Manali to Leh Mountain Bike Tour

BEST SEASON: MID JUNE TO SEPTEMBER

CATEGORY: MOUNTAIN BIKING

REGION: HIMACHAL , LADAKH

PARENT RANGE: KARAKORAM RANGE

BASE VILLAGE: MANALI

GRADE: CHALLENGING

MAX ALTITUDE: 4500 M

BEST SEASON: MID JUNE TO SEPTEMBER

TRANSPORTATION : BY JEEP FROM LEH TO CHILLING AND FROM CHILLING TO LEH.

Manali to Leh Mountain Bike Tour

TREK GRADE: SIMPLE WALKS ON ICE SHEET (FROZEN RIVER) EVERY DAY FOR 4 TO 7 HOURS AND STRICTLY DEPENDS ON WEATHER CONDITIONS. GRADING: A REASONABLE DEGREE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS IS NEEDED FOR THIS TREK. SPECIAL INTEREST: EXCELLENT VIEW FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, IDEAL PLACE FOR NATURE LOVERS AND BEST SPOT FOR ADVENTURE LOVERS.

Overview

The culture, tradition, way of living, art and architecture, flaura and fona of Ladakh is unique and interesting thus being much different than other parts of the country. People all over the world fly down to Ladakh to witness all these fascinating things within Himalayas. Ladakh has always been admired for it's beauty and perfect symmetry of the landscape but lesser did we know about the beauty in its people and the lifestyle too. This moutain biking will get you through alot of uniqueness of Ladakh and also you will witness the cultural reform in their activities.

Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Manali (6,400 ft)

As the thought of going on this motorbike road strikes your mind, in a short span of the moment start packing up your bags and begin your journey. After you reach Manali, situated at an elevation of 6,400 ft,proceed to the hotel assigned to you. Get some rest for a day in your comfortable rooms and do some sightseeing the next day.

Day 02: Assimilation day and Sightseeing at Manali

As you are done with the brunch at the hotel, reserve this day to catch some sightseeing at Manali. This valley is famous for, so many things be it art and craft items from Mall road or the woolen shopping from the popular Manu Market,dry fruits from the old Manali or the Khara bazaar for the shawls. Manali has got abundant to offer besides the bestowed beauty. Take a look at the heartbeat of Manali viz Mall road and get filled with wonder about the artistry of the city. The valley Kullu is popular for its temples, hence the name- Valley of Gods. The peaks often covered with snow are surrounded by the deodar and pine plantations all over. On this day you will be introduced to your motorbikes and have a short ride to the city to get hold of the bike for the coming day. After you are done with the sightseeing.Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.

Day 03: Manali to Rohalla

From the highest road in the world to the beautiful sight of Kothi alongside​ witness the scenery of Rohang falls. You will arrive at at a little abyss at an altitude of 3000m. The moutain biking on this day gets over by 5 hours. Stay overnight at the same region.

Day 04: Rohalla to Tandi

Today it's all about, the fascinating hills, glaciers, grazing lands and meadows. Conclude the biking by 5 hours thus covering 75km. Enjoy descending into the valley of Khoksar. Here you will come across a check post while you arrive at Lahaul-Spiti valley. By the time you reach at Chandra and Bhaga river, you descend into Tandi.

Day 05: Tandi to Jispa

Just before Jispa, Keylong is the place that attracts many tourists make them take a halt in this landscape. This place has authentic magnetism that makes you forget everything and you move into the essence of the capital city of Lahaul. Jispa, the desired destination for the day offers you the perfect picturesque of what an ideal valley should be like. Streams with pebbles into it, peaks covered with snow, sunlight covering the summit on one end and darkening it on the other, giving it a completely opposite look.Post your arrival at Jispa, stay in the hotel/camp for the night and then move ahead the next day.

Day 06: Jispa to Patseo

Post your tempting meals, move towards Patseo which is placed at 3654m. Start you biking and reach Darcha first and then to Patseo. You will get alot of liquid during the whole travel. Stay at Patseo for the night.

Day 07: Patseo to Baralacha La to Sarchu

Moving from Darcha you need to ride upwards to the elevated height of14,010 ft reaching Zingzingbar. You need to take a steep ride and arrive at 16,500 ft thus mark yourself safe at the Baralachala Pass, an upland that is situated in between the Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal range. Moving past Baralachala Pass, you are going to take asteady ride towards Bharatpur. As you are descending towards Sarchu, you need to take permission from the check post here as this being the last area of Himachal Pradesh. Ahead of Sarchu, you move into Ladakh region of J&K.

Day 08: Sarchu to Pang

Today you may have to perform many anfractuous during the whole trail beginning from Sarchu and ending at pang. You have to move past Gataloops, Nakee La pass and a small settlement where it is situated at 5050m. You need to get well assimilated to the oxygen levels in Lachalung La so that you don't face any problems in the coming time. You need to ascend into a deep gorge to reach finally at the base sight of Zanskar i.e Pang of Zara Chu. You need to pitch tents at the same campsite just along the control station.

Day 09: Pang to Tsokar Lake

Start up your journey from Pang and reach Tso Kar Lake moving past Mora and Changpa. Known for its depth, this place is situated in the southern part of Ladakh. The Tso kar lake happens to be as salty as the ocean. This place is even the home to some of the great habitats like kiang, Tibetan gazelles, Tibetan wolves, and foxes; there are steppe marmots, Yaks, and horses in such an altitude place.

Day 10: Tsokar to Upshi

As soon as you get up, start your journey from Tso Kar and move towards the the landscape of Upshi. While you head to Upshi, you have to move past Taklang La Pass that stands at an elevation of 17,585ft which is the second highest motorable highroad round the world. After hours of peddling you are going to attain the wondrous views of Karakoram Range infront of you. Furthermore, move towards the river Gya and camp in the same region.

Day 11: Upshi to Leh

Be gleeful that you are going to visit the famous monasteries of Ladakh with an ancient tinch of art and architecture. The twin monasteries of Thiskey and Shey would get visible ​once you arrive at Indus Valley.Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 12: Reserved​ day at Leh

You are going to witness the markets and try the local feast at some eating joints of Leh. Get around the local markets of Leh and purchase an art piece for a memory.By the later half of the day, see the architecture of Leh palace and the beautiful Shanti Stupa thus stepping into them. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Leh.

Day 13: Leh- Khardungla - Leh

Today you are going to explore the highest motorable pass of Leh and even in the world namely as Khardung La pass, elevated tall at 18,380 ft.above the sea level, recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The famous valley of Nubra is also located at 10,000 ft. and one must pass through the Khardung La to arrive at Nubra Valley. As you are done with the day's exploration, revert to Leh and go for some shopping around. Arrive in a hotel by dusk and pre-nap have your meals.

Day 14: Leh- Alchi

Today you need to reach the well-known landscape of Alchi. moving past the village of Gehra. you will witness the popular spot of adventurists i.e Likir and Alchi. En route visit the Monasteries of Alchi and Likir and the palace of Basgo. Explore another beautiful settlement of Alchi village and stay there overnight.

Day 15: Alchi to Lamayuru to Leh

Lamayuru is a well-known destination due to its ancient old monastery. Explore the art and architecture of the decade long era. moving last wanla, Mang hug and Tar La you arrive at Lamayuru and further to Leh. Move back to leh by taking a comfortable drive to Leh city. Have an overnight stay at the the assigned Hotel.

Day 16: River Rafting

This day is reserved for River rafting in Indus white water River. The easy gradients and near to nil turbulences makes it a little less difficult rafting. By the evening, watch the cultural dance show and enjoy the local cuisines of Ladakh. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Departure from Leh

As this exciting moutain biking gets over, one needs to head towards the Leh Airport for the Departure. You are going to feel nostalgic the moment you fly back to your hometown. The Valley and those generous faces of people are going to stay in your heart and memories forever, making you delighted and gleeful throughout the journey.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled or change of dates might happen, 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.

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It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least three months in advance. Please contact us for more information. Payment for booking your experience: The fee can be paid by Online Bank Transfer(NEFT)/Cheque deposit/ Demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your booking confirmation details via email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can secure your reservation efficiently and make further arrangements to logistics. In the event of cancellation of your booking due to any avoidable / unavoidable circumstances at your end, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: - Cancellation Policy:

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As adventurous as it may seem, the trek can get dangerous at times if you are not precautionary enough. So it is advisable for a trekker to gear up with all the significant things such as :

· Glares/Glasses for the eyes, keeping in mind the snowy and windy weather one faces during the trip.
· Snowshoes, often known as crampons, with a perfect grip,
· Facemask for the face.
· Thermals and warm clothes for trekking in minus temperature.
· Medical kits are a must.
· And most importantly, get well acquainted with the ice layer conditions. It's a lot better to have a guide along. The safety lies in the numbers, larger the group, better the safety.

Our aim is to ensure you have the most enjoyable and exciting experience possible, whether in trekking, package leisure tours, mountain biking, motorcycling, mountaineering expeditions. We understand the importance of vacation time away from our hectic life and it is our business promise to give you the best of the experience. Our knowledge of creating journeys is extensive, and our attention to logistics impeccable. We can also arrange for your medical and travel insurance.

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Experience of any high altitude trek at least 1 trek

· The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45minutes without a stress.
· The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack.
· Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.

Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
· Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
· Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
· Head torch 1 Nos.
· Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
· People who use hydration pack
· 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
· Carry at least one thermos flask
· Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
· Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
· T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
· Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.

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