|Duration:||11 Days / 10 Nights||Language:||Hindi English Punjabi Himachali Urdu|
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||Best Time to Visit:||Jun Jul Aug Sep|
|Primary Activities:||Buddhist Monuments Camping Mountain Biking Temple Tours Village Tour||Other Activities:||Photography|
|Nearest City:||Manali Jispa Sarchu Leh Ladakh Khardung La Marhi Sissu Patseo Whisky Nalla Pang Upshi||Nearest Airport:||Indira Gandhi International Airport ( Delhi DEL ) J & K ( Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport (IXL) )|
|Nearest Railway Station:||New Delhi ( NDLS )||Activity Level:||High|
|Traveler:||Domestic International||Transportation:||Taxi Service is also available Book a Taxi:- 95 83 83 83 83|
|Trip Code:||Him/Kul/adm/026||Wild Tour:||Adventures Group Off Road Hill Station|
The Roads Less for Travelled mountain biking tour which starts from Manali and goes up to Leh. Your journey will be accompanied by great views and surreal landscape. It is a treacherous task. But once completed gives you immense satisfaction and a precious experience that you can treasure for life. The Manali to Leh Mountain Bike is one of our most difficult mountain bike tours in the world. This extreme cycling tour takes you to the very heart of the Himalayas where you will discover some of the finest cycling the world has to offer.The road is a mix of tarmac and unmetalled roads. Once you cross into Lahaul valley from Manali, you go past picturesque villages. Hoever, after Darcha, it’s all wild country with no permanent villages till you cross Tanglang La closer to Leh. The Manali to Leh cycling route the only settlements you will come across are doksas or make shift bed and breakfasts that have come up for the season. From alpine forests and meadows in Manali through deep valleys, when you will enter Ladakh, a land that offers every hue of orange, red, brown and ochre. Along the way your challenges include searing hot days, freezing nights and most importantly, high altitude. The India is the best country with a variety of landscapes, Embedded in a long and interesting history, and an able to culture that embraces the Art, Natures, Religions, Handicraft, Temples, Innovation.
Upon your Arrival at Manali by morning our represent will receive you & escorted to the hotel. After getting refreshed. In evening set out your bike and explore the Mall road. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After having breakfast today you will start your first day cycling up from Manali to Marhi. The road is easy till village Palchan 4 kms from Solang. From Palchan the climb begins towards Rohtang Pass. The valley is full of snow clapped peaks and some breathe taking view Pine and Deodar trees. It’s also “warm up” for the tough ride ahead. Cycling out of Manali through an evergreen area. First day we suggest camp at Marhi 12 km before Rohtang Pass. Overnight at Camp in Marhi.
Today you start the day by finishing the 12 km Rohtang pass 3978m / 13052ft., where if the weather is fine there are some lovely scenic views on the horizon of snow covered peaks and Glaziers from the top, snow clad mountains of Chandrabhaga Range on the other side of the pass. Then you leave the lush vegetation behind and continue with a descent to Gramphu. From here you will be encountered some material stretches of flat road as you cross the raging torrent of the river at Khoksar village and & then a flat road of 15 kms along the Chandra River to Sissu village. Overnight at Camp.
A relatively easy day since the road continues along the Chandra River with gradual gradients in–between till Tandi. At Tandi you leave behind the Chandra River & continue up along the Bhaga River to Keylong, the district place of Lahaul. You continue further along the Bhaga River for 21km to reach Jispa. Overnight at Camp.
Today is hard long climb to the Baralacha La Pass but the rewards are great as you travel through this wild and scenic country. The pass is arid with no vegetation, the sides of the mountains looking more like a quarry covered with loose rocks and scree. you pass two small but beautiful lakes of Deepak Tal &Suraj Tal on our way. The views from the pass are rewarding. As you descend the gorge area of Bharatpur you will cross Mountain Rivers before reaching our destination. On reaching the pre–set particular point, we will all return to the camp site at Patseo. This way you will do a high altitude cycling but will return to stay at a lower altitude. Good camping site for overnight stay at Patseo. Overnight at Camp
The day starts with some easy cycling but we are soon tackling the zigzag “21 loops of Gata” at 15,030ft up the canyon wall. Once we reach the summit of the Nakeela Pass its downhill to Whisky Nullah. The day passes some beautiful arid mountain scenery of the high ranges. Dinner and overnight stay at Camp.
After having breakfast, you will drive towards Pang. On the way we will cross Lachung La (5300mts). A Terrible surface-just loose rocks, rutted, we start by ascending the second highest pass on the Manali-Leh highway up to Lachulung-La. The road here is likely to be the worst of the trip with a distinct lack of tarmac, it's very gravelly and there are many loose stones. you have a long descent to Pang down a steep sided gorge. ON stay camp distance 30 km, Overnight at Pang.
After breakfast, start drive towards. Flat or slightly downhill after the short climb from Pang up to the base of Tanglang La at Debring. Stay overnight in Camp. Camp overnight. A gradual climb to the top of Tanglang La. Road mostly good, except loose rocks for a few km at the Taglang La, starting 1km below the summit, Manali side. Big climb to the top of the Taglang La, 50 km downhill on the other side! Stay overnight in Camp. Once on the top you are rewarded by some awesome views of the never–ending mountain ranges. From Tanglang La descend for 29km to Rumtse, & then the road continues in a narrow gorge with extremely colorful mountains on both the side, till we exit at Upshi on the banks of Indus River. The arid mountain view on both the sides of the road is a feast. Overnight in Camp
Easy flat road section till Leh. you arrive in a fertile irrigated valley by a river dotted by pretty villages and Stupas. The spectacular red colored mountains around us add to the beauty and richness of the scenery. Crossing the Indus River the road improves as you follow the other one can make stopovers to visit Thiksey Monastery &Shey Palace ruins on way to Leh. Night stay in a hotel, for well deserved rest. Overnight at Leh.
Leh We will set of for the Khardung – La Pass as soon as light comes up. Cycling 26 miles and gaining 6000 feet, this is the ultimate challenge of the trip. It is the highest motorable road in the world taking you to a dizzy 5,600m! The view from the top is spectacular, stretching from the Indus valley in the South over the endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range to the giants of the Saser Massif in the North. You can feel proud of a true achievement as you finish the trip with your final satisfying descent. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel-guest house.
After breakfast you will check out