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About the Activity: 
Fixed Departures: 24th July 2016, 14th August 2016

  • This exciting tour involves 12 days of crossing over high mountain passes – Rohtang La, Baralacha La, Nakee la, Tanglang La and finally the mighty Khardung la. 
  • The rugged terrain, the high passes and the entire route provides spectacular views of snow capped peaks and cycling through on this route will tell you why this is one of the most amazing & picturesque landscapes in the world.
  • Start your biking trip from Manali and start 545 km mountain cycling ride through the desolate and remote countryside involves climbing six major passes up to a height of 5,600 m (18,414 feet), so both you and your bike must be in good condition.
  • A buffer day is provided in between if the group wants to take a day off to rest, soak in amazing views or just hang out.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrival at Manali

    Arrive at Manali. The first day involves getting used to the bikes and doing a small test run on a local cycling tour to acclimatize you.

    Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 2 -

    Manali to Marhi

    Start your ride today from Manali, since it's your first day it will be a warm up for your challenging ride ahead.

    Today's ride takes you through a set of hairpin bends which run through pine and deodar forests.

    Overnight in camp at Marhi

    Cycling distance: 42 km

    Altitude: 3,320m (10,890ft)

  • Day 3 -

    Marhi to Keylong

    Start your cycling trip with a 12km climb through Rohtang pass.

    Then as you start your descend to Gramphu, you will encounter some stretches of flat road as you cross the torrential waters of the river at Khoksar.

    Continuing on that route you will reach Sissu in the foothills of the Pir Panjal range.

    Cross mountain streams as you reach Keylong.

    Overnight in hotel/ camping

    Cycling distance: 78km

    Altitude: 3,350m (11,000ft)

  • Day 4 -

    Keylong to Patseo

    Embark on your journey to Patseo. The terrain also becomes more arid as you pass Jispa village.

    You will hardly find any habitation in this area and you might be able to spot a few Llamas.

    On the horizon, one can see the skyline of the Higher Himalayan ranges.

    Overnight in camp

    Cycling distance: 48km

    Altitude: 3,820m (12,500ft)

  • Day 5 -

    Patseo to Sarchu

    Today’s ride is a steep ascent to the Baralacha La Pass. As you climb to the pass, the terrain consists of no vegetation and the mountain sides are covered in nothing but rocks and loose stones.

    It’s an experience in itself as you cycle across this wild and scenic countryside. After crossing the pass, you will descend into the gorge area of Bharatpur which involves crossing mountain rivers.

    Overnight in camp

    Cycling distance: 58km

    Altitude: 4,255m (13,975ft)

  • Day 6 -

    Rest day

    Rest and acclimatize yourself.

    You can also indulge in some sightseeing.

    Overnight in camp

  • Day 7 -

    Sarchu to Whiskey Nullah

    The day starts with some easy cycling but don’t be misled as soon you’ll face the 21 amazing zigzag hairpin loops of Gata which take you up to 15,302ft.

    After the Gata loops, you’ll reach Nakeela Pass from where it is a downhill ride to the Whiskey Nullah.

    Marvel at some exquisitely beautiful and dry mountain scenery.

    Overnight in camp

    Cycling distance: 56km

    Altitude: 4,750m (15,800ft)

  • Day 8 -

    Whiskey Nullah to Tsokar Lake

    Today you will be able to visit Lachalang La, the second highest mountain pass on the Manali-Leh highway.

    The roads here, or the lack of them is what makes this trip challenging.

    Beyond the pass is the long descent down a steep gorge to Pang, which is followed by an 8 km switchback climb to the flats of the Moray Plains.

    Camp at the Tsokar Lake which is 20 km below Tanglang La, the world’s second highest pass (5,360m).

    Overnight in camp

    Cycling distance: 82km

    Altitude: 4835m (15,600ft)

  • Day 9 -

    Tsokar Lake to Rumtse

    The challenges continue today as you ride up to Tanglang La.

    The climb starts gradually and gets steeper towards the top. At the top, you will be at 5,360 m above sea level at the second highest motorable pass in India!

    Afterward you will cycle down an exhilarating 1,200m of switchbacks to the village of Rumtse.

    Overnight in camp

    Cycling distance: 51km

    Altitude: 4260m (14,000ft)

  • Day 10 -

    Rumtse to Leh

    You can relax as you will cycle up as easy trail to Upshi. The scenery changes dramatically as you are greeted by green and irrigated valley dotted with fields and small villages.

    Joining the Indus Valley the road improves as you follow it all the way to Leh.

    This is an easy ride as you pass the Thiksey Gompa and the Chortens Garden before reaching Leh.

    Overnight in hotel

    Cycling distance: 91km

    Altitude: 3,600m (11,500ft)

  • Day 11 -

    Leh to Khardung La

    Today you’ll start early for a day’s trip to Khardung La (5,602m), arguably the highest motorable pass in the world. With an elevation gain of 2100m, this is by far the most challenging part of your trip, but after 11 days of hard core motor biking you will be prepared for it.

    The views from the top are magnificent with the Karakoram Range in front, and the Zanskar Range behind us. You can feel proud of a true achievement as you finish the trip with your final descent.

    Overnight in hotel

    Cycling distance: 39km

    Altitude: 5,600m (18,400ft)

  • Day 12 -

    Rest Day

    If during the ride the group feels like taking an extra day of rest, then this buffer rest day will be used for relaxing, photography, hanging around and soaking in the spectacular views.

    Today is also the last day of your trip.

Stay

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  • Hotel, Guest House, or Tents on Twin Sharing Basis

Meal

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  • All Meals Included

Activity

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  • Mountain Biking

Other Inclusions

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  • All entry fees on sightseeing tours
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  • Camping equipment(tents, sleeping bags, trekking mattresses, kitchen tent, cooking utensils and cooking equipment)
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  • Escort vehicle for the duration of the trip – the vehicle will be big enough to carry cycles and riders.
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  • Camping/ trekking permits
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  • Filtered water during the trek
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  • Bike mechanic for the trip
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  • Experienced lead rider for the trip

Advisory

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  • Bike Rental costs 8500/- INR

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If any cancellations are made before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • No refund applicable.

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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