Mountain bike tour including 11 days of unlimited fun & challenge on bikes crossing World’s top two highest mountain passes. The bike safari involves crossing over high mountain passes providing spectacular views of snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and traveling through one of the most spectacular & picturesque landscapes in The World. Every year sees more and more cyclists attempting this high altitude cycle ride which must rate as one of the most spectacular in the World. The 478 kms journey through desolate and remote country involves climbing five major passes up to a height of 5600 m (18,414 ft), so both you and your bike must be in good condition. The route is slightly easier from north to south, but most cyclists find the objective of going to Leh more appealing and this direction is far better for acclimatization. The right machine for the journey is really a question of preference. Mountain bikes fitted with 26 x 1.5 tires which will have you speeding along on the paved sections (about 50% of the road is sealed). Come prepared for every possible weather imaginable from scorching sunshine to freezing blizzards, even in mid-summers.'
Highest Altitude gained: Khardung La 5600 m
Operational period: 15th June to 30th September
Day 01: Arrive Chandigarh ex Delhi by train and drive to Manali 300 kms/ 12 hrs)
Day 02: In Manali – Visit a few places around Manali like Naggar and Sollang Valley.
Day 03: Manali/ Marhi (36 kms)
Day 04: Marhi/ Gondla over Rohtang Pass (3980 m (56 kms)
Day 05: Gondla/ Jispa visiting Keylong and other villages (49 kms)
Day 06: Jispa/ Zingzingbar enroute visiting Darcha (37 kms)
Day 07: Zingzingbar/ Sarchu over Baralacha La 4830 m (53 kms)
Day 08: Sarchu/ Takh (40 kms)
Day 09: Takh/ Pang over Lachulang La 5019 m (40 kms)
Day 10: Pang/ Rumtse over Tanglang La 5360 m (94 kms)
Day 11: Rumtse/ Upshi (35 kms)
Day 12: Upshi/ Leh (51 kms)
Day 13: In Leh – Visit Khardong La 5580 m gaining altitude by 2074 m World’s highest motorable pass (39 km)
Day 14: In Leh – Visit by jeep Thiksey monastery, Hemis monastery, Shey Palace and evening visit Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa
Day 15: Depart Leh – By flight back to Delhi.