Ladakh Also called the “Land of High Passes” is the Joint Capital and the largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh, India. It Is situated at a Height of 11562 ft. The Languages Spoken Here are Ladakhi, Balti, Hindi and English. Ladakh Is a Dream for almost all adventure lovers and Ladakh is in the bucket list of almost everyone. And a Bike ride till here is like a paradise.
The Ladakh Bike tour is a perfect combination of snow -capped Mountains, Beautiful Valleys, Water crossings. Bike trip to Ladakh is full of mixed feelings and full of adrenaline rush although a bike trip is not that easy but the Ladakh Bike trip rewrites the word difficult in every way possible. Some say if you successfully complete the Leh Ladakh Bike trip there is no other road in the world which is as difficult as this. You can expect the unexpected like sudden drop in temperature, sudden rainfall or sudden snowfall, Slushy Roads, Sand storm, Big Water crossings.
But at the same time the Leh Ladakh bike trip will take you to amazing places like Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Nubra Valley, Sham Valley, Pangong Lake, and many other places, and give you an experience of a lifetime and indeed a Unforgettable experience and countless memories. The Natural Beauty of Ladakh is so great that one wishes to explore more and more.
Some facts about Ladakh
- Ladakh Was an Important stopover on trade routes between Tibet and Kashmir and also between India and China for centuries
- Ladakh was also the Historical Capital of the Himalayan Capital.
- The best time to visit Ladakh is Mid-May to October.
Number of Days Required For Leh Ladakh Bike trip
If you want to explore everything nicely it is recommended that a minimum of six days are required for the Bike trip starting from Delhi.
Documents required for The Bike Trip
A Valid Government Photo Id Proof, Valid Driving License, If you are an International tourist you will require an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with the Passport. The Indian nationals require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Ladakh’s protected areas. The permit can be taken from the Deputy Commissioner’s Office In Leh.
Places that require Permits (In Ladakh)
- Nubra Valley
- Chang la
- Pangong Tso Lake
- Changthang Valley
- Leh To Tso Moriri
- Leh To Batilik
- Tangyar Trek
- Agham Shyok Route
- Wari La Route
What Is the best route to go to Leh
- Srinagar to Leh – Route Map – Delhi – Jammu – Srinagar – Kargil -Leh – Karu – Sarchu – Manali – Delhi.
- Manali to Leh – Route Map – Delhi – Manali – Sarchu – Leh – Khardungla – Nubra Valley – Kargil – Srinagar – Delhi.
Best Places to Visit In Leh
Shanti Stupa: Shanti Stupa is located at 4267 Meters and offers breathtaking views of Leh.
Magnetic Hill: Located at 14000 ft and has a special ability that it can pull bikes and cars because of the magnetic force present there.
Nubra Valley: Nubra Valley is known for its breathtaking Views. If Visiting Ladakh you must go here.
Khardungla: Khardungla is the highest motorable road in India and hence it is in the Bucket list of everyone so if visiting Leh do not forget to visit this place and show off your pictures that you have been to the highest motorable road.
Pangong Lake: Pangong Lake is the world’s Highest saltwater lake that changes its colour.
Thukpa: Thukpa is a Traditional Ladakhi Cuisine and it is available at The Tibetian Kitchen Restaurant.
River Rafting at Sangam: Sangam Is the World’s Highest river rafting point in Leh and you can do river rafting there.
Zanskar Valley: Zanskar valley is located around 105 kms from Leh and it is known for trekking and rafting.
Kargil: Kargil is situated very close to the LOC and it is also a place for the Memorial for the soldiers who lost their Lives in Kargil War
Things to Carry On Your Bike Trip
- Warm Clothes
- Route Map
- Backpacks (50-60 L)
- Thermal Innerwear
- Torch and Extra Batteries
- Powerbank , Chargers
- Biking Gear ( Jacket , Helmet , Gloves , Goggles )
- Hiking Shoes
- Walking Shoes
- Water bottle
- Basic Toiletries
Toolkit for Bikes