2600Kms plan for Leh/Ladakh in June 2018

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
Hey Guys!

Hope you are all doing great this year.

I am back here with my tour plan for Leh in June 2018. Now this time I have plenty of days with me and want to cover as many as destinations around Ladakh.

Here it goes..
1. Chandigarh - Udhampur - 410kms (8hrs)
2. Udhampur - Sonamarg - 300kms (10hrs)
3. Sonamarg - Kargil - 130kms (4hrs)
4. Kargil - Leh - 220kms (5hrs)
5. Leh - 100kms (City Tour / Nearby / Permits)
6. Leh - Khardungla - Hunder/Nubra - 130kms (5hrs)
7. Nubra/Hunder - Pangong Lake - 200kms (7hrs)
8. Pangong - Chushul - Hanle - 170kms (5hrs)
9. Hanle - Chumathang - Leh - 250kms (6hrs)
10. Leh - Sarchu - 250kms (7hrs)
11. Sarchu - Manali - 230kms (7hrs)
12. Manali - Chandigarh - 315kms (8hrs)
13. Buffer
14. Buffer
15. Buffer

Total Distance - around 2600kms

Need your comments and suggestions on this trip.
- Is the circuit (Srinagar - Leh - Manali) will be open in June?

Car: Isuzu V Cross (4x4)
Members: 3 (Wife n Mother)
Month: June
Days: 15 days

You can contact me if anyone wants to join as a group.

Keep Traveling and Be Happy!

Thanks, Harsh
 

Admin01

Administrator
On the first day you can do travel to Patnitop and stay there, it would be a more scenic place to stay than Udhampur and cooler as well. Of course, you will have to drive a lot more.

En route to Leh you can visit Drass War Memorial, Lamayuru Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Indus and Zanskar Confluence, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Magnetic Hill.

Considering the number of days you have in hand, you might wish to spend an extra night in Nubra Valley and visit either Turtuk or Warshi apart from Sumur, Panamik, Diskit and Hunder.

Instead of coming back from Hanle, you have the option to take detour to Tso Moriri and Tso Kar and can head to Manali from there. Of course, that would increase your fuel requirement and after filling up from Diskit, you will need 840 km worth of fuel to reach Tandi.

Oh yes, driving time will be 20-30% more than what you got from Google Maps.
 

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
On the first day you can do travel to Patnitop and stay there, it would be a more scenic place to stay than Udhampur and cooler as well. Of course, you will have to drive a lot more.

En route to Leh you can visit Drass War Memorial, Lamayuru Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Indus and Zanskar Confluence, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Magnetic Hill.

Considering the number of days you have in hand, you might wish to spend an extra night in Nubra Valley and visit either Turtuk or Warshi apart from Sumur, Panamik, Diskit and Hunder.

Instead of coming back from Hanle, you have the option to take detour to Tso Moriri and Tso Kar and can head to Manali from there. Of course, that would increase your fuel requirement and after filling up from Diskit, you will need 840 km worth of fuel to reach Tandi.

Oh yes, driving time will be 20-30% more than what you got from Google Maps.
Thanks Yogesh Sir for immediate response on this.

Stay for Patnitop - Do you have an idea if the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel is now open to public? This way we can skip the Kud/Patnitop and go straight Udhampur to Sonamarg (Skipping Srinagar also)?

Yes, this is great idea to spent extra night at Nubra Valley and visit Turtuk.

So can we go like this Hanle - Nyoma - Tso Moriri - Pang? Is there any place to stay at Tso Moriri or Pang?

I will also carry 20lts jerry can for extra fuel.
 

Admin01

Administrator
Yes the tunnel is open and it will help you bypass Patnitop completely. However, Udhampur is going to be hot and you won’t really be Srinagar, although there is a bypass for it as well.

You can stay at Korzok Village on the banks of Tso Moriri. There is tented accommodation at Pang as well, but you would be better off doing Tso Moriri to Sarchu and staying there, since there are more options there (only tented.)
 

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
Hello Yogesh Sir,

Hope you are doing great.

So, after a long discussion/search/planing we have finalize our plan for Leh 2018. Here is the itinerary:

2nd June = Chandigarh - Patnitop - 420kms (10hrs) (Hotel Booked - Trinetar Resorts)
3rd June = Patnitop - Srinagar - 200kms (6hrs) (Hotel Booked - Royal Batoo)
4th June = Srinagar - Sonamarg - 100kms (3 hrs) (Hotel Booked - Barzman)
5th June = Sonamarg - Kargil - Leh - 340kms (8hrs) (Hotel Booked - Hotel Naro)
6th June = Leh (Nearby/Permits) (Hotel Booked - Hotel Naro)
7th June = Leh - Khardungla - Nubra Valley - 130kms (5hrs)
8th June = Nubra - Hunder - Turtuk - Hunder - 220kms (6 hrs)
9th June = Hunder - Agham/Shyok - Pangong Lake - 200kms (7hrs)
10th June = Pangong (Stay)
11th June = Pangong - Chushul - Hanle - 170kms (5hrs)
12th June = Hanle - Tso Moriri - 160kms (6hrs)
13th June = Tso Moriri - Pang/Sarchu - 230kms (8hrs)
14th June = Pang/Sarchu - Keylong/Manali - 230kms (7hrs)
15th June = Keylong/Manali - Manikaran - 80kms (3 hrs)
16th June = Manikaran - Chandigarh - 290kms (8hrs)
17th June = Buffer

We are carrying 40lts of extra Diesel with us from Leh.

I think we have marked all the famous places of Ladakh. We are suppose to go Leh-Manali on 14-15June will be the road open by then?

Thanks, Harsh
 

Admin01

Administrator
Manali - Leh Highway is already open. For Hanle permit, you will have to go through a travel agent now.
 

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
Can we apply permit for Hanle in Leh DC office? Just like other places Nubra, Pangong?
 

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
Hello Sir,

Just came back from Leh trip and I must say it was great.

This time I saw tourists are more interested for Leh then Srinagar. Julley people are welcoming the tourists with warm hospitality and its a good news for Ladakh!

Here was the trip itinerary goes...
Day 01 - Chandigarh to Patnitop.
Day 02 - Patnitop to Srinagar.
Day 03 - Srinagar to Sonamarg.
Day 04 - Sonamarg to Leh.
Day 05 - Leh.
Day 06 - Leh to Hunder.
Day 07 - Hunder to Pangong.
Day 08 - Pangong.
Day 09 - Pangong to Sarchu.
Day 10 - Sarchu to Leh.
Day 11 - Leh to Srinagar.
Day 12 - Srinagar to Chandigarh.

Total trip cost was around 90K incl (Fuel, Hotel, Food).

Yes... you are right that the permit for Hanle was not issued. However, we get the permit for Chushul, Tso Morriri but didn't go there. Why? will explain with pictures.

On Day 10 - At Zing-Zing Bar there was a massive land slide which blocked the road for 3-4 days. So we return back to Leh that day and came back from Srinagar.

I will post pictures with details very soon.

Cheers!!
 

Admin01

Administrator
Welcome back.

They had started issuing permit for Hanle, I guess it is still an off and on issue at the moment.
 
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