The world is not short of exciting place for an ardent bike rider to go for vacation. Certainly, you must have heard or read on many places that you keep wishing for the places you could visit. One of the place you might have heard about is Leh-Ladakh. If you have ever thought of one time making a moto tour to this astonishing biker’s paradise then your thoughts were on the right track. In case you have not heard or considered making any Great Himalayan motorcycle adventure then you are missing more than you will ever know.
If you ask me and other bikers with a first-hand experience of the sights, sounds and smells of Ladakh you’ll get some great answers. You will even surprise yourself with the decision you’ll take. You will be more than eager to make to shelve whatever other trips you had in mind and head straight to Ladakh located in the mighty Himalayas.
Why Ladakh is best destination for motorcycle adventure?
It’s all not hype, there are reasons why your next motorcycle tour destination needs to be Ladakh and not any other. Let’s take a mental tour just to give you glimpses of what awaits you in your upcoming motor cycle tour to Leh Ladakh. Read : why outlook chose Ladakh for the best adventure tourism destination award.
1. A test of endurance
If you have never pushed your body to the limit, this is a chance of a lifetime to do so. Ladakh is not your everyday terrain. For a start, you’ll have to take your body through a process of acclimatization. You don’t just jump on the bike and up you go. Mountain sickness is a real danger that faces any person who embarks on a journey to such high altitudes. This is an adventure motorcycling destination to face the extreme adventure in great Himalayas.
By the way this journey will take you up to incredible heights of about 18,000 ft. above sea level. Seeing how your body adjusts through this process is fun and a test of your physical fitness. In any case going up these mountains on a motorbike is a better way to acclimatize.
This motorcycle tour will take you up to incredible heights of about 18,000 ft. on a motorbike as you have to pass one of the highest motor-able pass of the world – Khardungla
It’s not only your body that will face the test of endurance, Your riding skills and the motorcycle will have to prove their worth. Just to illustrate, the Soul torture, named so due to its so-called because of its wild, unpredictable weather and the bone-jarring terrain that might often throw you off your beloved motorcycle.
You have to cross many high mountain passes & crazy streams during your journey
2. Scenic Roads
Of course, as you embark on this journey your eyes will not just be on the road ahead. Ladakh offers some of the most breath-taking views you have ever came across. This Northern frontier of India has never disappointed locals and visitors alike with its fascinating natural formations and the heaven-like ambiance of Ladakh.
Manali Leh highway changes its scenic view every few miles
On your way you will not miss out on the surreal meditative disposition of the high mountains and deep valleys along the way. The mountain streams and the abounding alpine forests break the monotony and give your soul the tranquility that only exists in this part of the world.
The landscapes of this area are embellished with sights and sound of every imaginable kind. You will hardly resist the temptation to stop and just stare in awe and take photos to remind you of what you saw in Ladakh.
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3. High mountain passes & lakes
Your motorcycle ride will take you to a high desert plateau somewhere between China to the East and Pakistan. Ladakh is also known as land of High Passes. This mystic region is renowned for its sheer geography. The rugged mountains of Himalayas formed 45 million years ago which give spectacular, serene breath-taking sights experience. As if to decorate the crown of the Indian subcontinent. Riders get the chance to cruise through the roof of the world. Riders feel the same terrain as of the Tibet. You will find several high altitude lakes.
4. Cold desert
Ladakh is a cold desert region and you witness the sand dunes at such a high altitude. Take a safari of double humped camels. Experience the sand dunes at Hundar in Nubra valley. So come and experience the only high altitude cold desert of the world.
5. Excellent local and foreign dishes
The food you will find in Ladakh is simple yet extremely delicious. International riders, especially take delight in local foods served in the local cafes. Indulge your appetite and give your taste buds a new experience by sampling yummy foods such as Momos which are prepared with just a hint of spices and by the way you can also find great delight in other foods including a bowl of Thukpa, which basically well-prepared soup and noodles.
6. Excellent camping and accommodation opportunities
If you love spending your nights beside a campfire under the starry heavens, Ladakh gives you excellent campsite to meet your desires. In case you are not the camping type you are still very well taken care of. The good thing is that there are such facilities to cater for travelers of all budget levels. Your travel guide or one of the motorcycle tour operators around here can offer you great help. They can guide you to some of the ideal camp sites to make your camping experience up there worth remembering. You feel yourself closer to the sky.
7. Make Like minded international friends
Nothing facilitates the making of new friends faster than sharing exciting times in a foreign place. Ladakh attracts thousands of bikers each year. This is the another reason why your next motorcycle tour needs to be Ladakh. It is hardly possible for you to be the only motorcyclist visiting this place during your next visit. The truth is you will meet and interact with adventurists from many parts of the world.
Imagine what a delight it will be to make friend with fellow bikers from different countries and cultural backgrounds. Who knows you might even develop a lifetime friendship right here at Ladakh. And it’s not only international bikers but the locals too. Local ladakhi peoples are known for their friendly and hospitable nature. Don’t be surprised if you are invited to share a meal or snack by one of the person you meet in your escapade.
8. Friendly and affordable motorcycling services
As if to ice the cake, you will not be alone, at least as far as all your requirements as a motorcycle tourist to Ladakh is concerned. There are numerous motorcycle tour companies like us who offer services to visitors like you. Being bike enthusiasts on their own, they know and have the experience to handle any kind of motorcycle tour related problems for you.
Now, these are not the only reasons why your next motorcycle destination needs to be Ladakh but they give you a taste of the exciting experience that awaits you here. Start making your travel arrangements now, you will be forever happy that you did.
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