“Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast” (if there is a heaven on earth, it is
here, it is here, it is here . Welcome to “Ladakh”
All the participants are required to reach Delhi on day one. Hotel details will be sent to you in advance. Later our representative will meet and greet you at hotel in evening. The evening session will start after a little brief and formalities about the Journey. Gather for ice breaking. Registration and other formalities will be done then only. Evening at leisure. Enjoy overnight stay with dinner.
Today is first day of journey together. Start early in the morning toward Pathankot. Today we will ride/drive on highways only. Halt for Breakfast at very famous place called Murthal. Murthal is famous for delicious parathas and heaven for foodies. Later start journey ahead. Reach Pathankot by evening. Enjoy overnight stay with dinner.
Pathankot – Chenani – Nashri Tunnel – Ramban – Banihal–Jawahar Tunnel – Srinagar.
Wake up early and start journey after Breakfast. We will be riding both on beautiful highway and mountains, we will cross Asia’s largest tunnel. Later Reach Srinagar by evening. Explore Srinagar (Dal lake) and beautiful gardens and floating market .Enjoy evening by dal lake. Enjoy Dinner and overnight stay.
Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zojila Pass – Zero point – Gumri Post – Drass – Kargil War Memorial – Kargil
Wake up early and start journey after Breakfast. We will cross beautiful lush green valley of Sonmarg famous for bollywood movies shooting and later cross the mighty Zojila pass. Zojila pass use to be very tough to ride but now you will witness good roads thus it’s fun to ride. Later we will cross Drass and Kargil War Memorial . We will halt at Drass and pay homage to our War heroes at “Kargil War Memorial”. Kargil war memorial is situated at Drass sector, Where 1999 war was fought. Reach Kargil by evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.
Kargil – Hamboting La pass – Batalik – Dha – Hanu (Aryan Valley) – Khalsi – Saspul – Basgo – Nimmoo – Leh
Start journey after Breakfast. Today the ride will be very tough but also very beautiful as the whole route run along the bank of Indus River. This is not an ordinary route. People hardly choose this route as its bit difficult.
Batalik Sector- is located on bank of Indus River. It was the main battleground during The Kargil war between India and Pakistan. This route offers some breath-taking Landscapes.
Dha Hanu- Tourist are allowed to visit only these two villages among many others which are located in this region. These villages are called Aryan villages. One of its kind left of Aryan Race. They are believed to be descendants of Alexander Army. Thus they are called the land of Aryans. Due to lower altitude these villages are more warm and lush green. Marrying within the community has let them retain their distinctive features as they have fair completion and blue eyes. Thus their population is limited to thousands only.
Hambotingla Pass This pass will come in this route another less visited pass. This pass is at height of 13202ft.
After crossing these unseen places we will head toward Leh and we will cross “Magnetic Hill” and “Gurudwara pathar sahib”. The famous “Hall of fame” will also fall in this route. Reach Leh by evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day at leisure. Wake up late and after breakfast enjoy your day. Explore the main attractions in the city .On this day no need to rush you are free to explore Leh, visit markets and Gurudwara patthar sahib, magnetic hills, Hall of fame, Shanti stupa, Thiksey Monastery, Alchi Choskor Monastery, Likir Monastery, Royal Palace, and local Tibetan market . Evening at leisure. Dinner will be served at Hotel. Enjoy your Overnight stay.
Leh – South Pullu – Khardung La Pass – North Pullu – Khardung Village – Khalsar Village – Sumur – Diskit Monastery – Hunder (Nubra Valley).
Start early morning after breakfast toward Khardung -La pass 18380ft. The all-weather highest motorable road in World. Further continue the journey toward Nubra Valley. Next halt will be at Siachen base Camp at North pullu. Later visit Diskit monastery, spend time at sand dunes, This is the famous silk route Enjoy the scenic beauty and reach the sand dunes to capture beautiful morning. Hunder is most popular for the camel rides in the high altitude cold desert. The camel safaris are done on Bactrian Double-humped Camels which are reminder the bygone era of Silk Route trade. Spend some time for photo shoot and witness the circle of nature around .Night stay at Hunder.
Turtuk – Hunder (Nubra Valley) – Sumur (Nubra Valley)
Enjoy yummy organic breakfast in Hunder and start journey toward Turtuk. Hunder to Turtuk is nothing less than exceptional. Apart from being remote, Turtuk is unique for various reasons. While whole Ladakh is a Buddhist dominated area, Turtuk follows Islam as its primary religion. Everything from apricots, apples, tomatoes, cauliflowers, and cabbages grow in Turtuk. Turtuk is a gallery of unspeakable beauty it is a colorful portrait. The last big village before Turtuk is Bogdang, a largely Sufia Noorbakhshia dominated area, where no one was allowed to buy a television until recently.
Reach hotel/ Camp by evening .Dinner and overnight stay at Sumur with bonfire. (If weather permits)
Sumur (Nubra Valley) – Khalsar Village – Agham – Shyok – Durbuk – Tangtse – Spangmik (Pangong Tso)
After breakfast we will start journey for the day toward Pangong Lake. If you want then you can wake up early and visit Panamik and later return back to hotel at breakfast time.
Panamik -It is located 24 km from Sumur. Panamik is famously known for its therapeutic hot springs. They are believed to cure various health diseases because it is enriched with a high amount of Sulphur. Many locals and tourists come here to take a dip in the Sulphur hot springs. Later start journey toward Pangong lake. We will cross Agham – Shyok route today. The route is less travelled, but the most adventures one. Be ready to test your riding skill. Reach Pangong Lake by afternoon. The camps are the best place to stay at Pangong lake, enjoy the scenic beauty of most famous lake, the view from camp is majestic. Spend evening at bank of lake. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Spangmik (Pangong Tso) – Tangtse – Tsoltak – Chang La – Sakti – Karu – Leh
After breakfast we will go the famous point (3 Idiot) at Pangong lake, enjoy the photo shoot at the lake, Be ready with your cameras and phone to click pics. The view in morning will take your breath away. After some fun at lake, start journey toward to Leh, We will cross Chang La today another highest pass, be ready to witness fresh snowfall at this point, halt for Tea in mid. Start journey again and reach Leh by evening. Stay overnight in hotel. Dinner will be served in hotel only. After crossing Mahe bridge reach Hanle. Hanle is a very beautiful small village. Evening visit to the Hanle observatory and Monastery. Enjoy dinner with overnight Stay.
Leh – Karu – Upsi – Kumdok – Kere – Chumathang – Mahe – Sumdo – Karzok (Tso Moriri)
Start journey in morning after breakfast to Tso Moriri. Mighty, endless, vast, abundant, clear, beautiful and pure Tso Moriri, at a distance of around 220 km from Leh is a high altitude mountain lake at a height of around 4500 m. Although it’s not as big as Pangong Tso, but beautiful enough to take your heart away. halt for Tea in mid. Stay overnight with dinner.
Tso Moriri (Karzok) – Tso Kar – Moore Plains – Pang – Lachung La Pass – Namik La Pass – Gata Loops – Sarchu
Today we will start journey from Tso- Moriri to another small lake :ie Tso- Kar (80 km) and will proceed further toward Sarchu. Start early morning from Leh after breakfast. Enjoy the most beautiful sights that will take your breath away but a mix of good roads and bad await us on our way to Sarchu. We will cross the second highest pass Tanglang La, Moore Plains, Pang, Gata Loops (Total 21). Reach Sarchu in evening; enjoy overnight stay in camps with Dinner. camps are of A grade standard with attach toilets.
Sarchu – Killing Sarai – Baralacha La – Zing Zing Bar – Darcha –Jispa- Keylong – Tandi –Koksar – Rohtang La – Manali
Enjoy the sun rise in mountains and start journey from Sarchu to Manali after breakfast. we will cross Baralacha-la-pass (16,040ft).And witness another beautiful small lake “ Suraj Tal” further we will start journey toward Manali. We will cross Rohtang pass today so be ready for rough roads. Reach Manali in evening. Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests, the quaint charm of Manali has captured the world’s attention and has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The pristine River Beas flows right through the town, creating a mesmerizing and spellbinding landscape. Nestled at one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a popular hill station with attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley nearby. Enjoy overnight stay with Dinner in Hotel.
Manali – Kullu – Bhuntar – Mandi – Bilaspur – Chandigarh
Wake up early and start journey after Breakfast. Reach Chandigarh by afternoon. Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India with architecture which is world-renowned and a quality of life which is unparalleled. You can explore the city or just relax in hotel. You can visit Rock garden, Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics. Enjoy shiny & lively markets of CHD in evening. Enjoy overnight stay with Dinner in Hotel.
Chandigarh – Ambala – Karnal – Sonipat – Delhi
Wake up early and start journey after Breakfast. Reach Delhi in afternoon. Tour concludes here with lot of memories which you will cherish throughout your life and friend which will be your friend for life. Time to Say good bye to all the participants.