• Trip introduction

    This 11-day Ladakh road trip combines the delights of exploring a cold desert with the thrill of rafting in the Zanskar River. You'll visit some of the most historic monasteries in the land, from the Diskit monastery in Hunder to the Shanti Stupa in Leh. Definitely a highlight for most travellers to Ladakh, you'll also go rafting in the grade III rapids of the Zanskar River in Leh, the world's highest rafting stretch at over 11,000 feet.

    A key feature of this itinerary, you'll also explore the charming hill-station of Manali and visit the historic town of Kargil. Before ending the adventure at Srinagar, you'll also spend a night in a houseboat floating on the Dal Lake.


    Ladakh, the land of high mountain passes, is an incredibly beautiful destination and a road trip is one of the best ways to explore it. The land is dominated by rigid and rough mountains that stand tall above each other, with snow-capped peaks and barren slopes. In this cold desert, you'll spend 11 days visiting isolated villages like Lamayuru and Jispa as well as interesting destinations like the Kargil War Memorial and the Hunder sand dunes.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the rustic beauty of the Ladakhi mountain range. | Visit the historic monasteries of Thikse and Shey. | Test your strength and go rafting on the Zanskar River. | Stay in a houseboat at Srinagar. | Spend a night under the starlit sky of the Pangong Lake.

    Activity Details


    1 Instructor for every 5 Participants


    14 and above years



    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Manali

    Arrive in Manali and check-in to a pre-confirmed hotel in the hill station. Today, you can explore the charming area of Old Manali and visit the popular Hidimba Temple or Vashisht hot springs. Overnight in a guesthouse at Manali.

    Overnight in Dragon Guesthouse or similar at Manali.

    Arrive in Manali and spend the first night of your trip in a guesthouse. Today's package includes dinner only. No lunch is provided but you'll have plenty of options in the many restaurants at Manali.

    Day 1 Milestone



    10:00 AM



    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Manali to Jispa
    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Jispa to Leh
    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley
    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake
    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting in Leh
    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Kargil
    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Kargil to Srinagar
    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Srinagar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the 11-day Ladakh road trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-30 days before departure of the 11-day Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the 11-day Ladakh road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 8 days before departure of the 11-day 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 this 11-day Ladakh road trip.

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

    Travellers are requested to treat local cultures, traditions and monuments with respect during the 11-day Ladakh road trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    During this 11-day Ladakh road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,000 feet to 17,000 feet and may experience altitude sickness.

    Please note that some destinations in the itinerary of this 11-day Ladakh road trip are located at high altitudes 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 or accident during this 11-day Ladakh road trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this 11-day Ladakh road trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and staff.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo or similar vehicle (with five people in one car)

    • Accommodation in hotels and Swiss tents for 10 nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11, plus lunch on day 8
    • One 14-km session of rafting on the Zanskar River
    • All equipment required for rafting inflatable rafts, oars, life jackets, helmets etc.
    • Services of an experienced tour guide, rafting instructor and support staff
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • Entry fees at monuments, monasteries and other places of interest, as per itinerary
    • All applicable taxes


    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Manali, from Srinagar to your home city

    • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural calamities, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, gifts, apparel etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Sweater and thermal apparel
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Comfortable shirts and t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants and jeans
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All required equipment for rafting: inflatable rafts, oars, life jackets, helmets etc.
    • Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo or similar vehicle for transport, as per itinerary

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Day pack
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Moisturizer and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Cat/hat
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Dry snacks

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.