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Road trip Srinagar - Leh - Manali

The lure of the Himalayas, the Youngest Mountain range on the planet and the most magnificent, entices many adventure seeking enthusiasts to pack their sacks and head there starting May, when the temperatures start soaring across the country.

A vast majority seek their Nirvana from Hiking/Trekking in the various meadows and peaks that dot the region; while some others get inspired to mount their steeds and make the road journey of exploration to the snow covered mountains.

Trip Highlights

  • Stay in all the best rated hotels and luxury camps
  • Ride/Drive the Breathtaking & Thrilling Manali Leh Road
  • Cruise & Enjoy the scenic & smooth Srinagar Leh Road
  • 4 Nights in Leh to explore the Cafes & Culture
  • 1 night in Pangong, 2 nights in Nubra and 1 night in Tso Moriri
  • 1 Night in Srinagar/ 1 Night in Manali
  • Max 5 travellers per SUV to enjoy the best views
  • SUV will be Innova / Xylo / XUV 500


    Day          Date               Stay at

    Saturday       August 6     Check-in at House Boat in Srinagar
    Sunday       August 7          Kargil
    Monday      August 8          Alchi
    Tuesday    August 9          Leh
    Wednesday     August 10          Leh
    Thursday       August 11          Nubra Valley
    Friday     August 12          Nubra Valley
    Saturday       August 13          Leh
    Sunday       August 14          Leh    
    Monday      August 15         Pangong Tso
    Tuesday    August 16          Tsomoriri
    Wednesday     August 17         Sarchu
    Thursday       August 18         Manali
Friday                 August 19     Check out of Manali

Detailed Itinerary: 13 days / 12 nights

Day 01 - 06/08/2016 - Saturday                            
Arrival at Srinagar Airport
On arrival at Srinagar Airport, guests will be met by taxi which will transport you to the Houseboat. Check in, sight-see Srinagar and over night at Houseboat.

Day 02 - 07/08/2016 - Sunday                                 
Srinagar to Kargil (5200ft - 8780ft)
Ride / drive across the thrilling Zozila pass. Visit the Kargil & Zozila war memorials and halt at the scenic Sonmarg.  
Distance : 202 kms (expected ride time - 6 hrs)

Day 03 - 08/08/2016 - Monday                               
Kargil to Sham Valley
Morning after breakfast leave for Sham Valley. Enroute view of Moon landscape, Lamayuru and Giant Maitreya at Mulbekh.  O/N Sham Valley

Day 04 - 09/08/2016 - Tuesday                               
Sham Valley to Leh 
Magnetic hill, Alchi Gompa, Shanti Stupa, Rest day at leisure

DAY 05 - 10/08/2016 Wednesday
Leh local sight seeing -  Monasteries, Palaces, etc. in and around Leh, Hall of Fame, Leh markets and cafes, and much more.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 & 07 - 11/08/2016 & 12/08/2016 Thursday & Friday
Leh - Nubra Valley
After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) post lunch, enjoy the camel safari at Sand Dunes between Deskit & Hundur Village. O/N Nubra Valley

Day 08 - 13/08/2016 - Saturday                      
Morning Visit to Diskit Gompa (Big Buddha) & later leave for Panamik village for Hot Water Springs and Sumur Gompa. O/N Sumur (Nubra Valley)

Day 09 - 14/08/2016 - Sunday
After Breakfast, drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. O/N Leh.

Day 10 - 15/08/2016 - Monday
Leh to pangong Tso

Day 11 - 16/08/2016 - Tuesday                         
PangongTso to tsomoriri
Early Morning after breakfast leave forTsomoriri.Passing Chumathang along the Indus river, Pass through Chang La pass 17,350 ft, 3rd Highest Motorable road in the world, Arrival at Camp, Later free time at Leisure and enjoy the color changing lake and the sun set on the banks of lake. O/N Tsomoriri

Day 12 - 17/08/2016 - Wednesday                               
Tsomoriri to Sarchu
Early morning after breakfast leave for Sarchu, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft.  passing through Skyangchu Thang (Plateau on Stretch of 42 Kms) Tsokar Lake & Puga.  O/N Sarchu

Day 13 - 18/08/2016 - Thursday                          
Sarchu to manali
Early morning Leave for Manali, cross through Baralacha Pass (16020 ft),  Lahaul Valley, visit Raja Gyepan temple at Sissu Village, lunch at Keylong post lunch drive to Manali by crossing Rohtang Pass (13050 ft) a beautiful drive on high altitude to be remembered for life time. O/N Manali.

Day 14 - 19/08/2016 - Friday                          
Check out from Manali

Trip Dates: Aug 06 - Aug 19, 2016

Twin-sharing Cost: 

For SUV    : Rs. 44,999 / person

This will be an escorted trip subject to minimum number of 10 registrations and the trip will be conducted subject to minimum number of 6 registrations

***  This itinerary is available for un-escorted trips as well as with budget stay options. Please get in touch for details.

Cost inclusions

  • 14D/13N Stay on twin-sharing at best available Hotel/Camp/Guesthouse on MAP basis at all locations except Manali, Srinagar & Leh where guests will be free to explore the local cafes and cuisine.
  • All inner line permits & fees
  • Guide Charges during local sightseeing
  • Comprehensive Medical kit & Oxygen Cylinder
  • Support Vehicle for Bikers (Subject to Minimum 12 bikes)
  • Travel cost for SUV Explorers
  • Expertise Charges
  • Services of an Experienced Backpack holidays Representative for the trip duration

Cost exclusions

  • Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums, Rafting Charges.
  • Cost of any Individual Airport / Railway station transfer
  • Cost of green tax, environment surcharge (if any), etc.
  • Service Tax @ 3.5% of trip cost

  • Any Increase in the Hotel tariff charges. Difference in cost arising due to change in Taxes by the Government which will have to be collected directly ON ARRIVAL. Difference in cost arising due to change in the fuel price or any kind of taxes (Calculation based on Petrol INR 70 per liter & Diesel INR 58 per liter) Extra stay pre/post tour Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like - landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
  • Extra cost incurred due to an illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence. Personal / accidet insurance.
  • Service tax as applicable.

  • Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Guide, Sightseeing entrance fees and camera charges.
  • Cost for service provided on a personal request.
  • Lunch, Snacks, Refreshments unless mentioned otherwise
  • Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Room Service, incidentals, porter charges Or any other expense of personal nature
  • Cost for any other service not mentioned in the 'cost inclusions' above

** We strive to provide the best of services & adhere to the planned tour program, However the Program can be subject to change **


For any queries, please get in touch with us on:


Dimesh Patel: (+91) - 9892 9749 68

Cancellation policy : 

Standard administrative charge of 10% of the cost of the trip
Between 45 - 30 days: 25% of the Trip Cost
Between 29 - 20 days: 50% of the Trip Cost
Between 19 - 10 days: 75% of the Trip Cost
Less than 9 days from date of departure: 100% of the Trip Cost
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