Motorbike safari is a one of a kind extreme sport of driving to the limits and beyond. The Road to Ladakh offers superb biking conditions, tough climbs, endless descents, and maximum of-road potential for the die hard adventure lovers. Drive a classic Enfield Bullet through India's spectacular Himalayas - Ladakh. Drive the highest motorable road in the world and visit some of the finest monasteries and experience the immense beauty of the Trans Himalayan region of Ladakh.
Ladakh Safari offers tailor made Motorbike Safari’s. The most favored destinations are:
The Pangong Lake is 160 km from Leh, with spectacular view of the colorful mountains and Changla pass. The scenic view of vibrant mountains throughout the journey makes your Ladakh trip a memorable one.
The ride begins with photogenic view of Thiksey monastery, famous for its architectural similarities with Potala palace of Lhasa. The monastery covers an entire mountain ridge. Beyond this village, you will ride towards Changla pass, leaving the Leh Manali road on your right hand side. The long easy ascent to takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph and ride down to the village of Tangtse, where you can enjoy a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through many small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the lake. The Pangong Lake is spectacular, surrounded by multicolored mountains and its reflection makes the lake beautiful. The color of the lake changes shades throughout the day. The division of lake between India and China makes it different from the other Lake. Therefore you are allowed to go upto Spangmik only. For more information about Pangong Lake read the Travel Guide to Pangong Lake.
The journey to Tsomoriri Lake is about 240 kms and passes through Shey, Thiksey, Upshi and many other small villages along the Indus River. The hot spring at Chumathang (3965 m) comes after riding for around 100 kms. This hot spring Resort where you can bath in hot spring water, which Ladakhis uses for healing, is a good resting point. After an hour's drive you will cross Maya bridge and drive upto Tsomoriri (4555 m) through Puga village along a bumpy road. Puga is known for its sulphur and borax deposits. Full day walking tour of Tsomoriri Lake includes a visit to the famous Karzok monastery and Nomad Camp above the village.
The Tsomoriri is the starting point for trekking to Spiti through its traditional route through Parang La (5580m) The "Changpas" (nomadic people), have trade relation with Spiti. The Area is rich in wildlife including the "Kyang" (wild ass), red fox and the rare, highly endangered, snow leopard. Black necked cranes and geese flock to the lakeside for breeding during the summer months. There are options to ride to Manali via Tsokar Lake and Sarchu.
Nubra is located in the north of Leh around 120 kms across the Khardung La (18,380ft), Nubra means "Ldumra" which used to be an important station on the famous silk route leading from Leh to Kashgar through the two passes of Saser and Karakoram. The main attractions of this area are the Bactarian Camels (Double Humped Camels), Khardung-La Pass (world's highest motorable road at 18,380 feet) and the monasteries like Deskit and Samstaling.
The ride to Nubra Valley leads through Khardung-La (18380 ft), which is about 39 kms from Leh. Camel Safari can be organized from Deskit to Hundar Village for 2 hours. This tour can be extended for 2 nights / 3 days by visiting Panamik village and Sumur.