The Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari

The Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari

Come in this unforgettable 3 weeks lifetime drive where you go through alpine country to barren land. This ultimate road journey of 3750kms will take you through 15 high passes and beautiful landscapes. Your safety & comfort is taken care by us. Just be brave to join the voyage.

Itinerary

(20 nights 21 days)

  • Day 1: Delhi-Thanedar 418kms |9-10hrs
  • Drive to Thanedhar via Barog, Shimla and Narkanda. Reach Thanedhar in the evening. Depending on your travel time, you might be able to see apple in full blossoms. Spend the evening around bonfire. Night stay in Banjara Retreat.
  • Day 2: Thanedar To Sangla|165kms |6hrs
  • After a leisurely breakfast leave for Sangla. Get driven towards Sutlej River. Enjoy the scenic drive along the river till Karcham. Reach Banjara camps ahead of Sangla, early in the evening. After a cup of tea, we could go for a short 1 km walk to the lovely little Batseri village. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay at the camp.
  • Day 3: Sangla Visit To Chitkul (3,450m)| 20kms Each Way
  • Post breakfast go for an excursion to Chitkul village. This is the last village on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. From here, we can hike up to Nagasthi, the last border outpost. It is a lovely 2.5 kms walk along a stream. Lunch along the glacier fed mountain stream. Drive back to Camp in the afternoon. Rest of the afternoon will be at leisure. Optionally try your hand at rappelling, rock climbing or river crossing. Enjoy evening around a bonfire. Stay overnight at the camp.
  • Day 4: Sangla- Tabo| 200kms| 8-9hrs
  • Today, we leave behind verdant, forest clad mountains as we go over the tree line towards the Spiti region. Stop briefly at Rekong peo to enjoy the fantastic views of Kinner Kailash peak. After driving for about 5 hrs on NH 22, just short of Yangthang, we take a detour, to visit the picturesque Nako Lake and have a picnic lunch by the lakeside. Post –lunch we drive on through breath taking, mountain desert terrain to reach Tabo. Stay overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 5: Tabo –Kaza Rangrik Via Dhankar |50kms| 4-5hrs
  • Visit Tabo monastery early in the morning. Participating in the morning prayers is an experience in itself. Post-breakfast drive down to Dhankar Monastery. Move on to visit the glorious Tabo Gompa; reputed to be the oldest (an inscription on a wall here indicates, it was founded in AD 996) continuously functioning Buddhist monastery in India and the Himalayas, with its original decoration and iconographic program intact. Carry on to Rangrik we stay for the night.
  • Day 6: In Kaza (Visit Ki (Key) Monastery, Kibber Village)
  • Kaza, the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti, is situated on the left bank of the Spiti River at an altitude of about 12,500 ft. The village is overlooked by steep ridges. Post breakfast visit Ki Monastery, Kibber Village, Kungri Monasteries and La Darcha festival Ki Monastery: Situated in Spiti about 11 kms from Kaza was founded by Dromton (1008-64 A.D), the founder of the Ge-lug-pa sect in the 11th century. On the left bank of the Spiti River the Ki Gompa (4116) is regarded as the largest and the oldest monastery in the sub-division. Stay overnight at Kaza.
  • Day 7: Kaza- Chandratal|3hrs (Possibility Of 1-2 Hrs Hike)
  • Leave early and drive towards Chandratal via Kunzum la. From Batal we take a short detour to drive to Chandratal (depending on weather and road conditions). Chandratal or moon lake is a stunningly beautiful lake situated at a height of more than 14000 ft. The lake changes colours according to sunlight/ daylight reflected from lake. Over nights stay in tents.
  • Day 8: Chandratal-Jispa|135kms |9-10hrs
  • Start early in the morning for Jispa carrying packed Lunch. This drive is little long on rough high altitude roads. Reach Jispa in the evening and enjoy your tea / coffee on arrival.
  • Day 9: Jispa-Tsomoriri|312kms| 9-10kms
  • Post early breakfast leave for Tso Moriri. Get your packed lunch to have it on the way. Reach there in late afternoon and check into your pre-booked resort. Later get into the lake side and spend some quality time with your family and friends.
  • Day 10: Tso Moriri- Pangong | 226kms|7-8hrs
  • After early breakfast get driven to Pangong via Chushul. Reach there and check into your pre-booked tent. Later get into the lake side and spend some quality time with your family and friends.
  • Day 11: Pangong-Deskit Via Warila| 190kms |7-8hrs
  • Have early breakfast and get driven to Deskit via Wari La (17400ft). Reach Deskit in the evening and check into your pre-booked accommodation. In the evening visit amazing Sakhyamuni Buddha Statue near Deskit Gompa and to enjoy great sunset views. Stay overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 12: Deskit-Turtuk| 95kms |3hrs
  • After breakfast at hotel drive for 10 minutes to reach Hunder to enjoy the double humped camel ride in the sand dunes. Later proceed to Turtuk at the north western end of the Nubra valley. Upon reaching, check into tents at a verdant campsite amidst fields & orchards, sprinkled with clumps of wild & vibrantly colored blooms. Relax for a while, have your evening cuppa, and go for a short stroll to enjoy the sunset.
  • Day 13: In Turtuk
  • Post breakfast spend 2- 3 hrs walking in & around the villages, interacting with the warm & hospitable locals. The cherubic kids are especially adorable. We get back to the campsite & enjoy a traditional Balti meal. Later you go for a hike & explore the fantastic, totally pristine natural beauty all around. Please Note: on Special request we can arrange a beautiful guided hike of minimum 3 Hrs(Level – Hard, strictly recommended only for fit individual
  • Day 14: Turtuk-Leh |210kms| 8hrs
  • Post breakfast proceed for Leh via Khardung La (5602 M). Reach Leh and check into your hotel rooms. Spend sunset at Shanti Stupa for unforgettable views of Leh Valley & town Return back to your hotel for the overnight stay.
  • Day 15: Leh
  • Post leisure breakfast at hotel enjoy sightseeing of Leh including shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery. Drive to Stok Village and enjoy a traditional Ladakhi meal in a village home, later see Stok Palace & Museum. Post lunch leave for the bazaar to shop for Thangkas, Chunky antique Silver Jewelry with Turquoise embellishments, mementos, Apricots & apricot based beauty products. Post leisure breakfast at hotel enjoy sightseeing of Leh including shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery. Drive to Stok Village and enjoy a traditional Ladakhi meal in a village home, later see Stok Palace & Museum. Post lunch leave for the bazaar to shop for Thangkas, Chunky antique Silver Jewelry with Turquoise embellishments, mementos, Apricots & apricot based beauty products.
  • Day 16: Leh-Lamayuru-Leh| 115kms|3hrs Each Way
  • Post breakfast start your drive to visit beautiful moonscapes in Lamayuru Reach Lamayuru, enjoy the moon escape terrain and have tea at a quaint cafeteria beside the Gompa. Spend some time there and have hot lunch in Niranjana Restaurant. Later visit one of the oldest Alchi Monastery. Return back to Leh on the way visit Nimmu (confluence point of river Zanskar and river Indus) , Pattharsahib Gurudwara , Magnetic Point and Hall of Fame. Have dinner and stay overnight.
  • Day 17: Leh-Batalik-Dha-Hanu-Kargil (2676m)| 223kms |7hrs
  • Leave after an early breakfast on a beautiful drive to reach the pristine & pristine Batalik sector. You then go along the Indus to reach the Drokpa villages of Dha-Hanu around 1100 hrs. Spend some time checking out the unique & flamboyant lifestyle and traditions of this Indo- Aryan race who claim to be descendants of Alexander. Carry on your journey to Kargil over Hamboting La. Reach Kargil and check into your Hotel Rooms and have some rest.
  • Day 18: Kargil-Srinagar |203kms |6-7hrs
  • Check out after breakfast and leave on a drive from Kargil into the verdant landscapes of the Srinagar area. Drive via Drass, the second coldest place on the planet. You may stop for a while to see some landscape features made famous courtesy the Kargil conflict with Pakistan in 1999- Tolo- ling, Mushkoo Valley & Tiger Hill. Cross over the mighty Zoji La and soon you enter the verdant picture perfect meadow covered vales of the Sonamarg region. Stop here for a while to explore the area and also have lunch. Later resume the drive and reach Srinagar by late afternoon/early evening. Check into a room in a houseboat. Photo ops: green meadows of Sonamarg, Thajiwas Glacier, Kargil war famous peaks (Tiger, Tololing). Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 19: Srinagar
  • Early morning visit the floating market at Dal Lake by Shikara. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast visit Shankracharya temple & Nishat & Shalimar Garden. Rest of the day is free to explore the local markets. Stay overnight at the house boat.
  • Day 20: Srinagar-Jammu |297kms |9-10hrs
  • Post early breakfast gets driven to Jammu. Reach there and check into your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the evening will be at leisure, have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 21: Jammu-Delhi |590 |8-9hrs
  • Post early breakfast get driven to Delhi. Tour ends here with lots of everlasting memories.
Booking

Features

Distance Covered

Distance Covered

3750 Kms

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude

Khardung La - 5602 M / 18380 Ft

Trip Start

Trip Start

From 1st July

Permits

Permits

Inner Line Permit required for some places; however we will take care of that

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