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Cycle Manali to Leh – Indian Himalaya

Duration: 17 days
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The ride of your life - cycle six passes amidst the breathtaking Indian Himalaya!

If you’re a cyclist, you’ve heard about (and probably dreamt about) the Manali to Leh ride. For many, it’s the ride of a lifetime. Join up, and you’ll cycle six high passes amidst the breathtaking Indian Himalayas. The region is well-known for Tibetan Buddhism and epic vistas.

The route weaves across the Himalayas and provides a taste of Ladakhi culture. Despite the challenge, this is tranquil and stunning region of largely untouched land.

In addition to incredible cycling, you’ll explore Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Tsokar Lake, and Leh. The flight back from Leh to Delhi will surely rank among your most memorable as you have an unparalleled view of the Himalayas from that vantage.

Running the trip in this particular direction means there will be more overall climbing, but it also provides the best opportunities for acclimatisation. This is a road trip, but not all the roads are in great condition – so be prepared for some rough stretches. There is little technical riding despite crossing six high passes. Some of the riding will be at an altitude of over 5000 metres. All of this is to say that you should have some previous experience and a high level of fitness in order to get the most out of this trip.

Enquire today to learn more.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Ride six spectacular Himalayan passes
  • Enjoy a fantastic 2000m descent to Leh
  • Admire ancient Buddhist monasteries and breathtaking scenery and hospitality along the way
Trip Duration
17 Days
Group Size
min 4, max 15
Private Departure
Cycle & Bike
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller




25 July 2021



8 August 2021


Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.


What's included

  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners included
  • All accommodation
  • Transfer for group flights
  • Local bike hire

Trip notes


£2,179 GBP Land Only - enquire for UK Return Flight option

Min age



All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners are included.

Additional notes

This adventure can also be booked with UK return flights by the operator – to get prices, dates and availability for the flight option please complete an enquiry form today and mention your flight interest in the message section. Thanks!

Tour operator

If you’re looking for a company with experience you can’t beat these guys. This operator started life in February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

For the company, and people who work for them “it’s all about adventure” which is what they were founded on and what they are still about today. Their trips take place all around the world where they help travelers to delve into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to a country’ unique identity.

We love that their groups and guides travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise the impact, to ensure that every holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

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— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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