12-Day Ladakh Road Trip
Leh, Ladakh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Visit altitudes as high as 13,900 feet on this 12-day Ladakh road trip that combines trekking on mountain roads, rafting on the Indus River and camping at photogenic campsites. Travel on some of the highest motorable passes in the world and visit the historic monasteries of Shey, Thikse and Hemis. Another highlight of your journey, you will spend a night camping besides the awe-inspiring Pangong Lake.

    Your adventure through Ladakh combines sightseeing with an exciting session of rafting on the Indus River. Your trip will also take you on a 4-day trek through secluded mountain trails. You will camp in tents and stay at homestays as you hike through destinations tucked away in the heart of Ladakh. A perfect mix of culture, adventure and natural beauty, a road trip through Ladakh is definitely a bucket list item for many adventure enthusiasts.

    Please note that a minimum of 6 travellers are required to book this trip.

    Destination

    Known as the land of high passes, Ladakh is a breathtakingly beautiful destination in Jammu and Kashmir. The gorgeous landscapes of Ladakh are lined with barren mountain peaks extending above the clouds. Home to Tibetans and Buddhists, Ladakh is dotted with monasteries and monuments that depict traditional art and architecture. On this Ladakh road trip, catch awe-inspiring views of the desert valley while travelling on winding mountainous roads and trekking on narrow nature trails. Hike uphill through the snow-capped peaks of the Indian Himalayas and rediscover the adventurer in you.

    Destination highlights

    • Visit Buddhist monuments and monasteries during a 8-day Ladakh backpacking trip.
    • Engage the rapids of the Indus River with a thrilling session of rafting.
    • Spend a night camping by the famous Pangong Lake.
    • Trek through the high altitude mountain passes.
    • Catch beautiful views of Ladakh's enthralling landscapes.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the tour guide during the Ladakh road trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during or before the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat local cultures, traditions and monuments with respect.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 90% refund.

    Cancellations made 14-21 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

    Cancellations made 8-14 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 50% refund.

    Cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting the cost of any tickets or accommodation already booked as well as any transaction and processing charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    During this Ladakh road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,800 ft to 13,900 ft and may experience altitude sickness.

    Ladakh is located at an altitude with no internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking the trip.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Leh airport
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    Drop off point
    Leh airport
    Mode of transport
    SUV or Tempo Traveller
    Start point
    Leh
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    End point
    Leh
    Time of departure
    12:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
    Trekk
    Instructor/Traveller ratio
    Doctors on call/at location
    Appropriate Age Group
    18+
    Instructor Gender
    Any activities outside campsite
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Leh

    Fly into Leh's airport and board vehicles that will drive you to a hotel in Leh. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Acclimatize to the high altitude of the city by taking short walks, eating frequent meals and drinking water to keep hydrated. You can visit the local marketplace at Leh or go to any of the restaurants to try the local cuisine. Overnight at Leh in hotel.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Wake up early and take a cab to visit some of the most famous monasteries of Ladakh. Visit the ancient monasteries of Shey, Thikse and Hemis and spend some time meditating in peaceful environs. You will also visit the Leh Palace and Stupa Stupa. Return back to Leh by evening. Overnight at Leh in hotel.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Turtuk

    Begin the day by heading out towards the Nubra Valley. En route, you will travel through the Khardung La Pass, one of the highest motorable passes in the world. At Diskit, visit the Future Buddha Monastery featuring a life size maitreya Buddha statue overlooking the Diskit village. The last part of today's adventure will take you to the last village on the Indo-Pak border, Turtuk. Here, you can spend the night stargazing in the twinkling Himalayan sky. You will also be served delicious barbeque along with dinner. Overnight at Turtuk in home stay.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Turtuk to Hunder

    Travel back along the Shyok River and reach Hunder where you will see the Bactrian double-humped camels. These camels can only be found at Hunder and the country of Mongolia. Spend the day in the desert sand dunes at Hunder. Overnight at Hunder in homestay.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake

    Continue your journey alongside the Shyok River and head to the beautiful Pangong Lake. Originating in China, the Shyok River flows down to India and continues onward into Pakistan. You will reach Pangong Lake by evening. Check into your tents and spend some time in the cold outdoors. The night sky at Pangong Lake is studded with twinkling stars. Overnight at Pangong Lake in tents.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh

    Visit the Pangong Lake and spend some time admiring the breathtaking beauty of the vast lake surrounded by barren mountains. You will board vehicles and travel back to Leh through the Chang La Pass, the third highest motorable road in the world. You will reach Leh by evening. Overnight at Leh in hotel.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting at Leh

    Today's day has been set aside for an adrenaline-inducing session of rafting on the Indus River at Leh. Battle the icy rapids of the river and ride the waves for an exciting session of rafting. Alternatively, you can also visit popular destinations in Ladakh such as the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers and the war memorial at Kargil. Overnight at Leh in hotel.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Leh to Yangthang

    Today's journey will take you to Yangthang. Begin with a drive up to Likir from Leh and continue the rest of the journey on foot. Embark on an uphill hike and cross the high altitude passes of Phobe La and Changatse La. You will reach Yangthang, located at an altitude of 11,900 feet, in a few hours. Overnight at Yangthang in tents.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen

    Your trek through Ladakh continues as you hike up from Yangthang to Tsermangchen La. Catch breathtaking views of mountain tops from an altitude as high as 12,300 feet. Descend down to the Hemis Shukpachen through a heavily forested route of cedar trees. Overnight at Hemis Shukpachen in tents.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Hemis Shukpachen to Ang

    Today's journey will take you to the village of Ang. Trek from the Hemis Shukpachen to Mebtak La on route lined with fluttering prayer flags. Descend downhill to the gorge of Ang, a beautiful village swamped by apricot orchards. Overnight at Ang in tents.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Ang to Leh

    Embark on the last stretch of your trek and continue hiking towards Temisgam. Here, you will board vehicles that will drive you to Leh. Overnight at Leh in hotel.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh

    Check-out of the hotel and proceed towards the airport. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    04:00 PM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Turtuk
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Turtuk
    End point
    Hunder
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Hunder
    End point
    Pangong Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangong Lake
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Yangthang
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Yangthang
    End point
    Hemis Shukpachen
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Hemis Shukpachen
    End point
    Ang
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ang
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Leh-Leh in Tempo Traveller or SUV
    • Airport transfers at Leh
    • Accommodation in hotel/tents on a twin-sharing basis
    • All required equipment for camping
    • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents
    • All equipment required for rafting
    • Rafting on the Indus River at Leh
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 12
    • Permit fees, camping charges and entry fees
    • Services of experienced trekking guide and rafting instructor
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transport between base city and Leh
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Fleece jacket
    • Waterproof footwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Shirts/t-shirts and jeans/track pants
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard luggage like suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • SUV or Tempo Traveller for transport from Leh-Leh
    • All required equipment for camping
    • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents at Pangong Lake
    • All equipment required for rafting
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, dry fruits etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Leh

    Overnight at Leh in hotel room.

    Land at the Rimpochee Airport in Leh and get transferred to a comfortable hotel. You will be accommodated on a twin-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes dinner at the hotel. You may spend extra to buy breakfast or lunch at the hotel or any of the restaurants in Leh.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Overnight at Leh in hotel room.

    Spend the day sightseeing destinations and monasteries around Leh. You will spend the night in the hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Turtuk

    Overnight at Turtuk in homestay.

    You will be accommodated in a Baltic tribal homestay at Turtuk. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Turtuk to Hunder

    Overnight at Hunder in homestay.

    You will be accommodated in a homestay at Hunder. Please note that Hunder is highly isolated and the homestay is only equipped with basic facilities. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake

    Overnight at Pangong Lake in tents.

    Spend the night in tents at Pangong Lake. The campsite comes with common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh

    Overnight at Leh in hotel room.

    You will spend the night in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting at Leh

    Overnight at Leh in hotel room.

    You will spend the night in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Leh to Yangthang

    Overnight at Yangthang in tents.

    You will be accommodated in tents at Yangthang. Please note that Yangthang is highly isolated and the tents are only equipped with basic facilities. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen

    Overnight at Hemis Shukpachen in tents.

    You will be accommodated in tents at Hemis Shukpachen, known for grasslands and meadows. Please note that Hemis Shukpachen is highly isolated and the tents are only equipped with basic facilities. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Hemis Shukpachen to Ang

    Overnight at Ang in tents.

    You will be accommodated in tents at Ang, known for apricot orchards. Please note that Ang is highly isolated and the tents are only equipped with basic facilities. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Ang to Leh

    Overnight at Leh in hotel room.

    You will spend the night in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast before checking-out of the hotel in the morning.

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