When it comes to adventure sports there is no place like the Himalayas. Mountains, glaciers, valleys, and lakes it has it all. Just like the other adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, skiing mountain biking or motorbike safari another adventurous way to explore the lofty Himalayas. Mountain biking is a very high endurance activity. It requires a lot of stamina both mentally and physically. The best time to go for a motorbike safari is around May to September in the Trans Himalayan region and in the other region you can go during the month of April to June. It is a very interesting way to know the unknown parts of Himalayas. Mostly Himalayan ranges are famous for trekking and mountaineering but mountain biking makes this mountain range different from the others. If you wish to discover the unknown places of the Himalayas alone than this is just the right option for you.
Some of the famous motorbike safari routes are
Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Through motorbike safari you have the best chance to discover the
Himalayan regions of India. The best part of traveling on a motorbike is
you can ride into those areas, where even a jeep cannot reach. Because
of its weight and flexibility they are easy to ride at higher altitudes.
You can easily drive through the cold deserts of Ladakh, Kinnaur and
Lahaul-Spiti. It is also a very good option for sight seeing.
Shimla, Manali, Lahaul & Spiti, Himachal Pardesh
You can ride on the Leh - Manali highway. This highway is the
second highest motorable road in the world, and winds its way through
some extremely hostile terrain. The entire stretch is 485 km long cut
across four mountain passes. If you drive out of Manali you will reach
Rohtang pass, at a height of 3,980m, which provides the entrance towards
the arid region of Lahaul to Leh and Ladakh. From Shimla you can move
towards the pictorial Kinnaur and continue riding through the dry region
of Spiti, which take the bikers to the Kunzum Pass, which is the entry
point to Lahaul. Motrobikes is the best option to witness the beaty of
the Himalayas and to see some of those places, which are normally not
visited. Traveling on bike gives you the freedom to travel wherever you
want. You have a close encounter with nature, the countryside and the
rural people of India.
Nepal is mostly known worldwide because of its mountaineering
destination since it is the home for eight major peaks of the Himalayas.
But it also offers some great site for safari. The Kathmandu and Pokara
valleys are very good option for motorbike safari. Other then this there
are cities and wild regions, which you can try out.
Bhutan is another very good destination as far as the adventure sports
in the country are concerned. But you have to face various rules and
regulation as Bhutan tourism is very particular in maintaining its
Himalayan culture and heritage. So it is important you make your safari
plans earlier to avoid problems.