Advise for itinerary

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Jaison George, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Jaison George

    Jaison George New Member

    Hi Vargis. First, Love your blogs. It's Amazing the amount of information you have and that you have shared. I can bet that your blogs have been the best and most informative that I have seen.

    We are planning to do a Srinagar Leh trip , flying into Srinagar and out of Leh. We are a family of 5 - I have my mother ( 68 , relatively healthy ) and 2 kids - 4 and 6 years and my wife.. Total of 5 people. Love to get your advise on itinerary .. Below is what I planned, but left a few dates in Leh unfilled.


    Activities
    Aug-31 Flying to Srinar Spend the evening .. Dal lake, Shikara ride
    Sep-01 Srinagar - Gulmarg 85 kms/ 3 hr drive. Drive back to Srinagar
    Focus on Ski slopes , Gondola ride. sampling of Wazwan Cuisine
    Sep-02 Srinagar to Phalgam - Stay @ Pahalgam - 3.5 hours drive
    Valley of shepards. Visit Saffron fields. Most famous place for Indian film industry . Alpine trecks, Nature walks,
    Sep-03 Phalgam to Srinagar - See Srinagar Mughal Gardens, gardens are situatued on the banks of Dal lake.
    Sep-04 Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zoji La – Drass – Kargil

    Sep-05 Kargil to Leh
    Sep-07
    Sep-08
    Sep-09
    Sep-10
    Sep-11
    Sep-12 Leh to Delhi Morning flight @ 9 AM

    I'd really appreciate your help from Sep 7th to 11th . Or even Sep8th to 11th, if that is enough , so we stay an extra night in Pahalgam... I'll go with your recommendation.

    We got to book a driver with cab and accommodations. Should we keep a single cab from Kashmir to Leh? Or ask someone to come from Leh to Kashmir? Or do piece meals .. Like take a cab in Kashmir, drop to Leh and take another cab from Leh ? I am unsure what makes cost sense, balancing the family, as I have my mom and 2 small children. I was thinking of doing an innova.. Would that be good?

    Once again, Thank you Vargis! Such an amazing job !

    jaison
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Jaison,

    Thank you so much for your appreciating words. I am glad that the information posted was of help.

    About the cabs, you can hire one from Srinagar to Leh but cannot use him for sightseeing in Ladakh, will have to hire another one there. A driver from Leh cannot pick you from Srinagar, there are really territorial about this over there. Ladakh taxis only in Ladakh, Zanskar only in Zanskar and Kashmir only in Kashmir. You will have to hire different taxis, no way around this. If you want, I can recommend a driver in Ladakh, good fellow and will treat you well. Let me know. Not sure if you hired one in Srinagar as well but if you haven't, I can recommend someone there as well.

    Going by the assumption that you hired a private taxi there, rest of the journey will follow as below, two versions,

    7th - Rest in Leh, arranger permits and local sightseeing in the town.
    8th - Leh to Nubra Valley, stay in Diskit
    9th - Diskit to Pangong
    10th - Pangong to Leh
    11th - Leh to Tso Moriri to Leh (will be a long journey so start early)
    12th - Flight back


    Or


    7th - Rest in Leh, arranger permits and local sightseeing in the town.
    8th - Leh to Nubra Valley, stay in Diskit
    9th - Diskit to Turtuk to Panamik
    10th - Panamik to Pangong
    11th - Pangong to Leh
    12th - Fly back

    Since you are with family, I will recommend the second version. Leave Tso Moriri for some other time.
     
  3. Jaison George

    Jaison George New Member

    Many Thaks for your advise Vargis ! Yes , I'd appreciate the phone numbers of the drivers.

    Will the first driver drop us at Leh and leave? Is a bus from Srinagar to Leh suitable for a family like ours since my mom and kids are there ? May not be comfortable ya ? Or is it ?
    Do you have any guidance on the overall cost from 1st to 12th for car and hotels ?

    jaison
     

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