Have you been to Leh in Nov?

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Hi everyone,

I was hoping for some guidance on the below.

My partner and i are planning on visiting Leh in Nov and want to know if its worth visiting during this time? We heard some of the tourist attractions and passes might be closed.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Cheers
#2 Sep 7th, 2018, 21:20
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Only the pass to Zanskar might be closed. The passes to Nubra and Pangong Lake will be open. The lakeside accommodations at Pangong will mostly be closed, because it's bitter cold/windy on the lake, but you'll still find solid accommodation in the Pangong region. Some of the hotels and restaurants in Leh will have closed, but there are still hundreds of hotels, guesthouse and restaurants open year round. All the monasteries and the Hall of Fame are open year round. What tourist attractions would be closed?
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Thanks for your feedback...

After making a few inquiries, it seems most places operate as normal during Nov. I had initially read online they are not and therefore wanted to know from people either living there or who have visited the area during this time of the yr.

Earlier this yr. we were in Vancouver hiking in Feb and adjusted to the their winter fairly well. More than temperature I think it's the altitude we feel we would need getting used to in Leh. We have good winter gear and do hikes in winters. No plans for hiking in Leh though just sight seeing.

As we are only there for limited time. We had the following things on the list, but may be all are not possible. We plan to get in on Sat 10 Nov and plan to fly out Sat 17 Nov.
- Explore Leh
- Hall of Fame
- Shanti Stupa
- Likir Gompa
- Chemre Gompa Monastery
- Diskit Gompa Monastery
- Pangong Tso
- Nubra Valley via Khardung La

Any thought on the above list?

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Thanks silentcurrent, much appreciated. Really helpful links. This should help with our itinerary.
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A few questions on obtaining permits for foreign nationals. My understanding is that we need "Ladakh Protected Area Permit". This can be applied online, but the payment has to be made at the office in Leh. My q's are:

1. We are not using any travel agent for our trip and we are meant to select a travel agent in the drop down in the online form - http://lahdclehpermit.in/contactf.php
How do we complete this step? Do we need to get in touch with a travel agent from overseas?

2. We fly in on a Sat and want to start early on Mon morning. But if we wait for the permit office to open on Mon to make the payment, it'll effect our plan for the long road trip. Is there no way to get these permits before we get to Leh?


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Originally Posted by Shouri View Post A few questions on obtaining permits for foreign nationals. My understanding is that we need "Ladakh Protected Area Permit". This can be applied online, but the payment has to be made at the office in Leh. My q's are:

1. We are not using any travel agent for our trip and we are meant to select a travel agent in the drop down in the online form - http://lahdclehpermit.in/contactf.php
How do we complete this step? Do we need to get in touch with a travel agent from overseas?

2. We fly in on a Sat and want to start early on Mon morning. But if we wait for the permit office to open on Mon to make the payment, it'll effect our plan for the long road trip. Is there no way to get these permits before we get to Leh?


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YEs, you will need to be in touch with the Travel Agent listed because without travel agent foreigners cannot apply the permits for Ladakh. The travel agent will make the payment and you can make the payment to travel agent. He will be able to get the permit in advance for you.
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Originally Posted by dheerajsharma14 View Post YEs, you will need to be in touch with the Travel Agent listed because without travel agent foreigners cannot apply the permits for Ladakh. The travel agent will make the payment and you can make the payment to travel agent. He will be able to get the permit in advance for you.
Hi Dheeraj
Many thanks for the excellent site run by you. It was of great help while planning my bike trip to Leh.
Will plan my spiti trip next year with your inputs only
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Originally Posted by Shouri View Post Hi everyone,

I was hoping for some guidance on the below.

My partner and i are planning on visiting Leh in Nov and want to know if its worth visiting during this time? We heard some of the tourist attractions and passes might be closed.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Cheers
Hi, I was in Ladakh during November month, precisely 2nd week of nov , you may read my t'blog underneath my signature to get some pointers.
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Originally Posted by RahulDeva View Post Hi Dheeraj
Many thanks for the excellent site run by you. It was of great help while planning my bike trip to Leh.
Will plan my spiti trip next year with your inputs only
Thank you so much Rahul !!
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Originally Posted by sindabad View Post Hi, I was in Ladakh during November month, precisely 2nd week of nov , you may read my t'blog underneath my signature to get some pointers.
Very informative and detailed blog. I used it as reference for my trip planning in coming November (3rd week)

I have a doubt regarding Day 7 i.e. Hanle-Tso Moriri-Leh. You started early and reached Leh by 8pm with Scorpio. We will be travelling by tempo traveller. Considering that do you think it will be race against time?
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Originally Posted by silentcurrent View Post Very informative and detailed blog. I used it as reference for my trip planning in coming November (3rd week)

I have a doubt regarding Day 7 i.e. Hanle-Tso Moriri-Leh. You started early and reached Leh by 8pm with Scorpio. We will be travelling by tempo traveller. Considering that do you think it will be race against time?
Yes it may get hectic..better to give a break at Korzok/tsomoriri , few homestays were open at that time. But there are no phone network working, so you have to go there and look for one, i thought i should have given a break there, the lake is so majestic.
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You can go to any travel agent in the market on your arrival day (Saturday) to submit the foreigners' passports, and they will have the permit ready for you Monday morning. They might even be able to get it on Sunday, but I'm not sure.

I don't think the foreigners can get permits for Hanle though.
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Originally Posted by sindabad View Post Yes it may get hectic..better to give a break at Korzok/tsomoriri , few homestays were open at that time. But there are no phone network working, so you have to go there and look for one, i thought i should have given a break there, the lake is so majestic.
Thank you. How about doing Hanle-Tso Moriri & stay at Chumathang. And on next day Chumathang-Leh.
I am worried about cold and altitude at Tso Moriri. Comparatively Chumathang is at 500m lower. Secondly it will divide the distance over two days. Probably have to give up on Tso Kar

@Shouri sorry for hijacking your thread
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As long as you are a couple, or alone and go with other travellers, the permits ought to be no great issue and efficient. My attempts to get permits as a solo traveller were refused.


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