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Ladakh Highway Road Trip

Manali - Keylang - Pang - Hemis - Leh

Expect on your Ladakh Highway Road Trip Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Wildlife Wildlife
Security Security
Urban life Urban life
Comfort Comfort
ACTIVATE MAP Stages4 km430 h/stage2.0

Best months to drive Ladakh Highway Road Trip

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Ladakh Highway Road Trip in India?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 240EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 132EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 254EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 494EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 360EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 220EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 379EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 739EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 450EUR drive & more 75EUR sleep & more 440EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 659EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,109EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 900EUR drive & more 100EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 282EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,182EUR
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Ladakh Highway Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting tour around India, Ladakh Highway Road Trip will definitely match up your expectations. explorer will be especially delighted with this road trip. On your way around this trip, you will explore such places as Manali, Pang, and Hemis. The route described in this article takes 4 days to complete, but travellers can definitely complete it in 3. Of course, if you are delighted with the allure of what India holds in store, you can always extend your adventure. The tour spans across 430km and there is an average of around 2.0 hours a day spent spent on the road. Ready for the journey? Let’s set out
number of days 4 number of days
route length 430 km route length
budget low budget
good for explorer good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level high accident level
Ladakh Highway Road Trip is riddled with opportunities allowing drivers to contemplate fabulous natural jewels. Tourists who seek a stress-free experience will be pleased with our trip. Ladakh Highway Road Trip will definitely attract drivers who are into other cultures. Explorers who are searching for historical sites will have a superb option to see a number of these during the journey. If you are into close encounters with wildlife, you will definitely appreciate the opportunities to have them during the adventure. In spite of the fact that the hotels on the way are not that luxurious, they still guarantee value for money. Despite the fact that the road trip is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, constant awareness of what is happening on the road will ensure the safety of you and your passengers. Drivers will be pleased with this road trip, as it is rather budget-friendly thanks to a low number of amenities. When it comes to road conditions in India, the traffic in India is characterised by a high number of accidents. You will be also moving on the left. The period between June and September is thought to be the best for taking the adventure.

START Manali

Distance 430 km Driving time 8.1 h Pace: modest Airports KUU
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1 Manali - Keylang

Distance 70 km Driving time 1.5 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site attractive landscape accommodation options
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2 Keylang - Pang

Distance 180 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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3 Pang - Hemis

Distance 145 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Hemis - Leh

Distance 35 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
junction of road trips interesting  historic site accommodation options
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  Leh

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Ladakh Highway Road Trip Summary

Surely, the presented Ladakh Highway Road Trip has become an ideal inspiration for your future travels.
Our itinerary can be used as a foundation that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original attractions.
If car travel is a travel mode that you prefer, there are a number of important road rules to follow and a number of elements to bear in mind to make your adventure safe. These tips will surely become useful for holidayers who are considering renting a vehicle or camper rental.
In India, there are a number of road regulations to be followed while on a tour. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any cost when India is your travel destination. Travellers should remember that the legal alcohol limit for drivers is low and cannot exceed 0.3‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 70km/h, when driving around the urban areas may result in a speeding ticket. When it comes to undeveloped areas, you cannot exceed the maximum allowed speed of 80km/h. Remember that the permissible speed is 120km/h on highways in India. We recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit to increase the safety of you and your passengers.
One of the decisive factors when scheduling an itinerary is costs. Well, depending on your needs, the amount of money that you have to pay will differ. Below, you will find the budget possibilities.
If you’d like to benefit from the cheapest offer to cover the planned 5 stages while travelling around India, it can cost around 50 EUR. Budget accommodation options will cost roughly 132 EUR. Those who want to benefit from this option will spend approximately 72 EUR on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay approximately 240 EUR if they aim for the cheapest car rental offer as well. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be around 254 EUR without vehicle hire and 494 EUR with car hire.
Tourists who are looking for greater comfort and the standard option will pay around 63 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the trip. Cost amounting to 220 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are considering standard hotels. Holidaymakers can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost approximately 96 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire car can expect a cost of roughly 360 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay roughly 739 EUR for the whole trip, whereas those who are not interested in car rental will spend about 379 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will live up to the expectations of the most demanding tourists. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 1,109 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering car rental and 379 EUR for those who do not want to rent. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a premium rental car should expect a cost of around 450 EUR. In the top standard configuration of the itinerary, the gasoline cost will be up to about 75 EUR. Tourists who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their road trip should expect to pay roughly 144 EUR for restaurants and food and roughly 440 EUR for hotels.
Our adventure will also be excellent for all camper lovers, as it can be easily adjusted to their expectations. If you choose this transport option, the expenses are around 900 EUR. You will spend around 100 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the trip. Drivers who opt for camper hire should expect to pay approximately 110 EUR for accommodation and more or less 72 EUR for expenses connected with food.
You can check all of the expenses in the Road Trip Costs section.
The period between June and September is perfect to explore the part of India described in our road trip idea. There are countless intriguing road adventures that are available on our website if you like Ladakh Highway Road Trip. Hopefully, the great variety of trips will definitely come up to the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

Facts for safer driving in India

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.3
max speed urban max speed urban 70 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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