Leh, the capital of Ladakh and one of the most beautiful cities in India. It’s a must visit for any adventure lover. If you are planning a trip to Leh Ladakh then here is our complete guide on how much it costs and what are the best days to go there.
Day 1: Srinagar Airport – Sonamarg
Distance: About 200 km.
Duration: About 4 hours.
Cost of fuel (petrol): Rs 250 per litre.
Cost of food and accommodation in Sonamarg (3 star): Rs 3,500 per night for 2 people including food and transport to Leh.
Day 2: Sonamarg – Kargil (140 km – 7 hours)
Distance between Sonamarg and Kargil is 140 km. This can be covered in 7 hours if you have a fast bike and good navigational skills. The route from Sonamarg to Kargil is quite easy as there are no hills on this stretch of road. However, if you are planning to visit these places in summer, then it will be advisable for you to carry extra water bottles with you as there will be no water available at most places during rains.
On an average, fuel costs around Rs 1000 per day which covers all your needs; food cost depends upon how much time do spend at each place but generally speaking it should not exceed Rs 500/- per day; stay in tents/huts/homes etc ranges between Rs 200/- – 300/- depending on its location ; maintenance works like oil changes etc come at an additional cost of Rs 100/- or so per hour depending on what type of bike engine part needs replacing
Day 3: Kargil – Mulbekh – Lamayuru (120 km – 6 hours)
This day, you’ll drive through the Zanskar Range. The road is narrow and windy, so you may find yourself driving at high speeds to avoid accidents. You’re likely to encounter hairpin bends along this route which can make the drive more challenging than usual.
The route from Kargil to Mulbekh is not very good—it takes about six hours in total—but it’s worth going because of all the beautiful scenery around Lamayuru (the town where we stay tonight).
Day 4: Fotu La Pass – Leh
Fotu La Pass is located at an altitude of 17,000 feet and is the highest pass on the Leh-Manali Highway. It takes about five hours to reach Fotu La Pass from Leh. The pass is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and offers panoramic views of Jammu & Kashmir, Tibet and Ladakh Valley.
Day 5: Leh – Pangong Lake (160 km – 7 hours)
Leh to Pangong Lake is 160km and it takes 7 hours to reach Pangong Lake from Leh. The ride will take you through some of the most beautiful valleys in Ladakh, with views of Himalayan snow-capped peaks along its way. You will also see ancient Buddhist monasteries and villages along this route, making it an ideal day trip if you have time in between other trips or if your main goal is just exploring different destinations around Leh city itself.
The scenery along this stretch is breathtaking; we recommend stopping at one of many viewpoints on top of mountain passes where we can enjoy watching sunsets over Pangong Lake below us as well!
Day 6: Pangong Lake – Nubra Valley (125 km – 5 hours)
Pangong Lake is the largest lake in Ladakh and one of the most popular tourist destinations in this region. The lake is located at an altitude of 2,000 m (6,560 ft) above sea level and measures 8 km long by 3 km wide. It was formed after a glacier melted during prehistoric times, creating an immense body of water that attracts tourists from all over India as well as abroad.
The Nubra Valley is a high-altitude valley in Ladakh, India that connects Leh Valley to Zanskar Valley through Sangmu River. The valley was once considered to be part of Tibet until it became part of Ladakh under British rule following Tibet’s invasion into this area during 1842-1844 war between China and Britain which led both nations into conflict over control over disputed territory along Himalayas including Aksai Chin area located near modern Sinkiang Province border between India/China (Kashmir).
Day 7: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Shyok and Wari La (135 km – 5 hours)
After breakfast, you’ll begin your journey by driving through the beautiful Nubra Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can stop at any point along the way to take photos of local people and their traditional dress, but be sure not to get too close as they may think you are invading their privacy! After visiting the town of Leh, continue on towards Pangong Lake by crossing high passes such as Shyok and Wari La.
Day 8 : Pangong Lake to Leh Airport (160km)
After a long, tiring day in Leh (and a night spent at the hotel), you’re ready for some action. The next morning, pack up your bags and head out on your bike ride back to Pangong Lake.
You’ll leave from the same spot that you arrived at yesterday—that’s where all the buses go! But unlike yesterday when we were riding around town looking for our bikes, this time we’ll be riding along some well-travelled roads with plenty of traffic passing by us. It might be a bit quieter than what we experienced yesterday but still pretty busy—so don’t expect too much peace and quiet while out there!
The distance between Pangong Lake and Leh Airport is 160km (100 miles). It takes approximately 4 hours if everything goes smoothly; however if there are potholes or an accident happens then it can double up as well depending on how fast people drive over them instead of taking care not hitting them first before passing over again at their own risk too…
Cost and itinerary for Leh Ladakh trip
In this section, we will discuss the cost and itinerary for Leh Ladakh bike trip.
Travel time: The travel time from Delhi to Leh is around 2-3 hours by road. If you hire a car or taxi, it will take around 3 hours to reach Leh via Kargil and Askole. You can also use public transport like bus or train but this depends on your budget and how much time you want to spend on driving.
Bikes: In case of renting bikes in India, there are many options available depending on what kind of biking experience you want (beginner or advanced). If we consider renting a mountain bike with gears as an intermediate option then prices range between INR 1000/- per day depending upon seasonality factors like demand etc., so expect some variation here too!
We hope this article clears all your doubts about Leh Ladakh bike trip. If you have any query, please feel free to drop a comment below.