Delhi – Jammu – Srinagar – Leh – Nubra – Pangong - Manali - Delhi!
They call it the land of supernatural landscapes, a terrain so vivid that keeps your eyes glued, a destination that is virtually disconnected from the rest of the world because of extreme weather conditions most of the year, yet offers solace to travelers from across the world in the few months that it is accessible.
What makes it so special, you must wonder, if you’re yet to explore it. Having explored Ladakh for 6 years in a row, Escape Route takes pride in having closely explored many shades of this rich land. The charm of unraveling its beauty is compared to none other. Add to that the thrill of being on the road, experiencing the skylines change, facing newer challenges and overcoming them and sharing the joy of it all with a bunch of like-minded travelers. That’s one of our most special recipes for escaping the monotony. This year, Escape Route brings to you our Escape to Ladakh via Kashmir. You can join us at Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar or even at Leh. Find the details below:
580 kms - This Day we leave Delhi and drive all the way till Udhampur. Night stay at Udhampur hotel.
Udhampur – Sonamarg – we take the new highway from Udhampur, cross Jawahar Tunnel to reach the paradise on Earth – Kashmir. We explore the Dal lake area of Kashmir and spend our night at Sonamarg.
We cross the mighty Zojila pass to reach the small town of Drass which is also the 2nd coldest inhabited place. We will pay our homage to the fallen brave souls of the Kargil war at the *Kargil war memorial* and reach Leh by night.
Once in Leh we are free to explore the areas surrounding this city, the monasteries, the army museums and also the Leh palace.
Another day at Leh, feel free to explore the Newshar (Old market), shop the various buddhist artefacts or opt for a rafting session in the Zanskar river (optional) which is also famous for Chadar trek during winters.
This day we shall cross Khardungla Pass – Highest Motorable pass in the world - to the beautiful Nubra valley . It’s going to be a beautiful ride through the winding roads passing through breathtaking view of mountain. Once we reach our destination, we spend time in the sand dunes in Hundar which is also the home to double humped Bactrian camels. Night stay at Diskit.
Diskit to Pangong – We take the route from Shyok to reach mighty Pangong Tso, the highest salt water lake in the world, that changes colours. Camping the night at Pangong Tso. The bluish green water of this lake is just an unforgettable sight.
Pangong Tso to Leh – This day we drive back to the Leh city spotting marmots on our way as we cross Chang La and reach our base city Leh. We will have the evening at Leh.
Leh – Jispa – This day we start our journey back to Manali and stop the night at Jispa.
Jispa to Manali – We crossover Rohtang Pass and reach Manali post lunch. Guests can stay back at Manali and continue to explore Manali or join us in our drive back to Delhi.
Manali to Delhi - It's time to return back to Delhi as we bid good bye to the Ladakh with memories of this place.