Cover Tso Kar & Morey Plains

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Pralay Chakraborty, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Pralay Chakraborty

    Pralay Chakraborty New Member

    We are a couple travelling to Ladakh in coming week. Our itinerary is: –
    Day 1: Fly in to Srinagar.
    Day 2: Sringar to Kargil, Drass or somewhere before leh (Kept open to have flexibility)
    Day 3: Kargil, Drass/from Somewhere to Leh
    Day 4: Leh stay, sightseeing
    Day 5: Leh to Nubra
    Day 6: Nubra to Pangong
    Day 7: Pangong to Chushul early morning drive(Or Tso kar & Morey Plains), then back to leh
    Day 8: Fly back from Leh
    My ques are:-
    1) Will it be better to stay at Drass in 2nd day itself, considering the height of Drass is more than Kargil?
    2) Do you think Day 3, leh sightseeing can be a skip to accommodate Tso kar & Morey Plains? Is it really possible to cover Tso Kar & Morey Plains in the above itinerary? What would be the best option to cover?
    3) WIll Deriphyllin medicine work if we detect any breathlessness or something

    Apart from Leh, no stay is booked, so we have the flexibility to change plan. Latest feedback of Daspa Guest House, Kargil will surely help

  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    1. You can stay in Drass but then your journey to Leh will get a bit longer. You are OK to stay at Kargil as well, won't feel much of AMS there.
    2. Yes you can do it but then you will need to make sure that you are at the DM office before it even opens so you can get your permits before noon. Then start towards Tso Kar and return by evening.
    3. I am sorry but I do not really answer any questions related to medicines. I do not want to give you a wrong answer that may get you in trouble on my assurance. I am not qualified enough for that and since I have never used that medicine, I cannot tell you what its effects or side effects in Ladakh could be. Best to consult a doctor.

    Kargil has several stay options, you will not find any trouble staying there at all.

    Upon your return from Leh, would you mind sharing the details of your stays with me. Name of hotels and their numbers? I am trying to put together a list of good hotels based on feedback received from travelers. If you can drop me an email after you come back, I would highly appreciate it.
  3. Pralay Chakraborty

    Pralay Chakraborty New Member

    Hey Vargis,
    Thanks for the detailed reply. Really helped us to take last minute decisions. Thank you.
    Coming to the discussion,
    1. We are thinking about drass just to stay away from the crowd, to explore the serenity!!
    2. Can you please inform what's the timing of DM office? I mean, on that case we will surely stay at kargil to cover rest of the way ASAP.
    3. If we want to cover Tso Kar, then our itinerary would be like:-
    Day 1: Srinagar to Kargil
    Day 2: Kargil to Leh
    Day 3: Leh to Nubra
    Day 4: Nubra to Pangong
    Day 5: Pangong to Tso Kar
    Day 6: Tso Kar to Leh
    Day 7: Fly from Leh.

    Looks very tight.. Isn't it? Just lemme know your view.

    4. We mat take agham route to go to pangong. Will it be safe?

  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Pralay - The DM office will open sometime around 10. They give out ILPs until around 3. Your new itinerary looks good enough. Question will again be of the permits, make sure you get those before 11 so that you can reach Nubra well in time. For Nubra to Pangong, take the Shyok route. There is no place to stay at Tso Kar except for a couple of camping sites and chadar tents.
  5. Pralay Chakraborty

    Pralay Chakraborty New Member

    1. If we start around 6AM from Kargil, can we reach Leh before permit office opens?
    2. Do you think just an evening stay will be enough to tackle altitude sickness?
    3. We are okay with home stays. Are those available at Tso Kar?
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You can try but I doubt you will make it in time. No homestays at Tso Kar, only camp sites and chadar tents. Since you are traveling from Srinagar, AMS wont be much of a problem except for Pangong

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