Ladakh, open to tourism only since 1974, is a land of high passes, bounded by the Karakoram and the mighty Himalayas. The Indus with its tributaries acts is the lifeline for Ladakhs scanty population. Ladakh covers an area of 97,000 sq kms, and has an average elevation of 3,500 m. It is often called Little Tibet, because of its topographical and cultural similarities with neighbouring Tibet. In the early days, Ladakh played an important role being strategically placed at the crossroads of important trade routes to Central Asia. This now remains in the past, with China having sealed off the borders of Tibet and Central Asia. The rugged, arid Ladakh mountain-scape has been the subject of many a photographer and destination of world class mountaineers. Its brackish lakes at high altitudes, picturesque peaks, charming mountain villages, expansive meadows, wildlife, monasteries, rich heritage, awesome physical features, and remoteness sets it apart from other favourite holiday hot spot. Ladakh provides great opportunities for adventure sports such as river rafting, trekking, mountaineering and mountain biking. Adventure tourism has contributed in a big way to Ladakhs economy. Ladakhis are sweet natured, hard working and fun loving people marking every occasion with festivities. There are a number of Monastic festivals held through out the year, whose dates are decided according to the Tibetan calendar. During summer, most villages hold colourful archery festivals and contests, while most of the religious and scio cultural events are held during the winter Buckle up for the most precious bike trip of your life time. Stopover in sapphire lakes, rusty terrains, peaceful outbacks and almost anywhere your heart wants to. This is not where your burdens will dare to follow you; this is where you dig out your fantasy and put it straight into reality. So, let the magic of marooned monastery, independence and soft breeze, swirl up your senses for the good. Read the details further for a better idea of the journey. This 9 Nights & 10 Days biking trip, is going to give you a chance to ride on some of the best Himalayan roads. The tour will start from sightseeing of Manali, a beautiful hill town on the banks of the Beas River. You are going to ride your bike on various high-altitude roads, including the Khardungla pass, the world’s highest motorable road 5606 m, above the sea level. Another major highlight of this tour is the Bara Lacha La (4830 m, 4-5 hours), also called the Switzerland of India.
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