Bike Ride from Srinagar to Leh - August 2018

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Srinivas Murthy, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Srinivas Murthy

    Srinivas Murthy New Member

    Hi Vargis,

    I have made two itineraries as follows:

    1) Srinagar-Kargil-Leh-Nubra-Pangong-Leh-Kargil-Srinagar (Basic)

    2) Srinagar-Kargil-Leh-Nubra-Pangong-Hanle-Umling La-Tso Kar-Leh (If time permits and will cut it till Leh)

    Q1 - With the First itinerary, while coming back to Srinagar, is there any other route that we can explore? (If we want to avoid Kargil route as we will already take that before)

    Q2 - With the second itinerary, would it be covered in 10 days? I am planning for a 10 day expedition

    Q3- I checked google map and from Pangong to Hanle its showing as 311kms. Is there any other short route?

    Q4- Is camping allowed in all the mentioned destinations?

    Q5 - If camping isnt allowed at some destinations, is it ok to book homestays on the spot?

    Regards,
    Srinivas
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Srinivas,

    1. For itinerary 1, you can cover Batalik route while on your way back.
    2. For the second itinerary, you mean 10 days till Leh? How will your return then?
    3. Pangong to Hanle is about 180 - 200 kilometers. Spangmik to Hanle via Man, Merak, Chushul, Tsaga La.
    4. Yes but do not camp in middle of nowhere. Do not camp at all on Chushul, Hanle route.
    5. You will easily find a place to say on the spot.
     
  3. Srinivas Murthy

    Srinivas Murthy New Member

    - Thanks :)

    I spoke to Faisal and he is a really helpful guy, I gave your reference and he assured me to provide a good support :)

    Thanks Vargis for all your guidance, I will approach you for any support :)
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome brother.
     
  5. Srinivas Murthy

    Srinivas Murthy New Member

    Hi Vargis, hows you brother? Just one query, Is it good to apply for permit with the option of getting it done through agent, or should i click on direct option? Coz due to the season, wouldnt it be that the queue for getting permit would be very long and take an entire day? I am travelling next month to leh
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Srinivas Bhai .. I am good .. how have you been?

    I will recommend that you get the permit only after reaching there. Don't go for an agent, it won't take you more than an hour or so.
     
  7. Srinivas Murthy

    Srinivas Murthy New Member

    Hi Vargis Bhai,

    Me and my friend have successfully cracked the wonderful ride to Leh Ladakh via Srinagar...We had done all the routes which we discussed, And hearty thanks to you for sharing the details overall...Agham Shyok was just lovely...no words to describe the experience...Faisal Nazir also helped us throughout. He is a great guy and you too..!!! Please be in touch bhai..!! And thanks again to you....our trip went smooth with your guidance.
     
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Srinivas Bhai - You are welcome :) Glad to hear that your trip went well brother. I am glad I could be of help. Do share some pictures if possible.
     

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