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  • Trip introduction

    A great way to see Ladakh is to take a road trip on its high-altitude roads and mountain passes. This 7-day itinerary gives you the chance to do just that. You'll be travelling to distant hillside villages in Ladakh such as Shey, Thikse and Hemis. Here, you'll visit historic monasteries and take in views of the cold desert and rising mountains. Another highlight of your journey, you'll spend a night besides the famous Pangong Lake.

    You'll also spend the night in traditional home-stays in Ladakh, a great way to get a first-hand experience the Indo-Tibetan way of life. A perfect mix of culture and adventure, this backpacking trip through Ladakh is great for travellers with a strict budget looking to explore Ladakh on a short itinerary.

    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

    Rafti

    18+

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

    Land at the Leh airport, where a representative of the tour operator will greet you and take you to a home-stay 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 yourself hydrated. You can visit the local marketplace at Leh or go to any of the restaurants to try the local cuisine. Overnight in a home-stay at Leh.

    Overnight at Leh in homestay.

    Land at the Rimpochee Airport in Leh and get transferred to a comfortable homestay. You will be accommodated on a triple/multi-sharing basis. No meals are provided throughout the trip. You can visit any of the restaurants or cafes in Leh to try the local cuisine.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    12:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Hunder
    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Hunder to Pangong Lake
    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh
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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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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Tempo Traveller/SUV, including airport transfers in Leh

    • Accommodation for 6 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 Leh

    • 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 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 at Pangong Lake
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents at Pangong Lake
    • All equipment required for rafting
    • First aid kit

    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.