A good friend and an expert of Himalayas, Manish Lakhani is planning a bicycling tour from Leh to Manali next month. He is looking for a handful of people to join him on the tour. Below are the tour details. If you would be interested, reach him for more details at email@example.com
This bicycle ride takes you through one of the most difficult and remote but picturesque terrain that you can ever access by road anywhere in India. It is amazing to see how Indian Army (BRO – Border Road Organization) builds and manages roads in this stark and remote terrain. The ride takes you to magnificent scenery over a series of 5000m+ passes, starting from lush green Kullu Valley over to high altitude deserts and stark mountains Ladakh.
Join us for one of the most challenging and wonderful bike ride on this planet.
Dates – 1 June to 10 June 2012.
Start – Manali
Finish – Leh
Altitude – Start 2050m (Manali) / max 5350m (Taglang La) / end 3505m (Leh)
Accommodation & Support Level – Full Camping services, Jeep backup and support.
Distance – About 500 Kms.
|Day||Cycle||Distance Km||Altitude Ascending descending (m)||Camping Height (m)|
|1||Manali-Marhi||37.5 km||1,270 m||3,312 m|
|2||Marhi-Sissu||53.4 km||666 m||3,120 m|
|3||Sissu-Keylong||31.5 km||396 m||3,350 m|
|4||Keylong-Patseo||47.6 km||611 m||3,811 m|
|5||Patseo-Sarchu||65.3 km||1,080 m||4,253 m|
|6||Sarchu-Whisky Nullah||51.0 km||457 m||4,700 m|
|7||Whisky Nullah-Pang||29.8 km||370 m||4,530 m|
|8||Pang-Moray Plains||53.1 km||300 m||4.700 m|
|9||Moray Plains-Upshi||79.2 km||666 m||3,600 m|
|10||Upshi-Leh||68.4 km*||300 m*||3,500 m|