Here is the second part of the pictures from our Manali – Leh highway adventure:

Cycling Leh Manali highway

Cycling Manali Leh

Rock arch

Old road

Road to the pass

Cycling there involved crossing numerous very high passes, such as Nakeela (real hight around 4950m).

Nekeela

Down from the pass

Lachulungla Pass – 5059m:Lachulungla

Yaks Ladakh

One morning we had a surprise in front of our tent – a Ladakhi shepherd welcomed us to the great plains of Ladakh!Ladakh local shephard

Mat and Yaks

Ladakh by bicycle

Plein

Ladakh desert

Hilleberg ladakh

Ladakh plain

Mat looking down

Tired but happy

We also passed through Taglang La – 5349m!Cycling Tanglang La

We did it

Crazy cyclists

After a very hard work we could enjoy a smooth asphalt on the way down – coasting 50 km/h at this altitude is a pure joy!Asphalt

Tanglangla view

Tanglangla view down

Cycling Leh Ladakh

The rest of the way to Leh was quite an easy ride through some amazing little towns and villages:

Lato village

Monastery

Stupas clay

Ram

White stupas

Stupas nad buildings

Ladakh portal

Ladakh architecture restaurant

Buddhas in rock

Pilgrim Ladakh

Engraved stone

Tiksey monastery