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$ 2388

Manali to Leh Ride

min $ 2388
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Delhi, Chandigarh, Mandi, Manali, Rohtang La, Jispa
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2388
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Ride 6 spectacular Himalayan passes
At a glance
8 nights hotels, 8 nights full service camping.
Challenging cycling, Himalayan scenery, traditional villages and ancient monasteries
This unique region, home to traditional Tibetan Buddhism, is the scene for one of cycling's epic journeys. Over the course of the ride the scenery changes from verdant forests and flower-filled valleys to barren lunar landscapes with towering peaks and hanging glaciers. The rich culture of Ladakh is also a highlight, as our route weaves its way across the Himalaya we can see monasteries majestically perched on high spurs and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of a genuinely untouched land. Running the trip in this direction entails more climbing overall, but offers the best opportunity to fully acclimatise and cycle the whole route.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 4 54.0km/33.6miles
Day 5 37.0km/23.0miles
Day 6 72.0km/44.7miles
Day 7 30.0km/18.6miles
Day 8 25.0km/15.5miles
Day 9 58.0km/36.0miles
Day 10 85.0km/52.8miles
Day 11 47.0km/29.2miles
Day 12 72.0km/44.7miles
Day 13 77.0km/47.8miles
Day 14 78.0km/48.5miles

Number of days cycling:
Approximately 5-7hours cycling per day
High altitude; approx. 75% tarmac, 25% unsurfaced: majority of the route is on paved roads, many of these are in poor condition. Some long climbs and descents.


Day 1
Start Delhi.

Day 2
Train to Chandigarh; drive to Mandi.

Day 3
Drive to Manali, free afternoon to explore.

Day 4
Acclimatisation ride around Manali.

Day 5
Leave Manali, gradually climbing through alpine forest towards Marhi.

Day 6
Cycle to Sissu or Tandi over the Rohtang La (3946m).

Day 7
Through the oasis town of Keylong to Jispa.

Day 8
Continue up to Patseo through the pasture lands around Darcha.

Day 9
Ride over the Baralacha Pass (4933m) and on to Sarchu.

Day 10
A challenging day, via Nakli La (4948m) and Lachalung La (5100m), to Pang.

Day 11
Across the Mori Plains to Tsokar Lake.

Day 12
Explore the nomad settlements around the lake; ride over the Taglang La (5346m) to Lato.

Day 13
Ride to Leh visiting Hemis and Thikse monasteries en route.

Day 14
Climb to Khardung La (5602m), one of the highest motorable roads in the world; exhilarating downhill ride back to Leh.

Day 15
Time to relax and do some shopping in Leh.

Day 16
Fly to Delhi, optional sightseeing tour.

Day 17
End Delhi.

Guided Group
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 15 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Fri 09 Sep 16 - Sun 25 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,175
Fri 30 Jun 17 - Sun 16 Jul 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,155
Fri 21 Jul 17 - Sun 06 Aug 17


This departure is co-led by Valerie Parkinson: see Trip Notes



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,155
Fri 11 Aug 17 - Sun 27 Aug 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,155
Fri 01 Sep 17 - Sun 17 Sep 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,155
Fri 29 Jun 18 - Sun 15 Jul 18


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,295
Fri 20 Jul 18 - Sun 05 Aug 18


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,295
Fri 10 Aug 18 - Sun 26 Aug 18


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,295
Fri 31 Aug 18 - Sun 16 Sep 18


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,295
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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