7-day Ladakh road trip
Leh, Ladakh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Go on a road trip to Ladakh and camp besides the famous Pangong Lake, drive over the world's highest motorable road, go rafting in the Zanskar River and ride an ATV in the sand dunes at Hunder. In this 7-day adventure-packed itinerary, you'll combine the exciting adventures of rafting with a road trip across the cold desert kingdom of Ladakh.

    Throughout the trip, as you battle the rapids of the Zanskar River, as you travel over winding high-altitude roads, you'll have dramatic views of Ladakh's barren mountains, as far as the eye can see. Apart from adventures in the stark landscape, you'll also get a taste of the Buddhist culture at famous monasteries, like the Diskit monastery, where you'll admire colourful artwork and giant sculptures of the Buddha.

    NOTE: Price mentioned is per person price for a booking of two travellers.

    Destination

    Most popular for the endless stretches of mountain slopes, painted with different shades of brown and grey, the cold desert kingdom of Ladakh is also peppered with exciting adventures in rafting. The barren mountain slopes of the Ladakh range with snow-capped peaks are bisected with the glacier-fed riverbeds of the Indus, Zanskar and Shyok among many others. This dramatic landscape, navigable with some of the highest mountain passes in the world, makes for a strikingly beautiful destination in the Himalayas.

    Destination highlights

    • Spend a week exploring Ladakh.
    • Go rafting in the rapids of the Zanskar River.
    • Spend a night camping by the famous Pangong Lake.
    • Visit the sand dunes of the Nubra Valley.
    • Get gorgeous views of Ladakh's stark landscapes.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the activity guide while undertaking any adventure activity during the Ladakh road trip.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    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 15 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-15 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 7-9 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Ladakh road trip: no refund.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Rafting in the Zanskar River is a water-dependant activity, that can only be organized between 25 Jun-30 Aug. The tour operator will not be responsible for any last minute cancellations of the rafting activity due to unsuitable water conditions.

    During this Ladakh road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,800 ft to 13,900 ft and may experience altitude sickness, if proper measures of acclimatization are not followed.

    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 this trip.

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

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Leh Airport
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    Drop off point
    Leh Airport
    Mode of transport
    Non-AC Innova or Tempo Travell
    Start point
    Leh
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    End point
    Leh
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

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

    Arrive at the Leh Airport. Here, a representative of the tour operator will welcome you and escort you to a hotel. You'll spend the rest of the day at leisure in your hotel room, allowing your body to acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. You're advised to have frequent meals, stay hydrated and avoid exerting yourself. In the evening, you can visit the local marketplace at Leh to shop for last minute essentials or any souvenirs. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Spend the day travelling to landmarks and monuments around Leh. Starting in the morning, you'll visit the Hall of Fame, a war museum dedicated to soldiers of the Kargil War, the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, an important Sikh house of worship, and the Sangam VIew, where the rivers of Indus and Zanskar meet. In the evening, you'll also visit the Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist landmark with colourful artwork and gorgeous views of Leh. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley

    Board a private vehicle and begin the 5-hr drive from Leh to the town of Hunder in Nubra Valley. En route, you'll make a pit stop at the Khardung-La Pass, the highest motorable road in the world. The final part of the drive will take you parallel to the Shyok River with gorgeous views of brown and barren mountain slopes. In the evening, you can explore the sand dunes of Nubra Valley, popular for the rare double-humped camel, and take an exciting ATV ride at Hunder. Overnight in Swiss tents at Hunder.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake

    Begin the journey from Hunder to Pangong Lake. En route, you'll drive alongside the Shyok River and cross rough and rocky mountain roads before reaching Pangong Lake, where you can sit by the shore and dip your feet in the cool water. As the sun sets over the Himalayas, you'll notice the water changing shades of blue and green with a blanket of twinkling stars overhead. Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh

    Begin the return journey from Pangong Lake to Leh. En route, you'll stop by the Shey Palace and monastery, the summer palace of an erstwhile king of Leh. You'll also visit the Thiksey Monastery, a hilltop monastery with panoramic views of the Indus Valley. En route, you'll also stop by the Lotus School, featured in the popular Bollywood movie '3 Idiots', although entrance depends on the school authorities. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    At Leh, you'll engage in a thrilling session of whitewater rafting in the Zanskar River. You'll battle the rapids of the river and ride the waves with a paddle in your hand and a life jacket over your chest. Rafting is available only beteween 25 Jun-30 Aug. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can head out to explore the town and visit the local Tibetan marketplace to shop for any souvenirs and gifts. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh

    Board the vehicle and transfer back to the airport. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

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

    Day 2 - Milestone

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

    Day 3 - Milestone

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

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Hunder
    End point
    Pangong Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • All travel arrangements including airport transfers, as per itinerary, in a private, non-AC vehicle
    • Accommodation in hotels/Swiss tents and homestays for 6 nights on twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
    • Adventure activities: rafting in Zanskar River (25 Jun-30 Aug only), ATV ride at Hunder
    • All required equipment for adventure activities
    • Services of an experienced tour guide
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Leh
    • Lunch, throughout the trip
    • Entry tickets and video/photography charges at sightseeing locations
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, apparel, gear etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length track pants/trekking pants
    • Trekking shoes
    • Woollen monkey cap, socks and gloves
    • Windproof jacket
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private, non-AC vehicle for transport, as per itinerary, including airport transfers
    • All equipment needed for adventure activities: rafting, ATV ride
      You need to get
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Cold cream
    • Cap/hat
    • Camera
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Leh

    Overnight in Ladakh Delight, La Buddha, Royal Hill or similar hotel in Leh.

    Arrive at Leh and spend the day at leisure. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can have additional meals at the hotel in Leh or visit any of the restaurants in Leh, at your own expense.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Overnight in Ladakh Delight, La Buddha, Royal Hill or similar hotel in Leh.

    Visit local landmarks, monuments and monasteries around Leh. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. You can have additional meals at the hotel in Leh or visit any of the restaurants in Leh, at your own expense.

    Day 3 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley

    Overnight in Nubra Eco Camps at Hunder.

    Drive from Leh to Hunder. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents at Hunder. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. You can have lunch at Hunder or at any of the eateries and restaurants en route to Hunder, at your own expense.

    Day 4 of the Ladakh road trip: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake

    Overnight in Himalayan Retreat at Pangong Lake.

    Drive from Hunder to Pangong Lake. You'll be accommodated in Swiss tents by the Pangong Lake. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. You can have lunch at any of the eateries and restaurants en route to Pangong Lake, at your own expense.

    Day 5 of the Ladakh road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh

    Overnight in Ladakh Delight, La Buddha, Royal Hill or similar hotel in Leh.

    Drive from Pangong Lake to Leh. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. You can have lunch at the hotel in Leh or at any of the eateries and restaurants en route to Leh, at your own expense.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Overnight in Ladakh Delight, La Buddha, Royal Hill or similar hotel in Leh.

    Go rafting in Leh. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. You can have lunch at the hotel in Leh or at any of the eateries and restaurants at Leh, at your own expense.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Leh

    Your trip ends by late morning.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You'll check-out of the hotel after breakfast. Your trip ends here.

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