Need suggestions on trip to Ladakh Region

#1 Jul 10th, 2011, 07:33
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Hi All,

I am planning a trip to Ladakh. Ive attached the itinerary ive come up with. Its based on whatever ive read here ! Thanks !

Number of people : 3
Mode of transport :- Two Royal Enfields. (haha!!)

I would appreciate your comments/suggestions !

I have a few questions : -

0] What about AMS on the Srinagar to Leh road ? (I find a lot of info about the manali to Leh route)

1] Am I trying to cover too much too fast ? ... I hope not !

2] In Nubra valley I have time to cover either Hunder OR Panamik. What would you suggest ?

3] So after Tso Moriri I wanna do Chandra tal ! What is the best route ? In a day ? Or Two ? ... I would prefer one !

4] Can I ride upto the banks of Chandra tal (without having to trek much)?

5] What are the stay options in Chandra Tal ?

6] So for this itinerary .. you think I should need to carry my own tents ... or ... Ill find accommodation all along ? .. I dont have tents and Ill have to buy them .. hence the question.

Cheers!
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#2 Jul 10th, 2011, 23:16
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My 2 cents
a) Remove the beer days off when you are in the high altitudes. Alcohol will hit you real bad at these altitudes and mess up your trip. Lot of folks try that and learn the hard way ... Enjoy your brew in Kashmir and later in Manali.
b) AMS can hit you anytime, anywhere ... so just follow all the advice you can find to ease it or avoid it.

Have a safe trip ...
#3 Jul 11th, 2011, 00:30
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Serious AMS is a non-issue if you do Srinagar-Leh with a night halt in Kargil.
AMS is highly predictable : stay within the safety guidelines and itīs very unlikely youīll have any sort of problem.Staying within guidelines means planning sleeping altitudes , this is a lot more important than kilometers travelled.
With this itinerary your problem lies with going to Pangong Tso , without making a night halt in Tangtse.
If you have a headache you can only go down , not up , so the beers may come with a heavy price in less choices.

You can not ride up to the banks of Chandra Tal , itīs a nature preserve.
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Thanks for the replies !! .. And I would take your advice and keep the beer in check ...

Its really comforting to hear that AMS is not a big issue when it comes to the Srinagar - Leh route with a stop at Kargil.

I was wondering that instead of stay at Srinagar ....If I could pull the stay up at Sonamarg. What do you think ? .... More importantly.. would it be overambitious to do Jammu - Sonamarg in a day ?

A friend of mine suggested Leh to Pangong Tso with stay at Spangmik. He suggested doing Nubra before Pangong Tso (acclimatization wise) to avoid the Tangtse stay. Assuming no beer .... would it be an overkill ?

So what would be the last motorable point to Chandratal ? .. How many kms treck ? How much time would it take ?

Thanks again !

Cheers
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AMS ... definitely you are better off reaching Leh via Kashmir. But it does not eliminate the chances completely. I for e.g. got hit with AMS at Jalori Pass in HP (we were doing a Himachal - Kashmir - Ladakh trip).

Jammu to Sonmarg will be a long haul ... But do stop by Sonmarg when you are driving down to Kargil. It is very beautiful. Even if it is for a few hours (start early from Srinagar).

Hope this helps ... enjoy the ride !
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Thanks !

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