Ladakh trip in July 2018..

#1 Mar 29th, 2018, 11:02
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Jul 2014
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Suvadeep Sen is offline
Hi everybody,

Am planning to have a trip to Ladakh Mid - july this year.

My preliminary itinerary is like this.

Day 1 : Mumbai to Leh via flght.

Day 2 : Leh sight seeing

Day 3: Nubra valley --> stay

Day 4 : Bck to Leh

Day 5 Pangong lake

Day 6: back to Leh --> cab to Srinagar

Day 7 : Srinagar

Day 8: back to mumbai via flight..

Friends please suggest :

1) whether the routes/ itinerary is okay not ..

2) Whether mid-late July is a good season for road trip from Leh to Srinagar ?
(due to rain)

3) ANy contact for car service for the trip ?

4) Me and my wife is there for the trip .. Is anybody interested to join us to share the cost of travel .(Please inbox me )

Thanks in advance ..

Hope to hear from you soon guys,..
#2 Mar 30th, 2018, 09:00
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Faridabad {fraudabad}
  • RahulDeva is offline
Route and itinerary seems fine. As for rain you might get some at zozila pass. More details can be had at varghis khan or devil on wheels.
Happy journey.
#3 Mar 31st, 2018, 01:29
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#4 Mar 31st, 2018, 01:32
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  • NonIndianResident is offline
You've got long gruelling days in the vehicle on winding dusty roads every day except day 1 and 2. Is that your idea of a fun time? Not mine, but I guess to each his own.

If your only reason for going to Nubra is because Khardong La is supposed to be the world's highest road, just check Google Earth. The pass to Pangong, Chang La, is 5 feet higher (because Khardong La is significantly lower than claimed by the army). Your GPS will confirm it. So you could cut out Nubra and have a much more interesting and pleasant trip, staying within central Ladakh valley and having more time out in the clean air of Ladakh, and less in the back of a taxi feeling carsick. Cheaper, too.
#5 Apr 6th, 2018, 09:56
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  • pip is offline
Looks good. The ride up the Khardung La is very enjoyable in itself, you see the scenery back over the valley. And great vistas over the Karakoram to the north. Diskit is an absolute picture, a great town with good accomm and food and even large trees, more friendly than Leh. Take an hour or two at Lamayuru to see the area from the hilltop, the road is very smooth tarmac nowadays. Not a fan of Pangong but many are.

I'd suggest looking at getting a return flight to Leh, have more time to see the sights less visited - like Stok, a few gompas and villages, the road to Wanla and Hanupatta, Sirsir La.

High driveable passes are all over the Himal, the highest are in Tibet, where the highest road in the world crosses the Aksai Chin - with around 140 kms over 5000m. The Tibetan ChangTang has 5500m passes in several places, like the Sangmo La above Tagyel Tso, and one near Yangpachen. good luck.
#6 Apr 6th, 2018, 11:56
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Jul 2012
  • iamsomnath is offline
Start from Srinagar and get out through Leh , that way chance of getting AMS will go lower.

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