22 days in Manali, Ladakh & Dalhousie Itinerary

22 days in Manali, Ladakh & Dalhousie Itinerary

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22 days in Manali, Ladakh & Dalhousie Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  9​h
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Hanle
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
3
Hunder
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Alchi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lamayuru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Leh
— 8 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
7
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Chandigarh

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and then take a memorable drive along Hampta.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manali online trip itinerary planner .

Chandigarh to Manali is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Hanle.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Trails Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ram Temple, Hampta
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Ram Temple ©
Ram Temple

2
nights
Hanle

Hanle ©
For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanle trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Hanle in 15.5 hours. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toHunder.

Things to do in Hanle

Museums Childrens Museums
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Indian Astronomical Observatory ©
Indian Astronomical Observatory

3
nights
Hunder

Hunder ©
You've now added Nubra Valley to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), and finally admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hunder online route planner .

Getting from Hanle to Hunder by car takes about 8.5 hours. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Hunder

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Nubra Valley, Hundur Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

few
hours
Alchi

Alchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery.

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You can drive from Hunder to Alchi in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

2
nights
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lamayuru holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Alchi to Lamayuru takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Leh on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Fotu La Pass
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Lamayuru Gompa ©
Lamayuru Gompa
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Fotu La Pass ©
Fotu La Pass

8
nights
Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Donkey Sanctuary. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: cruise along Tanglang La, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery, hike along Markha Valley, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lamayuru to Leh takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Ice Stupa Artificial Glaciers
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Tanglang La ©
Tanglang La

3
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and then contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

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