How to Hire or Rent a Bike or Motorcycle in Manali

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There are many reasons to rent a bike in Manali like riding to Ladakh or making a bike trip to Spiti Valley or just a day trip to Rohtang Pass. Just to get a sense of adventure, it is a damn great feeling to ride a bike to Rohtang Pass and it is further a feeling out of the world to ride a bike all the way to Leh from Manali via Manali – Leh Highway.

In the past, I have noticed that for almost all the adventure lovers and bikers, it has always been a topmost question – How and where to hire or rent a bike in Manali?

Should I carry my own bike or hire a motorcycle in Manali?

Well, though I am not an ardent biker still I have few points worth mentioning on this topic based on my get together with such bikers and members of DoW community who rent bikes from Manali.

It is worth highlighting that if your own bike is in decent condition then it is always the best bet to ship your own bike and make the journey on it. The rented bikes come no way close in terms of reliability, stability, fuel efficiency and overall mechanical conditions with your own bike.

The cost factor may not vary significantly when compared but the RISK of taking hired/rented bikes is far higher than what it can save you in cost terms. Depending upon your plan for Ladakh trip, you can ship your own bike to any of these places viz. Mandi, Chandigarh, Delhi or Srinagar.

Similarly, in case you are making a trip to Spiti Valley, you can ship your own bike to any of these places and ride either from Kinnaur Valley or from Manali side.

Bike Rentals in Manali
Bike Rentals in Manali (Thanks to Ranjeet for the picture)

Where to Hire/Rent a Bike/Motorcycle in Manali?

First and the foremost thing, there are several tour/travel operators/mechanical workshops/mechanics in Manali who offer services for renting or hiring a bike or motorcycle in the Manali region.

Just make sure that you test the bike thoroughly, understand the terms and conditions and always try to make sure that you rent them after seeing the bike rather over the phone. There has been mixed response of travelers after booking bikes over the phone with few ugly instances being reported as well.

Hence, it is best that one should reach Manali and then look among the many bike rentals shops in Manali before making the call. In case you are one of those people who does not like to take a risk at all in peak Ladakh or Spiti season, then you may opt to book on online or over the phone with some reliable bike rental shops in Manali.

Cost to Hire/Rent a Bike/Motorcycle in Manali?

Generally, the cost of hiring a bike/motorcycle range about Rs 1000 – Rs 1800 per day per bike. Of course, the exact rental price depends upon the modal, make (bullet, Enfield, pulsar etc) and condition of the bike you choose.

As suggested by one of my friends and leading real travel writer and blogger Tarun Goel

The classic ones are nothing less than Rs 1500. The UCE and Twinspark models are also well above 1500. The old models are available for less but then if you do mileage analysis paying more rent is advisable because that serves two purposes, a) headache is not too much as fewer chances of breakdowns b) You don’t have to worry about the oil and mileage because mileage difference with UCE is well above 10kmpl.

As for security deposit, be ready to shell out anything ranging from Rs 10K – 15K (for non-local hire) or maybe more and it totally depends upon the bike rental shop in Manali in question and the bike you select. The security deposit is much less if you plan to hire the bike locally i.e. getting a bike rent from Manali to Rohtang Pass.

You will need to deposit one of the original identity proof of yours like passport, pan card etc along with the money in many cases.

Please note that bikes rented in Manali are not allowed for sightseeing in Ladakh. You will need to rent a bike in Ladakh again for local sightseeing to places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri. Some of the Manali bike rent shops have a set up between Leh bike rental shops in which case Manali Bike rental shops will charge you 50% of the per day rates for the number of days their bike is parked in Leh. However, please confirm the terms & condition in writing before you finalize a deal to rent a motorcycle in Manali.

That bike ride to Basgo plains in Ladakh
That bike ride to Basgo plains in Ladakh

Important Things to know for hiring a Bike/Motorcycle in Manali

Let me share with you some very important tips on renting a bike in Manali and things to consider before finalizing the deal with the bike rental shop in Manali.

1. Check the rental bike condition in Manali

First and foremost, the conditions of the bikes on rent in Manali are not that good after being battered in the hostile conditions for several years. So, if you have your own bike, then do prefer shipping it at any day as compared to hiring a bike from Manali. Although things are changing but again you need to pay more on the front to rent bikes with good conditions in Manali.

If you have your own bike and are confused on how to carry it over train, then please refer the article: How to Carry your Bike in Train to Ladakh or Himalayas?

2. Make sure you have a valid driving license

You should have a valid driving license in order to hire a motorcycle in Manali. Some amount of experience of riding in the hills will be an added advantage as always. It is always better to avoid challenging roads like Manali to Kaza or Leh to Manali unless you have some experience of hills.

3. Better rent a bike in person & avoid bookings

Avoid booking your bikes over phone or Internet and always prefer hunting the right bike once you reach Manali. You must test a few bike rental shops in Manali and see what everyone has to offer. You never know, you may get an out of the box solution right away. Booking it over phone or Internet does not leave you with many options or you do not have much control over what is offered to you.

Wasting time searching for the right bike rental in Manali is much better than wasting time stranded in the middle of Manali Leh Highway with no help around.

Make sure you are finalising the rates with the right person and handing over the security deposit to the right guy in rental shop.

4. Avoid renting an old motorcycle

Some dealers provide old bikes and you should know how to avoid selecting such bikes, so as to minimize the chances of being stuck in the middle of nowhere. Beware of such dealers. So, quite important that you have some mechanical understanding of the basic parts of the bike so that you can detect any fault or tentative age of the bike after inspecting the parts.

5. Go for a test ride locally, Manali to Rohtang

Whenever you rent a bike in Manali, then spare a day for testing the bike locally (maybe a run to Rohtang Pass) and getting any necessary fixes done right there in Manali itself or replace the bike with some better version. This will minimize the chances of being stranded in the middle of nowhere. The breakdown can result in several risks and dangers.

Example: Consider a breakdown at a chilly location of Taglang La where even the oxygen content is low, you are suffering from AMS, help hard to find and in all, you are left with an option to tow the bike in truck/pickup whenever one arrives and agrees. Ehhh!! Not so good feeling. Hence, it is very important to test the rented bike thoroughly and select the perfect one for you.

Deepak tal lake near Patseo
Deepak tal lake near Patseo

6. Know basics of bike mechanicals

It always helps to have some mechanical knowledge for doing basic fixes/repair of the bike. You never know when you need such skills on these rented/hired bikes on Manali to Kaza road or Manali Leh Highway.

7. Carry spare parts & check for basic toolkit

Do not forget to carry extra spare parts (at least basic ones for sure) even if you are going on your own bike, forget about hired bikes. Always make sure that the bike rental shop in Manali provides you with basic toolkit, at least single rider helmet, spare tube and other common spares like chain links, spark plugs or whatever they can offer.

Try to get as much as you can. Rest you can buy yourself. It will further minimize the chances of getting stuck in the middle of nowhere. You can check a complete list of things to carry on a bike trip to Ladakh.

8. Arrange a backup vehicle and mechanic, if possible

If you are OK with the budget then carry a backup mechanic with you, if possible. Of course, you need to carry the basic spare parts as well. Some people also take an entire extra backup vehicle (car) to carry luggage, spare fuel, spare parts, and mechanic.

It is definitely a safeguarded approach but carrying extra mechanic and a backup vehicle will add to the cost factor to a great extent. If you have a decent group size, like 4-6 people, it will be cost worth spending to ride with peace of mind to Ladakh or Spiti. Hence, you need to decide judiciously whether it fits in the budget or not.

9. Beware of mileage and carry spare fuel

Most of these hired/rented bikes offer a poor mileage and hence it is always better to play safe and carry sufficient amount of spare fuel after analyzing the fuel efficiency of the rented bike on the test run. Never count on what a bike rental shop in Manali says to you.

10. Verify all rental bike documents

Make sure that the RC, Insurance and PUC (Pollution Under Control) documents related to the rented/hired motorcycle in Manali are provided, they are up to date and are completely valid. After all, you do not want to land in some dismal situation on your lifetime trip.

Bike Carrying Spare Fuel on Manali Leh Highway
Bike Carrying Spare Fuel on Manali Leh Highway

11. Discuss and beware of terms & conditions

Make sure that you have in writing what needs to be done in case you crash a bike or damages some or other parts of it. Generally, the bike will be transported to the nearest garage and the cost incurred for the repairs done need to be paid by the one who rented the bike. Also, check out the other intricacies (terms and conditions) as well like who will bear the cost of transportation or what happens in case the bike goes non-repairable state etc.

12. Ask for luggage support or Ladakh carrier

Many of the bike rental shops in Manali do provide Royale Enfield’s luggage carrier that does have luggage support (Ladakh Carrier) as well as space to carry jerry cans. You may not find these things on other bike models though.

You should ensure that the bike rental shop in Manali have bolted it properly and it is well equipped and will not fall off in the middle of the road.

13. Inspect and call out any scratches or dents

Make sure you inspect the bike from all corners and call out any scratches, cracks or dents on the rental bike to the shop guy and have them in writing so that you can avoid issues when returning the bike at the end. Otherwise, some bike rental shops in Manali may attempt to squeeze money from security deposits at the end of the trip.

14. Confirm terms in case of breakdown

You must confirm the terms and conditions from the bike rental guy about the pickup and replacement of the bike in case of a breakdown. This is VERY important else you may end up in a mess when the bike break down in the middle of nowhere.

Most bike rental shops in Manali will provide you the pick up in case of a break down but still better to confirm up front.

15. Enjoy the bike ride instead of reckless riding

It is always helpful to ride safely and with caution. You will find lots of lonely stretches on roads to Ladakh or Spiti Valley, but better keep yourself in check. Riding on high speed will waste your precious fuel in the rental bike, may lead you in some out of control situation due to sudden bump and puts an unnecessary pressure on an already worn-off engine of Manali rental bikes.

You do not want to spoil your bike trip just for speeding and riding recklessly.

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Taking rental bike on Manali Leh Highway?
Taking rental bike on Manali Leh Highway?

Technical / Mechanical Tips to Rent Motorcycle in Manali

Given below are some of the technical or mechanical tips to rent a bike in Manali. These tips will help you get more confidence when renting a bike a from Manali for a Ladakh trip or Spiti Valley trip from Manali.

1. Check / replace engine oil

Make sure you check and replace the engine oil of your rental bike in front of yourself or you do it yourself before starting the long trip up in the Himalayas. You should go for low-temperature engine oils. Sometimes bikes will have less engine oil, ask for a proper replacement.

2. Check the spark plugs and carry few spare

You must check the spark plugs because most rental motorcycles will face spark plug issue due to high altitude and rarified oxygen. Hence, replace one at the start and/or carry a couple of spark plugs in spare on your trip too.

3. Check for worn out tires

Inspect the tyres of the rental bike and make sure they are not torn out. Good tread on the tyres will help you save puncture hassles in the middle of nowhere.

4. Look for oil leakages

Inspect the bike you are renting for any signs of oil leakages around fenders, usually the case of broken oil seals in the front forks.

5. Inspect Air Filter & Carburettor

Ask the bike rental shop to show you the air filter and the carburetor. In case of any signs of dirtiness or burns, it is better to ask them for a replacement to have a troublefree ride to Ladakh or Spiti.

6. Replace the rental bike based on your local test ride

Take the rental bike for a test local ride and get it replaced in case you notice any of the following issues:

  • Roll in 2nd gear and notice any occurrence of false neutrals to detect troublesome gear tooth.
  • Any un-natural sound from the engine means trouble
  • White smoke coming from the bike
  • Check battery by blowing the horn and starting the bike again and again
  • A noisy bike ride around chainset and sprockets means trouble as well.
  • Ride on a steep climb and notice if the rental bike is ascending smoothly or not. It helps to identify clutch plate issues if the bike is not riding smoothly on ascend. Ask for a convincing reason and decide.
Stays options for your Manali to Leh Bike Trip
Stays options for your Manali to Leh Bike Trip

FAQs – Manali Bike Rentals

What is the best bike to rent from Manali for a Ladakh trip?

The best bike for a Leh Ladakh trip is the one with which you are comfortable in controlling and riding. If you cannot control a bike or you are not comfortable with the riding position, then that is not the best bike for Ladakh trip. Bike rental shops in Manali offer a variety of bikes on rent ranging from Himalayan to Royal Enfields to Avenger to Pulsars. You should hire a motorcycle which suits your riding style, comfort, and control. 

Can I find Scooty or an Activa on rent in Manali?

You will be able to find various models of Scootys like Active, Jupiter, etc.. available for rental in Manali. So, yes, you can find a Scooty on rent in Manali, which are mostly used for local short rides around Manali.

Which are the best bike rentals in Manali?

There are many bike rental shops available in Manali. Some are reliable but some does have old bikes which can cause trouble on your trip. Like I explained in the article, best option is to always reach Manali and inspect the rental bike before finalising the deal.

What is a good place in Manali to rent bikes for Leh?

Both Old Manali, Manali and Vashisht are full of bike rental shops where you can hire a motorcycle on rent for a Leh Ladakh trip. You must keep the tips explained in this article before you rent a bike in Manali or Leh. 

Can I rent a bike in Manali and leave it in Leh?

Yes, oneway bike rental for Leh Ladakh is also available in Manali. However, please keep in mind that it will bury a big hole in your pockets. Unless you are a hardcore biker who cannot live without a bike ride or someone with deep pockets and OK to shell out 10-12 K just for a pickup, you can opt for this option. So consider the options of Manali to Leh one way bike rental only when budget is not a concern.

Can I rent a bike from Manali to Rohtang Pass for one day?

Yes, you can easily find a bike rental in Manali for one day trip to Rohtang Pass. You will need to arrange the Rohtang Pass permit.

Which is the cheapest bike rental in Manali?

As there are so many options of Manali Ladakh bike rentals available in Manali you can of course get some cheap bikes on rent in the absence of any bike union unlike Ladakh. However, do not make a bike rental deal which looks cheap unless you inspect the bike as you may get a old bike with not so maintained condition.

Bike ride on the shores of Pangong Tso
Bike ride on the shores of Pangong Tso

Conclusion

In the end, again, if you have your own bike then do prefer it over the hired or rented bike from Manali. But, if you still plan to hire/rent a bike from Manali then do carry a test run for a day and get the required fixes done right in Manali itself or replace the bike if it is too troublesome.

If budget is not a concern then opt to carry a backup vehicle or a mechanic along with required spare parts with you.

Do understand all the terms and conditions thoroughly from the renter before handing over the security deposit and documents. Do go through all the other points mentioned in this article, so as to better understand and prepare yourself on bike rentals in Manali.

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I will be looking forward towards your responses and questions as comments below. Have you rented a bike from Manali? If yes, then kindly share your own experiences with other fellow travelers here. The tips for you will help ensure them a safe and a hasslefree journey.

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  1. Comments section gets closed in 90 days. You can follow me on Instagram and ask your travel questions in a direct message on Instagram too. I also conduct a weekly Q&A session every Saturday evening on Instagram, so see you there !!

  2. Amit Kumar on

    Can we get bike from leh to delhi one sided as we are planning to come to leh directly.

    • No Amit, you can get bikes from Leh to Manali but the cost of one side drop will put a deep hole in your pocket. If you have a lavish budget, then may be yes. Cost of drop only is around 10-12K per bike.

  3. Vishnu tondwal on

    Hi dheeraj u r being god of traveller who wann do leh ladakh trip and i too feel same as last year when i plan to trip to leh laddakh the first website i came across was ur DOW. Seriously u have great knolwedge of that trip every single thing u said here i followed there and that helped me alot coz we were initially 10 person planned but on final trip we left 5 persons. I was the one who planned all that so responsibility was on me u helped me like a guru there. I wanna thank u again and planning to be there again. Thank u dheeraj millions travelled there but ur the only person who is guiding others selflessly

  4. Kunal Chalisgaonkar on

    We are planning a bike trip manali to leh, which are most reliable bike rental services in manali anyone have contact no please suggest me?

  5. Chetan Kapoor on

    I am planning for manali to leh and i have my own tents and other equipments so can i use these tents to stay on that way and also can i install my tents and stay over night near pangong lake..??/

  6. sachinyadav on

    Dear Dheeraj
    I m going to leh on my Bike. But its paper are on my friends name. I had done a lot of trips on my bike and I have proofs of that too.I really don’t want to hire bike from Leh.
    please Advice me
    thank you

  7. Dear Dheeraj,
    Hi, we are three italian guys. we arrive in India in next July.
    We have a question: it’s possible to rent a motorbike in Manali to go to Leh and bourogh (rothang, panggong, nubra valley)?

    Thanks a lot. Bye

    • Hello Matteo,

      Yes, it is possible to get the bike on rent and go to Leh. However, once you reach Leh, you need to rent a local Leh bike to go to Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. Once you return back, you can take the Manali bike and get back to Manali

    • Hello me and my friend are travelling to manali leh on july 15 or 16 we were thinking if we can travel along as the biking groups are too costly and travelling alone on bike are not safe due to whether and road conditions. If u are travelling on same dates maybe we can go along.
      Thanks
      Cheers

      • Hi bro me and my one of friend is planning to go leh… we will reach manali by July 17 or 18 .you guys going leh by your own bike or rent a bike .

    • Hey Matteo.
      Im planning to do the trip too.. but finding it very difficult to find bike groups . Do you think it will be possible for me to join you guys as a group.
      thanks

  8. Hi Dheeraj,

    First of all it is really nice of you to guide people about these trips with your experiences and tips. Can you please advise me on my plan.
    I wanted to know if you could tell me how the weather can be in the month of September as we a group of 8 are reaching Srinagar on the 15th September (just an overall idea as its of course unpredictable).
    To just give you an idea about our itinerary,
    15th Reach Srinagar and drive to Sonmarg (overnight Sonmarg)
    16th Leave for KArgil/Mulbekh/Alchi (where should we possibly stay overnight to get a local experience
    17th Leave for Leh (overnight at Leh)
    18th Leave for Nubra valley (overnight there)
    19th Leave for Pangong lake via Leh (to not waste a night in Leh)
    OR 19th Stay in LEH (if this is advised then the whole plan will shift by 1 day)
    20th Leave for Tso-moriri from Pangong
    21st Back to Leh and just spend time there
    22nd Possibly visit Turtuk village
    23rd just explore local markets and etc.
    24th fly back from LEH.
    Also we are really keen on experiencing bike rides to Pangong and Tso-moriri from Leh, can we rent 3 bikes and go with a mechanic support with us? Not too sure about the fuel pumps and road conditions.

    If you could advise me about the DO’s and DONT’s on the above itinerary. Or if you suggest something different to this.

  9. Hi Dheeraj,
    We’re planning for Chandigarh-Srinagar-Leh-Manali-Chandigarh route.

    Do you have any idea, how much renting would cost us? It is 12 Day trip.
    I saw your post regarding rents in ladakh for 2016. Also please provide info on parking charges in ladakh for non-ladakh bikes.

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Swapnil, there will not be any parking charges. The rents of bikes starts from 1100-1600 depending upon model and make and condition of the bike.

      • Rented bikes from Chandigarh is not allowed to Nubra valley and Pang?

        Is it possible to return to LEH on the same day when we travel to Nubra valley and Pang?

        • Yes, they are not allowed. I asssume you meant Pangong tso lake. Day trip to both Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso is around 12 Hrs each

  10. Hey Dheeraj !
    Hope you are doing great 🙂
    Me and 2 of my friends are going to leh-ladakh via plane on 5th sept.
    We plan to hire 2 bikes in ladakh and travel around ladakh, pangong, nubra in that.
    What do you suggest. Should we book the bikes over phone if there is a trustworthy dealer or should we wait till september. Because i want to hire 2 bikes for 7 days so i am wondering if it possible to book a less expensive and good quality bike on phone or in september itself.
    Also Do you think renting bikes will be expensive in september ?

  11. trishala08 on

    Hi Dheeraj, I have one question. While renting out bikes in Leh, do they provide knee and elbow guards along with it or we need to carry on our own??

  12. Hello Dheeraj, Good day!!!
    We planned to reach Shimla by Himalayan Queen train. Is there any bike rentals in Shimla..?

  13. Hi we are planning to make a trip on Himalayas by bike. We are from south india, we need some suggestion and help from you.

    We have only 12 days dedicated for this trip (4 days for up and down travel). We are confused with what all are the places we can visit and how much we can cover a day (as you mentioned one of your post ” I have done 800 KMs drive in a day, so, 400 KMs in a day in Ladakh is nothing in for me”) and where we can stay.

    Which is the good option like “Manali to srinagar” or from “srinagar to Manali”.

    Also only few of us taking on bike, rest of us planning to rent\hire a bike. Is there a option to pick a bike on one location and return in another location (either from “Manali to srinagar” or from “srinagar to Manali”.) if so what about the original proof which we are submitting. Also share if you have any contact no# if you have any.. 🙂

    Thanks in advance.

      • No, some from Chennai, Bangalore and Pune. Planning 7or 8 days in Himalayas with bike.

        We decided to start from Srinagar and finish at Manali. But worried about bike whether we will get or not. Is there any shop they agree to take from Srinagar and return in manali?

        We got stuck with this bike thing, please throw some light..

        • Hi Dheeraj, any update on my query. Still I am not getting blank and not getting anything from online.. 🙁

  14. For 2 people a bike will be better or a car? Just for travelling in Leh.

  15. Mayur Desai on

    Hello dheeraj

    Thanks for replying about rental services in srinagar. Since the options are very limited over there & we have very limited no of travels days, we are thinking to start our journey from manali. So would could you please suggest some reliable bike rentals in manali? or can you please point to me to thread having relevant information?

    Thanks
    Mayur

    • Hi Mayur, you will find many bike rentals in manali, as suggested in the article please try and book on the spot only. Also, I hope you read outisde rented bikes are not allowed for sightseeing in Ladakh

  16. Rahul Chandak on

    Dheeraj, Man, u r doing a great job for guiding people to maka a tour……i live in bikaner rajasthan and i have 10 days for a trip…..cansh in hand 50k and i have 2 frnds total 3 are we. can u plz guide me and tell me the best plan for manali, kasol and places nearby and we want some cream also….our ages are 18 only so cand we get any bikes…..i have a 2 wheereler with gear licesce…….will wait for ur reply bro.

  17. Hi Dheeraj,
    I went through your articles, and you did a great job back there. I have a question for you. We are around 4-5 guys, and want a adventurous trip to ladakh, I went through many travel agencies online, and I see that the bike trips are pretty expensive and also comfy journey. Would you recommend us to travel on ourselves without any guides and all? What will be the risks involved? And what things we need to carry with us (like may be tents, ropes etc.). We are planning a trip early this july. It would be great if you can help us anyway, may be recommend local dhabas, rental places etc.

    • Bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for sightseeing inside Ladakh except Tso Moriri and Tso Kar lakes which can be done while going to Manali from Leh. Private bikes are completely allowed. You can use the outside rented bike to reach Leh but then for going to Pangong Tso, nubra Valley, etc.. you need to hire rented bikes from Leh only.

      To know more about this rule and present situation, please refer the link: Bikes Rented Outside Leh Banned in Ladakh

      This year as per reports, rule is going to be stricter. Manali rental guys have formalized a deal that for the days Manali bike is parked in Leh and Leh bike is rented, they will charge 50% of the rent of the bike. So, confirm with Manali rental guys first about this signoff.

      For renting bikes in Leh – Ladakh along with current Bike Union Prices, you can check the DoW Community thread: Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2015 – 16 & Reliable Shops

      The one way bike rental is quite costly and leave a big dent in pocket for you, sometimes like 12K for just the pickup from Manali. Be sure if you are ready to make that investment or not or if at all it is worth the money spent. My suggestion is unless you are hard core biker and cannot live up the passion of biking, it is not wise to spend that much money just for the pickup of bike.

      I will suggest that you go through the articles mentioned under the DoW Community thread for bike trip to Ladakh or any other part of Himalayas at the link: All About Bike Ride to Ladakh & Himalayas. This will help you cover almost all your queries related to bike trip to Ladakh or Himalayas.

  18. Hi Dheeraj,
    Must appreciate your efforts on a very detailed articulation of your experience that is helping 100s of like minded travelers. I am planning a trip to Kullu and Manali with my wife this July, while i have more or less freezed on the locations i intend to visit i found out that most of them are near about 60kms surrounding manali.
    Since it is only about 60 sqkms roaming around we have decided to rent bikes on daily basis for the period of stay 4 nights and 5 days. Could you please suggest if its viable to hire one bike for two of us on daily basis or are there any discounts for 4-5 days hire? And what are the possible number of options for renting bikes, since it would be an off-season in july i prefer to check the bike condition and pick it up rather than do a telephone booking and repent later.
    Could you please suggest places that can be visited by couples as we do not intend to trek a lot and would prefer sight seeing with proper road till the points (max half km trek).

    • Yes Kumar, you shall be able to get the bikes easily on rent in Manali. I am not sure about discounts but you can surely negotiate. 4-5 days is not that much of a number which might appeal them because in general in season time the bikes are hired for 10-12 days tours to Ladakh and Spiti 🙂 … But, you can surely try. Like I said it will not be an off season but season time for bike rentals. Avoid telephone bookings anyhow.

      You can check out Naggar Castle stay overnight, move to Kasol – Manikaran stay overnight and come back to Manali. Of course before going to Naggar – KAsol tour, you can visit Solang Valley and Rohtang PAss tourist point.

  19. Hello Dheeraj,

    This is Varusa from Bangalore, Let me first thank you for writing such an amazing and detailed article, articles like these are sole reason why a lot of people are able to plan such trips and accomplish them too. So a great job with all the articles and Thank you again for all the knowledge that you are sharing.

    Me along with 5 of my friends will be travelling to Spiti in the second & third week of August and I was planning to either take a private car from Manali for 5 Days or Rent bikes for the same days. Considering we are planning to cover Spiti Valley along with a couple of treks, hence we would prefer a personal vehicle, instead of relying on Buses.

    What would you recommend and if you can also give me an approximate idea on cost which we may incur on both the Car or Bike would be very helpful for us to determine our budget.

    Thanks again.
    Varusa

    • Thank you Varusa, glad you loved them.

      Bikes in general cost around 1100-1300 per day while taxi cost you around 3000-3500 per day which divided by 5 will come down to 600-700 per day with a comfort of driver and sitting and taking pictures or enjoying the journey. You can get connected directly to some drivers in Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley at the link: List of Taxi Drivers for Spiti Valley & Kinnaur Valley. These drivers can come and pick you up from Manali / Shimla / Delhi / Chandigarh too, of course with a price of pickup as well.

      The rates of the taxis are about Rs 3000-3500 per day depending upon the number of days you plan to travel, more the days, less the price.

      Otherwise, taxis in general are also available on the spot from Shimla or Manali from respective taxi stands

      • Varusa Routhar on

        So, Taxis seem to be the way to go.

        Thanks a lot for your help.

  20. Hello dheeraj, I am planning solo ride from Srinagar to manali on bike! I will ship it to Srinagar in train. The thing is I have hero passion, no doubt its in good condition but little scared abt steep ascents. whether it will work or not!?? Is it safe with 100cc hh bike or not?? I knw people did it with activated n bajaj super but need ur advice!

    • Nirav, you cant ship it to Srinagar in train, you may need to use Gati services. You will be able to do it but it will be very slow in high altitude specially the passes. If you have patience to ride at slow speed then we have tales of Gutso too doing the trip to Ladakh in DoW Community 🙂

  21. Hi Dheeraj,

    Thank you for your time in writing up such wonderful posts. I have been reading a few articles and I must say they are really well written and informative!!

    I will arrive in Delhi in July and I am looking to rent a Enfield. I have got approx 12-14 days. I have read that the most recommended route is via Srinagar – Leh – Manali. However, there doesn’t seem to be any rentals located in Srinagar. Even so, returning the bike in Srinagar is such a hassle.

    What do you suggest I do? My next alternative is to rent a bike in Manali before heading to Srinagar, or do Manali – Leh – Manali, or just take a taxi to Leh and the rent a bike to Pangong, Nubra etc for a few days.

    Hear from you soon!
    Cheers!

    • My recommendation always is to travel to Leh the way it should be without bikes and then rent bikes within Leh to feel the ride experience. Why?
      Bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for sightseeing inside Ladakh except Tso Moriri and Tso Kar lakes which can be done while going to Manali from Leh. Private bikes are completely allowed. You can use the outside rented bike to reach Leh but then for going to Pangong Tso, nubra Valley, etc.. you need to hire rented bikes from Leh only.

      To know more about this rule and present situation, please refer the link: Bikes Rented Outside Leh Banned in Ladakh

      This year as per reports, rule is going to be stricter. Manali rental guys have formalized a deal that for the days Manali bike is parked in Leh and Leh bike is rented, they will charge 50% of the rent of the bike. So, confirm with Manali rental guys first about this signoff.

      For renting bikes in Leh – Ladakh along with current Bike Union Prices, you can check the DoW Community thread: Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2015 – 16 & Reliable Shops

      The one way bike rental is quite costly and leave a big dent in pocket for you, sometimes like 12K for just the pickup from Manali. Be sure if you are ready to make that investment or not or if at all it is worth the money spent. My suggestion is unless you are hard core biker and cannot live up the passion of biking, it is not wise to spend that much money just for the pickup of bike.

  22. Hi Dheeraj,

    I have done my entire planning reviewing all your articles. Thank you so much for this. As mentioned earlier too, my husband and i want to travel from Sringar to Leh to Manali on a rented bike. In Leh, we would probably use local taxis for all the places we would want to see in Leh and then use our bike to travel back from Leh to Manali. We are planning to fly to Srinagar and then from Manali take a overnight volvo to Delhi and Fly back to Bangalore from there. Where i can find info on bike rentals in Srinagar and would they be ok with us dropping the bike in Manali. Since Srinagar-LEh-Manali is the most recommended route, i believe this should be possible but i am not able to find any details.
    We were not to keen on riding from Delhi to Jammu to Srinagar on a bike as these are normal highways and would just be extra riding strain. Would prefer to start riding the bike from Srinagar itself.

    Also since the highways are opening way earlier this time, when is the most ideal time for us to visit if we want to enjoy snow while we also see the beauty of Ladakh ?

    Let me know what are my best options based on your experience. I haven’t made my bookings yet so i am ok to make changes if you think my plan wouldnt work out.

    • Hello Mythri,

      The one way bike rental is quite costly and leave a big dent in pocket for you, sometimes like 12K for just the pickup from Manali. Be sure if you are ready to make that investment or not or if at all it is worth the money spent. My suggestion is unless you are hard core biker and cannot live up the passion of biking, it is not wise to spend that much money just for the pickup of bike. For Srinagar bike rental you can refer the link: https://devilonwheels.com/india/ladakh-zanskar-travel-guides/outside-rented-bikes-banned-ladakh-t1009-50.html#p12858

      Best will be to keep the plan around mid of May, there is no 100% assurance that highways will open early though they are speculated to be opening early. LAst week snowfall has already hampered the plans. One or two more such snow spells and we are back to old dates.

      • Thanks so much Dheeraj.. I really want to do the circuit so i am considering doing a round trip from Delhi to Delhi. Lets see how that works out. I will keep you posted.

        Do you think it would be safe to book during early to mid June itself? Want to be 100% certain that Rohtang will be open too.. May be start by June 5th or 6th and take it from there?

    • Manik Sajnani on

      Hi Mythri,

      I was planning the exact same trip sometime in May. Unfortunately even i haven’t come across a cost efficient way to go about this.
      If you have gathered any information about your trip, would you kindly share it with me?
      My email id is [email protected]

  23. Prince Dhingra on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    We are 4 friends planing a trip to leh and pengong lake from manali.
    please suggest me for bike rent. that from where we can hire a bike and what is the normaly cost of day for bike. and pls also tell me that how many days will be required for this trip from manali.

    Thankyou

    • Hi Prince,

      Bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for sightseeing inside Ladakh except Tso Moriri and Tso Kar lakes which can be done while going to Manali from Leh. Private bikes are completely allowed. You can use the outside rented bike to reach Leh but then for going to Pangong Tso, nubra Valley, etc.. you need to hire rented bikes from Leh only.

      To know more about this rule and present situation, please refer the link: Bikes Rented Outside Leh Banned in Ladakh

      This year as per reports, rule is going to be stricter. Manali rental guys have formalized a deal that for the days Manali bike is parked in Leh and Leh bike is rented, they will charge 50% of the rent of the bike. So, confirm with Manali rental guys first about this signoff.

      For renting bikes in Leh – Ladakh along with current Bike Union Prices, you can check the DoW Community thread: Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2015 – 16 & Reliable Shops

      The one way bike rental is quite costly and leave a big dent in pocket for you, sometimes like 12K for just the pickup from Manali. Be sure if you are ready to make that investment or not or if at all it is worth the money spent. My suggestion is unless you are hard core biker and cannot live up the passion of biking, it is not wise to spend that much money just for the pickup of bike.

      I will suggest that you go through the articles mentioned under the DoW Community thread for bike trip to Ladakh or any other part of Himalayas at the link: All About Bike Ride to Ladakh & Himalayas. This will help you cover almost all your queries related to bike trip to Ladakh or Himalayas.

  24. Hi,
    I want to rent motorbike from srinagar and we have flight from leh. I wanna know if it’s possible to rent bike in srinagar and drop it in leh

    • Basu, Bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for sightseeing inside Ladakh except Tso Moriri and Tso Kar lakes which can be done while going to Manali from Leh. Private bikes are completely allowed. You can use the outside rented bike to reach Leh but then for going to Pangong Tso, nubra Valley, etc.. you need to hire rented bikes from Leh only.

      To know more about this rule and present situation, please refer the link: Bikes Rented Outside Leh Banned in Ladakh

      This year as per reports, rule is going to be stricter. Manali rental guys have formalized a deal that for the days Manali bike is parked in Leh and Leh bike is rented, they will charge 50% of the rent of the bike. So, confirm with Manali rental guys first about this signoff.

      For renting bikes in Leh – Ladakh along with current Bike Union Prices, you can check the DoW Community thread: Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2015 – 16 & Reliable Shops

      The one way bike rental is quite costly and leave a big dent in pocket for you, sometimes like 12K for just the pickup from Manali. Be sure if you are ready to make that investment or not or if at all it is worth the money spent. My suggestion is unless you are hard core biker and cannot live up the passion of biking, it is not wise to spend that much money just for the pickup of bike.

      I will suggest that you go through the articles mentioned under the DoW Community thread for bike trip to Ladakh or any other part of Himalayas at the link: All About Bike Ride to Ladakh & Himalayas. This will help you cover almost all your queries related to bike trip to Ladakh or Himalayas.

  25. Hi Dheeraj,

    your post is really awesome and helpful for novice.

    I am planning to for Manali in Apr and I booked Volvo bus ticket from Delhi to Manali. I am planning to book hotel on Go Ibibo. The only thing left is to arrange a car in manali in which we can roam around and go at sight scenes.
    Do you have any contct detils of trustworthy car rental service in manali.

    Thanks in advance

    • Huzefa, you will be able to get the car on rent there in Manali itself at the taxi stand which will help you save some good money too. OR you can ask your hotel as well to arrange the taxi for you.

      • I got one contact of Taxi owner, he is asking 30% Advance and he will charge 5,300 for 3 days sight scene.
        is it worth and reasonable?
        Will I get Taxi easily there if I don’t book in advance and book directly after reaching there.

  26. Sindhu Singh on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Your website is a great help to me. Thanks for that
    I want to know is it safe to book directly calling the hotel owners? They ask for 50% amount to be deposited for booking purpose.
    I want to book hotels my self, as booking.com charge extra for pangong delight camp-pangong, yangphel hotel-leh, hotel pc palace -kargil,hotel at srinagar.

    For these hotels I am getting 30% discount on bookings.com price when i directly contact the hotel owner.
    But I am afraid of any fraud.I will be travelling in July.Hotel owners are ready to provide reciept on mail,but what if they deny when I reach there.
    Please help me

    • Sindhu, people in Ladakh are quite quite honest and there is not a single instance I heard of such a thing, may be a rarest of rare with taxi and never with hotel. They will not deny, do not worry 🙂

  27. Muhammed salih on

    Hai every one ,
    We 4 Frnds planing to travel Kasol on February from Delhi via bullet for 10 days
    pls give us some option

  28. Aniket Jey on

    Hey Dheeraj,
    Your article is very helpful. Can you please tell me if I am allowed to ride my friend’s bike, all the documents are in his name. Thanks in advance

  29. Hello Dheeraj bro.Kindly request you to inform me about trip to rohtang from manali from rented bike like about whether issue about permint issue. Should i have to take permission from any authority or not.Plz also tell me about any risk factors also.This is humble request.Reply soon bro m waiting.”M coming on 5th october in manali.Thnx

  30. Gurjeet Singh on

    Avoid hiring bike from The Bling salon at town road manali, Juneja 9882160078/9218549478 is the owner n have pathetic Classic Bullets, bikes were not serviced at all which made our trip Manali to Spiti worse.

    For those who don’t know, you need to have permit to go to Rohtang,Spiti Klong Leh which you can get for FREE by submitting the xerox copies of RC Insurance PUC and the DL at the Tourist Info center at mall road Manali and will get the Permit from the SDM office nearby.

    Trip to Rohtang from Manali is banned on Bike(If you go to Rohtang on Bike you will be fined there are 2 checkpoint first at Gulaba n 2nd at Marhi) , however you can go on Car owned/hire. And if you plan to go on car to Rohtang Pass you MUST carry the FIRST AID kit.

    If planning to go on Bike you must carry Extra Fuel, tyretubes, airpump necessary clothes. You will not get anything if you crossed the Gulaba Checkpoint.

    • Gurjeet, owned cars are also banned. Any private vehicle or taxi or bike is banned to be taken to Rohtang Pass from Manali. If you are going beyond Rohtang Pass, it should be fine with permits.

      • Gurjeet Singh on

        HI Dheeraj,

        I have seen the permit myself 3 days ago which says Permit to ROHTANG all taxis were having one of them..

        • Very strange, the permit is issued only in case taxi want to go beyond Rohtang Pass. As per NGT rule, taxis wanting to go only to Rohtang Pass and come back, cannot get any permit.

  31. shettyankul on

    Hello DOW’s,

    Where can I buy Enfield Luggage Carrier (used/new) for my bike in Chandigarh , Ludhiana or Patnitop?

    I am riding to Leh from Chandigarh with a group of 5 from Bangalore. We are shipping our bike over the weekend (23/08) till Chandigarh. We would reach there on 04/09 early morning and start our ride the same day. I do not have much time here in Bangalore to fix the carrier before shipping it. So the option for me is to reach Chandigarh and fix it there or in Ludhiana or after the first day in Patnitop.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Many Thanks,
    Ankul Shetty

    • I think Ankul, you have found the thread int he DoW Community. I have tagged preet there who is the local and a hard core biker. He will be able to reply soon 🙂

  32. Hi Dheeraj,
    Thanks a lot for all your blogs. I successfully completed my Srinagar-Leh-Jammu trip during 30th July to 10th August15. I literally followed everything you mentioned in your blogs and I must say you are the best in the business. Mentioned information in your blogs is spot on and one would never fail if he follows it as specified.

    Only mistake I did is that I booked the bike in advance with Ladakh Bike Rentals and paid the prize. I should have followed your comments regarding rental bikes conditions and all. Even though I booked the bike well in advance bikes were not ready. We wasted half of the day getting them in working condition. These guys “chalata hai” attitude towards bike conditions is really dangerous.

    Now I completely agree that one should not book bikes in advance and search for at least 3-4 shops there and get the best deal out of it.

    Thanks again for your expert opinions 🙂

    Regards,
    Sujit

    • Thank you Sujit, DoW site helped you in a wonderful journey to Ladakh and yes I completely agree with you and that is the main reason I mention that it is always good to not book bikes in advance and search for 2-3 shops, see the bike and then go ahead with it.

    • Hi Sujit,

      Thanks for the information. I am planning to book through them only. How was your overall experience with the Ladakh Bike Rentals. Did you pay in advance via bank transfer? How was the condition of the bikes? Is it a complete NO or just that you had a bad experience with them?

      SInce we are starting tomorrow, we have no other option but to go through them since we have done all the planning accordingly.

      Thanks.

  33. Sree Kumar.C.R on

    Hi,

    We have spoken to Vivek bhai from Ashtavinayak travels to rent 3 bikes. Can you please let us know some reviews about this Travels?

    He has promised to give us good bikes, but he sounds a little arrogant. I am not sure if i will get one.

    Can anyone share your experience with Ashtavinayak travels bike rentals?

    Thanks
    Sree

  34. we are planing to go ladhak and manali in month of oct in our personal 4 wheeler vechile.Is there any issue of permit if we come from kashmir to leh towards manali.Is there any route prblem in that month.

  35. anshul sharma bangalore on

    I rented bike from Manali bike Rental aka Ashtvinayak travel ([email protected]). but very bad experience. Guy charged for old damages to bike and refused to return ID card at the end of journey. He is some local guy and his attitude changed as soon as he too the money from my hand. Me and my brother has terrible time delaing with this agency. Bike condition was also terrible.
    Please avoid this agency.
    Anshul

  36. Hi Dheeraj,
    We are 5 guys travelling the route from Manali to Leh by bike in August. Only one of us has a MC permit, the rest only car permits. Do you think that will be a problem, or are the rentalshops flexible on that as long as you know how to ride? Thanks:)

    • Jonny, I am not sure what is this MC permit is. If you have a driving license most bike rentals only care about that. Also, outside rented bikes are not allowed for sightseeing to Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri, so you need to rent bikes in Leh again.

  37. Rahul k mishra on

    Hi Dheeraj,
    Greetings !!
    We are coming Manali on 9th August and have return flight from Srinagar on 16 August evening.
    Can we manage our road trip from Manali – Leh – Srinagar.
    One more thing we ant to hire a bike from Manali and want to drop it at Srinagar.
    Is there any guys vendor who can provide us bike at Srinagar and can take it at Srinagar.

    Waiting for your reply.

    • Bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for sightseeing inside Ladakh except Tso Moriri and Tso Kar lakes which can be done while going to Manali from Leh. Private bikes are completely allowed. You can use the outside rented bike to reach Leh but then for going to Pangong Tso, nubra Valley, etc.. you need to hire rented bikes from Leh only.

      To know more about this rule and present situation, please refer the link: Bikes Rented Outside Leh Banned in Ladakh

      This year as per reports, rule is going to be stricter. Manali rental guys have formalized a deal that for the days Manali bike is parked in Leh and Leh bike is rented, they will charge 50% of the rent of the bike. So, confirm with Manali rental guys first about this signoff.

      For renting bikes in Leh – Ladakh along with current Bike Union Prices, you can check the DoW Community thread: Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2015 – 16 & Reliable Shops

      The one way bike rental is quite costly and leave a big dent in pocket for you, sometimes like 12K for just the pickup from Manali. Be sure if you are ready to make that investment or not or if at all it is worth the money spent. My suggestion is unless you are hard core biker and cannot live up the passion of biking, it is not wise to spend that much money just for the pickup of bike.

  38. Hi Dheeraj,

    I have planned my leh-ladakh trip from Manali on July 19th where I will spend a day to rent and test the bike and start the journey to Leh from 20th onwards. My problem is most of the bike rentals in Manali are saying that bikes are not available for rent and most of them are not giving proper response either on phone/mail. I have read in many blogs that it is better to rent a bike after reaching there instead of booking it over phone and paying upfront. But I do not want to end up in a situation where there are no bikes available for rent. I am riding solo and I just need one bike in good condition in Manali when I reach there directly. What are your thoughts on the availability of bikes? Are there many options or is there a supply problem because it is peak season for Ladakh ? I am a little confused here although I am quietly confident about finding a good bike.

    • Aravind, in all likelihood you will get the bike on the spot based on my experience of past 5-6 years unless you are extremely unlucky 🙂

    • Vinita Saxena on

      You will easily get the bike…. I m also travelling during same time.

  39. Hi Dheeraj,

    Read a lot about you, Very helpful information.
    I am coming to India from Dubai and want to travel to Leh from Manali By Bikes. I have one more friend with me. I spoke to one of the tour guide. They keep taking tours thrice a month and they gave up a option of joining them on 25th July till 5th aug. They are charging 38,000 INR including stay, food and bikes but petrol cost we have to bear.
    Kindly suggest if its a good package and if not with which tour and travel agent i should contact as we want to travel in a group of 10-12 people.
    Kindly suggest..!!

  40. Amol batra on

    Hi
    I own a ktm duke 200 so is this bike suitable for the manali leh road trip
    ND what will be the appx budget if I take my own bike

  41. Sahil Wadhwa on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    I’ll be flying in leh on 1st of july and planning to hire a bike there for 7 days. Two of us will hire one 150-220 cc. We are planning to do Leh to Nubra, Nubra to Pangong, Pangong to Tso Moriri, Tso Moriri to Leh. Does this route sounds reasonable for 150-220cc. And Will we get petrol pumps in these routes ?

    Thanks in advance
    Sahil Wadhwa

  42. nitin dwivedi on

    can we hire bike for one side only, i mean from manali to leh only.
    or from Leh to manali only.

    i mean to say can i hire bike from manali to leh and drop that bike on leh perticular vender shop.

    any extra charge , please give the information.

  43. will ladakh union allow the bike loaned from a friend even if the friend is not travelling with us. is der a way through which one can use the bike hire from a freind. will a police noc work….if posssible please provide the detail.

    thanks

    • Please carry a notorized NOC from your friend along with bike which should be able to help you be sorted for this issue, highly likely.

  44. Hi Dheeraj

    I am not sure if this is a silly question but can i hire the without/automatic gear bike from leh and drive to Pangong? are those bikes strong enough/ roads good enough?

    regards
    Mayank

    • Mayank, some bike rentals do have activa/gearless scooters as per the bike rental chart of the union but taking it to Khardung La or Pangong Tso will definitely require some grit and determination plus endurance to make it up there.

  45. Hi Dheeraj,
    First of all, we are planning to manali-leh- Ladakh.
    We are taking budget of 25k per person n we are 4 people and we are planning to leave on 6th of june coming. Thus what about the permits and is it all clear or we can face some troubles.
    We have 2 bikes n both are FZ will it be ok to take them to manali n so on n note both are in good condition or we should hire bikes in manali.
    Further, i had listen about kargil way to ladakh is it ok gaje that roaute when going to ladakh or coming by Ladakh.
    Most importantly any extra money for securities and how much it will extend our cost per person.
    Could you help us date is coming soon n we are planning to leave.

    • Anant, no permits required but Manali – Leh Highway is expected to open by 15-20 June only. If you are confident of bikes condition, you can take them.

  46. HI Deeraj,

    Didn’t wanted to write such a big note but a real trouble and couldn’t any solution yet.

    We are 3 friends and planning for the Laddak trip for 10-12 days (including 2 days manali and 2 days Srinagar) between 10th-30th June. These days are excluding travelling from Delhi to Manali or Srinagar And Back as the case may be.
    We are flexible for the routes i.e. Manali-Leh-Srinagar Or Srinagar-Leh-Manali.
    We were planning for the Road Trip by Rented Motorcycles from Manali or Srinagar. We have budget of upto 25K/-
    Now the Problem we are facing is ”We wanted to have one way trip from either route but the Cost of return back as I have read at many places have made our budget unrealistic.”

    Now I have thought of some solutions which might be possible And I need Your help and advise in this regard.
    1. We might find someone who have the Bike Rent shop at both the place Manali and Srinagar. Then on negotiation he might avoid those charges. As he may get them rented on either place.
    2. We might find someone who have Bike Rent shop at leh also. So we may change the Rental provider at leh.
    3. Will it be possible to find someone who is coming from opposite route and get the bikes through them after thorough negotiation with and Hiree IF they also want to hire for One way or giving them some financial benefits.
    4 We may go till Leh on bike and continue our journey through Taxi or Hire Car on Sharing basis. So as to reduce the One way Return cost. As cost of return back from leh is less.

    I have also read this link where some have got return back cost reduced to 50% which is expensive for me.

    I need your help.
    First of all, Do you think any of the above solution will work. If yes then which one.

    Secondly, from where I can find out the Rental provider have office in all locations or atleast at Manali and Srinangar to make my solution feasible.

    Thirdly, for the exchange with other group who also need for One way, which might possible after negotiation with bike provider as bike will remain on rent and for some less financial benefit like 2000/- per bike. I request you to place this idea at your articles so that it might work and please link it to this comment so that I might find someone. I am also going to place an event on your calendar with this idea.

    Finally, What do you advice and what should we do, if you think nothing from above will work.

    I think its a big issue and must be resolved as for so many years Bike Rental Providers have Shops in Manali and they don’t have alternative to bring back the bike though giving it on rent from the destination locations.

    We are also ready to take the Srinagar to manali route to get the exchange thing possible as I see in calendar most people take Manali to srinagar route so we may have more chances to find someone in manali for One way trip to Srinagar.

    With Best Regards
    Ashish

    • HI Ashish,

      Yes, most of the bike rentas ask about 10-12K just for the loading of bikes from one location to other. Regarding your solutions, both are different regions and it is not easy to setup business with strict norms at both ends. I am not aware of it. Regarding 3, you need to find people with similar intent and coming in opposite directions. I always prefer unless you are not a very hard core biker or want to really do the bike experience, it is always best that you hire bike in Leh for Ladakh sightseeing to have fun of bike rides and do Srinagar – Leh, Manali – Leh on public transport, shared taxis.

      Sure, I will put up the idea, meanwhile please put the entry in the Calendar.

      Teh situation is worsen further brother, now the outside rented bikes are not allowed for sightseein within Ladakh as well. So, you have to hire a Leh rent bike anyways.

      Regards
      Dheeraj

  47. Sanket Satam on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Im planning a trip from jammu to chandigarh from 20th June to 5th July. We are a group of 15 pax. We are planning to rent a tempo traveller from jammu to chandigarh. Can you assist with a few contacts for hiring a temo traveller and stay options as per the below places we are travelling:
    Pickup from jammu , Patnitop, Srinagar, Kargil, Leh, Nubra, Pangong, Tso Moriri, Keylong, Manali and finally chandigarh.
    Also per head estimated cost for 15pax.

    • Sanket, If you are looking for a travel agent, then you can connect with [email protected] as most of the readers in the past couple of years have had very good feedback about them and their transparent policies.

      Regards
      Dheeraj

  48. Hey hi Dheeraj !
    Is it possible to ship our bikes to Srinagar by train ??
    From Chennai ?
    We have planned for August 1st to 9th…Intending to cover Srinagar – Leh – Manali – Delhi , ship back our bikes from Delhi..! Thoughts ??

  49. Hi Dheeraj …. I’m planning a trip to leh … I’ll be reaching Delhi on 3rd June I prefer to go by bike … So can you give me info that from Whr to rent the bike or if I start from Jammu will that be ok … Will I get a bike on rent in Jammu .. N can u help me plan my trip … Plz thanks

    Jatin

  50. Dear Dheeraj what’s best way to see Manali Rohtang pass and manikaran by a bike or a car from heritage village resort which is located in a village.

  51. Hi dheeraj ji.i a also dheeraj
    We are planning a trip to leh from manali from 7th june to 13 june will be road open by that time ?
    We are 2 persen i know the trip possible with 2 persen in one bike or laggae?
    Plz help me to plane the trip


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