Leh Ladakh Bike Rental Rates List 2022 – 2023

by Vargis.Khan

Leh Ladakh Bike Rental Rates List

Below is the updated Leh Ladakh Bike Rental Rates List for the year 2022 – 2023. There have been no official revisions in motorcycle rental rates in Ladakh for the last few years. But there has been a slight increase in the rates since this list was made official.

The change is not really that drastic though. The rates have been increased by a couple of hundred Rupees only which happens almost every year. For any other information on visiting Ladakh, you can follow the link below and take a look at the other post where I have covered all necessary details.

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

For renting a motorcycle in Leh, please contact Kunal @ 9910 402 252. Give him my reference and you will get a discounted price with motorcycles in good condition.

An important thing that you should remember is that the dispute between Ladakh and Manali bike associations is still ongoing. Do consider this before renting a bike from Manali for Ladakh. Read on to find out more.

Ladakh Bike Rental Rates List

Below is the Leh Ladakh Bike Rental rates list that will remain applicable in the year 2022 – 23.

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Leh Ladakh Bike Rental Price

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Bike Engine Daily Rental Half-Day Rental
RE – Himalayan 411 CC Rs. 2500 Rs. 1300
RE – Classic 500 500 CC Rs. 2100 Rs. 1200
RE – Standard 500 500 CC Rs. 2000 Rs. 1100
RE – Classic 350 350 CC Rs. 1800 Rs. 1000
RE – Thunderbird 350 350 CC Rs. 1800 Rs. 1000
RE – Interceptor 648 CC Rs. 3200 Rs. 1700
BMW GS/GSR 310 CC 310 CC Rs. 3500 Rs. 1800
RE – Electra 350 CC Rs. 1800 Rs. 1000
Bajaj Avenger 160 CC Rs. 1200 Rs. 700
Bajaj Vikrant 150 CC Rs. 1200 Rs. 700
Automatic Bike/Scooty 150 CC Rs. 1000 Rs. 600

Also read: How to Obtain Inner Line Permit for Ladakh

Leh Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2022-2023

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Due to COVID, there was really no tourism in Ladakh for the last couple of years. The rates were revised a bit last year for whatever little tourism the region received. The same rates will remain applicable for this year as well.

Royal Enfield Himalayan
Engine Size: 411CC
Rental: Rs. 2,500 per day, Rs. 1,300 for half day

Royal Enfield Classic
Engine Size: 500CC
Rental: Rs. 2,100 per day, Rs. 1,200 for half day

Royal Enfield Standard
Engine Size: 500CC
Rental Rs. 2,000 per day, Rs. 1,100 for half day

Royal Enfield Electra
Engine Size: 350CC
Rental: Rs. 1,800 per day, Rs. 1,000 for half day

Royal Enfield Standard
Engine Size: 350CC
Rental: Rs. 1,800 per day, Rs. 1,000 for half day

Bajaj Avenger
Rental: Rs.1,200 per day, Rs. 700 for half day

All other Bikes Like Pulsar (150CC)
Rental: Rs. 1000 per day, Rs. 600 for half day

Automatic Bike / Scooty
Rental: Rs. 1000 per day, Rs. 600 for half day

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Let me give a brief overview of motorcycles that are available for rent in Ladakh.

Royal Enfield on rent in Ladakh

Love it or hate it but the fact remains that an Enfield was and still is the most preferred motorcycle for a Ladakh trip. No other motorcycle handles the rough terrain of Ladakh like an Enfield does. It is a perfect mix of power, durability, comfort, and convenience.

Depending on which model you chose, renting an Enfield in Ladakh will cost you anywhere between Rs. 1100 to Rs. 2500. If you asked me, I would go for an Electra or Standard. You will save some money there in a few days and it will serve the purpose very well.

It doesn’t matter if you were riding solo or with a pillion, a 350 CC bike will handle any road in Ladakh. You do not really need a 500CC engine.

Himalayan on Rent in Leh

Himalayan would be the most expensive bike to rent in Ladakh with a rent of Rs. 2500 per day. To be honest, I haven’t yet received positive feedback about it from the majority of the people, especially if you were riding with a pillion. But if appeals to you and is within budget, it is capable of bringing you almost anywhere in Ladakh.

Himalayan

Bajaj Avenger on Rent in Ladakh

It is a good motorcycle to rent only if you have been riding it around in your personal life as well. It brings a lot of comfort in the journey with decent enough power and affordable rent.

I, however, would not recommend it in the mountains if you have no prior riding experience on Avenger. The large turning radius may be a problem at sharp climbs. A bigger concern is that if you applied sudden brakes, you will be on the ground flat before you get your feet down.

Also read: How to rent a motorcycle in Leh

Activa on rent in Leh

Automatic bikes like Activa too are available for rent in Leh City. With a daily rental of Rs. 1000 per day, this is the cheapest option of a bike to rent. It is, in fact, an excellent choice for sightseeing in Leh and towards Sham Valley.

You can bring it to Nubra and Pangong as well but the bad roads around Khardung La and Chang La could pose a serious problem if you were on an automatic Bike.

Other Motorcycles available for rent in Ladakh

I have seen a Pulsar and Yamaha Fazer available for rent in Ladakh as well. A friend of mine claims to have rented a KTM as well but I cannot guarantee it.

These other motorcycles are not a part of the rate list but if any rental agency is providing it, then the daily rental would be based on the engine size. For example, a Pulsar 150 CC would cost the same as a Hero Impulse but a 220CC Pulsar would cost the same as an Avenger.

Also read: Clothes for Ladakh Trip – What to Pack?

What to Check While taking a Motorcycle on Rent in Leh Ladakh

I am not a mechanic myself but I will still list a few things. Check the condition of the chainset and ensure it is not worn out.

If the motorcycle is an electric start, try bringing it to life a couple of times and ensure that it doesn’t cough or give trouble when you press the start switch. If it is a kick start, ensure that there is no starting problem and the motorcycle is a single or at most two kicks start.

Check the condition of the tires to make sure they are not worn out. Sit down on the motorcycle to check that the seats are comfortable enough.

Do a thorough inspection of the motorcycle for any oil leakage, either from the engine or front shock absorbers. Check that the headlamp is bright enough and get it replaced if it is not. Also, check the tail light and that both the indicators are in working condition.

Ladakh Bike Rental Cost – Security Deposit

For renting a motorcycle in Ladakh, you will be asked to pay upfront a security deposit which can be up to even 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 depending on the company and motorcycle. You should also ask about this before you finalize a motorcycle with any of the companies.

Other Accessories Available on Rent

  • Luggage Carrier: Rs. 100 per day
  • Riding Jacket: Rs. 300 per day
  • Riding Gloves: Rs. 100 per day
  • Knee Guard: Rs. 200 per day
  • Elbow Guard: Rs. 200 per day
  • Gum Boots: Rs. 50 per day

Apart from the accessories above, you can also rent camping and photography gear. A simple digital camera can be rented for Rs. 500 per day. A GO Pro mounted on either bikes or helmets will cost about Rs. 700 per day.

Also read: How to Handle Acute Mountain Sickness in Ladakh

If you wanted to go self-camping then you can rent a tent for Rs. 500 per day. It will be big enough to accommodate two people but you will have to rent the sleeping bags separately.

A sleeping bag will cost you Rs. 200 per day and a sleeping mat will cost Rs. 150 per day. So if you were two people and rented a camp, you will be paying Rs. 1200 per day.

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Non Local Rented Motorcycles in Ladakh

The most important thing to remember would be in terms of a motorcycle that you rented outside of Ladakh; like Manali or Srinagar. These motorcycles can only be used to reach Leh City but not for visiting any other place like Nubra Valley or Pangong.

As a matter of fact, you cannot even use this bike for sightseeing in Leh town. You must and absolutely leave this motorcycle parked at your hotel and rent another Leh registered motorcycle for sightseeing in Ladakh.

This rule is a serious one and enforced even by violence. The locals have check posts and barricades set up at all tourist routes and they will stop you to validate that the motorcycle you were renting was a privately owned one. There have been incidents when arguments followed and vehicles were even vandalized.

For example, if you tried to go to Pangong on a Manali rented bike, you will be stopped on the way and sent back to Leh. If you argued, then your motorcycle may even get damaged or even seized.

Some rental agencies in Manali, Leh, and Srinagar have ties ups with each other. So for example, if you rented a motorcycle from Manali and then rented another in Leh from the company that the Manali people are in tie-up with; there can be some discount given on Leh motorcycles. You may want to ask about this while renting bikes from Manali or Srinagar.

Privately Owned Motorcycles

If you arrived in Leh on a privately owned motorcycle, then you are free to travel on it anywhere you like as long as the motorcycle is registered in your own name; or your parents.

For example, if you are traveling on a motorcycle registered in your father’s name, you can produce any valid identity proof to prove that the owner of the bike was your father and that you were not renting it.

If however, you are traveling on a motorcycle registered to a sibling or a friend, you must leave it in Leh and rent another motorcycle for local sightseeing.

Also Read: Leh Ladakh Bus Service

Renting Bike in Leh and Leaving in Manali or Srinagar

Several rental agencies in Leh provide this facility but for an additional cost. If you rented a bike in Leh and chose to leave it at either Manali or Srinagar, then you will have to pay an additional Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 over and above the daily rental. Not all rental companies provide this facility so please check and confirm before you agree to rent.

Other Tips

  • You will need a permanent Driving License to rent a motorcycle in Ladakh. No agency will be allowed to rent you a motorcycle if you cannot produce a valid driving license. A learner’s license will not work.
  • If you are a foreign national, you must produce an international driving license. Your local DL issued in our respective country will not be sufficient.
  • Half-day rental is applicable post 2 PM. It means that you need to return the motorcycle before 2 PM. Failure to do so will imply full-day charges.

Dispute Between Manali and Leh Ladakh Bike Rental Associations

This has been an ongoing issue for a few years now and still remains.

In short, Sarchu became a border not just for Himachal but for bike rental companies as well. Manali bikes were not allowed to enter Ladakh and Manali folks will not allow Ladakh bikes to cross Sarchu. For both regions, Sarchu was as far as the rented bike could go.

So if you were renting a bike from Manali for Ladakh (or from Ladakh for Manali), speak to the rental agency and clarify everything. It will be also good to record a video of your conversation for proof.

Why I am recommending this? This is because the bike rental agencies of both regions were hijacking and holding the bikes for several days. Because of this, tourists suffered and were asked to pay either the damage or additional rental.

So before you take the delivery of the bike, clarify that if any such thing was to happen, you will not be held responsible and asked to shed more money. Record a video of the conversation.

Leh Ladakh Bike Rental Rates – Conclusion

I hope the details and information above on Leh Ladakh bike rental rates were of help. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below and I will be happy to answer. You can also follow me on Instagram and chat with me live there or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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24 comments

Srinivas Hulagur June 30, 2022 - 5:35 am

It’s too expensive to hire bikes now. So i am getting my bike transported to Chandigarh. The total expense of transpot is 12k which is half the cost of hiring. (Ex- Bangalore)

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suman dewan September 28, 2021 - 8:00 am

should i get bike on rent with learner licence

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Ritesh September 12, 2021 - 6:55 am

I contacted Kunal, for bike hire, and he’s quoting 2500-2800 for Himalayan. This is a lot as compared to earlier rates. And he tells me that the rates have been increased by the union.

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sree September 2, 2021 - 6:11 am

Hello Sir, I have contacted Kunal and he said 1600 /day for classic 350. Even not ready to negotiate also. Disappointed 🙂

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Rudresh S M August 26, 2021 - 6:39 pm

I need 10 bike rent

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Shivaji August 11, 2021 - 8:36 am

Hi sir hamara 10 jan ka group aa raha hai hame 5 bike chahiye

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Shraddha August 10, 2021 - 8:08 pm

Hello Vargis,

I’m planning a 4 day trip to leh. Can Active handle the drive to nubra valley and pangong. Its just me and another girl. Would it be safe, to rent activa.

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suraj August 4, 2021 - 8:20 am

Hi

I would like to rent 3 bike in leh from 11th Aug to 21st Aug, Could you please let me know the availability

Thanks,

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Abid Rasool bhat August 3, 2021 - 6:51 pm

Hello sir i need a bike sir ond day

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Akram Khan July 24, 2021 - 12:23 am

Good information but the things which can be added into provided information.
1- Bikes can be rented without any security amount deposit. You can hire a bike on behalf of your driving license.
2- Competition is high in bike rentals so don’t prefer cheap prices. They puts new vehicle body on an old engine. Mostly 90% vechile in market follow this strategy.
3- It’s batter that hire the bike one day before while leaving to long route side scenes Nubra or Pangonk and ride in leh city first day and cover nearest destinations with in the city like Magic hill, monestry etc. And judge the condition well of the bike.
4- There is no any vehicle service point out of the leh city. If bike gets any problem than rental agency may ask you to pay toe charges that may be 15000-20000. It’s batter to clarify all possibilities before renting any vehicle.
5- if you are a smoker than carry cigarettes etc in stock because you find huge difficulty to get cigarette etc on the way to nubra, pangonk.
6- Snowfall or thunder rain storms are sure at khardungla top almost regularly so carry waterproof jackets/pants that is much important in comparison of extra associries.
7- In nubra valley, electric supply gets off in night 12 to morning 8. So carry Ur backup devices and charge them before 12.

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Vargis.Khan July 25, 2021 - 6:45 am

Thank you Akram Bhai for adding the helpful inputs. I appreciate it.

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Javed momin May 11, 2021 - 4:42 pm

bike rented from delhi can b used in ladakh?

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Rupesh September 21, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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Kulbhushan August 20, 2020 - 9:00 am

Need a standard bullet for a week

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Sandip Biswas June 21, 2020 - 12:25 pm

My wife and I are planning to travel to Ladakh from Srinagar by renting a bike. Can I travel to Ladakh by renting a bike from Srinagar? What if I can’t? Please help a little

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Deepak Kshyap September 15, 2020 - 6:57 pm

Permit. Kaise banega

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Suman Kalyan das April 20, 2020 - 6:58 am

Many many thankyou for your kind information

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vikash agarwal August 8, 2019 - 7:39 am

I have a lot of question how can i contact u?

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Anwar Ali May 26, 2019 - 9:41 pm

How can i contact with you

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Anwar Ali May 26, 2019 - 9:39 pm

Hi brother,I’m PlanningFor 15/18days Delhi Manali Leh Ladakh trip,bit confused,I’m a bike, but don’t have serious experience in Hill riding,Should i take MANALI-LEH or SRINAGAR-LEH route,SRINAGAR-LEH will be easy as low altitude,but what about Manali,should i take flight from Delhi-Srinagar,then Leh to Bike,and from LEH-Manali on bike,stuck in LEH -Manali bike condition.pleaseHelp,

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MIral April 12, 2019 - 12:57 pm

6 night 7 days

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Vargis.Khan April 13, 2019 - 5:55 am

Then it would be better to reach Ladakh and rent a bike there.

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MIral April 11, 2019 - 5:33 pm

Hi Vargis….we will plan to go to leh ladakh bike trip… .So what you suggest… Will start from manali or start at leh

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Vargis.Khan April 12, 2019 - 12:29 pm

It depends on how many days you have in hand Miral

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