Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Eco Traveler|
|Event Date||Dec 23, 2016|
|Event End Date||Jan 1, 2017|
|Event Location||Manali, Leh & Srinagar|
|Pickup Time||8.00 AM|
|Things to Carry||Will be informed later|
|Itinerary||Day 1: Manali
Located on the banks of beas river valley, manali is the queen of all hesitations in india rather in the world. It is a paradisiacal place and one of the top tourist spots in the world. Breathtaking landscape consisting of meandering streams, snowcapped peaks, fruit orchards and ancient temples are highlights of this picturesque town during the manali to leh road trip. You will arrive to manali during the day, stay will be arranged with breakfast included, and one can spend the day relaxing in their lodge or visiting the local signature spots like vashisht, hadimba temple, van vihar etc.
Day 2: Sarchu (4290 m)
We leave for sarchu earlier in the morning. On the manali to leh road trip, one gets spectacular and panoramic views from the rohtang pass. Located 51km from manali, at an altitude of 3900m, it is a route that leads to places such as pangi, lahaul spiti and leh. You get views of beautiful snow-capped peaks and glaciers from here. It is in this vicinity that the chandra river flows too. After crossing rohtang the real thrill begins, the next stops are keylong, jispa and finally the first high altitude pass, baralachhla (4890 m), we cross the j&k border after barachhla and camp the night at sarchu, a dry highland.
Day 3: Leh (3500 m)
Leh, a high-desert city in the himalayas, is the capital of the ladakh region in northern india’s jammu and kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, leh is now known for its buddhist sites and several trekking destinations. We will rest today after 3 days of treacherous and adventures road trip. Night stay at homestay in leh.
Day 4: Culture tour leh
Ladakh neighbors tibet in the east, in the north by the xiniang province of china, in the northwest by pakistan, in the west by kashmir and in the south by the lahaul and spiti valleys of himachal pradesh, also central asia further afield – it’s beautiful to witness how all these areas have influenced and shaped the culture and society that has developed in ladakh over the years to the present day. We will spent the day local sightseeing in ladakh and visit the ancient buddhist palaces and monasteries and local savories.
Day 5: Pangong- tso (4350 m)
The route to pangong lake passes through beautiful ladakh countryside, over chang la, the third highest motor able mountain pass in the world. Traces of snow along the road welcome us. Pangong’s view changes through the day and it’s a sight to watch and capture forever. Night stay will be arranged in camps at pangong by the sunset.
Day 6: Return to leh
We return from pangong and spend the evening in leh enjoying the café culture in the evening.
Day 7: Nubra valley
Like the rest of the tibetan plateau, nubra is a high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds. You would cross the highest recorded mortorable road in the world khardungla pass (5602 m) to get to nubra valley. Nubra offers varied views of unreal landscapes that the eyes cannot believe, the rare double hump bactrian camels can be seen very closely in nubra. Nubra valley gives a true feeling of a high altitude dessert mountain homing the oldest buddhist monasteries, this gives a true feeling of a paradise. Night stay will be arranged at nubra.
Day 8: Return to leh
We return to leh and relish our last evening there before we leave next morning
Day 9: Kargil
We start our journey towards kashmir our first pit stop being kargil. Kargil needs no introduction, we will stop at the war memorials and stay at a lodge in the night at kargil. We will cross fotula top, the highest road on the srinagar-leh highway.
Day 10: Srinagar
We arrive at srinagar by lunch, you have a choice of leaving the same day or the next day. Stay will be arranged for those who wish to stayback.
All transportation, tourist service charge, vat and office service charge
Pick up from manali and drop at srinagar
All accommodation during the trek and tour
Guide and porter for the trek and all expenses pertaining to them
All campsite and homestay meals
Personal equipment’s and rescue operation in case of emergency
Beverages(we do not encourage bottled drinks as it generates plastic)
Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary
Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
This is the road trip that is the dream of every off beat traveler seeking views of breathtaking landscapes, a unique out of the world culture and a real life time extreme adventure experience. This is a road trip is not for the faint hearted as it is along the high altitude passes of the world. The air is thin and the climate is extreme, however it’s an adventure worth taking. Marked as one of the most dangerous highways of the world, you are in for a trip of a lifetime. A Mecca for bikers across the world.