It is essential to mention that one can never have enough of the Leh-Ladakh in a lifetime. The popular tourist destination in North India is a land of contrasts. To put it simply, the harsh, rugged mountains coupled with the pristine blue sky are unlike any other sight. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of the primary reasons that make the Leh Ladakh Bike Trip an excellent experience in life.
To Truly Connect By Disconnecting
There’s no denying that the millennial lifestyle is dominated by technology and gadgets, thereby limiting the individuals from connecting on a personal level, or even ourselves, for that matter. The many lakes, national parks, monitories, and valleys contribute significantly to building a surreal picture for Ladakh. It’s the perfect space for hitting the pause button on life to spend some time connecting with nature. Or have a hot chuski of the local yak-butter tea.
To Indulge Your Click-Hungry Instincts
Did you know that Ladakh is the bedrock of Instagram content? If you are an avid Instagram freak, this could be your opportunity to treat the photographer in you to amazing shots. You will be surprised by the varied presence of colour in one picture, with the mountains, the sky, and the road of Ladakh providing extraordinary backdrops. Make sure your travel partner has a camera to capture the trip if you visit Khardung La or further. There’s always the icy blue Pangong Lake that offers different views across the course of a day.
It is essential to mention that Ladakh is a trekker’s paradise, especially in the Indian landscape. However, if you are not much of a regular trekker, you could explore the many accessible routes to experience Ladakh.
While discussing it, you must make a mental note to consider the Markha Valley Trek and a specific portion of the Hemis National Park falls. Furthermore, there’s a vast abundance of trekking opportunities across the lovely Zanskar Valley as well as the Nubra valley.
A Cultural Extravaganza
While it has already been mentioned that Ladakh is widely renowned for its trekking riches, it has much more to offer. There’s the Tibetan culture that influences the local traditions of both Leh and Ladakh. If you can observe the local folk and culture of the place, you will realise the resemblance between the two cultures.
Moreover, you can also visit the picturesque monasteries – Hemis, Thiksey, Spituk, among others. It would be best if you can plan your trip around the region’s colourful festivals, like the Hemis Festival or Dosmochey.
Yummy In Your Tummy
Lastly, one cannot help but wonder how the food in Ladakh is simple yet delicious. The local eateries serve steam momos cooked in minimal spices. Otherwise, there’s always a hot bowl of thukkpa (soup and noodles).
Bonus tip: If you have the good fortune of spending some time with a local family, make sure to share a cup of yak-butter tea with them. That will be the ultimate pleasure to your otherwise memorable Leh-Ladakh bike trip.