The Leh Bike Trip is not the trip; it is the dream which you will live in real while riding on the bike. It is more than any casual traveling. The adventure and thrill is guaranteed to experience at the curvy roads of Ladakh which will take you to some of the highest motorable ways in the world, some of the most picturesque points, places where you will feel the vibes of prayers and the monuments which you have never seen before in your life. Your skills and patience may be tested by nature, but you will enjoy this remarkable experience. It may be possible that you may have stories to share with family and friends after reaching your home.
Reasons Which Makes Leh Bike Trip Famous
Roads of Ladakh
Generally, the roads are used as the primary way for transportation of logistics and people where other modes of transportation are by air and by train. Where nothing can be reached, roads reach there. In the Himalayan region, only two modes of transport are used, one is by road and by air. Air cannot be affordable by anyone, so by road is the most convenient way. Other than significant districts of Ladakh, i.e., Leh and Kargil, most of the places are remotely located.
During your bike trip, you will visit most of the remote places in Ladakh, which are so serene and naturally vibrant by all means. Due to the high altitude, you will pass through the curvy roads, which are covered by the cliffs, and on the other side, there will be valleys or deep gorges. These are the reasons for which the Leh Bike trip is called an adventure bike trip. While riding, you will get the stunning views of high barren snow-capped mountains, gushing rivers and green valleys in the arid landscapes of Ladakh.
You will be in awe when you reach the Khardungla Pass, and you will be happy with what you have achieved as a result. A photograph with your bike at Khardung La top will tell everything without saying to all your friends and family. Here only need to mention the Khardung La to let you know that it is the highest motorable road in this world at the altitude of 18000 feet above sea level. Some other high passes are Chang La, Wari La, Baralacha La, etc.
Places to Visit
If you wander on the roads with a bike, then you can do it anywhere, but if you want to ride the bike in the serenity of Ladakh, then there are such places that you never miss out. Here is the list of major attractions at Ladakh-
- Hemis Monastery
- Spituk Gompa
- Thiksey Monastery
- Shey Gompa
- Alchi Monastery
- Diskit Monastery
- Phugtal Monastery
- Shanti Stupa Leh
- Hall of Fame, Ladakh
- Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
- Magnetic Hill
- Zanskar-Indus Convergence(Sangam)
- Khardung La
- Pangong Tso Lake
- Tso Moriri Lake
- Kargil War Memorial
& Many More
From the above list, you can observe that most of them are monasteries. Primarily these can be seen as the religious place, and yes, they are, but if we think logically, these monasteries are the cultural hot spot of Ladakh. The reason behind this is the devotion of local people of Ladakh towards these religious places. Most of the regional & cultural festivals celebrated here. So if you will be present at that, it will provide you with a better understanding of the people and culture of Ladakh. If you want to know more about this, then the Hall of Fame, Leh is the best place. There you will get to know about the Ladakh culture and stories of our brave soldiers who fought for our motherland. If you want to know more about the bravery of the Indian Army, then Kargil War Memorial is the best of the best.
Other than these monasteries, all places are settled amidst the serene environment where you will meet your lost soul again. For example, Pangong Tso Lake is one of the high altitude lakes of India where you will stay during the Leh Bike Trip. The campsite settled near the lake provides you the best site of Pangong Lake where spending a night with glorious views of stars and galaxy is like a bonanza.
Some Points to Remember
- Wear proper safety gears like riding suit, gloves while riding at Ladakh
- Carry all essential documents regarding the vehicle and yourself.
- In your rucksack must include medicine and first aid kit
- Before starting the ride, get acclimatized yourself.
- Carry woolen clothes not to get hit by the cold.
- On every 100 kilometers, check your vehicle to avoid any issue.
- Time to time get hydrated yourself.
- Carry ready to eat and dry snacks.
- Do not forget to take pictures.
- Keep an eye on warning boards and obey all the rules implemented by authorities.
It is all about Leh Bike Trip. There are two ways to make real the dream of Leh Bike Trip,i.e., by yourself and with some expert guidance. I hope expert guidance will be better for you if you are not experienced enough. There are some best booking platforms available like BanBanjara.com, which provides the best services with expert guidance so you can go through them also to get the hassle-free experience of Leh Bike Trip.