Traveling to Ladakh on a motorcycle is everyone’s dream ride, and it is indeed the best way to see the amazing landscape beauty of Ladakh. I am one of the lucky ones to have done it (though only partially), but nevertheless, bike or no bike, Ladakh is a place of tremendous natural beauty and a must visit for all.
It is a place where snow falls but not rain, where there are huge mountains but totally dry, and where you will see endless blue skies, fresh water lakes, several snow-capped mountain passes and your eyes and heart will want to just stop and stare at what you are witnessing. And to top it all, the people of the region are so warm, helpful and rich in culture that they welcome everyone who comes to wander on their lands, which is especially heart warming given the tough conditions they survive in.
This shot above was taken near Sarchu which is at a height of over 14000 feet (which is more than the height of Rohtang Pass), and we spent a night there. The place is low in oxygen but rich in life, so you will cherish every moment of it. I sat very low along the side of the road while a group of motorcyclists passed away, set my camera to aperture priority and f/8 to get this depth of field and did a burst of shots, and ended up selecting this one as a keeper.
I will leave you with the below quote –
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost