Itinerary for My Ladakh Trip in April – 2012

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Countdown has started and so as my preparation for my Ladakh trip. Come April third week and I will be flying to the wonderland again with all the fingers crossed. Ladakh has always fascinated me, a dream destination which I love most and this time I would be exploring the remote Changthang region of Ladakh including the ever beautiful Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri lakes. There are lots of to-dos in terms of collecting various kind of information and the list is pretty big BUT nothing will hamper the spirit to enjoy the enchanting remote region of Ladakh and take loads and loads of pictures.

I have precisely chosen month of April just to avoid too much cold conditions and more importantly avoid the mad tourist rush of summers. I feel getting into a bit off – season will allow me to have different perception of beautiful Ladakh + its culture and who knows, may be in future I will attempt even in more off – season like winters. The only thing different is that this time I will be flying in sky rather on trans Himalayan region roads 🙂 … Lots of articles written before and mentioned in the article below have proved their worth yet again and allowed me to plan + arrange things to carry within no time. Wish me luck and pray that I have a successful trip to Ladakh finally this time 😀 …

My Ladakh Trip Itinerary – 2012
Day 1 | Delhi to Leh + Inner Line Permits + Leh Local Sightseeing
  • Reach DC office by 11.30 AM with all required documents and get the permits done.
  • Rest till late afternoon. If feeling OK then continue below.
  • Starting late noon explore Namgyal Gompa, Sankar Gompa, Leh Palace, Main Market and Shanti Stupa till evening
  • After Shanti Stupa have a stroll at Changspa, dine-in and go back to hotel to stay overnight stay overnight at Leh
Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing including Monastery tour
  • Cover Maney Ringmo, Chortens near Choglamsar, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis in the first half of the day
  • Stakna, Matho, Stok Palace + Gompa, Spituk in the second half of the day
  • In the late evening visit Hall of Fame and stroll on main market and Changspa
  • Have dinner either somewhere on the way or at Changspa or at Hotel and stay overnight at Leh
Day 3 | Leh – Sham Valley Tour – Leh
  • Alchi, Likir, Basgo Palace or Fort in the first half of the day
  • Confluence at Zanskar, Magnetic Hills on the way back towards Leh after lunch
  • Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Phyang Monastery on the way back towards Leh in early evening
  • Have dinner either somewhere on the way or at Changspa or at Hotel and stay overnight at Leh
Day 4 | Leh – Chang La – Tangste – Harong Wetlands (Erath route) – Tangste
  • Enjoy snow filled Chang La and experience how chained taxis ply on it
  • After reaching Tangste, check in at hotel and if time is available explore the other route to Chusul via Erath upto allowed limit
  • Stay overnight at Tangste
Day 5 | Tangste – Spangmik – Merak – Chusul – Hanle
  • Route: Tangste – Lukung – Spangmik – Man – Merak – Kakstet – Chusul – Tsaga La – Tsaga – Loma – Hanle
  • Spend some time around Pangong Tso early morning
  • Take lots of pictures around the whole route to Hanle
  • Spot some wildlife like Kiangs, Marmots
  • Check largest Telescope of world at Man – Merak, if installed
  • Explore Chusul War Memorial and Hanle Observatory
  • Stay at Hanle either at Observatory guest house or at home stay in Hanle
  • Try some long exposure shots at night at Hanle
Day 6 | Hanle – Loma – Nyoma – Mahe – Sumdo – Tso Moriri (Korzok) OR Hanle – Kyun Tso – Salsal la – Chumur – Charchaghan La – Tso Moriri (Korzok)
  • In the morning explore, Hanle Monastery and move ahead to enjoy the beautiful scenery enroute
  • If possible, Chumur Gompa for mummified statue
  • Visit Korzok Monastery in the evening for nice views
  • Try some long exposure shots at night at Tangste
Day 7 | Karzok – Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Moore Plains – Taglang La/Chumathang – Leh
  • Spend some time around Tso Moriri early in the morning and move ahead after breakfast by 9 AM types
  • If possible, cover Tso Kar and check out Moore Plains covered in snow
  • If possible, come back via Taglang La OR come back via Chumathang to Leh only without taking any risk 🙂
  • Stay overnight at Leh
Day 8 | Spare Day
  • Any left overs around Leh + Rest day at Leh OR
  • Hanle – Photi la – Photile – Koyoul – Demchok – Koyoul – Dhungti – Loma – Hanle OR
  • Hanle – Loma – Dhungti – Koyoul – Demchok – Koyoul – Dhungti – Loma – Hanle
Day 9 | Leh – Delhi
  • Reach back home for complete day rest on Sunday :)…
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  1. Subrata Chowdhury on

    Dear Deeraj.
    Hope you are doing well.

    I really appreciate your hard work for maintaining the excellent blog site like devilonwheels. It is very helpful and informative. It’s really AWESOME.

    I need your help to finalize my tour Itinerary for Leh-Ladakh in August’14. I have already booked the flight tickets (Delhi-Leh-Delhi).
    We have three members (Two Adults and one 11 year old children). I have prepared the below tour plan

    Aug 27| Kolkata – Delhi (By train)
    Aug 28| Delhi
    Aug 29 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
    Aug 30 | Leh Local Sightseeing including Hemis monastery & Shey and Stok Palace.
    Aug 31 | LEH – SPITUK – ALCHI – ULEYTOKPO
    Sep 01 | ULETOKPO – LAMAYURU – LEH
    Sep 02 | Sham Valley Tour around Leh including Magnetic Hills, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Alchi, Likir, Basgo, Confluence of River Indus.
    Sep 03 | Leh – Khardung La – Nubra Valley (Diskit)
    Sep 04 | Diskit – Hunder (Sand Dunes) – Turtuk – Diskit
    Sep 05 | Nubra Valley – Shyok Village – Pangong Tso
    Sep 06 | Pangong Tso – Tso Morri/Tso Kar
    Sep 07 | Tso Morri/ Tso Kar – Leh
    Sep 08 | Leh – Delhi(By Flight)
    Sep 09 | Delhi – Kolkata (By Train)

    Can you please review this and make necessary changes as required?
    It would be very helpful if you also recommend decent hotels/camp name.

    Thank You

    Regards,
    Subrata

    • Hello Subrata,

      Thanks alot for the warm words of appreciation. Regarding the itinerary, I will suggest to better move to Uleytokpo on the second day as it will help you better acclimatize. I would like you to suggest something like below:

      Aug 27| Kolkata – Delhi (By train)
      Aug 28| Delhi
      Aug 29 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight) (Complete rest day, DO NOT exert yourself on this day just relax at hotel or may be very short walks around hotel)
      Aug 30 | LEH – SPITUK – ALCHI – ULEYTOKPO (You will be able to cover the Sham Valley on this very day on the way to Uley. Sham Valley Tour around Leh including Magnetic Hills, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Alchi, Likir, Basgo, Confluence of River Indus.)
      Sep 31 | ULETOKPO – LAMAYURU – LEH. While coming back from Lamayuru, ask the driver to take Hangroo loops route which offer excellent high views of Moonland and Lamayuru.
      Sep 01 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Rest Day + Permits
      Sep 02 | Leh – Khardung La – Nubra Valley (Turtuk overnight stay)
      Sep 03 | Turtuk – Diskit – Hunder (Sand Dunes) – Diskit – Sumur – Panamik (Stay at Hunder or Diskit)
      Sep 04 | Nubra Valley – Khardung La – Leh
      Sep 05 | Leh – Pangong Tso – Leh (The direct route to Pangong Tso especially from Shyok Village which will highly likely be washed out in August and Wari La pass along with family is a BIG NO)
      Sep 06 | Leh – Tso Morri via Chumathang (you can cover hemis, shyok, thicksey on the way to Tso Moriri as well as Pangong Tso)
      Sep 07 | Tso Morri – Tso Kar – Taglang La – Leh
      Sep 08 | Leh – Delhi(By Flight)
      Sep 09 | Delhi – Kolkata (By Train)

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

  2. Hi Dheeraj sir,
    I am Pramod from Bangalore. I am planning to do Leh trip in bike with 7of my friends. I will let you know our plans. Later to that please kindly suggest us what has to be done.
    Planned for around 15days trip.
    Bangalore to Delhi by air. Then Delhi-Chandigarh-Manali-Leh-Khadung la-Leh-Pangong Tso-Leh-Kargil-Sringar-Punjab-Delhi.

    Please Please kindly suggest the routes and places to be covered each day and the place for camping at night.
    Is it fine to do Leg in APRIL?
    Kindly suggest.

    • Hello Pramod,

      Well, April will not be suitable to do the circuit. Generally Srinagar – Leh Highway opens in May and Manali – Leh Highway opens in June. You have to make a trip somewhere in June to complete the whole circuit. You can check a very balanced and most common itinerary for Leh – Ladakh followed by many travelers including me at the link here for 14-15 days: Most Common Itinerary for Leh – Ladakh.

      For accommodation, check the nice, preferred list of accommodation options in entire Leh – Ladakh (Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri) including moderate and cheap budget hotels as well in the series of articles starting on the link here

      For the list of good restaurants in Leh – Ladakh or eateries or food joints where food is enjoyed by many travellers including me, you can check the link here: List of Good Restaurants in Leh – Ladakh | Restaurant Reviews

      Check the list of things to carry for Leh – Ladakh or other trip including basic medical kit, clothing, must haves etc. at the link here: List of Things to Carry for Leh – Ladakh trip.

      For details on inner line permits process and to download application form read the link here

      Please let me know in case you have any queries or doubts.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

  3. Hello Dheeraj, We are group of 10 people planning a trip to Leh-Ladhak. We have two travel dates in hand: April 26 to May 5 th / July 25 to August 4th. We intend to do road trips, rafting and cycling. Keeping this in mind, which travel dates would you suggest ?

  4. Chirag Arora on

    Hi,

    We are planning a trip to Leh from Delhi and return via Srinagar. Need ur inputs on the following :

    1. Pit stops.
    2. The no. of days that we have counted in itinerary,sounds ok? Is buffer required?
    3. Places to visit around,Leh-Ladakh
    4. Medical-kit,aid,things that we may need(must) to carry.
    5. Food joints that we should not miss 🙂
    6. All other suggestions,let them flow.

    Here is the rough itinerary we have prepared :

    1. 28th June – people from Bangalore – Delhi 20:35, reach late in Delhi
    –> Overnight stay at Delhi

    2. 29th June –> Early morning 5-6am start from Delhi. 2 SUVs(People 11-12). Innova or Xylo. Is it enough if people are 12 or we should look at 3.

    3. 29th June –> evening around 8pm Manali pit stop. Either Manali or somewhere before Manali(to break the journey even)

    Delhi-Manali distance =560km,try for something like 470kms.Since we all have seen Manali.Night Stay.

    4. 30th June –> Start from Manali, morning to Sarchu. 250kms

    5. 30th June Sarchu stay in evening.Night Stay.

    6. July 1st –> Start from Sarchu to Leh 225kms

    7. July 1st –> Reach Leh in evening

    8. July 2,3,4,5 –> In and around Leh. This also counts for buffer for rest or if an additional day costs during onward journey.

    9. July 6th –> Early morning start for Kargil. Distance ~ 250kms.

    10. 6th July evening –> stayat Kargil, need to camp, are hotels available? Night Stay.

    11. 7th July morning Kargil to Srinagar via Drass ~ 200kms

    12. 7th July– Evening in Srinagar. Night stay.

    13. 8th July. Flight back to Bangalore

    Thanks in advance.

    • Chirag, do you just want to traverse Manali – Leh highway and Srinagar – Leh highway? If yes, better start from Srinagar side. You will not be exploring anything in Ladakh I think?

  5. helo dheeraj..i am suni from kerala.me and my friends are trying to visit j&k during summer of 2013.have been following your tips for last 2 days and trying to do an itenary.is there any time in the year when both srinagar-leh and leh-manali are open still we can get some considerable snowfall anywhere(preferably gulmarg or sonamarg).we are not sure about no of people or days.but still hoping to travel from jammu through srinagar to leh.and for that we need the correct dates.waiting for your rply.

    • Hello Suni,

      Snowfall cannot say but yeah for snow you can try second and third week of June when you can find plenty of snow at both Manali – Leh Highway as well as Srinagar – Leh Highway only near Zozi La pass. Point to be noted is that since the roads just open they are not so stabilized especially the Manali – Leh Highway. Hence, plan it with couple of buffer days or at least one buffer day in hand.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

      • hi dheeraj..thanks for your help..if we start by june 14th and after visiting jammu,srinagar etc and start our journey from srinagar to leh by june 21st..wil the highway b open by then?and passing through leh manali during july 3,4,5..can we visit zanskar region from kargil before reaching leh(hearing v need inner line permits)??

        • Yes Suni, by that time, it is highly likely that the Manali – Leh as well as Srinagar – Leh Highways will be open. You can plan it by that time fir sure. Well, you do not need any permits for Zanskar Valley and yes, depending upon the number of days in hand you can visit it. Zanskar Valley require about 4-5 days ideally on relaxing travel else can be done with 3 days on just being on road.

          I hope this helps. Please let me know in case you have any query or doubt.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

        • Raj, yes there could be snowfall but all depends upon your luck. Last year it happened in first week of May when I was there but do not consider too much of it. All snow will go away with 1-2 Hr of sunlight.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

  6. Hello Dheeraj,

    We spoke last week regaring a tentative trip to Leh, and I am glad it is no longer tentative 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement. Once again, Congratulations and well done for your numerous travels and a well built practical site unlike many other fancy ones!!

    I am planning below itinerary, similar to what you mentioned above- as I find this one the best so far on whatever I have read until now. Still, if you could have a look and suggest, it will be great help.

    Day 1- Aug 11- Saturday | Mumbai to Leh + Inner Line Permits + Leh Local Sightseeing
    -Starting late noon explore Sankar Gompa, Leh Palace, Main Market and Shanti Stupa till evening.
    – Overnight at Leh

    Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing including Monastery tour

    -Cover Maney Ringmo, Chortens near Choglamsar, Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis Monastery in the first half of the day
    – Stakna, Matho, Stok Palace + Gompa, Spituk in the second half of the day
    – In the late evening visit Hall of Fame and stroll on main market and Changspa
    – Overnight at Leh

    Day 3 | Leh – Sham Valley Tour – Leh
    -Alchi Monastery, Likir Monastery, Basgo Palace or Fort in the first half of the day
    -Confluence at Zanskar, Magnetic Hills on the way back towards Leh after lunch
    -Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Phyang Monastery on the way back towards Leh in early evening
    -Optional : Lamayuru
    – Overnight at Leh

    Day 4 – Aug 14| Leh – Khardung La – Diskit (Nubra Valley) – Hunder / Diskit

    – Visit Diskit old and new monastery including the tallest Buddha statue in the noon
    – Overnight at Diskit

    Day 5 – Aug 15| Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Khardung la – Leh

    – Visit Sumur and Panamik and finally return to Leh. Panamik has hot water springs and Sumur has a nice monastery.
    – Overnight stay at Leh

    Day 6 | Leh – Chang La – Tangste – Spangmik – Merak – Chusul – Hanle
    – Check largest Telescope of world at Man – Merak, if installed
    – Explore Chusul War Memorial and Hanle Observatory
    – Stay at Hanle either at Observatory guest house or at home stay in Hanle
    – Do not plan to stay overnight at Pangong Tso, better idea to stay at Tangste

    Day 7 | Hanle – Kyun Tso – Salsal la – Chumur – Charchaghan La – Tso Moriri (Korzok)

    – Visit Hanle Monastery
    – Chumur Gompa for mummified statue
    – Visit Korzok Monastery
    – Overnight at Tso Moriri

    Day 8- Aug 18 | Karzok – Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Moore Plains – Taglang La/Chumathang – Leh
    -Spend some time around Tso Moriri
    -If possible, cover Tso Kar
    -If possible, come back via Taglang La
    – Overnight at Tso Moriri

    Day 8- Aug 18 | Fly back to Mumbai

    Looking forward to your response. There is loads to do in next 3 days, starting with a quick visit to doctor tomorrow morning for AMS. Also, need to do something about Hotel and Taxi bookings- Anybody on forum travelling on same dates can reply if interested in sharing a taxi- we are a couple travelling with proposed itineary as above.

    Last but very important, any news on rains/weather at Leh?especially with recent outbreak of late monsoon in North!! Is it still very cold?and one needs to carry lots of heavy woolens?

    Many Thanks for all your support and help. Looking forward to your quick bits on this request too.

    Cheers
    Anshum

    • hi Anshuman,

      Thanks alot and i was really nice talking to you too. My advice below:

      1. Please take it easy on second day and do the first half part only. It will cover major monasteries, may be include Stakna. Point is to take it easy and not to exert the body.

      2. Day 6 is a two day trip not one. Also, DC office is not issuing the permits for this route now. Hence, you can only go upto Pangong Tso. I will advice make a day trip to Pangong Tso and Day 6.

      3. Then do Day 7 as Leh – Chumathang – Tso Moriri (Korzok) and finally as you planned the Day 8.

      Do carry at least, a light and heavy jacket as when it gets overcast, it tends to be nippy especially at the high altitude lakes, tso Moriri and Pangong Tso

      I hope this helps. Let me know incase you need more info. or have any queries or doubts.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

      • Thanks Dheeraj,

        1. I have some defense acquaintances who can help to procure permits, will it be possible to maintain eh – Chang La – Tangste – Spangmik – Merak – Chusul – Hanle over 2 days in that case?

        2. If yes, then I will be falling a day short in my itineary. Would you still advise making a day trip to Pangong Tso or rather can i skip a dedicated day for Sham Valley Tour?

        Thanks
        Anshum

        • Also, would you know if defense people are allowed permits which DC office is not issuing to public? even if they do, are the permits being discontinued due to safety reasons or tourist influx?

        • Hi Anshuman,

          AFAIK, the permits have been discontinued because it is still not officially open as tourist circuit being close to LAC but DC office used to give permits due enthusiasm show by people who are interested to see this remote terrain. However, with heavy tourist rush they might want to have control over since some idiots on bikes crossed the restricted region and that is when they stopped giving out the permits. You are not even allowed to off road or camp anywhere on that route. So, with correct connections you might be able to get permits or even requesting the ADC and showing your keen interest, who knows you might be lucky 😉

          Well, one thing I forgot, that at Hanle you only have observatory guest house for the stay and other home stays are very mediocre without western style toilets and even attached toilets. If you cannot get the booking of observatory guest house then it means a day of struggle with accommodation at Hanle. Letting you know because you would be going with your wife.

          I hope this helps. Let me know incase you need more info. or have any queries or doubts.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

        • Another query Dheeraj..

          Instead of going back from Diksit to Leh, can i take Diksit-Khalsar-Shyok-Tangste (halt overnight)-Spangmik-Chulshul-Karzok (halt overnight) route? This might help to cover Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri in 3 days with overnight stay at each location? The distance for Diksit-Khalsar-Shyok-Tangste seems like 140 km
          and distance from Tangste-Spangmik-Chulshul-Karzok seems like 205 km.. are these streches doable? or should one follow a day trip to Pangong Tso (260 km in a day) and a 2 day trip to Tso Moriri?

          Any suggestions?

          Rgds
          Anshum

        • Hi Anshuman,

          It will all make hell lot of traveling, I will still suggest you stick to the plan and may be that idea of dropping Sham Valley and having a day extra for Hanle. The Shyok Village route is quite isolated, dangerous and adventurous but definitely not something to do with family if you guys are not open for extreme adventure. Also, as per last reports the Shyok Village route was closed and in this rainy season time, I am sure it would have flooded by now. Just to check what you expect there, have a look at pictures or read my current travelogue at the link here: Adventures of Shyok Village Route | Ladakh – 2012

          You are planning for the Spangmik to Tso Moriri via Chusul and Hanle but just get an idea from the above travelogue about that route conditions, certainly not very good and of course tiring too a bit.

          I hope this helps. Let me know incase you need more info. or have any queries or doubts.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

        • Hello Anshuman,

          1. In two days it is indeed possible to do. It will be like: Leh – Changla – Pangong Tso on Day 1 and Pangong Tso – Merak – Chusul – Hanle the second and third day to Tso Moriri from Hanle and finally fourth to Leh from Tso Moriri. If you have such contacts then you might be able to get these permits.

          2. If you get the permits, then skip the Sham Valley tour and add that extra day in here to do it as above. Do not forget to mention all the places on this Chusul route on permit else you will be sent back from the missing village. Mostly, they are quite strict in this part of Ladakh for permits.

          I hope this helps. Let me know incase you need more info. or have any queries or doubts.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

        • Thanks Dheeraj,

          I was thinking of skipping Hanle for the same reason, though, i am told its remote and beautiful 🙁

          Do you think below 3 day plan can work for last 3 days?

          How does below revised itineary looks to you?

          Day 1- Aug 11- Saturday | Mumbai to Leh + Inner Line Permits + Leh Local Sightseeing
          -Starting late noon explore Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa till evening.
          – Overnight at Leh

          Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing including Monastery tour

          -First Half: Shey Palace, Thiksey and Stakna monastery
          – Post Lunch: Hermis monastery,Chortens near Choglamsar

          – Overnight at Leh

          Day 3 | Leh – Sham Valley Tour – Leh– OPTIONAL- Can skip this if there is less time for Pangong Tso/Tso Moriri/ or can keep this for last day considering No Moon night is coinciding with Tso Moriri
          -Alchi Monastery, Likir Monastery,

          -First Half: Magnetic Hill, Zanzkar confluence,Alchi, LamaYuru
          -Second Half: Lekir,Gurudwara Pather Sahib

          – Overnight at Leh

          Day 4 – Aug 14| Leh – Khardung La – Diskit (Nubra Valley) – Hunder / Diskit

          – Visit Diskit old and new monastery including the tallest Buddha statue in the noon

          – Camel Ride at Hundur
          – Overnight at Diskit

          Day 5 – Aug 15| Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Khardung la – Leh

          – Visit Sumur and return to Leh.

          – Overnight stay at Leh

          Day 6– Aug 16 | Leh – Chang La – Tangste- Pangong Tso

          – Stay at Tangste or Pangong Tso

          Day 7– – Aug 17-NO MOON NIGHT| Tangste – Spangmik – Merak – Chusul – Karzok
          – Check largest Telescope of world at Man – Merak, if installed
          – Explore Chusul War Memorial

          – Chumur Gompa for mummified statue

          – Overnight at Tso Moriri

          Day 7 | Hanle – Kyun Tso – Salsal la – Chumur – Charchaghan La – Tso Moriri (Korzok)

          – Visit Hanle Monastery
          – Chumur Gompa for mummified statue
          – Visit Korzok Monastery
          – Overnight at Karzok

          Day 8- Aug 18 | Karzok – Tso Kar – Moore Plains – Taglang La/Chumathang – Leh
          -Spend some time around Tso Moriri
          -If possible, come back via Taglang La

          Day 9- Aug 19 | Fly back to Mumbai

        • Also, considering this itinerary- DC permits for Panamik, Sumur, Diskit, Hunder, Turtuk, Changthang, Hanle, Man,Merak , Chusul ,Tsaga, Loma, Nyoma, Tso Moriri, Pangong Tso should be sufficient or do I need to add any place?

        • For permits, you need to write: Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Man, Merak, Chusul, Tsaga, Loma, Nyoma, Hanle. I do not think you are going to Turtuk.

          Regards,
          Dheeraj

    • Hello Dheeraj,

      Do you think Day 6,7,8 are doable? I have dropped Hanle from this plan.

      If not, then like you said, I will drop Sham Valley too, thereby making both Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri overnight trips- I don’t to cover these in a single day as I feel that might be too much of rush..

      Also, any thoughts about No Moon night at Pangong Tso or Tso Moriri?

      Day 1- Aug 11- Saturday | Mumbai to Leh + Inner Line Permits + Leh Local Sightseeing
      -Starting late noon explore Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa till evening.
      – Overnight at Leh

      Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing including Monastery tour
      -First Half: Shey Palace, Thiksey and Stakna monastery
      – Post Lunch: Hermis monastery,Chortens near Choglamsar
      – Overnight at Leh

      Day 3 | Leh – Sham Valley Tour – Leh– OPTIONAL- Can skip this if there is less time for Pangong Tso/Tso Moriri/ or can keep this for last day considering No Moon night is coinciding with Tso Moriri
      -Alchi Monastery, Likir Monastery,

      -First Half: Magnetic Hill, Zanzkar confluence,Alchi, LamaYuru
      -Second Half: Lekir,Gurudwara Pather Sahib

      – Overnight at Leh

      Day 4 – Aug 14| Leh – Khardung La – Diskit (Nubra Valley) – Hunder / Diskit
      – Visit Diskit old and new monastery including the tallest Buddha statue in the noon
      – Camel Ride at Hundur
      – Overnight at Diskit

      Day 5 – Aug 15| Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Khardung la – Leh
      – Visit Sumur and return to Leh.
      – Overnight stay at Leh

      Day 6– Aug 16 | Leh – Chang La – Tangste- Pangong Tso
      – Stay at Tangste or Pangong Tso

      Day 7– – Aug 17-NO MOON NIGHT| Tangste – Spangmik – Merak – Chusul – Karzok
      – Check largest Telescope of world at Man – Merak, if installed
      – Explore Chusul War Memorial
      – Chumur Gompa for mummified statue
      – Overnight at Tso Moriri

      Day 8- Aug 18 | Karzok – Tso Kar – Moore Plains – Taglang La/Chumathang – Leh
      -Spend some time around Tso Moriri
      -If possible, come back via Taglang La

      Day 9- Aug 19 | Fly back to Mumbai

      Thanks, Anshum

      • hi Anshuman,

        If I were you then I will not make it hectic on Day 7 as this will take about 12-13+ Hrs easily and that too on a no road track. Very long journey!! Day 6 and Day 8 are fine. I will still say, if you wanna relaxing trip then do Day trip to Pangong Tso and last two days trip to Tso Moriri and keep Sham Valley on the last day instead of Day 3, so that you have its buffer before the taking the flight back home.

        If you are keen on visiting then Changthang you have two options:
        1. Be ready to take this long tiring journey on Day 7 (Also it should be Spangmik to Korzok not from Tangste which will add another 1.5-2 Hrs)
        2. Use the Sham Valley day and halt overnight at those basic homestay type options in Hanle to really enjoy the beauty of this route. Otherwise, you would just be sitting in the car mostly and seeing the landscape passing around you, not worthy I will say.

        I hope this helps. Let me know incase you need more info. or have any queries or doubts.

        Regards
        Dheeraj Sharma

  7. Hi Dheeraj,

    I am driving down from Blr to Leh in my Bolero. Below is my itenary at Leh. Please do let me know if there are any constraints on this below route wrt permits and road conditions. We are 3 drivers and hence can rotate to cover the distance. Thanks

    Day 1 – Leh-Shanti Stupa-Leh Palace-Memorial-Spituk Gompa(optional to check the airport views)[permits and local sight seeeing]
    DAy 2- Leh – Kardung La – Diskit(Captial of Nubra Valley) – Hunder -Thoise – Chalunka-Turtuk
    Day 3 – Turtuk-Chalunka-Changmar-Skuru-Thosie-Partapur-Hunder-Diskit-Khalsar-Agham-Tangyar-Wari La-Sakti-Karu-Chang La-Karo-Darbuk-Tangtse-Pagal Nullah-Pangong Lake-Marisimik La Cafe
    Day 4 – Pangong Lake – Spangmik-Man – Merak – Chushul – Rohit Post – Rezang la War Memorial – Tsaga La – Loma – Rhongo – Hanale
    Day 5 – Hanale-Rango-Loma CP-Muth-Nyoma-Mahe-Mahe CP-Puga Sumdo(left)-Namshang La-Tso Kiagar view-Karzok-Tso Moriri
    Day 6 – Tso Moriri/Karzok-Tso Kiagar-Namshang la-Punga Sumdo(left)-Palokongka La-Tso Kar-Debring(Manali-Leh Rd)-More Plains-Pang-Kanglajal Bridge-Lachlung La-Nakila-Gata Loops-Whisky Nallah-Brandy Nallah-Twng Twing Bridge-HP Border-Sarchu(lunch)-Kiling Sarai-Baralach la-Suraj Tal-Zingzing Bar-Karo-Patseo-DarchaCP-Gemur-Jispa-Stingiri-Keylong
    Day 7 – Keylong-Tandi-Sisssu/Khagling-Khokhsar-Gramphu-Rothang Pass-Rani Nala-Marhi-Gulaba-Solang Valley-Manali

    • Hello Sunil,

      1. First and foremost, it is a very very long drive and almost like being on roads without sightseeing much. But, you are three so you might get through with driving part here.

      2. Day 2 is too too long, I do not think you will be able to cover the Marsimik La the same day after driving all the way from Turtuk via Wari La to Tangste. Deskit to Spangmik via Wari La is about 11+ Hrs journey, so this I am counting more than 14-15 Hrs for sure.

      3. Day 6 again will be long but may be able to manage it if you leave early. But, you can always stay at Sarchu to make it easy and then from Sarchu you can reach Manali always the very next day.

      4. Above all, you will need fuel for about 1300+ KMs to cover this entire circuit without any fuel pump. So, kindly taake the spare fuel with you.

      5. Lastly, The permits to Man – Merak – Chusul or remote Changthang routes including Marsimik La and Wari La are still not being given by DC office in Leh, so keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best if they start issuing the permits by the time you visit. Otherwise, you have to take the traditional routes only.

      I hope this helps. Let me know incase you need more info. or have any queries or doubts.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

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  9. dear dheeraj,

    i wanted to know what all tools should we carry along with us if we are going on bullet and what all neccesarry medicines should we caryy.

    regards

    • Hi arjun,

      Since, I ain't a biker so cannot really comment on the tools to carry for bikes apart from spare clutch plates, clutch wires and other wearing parts which you may know. For anything else, check the list of things to carry for Leh – Ladakh or other trip at the link here.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.
      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

  10. Sounds so much of an adventure & not sure how much of a risk yuo guys ran into :)… I guess I will miss the snow in June.Am all set for 25th June departure from Delhi. would you recommend carrying quality woollens during that time or should we travel light?

    • Hi GG,

      Not really, you will get some snow at Khardung La and Chang La in June. Carry at least 1 pair of heavy woolens including heavy jacket because on overcast days it will be cold up there and you will surely feel need of woolens :). Wish you luck and have a great journey…

      And about our story, you will soon start reading on the blog here 🙂

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

  11. Hi Dheeraj,

    Highly impressed to know your recent trip on Leh. Hope all are going very fine. Thanks a lot for Taxi rates details. Please help me with some details (Hotel name, rent, contact no. etc.) for hotel booking at Leh. We are a group of 30 heads (21 Adults + 9 children) – We will reach Leh on dt. 30th May, 2012 and leave on dt. 6th June, 2012. We need 10-11 rooms.

    Hope to get response from you soon. Please help.

    Regards,

    Anupam

    • Hi Anupam,

      Thanks buddy, yes it was a rocking trip!! For comprehensive list of accommodation options within entire Leh – Ladakh check the guide at the link here

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

  12. hii,sir.hw was ur trip.hope u enjoyed it.i request u to share ur experiences by making a seperate post for it.thank u.byeee

    • Hi Ruhail,

      Thanks alot. The trip was JUST AWESOME …. had some most amazing fun of my life. The trip had everything I could imagine even after traveling so much … The snow run to Khardung La and getting stuck every odd few KMs at 18K was some serious fun…. Tangste to Nubra via Shyok isolated route was major highlight…. At couple of places we had almost cross a part of river, crossing landslides on that route was super adventure, even army men were shocked to see us on the other side. The route was really beautiful. Photography wise it was disappointing due to overcast days and dark clouds. also, ride a Bullet Classic for the first time upto Chilling and Basgo, it was fun in itself too.

      Overall, fantastic trip with not so good pics 🙂 … I will try to post them asap but after spending so many days alone, my family would kill me if I go anywhere near the camera 😀 … Also, the Trip log will not be just one post rather many many posts almost covering every day in details 😀

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

  13. Hi Dheeraj,

    How was your trip? Can't wait to hear your most recent experience. What were the highlghts? Also when can we see the pics (in case if you are posting them)

    • Hello GG,

      Thanks alot. The trip was JUST AWESOME …. had some most amazing fun of my life. The trip had everything I could imagine even after traveling so much … The snow run to Khardung La and getting stuck every odd few KMs at 18K was some serious fun…. Tangste to Nubra via Shyok isolated route was major highlight…. At couple of places we had almost cross a part of river, crossing landslides on that route was super adventure, even army men were shocked to see us on the other side. The route was really beautiful. Photography wise it was disappointing due to overcast days and dark clouds. also, ride a Bullet Classic for the first time upto Chilling and Basgo, it was fun in itself too.

      Overall, fantastic trip with not so good pics 🙂 … I will try to post them asap but after spending so many days alone, my family would kill me if I go anywhere near the camera 😀 …

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

  14. Hi,

    dheeraj. this is ramesh ( Mob 9849019380 ) how r u? i just returned from Leh day before yesterday and my trip was superb.

    i stayed at hotel lasermo for 2 days and stayed 3 days at hotel asia. the service and hospitality extended by hotel asia is excellent. they served different food at each day. secondly, it was wonderful experience of watching almost a foot height of snow on roads while going to pangtong lake and khurdungla. almost 3 to 4 hours of journey covered with entire snow on 360 degree rotation. it was just amazing.

    i hired a taxi who charged 12 K for 1 and half day local site seeing and 2 days nubra and 1 day pantong lake. the driver mr abbas is very co operative and the best driver on hill roads so far i have seen. i am giving his contact number for the convenience of your blog followers: 9469561486.

    Morning weather was sunny and sometimes in the evening there was showers of snow and nights were chilling at Leh. To my surprise, nubra was colder than leh. We stayed at Hotel Olthang
    at Diskit. The hotel is situated on the way to Diskit. ( Mob 9469176104 ) They charged INR 600 for 3 and the rooms are excellent and food they served was much better than what one can expect before starting of the season. The camel ride at Diskit is memorable.

    Totally we enjoyed a lot on our trip and i am sure ladakh will be there in my next year summer trip too.

    • Hello Ramesh,

      It is great to know that you loved your stay within Ladakh and enjoyed alot. Mee too had a great trip to Ladakh for the last two weeks. It was awesome fun and one of the best journeys of my life. Thanks alot for sharing your experience with us. Stay tuned to read lot more about my whole trip to Ladakh over past 2 weeks 🙂 … I can understand the feeling when you say feets of snow on Khardung La and Chang La… 😉

      Regards,
      Dheeraj Sharma

      PS -> Sorry for the delayed reply. I was traveling Ladakh for past two weeks 🙂 …

      • Hi,

        Nice to hear you. Hope you must have enjoyed your trip. One thing which i feel missed is 'jeevan cafe' food. i heard much about this cafe at ladakh. even though i stayed very near to this place, i couldnt taste its food, since it was not opened by that time. has it opened now? we liked neha snacks and food was tasty and hygenic. bye dude…

        • Hi Ramesh,

          O yes, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and even the two extra days which we got due to cancellation of our flight 😉 … Yes, most of these cafes open when season starts. Neha is good place. We mostly prefer Lamayuru and Gesmo. We tried little Italy as well and the food was good there too.
          It was a trip to remember 😉

          Regards,
          Dheeraj Sharma

  15. all t bst sir.hve safe journey.eagerly ill be waitng for u to cme back and share ur experiences with us.byeee.

  16. Hi Dheeraj

    Hope u are having fun on your trip, Need you expertise in planning a trip.We are planning to travel to Leh/Ladakh in mid-june for 5-7 days.Been reading the exchange on this space for some time now and believe at the right plance amongst the right travellers 🙂 Will appreciate if you can help plan an itrny as I'm wuite overwhelmed witht he suggestions and threads of conversations here. 2 of us will be travelling to leh thru Delhi and wish to include couple of monastries, lakes. I'm not an entusiast of trekking( being slightly asthematic) hence we can skip it this time. Await your revert.

    • Hello RK,

      Thanks alot buddy, glad to know that you feel this is the right place for the travellers.
      I am looking forward for getting re-Lehed once more in life starting today and enhtu. is still so high that I cannot even sleep with few hours left for the flight. For 6 days or so, you can follow the below plan –

      Day 1 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
      — Checkin at Hotel. Many hotels provide free pick and drop from Airport. Ask while you book them.
      — Take ample of rest as well as water or anything that keep your body hydrated enough. DO NOT OVER HYDRATE. Take ORS Soluted water or ORS – L tetra packs from home.
      — Do not over exert your body at any cost. Avoid too much up-down on stairs or avoid it in entirety, if possible.
      — After 5-6 Hrs of rest you can visit Leh Palace, Local Leh market, Shankar Gompa .
      — If you feel exerted go back to Hotel, have dinner at Hotel and take rest. Avoid any exertion. Else continue and,
      — Follow the sunset by stroll at Changspa road and have a nice dinner on varied cuisines offered in-around Changspa road.
      — Go back to hotel for overnight stay at Leh.
       
      Day 2 | Leh Local Sighseeing + Inner Line Permits
      — For more details on inner line permits process and to download application form read the link: http://devilonwheels.com/index.php/inner-line-per
      — Hire a taxi from Leh taxi stand or Hotel whichever suits you.
      — Bargain hard with taxi driver. Book that single taxi for entire trip after explaining the complete plan.
      — Take his inputs if you feel reasonable and if required modify the plan accordingly but should suits you best.
      — Ask him to be with you guys starting first day itself, if required and charged reasonable else do it at your own.
      — Again DO NOT over exert and take little steps and slow walks only.
      — If feeling OK then do Local sightseeing include Namgyal Gompa, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Shankar Gompa, Main Market, Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa, Changspa Road Stroll in evening
      — Do not use stairs at any of these places just to see them as it will exert your body much more.
      — Overnight at Leh
       
      Day 3 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
      — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
      — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
      — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari
       
      Day 4 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
      — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 5 | Leh – Pangong Tso – Leh
      — Do not plan to stay overnight at Pangong Tso as you will not be acclimatized and may fall sick. So, make a day trip only.
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 6 | Rest day at Leh to enjoy local culture and some shopping OR Monastery tour OR fly back home
      — Overnight at Leh
      — Monastery tour may include Hemis, Thicksey and Shey monasteries. They come on the route of Pangong Tso but as you will be doing day trip, it will be a bit hectic to include them on that day only.

      Day 7 | Fly back home.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you need any details or have any queries.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma
      PS -> I am traveling to Ladakh on today for 10 days, so might not be able to reply instant.

  17. Hi,

    Just a little off-beat question. Are there any decent washroom facilities on the way from Leh to Nubra/ Leh to Pangong. Would be great if you can throw some light on this! Thanks!

    • Hello Aparna,

      I guess, AFAIK – "No". All you will have are some guest houses/dhabhas or local villages on the way where you can use their washrooms.
      I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any doubts or inputs.

      Regards,
      Dheeraj Sharma

  18. Sharmeen Khan on

    All the best for your trip Dheeraj. Hope you have a safe journey. Will be awaiting your update, photos, and important tips from this trip.

    • Than you so much Sharmeen. I hope I will not disappoint any one with the info. and pictures I awill be sharing once I am back from this yet another dream trip:)

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

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  20. Hi Dheeraj,

    First of all, thanks a lot for the truck load of information you have put up here and all the best for your trip. I am also planning a trip to Ladakh in the last week of June. Here is my tentative itinerary :
    Day 1 : Delhi – Leh by flight, get ILPs, local sightseeing
    Day 2 : Lamayuru day trip
    Day 3 : Leh-Nubra Valley
    Day 4 : Nubra Valley-Leh
    Day 5 : Leh-Tsomoriri
    Day 6 : Tsomoriri-Leh
    Day 7 : Leh-Pangong Tso
    Day 8 : Pangong Tso – Leh (catch Hemis festival on the way back)
    Day 9 : Leh local sightseeing
    Day 10 : Early morning flight back to Delhi.

    Does this sound doable?
    Do I need to alter this to take into account AMS? We have been to Spiti couple of years back and did not face any problem.
    Do I need to pre-book accommodations in Nubra, Tsomoriri and Pangong?

    • Hi Partha,

      Thanks alot buddy. Glad that you find the information on Ladakh present at my blog useful enough. Now, considering AMS and other factors I will suggest you do following

      Day 1 : Delhi – Leh by flight, get ILPs, no or very limited local sightseeing rather just take as much rest as possible
      Day 2 : Rest in Leh only + local sightseeing
      Day 3 : Leh-Nubra Valley (only if you are feeling good then go to Nubra Valley otherwise stay at Leh only for further acclimatization. If such a thing happens then the one day that gets wasted here can be covered by either day trip to Pangong Tso or moving to Pangong Tso directly from Nubra Valley)
      Day 4 : Nubra Valley-Leh
      Day 5 : Leh-Pangong Tso
      Day 6 : Pangong Tso – Leh
      Day 7 : Leh – Tsomoriri
      Day 8 : Tsomoriri – Leh (catch Hemis festival on the way back)
      Day 9 : Do Sham Valley tour here and if you can leave early go for Lamayuru and return back the same day.
      Day 10 : Early morning flight back to Delhi.

      The above itinerary will minimize the chances of AMS but do take plenty of liquids/ors in first few days but also make sure you do not over hydrate yourself.

      You should only pre-book in Ladakh even in season time iff –
      1. You plan to stay at some specific property in Ladakh.
      2. You do not want to run here and there to first look and then finalize accommodation.
      3. At Tso Moriri and Pangong Tso, you do not want to stay with any basic guest house/tent or homestay rather want to have a luxury tent stay or at Pangong Tso you want to stay at the only cemented building hotel.

      Check my comprehensive Ladakh the accommodation guide starting from the article linked here

      I hope this helps. Please let me know for any queries or doubts.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

      • Hi Dheeraj,

        I am thinking of modifying my itinerary to include the Leh-Manali highway as well.

        Here is the modified itinerary :

        Day 1 : Delhi – Leh by flight, get ILPs, rest

        Day 2 : Rest in Leh only + local sightseeing

        Day 3 : Leh-Nubra Valley

        Day 4 : Nubra Valley-Pangong Tso

        Day 5 : Pangong Tso-Leh

        Day 6 : Lamayuru

        Day 7 : Leh – Tsomoriri

        Day 8 : Pang/Sarchu

        Day 9 : Keylong/Jispa

        Day 10 : Manali

        Day 11 : Manali-Delhi by bus.

        A few questions regarding this :

        1. Can you please give an estimate of the transport cost if we hire a private vehicle for the entire trip till Manali as described above?

        2. What will be the approximate transport cost if I stick to my original itinerary and get back to Leh from Tsomoriri and then fly back from Leh?

        3. How difficult/long is the direct route from Nubra to Pangong? Would you recommend skipping the Lamayuru trip and use the additional day to get back to Leh from Nubra and then proceed to Pangong?

        Sorry for bombarding you with so many questions but it looks like you enjoy it :).

        Thanks,

        Partha

        • Hi Partha,

          Drop Lamayuru and do Leh – Nubra – Leh in two days and then Leh – Pangong Tso – Leh in next two days. It will be more enjoyable and seeing you are into photography, it will surely help much. For transport cost, refer the article linked here which has taxi union rates for 2012 – 13 and you will get the idea of the cost. You will get about 10-15% discount if you directly get in touch with a driver in Leh.

          Nubra to Pangong Tso can be avoided untill, unless absolutely necessary 🙂

          I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

  21. Hi Dheeraj – This is great place on the internet. Thanks for putting it all together.

    Anyway, we are also planning a trip to ladakh on April 23, 2012. Air tickets booked and accommodation finalized 🙂 Hope to see you there…

    • Hey Tarun,

      Thanks buddy. I hope to see you too. If any plan matches with your do let me know if you are interested to join us and share taxi with us. We are just 2 guys 🙂 … Even if not let's hope we meet over at coffee.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

      • Hi Dheeraj –

        Our itinerary is as follows:

        April 23 : Fly to leh and get acclimatized. Permits to be arranged on the same day.

        April 24 : In & around leh

        April 25 : Nubra Valley (overnight stay)

        April 26: Return to Leh

        April 27: Pangong Lake and return

        April 28: Fly back to Delhi

        We'd be glad to meet up and even share rides. Please see if your itinerary matches with us at all.

        Regards,

        Tarun Kalra

        • Hi Tarun,

          Great, to see your itinerary and wish to see you there. Though my itinerary is mentioned above, but will see if we are able to do it or cover the the general circuit again since we are only two guys left 🙂 … See ya there 🙂

          Regards
          Dheeraj

  22. Hi Dheeraj

    I will be traveling around the same time so please share your contact details, so we can plan.

    Regards

    Yayaati

    • Hi Yayaati,

      If you are interested in joining over the trip and would like to travel along, you are most welcome as we have couple of spaces. I will email you my contact number and we can plan accordingly. Are you friend with Rajiv and Gulzar on FB?

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

    • Hello HVK Sir,

      Yes, I have booked the taxi, the all reliable Rigzin who has done this circuit many a times. He says, it will all be accessible but not sure about Demchok, Koyul part from the other side via Photi La and also accessibility to Chumur via Charchaghan La. We will see to it once we reach Hanle.

      It has snowed last week but all of them says that both Khardung La and Changla are kept open all season barring 2-3 days of heavy snowfall otherwise we can enter Changthang through Chumathang side all round the year.

      Regards
      Dheeraj Sharma

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  24. dude,

    Thats a superb blog i got on net. You have everything here. Just Perfect.

    Lets meet up in Leh then.

        • Hi Deepak,

          I am leaving on Saturday morning. Have you guys booked taxi and all? When will you be leaving and what about your itinerary? Weather is fine and clear as per our last updates yesterday. Nights are a bit cold but manageable.

          Also, if you guys looking to explore Nubra + Changthang then perhaps we have space for quite few people, since we are just two. If possible for you guys, we can club in.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

        • We are also leaving on Saturday from Delhi Friday night from Bangalore.

          We are group of 10 friends and we booked all vehicles and room. So travel and stay is not problem for us.

          Currently Nubra is not in plan but we will think/talk to driver to see if any thing can be done with our plan.

        • Hi Deepak,

          That's great. We too do not have Nubra in plan, I thought you had 😉 … BTW, we have our vehicle booked too, so guess may not be able to club in that case since you too also have the vehicle booked :D. Anyways, would catch you up at Delhi Airport or in Leh. We are flying from GoAir 8.40 AM flight.

          Regards
          Dheeraj Sharma

        • We also joining in same flight 🙂

          So how many of you are there?

          Are you from Delhi?

        • Sure Deepak :)… I didn't get the email may be you can leave it here, I will not approve it and hence, won't be visible in public for spammers 🙂

      • Gaurav Mehta on

        Hi Dheeraj,

        I am planning to visit Leh with family from April 18th,2014 for 8 days. Will April be OK ?Need guidance on itiniery. Can we talk?

        • Hello Gaurav,

          Sorry I somehow missed this comment 🙁 …

          Well, in April there is a chance that Srinagar – Leh Highway might not be closed and even if open then consider bad road conditions. I will suggest either you fly directly to Leh but also consider that it will be cold up there in Ladakh in April.

          Regards
          Dheeraj

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