You will find out about a season before you start to read our blog for a comprehensive guide – The last guide to Leh-Ladakh, choose your favorite season, and experience Lah Ladakh’s stunning natural beauty.
Manali-Leh Ladakh is also regarded as the most complicated path for cyclists to discover, featuring a beautiful valley in Manali and an impressive peak of Leh. Your Leh Ladakh bike trip is incomplete without these tips as your journey becomes a fruitful one that takes into account the right main elements. The 15 tips that you have to work on before you prepare your cycling trip to Leh Ladakh.
1. Right bike to pick
You will ride the hardest roads, you won’t be able to sacrifice the efficiency of the motorcycle, so you choose it wisely. Pay careful attention to the characteristics and ensure that the bike is in good shape. If not you can go for a pulsar bike too, we suggest – Royal Enfield 350C or An Enfield Bullet.
2. Service your bike
Remember you’re on a trip that is long and if you are not sure that your bike would be serviced as early as possible to ensure a hassle-free journey. Fix all as protection takes priority – make sure all parts work together to take a journey full of many challenges and rough roads and much more.
3. Stuff that you can quickly access by cell phone
Keep the first-aid kit handy, as we say that protection should always be the focus like Band-Aids, Antiseptic, Crocin, and Avomine for fetus and body disease. The shifts in the weather have a major effect on your body, so you still have to keep your first-aid handy.
4. Choose The Road
Though the path from Leh to Manali is a different one and from Srinagar it is better to take the latter one, one via La Rohtang, Sarchi, and Upshi, due to the dangerous lands. The second is the one to be used. Remember to select the path according to your comfort and capabilities.
5. Not to be an Acute Mountain disease Survivor
Neither will you do this, nor you would be a victim of mountain sickness if you reach a higher altitude. You may not be in a position to survive changes in weather if you don’t have good immunity. Before you go on your ride, rather do a full health check. Persons with issues with high blood pressure, heart problems, and asthma should stop on the journey. Headache, tiredness, stomach disease, dizziness, so keep hydrated, take intervals.
6. Choose the best time
You shouldn’t go on this journey if you feel like roads are blocked by unpredictable weather changes and it makes routes incredibly dangerous. From mid-May to mid-October, the best riding season will be as the roads between Serbia and Manali open from mid-May. Before you plan your bike ride, keep this in mind.
7. Provision of food
There will be periods when there is little to sell you food, and so you can basically keep extra food supplies such as chips, biscuits, glucose, and other small foods. You can never rely on street suppliers for vital food during travels. Keep these food items in your bag in an easily reachable pocket, as they should be easily available when they are hungry. We recommend — we recommend you bring a few chocolate bars, chips, noodles, and oats that are easy to use and protein chocolate bars for energy purposes.
8. BE Essential stops
To successfully complete your ride, you must take intervals and breaks. You cannot afford to hurry to complete the journey and deteriorate your body’s ability. Do not exercise excessively or engage in any physical activity that can give your body unnecessary effort.
9. Extra Oil Hold
It is a really long drive and it’s certainly not a wise idea to search for fuel on the way. It’s 10-20 liters extra petrol. Tank stations are very away from Ladakh, so be sure you fill your bike tanks to make your journey uncomfortable.
10. Do NOT use alcohol or antidepressants.
During the ride, it is a great NO to drink some kind of alcohol or antidepressants, but cigarettes should rather be avoided during the evenings. You will face respiratory difficulties while traveling across higher altitudes, making the journey difficult to complete.
11. Keep moisturized
Before leaving for your trip one advice you will always get is: Keep hydrated! You only have a reusable bottle that can be placed on the pack if you want to stop the hassle of searching for places to buy the water bottle. The lightweight, filtered water bottle is a great choice, leak-proof. The filter in your bottle is needed so harmful bacteria such as E are eliminated. Oocysts from Coli, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and a lot of other waterborne oocysts.
12. You have to bring spare parts
A spare bike key, new bungee cords, a replacement fuse, an additional locking chain, an alternator clutch and an acceleration cable, a chain tube chain, then one replacement chain, a spare headlight bulb, and engine oil.
13. Cash Bring
You cannot rely on your cards because you can not easily find an ATM and cards in all local shops and street vendors may not be suitable.
14. Biking Protection Security Gear
Recall that you have packed your protective gear for the voyage – goggles, knee and elbow racks, clothes reflective, sunglasses to shield your eyes from UV rays.
15. Connectivity of phone
In Ladakh, only mobile connections from other countries operate after payment. Even BSNL has a reach outside Leh from these. Without STD Booths, go to a postpaid BSNL/MTNL link. Every 6-7 hours, your family or a few friends should be kept aware of your location because it is a rolling and challenging journey.