Roads Less Travelled to Ladakh
11 Nights / 12 Days | 1 Night at Manali | 1 Night at Jipsa | 3 Nights at Leh | 1 Night at Nubra Valley | 1 Night at Pangong Lake | 1 Night at Sham Valley | 1Night at Kargil | 1Night at Srinagar
Day 01: Bhubaneswar to Manali Bhubaneswar -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 02: Arrive Manali Local Sightseeing
Upon arrival at Manali Bus Stand you’ll met by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Post breakfast go for Manali sightseeing covering Hadimba Devi Temple - built in the tranquil and serene woods, Vashist Bath, Tibetan Monastery, and Roerich art Gallery and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Manali to Jispa (160 Kms / 06 Hrs Drive) Rohtang Pass – Lahoul Valley
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.
Day 04: Jispa to Leh (315 Kms) Nakeela-Lachangla –Skyangchu-Tanglang La Pass –Indus Valley
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.
Day 05: Leh to Nubra Valley 18,390 Ft. (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs) Khardung La
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.
Day 06: Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs) Hunder-Diskit-Khardung La
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.
Day 07: Leh To Pangong Lake (140 kms / 4 - 5 Hrs – One Way) Shey Papace – Thiksey – Changla Pass
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.
Day 08: Pangong Lake to Leh (140 Kms / 6 Hrs) Hemis Gompa
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
Day 09: Leh to Sham Valley (92 Kms / 4 Hrs) Magnetic Hill –Likir Monastery- Ridzong Monastery
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 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.
Day 10: Tingmosgang To Kargil (143 Kms / 5 Hrs) Lamayuru
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.
Day 11: Kargil to Srinagar Drass
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.
Day 12: Depart Srinagar (Fly Out) Tour concludes.
Today morning after breakfast shall be transferred to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your flight back home with sweet memories of your adventurous holidays.
- Delhi Airport transfers (Not for Ex Delhi Tourist)
- A/C Volvo Coach for Delhi to Manali (Overnight Journey)
- Transport / transfers as per the itinerary by Non A/C Scorpio / Xylo or Innova as per the itinerary (from Manali onwards till Srinagar drop) 05 to 06 Pax in each vehicle
- 11 Nights / 12 Days accommodation as per the itinerary on sharing basis (Including one overnight journey)
- Meal Plan as indicated above
- Monument & Entrance fee in Ladakh region
- 2 bottle of mineral water complimentary for every day for each passenger
- Inner line permits for Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake (Restricted areas)
- The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council fee (Ladakh entry fee)
- Tour Manager cum Tour Escort as per the itinerary throughout the tour
- Double Hump Camel Safari in Nubra Valley
- 01 hour Shikara ride in Dal lake (Srinagar)
- Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas
- Government Service tax (3.09%)