50days from Delhi to Delhi, passing by Zanzkar/Ladakh

#1 Apr 23rd, 2015, 19:48
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  • noirdez is offline
Hi everyone !

We are a belgian couple starting a round-the-world trip in july.
Our first stop is India for around 45-50 days.

We already book one train to go to Amritsar and the idea is to continue to Jammu (by train), then Srinagar (staying 1-2 nights).

After this, we would love to make the Padum-Lamayuru trek in Zanzkar/Ladakh. For this, we plan to go from Srinagar to Kargil (is there transport everyday?) and the head to Padum.

Our idea is to make a "day trip" to Phuktal (why not sleep there ?), and then start the Padum-Lamayuru trek. The problem is that we would love not to have to bring a tent (it won't be useful in the other destination...) and we do not know if it's doable without...

Once in Lamayuru, we would head to likir/alchi and finish in Leh. If we still have time, we would like to trek a bit more (the markha trek ? the sham trek ? another one ?).

Finally, we will take the Manali road to go back to delhi (with a 2-day trip to Agra probably).

Do you have any advice about this itinerary ?
How much time would we need to travel from Delhi to Kargil ?
How much time to spend in leh surroundings ?
What about the road form Leh to Manali/Delhi ?
Is a tent absolument necessary for the Padum-Lamayuru trek ?

Many thanks for your help !

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#2 Apr 28th, 2015, 19:35
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  • navodit is offline

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Your itinerary sounds fine. With 1 night stay at Amritsar and 2 at Srinagar, it would take you 6 days to reach Kargil. Buses/shared taxis are available from kargil to Padum only in late june to september. Do your trekking and head to Leh. After visiting Leh do not forget to do night camping at Nubra valley and Pangong Tso. It would take 2 nights to camp at both Nubra and Pangong. Then take private taxi (recommended if you want to enjoy route) from Leh to Manali. Road is good and you will have to break this segment in two as it about 480 km (it cannot be covered in a single day)
No, tent is not very necessary as camping facilities are available at every place mentioned above.
All the best
#3 Apr 29th, 2015, 14:17
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  • noirdez is offline
Hi Navodit,
Many thanks for your answer.
So according to you, no need to take a tent to do the padum-lamayuru trek ? Can we easily find a donkey-driver around padum ? Is there a lot of place where we can eat something during the trek ?
We were thinking to go to Pangong. Is it easy to reach ? No need to take a tent neither ?
Best regards,

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