Originating from the scenic locales of Manali, this Jeep Safari from Manali to Leh Srinagar tour allows you to unravel the pristine beauty of Mother Nature. A tryst with the fascinating Himalayas and its snow-clad peaks, jeep safaris through the rugged and challenging terrains makes this a unique and unmatched tour. During this 9N/10D jeep safari from Manali to Leh and Srinagar, you will be visiting some of the remotest villages, pictorial valleys, towering mountain passes, and will also get to witness historic monuments and sacred monasteries. Book this exciting tour today for the most enthralling and fun-frolic experience in Ladakh!
Main Highlights of This Tour : Sarchu, Marhi, Khoshkar, Chandra River, Bhaga River, Keylong, Darcha, Yotche Nullah, Zangskarchhu, Bara Lacha La Pass, Sarchu, Leh, Nakeela, Lachung La Pass, Skyangchu, Thang, Indus Valley, Upsi, Indus River, Sangkar, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Alchi Monastery, Hall of Fame, Sangam Point, Nubra Valley, Khardung La Pass, Diskit Monastery, Hunder Sand Dunes, Samstalinga Monastery, Panamik, Pangong Tso Lake, Chang La Pass, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Maitreya Buddha, Kargil, Sonamarg, Drass, and Zoji La Pass.
Day 1 : Drive from Manali to Sarchu
This exciting tour – Jeep Safari from Manali to Leh and Srinagar, will unfold early in the morning from Manali to Sarchu. The drive will continue towards the soaring Rohtang Pass (3,790m) which is also referred to as the ‘Gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley’. Moving downward from the pass to Mahi, the convoy will step into the barren regions of the Himalayas; en route to Mahi, you can enjoy amazing views of fir, birch and spruce forests. From here, the safari will continue along the right bank of the Chandra River and reach the confluence point of Chandra and Bhaga rivers. Driving ahead, you will reach Keylong where you can have lunch and relax for a while. Hereafter, you will be driven to Darcha (3,500m) which is located at the meeting point of Yotche Nullah and Zangskarchhu. This region is one of the most popular meeting grounds for Zanskar Valley and Leh treks. Moving further from Darcha, you will be crossing the Baralacha La Pass (4,980m) and finally reach Sarchu where you will be checked-in into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Note : Rohtang Pass shuts down in winter (from November-end to May-end)
Day 2 : Drive from Sarchu to Leh (via Nakeela)
Following today’s breakfast, you will be driven through the exhilarating terrains of the Nakeela region to reach Leh. The first part of the drive will pass through the staggering Lachung La Pass (16,617ft), after which, the jeep convoy will halt in Pang for a lunch break. After having lunchin Pang, you will be driven Skyangchu Thang, a 42km long plateau, and the upper reaches of Indus Valley. Come evening, you will reach Leh and will be checked-in into a hotel for your overnight stay.
Note : To get you acclimatised to high altitude climate, you will be taken for a short drive to Upsi from Leh.
Day 3 : Sightseeing in Leh
On this day, you will get to explore and discover the magical beauty of Leh! As you finish your morning meal in the Leh hotel, our tour guides will receive you from the hotel and take you for an amazing sightseeing tour! The day will begin with a visit to Sangkar, and will continue to Shanti Stupa in Changspa and Leh Palace which was once the royal residence of the royal families. The second half of the day will take you to the gravity defying Magnetic Hill, sacred Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Hall of Fame. Sangm Point or the confluence point of Zanskar and Indus rivers will be visited before your return drive to the hotel overnight stay will be at the hotel.After your encounter with the grandeurs of the past, you will be driven towards the Hall of Fame, a museum maintained by Indian Army. Returning from the sightseeing tour, laze around your hotel and get refreshed with panoramic views of the surroundings. Evening will be free for local shopping in Leh Market overnight stay will be at the Leh hotel.
Day 4 : Drive from Leh to Nubra Valley
Relish a hearty breakfast in the hotel, and pack your bags as you will be driven towards the scenic Nubra Valley today! An arid desert in Ladakh, drive to Nubra Valley passes through the majestic Khardung La Pass which is located 5,600m above the sea level. Enchanting views throughout the way will keep you amazed for sure!
Continuing with the drive, you will reach Nubra Valley by afternoon. Arriving at your destination, you will be checked-in into a tented campsite, and will be taken for a visit to the pious Diskit Monastery. Witness the spirituality and serenity of the monastery and take a stroll around the town; Hunder sand dunes will serve as the prime attraction of the day; overnight stay will be at the campsite.
Day 5 : Drive from Nubra Valley to Leh
Today, you will be driven back to Leh! On your way back, you will be visiting the sacred Samstalinga Monastery and the hot sulphur springs in Panamik. Upon completing the visits and after a quick lunch break, the jeep convoy with continue towards Leh arriving in the city by evening, you will be checked-in into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6 : Drive from Leh to Pangong Tso Lake
Wake up early in the morning to grab your breakfast and our tour guides will pick you up from the hotel in Leh. Post this, they will drive you towards the magical Pangong Tso Lake (14,500ft) ! The journey gets more exciting as you pass through miraculous peaks, scenic valleys and the astounding Chang La Pass (17,350ft), the third highest motorable pass in the world. Arriving at Pangong Tso Lake by afternoon, you will be checked-in into a campsite, and the rest of the day will be spent at leisure. During this part of the day, you can stroll around the lake and witness its enchanting beauty; overnight stay will be at the campsite.
Day 7 : Drive from Pangong Tso Lake to Leh
Enjoy the pristine views of the Pangong Tso Lake while enjoying a scrumptious breakfast at the campsite, and get ready to leave for Leh. The jeep safari, on its way back, will take you to the sacred Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, the ancient Shey Palace, and some of the temples in the region. Arriving in Leh, you will be checked-in into a hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 8 : Drive from Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru - Kargil
After a leisurely breakfast at the Leh hotel, the safari will take you towards Kargil. On the way, you will be visiting the flag-waving Hall of Fame Museum, pious Kali Mata Temples, the phenomenal Magnetic Hill, Sangam Point, Gurudwara Patha Sahib and the sacred Alchi Monastery. Post these visits, the convoy will continue heading towards Kargil after a visit to Mulbek which is known for the Maitreya Buddha statue. Arriving in Kargil, you will be checked-in into a hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 9 : Drive from Kargil - Sonamarg - Srinagar
The day will begin with a delicious breakfast at the Kargil hotel. Post this, the jeep safari will advance towards Srinagar through the Drass route. After crossing the enthralling Zoji La Pass at 11,500ft, the safari will halt in Sonamarg. Discover the enchanting beauty of Sonamarg; also known as the ‘Meadow of Gold’, and you will be finally drive to the last leg of your Jeep Safari from Manali to Leh and Srinagar. Arriving in Srinagar, you will be checked-in into a hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 10 : Departure from Srinagar - Tour Ends Here
Today morning, after your breakfast, you will be driven to the Leh Airport. With your drop at the airport, this exciting and promising Jeep Safari from Manali to Leh and Srinagar will come to an end.