Manali Leh Manali Bike Trip 13 Nights / 14 Days

13 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Leh - Nubra Valley - Pangong Tso Lake - Sarchu - Manali - Overnight Volvo Delhi

Overview

The fusion of thrill, serenity and unmatched experiences awaits you on the Manali Leh Manali bike trip. Show off your riding skills in one of the most challenging yet best Himalayan mountain passes. Fret not about the safety and guidance as an experienced trip leader would be with the group of bikers throughout the trip. Embark on an exclusively handcrafted Manali Leh Manali bike trip with Tourism of India experts. The trip starts at your arrival in Delhi and overnight Volvo bus transfer to Manali. Pass through some breathtaking landscapes, towering mountain passes, pristine rivers, snow-capped valleys wrapped with lush greenery. Launch yourself for the most-awaited bike trips in India to the Land of High Passes, Ladakh, at an affordable price.

Discover Leh Ladakh from a bike trip to Manali and traverse through Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Nubra, Pangong and many suburbs within the vicinity of the Leh Ladakh. Beautiful valleys and thrilling routes await you for arrival. When are you booking your space for the Manali Leh Manali bike trip? Check out this meticulously crafted 13 nights and 14 days itinerary to understand what could be possible and how your experience will be. Package customization option is available for group tours. Have a look at this suggested itinerary:

Highlights

  • Extra buffer time for self-exploration in Delhi, Manali, and Leh.
  • Comfortable transfer to Manali from Delhi in an AC Volvo.
  • Briefing of the bike tour by the expertly vetted trip leader.
  • Bike riding in the heart of the Himalayas while passing the highest mountain passes.
  • Traverse through Khardung La, Baralacha La, Nakee La, and Lachung La.
  • Treasure landscape photography at Jispa.
  • Witness the valley drenched in lush greenery and wrapped with snow-clad beauty.
  • Seclusion in the last village of Indo-Pak Border -Turtuk Village.

Itinerary - Manali Leh Manali Bike Trip

Day 1 - Delhi: Arrival and Overnight Departure to Manali

Delhi, the capital of India, welcomes everyone with open hands, and you are no exception. Arrive early in the capital town to explore the Mughal vibes on self-exploration to historical monuments like Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Humayun Tomb. Plan your sightseeing accordingly because you have to report to the Volvo pick-up point in the evening (time slot would be discussed with you).

At pickup point, you will meet fellow travelers who would be accompanying you to Manali overnight transfer in AC Volvo. An overnight journey to Manali is rewarding because the next morning, you would be waking up with the views of the lush green valleys and snow-capped mountains.

Distance from Delhi to Manali: 532 km

Travel duration: 13 hours (approx.)

Optional: Self-exploration of Delhi at your own expense (additional charges).

Tip: Reach Delhi early morning so that you would have ample time to enjoy the sightseeing.

Advice: Finish off your sightseeing before the pickup timing at Volvo bus station.

Day 2 - Manali: Arrival and Leisure Day

When you arrive at the Manali bus stand on the morning of the 2nd day, you will be escorted to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the reception and doze off for a while to take a proper nap. Later, you will be introduced to the expert and certified tour manager, who will brief you about the safety measures and bike riding tips with safety gear. You would be meeting with dozens of fellow like-minded travelers during the briefing. Post briefing season, if time permits, explore Manali a little on the bike to prepare yourself for the next day's ultimate road trip fun.

End your 2nd day by returning to the hotel and relish a delicious dinner before you indulge in overnight sleep

Day 3 - Jispa: Bike Ride Starts in the Heart of the Himalayas from Manali

After relishing an appetizing breakfast in Manali, complete the check-out formalities to embark towards Jispa. You will be crossing through Rohtang Pass at an average elevation of 13,051 feet (approx.). If you are lucky, you might get to see some Bollywood movies shot there amidst the thick sheet of ice and snow-wrapped mountains. Crossing Rohtang Pass is a retreat for photography enthusiasts on their journey towards Jispa. Enroute, you will be crossing Chandra Valley, which is drenched in lush greenery, before reaching Jispa.

Your arrival in Jispa would be marked with dinner and overnight stay at the campsite. To enjoy the overnight stay with dinner, finish off the check-in formalities.

Distance from Manali to Jispa: 93 km

Travel Time: 7 hours (approx.)

Day 4 - Sarchu: Your Next Bike Trip Destination After Leaving Jispa

Have a toothsome breakfast at Jispa and gear up towards a drive to Sarchu. On the way, give Suraj Tal and Deepak Tal away! Admire the breathtaking surroundings and take ample photos. Next, you will be crossing the towering Baralacha La Pass, whose average elevation is staggering around 16,616 feet (approx.). This pass is the getaway to enter Ladakh from the Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh.

As you reach the camp in Sarchu, settle down at your campsite and take in the marvelous beauty. Consider it a reward because Sarchu is the starting point in Ladakh which you have to pass on the 3rd day to reach Leh (the capital town).

Indulge in satiating your hunger with a scrumptious dinner and then take restful sleep.

Distance from Jispa to Sarchu: 85 km

Travel Time: 6 hours (approx.) with several halts

Day 5 - Leh: Arrival and Leisure Day After Passing Sarchu

This is the most awaited day of your Manali Leh Manali bike trip. Relish your breakfast and proceed towards a road trip to Leh. Challenge the thrill-seeker in you by riding the Himalayan beast through Gata Loops, where 21 hairpin bends will lead you to the Nakee La - another stunning motorable pass in Ladakh followed with Lachung La (16,616 ft), Tanglang La (17,480 ft).

Your drive will conclude by the evening upon your arrival at Leh town. Once you reach, complete the check-in formalities and unwind at your pace. If you have energy left, self explore the region like its local markets and eateries.

Head back to the hotel after spending the evening at your own pace. Doze off after an appetizing dinner.

Optional: Lunch changes (extra) at Pang or its nearby places.

Distance from Sarchu to Leh: 259 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 11 hours (approx.)

Day 6 - Pangong Tso Lake: Arrival and Leisure on its Banks

Begin your day early with an appetizing breakfast and proceed towards the Pangong Tso Lake. enroute, you will be crossing Chang La Pass, whose average elevation is around 17,590 feet (approx.). As you reach Pangong Tso Lake, the landlocked lake shares its border with China also, witness the changing colors of the lake, which fluctuates a lot depending on the hours' tourist visit. Get soaked in the beauty of the pristine blue color of Pangong Tso Lake and take a stroll on its lakes banks.

Later, retire with a drool-worthy dinner inside your camp on the banks of the lake and doze off!

Distance from Leh to Pangong Tso Lake:225 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 6 hours (approx.)

Day 7 - Nubra Valley Via Shyok River: Arrival and Leisure in the Land of Sand Dunes

On the third day of your road trip, check out from your hotel in Leh in the morning. While travelling to the amazingly beautiful Nubra Valley, you’ll come across Khardung La Pass, which is known to be the world’s highest motorable road. Upon arriving in Nubra, you can check-in at our camp or hotel in Hunder Village for an overnight stay. In the evening, take a walk around the little villages and get a first-hand glance at how the locals thrive in this part of the world. Spend overnight at the camp.

After early morning breakfast, you will leave for Nubra Valley - the land of sand dunes and double-humped Bactrian camels. Your drive to Nubra Valley will pass through Shyok River, which flows adjacent to it. Get mesmerized with the thick heavy glaciated peaks and mighty Karakoram Ranges that stretch to Pakistan and China. Upon arrival in Nubra Valley, complete your check-in formalities at Sumur and Hunder. After a while, explore Diskit Monastery.

End your day by returning to the hotel in Nubra Valley. A tremendous free campfire and evening tea would be waiting for you before you fall asleep and relish scrumptious dinner.

Distance from Pangong Tso to Nubra Valley: 274 km

Travel Time: 8 hours (approx.)

Day 8 - Nubra Valley: Turtuk Village Excursion

Wake up with a hearty meal today and proceed toward the last village on the Indo-Pak border. Today, you will be crossing the Nubra Valley to visit Turtuk Village, which is snuggled in the snow-capped mountains. Explore this village and meet the Balti people, the locals and unlock warm hospitality. This border village was controlled by the Indian Army because Turktuk was part of Pakistan until 1971. Later, it was invaded by the brave Indian Army because it actually belongs to India geographically. Seclusion awaits you in Turtuk Village, so don't miss a visit there.

Reach your hotel in Nubra before the evening ends. Sleep comfortably in your hotel, followed by a delicious dinner.

Distance from Nubra Valley Turtuk Village: 165 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 5 hours (approx.)

Day 9 - Leh: Arrival from Nubra Valley Via Khardung La Pass

Begin your day early with a delicious breakfast. Complete the check-out formalities and embark towards Leh town via Khardung La Pass, the famous mountain pass for motorbiking. Ride your Himalayan beast here amidst the snow-capped peaks at an elevation of 17,580 feet (approx.). Once you reach Leh, complete the check-in formalities and retire for an overnight sleep followed by an appetizing dinner.

Distance from Nubra Valley to Leh: 160 km

Travel Time: 4 hours (approx.)

Day 10 - Leh: Sightseeing Day Combined With Leisure

Head out for a full day sightseeing of Leh town after breakfast. Start your Ladakh expedition with a visit to Shanti Stupa, followed by a visit to Leh Palace. You will be exploring various places today, including Hemis Monastery, Tsemo Fort, and Stok Palace. Also, shop for some local stuff like trinkets and pashmina products from the Leh Main Market.

End your day with a return to the hotel. Nosh on dinner and retire for overnight sleep.

Day 11 - Sarchu: Return Back from Leh Town Via Jispa

Finish off your morning meal early, around 7:30 AM (approx.) and leave for a drive to Sarchu via Sky Angchu Thang. Enroute, talk halt at Pang for lunch. You will also be crossing Nakeela and Lachung La, the famed mountain passes. After reaching Jispa in the evening, complete the check-in formalities and unwind to sleep after having dinner.

Distance from Leh to Sarchu: 259 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 11 hours (approx.)

Optional: Lunch changes (extra) at Pang or its nearby places.

Day 12 - Manali: Arrival Via Sarchu and Rohtang Pass

Good things will happen again on the 12th day of the Manali Leh Manali bike trip as you will cross Rohtang Pass today! After breakfast, proceed towards Manali, and if you want, you can take a halt at the highest cafeteria in the world at Khardung La Pass to satiate your hunger with snacks and tea.

Once you reach Manali, complete the check-in formalities and retire for overnight sleep after having your dinner.

Distance from Sarchu to Manali: 225 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 8 hours (approx.)

Day 13 - Arrival and Departure from Manali

Before you depart to Delhi from Manali, relish the morning meal and complete the check-out formalities before 10 AM (approx.). Take this day as your self-exploration day in Manali and visit Hadimba Devi Temple. Have lunch at a charming cafe followed by a visit to Vashist Hot Springs. Later in the evening, board a bus from your Volvo bus stand and enjoy an overnight journey to Manali.

Distance from Manali to Delhi: 532 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 13 hours (approx.)

Optional: Self-exploration charges or any activity (extra).

Day 14 - Delhi: Arrival and Trip Ends

The holiday to Manali Leh Manali bike trip culminates today! You will be arriving in Delhi today early this morning! The Volvo bus will drop you at the drop point where you will get back to your home with memories of the Manali Leh Manali bike trip.

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