Get ready to ride on one of the most outrageously beautiful trails in India. Specially designed for cyclists by My India touring. Given the hazard of altitude, bumpy roads and sheer cold, the Manali-Leh bike tourcircuit 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. An erstwhile, though veritable, pit stop on the silk route, Leh still retains its vibrant charm. The laid back town is now sprinkled with lazy cafes, small guesthouses and an atmospheric bazaar where most tourists like to hang out. 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.My India Touring’s cycling tours are crafted by a team of travel experts as passionate about your manali-leh holiday as can be.
– 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
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Riding Style: Pro Rider
Total Distance Cycled: 500km averaging 40km per day.
Tour Starts: Manali
Tour Ends: Leh, Ladakh
Group Size: Min. 6, Max. 20 and My India Touring Team
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.
|Tour will start from Manali, Night stay will be at Hotel Mars Shuru . Complete Rest, acclimatization, checking your gears. Enjoys the day and gear up for upcoming exciting adventure cycling tours to leh ladakh.|
|Day 02||Manali to Marhi (50km) Old Route|
|Gear-up for an all-new cycling adventure tours as we reach Mahri 50 km below our first spot, we cover peddling.|
|Day 03||Marhi to Gondla (69km)|
|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 .|
|Day 04||Gondla to Jispa (43km)|
|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.|
|Day 05||Jispa to Zingzangbar (32km)|
|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.|
|Day 06||Zingzangbar to Brandy Nala (74km)|
|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.|
|Day 07||Brandy Nala to Pang to Tanglang La Base Camp (53km + 50km)|
|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.|
|Day 08||Tanglang-La Base Camp to Upshi (60km)|
|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.|
|Day 09||Upshi to Leh (63km)|
|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!|
|Day 10||Day in Leh|
|Before the return trip back to Leh enjoys the day explore the bazaar for interesting local handicrafts. – Hotel Stay at Leh and enjoy the Dinner in the Market a dedicated guide will be with the group.|
|Day 11||Day in Leh|
|Off to Khardungla via Jeep then Descent back to Leh.|
|Day 12||Leh to Manali (18 Hrs)|
|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.|
|Complete day rest in Manali and by evening will route group accordingly.|
|Tour Ends Here…|
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