|Destinations: Delhi – Srinagar – Kargil – Mulbekh – Lamayuru - Leh–Khardung La - Hunder - Sumoor – Diskit - Leh – Chang La - Pangong Lake – Chumathang – Tsomoriri - Tsokar – Baralacha La – Lachung La - Jispa – Manali – Chandigarh - Delhi.|
|Trip Duration: 17 Nights - 18 Days|
|Best Time: June to October|
Day1: ARRIVE DELHI. Assistance at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: AT DELHI. Sightseeing of Delhi. President Palace, India Gate, Old Delhi, Jama Masjid. O/n Hotel.
Day 3: DELHI – SRINAGAR. Post breakfast transfer to the Domestic Airport to board the flight Srinagar. Arrive Srinagar transfer to House Boat Transfer to Deluxe House Boat Dal Lake / Nagin Lake. Evening Shikara ride on the Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. O/n House boat.
Day 4: AT SRINAGAR. Post breakfast drive to GULMARG (56 Kms / 2 Hrs) visit Khilanmarg by Cable Car. Drive back to Srinagar and visit the Mogul Gardens. O/n at Houseboat.
Day 5: SRINAGAR - KARGIL. Post breakfast drive to Kargil. 204 Kms (7 – 8 Hrs). The road passes through the panoramic village of Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs) After Sonmarg most of the road is rough and wet. Cross Zojila pass 3527 Mts (Gateway of Ladakh) and continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world). Arrive Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening of Ladakh for tourists in 1974. O/n Hotel Kargil.
Day 6: KARGIL – MULBEKH – LAMAYURU – LEH. Post breakfast drive to Leh enroute visit Mulbekh&Lamayuru Monasteries, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Karakoram mountain ranges as you go over Namikala Pass (3737 m) and Fotula Pass (4294 m) – the highest point on the Srinagar/ Leh road. O/n Hotel.
Day 7: AT LEH. Day at leisure.Walk around Leh Town.Evening a little hike upto Shanti Stupa to view the sunset.O/n Hotel.
Day 8: LEH – SHEY – THIKSEY – HEMIS - LEH. Post breakfast visit Shey, Thiksey&HemisMonasteries. O/n Oriental Guest House.
Day 9: LEH – HUNDER. 120 Kms. Leave early morning for Hunder over the Highest Motorable road in the World Khardungla pass at 18380 Ft. Arrive Khalsar which is the second village of Nubrawhile going from Leh. Further drive to Hunder village. Post Lunch visit Hunder Village and enjoy a Camel ride on the Bactrian Double Hump Camel. O/n Deluxe Camp.
Day 10: HUNDER – DISKIT – SUMOOR - LEH. Post breakfast visit Diskit&Sumoor Villages & Monasteries. Visit Diskit monastery, the town which is the head quarter of Nubra Valley and visit Sumoor Monastery (Samstanling), Panamik Village and drive back to Leh. O/n Hotel.
Day 11: LEH – PANGONG LAKE. Early at 0600 hrs we drive 140km, crossing over the Changla Pass 15000 ft, to Pangong Lake one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Situated at 14000 ft, more than half of the lake is within Chinese Territory. En route visit Chemrey&Thakthok Monasteries. O/n Deluxe Camp near the Lake.
Day 12: PANGONG LAKE – CHUMATHANG (3965 Mts) - TSOMORIRI (4555 Mts)..(340 Kms / 8 – 9 Hrs). Post breakfast drive to Tsomoriri Lake enroute visit the Hot Springs at chumathang. O/n Tsomoriri Camp & Resort.
Day 13: AT TSOMORIRI.Post breakfast visit Korzok Village and walk near the Lake. O/n Deluxe Camp.
Day 14: TSOMORIRI – TSOKAR – JISPA. Morning drive to Jispa via Tsokar in 8 - 9hrs approx. Tsokarlake in the northwest from Tsomoriri Lake is situated at the height of 4485 M. It is also called "While Lake" because of salt deposit around it. Since these are all drainage basins with no outlet their water is blackish. That of the Tsokar is so salty that salt is procured from its margins and was sold all over Ladakh and Kashmir Until a few years ago by the Rupshu Chang. Tsokar is partly fed by a channel from a smaller fresh water lake. All the lakes are breeding grounds for a variety of birds among them the bar-headed Goose, the great crested Grebe, the Brahmin Duck and the Brown Headed Gull. Drive to Jispa via ThukjeGompa. Join Manali-Leh highway and drive down to Jispacrossing 03 passes in a line NAKEE LA (4750 M / 15675 FT)– LACHUNG LA (5065 M / 16715 FT)– BARALACHA LA (4892 M / 16150 FT) and the 21 Gata Loops. We arriveJispa by late afternoon with lot of photo stops on the way. O/n Hotel.
Day 15: JISPA – ROHTANG LA (3980 M / 13135 FT) – MANALI (2050 M / 6765 FT) (140 KMS) Today is a short ride as per seeing the kilometers but can take a full day as the road going down from Rohtang La our last pass towards Manali is un predictable because of a stream Rani nallah flowing on the way. We finish our riding tour today.
Day 16: AT MANALI. There is plenty to see around Manali and on the opposite side of the valley along with spectacular views can take you to Naggar castle, the estate and museum of Russian painter Nikolai Roerich and hot springs at Vashisht. Post lunch we can explore the markets, temples and Tibetan refugee camps of this bustling mountain town.
Day 17: MANALI - CHANDIGARH – DELHI. Early morning we drive to Chandigarh in a small mini bus to board the evening fast train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi in the night and transferred to your Hotel.
Day 18: Transfer to the Airport to board the flight back home.