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Drive to Leh

  • Best time
  • Mid May to September
  • Total Duration
  • 16 Days
  • Destinations Covered
  • Delhi – Manali, Keylong, Sarchu, Leh and surroundings like Alchi, Lamaruyu etc, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Lake
  • Hotel Category
  • Luxury, Mid Budget, Budget , Heritage and Swiss Tents
  • Main Attraction
  • Delhi, Manali, High Passes, Keylong, Shey, Hemis, Gompas, Monastery, Alchi, Lamayuru, Pangong Lake, World’s Heights Road- Khardungla Pass, Diskit Gompa, Camel Safari, Village Walk etc.

Detailed Itinerary


  • Days
  • Events
  • Day 01
  • Arrival Delhi
    Meet on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
    Check in with traditional Indian Welcome at hotel.
    Our executive will be present at the hotel, before your arrival to fulfill all check-in formalities. 
    The hotel will serve you a welcome drink – Rose, Lemon water or soft drinks.
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 02
  • Delhi
    Morning: After breakfast, Proceed for sightseeing of Delhi with our Guide, Experience the rickshaw ride in Old Delhi through very narrow streets namely - Balli Maran, Kinari Bazar - (Cloth market), Masale Wali Gali – (Spice Market) etc
    Rest of the time is free to explore Connaught Place
    Dinner at own choice of restaurant.
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 03
  • Delhi – Chandigarh – Manali (320 KS)
    Morning: Departure transfer to the Railway Station 
    Depart to Chandigarh by Shatabdi Express Train to Chandigarh 
    Breakfast on board
    Meet on arrival at Chandigarh Train station and drive to Manali (350 KS) 
    Enjoy beauty of the Himalayas, drive along with Beas River and other small and big river, cross widest valley of this region – Mandi
    Enjoy lunch at valley view restaurant at Mandi
    Arrive Manali and check in to hotel
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 04
  • Manali
    After breakfast - proceed for sightseeing of Manali - Drive to Naggar and visit Roerich, Art Gallery, and visit Castel of Naggar, King Sidh Singh who built this, about 504 years ago. Now it is converted into a hotel and restaurant.  
    Enjoy chef’s special trout fish lunch at the restaurant 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 05
  • Manali – Keylong (180 KS / 3340 Mts)
    After breakfast, drive to Keylong, en route cross Rothang Pass (4000 Mts) is the gateway of Lahul and Spiti valley. Stop at Army Check Post at Koksar to get special permission to drive to Leh.  
    Arrive Keylong and check in to hotel
    After getting fresh, proceed for the walk to the – local market or local area by walk 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 06
  • Keylong – Sarchu (120 KS / 4200 Mts)
    After early breakfast, drive to Sarchu, en route, cross Baralacha Pass – 4600 Mts
    The drive from Keylong to Sarchu, is one of the thrilling and with full of mountain panoramic view like land escape, lakes (Suraj Tal / Lake) colorful mountain ranges.    
    Stop at Bharatpur a tempreaory stopover for tea and coffee, this is also a place for lunch for truckers.
    Arrive Sarchu and check in to camp
    Dinner and overnight: Swiss Tents
  • Day 07
  • Sarchu – Leh (3500 Mts / 240 KS)
    After early breakfast, drive to Leh. The challenging day in your itinerary, today you will cross 02 passes above 5000 meters. Lachungla (5019 m) and Tanglang La (5360 m) pass. The other side of Tanglang Pass is part of Ladakh  region. 
    Arrive Leh and check in to hotel
    Evening free to explore Leh Bazar with your guide. 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 08
  • Leh
    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of - Shey palace built by King Lhachen Smal Gigun.
    Thiksay - It stands on a hilltop in the desert and is visible from a distance.  The houses of the lamas are situated on the slopes of the hill.  The gompa is especially interesting from the point of view of its architectural beauty.   
    After lunch visit - Hemis Gompa - This is the biggest gompa of Ladakh.  Chapgon Gyalshas built it. There are several temples here, which contain stupas and precious images made of gold. The art pieces glitter with precious stones. 
    Dinner and Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 09
  • Leh – Pangong Lake (150 KS)
    After breakfast drive to Pangong lake - situated at 4,267 Mts. A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point and over 130 km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and Tibet. 
    After spending some time at lake side, drive to the tented accommodation. 
    Dinner and overnight: Swiss Tents
  • Day 10
  • Pangong Lake -Leh
    After breakfast drive back to Leh, en route stop at Taktok Gompa –The Rimpoche of Tak Thok is from Tibet and is highly respected by Ladakhis. The gompa houses about 55 lamas of the Nying-ma-pa sect of Buddhism, also known as the "Old Order". 
    Arrive Leh and day at leisure 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 11
  • Leh – Nubra (Diskit)
    After breakfast drive to Nubra valley, (Nubra - Green) is one of the beautiful valley in Ladakh, recently open for tourist.
    After crossing Khardungla Pass, (5300 Mts), the world’s highest motorable pass, enter in to Nubra valley. 
    Diskit is the administrative centre of the Nubra Valley. 
    Arrive Diskit and check in to hotel 
    After lunch, visit Diskit Gompa - Dates back to the 14th century and owes its inception to Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa. 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel or Deluxe Swiss Tent
  • Day 12
  • Diskit
    After breakfast drive to sightseeing of local gompas and also enjoy ride on two humped camel at sand dunes of Nubra valley. After lunch proceed for village walk of Diskit village and surroundings
    Optional visit of Thoise, it is a last village in Nubra Valley towards Tibet border; visit local gompa and drive back to hotel. 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel or Deluxe Swiss Tent
  • Day 13
  • Diskit - Leh
    After breakfast, drive back to Leh
    Arrive Leh and rest of time at leisure.
    Optional tour of Stok village and visit Stok Palace. 
    Dinner at roof top authentic roof top restaurant
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 14
  • Leh – Lamayuru - Alchi (187 KS)
    After breakfast, drive to Lamayuru – Is a small village between Leh - Srinagar highway. Popular for its Gompa and it is origin of “Lamayuru Padum trek also. 
    Arrive Lamayuru and visit - Gompa - spectacularly set, founded in the 10th century. As the legend goes, Lamayuru was lake. 
    After visiting Gompa, drive back to Alchi - is located on the south bank of the Indus River at an altitude of 3,250 Mts. 
    Upon arrival, check in to resorts.
    Dinner and Overnight: Resorts
  • Day 15
  • Alchi – Leh
    (Optional visit at Gompa early in the morning at 5 AM for Morning Prayer) 
    After breakfast, visit Alchi Choskor (Religious Enclave). The 1000 year old gompa was built by a great monk & translator Lotsava Rinchen Zansgpo. The gompa is famous for rare fresco paintings and Kashmiri style woods carvings.  
    After visiting Gompa, drive back to Leh, 
    En route optional visit to Likir Gompa - was founded in the latter half of the 11th century, around the year 1605. It belongs to the Yellow Hat Sect, founded by Tsongkhapa. 
    Arrive Leh and rest of the at leisure. 
    Dinner and Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 16
  • Leh – Delhi - Home
    After bed tea and cookies, departure transfer to the Leh Airport
    Fly back to Delhi
    Meet on arrival and proceed for sightseeing of New Delhi or explore centre of Delhi “Connaught Place”                
    After farewell dinner, departure transfer to the International Airport of Delhi.
    (As per your flight scheduled)
  • Suggestions:
  • ✔ You can also drive through Spiti valley to Leh
    ✔ Overnight Agra to explore Taj Mahal