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LOW TRAFFIC JAM IN AUGUST


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    op94617b on #65746

    Hi

    We are going to rent 2 motobikes in Manali and visit the region of Ladakh from 1 to 16 of August 2018.
    We are from Portugal and still do not have an fixed itinerary.

    just dont want to lose much time on traffic jam, but visit as much beautiful and magnificent places as possible.

    we intend to start in Manali and end in Manali

    Could you advise the road´s to avoid in August and a itinerary or regions that could be interesting but not so visited and beautiful.

    thank you so much

    Manuel Reis


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    Vinod Raman on #65917

    Hi Manuel

    Once you’ve reached Manali, the road is pretty much straight forward and there are not many options. You will have to ride through Rohtang pass (which is where you may get stuck with traffic). Note that it is also the rainy season, so be prepared for some rain during that time until you reach Ladakh.

    As far as itinerary goes, you can follow standard itinerary recommended by us from Manali side:
    Day 1 : Manali to Jispa via Rohtang pass, Keylong (make sure your rental guys arrange your permit for Rohtang & beyond, else apply for it in advance online / thru mobile app)
    Day 2: Jispa to Leh via Sarchu, Baralacha La, Pang, Lachuna La, Moorey plains
    Day 3: Rest and acclimatisation at Leh. Get your PAP permits done
    Day 4: Leh & around – may be you can go to Sham Valley. If going to visit Lamayuru, add another day
    Day 5, 6, 7 : leh to Turtuk, Deskit, Hunder, Sumur, Panamik & back
    Day 8, 9 : Leh to Pangong tso & back
    Day 10-12 : spare days – wherever you feel like spending more time in Ladakh
    Day 13 : Leh to Tso moriri
    Day 14 : Tso moriri to Tso kar to Sarchu / Jispa
    Day 15 : Sarchu / Jispa to Manali
    Day 16 : Spare day

    Note that for sightseeing in Ladakh, the bike hired from Manali cannot be used. Also, since you intend to spend more than 7 days in the PAP area, you’ll need to renew your PAP after 7 days


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    op94617b on #66058

    Hi Vinod

    Thank you for your patience and knowledge.

    One last question.

    Is better for a foreigner to begin and end in Manali or begin and end on Leh, for rent motobikes?

    Manuel Reis


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    Vinod Raman on #66531

    Manuel, I would suggest you begin and rent in Leh. It will save a lot of cost because, otherwise, you will be paying for two bikes.

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