Lake Special Leh Ladakh Road Trip

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About Lake Special Leh Ladakh Road Trip

Ladakh is one of the most visited and popular tourist destinations in India. Ladakh which literally translates to the Land of High Passes is blessed with beautiful and unique sceneries and landscapes.

This region situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its high altitude passes, barren stretches of land and snow-capped tall Mountains.

The remote location, the high altitude and extreme climatic conditions do pose some challenges for the people who are looking for a rather lazy and quick vacation but excites the people who love adventure and thrilling experiences.

Ladakh is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The local culture and traditions are very much influenced by the neighbouring Tibet.

The major religion practiced here among is Buddhism. Therefore this place has some beautiful monasteries. Tourism is the biggest source of livelihood in this region.

The region holds strategic importance due to its presence near the international borders shared with China. The Indian Army therefore has a huge presence in this area.

A trip to Ladakh thereby provides some unique memorable experiences and sights that are worth cherishing forever.

Package Details

A trip to Ladakh is a memorable one as it is a region that offers a varied range of views and experiences. This region is blessed with high altitude passes, snow-capped Mountain peaks and rivers.

Along with the beautiful landscapes and meandering rivers that one can witness while visiting this place.

These lakes with blue waters situated in a region which predominantly has large tracts of barren desert kind of terrain provide contrasting and spectacular views.

The road to Ladakh is one of the most thrilling, adventurous and picturesque biking routes in the entire country and is extremely popular.

The Lakes Special Ladakh tour covers predominantly three major beautiful lakes in this region namely- The Tso Kar, Tso Moriri and Pangong lakes.

It has beautiful places of attraction for sightseeing in the itinerary like the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Shey Palace, Stok Palace Museum, Chanthang Hot water springs, Nubra Valley, Thiksey and Sarchu.

Important Mountain passes like The Khardungla Pass, which is the highest motorable pass in the world, the Tanglang La (The second Highest Pass on the planet) and the Rohtang Pass also fall on this road to Ladakh.

This Lakes Special Ladakh tour is, therefore a perfect combination of the best of all things present in this region and promises to be one memorable trip that will be etched in your memory forever.

Route:

Manali - Sarchu - TSO Kar - TSO Moriri Lake - Leh - Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake - Leh - Sarchu - Manali

Vehicle Type & Sharing Type:

  • RE Classic 350(Solo) - 31,100/-
  • RE Classic 350(With Pillion) - 23,950/-
  • RE Classic 500(Solo) - 33,250/-
  • RE Classic 500(With Pillion) - 25,050/-
  • RE Himalayan(Solo) - 37,650/-
  • RE Himalayan(With Pillion) - 27,250/-
  • Self Bike(Solo) - 17,650/-
  • Self Bike(With Pillion) - 17,150/-
  • SUV Budgeted - 26,200/-
  • SUV Luxury - 28,900/-
  • Tempo Traveller 12 Seater Budgeted - 21,450/-
  • Tempo Traveller 12 Seater Luxury - 24,200/-

Itinerary:

Day 1: - Reach in Manali

  • You arrive at Manali by Volvo Bus in the morning. Pick up shall be arranged from the Volvo bus stand from where we will head over to the premises of Hampton Home which is where we will stay for the day. Here you will be served with some welcome snacks.
  • There will not be much activity for today and will primarily act as a day dedicated for complete rest for the body to regain all the required energy for the long journey across the lands of Ladakh that officially commences from the day after.
  • You can either rest in your rooms or head over to do some sightseeing or shopping outside. The Mall road market at Manali is a must visit for shopping lovers.
  • The bikes that we would be riding in the next set of days would be mostly ready by the evening with the fuel tanks totally filled up.
  • We will try wrapping up things early today since we have a lot of bike riding to do the next day. Fresh cooked hot meals will be served for dinner by 7 pm.
  • We will make way towards our beds by 8 pm in the night thereafter for some quality sound sleep in Mrikula Cottage.

Day 2:- From Manali to Sarchu

  • We will wake up a bit early today as we would have to cover a large distance and start our day with some lovely breakfast.
  • From Manali, we will kickstart our first leg of the journey across the Manali-Leh-Highway.
  • We will first ride across the snow-covered Rohtang Pass on the road to Ladakh which is at a height of 13,050 feet above sea level and eventually passing through green Keylong, Jispa and Dracha and then finally crossing the Baralacha Pass (16020 ft) to arrive at Sarchu in the late afternoon.
  • We stop at Gulaba and Rohtang for some pictures with the snow. This highway passes through some high altitude passes and rugged Mountain terrain and thereby does pose some challenges at times but provides equal amounts of adrenaline rush and thrills.
  • We will stay at Sarchu for the night in Swiss tents.
  • Since most people would be exhausted after the whole day’s journey we will finish our dinners by 7 pm and immediately hit the bed by 8 pm thereafter.

Day 3:- Form Sarchu to Tso Moriri Lake

  • Get prepared for some real fun today as we will be officially kickstarting our visits to the amazing lakes in the region today. Some of the most amazing landscapes can be witnessed today.
  • We will start early in the morning headed for the Tso Moriri lake and would go via Tso Kar, Pang, Nakeela, Lachulung La and More Plains.
  • On today's road journey we will also have the chance to cross the  Gata Loops section, which has 21 hairpin bends.
  • On today’s journey we will ride across some of the highest road stretches and gives a rider the chance to ride across all types of difficult and unpredictable road terrains and that is why it is often called by many as the “Highway to Hell”.
  • We will witness the beautiful lakes of Tso Kar and Tso Moriri today as well. The Tso Kar is a saltwater lake which has a considerable depth and size.
  • The Tso Kar, Startsapuk Tso and the adjoining areas form a huge area which houses a lot of flora and fauna.
  • Tso Kar was a major source of salt a couple of years ago, which was exported by Changpa nomads to Tibet.
  • We will reach Tso Moriri by the evening and will stay for the night in swiss tents set up by the banks of the Tso Moriri Lake.

Day 4:- Explore the Tso Moriri Lake

  • The full day today would be dedicated to exploring the Tso Moriri Lake and the areas in and around the place.
  • Make sure you keep your camera ready for capturing a maximum number of photographs of the beautiful landscapes and surroundings.
  • We will wake up early to catch the sunrise happening. It is an absolute delight to witness the sunrise at this place.
  • Next, we will head near the lake. The Tso Moriri which is fed by two streams and springs is a beautiful lake with blue waters that is an abode for a lot of flora and fauna.
  • Just nearby to this lake is the picturesque and quaint village of Korzok, which houses a monastery which is very popular among tourists.
  • We will stay again at the Swiss tents for the night here and gear up for the next day’s round of journey

Day 5:- From Tso Moriri lake to Leh

  • The next day we will start moving towards Leh. On the way, we will cover a couple of places like the Changthang Hot Springs, Shey Palace and Thiksey Monastery.
  • We will reach Leh by the evening and will be staying at a hotel(Hotel Silkway) for the night.

Day 6:- From Leh to Nubra Valley

  • After having an early breakfast at Leh, we will hit the road and start our road journey with fresh spirits and energy headed for Nubra valley and drive across the Khardungla Pass which proudly displays the signboard of being one of the Highest Motorable roads in the world.
  • Here we take a break from our road journey for a quick photo session as this Leh Ladakh road offers some breath-taking sights.
  • We will cross Khalsar and Diskit and finally enter the fascinating magical sand dunes of Nubra valley where we stay overnight at a camp. Such diverse and beautiful sights can only be seen along this Leh Ladakh road.
  • Dikshit is famous for a beautiful Buddhist monastery while Hunder is a small village in the Nubra Valley.
  • Nubra Valley is famous for its sand dunes, the cold desert around it, spectacular views and Bactrian camels which quite uniquely have two humps.
  • Overnight stay at Nubra Valley in Swiss Cottage Camp K2.

Day 7:- From Nubra valley to Pangong Lake

  • Next day after some good breakfast we will head over to another major attraction of our trip- The Pangong lake. We will take an alternative route here this time, heading towards Pangong Lake from Khalsar via Agam-Shyok.
  • This will give us an additional opportunity to drive through some exciting road routes, do water crossing and save a day as well where we will get the chance to ride along the Shyok river.
  • After taking a left turn from Dubruk and crossing Tangtse the first view of world famous Pangong lake with its azure waters becomes visible.
  • We stay overnight at a tent in a camp by the Pangong lake.

Day 8:- From Pangong Lake to Leh via Changla Pass

  • After spending an unforgettable night on the bank of the waters of Pangong Lake, post-breakfast, we start our road journey riding from Pangong to Leh en route which we will cross the Changla Pass ( 3rd highest motorable pass).
  • On reaching Leh, we can do some sightseeing in and around the place.
  • We will stay overnight at a hotel(Hotel Silkway) in Leh.

Day 9:- From Leh to Sarchu

  • We will check out from Leh and start our journey back to Manali today. We will hit the road by 8 am post some breakfast.
  • The road again provides some charming and beautiful sights worth remembering forever.
  • We will ride till Sarchu today which is a lot of distance to cover and would stay at a tent for the night.

Day 10:- From Sarchu to Manali

  • It is the last leg of our journey today. From Sarchu we will ride till Manali using the same route that we had used while going to Ladakh.
  • Going through the same road would surely bring a lot of memories of the first leg of our Lakes trip.
  • We will reach Manali by the evening and would check into a hotel(Mrikula Cottage) for the night. Dinner would be served by 9 p.

Day 11:- Return from Manali to home

  • It is time to bid goodbye to the trip and everyone whom we met who had been part of it. After a rather late breakfast, we will start our journey back to home.
  • Drop to the bus stand at Manali would be arranged and we will conclude this road trip on one of the best road routes in the country taking back some superb memories and sights worth cherishing forever.

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop from/to Manali.
  • All the necessary charges and permit fees while exploring certain places in and around Ladakh.
  • Meals from Day 1 dinner to Day 11 breakfast (except lunches).
  • The first aid basic kit is available for the riders along with the portable oxygen.

Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses and also the personal porters to carry luggage.
  • Petrol, backup vehicle & mechanics are available at an extra cost.
  • Insurance of any kind for this trip. We do not hold the charge if the belongings of the travellers are damaged. It is at their risk.
  • Anything that is not part of the inclusions list.

Things to carry

  • Roadtrip essentials for the road trip like;
  • Helmet
  • Jackets
  • Woollen garments
  • Camera
  • Dry fruits
  • Dry food items
  • Water Flask
  • Camphor
  • Sunglasses
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

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