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Day 1: Manali Arrival & Sightseeing by Car

Stop At: Hidimba Devi Temple, Hadimba Temple Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131 India
It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic of Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vashisht Baths, Manali, Manali Tehsil India
Vashisht Kund is a 4000 years old temple located at the cliff of hill in Manali. ashistha village is extremely significant when it comes to the heritage Indian Hindu culture as one of the saptrishis rishi Vashistha stayed there for sometimes. There is a hot water spring known as Vashisht kund. According to legend the saddened Rishi Vashisht after knowing that his children were killed by Vishwamitra tried to commit suicide, but the river refused to kill him. The river was therefore named as Vipasha which means ‘ freedom from bondage.’ & now popularly known as Beas river.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Manu Market, The Mall, Manali, Manali Tehsil India
Mall Road is the main street in Manali. It has a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants and cafes. A Himachal emporium that offers handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like locally designed woolen clothes, branded clothes, pottery items, wooden products, and jewellery is also located here.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Manali - Hotel Mountain Top (3 ***)

Day 2: Manali to Jispa

Pass By: Gulaba, Rotang Pass Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil India
Gulaba is at about 20 kilometers and known as lower winter snow point after the road to Rohtang Pass gets closed in Winter. Nothing to see here in July except for its natural beauty.

Pass By: Rani Nala, Near Rohtang Pass, Manali, Manali Tehsil India
Just a few kilometers ahead of Marhi, Rani Nala is a glacier point and a spot where you need to be careful while riding or driving. No matter which time of the year you reach here, you will always find snow at Rani Nala and something the snow walls can be several feet high.

Stop At: Rohtang Pass, Himalayan Ranges India
This is your first highest pass of the journey and most of the time you will find snow and traffic congestion. Beguiling landscapes consisting of fierce wind, chilling temperature, snowcapped peaks and lush green valley’s around is what Rohtang Pass is famous for.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Ibex Jispa (3***)

Day 3: Jispa to Sarchu

Pass By: Deepak Tal, Leh Manali Hwy, Keylong 175132 India
Right after Darcha and before the ascent of Baralacha La, it is a very small lake but do not let the size deceive you. It may be smaller in size but a giant when it comes to natural beauty.

Pass By: Baralacha Pass, Manali -Leh Highway, Keylong India
This will be your second-high altitude pass on Manali Leh highway. Ironically, though Tanglang La is at a higher altitude, it is Baralacha La that remains covered with snow for a longer duration and receives way more snow than Tanglang La.

Stop At: Suraj Tal, CB Range, just below the Baralacha LA pass ,Lahaul Valley, Himachal, Keylong India
Also known as Surya Taal, it is a small lake at the top of Baralacha La Pass. It is the source of the Bhaga River and presents a stunning view amidst the mighty hill tops all around. If luck favored you, you may find the lake completely frozen even in July.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Himalayan route Camps or Similar (2**)

Day 4: SARCHU TO LEH

Pass By: Lachulung La, Leh_Manali Highway India
Your third high altitude pass, located at a height of 15,547 ft. If you are lucky, you may even see some wildlife here.

Pass By: Moore Plains, India
A plateau in the lap of Himalayas, Moore Plains are a sight to treasure.

Pass By: Tanglang La, Leh-Manali Highway Road Ladhak, Leh 194101 India
Your fifth and last high-altitude pass on this road, located at a height of 17,582 ft. This pass is the highest on Manali Leh highway and considered as second highest motorable pass in the world Although disputed. Post the final pass cross the villages as Rumtse – Upshi – Karu and reach Leh.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holiday

Day 5: EXPLORE LEH TOWN

Stop At: Shanti Stupa Road 500 steps from Changspa Road, Leh 194101 India
The Shanthi Stupa as the name suggest it is dome-shaped building erected as a Buddhist shrine which is the “symbol of peace”. It is one of the forms of Peace Pagoda built in Ladakh. It is constructed at an altitude of approx. of 11800 ft (3608 mts), at 5 Km from the Leh town by a group of Japanese and Ladakhi Buddhist.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Leh Royal Palace, Leh India
Leh Palace also referred as the ‘Lhachen Palkhar’ is a royal palace located in the picturesque Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. It was designed in line with the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace is a nine-storied architecture and was built for the Royal Family of Ladakh. The view of the Leh town from Leh palace is amazing during the evening.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holiday.

Day 6: LEH TO NUBRA VALLEY

Stop At: Khardung La, India
The Khardung La Pass is at an altitude of at an altitude of 18,379 ft (5,602m) and so far, the world’s highest motorable world. One should be careful not to stay at this place for more than 30 mins and it may lead to Acute mountain sickness.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), 34°32′28″N 77°33′37″E, Diskit India
The Diskit is the capital of Nubra Valley and host the Diskit Monastery. The monastery is at the edge of the mountain and hence have amazing valley views from the top.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hunder Sand Dunes, Hunder 194401 India
Leh is an ultimate cold desert of the Himalayas and this can be defined by the dunes. It is also the only place in India where one can find double humped camel. Enjoy your camel ride before we proceed further.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cozy Ethnic camp or Dowa Deluxe Camp or Summar Holiday Camp

Day 7: TURTUK EXCURSION

Stop At: Turtuk Waterfall, Above Monastery Approx 1 hrs of steep climb from Turtuk Village, Turtuk India
After an early breakfast we explore the late village of India. Turtuk is a small village located on the banks of the Shyok river and was a part of Pakistan till 1971 and is now the last outpost of India. Turtuk is one of the gateways to the Siachen Glacier. Turtuk was opened to tourists in 2010. One can explore the willage by walking over the hanging bridge. The Balti Heritage House and Museum, Royal house and museum and Ruins of Brokpa's fort are worth visiting places of Turtuk.
If get a chance one can meet Indian army here and also sneek the India Pak Border from a distance.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cozy Ethnic camp or Dowa Deluxe Camp or Summar Holiday Camp

Day 8: NUBRA TO PANGONG LAKE VIA SHYOK

Stop At: Pangong Tso, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India; Ladakh, , India;, Leh 194101 India
The Pangong Tso Lake means a “High Grassland Lake” located in the Changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 14,270 ft (4,350m). It is the highest salt-water lake in the world and the view, so the lakes are amazing. It is believed the lake changes its color 4 – 5 times a day.
One can visit Shooting Point (3 Idiots movie shoot) and View point (panoramic view of the lake) of the lake for some selfies before you check in at the camps for your overnight stay.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Pangong Holiday Shore or Galaxy Camp or Pangong Paradise

Day 9: PANGONG TSO LAKE TO LEH

Stop At: Shey Gompa, Choglamsar Village India
The Shey palace was built in 1655 on the hills of Shey village at an altitude of 11,204 ft (3415m). Shey village is located to the south of Leh. The Shey monastery was built within the palace complex on the instructions of Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal. Inside the Shey monastery reside the Shakyamuni Buddha.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thiksey Monastery, Leh Manali Highway, Leh 194101 India
The Thiksey monastery is largest monastery located in central Ladakh about 19Km away from Leh town and at 11,000 ft (3900m). it is also called as “Mini Potala”. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holiday

Day 10: LEH TO KARGIL VIA THE SHAM VALLEY TOUR

Stop At: Hall of Fame, Leh-Kargil Road, Leh India
The Hall of fame is 2nd best museum of India and its built & maintained by Indian Army. in the memories of the great soldiers who lost their life in the Indo Pak war 1999. It is famous for its unique collection of ammos of both India & Pakistan used it the war & the Audio visual of the war.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Leh-Kargil Road Ropar, Leh 194101 India
Gurdwara Shri Pathar Sahib is situated on the Srinagar-Leh Road, 25kms before the Leh. It is very beautiful, and it was created after the famous incident occurred when the demon lived nearby planned to kill Guruji and throwed stone (Pathar) at him during his worship to almighty and the stone turned into a wax. This made the demon realize himself that almighty is the ultimate power.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Magnetic Hill, Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, Leh 194101 India
The Magnetic hill is located between Leh and Alchi on the Srinagar Leh Highway. It’s place where you can see the natural demonstration of gravity where the cars are pulled against the inclined road and appears to be rolling back a steep which we would call as an optical illusion. We suggest you carry a ball to see it by yourself.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, Leh India
The Sangam is the confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar river which meet at this point. You can click some photos from the top to see the difference in the color of the water from each river. You may opt for rafting here at your own cost if not included already included in the package.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Highway, Lamayuru 194106 India
Lamayuru or Yuru Monastery is in Lamayuru village, Leh district, India. It is situated 125km away from Leh on the Srinagar-Leh highway 15Km near Fotu La at a height of 3,510 meters (11,520 ft). it is the oldest monastery existing in Ladakh.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in Kargil at Royal Inn Kargil or royal Gasho

Day 11: KARGIIL TO SRINAGAR

Stop At: Dras War Memorial, Kargil India
Kargil War Memorial, is a war memorial built by the Indian Army, located in Drass, in the foothills of Tiger Hill. It is located on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D. The memorial is in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who lost their life in 1999 Indo Pak war. Kargil war Diwas is celebrated on 26July of every year.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sonamarg, Srinagar India
Sonamarg also was known as Meadows of Gold. It is at 82Km from Srinagar takes about 2 hours to visit Thajiwas Glacier through horse ride. (Note: Vehicles outside of Sonamarg are not allowed for sightseeing and hence you must either hire a local taxi or take a horse ride. This cost is not included in the package).
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Inshallah Houseboat or Similar

Day 12: SRINAGAR SIGHTSEEING AND DEPARTURE

Stop At: Dal Lake, Boulevard Rd, Srinagar 190001 India
Dal Lake is one of the famous lakes of Kashmir & was a popular destination for Hindi movies. The shore line of the Lake is about 18kms and is known for romantic houseboats. You can enjoy the Shikara ride (own expense) at Dal Lake for a calm and soothing experience; you could avail the ride on a direct payment basis.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nishat Garden, Main Road Nishat, Srinagar 191121 India
Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal Garden & is the second Largest garden in the Kashmir Valley. Located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar India
The Shalimar Bagh is also called the crown of Srinagar was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan, in 1619. It is liked through a channel to Dal Lake and it is the largest garden of Kashmir.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed 19 June 2019

Going on our most awaited trip through Explarience was the best decision we had ever made. Our trip was via car and bike, both of which were well maintained and the hotels/camps they provided were great with delicious food. They gave more efforts throughout our...More

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It was an excellent experience with these guys. We had booked after looking at reviews on several places and felt these guys are doing amazing job. Trust me they really did it. 100 rest assured we were after meeting tje team. Well maintained bikes and...More

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Everyone has a dream to go to leh ladakh one day with his/her loved ones. From last two years, I have been planning for leh trip but always my preparation went into vain. This year I was determined to go to the place called heaven....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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