The Great Himalayan Traverse

The Great Himalayan Traverse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers unparalleled views of some of the world’s most majestic mountains and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the culture and traditions of the Himalayan people. Route of The Great Himalayan Traverse takes by Bikers through some of the highest and most spectacular mountain ranges of Manali, including the Nubra Valley, Sarchu, Khardongla pass, Pangong Lake, Lamayuru  & Kargil. Along the way, trekkers will encounter a diverse range of cultures, languages, and landscapes, from the dry desert-like terrain of Ladakh to the lush forests and valleys of Himachal and Srinagar.


The Great Himalayan Traverse trip starts in the far western corner of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh and ends in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.


With 10 Nights and 11 Days, The Great Himalayan Traverse, Tourist can be a truly blissful experience, filled with natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure. Just be sure to plan your trip carefully, respect local customs and traditions, and practice responsible tourism to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Call Indian Circuit Today to Book your Customized Ladakh Tour Packages.

Trip Highlights

Trip Location: Manali → Nubra Valley → Sarchu → Khardongla pass → Pangong Lake → Lamayuru → Kargil
Destinations Covered: 1N Keylong, 1N Sarchu, 4N Leh, 1N Nubra, 1N Lamayuru, 1N Kargil, 1N Srinagar
Start Point: Manali
End Point: Srinagar
Accommodation: Hotel / Camp
Things to do: Sightseeing, paragliding, mountain biking, shopping

Itinerary Details

Day 1 : Manali – Keylong

Morning drive to Keylong 115 kms via Rohtang Pass 3980 mt. Drive through Marhi, Koksar, Sissu and Tandi villages. Arrive Keylong and checkin at the hotel. Visit Keylong town and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Keylong - Sarchu

After b/fast drive 137 kms Sarchu via Baralacha pass 4900 mt.  This day is going to be a wonderful Himalayan safari with stunning views on the way. Arrive Sarchu plains and checkin at the tented camps for overnight stay.

Day 3 : Sarchu – Leh

Early breakfast and drive 222 kms to Leh via Tanglangla pass 5300 mt, and driving past the great plains of Moree. Arrive Leh and checkin at the Hotel. Evening free at leisure.

Day 4 : Leh

Morning free at rest & leisure. Afternoon visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar Monastery, Leh Palace & local Market. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Leh – Nubra

Drive to Nubra valley via Khardongla pass at 18360 ft. To be at this height is a  test of your physical endurance and you can boasts of being at the base of Mt Everest, which is at the same altitude. Arrive Nubra by noon and chekcin at the Camp/hotel. Later visit Sand Dunes and Diksit Monastery.  Overnight at the Camp/Hotel.

Day 6 : Nubra – Leh

Drive back to Leh, and afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Leh

Morning visit Phiyang & Spituk Monasteries. Lunch at the hotel, afternoon visit Hall of Fame, Tibetan Handicrafts center and Leh Market. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : Leh to Pangong & back

Early at 0600 hrs proceed for day excursion to Pangong Lake 135 km, one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Lunch at Pangong and explore the lake area. Back to Leh by evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 : Leh – Lamayuru

Pack up in the morning and head for the next drive towards Kashmir valley. First halt will be at Lamayuru 125 kms, enroute visit Sangam of Indus &Zanskar river, Alchi Murals and Basgo Castle. Arrive Lamayuru and checkin at the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Lamayuru – Kargil

Morning visit Lunar landscapes and Lamayuru monastery, thereafter drive to Kargil 110 kms, on the way visit the famous Rock cut statue of Maitreya Buddha at Mulbekh village.  Arrive Kargil by evening and checkin at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Kargil – Srinagar

Eearly morning drive to Srinagar 205 kms. On the way visit Drass-the 2nd coldest place on earth. After driving past Zojila pass and Sonamarg arrive in Srinagar . Drop at the hotel.

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    Tour Inclusion and Exclusions

    Trip Inclusion 

    • Pick up and drop from airport/railway/bus station.
    • Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis.
    • Meal plan as per plan
    • All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle.
    • Driver’s bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charges All applicable taxes.

    Trip Inclusion 

    • GST 5%
    • Air tickets/Train tickets.
    • Tips to waiters/drivers/any other person
    • Monument fees at all places and gardens.
    • Any other thing, which is not mentioned in inclusions
    • Tour Itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of Hotels/Houseboat/ Resorts
    • All personal nature like video camera, tip, table drink, etc and any other
    • Tour prices are valid for All Nationals.

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