Leh is the joint capital and largest town of the union territory of Ladakh in India. Leh district covers an area approx 45000 Km. of Ladakh Union Territory which has area Approx 60000 KM. Set amidst the epic Himalayas, Ladakh is a rustic and heavenly beautiful travel destination. The rugged valleys and mountains, winding roads coupled with the vibrant cultural life maintain. The exuberance and charm of this region, the iconic Magnetic Hill, the turquoise colored Pangong Lake, the confluence of two mystical rivers Indus & Zanskar, ancient and awe inspiring monasteries and the highest passes are a few of the marvelous attractions of Leh and Ladakh in general.
Tour will start from Manali, Nightstay will be at Hotel in Manali. Complete Rest, acclimatization,checking your gears. Enjoy the day and gear up for upcoming exciting adventure cycling tours to Leh Ladakh.
Gear-up for an all-new cycling adventure tour as we reach Mahri 50 km below our first spot, we cover peddling.
After breakfast we will pedal 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 Sissu along the River Chandra.
A much lighter day ahead as we continue our journey to Jispa via Keylong on a flatter road surface allowing you to enjoy the surroundings without exhausting much.
Expect a bit of 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.
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 Lachulung 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.
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.
From Pang it is an uphill 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. This belt is not only barren but is known for fast blowing winds, sandstorms & extreme temperatures in the early morning and evenings.
The adventure reaches its extremity as we scale up to the peak of Tanglang la, at 5328 m and among the highest spots of our journey which also require some hard pedaling up the hill. Tanglang la is also the second highest road in the world. Further we shall go down towards Rumse-Lato, which is more green and fertile.
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 the city of Leh- a paradise on earth perfect place to recover from the journey to get there!
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.
Tour ends here.