Ladakh situated at 3500mtrs was termed as “Heaven on earth” a few years ago and its beautiful landscape will surely astonish any individual. Another term “Biker’s paradise” was coined to describe the roads leading to Ladakh. However, it is no longer a journey that is limited to motorcycles.
Cycling in high altitudes has recently gained a lot of attention due to the challenging routes and picturesque landscapes. Cycleit gives you an opportunity to experience this journey on a bicycle. Due to the harsh weather conditions, it becomes of utmost importance that you plan well ahead in time, know the region and have complete information before traveling here.
With the help of our top of the line operations team, we organize the tour in such a way that our guests have the best experience of Ladakh on a cycle. The journey in Ladakh will include a combination of uphill and downhill slopes where you can witness the unreal beauty of the Himalayas. These views can only be offered in the Himalayan ranges and this high-altitude desert with barren slopes, stark landscapes, and treeless terrains is a must visit.
The journey starts and ends in Leh. Once all the riders have acclimatized to the altitude you start the ride from Leh and continue towards Stakna. It is a small village located at 3287mtrs in the Leh tehsil, on the bank of Indus River. In this expedition, you will cycle through remote villages like Stakna, Sakti, Agyam, Hunder, Khardung Village and crossing high-passes like Khardung La [5359mtrs].
On this ride, you will encounter a few enchanting monasteries like the Thiksey Monastery, Stakna monastery, Shey Monastery and get a chance to explore the history and culture of the region.
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The start point of the event is Manali. The nearest Airport is Bhuntar, Kullu [50 KM] and nearest railway station is at Chandigarh [350 KM] or New Delhi [585 KM]. You can also take the overnight Volvo bus from either Delhi or Chandigarh. In case any of the participants need help in getting their tickets arranged, please feel free to connect with the team as they will assist you to book your tickets.
Please note: All meals from the start till the end of the tour are included. We understand the concerns of our customers and we ensure that all the meals are prepared in a hygienic environment. It is our duty to provide the best quality food along with high-grade packing services to ensure that the food stays warm and fresh when served.
The ride is open to all amateur and seasoned cycling enthusiasts who are physically fit to endure the challenges of riding on the hills. The tour includes 10 days of total riding. Riders will be crossing 5 high altitude passes, Rohtang-La [3979 mts], Baralacha-La [4,890 mts], Naki-La [4442 mts], Lachung-La [5065 mts] & Tanglang-La which is also the 2nd highest motorable pass [5328 mts].
This is a difficult terrain to ride and therefore we only recommend riders who are physically fit to endure the challenges of riding in high altitude. Riders will be covering an average distance of about [approx] 35 to 80 KM per day over 10 days of riding. The combination of climb-weather-altitude makes this a unique and fun challenge.
We really enjoyed the track chosen by cycleit. It is a great experience to wake up and look at the Himalayas. Thank you Cycleit for making this dream come true
I always wanted to do a Manali to Leh cycling trip. I also love photographing and nature. Cycleit organised an expediteion which got me close to everything I wanted from the trip
The hilly ranges of India made me feel like it was the Alps. The service is so good that you will never have to worry about anything other than the cycling experience