Ladakh Overland Car tour

Destinations Covered: Delhi- Manali - Keylong - Sarchu - leh - Pangong Lake - Nubra

 

Duration:- 9 Nights 10 Days

 

Day 01 : Delhi – Manali (550 km 12 hours)

After an early morning, breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards manali that is at distance of 550 kms. At the northern end of the Kullu Valley, is the main resort in the area. Its beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around the town, as well as a large numbers hotels and restaurants.

 

Day 02: Manali to Keylong, Lahaul (114 kms, 5-6 hours)

Travel across Rohtang Pass (3978 m / 13127 feet) to reach Keylong at a height of 3350 metres / 11055 feet in Lahaul district.

Overnight at Hotel Deykid in Keylong.
(We recommend this stop for acclimatization. Some people proceed directly to Sarchu which is a personal choice).

 

Day 03: Keylong to Sarchu (114 kms, 5-6 hours)

Ahead of Keylong, cross Baralacha La at 4830 m and reach the windswept Sarchu landscape at 4253 m /14035 ft.

Overnight in deluxe camps with swiss tents and ensuite washrooms in Serchu.

 

Day 04: Serchu to Leh (245 kms, 8-9 hours)

Make an early start for the last leg to Leh. Many changing landscapes and high mountain passes. One reaches Leh after crossing Gata Loops, Lachunglang La (5019 m / 16560 feet), Pang, Moore Plains, Tanglang La (5360 m / 17688 feet) and Rumtse.

Overnight in Hotel at Leh.

 

Day 05: Indus Valley monastery tour

Today you get a flavour of the history and culture of Ladakh.

With a visit to Thiksey, Shey, Hemis, Sindhu Ghat and Shanti Stupa you cover the best known monuments around Leh and its palaces, gompas, monasteries and museums.

Overnight in Hotel at Leh.

 

Day 06: Day visit to Likir (125 kms round trip)

Drive west of Leh to Likir and back, 125 kms round trip. A different perspective of Leh Ladakh.

After breakfast, drive along the Indus river visiting Hall of Fame and Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and going down to the Sangam of Zanskar and Indus rivers near Nimu and crossing Magnetic Hill and further on to Likir in Sham Valley of West Ladakh.

Overnight in Hotel at Leh.

 

Day 07: Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh (290 kms, 12 hours round trip)

Make an early start and drive east of Leh via Chang-la Mountain Pass (18,000 ft / 5,475 m) to Pangong Lake(Lukung), (4267m / 14000 ft.), 145 kms / 5 hours one way.

The views all around Chang La are simply spectacular. Mesmerizing vistas with the changing hues of the waters of the lovely lake.

Drive back to reach Leh by evening. (Night stay at Pangong Lake can be offered, if desired, at extra cost).
Overnight in Hotel at Leh.

(Tso Moriri lake can be included in your itinerary at extra cost and by extending tour duration by two days).

One covers Tso Kar, Korzok monastery and Chumathang and gets to explore Rupshu Valley, nomad Chang-pa camp and the migratory birdlife. Despite its barrenness Rupshu’s hills support a sparse population of wildlife.

Tsomoriri, at 4595 m / 15165 feet, is the largest of the High Altitude Lakes to be situated entirely within India.

It is 180 square kms in area and about 25 kms / 15 miles long and 7 kms / 4-5 miles wide.
Overnight in camp at Tso Moriri.)

 

Day 08: Leh to Nubra Valley (120 kms, 5 hours)

Exciting experience at Khardung La, 39 kms from Leh. (Mountain Pass at 5578 m / 18300 ft.). Here is supposed to be the highest motorable road in the world.

In Nubra Valley, visit Diskit, Hunder villages and the white sand dunes and take a short camel safari (extra cost) on the double humped Bactrian Camels.

Overnight in deluxe camps / hotel with ensuite washrooms at Nubra Valley.

 

Day 09: Nubra Valley to Leh

In the morning explore Diskit Monastery and then drive back to Leh, passing Khardung La once again. Drop to hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure to take a walking tour and explore Leh Bazaar and the cafes' on your own.

Overnight in Hotel at Leh.

 

Day 10: Drop

Check out from Leh hotel in the morning and transfer to Leh airport to board the morning flight to New Delhi or onward destination, feeling blessed for the stolen moments spent in Ladakh.

 

Note : Changes can be made in itinerary depending on onwards journey train or flight schedule.