Mountain Cycling Leh 2021


INR 8000.00


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From INR 8000.00per person

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The route of mountain biking is of scenic beauty and cultural diversity of Leh. This is a place with stunning beauties and sights, apart from being the centre of Tibet-Buddhist culture for ages. Leh is the land of medieval Gompa perched on roaring heights, gentle people, high altitude-deserts, quashing rivers, high peaks and passes. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the country. The people are a mix of the Tibetan, Balti, Dard and Aryan ethnic strains. You will see beauty of Indus river in your biking route. Your biking route to Lamayuru located at 11,800ft. Lamayuru is a very high altitude deserted area of Leh and famous for 10th centuries old gompas (Buddhist Temple). During your bike riding you will cross Fotula Pass - the highest peak point between Leh& Srinagar at 13,479 ft. You may also meet simple Buddhist people who are proud of their land, culture and heritage.



*Purpose :


The purpose of the expedition is to introduce the YHAI members to Mountain Biking as an outdoor adventure sport and also to make use of it as a Green transport in cities reducing congestion and pollution. Also after swimming this is the second best non-impact exercise in the world. Also we aim to inspire the spirit of National integration with the fun of Adventure sport.




7N/8D (Fee Rs.8000/- only)



*REPORTING POINT: G.H Road ,Skara, Leh- Ladakh 194101(J&K) Nearest Landmark: Kartse Gompa. 





Note : Program schedule and route of expedition are subject to change without prior notice.





By Bus: 


Route-1: from Srinagar 434km via Sonmarg, Zozila Pass &Kargil. J&K State Road Transport Corporation operates regular bus services between Srinagar and Leh on this route with overnight halt at Kargil.


Route-2: from Manali 474km via Keylong, Baralacha, Tanglangla&Upsi. Himachal Pradesh Tourism, HRTC and J&K SRTC operate daily Deluxe and ordinary bus services between Manali and Leh. The bus journey between Leh and Manali with an overnight halt at Keylong or Darcha.


By Air: Major Airlines operate daily flights from Delhi/Jammu/Srinagar to LEH


By Train: The closest railway stations are Jammu, Pathankot or Chandigarh, both at least three days away by bus.


NOTE: There is no prepaid mobile service availability at Leh- Ladakh region, only postpaid services are functional. (mostly BSNL& AIRTEL)


All participants are required to bring their original Photo ID proof as it will be required at various check posts during the program.


IMPORTANT: Please read all the instructions of programme carefully before booking the same (including cancellation policy).




This expedition is open to YHAI members – Preferred age group is 18 years to 60 years and excellent mental and physically fit condition. This condition will be adhered strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case. They must also be willing to undertake the rough conditions of camp life and smile through the stress and strain in high altitude(less oxygen).Right of selection is reserved with YHAI.




Members desirous of joining this program may apply online through our website, or, by the prescribed registration form (DOWNLOAD) duly supported by a Medical Certificate (DOWNLOAD), along with a DD of requisite amount ie Rs.8050/- (Rs. 50 postage charges) in favor of “Youth Hostels Association of India”, payable at New Delhi. The DD May be sent at following address along with the trekking registration form.


Trekking Division, National Office

Youth Hostels Association of India

5, Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri. New Delhi – 110021,

Contact No.: 7827999000


Members can also apply through the State Branch or Local Unit of YHAI.


As we have limited seats, preference will be given only to that YHAI member who has previous experience in YHAI National Himalayan Biking/Trekking Expedition. To participate in the expedition, fitness levels have to be high, and the YHAI reserve the right to reject any entry based upon the doctor’s report.

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Day onReporting At Leh (11,500 Ft.)

The first day of the expedition is for reporting. You can report at the camp early and take rest for the whole day to acclimatize with the weather.


Training & Acclimatization

Starting the day with a breakfast, you will be briefed about the program by the camp leader. After the brief you can take an acclimatization walk to the Shanti Stupa. Climbing the steep stairs of the Stupa, you will get a picturesque view of the monastery, the Leh Palaca, Leh city, the magnificent Stok Kangri and Stok village. The serene beauty of white domed Shanti Stupa is a treat to the mind and soul. Enjoy the evening making new friends in a new place.


Transfer to Lamayuru by vehicle and trial ride in the afternoon (Trial Ride of Cycle)

The participants will be taken to Lamayuru by bus on the next day. Enjoying the unique landscape of the valley with Indus River flowing through it, the nature of Leh starts unveiling itself for you. Reach the camp by noon. You will be taken for a trial ride after the lunch. The splendid sunset beyond the Greyscaled Mountains of Leh from the Zero point is a view worth reminiscing. The adrenaline rush when you pedal through the valley for the first time will always bring you back to the road in Leh.


Ride to Skurbuchan

The trail from Lamayuru to Khalsi is all downhill. Cycling through the Moonland, the barren mountains of Leh offers you one of the most thrilling experiences in your life. After crossing Khalsi you will follow a plain trail by the scenic Indus River towards Skurbuchan. Pedal by this historically significant watercourse under the clear sunny sky and devour the beauty of this mystic land. Stop near the temple by the river; breathe in the fresh air and head towards your journey!


Ride to Chiktan via Sanjak, (38 Km, 10.550 Ft)

Pedaling down the valley with greenery in both sides, you can imagine what it would feel like. Nothing else than a liberated soul who has no bound! The grazing lands in the valley along the Indus River, snow capped mountains in the distance, the azure colored sky, and barren mountains: a full package of nature disclosing in front of your eyes. Cycling through the meandering roads with its hairpin bends, it is a road filled with adventure and excitement. The local children playing in the villages (such as Sakar 2) on your way to Chiktan are one of the best memories you will have on this journey. Their ebullient sound on seeing the cyclists will give you strength to conquer this high altitude expedition. By the evening, you will reach the beautiful hamlet of Chiktan.


Ride To Heniskot via.Khangral (25 km, 11.400 Ft)

The sixth day of journey will take you to the beautiful Heniskot camp through green pastures and lined greeneries. Beginning the journey towards Khangral, a check post on the Leh- Srinagar Highway, and then taking left towards Heniskot through an undulating trail, it’s one of the most picturesque journeys. It gives you a real taste of the local culture. Cycling through the villages, people being busy with their household chores makes you realize the difference between a city life and a village life.


Ride to Lamaruyu Crossing Fotu La (27 Km. 13479 Ft - Highest peak point between Srinagar &Leh) Transfer to Leh Camp & Certificate Distribution and Recreation Ceremony.

Suit yourself up for the last and the most enthralling ride to the Fotu La. Located at an altitude of 13, 479 ft; the pass is so windy making it unbearable for the travelers to stop there for more than half hour. Windhorses flying in the wind and cinematic view from the highest point makes it a perfect place to capture your memories with friends. After coming to the top, the riders will have to cycle steep down to reach Lamayuru. They will have their lunch in Lamayuru and from there they will take the bus back to Leh camp. On your way to base camp, you can stop by Magnetic Hill, Sangam (confluence of River Indus and Zanskar) and Pattharsahib Gurudwara; some of the well known tourist spot in Leh. In the evening, the bikers will be awarded with certificates for participating in the expedition. The evening will be spent amidst laughter, music and games to celebrate the journey.


Camp breaks after Breakfast (09-00 a.m.)

The riders can check out after the Breakfast on the eighth day with the memory of an eccentric adventure with new people in a land away from the concrete.


No Map detail.



Tented accommodation on sharing basis/ Guest House.





Simple, Nutritious Meals ,Clean Drinking Water





     01.   You must bring your Original Photo I-card for verification at various Army check posts during the programme. Without I-Card you will not be allowed to participate in the programme. (Like Voter ID Card, Driving License or Pan Card,aadhar card.)

02.   You must be physically fit & must bring your original Medical Certificate (As per YHAI format which is available with the registration form / our website ) at time of reporting at Base Camp, Leh.

03.   You must take at least 6 hours  rest immediately after reaching Leh

(At reporting Base Camp) due to climatic condition.

04.   You must have enough practice over any Normal / Geared Cycle.

06. Inner Line permit is required by the Non-Resident-Indians and Foreigners. They need to obtain inner line permit from local authorities in Leh. Without Inner Line permit such participants may not be allowed at Base Camp Leh.





Dress code : Cycling shorts/three quarters/tracks, dryfit / quickdry T-shirts, light Jackets, thermals/base layers Trekking Shoes, extra socks, Raincoat with hood

Accessories: Cycling Goggles ,Sipper/1 Ltr water bottle/ hydration bag, Small tiffin box, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, pen knife, Cold Cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, medicines which you normally use at home, Camera.





MTB cycle /Helmet /Knee & Elbow guard /Cycling Gloves /Rucksacks /Reflector jackets.

Personal Cycling gloves/helmets can be brought along but we are providing the same.





Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of mountain biking routed for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.






The cycles given are to be kept safe. Any damage/theft of cycles due to negligence of participant ,the cost will be borne by the participant.


Behavior during camp


Participants are expected to behave cordially with each other and staff. Any misbehavior/harassment will be a cause for check-out from camp and also being Blacklisted from further YHAI camps.




Intake of Alcohol/drugs and smoking is strictly prohibited during camp. Anyone found doing the same will be immediately checked out from the camp premises.



*Notice for Participants:


1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.

2. Deviation from the set route of the program is not permitted. If participants may wish to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the program and checking out.

3. Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.

4. This is an environment friendly trek. Do no litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.

5. Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited. Import of any bio Non- degradable Material in J & K is an offence.





Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.




YHAI announces Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.





No special casual leave is applicable for mountain biking program.

For any further information, please contact at below details:

Trekking Division, National Office

Youth Hostels Association of India

5, Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri. New Delhi – 110021, Contact No.: 7827999000



In case you are unable to join this trip you will get 50% of the program fee as refund, provided your request reaches YHAI before 08th July 2021. Click this link to submit your Cancellation:


Offline booking request for cancellation and refund may be sent through email at Please attach the copy of your Admit Card in your cancellation request email.


Seat once booked may not be re-scheduled or transferred.

There is no refund applicable for the all the program bookings done after 08th July 2021.

Any unforeseen event/ strike or natural calamity/ unfit medical condition will not be considered as a cause of cancellation.

Refund may be given after completion of the programs 30 to 45 working days.

Trekking Department, National Office.

Youth Hostels Association of India

5, Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri. New Delhi – 110021,

Contact No.: 7827999000 Email: