Essential Ladakh

Leh Ladakh Bike Trip & Tour

If visiting this beautiful region of India has been on your bucket list but you’re short of time, this ride is perfect – experience a life beyond 10,000ft!

Leh Ladakh Bike Trip – 7 Days Overview

Total Time
7 Days
Hotel Overnights
6 Nights
Total Distance
Riding Days
5 Days
6 included breakfasts
Daily Mileage
120 - 150
Riding Season
May to Sep
Primarily first-class and motorcycle-friendly hotels or camps
Leh, Lamayuru, Moonland, Alchi, Likir, Khardungla, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso Lake

One of the most unexplored regions of the Tibetan Plateau, this highly sought after trip is completely customised based on your needs. Our short 7-day Ladakh region tour packages are ideal for family holidays or occasions when you don’t have a lot of time up your sleeve. You’ll fly from Delhi to Leh where you’ll pick up the classic Royal Enfield for your journey. Once you embark on your motorcycle Ladakh package, you’ll ride on some of the most rugged roads in the world, cross the world’s highest motorable passes, camp at high altitude lakes, and spend time in valleys that are 12,000ft above sea level!

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Start - Leh

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About the region

You’ll find Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh covering most of India’s Northern Himalaya region, bringing with them a landscape (and moonscape) that is unlike anywhere else you’ve travelled. We invite you to journey to one of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the world on our Ladakh motorcycle tour, with the wind in your face and adventure in the air.

As you look closer at the bright green oasis that surrounds the villages in the Ladakh area, you’ll see the drab brown mountains break into a flurry of fantasy colours. Take in the century's old monasteries, where the ancient traditions of mystic Buddhism are cradled, perched over precarious rock cliffs.

Did you know that the road to Ladakh is the same trail that was used by the caravans travelling to the Silk Route many centuries ago? If this isn’t awe-inspiring enough, remember that the roads here are only open four months of the year, as they’re covered in snow at all other times.

For many riders, the highlight of this tour is Khardung La – to pass from Leh into the Nubra Valley, you will ride along a road that sits at an incredible 18,380ft above sea level.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery as you ride to altitudes exceeding 12,000ft above sea level and visit the highest cold desert in the world. Pass deep river gorges on your way to Khardung La – the world’s highest motorable pass. This is surely on the toughest motorcycle rides anywhere in the world, and the Viktorianz team is excited to be with you on such a life-changing journey.

Do I need to be concerned about altitude sickness?

Yes. As the Ladakh region is located so high in the mountains, we recommend arriving a few days early if flying in so that you can acclimatise appropriately. If it’s possible to drive into the area instead, this will allow you to acclimatise as you go.

Is petrol easy to come by?

Not always – petrol pumps tend to be few and far between in the Ladakh region. When travelling between Manali and Leh, for example, the next pump after Keylong is 356km away! For this reason, you must plan Ladakh trips by bike in advance to avoid being caught out with an empty tank.

Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Leh

If you’re on an early flight into Leh from Delhi, make sure that you look out the window to watch the sun rising over the spectacular Himalayan peaks (one of the most beautiful sights in the world, in our opinion). Your Viktorianz guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel, where you’ll spend the rest of the day taking it easy – we're at 10,000ft here and you need to get used to the lower oxygen levels. Your bike will also arrive at the hotel, so feel free to take a small trail ride if you’d like to familiarise yourself with it.

If you’re a non-Indian tourist, we’ll take this opportunity to apply for and process mandatory inner line permits that you’ll need to enjoy your Leh tour.

Day 2: Tour of Leh & Indus Valley

To provide you with another day to acclimatise to the high altitude, we’ll keep it local with a tour of the Leh region (by either car or motorcycle, whatever you prefer). We’ll visit some must-see tourist locations, including Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, the Hall of Fame Museum, Shey, Thikse, Stok Palace, and the Hemis Monastery.

If you’ve opted to ride today, this is a great opportunity to get used to your bike and the Ladakh traffic conditions.

Day 3: Lamayuru, Moonland, Alchi& Likir

On the first day of the actual ride, we’ll head out to explore some of the region’s most unique landscapes on a scenic ride through some fine rocky faces to visit the Lamayuru Monastery and Moonland. On our way back, we’ll pay a visit to the Alchi and Likir Monasteries, the magical phenomenon of Magnetic Hill, and the scenic Bazgo Plains. The plan is to arrive back at the hotel by the late afternoon.

Day 4: Ride across Khardungla to Nubra Valley

Having spent 3 nights at Leh you are now fairly acclimatised and used to your iron horse, and this is a landmark day. Today you would ride on to the World's highest motorable pass - Khardungla ( 18,380 ft) and cross into the beautiful Nubra valley through some deep gorges. What you ride today has been for thousands of years a caravan route that used to feed the Silk route through Karakoram pass.The essential tourist spots we see today are the Hunder sand dunes; double humped Bactrian camels and unique Diskit monastery and its Giant Buddha. The Bactrian camels are a wonderful remnants of the trading days. We stay overnight in a typical high altitude Ladakhi village in Nubra valley - Hunder or Sumur. Witness the rustic lifestyle of people in these most rugged terrains of the World.

Day 5: Ride to Pangong Tso Lake

After breakfast, we ride to Pangong lake via Shyok and onto Tangtse and Spangmik. It’s a short cut and is a beautiful, rugged route. The road follows Shyok river and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shyok village. It will take you a couple of hours to reach Shyok. By noon you would arrive at one of the most spectacular vistas of your life - Pangong Tso Lake (alt: 14,500 ft) It is 5-6 km wide and over 130 km long, two-thirds of which lies on the other side of the Indo-China border. It has some of the most beautiful hues of blue, that you would ever see in your life. And a night by the lakeside camp or resort is an experience of lifetime.

Day 6: Ride back to Leh

Having done Pangong Tso - now its time to return back to Leh for your last evening in Ladakh. You could spend the time collecting some memorablia from Leh town, or just have a easy evening looking back at your time spent in this wonderful part of the world. These memories will surely keep coming back to you. If you wish to extend your trip and see Tso Moriri Lake - please talk to us well in advance ...

Day 7: Fly out

You have had one of the most unique experiences in life. It’s time to fly out of Leh. Our representative will transfer you to airport.

While everything essential is covered on this week long tour. It would take 3 more days if you wish to see the regions of Turtuk ( A Balti village on Indo-Pak border) and Tso Moriri (another beautiful high altitude lake). If you are keen and have time - do ask us to plan your customisedtour'.

PS: There may be minor re-routing in case of weather conditions or road conditions at the actual time of travel. Your guide is best qualified to take this call.

Want to customise this tour? No worries :) contact us

Ladakh Tour Packages – Dates & Cost

Starting Finishing
02 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020
13 Sep 2020 20 Sep 2020
01 Aug 2021 08 Aug 2021
12 Sep 2021 19 Sep 2021
31 Jul 2022 07 Aug 2022
11 Sep 2022 18 Sep 2022
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NB: We offer special discounts for pillion riders; if you’re planning to bring a passenger along, please fill out the ‘Ask Quick Question’ form below for a quote.

Ladakh Tour – Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Accommodation for 6 nights in deluxe hotels and camps (on a twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfasts
  • Inner line security permits (where applicable)
  • Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycle rental
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • Tour leader and local guide on motorcycle
  • Support vehicle with driver to carry your luggage
  • RE mechanic with spare parts to perform minor repairs en route
  • Fuel for entire tour
  • Foreigners permits for non-Indian riders
  • All hotel taxes and entry fees to monasteries, etc
  • Flights to and from Leh (book this ASAP – it gets more expensive the closer it gets to March)
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Laundry, tips, camera fees, camel rides, etc
  • Personal expenses and other additional expenses incurred due to bad weather, flight cancellations, road closures, landslides, political disturbances, etc
  • Personal riding kit – jacket, helmet, gloves, and shoes
  • 5% GST
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions


review icon - Excellent

"After having my first adventure ride with Viktorianz, I can't recommend them highly enough. The planning, organisation and tour leadership is excellent. Ankit was a great guide and Mike was very responsive with any questions i asked. Communication is clear and they were very flexible with requests and I always felt like i was in very good hands. Not to mention that their prices are very reasonable compared to other companies. Thank you Viktorianz ~ "

Nor Azman
leh ladakh bike trip review - Excellent

" A fantastic setup, great people running this company. I had a memorable time riding in Leh. The information about the trip was spot on and complete, the arrangements all around were top notch. Great memories, safe rides, a very knowledgeable and warm ride lead in Ankit. Will be back. "

Aragorn S, Bengaluru, India
viktorianz review - Excellent

" Viktorianz organised my most memorable road trip ever with great concern civility and in no time. In fact within 24 hours from proposing defining to refining the trip. Special thanks to Mr.Ankit. Safely and extremely rewarding in conducted in most professional manner and guided by a thorough gentleman with Vast Himalayan and trans Himalayan experience. Special thanks to Mr.Atul Dalal. Viktorianz know these places like their own backyard steering out of toughest terrain and conditions with great ease. Satisfaction and safety of clients/ guests is paramount. "

SureshNryn, Coimbatore, India
bike tour to leh review - Excellent

" Starting of 2017, me and my wife decided to kick off our bucket list by having bike trip in Ladakh in month of May. Once we decided, we started our online research, two of the most critical requirements we had were safety in such challenging terrain and convenience.

As we looked into may reviews online one name kept popping up continuously was Viktorianz, although it initially sounded bit expensive to do bike trip with them, but we were looking for someone with good track record and I guess there is no match to Viktorianz. During the whole experience of planning the trip, it was really great professionalism from Viktorianz, which helped us build our confidence, even though family and friends were quite worried. I was personally also bit skeptical in terms of how this experience will turn out. Even though I did many long trips on bike during my young age, I had no bike for almost last 5-6 years and without any recent experience, taking on such adventurous trip was bit of stretch for me.

We took bike trip in first week of May (1st May – 8th May, 2017), although the summer starts at same time in Ladakh region, when we arrived in Leh, winter decided to extend its stay and that made our trip extraordinarily memorable. Right from advising us on every small detail about planning the trip, Viktorianz team did excellent job, they patiently handled all our queries and provided all the details. The hotel we stayed during our stay in Leh was really good and one of the best in town., every stay during the bike trip was made extremely comfortable, including the tents at Pangong lake.

One of the key for stay in such high altitude is to get accustomed to low oxygen level and stay away from altitude sickness. And this was precisely in center of everything Viktorianz planned for the bike trip. Viktorianz has great team, and they get best local support team (local guide, 4x4 back vehicle, bike mechanic), bikes were so well refined & oiled machines, that I never realized that these bikes were on rent! Best part of this bike trip was our team leader and coordinator for this bike trip, Ankit, great guy with so much energy and exuberance, but same time extremely humble and caring, I think this trip without him would have not been such great experience!

Final words! I read some where that “buy experiences rather than buying materialistic things!” and it wouldn’t be anymore true than when I bought this experience with Viktorianz, one of the best decision I ever made! "

vishwasgawade Bangalore District, India
ladakh bike trip review - Excellent

"Col Mike mixes the adventure, nature and culture so well in his conduct of riding expeditions. We were very impressed with his deep knowledge of the local area and his military type of conduct of rides. His 24 years of experience in Indian Army comes in Handy at all times during the trip. He sure is one very reliable bike trip leader in India. I would go with him anytime and many times. "

Kapil Singh

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