Tour Code: LC-JS-1314
The Highest Jeep Safari in the World
Kasauli-Goshaini-Manali-Keylong-Jispa-Tso Moriri-Tso Kar-Leh-Khardhung La-Lamayuru-Alchi
Duration: 13 nights / 14 days
Best Season: June-September
Often, the journey is as enriching as the destination, and it allows one to appreciate the destination a lot more.
This tour takes you on a gradual climb from the low-lying areas of North India, up the Himalayas, to the Tibetan Plateau.
Not only will you get to see and stay in some beautiful places, but you can also observe and appreciate how the natural world and human life adapts to increases in altitude as you journey towards Ladakh. The gradual climb also allows you to acclimatize to Ladakh’s rarefied air so you can make the most of your getaway.
High Mountain Passes: Baralacha Pass (4830m), Lachung La (5019m), Tanglang La (5360m), Khardung La (5606m). This jeep safari will cross high altitude passes over 17000 ft above sea level. Travelers need to be physically and mentally prepared for this adventure trip. A recommendation from the doctor is preferred stating good health for this trip.
This tour can be customized.
The Manali-Leh road is open only for 4-5 months, between June and October, every year before the snows cover it up or wash away the road. This overland route had become an increasingly popular way to go to Leh. The advantage of the road route is that one sees an amazing panorama of nature’s beauty and also gets gradually acclimatized to breathing in the high altitude atmosphere, which is a pre-requisite to staying at Leh. An unforgettable experience as the road traverses a variety of landscapes and one can hardly put the camera away. Along the way nature impresses with awesome mountain passes of 17-18,000 ft., long stretches of flat, cold desert without a trace of vegetation, amazing natural rock formations and deep gorges of the rivers Beas, Chandra, Bhaga and finally Indus. From the snow-clad mountains, when the snows melt, one sees beautiful waterfalls and gurgling crystal clear mountain streams. Along the streams and rivers are human habitations with pockets of rich cultivated green fields, fruit orchards and wild exotic plants used for preparing herbal medications.
Day 1: Delhi – Kasauli
Drive to Kasauli. Rest of the day at leisure. Time free to explore this Himalayan town. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 2: Kasauli – Goshaini
After breakfast drive to Goshaini. Arrive in Goshaini in the evening. Overnight in Tirthan Orchard bungalow.
Day 3: Goshaini
Day free to enjoy the surroundings of a remote village of Kullu district. Walk towards the Great Himalayan National Park and afternoon downstream walk along river Tirthan. One can expect to see Yellow-Billed Blue Magpie, Brown Dipper, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Jungle Myna, Asian Barred Owlet, Common Kestrel etc. Overnight in Tirthan Orchards.
Day 4: Goshaini – Keylong/Jispa
After early breakfast, drive to Keylong/Jispa over the Rohtang Pass. Reach Keylong/Jispa and check into hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Keylong/Jispa – Sarchu
After breakfast, drive to Sarchu over Baralacha Pass. Arrive Sarchu in the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: Sarchu – Tso Moriri
After breakfast, drive to Tso Moriri over Lachungla. One can expect to see Bar-headed Geese, Ruddy Shelducks and other water birds breading here. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 7: Tso Moriri – Tso Kar
Travel to the Tso Kar in the morning across Polo Kongka Pass. As you enter the lake area, you may see Black-necked Crane, Common Redshank, and lots of other waders and waterfowl. Tibetan Wild Ass, Marmot, and Stoliczka’s Mountain Vole are mammal species that are seen commonly. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 8: Tso Kar – Leh
After breakfast, drive to Leh over Tanglang La to reach in the afternoon. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 9: Leh
After breakfast, full day at leisure to explore Leh on your own or visit Stok Palace, Shey and Thiksey monastery (optional). Overnight in a hotel.
Day 10: Leh – Khardung La – Leh
After breakfast, drive to the highest motorable road in the world at Khardung Pass to return by afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 11 & 12: Alchi and Lamayuru
Overnight excursions to Alchi and Lamayuru to visit the monasteries and enjoy the landscape. Overnights in a guest house in Alchi.
Day 13: Leh
Return to Leh today. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in a guest house.
Day 14: Leh – Delhi
Transfer to airport to fly to Delhi.
The tour can be customized for visits to Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley.
Extensions available for Lahul, Spiti, Kinnaur and Inner Seraj.
Please let us know the number of people travelling on this tour and we will send you the total cost. We also specialize in customizing the tour. Should you need any changes we would be happy to modify the itinerary.
The tour may include arrangements such as accommodation, travel, meals, permit, guides, activities etc. or services as required by the client.