#Ladakh, presently famous as the newly formed Union Territory after the revocation of Article 370, is also famous as The Land of the Mystic Lamas, The Land of High Passes, and The Land of Mysterious Mountains.
Road Trip to the Leh-Ladakh is considered amongst the toughest road trips in world for obvious reasons.
1- Approximate riding of 300 kms per day
2- You'll have to cross some of highest motorable passes in the world with very less or no roads at all
Trust me, it's not for the faint hearted as you'll cross some of the world's highest passes with cold blistering wind and lack of oxygen. Do not to forget the Top 3 World's Highest Motorable Roads with actually no roads, just water, mud, ice, pebbles, rocks, and what not but definitely no road.
Trip Planning and Cost-
Planning a road trip to Ladakh not only requires dedication and time, it also digs a giant hole in your pocket. A simple bike trip to Manali-Ladakh-Manali will cost you around nothing less than INR 40k.
Things To Remember Before You Leave For Ladakh
Baggage - Pack your bags as light as you can and try to limit the items to not more than 2 per person i.e. a rucksack to carry clothes and other essentials and a backpack to carry the handy items such as power bank, camera, etc.
Camera - If you are going on a bike trip then take a GoPro with you, else you'll regret later. If you don't have it, you can easily rent it online. I rented GoPro Hero 7 Black from Bragpackers, which I think was the cheapest deal after scrolling through almost all the vendors supply the GoPro on rent in Pune
Clothing - Since, you'll be crossing altitudes upto 18,380 ft, hence you need pack for layered clothing inclusive of 2 set of thermals, a light inner jacket, a windshield jacket, and rain coat for any possible surprises.
Some of the World's Highest Mountain Passes You'll Be Crossing On Your Way:
1- Rohtang La Pass (13,058 ft)
2- Nakeela Pass (15,547 ft)
3- Baralachala Pass (16,040 ft)
4- Lachung La Pass (16,616 ft)
5- Tanglang La Pass (17,582 ft)
6- Changla Pass (17,688 ft)
7- Khardungla Pass (18,380 ft)
My Day-wise Itinerary: