This Meetup will serve the purpose for every travel enthusiasts who once have dreamt of riding their own beasts to the land of the broken moon, Leh, Ladakh.
Anyone who has got ample bike riding experience and who loves to be a part of the 12 bikers (Team Bikeaholics) that are gonna be commencing this breathe taking journey from Delhi to Leh are being invited to join this Meet up group.The riders are gonna be riding their bikes from Manali to Leh (474.4kms, 13h 37min). The trip from Delhi to Manali will be covered from bus/train.
Delhi - Manali ( 556.4kms,12h 30 mins)
Manali - Leh travel guide
Route: Manali - Rohtang Jot - Kokhsar - Tandi - Keylong - Jispa - Darcha - Baralacha La - Bharatpur - Sarchu - Gata Loops - Nakee La - Lachulung La - Pang - More Plains - Tanglang La - Upshi - Karu - Leh
Distance: 474.4kms, 13h 37mins
There are several accommodation options available at various places in Manali Leh route; here are few places along the way, where you can spend the night.
Kokhsar: There is only one guesthouse in Kokhsar.
Keylong: Apart from the majestic HPTDC hotel Chandrabhaga which offers rooms, luxury tents and dorms, there are several small guest houses as well where you can spend the night.
Jispa: Jispa has quite a few tent settlements along and a guesthouse.
Darcha: There is tented accommodation available at Darcha where one can spend the night.
Zingzing Bar: In case the weather turns ugly en route to Baralacha La, you can find accomodation at Zingzing Bar dhaba tent.
Bharatpur: There are few tents at Bharatpur which offer basic accommodation.
Sarchu: Sarchu only has tents to offer to an exhausted traveler; however there are quite a few choices here, from cheap accommodation in Dhaba tents which costs Rs. 30 per person to luxury tents costing thousands of rupees a night.
Pang: Pang also has tented accommodation available, although choices are less than one gets in Sarchu.
Upshi: There are few guest houses in Upshi along side the Leh Manali highway.
Leh: Leh being the capital and tourist hub of Ladakh has tons of accommodation options to suit budget of every type, from dorms costing as little as Rs. 75/per person a night to luxurious hotels and resorts costing a thousands of rupees a night. For a list of accommodation options available in Leh,
Phone services: Mobile phone networks only work in Manali, Marhi and in some parts of Rohtang, Tandi and Keylong. One can also find paid phones in Manali, Keylong and Jispa. Only after reaching the outskirts of Leh, mobile phones from select operators start working and one can hope to find a pay phone. http://www.lehladakhtourism.com/must-read.html
Petrol Pumps: The only petrol pumps before Leh are in Tandi and Manali, so be sure to fill up your tank here and carry enough petrol for rest of the journey.
Mechanics: The last place on Manali Leh highway for finding a mechanic is at Keylong, so in case youre having problem with your vehicle, please get it checked there.