Leh Ladakh 8 day itinerary November

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Hi Everyone,

I have the opportunity to explore Ladakh in November for 8 days. I will be flying into Leh from Delhi around November 23rd. Could someone suggest an itinerary for a traveler with economical to standard budget? The cold weather will not be an issue (apart from accessibility to places). Are there opportunities to stay in monasteries?

Thank you in advance!
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Welcome to India Mike!
Please do study the threads available and chalk out an itinerary according to your liking. The fellow IMikers (& Gurus, off course) would be helping you in refining it.
Further, it would be off season, you could be getting good discount there!
I have no idea about stay in monasteries. Might be some of the fellow IMikers could help you on the same!
Happy wandering!
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Originally Posted by chattop2 View Post Hi Everyone,

I have the opportunity to explore Ladakh in November for 8 days. I will be flying into Leh from Delhi around November 23rd. Could someone suggest an itinerary for a traveler with economical to standard budget? The cold weather will not be an issue (apart from accessibility to places). Are there opportunities to stay in monasteries?

Thank you in advance!
Day 1st arrival at leh rest and relax
Day 2nd Visit pangong lake and stay there
Day 3rd Back to leh rest and relax
Day 4th leave for nubra valley
Day 5th make tour turkut village near nubra valley recently is was opened by indian army
Day 6th back to leh

Day 7th leh local monasteries tour
day 8th departure
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Originally Posted by kashmir1 View Post Day 1st arrival at leh rest and relax
Day 2nd Visit pangong lake and stay there
Day 3rd Back to leh rest and relax
Day 4th leave for nubra valley
Day 5th make tour turkut village near nubra valley recently is was opened by indian army
Day 6th back to leh

Day 7th leh local monasteries tour
day 8th departure
This looks good to me. However, I would suggest to make Leh local tour on 2nd day and shift the itinerary accordingly since you plan to fly in.
About Turtuk, check how much time it takes to reach there from Diskit. If its long time like 4-5 hours, I would suggest just enjoy Nubra valley. Otherwise, you would spend most of your time in travel.
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Turtuk is 3 hours from Diskit on a reasonable road in a private vehicle.

I was there 2 weeks back and enjoyed it aside from the hike up to the village. It's 14kms I believe from the border and army camps are around every bend but the village was peaceful.
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turtuk is best point near the nubra valley is really nice to see that places
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A agree with kashmir1 idea of touring. But some additions and suggestions to you. For acclimatisation you have to stay in leh. But also to have tour in leh and nubra valley and pangong lake you willhave to take permit.

please go to District collectors Office situated near Polo ground. Collect the forms for Rs.9/- ( Three forms) Fill the forms and take the photocopy of your ID cards ( PAN Card or Election Voting card or Aadhar Card or Passport ). Now take the photocopy of the forms ( or fill the form in duplicate). Pay the required fees. Fees are Rs.20/- per day per person ( Agents or lodging/hotel people charge Rs.200.00). Add one day extra in your tour plan. You get the forms stamped and signed by appropriate authority. This procedure takes only 20 minutes. Then take 10 copies of stamped paper. Two copies will be taken while going to pangong lake and one while returning. another 2 copies will be taken at Nubra valley.

Nubra valley has Bacterial camel farming. These camels are having two humps on back. Take a ride. RS.150.00 for 15 minutes and Rs.800.00 for one hour. your choice and your bargain.

My suggestion is to stay in nubra valley.

So sharing some experiences.
(recently I had a trip to leh and Ladhak during 11-25 sept 2011)

wish you happy journey.

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Originally Posted by kashmir1 View Post Day 1st arrival at leh rest and relax
Day 2nd Visit pangong lake and stay there
This looks horrible and dangerous to me. I would under no circumstances plan second night at Pangong Tso after a flyin. Expect headaches , nausea and no sleep - at best , even with medication. As I recall it there is recent thread here where obvious symtoms of pulmonary edema were mentioned on a similar tour .Read the safety guidelines - they are the results of experience , as in having to deal with people going critical on tours like this.

Also completely unnecessary risk : plan your lowest nights first . Arrange permits first day, then go to Nubra - which is lower than Leh.
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Located the post mentioned :

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Originally Posted by new_traveller View Post ... Make sure you sleep a few nights in Leh to get acclimatized.

While my visit to Pangong Tso I heard some discussion a couple of guys were having with the tent attendants on finding a doctor. I found out the group of 8-10 guys from Hyderabad who had flown to Leh the prev day. They slept one night in Leh and were already in Pnagong tso the next.
3-4 of them were showing signs of AMS and 1 was hit bad with AMS. He was complaning of a choked/blocked chest (he had trouble breathing), looked drained and ailing.
This is just a recent example , I could think of many more in similar situations - not all with lucky outcome.
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Originally Posted by maitreen View Post A agree with kashmir1 idea of touring. But some additions and suggestions to you. For acclimatisation you have to stay in leh. But also to have tour in leh and nubra valley and pangong lake you willhave to take permit.

please go to District collectors Office situated near Polo ground. Collect the forms for Rs.9/- ( Three forms) Fill the forms and take the photocopy of your ID cards ( PAN Card or Election Voting card or Aadhar Card or Passport ). Now take the photocopy of the forms ( or fill the form in duplicate). Pay the required fees. Fees are Rs.20/- per day per person ( Agents or lodging/hotel people charge Rs.200.00). Add one day extra in your tour plan. You get the forms stamped and signed by appropriate authority. This procedure takes only 20 minutes. Then take 10 copies of stamped paper. Two copies will be taken while going to pangong lake and one while returning. another 2 copies will be taken at Nubra valley.

Nubra valley has Bacterial camel farming. These camels are having two humps on back. Take a ride. RS.150.00 for 15 minutes and Rs.800.00 for one hour. your choice and your bargain.

My suggestion is to stay in nubra valley.

So sharing some experiences.
(recently I had a trip to leh and Ladhak during 11-25 sept 2011)

wish you happy journey.

narendra
the permit is necessary thing to get from district Magistrate
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Absolutely agree with Vistet. Do NOT go to Pangong Tso the very next day, as you will be crossing Chang La on the way, which is at a seriously awesomely high altitude. Give it at least two days. Your flight will arrive in Leh, max by 10 AM, so just concentrate on acclimatisation first.
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People arriving Leh via flight ( in November , no option left)should & must concentrate on acclimatisation rather than touring heavily on places.
Visiting Nubra & Pangong requires crossing Khardung La & Chang La respectively.Though experts can confirm but I doubt whether they will be open at this time of the year.May luck favour your visit.
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I went to Nubra in mid-November last year without any problems - fairly normal IŽd say.
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Came Back from Leh

So, I have recently returned from Leh (precisely on 18th October). I had arrived in Leh on 14th October 2011.
With all the helps from IMikers I could do what I did there! At least could reach and returned safely!
Please note ACCLIMATIZATION is must at LEH, and was at least for us.
Found many of hotels closed and being closed on daily basis. Same about eating places also. I was suggested that climate at Leh forces maximum of places shutting down as water in the pipeline gets frozen. As the maximum of hotels did not had heating arrangement of that standard, hence had to shut down for the winter!
I was informed by the JKSRTC people that the buses go to Srinagar only IF it comes from Srinagar. But as they could not get the passenger, I had to catch shared Qualis (Rs 1,500/- per head) carrying seven passengers in it.
I was interested in seeing the beauty on the way hence opted for road route; but was informed that Qualis starts at 4:30 in the evening reaching Srinagar at around five in the morning.
Road condition in the way is very bad! hence would be avoiding road journey next time!
Regards, PraKaant

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