Manali-Leh Mountain Biking
Leh, Ladakh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This trip takes you on 15 days of challenging cycling in the Himalayan ranges, starting from the beautiful town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Participants get an opportunity to cycle on the beautiful Manali-Leh highway and also on Taglang La, one of the highest motorable passes in the world.

    One can enjoy the spectacular scenery and witness the striking change in landscape as they ascend from Manali to Leh. Participants camp in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 10 pax is required to make a booking. This will be a private trip, just for your group.

    Destination

    This 15-day long journey,stretching almost 500 km from Manali to Leh, is a dream trail for an adventurer. Crossing the Himalayas from south to north, the route traverses four high passes offering magnificent views of the Himalayan valleys and snow-capped peaks.

    The trip also includes sightseeing in the national capital Delhi and in the beautiful Himalayan town of Manali.

    This is a challenging trip and welcomes brave-hearted ones. The ride begins in Manali, a hill station situated in the foothills of the south side of Himalayas.

    Destination highlights

    • Undertake this 500 km long Himalayan cycling journey and witness the astounding Himalayan ranges
    • Cycle on Taglang La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world
    • Pass through quaint Himalayan villages and visit several historic monasteries
    • Explore the beautiful city of New Delhi
    • Visit different tourist attractions in the beautiful town of Manali

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants need to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    Avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages.

    Keep identity card/passport with yourself while travelling.

    Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 30 days before departure: Full refund

    If you cancel 30-15 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded

    If you cancel 15-10 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded

    If you cancel 10-0 days before departure: No refund

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants will have to sign an indemnity form before starting the trek.

    In case of bad weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, Climb the Himalayas will not be held responsible.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Delhi airport/Nizamuddin railway station
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    Drop off point
    Delhi airport/Nizamuddin railway station
    Mode of transport
    Innova or Traveller
    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Leh
    Time of departure
    12:05 AM
    Time of return
    05:30 AM

    Activity Details

    Nature of cycling trip
    Mountain biking
    Will cycles be provided?
    Yes
    Can I bring my own cycle?
    Yes
    Elevation at start point
    6700 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    17400 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    6000 feet
    Total cycling distance
    485 kms
    Average cycling distance per day
    40 kms
    Support/crew on trip
    Yes
    Breakdown assistance
    Yes
  • Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

    After meeting at the pickup point in Delhi, participants are driven to their hotel to freshen up and grab something to eat. In the evening, the group goes sightseeing and visits heritage sites like India Gate, the Red Fort, and Connaught Place.

    Day 2: Sightseeing in Delhi and overnight journey to Manali.

    After breakfast, participants can relax or explore the city. In the evening, they catch the overnight bus to Manali, which offers beautiful views of Himalayan villages.

    Day 3: Sightseeing in Manali.

    Participants are picked up from the Manali bus stop early in the morning and are driven to their hotel. The plan for the day is to visit the famous Hadimba temple and also to take a dip at the hot water springs in Vashisht.

    Day 4: Sightseeing and acclimatization in Manali

    Participants spend the day leisurely exploring the beautiful town of Manali, so that everyone is fully acclimatized for high altitude before starting the trip. On today's itinerary: a visit to the famous Mall Road and also the Club-house.

    Day 5: Cycle from Manali to Khoksar

    Today the cycling begins! After the morning breakfast session, participants start cycling towards Khoksar via Rohtang pass. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

    Day 6

    Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Tandi (49kms) along Chandra river. Arrive Tandi and overnight stay in Tents.

    Day 6: Cycle from Khoksar to Tandi

    Participants head towards Tandi after enjoying a hearty morning breakfast. They cycle parallel to the long Chandra river. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 7: Cycle from Tandi to Darcha

    Participants head out to Darcha after enjoying their breakfast. They visit the old Gondhala Fort, cycle through a series of green fields in Keylong and Jispa, and visit a newly-built monastery which was specially built for H.H. the Dalai Lama. By evening, the group arrives at Darcha which is located in a beautiful, wide and open landscape. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 8: Cycle from Darcha to Intermediary camp

    Today participants head to Sarchu, the border of Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir states. They arrive at Sarchu for dinner and stay overnight at an intermediary camp. Participants pass through a vast and beautiful green pasture land. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 9: Cycle from Intermediary camp to Sarchu

    After the morning breakfast, participants start cycling towards Sarchu. Sarchu is located near the border of Jammu and Kashmir with Himachal Pradesh. It is densely populated with military personnel and offers good camping options.

    Day 10: Cycle from Sarchu to Lachung La

    Participants start cycling towards Intermediary Camp II, located near Lachung La. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 11: Cycle from Lachung La to Pang

    After the morning breakfast session, participants head out towards Pang. They stop en route for a while at Lachulung La top to admire the magnificent views from here. The third pass is reached after crossing the Tsarap Chu river. Participants enjoy their lunch at Pang. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 12: Cycle from Pang to Taglang La

    Participants begin their day with a breakfast and then start cycling towards Taglang La. Participants will pass through one of the longest plain belt at More plains and then with a gradual climb that leads up to the Taglang Pass,one of the highest highest motorable road. They then cross over the pass and spen the night in tents by a samll stream at the base.

    Day 13: Cycle from Taglang La to Upshi

    We cross the Tanglang la pass and proceed towards Upshi. This particular section of the cycling stretch offers spectacular views of the mighty Himalayan peaks.

    Day 14: Cycle from Upshi to Leh

    Participants start cycling towards the final destination, Leh, the capital of Ladakh. They visit Hemis Gompa, Thiksay Gompa and the old and historic palace of Shey en route. Participants arrive Leh by evening and check into a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

    Day 15: Leh to Delhi

    Participants transfer to airport to catch a flight to Delhi in the morning. They drive straight to the hotel upon arrival. Later in the evening, they are transferred to the airport to catch their flight back home. The trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    05:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    09:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    09:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    6700 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6700 feet

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Khoksar
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10300 feet
    Total distance covered
    57 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    6700 feet

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Khoksar
    End point
    Tandi
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Total cycling time
    6-7 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Khoksar
    End point
    Tandi
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10300 feet
    Total distance covered
    49 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    8400 feet

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tandi
    End point
    Darcha
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11000 feet
    Total distance covered
    43 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    8400 feet

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Darcha
    End point
     Intermediary Camp I
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11000 feet
    Total distance covered
    35 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    13120 feet

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
     Intermediary Camp I
    End point
    Sarchu
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14070 feet
    Total distance covered
    40 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    13120 feet

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarchu
    End point
    Lachung La
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    16600 feet
    Total distance covered
    49 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    14070 feet

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lachung La
    End point
    Pang
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    16600 feet
    Total distance covered
    35 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    15000 feet

    Day 13 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pang
    End point
    Taglang La
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    17400 feet
    Total distance covered
    63 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    15000 feet

    Day 14 - Milestone

    Start point
    Taglang La
    End point
    Upshi
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    17400 feet
    Total distance covered
    54 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    11160 feet

    Day 15 - Milestone

    Start point
    Upshi
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11400 feet
    Total distance covered
    60 kms
    Total cycling time
    5-7 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    11160 feet

    Day 16 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Maximum elevation
    11400 feet
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • All camping equipment during the trip including tent, sleeping bag and mat
    • All accommodation
    • Pick up and drop from/to airport or railway station
    • Meals as specified
    • Sightseeing in Delhi and Manali
      Excludes
    • Any service or costs not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Cycling pants/shorts
    • Woollen scarves and socks
    • Gloves
    • Feather jacket
    • Windproof jackets and pants
    • Shoes/boots
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Jeans/denim

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Cycles
    • Backup vehicle and spare parts
    • Tents
    • Oxygen cylinders and high-altitude medication
    • Medical assistance on the trip (includes oxygen cyclinders and high altitude sickness medication)
    • Sleeping bag
    • Mattress
      You need to get
    • Torch
    • Toiletries
    • Headlamps

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry your specific personal or prescribed medication only.
  • Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

    Hotel

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on double/triple sharing basis.

    Day 2: Sightseeing in Delhi and overnight journey to Manali.

    Overnight journey by coach.

    Day 3: Sightseeing in Manali.

    Hotel

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on double/triple sharing basis.

    Day 4: Sightseeing and acclimatization in Manali

    Hotel

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on double/triple sharing basis.

    Day 5: Cycle from Manali to Khoksar

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 6

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 6: Cycle from Khoksar to Tandi

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 7: Cycle from Tandi to Darcha

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 8: Cycle from Darcha to Intermediary camp

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 9: Cycle from Intermediary camp to Sarchu

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 10: Cycle from Sarchu to Lachung La

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 11: Cycle from Lachung La to Pang

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 12: Cycle from Pang to Taglang La

    Tents

    Sleep in sturdy tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 13: Cycle from Taglang La to Upshi

    Hotel

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on double/triple sharing basis.

    Day 14: Cycle from Upshi to Leh

    The trip ends before nightfall.

    Day 15: Leh to Delhi

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