Enquiry about gondola, nubra valley, and curfew ?

#1 Aug 3rd, 2011, 15:32
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  • Abadi is offline
Hi everyone.

Im planning to go to Kashmir and Ladakh for 9 days from 26 august until 3 september 2011 with 2 friends.
we are malaysian students who currently studying in bangalore, india.
I've already done google all the places , transportation, and hotels. our itinerary also has been finalised. but there are certain thing that still unsatisfied and doubtful. i hope you can help me answering my questions.

1. Is it true that non-indian tourists (foreigners) are forbidden from continuing to 2nd phase of Gondola at Gulmarg?

2. We heard about difficulty in getting permit to go to diskit (nubra valley) from leh . is it true? and why? does it have certain period of time to visit there?

3. Is there any curfew during that period (end of august) because of nearing eid fitr?

4. And im very happy if you can list attraction place along Srinagar-Kargil-Lamayuru-leh road. i have a little place in mind but im afraid i miss the best part.

Im very eager and enthusiastic to go to kashmir for next 2 weeks. i hope you can help me in this trip..
#2 Aug 3rd, 2011, 20:59
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1. No first hand experience , but fairly sure Ive seen trip reports mentioning going all the way up. Cant see how this should be a sensitive area either - the army winter training centre seems like a weak reason.

2. No. Ive been there as late as in mid-November , not a hint of problems. The only time Ive heard of permits halted was during elections.

3. Curfews in Kashmir are even harder to predict than the weather , never heard of them linked to eid ul fitr. A young man was killed a few days ago in police custody , this is far more likely to bring unrest in the coming days/weeks.
#3 Aug 3rd, 2011, 21:07
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Thanks Vistet for the answer. Really appreciate it. Btw, is it peak season during eidul fitr ( end of august until early september) ? And is there any place closed or changes during ramazan ( ramadhan ) month ?
#4 Aug 15th, 2011, 20:23
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Hi Abadi ,basically we have same plan, if u interested , this is brief of our trip

i also planning for trip to Ladakh start from 27 Aug to 8 Sep

I am looking for people to share vehicle during this trip, since we are only two people hire vehicle will become quite expensive for us.

Basically our plan is

26 Aug :Arrive early morning in Srinagar from Delhi by flight, planning to do city tour/shikara ride on Dal Lake or if not tired will hired vehicle to Gulmarg
27 Aug : going for day trip to Pahalgam
28 Aug : take vehicle to Kargil, overnight
29 Aug : take vehicle to Lamayuru, sightseiing there
30 Aug : take vehicle to Leh, stop enroute in Alchi-Likir-Basgo
31 Aug : rest in Leh, arranging permit for Pangong Tso-Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri
1 Sep : hire vehicle for Monastery tour : Shey,Thiksey Hemis
2 Sep : hire vehicle to Pangong Tso, overnight there
3 Sep : back to Leh
4 Sep : Hired vehicle to Nubra Valley, see Sumur Panamik, stay at Diskit
5 Sep : sightseeing Hunder back to Leh
6 Sep : Jeep to Tso Moriri stay at Korzok
7 Sep : Sightseeing at Tso Kar, back to Leh
8 Sep : early morning flight from Leh to Delhi

if u interested can leave message here or contact me at laurent_rio@yahoo.com.
btw i am from Indonesia, so we speak the same bahasa... : )

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