Rent a Cycle in Leh Ladakh – Rates & Procedure

by Vargis.Khan

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Bicycling is fun and there is no doubt it, especially in a place like Ladakh. True that it will take a lot of practice but if you are able to manage it, the experience will add even further charm to your Ladakh trip. If you were thinking of visiting Ladakh and wanted to go cycling there, mentioned below are details on how to rent a cycle in Leh Ladakh and how much will it cost.

During a couple of my trips, we rented a cycle from Leh City and pedaled our way to Khardung La. It took us a few hours to complete the 35 kilometers distance and reach the top but it was fun nonetheless.

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

So it is not really necessary to rent a bike from Manali or Srinagar (or bring one from your home) and plan a long trip. You can easily rent a cycle in Leh and explore the area. If you do not want to cycle up a mountain, you can try it on the Srinagar Leh highway which is mostly a straight road for several kilometers after Leh.

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How to Rent a Cycle in Leh Ladakh

On average, renting a cycle in Leh Ladakh will cost you about Rs. 1000 per day per bike. The price may differ on which brand of the bike you were renting but just by a couple of hundred bucks. Accessories also will be provided with the bike. Mentioned below are some of the brands that are available on rent with their respective rents.

Cycles on Rent in Ladakh

Below are a few of the most common cycles available on rent.

  • Trek: Rs. 800 per day
  • Giant: Rs. 800 per day
  • Merida: Rs. 800 per day
  • Lapierre: Rs. 1000 per day
  • Ghost: Rs. 1000 per day

There are a few other models available as well in 20,24 or 27 Speed, but the above mentioned are the popular ones.


The mentioned daily rental also includes accessories like Helmet, gloves, knee guard, elbow guard, water bottle holder luggage carrier, etc.

Procedure to rent a Cycle in Leh

In order to rent a bike in Ladakh, you will have to produce your identity and address proof. The owner will ask for a photocopy of it. Along with the documents, you will also be submitting a total of Rs. 5000 as security amount upfront.

Recommended Store

You can rent bikes from ‘Summer Holidays’ in Leh City. The contact person is Tenzin and his number is 9906985822.

Manali to Leh Cycling

If you were also thinking about cycling from Manali to Leh, then I will urge you to take a look at Manali to Leh Cycling Itinerary – A Detailed Trip Plan for more details.

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Rent a Cycle in Leh – Conclusion

I hope the information above on how to rent a cycle in Leh Ladakh was of help. If you have any 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 happy to answer.

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Prince June 11, 2023 - 6:16 am

Hi Vargis,
I am planning to come Leh during August month and like to explore through Bi Cycle. Where I can rent Bi Cycle.
Is there any events organised for Cycle traveller. Is there any package for solo travellers for this.
Let me know details

Vargis.Khan June 12, 2023 - 8:08 am

Just take a walk through the market area Prine and you will notice several shops offering bicycles on rent. I am not aware of any organized tours for this

Flament Laurent November 1, 2022 - 5:39 pm

Hello, I would like to do the leh manali route in july 2023 for 7 days, I would like to know the price of the rental and how it works. Thank you

SANDER MORTELMANS May 11, 2022 - 3:19 pm

Hello Vargis
May I ask, if I’m quoted 1300 INR per day for a 24 day rental in the month of september, what counteroffer would you make?
Because this price (coming at 31 thousand) seems a total rip-off to me, even for a foreigner. Thanks

SANDER MORTELMANS May 11, 2022 - 3:21 pm

It’s about a comparable setup as your picture.

SANDER MORTELMANS May 11, 2022 - 5:57 pm

Actually forget what I said, I’ll see if can be negotiated sur place. Good travels, thx for your website!

Vargis.Khan May 11, 2022 - 11:00 pm

I will add my two cents nonetheless Sander. Ladakh in tourist season is a costly place indeed and prices quoted for anything seem like a daylight robbery.

I will make a counteroffer of Rs. 800 per day because I know that this is how they will agree closer to Rs. 1000 per day.

Nikhil Gupta February 1, 2022 - 11:08 am

Hello Vargisji, I regularly follow contents of your website. The information was very useful when I last did Leh on Bike. Now I am planning to explore Leh on Cycle.

I just went through your article “Rent a Cycle in Leh Ladakh – Rates & Procedure”… Can you also provide information on “Rent a Cycle in Manali”… Your inputs will be very useful.

Thanks in anticipation.

Vargis.Khan February 5, 2022 - 11:21 am

Hello Nikhil – I am sorry but I really do not have any information on renting cycles in Manali. Sorry.


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