Leh-Kargil on day one

#16 Jun 19th, 2018, 12:56
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I think it's fine to go all the way to Kargil the same day, though it doesn't sound fun to me. But it's true that it is lower than Leh. There are accommodations in Wakha and Mulbekh but maybe not open in November.

Snow is unlikely in Ladakh in November so you are unlikely to have any delays due to that between Leh and Kargil. Maybe at Drass there could be snow (it does get tens of feet of snow over the course of the whole winter, whereas Leh and Kargil get 6 inches total in the whole winter if they're lucky), but the army keeps the road open through Drass and over Zoji-La as long as they can, usually into December.

Sure, many hotels close for the winter in Leh, but there will still be hundreds of hotels and restaurants open in November. And still a few dozen in Kargil town. But hotels in the villages along the way, like Alchi or Wakha and Mulbekh, may have closed up by then, especially because some of them are just tent-camps, not built hotels.
#17 Jun 19th, 2018, 18:53
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Originally Posted by silentcurrent View Post

so far your posts has been encouraging about doing first day travel (towards lower altitude). In earlier posts you had suggested to make a stop at Alchi. Do you see any problem going all the way to Kargil?
I dont see any problem , I just find the combination of closeness and lower altitude more appealing in Alchi & Ule Tokpo. And a number of interesting sites nearby -I
had a nice days full walk Ule Tokpo-Manguy and back once for example.

The thing to remember here is that the three options mentioned here are the only options if one is looking for gentler acclimatization . Lamayuru is near identical altitude as Leh , Drass less than two hundred lower and Mulbekh about the same.
#18 Jun 20th, 2018, 17:19
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Thank you all for your valuable inputs.

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