The Leh - Ladakh Road Trip - 11 Days

Overview

Changing landscapes - Golden meadows - Barren Lands - Blue lakes – Cold Deserts - Sunset at the Sand Dunes – Warm People!
World’s highest passes and towns – world’s highest, second highest and many highest motorable roads – Sunset Points – Monastery Circuits – off-the-beaten-paths!
Amazing games and music en-route - Capture landscapes and moments that adorn your wallpapers - Swanky Signboards like “Be Smooth on my curves” - Highways that will make you feel proud of India!!

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Description

Day 1: Reach and Leisure at Srinagar – Heaven on Earth

Fly-in to reach Srinagar. Check-in at the hotel. 

Highlights: Old town feel | not-to-be-missed Kashmiri meal |leisure | ever-so-calm Dal Lake

Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil via Drass - second coldest inhabited place in the world 

Highlights: Golden Meadows | Rough and Barren terrains | Zo-Zila Pass connecting Kashmir and Ladakh | Tiger Hill | Winds of second coldest inhabited place in the world – Drass | the patriotic feeling of being in Kargil | Kargil War Memorial and chat with soldiers

From lush golden-green meadows of Sonamarg to Barren lands of Drass:

One of the most important passes of India – Zozila pass - A 9km strip connecting Kashmir and Ladakh

Day 3: Kargil to Leh via Moonscapes & monastery circuits 

Highlighsts: Namika La – Windy & Scenic Pass | Monastery Circuit | traditional Gompas | Colorful Murals and Golden Scriptures – monasteries | Magnetic Hills | Moonscapes | Hangroo Loops 

Stay: Beautiful hotel overlooking the mountains

Meals: Breakfast

Travel distance: ~200 kms

Travel time: 8 hrs 

Day 4: Leh – market, monasteries and Ladakhi Life

A colorful city amidst the gigantic mountains – some brown, some pink and some green – with hues of yellow and blue skies 

Highlights: Stupas overlooking the city | Capture the nights of town from Shanti Stupa |Old Market Walks | local cafes - Chocolate Donuts – Local Organic Apricot Jams | Guided Walks

A view from the Leh Palace

Stay: Beautiful hotel overlooking the mountains

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Leh to Hunder via world's highest motorable road

A journey through world’s highest motorable road – Khardungla into the real cold deserts of Ladakh – The Nubra Valley

Highlights: Cold Deserts| Khardangla Pass canteen – Lemon tea | Sunset photography at the Sand Dunes | Double Humped Camel Safaris |Ladakhi food – Thukpa, thick soups – nourishing and mildly flavored | Diskit Monastery

Nubra Valley and Diskit Monastery

Stay: Homestay/Camp; Meals: Breakfast | Ladakhi Dinner

Travel Distance: ~150 kms | Travel Time: 5-6 Hrs

Day 6: Hunder to Pangong Tso Lake - Drive through river beds and white sands

We take an off-the-beaten yet one of the most beautiful paths connecting Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso Lake

Highlights: White Sands | Highway parallel to Shyok river | Pangong Lake – the enchanted lake | Hike along the lake 

Pangong Tso Lake

Disclaimer: This route is subject to weather conditions. This road is mostly open only in May-June and October. If this route is closed then we shall drive back to Leh and then next day drive to Pangong Tso from Leh.

Day 7: Pangong Lake to Leh via Thicksey Monastery and Shey Palace

A leisurely travel day - stopovers at picturesque spots. Experience the beautiful quaint villages around Leh

Highlights: Stopover at picturesque points | local cafes | Village Stay Chang La pass – World’s 3rd highest motorable road | Sip Black tea at the summit for a photography break | Butter Tea – Seabuckthorn Juice

Stay: Village Stay – Stok | Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Travel Time: 5 hours 

Day 8: Leh – Rafting, Leisure and the life of a Ladakhi

This is a buffer day, depending on whether the route of Day 6 is open or not (Hunder to Pangong Tso via Wari-La Pass)

The vantage of the Ladakh mountains from its very own Zanskar river 

Highlights: Night Photography | Bonfire & Dinner | Cheese Spinach Momos | Rafting on the Zanskar | Tingmo Tibetan Bread |Changspa Road | Leisure

Day 9: Leh - Jispa via Gatta Loop

Pass by the Gatta loop – a series of 21 consecutive switchback climbs, picturesque landscapes of Tang La Pass and Baralachha Pass

Highlights: Changing Landscapes | Loops | Music & games en route

Day 10: Jispa to Manali via Rohtang Pass

Highlights: Old Manali town | Slow Travel | Snarling traffic of Rohtang 

Day 11: Manali - Half-day City tour

Take evening Luxury Volvo bus from Manali to Delhi/Chandigarh

Itinerary


Inclusions

  • All travel except flight tickets
  • Permits, tolls and taxes
  • Games en-route
  • Guide Fees
  • Food as mentioned in the description
  • Accomodation

Exclusions

  • personal expenses and anything not mentioned above
  • Flight ticket
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

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