Every motorcyclist know how fun off-road driving is on a heavy bike with powerful engine. And a Leh Ladakh road trip (https://www.ladakh-tourism.net/leh-ladakh-bike-trip/) is the dream of many adventure enthusiast bikers. But before going on this road trip to Ladakh you need to consider few things. In this article we will give you some tips that will help you in your Leh Ladakh road trip.
There are many considerations when riding off-road, especially on the heavy bikes like Himalayan, but knowing the basic things before starting your trip will lay the groundwork for your bike trip to Ladakh, no matter what you’re riding.
Here are few tips for your road trip to Ladakh.
Best time for the bike trip to Ladakh.
The road to Ladakh from Srinagar NH1 opens in April most of the time. But, a road trip to Ladakh in April would not be a great idea, as, the flow of freezing air makes it very difficult. The temperature becomes normal for a bike ride in Ladakh from May 3rd week. And then June, July, August and September are the best time for the road trip to Ladakh. The month of October again brings the chilly air which would make the bike trip difficult.
Best 3 types of bike for the Leh Ladakh road trip
Royal Enfield – 350cc or 500cc These are the two bikes which you will find riding by almost all the riders during Ladakh bike trip.
Royal Enfield Himalayan – This powerful bike is at top and considered to be the best for Leh Ladakh road trip.
Bajaj Pulsar – 150CC, 200CC, and also 220CC
Things to carry on the road trip to Ladakh
- Helmet for the rider and pillion-rider.
- Water proof clothes and gears
- Comfortable riding shoes for the long bike trip to Ladakh.
- Comfortable and warm riding gloves.
- First Aid Box
- Warm clothes
- Driver’s license and other required documents.
- Sun glasses
- Sleeping bag
- Cap for sun blocking while not riding
- Emergency lights
- Extension cord
- Don’t forget to carry an extra key of your bike.
- Nylon rope
- A few safety pins
- Lighter for fire
- Packed foods or eatables which can be carried for longer duration.
Few other tips for your Bike trip to Ladakh
Having the right equipment is so obvious that we often overlook it. Getting equipped with gears is not enough. The important thing is getting equipped with the right gears.
For example, wearing a helmet incorrectly can cause discomfort and a loss of focus.
When using adventure gear, make sure your gear is comfortable and suitable for the upcoming road trip to Ladakh.
2. Don’t go solo
Try not to ride alone. The last thing you want is to be in a place where there is no one in the middle of the long roads of Ladakh. There are a lot of places in remote areas of Ladakh where there are no mobile signal, so, getting help would be very difficult at those places.
Also, if you are riding a heavy bike with lot of luggage and if you fall down with the cylinder head or exhaust pipe trapping your leg somehow. Then only your Biker mates can provide you the instant help
4. Adjust the levers
Make sure you have the lever easily within reach of your fingers. You need to use it more often.