Manali to Leh Jeep Safari is one of the ten toughest drives in the world. One crosses over highest motorable passes and experiences the culture of ladakh at its best. This journey is a photographer's delight...
Meeting and assistance on arrival at International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in New Delhi.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Railway station to board the train Kalka Shatabdi no. 2011 which leaves Delhi at 07:40am for Chandigarh and arrives at 11:00 am. Met by your driver at the airport. Drive from Chandigarh to Manali. (320 Kms / 06-07 Hrs) Manali is one of the famous hill station of India and the second and recently opened overland gate way to Ladakh. On arrival Check-in Hotel Holiday Inn Manali the best hotel in Manli. Evening at leisure.
Early morning drive to Sarchu. Enroute pass through Rohtang Pass (3980 M). Baralacha Pass (4830 m). The bare and desolate valleys of Lahaul shadowed by the peaks and glaciers of the Lesser Himalayas. The view is a salutary reminder of the stark terrain and towering watersheds traversed by the high road to Leh. Arrive Sarchu and check into tents. Evening at leisure & overnight at the Rashpian Adventure Camp.
After breakfast drive to Tso Kar. (Kar Lake), It is a day where we will cross a number of passes the first of which already being passed Bara Lacha La (4955M above sea level). After coming down from Bara Lacha La climb up the Gatta Loops, a series of 21 hairpin bends carved into the mountainside and then after descending once again wound your way up the Lachung La pass (4985M above sea level). From here the road twists its way to Pang through an amazing canyon with sheer cliffs and rocky outcrops looming up on both sides of the road. Drive to Tso-Moriri via Sumdo . TsoMoriri lake is also called as white lake because of salt deposit around it. It is approx 45 kms northwest of the Tso -Kar. Packed lunch en-route.
Sumdo to Tsomoriri is one of the most interesting drives as it goes through sandy deserts & rocky paths. After slowly zigzaging up to the Namshang-La, the drive follows a smooth descent and drive past the isolated Thasang Tso - a small torquoise lake which appears like an emerald of a queen's necklace. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Himachal Vehicle will drop and leave either at Tso Kar or Tso Moriri and Leh vehicle will takeover from there-on due to difference in Taxi Union of the regions.
After breakfast drive for 7hours to Leh via Sumdo and Chuma Thang (3965M). Enroute stop at Mahe Bridge from where the road crosses to the south bank of the river by a bridge; it then follows the unmetalled road through Sumdo village up to join Puga stream. The drive from Sumdo to Mahe follows a narrow mountain gorge through green bushes. Packed lunch en-route.
Chuma-Thang is known for its famous medicated hot water springs where people from various parts of Ladakh come for relieving their pains. Enroute drive past beautiful villages of Nurnis, Kery and Kadgam.
The Jeep drive through this part of the Indus valley is quite flat without much uphill or downhill drive, a wide open village
Leh: Full day sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight hotel at Leh.
Drive from Leh to Uley Tokpo enroute visit Alchi, Liker and Basgo. Overnight at Uley Tokpo camp.
Full day excursion to Rizong and Lamayuru monastery and drive back to Leh. Overnight hotel at Leh.
Transfer to Airport, to connect flight to Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to Hotel in Delhi. Overnight hotel in Delhi.
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