It was late in the night on Oct 10th 2018 when we started our journey. We are a family of 4, my kids are 8 years and 5 years old. All were very excited, reached Bangalore International Airport for our flight to Delhi, which was scheduled at 12:30 am. Our travel to Delhi Airport was all routine and uneventful. My kids were very excited though for the aeroplane take-off experience. At Delhi airport we had to change terminal, a not so pleasant experience with luggage and kids at 3:30 am in the morning.. From Delhi, our Air Asia flight for Srinagar took-off at 6 am as scheduled. Again an uneventful one.. At Srinagar airport we were greeted by a cloudy and cold weather. We were on our way for a 12 day long journey in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. The trip was a bit ambitious given the age of the kids and it was middle of October. It was very very cold. However, the views were majestic. With fresh snowfall and autumn colors, I'm convinced that October is the best time to go to Ladakh, if you can endure the cold. Following is the itinerary that we managed to follow: Day1- Fly-in to Srinagar before 8. Move to Sonmarg. Do local sightseeing. Day2- Crossed Zojila and reached Kargil. Night stay at Kargil. Day3- Visited Humbuting La and Batalik, come back to Kargil for night stay. Day4- Visited Lamayuru. Reached Leh and stay at night. Day5- Night stay at Leh. Local sightseeing. Day6- Started for Nubra valley. Night stay at Sumur. Day7- Visited Warshi and Panamik. Night stay at Hunder. Day8- Started early for Pangong Tso through Shyok. Stayed at Merak. Day9- Went to Tsomoriri via Chusul. Stayed at night. Day10- Reached Leh via Chumathang. Day11- Rest day at Leh. Day12- Flew out of Leh before noon. We took a cab from Srinagar. One of my colleagues' relative, Shabir Ahmed, drove me from Srinagar to Leh. We went to his home and enjoyed legendary Kashmiri hospitality. Had a wonderful time traveling with him. He has a number of vehicles to choose from. Contact: +91 88038 00602, +91 94190 13667 From Leh we traveled with Inder, as suggested by Yogesh. Again this was a wonderful trip. I'd recommend Inder (aka Tsweng Dorjey) any day. He is warm, helpful and a very good driver. Contact: +91 99069 71501.