Advice requested for Dreamland (Ladakh) Tour in late June, 2018

#1 Mar 13th, 2018, 13:23
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Hello everyone,

I am planning to visit Ladakh with my friends. Number of tour member will be 06 and we are planning to have our dream tour from June 19 – 30, 2018. After conducting initial study & review of Ladakh related posts in forum, I have drafted the below tour plan:

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 19: Dhaka, Bangladesh to Kolkata by Air (ETD 10:30 AM, ETA 11:00 AM), Kolkata-Delhi by GoAir (ETD 11:20 PM, ETA 2:00AM). Night Stay @ Delhi Airport.

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 20: Delhi to Srinagar by GoAir (ETD 05:30 AM, ETA 6:55 AM). Srinagar - Sight Seeing. Night Stay at Houseboat in Srinagar.

Day 3 - Thursday, June 21: Srinagar - Sonmarg – Zoji La – Dras – Thasgam – Kharbu – Kaksar – Kargil. Distance Travel – 204 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5 PM). Night Stay in Kargil

Day 4 - Friday, June 22: Kargil- Mulbek – Namika La – Fotu La – Lamayuru - Khaltse – Saspol – Nimu – Spituk - Leh. Cover Magnetic hill, Alchi monastery, likir monastery, lunar landscape and drive along the Indus river. Distance Travel – 218 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5 PM). Night Stay in Leh.

Day 5 - Saturday, June 23: Leh - Apply & Collect Inner Line Permit. Local Sightseeing: Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Sankar Gompa, Sangam; Shey, Thiksey. Night Stay in Leh

Day 6 - Sunday, June 24: Leh – Khardung La – Khaksar - Sumar- Panamik (hot water springs) - Sumar (Monastery )- Khaksar - Diskit – Hunder - Cover Sand dunes - Hilltop monastery. Distance Travel – 200 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5:00 PM). Overnight stay at Hunder.

Day 7 - Monday, June 25: Hunder – Diskit – Kalsar – Shyok – Tangtse - Pangong Tso. Distance Travel – 240 KM. Duration – 8 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 4:00 PM). Night Stay in Pangong Tso.

Day 8 - Tuesday, June 26 : Pangong Tso – Hemis. Distance Travel – 196 KM. Duration – 8 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 4:00 PM). Explore Hemis Monastery. Night Stay in Hemis.

Day 9 - Wednesday, June 27 : Hemis – Upshi – Debring – More Plains – Sarchu. Distance Travel – 221 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5:00 PM). Night Stay in Sarchu.

Day 10 - Thursday, June 28: Sarchu –Jispa – Keylong - Sissu – Rohtang Pass – Manali. Distance Travel – 223 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5:00 PM).
Manali – Chandigarh by HRTC Bus (HIMSUTA AC VOLVO / SCANIA 2X2), (ETD 9:00 PM, ETA 4:00 AM)

Day 11 - Friday, June 29: Chandigrah - Delhi by Jet Airways (ETD 9:50 PM, ETA 11:20 AM)
Delhi – Kolkata by Indigo Airways (ETD 1:50 PM, ETA 4:00 PM)

Day 12 - Saturday, June 30: Kolkata - Dhaka

Requesting all of you to provide your valuable feedback/advise on the tour plan. Please feel free to add/amend anything that I might missed or wrongly incorporated in the tour plan.

Thanks once again.
#2 Mar 13th, 2018, 20:36
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Originally Posted by Boga Lake View Post Hello everyone,

I am planning to visit Ladakh with my friends. Number of tour member will be 06 and we are planning to have our dream tour from June 19 – 30, 2018. After conducting initial study & review of Ladakh related posts in forum, I have drafted the below tour plan:

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 19: Dhaka, Bangladesh to Kolkata by Air (ETD 10:30 AM, ETA 11:00 AM), Kolkata-Delhi by GoAir (ETD 11:20 PM, ETA 2:00AM). Night Stay @ Delhi Airport.

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 20: Delhi to Srinagar by GoAir (ETD 05:30 AM, ETA 6:55 AM). Srinagar - Sight Seeing. Night Stay at Houseboat in Srinagar.

Day 3 - Thursday, June 21: Srinagar - Sonmarg – Zoji La – Dras – Thasgam – Kharbu – Kaksar – Kargil. Distance Travel – 204 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5 PM). Night Stay in Kargil

Day 4 - Friday, June 22: Kargil- Mulbek – Namika La – Fotu La – Lamayuru - Khaltse – Saspol – Nimu – Spituk - Leh. Cover Magnetic hill, Alchi monastery, likir monastery, lunar landscape and drive along the Indus river. Distance Travel – 218 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5 PM). Night Stay in Leh.

Day 5 - Saturday, June 23: Leh - Apply & Collect Inner Line Permit. Local Sightseeing: Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Sankar Gompa, Sangam; Shey, Thiksey. Night Stay in Leh

Day 6 - Sunday, June 24: Leh – Khardung La – Khaksar - Sumar- Panamik (hot water springs) - Sumar (Monastery )- Khaksar - Diskit – Hunder - Cover Sand dunes - Hilltop monastery. Distance Travel – 200 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5:00 PM). Overnight stay at Hunder.

Day 7 - Monday, June 25: Hunder – Diskit – Kalsar – Shyok – Tangtse - Pangong Tso. Distance Travel – 240 KM. Duration – 8 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 4:00 PM). Night Stay in Pangong Tso.

Day 8 - Tuesday, June 26 : Pangong Tso – Hemis. Distance Travel – 196 KM. Duration – 8 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 4:00 PM). Explore Hemis Monastery. Night Stay in Hemis.

Day 9 - Wednesday, June 27 : Hemis – Upshi – Debring – More Plains – Sarchu. Distance Travel – 221 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5:00 PM). Night Stay in Sarchu.

Day 10 - Thursday, June 28: Sarchu –Jispa – Keylong - Sissu – Rohtang Pass – Manali. Distance Travel – 223 KM. Duration – 9 Hrs ( ETD 8:00 AM – ETA 5:00 PM).
Manali – Chandigarh by HRTC Bus (HIMSUTA AC VOLVO / SCANIA 2X2), (ETD 9:00 PM, ETA 4:00 AM)

Day 11 - Friday, June 29: Chandigrah - Delhi by Jet Airways (ETD 9:50 PM, ETA 11:20 AM)
Delhi – Kolkata by Indigo Airways (ETD 1:50 PM, ETA 4:00 PM)

Day 12 - Saturday, June 30: Kolkata - Dhaka

Requesting all of you to provide your valuable feedback/advise on the tour plan. Please feel free to add/amend anything that I might missed or wrongly incorporated in the tour plan.

Thanks once again.
It's quite hectic and travel times for a few days seem unrealistic to me. Either increase your tour duration or drop a few places. You can also fly in to leh if you want to cover everything in ladakh. And even then it will be tough.
#3 Mar 14th, 2018, 23:21
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If you like spending 8 - 12 hours per day riding in a car, why come all the way to Ladakh to do it? Couldn't you do it in Dhaka?

(What I really mean to say is, it sounds miserable to me!)
#4 Mar 27th, 2018, 03:05
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Lord save us from this kind of enquiry! You cannot have studied this forum in any depth if you are considering this.

Never mind that you will be spending 12 days in a taxi or waiting at the airport, it is positively dangerous. Check this 'sticky' above.

https://www.indiamike.com/india/lada...-less-t162974/

If one of you doesnt get ill from AMS then all of you will be saddle sore from the taxi.

I have said it before on this forum that if you try this sort of trip it would be cheaper and safer to buy a whole load of Ladakh videos, buy some snacks, cram into your own car at home dont bother to drive anywhere and show the videos on a laptop. The experience will be comparable and you will find toilet breaks easier to come by.

You do not experience a culture or countryside by driving through it. Just how many locals are you going to meet? Are you going to have the thrill of wheezing up to the top a pass to realise that its you who have achieved this not a taxicab?

Sorry, i dont mean to discourage, but this is dumb, I have never been to Bangladesh but i am sure you would wonder at me if i decided to stay in the car all the time in your country
#5 Mar 27th, 2018, 06:29
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I think they Op is trying to get what he thinks is maximum bang for the buck.

They will be able to take pictures from the car and feel the sense of achievement.

Otherwise there is no reason for this trip.

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