Ladakh: Manali Leh Manali Cycling Tour

10 Days
  • June - September

Overview

Get ready to ride on one of the most outrageously beautiful trails in India! Given the hazard of altitude, bumpy roads and sheer cold, the Manali-Leh bike tour circuit is both challenging and highly rewarding cycling experience. At an average elevation of 13000 feet the 479 km route from Manali to Leh takes you through dramatic views of lush forested slopes to contrasting arid mountain deserts. Expect to cross, windy passes, finger numbing glacial streams and lonely villages perched on high hills. Plummeting valleys dotted with herds of sheep and gushing rivers are going to be constant companions to the exhilarating ride that awaits you. Pack in a good measure of resolve along with suitable fitness to haul up from the relatively easier lower Himalayan terrain of Manali across four passes till Leh. Once the intrepid cyclist in you has overcome the demanding gradients and cutting chilly winds, you can soothe the senses in the unassuming Tibetan town, Leh. With some time to sooth the weary legs, you can set out to explore the Buddhist monasteries around. And the journey doesn’t end here. After Leh, an 18308ft pass awaits you with one last demanding conquest over Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world.

Duration: 10 days / 11 nights

Riding Style: Pro Rider

Total Distance Cycled: 500km averaging 40km per day.

Tour Starts: Manali

Tour Ends: Manali | Leh | Ladakh

Group Size: Min. 6, Max. 20

Support: A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to.

10 days cycling tour package, to have bold experience in the cool habitat of North India Leh ladakh. 

Cost – Rs 58,500/- Per Person for min 06 Persons

*Tour can be customized as per requirement

Booking Amount : 10000/Person 

Confirmation Policy

  • Payments can be done in 3 parts.
  • After processing the booking amount you will get an email confirmation.
  • Once you paid the Booking amount for your booking, you will get an invoice containing all the information about the trip.

Payment Terms Policy

  • Booking amount 10,000/-
  • At the start of the trip departure 60% of the Balance.
  • Balance on arrival at Leh.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations are made before 35 to 15 days from the date of travel then 60% of the total Booking Amount will be charged.
  • Cancellations are made between 0 to 10 days from the date of travel then 100% of the total Booking Amount will be charged.

Refund Policy

  • Refund amount will be processed within 2 weeks of business days.
  • All applicable refunds will be done in the traveller’s Bank Transfer only.

Trip Highlights

  • Unmatchable topography of contrasting barren desert fields and green farmlands to soak in.
  • Bike past four formidable mountain passes in the lower Himalayas and the highest motorable road in the world at Khardung La.
  • Have an intimate tryst with Ladakhi life in local homes, village-side shops and in conversations with a passing shepherd.
  • Push the boundaries with sweat and sinew behind one of the toughest but best cycling trails in India.
  • This one will be a wholesome fill of cycling in one of the most spectacular trails of India, with an infusion of local food, culture and the pleasant simplicity that you will encounter with locals

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Manali

On Arrival Pick and Hotel Transfers, followed by checking your gears, allocations of bikes and meet the team session. Enjoys the day and gear up for upcoming exciting adventure cycling tours to leh ladakh.

the journey starts from the smooth roads of Manali. We take a series of hairpin bends to leave the Pine and Deodar forests surrounding Manali, cycle through the villages of Palchan, Kothi and Gulaba to reach the alpine meadows at Marhi - the base of the Rohtang Pass.

After breakfast we will peddle uphill to reach Rohtang la 3978 m up and pass by first among the other passes of Leh, we go down to the road surface witnessing splendid scenery. After reaching the valley floor, we head towards Gondla along the River Chenab .

A much lighter day ahead as we continue our journey to Jispa via Keylong on a flatter road surface allowing you to enjoy the surrounding without exhausting much.

Expect a bit exhausting peddling as we head skyward from Jispa to Baralacha la at 4930 m up. However this effort shall be rewarded with scenes that are pure and white unlike the landscapes you come across downhill.

Enjoy the stunning views of Lingti valley and after few kilometres of flat ride, the road heads dramatically upwards via ‘Gata Loops’ a series of 21 consecutive hairpin curves and bends totaling to a 20 km climb to the up hills of Lachlung la 5050 m up – a achievement worth a reward! We will come downhill all the way to Brandy Nala, a famous place for army stock up supplies.

A less exhausting excursion to Pang will leave you with some scope to chill and relax along the beautiful valley. A splendid experience at 4200 m, will leave you peddling a bit lighter as you ride on a flatter plain for a change.

The adventure reach its extremity as we scale up to the peak of Tanglang la, at 5328 m and among the highest spot of our journey which also require some hard peddling up the hill. Tanglang la is also the second highest road in the world. Further we shall go down towards Uphsi along a more greener and fertile.

With the last of the soaring passes now conquered, the riding becomes easier. We follow the Indus Valley route, breaking the journey at one or two fascinating monasteries, or ‘Gompas’. We stop the day in legendary city of Leh- a paradise on earth perfect place to recover from the journey to get there!

Khardung la pass known as the highest motor able road in the world, with altitude of around 18380ft, has continuous climb from Leh to Khardungla-top. Khardungla top is around 45 kms from leh, continuous climb in the route till top. High altitude prone area and known as very challenging route, as it is the final destination of the route. After reaching the top, a continuous downward slope on the same route back to leh.

Our tour concludes with our winding up of luggage’s and lots of memories to cherish while we transfer you to the Manali via Tempo Traveler long journey.

Tour Ends at Manali Common Point with Loads of Memories.

Inclusions:

  • -All accommodations - guests houses/overland camping setup, sleeping bags & sleeping mats.
  • -All breakfasts, Packed lunches, tea and dinners.
  • -Nutritious, high calorie food will be served.
  • -Expert Trip Leaders who look after your every need.
  • -Back up vehicle support that follows throughout the trip and carries all belongings.
  • -Fully equipped Medical Vehicle follows throughout the trip with a certified CPR personel.
  • -Transportation from Leh to Manali via Tempo Traveller.
  • -First level medical assistance.
  • -Mountain Bike (Non Rentals).
  • -Forest Permits, wild life fees and camping charges.
  • -Khardungla Wild Life Fees.
  • -Fireballs Adventures Jersey.
  • -Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Exclusions:

  • -Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation.
  • -Any damage in cycle or change of parts required will be charged extra.
  • -For BYOB please Carry Extra tubes, Extra spares for cycles, Mechanic for the same will be from our side.

FAQs

What is the best time to visit Ladakh?

The best time to visit Ladakh is from May to September when the weather is pleasant and the roads are open.

 

How to avoid altitude sickness?

Acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. Spend the first couple of days in Leh to adjust.

 

Are permits required for Ladakh?

Inner Line Permits are required for certain areas like Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, and Tso Moriri. These can be obtained in Leh.

 

What is local currency?

Indian Rupee (INR). ATMs are available in Leh, but it’s advisable to carry cash when travelling to remote areas.

 

What transport for local travel?

Rent a bike, car, or join a tour group. Taxis and shared jeeps are also available for local travel.

 

What are the Culinary Highlights?

Momos: Steamed or fried dumplings filled with vegetables or meat.

Thukpa: A hearty noodle soup with vegetables or meat.

Butter Tea: Traditional tea made with yak butter, salt, and tea leaves.

Skyu: A traditional Ladakhi pasta dish made with root vegetables and meat.

Apricot Jam: Made from locally grown apricots, often enjoyed with bread or pastries.

What are the Cultural Etiquette?

Dress Modestly: Especially when visiting monasteries and religious sites.

Photography: Always ask for permission before taking photos of people or inside monasteries.

Respect Local Customs: Ladakhis are friendly and hospitable. Respect their traditions and practices.

 

What activities and experiences can I enjoy?

Trekking: Popular treks include Markha Valley Trek, Chadar Trek (frozen river trek), and Stok Kangri Trek.

Motorbike Tours: Rent a Royal Enfield and explore the rugged terrain of Ladakh.

Rafting: White-water rafting on the Zanskar River.

Cultural Festivals: Attend local festivals like Hemis Festival, Ladakh Festival, and Losar (Tibetan New Year).

 

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Ladakh: Manali Leh Manali Cycling Tour