Yala Adventure

Mountain Biking in Ladakh

From Delhi, we take the night bus for Manali. We reach Manali the next day afternoon. You will ride in the surroundings of Manali, apple orchards, villages, hot spring etc. From Manali

  • The actual biking tour starts with a gradual climb to Marhi at 3000m, just half way on the Rothang pass. The landscape changes when we cross Rothang la (3980m) and we are surrounded by Himalayan Mountains. We require at least 2 nights stay in Jispa for acclimatization. Here, you will get acquaintance of Buddhist Culture. We make excursion to Keylong, the district head quarter of Lahol- Spiti. Here you will visit Gemur Monastery and royal castles. One- hour easy biking brings us in Darcha from where a steep climb begins crossing Zing Zingbar alll the way upto Barlacha-La (4830M). We further ride in this rugged country and reach Sarchu(4253m) where we sleep in tents. After biking along the 21 loops, we arrive Namikala pass. Pang, which is 77km from Sarchu and at an ultimate challenge- Tanglang La (5065m) pass, the second highest motorable pass in the world. This is the point for an unforgettable view. Another 199-km push brings us to Upshi announcing one’s return to a civilization-no less than Indus valley civilization. Now Leh is 51 km. We reach there late in the afternoon. Leh, situated at 3505 m is the capital city of Ladakh- the little Tibet. In Leh, you will visit Shey monastery which is medieval Buddhist architecture. Thiksey monastery is built on high rock and is reminiscent of Potala Palace of Lhasa. This is a superb viewpoint to Indus Valley. We visit Hemis Monastery, which has mysterious atmosphere where monks mumble their parchment praying rolls surrounded by very old statues of Buddha, scarcely lit by butter. From Leh, you would love to climb 40 km to reach the highest motorable pass in the world- Khardung La that is 5602m from the sea level. You will be one of the few pioneers who achieved this top ever since this pass was opened for tourists in 1994. From Leh, you will fly back to Delhi.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Delhi. Meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel.
    Day 02: Arrival in Manali (2050m)in the afternoon. Overnight hotel.
    Day 03: Explore the surroundings of Manali like Vashistha Temple, Hadimba Temple, Old Manali etc. Overnight hotel in Manali.
    Day 04: Bike 45km to Marhi(3000m).Overnight in tent.
    Day 05: Bike Marhi to Rothang pass (3980m) and continue to Jispa (3142km) 90km from Marhi. Overnight in hotel/tent.
    Day 06: Excursion Keylong and Buddhist sites. Overnight hotel or tent in Jispa.
    Day 07: Cross Barlacha La Pass at 4892m and reach to Sarchu at 4253km (96km from Jispa) for overnight stay in tents.
    Day 08: Bike from Sarchu to Pang via Namikila Pass and Lachulungla Pass (70km). Overnight in tent.
    Day 09: Bike from Pang to Rumtse by crossing Tanglang La passes (5360m). Overnight in guesthouse.
    Day 10: Bike from Rumtse to Leh (70km) overnight in hotel. Leh is at 3505m from sea level.
    Day 11: Sightseeing Leh town and monasteries.Overnight hotel.
    Day 12: Excursion to Khardungla, the highest motorable road in the world.
    Day 13: Fly to Delhi.
    Day 14: Transfer to airport for departure.

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  • 46465_1603370169107_2986800_nNamaste Yadu

    I made it home safely and even was upgraded to business class for the first part of my flights home from Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi. Which was great.

    I would like to thank you for organising everything whilst I was in Nepal. You are certainly Mr FixIt when it comes to sorting out itineraries, hotels, guides, flights, buses, etc.This made my trip run very smoothly without any hitch. I will pass on you details to anyone I know who is looking to travel to Nepal.

    I also saw Ben a couple of days ago, he’s fine. He and Kate are expecting their 2nd child next year which is great news, he is really missing Nepal and we are talking about coming back.

    Do you have a postal address for Yala Adventure that I can courier some equipment for Pasang to. I have spoken to a few friends at some uk outdoor equipment distributors and have managed to get a pair of boots for him, free of charge which I would like to send over.
    I like to help out where I can and this would be a great way to say thank you.

    Hope all is well with you and your family

    Regards, your friend

    Sonny Bennett
  • Dear Mr Yadu,
    I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for arranging the trip to Mount Kailash intestimonials1 August 2012. Thank you for making this impossible dream becoming a Possible trip. Every moment has been cherished since then. It was such an amazing trip, carefully planned and prepared, and suitably adapted to my needs.I acknowledge how much efforts you put in this trip and how you went be.yond your limits. I would really recommend you to other travellers.
    Aarti Ramasamy
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