I m planing to travel in month of June to whole of himachal and kashmir solo. So any tour operators in your view who can group me up with some others and help me complete a budget trip? I want to see the whole of lahaul and spiti, ladakh and it’s surrounding, dalhousie area, sach pass area. Please help sir!
Indram, such kind of solo trip shall be made yourself and go with the flow of budget tour and mix of shared tours especially in Ladakh. You will get all the information for planning such a trip to both Himachal and Kashmir or Ladakh on this website itself. Please read through the detailed budget or public transport articles and feel free to post any questions here.
I will suggest you the flow like below for Kashmir, Ladakh and Spiti Valley, Kinnaur Valley in Himachal
Day 1 | Delhi – Patnitop
Day 2 | Patnitop – Srinagar
Day 3 | Srinagar
Day 4 | Srinagar – Pahalgam
Day 5 | Pahalgam
Day 6 | Pahalgam – Gulmarg
Day 7 | Gulmarg
Day 8 | Gulmarg – Sonamarg
Day 9 | Sonamarg – Kargil
Day 10 | Kargil – Purikutchey/Panikhar
Day 11 | Purikutchey/Panikhar – Penzi La – Drang Drung Glacier – Padum
Day 12 | Padum
Day 13 | Padum
Day 14 | Padum – Kargil
Day 15 | Kargil – Lamayuru – Alchi
Day 16 | Alchi – Likir – Basgo – Leh
Day 17 | Leh Local + Permits
Day 18 | Leh Local Sighseeing
Day 19 | Leh – Khardung La – Nubra Valley (Deskit/Hunder)
Day 20 | Explore Deskit and Hunder
Day 21 | Deskit/Hunder – Turtuk
Day 22 | Turtuk
Day 23 | Turtuk – Hunder – Deskit – Sumur/Panamik
Day 24 | Sumur/Panamik – Khardung La – Leh
Day 25 | Leh – Hemis – Pangong Tso
Day 26 | Pangong Tso (Visit Man – Merak Villages)
Day 26 | Pangong Tso – Thicksey – Shey – Leh (or if OK with basic stay go and stay at Rumste/Upshi)
Day 27 | Leh/Rumste/Upshi – Tso Moriri
Day 28 | Tso Moriri
Day 29 | Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Debring – Pang – Sarchu
Day 30 | Sarchu – Jispa
Day 31 | Jispa
Day 32 | Jispa – Udaipur – Jispa
Day 33 | Jispa – Chandratal
Day 34 | Chandratal – Kaza
Day 35 | Kaza (Ki, Kibber, Gette)
Day 36 | Kaza/Langza Homestay (Hikkim, Koumik, Langza)
Day 37 | Kaza – Dhankar – Pin Valley
Day 38 | Pin Valley – Tabo
Day 39 | Tabo – Geyu Mummy – Nako
Day 40 | Nako – Kalpa
Day 41 | Kalpa – Sangla/Chitkul
Day 42 | Sangla/Chitkul
Day 43 | Sangla/Chitkul – Sarahan
Day 44 | Sarahan – Narkanda – Chail
Day 45 | Chail – Delhi
I mean to say what should be my plan in case I want to start with himachal and end with kashmir?
As you have 30-35 days at hand, best will be that you take the flow and start skipping the places that do not interest you. You can very much reverse the plan and leave the Kashmir part entirely out of it. That will help you cut down the days as well as focus on Himachal and Ladakh.
June to mid-July is still OK and rains won’t much come during that time except some pre-monsoon showers.
Regarding security issues, in general, the tourist areas remain safe there but bandhs can affect the traffic movement. It is advised always that you leave the city in the early morning hours in such cases. Usually, these bandhs are pre-declared and hence you can leave the city in early morning hours judging the situation around before the bandh gets active. As long as you can stick to the main highway and tourist areas, there is in general no issues.
However, in news, there were recent stories where tourists buses were also attacked.
Except tourist places within Srinagar like Dal lake, Snoamarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, I will not recommend going to other places. However, no one can predict that but above is a general safe list of tourist places in Kashmir.
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