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High Passes of Ladakh
Tour Location
Country:
India
From:
Delhi
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Vehicle Support
Duration:
15 days
Bike Options:
Bike included
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
£1490
Tour Distance & Dates
Riding Days:
9
Month(s):
Aug, Sep
Departure:
11 Aug, 1 Sep 2018
Tour Operator:
Pedal Nation Cycling Holidays
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High Passes of Ladakh

Mountain Biking in Ladakh

15 Days

We are proud to offer our new cycle tour in the Ladakh Range a beautiful desert landscape in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The cycling is essentially taking place in what can be best described as the western Himalayas. We believe you will find it an exhilarating, challenging and life-affirming adventure, it is ideally suited for clients who have tested themselves on our Lands End to John O’Groats tour or our flagship Road to Vienna and who are looking for something exotic and inspiring.



Ladakh is a beautiful region renowned for its stunning mountain landscape and Buddhist culture; it is often called Little Tibet or the Land of Many Passes. The cycling holiday is played out against the backdrop of the magnificent Ladakh Range, which is a segment of the Karakoram mountain range that spans the borders of Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Our carefully researched cycling holiday has been designed to offer the best that the region has to offer, we will be cycling over two of the highest mountain road passes in the world, the Wari La at 5280 metres and the unforgettable Khardung La at 5602 metres above sea level. We will also be cycling alongside three Himalayan rivers, the Shoyok (the river of death) a tributary of the Indus, the Indus itself, which at 3,180 kilometres is one of the longest rivers in Asia, eventually flowing into the Arabian Sea near Karachi and the Zangskar another tributary of the Indus. Besides the amazing scenery and crisp cool desert air we will be pedaling through valleys where time appears to have stood still.



Traversing the region by bicycle means that we can observe at close quarters some truly spectacular scenery and get the chance to interact with the villagers who reside in this tough, arid landscape and make their living from pastoral farming by irrigating small plots of land to grow buckwheat and barley. One of the true joys of cycling in this region is also the opportunity to see some interesting animals such as the Asiatic Ibex, Himalayan marmot, the dzo which is a cross between the yak and domestic cattle, the occasional Himalayan blue sheep (also called a bharal and which is the staple diet of the snow leopard) as well as the kiang which is the largest of the wild asses, a native of the Tibetan plateau and only found in Jammu and Kashmir.
Inclusions
We stay in guest houses with twin rooms and en-suite bathrooms. The price of the cycle tour is based on a twin shared basis.
All breakfasts are included and some lunches and dinners.
Exclusions
International flight
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