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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
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TRIP HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE LOVE

This majestic expedition takes you from the heights of Nubra Valley to the manic streets of New Delhi. Best for those with a sense of adventure, you'll start with a flight to Leh which will give you an insight into the landscapes you can expect. Prepare yourself for some truly natural beauty, in the form of snow topped mountains, glacier fed rivers, sand dunes and gorges. Stop off and explore small Tibetan villages and monasteries, and visit the tranquil Sakti and Nubra valleys. At 5,195m you'll feel a sense of achievement after cycling over the Warila pass, but don't worry, you'll have a few days in Leh to acclimatize to the altitude levels before competing this epic route.


Departure Dates:
17 June 30 June 2018 
8 July 21 July 2018 
26 August 8 September 2018
DAY 1Arrival

Arrive in New Delhi and meet your guide and fellow cyclists at the Ashak Country Resort. Tonight you can bond over a welcome dinner.

DAY 2New Delhi - Leh

It's an early start in order to catch a flight to Leh. You have the afternoon off to adjust to the altitude, as Leh is 3,500m above sea level. Take a stroll and explore the palace or numerous markets selling stones, silk and jewelry, but remember not to go too fast paced. 

DAY 3Leh

Your body may not be fully acclimatized yet, so our first ride will be taken at a leisurely pace. Your first official attraction is the Stok Palace Museum, which is still in use as a residence. You'll then cycle to the Stakna and Thiksey monasteries, crossing the Indus River in between. 

Today's cycling is approximately 55km.

DAY 4Leh - Likir

After a transfer to Nemo it's time to seize the day! Cycle along the Zanskar River, though a magnificent gorge then catch a raft on Grade 3 rapids down the river to Nemo. Optionally you can cycle instead of taking the boat. 

Today's cycling is up to 60km.

DAY 5Likir - Leh

Today will be an exciting day, which will start at 3,750m, on top of Tsermachenla. As you cycle back to Likir, stop at the monastery and admire the amazing Buddha statue. The route will be predominantly downhill, giving you some incredible views of the Zanskar River valley. 

Today's cycling is approximately 50km.

DAY 6Leh - Sakti

So where will today take you? Nurbra, is the answer. You'll start by riding along the Manali highway with a small climb to Sakti, a small village. Look around at this mountainous countryside, with houses sprinkled around fields and quite roads. You'll be able to see the Warila Pass, tomorrows cycle.  

Today's cycling is approximately 55km.

DAY 7Warila Pass

The Warila pass awaits you! At 5,195m it's ambitious to say the least. Remember slow and steady wins the race. Your reward for completing this climb will be the breathtaking views. Our descent along a newly tarmacked road takes us to the villages of Tangyar and Khyungru, where locals are more accustomed to seeing cattle than tourists. 

Today's cycling is approximately 53km.

DAY 8Shyok Valley

The descent continues, as does the cultural insight as you pass traditional Ladakhi homes, followed by a climb to Khalsar. The countess cafes and shops make it the perfect place to stop for some tea and noodles. Here we join the Karakoram highway to Nubra Valley and cycle through wild lavender and sea buckthorn bushes.  

Today's cycling is approximately 70km.

DAY 9Hundar - Turtuk

Today is the longest in terms of distance but is across predominantly flat land. The backdrop will change to open sand dunes, as you cycle to Turtuk. Turtuk is a former Pakistani village, and to this day is predominantly populated by Muslims, creating a diverse culture.

Today's cycling is approximately 88km.

DAY 10Turtuk - Khardung

There will be no official cycling route today. Instead, take the transfer to Khalser and take a look at the rocky and natural landscape. We'll set up camp around the North Pulu check post.

DAY 11Khardung Pass - Leh

Once you've cycled 14km of switchbacks you'll have reached the top of the Khardungla pass, which stands at 5,359m, making it the highest point of the trip. The incredible views include the Stock mountain range, in the direction you'll cycle whilst undertaking the descent to Leh. 

Today's cycling is approximately 53km.

DAY 12Leh - New Delhi

It's time to leave the peaceful mountains and head to the chaotic New Delhi! After catching a flight there, a transfer will take you to the hotel.

DAY 13New Delhi

It's time to explore New Delhi! To say this fascinating city and the capital of India is bustling and atmospheric is an understatement. A guide will take you around the famous sights, including the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk and Qutab Minar. There will be a farewell dinner this evening. 

DAY 14Departure

After breakfast its time to depart for your onward travel after an amazing trip.

Map of a cycling holiday in the Nubra Valley India
14 DAYS
60 KM/DAY AVERAGE
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The Nubra river and its valleys offers unrivalled views and sensational scenery. Stark slopes surround tiny villages in amongst high altitude desert. Glacier fed rivers cut through jagged arid mountains and lead to incredible passes and you will ride one of the highest motorable roads in the world

Weather
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In the foothills of the Himalayas, the only time to cycle is in the warmer climes of June-August. 

PACKAGE DETAILS MORE INFORMATION

Your accommodation will be in a mixture of hotels, homestays, resorts and boutique residences. 
You will be met and collected at Indira Gandhi International Airport, just outside New Delhi, before being whisked away to the hotel in the city. On the final day of the holiday, you can join the transfer back to the airport or make separate arrangements to stay in Asia. 
Your trip will include all meals which consist of fresh, local cuisine but arrangements can be made if you have any particular dietary requirements. Bottled water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. 
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.    
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team. 
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through south east Asia and it is equipped with  water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know. 
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools. 
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to and from India is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.  
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.