Treks Trips & Trails
Leh Ladakh Road Safari
A Journey to Moonscape
Overwhelm yourself with the virgin beauty of shimmering lakes, gurgling rivers, proud mountains, mystic lamas and loving people. Ladakh is an adventure lovers dream come true and a retreat for the urban dweller from the daily humdrum of cosmopolitan life in to the caressing lap of nature.
Ladakh offers something for everybody, for the adventure seeker it offers the ultimate experience ranging from soft treks like the Markha valley trek to the hardest like the chader trek undertaken on the frozen Zanskar river. For the not so adventurous there are the Jeep Safaris crisscrossing the whole region, letting you enjoy the adventure of knowing the unknown by guiding you through it. For the culturally inquisitive the vibrant colours of its socio-religious fabric, weave an enticing spell and for the spiritually inclined it offers a splendid opportunity to be one with oneself. For the nature lovers, the affordable mountains welcome them in a profusion of colours viz. green, yellow and purple and many more and for the religious minded this is the last Shangri La.
A land so remote yet in your grasp. Where the only noise that you hear are the silent echoes of your own thoughts amidst the sand dunes of Nubra or the barren landscape of Chumathang. Sit tete a tete with yourself, your family or friends at the isolated Pangong Tso and enjoy the proximity to Mother Nature.
Come and discover your own reason to visit this place. Explore a whole new visage of mountains as you traverse the curves of unending roads. Welcome to Moon land!
Day 01: Srinagar.
Arrival at Srinagar airport by afternoon & transfer to Houseboat at Nagin / Dal Lake. Evening leave for Shikara ride at Nagin / Dal Lake. Dinner at Houseboat. O/N Srinagar. (Lunch will be provided for tourist visiting Srinagar before 2.00 PM)
Day 02: Srinagar – Drass – Kargil (7 – 8 Hrs.)
Morning After breakfast leave for Kargil, by visiting Sonamarg (Known as Meadow of Gold), Lunch at Sonamarg. Enroute visit Drass Village (2nd Coldest Inhabitant place in the World) Enroute have a magnificent view of Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger Hill, Tololing) pay a visit to Vijay Smarak a place to pay a tribute to soldiers who laid their lives for us in Kargil War in 1999, reach Kargil hotel by evening. O/N Kargil.
Day 03: Kargil – Lamayuru – Ule (5 – 6 Hrs.)
Morning after Breakfast leave for Ule, enroute visit Mulbek a giant Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru, the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and have a magnificent view of spectacular view of Moon landscape. Arrive Ule Ethnic resort by afternoon. O/N Ule.
Day 04: Alchi to Leh (4 – 5 Hrs.)
After Breakfast leave for Leh enroute visit Alchi Gompa, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame museum, Reach Leh by Lunch time. Evening free time at Leisure. O/N Leh.
Day 05: Leh - Local Sightseeing
After lunch leave for visit to Hemis & Thiksey monastery, Sindhu Ghat & Stok Palace. Back to Hotel for Lunch. Post Lunch visit to Leh Fort and Shanti Stupa. Evening free time at Leisure and Ladakhi Cultural Programme in evening at your hotel. O/N Leh.
Day 06: Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh (8-9 Hrs.)
After Breakfast leave by 5.00 am for Pangong Lake at 14,500 ft, by crossing Changla Pass 17,350 ft. Third Highest Motorable road in the world. Pangong Lake, a Highest Salt Water Lake in the World, Shared by Two Countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of lake on Banks of the Lake while appreciating the changing Colors of fascinating high Altitude Lake. Leave back to Leh by Same Route. O/N Leh.
Day 07: Leh - Nubra Valley (4-5 Hrs.)
After breakfast leave for Nubra valley via Khardungla (Highest motorable road in the world, 18,380 ft) reach deskit by afternoon, rest of the day free for exploring Deskit & Hundur villages, two hump camel safari in sand dunes or one can have a pleasant soft trek between Hundur to Deskit village. O/N Hundur.
Day 08: Nubra Valley – Leh (5-6 Hrs.)
After breakfast proceed for drive back to Leh by same route by visiting Big Buddha at Deskit Gompa & crossing Khardungla Pass, Lunch at Hotel in Leh, Evening free time at Leisure. O/N Leh.
Day 09: Leh – Jispa (12 Hrs.)
Leave for Jispa by early Morning after breakfast, through Tanglang Pass 17,585ft (2nd Highest Motorable road in the world), cross enroute More Plains (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms, Reach Pang by afternoon lunch break at Pang, pass through Nakeela & Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft & Reach Sarchu (13953 ft) for evening tea break, later leave for Jispa by crossing through Baralacha Pass (16020 ft), reach Jispa by late evening. O/N Jispa (Pack Lunch will be provided for day 09 Journey)
Day 10: Jispa - Manali (5 - 6 Hrs.)
Leave for Manali by early Morning, enroute have a view of confluence of Chandra Bhaga river at Tandi, & Visit to raja Gyepan Temple at Sissu Village, Lunch at Sissu Village, later leave for Manali by crossing Rohtang Pass (13050 ft) reach Manali by late afternoon. Check into Hotel. Evening free time at Leisure. O/N Manali.
Day 11: Manali - Delhi (O/N Journey)
Morning Breakfast & Afternoon Lunch at Hotel. Check out from Hotel by 12.00 noon and later leave for Shopping or at Leisure. Lunch at Manali Hotel. Late afternoon transfer to Manali Bus stand to board a coach back to Delhi. Dinner Enroute at Local Dhaba. O/N Journey in Coach.
Day 12: Delhi.
Reach Delhi early morning and transfer to Delhi Airport to board a flight back to Destination. Journey Ends here.
Things you need to carry
- Big Rucksack (if you have one) or big bag to be carried on top of vehicle
- Small rucksack which u will carry,
- cotton T Shirts,
- Pants/jeans, (woolen/Cotton), salwar kameez
- Woolen jersey/sweater/ thick jacket,
- Woolen muffler/ monkey cap/balaclava,
- Inner garments (woolen / Cotton),
- 2 pairs of woolen socks to 3 pairs of cotton socks,
- Light rain coat, A sun Hat that protects the back as well as the front of your head,
- Sunglasses which offer 100 percent UV protection are necessary to combat the Strong
- sunlight during the day.
- Torch with extra batteries,
- Water bottle,
- Sun protection: sunscreen (SPF 50) and Face cold cream,
- Towel, Toilet paper,
- Adhesive plaster,
- Talcum powder/antifungal powder/cream and, first-aid kit including medicines you use normally Footwear: good walking shoes are a must in Ladakh. Acclimatization and Altitude sickness: Ladakh is a high altitude cold desert with a low level of atmospheric oxygen.