Mumbai to Ladakh by Road

#1 Jun 19th, 2010, 10:46
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I wish to undertake road trip from Mumbai to Ladakh via the Manali-Leh Highway.

Time: July (last week) - August 2010

Duration: 2 weeks.

No Costly Hotel stay on this trip. Ideally camping / tents and maybe local hospitality.

Best part : Festive season in Buddist Monastories during Mid and end July. Shey, Stok Palace, Spituk Monastery, Hemis, Thikse Monastery, Lamayuru, Likir, Stakna and Chemrey Gompas,

In recent past (April 2010) have driven from Mumbai to Haridwar, roundtrip of 3400 kms (6 days) via NH-8, NE1, NH-76, NH-79, NH-56 route.

My queries are as under :

1. Best suitable Vehicle for Ladakh Trip?
My trip to Haridwar was in my Skoda vehicle. Would this be convenient for Himalayas as well?

If anyone has undertaken similar trip; please advice on Road Conditions.

2. Economical Staying options, if any?
Say Tourism guest houses, Monastary, etc.

3. Various route plan options available from Mumbai / Delhi
Is Mumbai-Jaipur-Rohtak-Jind-Patiala-Manali-Keylong-Leh option the best or can we explore another ?

Idea is to have fun, explore nature at best economical shared cost.

All soul-searchers are welcome to join in.

cheers,

Rishi
#2 Jun 19th, 2010, 19:46
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Hi rishi welcome to indiamike...

1. Best suitable Vehicle for Ladakh Trip will be any SUV(scorpio innova).. skoda have low ground clearance.. not advisable for these route..
#3 Jun 19th, 2010, 22:03
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Thanks Vikram,
My pick wud then be a TATA SUV vehicle coz i guess the spares and service centres wud be easy to locate, wudn't it? another reason wud be the defence / army base stations around and their love for TATA
#4 Jun 20th, 2010, 12:55
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crazydrive---yes you can take tata sumo grande or you can take scorpio --- hopefully you will not need service station...

i am also going to ladakh around same dates if you wish we can club our trip..check this link-----
Manali to ladakh from 20th july partner required
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#5 Jul 15th, 2010, 01:39
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gurl in company???

hi guys,,,,,, I would also like to join if u people dont mind... i m waiting to explore ladakh snice 3 yrs now.. but i got to go now.....
#6 Jul 15th, 2010, 02:53
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Sounds like a fantastic road trip! That is a very long drive for only a two week trip though, not in terms of distance, but in time. Even if you drive for 10 hours a day, it is still going to take you four days each way - and that's if there are no problems on the road.
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#7 Jul 16th, 2010, 10:31
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hey there, have you already left or is there still a chance to join in? i am a 26 yr old girl travelling alone (in Jaislamer until early next week) and plan to head to Jaipur, Agra and then to Leh (somehow!). I really would like to meet people to do this stretch with. Please let me know if there is any chance of me joining in! thanks so much!
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Hi,

Greetings for the day.....!!!!

even i would love to join you guys, m 29 years, a hobbiest photographer & professionaly a Banker, I'm from noida....!!!!

Regards
Vinod Bhakuni
#9 Jul 16th, 2010, 13:28
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Originally Posted by Saakshi View Post hi guys,,,,,, I would also like to join if u people dont mind... i m waiting to explore ladakh snice 3 yrs now.. but i got to go now.....
yes shakshi you can join us but we are leaving on 19th july and will move from 20th july from manali towards leh and today is 16th so how you can join us in that short period...

@ vbhakuni---
you can join us if you can join us in that short period.....
#10 Jul 18th, 2010, 18:58
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Hi

Seems Intersting. I would love to join n me from chandigarh. on the way to Manali from Mumbai.
#11 Jul 19th, 2010, 23:36
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Hi

Brother ....if you have already planned and trip is freezed.

All the Best

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