Ladakh, requires no too much explanations. The one of its kind bike trip, the thrilling and adventure filled paths lures one to this nature’s crude beauty. The place is in the mountainous area of trans Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir. At an altitude of about 3000 metres, lying on the northern border of China and Tibet, the place is like no other. The magically bewitching, valleys, moonscape, and colourful tourist spots make this place a definite yes to one’s travel list. June to September is considered the best time to visit Ladakh. The place is a complete package of thrill and adventure to the bikers and nature lovers. A blend of Tibetian culture with Ladakh’s own picturesque arena is another reason for not missing the warmth of the place, despite being a colder region.
Samstan Ling Monastery or Gonpa is one of the 15 big monasteries of Ladakh founded by Lama Tsultim Nima. Learnt enough about the history of Nubra filling our hungry stomach with yummy food and we rest our dreamy eyes.
A long narrow basin of inland drainage affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever‐ changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Your eyes can't get enough of the view but its time to rest them after a hot dinner in Pangong.
Once we reach Leh and after recharging our energy meters we can explore the Leh town or the markets and explore some cafes for dinner. Enjoy the last evening in Leh and gather some memories with your travel buddies.
- Delhi to Manali & Manali to Delhi in Volvo.
- Entire travel from Manali to Manali by Force Traveller or SUV.
- Accommodation on Triple/Quad Share Basis (Upgrade to Twin sharing at extra cost).
- 15 Meals entire trip (From Delhi option), 14 Meals entire trip (From Manali option), 8 Meals entire trip (From Leh option)
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Inner line Permits/Wildlife fees for Pangong & Nubra Valley.
- All applicable taxes, toll tax parking and driver allowances.
- Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, room service, tea, coffee, etc.
- Any train fare/airfare.
- Monasteries entrance fees, permits camera fees, Camel Safari, guide charges, Monuments Entrance fees.
- Any rides, Rafting charges, additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in the inclusions/itinerary.
- Any hike in fuel, tax structure (Luxury tax, transport tax or service tax) any other expenses/service not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Tips & any other expenses not mentioned in Tour Itinerary.
Think of Ladakh and a picture of wide, blue sky contrasting with white and green seas; the speedy bikes; snow covered roads and valleys surrounds. For those, already been to such roads, must recall the adrenaline rush at the road turns and the chilly winter. In a zippy zappy spirit, the bus journey from Delhi takes us to Manali. Reaching Manali by next morning, welcome the rolling hills and optimistic blue sky.
Checking-in to the lodgings at Manali to take rest so as to buckle up for the first spots of the trip. The old cafes of Manali can be explored, alongside Mall road, the shopping spot at Mall road too. Other interesting spots include the hot spring of Vashishtha and the river side of Beas. Give yourself a time of joy and peace with a cosy atmosphere and some time to take some snaps of the beautiful environ.
The third day is about a lot of traveling, too much to please our eyes through the snow covered paths, experiencing raw nature. The views after crossing Keylong are amazing too. After staying the night at the camps, the almost best part of trip is going to follow the next morning, that is, Leh. With bellies full of delicious breakfast, the next part of the trip takes us to Leh. Better view, better pictures, even better experience, Leh is about just that. TangLang La and a pit stop for snacks were two stoppage points in between. Enjoying the sunset view and reminiscing the past good day, with evening supper, the day ends.
In the midst of cold breeze blowing through the face, clear white sky, the day is welcomed followed by warm and heart filling breakfast. This day’s visit include the Hall of fame, Gurudwara pathar sahib, Sputum monastery, Magnetic hill, Zanskar and Indus river meeting point. There’s Leh palace and Shanti stupa too, which is covered on the way back.
A new day must begin with a new destination. The sixth day is a drive to the Nubra valley via Khardongla pass, the highest motorable road. Moving towards the north of Ladakh, between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges, a small, blissful village called Sumoor is visited. A historic place with a leasant scenic beauty, Samstanling monastery’s visit is about charm and peace. The day is concluded after returning to hotels and getting a good night sleep.
Beginning of the seventh day is with the visit to Diskit monastery, from where the view up till Pangong lake is mesmerizing. A spectacular view that eyes can never forget, the Changchenmo range and shimmery colour changing lake, the day is culminated. And, the actual blue and white experience of nature can be seen through the Pangong lake, with trekking the first activity of the eighth day.
The other special feature of the lake is the fact that it is the highest saltwater lake in the world and that the share of India and China on the lake is 25 and 75% respectively. The three idiot movie’s school, Shey and Thicksey monastery are visited during the return journey till Jispa.
The goodbye to Leh, the next morning and then heading towards Jispa is to be done on the ninth day. Jispa is again the layover spot for the return journey to Manali. The morning breakfast from Jispa is the headstart to Manali, which is achieved by the afternoon. The lunch break is followed by the final return to Delhi via AC Volvo buses. Heading back home with an overflowing storage house of beauty, reminisce the place, the moments, and keep them forever in your hearts.
DOCUMENTS & IDs
- Adhar card/Voter ID Card
- List of important contacts
- Map and itinerary
- 4-5 Passport size photographs
- Thermal Inner wear
- 4-5 Shirts or T shirts
- 4-5 pair woolen socks
- 2 Pair jeans at least
- 2-3 Handkerchief
- Raincoat and a warm jacket
- Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush,
toothpaste, cold cream etc.).
- Sun screen lotion small pack .
- Lip Balm small pack.
- Camera (Optional)
- Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment.
- Extention box
- Plus 5% GSTLeh Road TripRs.28,999
- SHORT ITINERARY
- Day 1: Delhi - Manali
- Day 2: Manali - Jispa
- Day 3: Jispa - Tang Lang La - Leh
- Day 4: Leh
- Day 5: Leh - Nubra
- Day 6: Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake
- Day 7: Pangong Lake - Jispa
- Day 8: Jispa - Manali
- Day 9: Manali - Delhi