Classic Leh to Manali Mountain Bike Traverse

Starts: Delhi, India
Finishes: Delhi, India

Visit: Delhi, Leh, Thikse, Leh, Upshi, Sir Bhum Chun, Rohtang La, Delhi

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Mountain Biking


Our classic high level bike traverse holiday provides real challenge and adventure, beginning with the truly spectacular flight over the Indian Himalaya to the Ladakhi capital of Leh where we spend the next 5 days acclimatising. From Leh, we'll enjoy a series of exploratory day rides to visit some of the many Buddhist monasteries in the upper Indus Valley. Easy rides and more challenging rides, such as our ascent to the Wari La (5159m), will provide great preparation for the traverse of the Indian Himalaya. Our time in Leh culminates in the epic ascent to (and speedy descent from) the Khardung La which is the world's highest road pass, at 5380 metres. Leaving Leh, this giant rollercoaster ride to Manali follows what is unquestionably one of the greatest mountain roads on the planet. The Leh to Manali highway crosses the main Himalaya Range by a series of very high passes, including the Taglang La (5280m), the second highest road pass in the world. This brilliant route offers exposure to a tremendous variety of landscape and culture, linking the strongly Tibetan influenced high plateau of Ladakh with the semi arid plains of Lahaul and the lush greenery of the Kulu-Manali Valley. Once on the main route we will have the constant back up of a support vehicle and any of the group who feel the need to hitch a lift for any section of the journey will be able to do so. From the crests of the passes, there are superb views of the major peaks of the Ladakh, Zanskar and Chandra-Bhaga ranges. We are not in a race; there will always be time to rest, take photographs and to cool hot brakes before the next amazing hairpin descent! After crossing the final pass, the Rohtang La (3900m), we reach the town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh and from there drive back to Delhi.


    • Bike the 3 highest road passes in the world
    • Spectacular flight across the Indian Himalaya to Ladakh
    • Cycling around the Buddhist Monasteries of the Indus
    • The ultimate bike descent from the Khardung La

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 166960
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Delhi, India
Finishes: Delhi, India
Duration: 15 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • An experienced Indian biking leader
  • The internal flight from Delhi to Leh
  • Delhi Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 15 of the Land Only itinerary
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Support vehicles and drivers in Leh and during the journey from Leh to Manali
  • All accommodation as detailed in the trip dossier
  • All meals



Price person (sharing double) $2,545 ($170/day)


$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

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India Delhi, Leh, Stok Monastery, Thikse, Tsermangchen La, Likir Monastery, Nimo, Wari La, Hemis Monastery, Khardung La, Upshi, Rumpsti, Taglang La, Moray Plains, Pang Valley, Lachalung La, Gata Loops, Sarchu, Baralacha La, Jespa, Lahaul Valley, Keylong, Tandi, Khoksar, Rohtang La, Manali, Nalagarh Fort Resort, Shivalik Hills
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