The Mighty - Wari LA

Discussion in 'Travelogues' started by tushar sharma, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Satyajit

    Satyajit New Member

    Hi Tushar,

    The write up was amazing and very helpful. Me and my wife have planned for Manali>>leh>>Khardungla>>Nubra>>Pangong>>leh>>Manali. If everything goes well we will start on 3rd June from Manali.

    As you also drove with your wife as pillion and in the month of June, I would like to have some information. Being totally new to this route these information are very crucial for me.
    Hope you wont mind putting questions in numbers below as this will help me clarify myself.

    1) As my wife will be going as pillion rider, so how do you suggest to carry the luggage. Do I need to install a Ladakh carrier or simply use saddle bags.

    2) With a Ladakh carrier or Saddle bags will it be possible for the pillion rider to sit or how comfortable will it be for the pillion rider. This is because we have to travel long distance in bikes. Though there is no other option, but may be we cam minimize our luggage more.

    3) I would like to know how cold was it when you visited in the month of June. This is because accordingly we will carry the warm garments.

    4) Did you have to carry inner line permit to visit Nubra valley and Pangong. Though I have applied it online, I have to make the payment and collect it from Leh. Any idea how long will it take to get the permits in Leh office.

    5) As you have been through that route, which all places are good for night stay and do I need to make advance booking.

    6) How safe you felt to go alone with a female Pillion rider.

    Please help me out on these queries

  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Satyajit,

    1. With your wife as pillion, I will recommend installing a luggage carrier.
    2. It is quite comfortable even with the carrier. The only little hassle is while getting on and off the bike.
    3. Carry your regular cottons, some light woolens, a thick windproof and warm jacket, gloves and that wiill do. Make sure your jacket has a hoodie to cover head and neck as well
    4. Yes ILP is required. It can easily take you a couple of hours to get it done.
    5. No need to book in advance. Just reach the place, find a hotel per your liking and check in
    6. Ladakh is quite safe. Even girls travel solo by public transport so don't worry.
  3. Satyajit

    Satyajit New Member

    Hi Vargis,

    Lots of thanks for getting things cleared for me.
    I really appreciate that for people like me who are first time traveler this forum is an ideal place.
    We get to know and share the practical real life experience.

  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome brother. Let me know if you have any other questions.
  5. Satyajit

    Satyajit New Member

    Hi Vargis,
    One thing I need to know.
    I would like to tell you the routes we have planned.

    First Day
    Leh>>Khardungla>>Khalsar>>Diskit>>Hunder>>Turtuk (or may be Khalsar>>Panamik) Overnight Stay at Turtuk or Panamik

    Second Day
    Turtuk>>Khalsar>>Agham>>Shyok>>Durbuk>>Lukung>>Spangmik(Pangong Lake)

    Third Day
    Spangmik>>Lukung>>Durbuk>>Chang La>>Sarkti>>Karu>>Leh

    Here I would I to know if I take the permits for below routes will it cover the routes as mentioned above.
    Because for my travel destinations permits for below two routes seems most matching.

    1) leh-kharu-changla-durbuk-Tangtse-Lukung-spangmik-maan-mirak-pangong lake
    2) leh-khardongla-khalsar-hunder-pachathang-turtuk-tyakshi

    Will these permits cover the areas like Agham>>Shyok>>Durbuk because we do not want to take the Agham>>Wari La >>Changla route.

    One more information which would be helpful to me, for Nubra Valley we should visit Turtuk or Panamik. Which one would be good for night stay as well enjoy the scenic beauty. Because of time constraint we may not be able to see both.

  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Satya,

    There are no specific permits issued for Shyok route. Your Nubra and Pangong permits will work for this road.

    Turtuk is a better place to stay in Nubra valley but the journey from Leh to Turtuk can be a bit long so ensure that you start early.
  7. Tejashri

    Tejashri New Member

    Is Wari La usually open by May?
  8. jitenderpathania

    jitenderpathania Moderator Staff Member

    Wari La usually opens towards mid of July and remains open until late September or early October. Also remember at it is tough pass due to the high gradient.

    In May would suggest you to try Agham Shyok route. But always consult the locals & Cab drivers as there are a couple of water crossing on the way.

    Although We did not face the problem as the water crossings usually dry up by end of August.

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