Trip Inclusions - Manali to Khardungla
- 09 Breakfast’s
- 09 Lunches
- 09 Dinner’s
- Stay on Double Sharing basis
- 6 Hotel Stays
- 2 Dome Stays
- 1 Swiss Camp Stay
- MLCE Theme Cycling Jersey
- 2 Support Vehicles
- Ride Marshal
- Hydration & Nutrition Support
- Mechanical & Technical Support
- Medical First Aid
- Oxygen Cylinder Kit
- Single Stay
- Any kind of Expense (Item Loss/ Misplaced/ Theft)
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else which is not mentioned above in Inclusions
What Things do I need to Carry?
In PDF add above as separate section and in FAQ as first question
Is there a Training program available for participants who register?
Yes, a route map has been designed for participants who register with us. This is a training plan which a rider can follow own their own to train themselves strong along with set of exercises you should during your training.
I am looking for personal training is that also available?
Yes, we do provide personalised training in which we assign a coach to you who examines your training patterns, current strength and then design a customised training with certain list of tasks involved and observe the progress report on weekly basis.
How to Reach Manali?
By Air (Delhi/ To Manali)
If you wish to go to Manali from Delhi by air, Bhuntar is where the nearest airport to Manali is located which is about 50 km from Manali. But a little problem is that flights from Delhi to Bhuntar are very infrequent and mostly get cancelled. So the best way and the most preferred way is to fly down to Chandigarh from Delhi and then go to Manali by road. Once you get down at the airport, you will surely find some taxis or can ask us we will provided extended services to our registered members.
By Road (Delhi To Manali)
If you wish to go to Manali from Delhi by road, The total distance by road from Delhi to Manali is 12 hours. A network of state-run and private buses connects Manali to some of the most well-known tourist destinations, including Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala, and New Delhi. The majority of buses depart from Delhi‘s ISBT Kashmiri Gate. The bus trip from Delhi to Manali is more comfortable if you choose an air-conditioned Volvo coach. The best one to take would be the Himachal state transport buses because of its good frequency and cheap price.
By Rail (Delhi To Manali)
If you wish to go to Manali from Delhi by rail, You cannot directly reach Manali directly from Delhi because Manali does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station from Delhi to reach Manali is Chandigarh or Pathankot. You can simply catch a train to Chandigarh or Pathankot, whatever suits you and then opt for a bus or taxi from there.
Can you share the insights about climate?
In Mountains weather is one thing which is most unpredictable but on the basis of old patterns in last 5 years of experience sharing the insights on climate.
When you reach Manali days are time temperature is pleasant around 24 degree celcius and morning and evening are cold around 5 degrees.
The similar kind of weather we will get till Jipsa first 3 days of tour with a drop of 2 -3 degrees in temperature. Post jispa Cold deserts area begin where you need to be in warm clothes and temperature during the day will be around 18-20 degrees and in nights can drop to 0 degrees also till we don’t cross Tanglangla pass for next 4 days.
The Day we will be enter Leh will be little hot as compare to previous days and temperature will be between 25-30 degrees diring day and night and early morning are pleasant with 4 – 5 degrees temperature.
When we will go to attempt khardung-la we have to cover ourselves with warm layers as we will be again gaining the height and touching more approx. 18000 feet of height.
*Disclaimer: Rain & Snow Storm changes the story.
Which type of cycles are allowed in this ride?
As this ride is designed to test your endurance and explore the mountains so MTB or Gravel bicycle is allowed. On mountains during the downhill the bike need more stability and controllability which can easily be achieved on MTB or Gravel bicycles.
I will be riding first time in mountains am I advised to come on gravel bicycle?
No, it is not advised to do your first expedition in mountains on gravel bicycle as speedy downhills and sharp edged curves are there. If skill of controlling the bicycle is not build earlier, then probability of skidding on turns and getting disbalance is there which may lead to injuries too.
Do you provide cycle on rent, if yes then which bike you provide?
Yes, we do provide cycles on Rent. We have premium brand Polygon MTB bikes available for rent.
Will I get the cycle according to my height for this ride?
As we have multiple cycles to offer on rent for all sizes ranging from S to XL, so you will get the cycle of right frame size for your ride.
What is included in the cost of cycle rental?
We give cycle only for rides, all other mandatory items and accessories you want on cycle you have to bring yourself.
I have taken a cycle on rent if any damage happens who will bear the cost?
Any kind of damage happens to cycle during the ride shall be taken care by rider himself / herself. So treat it like your own property and handle with care.
I have taken a cycle on rent when will I get and where?
You will get the cycle on rent a day before the start of ride in hotel itself.
Do you have any Minimum Speed Criteria for this Ride?
Yes, as it is a long endurance ride so recovery for rest day is important. To cover the maximum ride on saddle each rider has to maintain a minimum average pace of 15-18km/hr. If you will not be able to manage this pace, no need to worry our support team will be there to pick you from Point A to Point B and you can again continue your ride from there.
Do you I have to submit any medical fitness certificate for this Ride?
Yes, for our all expeditions we need a self-declaration as well as medical certificate stamped and signed by MBBS. Or higher degree holder doctor. To download the respective forms please click on the respective links Self Medical Declaration Form, Medical Clearance.
I have already accepted the terms and conditions do I still need to fill the waiver form?
We understand at the time of registration you have accepted the terms and condition. But there is probability that due to short of time may any of the important information may got skipped to read so a hard copy of signed document is must. To download the Waiver form please click on below shared link Waiver Form.
I am under 18 can I also join the ride?
Yes, you can also join the ride with the consent of your parents. You have to get a disclaimer form signed by your parents and submit it before the ride with us. Already a 11 year youngest rider also joined in previous batch with us along with his father.
If I forgot to bring any of the mandatory things you have mentioned, will I be allowed to ride?
No, without any of the mandatory things as mentioned above you are not allowed to ride. So either bring them along or can purchase from us.
Will medical support is also there for riders?
Yes FIRST-AID shall be provided immediately to the rider as and when needed. If in case any critical emergency rider needs to visit the hospital that shall be taken care of by us. But the expense of the hospital shall be taken care of by rider only.
Does tour cost cover our medical insurance also?
No, tour cost doesn’t include your medical insurance.
What are the safety rules for this Tour?
1) It is compulsory to wear a helmet for the entire duration of the ride. Riders without a helmet will not be permitted to ride.
2) Every rider must use their own lights for riding in dark times, and bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights attached firmly to the vehicle. Lights must be fully functional. If lights will not be working you are not allowed to ride.
3) All riders must wear a reflective vest that clearly places reflective material prominently on the front and back of the rider. If you will not be wearing reflective vests you are not allowed to ride.
4) This ride is open to any amateur cyclist regardless of his or her cycling affiliations. Riders (under the age of 18) must get a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian
5) Each rider must be covered by liability insurance, either by a group policy or by a personal policy.
6) Our Sikh brothers – We have RELAXED THE MANDATORY HELMET RULE for Sikh Riders. But the rider must either wear a full Turban and not just a Patka.