Ladakh is the region in ‘Jammu and Kashmir’ state, There are other 2 regions -Jammu and Kashmir valley. ‘Leh’ is a town in Leh District. The whole Ladakh region is blessed with fabulous natural beauty, mountain ranges, roads, valleys, monasteries, lake and many more. As you read ahead, you will see 16 unforgettable days, evergreen memories of Leh Ladakh Trip!
Pune-Chandigarh-Manali (2 nights)-Rohtang Pass-Jispa(1 night)-Sarchu (1 night) -Leh Ladakh(6 nights)-Srinagar(2 nights)-Pune.
Below most epic places, Must visit :
- Nubra Valley
- Pangong Lake
Day 1 -Pune-Chandigarh-Manali
Noon of 16th June 2017, we boarded 2 pm flight to Chandigarh from Pune, reached by 4.30pm to Chandigarh.
From the airport, we had SVU to Manali, 305 km. We had lunch at one of the
2nd Day we have done local site seeing in Manali, below is the list of places. we felt there was no need for a taxi for this as most of them were within 5km vicinity and the roads are also narrow so you can avoid traffic. You can try their traditional dresses near the Manalsu river or near Hidimba Temple. This is the Only place where you will find
- Hidimba Temple
- Sulfurous hot springs at Vashisht Temple
- Mall Road
- Ghatotkach Tree Temple
- Manalsu River
The stay was to acclimatize to high altitude climate. we had overnight at Manali hotel.
3rd Day – Manali -Rohtang- Jispa (138 KM)
After breakfast we headed towards Jispa, we crossed Rohtang Pass which is worlds 2nd Highest Motorable Road,
we camped at Jispa, It was pleasant stay, good food, late night stories, and all fun. A lot of memories!
Not to mention again Amazing views. This place was wow but there were no trees so people faced issues with high altitude sickness, heavy breathing, Many people struggled to sleep at night. This is not the place for the weak heart, You need to put some effort to be fit before planning this trip to stay and travel for such long days happily.
Day 5: Next morning after breakfast our journey started for Leh, with same ‘Josh’. You can reach directly to Leh via flight,car etc. In this route ,We crossed Nakeela & lachalunga pass( 16,617 ft), Had lunch in between near Pang & drove Further towards Leh, we passed Skyangchu Thang and Tanglang-La (17,585 ft).
Finally, we reached Leh by evening and just chilled out for the day.
Day 6: In the morning we switched to another place quickly ‘Green villa guest house’ homestay on demand, amazing hospitality, food. After breakfast, we explored Leh Market, restaurants, shopping. You have option to
- Royal Museum at
- Thiksey Monastery
- Shey palace
- Magnetic hills
- Indus Zanskar river Sangam
below clicks of Indus Zanskar river Sangam & Magnetic hills, we took it on the way to our further journey. There is a mysterious say on Magnetic hills, If you turned off the engine and let your vehicle stand in neutral, it will slowly start moving and can go up to a speed of 20 kilometers per hour on its own.
Day 7 -Leh – Pangong
The whole journey was with beautiful views, no words and I don’t know how I can communicate to you with just a few clicks! The first view of Pangong was just rising excitement to reach to the destination. One of the Bollywood movie 3
We stayed overnight to the luxuries camp near pangong lake, It was very cold due to heavy rain.
Day 8 – Pangong to Nubra valley
Next day morning after breakfast and enjoying morning view , our bikes and cars were ready for Nubra Valley via khardungla pass which is world’s highest motorable pass at an altitude of 18360ft.
From there we headed towards diskit monastery, The Road was via village of diskit and hunder.
Next was Nubra valley, road-trip to this region was a beautiful one. As we reached valley, we set our camps to the assigned location. Nubra Valley is on high altitude cold desert, below are few clicks. Each turn of this road was just eye capturing.
Later on, we have visited the silver sand dunes near hunder village. You will be able to do camel safari around the place.
Day 9-After breakfast, we started our journey back to Leh.
Day 10 – Leh sightseeing
On this day we visited tourist places – ‘Rancho’s school’, Hemis Monastery, Shey Palace, Shopping, etc.
Day 11- Leh To Hanle and eventually lead to something different.
Hanle is in
Day 12 – Korzok
After spending little time in army area we
Here we visited the shore of Tso Moriri Lake and visited Drukpa Buddhist Korzok
Day 13– Korzok to Leh (211 km) and took rest for the day at homestay.
Day 14 – Leh to kargil
Today our journey started back, via Kargil. Kargil is a city in the Kargil district of Ladakh region, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It’s the 2nd largest town in Ladakh after Leh. It’s located 60km and 204km from Drass and Srinagar to the west respectively.
Day 15 – Kargil to Srinagar
Early morning after breakfast we drove to Srinagar . we reached Srinagar ~2pm.
What will you eat?
Throughout the road trip, you will get Maggie, Tupka, eggs(some places), Rajma Rice, etc. Homestay/Hotels will serve you proper food. In Leh, Srinagar cities you will find all kind of restaurants. On Road Trip, always carry some snacks/fast food.
Budget for Trip
Your expenses could be ~ 40k. It’s lifetime memories and definitely you will fall for this place. Good Luck And Enjoy!