Exploring Ladakh in October

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Praneet Singh, Aug 23, 2018.

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  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Rafting at this time is not going to be fun. There won't be much flow of the water in Zanskar river and it is going to be extremely cold. Even right now a friend of mine came back without rafting coz the water level was too low for any rapids to form.
     
  2. Praneet Singh

    Praneet Singh New Member

    Thanks for ur regular updates on various aspects of travelling to ladakh region...
    Nw i m all set ...
    M leaving tonight...
     
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  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Don't forget to let me know how it went Praneet Bhai .... Have fun
     
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  4. Praneet Singh

    Praneet Singh New Member

    Hello bhai...
    Greetings for the day..
    M back ...
    Don't know exactly where to start.. but to sum it up...
    I ll cover in points about my experiences..
    1. Roads are in its best condition almost everywhere.
    2. Having completed my itinerary as per my pee planned schedule, i had to face some problems due to unexpected snowfall particularly at ChangLa where it was the heaviest.
    3. I had to load my bike from Durbuk to Leh on a 4.wheel drive mini open lorry to avoid skidding on 15 kms. stretch of ice on road. And mind it bhai... the lorry had to use chains over wheel to help it cross ChangLa.
    5. Condition of Khardung is also not favourable now for 2- wheelers due to snow. ( Khardung was closed for all on 4th to 6th oct. ) we crossed it luckily on 3rd!!
    6. Diskit - Shyok - Durbuk - Tangtse- Pangong road is fully repaired and almost buttersmooth lest a few hundred metres 9f water crossings enroute. Otherwise i did not face any problem driving on shyok route where i maintained an average of 70-80 km/hr of speed for maximum part of the journey.
    7. NH1 as usual didn't had any issues except for a small landslide at ZojiLa.
    8. Weather was fine enroute.
    9. Stay wasn't any problem anywhere yet.
    10. Shooting for a movie was up at zanskar near suru valley featuring sanjay dutt.
    Altogether the trip was a memorable one.
    Also thank you for your valuable suggestions and inputs which was of a great help.
    Thanks a lot bhai..!!!
     
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Praneet Bhai - Thank you so much for the inforamtion. I am glad that your trip was completed without any troubles. How about sharing a few pictures with a small write up about your incident at Chang La? I would really like to hear more about that honestly.
     

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