12-day Ladakh Road Trip (with Gulmarg and Turtuk)
Leh, Ladakh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    A thrilling tour of the cold, desert kingdom of Ladakh, this 12-day road trip offers a unique itinerary for your perfect holiday. You’ll begin in the capital city of Srinagar and explore plush gardens full of greenery at the famed hill-stations of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg. A major highlight of this adventure, you’ll visit the isolated oasis of Turtuk and spend a night by the multi-coloured Pangong Lake.

    At historic monuments like the Hemis Gompa and the Shey Palace, you’ll admire Ladakh's unique Indo-Tibetan culture and the Buddhist artwork. Before the adventure ends, you’ll battle the rapids of the Zanskar River during an adrenaline-inducing session of whitewater rafting. All along, you’ll be accompanied by absolutely stunning views of Ladakh’s rugged and barren mountains and snow peaks.

    A minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this Ladakh road trip.

    Destination

    Ladakh, also called the ‘land of high passes’, is a celebrated, adventure travel destination full of snow-capped peaks and grey mountain slopes. On this road trip, you’ll travel deep into these mountains on curving, narrow roads and mountains passes, visiting fascinating towns from Kargil to Leh. As you travel east from the greener meadows of Srinagar and Gulmarg, you’ll observe a striking change in the landscape with the fertile forest giving way to the barren land of rocks and snow.

    After a day spent outdoors, you’ll spend the night in comfortable hotels and guesthouses. At the Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake, large and cosy tents will be set-up for you under the starlit night sky.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the arid mountain beauty of Ladakh.
    • Visit monasteries and admire charming Buddhist art.
    • Feel the thrill of rafting on the Zanskar River.
    • Visit hill-stations like Gulmarg and Pahalgam.
    • Click stunning photos of snow-capped peaks and hills.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the tour guide at all times during the Ladkah road trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Ladakh road trip. Consumption of tobacco products like cigarettes is not recommended.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 20-30 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 20 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting INR 200 person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the safety of travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life or property during the Ladakh road trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Ladakh road trip to ensure maximum safety for travellers as well as staff. Any costs arising from such a change in itinerary are borne by the travellers.

    During this Ladakh road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 5,200 ft to 17,200 ft and may experience altitude sickness.

    Ladakh is located at an altitude with no internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking the trip.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Srinagar Airport
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    Drop off point
    Leh Airport
    Mode of transport
    Xylo, Scorpio or similar
    Start point
    Srinagar
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    End point
    Leh
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
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    Instructor/Traveller ratio
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    Doctors on call/at location
    NA
    Appropriate Age Group
    16+
    Instructor Gender
    NA
    Any activities outside campsite
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  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Srinagar

    Land at the Srinagar Airport. A representative of the tour operator will greet you at the airport and escort you to a hotel. Spend your first day at leisure after a long flight. In the evening, you can enjoy a relaxing Shikara boat ride on the beautiful Dal Lake. Overnight in a hotel at Srinagar.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Srinagar to Pahalgam

    Kick start your road trip from Srinagar and make your way towards Pahalgam. En route, your beautiful drive will lead you through rich saffron fieds and large meadows. You'll halt at the village of Awantipora to visit the well-maintained ruins of the once famous Avantiswami Temple. By late afternoon, you'll reach Pahalgam, a popular hill-station in the Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary. Take an evening walk to explore the town and get relaxing views of the Himalayas. Overnight in a hotel at Pahalgam.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Pahalgam to Gulmarg

    Today, you'll travel from one hill-station to another, from Pahalgam to Gulmarg. After a pleasant drive in the beautiful countryside, you can spend the day exploring Gulmarg and the town's picturesque surroundings. Popular among skiing enthusiasts, Gulmarg is home to Mt. Apharwat and its beautiful snow slopes. You can book a cable car ride to the Apharwat Snow Point at Gulmarg. Overnight in a hotel at Gulmarg.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Gulmarg to Kargil

    Today's drive takes you out from Gulmarg to the historic town of Kargil. You'll notice a stark change in scenery as you exit the plush gardens full of greenery and enter the wind-swept, barren hills of Ladakh. Before arriving at Kargil, you'll take a short stop at the hill-station of Sonmarg, also called the 'meadow of gold'. You can hire a pony at Sonmarg to explore the snowfields. Overnight in a hotel at Kargil.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Kargil to Leh

    After a lazy morning, you'll drive out to the largest city in Ladakh, Leh. With breathtaking views of sky-scraping mountains all around, you'll reach Leh by late afternoon and are free to spend the evening at leisure. It is recommended that you do not exert yourself too much today and take the time to rest and relax in your hotel room. This is to help your body acclimatize to Leh's higher altitude. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Take a cultural tour of the local attractions near Leh. You'll visit the Hemis Gompa, the Thiksey Monastery and the Shey Palace to get a first hand insight in local tradition and history along with the Tibetan-inspired architecture. You'll also visit the school featured in the popular Bollywood movie '3 Idiots' and stop by the Sindhu Ghat, a vantage point by the Zanskar River. Return to the hotel for the evening. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley

    Today's journey to Nubra Valley takes you across the Khardung-La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Spend some time at this landmark with views of the snow-swept landscape and continue onward to the Nubra Valley. As you approach your destination, you'll spot stark, desert sand dunes sprawling over the horizon. You'll check-in to a campsite in the village of Hunder and head out to explore the terrain. You can book a ride on the famous double-humped Bactrian camels at Hunder. At night, a bonfire is lit under the starlit sky. Overnight in tents in the Nubra Valley.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra Valley to Turtuk

    Wake up early for the day's drive to the village of Turtuk. This small village is an oasis of greenery surrounded by Ladakh's barren hills. A wonderful destination to experience a unique culture, Turtuk is also a great vantage point to get views of the surrounding mountains. Take an evening walk to explore the village and get relaxing views of the Himalayas. Overnight in a home-stay at Turtuk.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Turtuk to Pangong Lake

    Today, you'll travel to the magical Pangong Tso Lake, one of the major highlights of your adventure in Ladakh. After a rough and tumble ride on curving mountain roads, you'll reach the high-altitude lake of Pangong. The lake sparkles with clear water and clearer reflections of the mountains flanking it. Spend a moment of peace on the banks of the lake or dip your feet into the cool water. Overnight in tents at Pangong Tso.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh

    After a leisurely morning by the Pangong Lake, you'll drive back to Leh via the high-rising Chang-La pass. You'll reach Leh by late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting at Leh

    End your adventure in Ladakh with a big splash on the Zanskar River. You'll travel to the small village of Chilling and hop into inflatable rafts for a 30-km rafting stretch on grade III rapids. Your rafting adventure ends at Nimoo. Return to the hotel in Leh and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh

    Check-out of your hotel by early morning, travel to the Leh Airport and proceed to your next destination. Your Ladakh road trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Srinagar
    End point
    Srinagar
    Day start time
    10:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Srinagar
    End point
    Pahalgam
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pahalgam
    End point
    Gulmarg
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gulmarg
    End point
    Kargil
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kargil
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Nubra Valley
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nubra Valley
    End point
    Turtuk
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Turtuk
    End point
    Pangong Tso
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pangong Tso
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in Mahindra Xylo, Scorpio or similar vehicle
    • Airport transfers in Srinagar and Leh
    • Accommodation for 11 nights in hotels, home-stays and tents on a twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts and dinners from breakfast on day 4 to breakfast on day 12, plus breakfast on days 2, 3 and lunch on day 11
    • Chilling to Nimoo rafting session on the Zanskar River
    • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, paddles etc.
    • Services of experienced tour guide, rafting instructor and support staff
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangments from your home city to Srinagar, from Leh to your home city
    • Any meals not included in the meal package
    • Entry fees and photo/videography charges at sightseeing locations, if any
    • Personal expenses like gear, apparel, tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Windproof jacket
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Sweater and thermal innerwear
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length jeans/track pants
    • Scarf/muffler
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio or similar vehicle for transport, as per itinerary
    • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, paddles etc.
      You need to get
    • Rucksack
    • Day pack
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch ( with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Extra money
    • Cat/hat
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Dry snacks

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Srinagar

    Overnight in Hotel Mountain View or similar in Srinagar.

    Land in Srinagar and spend the day at leisure. No meals are included in today's meal package, but you may pick up some lunch and dinner while exploring the city at your own expense. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Srinagar.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Srinagar to Pahalgam

    Overnight in Hotel Grand Abdullah or similar at Pahalgam.

    Travel from Srinagar to Pahalgam. You'll spend the night in a hotel at Pahalgam. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You can stop at any of the restaurants en route to Pahalgam to have lunch at your own expense. Pahalgam has several options for travellers looking to taste the local cuisine for dinner as well.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Pahalgam to Gulmarg

    Overnight in a Hotel Gulmarg House or similar at Gulmarg.

    Travel from Pahalgam to Gulmarg. Throughout the trip, you'll be accompanied by an experienced tour guide. You'll spend the night in a hotel at Gulmarg. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You can have additional meals en route to Gulmarg or at Gulmarg at your own expense.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Gulmarg to Kargil

    Overnight in Hotel Royal Gasho or similar at Kargil.

    Travel from Gulmarg to Kargil. You'll spend the night in a hotel at Kargil. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Everyday, you'll stop at restaurants and eateries where you can have lunch at your own expense.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Kargil to Leh

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Travel from Kargil to Leh. You'll spend the night in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Please note that non-vegetarian food may not be available during meals.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Take a tour of monasteries around Leh. You'll spend the night in the same hotel at Leh as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Some local attractions may charge a nominal entry fee which is payable by the traveller on the spot.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley

    Overnight in Skylark Camping & Nature Resort or similar at Hunder.

    Travel from Leh to the Nubra Valley. You'll spend the night in delxue tents at Hunder. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Additional activities like a camel ride at Hunder or a cable car ride at Gulmarg are not included in the package and are payable by the traveller on the spot.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra Valley to Turtuk

    Overnight in a home-stay at Turtuk.

    Travel from Hunder to Turtuk. You'll spend the night in a home-stay at Turtuk. Please note that twin-sharing accommodation may not be available at the home-stay in Turtuk. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Turtuk to Pangong Lake

    Overnight in 100 Sky Camp or similar at Pangong Tso.

    Travel from Turtuk to Pangong Lake. You'll spend the night in deluxe tents near the Pangong Lake. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Since you'll be visiting remote places in Ladakh at altitudes from 5,200 ft to 14,000 ft, please expect zero cellular network coverage and limited availability of services like bank ATMs, public restrooms etc.

    Day 10 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Travel from Pangong Lake to Leh. You'll spend the night in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. If accommodation in the mentioned hotels or camps is unavailable, then alternate arrangements will be made at a similar hotel or camp.

    Day 11 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting at Leh

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Go rafting in Leh. An experienced rafting instructor will be present to guide you through the tour. You'll spend the night in the same hotel at Leh as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 12 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh

    Your trip ends by early morning.

    Check-out of the hotel and travel to Leh Airport. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. Your Ladakh road trip ends here.

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