Manali to Leh Road Trip

Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Camp Tour type Group
About the Manali to Leh Road Trip


Variants -

Cost with own bike & fuel - INR 22999 per person

Cost with our bike & Fuel - INR 34999 per person

 

Bikers love their ride, but a true rider loves the idea of the journey that comes with the bike. Travel on never ending roads nestled in the laps of massive snow-capped peaks, peacock blue lakes, rocky mountains, emerald green trees and more on your Manali to Leh bike trip. Many brave bikers take this journey to seek nature’s marvel in it’s untouched glory. Manali to Leh travel time is 9-10 days covering about 80-250 kilometers per day. Manali to Leh distance is around 427 kilometres, and the total distance covered will be around 1107kms touching the maximum altitude of 18,380 ft.

What things can one discover from Manali to Leh on a bike? Manali to Leh road trip has a lot of jewels to see along the way. Great opportunities for achievements will come your way like crossing Khardung La pass (highest motorable pass in the word), crossing the Rohtang La pass, seeing the Gata Loops, camping near the Pangong Lake, riding on a two humped camel in Hunder, etc.

Beauty as far as the eye can see - such is the manali leh trip. Moustache Escapes is here with its thrilling Manali to Leh road trip packages. Come with us, Ladakh’s heavenly landscapes are waiting for your eyes to meet them. Experience the true essence of adventure in the arms of nature. Be sure to observe the change in landscapes as you swarm through distinctively named Himachal and Ladakhi villages. Watch the transformation from green hillocks to stark grey mountains as your journey moves along. The sun falls on the mountains like paint on a modern artist's canvas. The whole view is a blend of bleak brown mountains, the snow sitting on top and the sunlight playing hide and seek with the peaks.

The first drive of the Manali to Leh road trip sets out to the land of winter sports - Solang Valley. If you’re a braveheart, this place is your nirvana. You could go paragliding, snowboarding, horse riding, zorbing or even skiing at your own expense. Tucked in between Beas Kund and Solang village, the Solang valley captivates its visitors immediately. Add the Vashisht temple to the ever growing list of temples you’ll be seeing along the way.

Travel 53kms from Manali and you’ll find yourself on the Rohtang La Pass, Infamously named after the corpses of those who tried to cross it but failed. Needless to say, this pass isn’t for the weak or heart or novice drivers. Here’s when the Manali to Leh road trip shows it’s dangerous avenues. Seek the beauty in danger, for this pass in itself is an unbeatable view. Driving between thick walls of snow, the world seems to be embellished with 3 colours - white from the snow, grey from the road and blue from the sky. A winter wonderland would probably fall short in front of the Rohtang La pass. With the instructions given by your captain clear in your head, you’ll make it safely through.

You’ll realize a drastic change in terrain as you travel from Manali to Leh on bike. Crossing Pang, Moore Plains, and Debring you realize you’re in the midst of a cold desert. A desert that’s cold - talk about breaking stereotypes. A few more kilometers in, and you’ll be greeted by the colourful flags of Tanglang La (17,480 ft). Spend some time here and look around the vast spread of ashy mountains.

You’ll come across Pangong, the famous lake that changes all meaning of the colour blue. Pangong is a wonderful sight for travellers who have been long on the road, waiting to seek respite. The trip from Pangong to Leh will be striking in terms of looks. Take a halt at Chang La top, when the Indian Army runs a cafe. Enjoy a hot tea as you soak the view deep into your eyes. Surrounded by mountains while on top of one sure looks magnificent.

The Manali to Leh distance you covered in a span of 9 - 10 days will settle in your heart as a forever laminated map. With memories of the trip ever engraved in your heart, It’s time to go back home. Many see dreams of completing this trip but only the courageous of the courageous go from manali to Leh on bike.

Leh - Manali 10D/9N


Day 1: Departure from Delhi

Distance: 560 km (12-13 Hrs)

  • Arrive at Delhi, board the evening Volvo, and enjoy a 12 hours journey to the Himalayas.
  • Reach Manali early morning.

 

Day 2: Arrive at Manali


Stay: Stay in a Guest House/Hotel on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

  • Meet our representative in the morning and get transferred to the accommodation, check-in, and rest for a while.
  • You will be introduced to your bike in the afternoon.
  • Start your ride to Solang Valley, enjoy different activities such as Quad biking, ropeway, paragliding, etc.
  • Post enjoying enough time at Solang valley, head back to the accommodation. While returning, visit Vashisth temple.
  • Enjoy your meal at the accommodation and rest for the day.

 

Day 3: Manali to Jispa


Stay: Stay in camps on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Distance: 140 km

Altitude: 10,500 ft

  • Wake up with a morning tea, get ready to have your breakfast, and check your respective bikes.
  • Post a ride briefing session, start your ride to Jispa, cross Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass & Koksar. Stop for a lunch break at Koksar.
  • Post Lunch, start your ride to Jispa. Check in to your camps and enjoy tea with snacks.
  • Later in the evening, discuss the ride and day’s adventure. Take your meals and retire for the day.

 

Day 4: Jispa to Sarchu


Stay: Stay in camps on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Distance: 85 km

Altitude: 14,070 ft

  • Get a wake-up call with morning tea in the bed, get ready and check your bike.
  • Have a briefing over the breakfast table and start your ride to Sarchu.
  • Today you will cross many photogenic places such as Darcha, Baralach, Zing Zing Bar, and etc.
  • Take a break at Bharatpur Tent Colony, have your lunch, and start the ride again.
  • Reach Sarchu in the early evening, check in to the respective camps, discuss the close calls you had in the day.
  • Have your meal and retire for the day.

 

Day 5: Sarchu to Leh


Stay: Stay in guest house/camps on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Distance: 250 km

Altitude: 11,500 ft

  • Get a wake-up call with morning tea in the bed, get ready and check your bike.
  • Have a briefing over the breakfast table and start your ride to Leh.
  • Today you’ll cross Gata Loops and reach Pang, stop for a quick lunch break here and start the ride towards Moore Plains and reach Debring.
  • A few more kms into the trek and you ride towards Tanglang La (17,480 ft), stop at the pass, and click images.
  • Take a halt at Rumtse for high tea and reach Leh in the evening.
  • Have a party night today as tomorrow will be a leisure day.

 

Day 6: Leisure day at Leh


Stay: Stay in guest house/camps on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Altitude: 11,500 ft

  • Wake up, have your breakfast and leave for Sham Valley Excursion, a half-day tour that will cover spots like Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangam.
  • In the evening, take a market walk, visit Leh market and head back to the accommodation and have your dinner, and rest for the day.

 

 

Day 7: Leh to Nubra


Stay: Stay in camps on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Distance: 166 km

Altitude: 10,000 ft, via 18,380 ft

  • Get a wake-up call with morning tea in the bed, get ready and check your bike.
  • Get briefed about the plan during breakfast, start your ride towards Khardungla Pass, take a halt at south pullu enjoy light snacks and start again.
  • Reach Khardungla pass, enjoy the moment of being on the world’s highest motorable road. A few km more and your reach North Pullu take a halt here.
  • After exploring the Diskit monastery, head towards Hunder sand dunes where you can ride the double hump camel.
  • Reach the campsite, freshen up, and have a discussion over the ride and with meals rest for the day.

 

Day 8: Nubra to Pangong


Stay: Stay in camps on a sharing basis

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Distance: 241 km

Altitude: 13,862 ft

  • Get a wake-up call with morning tea in the bed, get ready and check your bike.
  • Get briefed about today’s plan, start your ride, move along the Shyok River.
  • Take a stop at Durbuk for Lunch, re-energize yourself and start again.
  • Spot Marmots on the road, please do not feed them anything for their own wellbeing.
  • Take pictures of images at various attraction points.
  • Reach Pangong Lake, check in to your camps and have a discussion about the ride and rest for the day after taking meals.

 

Day 9: Pangong to Leh


Stay: Stay in a Guest House/Hotel on a sharing basis.

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Distance: 225 km

Altitude: 11,500 ft

  • Wake up early, enjoy your time at Pangong Lake. Return back have your breakfast and post briefing start your ride again.
  • Today you’ll take multiple stops to have proper lunch due to no good place on the route.
  • · A few more km and you reach Changla Top, take a feel of the cafe maintained by the army personnel.
  • Reach Leh back in the late afternoon, submit the bike back and enjoy your leisure day.

 

Day 10: Back to Delhi


Meal: Breakfast

  • Wake up and leave for Leh airport and end this adventurous journey.

AIR - Take a flight to Delhi and report at scheduled spot in the evening.

Train - Take a train to Delhi railway station and report at the scheduled spot in the evening.

Road - All metro cities are connected to Delhi, take a bus or cab to reach the scheduled spot.

1. Shirts- 3/4 / T-shirts –3/4, Jeans - 3/4

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality preferably with a hood

3. Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Down jacket or synthetic jacket for the top layer.

6. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

7. Comfortable sports shoes

8. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

9. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

10. Sun glasses (UV Protected)

11. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm

12. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

13. Personal toiletries

14. Hand Sanitizer & extra face masks

Inclusions:

1. You will be greeted by our tour team with a welcome drink on your arrival to Manali Guest House/Hotel.

2. All stays included from Manali to Leh in guest house / hotel/ camps on sharing basis

3. All meals included on MAP basis as mentioned in the itinerary. (B/f + Dinner)

4. Skilled Tour Guide from day 2 to day 9 who has the ample knowledge of the route.

5. Royal Enfield motorbike with fuel & standard size helmet for rider & pillion both from day 02 to day 09. (Depends on the variant)

6. A backup jeep to carry luggage, mechanic, first aid box & oxygen cylinder.

7. Inner line Permit for Nubra Valley & Pangong, all other taxes & tolls.

8. Spares parts change in Bike during tour. –Front tube/ Rear tube/Spark plug/Clutch and

Brake Wire/Clutch and Disc brake pads/ Engine oil/Clutch Plate. (Bike included package only)

9. Access to Go Pro footage captured by road captain and a participation certificate for riding to highest moterable road.

10. AC Semi sleeper tickets from Delhi to Manali.

 

Exclusions:

1. The above tour charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Any kind of travel or personal insurance is not included in the package.

3. Entry fees, camera fees, drone fees of any monument, museum, palace or any attraction points are not included in the package.

4. In case if your tour remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

5. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/tour/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

6. Airport transfers are not included in the package.

7. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.


Advisory:

The price depends on the variant selected, find below the prices for the respective variants -

1. Cost with own bike & fuel - INR 22999 per person

2. Cost with our bike & Fuel - INR 34999 per person


1. If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to the start of the tour, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.

2. If cancellations are made between 2-7 days prior to the start of the tour, either 75% of paid amount will be returned to the guest or whole advance amount can be adjusted against any tour within next 6 months.

3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the tour, 100% of the total advance will be refunded.

4. If you book the tour by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your tour remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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