• The Long and Winding Road

  • We Start On

    29 Aug, 2018

  • Trip Length

    12 Days

  • Group Size

    10

  • Location

    Ladakh

This is more than ‘just another trip to Ladakh’ – we’ve made the route our own, with plenty of adventure, White Collar Hippie style. Sometimes, shortcuts just don’t cut it. When you’re in Ladakh, you want to follow the long and winding roads and let them lead you where they may. As we cycle down from Khardungla, go white-water rafting and trek, we’ll uncover the stories of this amazing plateau and its fascinating people.

Meet your host

Our Alpha Mike Foxtrot (military slang for Adios, motherf*****s!) program is the best job in the world: 3 hosts travel for 6 months straight! 

Your leader for this trip will be Chief Mike, who’s love for new things and ice-breakers pretty much guarantees you’re gonna have an exceptional trip! Word from the higher-ups is that Chief Mike has an unhealthy obsession with music, and will start grooving no matter where you guys are.

Chief Mike

Trip Highlights

What makes us different

 

There is no better to way to travel and experience this region than by taking a road trip to Leh! We'll depart from Delhi by road and stop at Manali and Jispa to take in the changing landscape, and to acclimatise to the higher grounds. Many consider this to be one of the best drives in the world. And we could not agree more!

 

 

We will go on a two day trek to Sham Valley, staying as local villagers do in the mountains. You can even indulge in some farming activity in your free time. Our stay will be in tents by the bonfire and not to forget - a blanket of unlimited stars!

 

 

At the end of the trek, we will be driven to Chiling where we hop into rafts and battle the rapids of the mighty Zanskar, as we make our way downriver towards Leh. 

 

Our route from Leh to Pangong to Hunder is a little known road into Nubra Valley. We drive along the Shyok River all the way to the spectacular setting of the cold sand dunes in Hunder. 

 

 

We get back to Leh on 2 wheels. Taking mountain bikes down from KTop, the highest motorable pass in the road, we’ll cycle all the way! This thrilling 40 km stretch at 18000 feet is going to be one of the major highlights of the trip. 

 

Leh town has an amazing culture with café’s serving cuisines from Italian to Israeli! We’ll eat great food, listen to live music, meet people from all over the world, and do a heritage walk. The Ladakh Old Town Initiative [LOTI] is an NGO that does restoration in Old Town. They will be our expert guides for exploring the place. We will also visit the eco-friendly SECMOL school with them on the walk. 

 

To complete our circuit, we will drive from Leh to Srinagar, stopping on the way at Lamayuru, also known as Moon Land. We will see the Magnetic Hills and stay at Mulbekh / Kargil for the night. As we leave Leh behind, we will see the landscape changing right before our eyes, into the lushness that Kashmir is famous for. 

Inclusions

  • Stay
  • Meals

Exclusion

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Personal Expenses

Payment Policy

The prices quoted are for online payment, payment by bank transfer, or cheque. You can pay the trip deposit to block your spot. In order to confirm your spot, you must make full payment before the due date notified. If full payment is not received your booking may be cancelled and your trip deposit retained by us as cancellation fee. 

All prices and details quoted on White Collar Hippie’s website are to the best of our knowledge and constantly updated from time to time. Prices may be changed at the discretion of the partner destination or other service providers involved without prior notice, and White Collar Hippie will not be held liable for such changes. In case of a conflict, the prices charged by the partner destinations and service providers involved will be final.

Cancellation Policy

If it becomes necessary to cancel your booking, you must notify White Collar Hippie immediately by mail on travel@whitecollarhippie.com. Cancellation will take effect only after we receive the email from you. Following is the cancellation policy: 

30 days prior to departure - 100% total amount and/or trip deposit refunded
15 to 29 days prior to departure - 50% refunded
3 to 14 days prior to departure - 20% refunded
0 to 2 days prior to departure - no refund

Please note that the above quoted amounts may change without notice. If the tour/itinerary price is quoted as a package, no partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. White Collar Hippie reserves the right to cancel any trip or booking in which case participants will be given a refund in full. However, you will not be entitled to make any further claim for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to any travel reservation, visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes). We strongly recommend that you book refundable tickets. We also recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.


Drop us a line for more info!

To book your spot or for any queries, call us on +91 9930260747 or
drop us a line at travel@whitecollarhippie.com
 


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