Adventure activities in Ladakh:
Trekking in Ladakh: Ladakh is also famous for providing best trekking routes to adventure lovers, Trekking in Ladakh is one of the best ways to explore the Himalayan region, some of the trekking routes which one can enjoy are as:
Ladakh road trip / motor biking:
Ladakh is all about crossing the various 'la' or the mountain passes. Ladakh literally means land of many passes. It is a place of many high passes. Passes are the natural doors to the other mountains and peaks. These passes are located so high in the mountain that they give the best adventure while crossing.
Some of the passes which you can explore while on the tour are:
• Khardung La pass,
• Chang La pass
• Zoji La Pass
• Baralacha La Pass
• Fotu La Pass
• Lachulung La Pass
• Namika La Pass
• Taglangla pass.
The Indus river originating from Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake in Tibet runs across the desert region of Ladakh. While rafting in this river you get to enjoy some fascinating beauty of nature as the river takes you through the gorges in the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. This river has mainly rapids of Grade I and Grade II and at some places of Grade III.
Different types of routes are for different category of rafters for both Begineers and experts. Popular route for beginners is Hemis-Stakna-Shey-Thiksey-Choglamsar. A rather more adventurous people can go for the route between Alchi and Khaltsey. Some other common routes are:
Phey-Nimo route: this route has grade two and three rapids and passes through hamlets, monasteries and other beautiful sites to behold.
Kharu-Spituk: Recommended for beginners.
Upshi-Kharu: This is an easier route and the rapid ranges between one and three.
Saspol-Khaltsey: A good route for adventure seekers.
Phey-Saspol: This route is for those who want calmer rafting and enjoy the view of the vicinity.
Paragliding: Paragliding is conducted mainly near the Khardung La pass region of Ladakh as the weather is quite calm there with cool mountain breeze blowing gently and helping the lovers of this adventure sports to try a flight.
Besides these Cycling and Kayaking ia also done in Ladakh.