Ladakh is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan Mountains in the north part of the
Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. "Ladakh" means "The place of Passes". The valley is one of the
least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation.
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.
Ladakh attracts many cyclist & riders because of its undisturbed beauty and less crowded roads. The
roads are rugged yet too scenic to be tired! The nature is truly in its best form and amazes us every
single time. It is one of the toughest terrains in India but trust us, it is totally worth it! So pack your
bags, set your riding gear and get ready to be mesmerized by the serenity of Ladakh India!
Day 1 - Arrive in Manali
Upon your arrival at Manali, you will be taken to the location of your stay. Check into the hotel.
In the afternoon, get a ride to Naggar and Roerich Art Gallery.
Enjoy the evening at leisure and return to your hotel for your stay.
Briefing to all riders followed by dinner.
Day 2 -Ride from Manali – Marhi
Embark on an exciting day of cycling to Marhi.
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.
Cycle up to the campsite at Marhi and stay overnight in tents or guesthouses or hotel
Day 3 -Ride from Marhi – Sissu
Cycle along the zig-zag roads to Rohtang La (3978m).
After reaching the pass, continue cycling downhill to Khoksar village.
Then take a short detour and finally descend to Sissu.
Stay overnight in the tents / guesthouse / hotel at Sissu.
Day 4 -Ride from Sissu – Jispa
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.
Day 5 -Ride from Jispa – Patseo
Today, you are going to discover the beautiful green meadows and pastureland to Darch at a height of 3235
At Darcha, halt for a while to enjoy a cup of tea.
Continue climbing, until you reach Patseo (3650m).
Upon arrival, check-in to your room or tent for the stay overnight.
Day 6 - Ride from Patseo – Sarchu
Cross the Himalayas to Sarchu and experience the hectic day along with some fun and adventure.
Climb up to the Baralacha La Pass (4892m).
Once you reach, you will witness the captivating views of snow-covered Barashigri, Chandrabhaga and Mulkila
Continue cycling and ride past Kiling Serai to reach Sarchu. Stay overnight in Sarchu
Day 7 -Ride from Sarchu – Pang
Start cycling early today as you have to ride a long distance today.
Firstly, climb across Brandy Nallah and Whisky Nallah toward Gata Loops.
Also, climb up to the Nakli La (4800 meters) and Lachalung La Pass (5100 meters).
Afterwards, cross the Zanskar Range and witness the captivating views.
From Lachalung La Pass, start an easy ride down till you reach Pang.
Stay overnight in tents at Pang
Day 8 -Ride from Pang – Rumtse
Start the day with a short ascent to the Morey Plains (4700m).
we will be making up till worlds second highest motor able road Cross Tanglang La (5,328 m), from here once
we are on top experience the charming views of the Himalayas and Karakoram Range.
Proceed to cover a long zig zag descent to reach Rumptse.
Stay overnight in Rumptse.
Day 9 -Ride from Rumptse – Leh (82 km ride, 7-8 hour, Elevation of 450 m)
Cycle along the Kyamnar River down to Upshi.
Also, en route, visit Hemis, the largest and richest Ladakhi monasteries.
Also visit ancient temples and Buddha statues.
Start to cycle beside the Indus River and pass through Karu, Tikse and the ruins of Shey Palace.
At the final stage, leave Indus and enter Leh.
Once you arrive in Leh, check-in to your hotel and relax.
Day 10 - Relax day in Leh
Spend a relaxed day at hotel & local sigh seeing tour will be arranged in Suv for all. Visit to Thiksey
Monastery, Shey palace & Shanti stupa.
(Check out for 10 day Tour)
Day 11 - Ride to Khardung La
Ride to Khardung La (5602m), one of the highest motorable passes in the morning.
Cycle from Leh till the top of the pass and relish the beautiful views of the Karakorams, Ladakh and Zanskar
Take a halt for a while and then head to enjoy a fantastic downhill ride back to Leh.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 - Departure
Airport drop post breakfast, depart from Leh.
Price and services
INR 38000/- Per Person (Manali-Leh-Khardungla 12 days ride)
INR 32500/- Per Person (Manali-Leh for 10 days ride)
Prices are inclusive of all applicable taxes
Package Inclusions: -
Ride Captain - Our highly experienced lead rider accompanies you on the tour on cycle
An experienced mechanic & supply team
SUV/MUV with an experienced driver for the complete tour as a backup vehicle & supplies
Map with elevation profiles
Meals throughout the journey (Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner). Also Tea, soft drinks & snacks for evenings.
Chocolates, dry fruits & fruits
Packaged mineral water throughout the tour
All sightseeing, tolls, permits, etc on the tour
All inner line permits required for foreign & domestic traveller
First aid with required medicines, oxygen cylinder
We have a varied choice of food in most places.
Accommodation in good listed hotels / luxury camps/ Guest Houses/ Campsite on double occupancy basis
A kit with essentials like maps, basic tools, etc to keep with you at all times
Sachets of rehydration mixture
Basically you just need to enjoy the ride while we have everything in order for you. We are making sure that
you get good service & support from us.
Package Exclusions: -
Any expenses incurred due to Force Majeure.
Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, drinks etc
Any other items not mentioned in the inclusions.
Carry only essentials that you need for your use since the flight allowance is only 15+7 kgs. Avoid paying
Essentials you should have:
Just enough clothes to last you for the trip since you will get laundry services in Leh directly.
Warm wear - Pull overs, sweaters, thermal inners or anything else you feel is required by you in low
Good tint or clear glasses to wear for protection against sun and dust.
One pair of sandals, chappals or sneakers that you are comfortable with.
Hiking pants / shorts or any other basic hiking gear you might want to carry.
Enough underclothes and socks.
Medicines if you are on a certain routine medication and any other medication you think you might need.
Free luggage space if you intend to shop for souvenirs from the trip.
All the above gear should preferably be waterproof in case the weather goes bad. It gets really cold when it
rains or snows.
12 to 15 riders in group + Lead rider + backup & Support team
Good certified helmets,
Jacket and riding trousers with protection. Alternatively a good set of knee and elbow guards.
Riding shoes with protection.
Riding thermal gloves with protection.
Good tint or clear glasses to wear for protection against sun and dust
All the above riding gear should preferably be waterproof in case the weather goes bad or proper rain gear
to wear over the riding gear. It gets really cold when it rains or snows.
Carry hydration packs, GPS systems, etc as per your convenience.
Other things to carry:
Phone, camera, video camera, spare memory cards and chargers.
Spare spectacles if you wear powered lenses.
Sunscreen cream & Lip-balms
Energy bars / Dry fruits / Electrolytes to carry on you at all times.
Anything else that you feel you need to have.
To keep in mind:
This adventure tour covers some harsh mountain terrain so you need to promise yourself that you have
enough experience to enjoy yourself safely.
We also suggest that you have valid travel insurance at the time of the tour.
Do make sure you are physically fit to do the tour.
Avoid using radio communication devices /satellite phones on the tour for security reasons.
1.What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness usually affects us at altitudes higher than 2500 m (8000 ft) above mean sea level. The first
feel of reduced oxygen in the air is by getting breathless during activities that would be commonplace to us at
home. It is quite similar to a hangover - it causes headache, nausea, and fatigue. This is very common: some
people are only slightly affected, others feel awful.
2.What causes altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness happens because there is less oxygen in the air that you breathe at high altitudes. It can
happen to anyone. Even physically fit individuals are not protected - Olympic athletes get altitude sickness too.
Part of the mystery of acute mountain sickness is that it is difficult to predict who will be affected. There are
many stories of fit and healthy people being badly limited by symptoms of acute mountain sickness, while their
older companions have felt fine.
3.Altitude sickness prevention
Go up slowly, take it easy, and give your body time to get used to the altitude. The body has an amazing ability
to acclimatize to altitude. Drink lots of water and eat light food.
4.Can I take drugs to prevent altitude sickness?
As with everything, many treatments and untested herbal remedies are claimed to prevent mountain sickness.
These treatments can make AMS worse or have other dangerous side effects. Only one drug is currently
known to prevent AMS and to be safe for this purpose: acetazolamide (diamox). It causes some minor side
effects, such as tingling fingers and a funny taste in the mouth.
At Last you don't have to worry about High Altitudde sickness, Our experienced tour guide will make sure that
none of you suffers from High Altitude sickness and everyone is properly acclimatized by properly briefing you
before commencing the tour & on tour. You just need to follow our instructions carefully.
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