Ladakh is one of the most beautiful mountaneous regions in India. It lies at an altitude ranging from 2750m to 7672m and houses two great mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. Landscape is very rugged here making it ideal for the tourists to go for Jeep safari. Jeep safari in Ladakh gives tourists the oppurtunity to feel the nature consisting of varied flora and fauna and also explore the remote areas. Tsmori-Ri, Nubra and Dah Hanu are some of the most difficult and adventurous Jeep safaris in Ladakh. Khardungla pass which is one of the highest roads makes tourists feel excited. Jeep safaris are planned in such a way that all the places of interest can be seen, food, accommodation and guides are arranged by the travel agents. It also provides opportunity to interact with the people and know the rich cultural heritage.
This jeep safari begins from Delhi and after night halt in Shimla it moves to Sangla via Sarahan, which is famous for the temple of Bimkali. Driving along the Satluj river, Recong Peo and Kalpa it reaches Marang. Visitors must see Tabo monastery which is also called the Ajanta of Himalaya and other famous monasteries in the village of Lahul and Spiti. Safari then moves to Kaza which is the capital of Spiti valley. After a day break in Kaza it drives to Keylong via Kunzom La and Rohtang pass and reaches Tsokar and Tsomoriri Lakes. This beautiful place is known for the Changpa nomads, lake and bird. After passing this beautiful landscape safari drives to Pangong Lake along the Indus lake. This lake is situated on the Indo-China border. Jeep safari after Pangong proceeds to Leh. Visitors must see monasteries in Leh and Ladakh. The last destination of the jeep safari is the Nubra valley which is known for the beautiful monasteries.
Manali is a beautiful hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh and very close to Leh. Toursits are offered wonderful and adventurous Jeep safari from Manali to Leh. It starts from Manali and drives to Jispa which is situated at an elevation of 3320m. It stops for the break in Rohtang Pass which is famous for its Dashohar Lake and Beas Kund. Tourists can take lunch at Khoskar which is located at an altitude of 3140m. Then safari proceeds to Keylong which is known for its greenery and ultimately reaches Jispa. After a night stay in the tents, jeep proceeds to Sarchu in the morning which is situated at 4253m and is the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. In between the trip jeep stops for some time in Baralacha Pass(4891m). After that it drives to Pang(4630m) and stops at Lachluang La for lunch. After an overnight stay safari proceeds for Leh along the Kyungshu plains where visitors can see "Kyung" sheep like animal. It stops at Tangnangla Pass(5500m) for the night halt. In the morning visitors can see various sights like Shey, housing 12 feet statue of Buddha, Thikse, River Indus and other famous monasteries.
Nubra valley is located 150 kms away from Leh and one has to cross the Khardungla pass to reach this valley. Two rivers namely Shyok and the Nubra river attract the tourists most. Jeep safari begins from Leh and moves to Khalsar which can be reached by crossing Khardungla pass(18,000feet). After night stay in Khalsar drive to Panamik, a village along the Nubra river. In Panamik tourists must visit the hot springs which is known for the mineral ailments and the famous monastaries. Make a night stay here and then move to Tirit, village which is famous for handicrafts and jewellery. After that visitors can return to Khalsar and if interested can drive to Diskit which is the district headquarter of Nubra valley. Thus Jeep safari provides unlimited scope of enjoying the trip to the maximum.
Jeep safaris are mainly organised in the summer. Tour agents arrange for the food, guides and accommodation. Tourists must carry waterbottle, some food, first aid box and camera with them.
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