Old 08-11-18, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingFranco View Post
I am also planning a trip to India
I would like to do the Leh - Manali Highway that goes a little outside India I think.
The Manali to Leh highway is a relatively popular cycling route. I expect you will find journals on crazyguyonabike.com. There is even a Wikipedia page about the highway. This road stays within India, but not far away from Leh one can bicycle to areas disputed between India and China.

In 2014 my brother and I set off to cycle this route. We were a little past Marhi on way to Rohtang Pass before realizing we were likely beyond our abilities and fitness levels. We turned around, took the bus from Manali to Leh instead. From there we took a rest day before cycling from Leh to Srinagar instead. This road was mostly ok, though on our approach to Leh we went through area of road closures as the road crews were clearing areas of landslides.
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