Manali to Leh
Across the Roof of the World
This scenic and picturesque landscape of Ladakh is among the most breathtaking in the World. Your bike tour starts among the lush green and alpine meadows of the Kullu valley and then crosses the Main Himalayan Ranges to the fabled lands of Lahoul and Ladakh. Over the next few days you will drive through breathtaking high altitude desert plateaus; High Mountain passes; remote mountain villages and visit splendid Buddhist monasteries. You will see exotic lakes that are the summer camping grounds of Tibetan nomads, the Changpas and migrating herds of Kiangs (wild ass). As a climax to the entire trip, you will cross over the famous Khardung La pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world at 18,000 feet.
Duration: 17 Days.
Actual biking: 12 Days.
Period: July - Oct.
Degree of difficulty: Strenuous.
Red tape: Permission required; we will obtain this for you (min 4 pax).
Special equipment: Personal biking equipment and sleeping bag.
Max. altitude: Khardung -La 18,000 ft.
NOTE: TO ENTRE IN THIS REGION BEYOND DEVRING TO SANGLA AND VIA SPITI IS IN RESTRICTED AREA BOTH INDIAN AND FOREIGN NATIONALS ARE REQUIRED A PERMITS FROM THE COMPETENT ATHORTY. FOR THIS REGION WE REQUIRED YOUR FOUR PASS PORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE PARTICULARS OF THE PASSPORT TO OBTAIN THE PERMISSION.
Day to day description:
Day 01: Arrival Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Manali by bus or taxi.
Day 03: Manali - Gramphoo on bike
Day 04: Gramphoo - Keylong on bike.
Day 05: Keylong - Jispa on bike.
Day 06: Jispa - Sarchu on bike.
Day 07: Sarchu - Pang on bike.
Day 08: Pang - Rumtse on bike over Tanglang-La.
Day 09: Rumtse - Leh on bike.
Day 10: Leh look around.
Day 11: Leh - Khardung-La on bike.
Day 12: Khardung - Diskit on bike.
Day 13: Diskit - Panamik on bike.
Day 14: Panamik - Khardung-La on bike.
Day 15: Khardung - Leh on bike.
Day 16: Leh - Delhi by air.
Day 17: Departure from Delhi.