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Can we Take Other State Bikes To Ladakh ?

11 Apr, 24

Shriyansh Garg

Can we Take Other State Bikes To Ladakh?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Ladakh Bike Tour over the internet these days. Travellers and tourists really want to understand what kind of registration details they would need with their bikes to get into Ladakh. Are rental bikes allowed in Ladakh? Do they need some kind of special permit, etc.? are only a few questions that inquisitive travellers want to get answered.

To help solve these queries, we have articulated this article, in this article we are going to address all kinds of queries that a traveller might have about travelling to Ladakh. We have tried to solve some of the most frequently asked questions so that you can easily find solutions to all your issues by simply reading this article.

restrictions on outside vehicles in Ladakh

Do you want to take a Ladakh tour and travel around, and explore destinations like Chang La, Khar Dung La, etc. but have a couple of queries in mind?

We would try to solve all of those one by one, and help you realise your dreams of riding on the highest motorable roads in Ladakh with ease.

Can We Take Other State Bikes To Ladakh for traveling?

As according to forums over the internet, it can be said that you can, but the bike needs to be registered in your name, You should be the rightful owner of the vehicle. In case the bike is a commercial vehicle or is not registered in your name, the bike might not be allowed to travel beyond a certain point. Due to the registration laws of India, a person pays road tax for the entire life of a personal vehicle while buying the vehicle and registering it. So there should not be any restrictions on your movement in any part of the nation. Hence it does not matter where your bike has been registered; it has to be registered in your name for it to be able to travel to Ladakh for the Ladakh Tour.

 Important Documents necessary for travel in Ladakh


What are some of the important documents you need to carry for your Ladakh trip?

In case you are travelling with a rental vehicle or a commercial vehicle, you will not be allowed to visit places like Pangong, Hanle, Chushul, Nubra, Turtuk, etc. To travel to such destinations, you would require an Inner Line Permit. According to certain forums, you can take your bike to Leh, but to travel to such places, you would have to rent a Jammu and Kashmir-registered vehicle. In case you rent a vehicle in Leh, they will provide you with such permits that you can provide at the checkpoints and travel.

In all of these scenarios, it's important to carry a valid driver’s license, active insurance papers, a pollution certificate, and your bikes registration certificate. In most cases, private vehicles, even if they are registered in the name of your blood relatives, would be allowed to all passes and places worth a visit. Rental companies have undertaken a stride to provide the travellers as well as explorers with the best possible services, and you can easily rent bikes in Leh, Ladakh, and travel about with great ease.                                                                                                                                                      

Travelling in Ladakh


Can I use my friend's bike to travel to Leh Ladakh, and Other places such as Pangong Lake, Nubra, and Chushul?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions in most of the public forums that operate online. To answer the question, according to the best of our knowledge, you can take your vehicle till Ladakh. But to take your vehicle around the other places mentioned above, you would have to either rent a local vehicle; otherwise, a vehicle registered in anybody's name who is not a blood relative might be prohibited from entering such places. So, we would recommend you to not take your friend’s bike to Leh Ladakh, because this could be a possible grey area. Or you can ride a bike to Ladakh and rent a local vehicle to visit all the places that have been listed above.

Process of Obtaining an Inner Line Permit?

In case you travel with a commercial vehicle or a vehicle that has been registered in someone elses name, you would have to obtain an inner line permit to visit places such as Pangong and Nubra. Here we have defined the process to obtain the inner line permit.

  • Visit the Leh Permit Portal Online and click on the tab with a similar name.
  • Fill in the details as asked.
  • Mention the year of your travel, your name, the state you reside in, and your gender.
  • Fill out the necessary information regarding the Aadhhar Card, Driving license, and Voter ID number.
  • After filling in all the details, a new dialogue box would open up. In here, select Issue Permit Directly.
  • Select the Date of arrival in Leh Town.
  • Once you have filled out the form, go over every detail once again and submit the form after careful inspection.
  • Once you click submit, a new window will appear. This will take you to the next step and let you know if the permit has been registered.
  • After this, select the area for which you require the permit.
  • Select the date of arrival and departure, and select the apply button for a permit.
  • A new window will appear and let you know about the permit.
  • A new printout that informs about the information inserted would read inserted successfully and would appear on the screen.
  • Print out the form and visit the local DC office to get your permit stamped and ready for use.                                           


Bike Travels in Ladakh


In case you don’t own a vehicle and still want to travel to such locations, you can easily opt for RenTrip’s Ladakh Tourism Package. In this package, the tourist would be taken to some of the finest locations of the mountain passes, without any hassles of getting permits or other permissions. To opt for the tourist package, download our application today.


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