Ride the World’s Highest Road (Bicycle)

Location

Northern India

When to Go

12-25 August, 2019

Fitness Level

Advanced

Price

$3500

The Leh-Manali Highway is not only the world’s highest road, it’s also the most beautiful place on earth – a big call, we know. This high-altitude course is like a playground for the gods; ever-changing, yet eternally spectacular.

The journey from Manali to Leh is truly thrilling, with the ‘highway to heaven’ being dubbed one of the most challenging roads in the world. Water-crossings, hairpin bends, dusty dirt tracks, knuckle-biting drop-offs and snowfall are just the beginning. The experience is equal parts character-building and awe-inspiring.

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DAY 1 – AUG 12

Private bus transfer from Delhi to Manali (14hr trip).

Overnight in a luxury hotel.

DAY 2 – AUG 13

Expedition briefing and bike collection. Short familiarisation ride

from Manali to Solang-Naggar and back. Overnight in a luxury hotel.

DAY 3 – AUG 14

Cycle 42km from Manali to Marhi. Camping overnight.

DAY 4 – AUG 15

Cycle 78km from Marhi to the Rohtang Pass, Grampu Khoksar, Sissu and Tandi. Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 5 – AUG 16

Cycle 48km from Tandi to Jispa and Patseo. Camping overnight.

DAY 6 – AUG 17

Cycle 58km from Patseo to Baralacha La Pass, Bharatpur and Sarchu. Camping overnight.

DAY 7 – AUG 18

Acclimatisation day in Sarchu. Explore the area by foot. Camping overnight.

 DAY 8 – AUG 19

Cycle 56km from Sarchu to Gata Loops, Nakeela Pass and Whisky Nullah. Camping overnight.

DAY 9 – AUG 20

Cycle 82km from Whisky Nullah to Lachalang La, Pang, Moray Plains and Tsoksar Lake. Camping overnight.

DAY 10 – AUG 21

Cycle 60km from Tsoksar Lake to Tanglang La Rumptse. Camping overnight.

DAY 11 – AUG 22

Cycle 80km from Rumptse to Upshi and Leh. Overnight at a luxury hotel.

DAY 12 – AUG 23

Acclimatisation day in Leh. Explore the local area by foot. Overnight at luxury hotel.

DAY 13 – AUG 24

Return 39km cycle from Leh to the Khardung La Pass. Overnight in Leh at luxury hotel. *Best Life Adventure Ends*

DAY 14 – AUG 25

Hotel checkout. Shuttle to Leh airport. Flights and additional accommodation at your arrangement.

This itinerary is subject to change.

INCLUSIONS

  • Private bus journey from Delhi to Manali (start of tour)
  • Hire of Scott 27.5er or Trek 4500 26er for expedition
  • A complete support team (including Ben Southall – Expedition Leader, guide, driver, cook, mechanic and helpers)
  • SUV/Mini Bus support vehicle (backup vehicle for fatigued riders and their bikes)
  • All accommodation as listed in the ‘quick itinerary’ (twin share hotels and 2 people per 3-man tent when camping unless you are happy to pay extra for a private room)
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, sleeping bags, and access to charging facilities during tour
  • All main meals, snacks and filtered water from the morning of the 13th August until the morning of the 25th of August (inclusive)
  • Inner Line Permits and entrance fees
  • Private bus service from Delhi – Manali (fixed departure time/day)
  • Expedition photos
  • Expedition T-shirt and hoodie

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights, and domestic flight from Leh – Delhi
  • Travel Insurance and Visa
  • Personal expenses/souvenirs/shopping/tips for the staff
  • Additional meals in restaurants, cafes etc, private entrance to museums and sights
  • Bike rental if you choose to ride on extra days
  • Any cost to repair damages done to your bike apart from basic wear and tear