Manali Leh Khardungla 14 Nights | 15 Days
The Manali to Leh cycling tour is one of the most challenging yet rewarding cycling expeditions in the world. This mountain adventure is a mix of endurance and conviction to challenge oneself to pedal to the top of the highest mountain passes in the world.
This expedition is on the bucket list of most of the adventure lovers in the world. The bicycle ride from Manali to Khardung La through Leh is thrills and adrenaline galore. The feel of pride that you get after conquering the world’s highest mountain passes just with a help of a humble bicycle. All it takes is willpower and the right attitude to scale the highest altitudes.
An opportunity to challenge your inner guts and rediscover your physical and mental capabilities.
The tour has been designed in such a way that the cyclists have the necessary leverage in the downhill sections to recover from the tenacious climbing sections of the tour. A day of stay in Manali with a rest day in the middle of the journey at Sarchu and a free relaxation day at Leh has been allocated in the tour so that you can be acclimatized to the mountain conditions and stay relaxed throughout this journey.Delivering the best camping experience with comfortable accommodations throughout the trip, Supported with necessary transportation with a backup van, which shall be at disposal of all the cyclists in the group to assist in the time of need.
We work towards providing a hassle-free adventure for cyclists providing assistance in acquiring any permits if required.
The cyclists will be provided brand new High-Quality mountain bikes best suited for the said terrain for the entire expedition with complete wear and tear assistance of bikes.
Manali to Leh is one of the world’s most challenging yet rewarding expeditions. This mountain adventure is a mix of endurance and conviction to challenge one to pedal through the world’s highest mountain passes.
The Expedition has one of the most beautiful landscapes on its route. The lowest mountain pass i.e. the Kardungla Pass alone is at the height of 3900 meters from the sea level, with Khardungla the Highest at 5602 meters.
Your day in New Delhi
There is no planned activity today and the day is left to your leisure for you to shape your Delhi experience. Grab a map from the hotel desk and decide whether you want to grab a seat at a cultural event or relax in a cozy café. Necessary arrangements can be made on request. You can choose to just lie in your room and recover from the weariness of your flight
Delhi to Manali
Your Day in Manali
By late afternoon you will be introduced to your tour captain and other members of the support team. Tour captain extensively briefs us about the route and the nuances of bicycle riding in the mountains along with the activities planned for the days that follow.
Ride to Vashisht near old-Manali which is a quieter version of the town. Spend the evening relaxing at the famous German bakery. Ride back to the hotel for dinner to get some necessary rest for the day that follows.
Manali to Marhi
Altitude: 3320 Meters
Duration: 5-6 Hours
Hop on the bikes to begin this memorable journey riding through this valley laid with colorful flowers in the fields. The landscape it feels was specifically designed for an adventure seeking cyclist. Riding through hairpin curves the road leads us to the small town of Marhi. We set up camp here for the night and relish on some well deserved food.
Mardi to Tandi
Meters Duration: 7-8 Hours
After a while of easy riding we cross Sissu at the foothills of Pir Pinjal range. Later we encounter mountain streams flowing over the roads to Reach Tandi. After setting up our camp` we relish over some freshly made dinner and retire for the night in our camps.
Tandi to Patseo
Cycling 48 km,
Altitude: 3820 Meters
Duration: 6-7 Hours
There is much descend before the climb towards Patseo. Also today is the first time we experience complete Isolation from the outer world. The day comes to an end as we make a touchdown in Patseo. Overnight at the camp after dinner.
Patseo to Sarchu
Altitude 4255 Meters
Duration 4-5 Hours
Today we have another great climb to the Baralacha la Pass. Yet again we encounter an area with absolutely no vegetation, loose rocks all across the roads. The tenacious climb rewards us with great scenic landscape to look at. We finally retire at Sarchu in our camp aver some hot beverages and fresh dinner.
Sarchu to Whiskey Nullah
Altitude 4750 Meters
Duration 8-9 Hours
With an easy start to the day, get ready to face the canyon wall of the Ghata loops with 21 hairpin curves at the height of 15000 feet. This climb rewards us with a magnificent view from Nakeela and a sharp downhill to Wiskey Nullah where we set up our camp for the Night.
Whiskey Nullah to Tso - Kar
Meters Duration 5-6 hours
This day introduces us with the second highest mountain pass of the Journey at Lachalang la later with some steep swichback riding of 7km to the Moore Plains. The ride is a little relaxed through the moore plains, just sit back on the saddle and enjoy the view. Keep on riding towards Tsokar Lake; it is named tso-kar because of the snowish color of the lake also known as the “white lake”. Ride a few more kilometers to set up camp at Tso-kar.
Tso-Kar to Rumpste
Altitude 4260 Meters
Duration 6-7 Hours
Start early considering the long ride that entails. We bid adieu to the scenic Tsokar and ride forward deep into the mighty himalayas. This ride takes you to Taglangla pass after 45km of strenuous climbing. Taglangla pass is 5328meters from the sea makes way for a scenic descend towards Rumptse. Set up camp in Rumptse and energise ourselves with some food before retiring for the night at our camp.
Rumptse to Leh
Altitude 3600 Meters
Duration 7-8 Hours
Start this day with an early breakfast and rejuvenate yourself for the amazing ride that follows. Descend 35km to reach Upshi and follow the purple mountains and rocky road to reach leh. We will be checked into a hotel for the night of relaxation.
Leh ( Rest Day)
Leh Khardungla Leh
Altitude 5360 Meters
Duration 8-9 Hours
After an early breakfast we leave for Khardungla pass, the world’s highest mountain pass. You climb past Karakorum and Zaskar mountains to reach Khardungla. We cycle through the scenic valley on the world’s highest motorable road to the top of this journey with a sense of achievement that has no parallel. Celebrate this moment of pride and success with your bike and your fellow riders. Ride or Drive to our hotel in Leh for dinner celebration and to rest for the night.
Leh Tour of Hemis, Thiksey monastery & Shey Palace
Leh (The Tour Ends Today)
As the excruciating time spent on our bicycles ends here, we part ways with a souvenir for you to show your friends back home when you share your memoirs.
- Beautiful, scenic camp accommodation on twin sharing basis with mobile kitchen.
- Mountain bike with helmets.
- Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Delhi, Manali and Leh with Breakfast only.
- All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, snacks at all locations during camping Days.
- Expert Trip Leaders who look after your everyday need.
- Two Nutrition halts during the cycling course everyday.
- Maintenance with cycle spares.
- A Van support that follows throughout the trip and carries all belongings.
- Refreshments, Mineral water bottle, Chocolates, Fruits, Dry fruits & Rehydration supplements during cycle ride.
- A well-equipped comfort vehicle with oxygen cylinder, high altitude first aid kit.
- Permit fees.
- A well-marked route.
- A Map with day to day elevation profiles.
- A strong crew for daily operations.
- All transportation from rendezvous to final dropoff.
- A celebration in Leh.
- Service Tax.
- Alcoholic beverages and hot drinks in hotels etc.
- Expenses of personal nature e.g.Telephone bills, tips, laundry and spa, massage etc.
- Any adventure activity like Paragliding, rafting, ropeway etc
- Camera expenses at monasteries
- Immediate expenses raised due to natural occurrences – landslides, weather, cloud burst etc.
- Return airfare expenses or road transport expenses from Leh to Delhi.
- Any items not explicitly mentioned above.
As an organizer we work closely with the team of riders even in advance to provide necessary tips, training and motivation required to complete this physically and mentally challenging feat. Simultaneously taking care of best of the high quality arrangements to make sure you enjoy each and every moment throughout this memorable journey.
Breakfast: The breakfast will usually comprise of cereals, museli or porridge followed by chapatti or local breads fulfilled with eggs or omelet.
Lunch: The lunch will an easy affair mostly packed lunch with sandwiches, both veg and egg sandwiches. Usually the mid ride nutrition is sufficed by chocolate nuts and energy bars.
Evening Meals or Dinner: Dinner will always be freshly prepared local cuisines along with chapattis and vegetable dishes paired with a local desert.
The whole expedition is undertaken under the supervision of highly experienced tour captains. Riders will always have full access to the support vehicles well equipped with all the necessary emergency aid.
We work towards providing a hassle free adventure for the cyclists, we take care of all the necessary transportations and a support van shall be at disposal of all the cyclists in the group to assist in the time of need.
Package Cost – 1415 USD per person (Cost based on minimum 4 Guest)
Why Choose Us :
In line with our philosophy of giving our Guest an up, close & personal experience we endeavour to make our Guest ride the best possible routes in a specific region and give them the true local flavour. Unlike a lot of other companies who prescribe to the totally ‘rough it out’ way of running their trips we don’t mind admitting that we like our clients to be cycling with some bit of comfort so a Day of Acclimatization in Manali, a rest Day in Sarchu during the ride and 3 Nights in Leh are allocated in Tour program.
In case if you wish to Ride your own bike, We can Transfers your bike from Delhi. We will take full responsibility of your bicycles from packing bikes safely in Jaipur to assembling the bikes for the expedition at Manali and getting the bike back from Leh to Delhi,
No Hidden Cost:
We believe in conducting an honest affair. There will be no Last minute changes in the cost of the program. The mention cost is the final net rate.
Our vast experience in conduction cycling tours across the country for several years enable us with the necessary know how and confidence to overcome stressful situations.
The zeal for conducting this expedition is completely our passion for cycling and our commitment towards delivering the best cycling experience anywhere in the world.
For your family too
You can bring your loved ones to support you emotionally while on this extreme journey. This mammoth expedition can be turned into a memorable family holiday.