Tomorrow morning I finally depart from Manali for a 3-4 week bike tour. First leg is the famous Manali-Leh highway, 500km (310miles) and 7-9 days on the bike–due to mostly to the extreme altitudes and my lack of conditioning. The highest point on this stretch is 17.5K feet. Woot!
Do yourselves a favor and check out the photos and route description Laura has posted at HimalayaByBike.com so you have an idea of the chaos and moonscapes I’ll be riding through. Fan-farkin-tastic, guys.
More later, as time permits.