Day 1: Delhi-Manali
An overnight journey from Delhi to Manali in Semi sleeper Volvo Bus.
Day 2: Manali
After months of preparation and years of planning, time has arrived to go on a trip of the lifetime. Arrive in Manali one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India and a gateway for trekking, skiing, backpacking. Unpack and soak in this beauty of this hustling and bustling hill station. Our Team will meet you in the evening so that we get to know each other and group formation and rules for the trip will be explained.
Day 3: Manali-Jispa
The time arrives to answer the call of the mountains and with Dug Dug Dug...sound of our pipes, we are off for the epic road trip. Today will be the 1st day when we will start riding on the famous Manali-Leh highway, every riders dream. Enroute we will be passing the mighty Rohtang La which on any given day will test your riding skills. We will be crossing Koksar and Tandi (Last petrol pump on Manali-Leh Highway). Do not forget to fill up your tanks. Finally, we will unpack at Jispa a beautiful little hamlet in the lap of Himalayas.
Day 4: Jispa-Tso Kar
Start early as today will be tough riding day will lot of water crossing, unpaved roads. Your riding skills will be put to sternest of tests today. Enroute we will cross Zing Zing Bar, Suraj Tal, Baralacha La. You will be astonished to see Sarchu a tent city in the middle of nowhere. We will be passing through Gata Loops and finally reaching Pang by afternoon. After witnessing the beauty and vastness of Moore Plains we will take a detour to Tso Kar. Overnight stay at Tso Kar. The Great Escape: Ladakh (Delhi-Manali-Leh-Srinagar)
Day 5: Tso Kar-Leh
Get up and ride to Leh today. By today nomads must be feeling the high of the Himalayas. Lazily riding through the winding roads our caravan will witness many wonders of Manali-Leh Highway today. We will be passing through Moore Plains (an amazing landscape with 40 Kms of the straight road at height of 4500mts), Tanglang La (second highest pass). Enroute Leh we will take you to Thiksey Monastery and show famous 3 Idiots School. Reach Leh in the evening and rest of time is free to check out the local markets. Sleep with pride and give a pat on your back for completing the Manali- Leh Highway.
Day 6: Leh-Hunder (Nubra Valley)
Finally, the day has arrived to ride to the highest motorable road in the world. Yes, the time has come to live the dream and nomads are at Khardung La (18380ft). The caravan moves ahead to what lies beyond and will reach Nubra valley, another spectacle of nature. Desert, mountains, river all at the same place and this is what makes Nubra valley so special. Nomads can get face to face with Bactrian camels, friends of the earliest nomads. We will seek the blessing of Maitreya Buddha (100ft High) at Diskit Gompa the oldest & largest gompa in Nubra valley.
Day 7: Hunder-Pangong Tso
The nomadic caravan will start its journey to Pangong Tso one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Today we will ride on the most remote route of the trip. With various water crossings, riding on dry riverbeds, smooth tarmac and roads which are virtually non- existent it is going to be one epic riding day. All our tiredness will go away on the view of majestic Pangong Tso. Camping beside the lake with only basic necessities will be a lifetime experience.
Day 8: Pangong Tso-Leh
Experiencing sunrise at Pangong Tso will be a moment of awe for the nomads. After having our breakfast we will bid adieu to this majestic lake and start our journey back to Leh base camp.
Day 9: Leh-Kargil
Nomads will bid its final “Julley” to the land of Lama’s and move toward Kargil. En route Srinagar-Leh highway seeks the blessing of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, find the illusion of magnetic hill for yourself, witness the confluence of Indus and Zanskar. Also, check moonlike landscape at moonland near Lamayuru Monastery. Check the Mulbekh monastery before reaching Kargil.
Day 10: Kargil-Sonmarg
The destination today will be Sonmarg. Pay homage to the valor of Indian army at Kargil War Memorial. Get ready for the climb to the last pass but not the easiest pass of the trip Zozi La. Zozi La separates Kashmir Valley from the Ladakh Region. Witness stark contrast in the landscape once you cross Zozi la. Finally, unpack at Sonmarg for the night.
Day 11: Departure
The nomadic caravan will bid farewell to the Himalayas and travel to their further destinations. It’s time for a final chat with the fellow nomads and bid adieu to this trip. Saying goodbye is always hard but we promise we will meet back for more such journeys and living in your memories for life. We will drop you at Srinagar Airport.