The 1st Chapter

A drive starting from 'The City Beautiful' through the challenging Tibetan plateau, over high mountain passes that soar to touch the heavens, alongside majestic rivers that shaped civilizations, out of frozen deserts, and into a land that is as mesmerising as it is mysterious!

If you found yourself breathless reading this, you're in for a treat.

We are about to set off on an epic journey into a land that has mesmerized travel enthusiasts to its majestic roads. From the city of Chandigarh, crossing some of the highest roads in the world, into the vast expanse of Ladakh.

A convoy of Volkswagen cars is all set to chart their course on an adventure beyond measure, because when you're in a Volkswagen, ain't no mountain high enough!

Volkswagen 1st Chapter Ladakh Expedition

Trip Details

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Trip dates

9th June to 14th June

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Location

Chandigarh to Leh

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Trip plan


VWe Community - gala evening
Day 1: 9th June
  • Arriving in Chandigarh. Day spent connecting with fellow travelers to gear up for the journey ahead, followed by a gala evening.

Hotel : ITC Welcome Heritage, Ramgarh.

VWe Community - mystifying Himalayas
Day 2: 10th June
  • Flag off - Beginning of the epic journey into the mystifying Himalayas. A drive from Chandigarh to Manali.
  • Learn a few new tricks that will help you on any road trip in the future.

Hotel : Radisson Palchan Hotel & Spa, Palchan, Manali

VWe Community - apple orchard
Day 3: 11th June
  • Go for a morning stroll through an apple orchard and walk by the Himalayan river, where time stands still.
  • Journey continues to Jispa – via an engineering marvel – The Atal tunnel that cuts under the Rohtang Pass reducing the travel time by over 3 hours.

Hotel : Ibex Hotel/ Padma Lodge

VWe Community - Atal Tunnel
Day 4: 12th June
  • Be prepared for an early morning drive to Leh, as it takes you over 4 high altitudes roads – Baralacha La, Nakee La, Lachalung La & Tanglang La.
  • Twist and turn with the dynamic abilities through the 21 hairpin bends of the famous Gata loops.
  • Witness the landscape change from the scant alpine to barren cold deserts with More and Sarchu Plains; an enormous flat land 15000 feet above sea level
  • Drive alongside the Himalayan rivers like Chenab, Bhaga & the Indus

Hotel : The Abduz, Leh

VWe Community - Thiksey Monastery
Day 5: 13th June
  • Enjoy a day off in Leh, rest and relax or visit the town to see some of the sights. Indulge in local delicacies, or shop!
  • In the evening, a barbecue dinner awaits you on the bank of the river Indus as you reminisce the journey under the stars.
VWe Community - Namgyal Tsemo
Day 6: 14th June
  • Airport transfers will take you to the airport for your flight back home post the Experience, as you relive the memories of your journey.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers at point of entry and departure for the experience
  • Stay in comfortable hotels and lodges within the experience, on a twin-sharing basis
  • All meals, refreshments and beverages during the course of the experience, unless specified otherwise
  • Radio equipment for essential communication
  • A professional expedition management team to manage the experience
  • A service crew to manage the health of vehicles
  • On board experienced doctor with essential supplies
  • Local cultural experiences

Exclusions

  • Flight tickets & additional permit/visa expenses
  • Personal insurances
  • Personal emergency evacuation expenses
  • Any additional repair caused to the vehicle due to negligent driving
  • Extras ordered in the room other than the package
  • Food and beverages until reaching the starting point of the drive

Frequently Asked Questions

Volkswagen cars will be provided to participants who register themselves for the event.

Volkswagen Experiences welcome everyone. In our upcoming Ladakh expedition, participants will be equipped with fully fueled vehicles for the journey.

The Ladakh expedition can accommodate a maximum of 60 participants.

Each group will comprise 15 cars, with four individuals in each car. If you've signed up solo, you'll either be paired with another solo participant or assigned an experienced guide to ensure a safe journey.

Individuals aged between 15 and 60 years. However, only those above 18 years, with a valid Indian driving license, will be eligible to drive.

Certainly! We'll maintain strict convoy travel during the expedition. However, there may be occasions when the convoy breaks up temporarily due to nature breaks, photo opportunities, or other personal requirements. During such instances, the convoy pace will slow down to accommodate rejoining, ensuring everyone can proceed together seamlessly.

Please be advised that participants are responsible for covering the cost of transportation to reach the starting point of the drive. Rest assured, once you sign up, all necessary information will be provided to you, regarding the meeting point.

Hi, you can reach out to The Offline World on connect@theofflineworld.co.in or via Call/ WhatsApp on 7045664245 / 9082427435 between 9 AM to 6 PM - Monday to Saturday, to know more.

Terms & Conditions

The Offline World, a brand belonging to BGD Media, (referred to as “Organiser”) is organising and managing the Event to host self-driving expeditions using Volkswagen vehicles (referred to as "Experience / Event") and associated activities, operating on a turnkey basis. Volkswagen Passenger Cars, a division of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (referred to as “VW”) is only a facilitator for this Experience.

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Medical Disclaimer

I don't have any:

  • Respiratory ailments (Asthma)

  • Heart ailments (Coronary Artery Disease)

  • Blood pressure ailments (Hypertension or High Blood Pressure issues)

  • Mobility issues (Epilepsy, high BMI)

Contact Us

For any assistance, reach out to us on +91 7045664245 / +91 9082427435 (Monday to Saturday between 9 AM to 6 PM) or you can write your queries to connect@theofflineworld.co.in