A road trip to Ladakh is every biker’s dream. It is the world’s longest biking route and comes with its fair share of challenges. Going on a bike trip to Ladakh has its own advantages too. You go through the habitat of the mountains, witnessing the bustling towns and cities, the seasonal festivities, the vibrant customs, and traditions.
With the human habitat, you also get to witness the raw and unfiltered, yet the purest form of atmosphere in your bike ride. The breathtaking scenery are a cherry on the cake. You hear the soothing noise of the little mountain streams, you see various mountain lakes, stunning passes, and the proud mountains and the wilderness.
But a bike trip is not easy and not everyone can fight the challenges they face. Being the world’s highest motorable passes, most of the rides will be above 13,000 feet where you may face a shortage of oxygen. The weather of Ladakh is known to be very unpredictable. It might start to rain or snow anytime anywhere and being on a bike it becomes too difficult to ride through it all. Pack your backs, gear up your leather gloves and helmets, wear your leather jackets because we are going to take you on your dream bike ride to Ladakh because the best Ladakh bike trip packages will help you fulfill your dream.
1. Pangong Tso Lake
Pangong Tso Lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia. It is about 6 hours ride from Leh. It is situated in Ladakh and stretches up to 134 km. it is so huge that 60% of the lake is spread across China. The lake is known for changing its color. It can change its color from blue to green and gray. This lake has saline water due to its altitude and the temperature varies from -25 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius. It completely freezes in winters. It gives a stunning panoramic view of clear view water and the rustic mountains towering over it.
2. Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa is a monastery in the heart of Leh that you can visit in your Ladakh bike trip packages. This monstery was founded in 1430 by the then Ladakh’s King, Namgyal. The monastery has a golden statue of Maitreya Buddha. You can look at the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa from Leh’s Royal castle.
3. Zanskar valley
Zanskar valley is at an altitude of 13,000 feet. This valley is famous for trekking expeditions like a trek from Lamayuru to Darcha or Lamayuru to Padum. At Zanskar valley, you can witness the different color palettes of nature with turquoise blue water, brown and green valleys, white snow-capped mountains, and clear blue sky. The best time to visit Zanskar Valley is from June to September. In winters the river freezes completely. This attracts a lot of tourists, mainly in the months of January and February, for going on the Chadar trek, which includes walking on the frozen river. This makes the Ladakh bike trip packages thrilling but equally challenging.
4. Nubra valley
Nubra valley is a gateway to the Siachen glacier. The Hunder Sand dunes is the main attraction of Nubra Valley and is a sight to behold. You can also ride the double humped camels. It is around a 4-5 hours ride to Nubra valley from Leh. You can reach Nubra valley via the Khardun La Pass. The best time to visit Nubra is from May to September. The Turktuk Village near Nubra valley was recently opened for public visiting. It is very beautiful and is rich in their culture. Nubra Valley falls in the Line of Actual Control at the Indo-China Border, so an inner-line permit is required to visit this valley. Here, night camping is very famous.
5. Magnetic hill
The magnetic hill is located at a distance of 30 km from Leh, on the NH-1 of Leh to Srinagar. This hill is famous because it believes that it defies gravity. It happens because of the magnetic force of the mountains. The magnetic pull of the mountains is so strong that it pulls the vehicles towards themselves causing various accidents. Even the Indian Airforce flights had to change routes to avoid the magnetic force. But the villagers nearby believe that it was the direct road to heaven. The people who deserve heaven will be taken through the road and the people who don’t deserve heaven will not be taken there. Another theory that is famous for this place is the optical illusion theory. This theory states that the illusion makes the road to appear as a ramp, as a result of which the cars going uphill actually seem to be going downhill.