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Manali to Leh Jeep Safari

Safari Highlights

LADAKH: Known as “the moonland ”, ”Little Tibet” or even more romantically as “the last Shangri La”, Ladakh is the most remote region of India, a barren, virtually rainless area. Ladakh beckons for more than one reason. The defiant of its barren landscape, its unique flora and fauna, its culture, its clear blue skies and clean air, “the land where snow never melts and only corn ripens”, has more to offer a good holiday.

Location Chart

Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Patseo - Tso Kar - Sarchu - Tso Kar - Tso Moriri - Leh - Hunder - Panamik - Leh - shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Leh - Phey - Nimmu - Leh - Delhi

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: DELHI

  • Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: DELHI-MANALI(2050M / 570Kms)

  • Fly to Kulu and Drive to Manali. Transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: MANALI – JISPA (3142M/147 Kms)

  • Start your overland journey and drive to Jispa. This high altitude road beyond the great Himalayan range, connects the densely fertile and green Kullu valley to the stark barren region of Ladakh. The drive starts at Manali slowly winding up mountain roads till Rohtang Pass at 3,950M which connects the Kullu to the Lahaul valley. On entering the Lahaul valley we see a distinct change with the Hindu influence being replaced with the Buddhist religion. Continue drive to Jispa via Keylong. Packed lunch –enroute. 7-8 hours drive.
  • Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 04:JISPA – SARCHU(4253M/75 Kms)

  • Leisurely drive over the scenic Baralacha Pass (4880 M). Plenty of stops to capture the scenic grandeur of this majestic landscape dotted with snow capped peaks and high altitude lakes. After crossing the pass drop down to the vast Sarchu plains . 6 hours drive.
  • Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 05:SARCHU - TSO KAR(4268M/165 Kms)- TSO-MORIRI (4485M/45Kms)

  • 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.

Day 06:TSOMORIRI –LEH (3506M/280 Kms)

  • 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 .
  • Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7: SHEY-THIKSEY-HEMIS

  • After breakfast drive up along the scenic Indus valley. Enroute stop over to visit the famous Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Packed lunch enroute
  • Shey Palace & Monastery
    This summer palace of the erstwhile King of Leh set upon a hill. The monastery itself has a 7.5 meter high, copper statue of a sitting Buddha, wrought in gold. This is the largest of it’s kind in the world.
  • Thiksey Monastery
    19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas of Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery provides a panoramic view of the green Indus Valley from its vantage point atop a hill. It has chambers full of statues, Stupas and colorful Tankhas.
  • Hemis Monastery
    Situated just off the Manali-Leh Highway, Ladakh’s biggest and wealthiest monastery is situated on the Leh - Manali road. It’s popularity stems from the annual festival held here in summer. The festival coincides with Guru Padma Sambhava’s (Buddha) birthday. It contains quite a few statues in gold and Stupas decorated with precious stones. It has a superb collection of Tankhas, including one which is supposed to be the largest in existence and is exhibited only once every 12 years.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 08: LEH –HUNDER (3048M/ 125 Kms)

  • Drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung la pass the highest motorable pass in the world (18,300 feet). Part of the road goes over the glacier. On the way you get excellent view of great Karakoram Range. Packed lunch en-route. En-route visit Dixit monastery.
  • Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 09: HUNDER - PANAMIK (3232M/15 Kms)-LEH (3506M/140KMS)

  • Visit Hunder monastery and Diskit monastery and then drive to Panamik, crossing Shyok river and driving along the Nubra river. This night you halt at Panamik. This used to be the halting place for traders coming from Central Asia as it was the first village in 20 days trek on the silk route. Traders halted here to have bath in the hot springs for which Panamik is very famous.
  • Drive to Leh. Enroute visit Samthangling Gompa of Summer. Check in at the hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 10: LEH

  • Full day sightseeing in Leh. Visit Leh bazaar and Shankar Gompa on foot.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: LEH-DELHI

  • After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Depart Delhi for homeward bound destination.

 
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