Ladakh Backpacking Tour

Explore Only Baltic Village of India

Ladakh Backpacking Tour

Witness Azul Pangong Lake

Escape to the land of high passes

Srinagar - Pangong - Turtuk - Delhi (11 Days)

Join this backpacking tour & 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. Travel 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


1600 Kms


5–7 with drink and photo stops

Average daily travel hours

11 Days Total


Srinagar, India (SXR)

Fly in

Delhi, India (DEL)

Fly Out

20 Person

Minimum Group

35 Person

Maximum Group Size

Tour Highlights

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Tour Cost

Tour Type Vehicle Tour Cost
Backpacking Tempo Traveller/SUV 36000


• 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
• Srinagar Airport to Sonamarg Hotel Group Transfer
• Manali to Delhi Volvo Tickets
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable


• Applicable Government GST Tax
• Inner Line Permit Fee (INR 800)
• Your two-way travel to Delhi and from Srinagar Airport (SXR)
• 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

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Ladakh Backpacking Tour Departures

22 June to 02 July 2021 - Available
11 August to 21 August 2021 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Backpacking Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Srinagar Airport & transfer to Sonamarg

Sonamarg Altitude - 6700 ft. Expected temp - 5 to 23 C
Key Attractions – Thajwas Glacier

Arrive at Srinagar Airport where our team will be waiting for you. We depart in a group in Coach to Sonamarg at a fixed time. The departure time will be communicated in advance, So, please schedule your arrival accordingly. After checking in at Sonamarg Hotel, you are free to wander the meadows if you wish. Get back to the hotel in the evening for orientation and Learn all about the trip in orientation - the roadmap, tour etiquette, pitfalls, & rules followed by Dinner and Overnight at Sonamarg Hotel.

  • Transfers – Airport pickup and transfer to Sonamarg in Group
  • Stay – Budget hotel / Guest House
  • Meals – Dinner

Day 2 - Sonamarg - Zoji La – Kargil (125 Km)

Sonamarg Alt. - 9100 ft. Kargil Alt. - 8780 Ft
Key Attractions – Zoji La pass, Kargil War Memorial

After breakfast, we start the journey to Kargil. After getting through the police checkpoint, we will head to Zoji La Pass. The road is designed to test your endurance and skills, witness the glacier once reaching the top point. Later we head to Drass, the second coldest inhabited town the world. While at Drass, it is must to visit historical kargil war memorial & pay tribute. You will be surprised by the road condition till Kargil. Overnight at Kargil hotel.

  • Stay – Budget hotel / Guest House
  • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Kargil – Lamayuru – Leh (230 Km)

    Kargil Alt. - 8780 feet Leh Alt. - 11500Ft
    Key Attractions – Lamayuru, Moon land of Ladakh, Magnetic Hill

    We will start early on this day. Being the most beautiful stretch, you can’t help yourself taking photos and videos at Fotu La (13478ft) and Namika La (12139ft). Catch a glimpse of one of the Oldest monasteries while riding across Lamayuru. Later we will make a stop at the famous Moon land of Ladakh. En route, we will come across the Magnetic Hill. Slowly we will descend towards the Leh city. Overnight at Leh hotel.

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

    Day 4 - 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 travel 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 5 - Pangong - Shyok - Agham - Nubra Valley (180 Km)

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

    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 sinatures. 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 6 - Nubra - Turtuk - LOC - Nubra (180 Km)

    Nubra Alt. - 10080 feet Turtuk Alt. - 10000 feet
    Key Attractions – The Baltic Village, 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 7 - 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 – Budget hotel / Guest House
    • Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 – Delhi to Manali Volvo tickets
    • Meals Included – Breakfast

    Day 11 - 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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