Need Info for Hiring a Taxi in Kargil-Padum

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by RUPRAS M, Jun 29, 2018.


    RUPRAS M New Member

    Hello Vargis Bhai,
    We are 3 and planing to visit Rangdum and Padum area of Zanskar Valley. will 2 days sufficient?
    Day 1 - Kargil-Suru Valley- Rangdum
    Day 2 - Pansi La and -Ta Tso and the Lang Tso lakes - return to Kargil to Catch Leh Bus next day morning.
    Pls suggest someone whom we can talk in Kargil for Taxi hiring for 2 days ? Any idea what is the range we should negotiate ?

  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Bhai I do not have any contacts in Kargil as such but talk to Faisal in Srinagar at 9596410670. He can either arrange your taxi himself or can at least direct you to some reliable driver.

    RUPRAS M New Member

    Hello Vargis Bhai,
    We had a great trip to Leh from 3rd to 12 th July. We followed below iternary
    3 Jul : flight to Leh
    4 Jul : Leh Market and rest ( Stay in Leh)
    5 Jul : Spituk Gompa, Shey Palace, Rancho's School, Thiksey Gompa, Sindhu Ghat, Sunset@Shanti Stupa ( stay in Leh)
    6 Jul : Leh Palace, Local Market, Hall of Fame, Sunset @ Sindhu Ghat. ( Stay in Leh)
    7 Jul : Khardungla Pass, Diskit Gompa, Camel Ride in Nubra Desert, Star Photography in Nubra Desert. (stay in Nubra)
    8 Jul : Shyok Valley, Pangong Lake ( stay in Pangong)
    9 Jul : Chang La Pass, Stakna Gompa (Stay in Leh)
    10 Jul : Magnetic Hills,Indus Confluence, Likir Gompa, Alchi Gompa, Lamayuru, Fatula Top, Namik La Pass ( stay in Kargil)
    11 Jul : Suru Valley, Parkachik Glacier, Shafat Glacier,Nun-Kun Massif, Rangdum Gompa, Drang Drung Glacier,Ta Tso and Lang Tso ( Stay in Kargil)
    12 Jul : Drass, Zo-Zila Pass, Sonmarg, Gund ( flight from Srinager)

    We 4, all met on the and had very and successful trip without any sickness. we enjoyed a lot.
    All it was possible due to your detailed info and help.
    Thanks a lot for keeping the spirits live.
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Rupras Bhai - I am glad that your trip went well. Did you hire a taxi there?

    RUPRAS M New Member

    Hello Vargis Bhai,
    Yes we hired taxis for different diff dates
    on 5th Jul : Local Taxi from Market for local sight seeing : 2000/-
    on 6th Jul : Local Taxi from Market for Hall Of Fame and Sindhu Ghat Sunset - 800/-
    7/8/9/10 Jul : Innova for 4 days. - contact Person Angchok-9906981702 - 22500/-
    Also hired a one way taxi from Lamayuru To Kargil- 4000/-
    11 Jul : Hired Xylo for Kargil - Rangdum -Drang Drung Glacier - Kargil , contact person : Ali:9469732962 - 10000/-
    12 Jul : shared taxi to Srinagar -1000/-
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Bhai that is good information that can be of help to a lot of people. Would you mind sharing a little more details of the trip, maybe a small write up that can tell others how to travel around with shared taxis, where can they stay, and how much the total cost can be? Just small details and I will post it to the blog.

    Do share some pictures as well :)

    RUPRAS M New Member

    Hello Vargis Bhai, Sorry.. I completely forgot about replying back on this thread..
    I would say :
    for local sightseeing ppl should hire taxis on daily basis from the taxi stand in the market. they much cheaper and negotiable.
    You can decide what locations you want to visit and decide a rate from pick-up from anywhere but must drop-off must be at the hotel you are staying else they ask for more fare to drop you at the hotel/guest house.
    We had a wonderful stay at Glacier View Guest House in Leh. it is very near to market and lots of restaurants and cafes, at Nubra we stayed in Tsashung Homestay.
    It was good and they provided hot water too but little far from the camel ride.
    at Pangong we stayed Himalayan Wooden Cottages . it was good. But i suggest ppl to book them directly not from the they serve very great food and breakfast.

    Sorry i couldnt updaload photos as all them are more tham 5-6 Mbs.. pls share this link if you want
  8. jitenderpathania

    jitenderpathania Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Rupras,

    Nice to hear about your trip.

    Is it possible to share some numbers or details for the drivers along with contact info of the places you stayed and how much you paid. Will be of great help for new members who are planning.

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