Biking through Ladakh

Manali, Tandi, Sarchu, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso
May - September
Adventure, Culture, Family, Mountains, Nature
10 Days


Biking through Ladakh is an experience of a lifetime and definitely not to be missed by adventure seekers. It’s a different kind of a thrill to ride through the tough roads and high-mountain passes on your bike whilst breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying incredible views. You will experience the Ladakhi culture in its true sense and get to ride your bike past rivers, valleys, lakes and monasteries. Oh, and did we mention riding over one of the highest motorable passes in the world? Talk about an unforgettable holiday!

What will you cover?

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 10

Day 1 : Manali Arrival

Upon arrival at Manali bus stand, meet your representative and get transfer to the hotel where you can check in.

After breakfast, you will be presented with your bike and handed some basic instructions. Enjoy rest of the evening at leisure.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Manali

Day 2 : Manali - Tandi

Today, make an early start towards Tandi, your next night’s halt.

Witness the abundance of greenery and trees that dramatically disappear into arid landscapes as you ascend the steep mountains over Rohtang Pass. Expect a few muddy tracks at times.

Once you reach Tandi, check in at the camp.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Tandi

Day 3 : Tandi – Sarchu (114 kms)

After breakfast, check out from the camp and ride north on the Manali-Leh Highway.

You get to see some of the most breathtaking landscapes that the Western Himalayas can offer. The scenery gets more stark and barren as you climb up to the 16,500 ft high Baralacha La the second mountain pass on this journey. From this pass, beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains can be seen.

By early evening you will reach the small hamlet of Sarchu which is set on a large plateau. Check into the camp and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Sarchu

Day 4 : Sarchu – Leh (255 kms)

Today morning, drive towards Leh through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass.

Have your lunch at Pang. Later drive to Leh passing through SkyangchuThang (biggest and highest plateau on Earth with a stretch of 42 Kms). You will also drive past Tanglang La Pass which has an elevation of 17,585ft and later, drive past Indus Valley.

Upon arrival in Leh, meet your representative and check in to the hotel.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Leh

Day 5 : Leh

Today enjoy the day at leisure.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Leh

Day 6 : Leh - Khardung La - Nubra valley

Today, you will ride to the top of the world - the Khardung La (5620m).

The initial smooth going track becomes tougher when you ascend as it is full of boulders and stones but it is certainly worth the ride. From the pass, you will see the Indus valley’s seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range in the south, and the giant peaks of Saser massif in the north.

Later, you will arrive in Nubra Valley which is popularly known as the valley of flowers. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 ft. above sea level.

Upon arrival in Nubra, check in at the camp in Hunder

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Nubra Valley

Day 7 : Nubra Valley - Leh

After an early breakfast, drive to Hunder.

Hunder is a place in Leh where you get an opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped). Between Hunder and Diskit, you come across sand dunes besides the road. It is indeed a strange sight to see sand dunes and camels as immediately on the left of the road is the Rocky Mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains.

While returning, visit Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. It is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire valley.

Later you will drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival, check in to the hotel and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Leh

Day 8 : Leh - Pangong Tso (140 kms)

Today, you will head towards Pangong Lake.

En route, visit Shey Palace, which was the ancient capital of Ladakh. You will then visit Druk Padma Karpo School, which is a location used in the famous Bollywood movie, 3 Idiots. Continue driving through a picturesque landscape and reach Thikseyan, an impressive structure rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. Ascend the height of the world's third highest motorable pass, Chang la, over landslide prone area and wayward mountain streams that are known to change their course at will.

One of the toughest water crossings on this route is near the lake. It is a real challenge for man and machine! But once you get to the lake, you will forget about the rough ride, the maniacal streams and the cold, to find such a huge expanse of calm blue water at that altitude! It’s definitely worth the ride. The Pangong Tso (lake of great hollowness) is almost 130 Km long and 06 to 07 Km wide, extending east to west at a height of 14000 Ft.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Pangong

Day 9 : Pangong Tso – Leh

Today head back to Leh.

Make an early start and try to reach Leh by afternoon. En route, visit Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism.

Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Leh

Day 10 : Leh Departure

Today drive to Leh airport to catch your flight back home.

Where to rest your head ?



4 & 5 Star Hotels
Breakfast & Dinner
Private Bike (350 CC)
All Entrance Fees
English Speaking Guide


Domestic Flights
Food & Drinks
travel insurance
11 Days

Starting from
45000 per person