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The Great Indian Road Safari Tour (15 NIGHTS / 16 DAYS)
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15 nights & 16 days

Travelling through the roads of Ladakh & Zansker one requires patience, skills & the presence of mind. This road is among the most treacherous which passes some of the highest passes of the world and hence can be a rewarding journey. This will lead you to New Delhi to the heart of the greater Himalayas. Adequote facilities are provided en route & the class of service is uncomparable as we believe you need to be taken that extra care during this journey !!

Day 01: Delhi to Nalagarh via Karnal and Pinjore (320 kms)

After taking sumptuos breakfast proceed for Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh. The route will take you through bustling towns interspersed by colourful villages and long stretches of green fields. Put your driving skills to test as you compete with screeching buses, bullock carts, tractors all vying for space on the chaotic, maddening yet charming landscape that is India. Stop for lunch and tea in Karnal or Pinjore or any of the roadside ‘dhabas’ - traditional open-air restaurants serving popular north Indian food.

Stay overnight at Nalagarh.
 

Day 02: Nalagarh to Manali via Mandi and Kulu (6725 feet / 270 kms)

After breakfast the day will test your skill for Hill proceed to Manali. Althrough the journeyyou will have the rewarding opportunity of scenic drive as you pass by gentle hills clothed with green forests till you reach Mandi. Get a taste of the spiritual side of India in this quaint town which boasts more than 80 temples. Ascend further towards Manali stopping to capture on camera the stunning scenery as the drive winds its way around River Beas. Overnight at Manali.
 

Day 03: Manali to Jispa via Rohtang Pass (13,050 feet / 138kms)

An early start will ne rewarding as you will avoid getting caught uo in the tourist traffic to Rohthang Pass & also luck favours you will get the get the opportunity to view the sunrie continue your drive to reach Jispa, a small quite village in the Lahaul region. En route, you will get the first glimpse of the Rohtang Pass, located at 13,050 feet. Dry and very cold surrounded by high mountains on all sides, the Great Himalayas to the north, the Pir Panjal to the South and the Spiti-Chandra watershed to the east. On way, stop at Keylong village from where you can see the awe-inspiring Shingri Glacier in all its majesty. Overnight at Jispa.
 

Day 04: In Jispa

A day we prefer for acclimatization. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel/tented accommodation.
 

Day 05: Jispa to Leh (11502 feet / 335kms)

Definitely a mindblowing experience. As you drive through some of the most beautiful scenic places of this planet. The climb to Baralacha-La Pass (16,049 feet above sea level), Pang Valley and Tanglangla Pass (17585 feet above sea level) beckons you forward. The rise in altitude is gradual which helps you to get acclimatized. From Jispa, the drive is along the Bhaga River up towards its source, and then to the Baralacha-La Pass. The terrain is rugged, the air crisp, and the villagers here chaste and simple. It could be another world altogether. Overnight in Leh
 

Day 06: Leh

The day at leisure which obviously your body will demand. Spend a relaxing day in Leh, or the roof of the world as it is known. Visit the long abandoned Namgyal Palace, an imposing structure situated on a hill. From here, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Leh town. Also check out the relatively modern Shankar Monastery, which is closely associated with the Spituk Monastery. Overnight in Leh
 

Day 07: Leh - Pangong Lake (310 kms round trip)

Leave for Pangong Lake not later then 5 AM situated at an altitude of 14,271 feet above sea level, in the northeast of Leh. The bare rolling hills interspersed with dusty valleys are the setting for the spectacular lakes in the area. En route, stop at Thiksey village, famous for its huge monasteries. Beyond this remote village, there is nothing but the extreme mountain ranges as far as the eye can see. The second stop is the Changla Pass (17,350 ft.), which could test ones lungs, for the lack of oxygen. Drive on till you reach Pangong Lake, a tourist paradise and of great geological significance. Part of the lake runs through the Indo-Chinese border. Drive back to Leh.
 

Day 08: Leh –Nubra Valley(120 kms)

After breakfast preferably an early breakafst start driving towards Nubra Valley (Valley of Flowers) situated in the north of Leh, at about 10,000 feet above sea level. The road, which climbs up and over the Khardung La, at approximately 17,600 feet, is believed to be the highest motorable road in the world. After crossing the Pass, you will see Khardong village, Khalser and Deskit (the main villages of Nubra valley). Spend the night in the organic camps.
 

Day 09: Nubra - Turtuk – Leh (120 kms)

After breakfast drive down to Deskit and Hunder village, where you can enjoy a camel safari on two hump bacterian camels in white sand dunes. Drive back to Leh after visiting Shanti stupa and Leh fort on the way. Overnight in Leh.
 

Day 10: Leh

Now to musch driving so testyour nervers at river rafting!
 

Day 11: Leh –Kargil (230 kms)

Breakfast and leave for Kargil. Enroute, stop at the Magnetic Hill one of the mysterious things happen check yourself. You can actually switch off the ignition and still move up hill at a speed of 20 km/ hour. While driving, you’ll come across this unearthly looking landscape, which could be taken away from the moon and put directly in the great Himalayas. The rocks emerge in numerous forms and gradations of yellow to grey. Overnight in Kargil.
 

Day 12: Kargil – Srinagar (204 kms)

Leave early morning for Srinagar, crossing Zozilla Pass (11,575ft) and Drass Valley, the second coldest inhabited place in world. Stop at Sonamarg to see Thajiwas Glacier. Overnight stay in a deluxe house boat.
 

Day 13: Srinagar

The day wil be spent doing sightseeing in Srinagar, a paradise valley in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake and see the floating vegetable gardens. Also see Nishant Bagh, Shankaracharya Temple and shop for souvenirs at Lal Chowk market. In fact after barren land of Ladakh & Zansker one need to see green for your eyes.
 

Day 14: Srinagar – Amritsar (460 kms)

Since the sistance of driving is much more we suggest you to leave early morning for long drive to Amritsar. If we are on time, we can see the amazing Golden Temple against the spectacular backdrop of the setting sun.
 

Day 15: Amritsar to Delhi (460kms)

The last leg of journey drive back to home after an early breakfast. You rewind your journey & will see the achievement that you had achieved is impeccable. The Mission accompalished !!!

Hotels to be used during the course of journey:

HOTLES TYPE CITY NAME HOTELS NAME
Luxury Nalagarh Nalagarh Fort/Similar
  Manali Hotel Holiday Inn/Manu Allaya/Similar
  Jispa Tented Accommodaiton
  Leh Hote grand Dragon/Similar
  Nubra The Organic camp/Similar Camp
  Kargil hotel D Zozilla/Similar
  Srinagar Luxury houseboat
  Amritsar Ista/Similar
Deluxe Nalagarh Nalagarh Fort/Similar
  Manali Manali Inn/Banon Resort /Similar
  Jispa Tented Accommodaiton
  Leh Hote Singge Palace/Similar
  Nubra The Organic camp/Similar Camp
  Kargil hotel D Zozilla/Similar
  Srinagar Super Deluxe houseboat
  Amritsar Golden Tulip Amritsar/Similar
Standard Nalagarh Nalagarh Fort/Similar
  Manali Manali Inn/Banon Resort /Similar
  Jispa Tented Accommodaiton
  Leh Hote Antelop/Hotel Omasila/Similar
  Nubra The Organic camp/Similar Camp
  Kargil Hotel D Zozilla/Similar
  Srinagar Deluxe houseboat
  Amritsar Hotel City Heart/Similar

 

IMPORTANT TRIP ADVISORY:

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  • You will be required to obtain permits and permissions to travel to Ladakh.
  • Dress warm on your altitude voyage.
  • Don’t compromise on quality of your vehicle.
  • If you want to go for a jeep safari, prefer to travel in-group.
  • Maintain absolute silence to enjoy the close proximity to the natural habitats.

Best time for Jeep safari in Ladakh: The road is safest to travel on in this region between July t mid October. This is when the routes are open to public.

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