Perfect Amalgamation of Snow & Desert
Fotoplane Writer

A place in India where you wish to visit at least once in your lifetime and get compelled to revisit 🙂 Trust me its true ! The kind of beauty which each and every place in Leh and Ladakh offers is beyond comparison . If you are an ardent fan of biking then this place should be on top of your list .

You can reach this mighty land either by road or by air . Options to reach by road is limited to few months ,typically between May end to August . You can opt for bike /own car /cab /HPTDC bus . If you want to go on self drive make sure to carry heavy woolen clothes ,snow resistant jackets , rain coats , petrol , tools to repair your bike/car etc.

Routes :

1. Manali to Leh : This 474km long highway operates usually from June 1st week to October . It’s not recommended to go for bike ride after September as weather becomes drastically cold . Roads and facilities are not so good but if you are a daredevil go for this route. HPTDC bus runs between Manali to Leh till September start .It takes approx 2 days to reach Leh (including an overnight halt)

2. Srinagar to Leh : This 434km long highway – NH 1 operates usually from mid May to November mid . Roads and facilities are better as compared to Manali – Leh route . It takes approx 2 days to reach Leh (including an overnight halt) .

 

Cannot drive this long but want to experience ride on those hilly terrains ? Worry not , you still have an option to unlock the door of your happiness . Rent out a bike in Leh and expedite your desire !

Day 1

 Delhi

Reaching the city by air takes approx 1.5 hrs from Delhi . I preferred this and began the tour to one of the most awaited destination of my life along with my travel partners . Plane was flying high and high and so was I . Nature started unfolding its beauty with increasing proximity to the moon-land . Panoramic view of sparkling snow laden Himalayan ranges made me speechless . Do not miss the chance to have a glance !

 

Photo of Delhi, India by ankita upadhyay

 Leh