Cycling is fun and there’s no doubt about that, especially in a place like Ladakh. It is true that it will take a lot of practice, but if you can take a bike ride, the experience will add even more charm to your trip to Ladakh. During some of my trips, we rented a bicycle from the city of Leh and cycled to the top of Khardung La. It took us a few hours to complete the 35 km distance and get to the top, but it was still fun. If you were also thinking of visiting Ladakh in the near future and wanted to rent a bicycle there; mentioned below is some information on how to rent a bicycle in Ladakh; and how much it will cost you
Rent a bicycle in Ladakh
On average, renting a bike in Ladakh will cost around Rs. 1000 per day per bicycle. The price may vary on which brand of bike you were renting, but only for a few hundred dollars. Accessories will also be provided with the bicycle. The following are some of the brands that are available for rent with their respective rentals.
Bike rental in Ladakh
Below are some of the most common bikes available for rent.
- Trek: Rs. 800 per day
- Giant: Rs. 800 per day
- Mérida: Rs. 800 per day
- Lapierre: Rs. 1000 per day
- Ghost: Rs. 1000 per day
There are some other models also available in 20.24 or 27 Speed, but the ones mentioned above are the popular ones.
The daily rent mentioned also includes accessories such as helmet, gloves, knee brace, elbow, luggage rack for bottle holders etc.
To rent a bicycle in Ladakh, you must provide proof of identity and address. The owner will request a photocopy of it. Along with the documents, you will also send a total of Rs. 5000 as the initial safety value.
You can rent bikes on “Summer holidays” in the city of Leh. The contact person is Tenzin and his number is 9906985822.