Rules on the trip
You must carry at least 2 copies of a valid photo ID and 2 passport-sized photographs.
You must always stick with your group at all times during the Manali-Leh cycling expedition.
Overtaking or riding on the wrong side of the road is strictly prohibited.
Consuming alcohol or cigarettes before or during the Manali-Leh cycling expedition is strictly prohibited.
The operator has a set of guidelines for proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. Please ensure you abide by these during the Manali-Leh cycling expedition.
Helmets are compulsory. Cyclists without helmets will not be permitted to participate in this Manali-Leh cycling expedition.
Participants should adhere to the instructions of the guide, respect local cultures, and refrain from littering or defacing natural structures during the Manali-Leh cycling expedition.
For cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Manali-Leh cycling expedition: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.
For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Manali-Leh cycling expedition: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.
For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Manali-Leh cycling expedition: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.
For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Manali-Leh cycling expedition: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.
Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions
The cost of this Manali-Leh cycling tour does not include transport to and from Manali. Participants are required to book their own travel to Manali.
If the itinerary is changed due to bad weather, sickness or natural calamity, any extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the participants.
Participants must carry spares, and should be able to manage small repairs and punctures during the trip, if required. The operator will have a backup vehicle for any repairs during the tours and if required, more complicated repairs will be done during the halt at the end of the day. If your cycle is damaged, you may have to ride in the vehicle until it is fixed. As a general rule, it is best to choose a less complex bike as they are easier to fix and obtain parts for it, if necessary.
The operator is not liable for any loss or damage to property, personal injuries (or death), and any claim arising from the participant's own actions during the Manali-Leh cycling expedition.
The expedition fee does not include the bicycle charges. We highly recommend that you bring your own bicycle (Hybrid or MTB). If you wish to rent the bicycle, you have to inform us 20 days in advance before the departure date.
The cycle should be a hybrid/MTB.
Make sure the cycle is comfortable and configured to your height as you will be spending long hours on the saddle.
Get the cycle serviced before embarking on the trip.
A more simplistic cycle is preferred that can be worked on by a local mechanic.
Bring all the necessary cycle accesories like extra brake pads, tyres, spare cables, etc.
Carry cycling accesories like gloves, helmet, elbow and knee pads, etc.
Always wear cycling shoes without laces.
Follow the instructions of the trip leader.
A geared cycle is preferrable as you will be doing ascents.