What could be as exciting as a Jeep Safari on the highest road of the country wedged between the magnificent snow-capped mountains and terrifying deep valleys; certainly, it could give you Goosebumps anytime. Road trips are the best way to explore, they are interesting, enjoy full and may be rugged on few occasions.
Srinagar to Leh by road and further Manali, is a desire of the young guns. They are highly aspired to get the top-notch beauty and have a variety of terrain through adventurous drive; also this Jeep Safari is a sheer test of skill, endurance and rigidity. Here, are few places and tips you should keep in mind before you kick off your journey.
Tribute to Kargil
Nothing could be better to start your journey from Kargil. For this you have to visit ‘Sonemarg’, said to be the second coldest inhabitant place in the world, of temperature getting to approx -40*C in winter. Here, you can witness the famous ‘Tiger hill’ and ‘Vijay smarak’ to pay heartily tribute to martyrs who laid their life in War.
March towards Leh
Now all again follow your journey and reach the beautiful city Leh. While you reach there; in between road there are many different tourist spots capable to clinch your heart. The most magical one is Nimmu- the meeting point of Indus valley and Zanskar River, other than this, you could visit ‘Lamayuru’ monastery built in 10th century, also ‘Patthar Sahib Gurudwara’ and magnetic hill. In Leh you could enjoy sightseeing famous places like ‘Shanti Stupa’, ‘Sankar Gompa’, Leh Palace, also don’t afford to miss ‘Thiksey’ and ‘Shey’ Monastery.
- Nubra Valley
This could be your next destination over mighty Khardung La pass situated above 18,000ft into teeming Nubra Valley. There are few interesting places to explore here like monastery of Diskit Gompa, also you can take pleasure of camel ride around the sand of Hunder in Nubra valley. Slowly and slowly the wide Nubra valley gets narrow and ultimately lost within the Rocky Mountains.
- Pangong Lake
From Nubra move towards Pangong Tso or lake via change la which is situated in Himalayas at a height of about 4,350m, and extends from India to China. It is such a beautiful lake that you would not take of your eyes. The breezing wind here oozes your heart and soul with peace and the place could reminisce you several famous songs shot here like the famous one ‘Dil se’ starring Shahrukh khan.
- Finally Manali
At last after the strenuous ride through Rohtang pass which is one of the major attractions on this route, you will reach your final destination Manali. Spend some time and explore the cool atmosphere and lush green valley of the dominant hill station.
Often road trip seems to be interesting but required very much body strength and good preparation. Consider your body strength and prepare very well before the trip. Hope you carve out the best trip of your life.