Eat sleep go on a Ladakh bike tour repeat

If you are a biker, you surely dream about a bike tour to Ladakh once in a lifetime! The Ladakh road trip is said to be one of the most adventurous trips ever.  While riding through the plains, you can see the region surrounded by the Zanskar and Himalayan ranges, stunning lakes, colorful Tibetan flags, beautiful monasteries and much more than you would expect! So come on! Don't let go off this solitary Manali to Ladakh bike tour!

The most amazing part of the tour is, you get to get into the world's highest motorable road, the Khardung La, which is 18380 ft above the sea level. Pure bliss. Right bikers?  You can get the best Manali to Ladakh bike tour packages on the internet.

Best time to travel Ladakh? So bike freaks, before you plan a bike trip to Ladakh from Manali, you must know that its roads hail you between Mid-June and September or Mid October.

What accessories and facilities you get in this tour?

  • Comfortable stays- you'll get the best hotels and riverside camps with bathrooms in this trip.
  • Use of rented bikes and own bikes- you can either rent a bike or use your own bike in the trip. Rented bike tours generally range from Rs 30,000 per person.
  • Fuel- fuel will be provided both in case of rented bikes and own bikes which would be included in the tour package.
  • Riding gear- all kinds of safety things like helmets, knee and elbow guards will be provided.

So let's begin with what major attractions you get to see in this Manali to Ladakh bike tour!

Your first day in Manali would be a great day indeed as you get to roam around and visit whatever place you want to. Suggested places to visit could be the historic Hidimba Devi Temple, the Manu temple (for those who are interested in the Indian history); Manali sanctuary which is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary (for nature lovers); and obviously the thing nobody can miss in a visit to Manali- Mall Road- one of the best  shopping places for all you shopaholics!

While you start driving towards Keylong, you won't really like to miss the Rohtang pass since it has one of the most astonishing scenic beauties including snow clad mountains, glaciers and rivers. Although the path is a little challenging due to its dangerous curves and slippery roads, but why call yourself a biker if you avoid taking challeges?

While you move further towards Pang- the world's highest transit camp, the mid-stoppage would be Leh, the chilling out point where you can visit the mesmerizing Lamayuru Monastery and  Namgyal Tsemo Monastery. Also, the peaceful Shanti Stupa. While leaving Leh, crossing the Changla Pass, don't forget to have a look at the sunset of the Pangong lake.

After this, enter into the magical Nubra valley, also known as the 'valley of flowers'. While getting into Thang from Nubra, you will find the amazing view of the peak of K2.

Obviously now you visit the must-awaited place, the Khardung La, one of the most challenging motor-able roads with a height of 18,379 ft.

Now you enter into the mystical, Magnetic Hill, surrounded by the Sindhu river with a height of about 14,000 ft. As the name suggests, the hill pulls your bike uphill! After crossing the hill you pass into the Kargil town, the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir and finally into Ladakh.

Your bike trip finally comes to an end as you now reach Srinagar while crossing the Zoji La.

What not to miss in this trip:

  • The Leh Palace- this 7th century palace is a must visit while your Manali-Ladakh trip. The palace was built by the famous King Sengge Namgyal  and has as many as 9 stories. From the top, you can view the whole Leh town including the Zanskar ranges.
  • Drass valley- when you reach Kargil district, you must visit this second coldest inhabited region in the world. The valley is famous for its natural hotsprings and has a perfect balance between the green and blue parts of nature.

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