Adventure Trips in Leh Ladakh
Whenever people think of adventure expeditions, the soaring ranges of the mighty Himalayas come to their mind at first. Adventure tours in Leh Ladakh are the best option to enjoy the adrenaline rush of thrilling sports in the lap of Himalayas. With such a varied topography and rich treasure of flora and fauna, the Himalayas are paradise for both adventure and nature lovers. From trekking, mountaineering and rafting to aero sports like paragliding and hang gliding, Himalayas are a hot spot for adventure activities. Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Leh are some of the best places in the Himalayan region that top the itinerary of the people seeking an extreme thrill during vacations.
Located in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh extends from Great Himalayas in the south to the Karakoram ranges in the north. Also referred to as the land of high passes, it is the highest plateau in Jammu and Kashmir region. Nestled in the snow-clad mountain ranges of the Himalayas, this place is a cold desert as the high mountains create a rain shadow; hence, prevent the entry of monsoons in this region. It experiences extreme ranges of temperature both in summers and winters. With a sheer diversity in climate and topography, Ladakh is unique in each of aspect. Adventure tours in Ladakh give you a golden opportunity to explore the remote beauty of this hilly desert.
Motorbike Tours in Ladakh
Ladakh is situated between the mighty Karakoram Range and Himalayan Ranges which offer the endmost thrill and adventure. There are 2 different routes you can take to reach the majestic Ladakh by bike. One of them is from Srinagar and the other is from Manali, both have their own beauty and scenic bliss.
The Manali route starts from Manali and takes you through the remote villages of Himachal Pradesh like Jispa, Keylong, Sarchu and through the Manali- Leh Highway. You will pass the enchanting Lahaul and Spiti Valley to reach Sarchu. You will get a chance to drive through the high mountain passes to reach Leh. This tiring but amazing journey will make all the effort worth it when you finally reach Leh. It is always recommended to take rest and acclimatize before going any higher.
Biking tours in Ladakh take you to some of the prominent attractions of Ladakh region. You will get a chance to ride through one of the highest passes in India. Khardungla Pass is said to be the world’s highest motorable pass at an altitude of 18,379 feet which takes you to Nubra Valley, the cold desert of Ladakh. Riding through the rugged valleys and barren landscapes will be one of your best experiences. Take your bike to the enchanting Pangong Tso and then return to Leh to explore the local sights. You can choose to go back from the Srinagar route and on the way visit the most amazing and fascinating places like Magnetic Hill, Lamayuru also known as the Moonland, Kargil and Drass.
The motorbike tour across Jammu and Kashmir in the Ladakh region will be your ultimate journey through the Himalayas. Plan your trip and go to chase the Himalayas.
The Dream Ride Motor Bike Expedition to Ladakh: The expedition starts from New Delhi and from there you will ride along the Beas River in Manali and reach Leh. The 14 days trip offers scenic vistas of Ladakh as well as Srinagar. You will end your tour in New Delhi from Srinagar route. Explore more
Motorbike Expedition from Manali to Ladakh: The amazing 12 days bike tour starts from New Delhi and takes you all the way to Leh via the Manali-Leh Highway and then you return to New Delhi from the same route. Explore more
Srinagar to Manali Bike Trip via Ladakh: Starting from Srinagar, admire the Moonland- Lamayuru and reach Leh. The trips ends at Manali. Explore more
Trekking in Ladakh
Chadar Frozen River Trek on the Zanskar River: As winters set in this scenic valley of Ladakh, Zanskar River – the only passage to the main valley – freezes down. Covered under thick blanket of snow, this river is one of the most challenging treks in the world. Popularly referred to as Chadar trek, it is one of the unique and most exciting treks, with chilled rushing water flowing inches below down your feet.
Your journey to the icy wonderland of the frozen Zanskar River will begin from Leh. From Leh, you will move forward to Chilling, followed by Tilad Do, which is the starting point of Chadar trek. On reaching Tilad Do, proceed towards Gyalpo, followed by Div cave, and then to the village of Naerak. On your way from Div to Naerak, the breathtaking views of icicles and ice peaks are sure to steal your gaze for a while. The picture-perfect backdrop of the hanging ice peaks and dripping water give you an opportunity to click some snaps.
As you reach Naerak, you have to commence your return journey to Leh, which passes through Tibb, Shingra Koma and Chilling. Beating the challenges offered by the inhospitable conditions of temperature and terrain, and completing the trekking route, is an achievement in itself. Trekking through the challenging Chadar trek during your adventure tours in Ladakh is sure to give you an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
Stok Kangri: At an elevation of about 20128 feet above sea level, Stok Kangri is the highest mountain range in Ladakh. Located about 24 km from Leh district, it is a popular peak in Ladakh, and despite its altitude, this peak is the most chosen for trekking expeditions in Ladakh.
To enjoy the ultimate thrill, the exciting trek of Stok Kangri awaits you to push your boundaries. The expedition will start from the old village of Stok, and from there you will travel to Chang Ma, which is at an altitude of about 13087 feet. From here, you will make for Mankorma, which with its flat terrains, is in contrast to the enthralling slopes of Chang Ma. As night approaches, stay relaxed and prepare yourself for the remaining excursion.
This section of the expedition will take you to the base camp of the mountain. On the way, you will get a chance to sight beautiful glacial lakes and wonderful scenery of lush green meadows. To get to the top, you have to first pass through the glacier and then through the slope with gradient of about 75 degrees. After climbing for an hour, the onward excursion is a bit simple. As you reach the top, you will be able to get views of the Karakoram and Zanskar Mountains.
Summers would be the best time to pay your visit to this place as temperatures are moderate and pleasant compared to that of winters
Motorbike Tours: June to September are the best months to take a ride in the Ladakh Valley as many passes and roads remain closed in winters.
Chadar Trek: January and February are the best months to trek the Zanskar River as it is only in this period that the river freezes down. It becomes the popular Chadar trek only after being covered under a thick blanket of ice.
Stok Kangri: The best time to trek this highest mountain range in Ladakh is from July till September as during these months, the region does not experience heavy rainfall. Thus, this is an ideal time to capture the striking beauty of this valley.