manali to ladakh by mountain bike

Destinations: manali/ladakh
Trip Duration: 13 days
Best Time: mid of june until end of september

Trip Cost


 Day 11/08/11: Deluxe Valvo Bus to Manali from Delhi 12 hours drive (600 kms) Night Sta at Nature Treat Hut.

Day 12 August: 42 km    of  bike  ride from manali to nagger  and     came  back to manali .it is good  for  acclimatization  and  see little  bit  of kullu valley. stay  at nature  treat  hut.
Day 13/08:40 Kms leaving Manali and crossing the bridge over the River Beas we head north to the small village of Palchan from where a side road takes us to the winter ski resort of Solang Valley. We however continue on the road that takes us to the 4019m / 13,050ft high Rohtang Pass however we stop over at the small hamlet of Murhi for the night.
Day 14: 43 Kms After a wholesome breakfast we ascend to the Rohtang Pass and then descend to the Chandra River valley. From the saddle of the pass you can see the drastic change in landscape as you look north into a barren land with towering stark mountains. After riding down from the pass and registering at the Khoksar police post we continue on till we reach the village of Sissu. We camp in a grove of willows for the night.
Day 15: 63 Kms After breakfast we proceed along the Chandra River till Tandi Bridge where it meets up with the Bhaga Rive r flowing in from the north. We then turn north and by passing the district headquarters of Keylong we ride on to the sleepy hamlet of Jispa where we camp for the night on the banks of the Bhaga River.
Day 16: The road now continues north past the small settlement of Darcha the trek head for treks into Zanskar and Ladakh, the small village of Patseo to finally reach the flat grounds of Zingzingbar where we set up camp for the night.
Day 17: 60 Kms On today's ride we pass the second mountain pass on our journey - the 4830m / 15,483ft Baralacha La. This pass was once the meeting point for traders coming in from four distinct regions and journeying north into the teeming bazaars of central Asia. After descending from this pass we head on to the pastures of Sarchu 4235m / 13,890ft with quite a few private camps. We go on ahead of these tented settlements and camp for the night.
Day 18: 60 Kms The road now goes along a level path and then after crossing a bridge begins a slow ascent through 21 hairpin bends known as the Gata Loops  camp  at  biski nala,
Day 19    32km till we reach the Naki La and Lachulang La passes. From the saddle of the pass it's a short descent to the campsite of Pang where we put up our tents for the night. 
Day 20: 53 Kms the road from here climbs up past two mountain streams and emerges into the vast 4750m / 15,580ft Morey Plains (45 Kms long and 2 to 3 Feet wide) also referred by locals as the Kyangshuthang Kyang in Tibetan means Wild Ass which in herds roam these expansive plains. The road goes straight past grazing land with its colonies of marmots and pica. Wildlife in the form of Kyang, Tibetan Woolly hare, Marmots, Pica, Tibetan red Fox and Wolf besides the elusive snow leopard inhabit these plains fringed by barren mountains. These plains are an extension of the Changthang Plateau and home to a few large brackish water lakes. We camp near the abandoned road workers camp at Debring 16 Kms below the Tanglang La pass.
Day 21: 64 Kms the road now begins a winding ascent to the Tanglang la at 5334m / 17,582ft the second highest motorable road in the world   we have  the  camp at lato villgae.
Day 22: 68 Kms we are now in the Indus Valley and the road heads west to Leh passing a few monasteries and sudden patches of swaying green fields and fruit trees appearing like oases in this vast barren land. On reaching Leh we check into a comfortable hotel for the night.
Day 23 August: early morning  fly  back to  Delhi. for your onward journey back home.

Itinerary at a glance


  • Mentok Kangri Expedition
  • cultural tours
  • Hemis shukpachan Tia village Largyab Trek
  • Rangdum to Padum
  • Kanji to Padum
  • Rupsho Kharnak Trek
  • Kanji to Barandi Nala
  • Zanskar Ladakh Dream Trek from Europe to Europe
  • Hemis Shukpachen To Domkar Trek
  • Bodhkharbu to Kartse Khar
  • indus valley with stok kangri accent
  •  Sikkim Tour / Kanchenjunga and Rhododendron Trek