Manali is a beautiful destination that remains on the mind of travel lovers. Full of snow-covered mountain peaks, and spread with an abundance of natural beauty, Manali is a year-round destination. In contrast, Ladakh is a land of monasteries. Impressive gompas and magnificent culture combined make it a gorgeous destination for every traveler in the world. The road journey from Manali to Ladakh offers you an opportunity to go on a combined trip to these two most beautiful tourist destinations in India. The trip begins with a two-day stay in Manali. While exploring famous highlights and temples of the town, this tour will take you further to the northern reaches of India - Ladakh. Here, you will get to visit some of the most popular sites of Ladakh, such as Tso Moriri, Leh, Sham Valley, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Lake.
Whether you are traveling solo or traveling in the group, the trip from Manali to Ladakh is for everyone. Ladakh is located in the Northern part of Jammu and Kashmir. It is surrounded by the Himalayas on one side and the Karakoram Range on its other side. It is famous for its stunning and captivating landscapes and attractive lakes and valleys. Even though the area is not as developed as other tourist destinations in India, it never fails to provide exotic sights with delightful views. Many exciting activities are waiting for you in Ladakh.
The flamboyant monasteries, steep curves, snow-topped peaks, double humped camels, burning sun, freezing winds and a destination that comes straight out of the world of fantasies. Bordered on the northwest with Pakistan, north with the Chinese province of Sinkiang and east with Tibet, stands Ladakh. Be it the excitement of riding on a vehicle on high altitudes with curving roads, the transcendent delight of witnessing attractive lakes like Pangong, the bird's eye view of monasteries on top of the hill, or the incredible taste of local delicacies that stay fresh in your minds for a long time after spending a holiday in Ladakh, and there is something for everyone here. Ladakh is a spot that attracts nature lovers, adventure pursuers, adrenaline junkies, honeymooners, friends, and families like a magnet.
In this Manali to Ladakh road tour package, enjoy a delightful stay at Nubra Valley, swim and camp to the fullest at Pangong Lake, and take loads of pictures at Khardung La Pass on your trip to Ladakh. Join us for an electrifying voyage to Ladakh with our very customizable Manali to Ladakh road tour package for a trouble-free road trip.
Visit Naggar Palace, the former seat of the kings, back to the 15th century
Enjoy the most stunning lake site of Tso Moriri
Visit the ancient Korzok Monastery
Drive in the mysterious road on a magnetic hill
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals three times a day
- Transfers and sightseeing on a private vehicle
- All applicable taxes
- Entry fee of destinations included in the itinerary
- All personal expenses, optional tours, and additional meals.
- Porter, pony, horse, cable car, boat, charges.
Drive from Delhi to Manali
Upon your arrival at Delhi, our representative will welcome and escort you to Manali. The pickup located would either be the RK Ashram Metro Station or Majnu Ka Teela as per the schedule of the Volvo bus. Our representative will give you a brief explanation for your further trip.
Manali- The Land of God
Upon arrival at Manali, we will transfer you to the respective hotels. Check into the hotel and have a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, we will begin our sightseeing tour in Manali. Today, you will visit some of the most famous tourist destinations of Manali. You will visit places like Naggar Castle - the former official seat of the kings that dates back to the 15th century, Roerich Art Gallery, and several temples in Naggar village. In the afternoon, we will go to for a short pilgrimage tour to Hadimba Devi Temple and the Manu Temple. After that, we will visit the Tibetan Monastery. This monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the region, along with Vashish Village. The village was founded by Guru Vashisht, the guru of Lord Rama and Lakshman. The town is the former residence of Vashisht clan.
Drive from Manali to Jispa
After having breakfast in Manali, we check out from the hotel and drive towards Jispa via Rohtang Pass. Along the route, we will get some panoramic views of the hills, valleys, and exotic green sceneries. We will be driving beside the Chandra River and enjoy the views of the gorgeous landscapes of Lahaul Valley. Along the left bank, we will witness many small villages bustling with life. On your arrival at Jispa, you will check-in at a hotel or a camp to spend the night.
Drive from Jispa to Sarchu
After breakfast, we leave Jispa and start our trip towards Manali-Leh Highway. We can get enchanting views of high mountain peaks, and beautiful valleys along the way. As we get near the Baralacha La, the views of snow-capped peaks and astonishing meadows become even more enchanting. We will reach the Sarchu in the evening. Sarchu is a beautiful countryside village on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. We will be spending the night at a camp or a hotel in Sarchu.
Drive from Sarchu to Ts Moriri
In the morning, we will have a delicious breakfast. Then, we will begin our road trip to Tso Morriri. Today, we will be driving for around 220 kilometers. Tso Moriri is one of the most stunning lake sites in the Ladakh region. The place is spread with some of the most stunning terrains. We will spend the night at Tso Moriri in a camp.
Drive from Tsu Moriri to Leh
After breakfast, we will go for a sightseeing tour in Tso Moriri. We will go around the lake region where we can visit some of the significant attractions of the area like Korzok Monastery, Mountain lake, etc. Korzok Monastery is the monastery built before three centuries. The monastery belongs to the Drukpa family. We will also visit the mountain lake, also known as Tso Moriri Lake. After finishing exploring Tsu Moriri, we start our trip to Leh, passing through Sumdo and Chuma. The drive takes around seven hours to reach Leh. We will take a short break once we reach Mahe Bridge. On arriving at Leh, we will transfer you to a hotel where you will spend the night.
Leh, A heaven for adventurers
As with all day of the trip, we will serve you some delicious breakfast in the morning. After having breakfast, the whole day is free for you. You can either rest in this beautiful town, Or, you can roam around the city and explore the beautiful places on your own.
Day Eight :
Drive from Leh to Sham Valley
After breakfast, we will make a trip to Sham Valley. The journey takes about five hours of drive. We will be driving downstream along the Indus River that passes through Leh-Kargil Highway. Along the way, we will also visit the renowned Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. Gurdwara Pathar Sahib is a pilgrimage site of Sikh people. The site lies in the Himalayas and is built to honor the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. After Gurdwara, we will pass through a mystery road. There is a magnetic hill where a vehicle moves automatically on neutral gear. In this road, the vehicle moves as fast as 20 kmph on a neutral gear in a flat path. Continuing the route, we get some beautiful sights of the intersection of Zanskar and Indus Rivers. The view of the mixture of both the river is mesmerizing. The azure blue water of Zanskar and the muddy green water of Indus makes for an enchanting sight. Along the way, you will also visit the famous Likir Monastery and the Rizong Monastery. Likir Monastery was built in the 11th century. Likir monastery belongs to the Gelugpa lineage and is one of the most active monasteries in the region. Likewise, the Rizong monastery also belongs to the Gelugpa family; however, it was built in 1831. On your arrival, we will transfer you to the hotel at Sham Valley, where you will spend the night.
Return to Leh through Lamayuru
After enjoying a mouthwatering breakfast at Leh, we head towards Lamayuru Monastery by road. The monastery dates back to the 10th century, and it is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. On the way to Lamayuru, we enjoy the beautiful views of Moon landscapes. Moonland's name comes from the terrain of the village that looks exactly like a moon. The village is quite famous for this same reason. After visiting Moonland, we will continue our journey back to Leh. On the way, we will also visit the famous Alchi Gompa. Alchi is another oldest active monastery in the Ladakh region. From Alchi, we will head towards Basgo, our next stop. Basgo was formerly a cultural, political hub of the region. Basgo is an ancient town famous for its beautiful monasteries and exotic castles. Upon arriving at Leh, we will head to our respective hotel, where we will spend the night.
Drive from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La
After enjoying the breakfast at Leh, we will begin our trip towards Nubra Valey. We will move towards Nubra Valley through a 4-5-hour road ride through Khardung La. Khardung La is one of the highest motor accessible roads in the world. From here, we can get a beautiful spectacle all the way to Indus valley, Zanskar range, and Saser Kangri. On arrival at Nubra valley, you will first go to your hotel to freshen up. Then, the evening is free for your leisure time. In the evening, you can simply relax at the hotel, or go for a village tour in the nearby region. We will spend the night at a hotel or camp in the Nubra Valley.
Drive from Nubra Valley to Leh
Today, our trek begins a bit early than the past days. After having early morning breakfast, we go for a five-hour drive to Hunder. Hunder is a cold desert land in the Himalayas. This place is quite famous for Bactrian Double Humped Camel rides. From Hunder, we will move towards Diskit. At Diskit, you can roam around the town or shop for souvenirs in the local markets. There is a monastery dated back to more than 500 years in Diskit. After that, we will continue our trip to Leh. We will reach Leh in the late afternoon. Upon arriving at Leh, we will head to our respective hotel, where we will spend the night. The rest of the day is free for your leisure time.
Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake
After breakfast, we will begin our trip to Pangong Lake. It takes about four to five hours to reach Pangong Lake from Leh. Along the route, we will visit the significant highlights of this region, like Shey Palace. Shey Palace is the former summer capital of Ladakh, '3 Idiots' movie famed Rancho School and Thiksey Monastery. From here, we will drive further to reach Changla Pass, a land of stunning landscapes and captivating beauty. Changla Pass is also the third highest road in the world with motor accessibility. From Changla Pass, we drive further down to Tangtse, where we will stop for a short break. After a break, we will travel through several small villages like Channthang to reach Pangong Lake. Pangong is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. We will spend the night in a camp in Pangong.
Return to Leh
After breakfast, you will have free time till the afternoon. In this time, you can go out and explore the unforgettable beauty of the region. In the afternoon, we move towards Leh. On the way, we will visit the renowned Hemis Gompa. Hemis Gompa is a Buddhist monastery that was built around the 11th century. Upon arriving at Leh, we will head to our respective hotel, where we will spend the night.
Departure from Leh
Today, the Manali and Ladakh tour ends. In the morning, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Leh airport from where you can board your flight to your next destination.