Trip Title: Trans Himalayan Safari | Destination: Himachal + Ladakh | Type: culture | Duration: 09 nights/ 10 days | Best time: Mid of June to end of Sep | Grade: Moderate Maximum | altitude: 5602m/ 18380ft
Highlights: Manali, Keylong, Darcha, Baralacha-pass, Sarchu, Tsomoriri Lake, Tsokar Lake, Leh city, Shey,Thiksey, Hemis, Khardung – la, Nubra valley, Pangong Lake, ALchi Monastery, Sangam, Hall of fame , Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Overview: Not just a typical tour, real journey for wandering the Himalayas in its true style of exploring. Youthful experience for people who like to experience the inside of each destination Ladakh’s remote and breathtaking high- altitude landscapes appeals to adventure travelers. Here the forces of nature have conspired to render a magical realist landscape of extremes; desert and blue waters, burning sun and freezing winds, glaciers and sand dunes. Tibetan –style tradition and culture remain apparent.
Day 01: Arrive Manali:
On arrival Manali transfer to hotel. Day free, evening walk around local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Manali- (Sarchu 400mtr) 222km
Leave for Sarchu by early morning, through Rohtang pass (3955mtrs). Lahaul valley, Tandi keylong, Jispa, lunch break at Darcha.
After lunch drive to Sarchu through Baralacha pass (4845mtrs).Overnight camp.
Day 03: Sarchu- Tsomoriri/ 220km 06hrs
After breakfast drive to pang. En route we cross the wild animal. Pang is the tiny migrated markets in Leh- Manali road. The person who run the shops these are Ladakhi. They are shifted there for few months as Mid June till Sep. Just cross the Pang and then drive further up. After the uphill drive we find the plain area around 60km till base of Tanglangla (5400m). Reach Tsomoriri and check in at your fixed camp.
Visit the lake side the small collection of huts. Tsomoriri is situated at an altitude of 4573m from south east from Leh. It is like a pearl shape and contains large mineral deposits. The circumference of the Lake is around 36km. Here you must registered and show your permit. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 04: Tsomoriri – Leh 240km 07-08hrs
After breakfast visit Korzok Monastery (350 years old Korzok Monastery which has about 33 resident monks) which belongs to yellow sect.
This valley is inhabited by a small scattered population of “Changspa” nomadic shepherds who also engage in trade and work the caravans in Ladakh. Continue drive to Leh via Sumdo and Chuma- Thang (3965m). Enroute stop at Mahe Bridge from where the road crosses to the south bank of the river by a bridge ; it then follows the unmetallic road through Sumdo village up to join Puga stream. Reach Leh check – into hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Drive Sham Valley & Alchi – 70 Kms
After breakfast, carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir monastery to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma wheel Gompa. Here you’ll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues, Indus & Zanskar river sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and Magnetic hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of fame(which has a museum of the Kargil war memorabilia).Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Tour of Khardungla Pass 18380ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes- Drive 120kms4/ 5hrs
After breakfast drive to Nubra valley via Khardungla (highest motorable road in the world. 18,380ft.) arrive at Hundur by afternoon, rest of the day, post lunch free to explore Deskit. Hunder villages and camal safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder villages. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 07: After breakfast proceed to Deskit monastery which is 515 years old
After breakfast visit Deskit monastery and drive back to Leh by same route, crossing Khardungla pass. Reach Leh by afternoon, evening free time at leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Tour of Pangong Lake – It Is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms one way) en- Route visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery
After early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500ft), through Changla pass 17,350ft. It is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake it is the highest salt water Lake in the world, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing colors and fascinating high altitude of the lake. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 09: Drive back to Leh via Hemis monastery (170km)
Drive back to Leh via Hemis monastery. Evening is free for market, Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Depart Leh
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.
|Orchid green/ manali inn||Orchid green/ manali inn||Orchid green/ manali inn||Orchid green/ manali inn|
|Mulkila adventure camp/ goldrop camp||Mulkila adventure camp/ goldrop camp||Mulkila adventure camp/ goldrop camp||Mulkila adventure camp/ goldrop camp|
|Tsomoriri Camp & resort/ Nomadic camp||Tsomoriri Camp & resort/ Nomadic camp||Tsomoriri Camp & resort/ Nomadic camp||Tsomoriri Camp & resort/ Nomadic camp|
|Three roses / Naro/ Cho palace||The kaal omasila / mansrover/ caravan centre/ ladakh inn||Ladakh residency/ Shangri-La / Spic n Span/ Ladakh Palace/ Druk/ Singee Palace Premium||The grand dragon Zen Resort/ Ladakh Sarai resort|
|Nubra Sarai camp/ Sand Dune camp/ Apple Cottage||Nubra Sarai camp/ Sand Dune camp/ Apple Cottage||Hundur Sarai Yurt/ Hundur resort/ Karma in hotel/||Hundur Sarai Yurt/ Hundur resort/ Karma in hotel/|
|Pangong sarai camp/ Shambhala camp/ royal camp||Pangong sarai camp/ Shambhala camp/ royal camp||Pangong sarai camp/ Shambhala camp/ royal camp||Pangong sarai camp/ Shambhala camp/ royal camp|
- Assistance upon arrival and departure
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary listed above or similar
- Accommodation on breakfast +lunch + dinner (only packed lunch will be provided during long day trips)
- Manali accommodation with breakfast + dinner
- Return airport transfer along with all sightseeing by non AC Innova / Xylo (06 pax in per car , 08 pax onward vehicle will be tempo traveler)
- Environmental fee
- All taxes
Cost does not includes
- Airfares items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratuities, etc.
- Extra hotel nights due to flight cancellations, extra expenses incurred due to mishandled luggage, any insurance.
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