Ladakh Backpacking Tour

Witness Azul Pangong Lake

Ladakh Backpacking Tour

Explore Only Baltic Village of India

Trans-Himalayan Tour

Delhi - Pangong - Turtuk - Delhi (12 Days)

Join this backpacking & experience the pure thrill of Ladakh. The tour starts from Manali and travel through the heavenly Manali – Leh highway to get to the heart of Ladakh. Witness the magical waters of Pangong Lake and devour the beauty of Nubra valley. Ride through the toughest passes of India & tick a destination off your bucket list – Khardung La, the highest motorable road. Join a backpacking trip to live for.

Tent, Hotels, Guest House

Accommodation

1600 Kms

Journey

5–7 with drink and photo stops

Average daily travel hours

12 Days Total

Duration

Delhi, India (DEL)

Fly in

Delhi, India (DEL)

Fly Out

20 Person

Minimum Group

35 Person

Maximum Group Size

Tour Highlights

Tour Cost

Backpacking
Tour Type Vehicle Tour Cost
Backpacking Tempo Traveller/SUV 36000

Inclusion

• Twin/Triple sharing accommodation (Twin only for married couple)
• Entire travel as per the itinerary (by tempo traveller for Backpacking option)
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner
• Experienced Tour Manager
• Experienced Mechanic
• Oxygen Cylinder and Basic Medical amenities
• Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
• Delhi to Manali & Manali to Delhi Volvo Tickets
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax
• Inner Line Permit Fee (INR 800)
• Your two-way travel to and from Delhi
• Lunches on all days
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc)
• Monument Entry Charges, Safari, Camel ride and tolls
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by directly by the customer on the spot)
• Optional rental for the knee guards and jacket
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
• Any Hotel, Subsistence or other cost incurred prior to the official start date of the tour and after the official end date of the tour

Check Availability Before You Book

Ladakh Tour Departures

11 June to 22 June 2021 - Available
14 August to 25 August 2021 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Backpacking Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Delhi & Transfer to Manali

Travellers are requested to arrive at the meeting point at stipulated time as communicated. Private buses never leave Delhi bus stop at exact start time, but staying punctual doesn’t harm. We don't guarantee front row seats to everyone, so arrive early. Meet your fellow travellers & enjoy the comfortable overnight journey to hills. Dinner is not included in the Bus journey.

  • Transfers – Delhi to Manali Volvo Tickets
  • Meals – None

Day 2 - Arrival at Manali

Manali Altitude - 6700 ft. Expected temp - 8 to 25 C.
Key Attractions – Mall Road

Reach Manali in the morning; reach the hotel by taking taxi from the bus stand. Breakfast in not included on this day. Hotel check-in starts around 11 AM. After checking in, you are free to wander around the city on your own on your wish. Get back to the hotel in the evening for orientation and group meet up. Learn all about the road trip in orientation - the roadmap, group etiquette, pitfalls, & rules. We recommend good sleep & supper. Overnight at Manali Hotel.

  • Stay – Hotel
  • Meals – Dinner

Day 3 - Manali – Atal Tunnle - Sarchu (250 Km)

Manali Altitude - 6700 Ft Sarchu Altitude – 14100 Ft.
Key Attractions – Atal Tunnle, Sissu, Baralachala

Wake up early & head to the parking spot. Check if your luggage has been placed well in the backup vehicle. Before breakfast, assemble along with the bikes as we depart for Sarchu passing Atal Tunnle. You will certainly adore the heart-shaped waterfall at Sissu. We will take a short stop at Tandi (Keylong) to fuel up for next 350 Km. Glide through the hidden Lahaul paradise – Keylong. Weather and road conditions on the terrain are very unpredictable in this region & can change any moment. Many surprises wait for you - road blockades, landslides, snowfall, numerous water crossings and more. The true traveller in you will sense the adventure and joy of the pain. Overnight stay and dinner in swiss tents at the cold – windy desert of Sarchu.

  • Stay – Tent
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Sarchu – Morey plains – Leh (240 Km)

Sarchu Altitude - 15280 ft Leh Altitude - 11500Ft
Key Attractions – Gata Loops, Morey Plains, Tanglang La

Please assemble after breakfast & check if your luggage has been placed properly in the support vehicle. The drive on this day adds another level of adventure to the journey – more unique topography & more altitude. Apart from enjoying the scenery, drive safely through the freezing-cold water crossings and keep an eye on falling mountain rocks. Firstly, you will stop at Baralachla Pass, later at Morey plains, the most picturesque road stretch and only part of Tibetan plateau in India. You will climb to 17582 Ft - Tanglang La top. We will make a decent time stops for photography. Then, we continue the drive down the hill. Witness colour changing mountains and topography while heading to Upshi riding along the subsidiary river of the Indus river. We will stay at the hotel at Leh. ‘Welcome to heart of Ladakh’.

  • Stay – Hotel / Guest House
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Leh - Chang La Pass - Durbuk - Pangong (170 Km)

Leh Alt. - 11500Ft Pangong Alt. - 15280 feet
Key Attractions – Chang La pass, Pangong Lake

This day, start early and gear up to witness on the biggest brackish water lake. En route Pangong, you drive uphill on earthen and gravel roads to mighty Chang La (17,580 Ft). From the top, you will catch the glimpse of Kang Yisay top of Hemis National Park, reminding the miniature stature of human on the earth. As you drive further, you will forget count of the numerous water streams on the road, which keeps flooding your mud wrapped tyres. Do not stop at every other point to take photos, unless you don’t mind missing the sunset at Pangong Lake. Always remember scarcity of amenities in Ladakh & use every resource reasonably. Overnight stay and dinner at the camp.

  • Stay – Tent / Guest House
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Pangong - Shyok - Agham - Nubra Valley (180 Km)

Pangong Alt. - 15280 feet Nubra Alt. - 10080 feet
Key Attractions - Karakoram Mountain Range, Shyok River

This day shall be the bumpiest drive day on the journey. You would love trading your way in mud & water roads in the true sense of adventure. On the drive, you will be gliding hilly curves accompanied by the roar of Shyok. When you look at the mountains across the river on your right side, that would be Karakoram mountain ranges. Sandstorm and rolling stones are very usual, just like Water crossings. Later the river following will eat your road with its huge water crossings leaving very little traceable road signatures. If you happen to be lucky sandstorm will further come to greet you. Once you reach the campsite, enjoy the evening with hot dinner and sky full of stars. Overnight stay at the camp.

  • Stay – Tent / Guest House
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Nubra - Turtuk - LOC - Nubra (180 Km)

Nubra Alt. - 10080 feet Turtuk Alt. - 10000 feet
Key Attractions - Karakoram Mountain Range, Nubra River, Sand Dunes

It is the day when we explore an untouched destination - Turtuk, the only Baltic Town in India. This unique cultured Baltic town was once part of Pakistan, until 1971. Exploit the opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of Baltic People, take a snap with the mighty K2 from the topmost point in Turtuk. Soon after we will head to the last Indo Pak border town – Thang which is just 3 km from actual line of control. You have to be there to understand traveller's feeling of the farthest village of India. We will return to the Nubra valley in the evening and Visit the dunes famous for its humped Bactrian camel. Overnight at Nubra Camp.

  • Stay – Tent / Guest House
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Nubra – Khardung La – Leh (140 Km)

Nubra Alt. - 10080 feet Leh Altitude - 11500Ft
Key Attractions - Highest Motorable Road, Diskit Monastery

On this day, you will witness a man-made wonder - the road above 18000 ft, maintained by Border Road Organisation. Steep turns, low oxygen & weather unpredictability ranks the travel among the most challenging travel. We will make a photo stop at the top for the customary photograph with the landmark board. After the joyous celebration, we drive downhill to Leh, feels scary while looking at endless gorges. Shop relics and crafts at the Tibetan market after arriving at Leh. Night stay and dinner at the Leh hotel.

  • Stay – Hotel / Guest House
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Leh - Morey plains - Pang - Sarchu (250 Km)

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Sarchu Altitude - 14070 feet
Key Attractions – Tanglang La, Morey Plains, Pang

It is time to bid farewell to Leh. We assemble after breakfast & load the luggage on Car. You reach Tanglang La after going 30 Km uphill. We will continue downhill towards Morey plains; India’s only share in the Tibetan plateau. Go crazy with lenses in natural light splashes on this high plateau. Strong freezing winds are an integral part of the weather. Sarchu is so remote and cold; it dares you to sleep without socks. Do not waste food here; it is a much-valued luxury. Have a nice meal at the tent.

  • Stay – Tent
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Sarchu - Keylong - Manali (230 Km)

Sarchu Altitude - 14070 feet Manali Altitude - 6700Ft
Key Attractions – Baralachala, Sissu, Atal Tunnle

After breakfast, we start the long day. Although you have been a couple of hundred Kilometres, but as the customary goes, the best is served at last - water crossing’s, Streams & four high altitude passes. Just a few have what it takes to travel back to Manali -Leh highway. With endurance, you finally make it to Manali while crossing Rohtang Tunnle. You are free to go out to old Manali to party. Enjoy the tasty dinner before you sleep at the hotel.

  • Stay – Budget hotel / Guest House
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - Manali Day & Bus to Delhi in the evening

Manali Altitude - 6700Ft

Key Attractions – Mall Road, Old Manali
Check out from the hotel as per the policy. Keep the luggage at the reception when you go out for a Manali shopping trip. Our team will bid adieu from this point. Please reach the Manali Volvo Bus stand to catch the bus to Delhi on the time communicated. Enjoy the comfortable bus journey at night. Dinner is not included in the bus journey. We depart our ways from Delhi. We came as strangers, slowly jellying-up, becoming friends for life.

  • Transfers – Manali to Delhi Volvo tickets
  • Meals Included – Breakfast

Day 12 - Reaching Delhi & Departure

You may reach Delhi at 7 AM or 1 PM in the noon depending upon the traffic conditions. Hence, book you flight tickets with a reasonable time buffer. After you reach Delhi, bid farewell to each other. You will depart with memories and friends for life. Here onwards we leave for our lives and cities.

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