Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar Altitude: 1,585m
A warm welcome from our associate at your arrival location either at the airport OR TRC.
Acclimatization day: Besides the amplifying beauty of Ancient Srinagar town you will be Exploring Mughal Gardens (Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden, Chashma Shahi & Pari Mahal in the evening. You will be staying at a hotel on the banks of Jehlum.
Day 2: Srinagar to Sonamarg (79.4kms) Altitude: 2,800m Elevation Gain 1300m
A sumptuous breakfast will be served in the beautiful Srinagar morning. An assistant will be examining your cycles for your Trip and will guide thereof.
The trip will start with the flag off ceremony towards Sonamarag from the heart of valley ‘Srinagar’. this will be a 30 Kms ride while crossing the magnificent and appealing views of Dal Lake from its banks on Boulevard and Foreshore Road to Ganderbal main.
Sindh River in Wayil Ganderbal with its magnificent views will boost your energy till you reach to a very prominent Rafting point at Wussan Ganderbal. You will then head for a ride through the pine forests of Kullan and Gagingear along the Sind river. During the ride, you will have meals’ station after every 30Km Ride. After crossing the Shuitker crossing point you will finally reach your destination with the green glossy plains surrounded by the snowy Himalayan mountaintops. A Night stay at our camping site on the Shore of Sindh River In the heart of Sonamarag.
Day 3: Sonamarg to Thajwas (Distance: 5kms) (2,676mtr)
Thajiwas Glacier which lies at a distance of 3 km from Sonamarg in Kashmir is an exquisite and beautiful site situated 3000 m above sea level covered with snow all through the year. The glacier is one of the most significant assets of Jammu and Kashmir and a must-visit for all the nature and trekking lovers. One gets to experience the beauty of the glacier by trekking all the way there from Sonamarg. There is also the option of hiring a pony to get to the glacier. On the way to the glacier, the tourists get to witness the beauty of the silver shining frozen lake along with all the greenery around. The contrast of both of them is what makes it enchanting to the eyes. On the way, the tourists also come across Gujjar tribes who have their camps set up and earn their livelihood here.
Day 4: Thajwas to Kargil War Memorial (Distance: 69km) (3,510 mtr)
After a scrumptious breakfast, you will start biking expedition! Start riding uphill and Downhill towards Zojila (Rated Highest among 10 toughest roads in India) after crossing the famous Zojila pass you will ride along the curved road. You will pass through a few quaint villages of Mini Marag and lush forest plains.
During this 69kms Ride, you will be experiencing the prominent culture and tradition of the villages like: Zero Point, Minmarag, Drass. A visit to Kargil War Memorial will rewind you with all the sacrifices of the Indian Army for their nation. During the Ride, you will have Two Feeding Points in this stage.
*Mobile Networks may hamper sometimes during the ride.
A stay at nostalgic Kargil in our camping sight along the Kargil town.
Day 5: Drass to Kargil, Distance: 63.1 kms (3,510 mtr)
After breakfast, you will ride towards to Kargil. During this ride, you will come across downhill and uphill as well as the flat road. Meanwhile you will explore the beauty of Kargil and the gardens of apricot. There are two feeding stations on the way. All mobile networks will be available. Then you will stay on the camps and enjoy with amazing music and bonfire.
Day 6: Kargil to Khangral (Distance 63.1km) 2676m
The ride will start after breakfast and you will visit Mulbek on the way to Namkila. The quaint village offers amazing views of the lush valleys around. The remote Himalayan village will be a good experience away from the noisy and polluted cities. Most of the terrain will be flat and scenic. Reach Jispa and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 7: Khangral to Khalsi (Distance 59.5km)
We start the day by riding Downhill and Uphill on the curved roads and reach bodkharbu, hasankoth and Fotula pass. Fotu La stands tall at an altitude of 13,478ft (4,108m) above the sea level in the Himalayan Zanskar Range. It is the highest point on the Leh-Srinagar highway. A drive through the pass is a beautiful journey as one gets to see some of the most amazing views of the rugged brown mountains. It is audacious as one gets to cross hairpins and sharp curves. The park is also famous for the Prasar Bharati station which serves Lamayuru. There you will also see the Land of Lama, The Lamayuru, Moon Land of Ladkh. Then will follow the night stay in the camps, JIO, BSNL, Airtell networks will be available.
Day 8: Khalsi to Leh (Distance 95km) 2987m
Thus day you will ride towards Leh, bearing the distance of 95 km. While riding you will discover various villages of Leh and Ladakh such as; Nurla, Suspol, Nimmu and Magnet hill.
Magnet Hill is a “Cyclops hill”. The layout of the area and the surrounding slopes create the appearance of a hill. The hill road is actually a downhill road. Objects and cars on the hill road may appear to roll uphill in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill. Finally you will reach Leh in the evening overnight stay in the hotel. All the mobile networks will be available.
Day 9: Leh – Khardungla (18175 feet| 45 + 45 KM)
This is, without doubt, the crowning glory and literally the crest of your amazing Manali Leh cycling expedition. Mount your bikes and ride on a steep road which will take about 39 KM from Leh to reach Khardung La. It is situated at a mind-boggling altitude of above 18000 feet. Click photographs here of the surroundings and also of the altitude sign to boost your pals back home that you literally touched the sky. Return to Leh and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Departure
Have a lavish breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Leh Airport or Bus-stand whatever will be affordable or convenient.