My Leh – Pangong – Leh Budget Bike Tour in 4 Steady Steps

Photo of My Leh – Pangong – Leh Budget Bike Tour in 4 Steady Steps by Hiren Patel

Have you ever dream of exploring one of the most magical and sacred places on Earth, the breathtaking Himalayas? Let alone do it with the motorbike? Today it is all possible, and it doesn’t have to break your bank. This Leh- Pangong – Leh Budget Bike Tour is here to offer you the dream come true. Let’s take a quick look at what the journey looks like!

Step 1: Arrival to Leh - Preparation & Mindset

Even with the iron horses carrying all the way through the unique roads of Himalayas, you must stay sharp and ready. Take it easy on your first day in the city of Leh before the tour and take this opportunity to adjust yourself to the new climate, incredible altitudes and sharpen your mindset, after all, it's going to be four magical but challenging days on the desert roads of Ladakh. Let the former capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh welcome you with its tranquility while you stay hydrated.

Later in the evening, you will meet the group for a briefing about the tour and team formations.

Photo of Leh by Hiren Patel

Step 2: From Leh To Nubra Valley – The Beginning

Embrace the roaring engines and the journey ahead, because the road to the majestic Lake of Pangonggoes through the breathtaking Nubra Valley where the rivers of Shyok and Nubra meet forming a landscape like no other with the altitudes of 10,000 ft.

Ride along the historic trade routes, dancing sand dunes and monasteries perched between the epic mountains.

This is where you are going to take amazing pictures, sip a lovely cup of tea at Pullu and unwind by the bonfire after a long day. And all of that, in a corner of paradise that is Ladakh.

Photo of Nubra Valley by Hiren Patel

Step 3: From Nubra Valley to Pangong – The Pinnacle of The Trip

As awesome as Nubra Valley is, it’s time to shift gears and ride to meet the majestic Lake Pangong.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations, a sentence that perfectly describes the upcoming ride on the third day.

Dusty Ladakh roads curving around the steep hills, getting muddy and river crossings, these will be the factors that will ask you to stay sharp and ready to complete the third step of the thrilling tour.

Arriving at the Lake Pangong is nothing but joy, to witness the marvelous Lake Pangong stretching out to the lengths 134 kilometers, between China and India while it is in the heights of 4,350 meters.

Its crystal clear waters will quickly capture your heart and the otherworldly views take your breath away.

Photo of Pangong Lake by Hiren Patel

Step 4: From Pangong to Leh – Engine’s Final Roar

Our fourth day and the final step on this beautiful journey will not be as easy as you would expect.

It will ask you to focus strongly as you approach Chang La, the second highest mountain pass on the planet.

Loose dirt, slush and appearing streams across the road together with steep ascending and descending will create a challenging journey home, especially for us, the bikers!

Photo of Leh by Hiren Patel

Final Thoughts

The perks and beauties of Ladakh never come easy, you simply have to earn it. Traveling and exploring these distant lands might seem daunting at first, but fear not.

Together with us, The Dream Riders Group, you will achieve more than you could have imagined. Conquer the desolated and magical roads of Himalayas with us, and bring back home one of the most unforgettable memories.