Hello Thank you for the awesome info on your travel blog its really very informative and helpful. I am planning a trip to Ladakh with my mom and hubby end of July this year. This has been on her bucket list for a while and we have finally decided to make it happen this year. We will be 3 travelling and plan to book a private tour through a travel agent with all hotel/car bookings etc organised prior to departing from Mumbai. We were wondering whether we should consider travel to Leh by road (one way from Manali and the other from Srinagar). All of us have visited Kashmir and Manali in the past and mom isn't keen on visiting Kargil. Our main reason for driving through Srinagar has been to visit Kargil so I am now not sure whether I should consider driving that route or just skipping it through and taking a flight straight Mumbai - Leh. We are thinking about the following high level plan: Plan A: Day 1 Reach Leh by flight from Mumbai Overnight in Leh Day 2 Leh local sightseeing Overnight in Leh Day 3 Leh to Nubra Valley Overnight in Nubra Valley Day 4 Nubra Valley to Leh Overnight in Leh Day 5 Leh to Pangong Tsao Overnight in Pangong Day 6 Pangong Tsao to Hanle Overnight in Leh Day 7 Hanle to Tso Moriri Overnight in Tso Moriri Day 8 Tso Moriri to Manali Overnight in Jispa Day 9 Leh to Manali Overnight in Manali Day 10 Manali to Delhi - shop in Delhi Overnight in Delhi Day 11 Delhi to Mumbai by flight Plan B was to drive from Srinagar to visit Kargil as below: Day 1 Reach Srinagar by flight overnight in Srinagar Day 2 Srinagar to Kargil Overnight in Kargil Day 3 Kargil to Leh Overnight in Leh Day 4 Leh to Nubra Valley Overnight in Nubra Valley Day 5 Nubra Valley to Leh Overnight in Leh Day 6 Leh to Pangong Tsao Overnight in Pangong Day 7 Pangong Tsao to Hanle Overnight in Leh Day 8 Hanle to Tso Moriri Overnight in Tso Moriri Day 9 Tso Moriri to Manali Overnight in Jispa Day 10 Leh to Manali Overnight in Manali Day 11 Manali to Mumbai (by flight) I have a few queries I need help with: 1. Does the plan sound doable? Is it okay to skip Kargil and visit Leh direct? 2. Is it worth driving back from Leh to Manali or should we spend the extra time in Leh to explore and visit more places around Leh. The only reason we are doing the drive on the way back is because I have read a lot on how its a hard drive from Manali to Leh to complete in 2 days and can cause Acute Mountain Sickness which we want to avoid. 3. Are we missing any areas we should be visiting in the region. Who knows if we get a chance to visit again so want to try and cover as much while we are there. 4. Road travel - is there good toilet facility available on the roads. I haven't done much road travel in India and the reason is I am always worried about not getting the basic facilities on road which freaks me out. Hope you can help me with your experience. We are very excited about our trip to the Ladakh region. Thanks heaps!!