SPIRITUAL CYCLE 1 Day 1 Day

Package Summary

Duration: 1 Day

  • Backup vehicle
  • English speaking Guide
  • Hard tail mountain bikes
  • Munchies (chocolates and nuts)
  • Safety helmet
No. of Mountain Bikers
Single Supplementary
Note* : More than 6 persons please contact.
Total Price:
Leh (1D)
  • Mountain Biking in Ladakh
Overview

This is a day trip to visit monasteries in Leh by cycle. This unique spiritual tour will lead you to visit the most famous monasteries in Leh.

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Package Itinerary
  • Day 1
    Leh Monasteries
    Leh shey Thiksey Stakna Spituk
    Leh

    1st Leg
    We will start our trip at around 8 o’clock in the morning. We’ll start from the hotel from in Leh. Cycling our way down, through Saboo village road, we’ll reach the village of Shey (3,315m above sea lvl.). On our first stop, we will visit the Monastery and the
    Palace overlooking the village on a hill. The village used to be the capital of upper Ladakh, which was later shifted to Leh, until the Dogra invasion in 1894 (the initial down fall of Namgyal Dynasty). After the visit we will carry on with our trip by choosing the link road which seeps through the village. By avoiding the main road you will get an insight into the rural setting of Ladakh. The village is also a popular picnic spot during the summers with numerous grasslands noticeably evident all around. The link road will soon join the Leh-Manali highway, transporting us to our next halt at the village of Thiksey (3,600m). The Thiksey monastery is one of the most popular and photographed monastery in Ladakh due to its structural resemblance with ‘Potala ’in Lhasa, Tibet. The monastery, of the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, is the largest monastery in Central Ladakh. The road towards the monastery is a gradual uphill and after the visit we will halt for a Picnic Lunch on the banks of Indus (Inclusive in the trip).


    2nd Leg
    After a brief rest and a hearty meal, we’ll move further on the Manali road, with Indus on the lateral, towards the village of Stakna where we will stop at the Stakna     Monastery. The literal translation of Stakna is ‘Tiger’s nose’ as the monastery is built on a hill that displays a strong resemblance of the animal’s nose. The monastery is affiliated with the Drukpa sect and was founded by a Bhutanese saint called Chosje Jamyang Palkar. After the visit we divert our way back through Chuchot village, the longest village in Asia. The residents of the village are predominantly Muslim. It has a rich fertile land with lush green trees densely grown throughout the village. We will cycle through the village, passing Stakna, Thiksey and Shey village on the other side of the Indus. The village will soon end leading us to Palam road that ultimately connects us to the village of Spituk (3,307m). As the village situated close to the airport there is a strong military presence in the region. The Spituk monastery was founded in the 11th century by Lama Changchub Od and was initially founded under the Red Hat sect (Drukpa ) but was taken over by the Yellow Hat sect (Gelugpa ) later on. This monastery would be the last stop of our trip. You still have the option of cycling back to Leh; otherwise our car will drop you back. You must take the much needed rest and we shall join again later in the evening and have dinner at one of the restaurants in Leh together.

• English speaking guide with the knowledge of the places visiting

• Hard tail Mountain bikes 29ers ( Trek, giant and Scott )

• Safety helmets

• Back-up vehicle for the tour

• Picnic lunch by the riverside

• Munchies ( chocolates and nuts ) and water

• Mtb technician




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