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12 Days Adventure in Ladakh
12 Days · 11 Nights
₹ 54,500
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Ladakh+ 9 More
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This is more than ‘just another trip to Ladakh’ – we’ve made the route our own, with plenty of adventure, White Collar Hippie style. Because sometimes, shortcuts just don’t cut it. When you’re in Ladakh, you want to follow the long and winding roads and let them lead you where they may. As we cycle down from Khardungla, go white-water rafting, trek through Sham Valley among other things, we’ll see fascinating Ladakhi life, majestic views and uncover the stories of this amazing plateau and its fascinating people!

  • Delhi to Manali. Overnight in Bus.
  • After Meeting at a café in Delhi, we take a late evening bus from Delhi to reach Manali in the morning.
  • Distance: 550 Km - Drive Time: 12- 14 Hours
  • Overnight in Manali [Boutique Guest House]
  • Spend the day exploring Manali- walk around Hadimba Temple and the woods towards Old Manali. We will spend the afternoon here with lunch at one of the cafes. This is a Best place to shop for souvenirs
  • In the evening, we will head to Vashist - the hot Sulphur Springs for a dip
  • Manali to Jispa. Overnight at Jispa [Luxury Tent]
  • Drive through Rohtang Pass and Keylong - since the drive is not very long we can take breaks to eat and take photographs!
  • Distance: 140 Km. Drive Time: 5 - 6 Hours
  • Drive from Jispa to Leh. Overnight at Leh (Luxury Homestay)
  • We will leave as early as 6 - 7am from Jispa.
  • Enjoy a drive and cross Pang, Sarchu and high Passes of Baralacha La and Tanglang la.
  • Distance: 340 Km - Drive Time: 12 Hours
  • Leh Town Exploration. Overnight In Leh
  • After a relaxed breakfast at the homestay in Karzu Road head into Leh Town by 9:30. In Leh we take the walk through old town, King’s Palace [Leh Palace] and the Asian Culture Museum with Ladakh Old Town Initiative [LOTI] This is an NGO which does restoration work in Old Town.
  • They have two timings for the walk - 10:00 am and 2:00 pm – the walk last for about 2.5 hours so can be done before or after a leisurely lunch in one of the charming cafes.
  • In the evening we head out to Sanker Monastery; we can sit for the chanting that happens at 6:00 pm. After the chanting we head to Shanti Stupa to see the sunset.
  • Then we walk / drive down to Changspa Road. Here we head to Himalayan Bikers to check cycle sizes for our ride down from Khardung La.
  • Dinner at one of the cafes at Changspa Road and then back to homestay!
  • Sham Trek Day 1: Himisshukpachen - Yanthang - Sumdo. Overnight in Village Homestay
  • The trek will take us across villages in Sham valley, famous for its apricots. The trek will be guided by a local villager and after 3 – 4 hours in the day we will stay in a local homestay.
  • After reaching the village you can explore and even join farming activities. Dinner will be served at the homestay.
  • Drive Time: 1 Hour. Trek Time: 5 Hours
  • Sham Trek Day 2: Sumdo to Likir. Overnight In Leh
  • After breakfast at the homestay we start towards Likir where the trek will end. Car will be waiting to take us to Chiling. We will have a raft waiting for us at Chiling, for rafting in the Zanskar rapids through a beautiful gorge to reach Nemo. Here we do a picnic lunch on the beach by the river.
  • We start the trek early this day, as we want to make it to rafting point latest by 10:30 AM. After lunch we head back to Leh and have the day to rest and shop.
  • 2 Hour Trek, 1 Hour Drive to Chiling, 11⁄2 Hour Rafting.
  • Drive to Pangong Lake. Overnight In Luxury Tents
  • We drive to Pangong Lake seeing some monasteries on the way. We leave early at 5:00 am to catch the morning Prayers at 5:30 AM at Thiksey Monastery. Thiksey is a replica of The Potola in Lhasa.
  • After a tour of the Monastery we have breakfast enroute and then visit the Hemis Monastery.
  • Then we continue our drive down to Pangong Lake. On the way look out for the region where there are lots of Marmots as they come out of hibernation at this time of the year!
  • On reaching Pangong we check into tents and walk around the lake till sunset. Take a dip in the freezing lake, spend some time by the bonfire and watch stars.
  • Distance: 160 Km - Drive Time: 4 Hours
  • Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley [Overnight in Hunder]
  • We leave from Pangong after breakfast at 9 am and take the road less travelled. Through a little known road we drive into Nubra Valley to meet the Shyok River and continue along the river till just a little before HunderVillage
  • We have lunch at our luxury campsite and rest for the afternoon; in the evening we head to the Diksit Monastery and the 100-foot Buddha Statue We then head to the Sand Dunes for camel ride and watch sunset from here
  • Distance: 140 kms - Drive time 3 hours
  • Nubra to Khardung La to Leh. [Overnight In Leh]
  • We drive upto Khardung La - the highlight of the trip, quite literally, as we cycle down 40km from the worlds highest motorable road all the way to Leh.
  • We head out after breakfast by 9 am. It is a 2.5 hours drive up. After spending 30 Mins at Khardong La, 1:00 pm is a good time to cycle down as you don’t get oncoming traffic
  • We get back to Leh and unwind, spending our last night in the town with a lovely dinner at a fancy local restaurant
  • Distance to Khardong La: 80 Km - Drive Time: 2.5 Hours Cycling Cycle Distance: 40 Km - Ride Time: 2 Hours
  • Leh To Mulbekh. Overnight in Mulbekh [Luxury Tent]
  • We leave early morning and drive to Mulbekh / Kargil. On our way also get to witness the magic of Magnetic Hill and Indus Zaskar Confluence. We visit the spectacular Lamayuru Monastery on the way and the local temple at Mulbekh
  • Distance: 175 Km - Drive Time: 4 Hours
  • Mulbekh To Srinagar
  • We leave early morning from Mulbekh, pass Kargil War Memorial and Kargil Mosque. We reach Srinagar at noon and head to the airport to catch our flights back home
  • Distance: 250 Km - Drive Time: 5.5 Hours
  • Stay on twin sharing basis (Luxury campsite, 3 star+ homestay and hotels)
  • Mineral water
  • Internal transport
  • Airport transfer to Srinagar on last day
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All permits, goodie bag
  • Transfer from Delhi airport to meeting point
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Tips
  • Personal purchases
  • 5% additional taxes
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

We recommend places to eat through the trip but you must also look for magical places yourselves since every year there are some new cafes that open up. Happy hunting!

The Ladakh terrain is tough and can get tiring at times. So you will be responsible for maintaining an awesome attitude. Make sure you have great playlists for different moods ready to last through the trip. Playing cards and other car games always help!

You will need to be punctual in checking out of rooms, travelling etc. as far as the itinerary is concerned, especially on days that adventure activities have been scheduled. We won’t be able to help if the itinerary is compromised due to lateness and leads to a less magical experience!

White Collar Hippie crew members normally make the group do fun things like sitting on top of the bus and jumping in ice-cold streams, however if any of you choose to indulge in this, we recommend you know your own limits and act accordingly.

We will provide a complete medical kit but you are responsible for your own health. You must also carry any specific medicines that you need.

Though we recommend you always be cautious and careful while exploring new places, Ladakh is a very safe place. Most people are very simple, helpful and cheerful so if you feel like it- don’t be afraid to venture out and explore new areas.

If it becomes necessary to cancel your booking, you must notify White Collar Hippie immediately. Cancellation will take effect only after we receive the email from you. Following is the cancellation policy:

30 days prior to departure - 100% total amount and/or trip deposit refunded

16 to 29 days prior to departure - 50% refunded

7 to 15 days prior to departure - 20% refunded

0 to 6 days prior to departure - no refund

Please note that the above quoted amounts may change without notice. If the tour/itinerary price is quoted as a package, no partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. White Collar Hippie reserves the right to cancel any trip or booking in which case participants will be given a refund in full. However, you will not be entitled to make any further claim for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to any travel reservation, visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes). We strongly recommend that you book refundable tickets. We also recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.

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