Leh Ladakh package from Delhi : all details with costing

Leh Ladakh opens by road from May end or early June each year. This is one road trip that is as epic as it can get. The journey is as beautiful as the destination and we understand, planning the perfect one can take months. If you are looking for a road trip package that starts from Delhi, look no further. Do note that the below mentioned can be edited and altered as per your needs.

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : Best Plan

Day 1 : Delhi to Manali overnight
Day 2 : Manali to Jispa
Day 3 : Jispa to Sarchu
Day 4 : Sarchu to Leh
Day 5 : Rest day in Leh
Day 6 : Leh sightseeing
Day 7 : Leh to Nubra valley via Khardung la pass
Day 8 : Nubra to Pangong Tso Lake
Day 9 : Pangong Tso Lake to Leh
Day 10 : Buffer / back-up / pending sightseeing
Day 11 : Fly back to Delhi / rest of the country

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : Add-ons

1: You can add one day for Tso Moriri lake after visiting Pangong Tso Lake
2: Likewise, one day can be added for a visit to Hanle (do Google for Hanle!)
3: You can also head to Kargil for the night after Leh and visit the Kargil War Memorial. Next day you can reach Srinagar and spend time at the lake. Next day, fly back.

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : Transport

Delhi to Manali will be arranged in an overnight Volvo bus. These luxury buses leave from Delhi between 4-9pm and reach Manali next day between 6am – 12 noon. Both private and Himachal Roadways buses are available and we recommend the latter.

Manali to Leh is done in a private MPV like the Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tata Aria. No small cabs play on this route. The drivers are locals and very experienced with the terrains.

Leh-Ladakh local is done in the same MPV if it is JK registered. If not, we get you a private JK number MPV there. The same vehicle drops you to the Leh airport / Srinagar airport as required.

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : Personalised Plan

We can also source you a private MPV / SUV from Delhi to Leh with an experienced, English speaking driver who will remain with you for the entire journey. This of course comes at a higher cost as the same vehicle has to return to Delhi. Do note that in this case, you can do Delhi – Sringar – Ladakh – Manali – Delhi as well which usually takes 10-12 days as per plan.

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : Accomodation

We usually work with budget and mid-level accommodation partners for this route. Again, depending on the customer’s preferences, we can even pick luxury night stays. For reference sake, we will stick to budget properties for this article:
Manali: 4+ rated budget hotel in heart of town, 2 min walk to Mall road
Jispa: 4+ rated newly constructed campsite
Sarchu: 4+ rated and one of the oldest campsites
Leh: 4+ rated guest house, 1 min walk to market.
Nubra: 4+ rated homestay in Hunder with huge garden. Run by locals
Pangong Tso: 4+ rated campsite, facing the lake.
Hanle: Best in town home stay – with a complimentary tour of observatory
Tso Moriri: 4+ rated campsite or budget hotel, as per guest

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : Price for couple

Considering that you take a 11 day plan as mentioned above (without Hanle, Tso Moriri etc), the entire package costs Rs 85,000. What all does it include?

  1. Transportation. From Delhi to Manali to Leh with local sightseeing and drop to Leh airport
  2. Accomodation (Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Nubra, Pangong)
  3. Meals : Breakfast and dinner at each place. Do note, first day you take the Volvo from Delhi and arrive in Manali in morning. Same day you meet our driver and proceed to Jispa. This is where the meals start (dinner onwards)
  4. All taxes, entry fees to monuments, parking etc. We even take care of the inner line permits (for Indians, international guests need to pay Rs 500 extra per person)
  5. Basically you need to pay for your lunch and air-tickets.

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : Price for group

The same costing of Rs 85,000 per couple or Rs 42500 per person comes down to Rs 29000 per person if there is a group of four. The reason for this is that transportation is very expensive in Ladakh and when four people travel in same vehicle, costing comes down. Do note that for four, we will be giving 2 rooms at every place. No of meals, 2, remain same.

Leh Ladakh Package from Delhi : How to proceed

If you have any questions or queries regarding, shoot a mail to escape2lifeindia@gmail.com or WhatsApp to 9654244102.

Budget home stay in Hunder Nubra Valley : All details

Hunder, heart of Nubra valley is about 4-5 hours from Leh via the mighty Khardung la pass. Hunder is famous for the sand dunes and double hump camel rides. If you are looking at a clean, comfortable and budget homestay here, look no further.

Team Escape2Life runs a cosy and highly rated homestay in the little village of Hunder. The place, with over 10 rooms, overlooks a huge garden that is home to veggies and fruits. The entire place is managed and owned by locals who will welcome you with a smile. You will come as guests, but leave as family – we promise you.

We are open through out the year, except for a few months in winters when water freezes in the taps. We are also a five minute drive from the Double Hump camel ground as well as the sand dunes. Our prices are

Double room only EP: Rs 1700
Double room with breakfast & Dinner MAP : Rs 2450
Airbnb : 4.5/5 rating

Do note that this is a family run place and hence we expect our guests to keep the noise down. Non-veg is only served on prior notice (extra charges) though egg curry can be made for dinner is requested earlier. We DO NOT allow smoke and drinking here : the latter can be done in the room only please.

For reservations and more information, ping us at Escape2LifeIndia@gmail.com and/or 9654244102 / 9717644102.

Budget Pangong Lake Campsite : All details

Pangong lake, located just 4-5 hours from Leh, is a sight to behold. The blue waters disappear into the horizon and the star gazing experience in night has to be the most magical experience ever. If you are looking at an affordable night option at a campsite here at Pangong lake, look no further.

We run “The Golden Cottage and Restaurant” campsite at Pangong Lake every year from May to October. This is a 4.5/5+ rated property that offers a 180 degree view of the lake with ample parking, clean camps and huts and mouth watering food.

Prices start at Rs 999 per person on double occupancy for room only and Rs 1399 per person on double occupancy with breakfast and dinner.

You can read our reviews here
Google: 4.9/5
AirBnB: 4.5/5

Do note that we also provide transportation from Leh to Pangong and back in private Innovas / Xylos / Arias. Our campsite is lake facing and just 1km from where the lake starts (Lukung). So you don’t have to go all the way to Spangmik.

Contact us at Escape2LifeIndia@gmail.com for bookings or any other information.

Open From: May to October
Rates: Rs 2000 for 2 – room only or EP
Rates: Rs 2800 for 2 – room with welcome chai / soup, dinner, breakfast

Our phone number is 9654244102 / 9717644102

No snowfall on New Years in Shimla & Manali

The dry spell continues in Himachal Pradesh and sadly, it will not be a white New Years for tourists who are rushing to hill stations like Shimla and Manali. 
That said, temperatures are below freezing with Manali recording -3.2 yesterday on 25th December. Shimla was slightly better at -1.2 degrees. Cold waves will continue in the state and snowfall will only happen on 1st or 2nd of January. So if you are planning to head above, extend you stay. 

Shimla Snowfall: Those heading to Shimla might get snowfall in Kufri and Narkanda on 1st and 2nd January. Narkanda also has traces from the snowfall that happened earlier this month. Kufri has ample blak ice on road, so be careful. 

Manali Snowfall: Those heading to Manali will get ample old snow at Solang as well as Gulaba on the Rohtang road. 1st or 2nd Jan is when these two places will defiantly get fresh snowfall, so come prepared.