Manali Leh Manali Road Trip

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₹31500 for 10 Days 9 Nights

Description

Traveling more than 3000 kilometers, across the world's highest motorable roads and mountain passes to experience the landscape which is completely different from the rest of the country.

Ladakh - the land of high passes, the place like no other with the superabundance of attractions to visit, captivating landscapes, vibrant culture, rich traditions, and welcoming localities. With 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 the ultimate life experience. A road trip to Leh is not just another Himalayan destination, but it is a dream in itself. A journey to create unforgettable stories, new bonds and rejuvenate your soul in the land of Lamas. Ladakh is home to one of the most hospitable people, delightful food & cuisines, and peace-loving culture. Decorated with beautiful monasteries & stupas, whitewashed houses, and Tibetan-style palaces & forts, Ladakh has it all to fall in love with.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey

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

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

  • Day 2

    Manali Arrival | Acclimatization & Day At Leisure

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

  • Day 3

    Manali to Jispa/Sarchu | Lahaul Valley

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast drive to Jispa/Sarchu via Atal Tunnel/Rohtang La situated at 13,060 feet. Make your way through alluring landscapes. 

    After reaching Jispa/Sarchu in Lahaul valley, check in to our 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/Sarchu.

    In the evening, regroup for some group bonding exercises, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/camps.

  • Day 4

    Jispa/Sarchu to Leh | High Altitude Passes

    Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning and post breakfast check out from our campsite in Jispa/Sarchu. Start a long yet most scenic road journey to Leh from Jispa/Sarchu. 

    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.

    En route, 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 cozy hotel and have some much-needed leisure. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Day 5

    The Leh Town | Leh Sightseeing Day

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

    Visit the mesmerizing 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 en route.

    In the evening, feel free to take a stroll around Leh town on your own enjoying quaint cafes and old bazaars.

    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 roads - Khardung La situated at 17,582 feet.

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

    En route to 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 scenic 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 swiss tents.

  • Day 7

    Mesmerizing Pangong Lake

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

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

    En route to 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 scenic campsite and quickly head out for a walk around the lake for an #InstaPerfect shot. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset scene along with Pangong Tso.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in swiss tents.

  • Day 8

    The Leh Town | Cafes, Bazaars & More

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

    Post breakfast, drive back towards Leh town via another high altitude motorable road - Chang La situated at 17,586 feet. Enroute Leh, we will stop by at the gorgeous Thiksey Monastery and Rancho School. After arriving in Leh, check in to our cozy hotel and have some much-needed leisure.

    Since this is your last day in the beautiful Leh town, therefore make the most out of it by chilling with your travel clan at various quaint cafes and take authentic souvenirs for your loved ones back home.  

    Post exploration, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Day 9

    Leh to Manali

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast drive towards Manali from Leh. We will be traveling through the same route which we took from Manali to Leh on Day 3 and Day 4.

    Your Ladakhi Driver will drive you across to Manali overnight with a halt for dinner near Upshi.

  • Day 10

    Manali to Delhi | Trip Ends

    After arriving in Manali, feel free to take a stroll around The Mall Road (if time permits) and start-off your return journey to Delhi in the evening.

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

Inclusions

  • Transportation: AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo/BharatBenz (Delhi to Manali & back) and Force Traveler at all other times.
  • Accommodation on Sharing Basis: Hotel/Homestay (Manali & Leh Town), Swiss Tents (Jispa/Sarchu, Nubra Valley & Pangong).
  • Meals: Manali (Breakfast+Dinner), Jispa/Sarchu (Breakfast+Dinner), Nubra Valley (Breakfast+Dinner), Pangong (Breakfast+Dinner) and Leh (1 Special Tibetan Dinner+1 Special Wood Fired Pizza+2 Breakfasts).
  • Experienced and cool trip leader.
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals and stay arrangements apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions as per the itinerary.
  • Activities like Paragliding, Bactrian Camel Safari and ATV rides and Zanskar River Rafting.
  • Travel Insurance, items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any inner line permits/environmental permits, 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.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.

Departures

3rd June to 13th June

10th June to 20th June

17th June to 27th June

24th June to 4th July

1st July to 11th July

8th July to 18th July

15th July to 25th July

22nd July to 1st August

29th July to 8th August


5th August to 15th August

12th August to 22nd August

19th August to 29th August

26th August to 5th September


2nd September to 12th September

9th September to 19th September

16th September to 26th September

23rd September to 3rd October

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.

  • Sunglasses, comfortable clothing and sports shoes.

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

  • Quick snacks for journeys 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 an adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits.

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

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