We will start the road trip from Manali to Leh across the elusive five passes which are open effective from June-September, the famous being Rohtang and Taglang La passes which brings the thrill and adventure in all the travel enthusiasts. The journey will be one of the most memorable moments as you pass through the rugged terrains of Ladakh and see the splendour of Pangong and Nubra. You will face the icy and ruthless white waters of Zanskar and get yourself geared up to raft down the great canyon.
Day 0 : Manali to Leh Ladakh road trip
Board the evening Volvo from Delhi. Overnight bus ride to Manali.
Day 1: Start your adventure from Manali to Jispa (140 kms) 4 hrs 30 min drive
Reach Manali by the morning. Check-in on the resort and then start your day. We will start the drive towards Rohtang Pass and now head for Jispa.Acclimatize at Jispa and overnight stay at Jispa.
Day 2: Jispa to Leh (335 kms) with 9 hours drive
In the morning after we have breakfast we will start our drive towards Leh. We will feel and experience the magnificence of the Deepak tal, Suraj tal, Sarchu lah chungla, Morey plains, etc. and reach Leh at night and enjoy the breath-taking beauty .We will check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Day of acclimatization and nearby sight-seeing in Leh
You can start acclimatizing to the altitude which is very crucial before doing any activity so we take rest and venture out to the city market for a casual stroll. Enjoy the Ladakhi culture, try on local cuisine and then return to hotel in the night for dinner.
Day 4: Road trip from Leh to Khardungla and Nubra valley
After having breakfast we will start brace yourself for the remarkable pressure over the mighty Khardung la – the highest motor able road situated at the height of 5602 m (18,380 ft.) over the mean sea level and the road dramatically plunges, and you can see the Shyok and Nubra rivers flow incessantly. You will move for Diskit to reach the white sand dunes of Hunder. We will reach Nubra in the afternoon. We will check in to the Swiss cottages camps. We will have dinner and overnight stay in Nubra.
Day 5 –Nubra and the drive to Leh (215 kms) with 8 hours’ drive
After having breakfast, begin your adventure for the day, exploring the numerous villages of the Nubra valley. We will move past Diskit, we will move through the Khalsar pass and then to an ancient Gompa.We will have lunch and then drive over Khardung La to reach Leh by early evening.You can see the sunset and then go for dinner and overnight stay at Leh.
Day 6: Drive from Leh to Pangong Tso (150 km and 5 hours driving distance)
After having breakfast we will drive through the beautiful monasteries and the Gompa. The valley is blessed with a beautiful stream which originates from the lake, giving it the vegetative look in the otherwise dry landscape around. The valley is well known and rich in fauna too. You could see Himalayan marmots around the place. We will then see the grand Pangong Tso,which you will reach by afternoon. The enchanting beauty and the incredible view of Tso makes it one of the most beautiful attractions. We will stay overnight in the Swiss cottage luxurious camps in Pangong.
Day 7: Drive from Pangong to Leh
Wake up in the morning and we will check out of the camps after breakfast and drive to Leh.We will visit the Sindhu Ghat and the Hemis Monastery which are considered the highest order monasteries in the Ladakh area. We will reach Leh in the afternoon. You can relax for the night and have dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 8: Drive from Leh to Kargil
After breakfast at the motel, head to kargil. This stretch of drive will be one of the most stunning trips you will have in your lifetime. You can see the beautiful mountains and the valleys with shadows playing with the mighty Zanskar valley, accompanying you all along the journey the white snow clad peaks, which will give you an absolute picturesque panorama. We will visit the Hall of Fame, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic hill, Lamayuru Monastery and then reach Kargil by night. We will check in and stay oervnight there.
Day 9: Road trip from Kargil to Srinagar
After breakfast we will drive towards Srinagar.On the way you will see the stunning green valleys of kashmir. We will then cross the Dzozilla pass to the small village of Ghumri along with the coldest inhabited location in India Drass and then we will visit Sonmarg. We will reach Srinagar in the evening and stay will be in deluxe houseboats for the night.
Day 10: Back for the journey home
After breakfast and also you will be transferred to airport to board the flight back for home.