Manali to Leh Overland Safari with Tsomoriri Lake in Ladakh

Duration : 05 Nights & 06 Days

Destinations : Manali - 1 night | Jispa - 1 night | Tsokar - 1 night | Tsomoriri Lake - 1 night | Leh - 2 nights

Places Covered : Manali - Hadimba Temple - Vashisht Hot Spring - Rohtang Pass - Jispa - Sarchu - Pang - Tsokar - Tsomoriri - Chumathang - Thiksey Monastery - Rancho School - Shey Palace - Leh Palace - Shanti Stupa - Leh Local Market - Leh

Day 01Arrival Manali - Local sightseeing :

Today early morning upon arrival at Manali bus stand our local office representative will meet and greet you and will transfer you to the hotel. Welcome drinks will be served after check in. Freshen up and take breakfast. Later proceed for local sightseeing of Manali. Today visit Hadimba Temple, Club House, Vashisht Hot Spring, Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar and Mall Road of Manali. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 02Manali - Jispa :

Depart Manali early in the morning our first halt is Marhi A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive up to MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spruce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahoul Night stay in Keylong / Jispa. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03Jispa - Sarchu - Tsokar :

Get prepared for the most interesting overland high altitude drive up to Leh. You will arrive at Darcha (3500 Meter) is situated at the junction of Yotche Nullah and the Zangskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nallahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. This is the main point for the trek lovers wish to enter in Zanskar valley or up to Leh. Your drive from this place will take to Baralacha Pass (1620 Ft) and further drive to Sarchu which is nearly the midpoint of Manali Leh route. Continue drive to Pang and cross morai plains and enter in to the right hand side in the valley. Your further drive will take you to Tsokar Lake. It is a Salt Lake situated in the Rupshu Plateau and valley in the southern part of Ladakh. Upon arrival at Tsokar check in at pree booked camp situated on the bank of this beautiful Lake.

Day 04Tsokar - Puga - Tsomoriri Lake :

Take relaxed breakfast. Later drive to Tsomoriri via Puga and Sumdo. This region also has large number of Kiangs, Tibetan wild ass and it’s not difficult to spot them. The clear blue Tsomoriri Lake is one of the most breathtaking lakes in Ladakh. This brackish water lake is considered sacred by the locals. The Lake is surrounded by beautiful green field bellow the Korzok Village. The Lake is a breeding ground for numerous species of birds like Great Crested Grebe, the Brahmini duck, Bar Headed Geese, etc. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. Check in at pree booked camp just next to the Korzok village. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp.

Day 05Tsomoriri Lake - Leh via Mahe Bridge :

After early breakfast, we drive to Leh (240 km) via Mahe Bridge, Chumathang and Upshi. It is one of the most interesting areas and goes through narrow valleys, sandy deserts, rocky paths, and our vehicle crosses number of mountain streams. On the way stop at Chumathang and explore hot water springs. There are a few small Dhabas and Restaurants which make it a good spot to Lunch. Further drive down to Leh, following right bank of Indus River. En route you can visit Thiksey monastery, Rancho School, Shey Palace, and Sindu Ghat. Upon arrival at Leh check in to the pree booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be in the hotel in Leh.

Day 06Leh City Tour :

After breakfast local sightseeing tour of Leh. Leh is a small high altitude city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Major attractions you will visit today include Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa, Tsemo Fort and Local Leh Market. On time return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07Leh airport drop :

Today early morning our driver will transfer you to the Leh Airport in time where you’ll board flight back to your home / onward destination. Please note that reporting time in Leh airport is 2 hrs. earlier to your flight departure time. Also note that being a army airport due to security reason hand baggage are not allowed and you and only carry your valuable items in your hand bag. fly back to Delhi and onwards destination with sweet memories of Ladakh.

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