Vikram M N
Thank you Bondhutto. Once we reach Leh we're planning like below.Sir, nothing specific to suggest. The plan looks overall ok. The only thing to keep in mind is - August is full monsoon time. So inquire about the route before you go out. The Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Kargil route is frequently closing down at certain stretches due to rainfall and landslide. So, expect delay en route, and keep one or two buffer day in between to adjust.
You do not need any "permit" as such. There's a form available at any photocopy shop at Leh. Collect 4-5 forms there. You just need to fill it up and submit to the checkpost at different places. It's good to carry one or more identity card and photocopies, but nowhere you'd be asked to produce that.
Last but not the least, recently Leh has been a point of concern due to the hostile attitude of the Taxi Union. They are randomly stopping and attacking people and their vehicles who are coming on their own. They are putting pressure to the local administration to ban all private vehicles - two or four wheelers - to roam within Ladakh. Anyone who reaches there have to hire bullet or taxi from Leh. Not sure if the Authority has yet given in or not. It's good to inquire before you start.
Day 1 - Leh to Nubrah
Day 2 - Nubrah to Pangong
Day 3 - Pangong to Tso Kar
Day 4 - Tso Kar to Keylong
Day 5 - Keylong to Manali.
Is it doable. if so can you please suggest the routes.
We're taking our bikes. i really dont know what to do. is it safe at least till we reach Leh from Srinagar. Worst case we'll park our bikes and hire bikes there.