Overland Drive Kashmir to Leh Ladakh and Manali

Duration : 11 Nights/ 12 Days

Destination Covered :Srinagar City | Gulmarg | Sonamarg | Kargil | Leh | Khardungla | Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake |


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Itinerary Details

Day 01Arrive Srinagar

On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. Evening shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset on the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 02Srinagar - Local sightseeing 50 Kms

Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Return to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 03Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar 112 Kms.

Full day tour of Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg In the evening return to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 04Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil 205 Kms

Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil by car/coach and road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs) After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world) we stop here for tea and passport check. Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening of Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05Kargil - Leh 235 Kms

Leave in the morning full day drive to Leh today we have to ascend three passes this day will be tiresome but panoramic too. First Buddhist village will be Mulbek. We have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749 ft.) on Srinagar Leh route. At lunch time we will be at Lamayuru oldest Monastery. Continue drive to next village Nimu a view of Zanskar river following into Indus. Further drive you will arrive at magnetic hill point and Pathar Sahib Gurudwara which only one in Ladakh region. Finally we reach Leh 3500 Mtrs. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06In Leh ( City tour )

Morning free for personal activities and at Leisure and acclimatization. Afternoon half day tour of Shanti Stupa , Shankar Gompa, Leh palace, Shey and Thikse monastery. Back to the leh city and enjoy the beautiful evening in the market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07Leh-Nubra Valley

After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area. Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Deskit for overnight stay in a camp.

Day 08Nubra Valley-Leh

In the morning visit / explore Deskit , Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment). Later drive back to Leh, reaching in the late afternoon / evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09Leh - Pangong Tso Lake - Leh ( 300 Kms )

Leave early morning at 5AM to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to Lukung at the western shore of the lake and drive along the Pangong Lake upto Spangmik (8 Kms) the last point allowed for tourists. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10Leh - Sarchu (250 Kms)

Full day drive to Sarchu via Upshi and we have to cross second highest motorable pass in world (TAGLANGLA PASS 5350 MTRS). Enjoy the nature beauty of the mountains continue drive through Moreplans there are chance to see tiny colonies of Marmots, Yaks & Herbs. At Pang we stop for lunch continue drive to Lachungla pass 5065 Mtrs rugged in the middle of the mountains. Arrive Sarchu tonight our camp will be at 4200 Mtrs. and it will be the coldest night during the whole tour. Overnight in Tents.

Day 11Sarchu - Jispa - Manali (256 Kms)

Sarchu is the border line between Jammu n Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh after 20 Kms drive we enter into Himachal Pradesh and we reach Baralachala pass 4883 Mtrs. here on the top there is a lake known as Surajtal and we will meet first village at Darcha after Rumtze. After short drive we reach Keylong the head district in this area,continue drive to Manali finally we reach Khoksar where we stop for check point. Continue ascending towards Rohtang pass 3978 Mtrs. and we dip into Manali region. Another 51 Kms drive will take us to Manali. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12Departure Manali

After breakfast you have your own arrangements either to take overnight Volvo to Delhi or you may get dropped at Chandigarh with an extra cost