Moonland Drive – Leh to Manali

This route is called Moonland as you would pass through “moonscapes” at Lamayuru. Travel to Nubra Valley via Khardungla, Pangong lake via Chang La and Tsomoriri lake via Chumathang and Taglang La and reach Manali. Get ready to be drenched in nature bliss !!

  • On way to Rohtang

    On way to Rohtang

  • Rohtang Pass

  • Fueling station at Tandi

  • Sissu Village on way to Keylong

  • lady of keylong

  • Jispa on way to Leh or while return from Leh

  • Skyangchu Thang on way to Taglang la

  • kiss formation on cloud on way to Leh

  • Sindhu Ghat, Leh

Overview

Ladakh, La Dag, “The Land of High Passes” is a high altitude desert situated on the western end of the Himalayas in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is among the highest of the world’s inhabited plateaus. Lapped in the snow-covered fringes of the Himalayas, Leh has been the center of Tibetan-Buddhist Culture since ages. Its colorful monasteries have attracted the devout Buddhists from all over the globe. Besides, it is also a favorite hiking locale and is known for some of the best hikes in the country.

Ladakh has four mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. Indus river, a water-body highly revered by both Buddhists and Hindus is the major river of this region. Pangong-Tso, the largest natural lake is the most beautiful lake with clear blue colour water and is 134 km long and 4 km wide of which 60% lies in China. Khardong-La at the height of 18,380 feet is the highest motorable road in the world and lies on the way to Nubra, the valley of Flower. Ladakh was the connection between central Asia and South Asia when the world famous Silk Route was in use. The continuous cultural and commercial link between the surrounding regions of Himachal, Tibet and China helped maintain trade ties with them.

Itinerary

8 NIGHTS and 9 DAYS
BEST TIME TO VISIT : July to October

Places Covered: Leh / Lamayuru / Nubra / Pangong / Tsomoriri / Sarchu / Manali

Day 01: Delhi – Leh
Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Post lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupas. O/N Leh.

Day 02: Leh – Lamayuru – Ule 180 Kms / 6-7 hrs
After breakfast drive to Lamayuru enroute visit Liker Monastery, Magnetic hill and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Check in Resort / Camp at Alchi or Ule and enjoy your hot Lunch.  After Lunch drive to visit the mesmerising Moon landscapes and the Lamayuru monastery (one of the oldest Monastery in central Ladakh) O/N Ule.

Day 03: Ule – Leh 72 Kms / 3-4 hrs
After the Breakfast drive to Leh enroute visit Alchi monastery and Hall of Fame. Arrive at Leh by afternoon. Hot Lunch at Hotel. Evening free time at your leisure. O/N Leh

Day 04: Leh – Nubra Valley 120 Kms / 4-5 hrs
After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by afternoon. Lunch at Camp, rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. O/N Nubra Valley.

Day 05: Nubra Valley – Leh 120 Kms / 4-5 Kms
After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery, where you can have a magnificient view of Nubra Valley and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. O/N Leh.

Day 06: Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh 280 Kms / 10-11 hrs
After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft) through Changla Pass 17,350 ft, it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong, it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of pangong while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Drive back to Leh by the same route. O/N Leh.

Day 07: Leh to Tsomoriri Lake 240 Kms / 7-8 hrs
Morning after breakfast drive to Tsomoriri lake (14000 ft abov sea level) by passing Chumathang (Hot Spring) along the Indus river. Tsomoriri Arr. 1600 Hrs. Afterwards take a walk around the Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. O/N Korzok Village.

Day 08: Tsomoriri Lake – Tsokar – Sarchu 260 Kms / 10-11 hrs
Early Morning drive to Serchu passing Puga  (Sulphur Mine), Tsokar Lake, Skyang chu Thang Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Stretch of 42 Kms, Enjoy your pack lunch at Pang, post lunch leave for Sarchu by crossing Nakeela and Lchung La. Arrive Sarchu by evening. O/N Sarchu.

Day 09: Sarchu – Manali 222 Kms / 9-10 hrs
After the breakfast drive for Manali, a beautiful scenic drive by crossing Baralacha La (4845m), lunch at Sissu village, later cross famous Rohtang Pass, 13050 ft. Arrive Manali by evening. Drop at Hotel / Manali Bus Stand. Journey ends here

Price

COST * Price depends upon PREMIUM, LUXURY, SUPER DELUX, DELUX and STANDARD and also number of people. Write or call us for price.

Costs Includes   :

    Accommodation on twin sharing Basis as per Package Selected.
    All Meals (Bed Tea, Breakfast, Hot / Pack Lunch, Dinner)
    To & Fro Airport Transfers.
    Transportation by Non A/C Innova or Xylo for Premium, Luxury, Super Deluxe and Deluxe Packages.
    Transportation by Non A/C Scorpio, Sumo Grande or Qualis in Standard Package.
    Innerline Permit all all locations.
    Complimentary Reach Ladakh Guide Book on Arrival in Leh.

Cost Excludes    :

    Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
    Monument Entrances, Rafting & Camel Safari Charges.
    Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
    Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
    Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
    Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
    GST will be applicable on total amount.

T&C

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We strives for cost effectiveness by having a maximum 6 guests and hence initial amount collected is based upon that. It might so happen that the number of people might become smaller than expected. Himalayan Fantasy representative will get in touch with guests within 15 days of the departure date on the final group size.Thus, the differential amount need be paid by guests due to this change.

Booking must be confirmed 20 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the tours in remote locations due to terrain and logistics involved. You would appreciate that it causes lot of inconvenience to people staying there due to cancellation as they would have reserved the hotel/lodges for us.

All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the guests. Himalayan Fantasy would not be responsible for the weather changes or personal health issues. We shall take adequate precaution and always check the weather condition in advance, but cannot say.

Cancellation policy – While we strive to plan everything for you well in advance, enabling your trip to be hassle-free and fun filled. Implication is that fees, permits, accommodation expenses need to be paid in advance at those locations and in most cases they would not refund to us. Any cancellation would be inconvenient and loss to all those who were involved in making your journey memorable. Considering the cascading effect you would appreciate that it is fair that the cost has to be borne by you. However, our policy on cancellation would be as under:

  •     Cancellation prior to 20 days from date of departure : Full Refund
  •     Cancellation between 19 days to 15 days prior to date of  departure: 50% Refund
  •     Cancellation between 14 days prior to date of departure and departure date: No Refund
  •     No Show : No Refund

FAQ

What kind of clothing is required?
Kashmir climate varies across the country. One can be in shorts and Tee shirts andw within a few hours of travel, might require woolen wear. Normally, there is always fluctuation in temperature all the time even in the same location. Depending upon the month you select, the temperature varies. Generally, in Kashmir you see different temperate zones as we travel from Srinagar to Leh and back. In summers, the weather would be pleasant 25 C and in winters like in Drass or Nubra, can go to -40 C.

What kind of hotels are we going to be put up? Would they be neat for the price being charged?
The hotels would be standard category. Standard here refers to a well furnished, clean and hygenic and food is of good quality. We don’t compromise on boarding and lodging and ensure that the hotels meet the set criteria.

Can we use mobile phones at these locations?
You will find mobile towers across Bhutan. But at higher elevation, the network might not be good. You would require Bhutan SIM card or International roaming facility to use mobile in Bhutan.

Can we charge mobile phones?
While staying in hotels at all locations, we could charge the mobile phones.

How would be the quality of the roads at these locations?
Kashmir roads are very good at most of the places but not that good in few places. However, at times, due to landslides which is a common feature in these locations, the roads might not be in good conditions. The local administration does everything to restore, but then might not be adequate. Thus you might experience bumpy rides at certain places. The guide would keep you informed about road condition.

What if the road is cut off or blocked? What should we do?
There is nothing to panic. We shall provide you with information on how the condition of road is on the day of travel to these high altitude places. If the road is blocked, we shall work out a different itinerary to ensure that you enjoy the holidays stress free and without hassles.

Can we get children on board?
Children above 6-8 years are certainly welcome and they would certainly enjoy the nature.

What kind of food is available in these high altitude places for eating?
Most of these places, the religion is Buddhist and follow Tibetan culture. In Leh and Ladkah, you get Rice, Roti, Sabz, Daal at all towns and then would be a good idea to try Tibetan food like momo and noodles.

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