The Land of High Passes, Ladakh never ceases to amaze any traveler who is looking for a vacation filled with adventures. Before starting your journey to the roof of the world spend some fun-filled time in Manali. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the beautiful landscapes along the way to Leh. A drive over the on of the highest passes, Khardungla will surely give you goosebumps, and a magical sunset at Diskit will make your day. Wonder at the magical colors of Pangong Tso and explore the villages of Nubra Valley. Feel blessed by visiting the most powerful monasteries on your way to Leh. The mesmerizing views of Zanskar valley will soothe your soul. This 10 nights/ 11 days Ladakh tour package is for those who want to make memories for a lifetime.
date_range 10 Nights / 11 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 - Explore Manali
Reach Manali in the morning from where you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Check-in and have some rest. In afternoon after some leisure, take a tour of the local market of Manali, visit the old Hidimba temple, Vasistha Temple, and take a ride of the Yak if you want to. Later visit Club house, Van vihar & explore the Manali main market just so that you don’t miss out on the mall road experience which every tourist craves for. Basically, do the touristy stuff and rest so the basic checklist is cleared off! Return to hotel in evening for overnight stay.
Day 3: Head to Jispa (5-6 hrs. drive)
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 4: Jispa - Leh (10-11 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 5: Acclimatization and Local sight-seeing in Leh
Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important journey before doing any activity so we take rest till noon. In afternoon, we’ll head to visit 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.
Day 6: 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 motor able 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 7: 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Pangong.
Day 8: Pangong to Leh via Changla Pass (5-6 hrs. Journey)
Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the camps after breakfast and we’ll retrace our steps back to Leh. On the way visit the Sindhu Ghat and Shey, and Thiksey Monastery – the most powerful monasteries considered in Ladakh region followed by Druk Rancho School (featured in 3 Idiots). Reach Leh in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Leh to Kargil - Enroute cover local attractions (6-7 hrs. Journey)
Check-out after breakfast and we’ll start your journey to 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. Reach Kargil in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Head to Srinagar via Sonamarg (6 hrs. Journey)
Post breakfast and some lesiure, we’ll continue our journey to Srinagar. Enroute you will come across the beautiful green valleys of Kashmir which would transform into the dead cold desert of the Ladakh Region. Cross the Dzozilla Pass to the small village of Ghumri followed by the coldest inhibited place in India Drass. Reach Srinagar in the evening. Overnight stay in the Premium houseboat at Nigeen lake.*Optional - Shikara ride at the Lake (on your own - you can pay on the spot)
Day 11: Back To Home
Have a scrumptious breakfast served at the houseboat. Check-out after breakfast and cab will drop you at the airport. Board the flight back to home.
Accommodation for 9 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. All rooms on double sharing basis at all the locations.
All ex-Manali transfers from Day 2 as per the itinerary in a private vehicle (Innova / Xylo). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary. Srinagar airport drop included.
Meals included: 9 Breakfast and 9 Dinner - veg only
Permits for Nubra valley and Pangong
Wildlife and environmental fee in Leh
Volvo transfer from Delhi to Manali on Day 1
All applicable taxes
Entry fee to monuments, monasteries, parks, etc.
Shikara ride charges in Srinagar (around 400 INR per person – you can pay on the spot)
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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