The countless stars in the sky, the scintillating roads, scenic landscapes, intriguing Ladakhi culture, the peaceful monasteries, there are myriad reasons why you should take a Ladakh Road Trip at least once in your lifetime. The journey starts from Srinagar -Kargil. Capture the breathtaking views of the monasteries and the passes of Khardungla. The panoramic view of the beautiful Nubra Valley and the magical colours of the Pangong lake are undoubtedly one of the wonders of the world. Take a halt at Sarchu and capture the most beautiful night sky on earth. Join our 9 Nights/10 Days Ladakh trip package designed in such a way that it covers the scenic landscapes in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This is a perfect package for adventure seekers & nature lovers.
date_range 9 Nights / 10 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar
Pick-up from Srinagar airport. Meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to a houseboat in Dal Lake / Nagin Lake. Complete the check-in formalities. After some leisure, we'll go for the Shikara ride on the placid waters of the Lake, one of the most popular things to do in Srinagar. Later on, get ready to visit the breathtaking Mughal Gardens-founded in the Mughal era. Nishat Bagh, Chashme-e-Shahi and Shalimar Bagh comprise the Mughal gardens. Overnight stay in Srinagar.
Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil via Sonamarg (5-6 hrs. Journey)
On day 2, post breakfast get ready for your road transfer to Kargil. On the way, there are halts at Sonamarg –a pristine valley with lush views and snow-clad peak; Zo jila Pass (a high altitude pass); Drass Village- the world’s 2nd coldest inhabitant place. Here you visit War memorial hall and Museum- also known as Vijaypath. The memorial was constructed by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who laid their lives in Kargil War. Evening arrival in Kargil. Check-in formalities. Overnight stay in Kargil.
Day 3: Kargil to Leh via Lamayuru (5-6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast, start driving towards Leh. On the way stop for a quick visit to the Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru is known for its unique landscape that resembles the moon. Take clicks of the beauty to cherish it as wonderful memories. Continue with your journey. Stop at the Magnetic hill to marvel at the amazing natural wonder. Also pay respects to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara- constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji- the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru. Continue your road journey. On arrival in Leh, visit the Hall of Fame Museum a war memorial by the Indian Army that was founded in the memory of Indian soldiers who laid lives in Indo-Pak wars. Complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 4: Leh - Enroute Khardungla - Nubra Valley (5-6 hrs. Journey)
On the 4th day, after breakfast get ready for transfer to the gorgeous Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass- one of the highest motorable roads in the world with an altitude of 18,380 feet. As you reach the Valley, check into the hotel. Have lunch. Later, leave the comforts of your room to enjoy a ride on double-humped camel’s back to explore the Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hundur Village. Treat your eyes to the scenery all around. Overnight in Nubra Valley.
Day 5: Nubra Valley - Leh
Start the day with sumptuous breakfast. Today you will pay a visit to the Diskit Monastery. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Pay a visit to the Big Buddha. The amazing monastery also offers a magnificent view of the Nubra Valley. Later continue with your ride to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 6: Leh - Pangong
Drive to for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass. Arrive at the camp, along one of Asia's largest saltwater lake. After you have checked-in enjoy your free time at leisure and enjoy the color changing water displaying all shades of blue and the sunset on the banks of lake. Overnight stay in camps at Pangong Lake.
Day 7: Pangong - Leh via Changla Pass (6 hrs. Journey)
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the real beauty of this place. Enjoy the scenic view of sunrise on lake. Notice how the water's color glistens like diamonds. Post breakfast, start your drive back to Leh via the Chang La Pass. On the way, halt to visit two popular monasteries of Ladakh- Thiksey Monastery – a 12 storey Gompa with 10 temples and an assembly hall, and Shey Palace- a royal palace on a hilltop that also has a monastery.
Walk through the colorful markets in Leh city. The bazaars here sell some wonderful souvenirs such as Thangka paintings, wood objects, woolens etc. Get some great deals as cherished remembrances of your Ladakh tour. Check into the hotel as you reach Leh.
Day 8: Leh - Jispa (11-12 hrs. Journey)
In the morning, on day 8, have breakfast and start your road journey to Jispa, driving past the scenic Puga Valley, Tsokar Lake- another picturesque lake in Ladakh, Skyangchu Thang – a plateau stretching to 42 km. Lunch at the town of Pang. Continue your journey to Jispa by driving past Nakee La and Lachlung La. Evening arrival in Jispa. Check-in formalities. Stay overnight in Jispa.
Day 9: Jispa - Manali (6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast, drive to Manali. Get ready for a scenic drive by crossing Baralacha La (4845m). Halt at Sissu Village. Next we'll cross the famous Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 13050 feet. Arrival at Manali. Check-in at a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Back to home
Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the hotel at noon and cab will drop you at market area / Volvo bus stand - continue your journey back to home. Bid the tour goodbye.
Ø Accommodation on Twin / Triple sharing basis at all locations in Hotel / Camps as per the itinerary.
Ø Meal plan : MAP - Modified American Plan - Rooms with breakfast and Dinner at all the locations
Ø Welcome drink on arrival with cookies and biscuits
Ø Transfer at Manali bus stand on Day 10
Ø 01 Shikara ride at Srinagar on Dal Lake
Ø Exclusive sightseeing & excursions by one non-ac Deluxe tempo or Innova / Xylo (depending on group size) as per the itinerary.
Ø Tour guide (guide only applicable on above 8 pax strength in group)
Ø All applicable taxes
Ø Any kind of airfare
Ø Volvo transfer from Manali to Delhi (can be arranged on additional charges)
Ø Entrances fee for Monastery, monuments, parks, etc.
Ø Camel riding fee.
Ø Personal items like mineral water, phone calls, laundry etc.
Ø Extra meals / room services / bottled beverages consumed at the hotel.
Ø Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks, landslides, etc.
Ø Porter age & tips at the airport, Hotel/Camp staff & drivers
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