Dream Road-Trip (Manali-Ladakh-Kashmir)
11 Days | 10 Nights

Places Covered
Manali, Sarchu, Leh, Pangong, Khardungla, Nubra Valley, Kargil & Srinagar

Highlights
  • Drive Alongside Indo-China Border
  • Drass, Second coldest inhabited Place on Earth
  • Kargil War famous Peaks, Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak
Rs.31500*
per person
Call on 08262-00-1155

Jeep Safari

Nothing can be more exciting and adventurous than the Jeep Safari to Leh and Ladakh from Manali through Keylong and Sarchu. The tough enjoy it and would not miss it for anything. The not so tough, after this experience, are ready for the next high adventure! From the plains one cruises upto the cool environs of the Kullu Valley. As one leaves Manali behind, the real climb starts and the ever changing landscape is mesmerizing and spectacular. Deep verdant valleys, expanses of snow-capped mountain ranges, rugged barren terrain - windswept and desolate at places, high mountain passes, nomad shepherds, small quaint villages, rough roads, hairpin bends you come across it all. Bouts of ecstasy and depression engulf one through this tour. The poet, artist, photographer certainly but also the philosopher in one surfaces as one identifies with all colors of life in the changing hues and vistas of nature.

Ladakh

A blend of adventure and mysticism make for the unique allure of Ladakh, also known as India’s Little Tibet, which is among the world’s highest inhabited plateaus. Situated at more than 3,000 metres above sea level, it lies more than 600 kilometres north of New Delhi in the Jammu and Kashmir state. Also popular as Moonland for its outlandish landscape of vast barren mountains, the bluest of skies and beautiful lakes that change colour during the day.
LADAKH, the land of jagged peaks and barren landscape is at once alluring and awe-inspiring. Hidden behind this harsh and forbidding facade is an ancient civilization and a captivating people. With its unaltered character and overwhelming natural beauty Ladakh beckons the more intense and adventurous of travelers. The awesome wilderness and magic can only belong to this great land of towering mountains and Buddhist simplicity. With the great Indus flowing right through Ladakh, the province is divided into Leh, the capital Nubra, Zanskar, lower Ladakh and Rupshu.
The many distinctive features of Ladakh are its uplands, craggy, barren cliffs and plateaus. Governed by a climate that provides about 50 mm of rainfall each year, Ladakh is cold and dry. A visitor, therefore, will be faced with a long and bitter winter of frozen landscape but yet very beautiful, and a short, hot summer when the precious glaciers melt. The Ladakhi festival, which is organized on a large scale is a regular tourist event, which is held in Leh every year. It showcases the traditional dances, sporting skills and handicrafts with a lot of pomp and fan fare, and should not be missed. Ladakh offers excellent opportunities for adventure tourism.
You can go river rafting in the highest location for the sport in the world along the 26-kilometers stretch from Phey to Nimo along the mighty Indus River. Ladakh’s high altitude and mountains make it an ideal spot for paragliding, mountaineering, trekking and even skiing. Besides the astoundingly beautiful landscapes and the alluring wide open cold deserts, the other most fascinating feature of Ladakh.

Tsomori-ri Lake.

Tsomoriri is full of natural Landscaped which includes beautiful small lakes on the way and Mountains after this drive you reach to the Rupshu valley. Tsomori-ri is the Biggest Brackish water Lake which has no outlet.

Kardang Monastery (3500 m)

It is about 5kms. from Keylong across Bhaga river. It is believed to be built in 12th century. The Monastery has a large library of Kangyur and Tangyur volumes of Budhist scriptures in Bhoti. Kardang village was once the capital of Lahaul.

Shashur Monastery

Situated on a hill about 3 kms. far from Keylong towards north on the same slope. During June/July this monastery attracts lot of visitors when Lamas perform devil dance. It was founded in the 17th century a.d. It belongs to red hat sect and is located among the blue pines. The paintings are represent the history of 84 Buddha's.

On the way Through you visit places like Magnetic Hill which Defies the Law of Gravity, Spituk Monastery, Built in 15th century during the reign of Grags ‘bum-lde, Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh and the Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School.

LEH

Leh offers a wide array of sightseeing. The town is dominated by the nine-storey Namgyal Palace built by King Singge Namgyal in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture. Above the palace, on the Namgyal Tsemo, are the ruins of a fort, the earliest royal residence. In the historic bazaar, the main sites to visit are the Jo-khang, a newly built Buddhist temple, and the imposing historic mosque founded in the late 17th century. A stroll along the main bazaar, observing the varied crowd and looking into the curio shops is an engaging experience. When tired of strolling, one can step into any of several restaurants and cafes, some of them located in gardens or on the sidewalks which serve local, Tibetan, Indian and Continental cuisine. A visit to the Shanti Stupa is a must as it offers the best view of the Leh city.

Nubra valley

Nubra ‘the valley of flowers’ is located in the north of Leh around 120 kms across Khardung La (18,380ft), the world’s highest motorable road. Nubra used to be an important trade center on the famous silk route leading from Leh to Kashgar through the two passes of Saser and Karakoram.The main attractions of this region are the Bactrian camels (double humped camels), Khardung-La Pass (world’s highest motorable road at 18,380 feet), the Diskit and Samstaling monasteries and the hot springs at Panamik.Diskit, Hundar, Panamik and Tiger are the main towns and villages of Nubra. Diskit is home to a busy and dramatically positioned Gompa. It is also the administrative center of Nubra. Hundar is the greenest of all Nubra villages. This is also the place where you can view the splendid beauty of a desert. The Bactrian camels (double humped) are found here and one can take a camel ride on the white sand dunes. Panamik village is famous for hot water springs, reputed to have therapeutic qualities.

Kargil

.Kargil is a town, which serves as the headquarters of Kargil district of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh.It is located 60 km and 204 km from Drass and Srinagar to the west respectively.It is situated along the banks of the Suru River (Indus). The town of Kargil is located 205 km (127 mi) from Srinagar, facing the Northern Areas across the LOC. Like other areas in the Himalayas, Kargil has a temperate climate. Summers are hot with cool nights, while winters are long and chilly with temperatures often dropping to −48 degrees.

Kashmir

Kashmir, a heaven on Earth, is located in the north-western region of the Indian Subcontinent. With abundant natural beauty, the destination until the mid 19th century was geographically denoted as the valley nestled between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. However, at present Kashmir denotes a much larger area that includes the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir is a magic land of silvery streams, rivers, fresh water lakes, pine, deodar and chinar forests, snow clad mountains, sparkling waterfalls, shikaras, green meadows and grassy slopes full of flowers of vibrant colours.
Kashmir is one of the most popular tourist places in the country that is known for its natural beauty. From beautiful shikaras and wooden handicrafts to apples and cherries, all attract tourists from across the country to visit Kashmir.

Manali

Manali is the Northern end of the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. It is beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around the town. Surrounded by towering peaks at arm length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snow line, never more than few hours drive from the town nestling at comfortable 2050 meters. It is the centre of the flourishing orchard industry a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks.

* Note:- Minimum of 6 persons (Adults)

Pricing:-

Package:- Price Rs. 31,500 /- per person


The Above Package Price Includes:-

Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport with traditional welcome in the Hotel.
10 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary.
Daily Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner in Leh & Srinagar. All meals during rest of the destinations.
Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Scorpio, Xylo, Tata Safari, Tavera, Tata Grande per the program, (Manali Pick up onwards till Srinagar Airport Drop).
Inner line Permit to restricted/protected areas.
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council fee (Ladakh entry fee).

The Above Package Price Does Not Include:-

Any Airfares.
Accommodation in Manali.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours/Extra Meals Ordered.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary.
River Rafting & Camel Safari (Available on Direct Payment).
Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances.
Medical & Travel insurance.
Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
Service tax (4.5%)

Other Charges:-

Professional Tourist Guide Rs. 1500 per Day.
River Rafting Rs. 1400 per person (Phey to Nimu) Note: Season for Rafting is from 25th June until 30 August).
Jeep Safari.

Package Destination Hotel
Standard Sarchu Mulkila Camps or Similar
Leh Green Ladakh Noble House or Similar
Pangong Lake Whispering Waves Or Pangong Inn
Nubra Valley Snow Leopard or Similar
Sham Valley Hotel Moonland
Kargil Hotel Siachen/ Caravan Sarai/ Hotel Green Land Or Deluxe Camps
Srinagar Deluxe Houseboats
Package Destination Hotel
Deluxe Sarchu Goldrop Camps or Adventure Camps
Leh Hotel Mandala,Pangong Hotel,Holiday Ladakh,Lingzi Hotel,Mahey Retreat Or Similar
Pangong Lake Whispering Waves Or Pangong Inn
Nubra Valley Olathang Hotel or Similar
Sham Valley West Ladakh Camps/ Alchi Resorts
Kargil Hotel Siachen/ Caravan Sarai/ Hotel Green Land Or Deluxe Camps
Srinagar Deluxe Houseboats

Day No: 1
Manali to Sarchu (222 Kms) Today we start our journey to Leh Stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay.

Day No: 2
Sarchu to Leh (255 Kms) Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in leh you’ll met by our representative and check in at our Hotel.

Day No: 3
Leh To Pangong Lake (140 kms / 4 - 5 Hrs – One Way) After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

Day No: 4
Pangong Lake To Leh (140 Kms / 6 Hrs) Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight.

Day No: 5
Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,390 Ft. (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs) Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day No: 6
: Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs) After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

Day No: 7
Leh To Sham Valley (92 Kms / 4 Hrs) After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh. After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang enroute visiting Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp / hotel for overnight stay.

Day No: 8
Leh To Sham Valley (92 Kms / 4 Hrs) After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh. After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang enroute visiting Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp / hotel for overnight stay.

Day No: 9
Kargil To Srinagar After early Breakfast by 6.00 am drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited Place on earth and you can have spectacular view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. Pay a tribute to Vijay Smarak, dedicated to Indian Soldiers who laid their lives for us during Kargil War in 1999. Arrive Srinagar by Afternoon. Rest of the time for own activities. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day No: 10
Srinagar Post breakfast we take a sightseeing tour of Srinagar (Lake City) visiting Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure). Overnight at Houseboat.

Day No: 11
Depart Srinagar (Fly Out) Tour concludes. Crazy Peaks thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

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