest motorable mountain in the entire world. With the height of 5300 meters the pass gives you a brilliant view. The route offers well-maintained roads and stops at the famous monasteries of Thiksey and Shey.
Day 5 (39km from Leh – Khardung La): The pass stands at a height of 18360 ft. While you’re on your trip you’d be touring around the local city. There is an old fort overlooking the city and offering a breathtaking view.
Day 6 (149km Ride Leh – Pangong Lake): On the 6th day your visit to Pangong Lake would be covered. This lake is amazing. 2/3rd of it is in China and just a 1/3rd in India. You can proceed towards Chang La from here toward the army checkpoint at Tangse.
Day 7 (149km Ride Pangong – Leh): Head towards Leh and explore the beauty of the destination. Go shopping for necessary items and souvenirs. Visit the Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist white-dome and observe the nature’s miracle’ the Indus Valley and Zanskar Range.
Day 8 (215km Ride Leh – Sarchu): Once you bid goodbye to Leh you can start on your way to Pang. The landscapes here cannot be missed. Stop at Sarchu and enjoy the scenic beauty of this spectacular paradise.
Day 9 (215km Sarchu – Manali): Begin your ride on the Sarchu plain and reach Baralaccha to see the beauty crossings through the Lahaul ranges. You’d soon be at Rohtang La. The mini rivers, the rough roads and all the trouble to ride your bike constantly pays off when you reach the Rohtang Pass.
Day 10 (Leaving Manali): This is your last day on the trip, make it count. Eat every wonderful dish that looks and smells interestingly different. Visit at one home to talk to the locals. You adventure trip to Ladakh should not be limited to biking. At Carlson Trips we’re going to make it happen.