Manali Leh Cycling

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About Manali Leh Cycling

One in a lifetime experience alert! This itinerary is not of any other strenuous trek or an exotic travel. It is not about exploring the hidden gems of the planet as well. This is about a happening, achieving, tiring, and also conquering moment through a trip. It is about the epic Manali Leh cycling tour. The professional cyclists from all over the world make sure to go on this expedition because it is ticking off one of the major hit places from their list. The Manali Leh cycling tour starts from the gorgeous Manali city which is the queen of the hill stations and is stunning by all means. 

This epic cycling tour starts from Leh and covers the most gorgeous and hidden areas of the Himachal. The cyclists would be travelling to the hills and covering some of the most exotic places and breathing the freshest air. And finally, one would be going to Leh where they would be on the world’s highest and the second highest motorable road. This is an achievement to be on the top of the world. 

In the Manali Leh cycling trip, you will be sleeping in the camps, cycling throughout the day, and exploring some of the offbeat destinations of the world. 

Here is the entire itinerary of the Manali Leh cycling tour. 

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DAY 1 – Arrival in Manali

Arrive at Manali in the morning and check into the booked hotel or camp organised by Togedr. Relax, freshen up, and have your lunch. The proceedings of the tour starts post this. Introduction leading to the brief of the tour by the guides will be done. You are free to explore the Manali city for this day. The nights will be spent at the booked place along with the dinner. 

DAY 2 – Manali to Marhi

Finally, from day 2 the cycle tour starts. The first day distance of about 37.5 km from Manali to Marhi. It is a tough ride but is filled with the sights of Deodar and pine forests throughout. The ride starts pretty early in the morning to avoid any kind of noisy traffic. Marhi campsite is picturesque to the core. You have to get ready for the muddy ascent of Rohtang Pass. 

Spend the nights in the camps post enjoying your dinner. 

DAY 3 – Marhi to Sissu via Rohtang La

The next day cycling distance is of about 49.5 km. This day would be started by finishing the 18 km ascent to the Rohtang Pass. This is one of those days where you will be encountering some of the most fabulous views of the snow capped peaks and glaciers of Spiti valley. 

You take a halt at Rohtang and proceed towards Gramphu. Flat roads will be there for you from here. Post this, a short and a very easy ride to Sissu starts. Sissu is a small town in Lahaul valley located on the right bank of the Chandra river in the foothills of the Pir Panjal. 

Spend the nights in the camps post enjoying your dinner. 

DAY 4 – Sissu to Jispa

The cycling distance of this day is about 55 km. A steady climb to Gondola starts. There is a fast descend to Tandi after this. This place is situated in the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga river which later becomes Chenab downstream in Jammu and Kashmir. Finally, you reach Jispa where the river opens into a wide valley. 

Spend the nights in the camps by the side of the Bhaga river post enjoying your dinner. 

DAY 5 – Jispa to Zing Zing bar

The ride has to move towards Darcha which is 10 km from Jispa. From here, the climb to Patseo begins. The road here is dusty and rocky along with an arid terrain. Here the roads are quite isolated. Then finally a steep ascent to Baralacha La starts from Zing Zing Bar. 

Spend the nights in the camps post enjoying your dinner. 

DAY 6 – Zing Zing Bar to Sarchu to Baralacha La

The tour distance this day is of about 50 km and the day starts early today with an ascend to the Baralacha La. You will cross Deepak Tal and Mulkila peaks which are quite beautiful sights to encounter. This pass is quite arid than others and finally the route descends gradually to the wide Sarchu plains. 

Spend the nights in the camps post enjoying your dinner. 

DAY 7 – Sarchu to Whiskey Nala via Nakee La 

This day is one of the easy cycling days and the distance of cycling is around 47 km. Post cycling on a short downhill section you reach Whiskey Nala.

Spend the nights in the camps post enjoying your dinner. 

DAY 8 – Whiskey Nala to Tso Kar via Lachung La 

This day is the one where you would be covering the most distance of about 81 km. The day starts with a 7 km ascent to Taglang La followed by a long descent along a steep gorge to reach Pang. Then you go ahead for the Morey plains. It is a barren area and is known for the extreme temperatures in the morning and gusting winds in the evening. 

Spend the nights in the camps either by Tso Kar or Debring as organised post enjoying your dinner. 

DAY 9 – Tso Kar to Lato via Taglang La

This day is a tough one because you have to cycle on a challenging path which would lead you to the world’s second highest motorable pass in the world which is the Taglang La. It is an 5360 metres. This path is quite challenging to cycle but once you reach the top, it is all fun and fancy. 

Post this, descend to the Lato village begins. The Lato village is beautiful and you will have the most wonderful time there. 

DAY 10 – Lato to leh

Finally, the cycling tour to Leh starts and it begins from the Lato village. The scenes throughout the trip change dramatically with the views of the small villages, fertile valley, and the Stupas on the way. You will also cross the Indus river today to reach Leh. You will pass the epic Thiksey monastery and the Chortens garden while entering Leh. 

By this time, you have crossed 4 mountain passes and have covered a distance of about 480 km. 

DAY 11 – Leh to Khardung La

You will have to set up for Khardung La very early on the 11th day. You have to cycle for 45 km and gain 2000 metre today which is the most challenging part ever of this trip. Being in the highest motorable road of the world definitely feels like an achievement and you get to treat your eyes and soul with the most beautiful scenes ever. 

A hotel stay for this day is included in the trip. Then the next day you would be taken to Leh via vehicle and from there, the cyclists have to return on their own. 

DAY 12 – Departure from Leh

Finally, the Manali Leh cycling tour ends today and the departure is as per your mode of transport. 

Why Togedr

You must be wondering as to why would you choose Togedr and here we are giving some reasons for the same. 

  • We provide a learning experience about the whole trek rather than just focusing on completing the trek. We would be doing some fun assembling, yoga sessions, teaching you how to do maintenance of MTB, and also how to fix the MTB tyres. 
  • We have the best of the safety norms having an emergency evacuation plan. We always have emergency first aid kits with us that includes oxygen cylinders and all kinds of high altitude medicine. 
  • We have the best expedition leaders for the tour who would be with you throughout. Our leaders are trained, professionally qualified, certified guides, and first aid responders. The local guides of our venture who would meet on the way are also certified and are professionals. 
  • We generally prefer small groups so that we could give personalised attention to each person fully. We believe focusing on every individual is very important and we engage in perfect monitoring of each individual. 

Trek Info

Best Time – The best time for the Manali Leh cycling trip has to be the end of August and the start of September

Difficulty Level – Tough/Difficult

Total distance – 490 km in total from Manali to Leh 

Staying Options – Camps, hotels 

Food – Included in the package

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

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