If biking is your passion, then set aside time to live a dream that every rider wishes to live at least once in their lifetime, the Manali to Leh bike trip. Experience one of the most thrilling bike trips in the world while crossing the lofty peaks of majestic Himalayas. The entire stretch of 470 Km long Manali Leh highway is strewn with spellbinding sights. Rows of idyllic brown hills greet you after every few miles. Riding on this highway gives a feeling of standing shoulder to shoulder with the sky-touching mountain peaks. Join this 10 Nights /11 Days Manali to Leh bike trip package and satiate the rider in you. And get acquainted with the pristine beauty of Ladakh.
date_range 12 Nights / 13 Days
Day 1: Delhi to Manali (14 hrs. Journey)
Board the evening Volvo from Delhi and head to Manali. Overnight journey to Manali.
Day 2: Arrive at Manali (Bike Test Trip)
Arrive at Manali in morning and complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. You are free till afternoon. Relax in your rooms. After savoring lunch, get ready for your motorbike tour. Start riding the meandering roads of the Kullu Valley with Himalayas on one side and the roaring River Beas on the other. Do not lose yourself in admiring the stunning scenery as the roads are pretty tricky. Enjoy the amazing and exciting experience. Return to hotel in evening for overnight stay.
Day 3: Manali - Jispa (6 hrs. Journey)
Leave your beds early. Get ready for an exciting day. Start your bike ride by driving on the stunning Rohtang Pass, positioned at an altitude of 3798 m. The excitement of driving on this pass lies in the fact that this is an extremely challenging road with hairpin bends. The weather conditions are most of the times uncertain too. You come across a number of tourists who have come here to enjoy snow activities. Drive via Lahaul valley, nestled amid snow-clad peaks. Arrival to Jispa is in late evening. Savor mountain dinner comprising of hot momos and Thupka, a special traditional Himalayan soup, made from vegetables and meat. Stay overnight in Jispa.
Day 4: Jispa - Sarchu (3-4 hrs. Journey)
The day is going to be equally amazing. Start your bike journey to Sarchu, the next beautiful destination. As you drive past Jispa, you enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. Notice that size of the mountains has become bigger than the previous roads. Treat your eyes to the wonderful views as you are crossing the Baralachha Pass (5000 m). Continue your ride till you reach Sarchu, a village that forms the border line between Himachal and J&K. Check-in at the Sarchu camps. The rest of the day is for relaxing. Make sure that you consume a lot of fluids. Night stay in camp.
Day 5: Sarchu - Leh (9-10 hrs. Journey)
The journey today is going to be a challenging as you are going to ride your bike via flatlands and entering into mountainous range horizon. Keep driving on the world's highest mountain pass, Tanglang-La Pass (5300 m). As you cross the pass, you enter into the mountainous roads of Leh. On the way visit the very popular monasteries of Leh- Thiksey and Shey, made on hilltops. On the borders of Changspa, check into a hotel. The evening is at leisure. Savor local delicacies and get an insight into the culture of Ladakh. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Acclimatization in Leh
Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important before doing any activity so we take rest till afternoon. In evening, venture out to the city market for a casual stroll (on your own). Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Leh – Enroute Khardungla – Nubra Valley (5-6 hrs Journey)
Wake up to a refreshing morning and travel to Nubra Valley, a cold desert with vast landscapes and mountain ranges. Feel the thrill of crossing one of the highest motorable passes in the world, Khardung La. Once you reach Nubra, enjoy a camel ride in the desert mountains of Hunder (additional cost). Overnight stay will be provided in Nubra.
Day 8: Nubra to Pangong via Shyok / Warila (6-7 hrs. Journey)
Prepare for another day of a daring off-roading experience as you traverse through untamed paths in the high mountains. The route leads to the beautiful Pangong Tso (lake) via Shyok river or Wari La Pass. It is quite challenging yet thrilling and is generally used by the army. On arrival, prepare for a captivating overnight camping experience near the enchanting blue lake.
Day 9: Pangong to Leh via Changla Pass (Visit Shanti Stupa)
In the morning, get set for yet another journey exhilarating ride as you head back to Leh, via Chang La pass (the third highest mountain pass in the world) and Choglamsar. En route, stop at the famous Druk White Lotus School, featured in the blockbuster Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ and Shanti Stupa, a beautiful white-domed Buddhist stupa surrounded by a stunning scenery of vast mountains. If time permits, you can even visit Magnetic Hill, War Memorial, and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Overnight stay will be provided in Leh.
Day 10: Leh - Sarchu
Leave for Sarchu, after enjoying the breakfast. Cross the high passes like Nakee La, Lachung La and Tanglang La. Say goodbye to the beauty of Ladakh and ride along the curvy roads to Himachal Pradesh. Reach Sarchu and stay for the night.
Day 11: Leave for Manali
Cross the ever mesmerizing Rohtang Pass and reach Manali by evening. Here you'll handover the bikes. Check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12: Back to Delhi (14 hrs. Journey)
Have breakfast and explore the delightful cafes of Manali. Later catch your volvo bus in the evening for your onward journey back to Delhi.
Day 13: Reach Delhi in the morning. End of trip.
Ø Inner Line Permit for Leh Ladakh
Ø 350 CC Royal Enfield for the bike as per the itinerary
Ø Reflective Jacket & Rider's Batch
Ø Helmet for the Rider and Pillion
Ø Permit for Rohtang Pass
Ø Meal plan : MAP - Modified American Plan - Rooms with breakfast and Dinner (11 Buffet Breakfast and 10 Buffet Dinner - veg only)
Ø Deluxe Hotels and Camps with attached washrooms. Rooms on triple sharing basis. Stay for couples on double sharing basis.
Ø Basic spares and a mechanic available throughout the bike ride(any damage/ change of spares payable as extra directly)
Ø Oxygen Cylinder and First Aid Kit
Ø Back up Vehicle to carry your luggage for more than 06 riders in Fixed Departure Group
Ø Expert Road Captain throughout the bike ride
Ø Volvo (AC Semi Sleeper) from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi.
Ø Monument, monasteries, museum, park fee
Ø Any meal other than mentioned in the itinerary
Ø Refundable security deposit of Rs 10000 per bike
Ø Air fare, visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
Ø Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees, etc.
Ø Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond IYC’s control like roadblocks, change in flight / bus schedule, cancellation of flights/bus, political disturbances, natural calamity, etc.
Ø Extra cost due to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond our control.
Ø Any other item not specifically mentioned in INCLUSIONS section
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