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Dare2Gear comes again to redefine adventure, a platform to discover the real you and an opportunity to come close with best of nature. We are pleased to add one more adventure in your kitty by presenting Manali – Khardung La cycling in mountains expedition. In this world, if anyone has a love for nature and is passionate about adventure then LEH is one of the must-have experience listed in adventure diaries.
Manali – Khardung La Cycle Ride
This is the mecca of Mountain Rides in India and a veritable Bucket List Item for all Cycling Buffs.
Dates: 31st – 8th Sept ’19
COST: Rs 32,500 per person
Note: 5% GST applicable on the above price
Offer: 10 % off as early bird discount if you register before 31st July on above-mentioned price.
DAY 1: Stay at Hotel, Manali
Reach Manali and Our ground team will tie up with you and decide on the meeting point.
Thereafter you are transferred to your hotel, where you meet up and acquainted with other fellow riders. After getting some rest and post Lunch, we head out for a short orientation/acclimatization ride. In the evening we retire early, give our bodies a complete rest before the start of our expedition the next day.
Stay at Domes / Camping, Marhi
Altitude: 3320 Meters
Duration: 5-6 Hours
After an early morning breakfast, we will be Starting our Manali – Khardung La cycle tour from the hotel itself. Hop on the bikes to begin this memorable journey riding through this valley laid with colorful flowers in the fields. The landscape it feels was specifically designed for an adventure-seeking cyclist. Riding through hairpin curves the road leads us to the small town of Marhi.
Stay at Hotel, Keylong
Meters Duration: 7-8 Hours
The day will begin with a climb of 12km to the Rohtang pass, at Rohatang snow peaked glaciers await us in the line of the Horizon. After some relaxation at Rohtang, we descend towards the River Khoksar. After a while of easy riding, we cross Sissu at the foothills of Pir Pinjal range. Later we encounter mountain streams flowing over the roads to Reach Keylong.
Stay in Domes / Camping, ZingZingBAr
Cycling 48 km,
Altitude: 3820 Meters
Duration: 6-7 Hours
With an easy start of the day up to Patseo. Today a rusty rocky terrain awaits us as we pass the tiny hamlet town of Jispa. There is much descend before the climb towards Patseo. Also, today is the first time we experience complete Isolation from the outer world. The day comes to an end as we make a touchdown in Patseo. Overnight at the camp after dinner.
Stay at Swiss Hut, Sarchu
Altitude 4255 Meters
Duration 4-5 Hours
After an early morning bite, we gradually ascend towards the 2nd pass on this route ‘Baralacha La’, via Zing zing bar. Today we do our climb mostly on tarmac surface, with less traffic.
After crossing the ‘Naughty Baralacha La’, the entire topography of the region changes and we get the first glimpse of the Mountain Desert. Thereafter we descend down to Bharatpur …and from there on taking the rolling terrain to Sarchu.
Stay in Domes / Camp Pang
Cycling 80 Km,
Altitude 4750 Meters
Duration 8-9 Hours
Brace yourself for a challenging ride today, as we will cross two mountain passes in a day. From our campsite, it’s a rolling terrain till the start of Gata Loops, from where we start climbing. After climbing up 22 Loops, we can take a breather with some rolling terrain for few km, before we again ascend to 3rd Pass on this route ‘Nakee La’. We will also be passing through the Lachlung La pass today. The view en route is so mesmerizing that you hardly notice the hard work. From the pass, we will descend to Pang, and relax in the stay domes for the night.
Stay at Guest House, Lato
Meters Duration 5-6 hours
This morning only a 5 km climb and you will touch the most beautiful route of your journey called Morrie plains. Scenic beauty with full metal and well-maintained roads. This ride takes you to Taglangla pass after 45km of strenuous climbing. Taglangla pass is 5328meters from the sea makes way for a scenic descend towards Lato. Thereafter a zippy 37 km downhill awaits us, to reach our destination of the day Lato.
Stay Guest House / Hotel, Leh
Altitude 3600 Meters
Duration 7-8 Hours
We take it easy today and start at leisure.
Along the River Indus, we ride from Lato/Upshi into the main town of Ladakh ‘Leh’. En route we would crossing and also visit few main monasteries of the region ‘Hemis’, ’Thiksey’ and ’Shey’.
Stay Guest House / Hotel, Leh
Altitude 5360 Meters
Duration 8-9 Hours
After an early breakfast, we leave for Khardungla pass, the world’s highest mountain pass. You climb past Karakorum and Zaskar mountains to reach Khardungla. We cycle through the scenic valley on the world’s highest motorable road to the top of this journey with a sense of achievement that has no