Destination Covered : New Delhi, Manali, Leh Ladakh
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Day 1: Delhi to Manali
On Day 1, start as early as you can from Delhi. There is not much to this day except for a long monotonous drive. The most important factor here is to ensure that you have your permits for Rohtang ready otherwise your Day 2 would be wasted trying to obtain these from SDM office Manali. Either you obtain these online or contact a travel agent/hotel in Manali to keep your permits ready. Best choice would be a hotel. They usually provide these services in order to win over customers. Call the hotel, ask if they can arrange your permit and if they agree, check in with them for your night stay at Manali. Total distance covered is about 540 kilometers in 12 hours; depending upon your speed and breaks you take. Road conditions are mostly good all the way to Manali. Also read: Rohtang Pass Permits : Details, Charges & How to Apply
Day 2: Manali to Jispa
Start early from Manali on Day 2 in order to avoid the usual traffic rush at Rohtang top. You will cross your first high altitude pass, Rohtang La, and descend in to Lahaul valley. Continue all the way to Jispa and either check in to the only cemented hotel here or any of the available camp sites. Total distance covered will be about 140 kilometers in approximately 7-8 hours. Road conditions are mostly good except for the bad roads near Rohtang top.
Day 3: Jispa to Leh
Once again, start early from Jispa, possibly by first light of the day. You will cross the remaining 4 high altitude passes, Baralacha La, Nakee La, Lachulung La and Tanglang La today. There are also two small but beautiful lakes on the route, Deepak Taal and Suraj Taal. Road conditions will be a mix of good, bad and ugly. Total distance covered will be about 340 kilometers in approximately 10-12 hours depending upon your speed.
Day 4: Leh
Spend day 4 in Leh and use this day for 3 things. First is to allow your body some time to adjust itself to high altitude. Second is to arrange Inner line permits for the journey ahead. Third is to visit local places in Leh town like Leh Palace, Shanti Stoopa and Leh Market.
Day 5: Leh – Khardung La – Nubra Valley – Leh
It is going to be a long day so yet again, take an early start by first light of the day. Take the road towards Khardung La and descend on the other side in to Nubra Valley. If you started between 5-6 AM, you can easily make it until Diskit by 12 noon. Have your lunch there and start back towards Leh taking the same route across Khardung La. Reach back to Leh by evening. Total distance until Diskit and back to Leh will be around 240 kilometers and can take around 10 – 11 hours. Roads are mostly good except for between South Pullu and North Pullu (Khardung La top).
Day 6: Leh – Pangong Tso – Leh
Your journey for Day is going to be even longer so you must start by 5 AM from Leh. Travel on Manali Leh highway and then take the diversion towards Chang La. After crossing the pass, it is a straight run to Pangong Lake where you should make it by noon. Start your return journey after spending a little time at the lake and travel on the same route via Chang La to Leh. Distance travelled will be approximately 450 kilometers and can take anywhere between 12-13 hours. Roads are mostly good except for a few bad stretches and a really ugly stretch around Chang La top.
Day 7: Leh to Sarchu
Start your return journey on Day 7 towards Manali. It will be the same road back however this time,
you will not go all the way to Jispa; rather you halt for the night at Sarchu and stay here at any of the camp sites.
Since your body would already have gotten adjusted to high altitude now, you will not have any trouble with AMS; which a lot of people worry about while staying here.
Day 8: Sarchu to Manali
From Sarchu on Day 8, start really early and reach Manali by evening.
Day 9: Manali to Leh
On Day 9, reach back home Delhi from Manali.
This is the most common and advised itinerary if you just have 9 days in hand. You will be able to cover most of the tourist destinations in Ladakh however will miss the Srinagar Leh highway.
Below is another example of an itinerary that you can follow if the first one doesn’t suit you.
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