Biking, Ladakh
Travel Tips

  • Ladakh is not a place for a child. One must be mentally and physically fit to take this trip.
  • There are two roads leading to the Ladakh. Zozila Pass- Kargil to Ladakh and Manali to Ladakh via Rohtang Pass. Previous one is long and takes two days more than the later one. The later one is the high altitude road which at some points is too tough to maintain.
  • One years of experience in biking is a must to take the trip.
  • Manali-Leh road stays open for four months of the year when snows melt. It is open on May, June, October, November. Srinagar route is open for April, May, November, and December.
  • There are Inner permits needed to visit Nubra Valley, Pangstong Lake, Tso-moriri, Tsokar Lake and some areas around Indus River and valley. These permits are available at Leh city. Non-Indians must get their permit from any travel agent. Domestic travellers don’t need any travel agents.
  • LOC areas of the region can’t be visited by non-Indian travellers.
  • Indian tourists must carry their valid ID proof during their visit.
  • Hire a bike from Leh or Manali. There are many options are present.


  • Select a bike with long mileage and large fuel tank.
  • Don’t overlook a single safety rules of biking.
  • Check the brakes, head lights, indicator lamp, and etc. at first.
  • Full your fluid tank. There are 3 petrol pumps in Leh only.
  • Carry extra fuel if possible.
  • Rudimentary puncture repair kit is a must during the trip. Don’t go with the advice of not carrying.
  • Wear reflection resistance sunglasses.
  • Wear gloves, riding jacket, knee guards, elbow guards, helmet and comfortable clothes depending on the temperature.
  • Make a group and a leader and a sweeper. Leader will lead and sweeper will be the last rider in the group.
  • Carry the emergency numbers of the people around the region and if possible go through a medical check up to confirm the fitness and any unknown allergic reactions.
  • Make a proper biking plan and take few minutes rest at some of the points during the journey.
  • Carry your own luggage composed of essential articles only. Tie them in the proper way with the motorcycle.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Very Cold
  • 17° Max
  • -9° Min
  • 12 mm
  • Woollen
Route/ Place

The land of high passes, Ladakh is the most attractive place for those who wants to explore the vast cold desert and its beauty. This land is sitting in between the Karakoram Mountain and Himalayan mountain. Ladakh is the mysterious land which is awe-inspiring for all the visitors. Snow covered silver mountain ranges of the Himalaya and Karakoram is breathe taking. The hustle bustle of the Indus and Zanskar along with some small ones are keeping the guests busy with their dancing tunes and views. Those looking for an adventurous trip in India amidst the picturesque set of nature can enjoy their dream experience by coming to Ladakh via Bike.Ladakh has the highest motorable road in India. A bike trip from Manali to Ladakh is considered as the kick-ass trip for all the road and biking lovers. Thin air, long mountain passes, terrifying mountains and undisputable charm are completing this trip. Manali to Leh is a 473km journey and Srinagar to Leh is 434km.


Biking is incomplete without the main biking gears. Biking shoes, waterproof gloves, waterproof jacket, bike helmet, waterproof bag, water bottle, first aid kit, sunglasses, insect repellents, sunscreen lotions, moisturiser, repairing and maintenance kit with equipment are essential items need to be carried during the bike trips.

It is important to carry woollen and comfortable clothes during the bike trip. A medical kit with emergency medicines should be present along with all the riders. Carry a luggage composed of essential items only. Because heavy load can make the trip a burden at any time.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Thereare no international airport situated around Leh city. KushokBakula Rinpoche Airport is connected via some weekly flights with Jammu and Srinagar. Due to the unknown nature of the weather, many times the flights are re-scheduled or cancelled.
  • There are no train routes available to reach Ladakh and Leh because of the high altitude zone. Nearest is Jammu Tawai connected with all other major cities of India.
  • Public buses, private cars are available from Kargil and Manali.

Surrounding Attractions

Ladakh is famous in the adventurous loving tourists. There are several trekking routes to boost the adrenalin of the guests. Pangstong Tso, Tso Moriri, Leh Palace, Thiksey monastery, Drass war memorial, Nubra valley, Zanskar valley, Shanti stupa, Zozila Pass, Rohtang pass, confluence of Indus and Zanskar river, Spituk monastery, Suru Valley, Magnetic hill, Khardunglaa, Alchey monastery, Diskit monastery, Shey monastery, DrangDrung glacier, NamgyalGompa are some of the few attractions of the place. Khardun La is situated at an altitude of 18, 830 feet by making it the highest motorable road in the world. Allover the area has several tourist places to keep the visitors busy and take an oath of coming back again in this barren heaven on the earth.

Emergency No.

Police: 100

Fire: 101

Ambulance: 102

  • J&K State Road Transport Corporation

Leh(Ladakh): +91-1982- 25208

  • Airports contact numbers
    Leh (Ladakh) : +91-1982- 253076
  • Foreigners Registration Offices
    Kargil (Ladakh) : +91-1985- 232545