National Mountain Biking Expedition Manali – Leh Khardung La – 2017

Kullu Manali – Kullu valley, also known as the “Valley of Gods”, is located on the banks of the Beas River surrounded by towering peaks. Manali, (6400 ft), an ancient town in the lap of Kullu Valley, is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular tourist destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure lovers. Manali’s major assets are its beautiful landscapes, lush green valleys, meadows of wild flowers, and fruit laden orchard. You will also love to watch captivating view of snow capped mountain peaks.

Leh– Leh Ladakh, a part of Jammu & Kashmir State in north of India It is at a distance of 474 kms from Manali and 434 kms from Srinagar. Leh has a cold desert climate but has picturesque scenery.Major tourist attractions are – Shanti Stupa, Hemis Gompha, Leh Palace, Pangyong lake, Tsomoriri lake,Turtuk,Hunder,Khardungla pass, Nubra Valley.

The purpose of the expedition is to cycle through world’s most hazardous and difficult terrain on mountain bikes. They will cover the distance in 15 days climbing 4 high passes and World Highest Motorable (KHARDUNG –LA) pass also to introduce the YHAI members to Mountain Biking as an outdoor adventure sport and also to make use of it as a Green transport in cities reducing congestion and pollution. Also after swimming this is the second best non-impact exercise in the world. Also we aim to inspire the spirit of National integration with the fun of Adventure sport.


Duration: 16Days/15Nights

*Reporting at Dobhi Base Camp Dist- kullu (H.P.)

* How to Reach: Youth Hostel-DOBHI is 14 kms from Kullu, On the Delhi – Kullu Manali National Highway. With a panoramic view of surrounding Apple resort and mountains. Regular bus services are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & Punjab. Every bus from Kullu to Manali is passed from Dobhi. The nearest Railway Stations are Ambala & Chandigarh & the nearest Airport is Bhuntar Kullu.

NOTE: There is no prepaid mobile service availability at Leh- Laddakh region, only postpaid services are functional.

Program Includes: Inclusive of High calorie Food at all camps, boarding, lodging, equipment, group insurance and forest entry

Day Wise schedule:

Day 1:– Reporting at Dobhi Youth Hostel.
Day 2:– Equipment distribution.
Day 3:– Acclimatization and Test Ride.
Day 4:– Dobhi to Marhi (56km).
Day 5:– Marhi- Sishu (3100 mt) (45 km) CROSS ROHTANG PASS (3978 mt).
Day 6:– Sishu-Jispa (3142 mt.) (59km).
Day 7:– Jispa-Zing Zing bar (4150 mt.) (38 Km).
Day 8:– Zing Zing bar- Sarchu Plain (4253 mt.) (54 km) CROSS BARALACHA LA (4892 mt)
Day 9:– Sarchu Plain-Whisky Nala (4700 mt.) (45 km)
Day 10:– Whisky Nala- Pang (4240 mt.) (29 km) CROSS LACHULUNG LA (5019 mt)
Day 11:– Pang – Debring (4572 mt.) (50 km) CROSS MORE PLAINS
Day 12:– Debring- Rumtse (48 km) CROSS TANGLANG LA (5329 mt)
Day 13:– Rumtse – Leh (3500 mt.) (76 km)
Day 14:– Leh – South Pullu 25 K.M. (4636mt.)
Day 15:– South Pulu to Khardung La summit (5602 mt.) and return to Leh (14 Km +38 K.m. downhill terrains) Valedictory Function.
Day 16:– Check out after Breakfast

YHAI trekking expeditions are not subsidized by any Government or donors.

Itineraries map