This is your journey to the roof of the world! We are talking about the road trip from Manali to Leh across the elusive 5 passes which are open only from June-September, the lowest being Rohtang-La (3,878 m) and the highest Taglang-la (5,360 m). Get ready to challenge your inhibitions and fears as you set out to explore nature at its best and mightiest. Take in the splendor of the beautiful Morey planes before you hit the Ladakh terrain.; witness the breathtaking beauty of Nubra and Pangong as you drive and camp around them. This 7N/8D Manali to Leh Package is a dream trip for people craving for an “out of the box” experience.
date_range 7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1: Delhi to Manali (13-14 hrs. Journey)
Board the evening Volvo from Delhi and head to Manali. Overnight journey to Manali.
Day 2: Arrive at Manali and head to Jispa (5-6 hrs. drive)
Reach Manali in the morning from where you’ll be transferred to the hotel for freshen up. Post breakfast and some leisure, we’ll start our journey to the roof of the world. Make your first stop on the way, at Rohtang Pass. Now continue your journey to Jispa. You are requested to take rest for high altitude acclimatisation. Overnight stay in Jispa.
Day 3: Jispa - Leh (9-10 hrs. drive)
In morning after breakfast, continue your journey to Leh. On the way enjoy the mesmerizing view of Deepak Tal, Suraj Tal, Lahchungla, Morey Plains, etc. Reach Leh by evening and enjoy the breathtaking beauty around. Check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Local sight-seeing in Leh
Wake up lazy morning. Post breakfast, we’ll head towards Leh – Srinagar highway. The drive further is one of the most spectacular journeys you will have. From the mountains formed by amalgamation of various types and textures of rocks to the dazzling Zanskar Valley, accompanying you all along the journey the white snow clad peaks, this route gives you an absolute picturesque landscape. Head to visit the Magnetic hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Hall of fame, confluence point, etc. In evening, we’ll visit the Shanti Stupa. Bask in the peace amidst this hilltop Stupa and revel in the panoramic view of the city. In evening, venture out to the city market in evening for a casual stroll. Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day. Visit the Leh Palace to study history about Ladakh if you’re interested. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay. *Optional - White Water River Rafting in Zanskar River at Nemo (can be arranged at additional charges if you want to).
Day 5: Leh – Enroute Khardungla – Nubra Valley (5-6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast at the hotel, brace yourself for the splendid drive over the mighty Khardung La – the 2nd highest motorable pass in the world at a height of 5602 M/ 18,380 ft. Over the route, the road dramatically plunges, and Shyok and Nubra Rivers unfold magically. You move on via Diskit to reach the white sands of Hunder. After freshening up, visit the Diskit monastery, which is believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley, and enjoy the sunset. Overnight in Nubra.
Day 6: Nubra - Pangong via Shyok / Warila (5-6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast, drive the mound of earthen monastic dwellings, crowned by the Gompa. The valley is blessed with a beautiful stream flowing through it, originating from the lake, giving a greenish tincture to the otherwise dry landscape around. Apart from flora this area is rich in fauna too. You can see a lot of Himalayan Marmots around the area. However, the main attraction of this circuit is the grand Pangong Tso, which you would reach by noon. The mesmerizing beauty and the fantastic view of Tso places it a league above anything you have seen so far.
Day 7: Pangong – Leh via Changla Pass (5-6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast drive back to Leh. On the way back, visit the Sindhu Ghat, Shey and Thiksey monasteries. There is also a symbolic salute to the brave soldiers of the country. Witness traditional dance performances by local artists from various parts of the country. Then visit The Druk White Lotus School Rancho School. Reach Leh in the evening and overnight in Leh.
Day 8: Back to home
Check-out after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Leh airport to board the flight back to home.
Accommodation for 6 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. All rooms on double sharing at all the locations.
All ex-Manali transportation in private vehicle (Innova / Xylo). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary. Leh airport drop included.
Volvo transfer from Delhi to Manali
Guest house for freshen up and breakfast on arrival at Manali (for 2 hrs. only)
Meals included: MAP - Modified American Plan - Rooms with breakfast and Dinner (8 Breakfast and 7 Dinner - veg only)
Permits for Nubra valley and Pangong
Wildlife fee and environmental fee in Leh
All applicable taxes
Entry fee to monuments, monasteries, parks, etc.
Personal tips, gratuities, laundry, etc.
Any kind of recreational activity not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’
Any kind of insurance
Flight transfers to and fro hometown
Any Change is plan or loss of property or life due to conditions unforeseen like landslide, snowfall, Political Disturbance, roadblocks, etc.
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