Sharing taxi: End August
devinc
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#1
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Sharing taxi: End August

First of all this forum, has been invaluable in helping me decide my trip to Ladakh, so thank you to all of you for your helpful inputs.

My itinerary is as follows:

24th August Arrive in Leh
25th See a few monasteries around leh
26th and 27th Leave for Nubra (share a taxi), via khardungla stay overnight at Hunder, probably see and ride the camels and come back to leh
28th and 29th Leave for Pangong (share a taxi), stay overnight come back to leh
30th and 31st Attend the Ladakh confluence
1st September attend the opening day of the Ladakh festival and fly back on the 2nd of September.

I have already booked my air tickets, and accommodation.

Since I am in a tight budget, after spending tons on air tickets it would be good if I could share a taxi to save some bucks.
Pangong (Pangong 2 days taxi Rs. 6000), Nubra valley(Nubra 2 days taxi Rs. 5800)
So if your itinerary matches mine, or if you know anyone whose does, let me know :)
Cheers

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#2
| Wandering Member
Welcome to IndiaMike devinc! I saw a post a few days ago where a member was planning to attend the Ladakh Confluence and looking for travel partners. Let me look up that thread for you.
#3
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Here:
http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...2009-a-t86753/

(Edit: Err... the itinerary doesn't exactly match. They are looking for Travel partners for Delhi-Manali-Leh-Delhi route. Sorry :()
#4
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Why shared taxis when buses are available?

This morning I posted reply to another poster looking for partner. Check out my post if you want to have the most fun mingling with the locals and saving money! (Rs 300 or less for round-trip bus fare to major attractions!)

Since you are flying to Leh, buses might not be your cup of tea though. :)
#5
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So Vegan, I read your post, and it was helpful thanks for that mate.
I don't think I am too particular, but thinking of doing a 36 hours bus journey to Leh at a stretch doesn't seem as if I will do any favors to my backside (I know I can break the journey, but I rather spend my days traveling in Ladakh), bedsides I have trekked to Chandratal earlier, and have seen some of the awesome scenery on that highway.
I would probably take the bus route, if I am sure that after staying overnight in Pangong and Nubra, I will get a bus to take me back to Leh the next day. A taxi just makes things a bit more reliable if you know what I mean.
I think it looks most likely that once I reach there I find a travel partner who would like to go to the destinations I am planning to go.
Thanks for your advice again.
#6
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Originally posted by: devinc View Post

So Vegan, I read your post, and it was helpful thanks for that mate.
I don't think I am too particular, but thinking of doing a 36 hours bus journey to Leh at a stretch doesn't seem as if I will do any favors to my backside (I know I can break the journey, but I rather spend my days traveling in Ladakh), bedsides I have trekked to Chandratal earlier, and have seen some of the awesome scenery on that highway.
I would probably take the bus route, if I am sure that after staying overnight in Pangong and Nubra, I will get a bus to take me back to Leh the next day. A taxi just makes things a bit more reliable if you know what I mean.
I think it looks most likely that once I reach there I find a travel partner who would like to go to the destinations I am planning to go.
Thanks for your advice again.


That 36 hour bus journey to Leh surely is a pain even though it includes a generally brief stopover at Keylong. I am sure other better alternatives exist as you suggest.

Regarding Pangong and Nubra, I was able to get back to Leh next day by the same buses (and the driver and the conductor) who took me there. I do hope you find partners in Leh that will make of task of choosing shared-taxi rather easy. Some locals informed me that one could get shared taxis from the taxi stand in Leh around 6 AM to these destinations for about twice the bus fares which seems very decent. While coming back from Nubra, I tried to find a shared taxi at T-mord, a place about 100 kms from Leh and recommended by locals, but I was unsuccessful as all taxis were full and none stopped for me, forcing me to take the bus.
#7
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Originally posted by: vegan View Post

I am sure other better alternatives exist as you suggest.



The only other alternative is flying!
I do hope I get a travel partner in Leh, or better still I find a travel partner to share cab costs on this forum itself.
As for now I am off to see the hangover :)
#8
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Hey Devinc we have the exact same itenery. We will also be reaching Leh on 24th and we will be staying till the 1st.

Your dates for Pangong Tse would be perfect for us as well and we would definitely be interested in cutting some cost by sharing taxis.

We will be staying at the asia guest house. You should come look us up or something.
#9
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Originally posted by: mad_nomad View Post

Hey Devinc we have the exact same itenery. We will also be reaching Leh on 24th and we will be staying till the 1st.

Your dates for Pangong Tse would be perfect for us as well and we would definitely be interested in cutting some cost by sharing taxis.

We will be staying at the asia guest house. You should come look us up or something.


Good to hear from you Nomad, to take this further you could email me at gd@hatchdesign.org . Btw how many of you are there?

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