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Overland Himalayas 4×4 Ladakh & Shinkula

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

08 Nights / 09 Days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

10 to 16 Pax people


June to October



Meeting Point


Skill Level



Hotels / Homestays / Guesthouse


Moderate weather

Starting From Heart



This trip takes you through the Zanskar Valley via Shinkula Pass / Gombo Ranjan mountain to Ladakh. The road passes through new tracks high mountain passes, tough roads and challenges your limits.

In this trip 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 three most beautiful Himalayan lakes in the border region to Tibet – all at altitudes of more than 4,500 meters

Trip Highlights:

  • 10 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


-4890 meters Baralacha La Pass
-4769 meters Nakee La Pass
-5360 meters Lungalacha La pass
-5390 meters Tanglang La Pass, the second-highest
-5360 meters Chang La Pass, the third-highest
-5300 meters Wari La Pass
-5615 meters Kardungh La Pass, the highest pass on earth!
-4808 meters Sir Sir La Pass
-4200 meters Sing La Pass
-5091 meters Shingo La Pass


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.

Thing to do extra

– River rafting at Zanskar River and Satluj River (On direct payment basis)
– ATV ride in Leh & Nubra (On direct payment basis)
– Authentic food explore
– Camel ride at Nubra valley (On direct payment basis)
– Cycle ride (bring you own cycle or hire one from us )
– Hiking in the mountains
– Meditation and yoga
– Visit Oldest Buddhist Monetary
– Photography
– Rafting at Nubra valley in Shyok river (On direct payment basis)

Food and Meal

Meals Included in the Tour – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Lunch – Daily lunch will be at small midway joints or it will be an picnic Lunch at some places where our team will cook food for you and serve it hot. Lunch in Manali & 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.

Dinner – Our daily dinner will be at the hotels / Camps / Guesthouse where we stay. Dinner in Manali & 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.


If you don’t like the weather in the Himalayas just wait for a few hours and it will change. The Himalayas are so high that they make their own weather, it can be bright and sunny and in a few hours it may get cloudy and cold.

It is very difficult predict the weather so you have to be prepared for it, in day time it can be bright and sunny and as the sun goes down the temperatures plummets in the higher mountains.

So you have to be prepared for days with bright sun shining, sudden guest of strong cold winds and very cold night.

Type of stay

Hotels / Camps / Homestays

Getting there

Decathlon Chandigarh is starting point of the tour, the team will meat you at the predefined time at the chosen venue.
For those coming from far away cities, we can make additional arrangements for accommodation / flight for you. ( charges applicable )


  • can drive for five to six hours
  • extensive driving experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with driving on a variety of surfaces
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Including the package cost

  1. 8Nights accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis at Good ROOMS & tents.
  2. All meals Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner for duration of trip . [ No dinner in Leh ]
  3. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  4. Lead vehicle and backup vehicle with mechanical Support throughout the trip.
  5. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
  6. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  7. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication between cars
  8. Evening bone fire with snacks at camp.
  9. Evening Snacks at Hotel / Camp ( Daily )
  10. Mid way Tea / Snacks during the tour.
  11. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  12. BWR Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet more.
  13. All trip photos.
  14. W.R goody Bag & car stickers
  15. Things to carry list with Map.
  16. Vehicle assistance / towing where ever required.
  17. Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas ( Nubra Valley &Pangong Lake)

Not including the cost

1. Stay for extra days if any ( we can 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. Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
5. Fuel of Bike/Jeep.
6. Any damage/fine/ cost.
7. Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
8. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
9. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
10. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
11. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
12. Anything not mentioned in inclusions


With own SUV ( Self drive ) Contact for details
Seat in Suv basis On Request
GST 5% Extra on billing

Checklist 4×4 tour

Use this checklist to help you pack for your 4×4 trip!

Backpacking / Clothing 

  1. 1 / 2 Jeans
  2. 1 / 2 Cargo pant
  3. 2 / 4 Full sleeve shirt
  4. 3 / 4 T- Shirts
  5. 1 / 2  Sweatshirt / Sweater / Fleece
  6. 1 Warm Jacket
  7. Slippers / Sandals
  8. Night suit.( if u use )
  9. Raincoat / Poncho
  10. Cap / Hat / Warm Cap
  11. Warm Gloves
  12. Warm Muffler
  13. 2 / 3 Cotton Socks and Warm Socks
  14. Towel  ( lightweight )


Other items

  1. Sunscreen Lotion
  2. Lip Guard / Care
  3. Body Lotion
  4. Paper Soap
  5. Face Wash / Soap / Shampoo / Oil / Deo / Comb etc.
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Toothpaste / Toothbrush


For Your 4X4 / SUV / MUV

Before riding check your 4X4/suv/muv            ( Very Important )

(engine oil, all cables, all nut and bolts,  tire-tube, Coolant, Brake, Belts,Headlights, complete services  if you need etc.)


  1. Extra Engine Oil  ( 2 Litre )
  2. Extra  Tire’s Tube
  3. Extra Bulb
  4. Jerry Cans 20 ltr  For Fuel
  5. Complete Tool Kit
  6. Fevi quick / M-Seal
  7. Air Pump
  8. Jack
  9. Tow Strap / Tow Rope
  10. Fuel Siphon / Pipe
  11. Battery Jumper Cables
  12. Tire Patch Kit
  13. Duct tape
  14. Trapal ( Use to make various shelters as needed to protect your camp from sun or rain )
  15. Vehicle Papers ( Registration /  Insurance  / Pollution )


Camping Gear – Only if you want to camp some where on the trip not recommended for snow drive

  1. Tent  2 Man Ultralight   (Quechua )
  2. Sleeping Bag Ultralight  (Quechua )temp limit 5 ° C, 0 ° C
  3. Sleeping mat / Carry Mat (wildcraft )
  4. Pillow  (Quechua )If required
  5. Torch / Headlamp
  6. Knife / Camp Axe / Saw   ( Wood Cutting )
  7. Small Shovel ‐ This will be great for helping to manage your campfire
  8. Camp Chairs & Folding Table
  9. Canteen / Reusable Water Bottle

——————————————————————————————————————————————Please note: This list does not include everything, and you should check your own needs to make sure you pack everything for your personal health and well being while camping.


08 Nights / 09 Days



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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.
How do we communicate with other team mates when where is no mobile signal en-route
We provide walki-talki sets for communication to all travelling vehicles, so there we can have uninterrupted communication.
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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