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.

Video – Where to rent a bike in Leh, Manali, or Srinagar or What is the cost of bike rentals in Ladakh?

Hence, many of us who do not own a bike rely 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 2024-25 season and the bike rental association decides these rules.

What are the Leh Ladakh bike rental rates in 2024?

Unlike the Leh Ladakh Taxi Rates 2023 – 24, the Ladakh Motor Bike Rental Association followed a different direction and decided to hike the bike rental rates for the year 2024-25 for most bikes and also created different categories for bike rentals based on the type and model of these bikes. 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
Bike ride along the shores of Pangong Tso

Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2024-25

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 2024-25.

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 😉 …

Video – Tips for renting a bike or motorcycle in Manali or Leh

Frankly speaking, the feedback has not been that great by many of the readers and members of the DwD 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 2024-25

The most popular and older Royal Enfield Classic 500cc and Royal Enfield Standard 500cc are available for Rs 1800. The new RE Classic/Standard Reborn and RE Himalayan 411 are rented for Rs 2800 per day. Then comes Jawa, Hunter, and Xpulse at a price tag of Rs 1800 per day while Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc costs Rs 2800 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 1800 per day.

There is an option of Bajaj Avenger 220 cc at Rs 1800 per day. You can also get a Scooty in Leh Ladakh for as low as Rs 1200 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 DwD website through our Destination Specialists. In order to avail these 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 2024-25:

Leh - Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2024-25
Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2024-25

Manali Bike Rental Rates 2024-25

Given below is the rate card for Manali Bike Rentals. As you can see it has been divided into two buckets, local rental rates and expedition rental rates.

Manali Bike Rental Rates 2024-25
Manali Bike Rental Rates 2024-25

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 and Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2024-25. These answers will help you with your questions and also help you plan a successful bike trip to Leh Ladakh.

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. Starting this year, 2024, there is no option to rent a bike for half a day.

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 the 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 2024, if you present back the slip of bike rental charges from Leh shop to Manali guys, then they will waive 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 the 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
The bike rides in Leh – Ladakh


I hope this article helps you understand the updated bike rental rates in Leh Ladakh or Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2024-25. 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 the 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.


I am Dheeraj Sharma - a traveler, techie, and Himalayan lover. Since 2009, I have been helping thousands of travelers every year plan memorable & budget-friendly trips to the Himalayas - Smartly, Safely, and responsibly.


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  2. The rates in the blog text is different from the photo in the blog. Please correct it. And which is the true rate?

  3. Hello , can you give a name and place where to rent good motorbikes in Leh ?


  4. Thank you for sharing the post, it was really nice reading your blog! it’s helping me a lot from you and bikers to learn about the best trip and routes for traveling through the motorbike in Leh Ladakh.

  5. Travelling from Bangalore, I have already booked tickets for 10 days with return.
    19th July to 29th July
    So we have only 8 days left in our hand to explore Leh Ladhakh
    What do you suggest the best?
    We are planning to hire a vehicle from Chandigarh and go overnight to Manali, stay back and next day travel leh with two days plan as per your blog.
    Explore Leh with rented bike for two days and come back from Leh to Manali overnight by rental car.

  6. can i rent a bike in Leh-Ladakh & Drop it back in Manali or chandigarh is there any option like that.

  7. I am reaching Leh by flight and will be doing site seeing- Nubra,pangong included- by innova. But for one day, I would like to use bike. What is the best option or place for the same?

  8. Shashwat Koirala on

    Do nepalese lisence work for renting bike in leh?
    I’m coming on last of october.

  9. Hi,
    I am planning to visit leh on 6th October by air and I will rent a bike in leh for sightseeing.
    Can you tell me how will be the weather in October and wether the roads will be open?

    • Saurabh, the roads will be open during October and weather should be good in day time while cold in morning and evenings. If it is overcast day, it can get cold. Do carry woollen clothing and jacket with you.

  10. Vikash Singh on

    Hi. Is there any security amount required for Bike Rentals? If yes, how much? Documentation too?

  11. Saurav Gupta on

    Im from Nepal and want to explore leh ladakh.

    I wanted to know if i can rent a bike in leh with Nepalese valid DL?

  12. Donesh Pandey on

    I am planning a road trip from manali to Leh in july this year.
    Start with:
    late night journey – Delhi to manali by bus
    1 day – stay at manali
    2days for Manali to leh ( Please suggest where to take nighthault through this route)
    1day for – leh to khardungla pass to karu to pangong lake( stay night at pangong lake)
    1day pangong to leh

    Will rent a bike from manali and leave their at Leh .
    1) Is it necessary to pay the dropping charges ??? As it is too high. approx. 10k. which is going out of my budget.
    Is there any other option / shop to rent bullet and pay less charges ..????
    please suggest a bike rental shop .

    Please suggest .

    2) also suggest – during my journey from manali to leh , where I should take the night stay.
    I will start my journey from manali early morning around 7 o clock.

    3) For Leh , do I really need to take the leh local bike only or my manali rented bike will be ok as I am only one person alone going ?

    4 ) In leh , as per I plan, I will go to khardungla first after starting my journey from leh around 5:30 AM , then reach khardungla and return back (rest part I visited last year) and then start my journey towards pangang by taking route of KARU and will try to reach pangang by 6PM or early if possible same day . Then night stay at pangong only. and next day early moring return back to leh.

    Please suggest will this plan works or if it require any changes.

    thanks in advance.



  14. hi,

    Would like to know that, rented bike in srinagar, can use those bikes in leh local sight seeing and nubra and pangong….etc?

  15. Bhai Ram Ram!!
    First of all my congratulations and respect on this wonderful website… I have become fan of it. Jahan pana tusi great ho! Tohfa kabul karo I often refer DOW as Ladhak bible!
    This is our plan for this years trip-

    Njp to Delhi
    (May 25 – )Day 1: Delhi -> Manali (Overnight journey)
    Day 2: Stay at Manali – Rent an RE bike.
    Day 3: Go to Sarchu(Through Keylong) and tent stay at Sarchu – fill up petrol from Thandi
    (May 28)Day 4: Sarchu -> Leh (Fill up petrol from Karu)
    Day 5: Roam around Leh
    Day 6: Leh -> Nubra valley and stay at Diskit (Fill up petrol from Diskit)
    Day 7: Peaceful day
    Day 8: Nubra to Pangong (Fill up petrol from Diskit)
    Day 9: Pangong to Hanle
    Day 10: Hanle to Umlingla(if weather permits)
    Day 11: Hanle to Manali highway (Jispa)
    Day 12: Jispa to Manali.
    Day 13: Manali to Delhi.
    Delhi to Njp

    1. Suggest me good bike rental company at Manali. Where I can tent a RE and get it back to them. Off course at Leh I have to take/rent a different one.
    2 Is this travel plan ok or we should make changes? I know I must have made some logistical mistakes? Please correct me.
    3. What should we carry from here and what we can hire.

    Peace bhai!
    Hemdutt Sharma
    (Mountain Raider)

    • Thank you Hemdutt for kind words 🙂

      In your plan, you should stay at Jispa while going to Leh and while coming back target Hanle to Sarchu or Pang. Hanle to Jispa could be much more longer. Rest plan looks good to me. Don’t forget to get the inner line permit on rest day in Leh. The fundamental problem I see in the plan because of bike rental is that you will not be allowed for sightseeing in Ladakh on Manali rented bike. So, you have to take Leh rented bike and return it in Leh before going back to Manali. So, above plan need to modified accordingly.

  16. What’s the rate of helmets, gloves and other biking gears like arms and legs guards???

    • Following are some of the common rates of common bike rental accessories per day:

      • Two Ment Tent = Rs 500
      • Sleeping Bag = Rs 200
      • Sleeping Mattress = Rs 150
      • Riding Jacket = Rs 300
      • Knee / Elbow Guard = Rs 200
      • Riding Gloves = Rs 100
      • Ladakh Carrier / Saddle Bags = Rs 100
      • Gum Boots = Rs 50
      • Digital Camera = Rs 500
      • GoPro with mounts = Rs 700
      • Thanks dheeraj bhai, making a plan to go by car and explore Ladakh on bike rented from leh.

        • Thanks Dheeraj, Hemdutt.
          I am planning a similar itinerary. I need your help to finalise my plan
          Since I will be renting the bike from Manali, I will have to rent again in Leh as per the Association to access the inner roads. However when I plan to return, I will be taking the inner roads after Pangong through Chusul, Mahe.

          Do you suggest this is a good way for return during 1st week of June?
          Will the Association allow me to use the inner roads to Pangong on HP rented bikes.

        • Yes, the routes are already open so I do not see any issue. However, you need to do all this on Leh rented bikes and return to Leh to return the bikes.