Road Trip Manali - Leh - Srinagar
Not just a typical tour, Real journey for wandering the Himalayas in its true style of exploring, youthful exerience for people who like to experience the indise of each destination Ladakh's remote and breathtaking high - altitude landscape appeals to adventure travelers. Here the forcesof nature have conspired to render a magical realist landscape of extremes; desert and blue water, burning sun and freezing winds , glaciers and sand dunes. Tibetan traditions and culture remain apparent
- Rohtang Pass
- Baralacha pass
- Leh city
- Nubra valley
- Pangong lake
- Gurrdwara Pathar Sahib
- Magnetic Hills
Day 1: Arrive Manali :You have yoru own arrangements to arrive Manali either by flight / Road form Delhi – Chandigarh or other destinations. Check in at your pre booked hotel..Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Manali
Day 2: Drive Manali - Rohtang Pass - Koksar - Keylong – Jispa ( 8 hours drive approx) :Depart Manali early in the morning our first halt is Marhi A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive upto MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spurce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul. Follow the Chandra river right bank to reach at the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga river and arrive at Keylong which is the district headquarter of this region. Further drive will take you Jispa which is an ideal place to stay at lower altitude and better acclimatization. Night stay in hotel at Jispa
Day 3: Drive Jispa - Darcha - Sarchu- Leh : Get prepared for the most interesting overland high altitude drive up to Leh. May take approx 10 hours. You will arrive at Darcha ( 3500 Meter) is situated at the junction of Yotche Nullah and the Zangskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. This is the main point for the trek lovers wish to enter in Zanskar valley or up to Leh. Your drive from this place will take to BaraLacha Pass ( 1620 Ft) and further drive to Sarchu which is nearly the mid point of Manali Leh route. Continue drive to Pang and cross morai plains and arrive at Tanglangla Pass (5400 M) and enter in Leh Valley. Your further drive will take you to Upsi by crossing river Indus and follow the highway up to Leh. Check in at your hotel and overnight stay at Leh City.
Day 4: Leh city tour- After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace, Spituk Monastery, Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon. Dont exert your body, if you are feeling tired at anytime during the day. Overnight at Leh.
Day 5 : Leh-Nubra-Leh with Sumoor(2Days) Day 1 of 2- After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute. Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route. Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
Day 6 : Leh-Nubra-Leh with Sumoor(2Days) Day 2 of 2- After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Deskit Monastery, Hot Water Springs, Panamik via confluence of Shyok & Nubra River across Sumoor. Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.
Day 7 : Leh-Pangong/Spangmik-Leh- return via Hemis & 3 Idiots School (2 Days) Day1 of 2- After Breakfast, check out from Leh & proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Overnight at Camps.
Day 8 : Leh-Pangong/Spangmik-Leh- return via Hemis & 3 Idiots School (2 Days) Day2 of 2- After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School. Overnight at Leh.
Day 9 : Leh-Alchi – Lamayuru – Kargil – 230 Kms: After leisurely breakfast drive down the Indus Valley on the first leg of your journey to Kargil & Srinagar. On the way, visit Hall of Fame, Kali Mata Temple at Spituk Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex famous for its wall frescoes and architecture - a UNESCO listed heritage site.
Continue drive towards Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th –8th century AD). Arrive at Kargil and Check in at your hotel . Dinner and Overnight in hotel at Kargil.
Day 10 : Kargil-Sonamarg-Srinagar (215kms) : Early departure for Srinagar driving through Drass (famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world) and crossing the Zoji-la Pass (11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) to reach hill station of Sonamarg from where it’s smooth driving through the beautiful Kashmir countryside to reach Srinagar. Overnight in hotel at hotel / Deluxe house boat in Srinagar.
Day 11 : Departure Srinagar : After breakfast have a Shikara ride at Dal lake (if staying at House boat) you will get transferred to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination
- Accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis
- 10 Breakfast & 10 dinner
- Journey Manali to Leh and Leh to Srinagar by SUV cab sharing basis
- All sight seeing by Non Ac Innova/Xylo/Scorpio/Qualis/Tavera cab
- Driver Allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
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