Rent a Royal Enfield bike in Leh for your road-trip in Ladakh

What kind of motorcycle to rent to travel in Ladakh?

BikeDisplacementDaily price
Himalayan411 cc2 000 INR
Classic 500500 cc1 800 INR
Standard 500499 cc1 600 INR
Classic 350346 cc1400 INR
Thunderbird 305346 cc1 400 INR
Electra346 cc1 200 INR
Bajaj Avenger 220200 cc1 000 INR

Above is the list of motorcycles that you will find in a rental agency in Leh, Ladakh. The Indian brand Royal Enfield is very much represented.

Due to the increasing demand, the local authorities have decided to regulate motorcycle rental in Ladakh. Prices are therefore fixed and non-negotiable (otherwise the rental agency will pay a heavy fine).

Be careful, to visit the region, you are obliged to rent your motorcycle in Leh. Any motorcycle rented outside Ladakh (Manali or Delhi oar for example) will be immobilized by the authorities. You will find the official bike rental rates in Leh in the table above.

State of roads and off-road routes in Ladakh

There are paved and well-maintained roads between Manali and Leh, as well as between Leh and Srinagar (via Kargil). The road to Diskit (in the Nubra Valley) via Kardung La Pass is also tarmacked.

70% of the off-road routes we presented in our book “Explore Ladakh” are in restricted areas. You will need the Inner Line Permit to go there. Please find all the informations about this special Permit and the map of restricted area of Ladakh in this article : How to get Inner line Permit ?

Some tracks are in very good condition as they are maintained by the army. But this is not the case for all the tracks, landslides are frequent and stones can be found on the roads and tracks. Rivers often overflow on the road (especially at the end of the day when the snow has melted).

The slope of some roads can be as steep as 30%. Conditions can quickly become extreme with snow and slippery road surfaces.

As a general rule, be careful and never drive at night. If an obstacle blocks your path, take the time to analyze the situation.

Rent a bike in Leh
 

Of course, Leh is where most of the bike rental agencies are located. Please note that it is forbidden to make a road-trip in Ladakh with a bike rented outside Ladakh (like Manali for example). Here is a selection of very serious and professional bike rental companies in Leh.

 

Gurmat – The Royal Enfield Specialist in Leh

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Gurmat is one of the most recognized specialists for bike rentals in Ladakh. The success of his machines has meant that today he has about fifty motorcycles in his garage!
His motorcycles are recent and he has the latest Himalayan of 2018 with injector (more power in high altitude).

The OunTravela team rented 3 Himalayans for his exploration of Ladakh and the service was perfect: we came back to Leh every 7 days (to renew the licence) and at the same time, the Gurmat team took care of a complete check up of our bikes (without extra charge).

A trusted address in Leh for all your rentals.

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Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc

The OunTravela choice: this recent motorcycle is perfectly adapted to the off-road routes we propose in our book. The suspensions are adapted and its ground clearance allows it to go anywhere! We recommend the 2018 model because it has a new fuel injection system that is more efficient at high altitude! 

Price 2 000 INR / day (28$)

 

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Royal Enfield Classic 500cc

A timeless machine with inimitable charm. The driving position is natural, slightly relaxed, with a slightly forward foot position, which you get used to very quickly. The classic 500cc is a road bike, but you'll still be able to ride it on the off-road track.

Price 1 800 INR / day (25$)

 

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Royal Enfield Standard 500cc

The Standard 500 is carbureted and the Classic 500 is fuel-injected. We recommend a fuel injection system for Ladakh because of the much better performance at high altitudes. Purists will still be delighted with this magnificent Royal Enfield Standard 500 with a retro look!

Price 1 600 INR/ day (22,5 $)

 

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 305

This Royal Enfield features a large 20L fuel tank and a wide and comfortable seat. A motorcycle to take your time in the Himalayan scenery. Indeed, it will be a bit limited in terms of power compared to its bigger sisters with a higher power output.

Price 1 400 INR / day (20 $)

 

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Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350

Known to be very comfortable, the Bullet Electra has a very marked retro style! Its grip is easy to handle and the position on the bike is comfortable. Perfect for a little trip to Ladakh at a very reasonable price.

Ideal for small budgets.

Price 1 200 INR/ day (17$)

 

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Bajaj Avenger 220cc

The Avenger 220 is a very famous motorcycle in India thanks to its reliability, price, performance, maintenance cost and glamour!

Price 1 000 INR/ day (14 dollars)

 

Review

5.0 rating
13 February 2020

Super voyage et moto en bon état ! Merci l’équipe 🙂

Antoine
5.0 rating
29 November 2019

Location de 3 Royal Enfield Himalayan avec les potes (septembre 2018) et vraiment un régal ! Le Ladakh est magnifique.. un rêve. Merci aux mécanos pour les conseils. Les Himalayan sont taillées pour les pistes du Ladakh, on a eu aucun souci avec malgré des passages parfois compliqués 😀
Porte bagage très utile et un conseil : ramenez un chargeur USB pour moto de France car il n’y en a pas à Leh et c’est très pratique pour recharger vos appareils ! Un mécanicien vous le branchera à la batterie.
Bon trip !

Clermont

Useful informations
  • prices are fixed and regulated by the Ladakh authorities and therefore non-negotiable for a long period of time

  • Minimum age 21 years and 2 years driving experience.

  • Motorbike licence compulsory (A2)

  • Deposit: 130 euros or 10 000 INR

  • A pre-payment is mandatory to reserve your motorcycle. It corresponds to 20% of the price, payable by bank transfer or Paypal.

  • We strongly advise you to book your motorbike in advance, especially for the months of July and August when demand is very high.

  • Insurance not included. Any damage caused to the motorcycle is at your expense. It is preferable to have an insurance covering medical expenses abroad (see the “Before leaving” section of our book).

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