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Srinagar to Himachal Pradesh Road Trip

Destination

Srinagar – Sonmarg – Kargil – Leh – Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake – Hanle – Tsomoriri – Tsokar – Sarchu – Jispa – Manali – Delhi

Tour Key Points

  • Shikara Ride on the Dal Lake
  • Visit to floating market
  • Covering highest motor-able passes Buddhist culture Coldest Desert at Hunder
  • World's highest salted Lake Pangong
  • Halne best place for stargazing
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Travelers from all over the world come to north India with the hope of earning a star for visiting the Khardung-la Pass, which stands at 18,380 feet (5,602 metres), and several other high passes in the Himachal Pradesh and Leh-Ladakh regions of India. Take on some of the world's most amazing driving roads; with us, you'll be able to see the incredible peaks in all their glory.

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  1. Day 01 Arrive Srinagar

    Srinagar, the Lake City, welcomes you. Begin your tour of 'Exotic Kashmir' when you arrive at Srinagar Airport. You'll be taken to the Houseboat. Enjoy a romantic shikara trip on Dal Lake after lunch. The Houseboat will be your home for the night.

  2. Day 02 Srinagar Local Sightseeing

    After breakfast, we drive to Nishat Bagh (the Garden of Pleasure), Shankarcharya Temple, Hazratbal Shrine, and Shalimar Bagh, which are all popular Mughal gardens in Srinagar (abode of love). These gardens are located on the Dal Lake's shores. The larger of the two gardens, Nishat Bagh has an impressive Chinar tree plantation on its highest terrace. Both gardens have a symmetrical design with central waterways and fountains separating a sequence of terraced gardens. Staying in a hotel in Srinagar for the night.

  3. Day 03 Srinagar/ Sonmarg – Kargil (210 Kms)

    After a steep slope tea break at Drass, we will launch our journey towards Kargil, climbing over the Zoji la pass (3550m) en route (Second Coldest Inhabited place in the world). Continue on to Kargil, where you can see the Kargil war memorial. This memorial honours the martyred soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the sake of our country's future. Arrive in Kargil in the evening. Enjoy your dinner and stay in Hotel.

  4. Day 04 Kargil to Leh (240 Kms)

    We will depart from the hotel after breakfast and travel to Leh (the capital of Ladakh), stopping along the way at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, Magnetic Hill, and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib.

    Today's journey would be more convenient than yesterday's because the roads between Kargil and Leh are in good condition.

    We will depart from the hotel early in the morning to cross two high passes, Namika La (3700m) and Fotu La (3600m) (4108m). The Zanskar area contains both of these passes. Another two-hour drive brings us to Lamayuru, which is home to the region's highest monastery. The journey until Lamayuru isn't particularly interesting, but the scenery after passing through the village is extraordinary. We continue towards Leh through a spectacular moonscape and reach our destination in the evening. After arriving in the biggest city in Ladakh, check into the hotel and rest for a while. Later, if time permits, you may go out and take a stroll in the Leh market. Stay overnight.

  5. Day 05 Leh (Local sightseeing)

    After the Breakfast we will visit famous destinations in & around Leh, i.e. Thiksey Monastery, visit to Shanti-Stupa and Leh Palace. By evening you will be free for local shopping or at leisure.

  6. Day 06 Leh – Khardung la – Nubra Valley (120 KM)

    After breakfast, travel from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La, the world's highest motorable pass (5602m). We will begin our drive towards Nubra valley after enjoying photography at Khardung la (The land of Mongolian camels). Check in at the camp when you arrive. After refuelling, travel to the desert, where you can take a double-humped camel ride or spend quality time in the freezing desert. Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra with bonfire.

  7. Day 07 Nubra Valley – Pangong Tso- (120 KM)

    After breakfast, drive to Pangong Lake, stopping along the way to see the world's largest Buddha statue at Diskit. Today's journey will be daunting, with panoramic views of Himalayan high mountains, a photography stop along the banks of the Shyok River, and arrival at Pangong camp-site in the afternoon. Following your refreshment, you are free to travel to the world-famous Pangong Lake, which is situated at an elevation of 14300 feet. from sea level, shared by two countries India & China.

  8. Day 08 Pangong Lake to Hanle (approx 160 Kms)

    After an early Breakfast, we start our journey to visit Hanle (remote location) with the occupancy of 200 families. The village has recently been opened for tourists and travelers. We will be crossing the Rezang-La, 1962 Indo-China War Memorial to pay homage to the Martyrs and continue our journey. For the last 30 Kms. Afternoon reach at Hanle Home stay site. Post refreshment, you will be free to roam around the village. The world's second-largest observatory will also be on display. With almost naked eyes, the night sky view from Hanle can be seen.

  9. Day 09 Hanle to Tso Moriri (Approx 150 Kms)

    After breakfast, we start our drive to the Tso Moriri Lake. We see the landscapes change throughout the journey. We'll pass by "Puga," which offers stunning views of hot springs and reminds us of nature's unspoiled beauty.

  10. Day 10 Tso Moriri /Pang/Tsokhar Lake/ Sarchu (Approx 235 Kms)

    Have a nice breakfast and starts drive towards Sarchu, stop for tea at Pang and then continue journey en-route you can see Tso Khar lake and Karzok village situated on banks of lake, visit Karzok monastery. Upon arrival check in at Camp.

  11. Day 11 Sarchu – Jispa – Tandi – Manali (Approx 200 Kms)

    After breakfast journey starts from Sarchu to Manali, over the giant Baralacha La Pass (4850m), en-route crossing high altitude picturesque villages Darcha, Jispa & Tandi. Apart from the high passes, we’re also going to pass through Suraj Tal and Deepak Tal, both of these lakes are worthy of taking a halt at and getting photographed as backdrops.

    Now we travel to Manali through the Atal Tunnel, which runs through the Pir Panjal mountain range of the Himalayas at a height of 10,000 feet above sea level (the world's longest tunnel >9.5 kilometres above 3000 metres). Further tunnel exploration reveals the Kullu Valley Mountains, which are covered with snow on all sides. Steamed momos and thukpa are served as a mountain lunch. Thukpa is a well-known traditional Himalayan soup prepared by mixing meat and vegetables.

  12. Day 12 Manali – Kullu (Drive)

    Kullu – Delhi + City Tour + Departure

    Early morning transfer to Kullu airport to board the flight for Kullu. On arrival at Delhi you will meet and will be taken for a city tour of Old and New Delhi, an interesting mix of ancient monuments and crowded bazaars, medieval buildings and modern buildings. Visit the Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Jama Masjid mosque, Humayun's tomb and the Qutb Minar tower, followed by a drive along the embankment headquarters, the Red Fort, Connaught place, the shopping area..

    Evening transfer to Delhi international airport to connect your flight.

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