Complete Details on How To Rent a Bike in Leh Ladakh

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Leh Ladakh is the dream destination of every biker, at least in INDIA. People from foreign countries have also traveled to Ladakh.

When the name Ladakh is taken, the picture that comes to mind is Pure biking with a group of enthusiast bikers, the brotherhood, camping in the mountains, crossing freezing rivers on bikes, and reaching the World’s highest Motorable road and yes, Maggie too.

So When I traveled to Ladakh, I can across several problems and questions that I was searching for answers to. So in this guide you will find everything that you want to know, If you want to travel to Leh Ladakh on a Bike

Rent a Bike in Leh Ladakh

  1. Reach any Bike rental shop in Leh or Manali. There are lots of Shops and every Hotel can guide you to the nearest rental shop
  2. Pick a bike that you are comfortable riding.
  3. Check its condition and paper works
  4. Book for a test ride for a day
  5. Complete the paperwork for renting the bike.
  6. Put your luggage and fill the tank.
  7. Ride it out.

The complete step by step Details on How to rent a bike is mentioned below. Use the quick links below to read a particular section.

How To Rent a Bike – Step by Step Process 🏍️?

Renting a bike is different in Manali and Leh. Most of the travellers rent a bike in Manali. The reason is simple, when you ride a bike from Manali, you enjoy the valley to its fullest.

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You can make stops anywhere for that awesome breathtaking , Instagram shareable pictures

If you want to have support and guidance for your Leh Ladakh travel. Then you can contact Tripver. During Leh Ladakh travel there are several check posts where you need to produce proper documentation. Many inexperienced travelers miss those and they have to return midway through their journey.

While renting a bike, take pictures of the bikes from all angles. Try to take the picture in their shop. This will help you avoid unfavorable debates regarding bikes getting damaged.

How to rent a bike in Leh – Ladakh⛰ ?

To travel beyond Leh you need a bike of Jammu. Only incase you are renting a bike.

To travel places like Nubra Valley, Pangong La River and several others, you need a bike rented from Leh and its registration from Jammu and Kashmir.

The process of renting a bike in Leh is pretty similar:-

  1. Reach any Bike rental shop in Leh. There are lots of Shops and every Hotel can guide you to the nearest rental shop
  2. Pick a bike that you are comfortable riding.
  3. Check its condition and paper works
  4. Book for a test ride for a day
  5. Complete the paperwork for renting the bike.
  6. Put your luggage and fill the tank.
  7. Ride it out.

How To rent a bike in Manali🏔?

In Manali, it’s little hard to find the shops to rent a bike. Taking a little help from locals will definitely help you.

While renting a bike in Manali, don’t just go and pick a bike from there. Try atleast 2 or 3 shops and get the complete details on renting the bike and the conditions.

The Process is similar to renting. a bike in Leh.

Where Can I find bike for Rent 🛵?

It won’t take you long to find a shop for renting a bike. Manali and leh are pretty famous for Bike rides and there are several shops that provide bikes on rent.

On every street you will find a bike rental shop.

Insider Tip to Save Money: Try to find a rental shop far from the main street as in most cases they will provide you a discount and the condition of their bike is also way better.

Can You use Your Own Bike For Leh 🚵‍♂️?

Yes, Offcourse.

You can take your own bike which is registered in your name or your father’s name to Leh Ladakh.

If the bike is in your name or your father’s name then you can take it to Manali, Leh, Nubra valley and any place you can think of.

Note: If you have rented a bike from Manali, then you cannot take it beyond Leh city.

You don’t need to rent a bike to travel beyond Leh city if you have your own bike.

Can you take a Rented bike to Leh from Manali.

No.

You cannot take your rented bike from Manali to beyond Leh. You can take it to the Leh city, but not beyond Leh city.

There are lots of check-post, where they will stop you if you take a rented bike from Manali.

In some cases, it is also heard that the people have vandalized the bikes. I have heard those words but didn’t see it or experience myself.

Once you reach Leh City, you need to rent bikes from Leh city if you want to travel beyond Leh. The places beyond Leh is Nubra Valley, Pangong lake, and several other popular places.

Can you take a Rented bike from Leh to Pangong / Nubra or beyond👨.

Yes, absolutely.

If you are renting a bike from Leh, then you are allowed to take it to anywhere beyond Leh city.

Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t allow you to have another states vehicle and cross their borders if the vehicle doesn’t belongs to you.

Private vehicle is allowed to explore and cross Jammu’s borders.

In Brief, you can take a rented bike from Leh to Pangong / Nubra, if you have rented the bike from Leh.

Cost of Renting a Bike💰.

The Cost of renting a bike is controlled by an organization called Ladakh Motorbike Rental Association. The prices get revised regularly. However, from this table, you will get an idea of the pricing.

Bike NamePrice per Day (INR)Price for Half Day
Royal Enfield Himalayan 411CC20001200
Royal Enfield Classic 500CC18001100
Royal Enfield Standard 500CC16001000
Royal Enfield 350CC Thunderbird1400800
Royal Enfield 350CC Electra 1100700
Royal Enfield 350CC Standard 1000600
Bajaj Avenger 220CC1000600
Bajaj Pulsar 200CC1000600
150CC Normal Bike900500
Scooter / Gearless Bikes800500

Half Day starts from 2 pm only.

Security Deposit amount of Rs.12000. -Rs.15000 will also be charged which is refundable and will be refunded after you deliver the bikes to them.

Security amount is kept with them, incase you damaged the bike.

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Will I get Paniers/Carriers and Riding Gears?

You will not get carriers or riding gears with the bike but you can get those extra on rent. Those accessories are also charged per day basis.

You can go for carriers but I don’t recommend the riding gears because they are worn by several persons and I found most of them disgusting in quality and cleanliness.

AccessoriesPrice per Day (INR)Buy on Amazon.
Riding jacket300
Riding Gloves100
Knee / Elbow Guard200
Biking Boots50
Ladakh Carrier / Saddle Bags100
Two Person Tent500
Sleeping Bag200
Sleeping mattress150
Digital Camera500
GoPro with Mounts700

Since traveling to Leh Ladakh and beyond will take more than 12 days, the amount of rent that you will pay will be more than the cost of the riding gears.

So why not buy it. It will cost you less than renting and at the end you will own it. Means you can use it to travel to other places or sell it to the stores from where you rented the bike.

Do you have to submit a Security amount to rent a bike💵?

Yes security amount is needed if you are planning to rent a bike to travel for days.

Security Deposit amount of Rs.12000. -Rs.15000 will also be charged which is refundable and will be refunded after you deliver the bikes to them.

Security amount is kept with them, incase you damaged the bike.

Documents Required to rent a Bike📄?

Without Proper documents you won’t get a bike on rent. The documents that are required must be in original forms not in duplicate or photocopy.

DocumentsRequired To
Driving LicenseIndian
International Driving LicenseForeigner
Aadhaar CardIndian
PassportForeigner

What documents you should ask while renting a bike​👮‍♂️​📄?

So, Now if you have rented your bike, then you should ask for this documents from the shop you have rented the bike. The documents are:-

Documents NameRequirement
Registration CertificateRequired
Insurance DocumentRequired and With Valid Date
Pollution certificateRequired with validity Date having same bike number
No objection CertificateGet a No objection certificate from the shop, that they don’t have any objection for you using their bike.

Can You get a Discount on Renting a bike?

Chances are very less to get a discount in Leh while renting a bike because they have an association that control the pricing of the bikes used for rent.

Any shop owner found discounting are subjected to fine of Rs. 5000.

Although you may try discounting for a bike, but try talking to them while the owner is alone. Don’t ask for discount infront of others.

How To Check if the Bike is in Good Condition?

Well i’m not a mechanic and I think neither are you. Talk with the shop owner that you want to ride the bike locally for a day and then rent the same for the journey.

After renting it for a day, ride it for few hours and test it. You can also take it to some other mechanics and get a checkup done. This may cost you a few hundred rupees but it will be worth.

Some of the things that you want to check before renting

  • If it has a kick start, then try it. A good motor cycle should start with 1 or 2 kicks
  • Check the condition of the tires
  • Check the brakes
  • Check the cables of break and clutch.
  • Check for oil leaks
  • Check the power of headlights and Tail lights.
  • Check the odometer to find how much the bikes has been used
  • Lastly check the mileage / fuel efficiency.

Note: If you have chosen the bike then before starting the ride take the required spare parts. Like: Clutch and clutch wire, accelerator and brake cable, headlight bulb, spare tube, a toolkit, chain link, and spark plug.

Conclusion

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So I hope by now you have got a complete idea of how to rent a bike in Manali or how to rent a bike in Leh Ladakh

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