Ladakh is a paradise for mountain lovers. Walking, hiking, mountaineering. Only on foot you can reach areas that otherwise remain inaccessible, remote mountain villages, passes with wildly waving prayer flags, monasteries that cling to the sheer rock like eagles’ nests.
With its diverse landscapes, Ladakh offers mountain experiences for just about everyone: easy, pleasant tours for beginners and strenuous, challenging treks for advanced hikers, something for leisurely hikers and something for adventurous mountaineers, for young and old, for those who love lonely places and those who prefer to hike from village to village.
Ladakh is also a great place for cycling – preferably by mountain bike. Hardy cyclists do this on the Manali-Leh highway over four 5,000-meter passes. For others, a tour in the Indus Valley or a descent from Khardong La, the pass north of Leh is a better alternative. For experienced mountain bikers, cycling tours along some trekking routes are also an option.
A little bit faster you can discover Ladakh on a motorcycle – very classic on an Enfield. With only 1 hp on a pony, on the back of a camel or in a rafting boat along the Indus and Zanskar rivers, exploration tours are also possible without exhaust fumes.
Ladakh can also be experienced in a more leisurely way: meditation, yoga or living and working with a Ladakhi family.