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: Manali – Jispa – Sarchu – Leh – Nubra via Khardung La Pass – Pangong Lake – Leh – Lamayuru – Kargil – Zojila Pass – Sonamarg – Srinagar.
Duration: 11 Days & 10 Night
Start point: Manali
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) | Zozila pass (11,500 ft)
Things to do:
Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hygienic and sanitized hotels
Evening Bonfire (Wherever possible)
Buffet breakfast and dinner on all days
Comfortable and hygienic vehicle (Innova/Xylo/Similar) for sightseeing on all days as per the itinerary.
Oxygen cylinder and basic first-aid during the tour.
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 :
By Air: The nearest airport to Manali is Kullu Manali Airport, located approximately 50 kilometers away from Manali town, in Bhuntar.
By Road: Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations like New Delhi, Shimla, Kullu, and Leh by means of an extensive network of Buses.
By Rail: Joginder Nagar Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Manali and is connected with several important cities of the country
After arriving at Manali, 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
Take rest and enjoy the beauty of Manali by visiting Mall Road, Hadimba temple, and old Manali.
You 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.
Have dinner at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay in Hotel
After breakfast, start your journey towards Jispa crossing Rohtang pass.
The picturesque vistas of Rohtang attract photography lovers from all over the country every year. The clear blue skies, pristine snow, and the 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.
Move ahead for Keylong – the laid-back region where natural beauty remains untouched in its most pristine form.
Explore the lush green Bhaga valley, and then head over to Jispa.
Located right next to the Chandra River, Jispa is truly rich in fascinating trails and lush green jungles.
Check in to the camp in Jispa and enjoy evening tea with snacks.
Overnight stay in camp.
After breakfast depart towards Sarchu.
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.
Reach Sarchu in the afternoon & enjoy a bunch of exciting activities organized by the operator.
Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in a camp in Sarchu.
After breakfast, start your journey towards Leh.
Enjoy the ride through Gata Loops which is a series of 21 hairpin bends that leads to the top of one of the highest motorable passes in Ladakh region that is Nakee La.
Stop at places like Nakeela River, Lachung La.
Have lunch at Pang or the nearby area.
Reach Leh by evening, take rest and get ready to roam around the Leh city area.
Indulge in a lip-smacking dinner in the hotel
Overnight stay at the 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 the 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 snacks - 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.
Check-in at a campsite under the starlit sky at Nubra Valley.
At night enjoy the chat with your group member around the bonfire under the sky full of stars.
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.
Later, get back to your accommodation at a campsite near Pangong lake under the open sky.
Chang La Pass
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.
Post breakfast, start your journey towards Lamayuru, a small village in Ladakh, midway between Kargil & Leh. Moonlike landscapes carved into the greater Himalayas are its claim to fame.
On the way visit Basgo Palace and Lamayuru monastery - the Oldest Buddha Monsatry.
Your route will take you to Ladakh and Srinagar Highway.
Take a visit to Giant Buddha at the green and beautiful Mulbek Village on your way to Kargil, which is one of its kind.
As you reach Kargil, enjoy an overnight stay there.
After having breakfast, get ready to start riding towards 'Srinagar.
En-route, we will be passing Drass Village; the second coldest inhabited place in the world.
Soak in amazing views of Kargil, Tiger Hill and other famous peaks from the Kargil War.
Drive across the mighty Zoji La Pass and arrive in Srinagar by the evening.
Check-in the hotel at Srinagar and the evening is free for your leisure.
Come back to have a delicious dinner at the hotel.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Srinagar
Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport Srinagar
Post breakfast, depart from Srinagar for your onward journey.
The cab will drop you at the airport.
End your Leh Ladakh tour package with a bag full of memories.