About The Listing
Type of Trip : Road Trips
Level : Medium
Location : Leh and Ladakh
Duration : 11 Days 10 Nights
Trip Start : Manali
Trip End : Srinagar
This 11 days self-drive road trip starting from Manali moving through Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Kargil before culminating in Srinagar. Boundless Himalayan Drive 2 is neither a race nor a rally but a motoring expedition where participants will drive together in a group following convoy rules. The route has been carefully planned to provide an unforgettable motoring experience, with relaxed driving and adequate breaks.
- Self Drive Expedition.
- Circuit route. Manali - Leh - Srinagar.
- SUV on rent available at extra cost if needed.
Day 01: Manali ‐ Jispa.
From Manali you will leave early morning at 5.00 am, Crossing Rohtang is always been a challange and due to heavy tourist season we will try crossing Rohatang at early hours. As you drive across the Rohtang pass to Jispa, a small village on the banks of Bhaga River (a tributary of Chenab) in Lahaul region. This is the best place to acclimatization yourself to high altitude. On your way to Jispa, you will be refuelling at Tandi which is the last fuel station before Leh. The overnight stay will be at the Hotel Ibex, located on the banks of the Bhaga. While travelling to Leh JISPA is the ideal place for overnight stay to acclimatizes your body to get used to the high attitude. Jispa is an oasis of tranquillity it is situated at the height of 10,890 feet and is around 140 Kms from Manali...
Travel Time: 5‐6 Hours.
Total Distance: 140 Kms.
Average Altitude: 10500 Feet. (3200Meters).
Day 02: Jispa‐ Leh.
It's going to be a long day and you will leave from Hotel at 4.30 am. The road beyond Jispa follows the picturesque Bhaga river across Baralacha La pass and Sarchu. Sarchu is on the Himachal Pradesh‐Jammu & Kashmir border. Enroute to Sarchu you will pass the Surajtal Lake. You will cross Zanskar range and Climb‐up the Gatta Loops, a series of 21 hairpin bends carved into the mountainside and then pass Lachung La and Nakee La passes, Pang & More plains and the Tanglang La pass as well. Enroute to Leh you can stop at the Thiksey, Shey and Hemis monasteries.Overnight halt is scheduled at Spic n Span.
Travel Time: 10‐12 Hours.
Total Distance: 330 Kms.
Sarchu: 14074 Feet. (4290 Meters)
Bara‐lacha‐la: 16500 Feet. (4298 meters)
Tag‐lan‐gla: 17582 Feet. ( 5359 Meters)
Lachulungla pass: 16616 Feet ( 5030 Meters)
Leh: 11562 Feet (3524 Meters)
Day 03: Leh.
This is a rest day in Leh that can be used to soak in the rich local culture & heritage and to visit some of the monasteries of importance to the region.
Day 04: Leh‐ Pangong Tso Lake.
Today you will drive from Leh to Pangong Lake. Pangong is a saline water lake on the Line of Actual Control (60% of the lake is under Chinese control) between India & China. Overnight stay will be at a campsite. Approximate driving day of 6 hours. Explore the beauty of Pangong which means "exclusive cavity" or simply Hollow. Pangong Lake is bisected by the International border between China and India. It has an area of 780 Sq.Km divided between India and China. The glaciers and snow capped peaks in the Pangong range add to the scenic beauty of the Lake. Overnight stay will be at Campmartsemikla.
Day 05: Pangong Tso ‐ Leh.
You will return from Pangong Tso to Leh. Evenings are free to do shopping and sightseeing.
Day 06: Leh ‐ Nubra.
From Leh you drive to Nubra Valley, the road to which passes through Khardung La Pass, which was once the highest motorable road in the world. Nubra valley, just south of Siachen glacier, separates the Ladakh & Karakoram ranges of Himalayas and is a high altitude desert with scant vegetation. Historically, this was an important trade centre with Central Asia & East Turkestan. In Hundar one can see people with startling blue eyes, auburn hair and rosy cheeks which according to local lore are descendents of a Greek tribe. Nubra is home to several 17th century Gompas including 132 year old Samstanling Gompa & Chamba Gompa. Diskit monastery located on a hill is the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra. Next to Hundar are several kilometers of sand dunes and one can enjoy a camel ride on the near extinct two humped Bactrian camels. Overnight stay is at the Desert Himalaya Camp. Approximate driving day of 5 hours.
Day 07: Nubra‐ Leh.
You return from Hunder to Leh.
Day 08: Leh.
The whole day is reserved for relaxation and evening can be utilized to do shopping.
Day 09: Leh- Ulaytupko (Kargil).
You will begin your journey on the Leh to Srinagar highway. After crossing Magnativ hills, you will climb the 18 hairpin Hangro loops to cross Fotu La, the highest point on the Leh-Srinagar highway and exit the Indus valley. Enroute, you will also pass the Lamayuru monastery. Overnight stay will be at Ulaytupko few Kms short of Kargil. Approximate driving day of 6 hours.
Day 10: Kargil- Srinagar.
This day you drive across Kargil & Drass towards Srinagar. You will cross the Zojila pass and several hills like Tiger hill which came into public consciousness as a result of the Kargill war. After crossing beautiful Sonmarg you will reach Srinagar. Overnight stay is in Srinagar. Approximate driving day of 7 hours.
Day 11: Srinagar.
This is the last day of the adventurous tour. After breakfast you will depart from Srinagar.
- Hotel in Jalandhar (Per Room Per Night): ₹ 4,500
- Hotel in Chandigarh (Per Room Per Night): ₹ 4,500
- Hotel in Sri Nagar (Per Room Per Night): ₹ 6,000
- Children 6-12 Yrs: ₹ 18,000
- Extra Bed: ₹ 22,500
- Innova on Rent: ₹ 46,000
- Safari on Rent: ₹ 47,100
- XUV 500 on Rent: ₹ 49,500
- Scorpio 4WD on Rent: ₹ 53,200
- Endeavour on Rent: ₹ 76,750
- Fortuner on Rent: ₹ 82,900
- All accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- All meals.
- Local guide.
- Service crew and equipment's.
- Liaison with the local authorities for inner line permits.
- Fuel (Approx 12,000 - 15,000 depending on the vehicle; considers as per Itinerary only)
- Items of a personal nature.
- Tips & gratuities
- Driver (if needed could be arranged for around Rs. 1200 per day)
Terms & Conditions
- Cancellation of the event by Boundless Journeys 100% refund.
- Cancellation by participant no refund.
- Cancellation arising out of unseen circumstances no refund.
Tips, Hints, Precautions
1. Is it mandatory to bring my own vehicle?
No it is not mendatory to bring your own vehicle. Rented vehicle can be arranged at an extra cost as mentioned in Add On's section. Terms and conditions for rented vehicle applicable (see "Downloads" section for details)
2. Do we get High Altitude Sickness in Ladakh? What are the symptoms and how we get acclimatize?
On roadtrips to Leh and Ladakh, body get enough time to acclimatize because of gradual ascend. However, Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS can strike anyone. The most common symptoms of AMS are lack of sleep, loss of appetite, dizziness, irregular breathing, etc. It is highly recommended to consult your doctor and take preventive medicines before embarking on this journey.
3. What are the medicines one should carry?
We would recommend you to consult your general physician on this.
4. What if my vehicle get stuck in Leh?
We will be traveling well prepared and will have all required tools and Toe-ropes to pull any vehicle which gets stuck.
5. How many people are allowed per vehicle?
Depends on the vehicle you are driving. Just make sure that its a long journey and you need to be comfortable seated.
6. Are children allowed on this trip?
Yes, children are allowed on this trip. However, seperate charges are mentioned in Add On's section.
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