Baroda to Leh - Help required in Itinerary

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Pranay Gohel, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Pranay Gohel

    Pranay Gohel New Member

    Hi Vargis ji,
    First of all let me thank you for your guidance & help to fellow travelers.
    I am planning for Leh trip this year in May. Made my tentative Itinerary of 2 routes as below.
    Need your expert advice.

    ROUTE 1

    By Road from Vadodara to Leh:
    Vehicle: XUV 500 4x2
    Passenger: 5 adults + 2 child
    Starting Date: May 19 Saturday
    Saturday 1 – Vadodara to behror
    Sunday 2 – reach Manali/Kullu (Rohtang permit to be arranged by Hotel, if possible)
    Monday 3- Manali to Sarchu/Jispa
    Tuesday 4- Sarchu/Jispa to Leh
    Wednesday 5- Leh Local & rest day. Permits to be arranged by hotel or online
    Thursday 6- Leh to Nubra vallery via Khardung la
    Friday 7- Nurba to Pangong Tso via Agham Shyok road
    Saturday 8- Pangong Tso to Leh
    Sunday 9 – Leh – lamayaru, Nimmu, Magnetic Hills- Leh
    Monday 10- Leh - Sarchu
    Tuesday 11- Sarchu - Manali (If possible, try to cover Spiti valley + 1 day)
    Wednesday 12- Manali – Behror
    Thursday 13 – Behror – Baroda
    Day 14 + 15| Buffer days to be kept in case of road closure due to landslides or snowfall or perhaps you want to enjoy more.
    End Date: June 3 Sunday

    ROUTE 2
    By Road from Vadodara to Leh:
    Vehicle: XUV 500 4x2
    Passenger: 5 adults + 2 child
    Starting Date: May 19 Saturday
    Saturday 1 – Vadodara to behror
    Sunday 2 – reach Manali/Kullu (Rohtang permit to be arranged by Hotel, if possible)
    Monday 3- Manali to Sarchu/Jispa
    Tuesday 4- Sarchu/Jispa to Leh
    Wednesday 5- Leh Local & rest day. Permits to be arranged by hotel or online
    Thursday 6- Leh to Nubra vallery via Khardung la
    Friday 7- Nurba to Pangong Tso via Agham Shyok road
    Saturday 8- Pangong Tso to Leh
    Sunday 9 – Leh – lamayaru, Nimmu, Magnetic Hills- Kargil
    Monday 10- Kargil - Srinagar
    Tuesday 11- Srinagar – local sightseeing
    Wednesday 12- Srinagar – Pathankot
    Thursday 13 – Pathankot – Jaipur
    Friday 14- Jaipur – Baroda

    Day 15
    | Buffer days to be kept in case of road closure due to landslides or snowfall or perhaps you want to enjoy more.
    End Date: June 3 Sunday
     
  2. Pranay Gohel

    Pranay Gohel New Member

    Hi Vargis ji,
    awaiting your feedback.
    Rgds
    Pranay
     
  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Pranay Bhai,

    Your second itinerary is much better, please go with that. I will recommend it.

    My only concern is the first 2 days of your travel. Vadodra to Behror is too long but I guess you will know if you can drive for this long. However Behror to Manali is not doable at all in a day. My suggestion is that you break this travel in 3 days. Plan Vadodra to Chandigarh in 2 days and then Chandigarh to Manali on 3rd.

    For return journey as well, I will recommend adding another day between Srinagar and Vadodara.

    Rest of your itinerary looks good.
     
  4. Pranay Gohel

    Pranay Gohel New Member

    Hi Vargisbhai,
    thanks a lot for your reply. I am extremely sorry to reply so late to your post. actually kept on checking for few days & thought you might have skipped it. I was following you on your blogs & getting an answer on my comments. anyways, actually, I was too much interested to go towards Hanle & Umling la after reading your blogs. so changed itinerary. again changing because of Umling La & Hanle is off limit as of now. So pls advice below about new itinerary.
    As per your concern about Vadodara to Behror to Manali, I did the same route last year by road with the same time.

    Pls advice your expertise in below itinerary.

    19 May 2018 Saturday Vadodara - Neemrana (RJ)
    20 May 2018 Sunday Neemrana(RJ)-Manali(HP)
    21 May 2018 Monday Manali - Jispa (START 5:30 AM)
    22 May 2018 Tuesday Jispa - Leh (START 5 AM)
    23 May 2018 Wednesday - Leh Local (the Khar, Leh Market, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame, Sankar Gompa, Tsemo Castle, Zorawar Fort, Datun Sahib, Sindhu ghat, spituk monastery, phyang monastery)
    24 May 2018 Thursday Leh-Lamayaru - Leh (Shamvallery Tour, Gurdwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Zanskar and Indus River Confluence at Nimmu, Ruins of Basgo Palace and Basgo Plains, Alchi Monastery and Likir Monastery, lamayaru moonland)
    25 May 2018 Friday - Leh (Hemis, Shey palace, 3 idiot school, Thiksay. Then Visit Leh central Museum)
    26 May 2018 Saturday Leh - Panamik - Sumur- Hunder-turtuk
    27 May 2018 Sunday Hunder - Pangong Tso
    28 May 2018 Monday Pangong - karu-upshi-karzok
    29 May 2018 Tuesday Karzok - Pang
    30 May 2018 Wednesday Pang - Manali
    31 May 2018 Thursday Manali - Neemrana
    01 June 2018 Friday Neemrana - Baroda
    02 June 2018 Saturday BUFFER DAY
     
  5. Pranay Gohel

    Pranay Gohel New Member

    I've skipped Hanle & Umling La. I am also in doubt of doing Tso Moriri. As I feel if I skip Tso Moriri, I can take Srinagar route in return as per your suggestion. In that case, I'll be returning back from Pangong to Leh. Will be able to reduce 1 day in Leh(24th may), as I can to Lamayaru route while going to Kargil.

    hope to hear from you soon.

    thanks
    Pranay
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    That will actually be better and I will recommend doing that. Leave Tso Moriri as a reason to return to Leh and cover Srinagar Highway for return journey. It is totally worth it. Rest of your plan looks good Bhai.
     
  7. Pranay Gohel

    Pranay Gohel New Member

    Hi Vargisbhai,
    Need your help again. Looking at the current status, I've changed my plan. I am planning to start from Srinagar side as Manali-Leh is not fully operational.
    Need your guidance for few important points. pls advise. have some questions highlighted in Blue.

    Itinerary as below:

    19 May 2018 Vadodara - Neemrana (RJ)

    20 May 2018 Neemrana(RJ)-Patnitop (J&K) SHOULD I GO TO PATNITOP OR JAMMU? ALSO SUGGEST WHICH ROUTE TO TAKE FROM SAMBA?

    21 May 2018 Patnitop - Srinagar IS IT SAFE TO STAY AT SRINAGAR NEAR DAL LAKE ? OR SHOULD I GO TO SONAMARG.

    22 May 2018 Sringar - Kargil LOCAL SIGHTSEEING, Sonamarg, zoji la pass, Drass, Kargil war memorial

    23 May 2018 Kargil - Leh (Mulbekh, Gurdwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Zanskar and Indus River Confluence at Nimmu, Ruins of Basgo Palace and Basgo Plains, Alchi Monastery and Likir Monastery, lamayaru moonland) WILL I BE ABLE TO COVER ALL? DO I NEED PERMITS FOR ANY OF THESE?

    24 May 2018 Leh Local (ILP, the Khar, Leh Market, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame, Sankar Gompa, Tsemo Castle, Zorawar Fort, Datun Sahib, Sindhu ghat, spituk monastery, phyang monastery) DO YOU RECOMMEND SPITUK & PHYANG MONASTERY?

    25 May 2018 Leh Hemis, Shey palace, 3 idiot school, Thiksay, Leh central Museum

    26 May 2018 Leh - Khardung la -Panamik - Sumur- Hunder--Diskit - turtuk - NIGHT STAY AT HUNDER . (IS IT DOABLE IN 1 DAY?)

    27 May 2018 Hunder - Pangong Tso Via Agham Shyok route ( Can visit Hunder Camel ride in Morning)

    28 May 2018 Pangong - Upshi Via Chang La (SHOULD I STAY AT UPSHI OR LEH) (ALSO WONDERING IN CASE I CAN START FROM LEH - PANGONG - DISKIT- KHARDUNG -LEH ? WHAT IS YOUR ADVISE?

    29 May 2018 Upshi - Keylong ENROUTE LEH -MANALI
    30 May 2018 Keylong - Chandigarh
    31 May 2018 Chandigarh - Nathdwara
    01 June 2018 Nathdwara - Baroda

    I've applied for ILP online ticking all 8 routes. Pls suggest.

    thanks
    Pranay
     
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member


    Hello Pranay Bhai

    1. Stay at Jammmu
    2. Stay at Srinagar
    3. It will be hard to cover all the places but you will be able to cover some. No permits needed
    4. If you have time left, which I doubt will, then yes, cover these monasteries as well.
    5. Yes Leh to Hunder is doable
    6. It depends really. If you are able to find a good hotel in Upshi then stay there or else come back to Leh. Go to Nubra first and then Pangong, not the other way around.
     
  9. Pranay Gohel

    Pranay Gohel New Member

    Thanks for such quick reply Vargisbhai.
    Now finally I am able to freeze my itinerary with your great support.

    thanks once again.
     
  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome brother !!!
     

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