This trip takes you from Shimla, which was the summer capital of the British Empire. From Shimla the safari follows the beautiful mountain road to Kinnaur. From Kinnaur you enter the very remote, dry and mostly barren valley of Spiti which has the Tabo, Ki and Dankar monasteries.
You cross the KunZum La (15,155ft) into Lahaul and then take the road to Ladakh. You will visit the famous Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries.
Extreme 4×4 offroading at most places.
Enjoy high altitude off-road experience
See many monasteries
drive through uncharted territory and see the highest passes in the world.
Drive on a dry lake bed
Group Size: 5 to 10 per group, first come first served.
Total Distance Covered: 2000+ km.
Average altitude: 10,000 ft
Maximum altitude attained: 18500 ft
Terrain: Challenging, but safe.
Thrill level: Extreme
Day 1: Manali to Jispa:
Start the ascent to the famous Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul. On entering the Lahaul valley we see a distinct change with the Hindu influence being replaced with the Buddhist religion. Continue drive to Jispa via Keylong. 7-8 hours drive. Dinner and overnight in Guest House.
Day 2: Jispa tp Tso kar
Leisurely drive over the scenic Baralacha Pass (4880 M). Plenty of stops to capture the scenic grandeur of this majestic landscape dotted with snow capped peaks and high altitude lakes. After crossing the pass drop down to the vast Sarchu plains . and drive to Tso-Kar Lake. Through 21 Gata Loops, then Nakeela and Lachangla Passes (16,617 ft), we reach at tent city Pang and then through Skyangchu Thang (The biggest and highest Plateau on Earth on, a Stretch of 42 Kms) and a 6-7 km off road drive, we reach Tso-Kar Lake and overnight camp over there.
Day 3: Tso kar –Leh (3506m/155 kms)
Post Breakfast we drive to Leh via the Tanglang la pass.
Day 4: Rest Day:
Day to rest and relax in Leh.
Day 5: Leh to Pangong Lake via Chang-la (260kms)
Today we cross the mightly Chang-la pass that is the gateway to the amazing and famous Pangong-tso lake. Overnight at the lake shore.
Day 6: Pangong to Hunder (250kms)
Time for some double-pass action! After crossing the Chang-La Pass, we’ll descend into Shakti Valley. From there we have a steep climb for the recently opened road leading up to Wari-La Pass at 5,300 mt will demand our undivided attention. Cresting the pass, it’s a wild ride down into the vast, arid expanse of Nubra Valley, where we’ll visit the ancient, remote Diskit Monastery. Today’s destination is Hunder, an oasis where we will have dinner and spend the night in the Guest House /camps with its cozy garden
Day 7: Nubra (Hunder) to Leh (130km)
The summit! It’s time for the world’s highest motorable road, the Khardungla Pass (18,380 ft!!). Later, we’ll return to our headquarters in Leh. The afternoon is free to relax or shop, or visit the Shanti Stupa at sunset. Dinner at the best Tibetan place.
Day 8: Rest day where you can explore the markets of Leh. We do local sightseeing today.
HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
The Museum houses information related to Leh culture, way of life, history, vegetation and animals found in this part of the world. Among other things one finds information on Zorawar Singh, the dogra ruler and his battles with king of Ladakh and the advances his army made in China. The top floor houses guns and equipment that have been seized by the Indian Army during its skirmishes with Pakistan Army. On display here are seized guns, grenades, passports, documents etc. Another section has been dedicated to the Siachin area which has on display apparel and equipment used by the Indian Army in the region.
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
During his lifetime Guru Nanak travelled to many distant places and one such place was Tibet. Guru Nanak is well respected by Tibetan Buddhists who consider him a saint; The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Buddhists in Tibet, has confirmed this in his discussions with some Sikh leaders saying that Tibetans revere Guru Nanak as a Buddhist saint under the name of Guru Gompka Maharaj.
Shey Palace & Monastery
This summer palace of the erstwhile King of Leh set upon a hill. The monastery itself has a 7.5 meter high, copper statue of a sitting Buddha, wrought in gold. This is the largest of it’s kind in the world.
19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas of Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery provides a panoramic view of the green Indus Valley from its vantage point atop a hill. has chambers full of statues, Stupas and colorful Tankhas.
Day 9:- Leh to Sarchu (255km).
Post breakfast we check out of the guest house and proceed towards Sarchu, enroute Stopping at Tanglangla pass, the second highest motorable pass in the world at 5350 m. overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), bordering the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul), Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay
Day 10:- Sarchu to Manali, (222km)
After breakfast we ride from Sarchu to Manali over Baralacha La (4800m) and crossing Darcha, Jispa, Gemur & Keylong.from Sissu to Manali. Crossing the Rohtang Pass ((4050 m) and Descend to Marhi, Gulaba, Kothi and finally reaching Manali. Journey ends with beautiful memories.
All our packages come with:
- Booking (Unpaid) of 9 Nights /10 Days accommodation on twin sharing basis or single depending on your discretion/budget in standard rooms or tents
- Guidance to best places for all Meals.
- Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
- Monument & Museum entrance fees.
Medical & Mechanical backup vehicle with O2 & AMS pack.
Our packages do not include::
- Pay as per your taste.
- Jeep rent and Fuel.
- Any Kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters etc.
- Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls
Any Kind of drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, soft drinks, Aerated)
- Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee, Boat and rope trolley fee.
We have an add-on package of INR 60,000/- for two persons for 10 days/9 nights.
This ad-on package includes:
– 9 Nights /10 Days accommodation on twin sharing basis in standard rooms & tents paid by you.
– All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), but NOT in major towns.
– For each additional person beyond two, the food and stay (on twin sharing basis) charges will be applicable for 10 days / 9 nights.
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