A Cycling trip from Manali to Leh is the ultimate challenge for adventure seekers. The high altitude, the harsh climate, the rough terrain and the narrow roads make it very difficult to travel but at the same time it is a lifetime adventurous journey.

The craggy terrains and the high altitude demand a focused attitude and strong determination. The 13 day long ‘Ladakh Cycle Tour from Manali’ will cover Manali / Lahul Valley/ Ladakh.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION New Delhi / New Delhi
PLACES COVERED
Manali / Lahul Valley/ Ladakh
STYLE OF TRIP
Cycling
HIGHEST ALTITUDE
18380 ft.
GRADE Moderate to strenuous
BEST SEASON
June  to October
ACCOMMODATION Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
FOOD On trek – All meals included
DISTANCE 631 Km
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, biking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
All hotel, guesthouse and camping charges in Himachal and Ladakh, twin sharing basis
Quality Cycles for riders, tour leader and tour guide
Tour leader and tour guide
Luggage racks and bungee cords for strapping on soft luggage
Backup pickup Tempo or Balero pickup and mechanic
First aid kit and oxygen cylinder & Helmets
All  breakfast Lunch & dinner except Only Breakfast  at Delhi
NOT INCLUDED
Tour leaders will collect a kitty to pay for all these expenses.
Alcohol and other beverages.
Petrol – all riders will be expected to pay their own bills at shops for miscellaneous items purchased.
Gloves, jackets, boots, strap.

 

1

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

You will be met our LTT representative on your arrival at Delhi IG Airport and escort to your hotel and help you check in. You will have rest day to the rest and relax from long trip to Delhi.

  • Delhi, India’s capital and a city of more than 15 million inhabitants.
  • Overnight stay at Delhi.
  • Hotel: Ashok country Resort / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
2

Day 2: Arrive in Manali by Volvo Bus

At around 10 AM, you reach the hill town of Manali, which is situated at an altitude of about 6726 feet and is a haven for tourists. A lush forest cover of Deodars greets you and in the distance, snow-covered peaks elevate its charm. Check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Your guide will take you to explore the Old Town, Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery, Vashisht village and the Pagoda-style Manu Rishi temple or you may shop for local specialities. In the evening, relish a scrumptious dinner and stay overnight at guest house or camps..

Overnight in the hotel/Camp.

B/Lunch/Dinner

3

Day 3: Manali – Marhi

Manali – Marhi (3600 m. ; 7 – 8hrs) Approx 38 kms

The first ascent of the trip prepares up for the tough ride ahead and takes you through the panoramic view of pine and deodar trees. We will take an early start to beat the traffic rush destined for Rohtang Pass. One has to negotiate many hairpin bends to reach Marhi. Marhi offers picturesque camping sites and prepares up for the muddy ascent of Rohtang Pass.

Overnight in camps.

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

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Day 4: Marhi – Rohtang Pass

Marhi – Rohtang Pass (13052 ft.) – Sissu (3400 m. ; 7 – 8hrs) Approx 54 kms

Post a delicious breakfast leave from Marhi and ride 13 KM uphill until you reach Rohtang Pass. The zero point will offer you the best views of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas! Rohtang Pass is situated more than 13000 feet above sea level and is known worldwide for its mesmerising beauty. You will descend to Gramphu and cross Khoskar, first village of the Lahaul and Spiti district. The trails get easy after Khoskar.

Overnight Stay at Camp

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

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Day 5: Sissu – Jispa

Sissu – Jispa (3,320 mt. ; 6 – 7hrs) Approx 54 kms

Ride from Sissu – Jispa (‘Lahaul’ Sissu – Jispa 64 km, 6-7 hour Elevation 600 m)

Start off cycling from Lahaul Valley to Tandi where the confluence of Chandra and Baga can be witnessed.

From Tandi, climb up till Keylong.

After exploring Keylong, descend to Jispa.

Stay overnight in Jispa.

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

6

Day 6: Jispa – Zing-Zing-Bar

Jispa – Zing-Zing-Bar (4270 m. ; 7 – 8hrs) Approx 38 kms

Ride uphill for at least 32 KM and reach Baralacha La, a high mountain pass in the Zanskar Range which connects Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. Rest of the journey will be downhill to reach your campsite

Overnight in camps.

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

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Day 7: Zing-Zing-Bar – Brandy Nallah

Zing-Zing-Bar – Brandy Nallah (4,120 m. ; 7 – 8hrs) Approx 58 kms

The day starts early and participants ascend the mountains up to the Baralacha La at 5030m. We cross Deepak Tal situated at 14,000 ft with the snow-capped Mulkila peaks forming a scenic backdrop. The pass is arid with no vegetation, the sides of the mountains looking more like a quarry covered with loose rocks and scree. The route descends gradually to the wide Sarchu Plains As we descend the gorge area of Bharatpur we will cross mountain rivers before reaching our destination.

Overnight stay at camp

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

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Day 8: Brandy Nallah –Nakee la (5050m.)

Brandy Nallah –Nakee la (5050m.) – Lachalang Pass – Pang (4530m. ; 7 – 8hrs) Approx 57 kms

The day starts with some relatively easy cycling but soon we are negotiating ‘21 loops of Gata’ that zigzag all the way to the summit of Nakila at 5050m. A short downhill section and then another ascent that brings you to the second highest pass on the Manali Leh highway- Lachulung La Pass 5150m. We then have a long descent to Pang down a steep sided gorge which is our campsite for the night The road here is likely to be the worst of the trip with a distinct lack of tarmac, it’s very gravelly and there are many loose stones. Another day in the barren openness of this Himalayan range.

Overnight stay at camp

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

9

Day 9: Pang –More Plain (4700m.)

Pang –More Plain (4700m.) – Tsokar Lake (4660 m. ; 7 – 8hrs) Approx 57 kms

Pang (57kms) to Tso Kar@4835 mts, The lake that appears from nowhere

Today was a lazy morning. All of us knew that the day was easy till Tso – Kar. Climb from Pang till Moorey Plains@4700 mts is a short one. As soon as you enter the plains, it’s a completely different world altogether. It’s a sudden transition to a flat road with a vast cold desert on both sides of the road. One can’t imagine such vast deserts can exist here among the high peaks all around. A little tinge of green here and there, was like a mirage of an Oasis but there was absolutely no water here. Just the feeling of breathing in that open air is unforgettable..

We took a right turn for Tso-Kar, before Debring and did an off-road for a good 7-8 Kms to reach the lake. The lake is not as huge as Pangong but the view is breathtaking! Multi colored ( Green / Blue / Yellowish) water, barren peaks all around, circular visibility, the lake was definitely Picturesque. Sreeram and others clicked many pics there.White pungent smelling powder was lying all around. It appeared as if the salt around the lake had sulphur deposits. We reached back to the point where we had camped ( around 3-4 Kms) by around 15:30 hours.

Overnight stay at camp

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

10

Day 10: Tsokar Lake – Tanglang La (5360 m.)

Tsokar Lake – Tanglang La (5360 m.) – Lato (4084m. ; 7 – 8hrs) Approx 67 kms

Pang (57kms) to Tso Kar at 4835 mts, The lake that appears from nowhere

Today was a lazy morning. All of us knew that the day was easy till Tso – Kar. Climb from Pang till Moorey Plains at 4700 mts is a short one. As soon as you enter the plains, it’s a completely different world altogether. It’s a sudden transition to a flat road with a vast cold desert on both sides of the road. One can’t imagine such vast deserts can exist here among the high peaks all around. A little tinge of green here and there, was like a mirage of an Oasis but there was absolutely no water here. Just the feeling of breathing in that open air is unforgettable..

We took a right turn for Tso-Kar, before Debring and did an off-road for a good 7-8 Kms to reach the lake. The lake is not as huge as Pangong but the view is breathtaking! Multi colored ( Green / Blue / Yellowish) water, barren peaks all around, circular visibility, the lake was definitely Picturesque. Sreeram and others clicked many pics there.White pungent smelling powder was lying all around. It appeared as if the salt around the lake had sulphur deposits. We reached back to the point where we had camped ( around 3-4 Kms) by around 15:30 hours.

Overnight stay at Tsokar Lotus Camp

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

11

Day 11: Lato – Leh

Lato – Leh (3505 m. ; 5 – 6hrs) Approx 65 kms

Gradually ride uphill for 23 KM to the world’s second highest motorable road, Tanglang La. Descend to Indus Valley later and see the series of Chortens that will lead you to Rumtse, the first village of Ladakh. Stay overnight beside a stream on a lush meadow.

Overnight stay at Oriental Hotel/Similar

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

12

Day 12:Leh – Alchi

Leh – Alchi Approx 60 km

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Day 13: Khardung la Pass

Khardung la Pass World highest motorbikable : Approx 45 km

This is without doubt the crowning glory and literally the crest of your amazing Manali Leh cycling expedition. Mount your bikes and ride on a steep road which will take about 45 KM from Leh to reach Khardung La. It is situated at a mind-boggling altitude of above 18000 feet. Click photographs here of the surroundings and also of the altitude sign to boast to your pals back home that you literally touched the sky. Return to Leh and stay overnight at the hotel

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Day 14: Local sightseeing

Local sightseeing by Innovia car 60 km

Leh to Shey, Thikse, and Hemis. Sightseeing of Shey Gompa, Thikse Gompa, and Hemis Gompa. Return to Leh for overnight stay. Gonpa which means local language monastery.

Overnight stay at Oriental Hotel/Similar

B/Hot Lunch/Dinner

15

Day 15:Back to Delhi

Early morning Check out and pickup from Hotel and transfer to the airport for Delhi Again you will be met our LTT representative on your arrival at Delhi Airport and escort to your hotel and help you check in. Delhi, carrying wonderful memories.

  • Hotel: Ashok Country Resort / Similar
  • Meals: no
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Day 16: Depart Home

Hotel: Ashok Country Resort / Similar

Meals: no

Tour Ends.

Tariff

Fix Departure tariff 1230 USD /- excluding service tax of 4.50%

Tariff For Customized Group Per Person

1230 USD/- (above 15 participants)

1320 USD /- (above 10 participants)

1450 USD /- (6-10 participants)

1570 USD /- (2-3 participants)

Tariff Inclusions

  • Mountain Bikes
  • Flight Back from Leh to Delhi
  • Highly advanced & Skilled Mountain biking guide from Himalaya Destination, who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Logistics vehicle to carry all our equipment.
  • Mechanic for any basic problems.
  • Puncture kit and other Basic tools for Mountain bike.
  • Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
  • Basic First aid Kit.
  • Forest Permits, wild life fees and camping charges.

Tariff Excludes

  • Any expenses of personal nature, tips, phone etc.
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trail head.
  • Damage & changes of part

Term And Conditions:

  • For reserving seats you can pay 25% of amount which is non-refundable.
  • The other amount is payable 30 days prior expedition.
  • This Expedition are to be confirmed 30 days prior from Mountain Biking date. Making arrangements for Mountain Biking is tedious and it demands lot of efforts, so a little co-operation from your side is appreciated.
  • The expenses occurring from change in schedule due to weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants. The Himalaya Destination will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues.
  • We ensure you to have a memorable time with us!

Cancellation Policy

  • Planning is done well in advance. To make your trip hassle-free, smooth arrangements are made prior.
    Cancellation policy is as follows:
    Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure:
     25% Refund
    Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure:
     15% Refund
    Cancellation between 20 days prior to date of departure and departure date:
     No Refund

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