Backpack Trip To Panorama of Ladakh
Magnificent Landscape, High passes & Colorful Lakes
Route: Chandigarh/Delhi-Manali - Serchu- Rothang pass-Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Pangong Lake – Tangtse- Durbuk – Pangong Lake - Khardong La - Nubra valley - Deskit monastery -Deskit – Hunder, Magnetic Hill, Sangam, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa- Kargil- Srinagar.
Grade: Rough +Moderate Driving
Day 02: Manali local sightseeing
Post breakfast complete day at leisure to explore the destination at your own and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Manali to Sarchu (222 Kms).
Today we start our journey to Leh Stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay.
Day 04: Sarchu to Leh (255 Kms).
Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Taklang La Pass 17,5856ft(2nd highest motorable road in the worls) and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in leh you’ll met by our representative and check in at our Hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 05: Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,380 Ft. (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)
Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,380 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 06: Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)
After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.
Day 07: Leh To Pangong Lake (160 kms / 4 - 5 Hrs – One Way)
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 17,586 feet third highest motorable road in the world . The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Day 08: Pangong Lake To Leh (160 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis monastery, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kargu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 09: Leh to Kargil via Sham Valley (92 Kms)
After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Hall of fame must visit for every Indians( constructed by Indian army). Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 5 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, further drive to Kargil enroute visiting the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Later Drive to KARGIL over Fatu-la (13,489 ft) which is the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Kargil to Srinagar 220 Kms/ 7hrs
After early Breakfast by 6.00 am drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited Place on earth and you can have spectacular view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. Pay a tribute to Vijay Smarak, dedicated to Indian Soldiers who laid their lives for us during Kargil War in 1999. Arrive Srinagar by Afternoon. Rest of the time for own activities. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 11: Depart Srinagar (Fly Out)
Tour concludes. Looneytunes Adventure thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
Meals on MAP basis (breakfast and dinner)
All drives, sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary using Innova/Xylo/ tempo traveller.
Welcome drink on arrival
Assistance on arrival and departure.
Permit Handling Charges for the visit to Pangong Lake, Khardung La Pass and Nubra Valley.
Medical assistance in Ladakh in need.
Red cross & Environmental fee.
Camera fees, Tips, gratuities
Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature
Any item not specified under cost includes
Entrance fees to monuments and monasteries
SUPPLEMENTS FOR OTHER OPTIONS
Rs. 1400 Per Person to Rs. 1600 Per Person
2) Motorbike hire for full day:
Rs.1,600.00 Per Bike
3) Double hump Camel Ride at Nubra Valley at Sand Dunes:
Rs. 300 to Rs. 800 (as per the duration)
4) Cultural Dance Program:
Rs 1,00 to Rs. 10,000 Per Program
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India