How to Ride to Lamayuru Monastery, NW India


In this post I outline how to ride to Lamayuru Monastery, NW India. It is the oldest in Ladakh, dating back beyond the 10th century. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided motorcycle activity on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure.

Difficulty Level:

This is an Easy Activity

Smaller Area Lamayuru route map

lamayuru route map



Area Lamayuru Route Map

Yes it is tiny, but it still gives the big picture.

Want more detail, then look below for way more content.


But before we begin with the details (which include maps, tracks, prices, accommodation and so much more) lets place the video front and center for those that want to watch before they learn.

The Video

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Now that the video is done, let’s get down to the nitty and the gritty.


lamayuru area map

Jammu and Kahsmir Map

jammu kashmir map

Google Map

Lamayuru History Link

cost range

Total Cost Range of this Activity is: $


1 Night Lamayuru guesthouse
Motorbike rental (2 days)
Full tank of motorbike fuel
Total $70


Link to Full Narrative

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