Manali, Leh & Ladakh
Departure Date
Best time for this adventures trip is July to October

Note:- Transport would be - Bi-Cycle.
 
DAY 01: DELHI ARRIVAL
On arrival International airport, our company representative gives transfer to hotel, where we are holding the room on ready occupancy basis. Check in hotel and relax, DELHI: Delhi, where a empire rose and fell before the dawn of history; where citadels of emperors appeared and disappeared; a city of mysterious eternity whose old ruins proclaim a majestic and imperial past and whose present pulsates vibrantly with the ever flowing life of India. The eternal Jamuna bears witness to the glorious and tumultuous 5,000-year-old history of Delhi. A history, which begins with the creation of Indraprastha by the Pandavas and the transformation of this barren gift of the Kauravas into an idyllic haven, Overnight stay at hotel.
 
DAY 02: DELHI SIGHTSEEING / OVERNIGHT JOURNEY TO MANALI BY A/C DELUXE BUS
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed for Half Day Sightseeing and in the late afternoon near about 05:30pm take your overnight A/C DELUXE Bus to Manali, en route halt for Dinner and then continue drive to Manali,
 
 
DAY 03: MANALI
This morning we get on our bikes for the first time and head out on an acclimatization ride. A nearby forest hides a 450-year-old
temple, called Hadimba Devi, made out of wood that has remarkable carvings. We then cycle out of Manali and follow the Beas
River to Nagar Castle. Nagar was once the capital of this area and the old castle has now been turned into a hotel. Near the castle is the Nicholas Roerich estate. Roerich was a Russian artist, who married a Bollywood heroine and lived here in Nagar. He travelled extensively through Ladakh and Tibet and many of his beautiful works of art still hang in the gallery here. Other options for today include 'Old Manali', a picturesque village close to the ruins of the Fortress Mandakot and the hot sulphur springs at Vaishisht.

DAY 04: MANALI TO ROHALLA (35 Km, 6 H)
Today we start our first full day of biking on one of the most classic cycle routes in the world and gain over 1000m of
elevation. We start climbing right from Manali, through the flower-filled valleys and cedar and fir forests, and pass through
numerous villages along the Leh-Manali road. After the last village, called Kothi, we will cycle up many hairpin bends
which bring us to the Rohalla Falls. We will then ascend into a small valley where we will reach our camp for the night. Camp

DAY 05: ROHALLA TO TANDI (72 Km, 6-7 H)
Today will be a hard day as we cross our first pass by gaining another 1100m in elevation. We leave early and leave
all habitation behind as the road zig-zags higher and higher into the mountains. We feel as though we are entering a
different world as we reach the top of the Rohtang La (3978m). This barren windswept pass, blocked by snow for more
than six months of the year, crosses the Pir Pinjal Range and is the gateway to Ladakh. We leave the coniferous
forests and lush green pasturelands behind and enter a vivid mountainous desert. Ahead are spectacular views across
to the mountains of Lahoul and Spiti. From the top of the pass the road snakes down 900m to the small village of
Khoksar. Care must be taken on the downhill route as some of the road is not tarmac. We enter into the Lahaul
Valley and the cycling becomes easier as we continue on to Tandi, where the rivers Chandra and Bhaga come together.
Camp

DAY 06: TANDI TO JISPA (37 Km, 4-5 H)

 It is an easier day today as we cycle through Lahaul by gaining 700m in elevation. The scenery is spectacular and the
valley narrows as magnificent mountains rise high above us. The road follows the main valley and en route we stop at
Gondhala to see the ancient fort. Continuing up the valley we cycle through Keylong, a small bustling town. Keylong
is the capital of Lahaul and is surrounded by three famous monasteries - we can see the rooftops shining in the sun
on the surrounding hillsides. We continue on to Jispa where we can visit a new monastery, which was specially built
for H.H. the Dalai Lama. Camp

DAY 07: JISPA TO PATSEO (32 Km, 3-4 H)
Another fairly easy day for acclimatization as we only gain 500m in elevation and start to approach the Great Himalayan
Range. We cycle through beautiful green pastureland to Darcha (3235m) where we can enjoy sweet tea and soup in a
tented restaurant. From here we continue climbing, until we reach Patseo (3650m). The site now of a lone tea house,
Patseo used to be the place of an annual fair of the Changpa nomads. Camp

DAY 08: PATSEO TO SERCHU (62 Km, 7-8 H)
A harder day today as we cross the Himalayas to Sarchu by gaining 1300m in elevation.  Sarchu is the border between
the states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. After a gradual climb across large meadows past
Zingzingbar, we start our long ascent to the Baralacha La Pass (4892m). The climb seems at times to go on forever but
the hard work is worth it as the views become increasingly spectacular. Finally we reach the top – we are in the middle
of the mighty Indian Himalaya. The word Baralacha means 'a pass with crossroads' and the trails from Zanskar, Ladakh,
Spiti and Lahaul come together here. This is the main crossing of the Great Himalayan Range and we get amazing views
of the many snow-covered peaks including Barashigri, Chandrabhaga and Mulkila. After the pass, the cycling gets easier
as we descend past Kilong Serai and on to Sarchu. Camp

DAY 09: SERCHU TO PANG (105 Km, 8-9 H)
This will be our longest and hardest day of cycling so we will set off early since we will be gaining 1000m in elevation. We
start by climbing fairly gently for approximately 38 km across the windswept Sarchu Plains past Brandy Nallah and Whisky
Nallah to the bottom of the Gata Loops. This is a series of 22 amazing hairpin bends, which we slowly ascend. Take time to
stop and look back – the valley behind is full of amazing wind eroded rock formations. At the top of the loops we will have
climbed 500 meters and reached the Nakli La 4800m. A short downhill is followed by another winding ascent to our second
pass of the day, the Lachalung La at 5100m. We are now crossing the barren Zanskar Range, and we are surrounded by
amazing multi-coloured mountains – the purples, greens and browns of the hillsides change shades as clouds are blown
across the sky. From the Lachalung La we have an easy ride down through an amazing canyon of magnificent rock formations
of the Trans Himalaya until we reach Pang. Camp

DAY 10: PANG TO PONGUNAGU (57 Km, 4-5 H)
Today we take it easily to make an elevation gain of only 400m to Mori Plains (4700m). We are now in Rupshu area, the
waterless high altitude desert of the Tibetan Plateau. This area is all above 4500m and is home to the hardy Changpas,
Tibetan nomads who live in yak hair tents and graze huge flocks of sheep and yaks in this seemingly barren landscape.
We turn off the main road and cycle along a sandy track to Tsokar Lake where we camp for the night near Pongunagu.
Tsokar means 'white lake', and there are white salt deposits ringing the water. Our camp is a few kilometers from the lake
but for the energetic there will be time to cycle to the lake, or even around it to visit some of the nomads. Look out for herds
of 'kiang', the wild asses, which roam the surrounding hills. The lake is also good for birdwatchers. Camp

DAY 11: PANGUNAGU TO RANI BAGH (80 Km, 6-7 H)
We gain 900m today. Before we leave the camp we take a closer look at Tsokar Lake, then leave Tsokar and cycle back
to the main road. The long climb starts gradually and winds ever higher and steeper to the top of the Taglang La (5350m).
–you have just cycled to the top of the second highest motorable road pass in India! We are rewarded for all our hard work
with wonderful views of both the Himalaya and the Karakorum Mountains. After a rest and photo stop we have a wonderfully
long zig-zag descent to our first real villages since Lahoul. The houses and green fields of barley and potatoes greet us as
we pass the villages of Rumtse and Gya before reaching our camp at Rani Bagh. Camp

DAY 12: RANI BAGH TO LEH (82 Km, 7-8 H)
Today is an elevation gain of 450m. We start early with an easy, winding ride following the Kyamnar River down to Upshi.
Here we join the Indus Valley, which we follow all the way into Leh. But first we have a diversion to visit Hemis monastery,
once the largest and richest of all Ladakhi monasteries. To get there we have a 7km climb as the monastery is tucked away
up a side valley. There is time to visit the ancient temples with priceless Buddha statues. We then cycle down to the main
road and follow the mighty Indus River. From Karu we continue on to Tikse, where an impressive monastery sits perched on
a hilltop. If there is time we can cycle up to the monastery, which contains a very impressive two-storey statue of the Future
Buddha. Passing the ruins of Shey Palace, the cycling is fairly easy as we come to Choglamsar, home to many Tibetan
refugees. There is a final sting in the tail as we leave the Indus behind and climb into Leh. Tonight we can enjoy the comforts
of a hot shower in our hotel in Leh. Hotel

DAY 13: REST DAY / VISIT SPITUK AND SHANTI STUPA (10km, 2H)

We drive 6km to Spituk, one the oldest monasteries, built on the top of the hill which belongs to the Geluk tradition and
where the young Bakula is the head of the monastery and residence for 80 monks. The Japanese-built peace chorten
(Shanti Stupa) offers a great panoramic view of Leh town, Stok mountain and the Indus valley. Hotel

DAY 14: DAY TRIP TO KHARDONG LA (70km, 9-10H)
A day-return trip, with elevation gain of 2100m. For the energetic today there is a challenging ride to the Kardung La
(5602m), arguably the highest motorable road pass in the world. After the last 10 days we should now be fully acclimatized
to the altitude and mountains. We leave Leh early and take a packed lunch. It will take around 6 hours to cycle to the top of
the pass. The views are magnificent as we wind our way higher and higher away from Leh. The first half of the ride is tarmac
and the last half is rough road. From the top we are rewarded with close-up views ahead of the Karakorums, while behind us
the Ladakh and Zanskar mountains seem to stretch forever. After a photo stop we have a fantastic downhill ride back to
Leh – a great reward for all the hard work this morning! Hotel

DAY 15: FLY TO DELHI
We transfer early in the morning to Leh airport and catch a flight to Delhi. The flight is spectacular as it flies right across the Himalaya. On arrival in Delhi we transfer to our hotel. During the afternoon you are free to relax or explore Delhi. There will
be an optional sightseeing tour of New Delhi which will visit the India Gate, Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar.

DAY 16: FLY TO HOME OR OPTIONAL AGRA TRIP
Departure transfer to international airport and fly home with fond memories of your Trip,

 
   Cost of the tour is Rs. 68,555/- per person (based on 10 pax) nett.
 
Cost Included
.  Transportation by Tempo Traveller for Delhi Sightseeing and Delhi airport pick up and dropping
.  Delhi to Manali by Overnight A/C Deluxe Coach 
.  Manali Onwards by Bi-Cycles,
.  All pick up and dropping facilities
.  Supporting Vehicle
.  Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
.  Breakfast at Delhi Hotel
.  All meals from Manali to Leh
.  Guide, cook , Helper Manali to Leh,
.  Inner line permits
.  All taxes.
.  Drivers T.A. – D.A.
.  ALL fuel, and state taxes, parking fee.

 
Cost Excluded:
 
.  Any Airfare
.  Any personal expenses like Laundry, STD calls, etc
.  Any insurance
.  Lunch & Dinner (Except Above Mentioned)
.  Camera fee & Entrance fee to The Monument.
.  Any claim due to natural Calamities such as land slide, road blockage etc.
.  Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column
 
Terms and Conditions : -
 
1 Garhwal Himalayan Expedition will not be responsible for any mishap/accident/injury/death during the course of the tour
2 Garhwal Himalayan Expedition is a private travel agency.
3 No cancellation or any refund will be made at any cost in case of bad weather or land-slide or any other natural disaster or political/national crisis due to which the customer could not reach the destination and which is beyond the control of the Agent/Hotel. It will be entirely at the risk and cost of the customer.
4 Refund against cancellation as per hotel rules.  
5 All the payments other than the above mentioned services will have to be made directly at the venue to the concern suppliers.
6 Price excludes personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, Mineral Water bottles, room services etc.   
7 Meals in the Package can only be availed in the provided hotel.  
8 Meals while traveling is not included in the package and shall be paid by the customer.   
9 Entrance fees at any point shall be paid by customer.
10 No refund for short stay and unavailed facilities
11 All rights reserved to management.  
 
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