Day 1: Delhi (315m) - Chandigarh (365m) - Mandi (750m; 460 Kms 10 Hrs)
Leave Delhi Mandi, one of the district headquarters of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi is a beautiful town situated on the banks of river Beas. Mandi has been blessed with 80 beautiful temples and the temples of Panchvaktra and Trilokinath are famous for their architecture. There are many places to explore near Mandi like Parashar lake, Kamru Nag lake, Barot valley and Jehjheli valley as yet unexplored and untouched places near Mandi. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 2: Mandi to Manali
Morning after breakfast leave for Manali. One the way visit kulu / Nagar. check into hotel for an overnight stay and the acclimatization process to kick in.
Day 3: Manali to Keylong (115 Km) - Closed on Tuesday
Early morning departure is called for to beat the usual touristy traffic and the ensuing traffic jams which can lastMonastery Tour of Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj Monestry, Tashijong Monestry, Shobha Singh art galleryfor about a couple of hours.
Reach the summit of the Rohtang Pass @ 3919 Mtrs ASL and halt for a while.Start the journey again towards Keylong, arriving there in 3-4 hours.Check into a hotel for an overnight stay and another night of acclimatization.
Day 4: Keylong to Sarchu over the Bara Lacha La @ 5030 Mtrs ASL (90 Km)
A short but exciting day as we scale the Bara Lacha La @ 5030 Mtrs ASL.This high altitude mountain pass also has a glacial lake next to it.We stop for a while here to indulge the shutterbug in us and drive further on to a tent settlement called Bharatpur, at the base of the pass.We halt here for some time and then drive further to Sarchu, the tented city and the destination of the day for an overnight halt in tents.
Dinner would be simple food served in a dining tent.
Day 5: Sarchu to Leh over the Nakeela (4739 Mtrs ASL), Lachulung La (5535 Mtrs ASL) and Tanglang La (5360 Mtrs ASL) (225 Km)
Another day of epic proportions as we scale three high altitude mountain passes as we drive to Leh.The route will see us scale the Gata Loops, a set of 21 hairpin bends which wind upwards, followed by the Twin mountain passes of Nakeela and Lachulung La, finally arriving in the tented settlement of Pang, where we will halt for a while for tea and a bite to eat.
We drive on further after a brief halt to the Morey Plains, a 45 km flat stretch of land, extending to the base of the mountain pass known as the Tanglang La @ 5035 Mtrs.Once we have traversed about 30 km from the Monastery Tour of Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj Monestry, Tashijong Monestry, Shobha Singh art gallerysummit, the road condition will change from bad to excellent, urging the drive to open the throttle.
As soon as we hit Upshi, we halt again for a bite to eat and sip some Chai, post which we will make a beeline for Leh, arriving in a shade under 2 hours, we check into a hotel for some well deserved rest, relaxation and a real Hot Shower!
Day 6: Leh Rest & Relaxation
Again, you take it easy and play tourists and acclimatize further.Visit the Leh Palace and also look around for curios and souvenirs in the local market, which will be noisy and bustling with people. Or option to visit Shey, Thiskey , Hemis and Stok is also available
The evening will be free to hang around in leh market, followed by Dinner.Option will be open to eat in or out in the market.
Day 7: Leh to Nubra Valley over the Khardung La (539 Mtrs ASL) (125 Km)
This is the day when you driving to the top of the world, on the world highest motor-able road, Khardung La! After a brief halt at the summit, we start further into the picturesque Nubra Valley below.Although the distance may be less, we will have to be cautious of the time, as the road conditions vary as the sun goes up or down.
Arrive in Deskit before sundown, check into the campsite for an overnight halt.
Dinner would be an in-house affair.
Day 8: Nubra to Leh over the Khardung La (140 Km)
Today, we backtrack to Leh over the Khardung La pass, with a small detour to Hundar to catch a glimpse of the sand dunes in the usually snow-clad mountains.
Arrive in Leh by evening and check into the hotel.
Dinner would be an in-house affair
Day 9: Leh to Pangong Tso over the Chang La (5360 Mtrs ASL) (160 Km)
After breakfast we take you to the famous Hadimba temple - a famous woodwork in Pagoda style architecture. Then we visit Nagar castle and Roerich Art Gallery - dedicated to the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich who Another day of epic proportions as we make way for Pangong Tso, a natural fresh water lake, 1/3 of which lies in India and the rest in China, over the mighty Chang La @ 5360 Mtrs ASL.The ascent will be steeper than any Monastery Tour of Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj Monestry, Tashijong Monestry, Shobha Singh art galleryof the mountain passes we have climbed over. Once we reach the summit, we halt for a while and then make a beeline for the town of Spangmik, arriving there before sundown and check into the campsite for an overnight halt.
Dinner, as usual, will be an in-house affair.
Day 10: Pangong Tso to leh (160 Km)
We backtrack again, over the Chang La, all the way to Leh.
Day 11: Leh to Delhi
Drop at Leh airport in the morning to catch your flight for onwards journey to Delhi with sweet memories of the tour.