Ladakh

Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2022-23

The new season of Leh – Ladakh is on the horizon and almost all the adventure-loving tourists are eagerly waiting for the Manali – Leh Highway and Srinagar – Leh Highway to open up. Ladakh is the most popular adventure destination in India which is embraced very highly by the bikers community as well.

Very soon the roads leading to Leh Ladakh in the Himalayas will be buzzing with the sound of dug.. dug.. dug.. dug.. dug… However, not everyone has the luxury to own a bike and ride to Ladakh on it.

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Hence, many of us who do not own a bike relies on bike rentals in Leh – Ladakh. Each year, people like us, who do not own a bike, wait for Leh – Ladakh Motor Bike Rental Association to publish the new rates. The wait is over for Leh – Ladakh bike rental rates 2022-23 season and the bike rental association decides these rules.

What are the Leh Ladakh bike rental rates in 2022?

Unlike the Leh Ladakh Taxi Rates 2022 – 23, Ladakh Motor Bike Rental Association followed a different direction and decided not to hike the bike rental rates for the year 2022-23 for most bikes but some bikes have seen a rise in prices. I strongly feel that the market is getting pricier every year, bikes are always in shortage, and there is always all the fuss of not allowing the outside rental bikes for sightseeing in Ladakh.

I believe the presence of such a motorbike union does help in regulating the rates as standard rates. Every entity in the business has to follow the rules, and rates apply to everyone. So, rate fluctuations are controlled, and tourists understand if they are paying the right price for the rental or not.

Bike ride along the shores of Pangong Tso

Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2022-23

As said earlier, there hasn’t been any change in prices for the bike rentals this year as well. Hence, the rates of the previous year will be followed for all bike rentals in 2022-23.

Even the much popular and awaited mountain bike by Royal Enfield, “Himalayan” did not see any rise in price despite its popularity. Please keep in mind that “Himalayan” is already cost at a price tag of Rs 2500 per day 😉 …

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Frankly speaking, the feedback has not been that great by many of the readers and members of the DoW Community in comparison to the price paid. However, take your call and above all understand that you must choose a bike that you are comfortable riding not what others are boasting about on their Facebook profiles 😉

Leh Bike Rental Rates 2022-23

As per the last year’s rates, the most popular Royal Enfield Classic 500cc and Royal Enfield Standard 500cc are available for Rs 2100 and Rs 2000 per day respectively. Then comes Royal Enfield Classic 350cc and Thunderbird at a price tag of Rs 1800 per day while Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc costs Rs 2500 per day and Royal Enfield Interceptor is available for Rs 3500 per day in Leh. Luxury bikes like BMW/GSR 310cc/KTM are available for Rs 3500 per day in Ladakh. Hero Xpulse 200 is available in Leh for Rs 2000 per day.

There is an option of Bajaj Avenger 220 cc at Rs 1500 per day. You can also get a Scooty in Leh Ladakh for as low as Rs 1100 per day which should be enough for Leh local sightseeing day trips at least. Please note that these bikes are also available for half-day rentals as well.

You can also advance book your bike rentals in Leh and Manali online by checking out for some SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES available to all the readers/followers of the DoW website through our Destination Specialists. In order to avail the discounts, you can use the online booking form at the link: Advance book your bike rentals in Leh online

Here is the complete list of Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2022-23:

Leh Ladakh Bike Rentals Rates 2022-23

Bike Ride Accessories on Rent in Leh – Ladakh

The following are some of the standard rates of some common bike riding accessories per day. If you are not carrying any bike riding accessories with you on the Leh Ladakh trip, you do not need to worry about it as these bike accessories are easily available in Leh.

  • Two Ment Tent = Rs 700-800
  • Sleeping Bag = Rs 300-500
  • Sleeping Mattress = Rs 250-400
  • Riding Jacket = Rs 400-500
  • Knee / Elbow Guard = Rs 300-400
  • Riding Gloves = Rs 200-300
  • Ladakh Carrier / Saddle Bags = Rs 150
  • Gum Boots = Rs 150-200
  • Digital Camera = Rs 700-800
  • GoPro with mounts = Rs 900-100

Common FAQs – Bike Rental in Leh – Ladakh

Let’s look at some of the most commonly asked questions about renting a bike in Leh Ladakh. These answers will help you with your questions and also help you plan a successful bike trip to Leh Ladakh.

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Can I get Ladakh Carrier on Rent in Leh?

You should know that the Luggage Carrier / Saddlebag costs Rs 150 extra per day with the bike you will rent.

Can I get a bike on rent for half a day?

Half-day rental means you need to return the bike by 2.00 PM else the full day charges will apply.

Can I ride Delhi or Manali bikes in Ladakh?

Bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for sightseeing inside Ladakh including Pangong Tso, Nubra Valley, Khardung La, etc. Outside rented bikes can only be used to enter Leh from Srinagar – Leh Highway or Manali – Leh Highway.

Hence, for local sightseeing, you need to rent a bike again from a bike rental shop in Leh. To know more about this rule and the present situation, please refer to the link: Bikes Rented Outside Leh Banned in Ladakh.

The Ladakh motorbike rental association has set up check-posts at various sightseeing locations and they are mostly very active in checking especially in season time.

Hence, do not get into an ugly situation in case confronted and at fault. It will most likely ruin your trip and days you took off from the office. The best bet in such cases is to act ignorant of the rule and agree to return to Leh to rent a bike motorbike from Leh for sightseeing.

You can also advance book your bike rentals in Leh and Manali online by checking out for some SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES available to all the readers/followers of the DoW website through our Destination Specialists. In order to avail the discounts, you can use the online booking form at the link: Advance book your bike rentals in Leh online

Can I take Manali bikes to Leh Ladakh?

Some bike rental shops in Manali also have tie-ups with bike rental shops in Leh. In such tie-ups, which are very rare to find as of 2022, if you present back the slip of bike rental charges from Leh shop to Manali guys, then they will waive off 50% of rental charges on their bike rent for those number of days. However, you must verify such tie-ups and get them in writing before striking the deal.

Pro Tip: If you are doing a self-ride trip to Leh – Ladakh, then make sure to read my article on 40 Must-Have Things to Carry on a Self Drive Trip to the Himalayas

Can I take a relative’s bike or my own bike to Ladakh?

Private bikes are completely allowed to go anywhere in Ladakh. The private bike should be in your name or the name of your father/mother. Mostly if there is any documented proof associated with your and bike owners’ identities, it works.

Can I rent a bike in Manali and drop in Leh or rent a bike for one-way only?

The one-way bike rental is quite costly and leaves a big dent in your pocket. Sometimes like 12K for just the pickup from Manali or Leh. Be sure if you are sure to make that expenditure or if at all the one-way ride is worth the money spent. The same is true for the trip from Leh to Srinagar one-way bike rentals.

My suggestion is unless you are a hardcore biker and cannot live up without a passion for biking, it is not wise to spend that much money just for the pickup of the bike. Better reach Leh from Manali or Srinagar in a taxi and then hire a bike in Leh – Ladakh itself. The roads within Leh – Ladakh provide you with ample adventure opportunities 🙂

The bike rides in Leh – Ladakh

Conclusion

I hope this article helps you in understanding the updated bike rental rates in Leh Ladakh. It is welcoming news that the union decided not to increase the rates this year as well. I will also be very interested to understand in case any rules for allowing outside rental bikes have changed or relaxed a bit or not, this year. There will likely be some impact this year. Maybe they are not that enforced stringently but only time will tell 🙂

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I will suggest that you go through the articles mentioned under All About Bike Ride to Ladakh & Himalayas. It will help you cover almost all your questions related to a bike trip to Ladakh or Himalayas, especially if you are a rookie biker. And by the way for any questions, you may still have about your Leh – Ladakh trip, feel free to post them in the comments section of the article.

This post was last modified on Jun 27, 2022 18:54

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