Finally, Leh’d !! All want to tell this at least once in their existence. Right? Now since India is offering such a beautiful journey of Leh Ladakh over the bike you shall not miss this amazing chance. Go for a Leh Ladakh bike trip. We are sure that would be an unbelievable period of your life. It is the ultimate adventure of a lifetime. You will come across lots of ups and downs but you will learn a lot from this.
Leh Ladakh – Land of High Passes is a beauty that can be certainly beyond words. With Snow-clad peaks, spots of green, barren lands, crystal-clear lakes coupled with ancient Monasteries, Palaces and more allure your hearts. It’s the magical mountain vibe or the sheer experience of the mystical roads that lead you to the destination. With Ladakh being the highest motorable roads anywhere, it gives you a unique experience in itself.
Now since you are planning for a bike trip to Leh Ladakh let us help you to mark some of the major tips you need to know before you head for your beautiful journey.
— The very first thing choose the right bike and get it serviced properly.
— Opt for the perfect season for your bike trip. Since routes are all closed during six months of heavy snowfall and landslides. The routes get cleared and are open for bikers from June to September.
— Later on, decide the route and keep the things handy which you might think those should be easily accessible to you.
— Before going for a bike trip to Leh Ladakh, your body checkup is the must thing or else if unaware you might face major issues such as Mountain Sickness and High Altitude issues.
— It is always recommended to carry small food items along with you and stay hydrated. To complete your journey successfully halt also plays a major role, always take small halts according to your body’s capabilities.
— To ensure a hassle-free journey, carrying extra petrol on your journey is a must.
— Do not drink alcohol and drive, plus don’t forget to take spare parts of your bike that you’ve got to carry.
— Cash in hand is the best mode of spending in Leh Ladakh.
— Sleeping should be avoided at Higher Altitudes and wear colored clothes so that you can be visible from afar.
— Fuel up your tank wherever you get a chance and carry all yours and bike’s necessary id proofs along with printed route map.
— Book your accommodations and get your permits done online before leaving.
Now let us keep a list of places in front of you…
There are numerous places in Leh Ladakh to visit when on a bike ride but here are some of the best places…
— The most famous lake of the world – Pangong Lake is a Himalayan Lake at a distance from Leh City is one of the most India’s attraction tourists spot. It is a unique and eye-catching Lake wherein campaign is the best thing one can capture beautiful moments from. Tso Moriri, located in Changthang Plateau situated near Karzok Village is also a Ladakh’s most famous Lake and captivated by tourists.
— Here comes the mountain glacier located near the Pensi La mountain pass at the Kargil-Zanskar Road – The Drang Drung Glacier is known as the world’s largest glacier and is most popular among tourists. Situated on a hill mountain and founded by the Japanese Monks under the guidance of Dalai Lama is the Shanti Stupa is a most visited place.
— Khardungla Pass at the height of 18380 ft. is the highest motorable road in the world and this is the only way to Nubra Valley. With the most beautiful city of Ladakh, it offers you the world’s largest observatory “Hanle“.
— Visit the oldest and biggest monasteries of Ladakh – Lamayuru Monastery is also known as Yuru Gompa. With the 350 years old monastery and largest monastery of Nubra Valley; Diskit Monastery is the major attracted place.
— Last but not the least, Kargil War Memorial is the must-visit place. Located in the foothills of Tololing Hill, Dras and built by Indian Army in the victory of the Kargil War has images and recordings of war to offer you. Situated between the Srinagar and Leh Highway it is also known as Vijay Path.