9 days road trip to Leh Ladakh from Manali

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General Information About 9 days road trip to Leh Ladakh from Manali

Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas.

Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.

Itinerary

Day 1
Activities and itinerary for Day 1

Today you will, start your journey towards mighty Himalayas, with first move towards Jispa enroute Rohtang-La & Keylong. You may like to stop by Rohtang for a click, but believe me there will be plethora of ineffable beautiful landscapes on your way ahead.

Later you will cross Keylong before finally arriving at Jispa, your halt for tonight. Overnight at Jispa.

Day 2
Activities and itinerary for Day 2

Start early Morning after Breakfast, to stamp on the grounds of Heaven on Earth called as Leh. Enroute you will come across beautiful landscapes of Baralancha-la, Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi, the route most loved by Shutterbug community.

If you are sleeping while traveling on this route means you are missing the most precious times of your life.(This is the longest route on the journey, you are suggested to start early and reach by evening, you will be tired & exhausted by the time you will reach Leh.) Overnight at Leh.

Day 3
Activities and itinerary for Day 3

After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace, Spituk Monastery, Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon.

Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day. Overnight at Leh.

Day 4
Activities and itinerary for Day 4

After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute.

Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route.

Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.

Day 5
Activities and itinerary for Day 5

After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Deskit Monastery, Hot Water Springs, Panamik via confluence of Shyok & Nubra River across Sumoor.

Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.

Day 6
Activities and itinerary for Day 6

After Breakfast, check out from Leh & proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake.

One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Overnight at Campskin Pangong.

Day 7
Activities and itinerary for Day 7

After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School.

Overnight at Leh

Day 8
Activities and itinerary for Day 8

After Breakfast at Hotel, you are advised to depart from by 8:00am, to reach Jispa in due time. Enroute you will come across Upshi, Tanglangla, Moore Plains, Sarchu, Baralacha-la, before finally arriving at Jispa.

This route is most loved by shutterbug community, for the amazing snow cladded landscapes & tortuous roads one come across.

Overnight at Jispa.

Day 9
Activities and itinerary for Day 9

After early Breakfast, start your journey to Manali via Keylong, (the administrative centre of Lahaul & Spiti district) & snow bedded Rohtang La . Arrival at Manali by 2:30 pm, tentatively. You may like to board VOLVO to Delhi.