Me and my boyfriend have been trying and failing repeatedly to book a package trip to leh for 7 nights and 8 days which includes the most basic attractions – leh, magnetic, zanskar/indus, shey, thiksey, hunder, pangong and tso moriri. We plan to spent one night each at hunder, pangong and tso moriri. We really need an idea on how much a budget taxi and driver for two would cost for this entire trip? Do we need more than one taxi/driver for the various locations? If so, who do we contact for this. At this point we’re oscillating between spending our entire savings on this trip or not going at all. Please help!
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You are alone/couple and private taxis are very costly in Leh but you will be able to find the shared taxi without much fuss at all. There are lots of flyers which people put at cafes, dine-ins, restaurants, travel agent desks/shops/whiteboards wanting to share the taxis for different trips within Ladakh. Even travel agent organize such shared taxis trip as well but charge a little higher about Rs 200-300 more than it would ideally cost. So, in the worst case, you can always go back to them and book a seat for yourself. Gelling up with people in Ladakh is more or less easy because many people travel solo and look forward to meeting new people and share cultural thoughts and values over the trip. No where else in the world you will find more smiling and helpful people as Ladakhis are 🙂
For online travel partners, it will be much better that you check the DoW Travel Calendar from the link in the Main Menu of website. There had been about 800+ entries of the people planning their trips in last couple of seasons which helped them have better visibility for finding out travel partners. You can filter entries based on the preferences you have and increase chances of visibility. Hence, kindly explore DoW Travel Calendar and also post your entry too. This will help you find other fellow travellers looking for company and increase probability of finding your post by others too.
You can also post a DoW Travel Calendar entry by using the Main Menu and clicking on Submit New Event option in it. Here is the link: http://devilonwheels.com/dow-travel-partners-calendar/
Thank you for responding so quickly! I will check out this link as well. Ideally would it be better to book for shared taxis prior to our travel or once we’ve arrived at leh?
You will not be able to find shared tourist taxi in advance. So, either online travel partners OR book the taxi reaching Leh
Okay, we will try for shared taxis once we’re at ladakh then. Thanks for your advice! 🙂
Best wishes for the trip, if possible do share the experience with us on this website too 🙂
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