Experience some of the most exhilarating Mountain passes and Highest Motorable Roads in the World. “Go Boundless Himalayan Drive” is an organised driving excursion starting from Manali on 16th of June, 2019 and moving through Jispa, Sarchu, Pang, Leh, Lamarayu, Nubra, Pangong Tso, Tso Kar, before culminating in Manali on the 26th June, 2019.
The route has been carefully planned to provide an unforgettable motoring experience, with relaxed driving and adequate breaks. The drive allows gradual acclimatization while crossing some of the world's highest motorable mountain passes; long stretches of the cold desert and deep gorges of the Beas, Chandra & Indus Rivers.
“Go Boundless Himalayan Drive” is a fun expedition where participants will drive together in a group following convoy rules. All vehicles will start together every morning and end the day at the same night halt. Adequate halts will be planned in between to take pictures, eat food, and enjoy the holiday!
Go Boundless will take care of all details including:
• Planning the route and itinerary to include the “must see” sights
• Coordination of the convoy
• Local guidance and support from experts
• The best boarding and lodging available en‐route
• Medical supplies
• Service support
• Liaison with the local authorities for inner line permits
• Liaison with locals for making all safety arrangements.
Reach Manali, Check-in in the hotel. Our team will do scrutiny of your vehicles. Meanwhile meet your fellow travellers and get ready for the most adventurous trip to Ladakh. Drivers briefing at 8.00 pm with early dinner!!!
Hotel Iceland Solang or Similar( ***)
Meals Included- Dinner
Total Distance- 140Kms.
Average Altitude- 10500 Feet. (3200Meters)
From Manali we will leave early morning at 5.00 am, Crossing Rohtang is always been a challenge and due to heavy tourist season we will try crossing Rohatang at early hours.
We drive across the Rohtang pass to Jispa, a small village on the banks of Bhaga River (a tributary of Chenab) in Lahaul region. This is the best place to acclimatization yourself to high altitude. On our way to Jispa, we will be refuelling at Tandi which is the last fuel station before Leh. Since we are taking all off-road routs we need to carry fuel with us.
The overnight stay will be at the Hotel, located on the banks of the Bhaga.
JISPA is the ideal place for overnight stay to acclimatizes your body to get used to the high attitude. Jispa is an oasis of tranquillity is situated at the height of 10,890 feet and is around 140 Kms from Manali...Hotel- Padma Lodge / IBEX or Similar (***)
Total Distance- 330Kms.
Sarchu- 14074 Feet. (4290 Meters)
Bara-lacha-la- 16500 Feet. (4298 meters)
Tag-lan-gla- 17582 Feet. (5359 Meters)
Lachulungla pass- 16616 Feet (5030 Meters)
Leh - 11562 Feet (3524 Meters)
It's going to be a long day and we will leave early morning. The road beyond Jispa follows the picturesque Bhaga river across Baralacha La pass and Sarchu. Sarchu is on the Himachal Pradesh‐Jammu & Kashmir border. Enroute to Sarchu we will pass the Surajtal Lake. We will cross Zanskar range and Climb‐up the Gatta Loops, a series of 21 hairpin bends carved into the mountainside and then pass Lachung La and Nakee La passes, Pang & More plains and the Tanglang La pass as well. Reach Leh late in the evening and rest.Spic N Span or Similar (****)
After breakfast Explore the city. Sightseeing is always an individual’s choice, some wants to go for river rafting and some wants to explore monasteries. So be a free bird today and roam around. Places to visit around Leh is Shey Palace, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery.Spic N Span or Similar (****)
Today we will explore Leh- Srinagar Highway towards Lamayuru. On our way we will pass through magnetic hills and stop at Pathar sahib Gurudwara . After having Tea Langer we will head towards Lamayuru. Its a beautiful tarmac drive.
Located in the western region of Ladakh, amidst mountain backed badlands, is one of the most popular villages. The monastery is home to more than 150 monks and houses a rich collection of artefacts‘ wall paintings, thangas, statues, carpets and an impressive 11-headed, 1000 eyed image of Chenzing. After Lunch we will head back to Leh .Hotel – Spic N Span (****)
From Leh we drive to Nubra Valley, the road to which passes through Khardung La Pass, which was once the highest motorable road in the world. Nubra valley, just south of Siachen glacier, separates the Ladakh & Karakoram ranges of Himalayas and is a high altitude desert with scant vegetation. Historically, this was an important trade centre with Central Asia & East Turkmenestan. In Hundar one can see people with startling blue eyes, auburn hair and rosy cheeks who according to local lore are descendents of a Greek tribe. Nubra is home to several 17th century Gompas including 132 year old Samstanling Gompa & Chamba Gompa. Diskit monastery located on a hill is the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra. Next to Hundar are several kilometers of sand dunes and one can enjoy a camel ride on the near extinct two humped Bactrian camels. Overnight stay at the campsite. Approximate driving day of 5 hours.Campsite- Desert Himalaya or Similar (****)
This day we will explore little more in Nubra valley. In the Morning visit Diksit Monastery. Diskit monastery located on a hill is the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra.
Our campsite is simply beautiful. You can take a dip at adjoining stream in the warm afternoon or just relax ,enjoy your personal time at campsite. Go Out enjoy Dune driving, eat Local food and explore local culture!!
If you are keen for more driving you can leave early morning to drive further for Turtuk, Last village near Pakistan border.Hotel – Desert Himalaya or Similar (****)
Its time to Say bye to NUBRA Valley. Rather than taking a normal route we take a shorter and adventurous route to Pangong Tso. Today’s route is offbeat and 4x4 friendly. After crossing Agham, Shyok, Durbuk we will head towards Tangste check post. You will see very limited traffic on this route. Reach pangong by late evening .
Pangong is a saline water lake on the Line of Actual Control (60% of the lake is under Chinese control) between India & China. Overnight stay will be at a campsite.Stay- Pangong Sarai or Similar (****)
Today's Route is heavenly... We will start early and go to Tso Kar from Pangong Tso directly via remote and ever beautiful Changthang region. The drive between Pangong Tso and Tsokar is one of the most beautiful drives in whole Ladakh region. Tsokar is one of the most beautiful, calm and sacred high altitude salt lake in India.
Reach Campsite by late evening and enjoy bonfire under the stars!!!PASTURELAND CAMP (**)
We will leave from Tso Kar at 7.00 am . After crossing More plains we will reach Pang. Take a short break at pang and start towards Sarchu. Climb down the Gatta Loops, a series of 21 hairpin bends carved into the mountainside and then pass after crossing the Zanskar range we will reach Sarchu. Cross Baralacha La and reach Jispa by the evening. Enjoy your Hot water bath and relax!!!!Hotel Iceland or Similar (***)
After Breakfast we will leave for Manali. The adventure ends here!!! Back to Civilisation. Explore old Manali and famous cafes for Dinner. Its so good to eat a pizza after so many days.!!!Stay- Padma Lodge/Ibex (***)
The charges for Indian Nationals for participating in “Go Boundless Himalayan Drive” is 46000/- Per Person.
Children till 5 years is complementary, 5-10 years- 25000/- 10-14 years 30000/- and above 14 years is treated as adult (5% GST Extra)
The single room supplement payable in case a participant does not want accommodation on a twin sharing basis will be 40% extra.
The Charges for hiring Drivers is extra
Buffet- Breakfast and Dinner with choice of Veg and Non Veg . At places you will be provided with packed breakfast. Lunch would be quick snacks like Maggi, Bread Omelet, Thupka, Noodles and Veg Thali are available at all the places. Few places like Jispa, Tso-kar, Tso-morriri, would serve very basis simple vegetarian food.
Bookings can be done by depositing 15.000/- booking amount !!!
The charges can be paid by Cheque / Demand Draft/ bank transfer in favor of
Current A/c no 2479201000942,
Canara Bank, Sector 19,Chandigarh.
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