Ladakh Road Trip
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- 11 Days 10 Nights
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Ladakh Road Trip would be fun, right? Yes, Of course! Road trips allow you to experience and feel the place that you are traversing through from a completely different perspective. And amongst several road trips that take place in India, the Ladakh road trip stands out the most and is the most popular among the lot.Who wouldn't like traveling to a cold desert? Everyone who likes to travel would nod in a yes. And here, we are talking about Ladakh, the landscape which is completely different from the rest of the country. The journey towards Leh from Manali lets you look at the mesmerizing snow-clad peaks. You will see the minute changes in the landscape that takes place when you are moving towards Leh. Other than mountains and vast stretches of land, there are other famous places in Ladakh for sightseeing. The 17th century Leh Palace lets you peep into their old-timey world along with a great view of the Ladakh mountain range.There is also the Shanti Stupa, the Thikshey monastery, and Hall of fame for you to visit. Also, Wait for the time you get to visit the junction of the Rivers Indus and Zanskar, to see the colors merge which makes up for a great view. Pathar Sahab Gurudwara is another point that you must see and have the tasty Langar. A visit to the Nubra valley along with the Pangong valley is a must for anyone going on a Ladakh Road Trip. The campsites in Ladakh are beautiful and they let you experience a stay in an area untouched by pollution and any urban kind of distraction. Also, Once these routes were used to be a major part of Indo-Chinese trade, which is great information to behold. To visit Tso Moriri in Ladakh you need to cross difficult paths but on reaching you will find the best views of Ladakh. It lies in a conserved area, so its flora and fauna in Ladakh are something you should explore definitely.Camping in Ladakh is a highlight of a trip as you get to see beautiful places and different terrains. On your way back to Manali you will get to camp at Sarchu which is a major halting point. The best time to visit Ladakh is in Summer which lasts from June to Mid September and the pleasant weather in Ladakh is perfect for a memorable trip during these months. As you will be going on a road trip, the last month for visiting Ladakh is September. The rest of the year, the highways remain closed because of snow and possible landslides and this period is marked as the closing months for Ladakh.Some Popular activities in Ladakh are trekking and mountain biking and could be enjoyed from June till September. If you happen to visit on 12th or 13th June, do check out the Mask Dance Festivals in Lamayuru Monastery. The special Frozen River Trek happens during January and February, to avail it you need to take a flight to Leh as normal routes are closed off during these months.When you are in Ladakh do not forget to mix with the local people to know more about the culture in Ladakh. The trip allows you to have a look at the monasteries which are important as the main religion of Ladakh is Buddhism. The reasons you need to check out the Ladakh Road Trip in 2021 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Ladakh with JustWravel.
The group assembles at the pick-up point by 06:00 PM. We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be provided. Afterwards, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Manali. *The pick up point would be RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila (tentative).
Upon reaching Manali, we will check in to our designated hotels and spend some leisure time. Travelers are advised to go for cafe hopping, local sightseeing, indulging in handicraft shopping in Manali. Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.
After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Jispa while traversing through the iconic Rohtang Pass/ Atal Tunnel and Baralacha La. Upon reaching Sarchu, we will send some leisure time. In the evening, we will indulge in some group bonding activities followed by dinner and overnight stay in Sarchu *This day spent in Sarchu is for acclimatization purposes before we embark on our Leh-Ladakh tour.
Post breakfast, we will start our ride early as we have to cover a good amount of distance today. Remember to enjoy the day as we pass through Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi. Additionally, this particular stretch can be considered as one of the most aesthetically pleasing rides. So make sure you’re having your cameras ready for this one particular journey. Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Leh.
After breakfast, we will head out for our local sightseeing tour. Afterwards, we will spend some time at the sangam site in Leh region where the Zanskar river meets the Indus river to form a beautiful confluence. We will also visit other tourist attractions such as Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic hill which is an anti gravity hill as well as The Hall of Fame which is a war memorial maintained by the Indian Army. The last stop on our sightseeing tour is the iconic Shanti Stupa known for it's beautiful white dome shape, statues and intricate carvings. We will return to our Hotel where dinner will be served in the evening followed by overnight stay in Leh.
Post breakfast, we’ll head for one of the Highest Motorable Road in The World, KhardungLa. Reaching KhardungLa, we’ll have a short snacks break. After the break, we’ll start for Nubra valley. Reaching Nubra Valley, we’ll check into our respective hotel rooms/Campsite. In the evening, we will head towards Hundar and we can enjoy a fun ride of Double Hump Bactrian Camel, ATV, and more (personal expense) Post-check-in, dinner will be served. Overnight stay at Hundar in Nubra Valley.
Breakfast will be served in the morning. Afterwards, we’ll check out from our hotel/campsite and head for Diskit Monastery. After sightseeing at Diskit Monastery, We’ll continue further to Pangong Tso. Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Pangong.
After an early breakfast, we’ll start our back journey to Leh. En route, we'll visit Chang La Pass, which is one of the highest passes in the world. On reaching Leh and post-check-in, dinner will be served. Overnight stay in Leh.
Post breakfast, we’ll head out for Jispa. Post-check-in, dinner will be served. Overnight stay in Jispa.
Breakfast will be served in the morning and today is the final day of the tour. Post breakfast, we’ll start out on a back journey to Manali. We’ll reach Manali by evening and freshen up here. Finally, we’ll take an overnight bus from Manali for our final way back to Delhi.
We’ll reach Delhi early in the morning. End of Leh Tour.
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in Tempo Traveller from Manali to ManaliBus tickets from Delhi to Manali and returnBike Rent with Fuel from Manali to Manali Riding Gears (Knee guard, Elbow guard, Helmet).*Note: Due to comfort and safety reasons, we recommend you all to carry your own helmets for the ride. The helmets which we provide are of standard size so there can be some discrepancies regarding the sizes. on sharing basis as per itinerary.Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast+ Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 10 Breakfast)Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.Mechanical SupportBackup VehicleInner Line PermitsFirst Aid KitsOxygen CylindersInfrared Thermometer
Early check-in at the hotel.Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.Cost Of Any Spare Part Which Will Be Used Due To The Accidental Damage Incurred When The Motorbike Is In Rider’s Possession.Cost Incurred To Transfer Or Tow The Motorbike In Case It Is Dropped On The Way.Vehicle Servicing Or Maintenance CostAny lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Manali or Srinagar.Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
THINGS TO CARRY
Rucksack (60 Liters+)Backpack Rain CoverWoolen CapUV Protected SunglassesInner Thermals (2 pairs)Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants )Fleece JacketWarm JacketDown Jacket /Main JacketSocks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)Sturdy Comfortable ShoesFirst Aid KitPersonal MedicationWater BottlePower BankMobile Charger/Travel ChargerHand SanitizerCold CreamLip GuardSunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+)Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Policy and Terms
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation. Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within15 Days to 8 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 7 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand. There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control. If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided. JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Q. What Will Be the Group Size for This Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. We prefer a smaller group size consisting of only 15-18 participants. The reason being that smaller batches are better in terms of collaborative group experience and trip coordination as well. You’re more likely to gel up with everybody in a short group as compared to a group that has more participants in number.
Q. Who All Will Be Accompanying The Group During The Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. We have fully qualified and functionally trained Trip Leads, Assistant Trip Lead, Driver accompanying the group during all our journeys. Apart from that, Local Guides and Porters (personal expanse) will also be tagged in if required on a trip/trek.
Q. Being The Only Girl In The Group, Will The Journey Be Safe For Me As Well?
A. Yes! You should board with us on the departure date without any hesitation being the solo girl traveling alone. The reason is that we will make sure to take care of your experience during the whole journey. Additionally, all our trip leads are trained to deal with a number of situations and they’ll be there for you during the trip.
Q. What Necessary Items Should I Pack For The Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. Once your booking is confirmed, an email confirmation will be delivered to you which will include all the necessary information including booking details, trip details, and a brief packing list.
Q. What Type of Ground Transportation Will Be Used on the Trip?
A. We will make sure that you’re comfortable during the whole journey and that is why we hire the best in the class vehicle according to the terrain and need. Some of the on-ground vehicles that you might travel in will be Tempo Traveller or taxis such as Innova, Bolero, Tata Sumo, e.t.c.
Q. Do I Need to Buy Trekking Shoes for the Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. Since we do not have any trekking to do while on the journey, you might not need trekking shoes specifically. But still, a good pair of shoes that have proper soles and are equally comfortable is recommended. You might need a good pair of shoes when traveling to Dhankar Lake and Chandratal lake. A Quechua or forclaz shoes available at Decathlon will also do.
Q. What Are the Washroom/Toilet Facilities on the Leh-Ladakh Tour?
A. We will be staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays-we have constructed washrooms with proper running water and sanitation facilities.
Q. What Will Be the Type of Accommodation?
A. It depends on the tour. On the, we Leh-Ladakh Tour are staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays.
Q. How Many Travelers Will Be Staying in One Room?
A. We offer both Double sharing and Triple Sharing rooms. Depending on the package you book, you will be provided with the accommodation accordingly.
Q. How Can I Book a Trip With You?
A. After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you through the booking process.
Q. What Type of Food Is Served During the Trip?
A. We provide nutritious, hygienic, and healthy food during the trip. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as Jain Foods, Only Vegetarian or any other type then we can make arrangements beforehand. But make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.
Q. How to Get Safe Drinking Water on the Trip?
A. Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking. In case you find any clean water on the trek, make sure to fill your bottles with the same. Do not try out water that is stable, always go for running water.
Q. Can We Change the Itinerary?
A. Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it as well.
Q. Can You Customize the Trip According to My Preferences?
A. Yes, we can customize any trip as per your preferences. Once you show interest in the same, a dedicated handler from JustWravel will be assigned to you for the same.
Q. Do You Prefer I Should Bring Some Medicines With Me?
A. Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the Leh-Ladakh Tour. Although, for common symptoms and even more, we have first aid boxes and all our trip leads have basic knowledge about basic paramedics practices.
Q. Diamox Is Advisable or Not?
A. Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor for the same. Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problems on the trip then please consult with your trip leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. What Will We Do if It Rains?
A. If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents, and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Can I Take My Child Along on This Trip? What Is the Age Limit?
A. It depends on the difficulty level of the trek/trip. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. Is It Safe to Do Ladakh Bike Trip Solo?
A. No because if anything goes wrong then there will be no one to help you.
Q. Why Prepaid Cells Do Not Work in Ladakh?
A. It is because when Ladakh was in the Jammu and Kashmir then because of the conflicts the network you to shut every now and then.
Q. Payments by Cards Are Acceptable?
A. Yes! You can pay via credit/debit card.
Q. Are There ATMs in Leh?
A. Yes! You can avail of atm services in Leh but it's is not that readily available. So, you're advised to carry cash for the most part of the trip.
Q. Which Telecom Operator's Network Works Well Across Ladakh?
A. BSNL is the best in Ladakh.
Q. Should I Carry Oxygen Cans or Cylinders on My Ladakh Trip?
A. Small oxygen cans do not provide much support as they do not last for a long time. They can mentally psych you up only. Hence, you need to carry medium to large-sized oxygen cylinders which help to restore your dropped oxygen levels back to safety. This buys you time only and is not a cure for AMS.
Q. What Are the Chances of Rain in the Leh Region?
A. You will not get rain in Leh and region as it is a cold desert.
Q. Do We Need to Consult a Doctor Before Going on This Bike Trip?
A. Yes you should as the region is situated in a very high region and the oxygen is less. So yes any kind of medical history can be affected.
Q. Is the Trip Safe for an Asthmatic Patient?
A. It depends on the seriousness of the condition. Consult a doctor before planning to go on these kinds of trips.
Q. What Will Be the Temperature?
A. During the daytime, for the months from June to September the average temperature will be around 25 degrees and at night it can as low as 5 degrees.
Q. What Is the Status of Hot Water and Electricity in the Region?
A. you will get Electrictic in all places except Pangong.
Q. What Are the Conditions of the Toilet Facility in the Ladakh Region?
A. The toilet facilities are good as you will also get the proper toilet with running water facilities even in the camps.
Q. What is AMS?
A. AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the Physical distress from difficulty adjusting to lower oxygen pressure at high altitudes.
Q. How Dangerous Can the AMS Be?
A. the cases are mild but in some cases, they can life-threatening also in proper measures are not taken.
Q. What Are the Symptoms of AMS?
A. Symptoms tend to occur within hours after arrival at a high altitude and include headache, nausea, shortness of breath, and inability to exercise.
Q. What Are the Chances of AMS?
A. The chances are very less only if you acclimatize your body properly before ascending.
Q. Is There Any Train to Ladakh?
A. No, currently there is no train till Leh or any other location in Ladakh.
Q. What Is the Best Time to Visit Ladakh on Bike?
A. June to September is the best time to visit Ladakh for the bikers because, during the rest of the months, the passes remain closed. So it is impossible for a biker to do a bike trip to Ladakh during that time.
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