Unseen & Offbeat Ladakh Tour | An Exclusive Experience by DevilOnWheels-X

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Are you interested to live an exclusive experience of an unseen and offbeat Ladakh tour which is beyond the regular tourist places in Leh Ladakh? An exclusive road trip to offbeat Ladakh which is beyond the regular Nubra Valley & Pangong Tso packages!

An expedition to those remote, unexplored and unseen Ladakh routes that no one tells you or talk or even know about them. An experience completely exclusive from the “real” experts having decades of traveling experience in these remotest corners of Ladakh, Spiti Valley and other parts of the trans-Himalayas.

It is not just a trip but a lifetime adventure that let you explore the unheard, unseen beautiful lakes in unexplored Ladakh and scale over some remote high mountain passes on the roof of the world…

Yes, buddy, you did read it Right & Loud –
“12 Days of Unseen, Unexplored & Offbeat Ladakh with REAL Experts of the Region”…

The Prologue

I know your mind may think “so much to see in such less time, how come?”

But your heart may echo “a 12-day adrenaline pumping adventure over the roof of the world”…

Your mind again thinks “is it possible at all?” and your heart again echoes “what if there is the slightest chance for it to be possible”…

Well, here, at DevilOnWheels, I always follow my heart as a traveler and see what luck & mother nature has planned for the success of any Himalayan tour including this epic adventure of this offbeat Ladakh tour!!

So, coming fall or autumn in September, are you ready:

  • to spin over the barren landscape,
  • to unwind through the lush green meadows,
  • to fly with the wind at some of the highest mountain passes,
  • to get lost in one of the remotest yet magical places in Himalayas,
  • to walk over the sand dunes of cold desert,
  • to witness the burning colours in their most beautiful form,
  • to witness the beauty of Moon Land and Emrald Lakes,
  • to witness some of the largest lakes change their blue hues several times a day,
  • to witness the chill on few of the most isolated routes in the Himalayas,
  • to experience a journey, beyond limits,
  • and to explore THE unexplored !!

Are you ready for this exclusive experience by DevilOnWheels-X deep into the Changthang region of unseen Ladakh?

If yes, then get going and read on or jump to the seat booking request form below… Caution, LIMITED SEATS ONLY.

If not, then also get going and read on and who knows you are there right amongst the group after reading about the adventure 😀

One last thing before I dive into details, for any Leh – Ladakh trip, I never believe in LifeMeinEkBaar RATHER I believe LifeMeinBaarBaar 😆 …

Prayer Flags in Ladakh - Spreading Prayers
Prayer Flags in Ladakh – Spreading Prayers

An Offbeat Ladakh Tour by DevilOnWheels-X

Well, after so many requests from the readers/lovers of DevilOnWheels travel blog, finally we have decided to offer two exclusive trips in a year for our readers and followers from all over the world.

The first one is an adventure trip to the place I love most, “Leh Ladakh”, for all those who follow DevilOnWheels blog and find the information present here useful enough for their trips to the Himalayas. The second one will be winter Spiti Trip in March.

You can find all the details for this offbeat Ladakh road trip below including the eligibility which seeing the nature, difficulty, season and distance to travel would mainly be HIGH ENDURANCE and POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Why travel to offbeat or unexplored Ladakh?

  • Experience the landscapes of Ladakh never seen before
  • Staying away from crowded places of Ladakh to take an offbeat path
  • Interact with locals more and experience the real culture of Ladakh more closely

Why choose this unseen & offbeat Ladakh exclusive experience?

  • Specially designed in line with the “DevilOnWheels” philosophy of exploring the unseen and undiscovered places in the Himalayas
  • A handcrafted itinerary specially designed for an experience and not for ticking off the checkboxes on the bucket list
  • An all arranged road trip to an offbeat Ladakh where you need not worry about anything but bringing back tons of everlasting memories from this cold desert

Day by Day Detailed Itinerary

Given below is the complete tour plan for this WILD, ON THE ROAD UNSEEN LADAKH ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE which can be experienced LifeMeinBaarBaar with DevilOnWheels-X in collaboration with Yellow Peaks for on ground support 😉 …

Day 1 | Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zojila Pass – Drass – Kargil

  • Fly early morning to Srinagar or reach on any previous day (Loose End refer below)
  • Enjoy the vistas en-route especially the lush green Minamarg Meadows
  • Have late drunch meal at Drass if you are a vegetarian as sometimes it gets difficult to find veg. food at Kargil
  • Overnight at Kargil
  • About 8-9 Hrs drive, depending upon the traffic movement at Zozila and breaks in between
Kargil War Memorial
Kargil War Memorial

Day 2 | Kargil – Lamayuru – Leh

  • Hit the roads by 7.00 AM
  • Cover Mulbekh Maitrey, Lamayuru Monastery, Lunar Landscapes or Moonland and Fotu La Pass
  • On the way to Leh you can also see Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu
  • Overnight at Leh
  • About 9-10 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between
The ride parked at Magnetic Hill in Ladakh
The ride parked at Magnetic Hill in Ladakh

Day 3 | Leh Local Sightseeing, Acclimatization & Inner Line Permits

Shanti Stupa in Leh at Night
Shanti Stupa in Leh at Night

Day 4 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder

  • Hit the roads by 8.30 AM
  • Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
  • On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
  • Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue
  • Hunder has sand dunes and double humped bacterian camel safari
  • About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between and at Khardung La
On top of Khardung La while traveling to Diskit
On top of Khardung La while traveling to Diskit

Day 5 | Hunder – Turtuk – Hunder

  • Hit the roads by 7.30 AM
  • Visit an amazingly beautiful region of Turtuk – Known as village divided by a border
  • Overnight at Leh
  • About 7-8 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between
The Beautiful Turtuk Village
The Beautiful Turtuk Village

Day 6 | Hunder – Diskit – Shyok – Pangong Tso

  • Hit the roads by 7.30 AM
  • Take the adventurous road from Hunder to Pangong via Shyok Village
  • About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between
  • Dash for a day trip to Pangong Tso to experience the blue hues
  • Overnight at Pangong Tso
Pangong Tso - The Hues of Pristine Water
Pangong Tso – The Hues of Pristine Water

Day 7 | Pangong Tso – Explore Something Unexplored or Offbeat Ladakh

  • Hit the roads by 7.30 AM
  • Explore Something Unexplored or Rest before the next long day
  • About 7-8 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks
Prayer flags at Tso Moriri Lake
Prayer flags at Tso Moriri Lake

Day 8 | Explore Something Unexplored or Offbeat Ladakh

  • An overall day to relax a bit
  • Explore Something Unexplored or Rest before the next long day
  • About 4-5 Hrs drive
Offbeat Ladakh
Offbeat Ladakh

Day 9 | Explore Something Unexplored or Offbeat Ladakh to Tso Moriri

  • Hit the roads by 7.30 AM
  • Explore Something Unexplored or Rest before the next long day
  • Overnight at Korzok or Tso Moriri
  • About 6-7 Hrs drive
Wondering thoughts on Tso Moriri
Wondering thoughts on Tso Moriri

Day 10 | Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Sarchu / Jispa

  • Hit the roads by 6.00 AM
  • Try to start early in the day so that you reach Sarchu or Jispa where the accommodation options are better than Pang
  • On the way cover Suraj Tal, Deepak Tal lakes and Nakee La, Lachulung La
  • Overnight at Jispa
  • About 12-13 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks
Suraj tal Lake near Baralacha La
Suraj tal Lake near Baralacha La

Day 11 | Sarchu / Jispa – Rohtang Pass – Manali

  • Hit the roads by 7.00 AM
  • Overnight at Manali
  • About 6-9 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between, place of stay between Sarchu or Jispa and of course the mess at Rohtang Pass

Day 12 | Manali – Delhi

  • Hit the roads by 10.00 AM
  • Cruise yourself towards Sweet Home
  • About 12-13 Hrs of easy drive on the foothills of Himalayas
Those beautiful views of Manali Leh Highway
Those beautiful views of Manali Leh Highway

Are you convinced now? Is this “real” adventure of offbeat Ladakh for you?

Counting the numbers?

Let’s look at a number game now to understand what are you signing up for on this offbeat Ladakh tour.

  • Lakes Covered: Dal Lake, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar, Surajtal, Deepak Tal. These are 6 lakes in number, so what about others?
  • Passes Covered: Zoji La, Namik La, Fotu La, Khardung La, Chang La and Wari La (both may be), Lachulung La, Nakee La, Baralacha La, Rohtang La. Again these are 9-10 passes in number, so what about others?

So, 9-10 High Mountain Passes and 6 High Altitude Lakes in Ladakh? Are we done here?

Well, let’s wait and keep something for this live adventure trip as well and let’s Explore the Unexplored to know about these missing lakes and mountain passes on this epic, unseen and offbeat Ladakh road trip itself.

It may be a surprise for you and for veterans to Ladakh trips, it may be not. But, I almost guarantee that at least One Missing High Mountain Pass and Two Missing Lakes must be surprising for everyone if not the complete missing count 😉

Is this Offbeat Ladakh trip right for you?

You can easily see that the above unexplored Ladakh tour plan has about 100+ Hrs of drive time in 12 days which makes an average of 8-9 Hrs of drive time per day that is the time you will be on the road itself almost every day living this epic adventure.

This tells that the difficulty level of the trip will be somewhere in between Moderate and Tough. Hence, for being an appropriate traveler for this unseen Ladakh tour:

  • You must be adventurous enough to take up this heavy duty road trip
  • You must have high levels of endurance and low levels of fatigue
  • You must have a positive outlook towards adventure & should always respect the time to hit the roads
  • It’s Ladakh, a place where Mountain rules… So, you must always be ready for the surprises or change in plans
  • If required, you must be ready to stay at moderate Guest Houses or Homestays especially when away from big towns in case of road closures
  • I feel families with leisure in mind should not pay attention to this tour as it might be little difficult to handle. We will plan something special for families or easy going travellers too in the time to come else you can always send an email to us and we will connect you to the right expert folks from the region.

The Loose Ends

In order to have varied flexibility, we have kept two Loose ends, head, and the tail. So, in case you have more number of days at your end and would be driving/riding all the way from Delhi to Delhi then you might opt for either of the Loose ends mentioned below to explore more.

Loose Head

Interested travelers can join the group at Srinagar even if they would like to drive/ride from Delhi or fly to Srinagar before as given below:

  • Day -1 | Delhi – Jammu/Patnitop
  • Day 0 | Jammu/Patnitop – Srinagar OR Fly to Srinagar from home town

Loose Tail

Interested travelers can also leave the group at Keylong or Gramphu if they would like to drive/ride towards Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley and reach Delhi via Spiti – Kinnaur – Shimla route.

  • Day 12 | Jispa – Keylong – Gramphu – Batal – Chandratal
  • Day 13 | Chandratal – Losar – Chicham – Kibber – Ki – Kaza
  • Day 14 | Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Kaza – Pin Valley
  • Day 15 | Pin Valley – Dhankar – Tabo
  • Day 16 | Tabo – Nako – Kalpa
  • Day 17 | Kalpa Sangla – Chitkul – Sangla
  • Day 18 | Sangla – Rampur – Narkanda
  • Day 19 | Narkanda – Shimla / Chail – Chandigarh – Delhi

If required, all necessary arrangements can be me made at extra cost for both Loose Head or Loose Tail. At extra cost, we can book accommodation and transportation for Delhi to Jammu to Srinagar (Loose Head) and from Jispa to Delhi via Spiti Valley – Kinnaur route.

What is included?

  • Accommodation: For 11 night, as per the plan above, double occupancy, 3-star hotels, homestays or Guest Houses.
  • Transport for the trip as per plan unless you are self-driving or bike riding on your own
  • Meal Plan: MAP – Morning Tea, breakfast and dinner

What is excluded?

  • Flight or travel expenses to reach Srinagar and/or Back
  • Your vehicle fuel if self-driving or riding
  • Cost of permits to visit different parts of Ladakh
  • VISA expense if any
  • Travel or medical Insurance, we can arrange on a cost basis
  • Any medical emergency or rescue cost
  • Photography equipment of any kind
  • Hotel, Transport and Other costs added to the trip, in addition to the proposed plan, due to road blockage, Snowfall, Political unrest or landslide, Health reasons, has to be paid on an actual basis, by the client.
  • Any tips and gratuities to staff.
  • Extra meals, visits, and activities not indicated.
  • Items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages, laundry, and telephone calls.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Entry fee to the monastery or any other activities.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion section
  • Nothing is covered in either of the Loose ends. If required, we can make the necessary arrangements for you at extra cost.

Terms & conditions

  • Hotel and Other costs added to the trip, in addition to the proposed plan, due to road blockage, Snowfall, Political unrest, Health issues or landslide, has to be paid on an actual basis, by participants.
  • Any change in Hotel or transport which involves additional cost will have to be paid by the client on an actual basis.
  • Photography is restricted for some of the areas and objects like bridges, Army camps, and office, some for the restricted zones
  • Please ask before taking a picture of or with an Army personnel or local.
  • It’s a high altitude tour and needs some level of medical fitness. Its the responsibility of the participants to inform us in advance if they need any special medical attention or they are on some critical medication.

Cancellation policy

  • 75% Refund for canceling the trip 8 weeks before the start date
  • 50% Refund for canceling the trip 4 weeks or less, before the start date
  • In case of the trips getting canceled due to unavoidable circumstances, we will refund the money after deducting 10% administrative charges.
  • Please note that the group size is 3-8 people only. The trip will be canceled in case we do not get 3 or more people for this offbeat Ladakh tour.

So, are you interested in this Ladakh trip?

In case, you feel the RUSH in the blood, want to feel the ADVENTURE at its best, want to feel CLOSER to nature, want to get OUT of the comfort zone,  want to be a part of a journey where there is no destination rather JOURNEY itself is the DESTINATION then…

Then don’t wait and fill the form below to book your seat now for the unseen, unexplored and offbeat Ladakh trip adventure – LifeMeinBaarBaar

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Disclaimer

Guys, future is unpredictable and funny most of the time… So, in any WORST of the cases of any EXTREMELY CRITICAL personal exigency of our travel organizer or tour lead or official outage, we may have to CANCEL the trip.

In such an extreme eventuality, if the cancellation is done from our side, we will return your booking amount after deducting 10% administration fee which can be reimbursed in any DevilOnWheels-X future tours.

If you cancel the booking, due to any reason you need to pay according to our cancellation policy documented above.

Again, please note that the group size is 3-8 people only. The trip will be canceled in case we do not get 3 or more people for this offbeat Ladakh tour.

Who We Are

Now, that you have all the details of this offbeat Ladakh road trip, let us look at who we are and why you should travel with us on this tour.

About DevilOnWheels-X

DevilOnWheels-X is the latest initiative by DevilOnWheels travel blog where the ‘X’ is for Xclusive Xperiences.

As there were a constant demand and pressure by readers of DevilOnWheels blog to offer tours based on our vast experience and knowledge, we decided to do it under the name of DevilOnWheels-X.

In this entity, DevilOnWheels-X will offer a very limited number of exclusive, handcrafted and unique Himalayan tours in a year directly to the tourists and travelers of all walks of life. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to make it as we are not planning to increase the group size by more than 8.

These exclusive experience tours will be tailor-made by DevilOnWheels-X and conducted by our trusted partners on the ground. Our trusted partners are a total expert in their specialist destination and niche thereby offering unparalleled experiences to the tourists and travelers.

If interested, you can read more about DevilOnWheels-X.

DevilOnWheels-Xclusive Experiences
DevilOnWheels-Xclusive Experiences

Why you should travel with us?

We give you three reasons to travel with DevilOnWheels-X:

  1. All these limited tours in a year are handcrafted to provide an exclusive and unmatched experience of the local Himalayan regions which no one else can offer you.
  2. Our decade of Himalayan travel experience has gone into determining these tours and we know these are not the regular run of the mill itineraries.
  3. Finally, this offbeat Ladakh tour will be conducted under expert guidance, ground support and assistance by Yellow Peaks lead by Rajiv Kumar – a travel mentor, professional photographer, and real adventurist. And that’s where DevilOnWheels-X promise comes in the picture.

And it’s not just that where it ends.

When you travel DevilOnWheels-X, you get an extra FREEBIE on every tour that nobody else will offer you.

From personalized basic photography sessions on the tour to driving, hiking and camping tips and demonstration, every tour booked through DevilOnWheels-X comes with SOMETHING EXTRA that adds to the overall travel experience with the exclusivity of the entire experience.

Such sessions are worth Rs 15000 and above but you get them for FREE when you travel with us on this offbeat tour to Ladakh.

Future of DevilOnWheels-X tours?

As someone once said, the future is funny!!

But, based on the results as well as learning from this Offbeat Ladakh Tour in September 2019 and the upcoming Winter White Spiti Expedition in March 2020, we may like to increase the tour offerings to give more readers or followers chances to experience such lifetime adventures with us.

About Yellow Peaks

Founded by Rajiv Kumar – a travel mentor, professional photographer, and real adventurist, YellowPeaks is a destination expert in organizing specialized trips to the Himalayas, focusing on the offbeat places, cultural experiences and exploring new destinations.

So, what are you still waiting for?

An exclusive tour to an unseen & offbeat Ladakh
An exclusive tour to an unseen & offbeat Ladakh (Picture Credit: Rajiv Kumar)
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