Pick from Chandigarh and will proceed to hotel. Later we will begin a short tour to visit the famous rock garden of the city. Overnight stay.
After early breakfast, proceed to Manali. 300kms drive will take approx. 6 to 7hours to reach Manali. Check in at the hotel and overnight stay.
After a leisurely breakfast, day at leisure to acclimatize or to explore the best of Manali town. One of the most favorite destination for Indian tourist may be crowded with many visitors in summer. Explore Mall Road / Hadimba Temple / Vashisth Ashram and hot spring at the temple and post lunch check your gears and essential stuffs for your overland drive to Leh. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Manali.
We leave today for Sarchu that is located beyond Jespa, the region’s main town, the road follows the Bhaga River up towards its source. It hairpins up to the Baralacha-La (16050 ft/4,892m), a pass that is perhaps unique in its being a tri-junction, with a trail from Spiti coming in from the southeast. Overnight in camp
After breakfast drive to Leh. The Zanskar Range remains to be crossed and this takes two more passes, the La Chung-La (5,059m) and the Tanglang La (5,325m). En-route we visit the famous monastery of Hemis. Leh is rapidly spreading in all directions from its original position beneath the long abandoned Namgyal Palace. While the town has come a long way from the days when polo was played on its main street, Leh still remains a pleasant, traditional Himalayan town. Overnight in hotel.
The morning is at leisure for rest and acclimatization. Later after lunch visit Shanti Stupa, SankarGompa& local market. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast full day sightseeing to the massive Tibetan Buddhist Gompas of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. A few kilometers up the Indus is Shey, the ancient capital, with its palaces, temples, and vibrantly colored murals, cleaned and restored in the mid 1980’s. Later we drive to visit the fortress styled monastery of Thikse. Afterwards, we drive to visit the Hemis monastery. This monastery is known to be the most famous and rich Buddhist temple in the entire region. The Murals and frescoes here date back to 17th century. After we explore the sacred monastery, we drive back to our hotel in Leh. In the evening, we will spend some time roaming around the markets. Overnight at your hotel.
We will drive to Nubra valley in the morning, driving over the highest motored pass in the world. The exciting journey through serpentine roads leads us to the Khardungla Pass at an awesome height of 5550 meters. We stop at the pass to admire and click some photographs of the fantastic view, before driving down into the Nubra valley. The valley is situated on an old caravan route at the confluence of the Shyok and the Nubra rivers. We drive to our fixed camp resort and later drive to visit the charming valley, of Deskit – the tiny capital of Nubra. The capital is marked by a single file of shops that are put up on the main road. We will visit the Deskit Gompa, perched on a rocky spur above the village, with a commanding view of the entire valley. From Deskit we will drive to Hunder past an area of sand dunes and get acquitted with the famous Bactrian camels. This small population of shaggy double-humped animals, which in the old days, were used as pack animals on the Central Asian trade routes are now used as riding animals in the high deserts. In the late afternoon we will drive to the camp. Overnight in camps.
We will drive back to Leh, driving on the same route and crossing the Khardungla pass yet again. We arrive at Leh in the afternoon and settle for the day at our hotel.
After breakfast drive back to the airport for your flight to any onward destination.