You have already heard the stories from Ladakh and always wanted to visit this part of the mighty Himalayas. The easy way out is to fly to Leh and visit the monasteries and return. But then you miss the point. The best part of travelling to Leh is the road to Leh itself. Mahindra Adventure has been organising self-driving expeditions to this spectacular part of our country for over seven years now. The Monastery Escape is the marquee event from Mahindra Adventure and starts from Delhi and goes to Leh via the challenging Manali-Leh route with stops at Manali, Jispa and Tsomoriri. This stretch takes you through some of the highest mountain passes and high altitude lakes in the whole world. After a well-deserved break in Leh where you can do the Gompa trail, the event shifts its focus to the enchanting Nubra valley. And yes, you get to cross the highest motor able road in the world, Khardung La too. This well curated trip offers the best possible accommodation on the way, exposure to local cuisine and of course a well maintained 4X4 Mahindra vehicle for you to drive. An ace service team will take care of your car while a travelling doctor will attend to you in case you find it tough to deal with the altitudes involved. We call the monastery escape a ‘life changing’ adventure and needless to say you will cherish the memories for the rest of your life. Seats fill up pretty fast and you need to hurry to be part of the convoy.