How To Plan A 10 Days Leh Ladakh Road Trip

by Shaurya Chalmela Travel consultant

Leh Ladakh Road Trip

In a road trip to Leh Ladakh, the journey is what you must make the most of. The scenic natural beauty all along the route is breathtaking. A 10-day road trip to Leh Ladakh from Delhi should be via Manali – Leh highway. Here’s a plan that will make your road trip an experience of a lifetime. 

Day 1: Delhi to Manali – 520kms

Take the NH1 from Delhi to Ambala, NH22 to Chandigarh and then NH21 to get to Kullu and Manali. Start early to spend a pleasant evening and rest the night in Manali.

Day 2: Manali to Sarchu – 230kms

Rohtang Pass 




Zing zing Bar 

Baralacha La 

Arrive at Sarchu in the evening and stay overnight 

Day 3: Sarchu to Leh – 260kms

Take only restroom and snack/lunch stops

Reach Leh early in the evening

Day 4: Leh City Tour 

Hemis Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

Shey Palace

Shanti Stupa

Retire early for the day and relax through the night in your hotel 

Day 5: Leh to Nubra Valley – 160kms

Khardungla Pass – Highest motorable road in the world

Reach Nubra Valley and stay overnight in tents

At Nubra Valley, you can do local sightseeing, Desert Safari, Star Gazing and Camping experience

Stay overnight at Diskit or Hundar village 

Day 6: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake – 276kms

Pangong Lake

Local sightseeing 

Arrive at Leh for overnight stay

Day 7: Leh to Kargil – 218kms

Magnetic Hill

Zanskar River + Indus Confluence

Zanskar River Rafting

Stay overnight at Kargil

Day 8: Kargil to Srinagar – 202kms

Drass Region (Kargil War Memorial)

Pathar Sahib

Zodjila Pass



Spend night at Srinagar

Day 9: Srinagar sightseeing

Shikara ride on Dal Lake

Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden

Nishat Bagh

Tulip Garden

Chashme Shahi

Pari Mahal

Return to spend the night recollecting the beautiful and fun moments from the trip

Day 10: Depart from Srinagar with fond memories of the trip

While the above 10-day road trip to Ladakh itinerary covers most major attractions, there are many more less explored locations that you may want to include here. You may skip a few listed above and make time to squeeze them into your schedule. 

Below points will help you throughout the journey in Ladakh;

  1. Travel fares are fixed for specific routes. Talking to local drivers about your plan to get an estimate for the entire trip. It makes sense to confirm for the whole trip rather than on a day basis.
  2. Some places require permits to visit. Make sure the driver is aware and can help arrange for it.
  3. Stock up enough water and light high nutrition foods before you begin the day’s travel.
  4. Acclimatize properly and do not exert your body. Take proper rest when not out sightseeing. Reduce your chances of encountering AMS.

Leh Ladakh road trip is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful journeys in India. Have fun and enjoy it to the fullest!

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