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Overland Trip : Manali to Leh


DAY 1 : Manali (2050m)

  • Arrive in Manali& check into the guesthouses/deluxe camps.
  • Rest and acclimatization.
  • In the afternoon explore manali town.
  • Overnight at the guesthouses/deluxe camps.

DAY 2 : Manali (2050m) – Jispa (3200m) Drive 135 Kms / 4 - 5 hrs

  • Today we drive through legendry Manali- Leh highway
  • Enroute, cross the famous Rohtang Pass (3980m)
  • Witness the excellent views of the PirPanjal Range
  • We will descend to the Chandra River and drive to Jispa
  • Overnight in a guesthouses/deluxe camps.

DAY 3 : Jispa (3200m) – Sarchu (4290m) - Leh (3500m) Drive 310 kms / 10 - 11 hrs

  • Drive today to Leh via Sarchu
  • Enroute drive through Baralacha La (4892m), Lachlung La (5065m) and Tanglang La (5360m)
  • Halt for a while at Pang  to enjoy traditional Ladakh butter tea
  • Also enjoy the captivating drive through the More Plains
  • Afternoon/evening, arrive at Leh& check into the hotel / guesthouse.
  • Overnight stay at the guesthouses/deluxe camps.

DAY 4 : Leh Local Sightseeing

  • Today is the day of exploration
  • Post breakfast indulge in sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey&HemisGompa
  • In the evening explore the local market and indulge in shopping.
  • Overnight at the guesthouses/deluxe camps.

DAY 5 : Leh (3500m) - Khardung La (5602m) - Nubra Valley (3048m) Drive 125 kms / 4 - 5 hrs

  • Today we drive via Khardung La (5602m), the highest motorable pass in the world
  • Enroute we stop at village of Diskit and visit the local monastery.
  • Drive ahead & witness the rare sight of the sand dunes
  • Overnight in fixed camp / guesthouse at Nubra Valley

DAY 6 : Nubra Valley (3048m) – Khardung La (5602m) – Leh (3500m) Drive 125 kms / 4 - 5 hrs

  • Today we will drive back to Leh via Khardung La
  • Arrive in Leh& relax
  • In the evening, explore the local markets
  • Overnight stay at the hotel / guesthouses/deluxe camps.

DAY 7 : Leh (3500m) – Chang La (5320m) – PangongTso (4249m) Drive 115 kms / 4 - 5 hrs

  • Today, embark on a journey to the mesmerizing high altitude lake of PangongTso
  • Drive through the fourth highest motorable pass in the world, Chang La (5320m)
  • On arrival, sink in the beauty of the crystal clear water & the stark beauty of the mountains
  • Overnight stay at deluxe tents.

DAY 8 : PangongTso (4249m) - Chang La (5320m) – Leh (3500m) Drive 115 kms / 4 - 5 hrs

  • Today we will drive back to Leh via Chang La
  • Arrive at Leh& check into the hotel
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight stay at the hotel / guesthouses / deluxe camps.

DAY 9 : Fly out

  • Post breakfast, depart for onward destinations
  • Trip ends here



  • Transport  by a comfortable Mahindra Xylo/ Mahindra Scorpio/ Tempo Traveler 
  • Accommodation in neat and clean good quality hotels and deluxe camps at all locations. Hotel will be provided as per your tour plan Upgraded/Standard. 
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner on all days starting with dinner on day 1 till breakfast on the day 11. Your meals will be at the hotel as per your tour plan deluxe/ standard. 
  • All permits and permissions for the trip
  • First aid kit (our team is experienced in handling first aid situations)


  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any entry fees for the monuments, monasteries etc
  • Any costs rising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax


  • If due to bad weather, sickness or natural calamity or any other personal reason the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. Same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.


  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true


Transport Options (Delhi – Manali – Delhi)

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 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.

Weather Details

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.

List of Essentials

  • Shirts and trousers 4 -5 pairs
  • Fleece jacket
  • Water and wind proof jacket
  • Thermal top and bottom
  • Warm jacket
  • Balaclava
  • Gloves
  • Two 1 ltr water bottles (preferably thermos flasks)
  • Lip care
  • Torch with extra batteries.
  • Body Moisturizer
  • Body Powder / Anti-Fungal (feet and body)
  • Warm Socks (4-5pairs)
  • Sports shoes
  • Sandals
  • Sun cap
  • Sun screen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.
  • Toiletries
  • Small light towel and napkin
  • Personal medicines
  • Camera with extra batteries.



Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities

09Days | Jul - Sep | Moderate | Max Alt : 5602 mts (Khardung La)

Sketch Itinerary

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.

Duration 09 Days
Region Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh

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