Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Chirag Kamra, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Chirag Kamra

    Chirag Kamra New Member

    I'm running a half marathon in Kargil on July 16th and have built a rough Itenerary for it. It would be great if you could help me out finding any flaws with this plan. I'm travelling solo on a shoestring budget and relying heavily on public transportation.

    Day 1: Arrive at Manali and Stay
    Day 2: Leave for Keylong Early in the morning and spend the night there
    Day 3: Arrive at Leh and get accustomed to the air. Visit the Hall of fame and Thiksey monastry if time favors.
    Day 4: Leh-Pangong-Leh
    Day 5: Leh-Nubra Valley via Khardunla Pass. Probably stay in Turtuk.
    Day 6: Return to Leh

    -I could save a day in days 4,5 and 6 if I can find someone who would take me straight from Pangong to Nubra. Else, 3 days for this

    Day 7: Depart for Kargil. Visit the War Memorial and Hundarman Village. Spend the night in Kargil.

    - from what I'm reading online, Kargil seems to be a very expensive place to stay. Can anyone let me know if I can find a decent bed for not more than Rs. 600-700 Rs. I would appreciate a good nights sleep in Kargil before my race.

    Day 8: Head to Suru Valley, get a glimpse of Nun and Kun. Stay in nearby town Parakachik.
    Day 9: Return to Kargil and rest.

    -I would like to know if I can do a trip to Suru Valley and back in the same day.

    Day 10: Race Day followed by drive to Srinagar
    Day 10/11: Fly back to Delhi
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Chirag,

    You will not find a transport between Nubra and Pangong direct so cannot save this day. Your only hope is of hitch hiking with someone going that way.

    Rs. 600 - Rs.700 in Kargil in tourist season would be tough. Try your luck but keep a budget of around Rs. 1000 minimum.

    Yes you can make Suru valley as a day trip. Just start early from Kargil.
  3. Chirag Kamra

    Chirag Kamra New Member

    Hi Vargis, thanks for your prompt reply.

    I've heard that Drass is a pretty cheap place and is about an hour from Kargil. Would it end up being cheaper if I take a transport to Drass and find a place to stay there instead of staying at Kargil?

  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Yes Chirag, Drass is cheaper. There are a few restaurants there who also have rooms available on first floor. Should be able to get a room for about Rs. 500 - Rs. 700

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