Leh ladakh 2019 by Swift Diesel


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This year 2019 i was to go leh ladakh on my maruti swift vdi as I'm so exited to Driver car to the highest motorable passes.

I need guidance and instructions or suggestions to take small car.

Please help me by routes, no. of days, things to carry etc.

Yogesh Sarkar

June mid onward should be fine for doing a trip to Ladakh and there will be snow on passes as well. Early on, the road would be in terrible condition due to snow and ice. July and August are monsoon season in Kashmir and Himachal, in Ladakh it is fine, but the roads initially might have landslides due to rain. September is generally quite good, though a little colder and without much snow on peaks.

Srinagar route is recommended while driving to Leh, since you climb altitudes gradually and are thus less susceptible to AMS (read Ladakh AMS Survival Guide). Manali route can be done while coming back.

Checkout the following links to prepare yourself and your car for Ladakh.

How to prepare your car for Ladakh

List of essential things to carry for Ladakh

First Aid Travel kit

Phone services in Ladakh

Map: Ladakh & Zanskar (All routes)

Fuel availability in Ladakh and Zanskar

HOWTO : River crossings, and tough off road terrain in non 4x4 vehicles