Explore the adventurous side of your personality while enjoying this thrilling road trip from Heaven of the earth while passing through the land of high passes to Manali via exciting destinations and twisty roads.
This circuit features some of the world’s highest motorable passes with the spectacular beauty of snow-capped mountains, Lakes, rivers on their side while covering these breathtaking destinations, Solang valley, Gata Loops, Zojila pass, Kargil, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Indus And Zanskar River, Dal lake and many more waiting on the way!
Admired for its unparalleled scenic views, pristine icy lakes and swirling roads, This circuit is becoming the most instagrammable place in India and is on everyone’s bucket list, it offers you a stay amidst the beautiful valley of mountains and a starlit sky in the night.
Route: Srinagar-Sonmarg-Zojila Pass-Kargil-Lamayuru-Leh-Nubra via Khardung La Pass-Pangong Lake-Leh-Jispa-Manali
Duration: 10 Days & 9 Night
Start point: Srinagar
Passes covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft) | Rohtang Pass (16,051 ft) | Lachung La(16,600 ft) | Baralacha la ( 16,000 ft)
Things to do:
Stay in hygienic and sanitized hotels/Camps as per your requirement
Evening Bonfire (Wherever possible)
Buffet breakfast and dinner on all days
Airport pick up and drop as per your flight timings
Comfortable and hygienic vehicle for sightseeing on all days as per your requirement
Assured Inner-Line Permit fee for Pangong & Khardungla
Wildlife Fee and Environmental Fee
Ladakh Union Fee for restricted areas
Highly-Experienced driver cum guide
Sightseeing in a comfortable and sanitized vehicle as per the itinerary
How to reach Srinagar
By Air – Named Sheikh ul Alam Airport, Srinagar Airport is an international airport. This airport is well connected and airlines offer regular flights from Srinagar to Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh.
After landing in Srinagar, get welcomed by our representative in a traditional way
Later get transferred to the hotel in a sanitized vehicle with a welcome drink at the time of check-in
Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the hotel or houseboat as per the availability.
Meet fellow travelers and get ready to start your journey.
Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Dal Lake while you are on a Shikara Ride.
The rest of the day would be free. You can spend it as per your wish.
Stay overnight in your hotel or houseboat.
Post breakfast at your hotel, begin your day tour to Kargil
En route, we will be passing Drass Village; the second coldest inhabited place in the world.
On the way, you will come across the views of Tiger Hill and other major peaks in the Himalayas.
You will reach Kargil by evening
Overnight stay at hotel in Kargil
Have breakfast at your hotel in Kargil and head out for your journey to Lamayuru.
On the way, visit Basgo Palace and the famous Lamayuru Monastery which is the Oldest Buddha Monastry.
It is one of the most important and oldest Buddhist monasteries in the Ladakh region.
En route, you will be able to see the giant Buddha statue in Mulbek.
Visit the confluence of the Zanskar- Indus Rivers, which is also the world highest river rafting point
Experience the world-famous Hall of fame and learn more about the Indo-Pak wars and the martyrs
Visit the Magnetic Hill, where you can witness the unusual phenomenon of vehicles sliding uphill on neutral gear
While returning to Leh, enjoy delicious langar at Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Later visit SECMOL which is the actual 3-idiots school, where in order to get the admission you need to be 10th fail!
Overnight stay at hotel in Leh
Have a mouth-watering breakfast at the hotel and then start your sightseeing tour of Leh.
Start with a visit to the popular Shanti Stupa that promises an amazing sunset view and a panoramic view of the city from the clifftop.
Post which, you will go to explore the ancient symbols of the royal family in the area that is the Leh Palace.
Later, head out to explore the shops in the Leh bazaar and do some shopping.
Overnight stay at hotel in Leh
After breakfast in hotel, prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure
Located at an altitude of 18,380 ft, Khardung La falls on an extremely scenic route in Ladakh.
Also, enjoy the most loved snack - Maggi at the Khardungla Cafe.
Later on start your journey to Nubra valley Visit the white sand dunes in Hundar and enjoy a ride of the exotic double-humped camel ones of its type in the world.
At night enjoy the chat with your group member around the bonfire under the sky full of stars.
Overnight stay at the campsite in Nubra Valley.
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo-China border.
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Shyok river on one side and the Mountains on another side.
The lake is a major attraction of the region and is amongst the highest altitude saline water lakes in the world and changes colors from shades of blue to green to red.
Featured in movies like 3-idiots and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, it is said to be the most beautiful lake in India.
Overnight stay at a campsite near Pangong lake.
Wake up in the morning to the beautiful Pangong Lake and enjoy breakfast near the lake.
Start your drive back and pass through the numerous villages on the way like Durbuk, Tangtse many more on the way.
Visit the Big Buddha at Thiksey monastery and click memorable pictures in the scenic background of the monastery and snow-capped mountains.
Also, visit the Shey Gompa on the way, don't forget to take the panoramic view of the surrounding Leh,Stok and also Thiksey.
Reach Leh and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel
Overnight stay at a hotel in Leh.
After breakfast, start your journey towards Jispa
Enjoy the singing of the Nakeela flowing right next to you
During the journey, Enjoy the ride through Gata Loops which is a series of 21 hairpin bends.
Explore this picturesque Himalayan village, before moving on to Zingzing Bar – one the highest roadside bars in the world.
Your next stop is Baralacha La. Standing at 16000 feet, you can enjoy the confluence of the 3 valleys
Enjoy your lunch at Bharatpur tent colony.
By evening reach Jispa & enjoy dinner around the bonfire.
Overnight stay at a campsite in Jispa.
Post breakfast, start your journey towards Rohtang pass
the picturesque vistas of Rohtang attract photography lovers from all over the country every year. The clear blue skies, pristine snow, and magnificent Himalayas
which is so spectacular that it has been featured in many Bollywood blockbusters ranging from Jab We Met to Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani
By afternoon, you'll reach Manali.
Take rest and Discuss the trip with fellow mates around the dinner table`
Overnight stay at a hotel in Manali.
Begin your day early with a delicious breakfast and proceed for check-out.
One can also visit Solang Valley and try out different adventurous sports activities like paragliding, Snow Scooter, Cable Car Ropeway, Skiing, and many more fun activities
This marks the end of your Leh Ladakh Tour
Have a great journey towards your hometown and leave with tons of memories