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Manali to Leh Ladakh Biking Trip Complete Itinerary

Manali to Leh Ladakh Biking Trip Complete Itinerary

The Manali to Leh Ladakh Biking Trip Manali to Ladakh bike tour covers stunning destinations like Solang Valley, Gata Loops Manali, Manali, and Pang. Also Magnetic Hill, the Confluence Of Indus and Zanskar rivers, and many more. Ladakh is renowned for its breathtaking scenic views, pristine lakes, and swirling roads. It is a popular destination in India that is becoming increasingly Instagram-worthy. You can stay in this beautiful valley of mountains with a starlit night sky.

Complete Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive Manali-Local Sight Seeing & Briefing

After a long journey, we arrived in Manali and checked into our hotel. We allow today to adjust to the altitude and lower oxygen levels, as well as to get used to our new surroundings. We take an orientation walk around town with the tour captain, who explains the itinerary and bike allocation for the trip ahead. After dinner, we can explore Manali on our own.

Day 2 – Manali To Jispa (140 Kms )

The drive is around 12 hours long—a daunting length at first, but one that will fly by as soon as you realise just how beautiful the world outside is.  In between Manali and Upshi is the mighty Himalayan mountain range and its many waterfalls.  Atal tunnel is an engineering marvel that will allow you to drive beneath it without having to slow down – a once-in-a-lifetime experience if there ever was one!  Tandi (the last petrol pump before Upshi) is where you’ll get your final chance to fill up your tank before making it over the Rohtang Pass. The Rohtang Pass (which translates from Punjabi to “dead horse”) will be your first taste of what’s to come: breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.  After passing through Keylong and Ladakh, you’ll finally reach Jispa, where our camp is there for an overnight stay.

Day 3 – Jispa to Padum via Shango La Pass ( 140 Kms)

The next day on the Manali to Leh bike trip, you leave the lake and head toward the mountains. The road is a bit rough, but the scenery is great. You drive for about an hour before climbing a steep mountain pass. After topping out at 14,500 feet, you can stop to take some pictures of Gumba Ranchen (Mahakal) and the river crossing below. The trail continues for another five hours over smaller passes until you reach Phuktal Gompa, a hidden hermitage with a view of the surrounding hills. After taking a look around, you continue riding to Padum. It’s another 50 kilometres away, so you should reach your campsite by nightfall.”

Day 4 – Padum – Kargil (240 Kms)

Experience a beautiful and lively road journey to Kargil  and will let you pass through some of the most breathtaking sights. This will take you through the rugged landscape on an easy and fast track. You need to travel in daylight hours, however, and reach your destination by evening. At night stay at the hotel.

Day 5- KargilToLeh (220 Km | 4-5 Hrs | 3,499 M)

Get Up Early And Ride To Zanskar Via Padum. This Scenic Ride Will Take You Through The Breathtaking Mountains And Lake Views Of Umasi La, Stongde Ri, And Then The River Crossing At Kargil. From Here, Descend Down To Reach Padum Town Where You Can Visit The Likir Monastery Or Explore The Beautiful Surrounding Areas. Back On The Bike, Head To Zanskar Feel Like A King Riding Over The Snow Covered High Mountain Passes With Breathtaking Scenery. On Reaching Zanskar, Check Into Your Hotel And Enjoy A Relaxing Evening By Visiting The Local Shops And Strolling Around In The Village.

Day 6- Leh To Nubra Valley (160 Km | 2-3 Hrs | 5,441 M)

Day 6 will be the most fun you’ll have on this trip. There’s a reason that this route is known as the adventure capital of India—there’s no way you’ll be sitting around bored during this day. You’ll be starting off early in the morning and covering 160 kilometres (100 miles) on a road that goes straight through some of the highest mountains in the world. The road to Leh is filled with some of the most interesting things to see and stop at, including two passes that are over 15,000 feet high (4,572 metres). It’s not for nothing that this road is known as the highest motorable road on Earth: it’s tough!

After taking in all of the incredible sights along your route, you’ll finally make it to Nubra Valley by mid-afternoon. Here, you’ll have time to rest at a comfortable hotel before dinner, Cheap airline services:- 

Day 7- Nubra Valley ToPangong Lake (150 Km | 3-4 Hrs | 4,349 M)

After a cold night spent at the top of the world, you’ll get moving this morning toward your destination. This will be your first time to leave behind the stark region and move toward the pristine Pangong Lake. Enroute, you’ll pass through Shyok Village, which has been recently opened for tourists. On reaching the shores of this enchanting water-body, you’ll take in its beauty and tranquility and capture photos of the realm. Later, you’ll transfer to camp for a warming bonfire and a peaceful overnight stay in the lap of nature.

Day 8- PangongToLeh (160 Km | 5-6 Hrs | 4,522 M)

We’ve made it to the other side of the world! Today, we will cross the Chang La, the highest pass on our route that connects Leh with the Changthang Plateau. Before we begin our ascent up this treacherous, steep pass, we will stop at Tsoltak lake and take a moment to admire its beauty. Although today’s trek could be challenging, we must all remain positive and motivated. It is important to stay focused if we want to make it to Leh in time for dinner!

Day 9 – LehToSarchu (250 Km | 9-10 Hrs | 4,290 M)

Today, the ninth day of your Leh Ladakh tour package, you will drive for about 250 kilometres to reach Sarchu. After a scrumptious breakfast, you will cross through the border of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. After that, you will reach the Lachung La (16,616 feet) and Nakee La (15,547 feet), before winding through the 21 hairpin bends known as the Gata Loops. By evening you’ll arrive in Sarchu.

Day 10- Sarchu To Manali  (223 Km | 11-12  Hrs | 3,080 M)

It’s day 10 of our tour from Sarchu to Manali.  We’ll be crossing the formidable Baralacha La (16050 feet)—you can see nearby peaks touching it. This pass is known for its unpredictable weather conditions and snowstorms. It’s also a major trade route between Lahaul and Tibet. Then we’ll enter the legendary Atal Tunnel—yes, the world’s longest road tunnel—that was built in 2003.

Day 11- Departure From Manali

After breakfast check out from the hotel and you are free to explore the city on your own.

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