Once you reach Manali, our ground team will coordinate with you and update you about the meeting point. After that, we will proceed our journey towards the hotel, where you meet up and acquainted with other fellow riders. You can rest for a while. Then, we will have delicious lunch. Post Lunch, we will head out for a short orientation/acclimatization ride.
In the evening, the Dare2Gear team will brief you on things to keep in mind for the next ten days of the cycling expedition. We will retire early and give our bodies a complete rest before the starting of this cycling expedition.
Stay: Domes / CampingCycling: 48 kmAltitude: 3820 Meters
With an easy start of the day, we will pedal towards ZingZingBAr. Today a rusty rocky terrain is waiting for us as we pass the tiny hamlet town of Jispa. There is much descend before the climb towards Patseo. Today will be the first time of this expedition, where we will experience complete isolation from the outer world, and we will also be riding in the low oxygen region. After reaching Patseo, it will be a gradual and easy climb ride to ZingZingBAr. The day comes to an end as we make a touchdown in ZingZingBAr.
Get fresh and have a hot serve dinner. Post dinner, you can retire in your cozy bed for a sound sleep to face the challenges for the next day.
Altitude: 4695 Meters
This morning only a 5 km climb and you will touch the most beautiful route of your journey called Morrie plains. Scenic beauty with the full metal and well-maintained roads. Today is the easiest day of riding where you will explore the completely different landscape. This region has a wide horizon where on your left and ride for approx 2 km you will find plains and then the huge multi-color mountains. This is the day when you will feel happy about overcoming all the challenges you overcome to be here to live this moment.
Stay: Guest HouseCycling: 53kmAltitude 4835
Today's ride will take you to the Taglangla pass after an easy ride of 2 km. The Taglangla is the second highest motorable road of this expedition and you need to brace yourself up, as today is going to be a tough climb day. You will witness long roads and a continuous climb of approx 15 km. The Taglangla pass is 5328 meters from sea level, which leads to a scenic descends towards Lato. Then, a zippy 35 km downhill ride awaits us, to reach today's destination Lato.
Stay: HotelCycling: 82kmAltitude: 3600 Meters
We will take it easy today and start with leisure. Cycling along the River Indus, we will be riding from Lato/Upshi into the main town of Ladakh Leh. On the way, we would be crossing some of the monasteries of the Hemis, Thiksey and Shey region and might visit a few of them depending upon the timelines. Once we reach the famous Leh-Gate, we will have a group picture clicked after which we can proceed our journey towards our hotel.
Stay: HotelCycling: 80kmAltitude 5360 Meters
After an early breakfast, we leave for the Khardungla pass, the world's highest mountain pass. You climb past Karakorum and Zaskar mountains to reach Khardungla. We cycle through the scenic valley on the world's highest motorable road to the top of this journey with a sense of achievement that has no parallel. Celebrate this moment of pride and success with your bike and your fellow riders. Ride back to our hotel in Leh for a dinner celebration and to rest for the night.