Road Journeys to Ladakh (2014)

2N Manali , 1N Jispa , 1N Leh , 1N Nubra Valley , 1N Leh , 1N Pangong , 1N Leh , 1N Sham Valley , 1N Kargil and 1N Srinagar Houseboat

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What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Manali - Non A/C SUV
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Manali 2 night(s)
The Manali Inn
Standard Room
Room only
Jispa 1 night(s)
Padma Lodge
Standard Room
Room only
Leh 1 night(s)
Hotel Spic N Span
Standard Room
Room only
Nubra Valley 1 night(s)
Nubra Ethnic Camp
Standard Room
Room only
Leh 1 night(s)
Hotel Spic N Span
Standard Room
Room only
Pangong 1 night(s)
Camp Whispering Waves
Standard Room
Room only
Leh 1 night(s)
Hotel Spic N Span
Standard Room
Room only
Sham Valley 1 night(s)
Namra Camp
Standard Room
Room only
Kargil 1 night(s)
Hotel Siachen
Standard Room
Room only
Srinagar Houseboat 1 night(s)
New Alexandra Group of Houseboats
Standard Room
Room only
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
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Prices shown include two way flights, stay and all taxes

* Prices mentioned are for per person on twin sharing basis (minimum 2 people staying together)

Day Wise Itinerary

Nothing can be more exciting and adventurous than the overland road trip to Leh and Ladakh from Manali through Keylong and Sarchu Jeep safari from Srinagar to Leh which takes one across crystal clear streams and green forested valleys, high snow streaked mountain slopes and also stark landscapes with high rocky mountains and arid desert.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrive Delhi - Manali

Upon arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway station you’ll met by our representative and drive to Centre point to board the A/C A/C Volvo coach for Manali. Overnight Journey
Day 2

Day 2: Arrive Manali

Upon arrival at Manali Bus Stand you’ll met by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Post breakfast complete day at leisure to explore the destination on your and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3

Day 3: Manali To Jispa (160 Kms / 06 Hrs Drive)

Post breakfast, we check out from the hotel and The abundance of greenery and trees dramatically disappears into arid landscapes as we ascend the steep mountains over Rohtang Pass. We can expect a few muddy tracks at times. Enroute view spectacular scenery of the Lahoul Valley all along the River Chandra. Upon Arrival, check in at our Hotel / Camp in Jispa for overnight stay.

Things to see and do

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys...

Rohtang Tunnel North Portal Approach Rd, Himachal Pradesh 175140 , Manali
Phone: Not available

Travel from Manali to Jispa

Taxi

1hrs 59min

Day 4

Day 4: Jispa To Leh (315 Kms)

Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in leh you’ll met by our representative and check in at our Hotel

Things to see and do

Tanglang La Pass

Taglang La, elevation 5,328 metres (17,480 ft), is a high mountain pass in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The elevation in metres, which is taken ...

Taglang La 194201 ‎ , Leh
Phone: Not Available

Travel from Jispa to Leh

Taxi

4hrs 57min

Day 5

Day 5: Leh–nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,390 Ft. (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)

  • Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
  • Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Things to see and do

Khardung La Pass

Gateway to the Nubra Valley, Khardungla Pass is located at a height of 5,359 meters and is the highest motorable pass in India. Opened in 1988, Khardungla Pass is a Mecca for ...

ladakh, leh, jammu and kashmir, 194101, india , Leh
Phone: +91-194-2472449

$ 0 Average Cost

Travel from Leh to Nubra Valley

Travel

59min

Day 6

Day 6: Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)

  • After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
  • Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.

Things to see and do

Diskit Monastery

Diskit in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its 14th century monastery, believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley. Diskit is situated at ...

Diskit, Jammu and Kashmir 194401 , Nubra Valley

Travel from Nubra Valley to Leh

Travel

59min

Day 7

Day 7: Leh To Pangong Lake (140 Kms / 4 - 5 Hrs – One Way)

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

Things to see and do

Pangong Lake

Pangong Tso, A beautiful high altitude lake at 4350 meters with deep blue waters, surrounded by tall mountain peaks. This lake lies on the Indo - China boundary, with only one...

Pangong Lake leh , Leh
Phone: Not Available

Shey Palace

Shey used to be the capital and the home for Ladakh's royal family up until the Dogra conquests forced the royal family to be stripped of their power and move to Stok. The ...

Leh Manali Hwy, Shey, Jammu and Kashmir 194201
Phone: NA

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery is the largest monastery in central Ladakh district in Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 18 km from Leh in the Indus valley.The Tibetan Buddhist monastery ...

Leh Manali Hwy, Thiksey, Jammu and Kashmir 194201
Phone: Not Available

Changla Pass

This pass is also the primary gateway to the Changtang Plateau and is named after a wandering monk named Changla Baba whom the pass temple is still named after to this day. ...

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India , Leh
Phone: Not Available

Travel from Leh to Pangong

Travel

2hrs 20min

Day 8

Day 8: Pangong Lake To Leh (140 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight

Things to see and do

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery is the biggest and the most important monastery in Ladakh. Hemis is located 49 km south from the town of Leh, a little off the Indus river road. Hemis Gompa ...

hemis high altitute national park, hemis, leh, jammu and kashmir, indi... , Leh
Phone: Not Available

Travel from Pangong to Leh

Travel

2hrs 20min

Day 9

Day 9: Leh To Sham Valley (92 Kms / 4 Hrs)

  • After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh.
  • After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang enroute visiting
  • Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp / hotel for overnight stay.

Things to see and do

Gurudwara Patthar Sahib

Built in 1517 to commemorate Guru Nanak Devji's visit, founder Guru of Sikhism, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib has a fascinating legend to it.In the land of Buddhism and beautiful ...

Gurudwara Pathar Sahib Leh Kargil Road, Ladakh India
Phone: +91-194-2472449

Magnetic hill

Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft...

Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, Leh, India
Phone: Not Available

zanskar River

The meeting point of the Indus and Zanskar rivers near Leh is a sight to behold. Flowing through a deep gorge past the town of Leh, the Indus River meets the Zanskar, about 12...

zanskar River near Leh , Zanskar
Phone: NA

Likir Monastery

The Likir Monastery or gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh district in Jammu and Kashmir. The monastery is located in Likir village is ...

62 kms west of leh, jammu and kashmir, 194101, india , Leh
Phone: +91-194-2472449

Travel from Leh to Sham Valley

Day 10

Day 10: Tingmosgang To Kargil (via Lamayuru) 143 Kms / 5 Hrs

Post breakfast you drive to Kargil enroute visiting the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Later Drive to KARGIL over Fatu-la (13,489 ft) which is the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our Hotel for an overnight stay.

Things to see and do

Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru monastery is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir.The monastery is famous for its rich wall paintings, collection of ...

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh Road | Near Fotu La, Kargil, India
Phone: Not available

Travel from Sham Valley to Kargil

Day 11

Day 11: Kargil To Srinagar

After early Breakfast by 6.00 am drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited Place on earth and you can have spectacular view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. Pay a tribute to Vijay Smarak, dedicated to Indian Soldiers who laid their lives for us during Kargil War in 1999. Arrive Srinagar by Afternoon. Rest of the time for own activities. Overnight at Houseboat.

Things to see and do

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill or "Point 4660" is a mountain in the Drass-Kargil area of Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is one of the highest peaks in the area and was the subject of the famous ...

Tiger Hill Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir 194102 ‎
Phone: 1-800-103-1060

Travel from Kargil to Srinagar Houseboat

Taxi

3hrs 14min

Day 12

Day 12: Depart Srinagar (fly Out)

Tour concludes. Mountain Trails A & E Pvt. Ltd. thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

Hotels Included

The Manali Inn (4 star)

National Highway 21, Rangree, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, Manali

Padma Lodge (4 star)

Vill and Po: Jispa Distt Lahoul and spiti Himachal Pradesh - 175132., Jispa

Hotel Spic N Span (3 star)

Old Road leh - 194101, Leh

Nubra Ethnic Camp (3 star)

Nubra Ethinic Camp, Village Hunder, Ladakh Leh Ladakh 194101, Nubra Valley

Hotel Spic N Span (3 star)

Old Road leh - 194101, Leh

Camp Whispering Waves

Pangong Lake, Spangmik - 194101, Pangong

Hotel Spic N Span (3 star)

Old Road leh - 194101, Leh

Namra Camp

Sham valley, Tingmosgang 1194101, India, Sham Valley

Hotel Siachen (3 star)

Main Bazar, 194103,, Kargil

New Alexandra Group of Houseboats (4 star)

Dal Lake, Opp. Hotel Boulevard - 190001, Srinagar Houseboat

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.