Ladakh is a beautiful place with breathtaking scenery and landscape. It’s filled with tall mountains, Rocky roads, and slim passes connecting places. You’re probably already aware of this. That’s why you’ve decided that you are gonna embark on a journey to go to Leh Ladakh for a bike trip. Your head must be filled with so many questions regarding the bike trip. If you’re a beginner then you should read this article because it’s gonna be very helpful.
Firstly let’s state the questions running around in your mind.
- Which will be the best time to go on the bike trip?
- Which type of bike should I ride for this bike trip?
- What to carry to my trip to Leh Ladakh?
- Which route should I choose to reach Ladakh?
- Rental places to rent a bike for the trip
- Other necessary things I should know about going on a bike trip to Ladakh
Best time for a Leh Ladakh bike trip
The trip can be taken during the seasons of summer and autumn. It isn’t possible to go on a bike trip there due to the intense weather during the rainy and winter seasons of the year. So the best months to go on a bike trip will be from the middle of May to September. Some routes are open and might be closed so this is the best timeline to go on the bike trip.
Which type of bike should I ride for the Leh Ladakh Bike trip?
The type of bikes that are suitable to conquer the terrains of Ladakh must be durable and with higher horsepower.
Some of the best bikes are:-
Royal Enfield Bullet 350
Royal Enfield Himalayan
KTM Duke 250
Bajaj Dominar 400
What should I carry to the Leh Ladakh Bike trip?
You should carry some necessary tools as backup just in case any technical issues arise in the bike.
Since it’s gonna be a cold area make sure you carry your jackets and clothes that keep you warm.
Carry the necessary documents with you because they might be necessary to travel from state to state.
Which route should I choose to reach Ladakh?
First, plan the route by which you’re gonna reach Ladakh. There are two ways which leads to Ladakh
Srinagar — Leh road
Manali — Leh road
If you’re more of a thrill seeker then you can choose the Manali – Leh highway. It also has better views while travelling.
But if you’re travelling with someone and want to decrease the risk then Srinagar – Leh highway is the better choice.
Rental websites to rent a bike for the Leh Ladakh Bike Trip
Also you can rent a bike in Delhi, Manali or Srinagar at a local dealer. It can cost you about 1200 to 2500 per day depending on the bike you rent.
Other necessary things I should know about the the Leh Ladakh Bike Trip
If you are riding your own bike then make sure to service it once before heading on the adventurous trip. You can never be too sure and your bike is the only mode of transportation that you’ve got.
This is one of those intense trips that can take a toll on your body. So before leaving for the trip get a full body check up done. People with morbidities like high BP or asthma should not go on this trip.
Always carry some extra food along with you. You can’t always rely on street vendors.
Carry a medical kit with you because mountain sickness is very common when you’re at such high altitudes and you don’t wanna get sick during that time. Make sure it’s packed with some anti infection cream, medicine for headaches and stomach aches. Some bandaids and cotton balls.
This information I’ve covered can come in handy in planning for your trip.
Have a safe and happy journey. I hope you have a wonderful experience in your venture.