Campsites Pangong Tso & Tso Moriri
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Campsites Pangong Tso & Tso Moriri

I will be in Leh for a few days in mid August and would love to visit Pangong Tso and/or Tso Moriri. Through other threads I've found the website www.campsofladakh.com
Does anyone have any idea of how busy the campsites at Pangong Tso or Tso Moriri get at this time of year? Would I need to book very far in advance? I'm not sure of exact date I'll arrive in Leh (travelling from Srinagar) so might not be able to book until the last moment - 2/3 days before I want to stay. Does anyone know if this will be possible?
I'd love to see both, but time constraints might make that impossible. In case I only have time to visit one, any ideas on which to choose?! From Leh I will be travelling to Manali so could visit Tso Moriri en route.

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Dear,
We were in Ladakh last year in July end just before the Floods came I dont think you need to prebook in Pangong or tso moriri, We did not go to to tso moriri but i guess you should see Pangong its worth seeing.

Regards

Sunny
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Originally posted by: sunnykashmir View Post

Dear,
We were in Ladakh last year in July end just before the Floods came I dont think you need to prebook in Pangong or tso moriri, We did not go to to tso moriri but i guess you should see Pangong its worth seeing.

Regards

Sunny


Thanks Sunny. I hope to have enough time to visit both lakes but if not will probably go to Pangong & stay overnight.

I was on my way to Leh from Srinagar last August but only got as far as Kargil due to the floods. [cry]
Bad timing as we left Srinagar before dawn (to avoid trouble on the road to Sonmarg) so hadn't heard the news about problems in Leh & around before we left.
Still it was worth it because the scenery driving over Zoji La & on to Kargil (& back again next day!) was fantastic. :)

Fingers crossed that I make it all the way to Leh this year as I really want to see Ladakh. :ThumbsUp
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I actually stayed at one of their camps in Pangong Tso (the camps are in Spangmik). Beautiful accommodation, right on the lake. I pre-booked (by emailing them) and paid them in Delhi before flying out to Leh.
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Originally posted by: arindamdas View Post

I actually stayed at one of their camps in Pangong Tso (the camps are in Spangmik). Beautiful accommodation, right on the lake. I pre-booked (by emailing them) and paid them in Delhi before flying out to Leh.


Yeah the site looks beautiful in the photos I've seen.
As I said before it won't be possible for me to book more than a couple of days ahead as I'm travelling by road & can't guarantee which day I'll arrive in Leh. Still, hopefully there will be a tent available as I really want to stay overnight.
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When we were there, there were enough tents available, so I wouldn't worry too much unless a big chartered group comes in (Exodus brings in some huge groups from the UK sometimes). In any case, Camps of Ladakh have an office in Leh and you might to want to keep their address handy by emailing their main office. The day before you are headed out to Pangong, you can drop by their local office and reserve a camp if you wish.

I hope you have done your homework regarding the ILP's.
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arindamdas
Thanks, I will make a note of the Leh office address - don't fancy turning up at Pangong the same day as a huge Exodus group!
Yes I know about ILPs & will allow time for getting them. I will be in Leh for around 5 days so room for some flexibility re the day I go to Pangong Tso.
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one more thing ... if you can, try to time your trip to Pangong Tso with a full moon. Sunset/moonrise over the lake is an awesome experience. Also, be sure to wake up before sunrise.
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Originally posted by: arindamdas View Post

one more thing ... if you can, try to time your trip to Pangong Tso with a full moon. Sunset/moonrise over the lake is an awesome experience. Also, be sure to wake up before sunrise.


That's a great tip. Have checked my diary & think I will be there couple of days after the full moon, but it should still be an awesome sight.
As for waking up early: No problem, I want to make the most of every moment I'm there so not planning to sleep in!

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