Manali - Tsomoriri - Leh - Srinagar
Hidden over high passes in an arid, largely treeless rain shadow, Ladakh is classic Trans Himalayan scenery: huge khaki-colored valleys and harsh rock walls brought alive by the occasional splash of irrigated green. Traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture remains intact here, with spectacularly located monasteries that burst into life during medieval masked dance festivals that have changed little in 500 years. For travelers there's a bit of everything – epic treks, sparkling high-altitude mountain lakes and a well-developed backpacker infrastructure based around the capital, Leh.
Departure Time & Date
, 01 January, 1970 (Thursday)
Return Time & Date
, 01 January, 1970 (Thursday)
Day 1: DELHI –MANALI
Upon arrival at Delhi airport/railway station, you will have to reach the Volvo pick up point at MajnukaTilla. Semi-sleeper Volvo pick up will be between 5:30-6:00 pm and you will have an overnight journey to Manali which is 537 kms.
Day 2: MANALI
Upon your arrival at Patlikuhl stop near Manali, the team will take you by tempo traveller to your respective hotels to freshen up and rest a while.In the afternoon,we will have our first briefing session by the Road Marshall who will brief the team about the road conditions and ridding techniques.Post lunch the team will be allotted bikes and will be taken for a test ride till Jana waterfalls. Post the test ride the team can confirm if any issues with the bikes they have been allotted. Naggar is an ancient town situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1,800 meters. Jana Falls is a beautiful natural waterfall inside a small village known as Jana 10kms away from Naggar. The Jana Falls is surrounded by deodar trees, pine trees, apple orchards and mountain peaks; this fall is a charming picnic spot. The first sight of the falls is quite hidden and will be a surprise for the visitor as the water unexpectedly rushes from a cluster of rocks overlooking a wooden bridge. The road towards Jana waterfalls is breathtakingly beautiful.
Day 3: MANALI(NAGGAR) –KEYLONG /JISPA
Today we begin our journey towards our 1st stop at Keylong which is 137kms. We will start our day early by 7am since we will have to enrouteRohtang pass which faces heavy traffic during morning hours due to high volume of tourists.Upon our arrival at Keylong/Jispa,the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in Hotel/camps. Rohtang Pass: Elevation 3,978 m 13,050 ft It is a high mountain pass on the eastern PirPanjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. Keylong is the administrative centre of Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 126 km north of Manali and 120 km from the Indo-Tibetan border. Jispa is a village in Lahaul, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Jispa is located 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha, along the Manali-Leh Highway and the Bhaga river. There are approximately 20 villages between Jispa and Keylong.
Day 4: KEYLONG/JISPA –SARCHU
Today post breakfast we will continue our journey to our 2nd stop at SarchuenrouteJispa which is 85 kms.Upon our arrival at Sarchu, the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in camps. Sarchu is a major halt point with tented accommodation in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh in India. It is situated between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m and 14500 ft above sea level. Bara-lacha-la: Elevation 4,890 m or 16,040 ft Also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or BārāLācha La, is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Leh district in Ladakh, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.
Day 5: SARCHU – TSMORIRI LAKE
Today post breakfast we will continue our journey towards our 3rd stop at Tsomoriri Lake which is 235 kms.Upon our arrival at Tsomoriri Lake, the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in hotels. Tso Moriri or Lake Moriri or "Mountain Lake", is a lake in the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh in Northern India. The lake and surrounding area are protected as the TsoMoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve. The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m.
Day 6: TSMORIRI LAKE – PANGONG LAKE
Post breakfast early in the morning we continue to head towards Pangong which is our 5th and last stop which is 300kms.Upon our arrival at Pangong, the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in camps. Pangong Lake Pangong Tso, Tibetan name for "high grassland lake", also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m. It is 134 km long and extends from India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, China.This is one of the famous lake shown in the 3 idiots movie and you can take some similar photos with proms available at the lake.
Day 7: PANGONG LAKE –NUBRA VALLY
Post breakfast our journey continues towards our 4th stop at Nubra Valley which is 200 kms. Upon our arrival at Nubravalley,the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in camps.Bonfire with a musical night will be organised at the camp.
Day 8: NUBRA VALLY -LEH
We will begin our return journey today post breakfast by heading back towards Leh which will be 165kms.Upon our arrival at Leh, the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in hotel. Khardung La: Elevation of 5602 meters 18379 ft Khardungla Pass Is a mountain pass in the Leh district of the Indian union territory of Ladakh. The local pronunciation is "Khardung La" or "Khardung La" but, as with most names in Ladakh, the romanised spelling varies. The pass on the Ladakh Range is north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. Nubra Valley is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley, in Indian-administered Kashmir. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra (the valley of flowers). The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges. The Shyok river is a tributary of the Indus river. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. i.e. 3048 metres above sea level. The common way to access this valley is to travel over the Khardung La pass from Leh town.
Day 9: LEH
The day is at leisure and sightseeing. Post breakfast we will head for sightseeing at Leh within 100 kms.Upon our arrival at Leh, the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in hotel. Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama.Located approximately 4 km from Leh on the Leh-Kargil Road, the Hall of Fame is a museum which was built in memory of the brave soldiers who lost their lives fighting for India at the Indo-Pakistan war. Leh Palace TheLeh Palace, also known as 'LhachenPalkhar' is one of the most historically rich edifices that can be found in the country and is located in the breathtakingly beautiful town of Leh. This grand structure was built in the 17th century by King SenggeNamgyal as a royal palace, overlooking the town of Leh and the King and his family were the former residents of the majestic mansion. The Leh Palace is also one of the tallest buildings of its time with nine stories in all, and offers marvellous panoramic views of the entire town of Leh, as well as of the Stok Kangri and Zanskar mountains of the mighty Himalayan ranges, thereby giving the palace a strategic position.The palace was abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century and forced the royal family to move to Stok Palace. Magnet Hill is a "Cyclops hill" located near Leh. The layout of the area and surrounding slopes create the optical illusion of a hill. The hill road is actually a downhill road. Objects and cars on the hill road may appear to roll uphill in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill. Sangam Valley is a 48 kilometre drive from Leh and is the confluence of the rivers Indus and Zanskar. Just the view of Sangam Valley from the road above it can make you swoon in ecstasy. The colours of the two rivers can be distinctly seen at the confluence. GurudwaraPathar Sahib is a highly revered gem located 25 miles away from Leh town on KargilLeh Highway. Devoted to Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh Religion, the sacred place beautifully commemorates his visit to Ladakh. Dating back to 1517, the Gurudwara houses aboulder with imprints of the head, shoulders and backside of Shree Guru Nanak Dev. Leh Market & Mall Road The main market of Leh is a Street market with many lanes and bylanes, all of which have small shops selling a variety of products. One can find everything here from shoes to clothes and woolen wear as well as jewelry. Also, carpets, shawls, and souvenirs are available here. The Tibetan Refugee Market is also set up here which sells locks with unique carvings, artifacts, and souvenirs. The market also sells sonorous bowls prepared by a combination of nine metals like cymbals, decorative brass and copper trumpets. One can also find a few old ladies selling jewelry and handicrafts in the Leh Main Market.
Day 10: LEH -KARGIL
Post breakfast we will head towards Kargil, our 6th stop which is 207 kms.Upon arrival at Kargil, the evening will be at rest with dinner and night stay in camps/Hotel. The Kargil War, also known as the Kargilconflict,was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). In India, the conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay (Hindi: वजय, literally "Victory") which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargilsector.The Indian Air Force's role in acting jointly with Ground troops during the War that was aimed at flushing out Regular and Irregular troops of the Pakistani Army from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control was given the code name Operation Safed Sagar (Hindi: ऑपरेशनसफेदसागर, lit. "Operation White Sea")
Day 11: KARGIL -SONMARG
We will head towards our 7th stop at Sonmarg which is 174 kms.This will be our last stop for bike riding, the journey for the next 1 day will be done in tempo traveller due to certain state regulations.Dinner and night stay will be at hotels. Sonmarg is a hill station in Ganderbal district in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir about 80 km north-east of Srinagar. ZojiLa Elevation: 3,528 mZoji La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayas. Located in the Kargil district, the pass connects the Kashmir Valley to its west with the Dras and Suru valleys to its northeast and the Indus valley further east.
Day 12: SONMARG –SRINAGAR
Departure Day At this we end our journey of 11 days with beautiful snow treasured memories. The traveller can plan their return journey from Srinagar airport on the 12th day either early morning or post afternoon,in case the traveller wishes to extend the stay, the traveller will have to arrange the same.There won't be any sightseeing arranged by the team at Srinagar. Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats.
· Bike As Per Selected Package (Standard 500cc / Himalayan )
· Accommodation in standard hotels / camps on double / triple sharing.
· Oxygen Cylinders and basic first aid kit.
· Experienced and Professional Tour Marshal.
· Experienced and Professional Tour Mechanic.
· Experienced and Professional Backup Team with Backup car.
· Fuel (Bike+Backup Car) For Whole Trip.
· Daily Breakfast from 2nd day till last day and Dinner from 1st day till second last day.
· One Side Volvo Semi-Sleeper (Delhi-Manali Or Manali To Delhi).
· Required permits.
· 5% GST.
· Personal Expenses.
· Insurance, Tips, Laundry, Phone calls.
· Soft and Hard drinks.
· Photography / Videography.
· Additional vehicle apart from the one already provided.
· Extended stay due to health issues or weather conditions or any factor beyond control.
· Difference due to change in tax by the Government.
· Anything not specified under inclusions.