Ladakh Bike Trip Budget – Total Cost of Ladakh Trip by Bike

by Vargis.Khan

Ladakh Bike Trip Budget

What will be the total cost of Ladakh trip by Bike? This is the first question that comes to mind when you plan a road trip that will see you covering hundreds of kilometers in several days? Will this be cheap? Definitely not but it does not have to be too expensive either. The trick is to get an estimate around your total Ladakh bike trip budget and then work towards reducing it. Read on to find out more.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide

Ladakh is a dream destination for almost everyone who owns a bike or any other two-wheeler in our country. But will I be able to afford it? This thought keeps a lot of people from turning this dream into a reality. And they are not wrong. Cost is the first factor considered when we plan a vacation. It becomes of even more relevance when the journey is to a far off place like Ladakh and for a greater duration.

Ladakh Bike Trip Budget

If you planned carefully, you can easily travel to Ladakh keeping your expenses within a budget. In this article, I will provide information on how you can calculate the total cost of Leh Ladakh bike trip. I will provide a sample itinerary, the most common one that will cover the majority of the tourist destinations in Ladakh. Then I will run it down day by day providing an estimated cost of a motorcycle trip to Ladakh.

I will make a few assumptions for the sake of this article. The first one is in terms of the itinerary. I will suggest the travel plan from Delhi and provide the cost breakdown accordingly. If you were starting from a different place, then the only change will be regarding the cost incurred on the first and last day, rest will be the same.

The cost estimate below will be from two points of view. The first one is that you are traveling solo and will bear the entire cost yourself. The second estimate will be that you are riding with a Pillion and the cost will be divided equally between both.

Acute Mountain sickness is one of the big concerns when you travel to a high altitude place like Ladakh. The itinerary below is keeping in mind that the gain in altitude should be gradual which is one of the biggest steps against AMS.

But then not everyone will be able to follow this plan completely. You may have to omit several days from this itinerary and make this a short trip. In this case, AMS can be a bit of a problem. To know what the symptoms of AMS are and how you can avoid it, please read How to Handle Acute Mountain Sickness in Ladakh.

Cost of Ladakh Trip by Bike

The six biggest expenses in your total cost of Leh Ladakh bike trip will be as mentioned below.

  • Getting the bike ready
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permits
  • Wear & Tear

Other than this, there can be some other personal expenses like cigarettes, alcohol, shopping, etc that you will know better and will have to calculate on your own. If you are buying shoes, jackets, gloves, etc, before the trip, that is a cost you will have to add to the estimate I am providing below.

The cost estimate I will provide below will also include the money that you will pay for these permits. In terms of accommodation and meals, I will provide an estimate of the minimum cost. This is open to a lot of change depending on your own preference of stay and food. But the amount here should give you an idea of how much you will spend at the least.

Also read: How to Obtain Inner Line Permit for Ladakh

Ladakh Bike Trip Budget

 How much it will cost to visit Ladakh by a Motorcycle?

To answer the question above, the biggest cost of course will be petrol. If you were riding with a friend as pillion, this will get divided into two.

For the sake of this article, I will assume a minimum average of 25 kilometers per liter. I think that is the bare minimum that any bike will give here; even a Royal Enfield.

If your motorcycle gives a better fuel efficiency, I will still recommend that you still calculate keeping it on the lower side. Ladakh being all steep and challenging roads is bound to affect your bike’s mileage and it may not be as great as it was in the city or on the highway.

Petrol

To calculate the total budget, the numbers that I am using for Petrol are Rs. 76.00 per liter. At the time of writing this article, the cost of petrol in Delhi, Srinagar, and Manali is around Rs. 72. In Leh however, it is at Rs. 80 per liter. So to average it out, I will assume a number of Rs. 76 per liter for the calculation below.

Meals

For meals, I am assuming a safe number of Rs. 400 per person per day. If you were on a budget then this is the maximum that the digit would go. Eating at Dhabas while riding, you can very well keep it well below this number. But then while staying at places like Srinagar, Leh, and Manali, you may choose to eat at a good restaurant which can be a bit costly. So as a safe number, I will assume Rs. 400 as total meal cost per day.

Also Read: Which is the Best Bike for Leh Ladakh Trip

Accommodation

Accommodation cost I will suggest depending on the place you are staying at the night; as per the itinerary. I will assume a number of Rs. 700 at a budget hotel for 1 room. You may find cheaper accommodation than this if you were lucky but I will keep it at a safe number of Rs. 700.

Bike Expenses

By this, I mean the money that you will spend on getting the bike ready, carrying some spare parts, and then getting it serviced again at the end of the trip. In total, I will suggest that you keep a total cost estimate of about Rs. 6000 for this.

Ladakh Trip Itinerary

To begin with, let me first post a sample itinerary that I will be using to help explain the cost incurred.

  • Delhi to Jammu – Day 1
  • Jammu to Srinagar – Day 2
  • Srinagar to Kargil – Day 3
  • Kargil to Padum – Day 4
  • Padum to Kargil – Day 5
  • Kargil to Leh  -Day 6
  • Leh – Day 7
  • Leh to Diskit – Day 8
  • Diskit to Leh – Day 9
  • Leh to Pangong – Day 10
  • Pangong to Leh – Day 11
  • Leh to Tso Moriri – Day 12
  • Tso Moriri to Pang via Tso Kar – Day 13
  • Pang to Jispa / Keylong – Day 14
  • Jispa / Keylong to Manali – Day 15
  • Manali to Delhi – Day 16

I know, the plan seems a little too long but I kept it this way keeping in mind a few things. The first one is that it covers almost all the major tourist places in Ladakh, except for a few others.

The second is that the travel does not involve a hectic schedule and throughout these 16 days, you can travel at leisure. Some internal routes of Ladakh open a bit late than all the other routes which I have kept excluded from here. I will however explain those later in the article.

So In a way, you can follow this itinerary in any months when Ladakh is open and you can afford to ride around there on a bike.

Also read: How to Prepare your Motorcycle for Ladakh Trip

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Ladakh Bike Tour Cost

Let us now take a look at the entire trip and calculate the total cost day by day.

Day 1: Delhi to Jammu

  • Total distance: 590 kilometers, travel time of about 10-12 hours depending upon your speed and breaks.
  • Fuel Cost: Rs. 1,793.00 and Rs. 896.00 per person if traveling with Pillion
  • Meal Cost: 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Jammu: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if traveling with a pillion.
  • Total Expense so far: Rs. 2,893 if solo; Rs. 1,646 if with Pillion

Also read: Clothes for Ladakh Trip: What to Pack

Day 2: Jammu to Srinagar

  • Total distance: 270 kilometers travel time of about 7-8 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Rs. 820 if solo and Rs. 410 if with Pillion
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Srinagar: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if traveling with a pillion.
  • Total Expense for the day: Rs. 1,920 if solo and Rs. 1,160 if with Pillion
  • Total Expense of the trip so far: Rs. 4,814 if solo and Rs. 2,807 if with Pillion

Also Read: Sightseeing in Srinagar – What to Visit

Day 3: Srinagar to Kargil

  • Total Distance: 200 Kilometers covered in about 6-8 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 608; With Pillion – Rs. 304
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Kargil: Rs. 1000 for a decent enough hotel. Rs. 500 per person if shared with a pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 2,008; With Pillion Rs. 1,204
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 6,822; With Pillion Rs. 4,011

Also Read: Srinagar to Kargil – A Complete Travel Guide

Day 4: Kargil to Padum

  • Total Distance: 230 Kilometers covered in about 8-10 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 700; With Pillion – Rs. 350
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Padum: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with a pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,800; With Pillion Rs. 1,100
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 8,622; With Pillion Rs. 5,110

Also Read: Kargil to Padum Travel Guide

Day 5: Padum to Kargil

  • Total Distance: 230 Kilometers covered in about 8-10 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 700; With Pillion – Rs. 350
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Kargil: Rs. 1,000 for a budget hotel. Rs. 500 per person if shared with a pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 2,100; With Pillion Rs. 1,250
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 10,720; With Pillion Rs. 6,360

Also Read: Sightseeing in Padum

Day 6: Kargil to Leh

  • Total Distance: 220 Kilometers covered in about 6-8 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 670; With Pillion – Rs. 335
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Leh: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,770; With Pillion Rs. 1,085
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 12,500; With Pillion Rs. 7,500

Also read: List of Things you Must Carry for Ladakh Trip

Day 7: Leh

  • Permit Charges: Rs. 600 per person for 5 days
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Leh: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,700; With Pillion Rs. 1,350
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 14,200; With Pillion Rs. 8,800

Also Read: Sightseeing in Leh City

Day 8: Leh to Diskit (Nubra Valley)

  • Total Distance: 120 Kilometers covered in about 5-6 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 365; With Pillion – Rs. 183
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Diskit: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,465; With Pillion Rs. 932
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 15,655; With Pillion Rs. 9,728

Also read: List of Hotels & Guest Houses in Nubra Valley

Day 9: Diskit to Leh

  • Total Distance: 120 Kilometers covered in about 5-6 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 365; With Pillion – Rs. 183
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Leh: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,465; With Pillion Rs. 932
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 17,120; With Pillion Rs. 10,660

Day 10: Leh to Pangong Tso

  • Total Distance: 225 Kilometers covered in about 7-8 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 700; With Pillion – Rs. 350
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Pangong: Rs. 500 per person
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,600; With Pillion Rs. 1,250
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 18,703; With Pillion Rs. 11,900

Accommodation at Pangong gets a bit tricky and can increase your Ladakh bike trip Budget. Camp Sites will charge you about Rs. 2000 – Rs. 3000 per person including means. A bed at Chadar tents will cost about Rs. 300 – 400 per person. Staying at a guest house at Spangmik, Man, Merak can cost you anywhere between Rs. 800 to Rs. 2000 so please calculate accordingly.

Also read: How to Plan a Trip to Pangong Tso

Day 11: Pangong Tso to Leh

  • Total Distance: 225 Kilometers covered in about 7-8 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 700; With Pillion – Rs. 350
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Leh: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,785; With Pillion Rs. 1,093
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 20,488; With Pillion Rs. 13,000

Day 12: Leh to Tso Moriri

  • Total Distance: 220 Kilometers covered in about 7-8 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 700; With Pillion – Rs. 350
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Karzok: Rs. 1,000 for a budget hotel. Rs. 500 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 2,100; With Pillion Rs. 1,235
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 22,556; With Pillion Rs. 14,200

Also read: How to Plan a Trip to Tso Moriri

Day 13: Tso Moriri to Pang via Tso Kar

  • Total Distance: 155 Kilometers covered in about 6-7 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 470; With Pillion – Rs. 235
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Pang: Rs. 300 per person
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,170; With Pillion Rs. 935
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 23,728; With Pillion Rs. 15,164

Day 14: Pang to Keylong

  • Total Distance: 180 Kilometers covered in about 6-7 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 550; With Pillion – Rs. 275
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Keylong: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,650; With Pillion Rs. 1,000
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 25,375; With Pillion Rs. 16,188

Day 15: Keylong to Manali

  • Total Distance: 115 Kilometers covered in about 6-7 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 350; With Pillion – Rs. 175
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Accommodation at Keylong: Rs. 700 for a budget hotel. Rs. 350 per person if shared with pillion
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 1,450; With Pillion Rs. 925
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 26,825; With Pillion Rs. 17,112

Also Read: Manali Leh Highway Travel Guide

Day 16: Manali to Delhi

  • Total Distance: 555 Kilometers covered in about 13-14 hours
  • Fuel Cost: Solo – Rs. 1,680; With Pillion – Rs. 845
  • Meal Cost: Rs. 400 per person
  • Total Expense of the day: Solo – Rs. 2,087 With Pillion Rs. 1,243
  • Total Trip Expense so Far: Solo – Rs. 28,900; With Pillion Rs. 18,355

motorcycle water crossing

Tota Cost of Ladakh trip by Bike

So the total cost incurred for a leisurely bike ride of about 16 days, following the itinerary I mentioned above is as mentioned below.

  • Total distance covered: 3,655 kilometers approximately
  • Total Fuel Consumption: 150 liters approximately with a minimum average of about 25 kilometers per liter
  • Fuel Expense: Rs. 11,100 if traveling solo; Rs. 5,550 if with pillion
  • Meal Expense: Rs. 6,400 approximately
  • Accommodation: Rs. 10,800 if traveling solo; Rs.5,800 if with Pillion
  • Bike Expense: Rs. 6000
  • Total Trip Expense for 16 days: Rs. 34,900 if traveling solo; Rs. 21,355 if riding with a pillion

I agree, this number looks a bit high for a budget trip. But think of it like this. A total of about 35000 for 16 days means around 2000 per day. That is the minimum anyway for any vacation anywhere.

You also need to consider the fact that this was a leisurely ride for 16 days covering all tourist areas. This number also is on a safer end. If you kept your expenses low, it will be rare if you ended up spending more than this. Depending on how many days you travel for, hotel, and meal choice, you can still further reduce this total cost.

Agham Shyok Road

This is the road that connects Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso. About 2 years ago, it was one of the most dangerous roads of Ladakh but after a lot of work by BRO, it is now smooth sailing all the way. Traveling on this road, you can easily make it to Pangong from Nubra in about 5-6 hours.

This will save a day in your itinerary as you will not have to go back to Leh anymore and can help reduce your Ladakh bike trip budget. It is about a 160 kilometers long stretch between Diskit and Spangmik. This way, you will not have to return to Leh on Day 9 and can reduce a day there. For more details, please take a look at How to go from Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso by Shyok Road.

Chushul Route

If you want to travel from Pangong to Tso Moriri directly, then the total distance covered between these two destinations will be about 300 kilometers with a night halt at Hanle. If you cover the entire journey in one day and do not go to Hanle, then the distance will be about 200 kilometers. I have mentioned further details on this route in the article below. For more details, please take a look at How to go directly to Tso Moriri from Pangong Tso.

tandi petrol pump

Ladakh bike trip Budget from Other Cities

The estimate I provided above was from Delhi. If you were however coming from a different city, this cost may go up. For example, if you were coming from the southern or western part of the country, there will be additional costs involved.

This can be in the form of transporting your bike to either Srinagar or Delhi or Chandigarh. If you decided to ride it all the way from your own hometown, then the overall expense for all those days will get added to the cost I mentioned above.

I will give a rough estimate of some of the different cities to give you an idea.

  • Ladakh Bike trip Cost from Bangalore: Rs. 35000 – Rs.40000
  • Chennai to Ladakh Bike trip Budget: Rs. 35000 – Rs.40000
  • Ladakh Bike trip Cost from Mumbai: Rs. 35000 – Rs.40000
  • Kerala to Ladakh Bike trip Budget: Rs. 35000 – Rs.40000
  • Ladakh Bike trip Cost from Manali: Rs. 12000 – 15000 if you are traveling on your own bike. Rs. 25000 if you are renting a bike from Manali.
  • Ladakh Bike trip Cost from Kolkata: Rs. 35000 – Rs.40000
  • Chandigarh to Ladakh Bike trip Cost: Rs. 20000 – 25000
  • Ladakh Bike trip Cost from Jaipur: Rs. 25000 – Rs.30000
  • Leh Ladakh bike trip cost from Pune: Rs. 35000 – Rs.40000

Please know that these numbers are highly dependant on a lot of assumptions and subject to change. But on an overall basis, your total trip cost will around these numbers only.

FAQs

Which is the best bike for Ladakh?

There is really no best bike for Ladakh as such. Any bike that you own is good enough for Ladakh as long as it is well maintained and serviced before the trip. For more details, please take a look at Which is the Best Bike for Ladakh Trip?

Can I rent a bike in Leh Ladakh?

Yes, you definitely can. You can either rent a bike for the Ladakh trip in Manali, Srinagar, or even Leh. For details, please take a look at How to rent a bike in Leh Ladakh.

Are rented bikes reliable?

This question is open to a lot of debate. Mostly the rented bikes are not reliable but it depends on who did you rent it from. Before you finalize the deal, make sure you have checked the motorcycle thoroughly and ensured there is no problem with it. Take the bike for a test ride as well for a couple of kilometers.

Which is the best month to visit Ladakh by Bike?

Anytime from June to September can be considered as the best time to ride to Ladakh. Both the highways from Manali and Srinagar will be open at this time. All internal roads in Ladakh will be accessible as well. For more details, please take a look at When is the best time to visit Ladakh.

How can I transport my bike to Ladakh by train?

I have covered this topic in great detail in another post How to transport motorcycle by Train in India that I will urge you to read.

Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Budget – Conclusion

I hope the information provided above on Ladakh bike trip budget was of help. If you have any other questions or need any further details; please feel free to ask in the comments section below, or at our Community Forum and I will be glad to answer.

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Kumail ashhar November 25, 2020 - 6:56 am

Will Xtreme 160 be okay?

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Vargis.Khan November 28, 2020 - 6:51 am

Yes but go solo

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Dhiraj September 9, 2020 - 2:56 pm

Hii vargis sir

I will plan to trip on baike Dominar 250 , Surat to leh ,can you say this baike is perfect for ladakh . I will go in Jun 2021 .

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Vargis.Khan September 9, 2020 - 5:50 pm

Hi Dhiraj Bhai – Yes, Dominar is good for Ladakh. Bike ki lower faring hata dena taaki vo damage na ho. Trip ke baad phir vaapis aake lagva lena

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Dhiraj September 9, 2020 - 2:56 pm

Hii vargis sir

I will plan to trip on baike Dominar 250 , Surat to leh ,can you say this baike is perfect for ladakh . I will go in Jun 2021 .

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Vargis.Khan September 9, 2020 - 5:50 pm

Hi Dhiraj Bhai – Yes, Dominar is good for Ladakh. Bike ki lower faring hata dena taaki vo damage na ho. Trip ke baad phir vaapis aake lagva lena

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Dinesh Ravipalli July 25, 2020 - 3:08 pm

Hi Vargis …..
Traveling from leh to Manali ……I heard there is no petrol bunks ….is it real ….if yes …then how can I cover this 330 Kms stretch in one full tank …..my bike range 270 Kms …,…..
And I’m a solo traveler …..can you give any solution

And can you tell what all documents I need to carry ?

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Vargis.Khan July 25, 2020 - 8:38 pm

You will have to carry spare fuel Dinesh. Which bike do you have?

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chirag chothani February 1, 2020 - 7:21 am

Hello Vargis
Just to cut the cost, can we find homestay very easily in turtuk, man/merak. hanle, korzok??
how much they charge? is it less than average hotel rent (like 700rs-1000rs hotel)??

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Vargis.Khan February 2, 2020 - 3:29 pm

Hi Chirag – Keep an average of Rs. 1000 – 1500 per day for accommodation in Ladakh. Even paying guest will charge you almost as much as a hotel or guest house.

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Vishnu Vardhan November 8, 2019 - 11:26 am

Hlo vargis
Am having a second handed cb250r is there any problem or any permission that the bike should be on my name?

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Vargis.Khan November 11, 2019 - 6:20 pm

Yes Vishnu. It must be registered in your name.

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Deepak August 18, 2019 - 9:34 am

Hi Vargis, i am planning to go to leh ladakh by scooty. I am from Lucknow. Is there any special permission that i require to go by scooty??? Please tell me.

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Vargis.Khan August 20, 2019 - 12:11 am

Hi Deepak – As long as it is registered in your name, you do not need any special permission.

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Naveen Kumar April 9, 2019 - 6:07 am

Hi Vargis,

Your posts are really informative. Thanks for sharing these posts. We are 2 people planning for Ladakh trip. its a budget trip. we are Planning from Hyderbad to Srinagar to Ladakh – Pangong Lake – Ladakh and back srinagar then Hyderabad. We are planning to hire a bike at srinagar and start our joutrney but to go to Pongong lake this hired vehicle is not allowed. can you please share your thoughts for this trip. TYIA.

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Vargis.Khan June 6, 2019 - 11:54 pm

Hi Naveen, that is correct. Your Srinagar rented bike would have to be left out parked at a hotel in Leh. For visiting Pangong, you will have to rent another bike in Le.

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Ankit saxena October 4, 2018 - 9:50 am

Hey dude… Really appreciate the pains you took for putting up all that info for us…… I am planning a trip next year with my bros and would like to travel to leh from srinagar and return from leh to manali…. I’ll possibly take a flight from delhi to srinagar and for returns i’ll take the manali to delhi route in a cab…. So is it possible to get bikes on rent in srinagar which we can drop off in manali…. Is there any tour operator who provides such service….or is there any other way to go about it….

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Vargis.Khan October 4, 2018 - 12:21 pm

Thanks Ankit. A lot of bike rentals will provide this service but will charge you an additional 10 – 15k for it

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Vinod July 23, 2018 - 2:21 pm

Hi Vargis, I am planning for a solo trip from Delhi- Manali-Leh- Manali-Delhi. Planning to get by Volvo till Manali and then rent a bike at Manali and then proceed towards Leh.

Do you think it will be fine if I start my journey in September First week, and complete it in 8 days.

Plan to go this way.. Delhi – Manali – Bus
Manali—–> Leh Leh-> Nubra-> Pangong -> Tso Moriri -> Pang -> Manali

Also, I am looking for some middle place in Manali Leh Highway which is around 200 kms from both the places so that I get to stay for 1 day before reaching Leh from Manali. Could you help with that.

Regards,
Vinod

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Vargis.Khan July 23, 2018 - 3:05 pm

Hi Vinod,

1. Sep first week is a good time to visit Ladakh
2. 8 Days – What is your complete itinerary?
3. Middle place would be Sarchu

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Vinod July 31, 2018 - 11:56 am

Hi Vargis,

Below is the details itinerary I am planning for.

Date Day Activity Day
30th Aug Thur Leave for Delhi 0
31st Aug Fri Leave for Manali 1
1st Sep Sat Reach Manali 2
1st Sep Sat Stay in Manali 2
2nd Sep Sun Leave for Sarchu 3
2nd Sep Sun Stay in Sarchu 3
3rd Sep Mon Leave for Leh 4
3rd Sep Mon Stay in Leh 4
4th Sep Tue Leave for Nubra 5
4th Sep Tue Stay in Nubra 5
5th Sep Wed Leave for Pangong 6
5th Sep Wed Stay in Pangong 6
6th Sep Thur Leave for Leh 7
6th Sep Thur Stay in Leh 7
7th Sep Fri Leave for Sarchu 8
7th Sep Fri Stay in Sarchu 8
8th Sep Sat Leave for Manali 9
8th Sep Sat Take bus for Delhi 9
9th Sep Sun Reach Delhi 9

Any feedback/suggestions on this ?

Regards,
Vinod

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Vargis.Khan July 31, 2018 - 3:27 pm

Hi Vinod – Your itinerary looks great. If you can add another day then you can also cover Tso Moriri though.

4- Leh to Nubra
5- Nubra to Pangong via Shyok
6- Pangong to Hanle
7- Hanle to Karzok (Tso Moriri)
8- Karzok to Pang / Sarchu
9- Pang / Sarchu to Leh

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Vinod August 6, 2018 - 8:29 am

Hi Vargis,

Thanks so far in answering questions. 2 more doubts.

1. As you can see above I am planning to travel in HP bike in Leh Ladakh region, will it be a problem since I will be returning in same bike.

2. If I get a bike at Manali and drop it off at Leh, how much extra will it cost me. Would you suggest this option?

Regards,
Vinod

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Vargis.Khan August 6, 2018 - 3:13 pm

Hi Vinod,

1. Any bike rented outside Leh is only good to be brought to Leh city only. For local sightseeing in Ladakh, you will have to rent another bike locally.
2. If you take a bike from Manali and drop at Leh, it will cost you about 15k additional for that.

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Vinod August 6, 2018 - 7:26 pm

Hi Vargis,

Thanks, that will be problematic and costly too. I want to cover Manali to Leh on bike and then Ladakh too on bike. Is there any other alternative to this.

Regards,
Vinod

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Vargis.Khan August 6, 2018 - 10:22 pm

Not really. You will have to give up Manali – Leh on bike plan or bear the additional 15k cost.

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Vinod August 7, 2018 - 7:22 am

Okay Thanks. Will it make sense to travel directly to Leh without covering Manali- Leh on bike ? or does the extra payment of 15k is worth taking the cost…. I checked online with Manali Bike Rentals and they said that it is mandatory to pay for min 7 days to rent a bike from Manali so the total expense would be 1200*7 + 10000 (drop cost).

I got to know this route is the best part of the travel towards Leh – Ladakh.

Your opinion and suggestions please. 🙂

Regards,
Vinod

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Vargis.Khan August 7, 2018 - 9:30 am

Yeah this is one of the best routes but not worth all that money. Better would be to focus on Ladakh for now and leave Manali Leh highway for another time. Maybe as a reason to visit Ladakh in future.

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Vinod August 7, 2018 - 6:42 pm

Hey Vargis, is there any way I can get JK10 bikes in Manali. Are you aware of such dealers who do this transportation or can help me with this, would be very helpful.

Regards,
Vinod

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Vargis.Khan August 7, 2018 - 10:06 pm

Hi Vinod – No that would be extremely tough to find and not available at all as far as I can tell.

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Ishan khanna July 4, 2018 - 10:08 pm

Hi vargis

I am planning solo trip on 13 July for 9 to 10 days from Delhi to manali and than Leh Ladakh. I will rent the bike from Manali which places should I go between Manali to Leh. And my budget is 22k

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Vargis.Khan July 5, 2018 - 2:52 am

See this post please for a list of places to see on Manali Leh road.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/primary-attractions-manali-leh-highway/

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