Leh, the highest plateau in the Himalayas of India is a desert city, 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.
Being the northernmost part of the country it extends from the Himalayas to Kunlun Ranges and also includes the upper Indus River valley. Ladakh region is divided into two districts, Leh and Kargil. Ladakh is a sparsely populated region but is dominated by people following Buddhism and Islam.
The word Ladakh means Land of High Passes. It is also called the Moon-Land and the Cold Desert because of its barren topography and extreme temperature during the night and in winters.
Summers are quite pleasant, all the passes open and snow at some regions
Sriganar to Kargil via Sonmarg (200 kms ,7 hrs of drive)
Kargil to Leh (220 kms ,7 hrs of drive)
Leh local sightseeing
Leh to Nubra valley (162 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
Nubra Valley to Pangong (280 kms, 9 hrs of drive)
Pangong lake to Leh (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Leh to Jispa (330 kms ,9 hrs drive)
Jispa to Manali drop (138 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Arrive at Srinagar Airport and proceed for Kargil, en route crossing Sonmarg, Drass via Srinagar Leh Highway. Enjoy a short halt at Sonmarg to admire the views. Notice the gradual change in landscape as you travel to Kargil. Cross the Zojila Pass & Drass region. Visit the Zojila War memorial & Kargil War memorial on the way.
Check in at Hotel. Overnight at Kargil
After early breakfast continue your journey to Leh. See Mulbek rock statue of Maitrya Buddha, Sangam (confluence of river Indus and Zanskar), magnetic hill. Reach Leh by evening. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery. While returning from the confluence depending on the time visit Hall of fame & further to Shanti Stupa later in the evening. Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day.
Overnight at Leh.
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.
After morning breakfast we start our journey today from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake.Pangong lake is the highest salt water lake in the world, which is shared by 2 countries India (25% and China 75%). Reach Pangong by evening and enjoy the beauty from the banks of the lake and appreciate its changing colors as per the time. Overnight stay at Camp in Pangong.
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass and visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School.
Overnight at Leh
After breakfast, we start our drive to Jispa. Enroute we will be crossing Tanglangla pass which is at 5350 mrts. Stop at Pang for Lunch then continue your journey to Jispa.
Today we are on the final day of the tour and we begin our journey from Jispa to Manali. Enroute cross Keylong and Rohtang Pass and finally drive down the tree line to Manali. End of tour.
Dedicated vehicle for the tour
Breakfast and Dinner
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger