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Solo Trip - March

Postby puns80 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:30 pm

1st post here and looking forward to getting some good advice
Have an ambitious trip planned for 16 days from March 15 to March 31 from Delhi by local bus / shared cabs/walking and homestay/hotels where possible

Day 0 - Take Bus from Delhi
Day 1 - Reach Narkanda in the morning. Visit Hatu Peak during day
Day 2 - Early bus from Narkanda to Rekong Peo / Kalpa . Go to monastery & Chandika Devi if time permits
Day 3 - Reckong Peo to Chitkul and see Chitkul
Day 4 - Chitkul to Sangla Valley and walk around the valley
Day 5 - Sangla to Reckong Peo to Nako
Day 6 - Nako monastery, lake
Day 7 - Nako to Gue village ( Mummy) to Tabo
Day 8 - Visit Tabo Monastery, ( caves if possible ?)
Day 9 - Tabo to Dhankar. Visit Monastery , (lake if possible ?)
Day 10 - Dhankar to Llalung - Trek or local transport ( if possible ?) If not Llalung then Dhankar to Demul
Day 11 - Llalung / Demul
Day 12 - Got to Kaza and be around Kaza
Day 13, 14 - Kaza to Reckong Peo to Shimla
Day 14 - Shimla to Delhi
Day 15,16 - Buffer

Some Questions:

1. I am used to high altitude trekking so have no issues staying in -10 to -15 weather. Are there any places where accommodation might be an issue ? I can do homestays also as I will have a 2 or 3 seasons sleeping bag
2. I read that travel to Dhankar and even Kaza is possible but is Llalung / Demul out of question or possible as I can walk/trek with my trekking bag for 10 kms.
3. I have Plan B in mind that I take few days and travel from Delhi to Kaza and then come down exploring places. But chances could be that Its more riskier than plan A as 15 days can make a lot of difference in weather and make exploring Kaza during March end still possible as compared to March 15 ( Plan A or B ?)
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Re: Solo Trip - March

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:31 am

puns80 wrote:1st post here and looking forward to getting some good advice
Have an ambitious trip planned for 16 days from March 15 to March 31 from Delhi by local bus / shared cabs/walking and homestay/hotels where possible

Welcome to DoW Community Puneet and sorry for not replying earlier.

Day 0 - Take Bus from Delhi
Day 1 - Reach Narkanda in the morning. Visit Hatu Peak during day
Day 2 - Early bus from Narkanda to Rekong Peo / Kalpa . Go to monastery & Chandika Devi if time permits
Day 3 - Reckong Peo to Chitkul and see Chitkul
Day 4 - Chitkul to Sangla Valley and walk around the valley
Day 5 - Sangla to Reckong Peo to Nako
Day 6 - Nako monastery, lake
Day 7 - Nako to Gue village ( Mummy) to Tabo

I will suggest to avoid overnight stay at Nako in March as it will be cold and AMS can be an issue. Better stay at Chango after enquiring about the last bus or shared jeep to Chango in the day. Geyu road will be closed, so you can strike it off.

Day 8 - Visit Tabo Monastery, ( caves if possible ?)
Day 9 - Tabo to Dhankar. Visit Monastery , (lake if possible ?)

Lake won't be possible as it will be cold. This is where freezing region starts.
Day 10 - Dhankar to Llalung - Trek or local transport ( if possible ?) If not Llalung then Dhankar to Demul
Day 11 - Llalung / Demul


If trekking take care and do join some local in snow up there. Don't trek alone.
Day 12 - Got to Kaza and be around Kaza
Day 13, 14 - Kaza to Reckong Peo to Shimla
Day 14 - Shimla to Delhi
Day 15,16 - Buffer

Rest looks good.

Some Questions:

1. I am used to high altitude trekking so have no issues staying in -10 to -15 weather. Are there any places where accommodation might be an issue ? I can do homestays also as I will have a 2 or 3 seasons sleeping bag

Nako / Chango will be having IPH / PWD Rest house and you may need to search a bit for caretaker in the village.

2. I read that travel to Dhankar and even Kaza is possible but is Llalung / Demul out of question or possible as I can walk/trek with my trekking bag for 10 kms.

We were able to visit Lhalung in winters, March. So, hopeful that you will be able to do so.

3. I have Plan B in mind that I take few days and travel from Delhi to Kaza and then come down exploring places. But chances could be that Its more riskier than plan A as 15 days can make a lot of difference in weather and make exploring Kaza during March end still possible as compared to March 15 ( Plan A or B ?)

I will go with Plan A instead of Plan B
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