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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.

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    Trip details
  • 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.

    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 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Manali

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Manali to Jispa
    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Jispa to Sarchu
    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Sarchu to Leh
    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh
    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra
    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra to Pangong
    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong to Leh
    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Sarchu
    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Sarchu to Manali
    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Manali
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  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
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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
    • 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

    • 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