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  • Trip introduction

    A thrilling tour of the cold, desert kingdom of Ladakh, this 12-day road trip offers a unique itinerary for your perfect holiday. You’ll begin in the capital city of Srinagar and explore plush gardens full of greenery at the famed hill-stations of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg. A major highlight of this adventure, you’ll visit the isolated oasis of Turtuk and spend a night by the multi-coloured Pangong Lake.

    At historic monuments like the Hemis Gompa and the Shey Palace, you’ll admire Ladakh's unique Indo-Tibetan culture and the Buddhist artwork. Before the adventure ends, you’ll battle the rapids of the Zanskar River during an adrenaline-inducing session of whitewater rafting. All along, you’ll be accompanied by absolutely stunning views of Ladakh’s rugged and barren mountains and snow peaks.

    A minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this Ladakh road trip.

    Destination

    Ladakh, also called the ‘land of high passes’, is a celebrated, adventure travel destination full of snow-capped peaks and grey mountain slopes. On this road trip, you’ll travel deep into these mountains on curving, narrow roads and mountains passes, visiting fascinating towns from Kargil to Leh. As you travel east from the greener meadows of Srinagar and Gulmarg, you’ll observe a striking change in the landscape with the fertile forest giving way to the barren land of rocks and snow.

    After a day spent outdoors, you’ll spend the night in comfortable hotels and guesthouses. At the Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake, large and cosy tents will be set-up for you under the starlit night sky.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the arid mountain beauty of Ladakh. | Visit monasteries and admire charming Buddhist art. | Feel the thrill of rafting on the Zanskar River. | Visit hill-stations like Gulmarg and Pahalgam. | Click stunning photos of snow-capped peaks and hills.

    Activity Details

    16+

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

    Land at the Srinagar Airport. A representative of the tour operator will greet you at the airport and escort you to a hotel. Spend your first day at leisure after a long flight. In the evening, you can enjoy a relaxing Shikara boat ride on the beautiful Dal Lake. Overnight in a hotel at Srinagar.

    Overnight in Hotel Mountain View or similar in Srinagar.

    Land in Srinagar and spend the day at leisure. No meals are included in today's meal package, but you may pick up some lunch and dinner while exploring the city at your own expense. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Srinagar.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Srinagar

    Srinagar

    10:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

    Veg|Eggs
    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Srinagar to Pahalgam
    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Pahalgam to Gulmarg
    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Gulmarg to Kargil
    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Kargil to Leh
    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley
    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra Valley to Turtuk
    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Turtuk to Pangong Lake
    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting at Leh
    Day 12 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 20-30 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 20 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

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

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the tour guide at all times during the Ladkah road trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Ladakh road trip. Consumption of tobacco products like cigarettes is not recommended.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Ladakh road trip to ensure maximum safety for travellers as well as staff. Any costs arising from such a change in itinerary are borne by the travellers.

    During this Ladakh road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 5,200 ft to 17,200 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.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in Mahindra Xylo, Scorpio or similar vehicle

    • Airport transfers in Srinagar and Leh
    • Accommodation for 11 nights in hotels, home-stays and tents on a twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts and dinners from breakfast on day 4 to breakfast on day 12, plus breakfast on days 2, 3 and lunch on day 11
    • Chilling to Nimoo rafting session on the Zanskar River
    • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, paddles etc.
    • Services of experienced tour guide, rafting instructor and support staff
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangments from your home city to Srinagar, from Leh to your home city

    • Any meals not included in the meal package
    • Entry fees and photo/videography charges at sightseeing locations, if any
    • 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

    • Windproof jacket
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Sweater and thermal innerwear
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length jeans/track pants
    • Scarf/muffler
    • 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

    • Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio or similar vehicle for transport, as per itinerary
    • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, paddles etc.

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Day pack
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch ( with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Extra money
    • Cat/hat
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Dry snacks

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.