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The Great Himalayan drive 2023

Duration : 11 nights 12 days
Routing for Road trip

Routing : Delhi – Manali – Jispa – Sakti – Pangong – Nubra valley – Leh – Lamayuru -kargil – Srinagar – Jammu - Delhi


  • Customised journeys/individualized itineraries.
  • Monastic stay at Thiksey Monastery with a private audience with Geshes ( Scholar Doctorate monk)
  • Breathtaking landscapes of the Moonland (Lamayuru known for its otherworldly moon-like topography).
  • Three turquoise-azure salt lakes of Pangong, Tsomoriri and Tsokar (breeding grounds of rare birds like The Black-necked crane and The Bar-headed goose).
  • Boutique Hotels/Resorts in Leh.
  • Resort indulgence in Nubra.
  • Glamping/Camping near Pangong lake.
  • Luxury farm-stay in Sakti Village.
  • Ancient monasteries (perched on mountain tops with their resonating hymns and gongs of monastic rituals).
  • The assorted tribal cultures of Dha and Hanu (the Brokpas), Changthang (the Changpas) and Kargil (the Baltis).
  • Mystical valley of Nubra (a lost fragment of the ancient silk-route).
  • The villages bordering Pakistan and China.
  • Yoga sessions at picturesque locations.
  • Nature hikes, village walks and wildlife galore.
  • White-water rafting in the Indus and much more . . .
Day 01: Pick up from Hotel / Airport / Home/ Station – driver towards Manali
Distance – 537 kms
Drive Time 11 hours

Today begin our drive to one of the greatest drive in the world. This Himalayan journey will sway your heart away which will cross the Himalayan towns of shimla and kangra . Reach and rest at the hotel in Manali.

Day 02 : Manali local sightseeing and drive to Jispa.
Distance – 95 kms
Drive Time 2-3 hours

After a sumptuous late breakfasts,today we will explore the small town of Manali, the Tibetan market , old Manali, hadimba temple and later cross the famous Atal tunnel. Today we lt our body rest for the rest of the journey. Overnight In hotel in Jispa.

Day 03 : Jispa to Sakti ( Ladakh )
07 hours – 315 kms

Today we will start the journey and enter in the rooftop of the world which is Ladakh. Today we cross two huge passes that of Baralacha and Taglangla. We cross the great plateau of Skyangchuthang and cross tsokar lake-the breeding ground of Black-neck crane and once the slat bay for the people of Ladakh. After crossing tsokar and tagglangla, we reach the beautiful Sakti Village.

Day 04 : Sakti Village excursion
0 kms drive – Only relax and walk

Today is the day for luxury in terms of time and space. We treat you with plush breakfasts and take your for a village walk of sakti , the ancient cave monastery and chemday monastery. Overnight at Fana resorts

Day 05 : Pangong Lake – Via changla
05 hours – 130 kms

Today is the highlight of the trip. The great blue lake of Pangong. The highest salt lake in Asia. Drive along the lake and reach Merak Village – Nature’s Nest camps and Domes. Overnight at Pangong Lake

Day 06 : Pangong Lake – Nubra Valley
05 hours – 130 kms

Today we drive towards the cold desert region of Ladakh also known for its greenery of the valley. Being at low altitude, Nubra valley is known for flowers, double hump camel and ancient monasteries. Overnight at Hunder
Overnight in Hunder Village

Day 07 : Nubra Valley ( Turtuk or Panamik hot springs)
03 hours – 120 kms

After a sumptuous meal, we will drive to explore the region of Nubra known for its pottery, ethnicity and exoticism of tribes. Turtuk is a village known for stone masionary, Balti and central Asian food.
Overnight in Hunder Village

Day 08 : Nubra Valley – Leh
05 hours – 130 kms

After an early breakfasts – we drive towards leh via Khardongla-erstwhile highest motorable road. Upon arrival one is free to explore the market of the city. Overnight.

Day 09 : Leh to Kargil
06 hours – 200 kms

Famous for its 1999 war – Kargil is an beautiful region with Balti population, the crossroad of culture and space, the region is known for Himalayan brown bear, DRass – the colest place on earth and highway to Kashmir

Day 10 : Kargil to Srinagar
06 hours – 255 kms

Today after visiting the war memorial at drass, we cross massive Zojila pass and enter in Kashmir.Upon arrival enjoy Shikara ride and Houseboats. Overnight in one of the beautiful houseboats at Dal lake or Nagin Lake

Day 11 : Srinagar to Jammu
06 hours – 270 kms

Today after a sumptuous breakfasts we drive to the city of Temple, if one wishes to visit the small Palace of Maharaja hari singh and Gole market.

Day 12 Jammu to Delhi Drop
08 hours – 250 kms

Today is the last leg of the great Himalayan drive . We cross Punjab, Chandigarh which is oid point and reach Delhi by evening.

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Costs : Rs 60000/- per pax ( Minimum 04 pax | Maximum 10 pax )

  • Experiential Accommodations
  • Breakfasts and Dinner
  • Ladakhi Lunch on the day for guided Heritage Walk One day Yoga session by certified Yoga Trainer
  • Tibetan Buddhists talks and meditation at the Monastery
  • Luxury Farm-stays at Sakti in all categories – followed by Village walks
  • All Sightseeing and transfers by NAC Innova
  • Ladakh Ecological contribution
  • White Water River rafting followed by One River side Picnic Lunch on Day 02 or Last day.
  • GST 5%
  • Lunch
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance if any
  • Personal drinks