* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true
For travel from Delhi to Manali& back, one can choose between air & road. For air travel, the closest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) airport. There are a couple of flights that link this airport to Delhi airport.
If you wish to travel by road, there are regular Volvos from Delhi to Manali.There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 1300 per person. They take about 15 hrs to cover the distance. You can book your tickets either by visiting http://www.hrtchp.com/hrtctickets/ or there are many local travel operators through whom you can book the tickets. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Temperatures and climate vary according to the altitude. The summer days are warm with brilliant blue skies (max 25°C. min 10°C), but the weather in mountainous areas can be very unpredictable. Come prepared for chilly evenings and a small possibility of rain. Early morning starts and descents at altitude require good quality weather gear.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.
...LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
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09Days | Jul - Sep | Moderate | Max Alt : 5602 mts (Khardung La)
Day 1 : Manali (2050m)
Day 2 : Manali (2050m) Jispa (3200m) Drive 135 Kms / 4 - 5 hrs
Day 3 : Jispa (3200m) Sarchu (4290m) - Leh (3500m) Drive 310 kms / 10 - 11 hrs
Day 4 : Leh Local Sightseeing
Day 5 : Leh (3500m) - Khardung La (5602m) - Nubra Valley (3048m) Drive 125 kms / 4 - 5 hrs
Day 6 : Nubra Valley (3048m) Khardung La (5602m) Leh (3500m) Drive 125 kms / 4 - 5 hrs
Day 7 : Leh (3500m) Chang La (5320m) PangongTso (4249m) Drive 115 kms / 4 - 5 hrs
Day 8 : PangongTso (4249m) - Chang La (5320m) Leh (3500m), Drive 115 kms / 4 - 5 hrs
Day 9 : Fly out
This exciting overland trip has it all. On this voyage you traverse through some of the most bizarre and surrealistic landscape, travelling at an average altitude of more than 3,500m. This one is surely one of the highest road trips that one can take on planet Earth. You will visit regions which till recently were cut off for tourists, and are steeped in rich culture and history. Also it offers a great opportunity to interact with the beautiful people of this land. Ladakh has such a distinct character of its own, that it hits one very hard with its stark beauty. Every day our preconceived ideas of mountain beauty are challenged by the wonderful landscapes of this arid cold desert region in the high Himalayas. Ladakh with its snow-capped mountains, deep gorges, alluvial fans and ancient monasteries is a mystical land and offers one great pleasures while driving through its landscapes.
This Mother of all Road trips starts from the beautiful hill town of Manali where you spend a night. This journey involves traversing through the Greater Himalayas and crossing a number of high passes beginning with the Rohtang pass (3,978 m). From Manali you pass through Keylong, headquarters of the Lahaul area, to reach Jispa. From Jispa you drive to Sarchu via the Baralacha Pass (4883 m) over the Zingzingbar plains. From here one can view the Mulkila and Barashigra peaks. In the next stage you drive through the Lachlung La (5065m) and Tanglang La (5306 m) passes and from there descend to the beautiful Indus valley to reach Leh.
The last leg of this road trip would involve exploring the Nubra valley and driving to the spectacular PangongTso (lake). Nubra is an incredible valley which till recently was completely cut off for travellers. It is a Buddhist region north of Leh across the 5602m Khardung La Pass, the highest motorable pass in the world, and the route to the highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen Glacier. This valley also known as the valley of flowers was on the former trade route between Tibet and Turkistan. We finish this exciting voyage with a road trip to the high altitude lake at PangongTso. This lake and the surroundings are surely going to leave you spell bound with its beauty. The trip finishes on the next day at Leh and one can either take a flight for Delhi or a shared cab for Manali. Also one can extend the trip by a few days if required.
|Region||Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh|