Leh is a heaven in disguise for bikers and is the best Himalayan town to explore natural beauty. It is well known for attractions like Magnetic Hill, the Khardung La Pass and the Hall of Fame. Leh is located at an attitude of 11,562 ft. It is a dream destination for many Indians and is pretty popular overseas as well. It is not only a destination for solo travelers but also welcomes young travellers, families and couples with a warm welcome. Leh is famous for the high altitude location and numerous passes which connects it to various locations. Going on a Leh bike trip is all about the good vibes. 


Best Time To Visit

The most ideal time to go on a bike trip in Leh is from the month of June to September. At this time the bikers get to enjoy the tourist circuits of Ladakh, and they enjoy their Lahaul and Spiti trip. This trip can be done anytime around the year except for monsoon season.



Leh is a cold desert and experiences long and cold winters from November end to early March, with minimum temperature below freezing point for most of the winter season. The city also has snowfall during winter sometimes. The weather during the rest of the months is nice and warm during the day time.


Routes to Leh

Route 1: Srinagar To Leh And Back

Route Map: Delhi to Jalandhar to Jammu to Srinagar to Kargil to Leh to Karu to Sarchu to Manali to Delhi

Distance: 2,295 kilometres approximately covered


Route 2: Manali To Leh And Back

Route Map: Delhi to Manali to Sarchu to Leh to Khardung La to Nubra Valley to Kargil to Srinagar to Delhi

Distance: 2,569 kilometres approximately covered


Route 3: Delhi To Leh And Back

Route Map: Delhi to Manali to Sarchu to Leh to Khardung La to Nubra Valley to Kargil to Srinagar to Delhi

Distance:  2,022 kilometres approximately covered


Nearby Places to Visit

  • Pangong Tso
  • Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
  • Zanskar Valley
  • Leh Palace
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Cho Khang Gompa
  • Chamba Temple
  • Jama Masjid
  • Datun Sahib
  • War Museum
  • The Victory Tower
  • Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
  • Sankar Gompa
  • Zorawar Fort
  • Ladakh Marathon


Things to do

  • Explore Nubra Valley

Serenity will consume your mind as soon as you reach the Nubra Valley. The valley is also popularly known as “the valley of flowers”. It is one of the best kept secrets of Ladakh that is worth a visit on your bike trip to Biking in Leh. 


  • The Shanti Stupa

Resting atop a hill, th Shanti stupa stands at an elevation of 4267 meters. Offering Palestine view of Leh, it is strongly recommended for the bikers who love to witness sunrise or sunset from the this beautiful place. The view will sweep you off of your feet and there is no doubt in that. It is the only place where you can find peace and tranquility along with breathtaking views that will heal your soul and bless your eyes. The stupa is a boon for the bikers and is located amidst wonderful surroundings of nature. You could find relics of Buddhism culture inside the shrine.


  • The Khardung La

All bikers who are planning a trip to Leh already have the ride to Khardunga La added to their list. Set at an elevation of 18,379 ft and located at a distance of approximately 40 kilometres from Leh, Khardung La Pass is known to be one of the most dangerous motorable roads of India. Your Leh Ladakh bike trip would be incomplete without a ride through the “Pass of Lower Castle”. This place challenges the bikers to their face. 


Precautions and Essentials

  • Carry strong helmet with you and wear it on while riding. 
  • Photo identity proof and Driving license is must. 
  • Leather jacket, gloves and other apparels to keep you warm. 
  • Trekking shoes Or leather boots to avoid cold feet. 
  • Sunglasses Or riding goggles that will protect your eyes. 
  • First aid kit and tool kit for your bike. 
  • Maps Or GPS trackers
  • Carry charger, power banks and bluetooth headset. 
  • Torch with extra batteries. 
  • Basic toiletries like toothbrush, soap, toothpaste, etc must be carried along. 
  • Alcohol consumption and smoking is highly unadvisable. 
  • Carry mosquito repellent and sunscreen. 
  • Carry minimum weight. 
  • Don’t litter. 
  • Stay with group and don’t wander on your own. 
  • Take care of your own luggage. 
  • Carry your medicines, if any. 
  • Carry your camera and mobile phones at your own risk. 
  • Don’t endanger your life while trying to click risky pictures. 


Every biker has dreamt of going on a Leh Ladakh bike trip at least once in their lifetime. This place is full of adventures a biker needs for that adrenaline rush. Apart from the adventurous journey, you will be blessed with the wondrous beauty nature has to offer. Hence, Leh Bike trip has been popular among bikers from all over the world since time immemorial.