Moonland Ladakh Road Trip

Himalayas' most spectacular scenery. Ladakh road trip across the rooftop of the world. Relax in the shadow of ancient Buddhist monasteries. Ride a bike to challenge yourself.

12 days / 11 nights

Delhi – Leh – Lamayuru – Alchi – Leh – Nubra Valley – Pongong Tso – Leh

  • Spectacular views of the Himalayas
  • Melodious chants of Buddhist monks
  • Ladakhi and Tibetan cultures
  • Experience life in a frugal environment

Day 1 : Delhi

Arrive in Delhi. Visit the city's historical or religious landmarks.

Day 2 : Delhi / Indus Valley

Morning fly to Leh (3,500 m / 11,500 ft). Check in for 2 days in a peaceful lodge.

Day 3 : Indus Valley

Rest day for acclimatization to high altitude. Visit Phyang Monastery.

Day 4 : Lamayuru

Drive along Indus River towards Lamayuru. Visit Ladakh's oldest Gompa (Monastery). Walk in the village and admire the stunning geological formation nicknamed Moonland.

Day 5 : Lamayuru / Alchi / Leh

In Alchi, Visit the 11th century temples decorated with Kashmiri art. Proceed to Likir Monastery and check in Leh. Walk to Shanti Stupa overlooking Indus Valley.

Day 6 : Leh / Thiksey / Hemis

Visit the monasteries of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis around Leh. Discover Buddhist art and thangkas (paintings) in Thiksey Gompa. 500 monks live in Hemis Gompa.

Day 7 : Leh / Nubra Valley

Drive North on an ancient trade route formerly connected to Central Asia. Cross Khardhung La pass at an elevation of 5600 m / 18,380 ft. Enjoy panoramic view on Zanskar, Ladakh and Pakistan's Karakoram ranges. Overnight stay in Nubra Valley in a homestay or tent.

Day 8 : Diskit / Hunder

Explore Diskit Monastery and Hunder sand dunes. Optional trip to Panamik hot springs.

Day 9 : Nubra Valley / Leh

Drive back to Leh. Walk in the bazaar.

Day 10 : Leh / Pongong Tso

Cross a high altitude pass (5,450 m / 17,880 ft). The bright blue lake of Pongon Tso stretches accross Ladakh and Tibet for more that 100 km / 62 mi. Enjoy the sunset and stay in a tent or guest house.

Day 11 : Pongong Tso / Leh

Drive back to Leh. Stroll around the city.

Day 12 : Leh / Delhi

Morning fly to Delhi and onward.

Average travel time:
  • 3 to 6-hour drive between halts. Travel times can increase depending on road and weather conditions.
When to go:
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
  • Best time: May to September. Ideal weather in June and July.
  • Also check the calendar of local festivals.
  • Roads to Nubra Valley and Pongong Tso can be closed in case of bad weather
  • Nubra Valley sees monsoon rainfalls in August and September.
  • Avoid Ladakh road trip in winter.
Spice up your trip:
  • Stay in a with a local family
  • Extend the trip to Spiti Valley or Manali.
  • Ride a Royal Enfield bike on Magnetic Hill.
  • Trek for a day or more.
  • Track the elusive snow leopard on a safari.

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Tour Ref: Ladakh Road Trip

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