Recommended for Age Group 18 - 22 years

Travel back in time as you journey along what was once the famous Silk Road - the Manali - Leh highway. Breathtakingly beautiful vistas and surreal views of the surrounding mountains greet you around every bend, as you drive through the valleys of Kullu, Lahaul, Sarchu and more.

Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins as your take 21 hairpin bends in the Gata loops, breathe in the mountain air as you drive along Khardung-la, the highest motorable road in the world, and experience the serenity of Pangong-Tso as you camp by those heavenly blue waters.

Traveling through the Himalayas is an adventure like no other. The ancient Tibetan monasteries, the scenic views, and the vivid culture of Manali and Ladakh are sure to make this the trip of a lifetime!

10 Nights 11 Days Available on request
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  • Highlights
    • Cross famed high altitude passes - Rohtang-la, Baralacha-la, Lachulung-la, Naki-la, Taglang-la, Khardung-la, Chang-la
    • Visits to Thiksey, Hemis, and Shanti Stupa that showcase the Buddhist culture of the region
    • Visit to Hall of Fame Museum
    • Drive thru Khardung-la (Pass), the highest motorable road
    • Witness changing moods of Pangong as you stay at Pangong
    • Explore sand dunes - stay at Nubra Valley
    • Visit to the frontier Balti village Turtuk
    • Chance to view rare Himalayan wildlife

    Day 1: Delhi - Manali | Overnight at Manali
    Approximate distance / travel time: 550 kms / 14 hrs drive
    Assemble at Delhi Volvo Point at 5 pm. Overnight travel to Manali.
    (Meals: Dinner)

    Day 2: Manali | Overnight at Manali
    Altitude during night halt: 6700 feet (approx.)
    Arrive at Manali. Orientation and acclimatization at  Manali. A small acclimatization walk. Visit to Manali Market in the evening.
    Overnight at Manali.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 3: Manali - Jispa | Overnight at Jispa
    Approximate distance / travel time: 138 kms / 5 hrs drive
    Altitude during night halt : 10400 feet (approx.)
    After an early breakfast proceed to Jispa. En route visit to Rohtang Pass, Suraj Taal.
    Overnight at Jispa.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 4: Jispa - Leh | Overnight at Leh
    Approximate distance / travel time: 335 kms / 11 hrs drive
    Altitude during night halt: 11200 feet (approx.)
    Post very early morning breakfast, proceed to Leh. En route explore Baralacha La, Nakee La, Lachung La, Tanglang La, Moore Planes.
    Overnight at Leh.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 5: Explore in and around Leh | Overnight at Leh
    Altitude during night halt: 11200 feet (approx.)
    Today post breakfast we will leave for local sightseeing which includes  Hall of Fame, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Stok Palace, Sunset from Shanti stupa.
    Overnight at Leh.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 6: Leh - Khardung La - Diskit | Overnight at Nubra Valley
    Approximate distance/ travel time: 126 kms / 5-6 hrs drive
    Altitude during night halt: 10300 feet (approx.)
    Today we have an early breakfast and leave for Nubra valley. En route we will be stopping at the famous Khardung-la pass (highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 ft). We will proceed for Diskit where some delicious hot lunch awaits us at our hotel. Post evening tea & snacks we head for the famous sand dunes of Ladakh in Hunder & enjoy camel safari in the sand dunes.
    Overnight at Diskit.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 7: Diskit - Turtuk - Diskit | Overnight at Nubra Valley
    Approximate distance / travel time: 160 kms / 4-5 hrs drive (both ways)
    Altitude during night halt: 10300 feet (approx.)
    Post Breakfast we will start our journey towards village Turtuk.
    Turtuk is a frontier village and the habitat are Balti community. A beautiful drive in remote part of the valley.
    If we receive permit from Army, we might get a chance to see the LOC (Line of Control) with our naked eye from the village Thyaksey. After the day excursion drive back to Diskit.
    Overnight at Diskit.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 8:  Nubra Valley to Leh | Overnight at Leh
    Altitude during night halt: 11200 feet (approx.)
    Post breakfast, we visit Diskit monastery and return to Leh by previous day's route. Celebrate your moments at the “Khardung la” with a great views and few good photo clicks.
    Evening will be at leisure. One can enjoy shopping at Leh market.
    Overnight at Leh.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 9: Leh to Pangong lake | Overnight at Pangong Tso
    Approximate distance / travel time: 150 kms / 6-7 hrs drive
    Altitude during night halt: 14000 feet (approx.)
    After an early breakfast and drive to the largest lake in Leh- Pangong Lake.
    En route we cross yet another high altitude pass - The Chang-la pass, 17,350 ft. The drive is probably one of the most scenic drives and it leaves everyone awestruck!!! Evening we will explore the area near by Pangong lake to get some wonderful pictures of the lake and the surrounding landscapes.
    Overnight at Pangong.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 10: Pangong lake to Leh | Overnight at Leh
    Altitude during night halt: 11200 feet (approx.)
    After breakfast we drive back to Leh. On the way back we visit the famous and beautiful Thiksey Monastery. Evening at leisure. Visit the vibrant Leh market.
    Overnight at Leh.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Evening Tea, Dinner)

    Day 11: Transfer to Leh Airport
    Post Breakfast transfer to Leh airport (Suggested post 11 am flights).
    (Meals: Breakfast)
    Tour Ends.


    What is included in the tour

    • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis
      1 N accommodation at Manali in Deluxe Hotel
      1 N accommodation at Jispa in Deluxe Camp
      4 N accommodation at Leh in Deluxe Hotel
      2 N accommodation at Diskit in a Deluxe Hotel or a camp
      1 N accommodation at Pangong Tso in Deluxe Tents
    • Food charges Ex- Delhi (Tea, breakfast & dinner)
    • Transport by Non AC Tempo Traveller for the route as per the itinerary
    • All Monument Entry Fees
    • Ladakh - regional entry fee
    • Inner line permit
    • Environment fees
    • Services of a tour leader from Foliage Outdoors
    • Travel Insurance

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Air fare up to and from Srinagar/ Leh
    • Bottled Mineral water / cold drinks purchased during journey or at the campsite
    • Quad Bike & Camel ride charges in Nubra
    • Lunch on all days
    • Telephone, Laundry, Room service and other personal expenses
    • Any medical expenses, if incurred
    • Expenses incurred due to delay in the schedule for reasons beyond the control of organizers
    • Personal expenditure of any kind
    • Any charges not mentioned in "Charges Include"
    • GST