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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.

    Activity Details

    Trekk

    18+

    Trip details
  • 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.

    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 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    16:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Turtuk
    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Turtuk to Hunder
    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake
    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting at Leh
    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Leh to Yangthang
    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen
    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Trek from Hemis Shukpachen to Ang
    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Ang to Leh
    Day 12 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh
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  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Road trip Ladakh Jammu Kashmir Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
  • 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard luggage like suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    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.