Mountain Trail to Ladakh Day Wise Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Delhi – Manali
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway station. You’ll meet by our representative. Drive to Centre point to board the A/C Volvo coach for Manali.
Day 02: Arrive Manali.
Upon arrival at Manali Bus Stand. You’ll meet by our representative and transfer to Hotel. The post breakfast complete day at leisure to explore the destination on your and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Manali to Sarchu (222 Kms)
Today we start our journey to Leh Stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with an overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m). The border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu, we check in at our tented campsite for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Sarchu to Leh (255 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), Taklang La Pass 17,5856ft(2nd highest motorable road in the worlds) and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh, you’ll meet by our representative and check in at our Hotel.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 05: Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,380 Ft. (120 Km / 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 / 18,380 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 Km / 4 – 5 Hrs)
After an early breakfast, we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have the opportunity to ride on a bacterial 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 beside 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. Diskitis 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 into your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.
Day 07: Leh To Pangong Lake (160 km / 4 – 5 Hrs – One Way)
After an early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake en route 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 17,586 feet third highest motorable road in the world. 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 with 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 (160 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of the lake and later we drive back to Leh en route visiting Hemis monastery, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kargu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 09: Leh to Sham Valley (92 Kms)
After breakfast, you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Hall of fame must visit for every Indian( constructed by Indian army). Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 5 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 Saspol a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery.
Likir is one of the oldest & 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 en route visiting Alchi Monastery the only monastery build in Indian form of structure and is known as the 1st wonder of J& K state. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp/hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Ule To Kargil (Via Lamayuru) 143 Kms / 5 Hrs
Post breakfast you drive to Kargil en route visiting the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery en route 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 220 Kms/ 7hrs
After early Breakfast by 6.00 am drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited Place on earth and you can have a 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. Colors of India Tours Pvt. Ltd. ( ladakhescape.com ) thank you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
|Destination||Manali/Leh/Sham Valley/Khardungla Pass/Nubra valley/Pangong Tso/Kargil/Srinagar|
|Duration||10 Nights/11 Days with 01 overnight Journey|
|Pick up Point||Delhi|
|Package Category|| Manali Hotel
| Nubra valley
| Sham valley
- Transfers from Leh Airport to Hotel & Vice Versa
- Non Alcoholic (i.e. juice, Tea/ Coffee) Welcome Drink on arrival in Hotel.
- Accommodation on Twin/triple/Quad Sharing basis for 11 nights.
- Delhi – Manali Volvo ticket.
MAP Meal Plan – 8 Breakfast and 8 Dinners at Leh, Manali, Sham valley, Kargil. AP Meal Plan at Nubra, Pangong, Tsomoriri – 02 Breakfast , 02 Lunch , 02 Dinners
- Individual A/C cab for 10 Days sightseeing & transfers
- Inclusive of all the Taxes (Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Green Tax.).
- Check-In time 12:00 noon & Check-Out time at 10:00 am.
- All hotel current taxes.
- Inclusive of all the Taxes(Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Green Tax Fuel Exp. and Driver Exp. Etc.
4.50 % Govt. Service Tax Extra.
Air fare / Train fare.
Any personal expensive – laundry , shopping , tip etc.
Monument entrance fee / Camera fees.
Any adventure activity boating, trekking, horse riding.
Meals other than specified.
Any Service not mentioned under the head Inclusions.