Leh Ladakh 2017 will be open in may end nut all planning start starting of this year. Some want to do leh ladakh journey on bikes like bullet, enfield classic or KTM duke, Bajaj Avenger and some want to ride on SUV or Car Self drive leh ladakh like Scorpio, Innova, Endeavour, Fortuner and specially Thar.
Bikers Roadies main dream comes true when they finally do leh ladakh road trip and feel on the top of the world. Riding on the top of the world and standing on Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, crossing the spectacular Chang La and riding to the end of the world to come across the spell binding sight of the azure expanse of Pangong Tso
Rent/ Hire Bike. Motorcycle for Leh
Normally travelers hire bikes from Chandigarh or Amritsar for leh trip. If you want to start from Srinagar then you can hire bike from Amritsar or Pathankot and if you want to start from manali then hire bikes from Chandigarh, Ambala or nearby.
Normally rent starts from Rs.1200 to Rs.2000 depend upon bike to bike. Like Avenger. Hero Honda ZMR will cost 1200-1400 and Bullet Standard 1400-1500 and Bullet classic 1500-1700 and KTM Duke start from 1800-2000 depend upon total days. This rent is valid only for solo riders on per day basis.
Bike Rental companies normally take all rent advance apart from that refundable security Rs.10000 to Rs.15000 and pick drop charges.
Now most important thing you need to check the hired motorcycle for general checkup for a day and stretch the limit of engine to find any issue that rented bike might have.
Also do check bike papers, pollution certificate and valid insurance from start the trip. Make sure bike have proper toolkit.
You should also learn the basic things like how to change the tyre carry extra tube, how to change clutch wire or brake wire basic knowledge stiff like changing lights bulb, fuses spark plug or clean air filter.
Do carry puncture kits too because puncture shops are not easily available and if you found they cost too much like rs200 for a single puncture.
Carry Clutch wire, brake Wire, Chain lock, gear oil and spark plug extra.
Donot forget to ask extra spark plug as lack of oxygen causes spark plug malfunctioning on main passes.
Do carry Cain set for fuel because one petrol pump is on Tandi and next on Leh Manali road. Do carry extra 10-20 liter fuel extra.
Things for Daily uses
1. Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Woolen or Monkey Caps
2. Jackets, Rain Coats, Gloves, Muffler
3. Packing Ready to eat food, Powder Milk, Biscuits, Dry Fruits
4. First Aid box, Soap, Cold Cream, Lip guard,
5. Torch, Batteries, Camera, Power Bank, Postpaid Connection, Charger