A journey from Srinagar to Leh offers the opportunity to witness the two most beautiful and contrast landscapes of nature, Kashmir and Ladakh. Srinagar and Sonmarg are part of Kashmir and famous for its Green Meadows, Mountain Slopes, freshwater lakes ,Gurgling streams, Cool Oxygen rich air on contrary Ladakh is characterized by rarefied air, chestnut hued mountains, brackish water lakes, high altitude passes.
At Srinagar Airport our team members will receive you and will take you to the cab. Srinagar is the capital of Kashmir and famous for Dal lake and it’s beautiful mughal gardens. Once you drive 20 kms from Srinagar, rustic beauty with splendid views of nature will start greeting you at every turn. On this route 80 kms from Srinagar is Sonmargh. From Sonmarg another 15 kms drive will take you to balta and from Baltal the mesmerising journey of Zojila Pass starts.
Zozila pass receives heavy snowfall from November till March so it remains closed during winters. Zozila pass is the most beautiful stretch of this road journey. It is surrounded by glaciers and it remains open only for a few months in a year. If you are crossing this pass in early summer months you can enjoy stunning views of snow capped mountains, sometimes the sound of gurgling streams coming down, these scenic views will continue till you reach Drass.
Drass is also known as “The Gateway to Ladakh”. Drass is the second coldest inhabited town in the world. From drass another 65 kms drive will take you to Kargil. On arrival check in rooms. Dinner and overnight at Kargil.
Post breakfast drive 104 kms and in 3 hrs time reach Lamayuru. Lamayuru is home to one of the oldest monasteries of ladakh.Lamayuru is famous for its lunar landscape. Capture some beautiful pics of Lamayuru. Have lunch here.
Post lunch visit Likir Monastery. As you approach Likir monastery (elevation 3700 meters) a 75 feet tall buddha statue will start emerging which is a famous attraction of Likir Monastery. After this monastery visit proceeded to witness the confluence of two major rivers of Ladakh Zanskar and Indus. Before you reach Leh on the way visit visit Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara pathar Sahib. By early evening reach at Leh.
After having breakfast, proceed to Nubra valley. From Leh 40 kms uphill drive will take you to World Highest Motorable Pass-Khardungla Pass which has an altitude of 18380 feet. In Ladakh you may be anywhere you will never find yourself far from views of majestic snow capped mountains and driving on Khardungla is like driving on one of such mountains. You may be travelling in any month at Khardungla you will always find snow and at this altitude air has low oxygen level so a long stay is not recommended on top.
Post lunch visit home of a 106 feet high imposing statue of Maitreya Buddha- Diskit Monastery. The top of the monastery where this statue is resting offers a commanding view of vast Nubra valley. Before evening comes some adventure and take a camel ride in the cold desert of hunder. Some part of the valley is dotted with small white sand dunes By evening return to camp. Dinner and overnight at Camp.
After breakfast proceed for the longest road trip in Ladakh region. Enjoy the drive along the river , mountains. This drive under the blue sky ,along the freshwater river will take you to Turquoise colour Pangong lake.
Once you reach, enjoy the beautiful view of this longest lake of ladakh. This lake shot to fame after the shooting of 3 idiots. After dinner spend the night in a tent.
After breakfast proceed for Leh. By afternoon reach at Leh. In the afternoon have lunch at Leh. In the evening you may visit Leh market and try some local mouth watering delicacies of ladakh or purchase some memento for friends and family members. Dinner and overnight at Leh.
Have early morning breakfast and set off for Tso Moriri.Tso Moriri lake is high altitude lake and lies entirely in India, it is in Changthang Plateau. Its surrounding wetland area is home to a myriad of birds. This lake is near china border so a special permit is required to visit this lake for Indian Nationals and for foreign nationals a Protected Area permit is required. Like Pangong lake this lake is also very beautiful. Spend some time at this picturesque lake followed by dinner and overnight at Camp at Korzok village.
After breakfast proceed for Leh. On arrival check in rooms. Dinner and overnight at Leh.
Post breakfast proceed for Leh Airport to catch flight for Delhi / Mumbai
This trip starts from Srinagar Airport (Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport) and ends at Leh Airport ( Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport) In case any changes or customization is required please contact us
As every year around 15th May Jojila pass gets open so 15th May to 15th September is considered the best time to avail this itinerary.