Surreal & mystical, this magical ex-Buddhist kingdom is surrounded by jagged & arid mountains. Picture perfect Gompas situated across this spectacular land and extremely hospitable local people is what makes a trip to Ladakh a ‘dream holiday’. To make it even more memorable take our road-trip from Chandigarh – Manali & drive down to Leh via the Rohtang Pass.
Day 1 – Arrive at Chandigarh, drive to Manali & overnight stay
Day 2- Start drive to towards Rohtang pass, overnight stay at Keylong
Day 3- Start from Keylong & head towards higher altitude, overnight at Sarchu
Day 4- Drive from Sarchu to Leh, overnight at Leh
Day 5-6- Days exploring Leh, Nubra, Diskit & Pangong Tso
Day 7- Take a city tour of Leh
Day 8 – Drive to Srinagar, overnight at Srinagar boathouse
Day 9- Explore Srinagar
Day 10- Depart from Srinagar
Day 1: Arrive at Chandigarh & drive to Manali (307.8 kms / 7 hours)
On arrival pick up by Car and proceed to Manali. After the long drive, check-in to hotel and relax. If interested you can head to Mall road for a leisurely walk and take in the beauty of the Beas river flowing by. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 2: Manali – Keylong (117.8 kms / 4 hours)
Your road trip begins here. After breakfast proceed for your onward journey. En route stop for paragliding if you’re an adventure junkie and witness the beauty of the valley from high above. You will pass through the famed Rohtang pass which is open between May and September every year. Drive through the scenic landscapes and halt at Keylong, a small town in Himachal Pradesh for the night.
Day 3: Keylong – Sarchu (102 kms / 4 hrs drive)
From Keylong drive to Sarchu and spend day for acclimatization. Spend the night at tents there and enjoy the scenic view and get acclimatized to the high altitude weather.
Day 4: Sarchu- Pang- Leh (260 kms / 7 hours)
Morning after breakfast proceed for Leh. It is a long strenuous journey passing through Pang but is worth the drive. En route stop for maggie & tea at the numerous stalls. Check-in to Leh hotel & overnight stay
Day 5: Leh – Nubra Valley – Leh
Morning after breakfast, proceed for Nubra Valley. You will drive through different landscapes, some green while some areas would be arid & mountainous. Halt for a hot meal at one of the small villages en route. You will reach Khardung La which is at a height of 18.192 ft. After a small halt, carry on journey to Nubra Valley and halt at Hunder for a camel safari. Overnight at Leh.
Day 6 – Leh- Pangong Tso
Leave for Pangong Tso in the morning. The beauty of this place is surreal where mountains meet water and reflections of the deep blue sky make this truly a heaven on earth. Overnight stay in tents near Pangong Tso.
Day 7 –Pangong Tso – Leh
Enjoy the beauty of Pangong, have a hot cuppa by the lake and gaze at the beautiful birds making merry there. After lunch, start onward journey for Leh.
Day 8- Leh city – Kargil
Visit famed monasteries in Leh before starting your onward journey for Kargil. Check-in to hotel in Kargil and overnight stay. Visit to the war memorial
Day 9 – Kargil – Srinagar (202 kms / 4 hr)
Morning after breakfast head to Srinagar. Reach Srinagar and stay in houseboat on the magical Dal lake. Shop in the floating market there and visit the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh.
Day 10 – Depart from Srinagar
Cost of package is Rs. 37,000 pp. on twin sharing basis.
Cost includes pick up & drop from arrival & departure destination, local sightseeing and hotel stays inclusive of breakfast. It excludes transportation cost to & from Chandigarh / Srinagar, any tips given to porter / drivers, entry charges to any museum / park, expenses of any personal kind like laundry services, beverages /liquor, shopping at local markets.
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