Need Suggestions for Itinerary to Ladakh

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Abhishek Koli, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Abhishek Koli

    Abhishek Koli New Member

    Greetings of the day.

    I've been reading through your website since a longtime. Thanks for putting down such a valuable information about the Leh-Ladakh Trip.

    We are a group of 6-8 people planning to visit Ladakh from Mumbai during next summer, mostly somewhere between Aug & Sep 2020. We do not have bike riders in our group. Plus the group will consist of equal number of ladies. Hence we are considering a trip using a rented 4-wheeler.

    Considering the work schedules of each group member, it won't be possible to do a road trip from Mumbai. Yet the views of the Leh-Manali highway is something that can't be avoided. We have therefore planned as follows:
    1. Mumbai to Leh by flight.
    2. 7 days & 6 nights trip for Leh-Ladakh
    3. Leh to Delhi via Leh-Manali highway followed by Delhi to Mumbai by flight.
    *We completely understand that the 4-wheeler to be used in Ladakh & the one to be used while travelling on Leh-Manali highway may be a separate vehicle.

    I have attached a tentative itinerary. Kindly help us with answers to the following questions:
    1. Please suggest if it is possible to take up such an itinerary.
    2. Does the itinerary or its part seem too hectic? Is there a need for modification?
    3. Can Leh to Jispa be done in a single day? If not then what modification do you suggest?
    4. We have planned a night stay at Mandi or Bilaspur while returning only for the purpose of saving time. Would it be suggestible to consider staying at Manali instead?
    5. If we stay at Manali then can Manali to Delhi be covered in a single day?
    6. Can Chandigarh be considered instead of Delhi for the last leg of the journey?
    7. Lastly, will there be snow in Ladakh (may be at Khardungla) during Aug-Sep? or is it better to plan a trip in Jun-Jul for seeing snow?
    We will be glad to know your inputs on the above.

    Abhishek Koli

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  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Abhishek

    1. Yes
    2. Not hectic
    3. Yes it can be
    4. It won't matter much really. Even if you stay in Manali, there won't be time to do anything but to sleep and be on the way the next morning. Staying at Mandi will save about 2-3 hours of travel the next day. If I was you, I would take the journey from Jispa slow, stay in Manali, have dinner, walk around in the market at night and do Manali to Delhi the next day.
    5. Yes but about 14 hours drive so start accordingly
    6. You mean Manali to Chandigarh and Chandigarh to Mumbai? If you are able to book flights from Chandigarh then it would be the best thing.
    7. At top of the pass, Yes. But nowhere else.

    You can also travel like this but will have to talk to your driver in Leh if he is able to drop you at Manali as well.

    1. Leh
    2. Sham Valley to Leh
    3. Leh to Diskit
    4. Turtuk to Diskit
    5. Diskit to Pangong
    6. Pangong to Pang / Tso Kar
    7. Pang / Tso Kar to Jispa
    8. Jispa to Manali
    9. Manali to Chandigarh and fly out
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  3. Abhishek Koli

    Abhishek Koli New Member

    Thanks a lot.

    A question arises, after we cross Diskit on day 5 and move towards Pangong there is no fueling station. The reason of coming back to Leh from Pangong was simply to get fulled for the long journey upto Tandi. But according to the new itinerary if we move towards Pang/Tso Kar from Pangong and then towards Manali, what are the fueling options available?
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2019
  4. Abhishek Koli

    Abhishek Koli New Member

    Can a trip be planned to Hanle?
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You can get fuel at both Diskit and Pangong in black. It will be more than the price but will save you the hassle of returning to Leh.

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