Ladakh Road Trip
Ladakh Road Trip would be fun, right? Yes, Of course! Road trips allow you to experience and feel the place that you are traversing through from a completely different perspective. And amongst several road trips that take place in India, the Ladakh road trip stands out the most and is the most popular among the lot.
Who wouldn't like traveling to a cold desert? Everyone who likes to travel would nod in a yes. And here, we are talking about Ladakh, the landscape which is completely different from the rest of the country.
The journey towards Leh from Manali lets you look at the mesmerizing snow-clad peaks. You will see the minute changes in the landscape that takes place when you are moving towards Leh.
Other than mountains and vast stretches of land, there are other famous places in Ladakh for sightseeing. The 17th century Leh Palace lets you peep into their old-timey world along with a great view of the Ladakh mountain range.
There is also the Shanti Stupa, the Thikshey monastery, and Hall of fame for you to visit. Also, Wait for the time you get to visit the junction of the Rivers Indus and Zanskar, to see the colors merge which makes up for a great view. Pathar Sahab Gurudwara is another point that you must see and have the tasty Langar.
A visit to the Nubra valley along with the Pangong valley is a must for anyone going on a Ladakh Road Trip. The campsites in Ladakh are beautiful and they let you experience a stay in an area untouched by pollution and any urban kind of distraction. Also, Once these routes were used to be a major part of Indo-Chinese trade, which is great information to behold.
To visit Tso Moriri in Ladakh you need to cross difficult paths but on reaching you will find the best views of Ladakh. It lies in a conserved area, so its flora and fauna in Ladakh are something you should explore definitely.
Camping in Ladakh is a highlight of a trip as you get to see beautiful places and different terrains. On your way back to Manali you will get to camp at Sarchu which is a major halting point.
The best time to visit Ladakh is in Summer which lasts from June to Mid September and the pleasant weather in Ladakh is perfect for a memorable trip during these months. As you will be going on a road trip, the last month for visiting Ladakh is September. The rest of the year, the highways remain closed because of snow and possible landslides and this period is marked as the closing months for Ladakh.
Some Popular activities in Ladakh are trekking and mountain biking and could be enjoyed from June till September. If you happen to visit on 12th or 13th June, do check out the Mask Dance Festivals in Lamayuru Monastery.
The special Frozen River Trek happens during January and February, to avail it you need to take a flight to Leh as normal routes are closed off during these months.
When you are in Ladakh do not forget to mix with the local people to know more about the culture in Ladakh. The trip allows you to have a look at the monasteries which are important as the main religion of Ladakh is Buddhism.
The reasons you need to check out the Ladakh Road Trip in 2021 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Ladakh with JustWravel.
1st Day: Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey
2nd Day: Manali Arrival | Group Briefing | Day at Leisure
3rd Day: Manali to Jispa (138 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
4th Day: Jispa to Sarchu (130 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive)
5th Day: Sarchu to Leh (230 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
6th Day: Leh Sightseeing Day
7th Day: Leh to Nubra (162 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
8th Day: Nubra to Pangong (225 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
9th Day: Pangong to Leh (225 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
10th Day: Leh to Sarchu (340 Kilometers, 10 Hours Drive)
11th Day: Sarchu to Manali(130 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive)
12th Day: Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends
Price (Delhi to Delhi)
|Double Occupancy||31500 / Person|
|Triple Occupancy||29500 / Person|
Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)
1st Day : Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey
- The group assembles at the pick-up point by 06:00 PM.
- We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be provided.
- Afterwhich, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Manali.
*The pick up point would be RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila (tentative).
2nd Day : Manali Arrival | Group Briefing | Day at Leisure
- We will reach Manali by morning and will be joined by those who opted for Manali to Manali tour.
- Post-check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure. Participants are advised to go for cafe hopping, local sightseeing, and more in Manali.
- Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.
3rd Day : Manali to Jispa (138 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, the group will head towards Madi village followed by a 2-hour drive to Rohtang Pass.
- We’ll drive towards Keylong and Jispa, which will be our first pit stop.
- Finally, we’ll end the day with some group bonding exercises followed by dinner.
- Overnight stay in Jispa
4th Day : Jispa to Sarchu (130 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive)
- We'll have breakfast in the morning followed by a drive to Sarchu.
- We'll reach Sarchu by the evening.
- Later on, we'll have dinner which will be followed by an overnight stay in Sarchu.
5th Day : Sarchu to Leh (230 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we will start our ride early as we have to cover a good amount of distance today.
- Remember to enjoy the day as we pass through Baralancha-la, Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi. Additionally, this particular stretch can be considered as one of the most aesthetically pleasing rides. So make sure you’re having your cameras ready for this one particular journey.
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Leh.
6th Day : Leh Sightseeing Day
- Breakfast will be given in the morning.
- Today will be the first day in Leh and we’ll be covering all the sightseeing places in the vicinity.
- The route map will be as follows:
- Shey Palace
- Thiksey Monastery
- The confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers.
- Pathar Sahab Gurudwara (Lunch in here at Langar)
- Magnetic Hill
- Hall of fame
- Shanti Stupa
- Dinner will be served in the evening after we'll return from our Leh sightseeing tour.
- Overnight stay in Leh
7th Day : Leh to Nubra (162 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we’ll head for one of the Highest Motorable Road in The World, KhardungLa.
- Reaching KhardungLa, we’ll have a short snacks break.
- After the break, we’ll start for Nubra valley.
- Reaching Nubra Valley, we’ll check into our respective hotel rooms/Campsite.
- In the evening, we will head towards Hundar and we can enjoy a fun ride of Double Hump Bactrian Camel, ATV, and more (personal expense)
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served.
- Overnight stay at Hundar in Nubra Valley.
8th Day : Nubra to Pangong (225 Kilometers, 6 Hours Drive)
- Breakfast will be served in the morning.
- Afterwhich, we’ll check out from our hotel/campsite and head for Diskit Monastery.
- After sightseeing at Diskit Monastery, We’ll continue further to Pangong Tso.
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Pangong.
9th Day : Pangong to Leh (225 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)
- After an early breakfast, we’ll start our back journey to Leh.
- En route, we'll visit Chang La Pass, which is one of the highest passes in the world.
- On reaching Leh and post-check-in, dinner will be served.
- Overnight stay in Leh.
10th Day : Leh to Sarchu (340 Kilometers, 10 Hours Drive)
- Post breakfast, we’ll head out for Sarchu.
- Post-check-in, dinner will be served.
- Overnight stay in Sarchu
11th Day : Sarchu to Manali(130 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive)
- Breakfast will be served in the morning and today is the final day of the tour.
- Post breakfast, we’ll start out on a back journey to Manali.
- We’ll reach Manali by evening and freshen up here.
- Finally, we’ll take an overnight bus from Manali for our final way back to Delhi.
12th Day : Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends
- We’ll reach Delhi early in the morning.
- End of Leh Tour.
Transporation in Tempo Traveller from Manali to Manali
Bus tickets from Delhi to Manali and return
Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast+ Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 11 Breakfast)
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
Inner Line Permits
First Aid Kits
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Manali or Srinagar.
Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.
Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within15 Days to 8 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 7 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand.
There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.
If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.
JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).
Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Things To Pack
Rucksack (60 Liters+)
Backpack Rain Cover
UV Protected Sunglasses
Inner Thermals (2 pairs)
Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants )
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)
Sturdy Comfortable Shoes
First Aid Kit
Mobile Charger/Travel Charger
Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+)
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Additional Information on Leh Ladakh
India’s own Moonland “LEH LADAKH “ is the high desert city in the Himalayas. Ladakh is the largest of 10 provinces of Jammu & Kashmir and also considered as “ Heaven on Earth”. Ladakh is home to the world’s highest motorable roads, remote trekking trails, aesthetically pleasing and peaceful monasteries, traditional Tibetian culture , Ladakhi delicacies, calm and sparkling lakes,majestic peaks, glorious valleys,glaciers,rejuvenating hot springs,river rafting and the local markets.
Leh Ladakh known for its remoteness and is connected via two roads - Leh-Srinagar National Highway and Leh-Manali road. The roads are accessible mainly during the months of March to October and are frequently closed due to avalanches and snowfalls in the passes. There are a total of 113 villages out of which 97 are motorable. Khardungla Pass is one of the world’s highest motorable roads at 18,350 feet Leh Ladakh has air connectivity too via Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport which is also one of the highest airports.Leh Ladakh is a dream come true destination for every traveller out there it’s high altitude and difficult accessibility also makes it one of the most adventurous yet peaceful tourist destination.
THE MUST VISIT PLACES OF LEH LADAKH:
Jispa is a remote village in Lahaul which attracts a large number of tourists every year.
It is located 70 km North of Keylong and 7 km South of Darcha along the Manali Leh Highway and Bhaga River.Jispa is a very famous campground and break destination for travellers going to Leh Ladakh via road. The nearest airport is Kullu Manali airport(180 km). Jispa is known for its folk museum,local market and monasteries. Travellers camping in Jispa must experience beautiful sunrise and the colourful sunset to know the ultimate beauty of the village.
Medicines, Umbrella, torch, extra winter wear, sunglasses are some essentials to pack in your luggage when travelling to the village as the weather keeps on changing due to the high altitude..
The best time to visit Jispa is from June to September.
Leh is a high desert city in the Himalayas and is the capital of Ladakh. Leh is at an altitude of 11,562 feet and is connected via Leh Srinagar National Highway and Leh Manali highway, The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. Leh was initially known as a stop for trading caravans and has gained massive popularity amongst the tourists over the years. It is known for its Buddhist Monasteries, Trek trails, Massive 17th century Leh Palace, extraordinary scenic beauty, rugged mountains, Shanti Stupa, old town’s bazaar and the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar River.
Some essentials to get ready for a trip that will give you a lifetime experience of joy and adventure.
The best time to visit is from June to September.
Nubra Valley is a Tri-armed Valley located to the North-East of Ladakh and Diskit is the capital of Nubra valley which is about 150 km from Leh. Nubra Valley is an extraordinary valley surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and is known for Shyok & Nubra Rivers, Panamik Village, Yarab Tso Lake, Buddhist Monasteries, Sand dunes, Double Humped camel safari, Samstanling Monastery, Punamik(Hot water spring) and a 100ft tall Maitreya Buddha statue. It's a must visit while on a trip to Leh Ladakh.
Pangong Tso is a High Grassland Lake at an elevation of 14,270 feet above the sea level which makes it the Highest Salt Water Lake and has an Endophoric Basin. It is located in the Changthang Region of Eastern Ladakh surrounded by various trekking and campsites.Pangong Tso extends to almost 160 km of which one third lies in India and two thirds in China. The lake freezes during winters and is known for change in colours appearing blue, green and grey at different times of a day. Pangong Lake has been a major tourist attraction of Leh Ladakh for a long time and has also been seen in the movie 3 idiots. The serenity of Pangong Tso is the wraveller's paradise.
Tsomoriri is also known as Lake Moriri or the Mountain lake and is located in the Ladakhi part of the Changthang Plateau,J&K. Lake Moriri is 7 km wide and 19 km long. The Lake offers extraordinary beauty and is also known as a birdwatcher's paradise. Tso Moriri is home to a large number of migratory birds which include 34 species and 14 species of water birds like the Black necked Cranes and Brown headed Gulls. Tso Moriri is also famous for wildlife excursions.
Sarchu also known as the Sir Bhum Chun is an overnight stopover with tented accommodation on Manali-Leh Highway.It is located at the border of Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh in India between the Baralacha La to South and Lachulung La to the north. Sarchu is surrounded by exceptional beauty,views and the ideal destination to set up camps. Jispa(100km away),Keylong(110 km away) and Tsokar(115km away) are the nearby destinations that can be visited near Sarchu. Sarchu is the starting point to the Zanskar trek in Ladakh.
Keylong is the Administrative centre of Lahaul & Spiti, 126 km north of Manali and 120 km from Indo-Tibetian border. Keylong is the eminent stopover for bikers and adventurers. Keylong is famous for valleys, snow-covered peaks. Moving around Keylong between valleys is a wonderful feeling. While the mountains are pure white from October to April, become colourful during the rest of the months. There are many small monasteries and temples almost in each village available around Keylong. Kardang Monastery is a famous tourist attraction of Keylong.
Amazing life experience.
It was my first ever road trip. I came with lot of inhibitions but the Wravelers team made it easy for us to manage in those harsh weather conditions. Even before the trip started I interacted with Manu for smallest queries and he would patiently respond to each query. My experience had started even before we hit the road. They gave apt instructions and if followed no one would fall sick or have AMS. Managing over 40 people in one trip is no joke. I would never forget we have got food at 3am after traveling for over 10 hours at the hotel we stayed in Leh. Everything including Food, Stay and people were extremely well managed by the team. But I would like to give special mention to Shadab Ahmed who managed 2 tempo travelers all by himself. So many temperaments and so many people always make it difficult specially for the ones who manage. Every wrong thing often gets these guys in trouble coz they have taken the responsibility. But the way he handled each situation was commendable. Yes, not everything is always good there are always opportunities to learn and improve but due credit must be given where deserved. Giving up is the easiest way out but they were patient irrespective of the weather conditions or the situations. We had a successful trip back in a single piece with so many memories. Thank you team JustWravel for an amazing raw experience at such high altitudes. Looking forward to more such trips with you guys.
It was the greatest experience that I have ever had with any of the tour organizers. I had enjoyed my time with the JustWravel and the tour they organized was beyond my expectations. Our tour lead Shadab was very helpful and he made our trip a memorable experience.
whatta trip man! it was my first solo trip(ladakh) with jutwravel had an amazing experience... Cheers to all Hyderabadi's :P such a great people .... our trek leader Shadab Ahmed young and smart was very helpful and supportive,arrangements everything were amazing .. Thanks to justwravel for making it possible to go along in a group of unknown people to unknown places and returning with knowing awesome people and also the handsome guide shadab for making this trip a wonderful memory ... I would love to explore more with you(shadab) and team Justwravel.....
Such a memorable Leh Ladakh trip with Just Wravel! 9 days, 12 girls and one epic journey! Couldn't have asked more. Can't wait to gave a starry night on a different land with Just Wravel! Keep it up guys, you're doing an amazing work! ^_^
I came across this trip in Instagram !! And was all excited when my requirement well suited the itinerary. Like we all say there s a first time for everything .. We travelled with just wravel for the first time and spiti it was ?!! , and believe me it left me a story teller !! I would like to thank Nishant who coordinated from the beginning till the end where he was very flexible with itinerary and dates so that all of us could make it upto this trip ! These guys are amazing they value your time and money , i am very happy that I had the best road trip of my life with my best buddies ! Special thanks to our lead who held the energy high all the time and made it a successful trip !
This was my first trip with JustWravel. Had gone for a customised 10 day ladakh trip starting from Manali and ending at leh. All arrangements including the stay, food, vehicle were very good. The driver was also very good. Completely satisfied with the trip and the arrangements. Thanks a lot for such a wonderful trip.
It's our first trip with u and we are so good memories with this trip which are remember in our lifetime.. Thanks for making this journey more beautiful..?
It's been great journey with you. It's memorable and lots of fun and happiness. As specially with manu and himanshu, without you and all this journey not completed.thanks being a part of this journey.
This trip was my first trip and had an excellent experience with justwravel . Food was too good everything was managed so properly facilities provided was just way more than expected . Guneet our organiser did an amazing job too. This trip was best memory
I had pleasure of experiencing Leh - Ladakh trip with JustWravel under trip co-ordinator Mr.Nishant ,accompanied by Mr.Arnav.It was an amazing experience .....not just the heavenly place but also the organization , guidance and hospitality shown by team JustWravel.It was surely value for money and these people made so much efforts to make the vacation memorable. Thank you so much .
My experience of Leh ladakh was awesome. Nishant and Arnav managed the complete trip so well and I enjoyed each and every moment of the trip. Thank you for making my first road trip so memorable. @Justwravel : waiting for more trips :)
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