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15 Nights / 16 Days
Max People : 28
Overview

If you are passionate enough and have the mettle for an exciting cycling tour, avail this  package, to have bold experience in the cool habitat of North India.  Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides to beat. Cutting across beautiful trails with the Himalayas serving as the perfect backdrop, one can cross Taklang La standing at 5328m before entering Leh. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac. In the Manali Leh cycling tour explore rougher dirt tracks while making some tough climbs along with gut-wrenching descents. Every day the distance covered ranges from 30 plus traversing altitudes over 4000m.

NOTE:- All the itineraries can be customized to suit your own special interests, preferences, abilities, extension and reduction of numbers of days.

Itinerary

Day 1:Arrive in Delhi

At your arrival to the capital, after the boarding and lodging process you shall be guided to visit the last city of pre- independent India then known as the ‘Lutyen’s city’ built by the British architect Edwin Lutyen in 1911. The main visiting the attractions will include the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Birla Mandir (Lakshminarayan Temple), and India Gate. Also visit an astounding piece of architecture from the Mughal era – The Humayun Tomb. O/N hotel

Day 2:Delhi-Chandigarh 240kms

After having breakfast, drive toward Chandigarh. Arrival in Chandigarh and visit the city built by Le Corbusier, the famous Swiss architect. Discovery of the Rock Garden , a unique garden where sculptures of stones, various materials or urban waste coexist! Self-taught founding artist Nek Chand has made his dream come true by building a fairy garden that today is said to be the second most visited site in India after the Taj Mahal. O/N hotel

Day 3:Chandigarh-Manali 300kms

Day three we will begin our journey towards Manali. our journey still continues on plains of Punjab till we reach the edge Himachal, then driving through the hilly Kullu valley to Manali. O/N hotel

Day 4:Manali

Our experts will guide you assemble your bikes and prepare yourselves for the adventure ahead. Manali is situated in the beautiful Kullu Valley, which holds a cultural and religious significance as the home of saptarshi (seven sages). What could be a more perfect place to go for a test ride on your respective bike and get used to the cuts and curves of this hilly area. O/N hotel

Day 5:Manali-Marhi (3150m) 36kms

Gear-up for an all-new cycling adventure as we reach Marhi 35km below our first speck, we shall cover peddling. Go through the flower valleys, forests and the tiny beautiful villages. As you arrive in Kothi, cycle through the hairpin bends till Rohalla Falls, experience the adventure at its best. O/N camp

Day 6:Marhi –Sissu (3957m) 51kms

After breakfast we will peddle uphill to reach Rohtang la 3978m up and pass by first among the other passes of Leh, we descend to the road surface witnessing stunning scenery. After reaching the valley Lahaul, continue cycling downhill to Khoksar village. Then take a short detour and finally descend to Sissu. O/N camp

Day 7:Sissu-Jispa (3200m) 58kms

A much lighter day ahead as we continue our journey to Jispa via K long on a flatter road surface. starts with a steady climb up to Gondla, above Sissu. From Gondla there’s a fast descent to Tandi which is situated at the confluence of the Chandra River (flowing down from the north) and Bhaga River, which merge to form the Chandra- Bhaga River that later becomes known as Chenab downstream in Jammu and Kashmir . We cross the towns of Tandi and Keylong and ride on a low gradient all the way up till Jispa, where the river opens out into a wide valley. O/N camp

Day 8:Jispa-Zingzing bar (4200m) 33kms

The road climbs steadily to Darcha some 12km from Jispa and then the climb to Patseo begins. The terrain is much more arid and the road is dusty and rocky. We can now sense the isolation of the area, with a few sheep dotted around and begin to enter the territory of the Lamas. In the far horizon you can see the bleak and awesome spectacle of the higher Himalayan ranges. O/N camp

Day 9:Zingzing bar -Brandy Nala (3650m) 77kms

Cross the Himalayas to Serchu and experience the hectic day along with some fun and adventure. Climb up to the Baralacha La 4900m. Once you reach, you will witness the captivating views of snow-covered Barashigri, Chandrabhaga and the snow-capped Mulkila peaks forming a scenic backdrop. Continue cycling and ride past Kiling Sarai to reach the plain Serchu. Cycling continue to Brandy Nala. O/N camp

Day 10:Brandy Nala-Pang (4250m) 84kms

Start cycling early today as you have to ride a long distance today. Firstly, climb across Whisky Nallah toward Gata Loops and climb up to the Naki La 4740 meters)m and Lachalung La 5050m. Afterwards, cross the Zanskar Range and witness the captivating views. From Lachalung La, start an easy ride down till you reach Pang. O/N camp

Day 11:Pang-Tsokar (4500m) 57kms

Start the day with a short ascent to the More Plains (4700m). Then you pass through Rupsho, the waterless high altitude desert. Deviate from the main road and cycle along a sandy track to reach Tsokar Lake. O/N camp

Day 12:Tsokar- Rumtse (4190m) 80kms

Wait to experience another long day of cycling today. Enjoy every bit of your trail to Rumtse .The adventure reaches its extremity as we scale up to the peak of the last pass Taklang la 5328m which is second highest motorable in the wold and from the top of Taklang La enjoy charming views of the Himalayas and Karakoram Range, Further we shall descend towards Rumtse along zig zag descent and more greener and fertile treks. O/N camp

Day 13:Rumtse -Leh (3501m) 78kms

With the last of the soaring passes now conquered, the riding becomes easier and cycle along the Kyamnar River down to Upshi. Then cycle beside the Indus river and pass through Karu, Thiksey and Shey Palace, breaking the journey at one or two fascinating monasteries (Hemis & Thiksey). At the final stage, leave Indus and enter Leh where we cease the day in legendary city of Leh- a paradise on earth. Relax at hotel. O/N hotel

Day 14:Rest Day in Leh

Rest Day

Day 15:Leh-Kharzong La (5400m)-Leh 80kms

After breakfast, get ready to make the big climb today.You will be angling up to the highest motorable in the world, all weather civilian pass, the mighty Kharzong La (5400m). The view from the top is breathtaking views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Kharzongla. After having packed lunch and stopping for photos, we ride downhill to reach Leh. O/N hotel

Day 16:Leh-Delhi

Early morning transfer to airport to board flight back to home and tour ends with sweet memories.

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Includes
  • airport transfers
  • all Transportation
  • hotel on twin sharing with all meals plus mineral water.
  • sightseeing as per program, cycling with full camping facilities.
  • experienced guide
  • camping charges, wildlife fee, red cross, Ladakh environmental fee and inner line permit
  • Camping equipments (Member ,kitchen ,toilet and dinning tents, mattress, kitchen equipments, cook and helpers
  • transport on tour to Manali with 1 support camper car upto 4 pax and 1 camper car and 1 mini truck for more than 5 pax.
Excludes
  • any air ticket.
  • mountain bike.
  • hotels & services in Delhi.
  • sleeping Bags, shoes and clothing.  
  • any extension tours.
  • anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”  
  • items of any personal nature such as, Tip, travel insurance, Laundry and Phone Calls.
  • extra hotel nights, rescue and evacuation costs
  • Any Kind of Alcoholic drink
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Essential Info

Pay heed to the guidelines given by trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience. Avoid cycling during the nights. Single rooms and tents can be requested for a supplement (subject to availability). Please enquire at the time of booking.

Ladakh is very safe, tourist friendly and cheering place, but still you need to take care of some preparations which can make your tour even better and memorable: Carry headache, stomachache, anti-vomiting tablets with you. Please respect the culture of Ladakh. We are Providing world class services in the secluded place, which is similar to an oasis, is very difficult and challenging. Still we try our best to bring cheer on your faces.

Code of Ethics for tourists visiting Ladakh

  • As a Guest – Respect local traditions- protect local cultural- maintain local prides.
  • While taking Photographs- Respect privacy-ask permission and restraint use of flashlight for photography and filming inside National Monuments and smoking and alcohol drinking is strictly prohibited
  • Respect Holy Place- preserve what you have come to see- never touch or remove religious objects- purchase and sale of antiques which is more than 100 years old is against the law and it attracts punishment under rules.
  • Keep stream water clean and avoid using pollutants such as detergents in stream and springs- if no toilets facilities are available- make sure are at least 30 Meter away from water source and Bury or cover waste.
  • Giving to Children encourages begin- a donation to project like Health Centre or School is a more constructive way to help.
  • Visitors who value local traditions encourage local prides and maintain local cultures-please help them to gain a realistic view of life in other parts of the World.
  • The beauty of the place and loving kinds of the people may change you but please do not change them.

Eating and Drinking
Whilst camping, the staff will bring a hot drink (usually tea) to your tent each morning. When you reach camp in the afternoon tea and biscuits will be served. At breakfast, dinner and in the afternoons, there is a choice of hot drinks. Breakfasts typically include cereal, toast and jam, eggs and porridge. Lunch on trek is usually served as a picnic en route (except on shorter days when it is in camp). Lunch and dinner typically include soup to start, followed by a variety of hot dishes (both local and western) such as potatoes/chips, vegetables, curry, pasta, rice, dal and paneer (cottage cheese). At dinner time a dessert such as tinned fruit and custard, fritters or cake is also be served. Note:- that although some meals will include meat, it is not as readily available while camping.

Drinking Water
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Ladakh. In Leh there is a shop called Dzomsa which sells safe drinking water. Your leader will show you where this is on your first day in Leh.

During the trek the cooks will collect and boil drinking water from the mountain streams and fill up your water bottles for you, but you may need to collect water during the day and may wish to use your own water purification treatment as well.

We also suggest that you may like to bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar)

Weather
The above weather chart for Leh shows average temperatures only – it does not reflect extremes of heat and cold. Generally the weather is good in Ladakh during the summer time, with warm to very hot sunny days (up to 30ºC/35ºC+) with cooler nights depending on the altitude (it can reach freezing point at some higher places in September). There is, however, the possibility of rain, and you should be prepared for this. The sun is very strong at these altitudes and some of the days on trek can be extremely hot.

Ladakh, though technically part of the Tibetan plateau and classified as a high altitude desert, can and does occasionally experience the effects of the Indian monsoon. Although the departures are timed to coincide when the weather is normally good, you should remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

Note:- While on a trek or expedition in a remote area if any client suffers from altitude sickness or any other serious injury, the sirdar/guide sends a runner to the nearest telephone/army post/road head to ask for help. Emergency evacuation becomes necessary in the following cases:

High Altitude Sickness – If the client suffers from High Altitude Sickness, he/she needs to descend immediately.

Injury – In case the client is badly injured – broken bones/fractures or sickness like thrombolysis (blood clotting), paralysis, loss of eyesight – in these cases as well he/she needs to be evacuated/descend immediately.

What to bring

  • Hiking trousers and shirts, warm jackets, pullovers and raincoat
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Flash light
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Sunglasses, Lip balm
  • Sun lotion cream and toiletries
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