Every biker dreams of taking the Leh Ladakh bike trip at least once in a lifetime. However, it is not a flawless sojourn. Before embarking on this fun-filled adventure trip, here’s all you need to know about the weather, food, roads, and lifestyle of Ladakh.
Leh Ladakh Road Trip
Mesmerizing! That is the word to describe the beauty and stillness of Ladakh. Scenic vistas, incredible landscapes, snow-capped mountains, soaring peaks, rugged regions, curvy routes, and the roaring engines – it is a fatal combination. All it takes is an undying rider’s spirit and great vibes.
The best time to go on a Leh Ladakh bike trip is starting from the month of June to September. During these months, bikers can enjoy the captivating beauty of landscapes and pleasant weather. However, young and enthusiastic bikers choose to go on a bike trip on the New Year’s Eve. The choice is yours!
Bike Trip Duration
Many factors determine the number of days it could take to complete your Leh Ladakh bike trip. Firstly, weather condition, which is usually harsh, is a crucial factor. Ideally, you can plan a trip for 15 days.
Cost of Bike Trip
Choice of vehicle, route, accommodation, and food determines the total cost of a bike trip to Leh Ladakh. On an average, you can plan a budget of INR 35000 for a 15 days trip including costs of permits as well as miscellaneous expenses.
Choice of Bikes
You have to be very careful while choosing a bike for this trip. Make sure you choose a model and make that is more suitable for the region than popularity. Here are the five favorite bikes of riders:
- Royal Enfield: Nothing beats the powerful 350 or 500 CC engine of this lifesaver bike. It is the best on the hilly terrains of Ladakh.
- Bajaj Pulsar: It is the most favored bike in the Indian variety with powerful engines ranging from 150CC, 200CC, and 220CC. Take your pick.
- Royal Enfield Himalayan: It comes with a 400 CC engine, and it is the best for a smooth ride on any offbeat roads and rugged trails
You can also opt for bike rentals at Delhi or Manali. Karol Bagh in Delhi is the best place to rent a bike for INR 900 a day.
Maggi is the favorite choice in Ladakh tours. You can find a Maggi Point en route your destination at regular intervals. Eating at a restaurant or dhaba would cost you up to INR 150 per head. If you are planning a 15 days road trip, you would have to keep aside INR 3500 for your meals.