10 days
Duration
4/10
Physicality

This is the road trip that is the dream of every off beat traveler seeking views of breathtaking landscapes, a unique out of the world culture and a real life time extreme adventure experience. This is a road trip is not for the faint hearted as it is along the high altitude passes of the world. The air is thin and the climate is extreme, however it’s an adventure worth taking. Marked as one of the most dangerous highways of the world, you are in for a trip of a lifetime. A Mecca for bikers across the world.

This trip has been handcrafted for you to be able to enjoy the landscape to its most raw form and the cold with most adventure and comfort at the same time. The price mentioned below includes everything including food, transportation, certified guide and stay in a cozy homestay with clean and healthy food, price mentioned below is customized departures.. For a fixed departure you can check the related link on upcoming tours and to book, click on the calendar on the right side of the page saying “book a tour” and select the suited fixed departure. For a customised tour, you may write to us at contact@ecotraveler.in with your details and out travel expert will get back to you.

Through this tour we are supporting sustainable adventure activities and homestays in order to promote local tourism and empower the locals of Rural Ladakh

LOCATION Manali, Leh & Srinagar
NO.OF TRAVEL DAYS 8 Nights/9 Days
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
BEST SEASON July-Sept
TRANSPORTATION MUVs
ACCOMODATION Hotels,Village Homestays, Camps
PRICE DESIGN Fixed Departure Cost: Rs.31,999
INCLUDED
All transportation, tourist service charge, VAT and Office Service charge
Pick up from Manali and drop at Leh
All accommodation during the tour
All campsite and homestay meals
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Equipment’s and rescue operation in case of emergency
Travel insurance
Beverages(We do not encourage bottled drinks as it generates plastic)
Instructor gratuity
Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary
Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Trip Undertaking: Traveling and Trekking in high altitudes require basic fitness and mental endurance, our team will ensure successful completion and will provide guidance and support, in case of an unforeseen event however, we will handle it to the best of our capacity, and the ultimate responsibility lies with each traveler..

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Day 1: Manali

Located on the banks of Beas River Valley, Manali is the queen of all hesitations in India rather in the world. It is a paradisiacal place and one of the top tourist spots in the world. Breathtaking landscape consisting of meandering streams, snowcapped peaks, fruit orchards and ancient temples are highlights of this picturesque town during the Manali to Leh road trip. You will arrive to Manali during the day, stay will be arranged with breakfast included, and one can spend the day relaxing in their lodge or visiting the local signature spots like Vashisht, Hadimba Temple, Van Vihar etc.

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Day 2: Sarchu (4290 m)

We leave for Sarchu earlier in the morning. On the Manali to Leh road trip, one gets spectacular and panoramic views from the Rohtang Pass. Located 51km from Manali, at an altitude of 3900m, it is a route that leads to places such as Pangi, Lahaul Spiti and Leh. You get views of beautiful snow-capped peaks and glaciers from here. It is in this vicinity that the Chandra River flows too. After crossing Rohtang the real thrill begins, the next stops are Keylong, Jispa and finally the first high altitude pass, Baralachhla (4890 m), we cross the J&K border after Barachhla and camp the night at Sarchu, a dry highland.

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Day 3: Leh (3500 m)

Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Ladakh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and several trekking destinations. We will rest today after 2 days of treacherous and adventures road trip. Visit to Shanti Stupa in the evening. Night Stay at guest house in Leh.

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Day 4: Moonscapes in Lamayuru

Ladakh neighbors Tibet in the east, in the north by the Xiniang province of China, in the northwest by Pakistan, in the west by Kashmir and in the south by the Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, also Central Asia further afield – it’s beautiful to witness how all these areas have influenced and shaped the culture and society that has developed in Ladakh over the years to the present day. We will visit the village and Monastery at Lamayuru in Ladakh which is 3-4 hours drive from Leh, meals and stay will be arranged at a cozy home stay.

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Day 5: History and Ladakhi Art (4350 m)

Next day we drive to Rezong, we visit the Buddhist nunnery, the Alchi monastery and we also make a visit to the sapsol caves which is famous for its paintings of the 15th century. We make a night halt at another quaint village called saboo.

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Day 6: Mystery of Monasteries to Pangong


We wake up early morning and visit Thiksey and Hemis monasteries to attend their prayer sessions post which we drive to the much awaited Pangong Lake. Night stay would be by the Lake looking at the mesmerizing stars.
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Day 7: The off Trail - Pangong to Nubra

Like the rest of the Tibetan Plateau, Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds. Nubra offers varied views of unreal landscapes that the eyes cannot believe, the rare Double Hump Bactrian camels can be seen very closely in Nubra. Nubra Valley gives a true feeling of a high altitude dessert mountain homing the oldest Buddhist monasteries, this gives a true feeling of a paradise. Night stay will be arranged at Nubra.

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Day 8: Visit to Turtuk Village

Turtuk village is a village very closed to the border, about 65 kms drive from from Hunder village, we make a day trip to Turtuk and return back to Hunder by the evening

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Day 9: Departure from Leh

We drive back to Leh Via Khardungla Pass and reach Leh by the evening. The trip comes to an end here. Fly back from Leh or extend your stay.

Hello Fellow Travelers,
Thank you for choosing Eco-Traveler, at the offset we are extremely excited and totally looking forward to host a memorable trip for you. We love living in outdoors and the adrenaline, we also believe that it is truly the greatest gift of God, the beauty and magic outdoors, hence the need to respect it. We are laying very basic and easy to do guidelines for the same with the motive of leaving minimum footprint, preserving the flora, fauna, biodiversity and ecology of the region along with coming close to local communities and culture of the region. We truly believe that you will help us in initiating this and become an Eco-Traveler, if not already one.
A little on what Ecotourism exactly is
A dictionary defines it as “tourism directed towards unspoilt natural environments and intended to support conservation efforts”. In addition, Eco-Traveler believes in supporting, protection and at the same time experiencing local culture and heritage. Tourism results in social, as well as environmental impacts, and a responsible tourist needs to be aware of this.
Here is how you can help
Carrying your own water bottle, cups, plates and filling water from natural resource, drinking locally brewed products served in glass or recyclable materials.
Using litter bins to trash items that do not decompose, minimum use of purchases packed in plastic, carry a waste bag for your personal non-biodegradable waste.
Enjoying watching the biodiversity of the geography, not playing loud music or being loud, when we go outdoors, we are borrowing home of animals and birds, it’s our responsibility to ensure they are not disturbed.
Purchasing locally produced items- from handicrafts to breweries to savories
Keeping minimum carbon footprint and nil plastic footprints on the trail through not burning plastic or wood.
Things an Eco-Traveler carries
Apart from personal clothing and toiletries following items need to be carried in order to make this do it yourself and minimum footprint trek and also for your personal convenience-
Carry your own water bottle, tea up and a tiffin box for packing lunch, instead of using disposable packing material. Water bottle with filters are available, however the natural resources are clean and pristine. It’s good to carry dry fruits and nuts for personal use.
Carry a day bag pack, we will provide potters for those need it, however only essentials can be carried for an overnight trek in a day pack.
A waste bag to collect waste on the way in your day pack.
Travel light and easy to enjoy the true essence of backpacking!

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
Deepankshi Sarahan
September 5, 2016

I think that was the best decision i took to travel with eco traveler. A perfectly organised 11 days trip from manali-leh-srinagar. A lifetime of experience. It’s not just travelling but knowing other travelers and culture. An environmental friendly travel company, i wish you all the luck and may you aware this world through travelling the importance of keeping the nature clean. 🙂 can’t wait for the next adventure!

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