Leh & Ladakh

Host : Go4Explore

₹29500 for 10 Days 9 Nights

Description

Ladakh - the land of high passes, the place like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit, captivating landscapes, vibrant culture, rich traditions and welcoming localites.

The snow-clad Himalayas, pristine glacier lakes, streams and beautiful valleys, Ladakh is truly blessed with nature's bounty. An adventure filled road trip to Ladakh through the World's highest motorable roads will give you an ultimate life experience. Ladakh road trip is not just another Himalayan destination, but it is a dream in itself. A road trip to create unforgettable stories, new bonds and rejuvenate your soul in the land of Lamas.

Bounded by two of the World’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is home to one of the most hospitable people, delightful food & cuisines and peace-loving culture.

Ladakh is divided into two districts - Leh and Kargil. Decorated with holy shrines (stupas), whitewashed houses and Tibetan-style palaces & forts, Leh has it all to fall in love with. So, get ready to tick this epic Himalayan road trip from your bucket list.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi to Manali

    Assemble at pickup point in Delhi - RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu ka Tila.

    Start an overnight journey to Manali and socialize with your co-travellers.


  • Day 2

    Manali & Acclimatization

    After arriving in Manali, check in to our hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure.

    This will be your acclimatization day as you will be starting a thrilling road trip to a high altitude region in the Himalayas the next day.

    Post refreshment, feel free to take a stroll around - visit Hidimba Devi Temple, Jogini Falls or go for cafe hopping in Old Manali and try different local cuisines.

    In evening, don’t miss out the much-needed acclimatization session followed by home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.


  • Day 3

    Refreshing Jispa

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast drive to Jispa via Rohtang La situated at 13,060 feet.

    After reaching Jispa in Lahaul valley, check in to our hotel/campsite and have some leisure.

    The ones with high energy levels, feel free to take a stroll around and experience the untouched natural beauty of Jispa.

    In evening, regroup for a warm bonfire along with tea/coffee.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/camps.


  • Day 4

     Jispa to Leh

    Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning and post breakfast check out from our hotel/campsite in Jispa.

    Start a long yet most scenic road journey to Leh from Jispa. 

    Feel the thrill while driving over Zingzing Bar (14,010 feet) and Baralacha La (16,500 feet). Get mesmerized by the exceptional beauty of Suraj Tal at Baralacha La top.

    Enroute we will be greeted with Gata Loops (22 hairpin bends) situated at 13,750 feet before taking a pit stop at Pang to grab a satisfying lunch.

    Continue your journey over high altitude passes like Nakee La (15,547 feet), Lachung La (16,616 feet), Tanglang La (17,480 feet) and Moore Plains (15,400 feet).

    After arriving in Leh, check in to our hotel and have some much-needed leisure.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Day 5

    The Leh Town

    Wake up to a relaxed morning and post breakfast head out to explore the beautiful Leh town and few nearby attractions.

    Visit the Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Then move to the confluence of Indus-Zanskar rivers by covering Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hills and Pathar Sahib Gurudwara enroute.

    In the evening, feel free to take a stroll around Leh town by your own.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.


  • Day 6

    Khardung La & Nubra Valley

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast drive towards Nubra Valley via one of the World’s highest motorable road - Khardung La situated at 17,582 feet.

    We will take a pit stop at North Pullu or Khardung village to grab a satisfying lunch.

    Enroute Hunder Sand Dunes in Nubra Valley, we will visit the stunning statue of Maitreya Buddha at Diskit Monastery. 

    After arriving in Hunder Sand Dunes, check in to our hotel/campsite and quickly head out to take a ride on a double hump bactrian camel - a unique mammal found here in India's cold desert. Optionally, you can also go for ATV Quad biking in sand dunes by your own.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/camps.

  • Day 7

    Mesmerizing Pangong

    Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning and post breakfast move towards Shyo Valley and drive further to Pangong Tso.

    Pangong Tso is Asia's one of the most scenic high altitude salt water lake situated at 14,270 feet. This gorgeous lake changes its color 4-5 times a day.

    Enroute Pangong Tso, we will take a pit stop at Durbuk or Tangtse village to grab a satisfying lunch.

    After arriving at Pangong Tso, check in to our campsite and quickly head out for a walk around the lake for an #InstaPerfect shot. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset scene along Pangong Tso.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in camps.


  • Day 8

    Chang La & Leh

    Wake up early in the morning and experience the soothing sunrise at Pangong Tso.

    Post breakfast, drive towards Leh via another high altitude motorable road - Chang La situated at 17,586 feet.

    Enroute Leh we will visit Hemis Monastery and Rancho School (became popular after Bollywood movie 3 Idiots).

    After arriving back in Leh, check in to our hotel, freshen-up and have some much-needed leisure.

    In the evening, feel free to visit Leh market to purchase souvenirs or go for cafe hopping and treat your stomach with mouth-watering Tibetan dishes.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.


  • Day 9

    Leh to Keylong

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast and say goodbye to your lovely host in Leh.

    Start a long yet most scenic road journey to Keylong from Leh.

    After reaching Keylong in Lahaul valley, check in to our hotel and have some leisure.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.


  • Day 10

    Manali to Delhi

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, drive to Manali from Keylong.

    Reach Manali and start-off your return journey to Delhi in evening.

    Reach Delhi next morning with lots of amazing memories and unforgettable experiences.


Inclusions

  • Transportation from Delhi to Delhi: Volvo/Bharatbenz till Manali and Force Traveler/SUV/Bike at all other times.
  • 8 nights accommodation on sharing basis: swiss camps & hotel.
  • Experienced and cool trip leader.
  • Bonfire at select overnight stays (if weather permits).
  • Meals: Dinner (8), Breakfast (8).
  • Oxygen can/cylinder and first-aid kit.
  • All inner line permits.
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
  • Bike rent for 8 days from Manali to Manali (For Biking Option).
  • Fuel for the bike (For Biking Option).
  • Mechanical Backup (For Biking Option).
  • Riding Gears like helmet, elbow guard, knee guard. etc (For Biking Option)

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Activities like bactrian camel and ATV rides in Nubra Valley and Zanskar river rafting.
  • Travel Insurance, items of a personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

Fixed Departures

13th June Evening to 23rd June Morning

23rd June Evening to 3rd July Morning


2nd July Evening to 12th July Morning

9th July Evening to 19th July Morning

11th July Evening to 21st July Morning

23rd July Evening to 2nd August Morning

8th August Evening to 18th August Morning

13th August Evening to 23rd August Morning


3rd September Evening to 13th September

5th September Evening to 15th September


Things to Pack

  • Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack is recommended over trolley bags since you’ll be changing multiple accommodations during the entire trip.

  • Warm woolen jackets/sweaters, air/water resistant jackets, body thermal wears, gloves, caps and extra pairs of socks to protect yourself from wind chill and low temperatures.

  • Bikers need to carry rainproof lowers, ponchos and gumboots.

  • Sunglasses, comfortable clothing and sports shoes.

  • Personal water bottle (avoid single-use plastic) to avoid dehydration issues.

  • Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, biscuits, chocolates, energy bars, glucose sachets.

  • Personal care items, sunscreen lotion (prefer SPF30 or higher), lip balm, toiletries, wet wipes and hand sanitizer.

  • Diamox (altitude sickness drug), camphor tablets, medicines for motion sickness, fever, stomach ache, headache, cold, body pain and any other personal medicines.

  • Phone, camera, power banks and photography equipment.

  • ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits.

  • Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport, etc, since it is needed while applying for inner line permit and other security checks.

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