Overland Journey – Manali to Srinagar

Arrive at Manali and enter into picturesque mountain vistas, valleys and passes. Enjoy lakes and drives through desert passing through highest motorable road at Taglang La and Khardungla. Amazing isn’t it?

  • Dal Lake, Srinagar

  • Sonamarg - Land of Gold

  • Drass memorial

  • Kargil War Memorial

  • moonscapes on way to Lamayuru

  • Buddha statue at Mulbek

  • At Khardungla

  • Sand dunes at Hundur

  • Deskit monastery, Nubra Valley

  • Pangong Lake, Ladakh

  • Jispa on way to Leh or while return from Leh

  • Taglang La on way to Manali

  • Nakee La - on way to Manali from Taglang La

  • Sarchu

  • Rohtang Pass

Overview

This 8 night and 9 days tour will take you through one of the breathtaking areas of Himalayas and Ladakh region. As we start from Manali, you would start seeing amazing vistas of Himalayan Ranges and enter into Solang Valley. Beyond that Marhi and Gulaba would be an awesome spot to play with snow (during April to June) and reach Rohtang Pass.

The name Rohtang came due to people dying due to bad weather while trying to cross the pass. Rohtang is situated at 13,000 feet above sea level. After that, we see a fork intersection at Tandi and reach Keylong.

The route would be:
Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Tandi – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu (state border) – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang – More Plains – Tanglang La – Gya – Upshi – Karu – Leh.

In this entire journey, you would be moving through following high altitude passes:

Baralacha La pass at 5,030 m (16,500 ft)
Lachulung La pass at 5,065 m (16,616 ft)
Tanglang La pass at 5,328 m (17,480 ft)
Khardung La pass at 5602 m (18380 ft)
Fotu La pass at 4111 m (13489 ft)
Zojila Pass 3528 m (11574 ft)

Itinerary

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

Manali / Pangong / Nubra / Alchi / Kargil / Srinagar

Day 01: Manali to Sarchu 222 Kms / 9-10 hrs

Early morning Leave for Sarchu, breakfast at Marhi, cross through Rohtang Pass (13050 ft), enter to Lahaul Valley, visit Raja Gyepan temple at Sissu Village, lunch at Keylong later leave for Jispa, cross Baralacha Pass (16020 ft) a beautiful drive on high altitude to be remembered for life time. O/N Sarchu.

Day 02: Sarchu to Leh 250 Kms / 10-11 hrs

Early morning after breakfast leave for Leh, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Enjoy your pack lunch at Pang. After the Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft, 2nd highest motorable road in the world, reach upshi where your drive along with Indus river. Arrive at Leh by evening. O/N Leh.

Day 03: Leh – Pangong Lake 140 Kms / 4-5 hrs

After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world) Arrival at Camp, Hot Lunch will be served aat Camp, Later free time at Leisure and enjoy the color changing lake and the sun set on the banks of lake. O/N On the banks of Pangong Lake.

Day 04: Pangong Lake – Leh 140 kMS / 4-5 hrs

Early morning enjoy the pictuereque view of Sun rise on lake. After Breakfast drive back to Leh, enroute visit Hemis, Thikse Monastery and Shey Palace. O/n Leh.

Day 05: 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 06: Nubra Valley – Leh 120 Kms / 4-5 hrs

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 07: Leh – Ule  72 Kms 4-5 hrs

After Breakfast drive to Alchi enroute visit to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill and enjoy the view of Sangam, a confluence of Indus and Zangskar river, Alchi Monastery. Arrive at resort. Lunch at resort. Evening free time at leisure by spending time on banks of Indus river. O/N Ule.

Day 08: Ule – Kargil 158 Kms / 5-6 hrs

After Breakfast leave for Kargil, enroute visit the view of Moon landscape, Lamayuru (one of the Oldest Monastery in Ladakh) and Giant Maitreya at Mulbekh. Arrive at Kargil by evening. O/N Kargil.

Day 09: Kargil – Srinagar 204 Kms / 6-7 hrs

After early Breakfast drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the 2nd coldest inhabited Place on earth and you can have spectacular view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and other war Peaks from Vijay Memorial hall. Arrive Srinagar by afternoon. Journey ends here by dropping at Hotel / Houseboat.

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.

Hotel used at different Places

Location Premium Luxury Super Deluxe Deluxe Standard
Leh The Grand Dragon / Zen Resorts and Spa (Deluxe Room) Grand Himalaya & Ladakh Residency Lotus, Lharisa Resort & Glacier View Pangong, Nalanda & Alpine Villa Mahay Palace & Jorchung Hotel
Alchi Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (cottages with attached Bath) Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (cottages with attached Bath) Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (cottages with attached Bath) Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (Tent & with attached Bath) / Alchi Resort Moonland Guest House Lamayuru
Nubra Valley Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Stendel Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Stendel Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Organic Retreat. Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Organic Retreat. Snow Leopard Hotel
Pangong Ser-Bum-Tso Resort / Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Ser-Bum-Tso Resort / Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Pangong Delight Camp
Tsomoriri Lake view Hotel / Tsomoriri Resort Lake view Hotel / Tsomoriri Resort Nomadic Camp / Tsomoriri Resort / Lake View Hotel Nomadic Camp / Tsomoriri Resort / Lake View Hotel Yak camp
Kargil Zojila Residency Hotel Zojila Residency Hotel Siachen Hotel / PC Palace Greenland Hotel Greenland Hotel
Sarchu / Jispa Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa)

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.

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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