LEH CAR EXPEDITON
Drive through the barren beauty of Leh, cross over the high mountain passes, explore the unseen and hidden beauty of the mighty Himalayas.
Activity Level Challenging
Accomodation Type Cozy
Gear up your four wheel drive… Paths with blossoming fields on both
the sides and striking roads taking you through the great Himalayan and trans-Himalayan mountains…your dream drive is about to start! Treat your eyes with spectacular landscapes, tickle your taste buds with delicious local food, charge up the adrenaline levels throughout the drive and get ready to revive! We start the adventure trip from Chandigarh to Ladakh, capital of Leh which is our base for the rest of the expedition. The voyage is blend of short and extended drives, with an intention to enjoy, not exhaust! We make it a point to visit most of the eminent places during this exhilarating journey.
A journey to cherish, a journey you will remember… this expedition is definitely a not-to-miss opportunity!
- Breakfast and Dinner.
- Accommodation in Deluxe Hotel on Twin Sharing Basis.
- One Backup Vehicle With Mechanic and One Helper.
- All Inner-line Permits.
- Monastery Fees.
- GW Mentor.
- Airfare/Rail Fare.
- Car and Fuel Expenses.
- Any Expenses Incurred Like Car Damage, Use of Spare Parts etc..
- Personal and Car Insurance.
- Lunch Throughout the Tour.
- Taxes as Applicable.
- Any Personal Expenses Other Than Mentioned Above.
- Any Cost Incurred Due to Man-Made or Natural Calamities.
Chandigarh- Shimla (112 kms / 3 – 4 hrs)
Arrive at Amritsar by 12:30 hrs. Check-in at a hotel, freshen up and visit The Golden Temple. Have a traditional Punjabi dinner. Overnight stay in Amritsar. (230 km)
Shimla – Rampur (128 kms / 4-5 hrs)
After an early morning hearty breakfast, leave for Patnitop via Udhampur (314 km). Lunch on the way. Reach Patnitop around 16.00 hrs, check-in in the hotel, freshen up, and explore the stunning hill station of Patnitop (2024m above sea level). Have a splendid dinner and off to bed. (314 km)
Rampur - Sangla (95 kms / 4-5 hrs)
After early breakfast, leave for Srinagar, reach Srinagar at around 12.30 hrs, check-in at the hotel, have lunch, take rest or start exploring right away. Visit and enjoy the beauty of the Dal Lake where you can also opt for a Shikara ride. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (185 km)
Sangla - Kalpa (103 kms / 6 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Kargil via Sonmarg and Drass. Sonmarg is a beautiful location for sightseeing. As Zojilla Pass has frequent traffic jam problems, we plan to go by this area as early as possible. At Drass we visit the beautiful Vijay smarak – War Memorial of the Kargil War. Lunch en-route, dinner and overnight at Kargil. (241 km total)
Kalpa - Nako (132 kms / 6 hrs drive)
After breakfast start for Leh. Enroute we visit Magnetic hill, Lamayuru Monastery (the oldest monastery in Ladakh). Lunch en-route to Leh. Reach Leh by 16.00 hrs. Check-in hotel, take rest or spend time shopping in the Tibetan markets of Leh. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.(174 km)
Nako - Tabo - Kaza (111 kms / 4-5 hrs)
After Breakfast leave for Nubra via Khardung La (alt: 18,380 ft). You can ride double humped camel, play in sand dunes or enjoy some cultural show in dunes. Dinner and camping overnight in Hunder (128 km)
Take breakfast at the Camp. Then leave for Khardung La (alt:18,380ft).Visit Diksit Monastery and reach Leh by lunchtime. Check-in hotel, have lunch and rest. Dinner and overnight in Leh. (128 km)
Kaza - Chandertal (170 kms / 6-7 hr)
Full day at leisure in Leh. You can visit the Shanti Stupa, Tibetan market etc. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Chandertal - Manali (116 kms / 7 hrs)
Take breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy full day excursion trip to the famous Pangong Lake located on the border of India and China en-route crossing the Chang-la pass. After sightseeing around the lake, dinner and overnight stay in camp at Pangong. (160km)
After an early breakfast leave for Tso-Moriri through China border via Tsaka la. En-route lunch. Feast your eyes on the scenic beauty of the lake. Tso Moriri is also known for its avifauna & fauna. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel. (200 km)
Delhi- Final Departure
Leave early morning from Tso-moriri to Jispa via Moore Plains and Sarchu. The picturesque landscapes will leave you spellbound. Moore Plains and Sarchu are the essence of Ladakh’s beauty. Lunch on the way. Reach Jispa, rest, dinner and overnight stay in Jispa. (300 km)
For all our adventure expeditions, we provide you accommodation at staggering and exquisite locations; either in Three Star Properties or in Tented Camps with all the basic facilities. We just have the perfect vista of the mountains through a wooden window than plush upholstery, a true taste of experiential luxury. As our responsibility towards the environment we choose our properties on basis of their eco commitments. We stick to no littering and creating as little plastic waste as possible to preserve the sanctity of the nature. Accommodation in all hotels/camps is provided on a twin sharing basis.
- Is there a flight option to this location?
Yes, flights can be opted thus saving one day at the start of the tour and the end; however certain flight timings do not coincide with the train timings; and thus the flight itinerary might make you compromise on the typical itinerary.
Contact our travel consultants to figure out the best possible options.
- What to expect when in Leh?
Leh is a town in the Leh district. Famous for its scenic landscapes, the entire tour of Leh will take you through rocky mountains, famous passes and scenic views. Leh is also known for Buddhism and monasteries. Evenings in Leh can be spent shopping in the Tibetan market or simply enjoying hot drinks at cafes. Other destination on this tour will take you through cold deserts in Hunder & Pangong, which is a salt water lake amidst mountains.
- What is the usual sharing for accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
- How is the climate in Leh?
Winters in Leh which are from November end to Mid-March, the temperature dips to anywhere from -10 to -15 degrees at night. The roads during this season are blocked due to heavy snow fall and hence general tourism is not recommended during this time. The best time to visit Leh is after May till mid September. The snow slowly starts to melt and roads open. To travel throughout the Ladakh region it is advisable to travel from June till September end.
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
People who are well versed with driving a car and having a valid driving license can join this tour. Leh is situated on a higher altitude and hence acclimatization is most important. Any person who is healthy and fit can travel to Leh given that he/she follows our instructions before and during the tour.
- What is the difficulty level of this expedition?
In recent times 80% of the roads in Leh region are made up of tar and are double laned. The terrain at the high passes though is rough and dusty as it is covered with snow for 6 months of the year. One should remember that this an expedition and not a leisure trip and hence safety is of utmost importance.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
We pride in being experts in adventure and bike expedition from last 7 years. Having conducted innumerable expeditions our expert tour leader makes sure that every person traveling is given all the necessary instructions, safety guidelines and is taken care off. In case of any emergency situations, we can provide immediate backup support as we have our own office in Leh for last 5 years. We make sure to provide with a back up vehicle with driver and mechanic as well.
- What do I pack for my travel?
Packing for a car expedition needs more gears and packing than that on a normal tour. We provide you with a detailed list of things to be carried before the tour which will help you to pack right before the expedition.
- Are ATMS' & network connectivity easily available?
Network connectivity in Leh is only available for selective network companies (Airtel, BSNL, Jio). As per rules of Jammu and Kashmir only post paid connections are allowed here. Apart from this there is very less chance to get network connectivity at all the other places of sightseeing. ATMS’ are available in all the major villages as well as in Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.
- Is it safe?
Yes, it is very safe. Although Leh is situated near the border it has a strong army base. Tourism has rapidly developed in this area after 2013. The security and overall infrastructure compliments the tourism industry very well.