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About Roller Coaster 2018 (Manali - Leh Cycling expedition)

A land like no other, bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. An amazing world of cold barren desert mountains of various colors, different temperaments, rivers, streams, stones, sand, glaciers, lakes, prayer wheels, monasteries, stupas, Thupka, maggi basic living!

Manali – Leh Highway: The 485 km route opens only for 4 months in the year, June to Sept. Every turn in this route offers fascinating, breath taking views, amazing landscapes, clear skies, unbelievable sights! Seems like you are riding through a “Museum” of the mountain ranges, which are of all kinds! Lush green terrain in Manali, brown, black, grey mountains towards Leh. The colors though dull are unique and pleasing to the eyes, a few of them seem like God had painstakingly painted each one of them in various colour combinations, Neat strokes of brown, grey, rust, black, dark brown, amber, maroon a real paradise for any artist visiting Ladakh. A few of them covered with snow, melting to form small streams of water that add even more life to the barren giant mountains. Some are covered with sand, confusing the human eye. Some seem so calm & serene, while some stare at you with vengeance. Some are in very different, weird shapes, wild mountains, some are dusted with the shade of the clouds, making the colour combination even more interesting, they seem almost unnatural like someone had just painted these scenes and created an artificial set around you depicting the various ‘Moods’ of the mountains!

The average elevation of Leh-Manali highway is more than 4,000 m (13,000 feet) and its highest elevation is 5,328 m (17,480 ft) at Tanglang La mountain pass. It is flanked by mountain ranges on both sides featuring some stunning sand and rock natural formations.

The highway crosses many small streams of ice-cold water from snow-capped mountains and glacial melts without a bridge and it requires riding skill to negotiate fast-flowing streams. The landscape changes immediately after getting past Rohtang Pass and entering into Chandra river valley in Lahaul region. The greenery on the southern side of the mountain pass disappears and the mountain slopes on the leeward side become brown and arid. However, the mountain peaks are covered in snow and shine brightly in sun.

Leh-Manali highway is generally two lanes wide (one lane in either direction) without a road-divider but has only one or one and a half lanes at some stretches. The highway has many damaged stretches and under-maintenance portions where even a little rainfall can trigger landslide making it very dangerous to cross that stretch of the road.

The Rollercoaster 2018 starts from Manali on the 30th of June 2018.
We will transfer everyone in vehicles to Beas Nallah. The ride starts from Beas Nallah. 
Below are the itineraries.
Day 1- Reach Manali - Acclimatise 
Day 2- Beas Nalah to Sissu 
Day 3- Sissu to Patsio 
Day 4- Patseo to Sarchu 
Day 5- Sarchu to Paang 
Day 6- Paang to Lato 
Day 7- Lato to Leh
Day 8 (Optional) Leh to Khardungla and back.

Cost the above tour will be informed to you via email

Itinerary -

30th June - Pickup from bus station n drop at hotel Highland Manali or Similar. Day is relaxed. Unpack bikes (mechanic will assist). Evening short acclimatisation ride in Manali town. Orientation n briefing. Dinner .

1st July- pickup from hotel n drop at Beas Nallah. Ride starts from here. Enroute stop at Rohtang for pictures n lunch at Koksar. Ride ends at Sissu. Hotel Triveni at Sissu or similar is prebooked.

2nd July- Sissu to Patsio. Hozur Adventure Camp is prebooked. Dinner at camp.

3rd July- Patsio to Sarchu. Himalayan Adventure Camp is Prebooked. Dinner at camp.

4th July- Sarchu to Paang. Paang does not have any hotel or organised camps. So we stay at make shift camps provided by locals. Sonam's camp is the best which we are looking for n have their services earlier many times.

5th July- Paang to Lato- Lato- guest house prebooked.

6th July- Lato to Leh- Hotel Kang la Chen or Similar.

7th July- Departure for airport (end of tour) 
Leh to Khardungla n back. Hotel Kang la Chen or Similar. (Optional)

8th July- Departure for Airport. (Tour ends for all)

Price of the tour - Manali - Leh - 40500
Manali - Leh - Khardungla - 45500

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