Here is The Land Of Wanderlust’s blueprint for a road trip through the trans-Himalayan region of Leh and Ladakh, which is also known for its barren rugged mountains, splendid monasteries and funny road captions.

Trip Dates: 10th – 19th August ’18

Trip cost: Rs 21,000 + 5% GST = Rs 22,050/-


  • Accommodation (3 to 6 based on room size)
  • Travel begins and ends at New Delhi
  • Entry Fee
  • Permits


  • Food

This road trip will have a  maximum of 12 backpackers.

Only on payment of 50% of the trip cost will a seat be confirmed.

For more information please contact us on the phone numbers mentioned below:

Ankit Chaube : +91 8454961928

Tlow Office : +91 9004594935

Or mail us at:

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Things to carry along:

  • Valid Photo id proof with address – 5 copies (No Pan card)
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Essentials to pack.

Day 1:

  • Board a non-AC HRTC bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate New Delhi to Manali at 17:00 HRS.

Day 2:

  • Reach Manali by 09:00 HRS, check into a guest house near Old Manali.
  • Post lunch, wander through the streets of Old Manali.

Day 3:

  • Leave early in the morning by local HRTC bus to cross the world famous Rothang Pass and the reach the town of Keylong. (118km = 6-7 hours)
  • Spend night in our guest house.

Day 4:

  • Take the early morning HRTC bus to Leh. (358km = 12-15 hours)
  • Reach Leh by post afternoon and check into a home stay accommodation.
  • Spend rest of the evening relaxing or wander through the lanes of Leh.

Day 5:

  • After breakfast, leave for local site seeing around Leh.
  • Visit the monasteries of Shey Thiksey Hemis.
  • Return back to the guest house around 17:00 HRS.

Day 6:

  • Leave early in the morning for a day trip to visit the villages of Hunder and Diskit in Nubra Valley via Khardung La. (Highest motorable road in the world, 18,380 ft)
  • Post lunch, visit the sand dunes in Diskit and later visit Diskit Monastery.
  • Post tea; at around 15:30 HRS return back to Leh by the same route via Khardung La pass.
  • Reach Leh in time for supper.
  • Spend rest of the evening in Leh wandering the streets or unwind in the home stay.

Day 7:

  • Leave early in the morning for a 5 hour drive to the beautiful Pangong Tso via Man Mirak.
  • Visit this high altitude lake and return back to Leh the same evening.

Day 8:

  • Board the early morning bus back to Keylong.
  • Reach Keylong by 17:00 HRS.
  • Spend night in the same guest house.

Day 9:

  • Board the early morning bus to Manali via Rothang Pass.
  • Reach Manali by 12:00 HRS
  • Board a local HRTC non Ac bus from Manali to New Delhi around 17:00 HRS.

Day 10:

  • Reach New Delhi by 09:00 HRS.

17 Responses

  1. Nerisa Braganza

    One of the most awaited trips is finally over! TLOW did a wonderful job. Super loved the Turtuk experience, the village trek, the people were simply wonderful. Homestays were warm and welcoming. Looking forward to having more experiences with TLOW.

  2. Suraj Alva

    We have been planning a trip for years, and through TLOW we have been able to realise this dream. From waking up to the cloud covered mountains of Manali to the unexplored and serene beauty of the border village of Turtuk. The sites and sounds created a mesmerising aura as well as the most beautiful memories. The blueness of Pangongtso to the quietness of the monasteries. The beauty of the mountains and the cool air will always be the most memorable part of the trip. For first timers like us the mountains will be a true roller coaster ride, literally.Thank you for a wonderful journey.

  3. Aayushi Sheth

    My first trip with TLOW was quite an experience. From a relaxing stay at Manali, Serene beauty at Turtuk, Soaking in the Leh sun to the blueness of Pangongtso, it was all worth it. Met some awesome people and made a lot of memories that I will carry back with me. The journey made the traveller in me come alive. Since your tag line says ‘Cover the earth before it covers you’ Thank you for letting me cover a little bit of heaven!

  4. Anishaka Mehta

    TLOW…This is something that I believe will keep the traveller alive in me. My experience with TLOW for both trips will remain fresh, alive and pleasant all through my life. Ladakh….A destination which I always wanted to explore got fulfilled with TLOW. Visiting Pangong, Khardungla, Turtuk, watching shooting stars and lying under the sky filled with a billion stars will stay with me forever. Meeting strangers, travelling in HRTC buses, staying in homestays is an exposure I got from here. This trip has been a wonderful experience with memories to cherish forever. Wishing for more travels with TLOW in the future

  5. Shivani Sharma

    My second trip with TLOW. My first experience is still in this diary and that was an exclusive trip. Ladakh was beautiful as a place but soaking in the beauty becomes a tiring process as we were always on the go. First day in Manali was very pleasant and we were also thrilled to be in Leh. Turktuk was very serene village, enjoyed looking at the stars, too overwhelming as a site ( shooting stars). Next day also a walk in the village was a completely scenic experience and touched out souls ( specially plucking apricots straight from the trees). Pangong Tso was too good to be true, the site and the colours in the water got me. I was awestruck. Overall I had a very good trip.

  6. Rahul Mendonca

    Joining this trip was an impulsive decision that I took, but it has been one of the best decisions that I have taken. Here I was a solo traveller, a bit curious about how the people would turn out, but then I have been fortunate to meet a great set of travellers who are now friends. As far as the trip is concerned, there are so many beautiful places which I have been fortunate enough to see such as Turtuk. Soaking the beauty from Manali to Keelong has been the best experience of the trip. The HRTC bus ride from Keelong to Leh helped me get a frank a close conversation with an army man. As far as planning is concerned I had no problems and the staying options have perhaps been better than what I expected considering the cost. And I loved the homely experience. I can go on and on but that wouldnt do enough justice to the adventure. I am looking forward to your Sikkim trip. Keep up the good work.

  7. pratik shetty

    Why don’t you’ll consider pitching up tents instead of staying in dorms and homestays?
    I think it would be better experience.
    Just a suggestion

    • The Land Of Wanderlust

      Hi Pratik, in Ladakh camping is banned in most places and pitching up tents requires people to carry sleeping bags which are costly and the best way to experience the place is to live with the locals hence we prefer home stays and dorms.

  8. Rahul Singh

    Bit skeptical at first but now I can easily say that it was the best decision that I have made. Sherwin is the most warm and generous person I have come across and after the trip I can easily say that he is just like a brother to me..
    Good home stays and picturesque locations at this unbelievable price is probably the best I have seen.
    Best of luck, Hope to travel again very soon

  9. Nelson Lobo

    Unexpected journey to The Land Of Wanderlust!!! Indeed

    Unlike hardcore backpackers expectations, my experience with such a trip was amazing. We altogether people from different parts of the country had a great time. The blueprint of the trip was very well planned. I haven’t gone backpacking before so being all by our own partially was well organised.
    The accommodation arranged were unto the mark. The dorm-stay was completely unexpected in a good way :), everyone of us in a single drom was good at Keylong.
    The home stay in Leh was well thought, in-order to have the feel of natives of the village. Tur-tuk was unplanned but the best scenic beauty witnessed. Cant expect more from govt. service transportation, but the tempo traveler was convenient .
    Well for suggestions Just keep up the spirit.

  10. Stallon Fernandes

    TLOW is a wonderful idea in itself, conducting backpacking trips across the country at meager budgets is a splendid way of travelling. My Ladakh trip with TLOW was indeed unbelievably epic. I got to travel across my dream destination without paying a hefty sum. My experiences were simply great. I personally feel TLOW will surely grow big someday and yet on that day ill be travelling with them 🙂

  11. Nikita Fiji

    The trip was worth every penny. TLOW’s Leh trip was well planned yet pretty flexible. If I make enough money I’ll definately be doing more trips with TLOW

  12. Phrabas

    I had been planning a trip to Ladakh for the past three years and this time it finally happened, thanks to TLOW.
    The experience was incredibly awesome, Thanks to the meticulous planning and experience of Sherwin. The home stays in Tur-tuk and Leh ensured that we enjoyed the local flavor of the place without compromising on comfort and quality.
    I would recommend TLOW to anyone who is looking for an unadukterated backpacking experience. Looking forward to more trips with TLOW.

  13. Sangamitra Ghatge

    ” Travel not for the destination but for the journey”
    TLOW my travel partners of this trip helped me understand this phrase in a much much better way. Leh Ladakh! Finally! I have been wanting to, rather dying to go to this place since the very first time I heard about it.
    I had planned for it a couple of times but plans got canned for some or the other reason :(. But today at the end of this amazing trip with TLOW & U folks, I now understand it all happened for better 🙂
    My dream trip to Leh Ladakh wouldn’t be any better than this with you all !
    Thankyou so much guys:) 😉
    you guys are nt ROCKSTARS! So appreciate and applaud your passion and dedication for your work.
    This trip was a complete backpack one for us all. TLOW, the best thing about you’ll is your flexibility in plans add ons. That makes us feel as our own planned trip.
    Tur-tuk and biking were the most amazing add ons! You guys are always open to new ideas, spontaneous to add in new destinations, routes and give us the best we could ever get in the time there

  14. Anup k

    Had some really good moments and memories in this trip. I really liked the concept of travelling like a real backpacker…
    Looking forward for more trips :0
    one important thing i learnt in this trip is that, when we go to any place located at the remotest corner of this earth. Apart from the scenic beauty of that place what blows your mind is how the people of that location survive, smile and live happily.


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