A few of our friends are planning a trip to the heaven-Leh-Ladakh.We have a tentative itenary and we are planning to leave around late June or early July.Below mentioned is the itenary for the same.I need some help and advice on this.So friends please help me with your valuable inputs as this the trip which we are dying to do and for me this trip is all about my dream coming true
Tentative itinerary for Ladakh 2010
Day 1: Manali - Rohtang Pass – Keylong
Day 2: Keylong - Sarchu
Day 3: Sarchu – Leh
Day 4: Arrange for the Inner line permits and visit the local monasteries and palaces
Day 5: Leh - Khardung La - Nubra Valley
Day 6: Hunder - Panamik (Nubra) - Khardung La - Leh
Day 7: Leh - Pangong Tso
Day 8: Pangong Tso - Leh
Day 9: Leh - Lamayuru – Kargil
Day 10: Kargil - Sanko - Rangdum (Suru Valley)
Day 11: Rangdum - Pensi La - Padum (Zanskar Valley)
Day 12: Padum, rest and explore a bit of Zanskar Valley
Day 13: Padum - Rangdum
Day 14: Rangdum - Kargil
Day 15: Kargil - Sonamarg – Srinagar
Note: We can enjoy snow at Rohtang Pass. Keylong is the last place where you will get a cell phone signal. There would not be any cellular network until you reach Leh city. BSNL postpaid is the only and only network working in Ladakh. (No other prepaid or postpaid). Day 5 & 6 can be done in 1 day it would be a bit hectic. But we will get a day extra to explore Leh city and shopping. Day 10 to Day 14 is additional trip to different side of Ladakh. We are not counting these places as if now. But will try to cover as much as possible in our time frame. Lets see how these workout.
Please friends any advice on this will be highly appreciated .Thanks
i am planning to go to Leh in Jun 2009 for covering the Hemis festival.. i have been there in Jun 2008 but this time i want to drive down... is honda city capable of handlng the terrain after manali.. pls advice
I am from Delhi and I am planning a tour to Manali-Leh-Pangong Tso sometime around 20th May alongwith some friends and their families. In all we will be 24 members (six families) including two kids as young as 5 years. We plan to hire two 'Force Traveller' vehicles having 12 seats each. We would carry our own tents and food with us. Our plan is to start from Delhi on 19th evening at around 8 pm and wish to reach back Delhi on 29th or 30th May at most and would like to spend at least two nights at Pangong Tso. We have been to Rohtang last year without any difficulty at all and want to extend our tour this year further. Kindly guide us on the following points :
1. Safety measures (General Safety rules and safety against AMS related problems, though we faced none on our Rohtang Tour last year when we had camped just 3 km before Manali on first day and at Power House near Kothi on the second day)
2. Road status - as to when it shall be open for traffic this year and generally what is the condition of the road, keeping in view the mode of transport I have mentioned above.
3. Information about safe camping locations enroute. Since we will have kids with us, I would also like to know where to seek help in case of any trouble.
4. Information about general wheather conditions between 20th May and 10 June.
An early response would help me in planning my trip in a far better way.
I am planning to visit Leh in the last week of June,2010.I am going by Indigo(self Driven). I just want to know the road condition till tso moriri and what will be the route if I visit tso moriri and have night stay there and next day visit tso kar and come back to pang or sarchu.
second, i like to know is my Indigo will take the challange of this tour as I am planning to reach Leh via Sri Nagar and come back to delhi via manali. i am thinking of Itinerary as below:
day1 ; Faridabad to jammu(start at 4.30 am)
Day2: Jammu to Patnitop
Day3: patnitop to Sonmarg
Day4: Sonmarg to Lamu(Don't remember full name0
Day5: Lamu to Alichi to Leh(is it possible?)
Day6: Leh(arranging permit and rest)
Day8: Leh to nubra vally(stay at Dixit)
Day9 Nubra Vally to Leh
Day10; Leh to pangog tso
Day11 : Pangog to Leh
Day12: Leh to tso moriri
Day13: Tso moriri To tso kar to sarchu/pang
Day14: Sarchu to keylong
Day15:kelong to sundarnagar(or further to cover maximum distance)
Day 16: back to pavalion
I am planning to start on 17th June.I have only one majour querry that will my Indigo Dicor will take the chalange specially Tso moriri and tso kar route, Pangog route and sarachu to keylong roads.
hi, i am from singapore. i intend to buy an used royal enfield (appro.35k) in delhi in june. which is better a honda or royal enfield? a hard question?
i will ride to leh (ladakh) and back to delhi and to kolkata and fly home. which is better..from leh to srinagar or srinagar to leh?
is help available on the mountain roads, in case of breakdown? this is very important. i have ridden from singapore to northern thailand..it was a piece of cake..good road etc..and not so remote.
is it easy to sell my bike in kolkata? or i may keep my bike there for 2 months and come back again to continue my journey south. where to keep the bike?
it will be a 2 months` journey...any suggestions and recommendations are greatly appreciated, thanks.
I have on me 10 days in May, a Ford Fiesta TDCi and a recurring dream of driving to Leh on my own...how doable is the trip...would be great if someone could suggest an itinerary and the do's and dont's for the same...also is the Fiesta TDCi good enough for the callenge...
Please let me have your feedback soon as I only have 10-12 days to get going.