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Duration: 10 Days | Suitable for: Adventure Enthusiasts | Grade: Extreme | Region: Himachal - Leh

About This Trip

A quest to conquer the unknown leads us to the land of unimaginable mystique waiting to unfold amidst the seeker. A journey enough to pump up your adrenaline and bring out the true adventurer in you with memories you can ever long for, this voyage to Leh provides it all. From crossing a number of high altitude passes to driving upon the highest motorable road on earth, from driving at an average altitude of 3500mts to exploring the spectacular PangongTso (lake), this journey offers it all and that to at the very best.
From Manali we start towards a 10 days road trip through the valleys and passes to reach and return from Leh. The journey too is amazing in its own colours, and being here brings a serenity within you as a glimpse of Buddhist culture, local culinary, snow-capped Himalayas and arid landscapes are always there to soothe you up.
Join the Monks this year on the quest to Leh as “This adventure is worthwhile”..

Trip Itinerary

• Arrive at Manali today morning, our representative will be available to greet you up.
• Drive to the hotel, check – in and rest for a while.
• Post lunch, explore locally as the day is kept for acclimatization.
• Evening get back to your stay. Dinner, and overnight at hotel.
• Wake up early today, have your breakfast and get ready as today our journey begins.
• Through the Manali - Leh highway we will come across the famous Rohtang Pass with excellent views of the PIr Panjal range.
• The patch is lush green and suddenly becomes rugged after crossing Rohtang Pass.
• We drive by the banks of Chandra river till Tandi to reach Jaspa by the latter half of the day.
• On arrival, check into your stay and revive the joy of competing the first day drive.
• Dinner and overnight stay.
• After breakfast we look forward to our onward journey.
• The drive is long and tough today, fasten up your seat belts as we will be crossing four high altitude passes today.
• With ascends and descends we cross Baralacha Pass (4891mts) through Zing – Zing bar.
• After a long drive upon the leveled and straight road we gain altitude to cross - Nakeela Pass (4915mts), Lachungla Pass (5066mts) and the Tanglangla Pass (5445mts).
• Later, through the banks of Indus we will arrive Leh by the evening.
• Dinner and overnight stay.
• Today the day is kept for acclimatization and local sightseeing.
• Today visit Leh palace, Shey Palace, Thikse Monastery, Sindhu darshan, Stok Palace and Shanti Stupa.
• Enjoy shopping around in the Leh market.
• Later get back to your stay. Dinner and overnight at hotel/homestay/guesthouse.
• Today we cross the highest motorable pass of the world the Khardungla Pass (5602m) with clear view of Indus valley and the Zanskar over the south.
• We will stop by at Khardung village for a tea. Later, we drive to Diskit (the main market town of Nubra valley). The main attraction here is Diskit Gompa.
• We will further drive 10km to our campsite at Hunder. The route for us today used to be one among the most important part of the silk route used for trade between the Indian and the Chinese.
• Dinner and overnight stay.
• Today post breakfast we drive back to Leh via the same route to reach there by the latter half of the day.
• Check – in to your stay. Dinner and overnight at hotel/homestay/guesthouse.
• Today post breakfast we drive through the beautiful villages of Shey and Thikse to reach Pangong lake.
• Pangong is the largest brackish water lake in Asia. We will halt here for a while as we later return to Leh back to our stay.
[Note – For now camping by Pangong lake has been banned by the local administration. If permissible we will add an extra day to the itinerary]
• After an early breakfast we will start our journey back towards Sarchu – through the same old road of high mountain passes, dirt – tracks and river crossings.
• The landscape seems different on the way out, providing a last chance to capture things we missed out last time.
• We will camp tonight at Sarchu.
• Through the same old route we drive today to reach Manali by the latter half of the day.
• On arrival at Manali, it’s time to cheer up alas as we achieved what we came looking for. With stories of adventures, future plans for travel and many story telling. It’s time to finally have a good sleep.
• This very moment we greet a good bye to our fellow travelers, with memories of a life time.
• Our trip ends here.
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Cost Details

• Accommodation in Swiss Camps/ Alpine Camps/Dome camps/Homestays/ Guesthouse on double sharing basis. • Meals starting from Dinner on Day 01 to breakfast on day last. • Camping charges, forest permits, and any other entry fee. • Support vehicle with ratio of 1 for every 6 participants. • Hospitable and experienced staff to cater your needs. • First aid kit (our Trip Leaders/ Guides are certified in handling first aid situations) • Oxygen cylinder (both portable and 10ltrs) for the group • Energy bars, drinks and other refreshments while on the trip.
• 5% GST • Cost for Airfare, Insurance Premiums • Any meals or services not mentioned above under cost inclusions • Additional accommodation, food and Transport expenses if tour gets delayed due to weather, health or any other reason • Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, and camera charges. • Cost for service provided on a personal request • Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Room Service, incidentals or any other expense of personal nature • Tips for guides and helping staff • Personal and Medical Insurance • Cost for any other service not mentioned in the 'cost inclusions' above
The standard administrative charge of 10% of the cost of the total trip – Not refundable any point of time • Between 60 - 30 days: 25% of the total Trip Cost • Between 29 - 20 days: 50% of the total Trip Cost • Between 19 - 10 days: 75% of the total Trip Cost • Less than 9 days from the date of departure: 100% of the total Trip Cost

Other information

• It is mandatory to carry the following documents along with you. Document 2 needs to be downloaded, filled in duly signed and handed over to the Trip Leader at the Base camp. 1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (driving license, voters ID, etc.) 2. Indemnity form to be filled by the traveller Indemnity Bond OM
• It is utmost important to notify Outdoor Monks with any pertaining medical and health conditions before booking of the trip. • Outdoor Monks strongly prohibit the intake of alcohol and smoking while on the trip. • Outdoor Monks strongly insists all our fellow traveller to consider minimum and maximum age limit of each trip. Not doing so will result in cancellation of the trip. • Outdoor Monks remains stiff upon all information presented for a trip. Please read all the documents relating to the itinerary, inclusions, exclusions, cancellation policy, trip essentials, terms, and conditions.
• If the trip gets cancelled at the last moment due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances. Outdoor Monks will issue a voucher for the full trip cost which can be redeemed for the same or any other trip during a period of next six months. • Outdoor Monks does not hold the liability for any loss/damage of personal belonging while on the trip. • 30% Advance to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation (non-refundable). • Full payment before 12 days from the date of starting the Tour (non-refundable). • While on the trip. Outdoor Monks strictly prohibits any kind of miss conduct • Outdoor Monks under utmost priority maintains the dignity of fellow travelers, locals, and team. Any kind of misconduct while on the trip will not be tolerated, found doing so will result in cancellation of your participation forthright.


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