Bike Tours are among the most thrilling experiences one can try in Himachal Pradesh. The best part of biking in Himachal are the adventurous roads, high passes and the ride into the dense forests. Bike tours in Himachal are not strictly confined to Himachal but they are related to Spiti, Leh, Kinnaur etc covering some of the highest passes which will bring chills in your spine.
So if you are an adventure enthusiast and planning a bike tour around Himachal then here we have sorted out a list of top 10 best bike tours to do in Himachal pradesh.
Manali – Spiti bike tour
Numbers of passes have opened the Spiti valley to the areas outside. The natural border of this valley with the neighboring areas is formed by watersheds. The valley is landlocked from all the sides. On these watersheds some passes have linked the Spiti valley from time immemorial with the surrounding areas of Ladakh, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul and Tibet. For understanding areas of Spiti valley it is essential to understand the layout of these passes and understand how you can plan a bike tour from Manali to Spiti.
The starting point of this tour is from Manali covering Kullu valley – Pin Valley – Kinnaur Valley – lahoul Valley – Spiti Valley and back to Manali.
I believe that if you are planning a bike tour in Himachal Pradesh then Spiti bike tour would be one of the best choices to go for because in recent few years we have seen number of security issues in Leh Ladakh for the bike riders coming from outside. So for me Spiti bike tour is always among the best bike tours in Himachal Pradesh.
How to Plan bike tour to Spiti from Manali
Day 1 : Manali
Day 2: Manali to Banjar
Day 3: Banjar to Sarahan
Day 4: Sarahan to Kalpa
Day 5: Kalpa to Nako
Day 6: Nako to kaza
Day 7: Kaza to Sissu
Day 8: Sissu to Manali
Manali Ladakh motorbike tour
Manali Ladakh bike tour is one of the most common bike tour route in Himachal Pradesh. Some might be thinking that why it is placed in second position and the reason is that with passage of time this bike route has lost it’s charm and magic. Before 2008 this bike tour route used to be on every foreigners wish list but due to the major commercialization of this route nearly 50% of crowd has migrated to Manali – Spiti tour route.
And the main problem which lies when you plan a trip to Leh Ladakh is that you need to rent bikes separately for the sight seeing of Leh Ladakh.
You can’t explore the regions like Pang gong lake, Nubra, Tsomori-ri, Hunder unless you own a bike or the second option is to rent a bike from Leh Ladakh itself.
So if you have rented a bike from Manali or Delhi then it’s a big problem. Last time when I planned a bike trip to Leh Ladakh on rented bikes from Manali I faced a huge problem and at that time I released that not even the local administration is doing anything to stop such kind of illegal activities.
But still if you are looking forward to plan a bike tour to Leh – Ladakh then you have number of things to cover and the most stunning thing about the whole tour is going to be the crossing of some of the highest motor-able passes in the Himalayas.
Highlights of Trip
– Visit the outdoor sports capital of India: Manali
– Cross the second highest motorable pass in India: Tanglang La Pass (5,359 meters)
– Cross the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La Pass (5,540 meters)
– Ride to the border of Tibet
– Explore Alchi Monastery, the oldest in Ladakh
– Stroll the streets and markets of Leh
How to plan bike tour to Leh-Ladakh
Day 1: Manali
Day 2: Manali to Keylong
Day3: Keylong to Sarchu
Day 4: Sarchu to Leh
Day 5: Leh
Day 6: Leh to Pangong lake
Day 7: Pangong Lake to Leh
Day 8: Leh to Khardung La to Leh
Day 9: Leh to Sarchu
Day 10: Sarchu to Sissu
Day 11: Sissu to Manali
so if you are planning a trip to Leh Ladakh than I can say that you are planning a trip to one of the most beautiful bike routes not only in Himachal Pradesh but also in the world.
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Sach pass bike tour in Himachal Pradesh
Sach pass tour takes on into a remote & rugged tribal region, situated on the Northwest of the Himachal Pradesh state. The road is dubbed as the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road‘, as at times you will be riding on the edge of a narrow and unpaved road with a straight drop of thousands of feet in the Valley below. If you are looking for a dose of ultimate adrenaline rush, this ride will be a religious experience for you. So if you are planning to go for Leh- Ladakh this year again then I would suggest you take up the Sach pass instead of that same old route.
So if you are looking for something adventurous and best at same time than Sach pass bike tour is going to be one of the best bike tours to do in Himachal Pradesh.
How to plan bike tour to Sach pass
Day 1: Manali
Day 2: Manali to Dharmshala
Day 3: Dharmshala to Khajjiar
Day 4: Khajjiar to Satrundi
Day 5: Satrundi to killer
Day 6: Killer to Udaipur
Day 7: Udaipur to Keylong
Day 8: Keylong to Manali
Srinagar Bike Tour from Himachal Pradesh
This motorcycle tour covers most of the scenic roads and places in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from the Srinagar-Leh and Manali-Leh highways, it covers the pristine Pangong Tso lake and also the Nubra valley. This tour covers a total of 10 high altitude passes along with the three highest motor-able passes in the world. So if you are looking for a long duration motorcycle tour in the Himalayas then this tour is among the best biking tours in Himachal pradesh.
In case you are looking for short tours then you can try Spiti tours, Leh-Ladakh tours, Chandratal tours but if you are planning for something extra ordinary then you need to hit this tour from Himachal Pradesh.
How to plan Bike tour to Srinagar from Himachal pradesh
Day 1: Manali
Day 2: Manali to Jispa
Day 3: Jispa to Sarchu
Day 4: Sarchu to Leh
Day 5: Leh to Pangong
Day 6: Pangong to Leh
Day 7: Leh to Nubra
Day 8: Nubra to Leh
Day 9: Leh to Kargil
Day 10: Kargil to Srinagar
Chandratal Lake Bike Tour from Manali
Chandratal is one of the most beautiful lake not only in Spiti valley but also in entire country. This beautiful lake is located in Spiti valley binding some picturesque beauty around the valley. If you have less holidays and still want to plan a small duration motorcycle tour in the Himalayas then this is one of the best and short biking tours to do from Himachal pradesh.
How to plan bike tour to Chandratal lake
Day 1: Manali
Day 2: Manali to Battal
Day 3: Battal to Chandratal lake
Day 4: Chandratal to Manali
This Itenary is written in general context and can be changed according to your own plan. So if you have less holidays and looking an adventurous bike trip then this is must do trip for you guys.
Few Suggestions for Bike Tour
I have always been a huge lover of riding bikes in the Himalayas. I have taken every possible tour in the Himalayas and believe me guys my personal and all time favorite has always been the Spiti bike tour.
There are number or companies in Manali and Bhuntar which takes every year expedition to Himalayas but my personal favorite choice has always been my Thakur Bhai, thanks to him for fulfilling my dreams of conquering the Himalayas. It was in 2011 when I got his link from my old Israeli friend. He told me that if you ever plan trip to Leh, Spiti or any where in Himalayas just give this guy one chance and he was correct.
Thakur Bhai: 8988265439 – This guy runs a totally registered bike touring company in Bhuntar and have been working in toursim since 10 years. I am just suggesting you his number because I believe that If you are looking for some trustworthy person and budget tour to Spiti or Leh than just give Thakur Bhai one chance.
He has a range of every possible bike from Bullet 350 classic, 500cc , Himalayan, KTM duke, Pulsar. and in backup vehicles he has gypsy to Isuzu Dmax. Just name the bike and car you want and he will arrange it for your tour..
So this was the list of top 5 biking tours to do in Himachal Pradesh and if you have any doubts regarding How and when to Plan trip you can pen down in the comment section below and don’t forget to subscribe by email