Jeep Safari, Manali to Leh
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Jeep Safari, Manali to Leh
Each person who dares to take on its sheer difficulties and pride while driving on some of the most dangerous roads in northern India enthrals, stimulates, and overwhelms the others. That is the path that enthusiastic explorers who are looking for a real outland journey in Ladakh most often use since it is their favourite and they have done it several times. An ideal technique to investigate a large number of regional differences in a short amount of time by car, traversing a large number of kilometres over expansive landscapes that are often cut off from the rest of the world. Heavy snowfalls, particularly at BaralaCha La and so on, cause it to be blocked for roughly seven months out of the year. When the road finally opens, however, enormous swarms of tourists, bikers, and mountaineers congregate in Manali in order to prepare themselves for the amazing landscapes of Ladakh. Hence, the roads are quite congested with cars when we first start driving along our route; but, this congestion will quickly dissipate and be replaced by fewer vehicles as we continue along our journey. As we continue to travel farther away from the fertile valleys of Manali, we will soon encounter a new world: a land of devastation. The mountains in the distance are being baked by the sun, and the flora seems to be scant; nonetheless, the presence of a spectacular oasis in the middle of the settlements reveals the severe challenges that are present in such remote areas. A viewer's attention is immediately drawn to the scenery, which maintains its majestic appearance throughout the journey. The landscape celebrates its existence by highlighting its seclusion and austerity with breathtaking views, which often appear in the immediate aftermath of an incident. The expansiveness of the wilderness may be appreciated by travellers when they are exploring the many different locations. All of these aspects of the journey, such as the ancient Monasteries that are located far away from other distant inhabitations, the lifestyle, culture, and all to that the ultimate struggle of sustaining lives in such arid nature, all of these aspects are seen clearly by one who is keen and honest to understand the essence of the journey that they are taking.
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➽ Itinerary of Jeep Safari
After your arrival at Naggar, make your way to the Hotel. The information will be shared to you prior to the start of your journey. At the Hotel you will be received by a representative from Himalayan Adventure Trips and you will be asked to submit a copy of your Identification and also the undertaking form after a short briefing session. After all the formalities have been taken care of you are free to explore the local locations for some sight-seeing and enjoyment. Overnight stay in a Hotel at Naggar.
After a hearty breakfast, we will get an early start on our journey. We will make our way across Rohtang Pass to get our first look at the parched and desolate landscape of Lahaul. As soon as we begin to travel beside the Chandra river, we quickly arrive at Tandi, a sacred site located at the spot where the Chandra and Bhaga rivers meet. We will continue our journey by following the Bhaga river as it winds its way past sparsely vegetated settlements and further through dry Juniper trees. Along the way, we will make our way through the picturesque Jespa hamlet, which is the most well-liked stop of the whole journey. But, when we cross the Baralacha la pass, we will continue on to Bharatpur, which is a collection of food halts providing delectable goodies in the middle of nowhere. After a short break here, we will continue our journey into the magnificent landscape of Sarchu. The terrain shifts to become level fields of enormous plateaus that are cut through by various streams. This results in the formation of different figures of deteriorating sand mountains that are wonderful works of natural beauty. This path leads to some really incredible places and unforgettable experiences. Our destination for the day's travel is Sarchu, which is located in broad flatlands with scattered patches of vegetation and is surrounded by mountains that are far in the distance. We are going to spend the night in the camps.
The first stop on our journey will be at the checkpoints that mark the transition from Himachal Pradesh to Leh, Ladakh. At these checkpoints, we could be asked to provide our identification or just fill out a registration form. On the way to Leh, we will go through three high altitude passes, all of which are among the highest in the world. The Gata Loops are a series of 21 hairpin curves, and after that we will travel over the Nakee la and the Lachung la. After these passes, the route begins to improve and eventually leads to Pang, where we will be able to refuel and have a break for a little time. After passing this food spot, you will enter the longest stretch of flatlands, and it will only take a few minutes of riding to reach the beginning of More Plaines. It is a plateau in the distance that can be seen from a significant distance on both sides of the road. After passing through the More Plains, our next destination is the world's third highest pass, Tanglang La. After reaching the top, we will descend to Rumtse, Lato, Karo and then continue on to civilization. The travel all the way to Leh is marked by the constant presence of the enormous mountains. Because of the wonderful condition of the roads, travelling to Leh will not take up much of your time. We are planning to get in the city before nightfall, at which point we will check into our hotels and freshen up. After that, you may tour the adjacent sites, like the Mall road.
The day is perfect for taking things easy and seeing the areas close to Leh. You will have the opportunity to travel today to some of the most popular destinations in and around the city of Leh, which are spread out across a distance of many kilometres. It will take the whole of the day to go about, investigate, and get used to the climate of this hard region. Staying in Leh for an extra day will make it easier to adapt to the rapid ascent that is coming up. Nevertheless, you shouldn't go to any of the higher passes until you've been in Leh for at least one full day. Come back in time for the evening and spend the night in one of the hotel rooms in Leh city.
We will be driving across Khardung La, the highest motorable pass in the world, which is also the entrance to Nubra Valley, so make sure you have all of your belongings packed. The route will wind its way past Khardung, Khalsar, and the rest of the villages up to Diskit as it winds its way down to the settlements. In these perilous backcountry areas, BRO has done an incredible job building the roads. When you are close enough, you may travel to the historic Diskit Monastery. There, you can see a Buddha statue that is thirty metres tall. Instead, you can head to Hunder to see Bactrian Camels. In the deserts of Nubra valley, one has the option of either taking a ride on one of these double-humped camels or just strolling through the peaceful high-altitude wasteland. We will spend a night within Camps at Diskit.
While we have a long journey ahead of us today to go to Pangong Lake, we will get an early start. The route passes through a variety of terrains, including both excellent and poor roads. It is a solitary voyage over huge territories of the nation that are completely deserted. The road is in decent condition from Khalsar to Agham, but it deteriorates rapidly from Agham to Shyok and beyond. We will go beside the Shyok river, and at many different points, we will have to cross the river. If you use this way to go to Pangong Lake, it will take you around 5 or 6 hours to get there. But, if this road is blocked, we will take another route from Leh, which will take a little bit longer to get there. In spite of this, we are going to pitch our tents close to the lake and spend the night gazing at the stars and constellations.
After a leisurely breakfast and a stroll around the beautiful lake in the morning, you should get in your vehicle and go in the direction of Leh. We will be passing through Chang La today, which is the second highest pass in the world. The road, once again, has sections that are bumpy and smooth, but for the most part, it is in decent shape. It would take between four and five hours to get to Leh. After you have arrived, you should remain in the hotel rooms to unwind and have a restful night's sleep.
After a leisurely morning spent sleeping in, eating breakfast, and lounging about the hotel, you may choose to spend the day seeing Leh's many historic monasteries, monuments, and other tourist attractions. One may go to the main locations of interest and then return to the accommodation. One might go to the mall road in the evening to look for gifts for their loved ones and purchase souvenirs there. Night stopover will be in hotel rooms.
After breakfast, we are going to disperse and go in our own directions.
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➽ Preparation for Jeep Safari, Manali to Leh
As you are aware, any alpine travel requires careful preparation, planning that allows for appropriate pliability in terms of monitoring and responding to conditions, and holding all of this together by conquering challenges to the mind, body, and spirit during the great Himalayan trek.
Hence, in order to prepare for your JEEP SAFARI from MANALI to LEH, here are some things to keep in mind:
⦿ Physically – When it comes to your body, a journey requires a lot of stamina, therefore in order to be in shape for it, you should start working out at least a month before you enroll in a program. Run often and engage in other forms of exercise on a daily basis in order to build up the necessary strength in your legs and improve your endurance. Put down the cigarette and strengthen your lungs by completing breathing exercises on a regular basis twice a day; this will help you acclimatize to the environment while also making you more robust on the hike. Participate in a variety of cardiovascular workouts such as yoga, playing sports outside, and others.
⦿ Mentally – The mental preparation that is necessary for a journey is just as essential as the physical training that is required for it. Take some time to enjoy your regular activities, focus on your health, get enough of rest, and de-stress before signing up for a hike. Do not put undue mental strain on yourself by making unwarranted predictions about the journey. Spend time with your closest pals to invigorate yourself and clear your head. Since pre-trek expectations are not worth considering because once you start the journey and meet the rest of the pack, you will feel encouraged and excited. The mental preparation will increase as the journey progresses through all of the situations. And the mental effects of the physical difficulties will be felt. Thus, pay particular attention to different sections of the body, and while you hike, make a deliberate effort to relax those portions. As you are hiking, you should make an effort to relax your body, particularly your hips. Consider each stride you take on a meandering downhill route or a steep slope to be a part of a simple dance, and appreciate the natural rhythms that the landscape and your body may establish together if you go with caution. Explore a variety of approaches to walking as a strategy for finding satisfaction in the activity beyond the achievement of a predetermined objective. Enjoying one's journey and avoiding mental strain are the two most important factors in maintaining mental fitness.
⦿ Technically- In a technical sense, you should be fit yourself with trekking shoes that are the appropriate size and then walk with them. Usage 60ltr. Carry around a backpack with some weight in it as part of your regular routine so that you may become acclimated to carrying heavy weights. Invest on a hiking stick, a water bottle, some toasty socks, some thermals, some fleece, some feather jackets, some pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and some technological equipment like a power bank and a camera (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ Things to Carry
You should get started on getting ready for your trip as soon as possible by carefully packing your belongings according to the region that you are going to visit. If you are travelling to the plains, then you won't have as much to pack; but, if you are heading to the Himalayan Region, then you will need to make the appropriate preparations in order to prevent any hardship caused by the weather or any other sort of unpleasant scenario. Although though this excursion will take place in a mountainous zone, you still need to ensure that you are well equipped to deal with the unpredictable weather. Despite the fact that this excursion is completed while riding inside of a conveyance, one will nevertheless feel the effects of the weather.
Hence, before you depart for your vacation, here are some of the items that you need to pack:
- Clothing: Even in the summer, the climate in the Himalayan area is often chilly. While the summer season in Manali only lasts for three months, having appropriate gear is essential to make the most of your vacation, regardless of whether it is cloudy, windy, or freezing outside. A journey to the Himalayas calls for a variety of garments, including woollens, water-resistant jackets, and dry fitting shirts. Woolens will protect you from the cold, water-proof jackets will shield you from heavy rains, and dry fits will help you not stink while on your busy touring days on the road and will dry quicker than any other material. In the event that the weather becomes severe, you should wear a jacket made of down feathers. 3–4 dry-fit shirts (short sleeve for travels to warmer climates, long sleeve for excursions to cooler climates), 1 pair of trousers, and something to sleep in are essential items to bring on every vacation (gym-style pants or shorts) a few to a few pairs of underpants. One has the ability to choose all of the relevant factors properly.
- Gloves: You need to have two pairs of gloves, one pair that is warm and one pair that is waterproof. Whether riding a bike or travelling at high altitudes, one will be worn as an inside layer consisting of warmer material that is thinner, and the other will be worn as an outer layer that is waterproof. Layering your hands in this way will protect them from the bitter cold, despite the fact that they will be exposed to the wind.
- Cap: To shield one's eyes from the sun's rays, one may wear a hat or a cap with a snug fit. You might want to bring a balaclava with you so that your head is protected from the wind and the cold. Because the sunlight at high altitudes causes your skin to become sunburnt, you will need some sort of cover to prevent your delicate skin from becoming tanned.
- Sunglasses: They are an essential piece of equipment for any trip, as they shield the wearer's eyes from debris and bright sunlight. Sunglasses with UV protection are available from pretty much any respectable brand.
- Scarf/Muffler: If you are going to be travelling to an area that is chilly, you should bring a scarf or muffler with you so that you can protect your neck from the biting wind.
- Slippers and Shoes: If you want to be comfortable while walking to the various locations throughout this trip, consider purchasing a pair of lightweight athletic shoes. In addition to that, make sure you remember to bring your flip-flops in your bag. While one is waiting at the standstill, it will come in useful to have.
- Medicines: Because this excursion takes place in the lower regions of the Kullu Manali region, you will only need to bring along some of the most fundamental medicines, such as those for a headache, stomachache, cold, fever, cough, glucose, ORS, Electral, spray/balm for joint pains, lighter or matchbox, band aid, Dettol, antiseptic cream, crepe bandage, nasal drops for a blocked nose, and other necessities. Please see your primary care physician before departing on your trip if you have had any health problems in the past. While travelling to such isolated locations, it is essential to bring along any necessary drugs to ward against even the most common ailments.
- Documentation and identification proofs: It includes a driver's licence, an AADHAR card, a passport, a medical form with a signature from a licenced physician, copies of airline tickets, any hotel reservation slips, passport images, and a medical or travel insurance policy, if applicable.
- Electronics: Electronics have become an essential part of our day-to-day life, whether it be a phone, camera, chargers, additional batteries, spare memory cards, power bank,, kindle, earbuds, head lamp, etc. All of these items are up for grabs, depending on what the needs are.
- Toiletries/Sundries: Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer, Shampoo and Conditioner, Shower gel or Bar Soap, Toothbrush and Toothpaste or Mouth Wash, Lotion, Cold Cream, Lip Balm, Sunscreen with SPF 30, Deodorant, Razor, and Mustard Oil are some of the items that fall under the category of "Toiletries and Sundries."
- Cash and ATMs: If one wishes, they may bring a little amount of cash with them on the journey; nevertheless, there are various ATMs located along the route from where one can get cash for day-to-day expenses.
- Water: The water that was drunk throughout the journey was either the standard drinking water that was available from the faucet or stream water that originated from glacial sources. Mineral water is an alternative that you might try if you find that you cannot tolerate conventional tap water. Nonetheless, we strongly suggest that you consume enough of normal water since it speeds up the process of acclimatisation and is loaded with minerals.
- Edibles: You are welcome to bring some edibles with you, like some dried fruits, cookies, chocolates, and packaged meals. When you are feeling hungry at regular intervals, you may consume such foods immediately.
Note: It is important to take into account all of the factors according to the needs of the individual.
➽ How to Reach
How to reach Manali:
Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at www.redbus.in and www.hrtc.gov.in Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.
How to reach Naggar:
Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.
The closest train station is:
Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.
The closest airport:
The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Accommodation on twin/ double/ tripple sharing basis in comfortable hotels/ deluxe camps / Guest Houses as mentioned.
- Breakfast, dinner, and hot beverages are included each day, as detailed in the itinerary.
- Transfers and sightseeing will be done in a non-air-conditioned Tempo Traveller, Sumo, or Xylo, or any vehicle of a similar kind. (Depending on the Total Number in the Group)
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Medical & Travel Insurance.
- Fees associated with the camera, any applicable admission fees, the room heater, and the guide.
- Any and all personal costs, including but not limited to telephone calls, dry cleaning, any and all drinks and alcoholic beverages, tips and porterage, etc.
- Any airfare or bus price, unless it has been specifically included in the proposal.
- Wildlife fees and environment fees for restricted areas will be collected at a rate of 600/- per person in Leh.
- Rafting, mountain biking, camel safaris, motorcycling, and other extreme sports and activities are examples of adventure activities.
- There is a fee incurred for early check-ins as well as late check-outs.
- The use of a car for transportation is not included during your free time in Leh or after the completion of the trip as detailed in the schedule.
- Costs that are incurred as a result of events that are beyond our ability to influence, such as train and aeroplane delays, cancellation, vehicle malfunctions, political disruptions, or any expense emerging due to natural disasters, such as landslides, road obstruction, snowfall, traffic congestion, etc.
- Anything else that isn't explicitly specified in the inclusions.
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Everything about our visit to Prashar lake was better than we could have imagined. From our initial contact with Himalayan Adventure Trips, we felt their genuine interest in learning about our group's goals and expectations, and our travels with them reinforced at every turn that they not only understood our requirements but also have the acute skill and expertise to achieve them. Having already had such a wonderful experience with this firm, I will be promoting a trek to Prashar lake to all my friends who share my passion for hiking and will specifically recommend that they work with this outfit. Absolutely fantastic; I have nothing but praise for it.