The mountains are beckoning!
The mountains are beckoning! Ladakh is a paradise for mountaineers. Walking, hiking, climbing – only by foot you can get to the otherwise inaccessible regions and places like remote mountain villages, passes with prayer flags blowing in the wind, monasteries built like honeycombs sticking to the bare rock, etc.
These diverse landscapes are offering mountain experiences for almost everyone: easy, agreeable tours for beginners and slow hikers and strenuous, challenging treks for advances climbers, adventurous trekkers, tours for the young or the old, for those loving solitary areas or for those wanting to hike from village to village. Everything is possible!
In addition to that you can do a lot of biking in Ladakh, especially mountain biking. Well trained bikers drive the Manali-Leh-Highway over four 5,000 m passes, others can take a tour of Indus valley or descend from Kardong La pass in the north of Ladakh. Experienced mountain bikers can also take tours along some trekking routes.
If you like more speed, take an Enfield (classic Indian motorcycle) and discover Ladakh. On the other side of the speedometer are the pony or the camel – and a trip by rafting boat along the Indus river in Zanskar – all with zero exhaust fumes!
At the same slow pace you can discover Ladakh while meditating, doing Yoga or living and working with a Ladakhi family.