Leh Off Grid Cycling Tour

Get ready to ride on one of the most outrageously beautiful trails in India! Given the hazard of altitude, bumpy roads and sheer cold, the Manali-Leh bicycle tour circuit is both challenging and highly rewarding cycling experience. At an average elevation of 13000 feet the 479 km route from Manali to Leh takes you through dramatic views of lush forested slopes to contrasting arid mountain deserts. Expect to cross, windy passes, finger numbing glacial streams and lonely villages perched on high hills. Plummeting valleys dotted with herds of sheep and gushing rivers are going to be constant companions to the exhilarating ride that awaits you.

Pack in a good measure of resolve along with suitable fitness to haul up from the relatively easier lower Himalayan terrain of Manali across four passes till Leh. Once the intrepid cyclist in you has overcome the demanding gradients and cutting chilly winds, you can soothe the senses in the unassuming Tibetan town, Leh. An erstwhile, though veritable, pit stop on the silk route, Leh still retains its vibrant charm. The laid back town is now sprinkled with lazy cafes, small guesthouses and an atmospheric bazaar where most tourists like to hang out. With some time to sooth the weary legs, you can set out to explore the Buddhist monasteries around.
With the last of the soaring passes now conquered, the riding becomes easier. We follow the Indus Valley route, breaking the journey at one or two fascinating monasteries, or ‘Gompas’. We stop the day in legendary city of Leh- a paradise on earth perfect place to recover from the journey to get there! And the journey ends here.

Tour Plan:

Day 01: Arrive in Manali.Tour will start from Manali, Nightstay will be at Vill- Shuru: Hamptan Home . Complete Rest, acclimatization, checking your gears. Enjoys the day and gear up for upcoming exciting adventure cycling tours to leh ladakh. Spend the day acclimatizing with your bike.

Stay : Homestay.

Day 02: Manali to Marhi (50km) :Gear-up for an all-new cycling adventure tours as we reach Mahri 50 km below our first spot, we cover peddling

Stay : Camping.

Day 03: Marhi to Gondla (69km) :After breakfast we will peddle uphill to reach Rohtang la 3978 m up and pass by first among the other passes of Leh, we go down to the road surface witnessing splendid scenery. After reaching the valley floor, we head towards Gondla along the River Chenab .

Stay : Camping.

Day 04: Gondla to Jispa (43km) :A much lighter day ahead as we continue our journey to Jispa via Keylong on a flatter road surface allowing you to enjoy the surrounding without exhausting much.

Stay : Camping.

Day 05: Jispa to Zingzangbar (32km) : Expect a bit exhausting peddling as we head skyward from Jispa to Baralacha la at 4930 m up. However this effort shall be rewarded with scenes that are pure and white unlike the landscapes you come across downhill.

Stay : Camping.

Day 06: Zingzangbar to Brandy Nala (74km) :Enjoy the stunning views of Lingti valley and after few kilometres of flat ride, the road heads dramatically upwards via ‘Gata Loops’ a series of 21 consecutive hairpin curves and bends totaling to a 20 km climb to the up hills of Lachlung la 5050 m up – a achievement worth a reward! We will come downhill all the way to Brandy Nala, a famous place for army stock up supplies.

Stay : Camping.

Day 07: Brandy Nala to Pang (53km) :A less exhausting excursion to Pang will leave you with some scope to chill and relax along the beautiful valley. A splendid experience at 4200 m, will leave you peddling a bit lighter as you ride on a flatter plain for a change.

Stay : Camping.

Day 08: Pang to Tanglang La Base Camp (50km) :From Pang it is a up hill ride of 10 kms till more plains. Changpas, the Nomadic people who tend their yaks here and a few wild asses are the only sign of life on this isolated and long plateau it is about 47 kms long and 2.5 kms wide ground. This belt not only barren but is known for fast blowing winds, sandstorms & extreme temperatures in the early morning and evenings.

Stay : Camping.

Day 09: Tanglang-La Base Camp to Lato (64km) :The adventure reach its extremity as we scale up to the peak of Tanglang la, at 5328 m and among the highest spot of our journey which also require some hard peddling up the hill. Tanglang la is also the second highest road in the world. Further we shall go down towards Rumse-Lato along a more greener and fertile.

Stay : Camping.

Day 10: Lato to Leh (63km) :With the last of the soaring passes now conquered, the riding becomes easier. We follow the Indus Valley route, breaking the journey at one or two fascinating monasteries, or ‘Gompas’. We stop the day in legendary city of Leh- a paradise on earth perfect place to recover from the journey to get there!

Stay : Camping.

Day 11: Off to KhardungLa –World highest Motorable Pass Ascent and Descent. Today is the day we all came on this ride – to be on Top of the World – the Khardung La (5602M)!!! The initial smooth going track becomes tougher as we ascend, full of boulders and stones – but it is certainly worth the ride. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif.(2-3 hrs Downhill Trail).
After Lunch enjoy Leh market then during evening join us for Dinner/Party at LehMarket.

Stay : Hotel.

Day12: Check out from Leh Off to Manali via Shared Transit.

Stay : Homestay.

Tour Ends Here.

Flight to Delhi
Our tour concludes with our winding up of luggage’s and lots of memories to cherish while we transfer you to the airport for your departure or Transit Back to Manali. Please Book you Return Flights.

Note:
-Group Size: Min. 6, Max. 20.
-Support: Backup Vehicle with certified 1st Aid Professional , Extra Bikes , Mobile Camping/Kitchen , back up staff & Camper for bikers luggage.
-Return Flights Tickets are not Included.
-Manali Return Transit via Tempo Traveler not Included.
-Marhi till Leh Tented accommodation (moving camp / expedition style camping).

Price:
Applicable Net Rates (per person cost)

For x 02 person: 89600 per person.
For x 03 – 05 person: 65000 per person.
For x 06- 08 person: 61000 per person.
For x 09- 10 person & above: 59500 per person.
For x 11- 20 person & above: 52500 per person.

Inclusions:
The above rates include the following as:-

-Mountain bikes & supporting gears
-Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels on twin sharing basis. Check in/ out time is 12 noon
-Accommodation Manali onward till Leh arrival in Moving camp ( trekking style tents)
-Service of attendant and a cook during camping
-Full board basis starting with Dinner in Manali till Breakfast on departure from Leh (breakfast & dinner would be hot and we provide packed lunches during long rides or excursions)
-One back up van (utility or pick up jeep for your baggage & camping gears only)
-Accompanied co – coordinator for the entire tour (not riding mountain bikes)
-Entrances to place of visit &Innerline Permit (camera fee not included)
-Volvo bus tickets for overnight journey from Delhi to Manali
-Transfer from Manali bus station to Hotel and Leh hotel to Leh airport by cars.
-Presently applicable taxes

IMPORTANT OPERATIONAL POINTS:
-It is in the nature of a tour of this kind (Adventure Tour) to be flexible. The day to day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to rain, landslides, flood, conflict, internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes. Any alterations in programmes and any extra expenses thus incurred due to any reason beyond our control has to be settled directly if such charges come up to make necessary amendments and arrangements for a safe passage. Failing direct settlement of expenses, the company in operation would have to furnish us a guarantee of payment in writing and make payments before the tour services terminates.
-Mountain Biking is an adventure activity and the rates donot cover any insurance, risk cover, damages, claims etc. A person coming on adventure tour has to be covered for adventure travel & activities apart from normal travel insurance. Snow Peak travels or any of its service providers would not be liable in any case for any mishap/ loss etc.
-Your participation in a trip is entirely at your own risk. We are NOT responsible or liable for any injuries you may suffer, fatal or otherwise. Also, we are NOT responsible for any loss or damage to your property, irrespective of how any damage may have been caused.
-We will provide 01 support vehicle (utility jeep or mini truck as per the group strength) which would carry client baggage and camping gears only
-Damage of the cycles of any kind due to any accident/ fall or any other reason etc during the tour would have to be paid by the guest as per actual cost occurred for the damage.
-The accompanying guide (coordinator) would not ride the cycle but would follow the group in the support vehicle only.
-Group members would have to get own helmets/ knee guard/ elbow guards/ shoes/ biking trousers & jackets. Wearing a helmet is mandatory.

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Off Grid Cycling Routes:

: Manali- Spiti.

: Mountain Trail Biking – Darcha Padum.

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