Gurgaon-Leh-Manali starting 26th May in self driving car Jeep Compass (NOT4X4)

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Veer, May 16, 2018.

  1. Veer

    Veer New Member

    Hello Vargis Bhai,
    As I already have text you that
    I am planning a road trip for 10 to 15 days to Leh/Ladakh starting 26 May with family in my own car Jeep Compass.I love travelling/self driving.
    Myself, wife & 2 kids of age -7 Yrs & 18 yrs.
    Kindly advise and suggest itinerary and will it be safe with 7 yrs old kid.

    I have made my itinerary searching google/Road Ragas/BCMTouring.

    Day1 -Gurgaon to Patnitop
    Day2-Patnitop to Sonmarg or Drass
    Day3-Sonmarg/Drass to Leh
    Day5-Leh to Khardungla -Diskit-Nubra Valley-Turtuk village( Where should I stay ?-Turtuk or Hunder)
    Day6- Hunder to Khardungla-Agam-Shyok-Pangong Tso
    Day 7-Pangong to Loma to Hanle
    Day8-Hanle-Loma-Karzok -Tso Moriri
    Day9-Karzok -Pang-Sarchu via TSO Kar
    Stay at Pang/Sarchu
    Day 10-Sarchu to Manali
    Day 11- Manali to Gurgaon
    My questions are-
    1.Is going from Srinagar is safe?
    2.After Patnitop where I should stay ?I want to complete Patnitop to Leh by only one night stay in between . Turtuk village stay possible?
    4.where to stay at Pangong Tso?
    5.Pangong Loma Hanle permit available? Will I need extra diesel on this route? Is this route possible by 2 wheel drive car. I have Jeep Compass.
    Will I need oxygen cylinders ?
    6.Is Karzok to Pang via Tso Kar route okay?
    7.Is my itinerary fine?
    Please favour me by quick reply as I want to start my journey on 26th May.
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Veer Bhai, below are my inputs.

    1. Any reason for avoiding Srinagar? Patnitop to Sonamarg and Sonamarg to Leh can be a bit of very long drive but is doable.
    2. Stay at Diskit in Nubra valley
    3. You do not have to come back to Khardung La to go to Pangong. Shyok road is from Khalsar.
    4. Hanle is off limits, cannot go there
    5. Chushul route is off limits, cannot go there. You will have to come back to Leh from Pangong. Permits for Chushul and Hanle are a big no this year.
    6. You will have to do Pangong to Leh, Leh to Karzok via Chumathang and Karzok to Sarchu via Tso Kar.
    7. Srinagar is safe since you are just passing through anyways.
    8. Turtuk is possible if you can start from Leh by 6-7 AM.
    9. Several camp sites at Pangong, you will have ample of choices to chose from.
  3. Veer

    Veer New Member

    Thanks a lot. Your insight helped me very much. Looking forward to a great trip!
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome !!!

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