from $62500

Cycling from Manali to Leh

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

13 nights 14 days

Tour Style

Offbeat Tours

Group Size

10 people


June to October



Meeting Point


Skill Level

Physically & Mentally Fit


Hotels / Guesthouse / Camps


Moderate weather

Starting From Heart



Cycling in the Himalayas is a dream for many but only a few dare to take this challenge. The Bicycle trip from Manali to Leh covers over 460 Kms in 9 to 10 Days travelling over 5 Mountain passes from 3,978m to 5,350m in altitude, high altitude plains, some of the most desolate places in the world and the most beautiful views that one can imagine.

So if you are looking for Adventure – Challenge your Limits and conquer the Himalayas on your Cycle.


  • 460 Kms  Cycling from Manali to Leh
  • Five Mountain Passes
  • Rohatang La – 3978 Meters
  • Baralacha La – 4890 Meters
  • Nakee La – 4740 Meters
  • Lachung La – 5065 Meters
  • Tangla La – 5359 Meters
  • Stay in Camps
  • Cycling through More Plains at 4200 Meters.
  • Beautiful views


Altitude of place of stay

  • Manali – 1950 Meters
  • Marhi – 3360 Meters
  • Keylong – 3080 Meters
  • Patseo – 3800 Meters
  • Sarchu – 4255 Meters
  • Whisky Nalla – 4800 Meters
  • More Plains – 4750 Meters
  • Debring – 4835 Meters
  • Rumptse – 4260 Meters
  • Leh – 3500 Meters


Day 1 | Arrive Manali
Arrive in Manali, our team will receive you at Manali Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Manali, day free for leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 | In Manali 
Day free to rest and to Acclimatize in Manali. you can also take your cycle for a shorty ride and get a feel and handle of your ride.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3 | Manali to Marhi ( 34 Kms )
This is our first ascent as we begin to “warm up” for the tough ride ahead. Cycling out of Manali through an evergreen area of pine and deodar trees we tackle the first set of many hairpin bends and switchbacks on the way to the Rohtang pass. Cycling distance: 34 Kms / Altitude: 3320 m (10,890 ft)
Overnight at Cottage / Camp

Day 4 | Marhi to Keylong ( 70 Kms )
We start the day by finishing the 12km ascent to the Rohtang pass, where if the whether is fine there are some lovely scenic views on the horizon of snow covered peaks and Glaziers. Once we have refreshed ourselves in Rohtang, we leave the lush vegetation behind and continue with a descent to Gramphu and the on to Khoksar and continue a short and easy ride to Sissu in the foothills of the Pir Panjal range. From here a short ride to Keylong crossing mountain streams flowing over the road. Cycling distance: 70 Kms / Altitude: 3350 m (11,000 ft)
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 | Keylong to Patseo ( 43 Kms )
A relatively easy day cycling up to Patseo. The terrain is much more arid and the new Tarmacked  Manali / Leh highway makes the ride more enjoyable.  Passing the hamlet of Jispa we come out of a gorge and descend downhill before starting the ascent to Patseo. We now get a sense of the isolation of the area, with a few sheep dotted around and we begin to enter the territory of the Lamas. In the far horizon you can see the bleak and awesome spectacle of the Higher Himalayan ranges. Cycling distance: 43 Kms /  Altitude: 3820 m (12,500 ft)
Overnight at Camp

Day 6 | Patseo to Sarchu ( 63 Kms )
Hard long climb to the Baralacha La Pass but the rewards are great as you travel through this wild and scenic country. The pass is arid with no vegetation, the sides of the mountains looking more like a quarry covered with loose rocks and scree. As we descend the gorge area of Bharatpur we will cross mountain rivers before reaching our destination. Cycling distance: 63 Kms /  Altitude: 4255 m (13,975 ft)
Overnight at Camp

Day 7 | Day for Rest
Day for rest to acclimatize and absorb the magnificent surroundings.
Overnight at Camp

Day 8 | Sarchu to Whisky Nala ( 47 Kms / )
The day starts with some easy cycling but we are soon tackling the zig-zag “21 loops of Gata” at 15,030ft up the canyon wall. Once we reach the summit of the Nakeela Pass its downhill to Whisky Nullah. The day passes some beautiful arid mountain scenery of the high ranges. Cycling distance: 34 miles (56 km) Altitude: 4750 m (15,800 ft)
Overnight at Camp

Day 9 | Whisky Nala to Moray Plains ( 82 Kms )
We start by ascending the second highest pass on the Manali-Leh highway up to Lachalang La. Then we have a long descent to Pang down a steep sided gorge followed by a 8km switchback climb before reaching the flat top of the Moray Plains. This barren area is known for its extreme temperatures in the morning and evening, fast winds and sandstorms. The only sign of life is the hardy Nomadic Changpas who can be seen tending their yaks in this most desolate place. We camp at Debring 20km below the Manali-Leh highways highest pass, the Tanglang La at 5,360m. Cycling distance: 82 km /  Altitude: 4835 m (15,600 ft)
Overnight at Camp

Day 10 | Debring to Rumptse ( 46 Kms )
This is a challenge indeed, but truly satisfying when you reach the top, before we set off down the exhilarating 1,200m descent of switchbacks to the village of Rumptse. Cycling distance: 46 Kms / Altitude: 4260 m (14,000 ft)
Overnight at  Cottage / Homestay

Day 11 | Rumptse to Leh ( 76 Kms )
As we continue the descent to Upshi the scenery changes dramatically as we arrive in a fertile irrigated valley by a river dotted by pretty villages and Stupas. The spectacular red colored mountains around us add to the beauty and richness of the scenery. Crossing the Indus River the road improves as we follow the other road users towards Leh. This is an easy ride as we pass the Thiksey Monastery and the Chortens Garden before we reach Leh. Cycling distance: 76 Kms /  Altitude: 3600 m (11500 ft)
Overnight at Hotel

Day 12 | In Leh
Taking a rest from the bikes today you have the chance to explore Leh and some of its twisting narrow streets, explore some of the more famous sites, such as Leh Palace or the Sakar Gompa monastery.
Accommodation: Guest house

Day 13 |  Leh to The Khardung – La Pass and back ( 39 Kms per way )
We will set of for the Khardung – La Pass as soon as light comes up. Cycling 39 Kms and gaining 2,000m (6600 feet), this is the ultimate challenge of the trip. It is one of the highest motorable road in Indian and the world taking you to a dizzy 5,359m! The view from the top is spectacular, stretching from the Indus valley in the South over the endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range to the giants of the Saser Massif in the North. You can feel proud of a true achievement as you finish the trip with your final satisfying descent. Cycling distance : 78 Kms /  Altitude: 3600 m (11500 ft)
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 | Departure
On time transfer to airport to board departure flight for Delhi.


Thing to do extra

– Authentic Local Food

–  Cycling through the Himalayas

–  Boating and Rafting – In Manal

– Hiking in the mountains

– Meditation and yoga

– Visit local market

– Photography

If you don’t like the weather in the Himalayas just wait for a few hours and it will change. The Himalayas are so high that they make their own weather, it can be bright and sunny and in a few hours it may get cloudy and cold.

It is very difficult predict the weather so you have to be prepared for it, in day time it can be bright and sunny and as the sun goes down the temperatures plummets in the higher mountains.

So you have to be prepared for days with bright sun shining, sudden guest of strong cold winds and very cold night.

Food and Meal

Meals Included in the Tour – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast – Our daily breakfast will be at the hotels where we stay.

Lunch – Daily lunch will be at small midway joints or it will be an picnic Lunch at some places where our team will cook food for you and serve it hot.

Dinner – Our daily dinner will be at the hotels / Camps / Guesthouse where we stay. Dinner in Manali & Leh is not included in the package as there are lots of good local restaurants in both cities where you can go out and enjoy a meal.

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the bottled standard water that we will carry for you.

Type of Stay – Hotels & Guesthouse

Day 1 : Manali | Hotel
Day 2 : Manali | Hotel
Day 3 : Marhi | Wooden Cottage
Day 4 : Keylong | Hotel
Day 5 : Patseo | Camp
Day 6 : Sarchu | Camp
Day 7 :  Sarchu | Camp
Day 8 :  Whisky Nala | Camp
Day 09 : More Plains | Camp
Day 10 : Debring | Camp
Day 11 : Rumtse | Guesthouse
Day 12 : Leh | Hotel
Day 13 : Leh | Hotel

Getting there


The Tour starts and ends at Manali, you can reach Manali by Air from Delhi ( Bhuntar  Airport in Kullu ) or take a cab / Bus from Delhi to Chandigarh to reach here.

You need physical & mental fitness for this trip.

-can ride for five to six hours
-extensive riding experience
-assistance on demand (if required)
-experienced with riding a variety of terrains
-comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Including the package cost

  1. 13 Nights accommodation in Hotels / Guesthouses on twin / double share basis of rooms, or as per plan.
  2. Breakfast, Lunch &  Dinner for duration of tour Starts from Day 1 to Last Day BF ( Except Lunch & Dinner at Manali & Leh ).
  3. All entry fees as per itinerary.
  4. All government and local taxes.
  5. Accompanying team with backup vehicle from Manali to Leh
  6. Mountain Cycles for the trip.
  7. Luggage vehicle.
  8. Cycling guide on cycle.
  9. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  10. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication between backup vehicle and cyclist.
  11. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  12. Bottled water for duration of Trip from Day cycling starts in Manali to Leh.

Not including the cost

  1. Stay for extra days if any ( we can make bookings for you )
  2. Flights to the destination.
  3. Lunches in Manali & Leh.
  4. Dinner in Manali & Leh.   
  5. Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue)
  6. Midway snacks.
  7. Any optional activities in Manali & Leh
  8. Any damage/fine/ cost.
  9. Any damages /fine/ Insurance
  10. Any Visa charges.
  11. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
  12. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
  13. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  14. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
  15. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  16. Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft etc.
  17. GST on Billing

Price / Dates & Availability

Cost per person Rs  62500 per person on twin / Double share basis of room
Single Room supplement Rs  34500 per single room
If travelling with own cycle Rs  54500 per person on twin / Double share basis of room
GST EXTRA ON BILLING Minimum group size 10 travelling pax 

Things to carry – some esencials 


  • Cycling shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks


  • In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tank tops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.


  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike


13 Nights / 14 Days



Tour's Location



How bad is Altitude Sickness in Ladakh, and what can I do to avoid, or treat it?
Ladakh is a high altitude area many visitors from low-altitude areas may suffer from altitude sickness. Most people suffer minor effects of altitude sickness only, which include headache, loss of appetite, and a tendency to have no energy until their bodies adjust to the high terrain. This adjustment can take anywhere from a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to any high altitude area, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. Being healthy and in good shape before you arrive in Mustang will help greatly. It is also recommended that you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Your tour guide will be there to offer help and suggestions.
Do we have backup vehicle available with us during the tour
During your cycling trip you will have two vehicles travelling with you, one will be a pickup for your luggage / Cycles / Camping equipment & kitchen.

The other will be a Bolero Camper that has seating in it, it will have the backup team travelling with you. This vehicle also doubles up as an resting vehicle if some one gets tired during cycling and carries water and other goodies for the group. It will always be at the rear of the convoy.
Can you book a hotel for me?
Yes, sure we can book hotel stay for you for your pre and post tour days.
What is your cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reasons we must be informed in written. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive mail in written and cancellation charges would be as follows:
• Once the booking is confirmed – 25% of the tour/service cost.
• 15 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
• 07 days prior to arrival – 75% of the tour/service cost.
• Less than 72 hours or no show – NO REFUNDS
Can you send us the final itinerary before we book the tour?
Yes we always send the tour program before you book.
Note - as we travel in the Himalayas at time if necessary we have to make changes in the itinerary due to snow fall / road closure or any other natural calamity that is beyond our control.
How do we communicate with other team mates when where is no mobile signal en-route
We provide walki-talki sets for communication to all travelling vehicles, so there we can have uninterrupted communication.
Is basis first aid available with the team
The accompanying team carries with it basis first aid, Oxygen for emergency use
Can I use ATM and credit cards during the trip?
ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Manali, Keylong and Leh. For rest, you need cash payments for various service you need.
What is the likely temperature and weather during the trip?
The weather in mountains cannot be predicted, generally in summers the temperature is in range of 10 to 20 degrees in the higher reached. In the plains of Nepal expect warm weather.

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