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  • Trip introduction

    Combines the delights of exploring a Ladakh with the thrill of rafting in the Zanskar River on this 7-day road trip itinerary. You'll visit some of the most historic monasteries in the land, from the Diskit monastery in Hunder to the Shanti Stupa in Leh. Here, you'll get an insight in the rich Tibetan culture and Buddhist tradition. To visit these attractions, you'll drive on some of the highest roads in the world, with spectacular views of the Ladakhi mountain range.

    Definitely a highlight for most travellers to Ladakh, you'll go rafting in the grade III rapids of the Zanskar River in Leh, the world's highest rafting stretch at over 11,000 feet. You'll also spend a night at the Pangong Lake, where the starlit night sky is a must-see, magical experience.

    Destination

    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 7 days visiting isolated villages like Maan and Diskit as well as interesting destinations like the Pangong Lake and the Thikse Monastery.

    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. | Spend a night under the starlit sky of the Pangong Lake.

    Activity Details

    Rafti

    1:5

    14+

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

    Arrive in Leh and check-in to a pre-confirmed hotel in the city. Today, you'll rest in your hotel in order to acclimatize to the high altitude of the city. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Arrive in Leh. You'll spend the night in Leh at a hotel. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You'll have plenty of options for lunch in the many restaurants at Leh.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    12:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley
    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake
    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting in Leh
    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Kargil
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the 7-day Ladakh road trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-30 days before departure of the 7-day Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the 7-day Ladakh road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 8 days before departure of the 7-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 7-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 7-day Ladakh road trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    During this 7-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 7-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 7-day Ladakh road trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this 7-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

    Includes

    • 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 6 nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7, plus lunch on day 6
    • 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

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Leh

    • 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.