Day 1 | Manali to Jispa ( 92 Kms / 3 Hrs )
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.
At TANDI top up our fuel tanks for next 350 km.
After Rohtang Pass Koksar is the 1st village of Lahaul, followed by 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 2 | Jispa to Leh ( 335 Kms / 8 Hrs )
Post breakfast we check out and drive to Leh via Tso-Kar. Today we cross Baralacha Pass (4890m), Sarchu (4253 m), the border of the states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. 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), the second-highest pass on 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 road. Taglang La (5,359 m).
After crossing the pass descend down to Upshi from where the human settlements start again. On arrival in Leh transfer and check in to the Hotel.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 3 | Rest Day
Complete day for rest and checkup of jeeps. Leh Local sightseeing.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 4| Leh to Pangong Lake (151 Kms / 5 Hrs )
Today, we’re going for serious altitude! It’s time to cross the truly breathtaking 5,360 mt high Chang-La Pass and follow a rough mountain road to the luminous blue-green magic of Pangong Lake. We’ll spend the night in a basic camps with a sweeping view across the lake to the Tibetan Plateau.
Overnight at Pangong
Day 5 | Pangong to Hunder (167 kms / 5 Hrs )
Time for some double-pass action! After crossing the Chang-La Pass, we’ll descend into Shakti Valley. From there we have a steep climb for the recently opened road leading up to Wari-La Pass at 5,300 mt will demand our undivided attention. Cresting the pass, it’s a wild ride down into the vast, arid expanse of Nubra Valley, where we’ll visit the ancient, remote Diskit Monastery. Today’s destination is Hunder, an oasis where we will have dinner and spend the night in the Guest House /camps with its cozy garden.
Day 6 | Nubra (Hunder) to Lamayaru (240 kms / 6 Hrs) The summit!
It’s time for the highest pass of this trip, the Khardungla Pass (18,380 ft!!). After reaching Leh drive to Lanayru overnight, stay at moon land.
Overnight at Lamayuru.
Day 7 | Lamayuru to Padum (180 km) .
Post breakfast we check out of the guest house and proceed towards Zanskar valley, Today we explored a new off-road route Via Sir Sir La and Sing La ,Zangla with great views of different languages.. end journey we will reach Padam, the biggest town at Zanskar valley.
Overnight stay at Padum.
Day 8 | Padum to Keylong. (190km)
Today also a very important drive towards Shinkula pass. On the way we explore purne village &Gombo Ranjan mountain. After crossing Shinku la pass we drive till Lahaul town, Keylong.
Overnight at Keylong.
Day 9 | Keylong to Home/Manali.
It’s just relax days after Meal we start journey towards Manali under Atual tunnel..and reach Manali..After manali everyone is free to stay or drive back home.