Cycling Leh to Manali

#1 Aug 1st, 2010, 09:08
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Further to my previous thread on cycling Srinagar to Leh we are revisiting options due to ongoing disturbances in Kashmir Valley.

Our next option is to fly to Leh and cycle to Manali but our main concern on this route is as a cyclist how busy is this road?

Can anyone please comment?

I welcome comments from locals and/or fellow cyclists.

We haven't totally given up on Srinagar Leh route but will see if situation improves in next week as we fly in to Delhi on 15th Aug.
#2 Aug 1st, 2010, 16:41
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manali -leh route is much more sinic and beautiful ..

nice landscape to capture--this route is not so much busy as compare to srinagar -leh route...
#3 Aug 3rd, 2010, 15:35
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I just recently did Srinagar - Kargil - Zanskar - Kargil - Leh - Manali. Not a bicycle but anyways, here are my 2 cents.

Srinagar to Kargil is a very busy road with a lot of Army convoys. The road is more treacherous. Lots of trucks ply between Srinagar and Leh. Most of the supplies for Ladakh come from Srinagar due to cost reasons. Hence a lot of trucks.

The Leh to Manali is far prettier and less crowded.

Also since you are flying in to Delhi, it would make sense to bicycle from Manali since it is a very well connected.

Do check the sticky thread on the status of the Manali to Leh road. This season has been quite crazy - the road keeps getting closed. Lots of landslides.

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