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Not just a typical tour, Real journey for wandering the Himalayas in its true style of exploring, Youthful experience for people who like to experience the inside of each destination Ladakh’s remote and breathtaking high-altitude landscape appeals to adventure travelers. Here the forces of nature have conspired to render a magical realist landscape of extremes; desert and blue waters, burning sun and freezing winds, glaciers and sand dunes. Tibetan-style traditions and culture remain apparent.

  • Destination: Himachal +Ladakh
  • Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
  • Best Time: Mid of June to end of Sep
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude: 5602m/18380ft

Highlights

Manali, Keylong, Darcha, Baralacha–pass , Sarchu, Leh city, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Khardung-la, Nubra valley, Pangong Lake, Alchi Monastery, Sangam, Hall of Fame, Magnetic-hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

Itinerary :

  • Day 01: Arrive Manali
    On arrival Manali transfer to hotel. Day free, evening walk around local market.
    Overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 02: Full day Manali city Tour
    After breakfast go for full day Manali sightseeing this includes “Vashisht Baths”, “Tibetan Temple” and Manu Temple. Evening is free for shopping. You can shop at the Mall Road for handicrafts and leather items. Overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 03: Manali Rohtang Pass Koksar Keylong
    Depart Manali early in the morning our first halt is Marhi A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys.
    Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive upto MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spurce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul Night stay in Keylong. Overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 04: Keylong Darcha Jispa Sarchu- Keylong to Sarchu
    Enroute -Darcha is situated at the junction of Yotche Nullah and the Zangskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. The valley broadens out from Darcha. The altitude of Darcha is about 3500 m. which makes it an ideal base camp for acclimatization. Darcha is the jumping off point for treks to Padum over the Shinkun la or Baralacha la and Phirtse la and for treks or mountaineering expeditions to Leh and peaks of Chandra Bhaga series. However no tourist bungalow or rest house facilities are available on either side of the nullahs. A police check post is also there. Darcha is the last village where one can see sparse growth of trees. Beyond Darcha not even a single tree can be seen on either side of the highway. Landscape starts looking desolate and absolutely barren. Glance at JISPA. This beautiful spot is 22 kms away from Keylong and 4 kms ahead of Ghemur. The village is situated at the junction of two nullahs with the main river Bhaga. Jispa has a very large dry river-bed, a rarity in Lahaul. Jispa is a new tourism centre coming up with the monasteries of Yarji and Photang where his Holiness the Dalai Lama gave the Kal Chakra sermon a few days back to the Buddhists all over the world. The mountaineering Institute of Manali has a sub centre here for adventure tourism. Sarchu is the last inhabited point in Himachal Pradesh on the Manali-Leh route- which is regarded as one of the highest highways in the world. Arrive in Sarchu and check into your Camp. Overnight stay at the Camp
  • Day 05: Sarchu Nakeela Lachangla Pass More Plains and reach Leh-Sarchu to Leh
    Depart in the morning at dawn. Our journey through Nakeela & Lachlangla Pass 16,617 ft, Reach Pang by afternoon lunch breaks at Pang, enroute. More Plains (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Taglang La Pass (2nd Highest Motorable Road in the World at A Height of 17,585ft) & reaching Upshi, from here the road follows the Indus River, passing villages with their terraced Fields and neat- Whitewashed houses. On a way one notice the ruins have an ancient Fort or palace or the distant glimpse of gompa on a hill. And at last reaching Leh.
    Overnight stay at the camp
  • Day 06: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan
    After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that w continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit. Overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 07: Drive Sham Valley & Alchi -70km
    After breakfast, carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you’ll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia).
    Overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 08: Tour of Khardungla Pass 18832 Ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes
    Drive 120 Kms 4/5hrs After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by Afternoon. Rest of the day, Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight stay at the camp
  • Day 09: After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery which is 515 years old
    After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at Leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 10: Tour of Pangong Lake- It is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms One way)
    After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at camp
  • Day 11: Drive back to Leh, evening is Free for market
    Overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 12: Depart Leh
    On time departure transfer to Leh airport

Inclusions :


*Transportation by Non A/C Indica Car (2Pax) or Tavera (4 Pax & 6 Pax) for the entire tour. Inc of Toll Tax, Parking, Driver allowance, State tax
*All sightseeing and excursion as per the itinerary
*Mentioned or similar hotels on MAP (Breakfast and Dinner Basis)
*A/C Supplement Cost Rs 1000/- , Inn ova A/C Supplement Cost Rs 2000/-

Things to Carry :

  • Do carry your photo ID proof for inner line permits.
  • Heavy woolens recommended.
  • First Aid Kit / personal medicine.
  • Emergency Kit/ dehydrated food.
  • Enough water to avoid dehydration.
  • Camp shoes or sandals – optional, but recommended
  • Two extra pair of wool socks / two pair liner socks
  • Pocket knife
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Towel and Toilet paper (remove from cardboard roll to save space)
  • Waterproof matches
  • Fire starter sticks or gel packets
  • Water filter / purifier
  • Sleeping bag & mat (stuff pillow, optional)
  • Camera & film
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Cellular Phone
  • Rain gear or poncho
  • Bear resistant container or a couple stuff sacks for hanging food and smelly stuff away from critters
  • Paperback? Deck of cards? Pen and Paper – optional
  • Spare glasses – Contact lens wearers
  • Sun lotion/cream
  • Small towel, toothbrush & paste, hair brush, razor, liquid camp soap ( all purpose)
  • Use waterproof bags to protect key items and clothing.
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