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Overland Ladakh 04 Lakes & 12 Passes

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

9 nights 10 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

16 Max people


May to October



Meeting Point

Chandigarh / Manali

Skill Level



Hotel / Swiss Tent – Guest House



Starting From Heart



This 4 Lakes and 12 Passes of Ladakh Tour is founded on Overland Himalaya’s 20 years of experience with motorcycle / Jeep expeditions in the Himalayas. You can expect new tracks, passes and highlights never before offered on an organized tour.

This is the first tour to take on 12 extremely high Himalayan passes – you’ll be hitting altitudes of over 5,000 meters five times and tackling the three highest passes in the world! The route covers all of the highlights of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, as well as the Four most beautiful Himalayan lakes in the border region to Tibet – all at altitudes of more than 4,500 meters.

Highlight Location and place we cover

  • 4 lakes
  • 12 passes
  • 3 world’s highest passes… all in one round trip !!
  • During your stay you will stay in guesthouses, tents, and hotels.
  • Care of a guide and good company
  • Highest Point 5615 meters Kardungh La Pass
  • Hiking ( Nubra Valley and Ladakh)




·         5.359 m   Kardungh La – Pass
·         5.390 m   Tanglang La – Pass
·         5.360 m   Chang La – Pass
·         5.300 m   Wari La – Pass
·         5.050 m   Namshang La – Pass
·         5,019 m   Lachungla – pass
·         5,000 m   Polokangla – Pass
·         4,900 m   Namshingla – Pass
·         4,908 m   Kanglajal la – pass
·         4,890 m   Baralacha la – Pass
·         4,740 m   Nakila – pass
·         4654  m   Kiagar la – pass
·         3,978 m   Rohtang la – Pass
·         3250  m   Jalori Pas

·         Pangong Tso lake  (4,350 m)
·         Kiagar lake            (4,522m)
·         Tsomorragi lake    (4,595 m)
·         Tsokar lake           (4,620 m)


Day 1 | Chandigarh to Manali ( 280km/10 hours )
Meet the team at the predecided spot in Chandigarh and start the drive towards Manali . Day free on arrival  in Manali.
Overnight at Manali.

Day 2 | Drive from Manali to Jispa (150km / 6 hours)
We start our journey from Manali to Leh. The route takes a traveler over Rohtang La (la means pass in Tibetan) (altitude 13,051 ft (3,978 m)), a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The pass is open from May to November. This pass is an ancient trade route between the folks on either side of Pir Panjal.

After Rohtang Pass Koksar (1st village of Lahaul) Sissu (3100m), where every spring and autumn wild geese and ducks halt here on their way to and from Siberia. Cross the river Chandra Bhaga at Tandi (2573m). Finally, reach Keylong (3359 m) which is the headquarters of the Lahaul region. Rudyard Kipling said of the region that “Surely the God live here this no place for men.”Later continue towards Jispa (3,200 m). The village incorporates a helipad, a post office, and a monastery.
Overnight at Jispa
Day 3 |  Jispa to Leh
Post breakfast we check out and drive to Leh via Tso-Kar. Today we cross Baralacha Pass (4890 m), Sarchu (4253 m). Then comes Start with Gata loops (21 loops in total) which end with Nakee la (4740 m). The terrain is very dry after Nakee la with no streams or rivers to sight. Afterward, the road descends into a dry valley and quickly climbs up towards the next pass – Lachung la (5065 m) pass on the Manali – Leh highway. Continue towards the clear flow of a stream – KanglaJal which you will follow till army camp and parachute tents of Pang (4600 m), continue upwards till you reach the vast ground leading towards the highest pass on this roadTaglang La (5,359 m), the second-highest motorable mountain pass in India.After crossing the pass descend down to Upshi from where the human settlements start again. On arrival in Leh.

Day 4 | Rest Day
Complete day for rest and checkup of jeeps. Leh Sightseeing.
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 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, and get a double-humped camel ride
Overnight at Nubra

Day 6 | Drive to Pangong via Shyok ( 275km / 7 hours )
After breakfast, the tour leader will brief about the day’s Trip. Post this, you will start driving along the river Shyok. On the way we will stop for Picnic pack lunch at a nice view point.  Reach Pangong in the evening and check into your camps.
Overnight in  Pangong

Day 7 |  Pangong Lake to Tso Morri Lake ( 310km / 7 hours)
After breakfast, you will take some time to admire the beauty of the lake, before starting the drive towards Chang La pass, drive along the Indus river towards the China border. Stop at Chumathang for Lunch stop. On the way also visit Kiagar Lake. Reach Tso Morari and get ready to soak yourself in a white lake, which is a salted water body.Spend a lovely night at lakeside Karzok village .
Overnight at Karzok.

Day 8 |  Drive to Keylong ( 335km / 9 hours )
After breakfast, you will start the drive to Jispa from Tso Morari. On the way we cross Punga Sumdo Hot spring and Tso Kar Salt Lake. Stop for some pictures at Nakeela, Lachung La, Gataloops. Reach Keylong late evening, share your experiences with each other while stargazing,
Overnight at Keylong

Day 9 | Drive to Tirthan Valley ( 240km / Full day )
You will start driving back towards Manali side after your Breakfast, we cross Manali before lunch, reach Greater Himalayan range before evening and enjoy Tirthan valley. A River side resort with fishing and night bonfire party.
Overnight stay at Tirthan

Day 10 | Back to Chandigarh via Jalori Pass ( 280km /8 hours )
After morning river bath and Breakfast we take drive toward Jalori pass , and drive towards Narkanda and Shimla, on the way rejoin and stop for Lunch, by late evening reach (Chandigarh)

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
Spend a night under the stars
Meditation and yoga
Visit Buddhist Monetary visit

Food and Meal

During this tour, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner at either the
hotel or while on the road. Every day you get the best food with local Indian taste
and flavor for all hotels and resorts and camps Buffy best healthy breakfast with
Indian and western touch. Lunch serves on the way at running Ladakhi and local
food joint with local Ladakhi and Tibetan taste. Dinner will be at hotel and resort or
camp where you stay. On some places, we can plan to visit the best city restaurant

Type of stay

Good 3* Hotels and Camps

Options for 4 & 5 Star hotels / Boutique also available at Manali / Leh / Nubra

Getting there

Your host will pick you up on arrival and drop you off in time for departure.
There are regular flights / Trains to Chandigarh from major Indian cities and for international passenger’s you can take a flight from Delhi airport.

Other Travel Options
Reach Manali / Bhunter Airport (KUU)

Skill level


star can ride for three to five hours
star Quite Good riding experience
star little assistance required
star comfortable with extreme curves and leans
star average experience with unsurfaced roads
star steep ascents and descents



star can ride for five to six hours
star extensive riding experience
star assistance on demand (if required)
star experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
star 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. 09 Nights accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis om good 3* Hotels / best homestays in sector.
  2. All meals Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner for duration of trip, as per above mentioned itinerary. Except meals at Leh and Manali City (Lunch and Dinner not Covered) as there are many eating options in Leh & Manali
  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.
  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.
Cost with Own SUV Contact for details
Cost with seat share in SUV Contact for details


09 Nights / 10 Days



Tour's Location



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.
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

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