Day 01: Flight to
India (New Delhi)
Around Midnight arrival in New Delhi. Upon arrival, you will
be transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi - Manali - Marrhi
In the morning from Delhi we will drive to Manali. We will
ride on our bicycles and cross the Beas River over Manali Town
Bridge and move further to Palchan the Army Check Post.
Passing through a small Hamlet town we will take the first set
of hairpin bends on the Serpentine road on the road to Rohtang.
We will spend night at Marrhi.
Day 03: Marrhi - Rohtang - Koksar - Sissu - Gondla
In the morning from Marrhi we will ride to Rohtang pass. Then
we will ride downhill till Koksar Bridge. In the way we will
come across some scenic views of snow-covered peaks and
Glaciers. After crossing the check post we will follow the
river flow till Tandi. At certain points we will abandon the
bank, then climb uphill but we will be moving more or less
along the river. We will encounter some unmetalled stretches
of road today after Koksar till Gondla and cross a few
mountain streams flowing over the road. We will spend night at
Day 04: Gondla - Tandi - Keylong - Gemur - Jispa -
In the morning at the confluence point of River Chandra and
Bhaga we will cross the bridge and proceed uphill to Keylong
town. As we ascend the serpentine road into a gorge we will
come across Gemur. As we come out of the gorge and descend
downhill we will reach the Jispa hamlet town. It's again a
green belt for sometime where we will see many shepherds and
their sheep scattered on the hillsides. After crossing Jispa
one is definitely in an isolated region. We will spend night
at Darcha. Darcha can be considered as the gateway to the
Day 05: Darcha - Patseo - Baralacha La - Bharatpur
In the morning we will cross the bridge and proceed on the
hairpin bends uphill. Now it is going to be all ascend till we
come to the cantonment area of military garrison of
Himmatnagar. Now, we are in the flat area and then ride
through the hairpin bends of Patseo and Zing Zing Bar as we
move into the harsh terrain of the arid mountains. Now we will
ascend the heights of the Baralacha Pass-4892 m and Suraj Tal
Lake. Now it is the time for mountain river crossings. Twice
we will be in the middle of water. We will descend down to the
gorge area of Bharatpur and spend night there.
Day 06: Bharatpur - Sarchu - Brandy Nallah
Today we will start our day with an easy ride on a flat road,
and then we will ride downhill and enter a gorge descending
down the bridge connected to the Sarchu Plateau. We will cross
the bridge and then we will ascend a small uphill road. The
area is sparsely green. We are at the Traffic Check Post,
which is the entry point into Ladakh. We will spend night at
Day 07: Brandy Nallah - Gata loops - Naki la -
LachungLa - Pang
After an easy day yesterday we will now move to scale the Gata
loops, 23 hairpin bends bringing us top of the mountain. We
will ride up hill, over an easy slope only to cross the Naki
La pass, descend down into the gorge to an isolated military
garrison area and then ascend again to the height of the
Lachulung la-5065 m. After LachungLa we are now almost on an
unmetalled stretch of gravelly road all the way inside the
george of Pang.
Day 08: Pang - More Plains - Tanglangla (Base Camp)
In the morning from the Bowl like feature of Pang we will
ascend uphill and come to the plateau area of the More Plains.
Changpas, the Nomadic people who tend their yaks here and few
Wild Ass are the only sign of life on this isolated and long
road. This belt is barren and known for its fast blowing
winds, sandstorms and extreme temperatures in the early
morning and evenings. Fresh stream water can be considered a
scarcity in this area though we might find some isolated
mountain streams flowing down from the Tanglangla. The ride is
easy going, being a flat plateau area, but the road, which
stretches on ahead, is not as smooth as it looks. We will
spend night in Tanglangla.
Day 09: Tanglangla - Rumtse
In the morning we will proceed early to scale the World's
second highest pass, Tanglang la-5360 m. The ride for the next
17 km is a challenge for even the fittest of riders, weather
being cold early in the morning with gravelly stretches of the
road consuming extra energy. After reaching there we will
descend down the hill till the base of the Pass. After
crossing a small mountain river it is time to find
civilisation again. The greenery changes the landscape, and
the red coloured mountains surrounding us and reflected in the
river only add to the beauty as we hit Rumtse for overnight.
Day 10: Rumtse - Upshi - Karu - Leh
In the morning we will ride on long stretches of roads and
cross over the Upshi Bridge on the river Indus. The river
originates in China and crosses over into India somewhere in
the higher regions of these Great Himalayan Ranges. The road
condition improves considerably as we follow more traffic from
the cantonment area and local villages going to Leh. We will
reach the Thiksey Monastery and the Chortens Garden before we
finally enter Leh Town. The ride is easy and so we will reach
Leh by evening. We will spend night in Leh.
Day 11: Leh
This day is free for leisure activities and relaxation.
Day 12: Leh - Khardungla Pass - Leh
In the morning we will start our journey early from Leh till
the North Pullu Check Post with some easy uphill ride. After
North Pullu one has to gear up more as the roads are under
maintenance and construction but reaching the top is worth
every bit of the effort and sweat. Khardungla Pass is the
highest motor able pass in the world, and not many dare to
bicycle their way up to 18380 feet and from here we will drive
back to Leh.
Day 13: Leh - New Delhi (by air)
In the morning transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.
Evening free at leisure. After having dinner we leave the
hotel for the airport.
Day 14: New Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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