Day 1 Arrive Chandigarh - Manali
On arrival pick up from Chandigarh and transfer to Manali ( 350 km/9 hrs). Upon your arrival in Manali, you will have an assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel in Manali. You can rest and if time permits, you can explore the Mall Road and enjoy the evening.
Return to the hotel and enjoy the dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Manali.
Day 2 Manali - Jispa (Approx Distance 150 Km)
On the 2nd of the tour, after having delicious breakfast you will leave for Jispa driving across Rohtang Pass (13050 ft) and passing through Keylong. Rohtang Pass is perched at an elevation of 3978 m above the sea level and offers the beautiful views of the snow-clad peaks After crossing this pass, you will enter into the Lahaul Valley and you can enjoy the breathtaking views en route Jispa. Take a break and enjoy the lunch amidst the panoramic valley. Then head towards Jispa and upon your arrival, you will have an assisted check-in at the pre-booked accommodation. You can explore the nearby areas on your own and enjoy the majestic beauty of the valley.
Overnight stay at the camp/hotel in Jispa.
Day 3 Jispa – Sarchu – Leh (Approx Distance 335 Kms.)
After early breakfast leave for Leh en-route Sarchu. You will cross the Baralacha La, Nakeela and Lachung La Pass (16,617 ft). The Greater Himalayan landscape will accompany you during your ride. Break for lunch at Pang and then drive on towards Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (a vast plateau stretching for 42 km) and then crossing Taglang-La (17,585ft) and driving through the upper Indus Valley. Enjoy the splendid views and drive through the Tanglang La Pass which is the second-highest motorable mountain pass in the world and situated at an elevation of 5,300 m above the sea level. You will reach Leh by evening. Check-in at the hotel and take some rest. Enjoy the dinner at the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 4 In Leh : visit the town and surrounds
The morning is at leisure for rest after the long journey. Afternoon visit Shanti Stupa. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Leh - Pangong Lake (150 kms.)
Early departure for Pangong Lake (approx. 145 kms, located on the Indo China Border), via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft). After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for overnight stay.
Day 6 Pangong-Hemis / Thiksey-Leh (165 kms.)
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7 Leh - Khardongla - Nubra Valley (125 kms.)
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 and Samstaling Gompa. Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Deskit / Hundar for overnight in a fixed camp or hotel.
Day 8 Nubra Valley- Khardongla-Leh (125 kms.)
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 9 Leh-Alchi / Uleytokpo: (70 kms.)
After leisurely breakfast drive down the Indus Valley on the first leg of your journey to Kargil & Srinagar. On the way, visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex famous for its wall frescoes and architecture - a UNESCO listed heritage site. Overnight in fixed camp / resort at Uleytokpo.
Day 10 Uleytokpo : Lamayuru - Kargil (135 kms.)
After breakfast leave for Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining "Moonland" hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th –8th century AD). Overnight in hotel at Kargil.
Day 11 Kargil-Sonamarg-Srinagar (205kms)
Early departure for Srinagar driving through Drass (famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world) and crossing the Zoji-la Pass (11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) to reach hill station of Sonamarg from where it's smooth driving through the beautiful Kashmir countryside to reach Srinagar. Overnight in hotel at Srinagar.
Day 12 Departure Srinagar
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.