Hi,Hi, I need help and guidance.
This is my first time to leh. We r group of 6 people coming by flight on sept 15.
We want to cover tso morari , hanle and nubra.. we have 6 days. Is it doable?
And what about pangong vs tso morari?
Thanks for replying....Hi,
This (Ladakh Travel Guide | BCMTouring) provide you complete picture of what important things you need to carry and how you can prepare yourself for this adventurous trip.
There is no comparison between Tso Moriri and pangong Tso. Anyhow Pangong Tso is a must in my opinion and Tso Moriri is equally good with its wide landscapes and Serene beauty.
You may cover Tso Moriri during your completion of Leh trip as from Tso moriri there is no point of coming back to Leh and start your return. From Tso Moriri you may take a route that takes you to Moore Plains and then further to Sarchu and finally Manali.
Thanks for providing detailed information....First, please read the Ladakh AMS Survival Guide. Acute Mountain Sickness is not to be taken lightly, so make sure to read it, unless you want to end up spoiling your trip.
Tso Moriri and Hanle are at the highest altitude, so they need to be done last. As of now, permit for Hanle aren’t being issued, hopefully, they will start issuing them by September.
As far as itinerary is concerned, here is what you can do:
15th: Arrive in Leh and rest
16th: Sham Valley tour (Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Indus and Zanskar Confluence, Alchi and Likir Monasteries.) You will also need to get inner line permit made for Nubra Valley, Agham-Shyok, Pangong Tso, Chushul, Tsaga, Loma, Hanle, Nyoma and Tso Moriri.
17th: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La, first visit Sumur Monastery and Panamik Hot Springs, then head to Hunder for night stay.
18th: Visit Hunder Sand Dunes and Diskit Monastery, then head to Pangong Tso via Agham Shyok route. Make sure to leave Diskit by 10 am. Stay at Spangmik.
19th: Spangmik to Hanle via Chushul.
20th: Hanle to Tso Moriri
21st: Tso Moriri to Leh via Tso Kar and Tanglang La. You can also visit Thiksey and Shey Monasteries en route.
Adding another day in Leh at the end would be a good idea.
For taxi, contact Inder (+919906971501). He will also give you a quote, which is based on the taxi union prices (hence no chance of inflated tarrif), you can negotiate a discount after getting the quote from him.
Thanks for replying.Looking at the itinerary details you have posted, I would suggest you to read about Ladakh, AMS, etc before proceeding with preparing an itinerary. Do not go unprepared which you currently are.
September is far right now, plenty of time to do homework and make the trip an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Also, you have not mentioned age group of people in your group- take that into account also while planning.
Do Come back with any queries you have.
Thanks....You need permit for Nubra Valley, Turtuk, Agham-Shyok and Pangong Tso. Your hotel or any travel agent can arrange the Inner Line Permit for you for a fee or you can visit the permit office in main market on any working day and get the permit yourself.
Your itinerary seems fine and relaxed, go for it.