Running through valleys, lakes hidden amidst mountains, tranquil sounds of chants and gongs. A chill in the air and a smile on your face :)
Shortcuts are great in the city but when you’re in the lap of nature you wouldn’t mind being cradled for a long long time. And that’s exactly what we intend to give you as we lazily drive you through The Long & Winding Road. Over the span of this journey, we will uncover the story of Ladakh and its people.
Chapter 1 - Road to Leh - The Introduction.
There is no better to way to travel and experience the region than by taking a road trip to Leh! We'll depart from Delhi by road and stop over at Manali and Jispa to take in the changing landscape and acclimatise to higher grounds. Many consider this to be one of the best drives in the world. And we could not agree more!
Chapter 2 - Adventure Spa - The plot thickens.
The highlight of our trip will be the journey to Nubra valley - designed exclusively by White Collar Hippie.
Our destination is Hundar Village in Nubra Valley and our journey there is unique to say the least. We'll drive out from Leh to a point on the Shyok river, here we will suit up, hop in to rafts & navigate the rapids of this chilly river. After a few hours, we'll jump out of our rafts and let the indigenous double humped camel take us to our camp for the night in Hundar Village.
On our way back from Nubra we will have professional mountain bikes waiting for us at K Top. At 18,380 feet this is the world’s highest motorable road and yes you will cycle from here all the way down to Leh.
Chapter 3 - Land and its people - The culmination.
No journey to Ladakh is complete without a visit to Pangong Tso. Nestled amidst towering mountains till as far as the eye can see, immerse yourself in the serenity of this glorious lake. All of the above will be done against a backdrop of monasteries and monks. We will visit several monasteries throughout the journey and will also pay a visit to the 100 ft. tall sitting Buddha statue. We assure you, you’ll feel half Ladakhi by the time you’re done! But if you feel like you haven’t quite had enough yet, we can also offer you trip extensions where you could choose between a two day trek to sham valley staying as a local village in the mountains OR drive towards Manali and visit Tso Moriri en route OR head towards Srinagar stopping over at Lamayuru aka Moon Land :)
And for those who are pressed for time, we have designed a shorter 9 day sojourn which does not compromise on the essence of Ladakh.
This year, we'll be having several editions of this trip with long and short versions!
Long Journey (12 days): (Starts in Delhi, Ends in Ladakh)
- May 18th to 29th
- June 1st to 12th
- June 15th to 26th
- June 29th to July 10th
- July 13th to 24th
- August 10th to 21st
- August 24th to September 4th
- September 7th to 18th
Short Journey (9 days): (Starts and ends in Ladakh)
- May 21st to 29th
- June 4th to 12th
- June 18th to 26th
- July 2nd to 10th
- July 16th to 24th
- August 13th to 21st
- August 27th to September 4th
- September 10th to 18th
For more details and to save yourself a spot on the trip, get in touch! Call us on 9930260747/48 or email firstname.lastname@example.org