A thrilling drive through untamed vistas
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh
Price (excl GST)
From witnessing rugged mountains standing glorious in the golden late-afternoon light, to watching the sky’s blue brilliance fade into colour, this self-drive is magical
Gear up to test your mountain driving skills with an exhilarating self-drive Himalayan safari that will take you through paths you never even imagined! Over a duration of 10 days, we'll drive through some of the most remote and pristine regions of the North-Western Indian Himalayas while experiencing immersive camps and relaxing picnics on the way. The drive via Shinku La from Himachal, to the Zanskar region of Ladakh, and from Zanskar to Lamayuru via Singe La, is challenging and sure to get any driving enthusiast excited!
Please Note: If you have some experience of high-altitude mountain driving, then this expedition is recommended for you.
1Arrive at Kullu. Rest, acclimatise, and explore the valley.
2Start off with a drive from Manali to the starkly different landscape of Gemur / Jispa via Attal Tunnel.
3Stay at Gemur and acclimate with an optional drive till Baralacha La Pass.
4Begin the remote journey as you drive from Gemur to Purne over Shinku La. Stop for a picnic lunch at Gombo Rajan.
5Hike from Purne to Phuktal. Return and drive to Padum.
6Drive from Padum to Lamayuru via Zangla, crossing Singe La, Wanla and Sirsir La.
7Drive from Lamayuru to Kargil.
8Drive from Kargil to the lush green valleys of Kashmir. Reach Srinanagar and enjoy a relaxing sunset shikara ride.
10Srinagar to your respective destination.
Accommodation for 9 nights
All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on day 10
Lead car with tour manager and gear and safety equipment
Sweep car with tour manager and gear and safety equipment
Experienced and qualified staff, and high-quality service
Safety communication devices like walkie-talkies and satellite phones
One walkie-talkie for each vehicle
Gear rental for group camping
First aid and support, including oxygen cylinders
Travel and accident insurance
Personal expenses incurred during the trip
Transportation to the starting point
Additional expenses in case of unforeseen circumstances
If long and remote road trips that bring you closer to the geography and culture of the mountains excite you, then this is the adventure for you!