Welcome to Pangong Tso


A Leh–Pangong jeep or motorbike safari is a scenically impressive adventure, crossing the 5360m Chang La en route, but it's a trip that is now very popular with domestic Indian tourists, so brace yourself for some crowds. It's a long drive, so plan on sleeping at least one night, preferably in quieter Man. To get here non-Indians need to obtain permits through an agency in Leh.


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WanderOn Leh Ladakh Roadtrip Biking & Backpacking

ItineraryDay 1: Manali Local sightseeing- Overnight stay at Manali.Stop At: ManaliLeave from Delhi at 07:30 P.M. (Day 0) and reach Manali next morning.Check In to the hostel/hotel, freshen up & relax.Post breakfast head for local sightseeing of Manali.Places to Visit – Hidimba Temple, Jogni Waterfall, Vashisht Temple, Mall Road.Old Manali Cafe CrawlCollect your bikes & come back to the hotel by the evening.Dinner followed by a briefing for the next day & overnight sleep.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: It will be a brunchAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 2: Transfer from Manali to Sarchu- Overnight stay at Sarchu.Pass By: SarchuWake Up early morning & after breakfast, check out.Embark on the Leh-Manali Highway which weaves in & out amongst the mighty snow-clad peaks of the western Himalayas over a stretch of nearly 475 km.Drive over Rohtang Pass (3970 m) to Lahaul Valley, along the Chandra river to Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul & Spiti.Drive through Darcha, Patsio, Zingzing Bar & over Baralacha-La (4892 m) pass which is one of the most challenging passes among other passes on the way to Leh and one can see excellent panoramic views of the high rising/sky touching mountains.Just on the top of Baralacha-La is a small lake Suraj Tal, the source of river Bhaga surrounded by mountain ranges & gradual descent down through Killing Sarai to Sarchu.Overnight stay in camps at Sarchu under million stars.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in Swiss Tents at SarchuDay 3: Transfer from Sarchu to Leh- Overnight stay at Leh.Pass By: Hotel K2 ContinentalAfter breakfast at the campsite, head to Leh.Once you start, you will instantly be greeted with Gata Loops (21 hairpin bends) at 4669 m. En route cross Nakee-La (4739 m) and then Lachung-La (5065m) just above Brandy bridge.After a quick lunch at Pang, drive through the Moore Plains, which is a completely flattened straight road extending over 30 km.On the plains, one has a chance of spotting tiny colonies of Marmots and the wild herds of Kyung – Yak.After crossing Tanglang-La (5328 m, second highest motorable road in the world), continue your journey through Upshi, Karu and then finally Leh.Check-in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3 star hotel in Leh cityDay 4: Leh Local Sightseeing - Overnight stay at LehPass By: Hotel K2 ContinentalWake Up & have breakfast at the hotel.Post breakfast head for the local sightseeing of Leh.Places to Visit – Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic hills and Pathar Sahib Gurudwara • Evening free for leisure and acclimatization.Explore the local Leh Market and some cafes around.Come back to the hotel by evening.Dinner & sleep overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3 star hotel in Leh cityDay 5: Leh to Pangong Tso Via Chang-La- Overnight stay at Pangong TsoPass By: Pangong Tso, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirAfter breakfast in the morning, head to Pangong Tso.Enroute visit Chang-La, the 2nd highest motorable road in the world at 5350 m.Pangong Tso which is perhaps one of the most amazing lakes in Asia changes its color 4 – 5 times a day.The Pangong Lake or “lake of the great hollow” is considered as the largest lake in Asia. The water is clearer though salty.The Crystal-clear salty water shines in many shades of blue depending upon its depth. It literally changes shades with sunlight.With a backdrop of mountains of various hues and colors, it is a sight for the Gods. At an elevation of 4300 meters, the air is cool even in summers at Ladakh.Pangong Lake is about 4 km wide on average and at least 136 Km long. The extent of the known portion is, therefore, upwards of 250 square miles (400 sq. km)Reach Pangong Lake & check in to the campsite.Dinner & sleep overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in Swiss Tents at Pangong TsoDay 6: Pangong Tso to Nubra Valley via Shyok Valley- Overnight stay at DiskitPass By: Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), Diskit, Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirAfter breakfast check out of the camps, start your journey to the famous Nubra Valley via the Agam and Shyok villages.Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the valley of flowers. It is situated to the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas.Check in to the hotel and visit the Sand Dunes (cold deserts of India), take a camel safari (self-paid).Visit the Diskit village and the Monastery around.Come back to the hotel by evening, dinner and sleep overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in a 3 star hotel at DiskitDay 7: Nubra Valley to Leh Via Khardung-La- Overnight stay at Leh.Pass By: Hotel K2 ContinentalWake up early morning to witness a mesmerizing sunrise.After having breakfast, head back to Leh Via Khardung-La(Highest motorable road at 5359 mt).Reach by evening time and explore the local market/cafe’s since it will the last day in Leh.Shop something for your friends/relatives back home.Come back to the hotel by evening.Dinner and sleep overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in a 3 star hotel at Leh CityDay 8: Journey back to Manali - Overnight stay at JispaPass By: Shop JispaWake up & post breakfast bid farewell to the Leh city.Depart for Manali.Overnight halt at Jispa.Reach Jispa & check in to the camps.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in Swiss Camps at JispaDay 9: Transfer from Jispa to Manali- Departure from Manali to DelhiPass By: ManaliWake up early morning & post breakfast depart for Manali.Reach Manali & depart for Delhi by evening.Reach Delhi next morning (Day 10) with amazing trip memories.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Transfer from Manali to Delhi by a Volvo bus.

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