Manali Padum Srinagar Itinerary

Day 1  : Chandigarh to Manali

Day 2  : Start early morning. Drive through the picturesque Manali-Leh High way, After crossing Rohtang Pass at 13134 ft the road descend to Chandra and Bhaga basin of Lahul, leaving the green orchards of Keylong and passing through the last village of Himachal Pradesh, Darcha, Overnight in Darcha Padma Lodge, altitude, 3500m.

Day 3  : Early morning drive to Leh road further climbs to Baralachala at 16050 ft and descends to the sprawling wide valley of Sarchu, located in the border region of Himachal and Ladakh.The fascinating high altitude plateau at India’s furthest northern frontier probably occupies one of the topmost ‘must visit destinations’ for the nature lover. Originating from La-Tags – Ladakh means “ land of the High Mountain Passes” where Nature has sketched some amazing landscapes with stunning pastel to make man feel spiritually high In summer the valley wears the colour of sullen grey, silt laden and sometimes turning into violet. In autumn, the Indus valley is at the height of gracefulness-turquoise and aquamarine water weaving through golden banks of tall poplars and tumbling willows Ladakh falls under the state of Jammu & Kashmir, bordered by POK and Tibet. To the west is Kashmir and to south Himachal Pradesh. Indus river bisects the plateau and by the banks of Indus, sits Leh, the capital of Ladakh. On arrival check into hotel and overnight stay at Leh.

Day 4  : Transfer to Nubra Valley. Visit cold desert and enjoy the pleasure of Camel riding. Overnight stay at Hundar. Originally called “Ldumra” meaning the ‘Valley of Flowers’. It is situated in the north of Ladakh region. The average altitude of valley is about 10,000 ft above the sea level. The main settlement are along the Shayok River and the Siachen River. The river belt areas are sandy and the vegetative cover includes green farmarisk and myricaria. One of the unique features of the landscape in Nubra is the sand dunes between Deskit ( administrative center) and Hunder village. Ancient trade route passed through Nubra valley and imprints can be seen even today. The double-humped Bactrian Camels of Silk route trade period still wander in the wilderness of the valley. The drive between Leh and Nubra involves negotiating the Khardungla Pass ( 5602 mtrs above sea level), which is considered as the highest motorable pass in the world.

Day 5  : Return to Leh and overnight stay. Visit other places in and around Leh.

Day 6  : Transfer to Tsomoriri, stay in a Camp. Tso- Moriri Lake is located at a height of 15200 ft in Rupsu valley , 230 kms from Leh. The Korjok Gompha is one of the attraction on this way. One can go upto Numa even to have the glimpses of Kiyang . Home for many species of bird Tso-moriri Lake at Korzok in Changthang is tucked in the midst of barren mountains the 19 kilometer long 7 kilometer wide lake at an altitude of 4595 meters. It is located 215 kilometer south-east of Leh.Overnight stay in Camp.

Day 7  : Return to Leh and overnight stay.

Day 8  : Day visit to Pangong Tso. Pangong lake forms a part of the border area between India and China. On the Indian side the lake is 40 miles in length and nearly 2-4 miles in width- the majority lies on the Chinese side of the border. It is said that 75% of the Lake is in China and only 25% is in India. The landscape on the way to Pangong is spectacular. This large, serene lake at an altitude of 13,930 ft. above sea level has a brilliant colour variations including deep blue, turquoise etc. Return to Leh and overnight stay.

Day 9  :  Transfer to Kargil via Lamayuru Monastery, one of the ancient and famous Monastery in Ladakh. Overnight stay at Kargil.

Day 10  : Transfer to Padum and overnight stay.

Day 11  : Sightseeing in and around Padum. Overnight stay at Padum.

Day 12  : Drive back to Kargil and overnight stay.

Day 13  : Transfer to Srinagar and overnight stay.

Day 14  : Transfer to Srinagar Airport. Board flight for return journey.