Manali-Leh Cycling Tour

Adventurous Sojourn of the unparalleled beauty
[ 12DAYS / 11 NIGHTS ]

Adventurists, nature lovers or those who are seeking inner peace can find a perfect haven in Manali. The pleasing meadows and energetic streams of this beautiful hill station make it an alluring holiday destination for tourists from across the globe. Manali draws tourists because of its snow-capped beauty and ample of cultural gems. Exploring this serenity on a bike is indeed a great way to have some rewarding experiences. Travel slowly and get blown away by the serendipity creeping in all aspects of life at Manali. For an immersive experience, add the charm of Leh to the sojourn and explore some scenic landscapes decked up in their finest beauty.

Cyclomania in India is globally renowned for crafting the most solace-seeking itineraries and to add one more feather in our cap, we present the most demanding Manali-Leh Cycling Tour where adventure meetstranquillity. The thoughtfully crafted Manali Leh bike tour sound pretty challenging yet fun. The liberating tour lets you explore a destination at a really slow pace that you can truly reshape your outlook about “Incredible India”. Biking enthusiasts who were dreaming about an epic tour will surely find this LehLadhakh bike trip worthwhile. The experience becomes exhilarating when you will be pedalling in the lap of the Himalayas at the highest altitude of 5602 meters at the Khardung La pass which is the highest motorable pass on earth. The adventure filled twelve days of this cycle tour in India offers you ample of opportunities to soak up the clean air and scenic views.

Manali is undoubtedly the best choicethat allures thousands of tourists every year to have an experience of a lifetime. Different from the done-to-dust itineraries, we offer the most unique suggestions to get enchanted by the scenic beauties at some off-the-beaten paths and adventurous bike trails. The valley views are worth to behold a sight for a while and moving towards Leh-Ladakh offers remarkable experiences to relax and unwind in the lap of nature. You can start the scenic Manali Leh Ladakh bike trip from Delhi or fly in to the nearest airport in Manali, whatever be the choice we can create a bespoke itinerary to let you encounter the must-have travel experiences. The tour to soak in the lush green beauty starts from Manali, which is a beautiful town located on the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Along the route, you will experience the most beautiful high-altitude bike trails, where hidden travel beauty is being showcased by some enchanting locations like Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Jispa, Darch and Barlachla Pass. It is going to be one of the best bike trips in Indiawhere a perfect amalgamation of snow-kissed peaks and scenic locals are encountered. Adventure enthusiasts can take a look at the thoughtfully crafted itinerary and book a slot for the worth witnessing fixed departure cycling tour.

Day: 1 - Manali

Manali is a small town that never ceases to amaze tourists. Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, the hill town is at an altitude of 2050 meters. The snow-kissed beauty offered by this town is worthwhile, however, those who live in plains and are not accustomed to biking at high-altitudes require to dedicate some time for acclimatization. To prevent mountain sickness and to get along with the rest of the cyclists we exclude cycling from day 1 of this bike trip. Manali is a popular tourist destination and hence boasts a good connectivity to the nearest cities. The nearest airport is just 50 kms away from the town and we can arrange a cab to escort you from the airport to the hotel. We reserve day 1 for acclimatization so the rest of the day is either spend chatting and discussing the itinerary or we can stroll around the areas of Old Manali in the evening when the hippie culture is in its full glory.

We suggest you to arrive a day or two before the trip starts to get a hang of the weather and the high altitude. In case of mountain sickness, you can feel better and be charged up with the required medication before the trip starts. Arriving early would offer you a better opportunity to acclimatize or get familiar with your bike.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel: Whitestone Resort

Meals: Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Visit: as per program

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Day: 2 Manali –Marhi

The exhilarating bike tour in India starts from the majestic vistas en route to the Rohtang Pass. Halfway between Manali and Rohtang Pass falls a beautiful location named Marhi, which is renowned for its roadside eateries. We will be cycling for probably 35 kms to reach Marhiwhich was an ancient trade and cultural route. The place boasts some scenic lush green meadows which can be enjoyed even when the Rohtang Pass is closed due to bad weather. By now, your bodies must have been acclimatized to the high-altitude because the scenic valley view from Palchan, Kothi and Gulaba fill up the body with never-ending energy. We will make pitstops at all of these villages to explore the hidden travel treasures of the region. Besides, you get to dig deep and discover sights which are entirely new and exciting for tourists.

After reaching Marhi, we will make the most out of your holiday with an overnight camping experience. The place is quite popular as it falls in midway towards Rohtang Pass, so the highway here has high traffic. It is recommended to start early to avoid the high-traffic and reach Marhi before sunset for the same reason.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 35km

Altitude: 3320 m (10890 ft)

Drive:

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633844

 

Day: 3 Marhi – Sissu

On the third day of the trip, the exploratory steep trails begin when we head towards the mesmerizing grasslands of Sissu village. It is recommended to stay hydrated as we will be cycling uphill to reach the Rohtang Pass. Situated at the altitude of 3978, the pass holds its strategic importance. The natural delight of this pass is a gateway to the scenic Spiti Valley. Featuring extreme climatic conditions, the pass offers breath-taking views of its untouched beauty. To immerse in the spellbound views we will take a pit stop and enjoy the views of snow-kissed mountains of Lahaul and Spiti. Don’t get too excited as we are not even halfway through day 3 when we reach the Rohtang Pass. Though traffic becomes lesser after crossing the pass and pedalling downhill is itself a joy. After pedalling for about 50kms and passing along the serene Chandra River we will finally reach Sissu village where we stay for overnight camping.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight camping

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activity: 50km

Altitude: 3130 m (10270 ft)

Drive:

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633860

Day: 4 Sissu–Patseo

Your dream to conquer the fears of high altitude cycling is fulfilled on day 4 of the trip. When we leave Sissu and move towards the Bhaga river. The highlight of this trip is the loops in this region that make a cycling trip exciting. On the initial stretch of the day, you may experience that civilization density is thinning out and by the end of the trail when we will be approaching tiny villages like Jispa and Darcha, you will be stunned to experience how the beauty of the Himalayas have renewed your energy levels. The mountain view on either side of the road is a sight to behold. Riding is relatively easier on this route, may be the awesome views make pedalling highly enjoyable. It is recommended to stay hydrated to peddle up fast as we were pedalling for about 60kms on day 4. We call it a day when we reach Patseo where we have an arrangement for overnight camping.

Details:-

Accommodation:Overnight camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 60km

Altitude: 3820 m (12,500 feet)

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633873

Day: 5 Patseo – Sarchu

The next day requires endurance, so make sure you are well rested and acclimatized by now. We will start pedalling on the steep descent to explore some more layers of breath taking mountains on our way to Barlach La Pass. On this route, you would also catch a glimpse of the third highest lake in India named Surajtaal Lake. Fed by the Bhaga river, this lake offers some mesmerizing views and is often marked on the bucket list of biking enthusiasts. As we pass across the lake, we will enter the upper Himalaya zone that welcomes you with spellbound alpine views. After climbing for another 14 kms we will be at Zing Zang bar the oxygen levels are low in this region that helps more to make the entire experience more adventurous. Enjoy the sentiment of reaching a high altitude while making sure to stay hydrated. After the steep ascent to Zing Zang bar, we will move further towards a relieving downhill trail. We will mark the end of day 5 when we reach Sarchu, where you can also make domestic and international calls from the Army camps.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight camping

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Cycling:58km

Altitude:4255 meters (13975 feet)

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633883

Day: 6 Sarchu – Whisky

Intrepid cyclists certainly love the cold, bleak and delightfully quiet conditions that offer mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. Due to its location, Sarchu becomes a favourable destination for adventure seekers. The barren splendour here is rewarding but quite windy. On day 6 we will be approaching the third pass of the Manali Leh cycle tour named Nakeela Pass. The natural delights of this raw and untouched beauty are explored via 21 hairpin bends as we pedal upwards through the mesmerizing Gatta Loops. Pedalling through loops is a sheer challenge and makes it a really long day as we need to be covering a distance of 56kms on day 6. Therefore, it is recommended to start early and cover all of the challenging trails before the sun gets strong. The wide stunning views continue as we reach Whisky Nullah and retire for the day.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 56 km

Altitude: 4750 meters (15,800 ft)

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633892

Day: 7 Whisky Nullah – Debring

The day starts when we begin an easy to maneuverer uphill ride towards Lachu Lang La which is less than 10kms away from Whisky Nullah. The scenic views here are sure to make you feel happy and proud. Up next comes a downhill yet bumpy ride which requires 25 kms of pedalling to reach Pang. It’s never easy to keep pedalling on the second half of the day, though the mesmerizing views of the region are what inspire you to push your limits. The sense of achievement comes when we cover the steep ascent for the next 7 kms and reach Morey Plains to experience the stunning landscape. A beautiful ride when takes you to a scenic view of exquisite mountains on both sides, the feeling is hard to describe in words. The sight of this region remains with cyclists forever as you would feel that you have entered a different world altogether. After crossing the dirt track in Pang and witnessing the grandeur of Morey Plains we will reach Debring for overnight camping.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 70km

Altitude: 4600 meters (15,100 ft)

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633899

Day: 8 Debring – Lato/ Rumptse

The adventure meter keeps rising as we start pedalling on day 8 to ride up to Tanglang La Pass which is the highest pass of this route. Soak in the beauty whenwe pedal easily for the first 12 kms because the next part of the bike trail is quite rough and challenging. The most beautiful and exhilarating ride would take youthrough Tanglang La Pass towards the timeless beauty of the massive Ladakh range. On one side you will see the spell bounding escapades of Zanskar mountain range, whereas the other side offers a welcoming view of Ladakh. By now, you have covered the highest point of the trip and should experience a sense of achievement. The upcoming days will be easy flat rides as you are going back towards civilization. To mark the beginning of the descent, we will pedal for a few more kilometres to reach Rumptse village and call it a day.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 52km

Altitude: 5358 meters (17,578 ft)

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633920

Day: 9 Rumptse – Leh

The enchanting hairpin bends are left behind and an easy ride towards Leh begins on this day. The landscape transforms dramatically as we are moving towards the sheer bliss of vegetation and habitation. Riding next to the Indus river is a gorgeous delight. The ride ahead is full of enchantment as we are exploring certain villages and regions inspired by Buddhist culture. The unprecedented charm of visiting the Thiksey Monastery adds to your touring delight. We will cover the route at a relaxing pace as there will be a lot of traffic once we reach populated regions like Upshi village. Heat may take a toll on you, so stay hydrated and complete the ride to reach Leh where we will retire at a guest house.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 56km

Altitude: 3600 m (11500 ft)

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633932

Day: 10 Leh

After some of the most challenging days in the past, your muscles and of course your mind also need to relax. Therefore, we reserved day 10 of the trip for rest and if interested you can stroll around for a local sightseeing tour. You can also request same day Pangong Lake tour which is a salt lake and a gem in the Ladakh region. To compliment the lake views you can also add a few monasteries of the Indus valley to make the most out of your sightseeing day. The tour can be arranged for an additional fee.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight Yangphel Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Day: 11 Leh – Khardung La- Leh

The enchanting ride starts for the highest motorable pass in the world- Khardung La. For a day full of adventure soaked experience, we will start early and ride through the narrow dirt road to gain 2000 metres of altitude. To experience a stellar view of the iconic mountain range, you need to be pedalling for approx. 40 kms both ways. The challenging ride itself is quite fascinating; however, the sheer bliss is encountered when you reach the top. After soaking up the feeling of being on top, we need to get back to our guesthouse by dinner time.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight Yangphel Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 41km

Altitude: 5359 m (17582 ft)

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633938

Day: 12 Leh – Airport

The tour of panoramic views and enchanting bike trails ends on day 11 at a cozy guesthouse in Leh. The next morning, you will be leaving for the airport or making suitable travel arrangements to get back to your normal life while taking the breath taking views from the trip in your heart forever. From here on you are on yourself to make further arrangements for Leh sightseeing or accommodation. On request, we can also plan a sightseeing itinerary or make travel and booking arrangements for your way back home.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Cycling:

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Interested in visiting the places that look so enchanting in photos? It’s possible to witness the adventure of pedalling through hairpin bends in extreme climatic conditions and high altitudes. Cyclomania in India offers a thoughtfully curated guided itinerary for a bike trip in India. The experience of breathing in the cold air and riding across the barren lands offering majestic views of the Himalayas is hard to be described in words. To be a part of the fascinating trip, make sure to book a slot on our Fixed departure Manali- Leh bike tours. Planning ahead offers you peace of mind and gives you ample opportunity to prepare yourself for the exhilarating experience coming ahead. For customizable explorations and private and exclusive tours of cycling in India connect with us and share your queries on the link given below.

4 to 6 guest: 800 USD per person on double sharing basis

7 to 12 guest: 700 USD per person on double sharing basis

Single supplement: 200 USD per person on single sharing basis

Inclusions

Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

TERRAIN

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

CLIMATE

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

TRANSPORTATION/SUPPORT VEHICLES

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

FOOD

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

WHAT TO BRING
  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks
  • Clothing

In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.

  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Bike riding equipment like safety gloves and shorts.
Others
  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike
HEALTH

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

PRECAUTIONS
  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.
MEDICAL INFORMATION UPDATE

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

SHOPPING

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

SPENDING MONEY

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs
FOREIGN EXCHANGE

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

AIRPORT TAXES

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

Inclusions
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, and driver’s allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destinations
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle
EXCLUSIONS
  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
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