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11 Day Srinagar to Leh Ladakh Guided Motorcycle Tour in India

Srinagar, India

Unforgettable Adventure-Packed Motorcycle Tour in India

Embark on a bike tour to Ladakh from Srinagar! A bike trip to Ladakh from Srinagar tour is filled with pristine and picturesque majestic Himalayas on all sides and is every rider’s dream to traverse through such roads. One must always consider taking this trip at least once in their lifetime and assuredly the beauty of the place is going to leave you speechless as you will get to ride on some of the highest motorable passes in the world, steep valley and brown rolling mountains breaking into a palette of colors.

Key information

  • Bike: personal or rental bike (Royal Enfield Classic 500, Himalayan)
  • Mileage: 1526 kilometers / 948 miles
  • Daily rides: 103 - 250 kilometers / 64 - 155 miles
  • Riding gear: available to rent: elbow guard, knee guard, riders jacket
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner

Highlights

  • Starts in Srinagar and ends in Manali
  • Take in its beauty and tranquility, of Pangong Tso
  • Ride to the scenic resort town of Sonmarg and to the summit of Zoji La
  • Visit the Kargil War Memorial to learn some incredible facts about the 1999 battle
  • Cross the highest motorable passes Khardung La, Chang La, and Tanglang La
  • Ride through the passage of snow at Baralacha Pass and Zing-Zing Bar
  • Explore a place which was under Pakistan before 1971, Turtuk village
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


9 riding days
Group size: Minimum of 6 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00

During the tour, you will stay in various accommodations along the route.

  • Manali: Mango Hotel / Kalinga / Seven Hills or similar
  • Jispa: Jispa Journey Camps / The Yak Hotel Jispa / Hotel IBE or similar
  • Sarchu: Snow Gold Camps / Gold Drop Camps / Antrek Camps / Dorjey Camps or similar
  • Tso Moriri: Yak Camps or similar
  • Leh: Horpo / Zik Zik Holidays / Three Roses Leh or similar
  • Nubra: Lasthang / Chunka Camps / Nature Nest Camps or similar
  • Pangong: Wonderland Camps / The Ladakh Camps / Auspicious Camps or similar
  • Kargil: Rangyul / Caravan or similar
  • Srinagar: Amina House Boat or similar

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar

On landing at the Srinagar Airport, reach hotel for relaxing overnight stay at Srinagar.

Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil (200 kilometers / 124 miles / 4 - 5 hours)

  • Altitude: 2675 meters / 8776 feet

Rise to a beautiful morning, and get ready to explore the thrilling day. Post breakfast, you will get on your bikes and you will start your Ladakh ride towards the scenic resort town of Sonmarg. From here, ride to the summit of Zoji La, and then descend to enter the Ladakh region.

On reaching the small town of Drass village, visit the Kargil War Memorial to learn some incredible facts about the 1999 battle. Thereafter head to Kargil for an overnight stay in hotel

Day 3: Kargil to Leh (220 kilometers / 137 miles / 4 - 5 hours)

  • Altitude: 3499 meters / 11480 feet

The ensuing stretch of the motorbike trip to Leh Ladakh tour you will cross two high-elevation mountain passes.

On leaving Kargil, you will first pass through Mulbek - giant living buddha sculpture on rock mountain, Lamayuru - one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh and enjoy the view of moon landscape.

Then get amazed by the intriguing phenomenon of magnetic hills and enjoy the divinity at Gurudwara Pather Sahib. On arrival in the city by evening, head to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Leh to Nubra Valley (160 kilometers / 99 miles / 2 - 3 hours)

  • Altitude: 5441 meters / 17851 feet

This section of the Srinagar to Manali motorbike expedition involves undertaking a scenic and thrilling road journey to the Nubra Valley. The road to the valley will take you across what is claimed to be the highest motorable road on earth - Khardung La.

Upon reaching the Nubra Valley which is located on the banks of the Nubra River, head to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.

Day 5: Nubra to Turtuk to Nubra (163 kilometers / 101 miles / 4 - 5 hours)

  • Altitude: 3001 meters / 9846 feet

Today, you will get ready to explore a place which was under Pakistan before 1971, Turtuk village. It is located in the Nubra tehsil, 205 kilometers (127 miles) from the Leh town, on the banks of the Shyok River and is the last village.

It spells stunning beauty throughout the valley. After exploring Turtuk you will ride back towards Nubra to stay overnight in your pre-booked hotel. On reaching, you can take a rode on bacterian camel of Nubra Valley.

Day 6: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake (150 kilometers / 101 miles / 3 - 4 hours)

  • Altitude: 4349 meters / 14268 feet

Today, you will leave behind the Stark region and move toward the pristine Pangong Lake. En route you will pass through Shyok village, which has been recently open for the tourists.

On reaching the shores of this enchanting water-body, take in its beauty and tranquility, and capture photos of the realm. Later, transfer to the campsite for a warming bonfire and a peaceful overnight stay in the lap of nature.

Day 7: Pangong to Leh (160 kilometers / 99 miles / 5 - 6 hours)

  • Altitude: 4522 meters / 14835 feet

Open your eyes to the scenic view of the Pangong Tso. After having breakfast you will leave for Leh. Today you will cross the second highest pass of the world, Chang La (5361 meters / 17,590 feet). This pass is considered amongst the toughest passes.

This pass connects Leh with the Changthang Plateau. Before climbing the mighty pass you will see a small lake, known as Tsoltak. After crossing the pass you will descend down to Shakti and will continue the remaining journey on the Manali-Leh highway.

You will reach Leh by early evening and enjoy the city and spend the night over there.

Day 8: Leh to Sarchu (250 kilometers / 155 miles / 9 -10 hours)

  • Altitude: 4290 meters / 14074 feet

In the morning, after a scrumptious meal of breakfast, the next stop for your tour is Sarchu. You will pass through the borders of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, taking in the panoramic vision of the mighty mountains and colors of nature.

You will pass through the third highest pass, Tanglang La (5328 meters / 17,480 feet). Then you will pass through Morey-plains, a plateau at an astounding height of 4724 meters / 15,500 feet with a 45-kilometer (27-mile) stretch of flat road.

You will then cross the twin passes - Lachung La (5065 meters / 16,616 feet) and Nakee La (4739 meters / 15,547 feet) before reaching the famous Gata Loops (21 hairpin bends). Then by evening, you will be reaching Sarchu.

Day 9: Sarchu to Jispa (103 kilometers / 64 miles / 3 - 4 hours)

  • Altitude: 3080 meters / 10104 feet

After having your morning breakfast, you will leave for your next destination - Jispa. You will be crossing the mighty Baralacha La at 4892 meters / 16050 feet, and riding through the passage of snow at Baralacha Pass and Zing-Zing Bar will be an exhilarating ride.

You will reach in the evening and indulge in stories with the locals and your other friends. Overnight stay in hotel in hotel / camps.

Day 10: Jispa to Manali (120 kilometers / 75 miles / 6 - 8 hours)

  • Altitude: 2050 meters / 6726 feet

Wake up with the sunrise in Jispa and have your breakfast in the accommodation. You will be riding towards the last day of your adventurous journey. Kick start the bike and pass through the iconic route of rohtang pass, and some of the most scenic villages of Lahaul Valley. Reach Manali and stay overnight at your pre-booked hotel.

Day 11: Departure from Manali

As soon as the morning unfolds, get ready as today will be the last day of your Srinagar to Manali motorbike expedition. After a hearty meal of breakfast, you can explore Manali at your own leisure and by evening report back by 4:00 p.m. to board the Volvo bus to Delhi for an overnight journey.

Bike rental deposit

Backpackclan requires a bike rental deposit of 10000 INR per bike. If any there are any damages in the bike, the damage cost will be deducted from refundable security deposit.

Documents to carry

  • 4 passport size photographs
  • Original Photo ID (voter card / passport / PAN card / Aadhar card)
  • Driving licence - original
  • If bringing your own bike, all documents related to your bike should be submitted along with
  • insurance papers

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate, advanced

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

This motorcycle tour takes place in India. Starting from Srinagar, you will ride to Kargil, Leh, Nubra, Turtuk, Pangong Tso, Leh, Tso Moriri, Sarchu, Jispa, then to Manali.

Food

Included in the package are daily breakfast and dinner at the hotels.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Royal Enfield 500 cc
  • 10 nights accommodation on triple sharing basis as per the itinerary in hotel / camp
  • Daily breakfast (from day 2 to day 11)
  • Daily dinner (from day 1 to day 10)
  • Backup vehicle as well as luggage van
  • Mechanical support
  • Group leader
  • All inner line permits
  • Oxygen cylinder with general first aid

What's not included

  • GST @ 5%
  • Cost escalation due to change in itinerary natural reason of unforeseen conditions like landslides, road blockage, bad weather, social or political unrest, strikes, sudden shut down of any government office, etc.
  • Meals which are not mentioned
  • Any travel expense to and fro from Delhi or Srinagar
  • Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc.
  • Any kind of biking gears (such as elbow guard, knee guard, riders jacket, etc.)
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. to be borne by the client directly on the spot
  • Refundable security deposit
  • Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusion
  • Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airport

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Airport transfer is not included. From the airport, you will continue your journey to Srinagar. For more information on how to reach the meeting point in Srinagar, please send an inquiry.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

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