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Kashmir & Ladakh – Road Trip

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

09 nights 10 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

16 Max people


May to October



Meeting Point


Skill Level



Hotel / Swiss Tent / Guest House



Starting From Heart



The Drive from Kashmir to Ladakh is a dream come true for many, this tour is made specially for families and covers all major Lakes and Passes of Ladakh and the scenic journey from Jammu to Kashmir & Ladakh. you’ll be hitting altitudes of over 5,000 meters thrice during the tour! The route covers all of the highlights of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, as well as the Four most beautiful Himalayan lakes.

Highlight Location and place we cover

  • 4 lakes
  • 09 passes
  • During your stay you will stay in guesthouses, tents, and hotels.
  • Care of a guide and good company




·         3.528 m   Zoji La – Pass
·         3.700 m   Namika La – Pass
·         4.108 m   Foto La  – Pass
·         5.391 m   Chang La – Pass
·         5.328 m  Taglang La – Pass
·         5,019 m   Lachungla – pass
·         4,740 m   Nakila – Pass
·         4,908 m   Kanglajal la – Pass
·         4,890 m   Baralacha la – Pass

·         Pangong Tso lake  (4,350 m)
·         Tso Kar lake           (4,620 m)
·         Deepak Tal             ( 3,727 m )
·          Suraj Tal                ( 4,883 m )


Day 1 | Reach Srinagar 
Reach Srinagar on own, our team will  meet you at the hotel that we have booked for your stay in Srinagar. Evening trip briefings followed by Dinner with team and get to know other expedition members.
Overnight at Srinagar.
Day 2 |  Srinagar – Sonmarg – Kargil ( 202 Kms / 6 Hrs )
Post breakfast we check out and drive to Sonmarg in the mountains. Sonmarg is surrounded by high altitude meadows and oversees Thawajas Glacier. after a brief visit continue with the drive to Kargil. The drive from Sonmarg to Kargil takes us over the Zoji La Pass which was the scene for major battles between India and pakistan in 1947. We will also cross Drass village at 3300 meters  which has the distention being the coldest inhabited place in India and temperature usually goes down to -33 and below. Continue with the drive and we visit the Kargil War Memorial on our way to Kargil Town.
Overnight at Kargil.

Day 3 | Kargil to Leh ( 216 Kms / 5 Hrs )
After breakfast drive to Leh, enroute we cross Namika La & Foto La Pass. Time permitting we can also visit the ancient village of Alchi. Also cross Sangam / Gurudwara Pathar Sahib en-route to Leh.
Overnight at Leh.

Day 4 | In Leh Rest Day
Complete day for rest and Leh local sightseeing visit War memorial, Shanti Stupa Leh Fort. Leh Market and other places of attraction.
Overnight in Leh.

Day 5 | Drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung La ( 150km / 6Hours)
Get an early breakfast and get briefed about the day’s trip to Nubra Valley.  Today you will be driving on one of  the world’s highest civilian motorable pass, Khardung La, we will also drive up to Diskit Monastery for an unending view of the Nubra Valley. Later head to the White Sand Dunes of Hundar where you can get a double-humped camel ride ( on direct payment basis )
Overnight at Nubra Hotel.

Day 6 | Drive to Pangong  ( 160 Kms / 6 Hrs )
After breakfast, we drive to Pangong Lake which is a salt water lake at  4225 Meters in the higher reached of Ladakh, the lake changes color every few hours and the best time for photography is in Morning & evening when the lake is at its best . The road to Pangong is full of contrasts crossing through narrow valleys, river sides and wide open plains. Reach Pangong in mid day and check into your camps / guest house. Explore the natural beauty of the lake.
Overnight at Pangong.
( Electricity is available from 6 PM to 10 PM Mobile signal not available )

Day 7 | Pangong Lake to Tso Kar ( 244 km / 7 hours)
After breakfast, you will take some time to admire the beauty of the lake, before starting the drive towards Chang La pass ( 5391 meters ) . Tso Kar is a Salt Water lake and an important Ramsar site ( wetland of importance and birding site ) There is only one Village near the Lake and it is here where we stay for the night, in the evening spend time star gazing and on a clear night the Milky waves can be seen with naked eye from here as there is no light pollution in the area.
Overnight at Tso Kar in Basic Guesthouse
( Electricity is available from 6 PM to 10 PM Mobile signal not available )

Day 8 | Tso Kar to Jispa ( 225 Kms / 7 Hrs )
Morning free to explore Tso Kar, later drive to Jispa. enroute we cross More Plains, Pang, Lungcha La Pass, Nakeela Pass, Kangla Jal La, Sarchu, Baralacha la to reach Jispa.
Overnight at Jispa / Keylong.

Day 9 | Jispa to Manali ( 92 Kms  )
After breakfast drive towards Manali, en-route cross Sissu ,  Atal Tunnel,  Solang valley to reach Manali. Evening farewell dinner with expedition members & team.

End of tour.

Thing to do extra

River rafting at Zanskar River and Satluj River
ATV drive ( in Leh / Nubra – on direct payment basis )
Double Humped Camel ride in Nubra Valley (on direct payment basis )
Authentic food explore
Midway Picnics
Meditation and yoga
Visit Buddhist Monetary visit

Food and Meal

Meals Included in the Tour – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast – Our daily breakfast will be at the hotels where we stay.

Lunch –  are not included in package.

Dinner – Our daily dinner will be at the hotels / Camps / Guesthouse where we stay. Dinner in Leh is not included in the package as there are lots of good local restaurants in both cities where you can go out and enjoy a meal.

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the bottled standard water that we will carry for you.

Type of stay

Deluxe Tour – Stay in good / basic & hygienic properties

Srinagar – Hotel Grand Kaisar /  Similar 
Kargil – Hotel Barula / Similar 
Leh – Mahey Retreat / Similar 
Pangong – Deluxe Cottages
Tso Kar – Guesthouse / Camp
Jispa – Jispa Journey Retreat Camp / Similar 
Manali – Ride Inn / Similar

Getting there

Your host will receive you at Srinagar at the hotel that we have pre-booked for the group. The end of the trip will be at Manali.


Skill level


– can drive for five to six hours
–  extensive driving experience
–  assistance on demand (if required)
–  comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions



%upon arrival, you will receive Planet Way Round made route map with detailed

Including the package cost

  1. 08 Nights accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis om good 3* Hotels / best home stays in sector.
  2. Meals Breakfast & Dinner for duration of trip, as per above mentioned itinerary. Except Dinners at Leh as there are many eating options in Leh.
  3. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  4. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
  5. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  6. First Aid Oxygen and AMS kit for each vehicle as per needs
  7. Things to carry list with Map.
  8. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication between cars
  9. Lead vehicle and backup vehicle with mechanical Support throughout the trip. ( Backup vehicle if group large than 8 vehicles.
  10. P.W.R goody Bag & car stickers.

Not including the cost

  1. Stay for extra days if any ( we can make bookings for you make bookings for you )
  2. Flights to the destination.
  3. Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue) .
  4. Any vehicle Damage /fine/ Insurance
  5. Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
  6. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
  7. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
  8. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  9. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
  10. Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
  11. GST on billing.
Deluxe Tour
Cost with Own SUV Dm For details
Seat share in SUV Dm For details
Single room Supplement Dm For details
GST ( 5% ) Extra On Billing  



08 Nights / 09 Days



Tour's Location



Can you book a hotel for me?
Yes, sure we can book hotel stay for you for your pre and post tour days.
What is your cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reasons we must be informed in written. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive mail in written and cancellation charges would be as follows:
• Once the booking is confirmed – 25% of the tour/service cost.
• 15 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
• 07 days prior to arrival – 75% of the tour/service cost.
• Less than 72 hours or no show – NO REFUNDS
Can you send us the final itinerary before we book the tour?
Yes we always send the tour program before you book.
Note - as we travel in the Himalayas at time if necessary we have to make changes in the itinerary due to snow fall / road closure or any other natural calamity that is beyond our control.
Is basis first aid available with the team
The accompanying team carries with it basis first aid, Oxygen for emergency use
Why are your tours so expensive?
Travelling in the Himalayas requires as lot of preparation and a lot of specialty equipment, this along with the cost of the highly experienced travelling crew and their vehicles increases the cost of the Expedition in the Himalayas.

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