Manali-Leh Cycle Expedition Trip

Tour Overview

Manali to Leh cycling Tour is considered as one of the incredible & adventurous cycling tours over the globe crossing through some of the highest Motorable Roads in the world. This unique region, home to traditional Tibetan Buddhism, is the scene for one of cycling’s epic journeys. This guided cycle ride takes us from verdant forests and flower-filled valleys to barren lunar landscapes with towering peaks and hanging glaciers. As our route weaves its way across the Indian Himalaya we get a taste of the rich Ladakhi culture and see monasteries majestically perched on high spurs, and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of a genuinely untouched land. Running the trip in this direction entails more climbing overall, but offers the best opportunity to fully acclimatize and cycle the whole route. This Himalayan Cycle tour is once of the most best Holiday package for adventure seekers.

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  • DURATION 14 Nights / 15 Days
  • START CITY Delhi
  • END CITY Leh
  • TYPE OF TRIP Adventurous & Cultural

Tour Highlights

Cycle ride through 2 highest road passes in the world

Admire ancient Buddhist monasteries

The ultimate bike descent from the Khardung La

Incredible Mountainous Riding Trek

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive New Delhi airport, meet & greet by our representative with Garland welcome & mineral water bottle & transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel at New Delhi.

Day 2 : Delhi-Manali (570 Kms / 11 Hrs Drive)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Manali. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. On arrival, check-in at the hotel & relax. Later in the evening proceed for city sightseeing includes visit to Hadimba temple, Vashist temple & take a walk on mall road (colorful market). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Manali Local

After breakfast, you will be introduced to our bikes & our expert will guide you about your tour ahead. Later take a test ride on your respective bike and get used to the cuts and curves of this hilly area while local sightseeing. Overnight in Hotel at Manali.

Day 4 : Manali-Marhi (30 Kms)

After breakfast, gear-up for your first day of cycling adventure to Marhi. Overnight stay in Marhi.

Day 5 : Marhi-Gondla (69 Kms)

After breakfast, we shall peddle uphill to reach Rohtang la 3978 m up and pass by first among the other passes of Leh; we move down to the road surface witnessing eye catching view. After reaching the valley floor, we head towards Gondla along the River Chenab. Overnight stay in Gondla.

Day 6 : Gondla-Jispa (43 Kms)

After breakfast, start easy ride toward Jispa via Keylong on a flatter road surface allowing you to enjoy the surrounding without tiring much. On arrival in Jispa, check in hotel/camp & relax.

Day 7 : Jispa-Zing Zing Bar (32 Kms)

After breakfast, get ready tough 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. Overnight stay in Camp.

Day 8 : Zing Zing Bar - Brandy Nala (74 Kms)

Today after breakfast, start ride with 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 totalling to a 20 km climb to the up hills of Lachlung la 5050 m up – a achievement worth a reward! We shall come downhill all the way to Brandy Nala, a famous place for army stock up supplies. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 9 : Brandy Nala-Pang (53 Kms)

Start ride toward Pang. On arrival, relax & enjoy the nature.

Day 10 : Pang-Tanglang-La (50 Kms)

Get ready for a splendid experience at 4200 m, will leave you peddling a bit lighter as you ride on a flatter plain for a change. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 11 : Tanglanga La-Upshi (60 Kms)

Today, 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 descend towards Upsi along a more greener and fertile treks.

Day 12 : Upshi-Leh (63 Kms)

Start ride toward Leh & the riding becomes easier. We follow the Indus Valley route. We cease the day in legendary city of Leh- a paradise on earth perfect place to recover from the journey to get there. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 13 : Leh Free Day

Day free for leisure or you have option for rafting in Zanskar River. Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 14 : Leh-Khardung-La (Optional Ride)

We have the option to drive to the Khardung La (5359 metres) is the highest motorable road in the world. From the pass we complete an exhilarating ride back to Leh. The rest of the day is free to complete last minutes shopping as well as packing your cycle in preparation for the flight to Delhi the next morning.

Day 15 : Leh-Delhi by Flight

Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, check in hotel & relax. Later in time, transfer to Airport to board flight for your onward journey.

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