The Trip was very exciting as we choose a Hatchbag car to travel all along the way Hyderabad - Leh ladhakh Round Trip.. ‘The most majestic cold desert on earth’ was one of the most unforgettable, visually stunning, exciting and an adventurous epic journey of my lifetime.
Ladakh Road Trip that will make you drive on the most beautiful roads in the world as you reach the heart of the Buddhist Land of Ladakh. The fun takes new heights as you camp besides the beautiful Pangong Lake and cross the world's highest motorable road .. Life indeed is great...!
No words can describe the thrill of travelling some of the world's highest passes.... on the Manali-Leh Road Trip. Here's a sneak preview into a Ladakh Road Trip ....Ranked one of BBC's Top 5 Road Trips in the World .... Enjoy.!!
Hop on with me to take you across from one of the riskiest road in the world- The Manali Leh Highway.
The experience was breathtakingly unbelievable as we drove across beautiful historical trade routes through enchanting valleys, rugged terrains, picturesque mountains and scenic landscapes full of thrill and excitement.
Almost touching the skies, the high altitude of this epic highway will test you, scare you, shock you and leave you spellbound.
Traversing through winding roadways, the road clings and wriggles through some of the most spectacular terrain in the world- crossing high passes, fords, streams and tumbling mountain surfaces!
Route : Hyd - Delhi - Shimla - Manali - Rohtang Pass- Keylong -Jispa - Darcha - Zingzing Bar- Baralach La - Sarchu -Gata Loops- Karu -Lachulung La – Pang - Morey Plains - Tanglang La - Upshi - Karu – Leh Pangong Lake - Leh -Kargil - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Srinagar - Jammu - PathanKot - Amritsar - Delhi - Hyd
Best Time to Visit:
The roads open up for only a few months a year.
June to September is the best time to travel down this route. If travelling by road, you will take at least minimum 2 days with adequate overnight stay stops at places such as Keylong, Sarchu.
Leh had been on my “travel wishlist” for ages and so the spirits excelled quite high.
Leave early and Reach early’ is the golden mantra that prevails the valley as you cannot depend on the fickle mountain weather.
The road drive takes you to a stunning array of Himalayan range from the lush greens of Kullu-Manali to the scrubby slopes of the Lahaul region, the snow capped peaks of the Great Himalayas, the ochre mountains of Kiling sarai, the grasslands of the Sarchu plains, the sand blasted anthill slopes leading to Pang, vast rolling Morey plains fringed by low mountains, and finally the comforting descent to barren mountain desert of Ladhakh taking you over high passes starting with Rohtang, Baralacha, Nakee La,Lachung La and Tanglang La. The road trip takes 2-3 days to help acclimatize to the high altitude conditions.
Here is the Itinerary of the Unforgettable Trip.
Leave your work and worries behind as you start your Hyd to leh by road holiday..
Arrived Delhi @10am .. Had a Delious Food in Local Punjabi Dhaba Roads Were Gud and decided to stay Night @ Shimla.
Enjoyin da Ride of the Curvy Roads.. Reached Manali by evng.. Discovered da Local sight seeing of Manali N Stay..
The ascent upwards to Rohtang(13,497 ft); a pass no one dares to cross in the night due to frequent mudslides-unfolded before us a lot of surprises. The streams gently flow down the mountains amidst the greens clinging onto the slopes creating numerous waterfalls, the clouds gently seem to caress the snow capped peaks, glaciers melting down into the Beas river.
Covered in fog the valley climbs up the Pir Panjal range- a visual treat to extremes.The only sound that prevails is the air rushing against the mountains, tip-tap of the melting snow, screech of the tyres on the road.
The Unfaded Day of my Life driving experience over the Great Himalayan range through some of the highest mountain passes in the world. At last Reached Sarchu We camped in for the day in the plains of Sarchu (14500 feet) - amidst a treasure trove of picture-perfect scenic majestic mountains.
Early next morning, we woke up to the noise of the winds and the gentle noise of the soft drizzles on the tent. We resumed the journey. Passing sarchu we arrived at a series of 21 hairpin bends looping down called Gata loops- a stunning region nestled in the Western Himalayas which then climbs up towards Nakeeela pass 15547ft.
As we travelled along the hairpin bends and curves, we had this rush of wandering and wondering the crispiness of the thrill and adventure the terrain offers.If you are lucky you may spot Bharal- Blue mountain sheep grazing.
The climb up the Lachulung La is nothing spectacular but it opens up to a whole new world on the other side.
Discover the monasteries of Indus Valley including Thiksey, Shey, Stok & Matho. Spend the evening discovering the local culture of Leh.
Wake up calls by the migratory birds this morning. Indulge in the walk beside the lake or go for your photography splurge..
est Leave Leh in the morning and cross the third highmotorable pass (Changla) . Pangong, 2/3rd of which lies inside the China border Overnight..you will discover the myriad colours and shades of Pangong lake Back to Leh.. Overnight in Leh .
Started Erly Mrng to Conquer K-TOP (18350 feet)Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace & Leh Monastery.
The view was amazing, with one side hills were covered with snow, hard ice and on right handside a shouting river. Roads were really bad, and gave us a hard time crossing them.
We have been to World 3 highest (First, Second and Third) highest Motorable roads, We have stayed at world most coldest inheritant city in the world (Drass). We seriously felt proud of completing the circuit safely.
Njoyed da Dal Lake Boat ride, n Famous Green Gradens, evng strd to Gulmarg
spent sum time on da hilly rocks, strd off to amristar
Enjoyed Wagah Border on Friend Ship Day., Nd Amristar Golden Temple..
Delhi - Hyd :
Alas ! Hyd to leh by road holiday comes to an end today With Unfading Good Memories..
Memories flashes by, and I remember that those 10 days were the most beautiful 12of my Life. We would come again there soon, pretty soon.