9-day Ladakh Road Trip (Leh to Srinagar)
Leh, Badgis, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Sign up for a 9-day Ladakh road trip to explore the cold, arid mountains of Ladakh and go rafting in the Zanskar River. You'll visit some of the most historic monasteries in the land, from the Diskit monastery in Hunder to the Shanti Stupa in Leh. Here, you'll get an insight into the rich Tibetan culture and Buddhist tradition. Definitely a highlight for most travellers to Ladakh, you'll go rafting in the grade III rapids of the Zanskar River in Leh, the world's highest rafting stretch at over 11,000 feet.

    You'll also spend a night at the Pangong Lake, where the starlit night sky is a must-see, magical experience. Before ending the adventure at Srinagar, you'll also visit the small town of Kargil and spend a night in a houseboat floating on the Dal Lake.

    Destination

    Ladakh, the land of high mountain passes, is an incredibly beautiful destination and a road trip is one of the best ways to explore it. The land is dominated by rigid and rough mountains that stand tall above each other, with snow-capped peaks and barren slopes. In this cold desert, you'll spend 9 days visiting isolated villages like Lamayuru and Spituk as well as interesting destinations like the Kargil War Memorial and the Hunder sand dunes.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the rustic beauty of the Ladakhi mountain range.
    • Visit the historic monasteries of Thikse and Shey.
    • Test your strength and go rafting on the Zanskar River.
    • Stay in a houseboat at Srinagar.
    • Spend a night under the starlit sky of the Pangong Lake.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the tour guide during this 9-day Ladakh road trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat local cultures, traditions and monuments with respect during the 9-day Ladakh road trip.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the 9-day Ladakh road trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-30 days before departure of the 9-day Ladakh road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the 9-day Ladakh road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 8 days before departure of the 9-day Ladakh road trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: 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

    During this 9-day Ladakh road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,000 feet to 17,000 feet and may experience altitude sickness.

    Please note that some destinations in the itinerary of this 9-day Ladakh road trip are located at high altitudes with no internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking the trip.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this 9-day Ladakh road trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this 9-day Ladakh road trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and staff.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Leh
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    End point
    Srinagar
    Time of departure
    12:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
    Rafti
    Instructor/Traveller ratio
    1:5
    Doctors on call/at location
    NA
    Appropriate Age Group
    14+
    Instructor Gender
    NA
    Any activities outside campsite
    NA
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh road trip: Arrive in Leh

    Arrive in Leh and check-in to a pre-confirmed hotel in the city. Today, you'll rest in your hotel in order to acclimatize to the high altitude of the city. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Today, you'll kick off your road trip and spend your day visiting local attractions around Leh. You'll begin with the Shey Palace, a historic building that now lays in ruin. You'll stop by the Druk White Lotus School as well, featured in the famous Bollywood movie '3 Idiots'. You'll then proceed to the Thikse Monastery, one of the largest monasteries near Leh, and end the day at the Shanti Stupa, an important Buddhist Gompa. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

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

    Travel to the Nubra Valley, most notably known for sprawling sand dunes and Bactrian camels. En route, you'll drive over the Khardung-La Pass, the world's highest motorable, mountain pass. You'll also stop by the 14th century Diskit Monastery before reaching the village of Hunder. Take a camel ride in the sand dunes of Hunder or visit the tiny little village of Sumur. Overnight in a guesthouse or hotel at Hunder.

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

    You'll board the vehicle and travel to the magical Pangong Lake, a high-altitude water body that extends partly into China and changes water colour by time of day. No trip to Ladakh is complete without at least a night spent in Swiss tents by the crystal clear waters of this lake. Arguably, this lake is one of the most scenic things you'll see on this Ladakh road trip. Overnight in Swiss tents at Pangong Lake.

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

    Spend the wee hours of the day admiring morning views of the Pangong Lake. On your way back to Leh, you'll travel on a serpentine route in the mountains, often with steep curves and inclines. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting in Leh

    Today, you'll spend an action-packed day with a rafting session on the Zanskar River. You'll drive up to visit the confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers, where you'll have a short briefing. Once you're ready, you'll embark on a thrilling 14-km ride over grade III rapids. Return to the Leh city by nightfall. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Kargil

    Travel from Leh to Kargil. En route, you'll stop at multiple junctions to admire gorgeous views and visit places of attraction. The first stop will be at the Spituk Monastery, an ancient structure founded in the 11th century. You'll visit the Hall of Fame, a museum dedicated to the Indian Armed Forces. You'll arrive in Kargil by late afternoon. Overnight in a guesthouse or hotel at Kargil.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Kargil to Srinagar

    Today's ride takes you to the picturesque Srinagar, via the hairpin bends of the Zoji-La Pass. En route, you'll visit the Drass village, the second-coldest inhabited village in the world, and the Kargil War Memorial. By late afternoon, you'll reach Srinagar, where you can visit the Dal Lake. Overnight in a houseboat at Srinagar.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Srinagar

    Check-out from the houseboat and proceed to your next destination. Your Ladakh road trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    12:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

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

    Day 3 - Milestone

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

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nubra Valley
    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
    Kargil
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

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

    Day 9 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo or similar vehicle (with five people in one car)
    • Accommodation in hotels and Swiss tents for 8 nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 9, plus lunch on day 6
    • One 14-km session of rafting on the Zanskar River
    • All equipment required for rafting inflatable rafts, oars, life jackets, helmets etc.
    • Services of an experienced tour guide, rafting instructor and support staff
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • Entry fees at monuments, monasteries and other places of interest, as per itinerary
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Leh, from Srinagar to your home city
    • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural calamities, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, gifts, apparel etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Sweater and thermal apparel
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Comfortable shirts and t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants and jeans
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All required equipment for rafting: inflatable rafts, oars, life jackets, helmets etc.
    • Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo or similar vehicle for transport, as per itinerary
      You need to get
    • Rucksack
    • Day pack
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Moisturizer and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • 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 Leh

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Arrive in Leh. You'll spend the night in Leh at a hotel. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You'll have plenty of options for lunch in the many restaurants at Leh.

    Day 2 of the Ladakh road trip: Day at Leh

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Travel to a few of the popular attractions near Leh. You'll spend the night in the same hotel as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. You'll have plenty of options for lunch in the many restaurants at Leh.

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

    Overnight in Apple Cottage or similar at Nubra.

    Travel from Leh to Nubra Valley. You'll spend the night at Hunder in a guesthouse or hotel. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. You'll reach Hunder by late afternoon, where you can have lunch at your own expense.

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

    Overnight in Holiday Shore Camps at the Pangong Lake.

    Travel from the Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake. You'll spend the night at Pangong Lake in Swiss tents. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. You can carry a packed lunch from Hunder or stop at a restaurant or eatery en route.

    Day 5 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 Leh at a hotel. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. En route, you'll stop at Karu where you can have lunch at your own expense.

    Day 6 of the Ladakh road trip: Rafting in Leh

    Overnight in Hotel Kanishka or similar at Leh.

    Go rafting in Leh. You'll spend the night in Leh at the same hotel as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of the Ladakh road trip: Leh to Kargil

    Overnight in Zojila Residency or similar at Kargil.

    Travel from Leh to Kargil. You'll spend the night in Kargil at a guesthouse or hotel. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. Kargil has several small restaurants where you can have lunch with authentic Tibetan cuisine at your own expense.

    Day 8 of the Ladakh road trip: Kargil to Srinagar

    Overnight in a houseboat at Srinagar.

    Travel from Kargil to Srinagar. You'll spend the night in Srinagar at a houseboat. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 9 of the Ladakh road trip: Depart from Srinagar

    Your trip ends by early morning.

    Check-out from Srinagar and proceed to your next destination. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. Your Ladakh road trip ends here.

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