Leh Ladakh Bike Trip With Friends - Highlights and Experiences

Leh Ladakh Bike Trip: What to see and How to do? Leh is the capital of Ladakh and an important city in Jammu and Kashmir. Leh, literally meaning the end of the road, has some stunning sites including the massive Hunder Gompa, Thiksey Monastery, Pangong Tso Lake, etc. The trip starts with biking from Srinagar in Kashmir and ends in Manali located in Himachal Pradesh. Biking through Leh Ladakh will be an unforgettable experience because of the extreme contrasts it presents to you.

Leh to Khardung La

The Leh to Khardung La segment of the Leh Ladakh bike trip was by far one of my favorite parts. It is a biking experience that every biker should do. The route between these two places was very easy to ride, there were lots of small villages you passed through and people were really friendly. From Saspol to Lachulung on our way to Khardung La there wasn't much to see but it was definitely memorable! I think it took us around 6-7 hours total for 5 kms (could be more though). I had about 3 flat tires during these few hours so take extra tubes just in case!

Khardung La to Changla Pass

This is a fun ride with a couple of challenging, adrenaline-pumping ascents. The highest pass you cross on the ride is 16,300 feet (5,000 meters). You’ll want to set aside about eight hours for riding from Leh to Khardung La (the official pass crossing) and back again. There are gas stations at intervals along your route, but take care to fill up whenever you can; there isn’t much in terms of civilization in between. Bring extra water for fuel—the altitude makes it tough to catch your breath. It can get really cold here too so make sure you bring appropriate clothing. Being prepared is essential since things like cell service or medical assistance are few and far between if something goes wrong.

Changla Pass to Pang

The Changla Pass is one of those highly coveted biking goals, especially for long-distance cyclists in North India. The pass is 25km from Pang, (about 230km from Leh) but it does not offer a good overnight stay point for non-Sikkimese or those who do not have access to locals’ homes. The roads are mostly flat with a few minor climbs throughout before you reach the pass. If you haven’t been to Changla yet, make sure you make it there! It’s an incredible experience. Make sure you carry basic essentials: warm clothes/sleeping bags in case of bad weather; high energy snacks; sufficient water supply; torches etc., even if you think that conditions are okay for biking at night!

Pang to Tso Moriri

Our trip was quite smooth. We began in Pang (1320m) . The ride from there to Tso Moriri was very beautiful. We spent 3 days in Tso Moriri and its surroundings. We did a day trip to Basgo. It was a small town but we enjoyed our stay there for a day as it has one of the best views of Nubra valley . After exploring all around, we headed towards Leh. It took us 3 days to reach Leh, including 2 days of riding. On our last day, we started on our way early in the morning which meant we had more time for sightseeing than riding.

Tso Moriri to Manali

2 Days / 1 Night: Highlight of Leh Ladakh Bike Trip From Manali Leh has a lot to offer for those who are looking for places to visit on a bike trip. The famed Silk Route passes through parts of Indian Himalayas and offers spectacular views from its peaks. The scenic mountain roads in Leh make it one of most popular destinations for adventure biking . Adventure seekers can ride through rugged mountain terrain, along frozen glaciers, rocky mountain sides, lush valleys with snow-capped peaks on either side. A mesmerizing experience like never before. For bike enthusiasts there are various biking tour options available in India.

Best Campsites on the Leh Ladakh Bike Trip

Although camping out during a bike trip is always fun, there are certain places which are bound to make your trip truly memorable. Here is a list of some of our favorite campsites from our Leh Ladakh bike trip. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when setting up camp: Try to pitch your tent on hard ground rather than soft sand or grass; it’s much easier to take care of after you wake up. Keep a first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic, tweezers (for splinters), antacid tablets for stomach issues and painkillers at hand.

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