Skurbuchan to Sakar – Leh Mountain Biking – Day 3

Day three of our cycling, from Skurbuchan to Sakar was another exciting one. Cycling next to Indus river, the amazing landscape, cycling through the apricot farmland, river crossing, cycling next to the stream, cycling downhill and extremely tiring uphill followed by camping next to the stream.

Skurbuchan to Sakar

Check out the first two days of our cycling here:

Day1 – Leh to Lamayuru

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Day2 – Moonland to Skurbuchan

At Skurbuchan campsite, enjoy the morning walk around the apricot farm and the local village. Have breakfast, pack your bags and check for tire pressure before cycling. Take the mud route till you reach the main road. The route is mainly flat or downhill next to the river Indus, crossing few villages. It is a long ride with hardly any water source. The river water is all silt and cannot be used for drinking. It is dangerous to get all the way down to the river and also, the rapid flow of water, doesn’t make this a safe place to get to the water. It is hard to find any shop on the way and we stopped at Indus cafe for a small tea break.

Leaving Skurbuchan and cycling uphill post lunch

Continue to pedal further till you reach a bridge that takes you to a village. The route from this place to our campsite is all uphill and is extremely tiring. We managed to pedal switching between first and second gear, with multiple breaks till we reached the next village. We had packed lunch and explored the place and had some fresh juicy apricot. Post lunch we continued further uphill, but not too steep, next to a steam. The landscape here isn’t too dry and is full of trees and farmland. After cycling for almost 2 hours we crossed the stream and stayed at an under construction government guest house. It was almost dark and we spent some time next to the stream.

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