Ladakh in September by flight

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  1. Kush_Talwar

    Kush_Talwar New Member

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Kush_Talwar New Member

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    Thanks for replying....
    Actually we r coming by flight and going by flight.
    Following is our plan:
    For September
    15th morning - Leh arrival
    16th - Tso Morari (Stay)
    17th - To hanle (stay)
    18th - back to leh
    19th - khardungla - nubra valley (stay)
    20th - nubra - leh
    21st - magnetic hill and Pathar sahab gurudwara...
    22nd - back flight.

    So, please confirm
    - if this is a doable schedule.
    - any permits requiredfor any of the above places
    - if yes, rhen what is the process.
    - from where we can book a taxi for this whole journey. (6people)
    - what would be cost appx.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  4. Yogesh Sarkar

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    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.
     
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    Kush_Talwar New Member

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    Thanks for providing detailed information....
     
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    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. :)
     
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    Kush_Talwar New Member

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    Thanks for replying.
    Following are the details of our final plan. We are ignoring tso moriri and hanle this time. We ''ll do it nexn time.

    15th sept - leh arrival (11 am morning) arranging permits. And local sightseeing.
    16th Sept - alchi - sham valley tour.
    17th Sept - khardungla - nubra
    18th sept - nubra - diskit - hunder
    19th Sept - turtuk - panamik
    20th sept - panamik - pangong
    21st Sept - pangong - leh
    22nd sept - buffer day for local sightseeing.
    23rd Sept - departure.

    We are 6 friends. And all are of similar age groups ranging from 28 - 33.

    Please suggest if it is a good plan or we have left some places which needs to be visited for sure. And any permits required.?
    If yes, can taxi man can arrange permits for us or we have to take it on our own?
    What homework we have to do for this tour?
     
  8. Yogesh Sarkar

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    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.
     
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    Kush_Talwar New Member

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    Thanks....
    One more query....
    Can you please suggest
    Should we book a package for all this trip?
    Or
    We just hire a taxi and rest we manage on our own?
    Or
    Do we have option to book self drive car?

    Which is cheaper?
    India holiday is providing me package for 87000rs. Which is too costly for us.
    Please suggest
     
  10. Yogesh Sarkar

    Yogesh Sarkar Administrator

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    Depends on the package inclusions, mode of transport and hotels. Also is this package for 6 people or an individual?

    Self drive cars aren't available in Ladakh.
     

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