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Manali to Leh by bicycle (arriving in Leh around 6th Oct)

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Manali to Leh by bicycle (arriving in Leh around 6th Oct)

Hi, I am planning to cycle from Manali around the 26th Sept, arriving in Leh around the 6th Oct.

I understand the weather will be cold and that it is possible the road could be blocked for a few days due to heavy snow - I will have a few days buffer to get to Leh. I have my own tent and plenty of cold weather gear. I have cycled passes not quite as high before (5000m), although it wasn't this cold.

My question is whether it is likely there would be a bus or other large vehicle capable of transporting me and a bicycle on this route at that time? If I have any problems (cold, altitude, too much ice to cycle etc) it would be nice to know I have a backup plan as I will have a flight out of Leh back to Delhi.

Thanks very much for any information.

Sean

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1. Re: Manali to Leh by bicycle (arriving in Leh around 6th Oct)

HRTC buses ( http://korta.nu/hrtc ) will take your bicycle : I've taken a bike up to the Rohtang at the back end of the bus , and seen others on top.

( Rohtang had it's first dusting of snow a few days ago , btw , and more probably coming in the next days . Updates on my blog at http://korta.nu/sticky )

Edited: 04 September 2014, 07:31
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2. Re: Manali to Leh by bicycle (arriving in Leh around 6th Oct)

Great, thanks.

Do the buses run as long as the road is open? I have heard that buses stop mid-sept, but maybe there are just the tourist buses?

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3. Re: Manali to Leh by bicycle (arriving in Leh around 6th Oct)

HRTC buses run -at least - until the road is officially closed . See for example the pics here , from last days in October : http://korta.nu/bluebag . The HRTC buses run in front of our jeep.

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4. Re: Manali to Leh by bicycle (arriving in Leh around 6th Oct)

That is great thanks. Due to some visa issues I will now probably not arrive in Leh until the 3rd or possibly 4th week in Oct. I think I may upgrade my sleeping bag! Thanks again.

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