Mountain Biking in Ladakh gives you an opportunity to reach the roof of the world – the highest point, which you may have ever thought to reach but wasn’t possible by any means.
Mountain biking in Ladakh provides you with a great variety of trips ranging from daily trip to long and medium trips. It is one of the most challenging and physically demanding adventure sports you have ever indulged in.
It is not for the faint hearted, and definitely not for those who have not been keeping in shape. For even the fittest have trouble in lugging their bikes up the hill, should they be cycling, or have aching backs with the long drives on their motor bikes. But if you are one of the tough Harley Davidson role model types, then this adventure activity is just the one for you!
There is no better way to get a feel of the local culture of a place than by actually biking through it, and stopping at the villages and towns to get a closer look at the town and village way of life. Mountain biking in the Himalayas is one of the most adventure filled and novel ways of combining travel with experiencing the local flavor and culture of a place. It keeps you in contact with the local people in the villages and market place. Add to this the astounding mountain beauty and indescribably beautiful Himalayan locales that you’ll be passing through, and you have the perfect adventure holiday that you will remember throughout your life.
The Himalayas provide a plethora of choices that you can select from, but the foremost destination to start off any biking trip is Ladakh, the cold desert of India. The biking adventure list of the Indian Himalayan region include from light and introductory cycling to the ultimate challenge of traveling age-old trade routes winding along the mountain ranges toward higher Himalayas.
Some of the popular biking trips :
- Leh to Manali
Duration : 12 -14 days
Destinations: Leh , Hemis – Upshi – Chumathang – Sumdo – Tahtasng Karu – Tsomoriri – Tsokar – Spang – Saku – Barandi Nala – Darcha – Keylong – Gramphao – Manali.
- Leh to Pangong
Duration: 6 – 7 days
Destinations: Leh to Hemis – Sakti – Trotsak – Darbuk – Lukung – Pangong Lake overnight in Muktab – Punpun – Changla Base – Chemrey – Stakna – Leh.
- Leh to Dha-hanu
Duration : 8 days
Destinations: Leh to Nimo – Alchi – Nurla – Khaltse – Domkhar – Skurbuchan – Achinathang – Dha-hanu.
- Leh to Nubra
Duration : 6 – 8 days
Destinations: Leh to Gangles – Khardung – Khalsar – Hunder – Diskit – Sumur – Panamik