About 10 Ideas To Make A Successful Leh Trip By Bike
Every biker’s ultimate dream is a Leh Trip By Bike. Starting from incredible landscapes spread across high-altitude mountain passes to beautiful alpine lakes in shades of blues and greens, Ladakh is like a dream that one just can’t get over. Once your heart desires, you know there’s no stopping till you set out on that Leh Ladakh road trip.
While it’s true, words fail when it comes to Leh Ladakh tourism but here are 10 ideas for you to make a successful trip to this heaven on earth. Read on to know our top picks from the best Leh Ladakh bike trip package (that’s with Moustache Escapes, BTW😉) for an epic adventure of a lifetime. Ready to get Leh’d?
Snap a 3 Idiots style picture at Pangong Tso
Of all the Leh Ladakh tourist places, visiting this Bollywood famous place is like A MUST when on a Leh Ladakh trip. I mean, how long has it been sitting on top of your bucket list? Ever since Rancho was united with his friends near the lake in 2009 Amir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots? Time to book the Leh Ladakh package and fulfill your Bollywood dreams!
Pangong Tso also happens to be the highest saltwater lake in the world. As enticing as its peacock blue waters might be, there’s no aquatic life except the few ducks and gulls you can spot on the surface. The best way to experience Pangong Lake would be to look for Leh Ladakh packages that offer an overnight camping experience right beside the lake. On this Leh to Leh trip by bike, you’d also be crossing the world’s third-highest motorable pass, the Chang La (17586 ft)!
Get amazed at Magnetic Hill
So, say, you’re on the Leh Kargil Highway, almost covering the Delhi to Leh Ladakh distance and then just about 30 km from Leh city, you’d experience a strange phenomenon. A signboard would greet you to the “Magnetic Hills”.
Now here if you leave your bike on neutral, you’d slowly find yourself going uphill. Kinda spooky, if we must say because no one truly knows the exact cause! Some say it’s an optical illusion, some state the magnetic force theory, others call it similar to gravity hills found at other places around the world while local legends talk about the existence of a stairway to Heaven.
Whatever be the reason, if you don’t believe it, check out our Leh Ladakh bike tour packages and we would take you there to witness the strange phenomenon with your own eyes.
Cross the highest motorable pass Khardungla on this bike tour
Of course, you’re in the Land of High Passes and no Leh Ladakh itinerary is complete without visiting Khardungla, the world’s highest motorable pass (18,380 ft.). It falls on the way to Nubra valley on the Leh Ladakh bike tour. So, you can visit a Leh bike rental to rent out a bike and ride 40 km to reach this pass before riding to Nubra.
As you cross the South Pullu checkpoint, the roads start getting dustier and more adventurous. After all, adventure is why you’re here on the Leh Ladakh bullet trip, right? You’ll start feeling the thinness in the air as you gain altitude but the scenery gets even more magnificent. Once you reach the top on this Leh trip by bike, have your “pahadon wali chai and Maggi” (and click loads of pictures too, duh!).
By the way, the Leh bike rental price starts at around INR 1800 for Royal Enfield although if you are okay with driving an automatic bike/scooty, your Leh bike rental cost would come down to around INR 1000 per day.
Hear the stories at Royal Leh Palace
One of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh is the Royal Leh Palace. Built in the 17th century, it stands tall with its nine stories, braving the test of time. It’s a fine example of medieval Tibetan architecture, having been constructed taking inspiration from the Potala Palace of Lhasa. If you are a fan of history, head towards the museum for an insight into Ladakh’s cultural heritage. Additionally, you also get panoramic views of the Leh town below with the Stok Kangri mountains in the backdrop.
Enjoy the peace at Shanti Stupa
If you’re on a Delhi to Leh bike trip, you’ve got to head to Shanti Stupa. Far away from the noisy streets in the metropolis, Shanti Stupa offers the kind of tranquility which will stay with you for years to come. The stupa also holds the relics of Buddha that were enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama. But, in addition to its religious significance, what makes Shanti Stupa a must-visit in all Leh Ladakh bike trip packages from Delhi is the 360 panoramic view of the Leh town from here.
We offer Leh Ladakh Bike trip packages covering Shanti Stupa and several other sightseeing places at the best rates. Check them out now! We can also help you with your Chandigarh to Leh road trip.
Salute our war heroes in Kargil
On your Delhi to leh trip by bike, once you cross Srinagar, take a night’s halt in Kargil. We all know about the horrors that went on in this place almost two decades back before operation Vijay put an end to it. So, take a moment to pay homage to our heroes at the Kargil war memorial on your Leh Ladakh bike trip. On the way to the altar at the memorial, you’d find the names of the martyrs engraved in pink sandstone, a sight that humbles you instantly.
If you have the time to explore further, go with Leh Ladakh tour packages which would also cover Dras in Kargil. Dras is the second coldest inhabited place on Earth after Siberia and is an up-and-coming destination for skiing, ice skating, and ice hockey. Do a Leh Ladakh bike trip plan with at least 2 – 3 days in Kargil and we promise, you won’t be disappointed once you discover its hidden gems.
Ride the double-humped camels in Hunder
When you think of camel safaris, the first thing that comes to mind is probably huge miles of undulating sand dunes and scorching heat. But why are we talking about camel safaris in the middle of the mountains on a Leh Ladakh tour? Well, it is exactly what it is. At 10,000 ft., on your Leh bike tour, you’d come across the cold desert sand dunes of Hunder.
Hunder is a small village tucked away in the Nubra Valley and is known as ”Desert in the sky”. The sheer sight of the Bactrian double-humped camels at this altitude would make every penny of your Leh Ladakh bike trip cost worth it. Plus, what could be better? Thanks to Leh Ladakh temperature, you get to ditch the usual 50 degrees Celsius desert temperature and still enjoy a camel safari on your Leh Ladakh bike trip from Delhi. Jaisalmer, you got some serious competition here bro!
Visit the northernmost village of Turtuk
Quick tip: Unless you’re willing to lug your own bike all the way to Ladakh, renting a bike in Leh is the best method to tour Ladakh. Due to the fact that rental bikes from outside of Leh are strictly prohibited from being used for tourism reasons. So, if you are planning a Leh Ladakh tour by bike, do take note of this.
Get transported to the moon in Moonland
Okay, maybe not literally. But it does feel so when you visit Lamayuru Moonland in Ladakh. The place is quite popular for its lunar landscape and in case you weren’t living under the rocks, you would have definitely come across travelers posting photos and videos of “moonscape” in Ladakh on social media from their Leh road trip.
And the 11th century Lamayuru monastery is built into this moonscape! Indeed, Lamayuru’s strange geological features make you wonder where, exactly, Leh Ladakh is. Is it really on the Earth or some strange Outer Space celestial body?
Explore the monasteries on your Leh Ladakh tour
When in Ladakh, you cannot but set out on your Leh bike to explore its numerous monasteries. While some like the Diskit monastery can easily be covered with a Leh bike trip package, others like Phugtal Gompa can only be reached on foot. Ladakh’s monasteries appear like they came straight out of a postcard, with the beautiful snow-capped mountains in the background! While you’re here, you would experience peace and tranquility. Also, do spend some time with the monks to understand their simple way of life.
Best Time To Visit Leh Ladakh
The best time to visit Leh Ladakh is June – September when all the roads open up and the lakes shine their bluest colors. Leh Ladakh weather is perfect during this time! However, if you’re looking for snow, ice skating, and a bone-chilling adventure (literally, given to the sub-zero temps), the winter months in Leh Ladakh are probably the finest time to come.
There’s no doubt Ladakh is mesmerizing in more ways than just one. But now that we’ve done all the travel inspiration talk on Ladakh, when are you joining us for your dream ride? Your dream Ladakh bike trip is just a click away! All you have to do is just book your Leh Ladakh bike trip package here and you’re sorted! Permits, bikes, stays, food, you can leave all of that worrying for us. So this was our complete blog about Leh Trip By Bike of Moustache Escapes. And besides, who’s up for posting on Instagram all those pictures of never-ending roads with mountains on both sides? We bet you are! ;)