Our team member meets you at Manali hotel. Check-in and get freshen up. Manali is a buzzing Himachal town at an altitude of 6,730 ft., a favorite tourist place. Take some rest, then you may leave to explore around Mall Road, Hadimba temple, and other places. A brief session regarding Ladakh tour just before dinner. Pack your bags for early morning departure next day.
Day 2- (17 Sept) Manali to Jispa (8 to 9 hrs drive)
- Rohatang Pass, Keylong, Lahual valley
Early morning breakfast after that leave for Jispa (altitude 10,500 ft). The first leg begins from Manali taking you on a high altitude journey traveling through Rohtang Pass and Keylong which is a thrilling ride through Lahaul Valley and arrive at Jispa, Which is the ideal destination for an overnight halt before proceeding to higher altitudes.
Day 3- (18 Sept) Jispa to Leh (9 - 10 Hrs drive)
- High Altitude Passes Drive, Gata loops, Skyangchu Thang, Indus Valley
Early morning breakfast and leave for Leh. Enroute we will first cross Baralacha La Pass and land in Sarachu a vast plateau after that we will cross over 22 hairpin bends of Gata Loops and then cross over Nakee La pass and Lachulung La Pass. We will take lunch break at Pang and then continue our drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang- a 42 kms long Plateau. Cross over Tanglang La Pass (17,480 ft) and reach Upshi where we will drive along with Indus river. Reach Leh (11,500 ft) by evening.
Day 4- (19 Sept) Explore Leh
- Leh Sightseeing & Acclimatization
A whole day for Leh sightseeing and Rest. Feel the glory and pride visiting the Hall of Fame, Leh Palace and Shanti stupa. Roam around in Leh market, test local food and rest for a forthcoming exciting journey.
Day 5- (20 Sept) Leh to Nubra Valley (5 – 6 hrs)
- Khardungla Pass, Karakoram and Ladakh Range of Himalayas, Camel safari
Early morning breakfast and drive towards Nubra Valley through the Khardung La Pass (The high motorable road at 18,390ft.) Arrive at Hunder which is high altitude cold desert. Visit Diskit monastery en-route and reach the campsite. Refresh yourself and then leave for two hump camel Safari (Own cost) at Sand Dunes.
Day 6- (21 Sept) Nubra valley to Pangong Lake (7 - 8 hrs)
- Changla Pass, Pangong Lake
Leave early morning for Pangong lake situated at 14,000ft, breakfast en-route. We will be passing through Chang La Pass. This beautiful lake stretches for around 130km of which 3/4 is in China. The water body with its multi shades of blue is extremely impressive as its placidity plays along genuinely with the enveloping snow capped peaks.
Overnight- Pangong Lake
Day 7- (22 Sept) Pangong Lake to Leh (4 – 5 hrs)
- Hemis Gompa, Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace, Stok Palace Museum
Drive back to Leh. Along the way visit Hemis Gompa, the largest monastery, Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace.
Day 8- (23 Sept) Leh to Likir ( 2 - 3 hrs)
- Pathar sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic hill, Sangam of Indus & Zanskar river
After breakfast drive to Liker, a hamlet with one of the ancient monasteries built in 11th century. The main attraction is a 25 ft tall gold-covered Buddha statue. On the way visit Pathar sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic hill, Sangam of Indus & Zanskar river. At Likir you will get the feel of Ladakh village life.
Day 9- (24 Sept) Likir to Kargil (5 – 6 hrs)
- Alchi monestery, Moonland, Lamayuru monastery
The descend journey starts. Post breakfast drive to Kargil (8780 ft). On the way visit Alchi monestery, Moonland, Lamayuru monastery, cross over Fotu La pass & Namik La pass.
Day 10- (25 Sept) Kargil to Srinagar (6 - 7 hrs)
- Vijay smarak war memorial, Zozila pass
The final part of our adventure road trip. After breakfast leave for Srinagar (5200 ft), en-route visit Drass (Second coldest inhabited place in the world), visit Vijay Smarak (war memorial of Drass), Zozi La pass.
Day 11- (26 Sept) Departure from Srinagar
The Leh Ladakh trip ends today. Catch flight for your respective destination with wonderful memories of Ladakh.