Destination Covered: Overnight Journey (01N) Manali (01N) Sarchu (01N) Leh (02N) Nubra (01N) Pangong (01N) Leh (02N) Sarchu (01N) Manali (01N) Overnight Journey (01N)
Departure Dates (2021)
15-Jun | 29-Jun | 06-Jul | 13-Jul | 20-Jul
03-Aug 17-Aug | 07-Sep
Today you will met by our representative at Volvo pick-up point, and your journey will begin from here to the sparkling land of Himachal Pradesh. The overnight journey takes you through cities. Overnight Journey..
Upon arrival in Manali Bus Stop you will met by our representative and check in at your pre-arranged hotel/guest house. In the evening Check and verify your bikes before starting expedition to Ladakh… Evening at Leisure & Overnight at Hotel / Guest House.
Today we make an early start our journey to Leh Stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we skip Rohtang Pass (3978 m) and cross the 9 km-long Atal Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in the world which connects the Manali Solang valley to the Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh and the Zanskar valley in Ladakh. This is the major route to Ladakh which remains accessible for the public from June to October. Today enroute we cross Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay.
After an early breakfast we check out from the hotel and ride north on the Manali-Leh Highway. You get to see some of the most breath taking landscapes that the Western Himalayas can offer. The scenery gets more stark and barren as we climb up to the 16,500-foot high Baralacha La the second mountain pass on our journey. From the pass beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains can be seen. And we proceed further through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang.
After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh you’ll met by our representative and check in at our Hotel
Today is a well-deserved rest day for the man and the machine. It is essential at this altitude to acclimatize.
Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp OR Hotel. Evening we drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snowcapped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later we drive back Camp / Guest House for Dinner & Overnight
Post breakfast we drive towards Pangong Tso via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards nubra side) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part we drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs enroute visiting Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and another 5 Kms driving through a picturesque landscape we reach to Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel / Guest House for Overnight.
After an early breakfast we ride to the 11th Century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing Moon Landscapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides. On your return drive to Leh you first visit the AlchiGompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel / Guest House.
Today start riding backwards to Sarchu via through Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft world second highest motorable road. At Pang you can stop for lunch and continue riding to Lachungla pass, which is at a height of 5065 mts. Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our Camp for overnight.
Today we start early our journey to Manali via Baralacha Pass (4890m) continue the comfortable journey through smooth rides up to the Lahaul ranges. After Keylong (3350 m) we reach Rohtang Pass (3978 m) on which you have to drive carefully. By late evening we reach Manali and check in at our pre-arranged hotel for overnight stay.
Today we end our this memorable journey with unforgettable memories! Mountain Trails Adventures & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.; thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Manali Bus Stop to board the Volvo for Delhi