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Mask Adventures : Leh - Ladakh Roadtrip
 
Batch 1 : 24th June - 04th July 2017
Batch 2 : 15th July - 25th July 2017
 
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference” ­ Robert Frost
 
We start our road journey to the most awaited and desired trip of Ladakh from Manali and end at Srinagar, covering major attractions of Ladakh
 
Some highlights of the trip
● Travelling by Manali Leh Highway
● Crossing Khardungla, Tanglangla, Changla and many other high motorable passes
● Night stay in Swiss Tents at Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake
● Double Hump Bactrian Camel Ride at Hunder Desert
● Awesome signboards on road by BRO (Border Road Organization)
● Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, The Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, 3 Idiots School, Deskit Monastery, Hemis Monastery and many more sightseeing points.
● Travelling by Leh - Srinagar Highway
● Pit Stop at Rohtang Pass, Drass, Kargil War Memorial, Sonamarg, etc.
● Ghata Loops (21 hairpin bends) and Moorey Plains
 
Tentative itinerary for the trip as below:
 
Day 1: Reporting time in Delhi @ 4 pm and catch bus to Manali
Saturday Batch 1 - 24th June, 2017 Batch 2 - 15th July, 2017
 
Arrive at New Delhi railway station. Proceed to R K Ashram Metro Station and board Volvo AC Semi Sleeper bus to Manali. Delhi participants should report directly at R K Ashram Metro Station at 4:30 pm
 
Day 2: Reach Manali and Sightseeing
Sunday Batch 1 - 25th June, 2017 Batch 2 - 16th July, 2017
 
Reach Manali in morning. Check in at hotel and freshen up. Visit Hadimba temple in afternoon and Manali Market in the evening. Remember to stock up with dry snacks and other essential items in Manali, as you won’t be getting these on our road trip to Leh. Start having lots of liquid (non alcoholic) from this day onwards to acclimatize to the high altitudes.
 
Day 3: Manali - Rohtang Pass - Jispa (140 kms)
Monday Batch 1 - 26th June, 2017 Batch 2 - 17th July, 2017
 
It’s Monday, let’s get to work….except this will be fun
After an early breakfast, we start our Road Trip to Leh on one of the most adventurous highways of the world i.e. the Manali - Leh Highway. Start early to avoid the daily rush of tourists at Rohtang Pass. Look out for the 70m high Rohalla Waterfalls which can be seen 9km before Marhi. Cross Tandi, where Chandra and Bhaga rivers meet. Cross Keylong and look up for “The Lady of Keylong”. In evening reach our campsite at Jispa. Relax adjacent to the river and get acclimatized to the high altitudes. Remember to have lots and lots of water
 
 
Day 4: Jispa - Sarchu - Tanglangla - Leh (330 kms)
Tuesday Batch 1 - 27th June, 2017 Batch 2 - 18th July, 2017
 
Make a reasonably early start and continue our journey to Leh. En-route cross Sarchu which serves as the border of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. Later cross the huge 40kms long - More Plains (Morey Plains) before hitting the highest pass on Manali - Leh highway, the Tanglang La at 17,500 ft / 5328 m which is the 2nd highest motorable pass. Cross the checkpoint at Upshi and reach Leh in late afternoon. Remember to have lots and lots of water. Overnight at Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh
 
Day 5: Leh - Khardungla - Nubra Valley (140 kms)
Wednesday Batch 1 - 28th June, 2017 Batch 2 - 19th July, 2017
 
Today after an early breakfast, we head towards the World’s Highest Motorable Pass i.e. Khardung-La (‘La’ means Pass) Have a tea and selfie break in the cold and windy conditions. Head towards Nubra Valley covering Deskit Monastary en-route. Visit the deserts of Hunder in evening for a special Double Hump Bactrian Camel ride. Check in at camp and rest for the night.
 
Day 6: Nubra Valley - Leh. Local Sightseeing
Thursday Batch 1 - 29th June, 2017 Batch 2 - 20th July, 2017
 
After Breakfast, checkout from the camps & retrace our route to Leh by once again crossing the Highest Motorable Pass - Khardung-La. After reaching Leh, visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh
 
Day 7: Leh - Changla - Pangong (160 kms)
Friday Batch 1 - 30th June, 2017 Batch 2 - 21st July, 2017
 
After Breakfast, checkout from Leh & proceed towards one of the most beautiful & scenic Salt water lake - The Pangong Tso (‘Tso’ means Lake) at Spangmik. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. En-route cross Chang-La – The 3rd highest motorable pass. Overnight at Camps in Pangong
 
Day 8: Pangong - Leh. Local Sightseeing
Saturday Batch 1 - 01st July, 2017 Batch 2 - 22nd July, 2017
 
After Breakfast, checkout from the camps & retrace our route to Leh via Chang-La (17350 ft) Enroute visit the 3 Idiots School and Hemis Monastery. Later in the afternoon visit Leh Market for some Ladakhi shopping. Don’t forget to taste and buy the famous dried Apricots of Ladakh. Overnight at Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh
 
Day 9: Leh - Alchi - Kargil (225 kms)
Sunday Batch 1 - 02nd July, 2017 Batch 2 - 23rd July, 2017
 
Start your day early and proceed towards Kargil. The journey of Leh to Srinagar is approximately 450kms and is divided in 2 equal half. En-route visit The Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Sangam Point. Cross Alchi and Lamayuru and reach Kargil in evening. Check in Hotel and relax for the day. You start seeing Army personnel patrolling the highway with landmines in their hands.
 
Day 10: Kargil - Drass - Sonamarg - Srinagar (225 kms)
Monday Batch 1 - 03rd July, 2017 Batch 2 - 24th July, 2017
 
Check out and continue our journey to Srinagar. Take a pit stop at the Kargil War Memorial in the windy conditions of Drass Sector. Have tea and momos at the Army Canteen. Proceed to Sonamarg after crossing the 0 degree point. You can take a stop in Sonamarg and enjoy the scenic beauty and can also have a pony ride to the nearby snow glacier with is thronged by local tourists visiting Srinagar. Reach Srinagar by evening and if time permits do some local sightseeing. Overnight in houseboat at Srinagar
 
Day 11: Tour Ends and Memory Remains!!!
Tuesday Batch 1 - 04th July, 2017 Batch 2 - 25th July, 2017
 
After breakfast checkout from Hotel and get drop to Srinagar Airport
 
For detailed Itinerary please visit this link: https://goo.gl/dgOIEK
 
NOTE: Participants willing to extend their tour can do so by staying one more day in Srinagar and doing local sightseeing, then heading to Gulmarg ­ Patnitop ­ Jammu. We would assist in respective bookings as well
 
Cost of Tour : Rs. 29,000/- per person
Advance payment to confirm the seat : Rs. 10000/- (Non refundable)
 
The above cost includes:
● AC Volvo Semi Sleeper Bus tickets from Delhi to Manali
● Stay
● 1 night Hotel / Guesthouse stay in Manali, Kargil and Srinagar
● 3 night Hotel / Guesthouse stay in Leh
● 1 night Stay at Jispa, Nubra Valley and Pangong in Swiss Tents
(All stay in non AC rooms on double sharing basis and includes breakfast and dinner)
● All road travel on Manali - Leh - Srinagar route by private non AC Innova Car
● All tourist permits, road permits, toll and parking charges
 
The above cost does not include:
● Dinner and next morning breakfast while travelling in bus from Delhi to Manali
● Lunch is not included throughout the tour.
● Personal orders of cold drink, mineral water, snacks, etc
● Anything not mentioned in the “Cost included” section
 
Instalments to be paid: (Account details for transfer given at the end of document)
1st Instalment : Rs. 10,000 (Confirmation on first come first serve basis only)
2nd Instalment : Rs. 10,000 on or before 20th April, 2017
3rd Instalment : Rs. 9,000 on or before 20th May, 2017
 
Cancellation charges:
Before 31st March - 30% of tour cost
1st to 30th April - 50% of tour cost
1st to 31st May - 75% of tour cost
After 31st May - No Refund
 
Details of hotels/guesthouse stay/camps and a comprehensive list of things to carry will be shared with confirmed participants only
 
For further details and booking please contact:
Mayank A. Sharma : +91-9819350700
Arpit Shah : +91-9819948833
Sandhya Bhatre : +91-9664066395
Praful Patne : +91-9833988867
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