As you gather at Manali, you will be taken to either hotels or camps arranged by TrvMe. After unwinding yourself, go to the nearby markets to get all the essential materials related to your cycling tour such as cycles, helmet etc. Prepare yourself for the trip by cycling.
The majestic Manali is one of the top touristy in India encompassed by eye-catching places. You can cycle towards Naggar which is a fascinating village of Kullu Valley set upon the bank of dazzling Beas River. You can also ride your cycle to Mall Road which is the major attraction of Manali famous for Tibetan handicrafts. In short, you can explore a bit of Manali along with cycling. At the end of the day, have food and take a better sleep.
This is the day when you are going to start hitting the famous route to Leh on human-powered vehicles. Aha! Time to show your stamina!
You will begin the first ascent to Marhi. It will be exciting as well as tiring which is perfectly fine. You no need to worry about anything as our supportive vehicles will be ready to deliver your every requirement.
Perched at an altitude of 11000 feet, Marhi is a picture-perfect small town of Himachal Pradesh and a reward for you for riding 36 KM on your very first day of the cycling trip. There is no habitation in Marhi. It serves for travelers only. Camps will be arranged for the night. Have food and sleep like a log.
Rohtang La is one of the top mountain passes in Himachal Pradesh which connects Kullu Valley to Lahaul and Spiti Valley. All the mentioned valleys are no lesser than any magnificence. You will cycle for 16 km to climb Rohtang La which will not tire you much. Here you will get your another reward.
Sitting at a height of more than 13000 feet, this angelic destination is surrounded by glaciers and mighty Himalayan peaks. You will be totally absorbed by the beauty of Rohtang La.
From here, you will cycle downhill which is quite alarming but at the same time, you will feel an adventure coming your way. The distance from Rohtang La to Sissu is around 18 KM. At first, you will come across Khoksar Village from where you will be connected with the well-trodden roads to Sissu set upon the bank of Chandra River. Sissu is a lovely town in the Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh.
After cycling for 50 KM this day, stay in camps and sleep under the beautiful sky.
After spending the night at Sissu, get ready for cycling towards Jispa. It is another village of Lahaul Valley and your stopover during the night. Lushed with high mountains and rivers on both sides, enjoy your movie-like ride towards Tandi and climb up to Keylong which is famous for its Kardang Monastery. Ride your cycles downwards to reach Jispa. Upon reaching, take rest. You can also take a dip in the water of Bhaga River which is located alongside the hushed village of Jispa. The total distance you cover this day is around 53 KM. You will spend the night either in a guesthouse or a camp.
Today you will commence your cycling tour from Jispa to Patseo which is perched at an altitude of 11975 feet. Before reaching Patseo, You will come across Darcha which offers you heart-warming scenic meadows. You can sit for a while and contemplate the charm of the place. Darchha serves as a perfect sojourn to refresh you. Keep on ascending to Patseo and upon reaching, you will head towards Zing Zing Bar. It is a tea house at an altitude of around 14009 feet. The ascent to Baralacha La pass begins from here which you will start next morning. You will rest here during the night. The total distance you cover this day is around 60 KM.
After getting up in the early morning, take breakfast and get ready to climb Baralacha La Pass sitting at a height of 16043 feet. Kick-start pedaling on the barren deserts. The level of oxygen decreases here. We advise you to ride slowly and don’t overexcite yourself.
Finally, after riding for 16 KM, you will find yourself at chilly Baralacha La Pass that offers panoramic views of the Bara Shigri (largest glacier in Himachal Pradesh), Chenab River and Mulkila Peaks (Highest peak in Lahaul and Spiti). Half of your tiredness and hunger will vanish automatically when you spot them. Take lunch distributed by the support team. You can also enjoy lunch at nearby dhabas on your expenses.
After refilling the energy to your body, you have to cycle on a rolling landscape to reach Sarchu which is a border area between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. From Sarchu, you will ride for more than 15 KM to arrive at Brandy Nallah. During the night, you will feel extremely cold here. Carry extra warm clo
A series of 21 hairpin turns covering the distance of 7 KM is what known as Gata Loops. You have to cross this today. It’s not difficult. You will finish it soon. From Gata Loops, you will ascend to Nakee La Pass at an altitude of 15551 feet. Ride downwards and halt at Whiskey Nallah for resting and having lunch. From here you will begin climbing to the fourth mountain pass of this route called Lachulung La at a height of 16598 feet. From this pass, you will ride downwards and after finishing 20 KM, You will be at Pang.
Pang is a stop between Sarchu and Leh. It is said that Pang is the world’s highest Army transit Camp. You will stay here overnight. You cycle for nearly 56 KM this day.
You will be told to ride towards More Plains today. It is a stretch of 40 KM bordered by mountains on both sides. Ride continuously on More Plains at a height of 4800 meters. If the weather worsens, you no need to worry again. Our support vehicles will carry you. It is said that you can spot yaks here.
After finishing More Plains, either you will stay at Debring or Kso Kar Lake. The distance of 52 KM will be finished this day.
Resting at a height of 17480 feet, breathtaking Tanglang La is the second highest motorable pass in the world. Climbing to this pass is quite difficult due to less amount of oxygen. But this is the star attraction of this Manali to Leh Cycling Expedition. After climbing for 20 KM, you will finally reach on top of Taglang La covered with colorful prayer flags. It has a small temple nearby where you can seek blessings of the deities. Amidst the freezing cold atmosphere, you will be overjoyed to find yourself at one of the most dramatic landscapes of Ladakh.
After relishing this moment, you will begin riding downwards to Rumtse. Soon you will arrive here and will stay at the camp. The distance covered this day will be around 46 KM.
Get excited to cycle towards your destination. This is the last day of your Manali to Leh Cycling Expedition.
On the way, the barren lands will start disappearing and you will see the roads getting covered with flora and fauna again. You will arrive at Upshi which is a small village of Ladakh region in the Indus River Valley. You will cross a bridge across the longest river of Asia - the Indus River. After riding continuously, you will halt at Thiksey for lunch. Thiksey is a village famous for its Thiksey Monastery. After unwinding yourself for a while, you will again start cycling for 20 KM and finally, after covering it, you will be dumbfounded to see Leh which is a high desert city in the Himalayas.
You will be taken to the guesthouses or hotels for stay. Relax, get excited, stroll around the town or do whatever you want. After cycling for 76 KM, it’s obvious that you are gonna take rest first.
Flights depart from Leh during morning only. So after getting up in the morning, have breakfast and get ready to catch your flights. Note: 1 Day will be Increase According to Riders Conditions.