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Cycling from Manali to Khardung La is a ride for which Every cyclist and adventure seeker around the world dream of. This Cycling tour in India starts from boarding in volvo from Delhi & reaching to Manali in Himachal Pradesh, Gateway to the heaven of Himalayas. The journey takes you through 6 Highest mountain passes, One of them is world Highest pass with an altitude of 18,379 ft. During Manali to Khardung La Cycling Every day the distance a rider cover ranges from 40 to 80 km with a total distance of 560 km on Manali-Leh Highway. One surpasses more than 35,000 feet in elevation crossing passes like the Rohtang La (13,050 ft), Baralacha La (16,040 ft), Nakeela La (15,647 ft), Lachulung La (16,600 ft), Taglang La (17,480 ft) and Khardung La (18,379 ft). Moray fields are one of the most astounding and coldest deserts on the planet, snow loaded tops, rivers like Chandra-Bhaga and Indus, and the sky is the limit from there. So If Riding is your passion and you are searching for the pure adventure of a cycling tour then Manali to Leh KhardungLa tour is just for you. A mixture of downhill as well uphill road in Indian Himalaya will surely test your stamina on one of the best cycling routes in India. we carry support van during Manali to Leh KhardungLa, because during uphill cycling some riders face difficulty while riding, in that part of the journey you can just sit back in the support van and be driven to the top of the next one. So If you do not have great fitness, no problem, you can still enjoy this amazing trip. An enchanting cycling trip that offers you a golden opportunity to explore Lahaul region in Himachal Pradesh to Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh traversing lakes, rivers, waterfalls and beautiful mountains.
Manali to Khardungla cycling Tour Highlights:
Days: 12 Days | Delhi-Manali-Leh-Khardungla-Leh.
Group size: 6-12 people + Explore Himalaya team.
9 Days cycling with 100% vehicle support.
Approx. 35% unpaved roads, 65% tarmac roads.
Max-Altitude: Khardung-la (18380 ft.)
Trip Type: Cycling tours in India.
Best Time: June - September
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Reach the hill town of Manali, which is situated at an altitude of about 6726 feet and is a heaven for tourists. A lush forest cover of Deodars greets you and in the distant snow-covered peaks elevate its charm. Check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You may undertake walking tours or cycling expeditions to the Old Town, Vashisht village or the Pagoda-style Manu Rishi temple or you may shop for local specialties. In the evening, relish a scrumptious dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel. MEALS: D
Your ride will start from today so it's better to arrive one or two days prior to Manali for Manali to Leh cycling. This will help you to get acclimatized to the mountains weather. Start your first day cycling up to Marhi. The valley is full of greenery peaks and some breathtaking view of Pine and Deodar trees. It's also a warm-up for the tough ride ahead. The road is easy till village palchan 11 km from Manali. From Palchan the climb start towards Rohtang pass. Overnight camp at Marhi. MEALS: BLD
After having your healthy breakfast at Marhi Start riding early morning to Rohtang pass which is situated more than 13000 feet above sea level and is known worldwide for its mesmerizing beauty. its a steady climb for 16 km. Major sections of the road till Rohtang top are tarmac void and rutted because of the heavy motor vehicles plying on them. After a refreshing halt at Rohtang, a steady descent takes us to Gramphu on the highway along Chandra river. A downhill ride for next 20 km, hence there is hardly any effort required. Especially after Khoksar, there is a beautiful tarmac road leading all the way till Sissu. Camping overnight at sissu. MEALS: BLD
After having your healthy breakfast at Marhi Start riding early morning to Rohtang pass which is situated more than 13000 ft. above sea level and is known worldwide for its mesmerizing beauty. its a steady climb for 16 km. Major sections of the road till Rohtang top are tarmac void and rutted because of the heavy motor vehicles plying on them. After a refreshing halt at Rohtang, a steady descent takes us to Gramphu on the highway along Chandra river. A downhill ride for next 20 km, hence there is hardly any effort required. Especially after Khoksar, there is a beautiful tarmac road leading all the way till Sissu. Camping overnight at sissu. MEALS: BLD
Today, we will cycle uphill for about 30 km as part of your journey to the Baralacha La Pass and then a 28 km downhill riding. 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. As we descend the gorge area of Bharatpur we will cross Mountain Rivers before reaching our destination. Sarchu is a military base and Himachal Pradesh state ends here. MEALS: BLD
After yoga and healthy breakfast in the morning. 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 it is downhill till Whisky Nallah. Today you will pass through some beautiful arid mountain scenery of the high ranges. Dinner and overnight stay at tents. MEALS: BLD.
start riding for the highest pass on the Manali- Leh Highway up to Lachalung la for 7 km. The Road here is likely to be the worst of the trip after passing Lachalang La a long descent to Pang down a steep-sided gorge. Being set-up right next to an army post, one can also use the satellite-phone facility at the army base. Pang serves tourists with ample traditional dance and folklore along with food and accommodation. Dinner and Homestay overnight. MEALS: BLD
A challenging climb that leads to the Worlds second highest motorable pass in the world- Tanglang- La at 5360m. After a 7km thrilling uphill ride, cross the Tibetan flags at the Tanglang La Pass (5,328m), You can witness the wonderful views of the Himalayas and the Karakorum Range from here. After the pass, our next stop is Rumpste, follow along zigzag descent to reach Rumptse. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.MEALS: BLD
After breakfast start riding towards Leh. As we continue the descent to Upshi the scenery changes dramatically from arid Land to the fertile irrigated valley by a river dotted with 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 we follow the other road users towards Leh. This is an easy ride as we pass the Thiksey Monastery and the Chortens Garden before we reach Leh ( overnight stay at hotel ) MEALS: BL
Today after Breakfast Relax in the Hotel or Explore Local Leh market. Overnight stay at Hotel/Guesthouse. MEALS: B
This is, without a doubt, the crowning glory day for Manali-Leh cycling. last day to mount your bikes and ride about 80 km from Leh to Khardung La. It is situated at an incredible altitude of 18000 feet (approx.). Click photographs of the surroundings here and feel the altitude sign here like a feeling of touching the sky. After returning to your lodgings, you will be provided a traditional Ladakhi dinner. stay overnight at the hotel. MEALS: BL.
After breakfast, you can proceed for your next destination with great memory MEALS: B