Sangla/Reckong Peo - Srinagar

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Hello,
I am trying to plan out a section of my itinerary that I am having a hard time finding information on. This summer I will be going on two 1-week treks. The first will be ending near Reckong Peo in Sangla and the second will be departing from Srinagar 7 days later. Based entirely off maps, it looks like I could travel through Rampur and then Manali and through the mountains to Srinagar, but I have no idea if a bus would travel this route or where good places to stop would be. I don't mind the travel taking the full seven days if there would be an interesting way to get there, or if it is easy a suggestion of nice hill stations to stop at between would be appreciated.

Also, I will be traveling during the monsoon which I am aware of. I am trying to be as prepared as possible, so any advice on routes which would be safer to travel would be great.

Thank you for any help!
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Srinagar (Uttarakhand) or Srinagar (jammu & kashmir) ?
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Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir.
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The Manali-Keylong-Udaipur-Kishtwar-Anantnag route is not particularly safe and has been a target of terrorists in the past. Additionally, during monsoons Rohtang pass (between Manali and Keylong) can pose serious problems. Your observation is correct though that there is road and there are local buses but it would take several changes and possibly stopping in places not geared up for tourism at all. Check the security situation before you go. Otherwise, the more obvious choice would be to backtrack to the plains. Infact the easiest thing to do (though a tad boring) would be to get to Delhi via bus and then just fly to Srinagar. It might help recover a bit better if the trek's too exhausting.

p.s. what treks are you going on in Sangla / Srinagar - just curios.
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Hi, thank you for the advice! I'm hoping to avoid flying but I'm aware that might be the best option. I was also thinking about taking a taxi from Sangla-Mandi-Dharamsala-Srinagar although that will be much more expensive.

I am doing the Rupin Pass trek which will be concluding at Sangla. Have you done it?
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Originally Posted by aidan84 View Post Hi, thank you for the advice! I'm hoping to avoid flying but I'm aware that might be the best option. I was also thinking about taking a taxi from Sangla-Mandi-Dharamsala-Srinagar although that will be much more expensive.

I am doing the Rupin Pass trek which will be concluding at Sangla. Have you done it?
I've never done a multi-day trek actually. Only day hikes. If you're concerned about the money transiting from Sangla to Srinagar, I'd recommed the following - Take a bus fom Sangla to Mandi and another to Dharamshala. Stay up in Mcleodganj for couple days to rest (it will be raining hard though the upside is the rooms are cheaper then, also some good continental food is available). Then take another bus to Pathankot and from there one to Jammu and thence to Srinagar. You can also stop in Jammu for a bit - will be quite different from other places en-route (though not scenic but culturally).

keep us posted how you get by!
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Thank you. I definitely will.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post The Manali-Keylong-Udaipur-Kishtwar-Anantnag route is not particularly safe and has been a target of terrorists in the past. Additionally, during monsoons Rohtang pass (between Manali and Keylong) can pose serious problems. Your observation is correct though that there is road and there are local buses but it would take several changes and possibly stopping in places not geared up for tourism at all. Check the security situation before you go.
You're forgetting Manali-Srinagar via Leh. Can be done in two hops. Ok, two buses/jeeps and four hops (night stays in between on both routes). Some crazy jeep drivers will even do Manali-Leh in one go, 20 hours. All killer rides.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post You're forgetting Manali-Srinagar via Leh.
Excuses

1. It's raining and Rohtang would be risky and muddy and slushy.
2. Dog ate my homework.

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1. Certainly not ideal but that's just the season for Manali-Leh to be open. Other times it snows.

2.This one? ---> Bad dog!

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