Biking or Cycling Expedition

Adventure on bike

Manali to Leh Bike Safari

A biking tour where you start to cycle from Manali and ending at Leh crossing over some very high mountain passes, passing through rugged & picturesque terrain. Remember you would be testing yourself on the World's second highest motorable road where the climb is steep, air thin and it requires great stamina, strength and determination.

Day 1: Delhi/Chandigarh (248kms)

Morning after breakfast drive to Chandigarh. Arrive at Chandigarh and check into the Hotel. Afternoon visit the amazingly created Rock Garden - a beautiful garden created out of waste materials. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Chandigarh/Manali (320kms)

Morning after an early breakfast drive to Manali. Evening arrive Manali and check into the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay. .

Day 3: Manali

Morning free to explore the city as well as to set your Bikes ready for the spectacular Trans-Himalayan mountain Bike covering a total distance of 484 kms. The high altitude road beyond the Great Himalaya range, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, connects the densely fertile Lahaul Valley to the stark barren region of Ladakh, once accessible only from Kashmir. As you traverse, contrast in the topography becomes apparent. Lahaul and later Ladakh reveal barren landscapes that assume fantastic and bizzare shapes, surrealistic colours splash off rocks ranging in hue from various shades of brown to rust, gold, pink and yellow. Here one is traversing the roof of the world where Buddhist influence on the inhabitants tries to soften the rough existence they must lead to survive. Manali is set amidst lovely forests of towering cedars, circled by snowy peaks and the unending roar of the Beas river. Manali offers unparalleled opportunities for trekking, rock climbing, angling and winter sports. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Koksar/Tandi (49 kms)

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

Day 6: Tandi/Darcha (43 kms)

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Darcha. Enroute stop at Gondhala to see the ancient Gondhala Fort., pass by Keylong (3348 M), an oasis of green fields, through Jispa (3142 M) where you can visit a newly built monastery which was specially built for H.H. the Dalai Lama and later in the evening arrive at Darcha which is situated in a very beautiful, wide and open landscape. Overnight stay in Tents.

Day 7: Darcha/Intermediary Camp I

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach the Intermediary Camp, passing through Patseo (3811 M) which has a very beautiful and big green pasture land. After Patseo the road passes through few high altitude lakes and there are many camping sites near these lakes. Arrive the Intermediary Camp and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 7: Darcha/Intermediary Camp I

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach the Intermediary Camp, passing through Patseo (3811 M) which has a very beautiful and big green pasture land. After Patseo the road passes through few high altitude lakes and there are many camping sites near these lakes. Arrive the Intermediary Camp and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 8: Intermediary Camp I/Sarchu

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Sarchu, the border of Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir States. After a level stretch acros large meadows such as Zingzingbar a gradual ascent up the Bhaga river leads to Baralacha Pass (4892 M). The word Baralacha means " a pass with cross roads". From here the snow covered peaks of the Barashigri, Chandrabhaga and Mulkila ranges are visible. Here the roads from Zanskar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul meet together. Arrive Sarchu (4253 M) for dinner and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 9: Sarchu/Intermediary Camp II

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Intermediary Camp II, passing through the expansive Kyangshuthang Plains, named after the Kyang (wild ass) the donkey-like animal that can be seen here. Arrive the Intermediary Camp II near Lachung La for dinner and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 10: Intermediary Camp II/Pang

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Pang, enroute stop for a while at Lachulung La top (5065 M) the third pass is reached after crossing the Tsarap Chu river. Arrive Pang which serves as a popular lunch stop. You will find many small parachute-made restaurants served by local Ladakhi women. Dinner and overnight stay in Tents. 

Day 11: Pang/Taglang La (63kms)

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Taglang La. You will cycle down from of the longest plain belt at More plains. In distant you can see flock of sheeps of the nomadic Changpas who in summmers come down to More plains for greener pasture. A gradual climb leads upto the Taglang Pass (5328 M), the 2nd highest motorable road in Ladakh after Khardungla. Cross over the pass and overnight stay in Tents by a samll stream at the base

Day 12: Taglang La/Upshi (54kms)

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Upshi. The descent to Leh via a narrow valley along a white stream past small villages of Rumtse, Gya, Meeru is very fantastic that stands out like a small oasisi. Upshi is the first small commercial town of Leh with a small market. Arrive Upshi for dinner and overnight stay in Tents.

Day 13: Upshi/Leh (60kms)

Morning after breakfast start cycling to reach Leh, the Capital of Ladakh. From here the road follows the Indus. Enroute visit Hemis Gompa - the biggest and the richest Monastery of Ladakh, Thiksay Gompa - a beautiful Monastery perched atop a hill and the ancient palace of Shey. Arrive Leh by evening and check into Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14: Leh

Fullday at rest. OPTION: Morning visit to Sankar monastery, Shanti Stupa and the impressively huge Leh Palace which was the main Palace of the ruler of Ladakh. Afternoon free at leisure. Evening Traditional Folk dances of Ladakh. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Leh

Morning after breakfast visit to Stok Palace and museum. The Palace which is still the Royal residence of Stok has an impressive museum displaying ancient heritage of Ladakh. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16: Leh - Delhi: 

Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for Delhi.

Biking on the World's Highest Motorable Road

A biking tour to the World’s highest motorable road is an experience of a lifetime. This adventure is the staple diet of any adventurer who visits Ladakh.

Midnight: Around midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Ladakh Traveler representative and transferred to your Hotel. 

Morning: In the morning a short flight brings us to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Due to its altitude (3500 m.) Ladakh is also known as the roof of the world. Leh was an important place in the historical times on the silk road to central Asia. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize ourselves to the high altitude of Leh. It is important to go slow as acclimatisation is critical to your enjoyment. 

Day 02 : In Leh 

Local sightseeing of Leh. The town is a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. Visit the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa and the Leh Mosque.

Day 03: Leh - Thiksey - Shey - Hemis Monsteries - Stok Palace 

Full day sightseeing of Thiksey, Shey, Hemis monasteries and visit teh Stok Palace and Museum. Overnight stay at hotel. 

Day 04: Leh - Sarai: Cycle trek starts 

All luggage, camp staff will go in a jeep/truck SARAI : Starting from Leh at a height of 3368 Mts. ascend steadily along a bridle path for few kilometers to Sambog a height of 4500 Mts. From here the ascent is steep and though the snow (till August) rises 1030 mts. Within 16 km is a two-hour, back-breaking climb to reach the Khardung La pass at 5602 mts. Braving the ever present threat of avalanches the route is a steep descent goes down over rocky and slippery terrain to 4572 mts. reaching the Sarai village enclosed in a cluster of willows

Day 04: Leh - Sarai: Cycle trek starts 

All luggage, camp staff will go in a jeep/truck SARAI : Starting from Leh at a height of 3368 Mts. ascend steadily along a bridle path for few kilometers to Sambog a height of 4500 Mts. From here the ascent is steep and though the snow (till August) rises 1030 mts. Within 16 km is a two-hour, back-breaking climb to reach the Khardung La pass at 5602 mts. Braving the ever present threat of avalanches the route is a steep descent goes down over rocky and slippery terrain to 4572 mts. reaching the Sarai village enclosed in a cluster of willows

Day 05: Sarai – Sumur 

The next stage is the most precarious negotiating a steep descent within 8 kilometers through narrow gorges down to the left bank of the Shyok river which leads to the village of Khalsar or Khartsar 6 km away. After a 5 km. stretch along the bank is a suspension bridge that crosses over to the otherside. Following the river bank for 18 km over sandy maiden with thorny bushes one reaches extensively cultivated villages, Ran Kralzung and Sumur on the fringes of this valley.

Day 06: Sumur – Panamik 

The last stop, Panamik is another 19 km away, after crossing a sandy and stony road and fording swiftly flowing side-stream. The ascent from Leh and descent from the pass to the Khardong valley, but once the ordeal is over the hardy soul is rewarded with a smiling valley and villages flowing with apples, apricots and mulberry trees amidst the patches of thick scrub jungle that dot the valley.

Day 07: Panamik – Tigar 

We reach Tigar from Panamik and on our way we get a chance to interact with locals and explore local cuisine and culture. 

Day 08: Tigar to Leh 

We drive back from Tigar to Leh. Day free for exploring the city and bazaar.. 

Day 09: Leh - Delhi (by air) 

In the noon flight from Leh to Delhi. Meet our representative and transfer to your hotel.re.