route & tour description

Srinagar,Jammu & Kashmir
Kargil,Jammu & Kashmir
Leh,Jammu & Kashmir
Pangong,Jammu & Kashmir
Nubra Valley,Jammu & Kashmir
Leh,Jammu & Kashmir

On her second trip to India Coralie wanted to experience stunning landscapes so we recommended she explore Leh and Ladakh. This region is known for its rugged landscape, bright blue skies, snow capped mountains, colorful prayer flags and charming villages dotted with stupas and brick houses. Coralie wanted to explore the raw natural beauty of this region. In the ten days she had to explore, she visited Srinagar, Leh, Pangong, and Nubra valley. If she had more time could have also explored a few treks or visited Tso Moriri, and the quaint town of Lamayuru.

When to go

The roads to Leh for both routes are open only from Mid- May till end of September. If you plan on traveling to Leh and Ladakh we recommend you plan your trip in advance as it is only accessible for a very short window of time every year. There are two routes to get to Leh by road. One from Manali in Himachal Pradesh and one Srinagar in Kashmir. Normally we recommend taking the route from Manali, as Kashmir is a volatile region because of it’s proximity to the border and various other political factors.

When Coralie traveled to Srinagar it was safe to travel via the Srinagar route, however now we always advise caution and recommend checking with us or other reliable sources before starting your trip.

How to go

This road trip is definitely not for the faint-hearted. There will be altitude sickness and really bumpy roads. But, the journey from Manali or Srinagar is one of the most exhilarating drives you can experience. For someone who prefers a little less adventure there are direct flights from Delhi. There are one stop flights from Mumbai and Delhi respectively. Flying into Leh is the most comfortable and the fast way of getting there. If you do catch a flight, remember to rest on your first day to acclimatize to the altitude.

Ideal for

  • Culture & History
  • Nature
  • Spirituality

Best time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time

    Approximate Price

    Backpacker

    USD 760

    Budget

    USD 875

    Comfort

    USD 1000

    Luxury

    USD 1150

    The above are approximate rates and would depend on the number of travelers. In addition a * 5% Government Service Tax is applicable on your trip billing.

    itinerary

    Day 1-2    Srinagar
    Stay at Butts Clermont Houseboat, Srinagar

    Srinagar is the capital and largest city of Kashmir, It is known for it's beautiful lakes, stunning natural beauty, and delicious cuisine.

    Day 3-3    Kargil
    Stay at Booked by Guest

    Kargil is Just a stopover town on the way from Srinagar to Leh. You can find a few cheap guesthouses here. Do not expect high end or boutique accomodation

    Day 4-5    Leh
    Stay at Ladakh Sarai, Leh

    Leh is the largest city in Ladakh and often used as a base to explore the region. Visit Leh castle for views of the city, or idle your time in one of the many cafes.

    Day 6-6    Pangong
    Stay at Booked by Guest

    Pangong Lake is landlocked lake in the Himalayas. It is extremely picturesque. Do remember that you need to get special permits from Leh to venture out till here and Nubra valley

    Day 7-9    Nubra Valley
    Stay at Booked by Guest

    Nubra Valley is its sand dunes and interesting terrain.You need to cross the highest motorable pass in the world Khardung - La to get to Nubra. You can visit various small towns of Turtuk, Diskit and Sumer during your time in Nubra

    Day 10-11    Leh
    Stay at Ladakh Sarai, Leh

    Leh is the largest city in Ladakh and often used as a base to explore the region. Visit Leh castle for views of the city, or idle your time in one of the many cafes.

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