Welcome to the thrilling Manali to Leh Himalayan Cycling Adventure Tour! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the majestic Himalayas, traversing breathtaking landscapes, and challenging terrains, and experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty of the region.
Fly into New Delhi and stay at the Posh Hotel in the Capital City of India. The next day, we will visit the monuments of Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk Market. We board the night bus (Volvo AC) to arrive early morning at Manali. Our adventure begins in Manali, where we will fit our cycles. You have the option to embark on a village cycling tour, immersing yourself in the local culture and scenic beauty. From Manali, we start our cycling expedition, ascending through the enchanting Pine and Deodar forests. We will navigate through hairpin bends and switchbacks, passing by apple orchards, small hamlets, and mesmerizing waterfalls as we make our way to Marhi. Continuing our ascent, we reach Rohtang Pass, rewarded with magnificent views of snow-covered peaks and glaciers. We then descend to Gramphu, crossing the river at Khoksar and cycling through the foothills of the Pir Panjal range to reach Sissu. Our journey continues to Jispa, as we cycle along scenic valleys and arid mountains, passing through Keylong. After a steady climb, we enjoy a long downhill ride to Jispa, where we can relax and rejuvenate. Next, we cycle towards Zing Zing Bar, marveling at the stunning gorge and ascending to Patseo. As we cross streams and catch glimpses of grazing lamas and the higher Himalayan ranges, we make our way to Sarchu, a picturesque location surrounded by impressive mountains. From Sarchu, we embark on a challenging climb to Baralacha La Pass, taking us through wild and scenic terrain. We then enjoy a thrilling downhill ride across the gorge and rivers, soaking in the beauty of the wide-open valley.
Our adventure continues as we cycle to Whisky Nullah, traversing the famous Gata Loops with 21 zigzag turns. We then face a steeper push to the summit of Nakeela Pass, followed by a scenic downhill ride with breathtaking views of the high mountain ranges. Finally, we reach the campsite. Ascending further, we make our way to Tso Kar Lake, ascending zigzags up to Lachalang La. After a long descent to Pang, we climb switchbacks to the flat top of the Moray Plains, where we can admire the hardy Nomadic Changpas tending their yaks and sheep. A downhill ride takes us to the campsite near Tso Kar Lake. Our journey nears its end as we face the challenging ascent to Tanglang La, the world’s second-highest pass at 5,328 meters. We then enjoy an exhilarating descent through switchbacks to the Rumptse Village, before reaching the picturesque village of Lato, nestled under immense rock faces. Finally, we cycle uphill to Upshi, passing through fertile irrigated river valleys, scenic villages, and spectacular red-hued mountains. Crossing the Indus River, we cycle along the Thiksey Monastery and the Chortens Garden, eventually reaching our destination, Leh.
Join us on this extraordinary Manali to Leh Himalayan Cycling Adventure Tour, where every pedal stroke will bring you closer to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas, challenging terrains, and unforgettable experiences. Prepare to create lifelong memories and immerse yourself in the grandeur of this incredible region!