Cycling Leh to Manali

#1 Aug 1st, 2010, 09:08
Join Date:
Jul 2010
New Zealand
  • kiwisine is offline
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
Join Date:
Aug 2009
  • vikramkyy is offline
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
Join Date:
May 2009
  • madhu_nair is offline
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.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Cycling Manali - Leh Jun 29th, 2012 16:19 24 14171 Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles
cycling and climbing in leh manali Jan 25th, 2012 15:43 16 6261 Off the Beaten Trail in India
Manali to Leh Cycling May 27th, 2010 14:51 5 2526 Trekking and Mountaineering in India
Cycling from Manali to Leh Jun 23rd, 2004 08:25 1 2884 Ladakh & Zanskar

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© 2018
Page Load Success