Ladakh Cycle Trip

What are the important considerations for a Ladakh cycle trip?

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Cycling has become one of the most popular activities in Ladakh. Among the numerous cycling tours in India, a Ladakh cycle trip lets you witness the majestic Himalayas up-close, and even encounter possibly the most difficult terrain in the country. Due to rugged terrain and tough climatic conditions, it’s important to consider some things on a cycling expedition to Leh or Ladakh.

 

Considerations for a Ladakh Cycle Trip

 

The sheer altitude at which you need to ride makes it a tough journey. Cycling at 3,500 metres isn’t easy to say the least. Lack of concentration is one of the major problems encountered at such high altitude. It’s important to be careful while riding downhill. You should keep your eyes on the road at all times, since weather can cause havoc. Before starting the journey on your cycle, you need to get acclimatized for a couple of days.

 

Ladakh Cycle Trip

 

While cycling on certain routes in Ladakh, you may even come across jeeps, bikes and trucks. Therefore, you need to be careful, and ensure that you let other vehicles pass. It’s better to carry a handkerchief or scarf to cover your nose and mouth. Trucks often leave dense smoke behind.

 

A lot of people prefer riding along the Srinagar or Manali highways. In general, road conditions on these routes are good, except the stretch from Zoji La and Rothang La. However, this may also lead to traffic during summer season.

 

Similarly, you may come across heavy traffic enroute to Pangong Lake. It’s important to keep these things in mind to have a safe and enjoyable journey. For your next Ladakh cycle trip, get in touch with our experts to discuss your requirements. Just click here.

 

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Which are the best rides for Ladakh Trip from Delhi on Bike?

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Irrespective of age or gender, every biker ranks a Ladakh trip pretty high on the bucket list. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and a dream come true. While the journey is beautiful, the difficult road conditions and other factors also come into play. On a rugged landscape in Leh-Ladakh region, bikes are bound to face certain challenges. However, the most important aspect of the journey is the bike you choose. In this post, we’ve listed the best rides for a Ladakh trip from Delhi on bike. The overall Ladakh trip on bike cost is somewhere between 30,000 – 40,000 INR.

 

Best Rides for Ladakh Trip from Delhi on Bike

 

In order to complete this long and strenuous journey, you must love your bike. You need to provide your bike with complete attention. While planning a trip to Ladakh, you should be careful of certain factors, and choose a ride accordingly. Instead of popularity, you need to focus on factors like comfort, suitability, convenience etc. It’s one of the most important aspects to ensure an amazing journey.

 

Ladakh Trip from Delhi on Bike

 

In order to choose the right bike, you need to focus on a vehicle that can easily handle rugged terrain. The ride should also be safe, and even turn out to be helpful for other riders on the way. Here is our list of five good bikes suitable for a Ladakh trip.

 

Royal Enfield Himalayan – A powerful 400 CC engine brings this bike to the top of our list. As the name suggests, for a Ladakh trip from Delhi on Bike, the Himalayan is probably the best choice. It can manage any rugged terrain, offbeat roads and hilly slopes while ensuring a smooth ride.

 

Royal Enfield Classic – Another powerful bike from the Royal Enfield family, this one has a 350 CC or 500 CC engine. It’s one of the most popular bikes for a journey to the Himalayas. The sturdiness and power of the bike is unmatched.

 

Bajaj Pulsar – When compared to other bikes in the Indian market, Bajaj Pulsar has been a major hit. After Royal Enfield, this one is the most popular bike for a trip to Ladakh. It’s available in 220 CC, 200 CC, 180 CC and 150 CC variants. Every variant turns out to be a trustworthy companion for your journey.

 

CBR 250 – Except the Contigo tyres, which are sometimes tough to handle, this offering from Honda is perfect for Ladakh’s rugged terrain. If you change tyres, you can even use the bike’s fi technology and torque to ensure a good ride. When it comes to appearance, this bike probably supersedes others in the list.

 

KTM Duke – A relatively new entrant in the market, KTM Duke’s featherweight body can be quite beneficial in Ladakh’s ever-changing climatic conditions. The company has released the bike in two variants, i.e., Duke 250 and Duke 390.

 

Apart from these bikes, many other rides are suitable for a trip to Ladakh. Some of these  include Bajaj Vikrant, Yamaha Frazer, Hero Impulse and Yamaha FZ. Though you may have to compromise on weight, these bikes are quite fast, and help you complete the journey in good time.

 

Depending on the route you’ve taken, weather conditions and several other factors, a Ladakh trip from Delhi on bike can be completed within 15 days. It takes about 3 days to reach Leh from Delhi, and 3 days on the return journey. This allows you spend around 10 days in Leh-Ladakh, exploring raw nature and several popular attractions.

 

A Ladakh bike trip requires thorough research and extensive planning. Renok Adventures has been organising tours to Ladakh for quite some time. If you want to discuss your requirements with a team of seasoned trekkers and backpacking enthusiasts, get in touch with us. Just click here.

 

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Information about Ladakh Motorcycle Tour Cost & Rentals

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One of the most beautiful and calm regions in the country, Leh-Ladakh is a lot more than raw nature. Ancient culture, vibrant cafes, snow-capped peaks, roaring bikes, rugged terrain and dangerous biking routes, Ladakh offers everything you need for a dream vacation. A Ladakh motorcycle tour defines you as a person, and allows you to cherish lifelong memories. On this journey, you get a new perspective towards life. The simplistic and elegant mountain lifestyle appeals to the soul and makes you see things from a different perspective.

 

If you’re planning a Ladakh tour on bike, June to September will be the best period to plan your visit. During these months, bikers are able to enjoy mesmerizing views. Moreover, road conditions aren’t as difficult as rest of the year. A lot of bikers want to kickstart the new year with a trip to Ladakh on bike. Except for monsoon, a bike trip to Ladakh can be planned anytime. However, during winters, extreme weather conditions take a toll on your bike as well as your body.

 

Ladakh Motorcycle Tour Cost

 

Ladakh Motorcycle Tour

 

While planning a Ladakh trip with bike, most of the expenses depend on the vehicle you choose for the journey. In addition to this, you’d obviously be spending money on food, accommodation and permits. Still, you can get an idea about average budget after considering these factors.

 

Usually, a bike trip to Ladakh costs somewhere between 30,000 – 40,000 INR. Most bikers prefer a 15-day long trip, which gives them sufficient time to make the journey, get acclimatized and explore the region. The cost of the bike trip is almost the same as a good Ladakh tour package.

 

Information About Bike Rentals

 

If you don’t own a bike, it’s no reason to skip a Ladakh motorcycle tour. From Delhi and Manali, you can easily rent a bike with basic documents. In the capital city, Karol Bagh is considered to be the hub for rentals. You can easily rent a bike for INR 1,000 per day. You just need to submit your driving license, photo ID proof, security deposit and consent letter from guardian or parents, if you’re under 24 years old. The process is quick and convenient.

 

If you plan to rent the bike from Manali, you may have to pay somewhere between INR 1,500 – INR 2,000. The security deposit may also be higher, and you’d need to provide copies of identity proofs. Though the process is seamless, it turns out to be slightly more expensive.

 

In addition to this, you can also pay daily wages to a mechanic and ask the person to accompany you for the entire duration of the trip. When you rent the bike, you should go for a test ride to make sure everything is in order. Most importantly, you should carry extra spare parts for the bike. These may include clutch cables, accelerator cables, fuses etc.

 

A Ladakh motorcycle tour is one of the best ways to witness the enchanting beauty of the Himalayas up-close. If you want to skip the thorough research and planning, you can even book a tour package to Ladakh. Renok Adventures has a team of seasoned trekkers and adventure enthusiasts to provide you with the best details and quotes. To get in touch, just click here.

 

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Manali and Ladakh Tour

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