Manali to Leh Ride

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5.0 Based on 9 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Ride six spectacular Himalayan passes
  • Enjoy a fantastic 2000m descent to Leh
  • Admire ancient Buddhist monasteries 
Starting and ending in New Delhi, the Manali To Leh Ride trip is a guided mountain biking trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Jispa, Manali, Lachalung La and 7 other destinations in India. Manali To Leh Ride is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This unique region, home to traditional Tibetan Buddhism, is the scene for one of cycling's epic journeys. The ride takes us from verdant forests and flower-filled valleys to barren lunar landscapes with towering peaks and hanging glaciers. As our route weaves its way across the Indian Himalaya we get a taste of the rich Ladakhi culture and see monasteries majestically perched on high spurs, and enjoy the tranquility 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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Ultimate Bike Trip
5 - Excellent
“It really is like no other place you will cycle. Each day takes that bit longer as you marvel at the scenery.You worry that you will not be able to remember the unique landscapes. Everything as usual is slick and well planned. BUT, the altitude can catch you out, listen to the guides, with the emphasis on take it easy, dont push too hard!! Did we listen No!. We road too hard and felt the effects. But some TLC from the guide and we were back to form next day!”
Manali to Lei, July 8-24, 2016
5 - Excellent
“This was a fantastic trip - so glad I signed up! Logistics were great. Food was excellent, and the camping was lots of fun. We had a great group that got along so well. Very motivated to do another Exodus trip.”
MIH August 2016
5 - Excellent
“An amazing trip, but not for the faint-hearted! I have experience of climbing 3000 m/day in Europe, but the effect of high altitude is not to be under-estimated. The trip is hard! The mountains are big, some of the valleys very deep, and there's the transition from the cedar forests of Manali to the desert of Ladakh. There's some velvet black-top and some truly appalling roads under construction - no engineered surface at all. Even a few streams to ford.”
5 - Excellent
“This trip is not for the faint-hearted! You will be both physically and mentally challenged, in the best way possible. Do not underestimate how fit you have to be, not necessarily cycle fit but general aerobic fitness should be high. It is a trip of a lifetime and one you wont forget in hurry - it's one of the best trips I've ever done.”
  • 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: Gradually climb through alpine forest towards Marhi.
  • Day 6: Cycle to Sissu over the Rohtang La (3946m).
  • Day 7: Cycle from Sissu to Patseo via the oasis town of Keylong.
  • Day 8: Ride over the Baralacha La (4933m) and on to Sarchu.
  • Day 9: A challenging day, via Nakli La (4948m) and Lachalung La (5100m), to Pang.
  • Day 10: Across the Mori Plains to Tsokar Lake.
  • Day 11: Explore the nomad settlements around the lake; ride over the Taglang La (5350m) to Lato.
  • Day 12: Ride to Leh, visiting Thikse Monastery en route.
  • Day 13: Climb to Khardung La (5602m), one of the highest motorable roads in the world; exhilarating downhill ride back to Leh.
  • Day 14: Fly to Delhi; optional sightseeing tour.
  • Day 15: End Delhi.
  • 7 nights hotels, 7 nights full service camping , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners included
  • 10 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • Transfer for group flights
  • Group normally 4 to 15, plus leader, driver and camp staff. Min age 18 yrs
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to/from New Delhi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Manali to Leh Ride tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Manali to Leh Ride tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 March 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Manali to Leh Ride tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Manali to Leh Ride tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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