Looking to do Manali - leh cycle ride this year. can any experts share some tips?
I have done this ride twice so I can share some tips:
At least a pair for jersey and GOOD quality shorts, this trip is close to 8-9 days depending on your fitness, good shorts really make a difference on the ride quality.
Carry layers of clothing instead of thick jackets, temperature changes as you climb up and down. I was carrying a couple of base layers, wind/rain blocker and a down jacket.
Hydration is important so carry 2-3 liters of water in bottles. refill along the way.
Carry energy bars, dates or whatever works for you in that category
There are plenty of dhabas to rest in the night so only carry a light sleeping bag. No need of tents
Other Essentials - Sunblock, chapstick, chamois cream
Nice to have:
Solar charger to reacharge your devices - GoPro, phone etc.
Rethink twice what you add in your luggage, half of the things you probably won’t need, travel light.