Road trip to the Himalayas

Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip

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trip overview

Manali Leh Srinagar Road Trip Route: Delhi-Manali-Jispa-Sarchu-Leh-Nubra-Turtuk-Pangong Lake-Kargil-Srinagar

Aren’t you that merchant who wants to travel the world but not able to do it because he remains busy in earning money for the trip for his whole life? If your answer is a big ‘No’ then the most alluring adventurous bike trip awaits your call. 

Stopover in azure lakes, adventurous terrains, peaceful outback and almost everywhere your heart always wanted to wander around; practically to those places, you have always seen in movies and wallpapers! You definitely are going to forget your years of daily tiresome routine for those magical days of the Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip on some of the Best Himalayan Roads. So, to discover yourself by losing your ways (not necessarily!) have a look to plan your upcoming Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip.

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Basically, Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip needs no introduction and words fall short to explain the grandeur of stark desolateness. This is the ideal place for tourists looking to unwind and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. The Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip is going to give you a more amazing experience than you are imaging now just by reading it. The Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip starts from the quaint charming Manali Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests and serene scenes of the pristine river Bias. 

The 479 km long Leh – Manali Highway, the quintessential Mecca of Road Trips hasn’t been christened so just like that. The arid cold desert that lies at a staggering altitude is going to leave you gasping for breath. In Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip You will be riding your bike on various ranges of high-altitude trails, including the Khardung La, the WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD at 18380 ft above the sea level. Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip is always a pride to the travelers who want clear the path at one time from manali to leh and srinagar. 

Another major highlight of this Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip is the Baralacha La (16500 ft) also called the SWITZERLAND OF INDIA flanked by mountain ranges on both sides featuring some stunning sand and rock natural formations. Also Magnetic Hill and the Kargil War Memorial, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake,  Turtuk, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame, Leh Palace are major attractions of this Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip.

itinerary

sometimes its the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination

DELHI – MANALI

Our Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip will start from Delhi the capital of India; our team will pick you up from Volvo pickup stand at 5 PM and board bus for the journey to the Backpacker’s town Manali. As it will be almost 12 hours journey from Delhi to Manali (560 km). It will start giving you the hilly experiences and also the exciting feel that how awesome your Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip is going to be. 

Meanwhile, your jaw will be half open having the breathtaking views of villages along our way to Manali. A part of Bias River Valley, Manali is situated at an altitude of more than 2000 meter from where you have the views of wooden forests, orchards, river, endless Himalayan mountain ranges and more, for nothing but sheer visual delight. Volvo will be in charge of your comfort concerns during overnight journeys..

ARRIVE MANALI – LOCAL CITY TOUR

Arriving Manali in the morning, check into the hotel and take some rest. After that, you will be introduced to your companions i.e. your bikes. Our team will provide you every detailed introduction and all tiny information about the routes, maps, destinations, rules & regulations and also, guide you for improving riding skills for high altitude Himalayan roads. 

You can also take a ride to witness quaint charming places of Manali like Hadimba Temple (also referred to as Dhoongri temple; it is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba who was wife of mightiest of the five Pandavas – Bhim), Local Tibetan Monasteries, Nature Reserve (if avifauna interest a tourist to Manali, this is best to enjoy some of the colours in wings and sky) and Old Manali (swaying eucalyptus, lovely roads, sweet little eateries, small kitschy marketplaces and cafes that serve your favorite continental food), 

Manu Maharishi temple (one and only temple in India dedicated to Rishi Manu after whom the town is named). You will enjoy delicious local food of Manali and night stay at the hotel.

MANALI – ROHTANG PASS – JISPA (140 Km/ 8 Hrs)

Having some healthy breakfast, we will start Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip riding toward Jispa crossing Rohtang Pass (13000 ft above sea level). Rohtang Pass is the nature’s most bewitching and venturous pass of the Himalayas which connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. 

So along with our way, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of these Valleys and Chandra & Bhaga Rivers. Jispa (12000ft) located 20 km north of Keylong whose riverside and Himalayan mountain backdrop is sure to leave anyone breathless. Arriving at Jispa will be all for the first day of our Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip from Manali. Stay will be overnight at Jispa in camps directly under the sky and magnificent stars with refreshing Campfire.

 JISPA – SARCHU (100 Km/ 5 Hrs)

At morning after breakfast, we start Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip riding toward Sarchu crossing Baralacha La (16500 ft) the third highest motorable pass in the world. On the way passing by two marvelous lakes Deepak Taal & Suraj Taal. Deepak Tal is a small manmade lake near Patseo having its own charm whereas Suraj Taal Lake (third highest lake in India and 21st highest lake in the world) is the origin of Bhaga River, a tributary of the Chenab River. The Chandra River originates from moon shaped lake; Chandra Lake. 

The feeling of passing through this particular pass has a feeling of its own kind and you also will experience that by yourself. Sarchu, is where you really start to see those unique looking soil formations on the mountains and special colours of Ladakh will become more prominent just around Sarchu and onwards. Arriving at Sarchu, the overnight stay will be in camp.

SARCHU – LEH (253 Km/ 10 Hrs)

Finally, we start  Delhi Leh Srinagar Road trip riding from Sarchu towards Dream place Leh crossing 22 Gata loops (Gata Loops just before climbing Naked La – a series of 22 hairpin bends) and 45 km Pang ground. Taglang Pass is nestled at an altitude of 17480 ft above the sea level, in the Zanskar range, which is the second highest mountain pass in Ladakh. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.

LEH – KHARDUNGLA PASS – NUBRA VALLEY (150 Km / 6 Hrs)

Time to turn on the adventure mode at Khardungla (also popularly known as K-top) the doorway to Shyok and Nubra valleys and the world’s topmost motorable pass according to BRO (Border Road Organization), with almost ‘Heart in mouth’ condition! The ‘Khardungla’ is located on the Ladakh range which is 40 km from Leh and It is positioned at an altitude of 18,380 ft. and is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. 

The place offers amazing picturesque and attractive views of valleys. In addition, Tibetan prayer flags add numerous colors to the scenic beauty. Khardungla is a very significant Historical place of major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar. Bikers from all over the world visit this mountain pass on their motorcycles and do mountain biking which is a refreshing and remarkable experience for a lifetime. Further, we will ride towards Nubra Valley, arriving at Nubra overnight stay will be at the hotel.

NUBRA – TURTUK – NUBRA (160 Km / 8 Hrs)

After a scrumptious breakfast, we are heading our Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip towards Turtuk, one of the gateways to Siachen Glacier. The village offers views of Beautiful Valley, part of the Shyok Valley. Though a Muslim village, there are a few Gompas located on the plateau above the Shyok River and there is an old royal house to see in the village. Turtuk is one of the few places in India where one can witness Balti culture, and one can find a few home stays and guest houses in the village. Turtuk is famous but less explored place in Delhi leh Srinagar road trip.Arriving back to Nubra, the overnight stay will be at camps.

NUBRA VALLEY – PANGONG LAKE (160 Km / 6 Hrs)

Early morning after breakfast, we will explore the beauty of Nubra valley which is also known as the ‘Orchard of the Desert’. The entire Nubra valley is a tourist destination in itself there’s nothing that isn’t worth visiting. Nubra is a tri-armed valley located to the northeast of Ladakh valley. 

Diskit the capital of Nubra is about 150 km north of Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra (the valley of flowers). The beauty of this cold desert is an experience to cherish for the lifetime. Then, we will ride to Pangong for an overnight stay at the Camp.

PANGONG TSO LAKE – LEH (320 Km /10 Hrs)

We are here at Pangong Tso Lake, climax scene of phunsuk wangdu! (Three Idiots Movie). Pangong-Tso (Pangong Lake) is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas and one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia; Situated at a height of 14000 feet, the lake is 130 km long, 45 km of which lies in India while the remaining stays in China. It is Shaded from an ink blue to a turquoise to an aquamarine to a purple to other brilliant colors, you have to see it to believe it. 

The Lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point and during winter the lake freezes completely despite being saline water. After seeing the whole view you will be like” Jahanpanah! Tussi great ho! ” . In the evening return back to Leh and the overnight stay will be at hotel.

LEH – KARGIL (220 Km/ 8 hrs)

Starting our  Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip return journey riding toward Kargil. By following the route we will visit Magnetic Hill and Patthar Sahib Gurudwara. By late afternoon we will visit the Memorial of Kargil War and take pride in being an Indian Citizen. Over Night Stay at Kargil.

KARGIL – SRINAGAR (210 kms/ 7 hrs)

Early morning after having breakfast, we start riding toward our final Destination Srinagar. On arrival, time to say goodbye to your best companion throughout the entire adventurous Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip. The most adventurous  Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip will end here.

trip cost & policies

Per Person (Own Bike)

Per Person (Two Person - One Bike) Rented Bike

Per Person (One Person - One Bike) Rented Bike

  • One Enfield 350 cc motorbike per rider and as per the above itinerary from Day 02 to Day 11
  • Accommodation during the Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip(camping)
  • Fuel For the whole Delhi Leh Srinagar Road trip (Rented Bike Package)
  • Sharing based accommodation in a double bedded room in hotels/camps/guest house
  • Riding Gears(Helmet, Gloves, Guards) for Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip.
  • Breakfast and Dinner (Starting from Dinner on day 02 till Breakfast on day 11)
  • Experienced Motorbike Mechanic for the entire Delhi Leh Srinagar Road trip in bike
  • All Permission fees for Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip
  • Pangong, Nubra and Turtuk permission fee included in Delhi Leh srinagar road trip.
  • 01 backup jeep for more than 10 riders
  • All tolls for Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip
  • Bone fire on departure
  • Memories for Lifetime of Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip
  • Achievement Certificate of Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip
  • GST 5% (Service Tax)
  • Lunch is not included and any other meal than mentioned in the itinerary of Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip
  • Any insurance
  • Early check-in or a late checkout room at any hotels unless specified above
  • Any entry fees to visit any place in Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip
  • Any airfare, visa fees, airport tax in Delhi Leh Srinagar road trip
  • Any personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
  • Any portages at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel)
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  1. Full payment / Rs.5,000 for Trek / Rs.10,000 for Road Trip / Mountain Expedition to be made in advance at the time of booking
  2. Remaining / Rest Payment to be made before the start of the trip
  3. Booking can be made via NEFT / RTGS / SWIFT / Bank Transfer / Cash
  4. GST @ 5% will be additional on all the bookings
  5. Last Date of the booking will be closed before 07 days prior trip departure
  6. Cross confirm the dates and seat availability from our team via mail or call before any online booking/reservation
  7. If any invoice amount is above 2 lacs and mode of payment full or partial is in cash (cash paid at counter or deposited in bank) 1% TCS will be applicable and to be deposited extra on total amount and PAN card copy has to be shared.
  8. Full payment is required as per applicable airfare in case of flight booking
  1. In the event of cancellation of any trip/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified the same via mail at [email protected]
  2. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice on mail and cancellation charges would be as follows
            -Before 30 days: 90% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 21−30 days: 75% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 11−20 days: 50% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Less than 10 days: No refund
  3. Refund will be processed within 10 working days after the cancellation date.
  4. Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  5. No Refund will be payable:
            -For any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to whatsoever reason
            -If services of the tour are modified, varied, amended, cancelled or not utilized.
            -If any client decides and/or is required to cancel the tour due to any changes made in Itinerary or trip
            -If the client is not satisfied with any service of the operator
  1. Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt Ltd can change the Sequence of the day-wise tour program/Itinerary without any prior notice. It may Change depending upon traffic schedules/restrictions, landslides, flight amendments, weather conditions or any other travel related unforeseen circumstances.
  2. In case of cancellation of the group from our end due to any unavoidable circumstances, we will either transfer the booking in our other fixed departure trips or refund the complete amount except flight charges if any.
  3. Aahvan Adventures takes utmost care to ensure the safety of its members during any of the adventure programs. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Aahvan Adventures will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes arising due to the above will be subject to the jurisdiction of Ahmedabad only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which traveller would not be allowed to participate in any of the adventure programs.
  4. The package price does not include – Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage/ offloading charges during any trip, monument fees, camera fees etc.
  5. Package rates are subject to change without prior notice, Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels/flights, cancellation/re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of a visit, etc. We would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
  6. It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
  7. Aahvan Adventures reserves right to dismiss any client from the tour due to any form of misbehaviour, unreasonable quarrel or physical/verbal assault affecting a client or any of the Ground Field Staff.
  • For Rented Bike, there will be Rs. 10,000/- deposit which will be refunded you back on the final day after completing your trip.
  • If you leave a bike at any place during the trip then the deposit will not be refunded
  • If you are joining with your own bike then you have to reach Manali by your own and the trip itinerary will be from Day 02 to Day 11
  • For Thunderbird/Classic 500cc Rs. 6000 will be Additional & For Himalayan 411cc Rs. 8000 will be Additional
  • For international Traveler the permission will be Rs. 4000 Additional
  • Any damage/ change of spares in bike during the tour would be payable by guest directly

Manali: Astha Cottage

Jispa: Himalayan Midway Campsite

Sarchu: Snow Gold Camp

Leh: Hotel Khasdan (Or Similar)

Nubra: Desert Oasis Camp (Or Similar)

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Essentials

pack your bag for great adventure

  • Day Bag(20-30 litre) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • Back Pack(50-60 litre) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Personal Medicines, Sunscreen lotion, Lip balm, Glucose
  • Couple of water bottles
  • Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Other essentials: Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper.
  • Full Face Helmet with Clear Visor
  • UV sunglasses
  • Gloves Riding
  • Riding pants
  • Shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Driving License
  • Registration Certificate (We will provide you)
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Secondary ID
  • Map and itinerary (We will provide you)
  • Jeans/pants
  • Shirts/t-shirts/sweatshirt
  • Sweater, Socks
  • Cap
  • Warm inner
  • Innerwears
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • Slippers
  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves,
  • 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava
  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizer

faqs

Who questions much, Shall learn much.

  • A. All the routes to Leh are only open from June to September. So these months are best to do this Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip.
  • A. We provide 350cc Royal Enfield Bikes in Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip
  • A. Yes, you have other options of Bajaj Avenger, Bajaj Pulsar 150cc, Yamaha FZ.
  • A. No, we don’t have bikes with right shift gears.
  • A. We provide all the accessories like Carrier, helmets, Gloves, Cans for fuel.
  • A. We provide all bikes in perfect conditions, with adding new bikes to our fleet every year.
  • A. Yes, the fuel cost is also included in Delhi Leh Srinagar Road Trip.
  • A. 60% Roads are in good condition, in other 40% you can experience off-road driving.
  • A. No, you do not need to carry any kit regarding bike repair. We will provide you mechanic and every tool you do need during the trip.
  • A. In backup vehicle we mostly provide Tempo Traveller / Tata Sumo / Mahindra Bolero
  • A. Yes we can provide a map for you.
  • A. This is the kind of trip riding gear is made for. Get a riding jacket, pants, shoes, gloves and full face helmet. Keep in mind that all of your riding gear should be good to go against rain, hail and snow.
  • A. Yes, there will be very cold, so it is advisory to carry thermal wear.
  • A. We provide food 2 times a day i.e. Breakfast & Dinner.
  • A. Carry an original Driving Licence card and a passport size photograph.
  • A. Anybody travelling 10,000 feet above sea level will find difficulty in breathing or is likely to fall prey to altitude sickness. It happens due to a low level of atmospheric oxygen. The biggest cause of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is dehydration. People on the trip forget to drink enough water, they just keep on riding.
    To beat AMS, take the following steps:
    1. Drink lots and lots of water mixed with glucose.
    2. Take everything slowly. Even little labour at high altitudes will leave you spent.
    3. Take one Diamox at Manali on the morning when you leave for Leh. Diamox takes one hour to start working.
    4. Don’t push too hard, take the trip slow. Ascent slowly, decent slowly.
    5. If you feel the symptoms creeping up, stop and take some rest. Don’t keep pushing.

  • A. Ladakhi people speak local Ladakhi language though all of them understand Hindi with some of them (city dwellers) understand English too.
  • A. Money can be exchanged only in Manali & Leh town, you can also use debit/credit card in few of the reputed shops and hotels but at additional 2% service tax.
  • A. During the whole trip you can get BSNL network at some places, in Manali you can get every mobile network but in Ladakh region, you can only access postpaid BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone.
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Short Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVE MANALI – LOCAL CITY TOUR
Day 02: ARRIVE MANALI – LOCAL CITY TOUR
Day 03: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS – JISPA 
Day 04: : JISPA – SARCHU
Day 05: SARCHU – LEH
Day 06: LEH – KHARDUNGLA PASS – NUBRA VALLEY
Day 07 : NUBRA – TURTUK – NUBRA
Day 08: NUBRA VALLEY – PANGONG LAKE
Day 09: PANGONG TSO LAKE – LEH
Day 10: LEH – KARGIL
Day 11:KARGIL – SRINAGAR

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