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  • Trip introduction

    An adventure to remember, this road trip is a great way to explore the cold deserts and mountain valleys of Ladakh. On this 11-day itinerary, you'll travel on some of the highest motorable roads in the world, including the Khardung-La pass at 17,500 feet. You'll visit some of the most ancient and historic monasteries around, a special highlight being the Diskit monastery in Nubra Valley.

    Another highlight of your journey, you'll spend some time besides the famous Pangong Lake. At night, you'll sleep in traditional home-stays in Ladakh, a great way to get a first-hand experience the Indo-Tibetan way of life.

    Destination

    Known as the land of high passes, Ladakh is a breathtakingly beautiful destination that is on the bucket list of many travellers. The gorgeous landscapes of Ladakh are lined with barren mountain peaks like Stok Kangri and Kang Yatze that extend far above the clouds. Home to a unique Indo-Tibetan culture, Ladakh is dotted with monasteries and monuments that depict traditional art and architecture. This backpacking trip will take you such local attractions where you can rediscover the adventurer in you.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the famed monasteries of Diskit, Shey and Thikse. | Spend a night by the famous Pangong Lake. | Catch beautiful views of Ladakh's enthralling landscapes. | Live at home-stays and experience Tibetan culture and cuisine.

    Activity Details

    18+

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Delhi

    Arrive at the Kashmiri Gate in Delhi by 18:00 hrs and board a state transport bus to Manali. The bus will take you through the cities of Panipat, Kurukshetra and Chandigarh, before reaching Manali by morning. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in transit.

    Arrive at the Kashmiri Gate, Delhi by 18:00 hrs and board a state transport bus to Manali. You will spend the night travelling in the bus. No meals are provided throughout the trip, so make sure to have dinner before reporting to the pick-up point and carry packed eatables for the overnight journey.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Delhi

    Delhi

    18:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Manali
    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Manali to Keylong
    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Keylong to Leh
    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Hunder
    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake
    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Manali
    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Manali
    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Delhi
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 21 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-21 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

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

    For cancellations made less than 8 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

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

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    During this road trip to Ladakh, 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 change or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff.
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    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
    • Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel Jammu Kashmir The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a state transport bus, private SUV or Tempo Traveller

    • Accommodation for 8 nights in guesthouse/home-stays on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • Services of experienced tour guide and support staff
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • Entry fees at monuments, monasteries and local attractions, as per itinerary
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Delhi, including airport transfers in Delhi

    • Any meals, throughout the trip
    • Additional adventure activities like rafting in Leh
    • Personal expenses like gear, apparel, tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Fleece jacket
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Woollen gloves, socks, muffler
    • Shirts/t-shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • SUV, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle for transport, as per itinerary

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Moisturizer and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, chocolate etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit