12 Nights 13 Days
So, if it has to be a vacation in India that’s to be lived in memories for a lifetime, it has to be LADAKH! The colorful monasteries, steep curves, snow-topped peaks, double humped camels, burning sun, freezing winds and a destination that comes straight out of the world of fantasies. Bordered on the northwest with Pakistan, north with the Chinese province of Sinkiang and east with Tibet, stands this GIANT kingdom.
The photographers around the world await for the Rohtang pass to open up its jaws for the road trip, that takes you through the steep curves of Keylong, followed by riverside camps amidst mountains at Jispa, and the beautiful roads of Baralancha La that leaves you spell bound by its beauty. If you have time in hand, you definitely must hit the road trip, for this is the place where the journey would mean more than reaching the destination.
Once you are in Leh, relax and let your body acclimatize to this sudden change of altitude. Be to the Khardungla pass, and feel proud to be at the highest motorable road of the world. Speak to the military men on the route, they have some inspiring stories to share and then head to the Nubhra valley. The major attractions here are White sand dunes and double humped camels for ride.
The another well known place to be is the color changing Pangong Tso lake located next to China border through Changla pass. You would be awfully smitten by the beauty of this idiot lake.
Life at Ladakh is characterized by intense spiritualities. When you are here, visit the monasteries of Alchi, Diskit & Hunder, Hemis, Lamayuru, Shanti Stupa, Spituk, Thiksey etc. Another thing to look here is the priceless antiques and art. You might even bump into students from different parts of the world, studying Buddhism here. Other major attractions for the tourist worldwide have been the cycling , rafting and trekking expeditions at the region. Even if you are an Indian traveler, this world would not be same like the people you have left behind. Take this road for this is less travelled.. this leads to a whole new unseen world.
Day1: Delhi to Manali –
After arrival at Airport, you are advised to reach VOLVO stand by evening 5pm, to board overnight Luxury VOLVO to Manali.*For VOLVO & Airport Transfers please refer the note below.
Day2: Manali city tour –
Arrive at Manali by 8am, you will be picked up by our representative from VOLVO Bus stand to facilitate Hotel Checkin. Manali Local sightseeing during the day visiting Hadimba Temple, Vashisht, Solang Valley. Overnight at Manali.
Day3: Manali to Jispa –
Today you will be proceeding for onward journey from Manali. 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.
Day4: Jispa to Leh –
Start early Morning after Breakfast, to stamp on the grounds of Heaven on Earth named as Leh.Enroute you will come across beautiful landscapes of Baralancha-la, Chandratal Lake, Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi, the route most loved by Shutterbug community.If you are sleeping on this route means you are missing the most precious times of your life. Overnight at Leh.
Day5: Leh to Nubra –
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.
Day6: Nubra to Leh –
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.
Day7: Leh to Pangong –
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 Camps.
Day8: Pangong to Leh –
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School. Overnight at Leh.
Day9: Leh to Kargil –
After Breakfast, tighten your strings to travel another mind-boggling terrain along Indus, via nimoo, fotu la, namika la to Kargil.Enroute you can stop at Gurudwara Sri pathar Sahib, Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Alchi- as the time permits. Overnight at Kargil.
Day10: Kargil to Srinagar –
Leave early morning from Kargil if you wish to board the onward flight on same day, however, we don ââ€š¬ââ€ž¢t recommend to fly on very same day, in a rush. After Breakfast, start your journey towards Srinagar via Drass, visiting Drass Memorial. Later you can stop by Sonamarg to enjoy the mystic landscapes. Arrive Srinagar by evening. You can then enjoy the Shikara ride in the Dal lake. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day11: Gulmarg Day Trip –
After Breakfast, proceed to snowcladded Gulmarg. Here, you can enjoy the gondola ride, that takes you across from one Mountain to another. Gulmarg is a paradise Skiing Location for Ski Lovers across the world. Later return to Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Day12: Pahalgam Day Trip –
After Breakfast, proceed to Pahalgam, valley surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine, facing the undulating meadow of Baisaran. Later return to Srinagar for an overnight stay. (Only Local Taxi Union vehicles are allowed to ply around Pahalgam for Aru & Betab Valley, Chandanwari sightseeing)
Day13: Srinagar Airport Drop –
After Breakfast at Hotel , check out & leave for Srinagar Airport for onward flight to home, with memories -.
- Accommodation on solo/twin/triple sharing Basis.
- Breakfast and Dinner in meal menu
- To & Fro Airport Transfers.
- Transportation by Non A/C Innova/ Scorpio/ Tempo Traveler as per the category opted and number of people.
- All Taxes.
- Any Air/train fares
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Monument Entrances, Rafting & Camel Safari Charges.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the Inclusions.
- Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
- Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.