https://www.facebook.com/events/524498644248619/?ref=ts&fref=ts If you are looking for the excitement of pure downhill, day after day through ever changing scenery, the Manali to Leh traverse is hard to beat. Riders will have the option of ascending a total of 3800 meters to cross the four main passes on the route, (although you can use the vehicle support and not cycle any uphill if you wish). Nobody will want the bus for the downhill though, as there is the unforgettable experience of descending 10,800 meters (35,500 feet) through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
For the serious mountain cyclist there are few challenges to equal this high altitude cycle ride across the backbone of the West Himalaya. On our journey we cycle the 470 km between Leh, the capital of Ladakh in the Indus valley and the alpine Kullu Valley. En route we traverse three major mountain ranges - the Zanskar, main Himalaya and Pir Panjal Range and cycle some of the highest road passes in the world including the Taglung La at 5360 metres. On the 12 days of cycling we will average 40 to 50 kms a day along a combination of dirt and metalled roads at altitudes that average over 4000 metres. There are no established hotels on our cycling route so at night we will enjoy magnificent outdoor camping and fully savour the beauty of the Himalaya. In Manali and Leh we will stay in comfortable hotels.
Average daily distance: 70 km (43 miles) No. of days cycling: 11 Vehicle Support: 100% Terrain and route: approx. 50% tarmac, 50% unsurfaced. Extended periods at high altitude (av. 4000m). The first few days are spent acclimatizing and exploring around Manali. There are six high passes along the route. Temperatures are normally warm in the sun but nights can get down to -4?C.
COST OF THE TRIP 32,000/- INR Per Person (Thirty Two Thousand Indian Rupees) Per person.
INCLUDES Accommodation on twin sharing basis as indicated Breakfast, packed/hot lunch and dinner, snacks at all locations. Mineral Water, Chocolates, Fruits, Dry Fruits Two Nutrition halts during the cycling course everyday Support Vehicle Mechanic support An equipped vehicle with oxygen cylinder, high altitude first aid kit. Permit fees A luggage vehicle to carry your luggage A well marked route A Map with day to day elevation profiles. A strong 10 member crew for daily operations. A celebration in Leh. A T shirt, Bag & Key Chain