Hi, I read somewhere that returning via Manali-leh highway means that the element of surprise will be a lot less! You’ll have already seen the diverse landscapes, the challenge on the roads in the form of water streams and all; in Ladakh itself. It thus makes for a lot less engaging journey.
Thus, if i am reavelling in early September(less changes of any blockage on the highway), should I plan both to-and-fro journeys through Manali-Leh highwya only? Will I miss on anything?
This will also give me one additional day in Ladakh!
Secondly, do you recommend adding Zanskar to my iterinary? What additional does it offer over Ladakh? Can I take my self-drive vehicle to Zanskar?
Well, that depends on how you see and take things. For me, the above five reasons for taking Srinagar – Leh Highway with AMS being the biggest one, take much more precedence than anything else. Hence, if you will ask me that you have a choice and want to choose between going from one side and coming from other, I will always suggest Srinagar – Leh Highway and coming from Manali – Leh Highway.
If you do not have a choice, well, then you can take Manali – Leh HIghway but keep in mind that there is certain risk that keeps lingering of AMS and in case you are caught up in it, sometimes people return in the middle as well 🙂 … IT does not happen often but it does, so keep in mind.
You can take self-drive vehicle to Zanskar Valley and it adds altogether different views and landscapes. How many days are you planning for the trip?
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