KOLKATA-MANALI-LEH-SRINAGAR-KOLKATA ; SOLO DRIVING

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Dr Atanu Bhattacharya, May 29, 2017.

  1. DEAR MR. VARGIS,

    IT WAS A LUCKY MOMENT WHEN I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEB-PAGE.

    I WAS ALMOST SET TO COMMENCE MY SOLO DRIVING RIGHT FROM KOLKATA ( IN MY ARIA 4 x 4 ) ON JUNE 15, 2017 ( KOLKATA-MANALI-LEH-SRINAGAR-KOLKATA).

    THEN, YOUR DETAIL INFORMATION ON MELTING SNOW, LAND SLIDES AND BAD PATCHES OF ROAD DURING JUNE-JULY LEFT ME SLIGHTLY UNDECIDED WHETHER IT SHOULD BE JUNE 15_JULY 15 OR AUG 18 TO SEP 18 (CROSSING MARHI BY AUG 25) ?

    AS SUCH, ROAD SIDE SNOW IS NOT MY PRIORITY. ON THE CONTRARY, A COLORFUL COUNTRY-SIDE WITH BLUE LAKES IN THE BACKGROUND OF A CRYSTAL CLEAR SKY DURING AUG 18 TO SEP 18 SOUNDS INVITING.

    THE ONLY CONCERN, AS FAR AS I COULD UNDERSTAND FROM YOUR WRITE-UP, IS RAIN / BAD ROAD UP TO ROTANG PASS AND COLD CLIMATE IN GENERAL.

    MR. VARGIS, HOW COLD IT WOULD BE UP TO 15TH OF SEP ? I MEAN JUST A GUESS FROM YOU ...

    ANY OTHER CAUSE OF CONCERN DURING THAT PERIOD AUG 18 TO SEP 18 FOR ME TO DRIVE ALONG AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE REGION ?

    IF IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO SPEAK TO ME, PLEASE FORWARD ME A PHONE NUMBER. I AM OUT OF COUNTRY ... SO, I WILL CAL YOU.
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Dr. Bhattacharya,

    It will really not be that cold that you cannot handle with a pair of gloves and thick jacket. Concern however will be the moonsoon that plays havoc around Manali and Rohtang in August. Ladakh on the other hand in in rain shadow area so will not be much of rain there. If you can handle Manali and Rohtang, then Aug 18th to Sep 18th will be a perfect time to go.
     
  3. Thank you very much Mr. Vargis Khan for your prompt response.

    Of course you have plenty of time to decide finally, Mr.Khan, will it be better if I make it Srinagar_Leh_Srinagar instead of Manali_Leh_Srinagar during Aug25_Sep15.

    Or shall I make it Manali_Leh_Srinagar during Sep01_Sep18 ?

    No hurry, you can reply at your convenience.

    Thanking you once again, Mr. Khan ...
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    I will recommend that you make it either Manali - Leh - Srinagar or vice versa from 1st to Sep 18. That will be the perfect time to go, none better.
     

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