Manali-Leh-Manali Road Trip (11 days)
Leh, Ladakh, India
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2019
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
8
Fri, 14 Jun, 2019
8
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
8
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
8
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
8
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
8
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
8
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
8
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
8
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
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Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
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2019
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
8
Fri, 14 Jun, 2019
8
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
8
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
8
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
8
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
8
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
8
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
8
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
8
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
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Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
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  • Trip introduction

    This 11-day road trip across Ladakh lets you explore the vast landscape of the cold desert kingdom with a small group of your close friends. With breathtaking views of barren mountains, you'll travel to some of the most iconic destinations in the valley, including the multi-coloured lake of Pangong and the sand dunes of Nubra. As you travel from Manali to Ladakh and back, you'll also witness the change in scenery from the green meadows of Manali to the brown sand dunes of Ladakh. Travelling over high-altitude mountain passes, you'll explore the winding roads with twists and turns, making memories that will last you a lifetime.

    Since this road trip is part of a larger motorbiking trip, you'll be accompanied by an entourage of motorbikers. You'll be travelling in the support vehicle that will follow the entourage.

    Destination

    Your Ladakh road trip begins in the hill station of Manali. From here, you'll travel north to Ladakh, crossing the state border into Jammu and Kashmir at Sarchu. You'll spend a day in the town of Leh and make excursions to visit popular destinations in the valley, including Buddhist monuments like the Shanti Stupa and the high-altitude mountain pass of Khardung-La. You'll spend a night in the Nubra Valley, known for its cold deserts and double-humped camels, and a night by the Pangong Lake, a multi-coloured lake spanning India and China. At the end of these eleven days, Ladakh will be a part of you forever.

    Destination highlights

    • Get breathtaking views of the barren and brown mountains of Ladakh.
    • Visit popular landmarks like Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, and Khardung-La.
    • Witness the change of landscape from Manali to Leh.
    • Experience the culture of Ladakh, with a small group of your own friends.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

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

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before departure date of the Leh road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 30-44 days before departure date of the Leh road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days before departure date of the Leh road trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be paid after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Since this road trip is part of a larger motorbiking trip, you'll be travelling with an entourage of motorbikers. The entourage will be accompanied by a support vehicle driven by a mechanic, carrying fuel and spare parts for the motorbikes. You'll be travelling in this support vehicle, most likely a Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle.

    During this Ladakh road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,800 ft to 13,900 ft and may experience altitude sickness, if proper measures of acclimatization are not followed.

    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 this 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 and property during the trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this Ladakh road trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers. Costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali
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    Drop off point
    Manali
    Mode of transport
    Private SUV or Tempo Traveller
    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
    NA
    Instructor/Traveller ratio
    NA
    Doctors on call/at location
    NA
    Appropriate Age Group
    16+
    Instructor Gender
    NA
    Any activities outside campsite
    NA
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Manali

    Arrive in Manali and check-in to your tents at the campsite. The day is free for you to meet your fellow travellers and explore the hill station. If you need to buy any last minute essentials, today is a good day to visit the local marketplace. Overnight in Swiss tents at Manali.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Manali to Jispa

    Board a private vehicle and begin your road trip across Ladakh on the Manali-Leh national highway. En route, you'll stop at the first check point of the route at the Rohtang Pass, an important mountain pass connecting Manali with Ladakh and Spiti. Overnight in a hotel at Jispa.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Jispa to Sarchu

    Today, you'll travel to Sarchu, an important halt point for travellers to Ladakh. The halt point is located to the north of the Baralacha-La Pass, a mountain pass at an incredible elevation of over 16,000 feet. Dramatic views of high rising mountain peaks on the horizon will keep you company, as small hillside villages and towns zoom past your window. Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Sarchu to Leh

    Driving over the Tanglang-La Pass, the third highest motorable pass in the world at an elevation of over 17,000 feet, today you'll cross state borders and enter Ladakh. Later in the afternoon, you will cross the Indus Valley and arrive at Leh. Overnight in a hotel in Leh.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Over the next few days, you'll be covering long distances at high altitudes, so it is important that you are properly acclimatized. The day is free for you to get used to the altitude. You should get some rest, drink plenty of water, and go for short walks. In the evening, you can explore the city and stop by the local marketplace in Leh. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra

    Resume your road trip across Ladakh on the national highway heading north from Leh towards the Nubra valley. You'll drive through Khardung-La, the highest motorable road in the world, and into the cold deserts of the Nubra Valley. With rolling sand dunes and scree slopes that stretch into the distance, it'll feel like you're the only ones in the world. Overnight in desert camps at Nubra valley.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra to Pangong

    Check-out from the Nubra Valley and travel to the multi-coloured Pangong Lake via the Chang-La pass, the third highest motorable road in the world at an elevation of 17,590 feet. Spend some time by the lake with sweeping views of the barren, brown Ladakhi landscape. As the sun sets, you can watch the lake changing colours between shades of blue and green. The night sky above the lake is heavily decorated by hundreds of twinkling stars. Overnight in Swiss tents at the Pangong Lake.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong to Leh

    It's time to head back towards Leh. En route, you'll stop at the Druk White Lotus School, featured in the popular Bollywood movie '3 Idiots'. If you get an early start, you can even visit the Magnetic Hill, where the geology and terrain automatically propels vehicles forward, and the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, a famous Sikh house of worship. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Sarchu

    Begin your return journey from Leh to Manali and travel back to Sarchu. The vast landscapes of Ladakh, even after a week of travel, appear breathtaking as always. Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Sarchu to Manali

    Wake up and set off on the last stretch of your road trip from Sarchu to Manali. Leaving the patchy, mountain roads of Ladakh behind, you'll drive over wide highways and arrive at Manali by early evening. Overnight in Swiss tents at Manali.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Manali

    Enjoy a peaceful morning before you check-out from the campsite in Manali. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    10:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Jispa
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jispa
    End point
    Sarchu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarchu
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Nubra Valley
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nubra Valley
    End point
    Pangong Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangong Lake
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Sarchu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarchu
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements, as per the itinerary, from Manali to Manali in a private SUV or Tempo Traveller
    • Accommodation in hotels or tents with attached washrooms for 10 nights on a triple-sharing basis (couples on a twin-sharing basis, subject to availability)
    • Meal package including breakfast and dinner starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11
    • Services of experienced road captain and mechanic
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Manali
    • Lunch, throughout the trip
    • Entry fees and photography/video charges at monasteries, monuments and places of interest
    • Personal expenses like extra meals or beverages, apparel etc.
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length track pants/trekking pants
    • Sports shoes
    • Woollen monkey cap, socks and gloves
    • Windproof jacket
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private vehicle for transport, as per itinerary
      You need to get
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Cold cream
    • Cap/hat
    • Camera
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Manali

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Manali.

    Arrive at Manali. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents with attached washrooms at Manali. Today's meal package includes dinner only, but you may visit any of the restaurants in Manali to have extra meals at your own expense.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Manali to Jispa

    Overnight in a hotel at Jispa.

    Travel from Manali to Jispa. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Jispa. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may visit any of the restaurants or eateries en route to Manali to have extra meals at your own expense.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Jispa to Sarchu

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Travel from Jispa to Sarchu. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents with attached washrooms at Sarchu. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may visit any of the restaurants or eateries en route to Sarchu to have extra meals at your own expense.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Sarchu to Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    You'll be accommodated in clean and comfortable hotel rooms in Leh. Couples will be allocated rooms on a twin-sharing basis, while larger groups will be allocated rooms on a triple-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may visit any of the restaurants in Leh to have extra meals or order from the hotel itself at your own expense.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may visit any of the restaurants in Leh to have extra meals or order from the hotel itself at your own expense. Breakfast and dinner will be served buffet-style in common dining areas of the hotel.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Nubra Valley.

    Travel from Leh to Nubra Valley via the Khardung-La Pass. This is when you start to feel even more connected to the Ladakhi landscape when you can hear all its sounds as you fall asleep. You'll be accommodated in deluxe tents with an attached washroom in the Nubra Valley. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Nubra Valley to have extra meals at your own expense.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra to Pangong

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.

    Travel from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake. Stargazing in the night sky above the lake is an experience you'll never forget. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents with attached washrooms beside the lake. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Pangong Lake to have extra meals at your own expense.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong to Leh

    Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Travel from Pangong Lake to Leh. En route, visit monuments and places of attraction. You'll be accommodated You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Leh to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Sarchu

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Sarchu.

    Travel from Leh to Sarchu. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents with attached washrooms at Sarchu. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may visit any of the restaurants or eateries en route to Sarchu to have extra meals at your own expense.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Sarchu to Manali

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Manali.

    Travel from Sarchu to Manali. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents with attached washrooms at Manali. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only, but you may visit any of the restaurants or eateries en route to Manali to have extra meals at your own expense.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Manali

    Your trip ends by late morning.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You'll check-out of the hotel after breakfast. Your trip ends here.

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