A high-altitude trip, over the world highest motorable road, passes through several passes, lowest pass is Rohtang pass elevating 3950m and he highest is Khardungala pass 5600m., the gate way to the Nubra valley and further to Siachen glacier in Karakoram range. Trip start from the lush green valley of Kullu Manali to Semi desert valley of Lahoul to the arid zone of Ladakh. Ladakh also known as “the roof of the world” here predominantly Buddhist culture is flourished. When crossing those passes, fertile and barren valleys you will be mesmerize by pristine mountain beauty, large plateau and immense dark blue lakes hidden in the lap of Himalaya.
Day 01: Arrive Manali
Day 02: Manali - Jispa, via Rohtang pass (3900m) 135 kms, 6-7 hrs.
Day 03: Jispa- Sarchu 125 kms, 5-6 hrs. including Baralachla pass(4890m)
Day 04: Sarchu- Leh (4290m) 250 kms, 6-7 hrs.
Day 05: Leh- Khardungla pass (5600m) - Nubra valley 140km, 3-4 hrs.
Day 06: Nubra- Leh
Day 07: Leh- Pangong-Tso (4250m), 8-9 hrs. & back to Leh.
Day 08: Leh- Sarchu via Taglang-La (4290m) 250 kms, 6-7 hrs.
Day 09: Sarchu- Manali 225 kms, 6-7rs.
Day 10: Manali- Delhi
Day 01- Arrive Manali (2050 meter)
On arrival our representative will pick you up from bus stand and transfer to your designated hotel. Afternoon visit Manu Temple in old Manali, Hadimba Devi Temple and free visit in market. Night hotel.
Day 02- Manali - Jispa via Rohtang pass (3900m) 135 kms, 6-7 hrs.
The challenge begins here as we zigzag up to the Rohtang pass (3950m). Here you get fantastic views back towards Manali and the surrounding Himalaya. Descend to the semi desert valley of Lahoul. Police check point is at Koksar where you get registered. Following the Chandra river valley to Keylong town the administrative headquarter of Lahoul and Spiti distt. Further few kms drive to Jispa, a silent location of tinny hamlet located on the bank of Bhaga river. Night in camp.
Day 03- Jispa- Sarchu 125 kms, 5-6 hrs. including Baralachla pass (4890m)
Leave to Sarchu, short day but you are moving toward higher region when altitude gain progressively. Quick stop at the police check post of Darcha, drive further on our way up to the Baralacha pass that gives the access to arid region of Ladakh. Reach to large and beautiful plateau of Sarchu, the border between Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh where again registration of tourist is required. Night in fix camp
Day 04 - Sarchu- Leh (4290m) over Namkila 4950m, Lachung-la (5090m). And Tanglangla – 5332m. 250 kms, 6-7 hrs.
Following the astonishing beauty which nature has created in different forms, alongside the road you will. appreciate small canyons erected. Different passes adorned by prayer flags provide the magnificent views of the surrounding. Traverse the edge of Tchang-Thang plateau known as moor plain where lives the nomadic Changpa with their herds. Gradual climb to the second highest motorable pass Tanglang la 5332m. which gives access toward the Indus valley. Evening reach at Leh. Night in hotel
Day 05- Leh- (Nubra valley) Samur (3,096 m) Diskit (3,144 m - 140 km) over Khardungla pass (5600m).
Morning leave to Khardungala pass, the gate way to the valley of Nubra and further to Siachen glacier. Part of road is well maintained and part is dirt, occasional rivulet can increase the flow due to high melting rate of snow in summer. Pass is claimed one of the highest motorable road of the world elevating around 5600m. Once on the top of pass, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of Nubra valley, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges.Descent to Khalsar (3,018 m), We continue to the large village of Samur, visit the complex of 7 temples of the 200-year-old Samstelling Gompa (beautiful frescoes and Tankhas) back to Khalsar the junction between Diskit and Samur, follow the direction toward Diskit and Hunder, one can also conduct the optional double humped camel ride at Hunder. Check in fix camp or in hotel.
Day 06- Diskit- Leh, 120 kms. 4-5h.
After breakfast drive back to Leh by same way. Afternoon reach at Leh, rest of the time at leisure. Night in hotel.
Day 07- Leh- Pangong-Tso (4250m) 255 km, 7-8 hrs. & back to Leh
After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft.) over Changla Pass 17,350 ft., claimed to be the third highest motorable road in the world. You will admire the fascinating mineral landscape, can encounter the herds of yak and pashmina goat grazing in high altitude graze. Arrive Pangong, one of the highest salt water Lake in the World, bordered with China occupied Tibet. Enjoy the beauty of the dark blue lake, while strolling you will notice lake changing the color as per the movement of sun. Drive back to Leh by the same route. After such a long but unforgettable journey you deserve good rest before heading back to Sarchu, Night in hotel.
Day 08- Leh- Sarchu via Taglang-La (4290m) Lachung-la (5090m) Namkila 4950m, 250 kms, 6-7 hrs.
Leave Leh by early morning and drive back to Sarchu. By same route over Tanglang-la 5332m, traverse the plateau of Kyangchu-Thang following the same road back. Traversing again the nomadic land of Chang-Thang (moor plain), Lachlung-la (5090m and Namkila 4950m till Sarchu. Night in fix camp.
Day 09- Sarchu- Manali 230 kms, 4-5 hrs.
Early morning drive back to Manali over Baralachala (4800m) Lahoul valley to Rohtang pass (3950m). Continue downhill journey through pasture of wild flowers, cascading water fall, forest of silver Fir, Oak and pine accompany you till Manali. Night in hotel.
Day 10- Manali- Delhi
After breakfast checkout from hotel by 12 noon. Time for shopping and leisure at Manali. Evening drop at bust station for your onward journey. End of services.
Note: Please be sure that your insurance covers your all expenses in high altitude as of ground or air rescue during your expedition in case of accident, altitude sickness if helicopter required: We request you to provide Himalayan Frontiers the Insurance number, policy number, 24 hours emergency contact of insurance, persons in your family to be contacted if need be.
Pick up & drop at Manali bus stand.
All sightseeing as mentioned in program
Vehicle Innova / Zylo or Tempo-traveler as per group size
Hotel in Manali, Leh, deluxe fixe camp at Sarchu, Nubra valley fixe camp or Guest house.
Double/ Triple sharing room
Permit to visit Nubra valley and Pangong lake.
First add kit with Oxygen cylinder.
Volvo bus ticket Delhi – Manali – Delhi
Lunch during entire trip.
Dinner of last day.
Beverages including bottle water and snacks.
Travel insurance / medical expenses.
All booking for the tours /treks are made with Himalayan Frontiers, herein after referred to as ‘the company’ and are subject to the conditions:
the person signing the booking form accepts the conditions and is hereafter referred to as the client.
The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.
This is mandatory for all clients travelling on any tour/ trek or independent itinerary arranged by us. You are responsible for obtaining adequate insurance covering expenses of unexpected as mentioned in liability paragraph. The loss of baggage, medical expenses, helicopter (air or ground) rescue, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment of the itinerary.
*It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.
No refund will be made for any unused services included in the tour / trek cost. No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily or obliged to leaves a trip enroute, clients are responsible to bare their own expenses, expenses of such as escort, transport, hotels and other related services occurred due to such circumstances.
40% of total programme cost should be deposited in advance for booking.
Balance payment should be made at least 7 days before the tour begins.
The amount paid once is not-transferable to any other programme/tour or to any other individual(s)/group or for any other service.
No refund shall be made if participant(s) drop/terminate from program at any point due to any reason.
One has to take care of his/her individual luggage.
The organisers or any individual connected with the tour shall not be held responsible of any accident or any unforeseen natural calamity.
Bank charges has to be paid by the Client.
Cancellation Period (Before the Tour Begins)
Less than 7 days
Region: Himachal - Ladakh
Activity: Overland discovery over high passes
Duration: 10 days
Season: June to Oct.
Grade: Moderate (High altitude regions)
Over land safari on world highest motorable road.
Semi desert Lahoul valley,
Chang-Thang plateau where lives the Nomade with their livestock,
Zig- Zagging descend and ascend from one valley to other
Highest point of the trip is Khardungala pass 5600m
Deep turquoise colour lakes of Deepak tal, Suraj tal and immense Pangong,
Multicultural and landscape discovery