Ladakh in September 2017

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#1 Jun 28th, 2017, 11:41
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We, four families, a team of 12, have made a plan to visit Ladakh during end of September, 2017.
Will be thankful if IMers can provide recent contact details for a Tempo Traveller.
Our requirement is from LEH to LEH. We will cover local, Sham valley, Nubra, Pangong and Tso Moriri.
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#2 Jun 28th, 2017, 13:11
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List of Tempo Travelers Drivers for Leh - Ladakh Sightseeing
These tempo travelers can be used for the entire Leh circuit.
Chamba – 09596979829 / 09906999808.
Stanzin Lotos: +919622273867 & +919469224466 runs a 14 seater Tempo Traveler.
Stanzin Chille – +919419855428
Tsewang Mutup - +919469172653 who runs a Tempo Traveler.
Tashi: +919419347745, +9196 22962458 owns and runs a a 14 seater Tempo Traveler (JK 10 A 1057), belongs to Nubra.
Jigmit Stopgyas 094-19-56674 and 096-22-992302
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Thank you.
I have this list. I could find reviews about Sl. 1, 2 & 6 in 2016. Others were 2103/2014. Thanks for reminding. I will start calling them in July beginning.
I was actually looking for current contact, since peak season has started and many people must have already visited this year.
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Ladakh in September 2017

Hi - we're a group of 8 travelling to Ladakh next week. One of our cars does not belong to any one of the travellers, but is a friend's car who is not travelling with us. It's a private car with a Punjab license plate.

Does anyone know if this will cause any problem while travelling through Leh / Turtuk / Pangong / Tso Moriri ? Pls advise.

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What about the other car? If your friends car is not a tourist permit one I don't think there should be any problem.
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The owner of the other car is traveling with us. Car is in the name of his company, he is a director, and the business is nothing to do with travel
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Originally Posted by prodhar View Post Thank you.
I have this list. I could find reviews about Sl. 1, 2 & 6 in 2016. Others were 2103/2014. Thanks for reminding. I will start calling them in July beginning.
I was actually looking for current contact, since peak season has started and many people must have already visited this year.
Like to inform that we have hired a 14 seater Tempo traveler through sl 2, Stanzin Losal. The actual driver was Stanzin Konchok with his own car. We were satisfied with him. Well behaved and on time.
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The Road less travelled

There are three routes for travelling from Nubra to Pangong
a) Return from Nubra to Leh and then go to Pangong from Leh on next day
b) Nubra to Pangong via Wari La route
c) Nubra to Pangong via Agam Shayok route

First route is most comfortable.
Second route was doable but journey was long.
Third, even just a couple of years back was treacherous, suitable only for 4WD, complete dirt track and with river crossing.
But things have changed. Now after travelling through this road, found that this road may be the preferred one. No crossing of any pass. It saves time and completely different landscape.

The road is practically by the side of Shayok river all along. At most of the places, black top road is available. But, there are zones of stone falling, dirt track and river water crossing, which I am not sure whether possible in June/ July. We have not faces this since we have travelled in September last week under a very bright weather.

The route is Diskit to Khalsar 19km (From Khalsar two roads, to Leh via Khardungla or to Agam), Khalsar to Agam 31km (From Agam take either Wari La route or Shayok route), Agam to Shayok 48Km, Shayok to Durbuk 18Km, where it meets road from Leh via Changla. And then Durbuk to Pangong at Lukung via Tangste 43Km through a beautiful road.

It took us four hours to reach Durbuk from Diskit.
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We started from Diskit a little before 10am.
Road to Khalsar was smooth sailing.


Unexplored desert area near Diskit


Shayok river started giving company


Approaching Khalsar

Road condition started detoriating. Reached Khalsar crossing around 10:30am


Khalsar road crossing.


Met Shayok river again with its vista and colorful mountain.
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Reached Agam around 11:30am. Took diversion towards Shayok. Roads started detoriating. Many stone falling areas were crossed. Fortunately weather was very good and had not faced any road block


Road Agam to Shayok, stone falling area

But the landscape was too tempting. We stopped the car and got down at many places to enjoy!


Shayok river - View break!


Shayok river

Some info about Shayok:
The Shyok River (basically “the river of death” in Yarkandi Uyghur) flows through the place of northern Ladakh in the state of India and the Ghangche District of the Gilgit–Baltistan province, spanning few 550 kilometers (340 mi).
The Shyok River, a tributary of the Indus River, originates from the Rimo Glacier which is believed to be one of the tongues of Siachen Glacier. The river spreads at the confluence with the Nubra River. The alignment of the Shyok River is very strange, beginning from the Rimo glacier, it flows in a southeasterly direction and, merging with the Pangong range, it takes a northwestern turn, running parallel to its initial path. The Shyok runs in a wide valley, instantly stepping into a narrow gorge after Chalunka, continuing through Turtuk and Tyakshi before crossing into the state of Pakistan. The Shyok merges with the Indus at Keris, to the direction of east of the town of Skardu. {Courtesy: Wikipedia and other websites)
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Road varied between good and bad. A big river water was crossed. In this season this was not an issue at all, but I don't know what will happen in other seasons and during inclement weather. May be in a couple of years more bridges will come up.


River water crossing

Reached Durbuk around 2pm.


Durbuk road crossing. Right hand side road coming from Leh. Left side towards Pangong.

Took a lunch break for one hour. Have plentiful of momos, thukpas, Chowmin and maggi with cold drinks.

Started for Pangong at 3pm through a beautiful road.




First view of Pangong

Reached Lukung around 4pm



With joyful mood spent an hour there. Started at 5pm for Spangmik were we will stay.
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Road from Lukung to Spangmik.

By the time we reached Spangmik it was almost dark.



We found out our place of stay and felt comfortable in the warmth of wooden cottages with hot tea.

But Pangong calls. In chilling cold we came out to see the moon on Pangong.



Weather seems to be perfect for a bright sunrise in a beautiful tomorrow. But that's another day!
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Fantastic writeup and great photos! Amazing!
It's always darkest before it goes completely black.
#14 Oct 27th, 2017, 13:59
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Excellent photos!!!!
(mera no. kab ayega ? when my turn will come in visiting Ladakh!!!!!)
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Excellent details .We were also availed the same route to reach pangong from nubra in 2015.
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