Ladakh/India Mountain Biking
Ladakh is situated above the Indus River at 12,000ft and isolated within the Karakoram and Zanskar mountain ranges, which provides the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. It is said that in Ladakh, a man sitting in the Sun with his feet in the shade, suffer from Sunstroke and frostbite at the same time. The people, region and the culture of Ladakh are same as the Tibet and the Central Asia. People found in the Eastern and Central region of Ladakh are of Tibetan Origin. Many villages are crowned with a Gomba or Monastery. The approach to the village is marked by Mani walls, which are engraved stones bearing mantra "Om Mane Padme Hum".
Ladakh is known as "Little Tibet", because of It's rich culture, tradition, landscape and the people. The monasteries are perched on high cliffs and hilltops and due to this they appear as guardians over the starkly beautiful landscape.
Biking in ladakh provides an exhilarating opportunity for those who dream of cycling through the highest mountain range in the world. Cycling at all levels can be a welcome experience. In Ladakh, one can visit many of the fascinating Buddhist Gompas on the way while cycling through charming local villages, all with the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas.
To bike the Zig-Zag roads in Ladakh, one needs to be technically perfect biker as the roads are rough, though paved. A support car to carry ones luggage comes handy and helps to enjoy the great Himalayan range without any worry.
The best season and reliable period to do biking in Ladakh is from late June - end of August. Ladakh having most of their festivals as well in this period but we will try to coordinate to see the Tibetan Buddhism culture and tradition.
Kinnaur to Karakoram Mountain Biking
Days: 30 Grade:
A trip to the roof of the world; over high passes through ancient kingdoms to the Karakoram.This adventure truly has everything. From the Sutlej Valley, we follow the old Hindustan Tibet highway through
High Roads of Himachal
Days: 15 Grade:
This trip is an autumn gem; starting in Manali, at the foot of the 3978 Rohtang pass, we cycle south over the Jalori pass to Rampur, the ancient trade centre on the old Hindustan Tibet highway, then to Sarahan