Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

 

  • All Inner line permit for restricted areas.

  • Airport pickup and Drop.

  • Tempo(>6pax)

  • Accommodation on Double sharing basis in hotels/camps mentioned or similar.

  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner.

  • Packed/hot lunch only for Luxury and Premium category.

  • An Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the car in case of an emergency.

  • All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary.

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  • Scorpio(Standard)/Innova/Xylo/Aria

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals not mentioned under inclusions.

  • Airfare

  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc.

  • Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments.

  • Travel Insurance

  • Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusions.

  • GST @ 5%

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival and local Sightseeing

Arrive at Leh airport or at Leh bus stand by yourself and check into the Hotel that we have booked for you. You are advised to take complete rest for the day to adapt yourself with the new environment at 11,135 feet altitude. Later, in the evening you can visit the Leh Market, Leh Palace, known as ‘Lachen Palkhar’ or Shanti Stupa, located on a hilltop near Changspa, reaching the top you will see the beauty of whole Leh town.

Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 2 - Leh - Aryan Valley

After breakfast in the morning, we will start driving to the Dha Hanu in western Ladakh. These villages are also known as the Aryan valley, as the people residing there are believed to be the last remaining of the pure Aryan race. Aryan peoples have distinct facial and physical features, they are also culturally quite different from the rest of Ladakh. The route is along the Leh-Srinagar Highway up to Khaltse and diverts from there to follow the direction of the Indus river.  Along the way, we will visit several sightseeing places like Hall of Fame museum, which was built in the name those martyrs passed away in Kargil war, and also visit Magnetic hill and Sangam, (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus River).

Overnight stay at Aryan Valley.  

Day 3 - Aryan valley to Kargil via Batallik

In the morning after taking breakfast and exploring the Aryan village of Dha Beema, we will ride further westward alongside the river Indus up to Batallik sector, which is very close to the border and among the least taken routes. We will then divert towards Kargil away from the Indus and reach Kargil, the second biggest town in the Ladakh region to reach by evening.

Overnight stay at Kargil.

Day 4 - Kargil - Leh via Lamayuru

In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel. Soon we will start driving back to Leh. We will follow the Srinagar-Leh Highway, also known as NH1D, the roads are mostly wide and well-laid tarmac but consist of innumerable hairpin bends through mountains and beautiful villages. We will get to see some of the most renowned monuments of Ladakh like Lamayuru monastery, Basgo monastery etc. We will retrace the same route after Khaltse and reach Leh by evening.

Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 5 - Ride from Leh – Khardung La (5602m) – Hunder (4000m)

Today we will drive northward from Leh to Nubra valley, which is considered one of the most scenic valleys in the entire trans-Himalayan region. The valley boasts a unique landscape with sand dunes, lush green oasis and snow peaks, along with beautiful monasteries and villages. We will be crossing the Khardungla pass (18,380ft), considered the Highest all weather motorable pass in the world. The Pass has become a dream destination for bikers and adventurous souls from all across the world, we can click some photos, grab a hot tea from the cafeteria and start driving towards Nubra valley.  We will drive past the North Pullu check post, and through the narrow roads and blind curves to reach Diskit in the afternoon. We will visit the Diskit monastery, and the Maitreya Buddha statue which ideally sits atop a small hill overlooking the valley, the view from there is incredible.

Further, we will drive to the Hunder Sand dunes, which is among the most visited place in Ladakh and also enjoy the camel ride. Nubra is the only place in India where these camels exist.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Nubra

Day 6 - Nubra – Pangong Tso (4350m) via Shayok

Today we will drive to the world famous Pangong lake, probably the most famous attraction of Ladakh. It is the largest brackish lake in Asia and the largest overall at this altitude. The road from Nubra to Shayok is very less taken but has to be one of the most scenic trails for motorbiking. There will be some water crossings and offroad stretches which will make it more adventurous and fun.

Once reaching Pangong, we will further drive along the length of the lake towards the Merak, which is ideally the last point up to which a foreigner can go.  We will stay at Merak overlooking the Pangong lake.

Day 7 - Drive from Pangong Tso (4350m) to Hanley

Early morning, enjoy the sunrise at the Pangong lake while sipping a warm cup of tea, we will then have our breakfast at the Camp and start riding towards Chushul, the place known for the Sino-Indian war of 1962. We will further cross the Tsaga-la and then to the Loma bend. Along the way, we will get to explore the Changthang plateau and nomadic life of the locals in the region. Arrive at Hanley village in the evening.  Explore the Hanley village and visit Hanley Monastery, one of the grand monasteries by visited by very few peoples. Hanley is also famous for astrophotography and the star gazing due to its spotless clear sky.

Overnight stay at Hanley.

Day 8 - Hanley to Tsomorriri

Early in the morning, we will have our breakfast at the Guesthouse start riding towards Loma bend. We will then divert towards Sumdo and head to Tsomorriri lake. We will get to see some scenic villages along the way in Rupsho, followed by some offroad trails to reach Tsomorriri. Tsomorriri is the large lake with wetlands reserves surrounding the lake. Numerous migratory birds and wildlife throng the region during the season. Close to the lake is the scenic village of Korzok and the monastery of Korzok. Overnight stay at hotel/ Camp.

Day 9 - Tsomoriri - Leh via Tsokar and Taglangla

Today, we'll start early from Tsomorriri and further via Polokongka-la (16207ft) towards the Tsokar lake, which is known for the salt deposits, rich wildlife and birding spots. We will also encounter the hot springs and sulphur deposits at the Puga valley. The roads will be a mix of patchy tarmac and off roads amidst flat stretches.  We will turn right from Debring, and head towards Leh crossing through Taglang La. Overnight stay at Leh Hotel.

Day 10 - Buffer Day / Rest Day.

Today is the much-deserved rest day at Leh. The day will also double as an extra day or buffer day in case of any road blockage or unforeseen situation in which are common in places like Ladakh. It will also ensure your timely arrival at Leh to catch your flight back home.

The full day is at leisure and you can visit the local market to collect some souvenirs or just hang around and visit a traditional restaurant to taste some local cuisines.

Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 11 - Departure

Early morning our driver will pick you up and transfer to the Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Leh airport to board a flight back to your next destination. The journey ends with lots of memories and adventure stories to be related once back home.

Pickup point
Directions.