With just two days to go, where are we with preparedness? Let’s have a quick look…

What’s ready?

  • Car – Service done
  • Car – Carrier added for lugguage
  • Car – Air compressor checked
  • Car – jack checked
  • Car – stock tools checked
  • Car – fire extinguisher checked
  • Car – window breaker cum seat belt cutter checked
  • Car – Puncture repairing kit checked
  • Car – Spare tire valved checked
  • Car – tire valve tool checked
  • Car – GPS navigation checked
  • Car – Cigrette lighter port 3-way splitter checked
  • Car – 200W DC to AC inverter checked
  • Car DVR – 3 pcs checked
  • Car – Spare tire tube checked, another set arranged
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 550D + Canon EOS Rebel Ti
  • Lenses – Stock 18-55 mm + 70-300mm + 10x macro
  • Filters – ND, Polarising
  • P&S Camera – Canon IXUS 950
  • Maps – in GPS navigation system – may not be reliable
  • Petrol Pump locations – mapped
  • Accomodation information – captured
  • Tents – 1 4-person + 1 2-person checked and dumped
  • Airtel postpaid connection – existing
  • Clothing – list ready
  • Torch checked – 2 pcs
  • Swiss knife checked
  • Knife checked
  • Multitool checked
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine done
  • BSNL postpaid connection done
  • Jerrycan for 30 ltr for Diesel done
  • Funnel/10 ft pipe done
  • Small gas cylinder with burner done
  • Sleeping bags checked and counted and dumped
  • Sleeping mats checked and counted and dumped
  • Waist pouches checked and counted and dumped
  • Hats dumped
  • Maps – offline stored maps (OSMAnd+) plus Cygic with MMI done on Android device
  • Checked forums – Vishwas and friends in their vehicle will chug along.
  • Plan printout – 1 left at home, rest need to print.
  • Cooking utensils purchased. Eating utensils to be stocked from home.
  • Hotel booking – Sealed with HVK Store
  • All Medicines procured
  • Chocolates & Toffees
  • Ready to eat MTR & Maggies
  • Zipper pouches, toiletries etc done
  • Datacards done

What’s on cards?

  • Car – spare tire tube condition to be checked
  • Car – spare tire valve to be procured
  • Car – check existence of sump guardNot required as advised by experts
  • Car – battery jumper to be checked / sourced – Saturday/Sunday – Couldn’t find. In any case, the car is new so no chance for battery issues.
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 1000D to be sourced – Thursday/Friday – Will be handed over by Bhups tomorrow
  • Lens – fish eye desirable
  • Maps – HVK to provide – Not required with the detailed drive plan provided by HVK. Still will keep some as backup
  • Hotel booking – HVK to provide – Need to discuss with friends – Saturday/Sunday 
  • Plan printouts – 65 copies, one to be left at home
  • BSNL postpaid connection to be done
  • Jerry can 30Ltrs for Diesel to be procured
  • Funnel / 10ft pipe to be procured
  • Medicines to be procured – Will be done on Sunday, list prepared.
  • Small gas cylinder with burner / kerosene stove to be procured
  • Cooking / eating utensils to be stocked
  • 20 Ltr water container – Cheena to source/procure – Friday
  • Sleeping Bags to be checked & counted
  • Ready to eat MTRs and maggi to be procured – Cheena to procure – Sunday/Monday
  • Chocolates & toffees to be procured – Friday, the D-1 day
  • Copies/registers & pencils (no pens for they contribute to plastic waste) for distribution among local children to be procured – Saturday/Sunday

What else can be done?

  • Maps – offline stored maps on smart device
  • Lens – fish eye – desirable – Not available
  • Check other people going around the same time and if possible, club

Ahan! It seems by and large we are ready now 🙂 Way to go!!! Excited excited 😀

With 4 days to go, need to decide on the accommodation in leh – whether to book in advance or try on the spot.

Advance booking has it’s own perils. One, the rates are high and you forgo the negotiation power. Further, with so much of uncertainties in Laddakh region, it’s not always guaranteed that you’ll reach a particular destination as per your plan and in that case, you loose your booking.

Now to try on the spot, you have to knock hotel to hotel to get the best prices and check on the amenities. Then also, there is no guarantee that what you’ll get would not be third-grade accommodation. Plus with the ongoing season which would be on it’s peak, there is no guarantee that you’ll get all the rooms at the same place. And of course then there is hassle to find parking space, good food, and all.

So what do we do?

Again, HVK to the rescue – with a custom package created just for you, charging only INR 501/- per room for arranging all the logistics for the entire trip, and above all, arranging for decent discounts ranging from 15 to 40%. You call/update on whatsapp the team just about 1.5 to 1 hour in advance to reaching a destination and they arrange for the accommodation, provide you guidance to reach there. You just have to pay for the negotiated rates directly to the hotel. Considering 15 nights and 100 INR saving per room per night, the entire saving stands at 1500/-, and you just pay 500/- out of it. Nifty! Ain’t it?

Wanna avail it? Go right here – http://hivayking.in/store/index.php?id_product=87&controller=product

Booked for two rooms and now we’re relaxed! 🙂

TV news yesterday were full of news about earthquake in Jammu region and cloudburst at Kargil. They wlso stated that Drass was affected and that the National highway was broken at at least 4-5 places and traffic was stck from both the sides. Today also the paper stated a cloudburst in Lahaul-Spiti region.

Someone asked me – your trip will now be cancelled or what?

Well, serious it is. This has the potential to jeopardize the entire trip. But then I have faith on BRO – Border Road Organization. These guys have made impossible as “I am possible”. Every year, there are numerous landslides, heavy torrential rains, cloudbursts, etc that wrek their havoc on the roads in J&K, Ladakh and Lahaul-Spiti region. And these guys, not caring about the weather, not even the altitude- so much so that a normal person starts panting for breath, these guys go full blown on manual mose and rip off those mountains to create metal tarmac which is getting better and better every year. My faith on then convinces me that the roads will be clear of debris, repaired and traffic opened within 24-48 hours.

Today- didn’t saw any news in newspaper, no tv mention of any person stuck at Kargil. This meanns that BRO have once again proved their supremacy over the mountains and the passes.

Kudos to BRO!

And yes, our plan is very muh ON, on the same itinerary with just 6 days to go!   🙂

8 days to go and the spirits are up! Yay!!

Thanks to HVK, we have now a detailed and firm drive plan. The Quechua Forclaz 500s have arrived too and so did the microsd cards..

By chance met Vishwas on BCMT. He along with his friends are reaching Srinagar on 10th and plan to do a Leh trip on a hired vehicle. Their plan is similar to ours, though some unnecessary trips to Leh back and forth. Some private messages at BCMT, 3-4 text message and 2-3 phone calls done. Plans exchanged. Suggested him to chug along on our plan as the days and destinations are similar. Also suggested to avoid Rohtang-Manali and do a Kaza-Chail-Delhi and of course include Chandratal. Received a call from Vishwas day before yesterday. He said that his friends are impressed by the level of details captured in the plan and will be happy to go along. Will give a call when starting and will coordinate from Srinagar onwards. Cool!!!

So, where do we stand now? Let’s see…

What’s ready?

  • Car – Service done
  • Car – Carrier added for lugguage
  • Car – Air compressor checked
  • Car – jack checked
  • Car – stock tools checked
  • Car – fire extinguisher checked
  • Car – window breaker cum seat belt cutter checked
  • Car – Puncture repairing kit checked
  • Car – Spare tire valved checked
  • Car – tire valve tool checked
  • Car – GPS navigation checked
  • Car – Cigrette lighter port 3-way splitter checked
  • Car – 200W DC to AC inverter checked
  • Car DVR – 3 pcs checked
  • Car – Spare tire tube checked, another set arranged
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 550D + Canon EOS Rebel Ti
  • Lenses – Stock 18-55 mm + 70-300mm + 10x macro
  • Filters – ND, Polarising
  • P&S Camera – Canon IXUS 950
  • Maps – in GPS navigation system – may not be reliable
  • Petrol Pump locations – mapped
  • Accomodation information – captured
  • Tents – 1 4-person + 1 2-person checked and dumped
  • Airtel postpaid connection – existing
  • Clothing – list ready
  • Torch checked – 2 pcs
  • Swiss knife checked
  • Knife checked
  • Multitool checked
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine done
  • BSNL postpaid connection done
  • Jerrycan for 30 ltr for Diesel done
  • Funnel/10 ft pipe done
  • Small gas cylinder with burner done
  • Sleeping bags checked and counted and dumped
  • Sleeping mats checked and counted and dumped
  • Waist pouches checked and counted and dumped
  • Hats dumped
  • Maps – offline stored maps (OSMAnd+) on Android device done
  • Checked forums – Vishwas and friends in their vehicle will chug along.
  • Plan printout – 1 left at home, rest need to print.
  • Cooking utensils purchased. Eating utensils to be stocked from home.

 

What’s on cards?

  • Car – spare tire tube condition to be checked
  • Car – spare tire valve to be procured
  • Car – check existence of sump guardNot required as advised by experts
  • Car – battery jumper to be checked / sourced – Saturday/Sunday
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 1000D to be sourced – Thursday/Friday
  • Lens – fish eye desirable
  • Maps – HVK to provide – Not required with the detailed drive plan provided by HVK. Still will keep some as backup
  • Hotel booking – HVK to provide – Need to discuss with friends – Saturday/Sunday
  • Plan printouts – 65 copies, one to be left at home
  • BSNL postpaid connection to be done
  • Jerry can 30Ltrs for Diesel to be procured
  • Funnel / 10ft pipe to be procured
  • Medicines to be procured – Will be done on Sunday, list prepared.
  • Small gas cylinder with burner / kerosene stove to be procured
  • Cooking / eating utensils to be stocked
  • 20 Ltr water container – Cheena to source/procure
  • Sleeping Bags to be checked & counted
  • Ready to eat MTRs and maggi to be procured – Cheena to procure – Sunday/Monday
  • Chocolates & toffees to be procured – Friday, the D-1 day
  • Copies/registers & pencils (no pens for they contribute to plastic waste) for distribution among local children to be procured – Saturday/Sunday

 

What else can be done?

  • Maps – offline stored maps on smart device
  • Lens – fish eye – desirable – Not available
  • Check other people going around the same time and if possible, club

 

What’s the plan like now? Here it is:

 

Yayawar’s Trip to Ladakh
Day Sector Date Kms Reference
1 Delhi-Bafliaz 10-Aug 852  1 / 2
2 Bafliaz-Sonamarg 10-Aug 233  2 / 3
3 Sonamarg-Kargil 11-Aug 124 3
4 Kargil-Penzi La – Kargil 12-Aug 336 4A / 4B
5 Kargil-Leh 13-Aug 239 5
6 Leh 14-Aug 118 6
7 Leh-Turtuk 15-Aug 241 7
8 Turtuk-Diskit 16-Aug 98 9
9 Diskit-Pangong 17-Aug 264  9 / 11
10 Pangong-Tso Moriri 18-Aug 302  12 / 14 / 16
11 Tso Moriri-Keylong 19-Aug 355  17 / 18
12 Keylong-Chandra Tal 20-Aug 124  19 / 22
13 Chandra Tal 21-Aug 0
14 Chandra Tal-Kaza 22-Aug 106 22
15 Kaza-Nako 22-Aug 126  23 / 24
16 Nako-Chail 23-Aug 350  24 / 25 / 26 / 27
17 Chail-Delhi 24-Aug 364 27
Total   4232
LEGEND
By Pass BP Off Turn off <NHx>
Bharat Petroleum PP BPCL LC Rail Level Crossing
Credit Card CC LTO Turn LEFT
Check Post CP NH National Highway <x>
Double Road DR PP Petrol Pump
2-lane Road 2L 24H PP 24 hour Petrol Pump
Flyover FO R Road to the Right goes to <Place><x> kms
Hindustan Petroleum PP HPCL Rel Reliance PP
Indian Oil PP IOC RTO Turn RIGHT
Left Road goes to <Place><x> kms L S Straight Road goes to <Place><x> kms
Place Kms Cum Kms Remarks
1 DELHI-JAMMU      
  Delhi-Panipat-Ambala-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Pathankot-Jammu, 643 kms
1 Delhi Dwarka Sector 12 0 0
2 Narela 34 34
3 HARYANA BORDER 2 36
4 7 43 Mall-Revolving Restaurant/McD
5 Rai 1 44 L-Rohtak 53
6 1 45 HR Tourism Resort Ethnic India 0130-2366651
7 3 48 L-Sonipat
8 Murthal 9 57 Pahalwan Dhaba
9 Samalkha 25 82
10 Panipat FO 16 98 HR Tourism Resort Skylark 0180-2641051, 2633925
11 Panipat FO 98 Elevated road
12 Toll Gate 9 107
13 7 114 PP
14 Karnal 17 131 Dhaabas
15 131 HR Tourism Resort Oasis  0184-2388322 (not exact location)
16 15 146 KFC/Fish Bite/Royal Paradise/McD
17 Toll Gate 17 163 Helpline 9992555755/18001801101
18 Pipli/Kurukshetra 13 176 HR Tourism Resort Parakeet 01744-230250
19 Ambala Railway Station FO 45 221 Hotel Batra Palace
20 5 226 R-Chandigarh
21 PUNJAB BORDER 226 R-Banur
22 Toll Gate/Shambu 9 235
23 16 251 Eagle Motels
24 Rajpura 1 252 L-Patiala,R-Chandigarh
25 14 266 McDonald’s – R, HPCL PP, Rajpura Haveli
26 Sirhind 14 280
27 Mandi Gobindgarh 280
28 16 296 McD – L
29 Khanna 5 301
30 5 306 KFC
31 14 320 McDonald’s/PP – L, BPCL 24H CC PP/ Subway
32 8 328 Mall-Red Mango/Grand Pearl
33 328 Hotel Chevron
34 Ludhiana 16 344 RTO-BP towards Jalandhar, S-Ludhiana
35 Ludhiana end 344 L-Ludhiana
36 Toll Gate/Ladowal 14 358
37 358
38 Phagwara 29 387
39 Jalandhar Haveli Restaurant 19 406
40 406 M&M ASC
41 406 R-Hoshiarpur
42 Jalandhar BP 406 RTO,S-Jalandhar
43 406 McD
44 7 413 RTO, S-Amritsar, NH1A
45 413 Gulshan Motel
46 Bhogpur 413 DR ends
47 413 Club HP PP
48 Dasuya 57 470 DR resumes
49 2 472 McD
50 472 Club HP PP
51 Mukerian 472
52 55 527 R-Dharamsala
53 River Beas/Sutlej Bridge 1 528
54 Pathankot 0 528 R-Dalhousie/ Dharamsala
55 7 535 RTO,L-Amritsar
56 2 537 Hotel Raj
57 Sujanpur 5 542
58 Madhopur 6 548 Dhaabas
59 River Ravi Bridge 0 548
60 J&K BORDER/ Lakhanpur 1 549
61 1 550 FO,R-Basohli
62 Toll Gate 0 550
63 Kathua 9 559
64 Dayala Chak 24 583 R-Udhampur
65 17 600 R-Udhampur 66
66 Samba Cantt 3 603
67 Samba 2 605
68 3 608 R-Udhampur 58
69 13 621 17th Mile Hotel
70 Bari Brahmana 9 630
71 Jammu Cantt 5 635 R-Jammu BP towards Srinagar
72 Jammu Tawi 4 639 RTO,L-Suchetgarh/Airport
73 Jammu Tawi River Bridge 4 643 R-Jammu BP,S-Jammu city, Inside town/JKTDC Jammu Residency
2 JAMMU-SRINAGAR, via Mughal Road    
  Jammu-Akhnoor-Rajouri-DKG-Bafliaz-Pir ki gali-Shopian-Pulwana-Srinagar, 350 kms
73 Jammu Tawi River Bridge 0 0 Go into city 0.5 km
74 Jammu FO 1 1 LTO,Take Akhnoor/Rajouri road
75 Jammu 1 2 Ford Showroom
76 4 6 PP
77 19 25 L-Akhnoor
78 River Chenab Bridge 6 31
79 Akhnoor BP 3 34 RTO,L-Akhnoor 2
80 24 58 PP/Puncture shop
81 Bhambla 17 75 PP
82 9 84 RTO
83 Sunderbani 1 85 PP
84 13 98 PP
85 2 100 PP
86 Lambera 4 104
87 Naushera BP/Bridge 13 117 RTO,S-Naushera
88 36 153 PP
89 3 156 PP
90 1 157 Wheel Alignment shop
91 River Bridge 2 159 RTO,L-Poonch 92/Surankot 63/Jaran Wali Gali 38/Mankjakot 21
92 1 160 R-Kalakot/Mudil 56, PP
93 Rajouri 0 160
94 Mughal Road begins 3 163 PP
95 ???? 12 175
96 9 184 PWD Rest House, Dhaba
97 DKG 9 193
98 Shahdra Sharif 16 209 Tourist Bungalow
99 Bafliaz 0 209 RTO,L-Poonch 41, Chakan-da-bagh 52
100 Bubliar Bridge 0 209
101 Chandi Mach 9 218
102 CP 0 218
103 Poshana Top 18 236
104 Pir Ki Gali 18 254
105 Lalgalaks Bridge 7 261
106 Aksnar 4 265
107 Dubjan 11 276
108 Hirpora CP 9 285
109 Chowgham 10 295 R-Aharbal 12
110 Mughal Road ends 3 298
111 Shopian 0 298
112 1 299 PP
113 2 301 PP
114 1 302 PP
115 Turn off for Yousmarg 7 309 L-Yousmarg
116 7 316 PP
117 Pulwana 2 318 R-Srinagar
118 Parichu 1 319
119 2 321 PP
120 1 322 PP
121 6 328 PP
122 Kakapora 3 331
123 1 332 PP
124 2 334 LTO, NH1A, R-Jammu
125 Pampore 3 337
126 Pantha Chowk 6 343
127 Srinagar Dal Lake 8 351 JKTDC Hotel Heemal/Hotel Malik Palace
2B TO GO TO YOUSMARG –  Coming on Mughal Road
111 Shopian 0 Pulwana Road
128 11 11 LTO towards Yousmarg, S-Pulwana 9
115 Yousmarg 30 41
2C YOUSMARG-SRINAGAR
115 Yousmarg 0
116 30 30 LTO towards Pulwana,R-Shopina
117 7 37 PP
118 Pulwana 2 39 R-Srinagar
119 Parichu 1 40
120 2 42 PP
121 1 43 PP
122 6 49 PP
123 Kakapora 3 52
124 1 53 PP
125 2 55 LTO, NH1A, R-Jammu
126 Pampore 3 58
127 Pantha Chowk 6 64
128 Srinagar Dal Lake 8 72
3 SRINAGAR-SONAMARG-KARGIL      
  Srinagar-Sonmarg-Dras-Kargil, 215 kms
127 Srinagar Dal Lake 0 Hotel Malik Palace
128 4 4 R-Chasm-e-Shahi
129 4 8 Nishad Gardens
130 Habbak Crossing 6 14 RTO, NH 1-D, L-Sringar Hazrat Bal
131 7 21 RTO, PP L-Soura/Sringar
132 Ganderbal 4 25 LTO,R-Sonamarg
133 Ganderbal 1 26 L-Khir Bhavani Temple, S-Sonmarg
Khir Bhavani Temple
133 Ganderbal 0 LTO towards Tulla Mullah Khir Bhavani Temple
134 2 2 LTO,R-Manasbal
135 Tulla Mullah Kheer Bhavani Temple 2 4
133 Ganderbal 5 9 LTO towards Sonmarg,R-Srinagar
133 Ganderbal 0 26 Towards Sonmarg
136 Mangan 10 36
137 2 38 PP
138 Kangan 8 46
139 Gund 21 67
140 Khullian 6 73
141 4 77 PP
142 Sonamarg CP 14 91 Zoji La closed 9pm-6am, Hotels, JKTDC, Hotel Sonmarg Palace
143 Zoji La 91
144 India Gate CP 27 118
145 Matayan 17 135
146 Draupadi Kund 2 137
147 Batra Transit Camp 13 150
148 Drass 6 156 Tiger Hill View
149 Drass 0 156 Hotel Hill View, JKTDC
150 Karbu 34 190
151 Kargil 25 215 Hotel Siachen
152 Kargil  0 215 Hotel Caravan Serai
153 Kargil  0 215 Hotel D’Zojila
4A KARGIL-RANGDUM-PADUM      
  Kargil-Rangdum-Pensi la-Darang Drung Glacier-Padum, 248 kms
153 Kargil  0 Sanku/Padum road
154 Trespone 20 20
155 Kumbathang 8 28 Army Camp/FCI Godown
156 Kachan 28 Views of Nun & Kun peaks
157 9 37 Malla Guest House
158 Sanku 4 41
159 2 43 JKTDC Sanku/PWD Rest House
160 River Bridge 3 46 Nun & Kun views
161 River Bridge 6 52
162 River Bridge 1 53
163 Purtikchey 4 57
164 1 58 JKTDC
165 CP 7 65
166 Panikhar BP 1 66 LTO,S-Panikkar
167 0 66 RTO,Bridge
168 Namsuru 1 67
169 Panikkar BP ends 13 80 R-Panikkar
170 Parkachik 80 JKTDC Parkachik
171 80 PWD Rest House
172 10 90 View of Parkachik Glacier
173 2 92 Head of Parkachik Glacier
174 8 100 Glacier views
175 CP non functional 11 111
176 12 123 Dormitory
177 Rangdum 6 129 JKTDC Rangdum/ Tea shops
178 2 131 Nun Kun Deluxe Camp,Leh 252153/251673/94191678401
179 Rangdum Gompa 5 136
180 Rangdum Village 4 140
181 10 150 Climb starts
182 Pensi La 11 161
183 First View of Darang Drung Glacier 4 165
184 Darang-Drung Glacier 3 168
185 Abran CP 33 201  
186 Hamling 9 210  
187 Skyagam 4 214  
188 Remala 3 217  
189 Phey 5 222  
190 River Zanskar Bridge 12 234 RTO,S-Karsha-Padum,To Padum, via Sani
191 Soo 4 238  
192 Sani 1 239  
193 Padum 9 248 Marq Guest House
4B PADUM-RANGDUM-KARGIL      
  Padum-Karsha Gompa-Darang Drung Glacier-Pensi la-Rangdum-Kargil, 266 kms
194 Padum  0    
195 Karsha Gompa 10 10  
196 Karsha Village   10  
197 River Zanskar Bridge 16 26 L-Sani-Padum
198 Remala 17 43  
199 Ating   43  
200 CP 16 59  
201 Drang-Drung Glacier 33 92
202 Pensi La 4 96
203 Rangdum Village 25 121
204 Rangdum Gompa 4 125
205 CP 125
206 Rangdum 6 131 JKTDC Rangdum/ Tea shops
207 Parkachik 41 172 JKTDC
208 Panikkar BP 8 180 Alternative Road on RHS of River Suru,L-Panikkar
209 Samsuru 180
210 14 194 LTO,Crossed Bridge
211 CP 1 195
212 Purtikchey 11 206
213 River Bridge 2 208
214 7 215
215 Sanku 5 220
216 Kumbathang 14 234
217 Trespone 234
153 Kargil Hotel D’Zojila 32 266
5 KARGIL-LAMAYURU-LEH      
  Kargil-Khaltse-Lamayuru-Mulbek-Kargil, 239 kms  
153 Kargil 0
154 3 3 PP 6am-1030pm
155 0 3
156 2 5 L-Batalik57
157 Mulbek Maitreya Buddha 36 41 Maitreya Buddha
158 0 41 PP
159 Wakha 41
160 Namika la 16 57
161 Khangral 10 67 L-Batalik/Chikitan CP
162 Boddhkarbu 8 75
163 Boddhkarbu Army Camp 75 Army Camp
164 Hiniskut 75
165 Hiniskut 75 JKTDC
166 Fotula 21 96
167 Lamayuru 16 112 Monastery, Hotel Moonland
168 14 126 L-Alternative Road to Lamayuru
169 River Indus Bridge CP 5 131 L-Batalik 75,Dhomkar20Dah65,Baima61
170 Khaltse 2 133 Guest House
171 133 PP
172 Nurula 133
173 133 R-Alchi
174 Saspul 133
175 Basgo 133
176 Nimmu 65 198
177 6 204 Zanskar/Indus confluence,R-Chilling
178 Magnet Hill 3 207 28 km point from Leh
179 16 223 L-Phayang Gompa
180 Leh Airport start 7 230 PP,R-Spituk Gompa
181 3 233 Hall of Fame
182 Leh Airport 1 234
183 Leh M&M/Maruti ASC 1 235 Lehling Nawang Auto Engg/01982-250005/9419178065, Jigmet 9906971759
184 Leh Round 1 236 Round,R-Manali,PP
185 Leh  Jorchung Guest House 3 239 Jorchung Guest House
186 239 Main Tukcha Road, Leh
6 LEH Local      
  Leh-Shey-Thikshey-Stakna-Hemis-Stok-Leh-Spituk-Leh, 118 kms
187 Leh  Jorchung Guest House 0
188 Choglamsar 7 7
189 Shey 7
190 Shey Palace 6 13
191 Thikshey 5 18 LTO
192 Thikshey Monastery 2 20 8 am-6pm
193 2 22 LTO
194 6 28 RTO to Stakna,S-Karu
195 Stakna Gompa 1 29
196 2 31 Back to Main Road
197 9 40 PP
198 Karu 3 43 L-Chang la
199 0 43 RTO,River Indus Bridge,S-Upshi
200 2 45 LTO to Markha Valley,S-Hemis/Choglamsar
201 8 Tents
202 Shank Gompa 6 6 Tents
203 13 19 LTO,Back to road to Karu-Hemis road, L-Karu
204 3 22 LTO,S-Choglamsar
205 Hemis Monastery 2 47
206 2 49 LTO,R-Karu
207 3 52 LTO
208 11 63 R-Stakma Monastery
209 6 69 L-Matho Gompa
210 8 77 LTO,S-Choglamsar
211 3 80 Hotel Skitsa
212 Stok Palace 2 82
213 6 88 LTO,R-Karu
214 1 89 Bridge
215 Choglamsar 0 89 LTO to Leh,R-Karu
216 Leh Round 7 96 LTO to Airport,R-Leh
217 Leh Airport 96
218 8 104
219 Spituk Gompa 0 104
220 Airport 104
221 Leh Round 9 113 Leh Palace/Shanti Supa
222 Leh 2 115
223 Leh  Jorchung Guest House 3 118
7 LEH-KHARDUNG LA-DISKIT-TURTUK    
  Leh-Khardung la-Khalasar-Diskit-Hunder-Thoise-Turtuk, 241 kms
223 Leh  Jorchung Guest House 0
224 Ganglas 19 19
225 South Pullu CP 14 33 Permits
226 Khardung la 16 49 Second highest motorable road in the world
227 North Pullu CP 17 66 Permits
228 0 66 Base Camp – 82,Chalunka – 127
229 Khardung 17 83 Rest House, Kharzong Monastery
230 16 99 Shayok River View
231 0 99
232 6 105 R-Agham/Wari La
233 105 RTO, Army Camp
234 Khalasar 4 109 Army Camp, Thoise – 44
235 5 114 LTO,Partapur – 32, R-Tirth 5, Sumur 16, Panamik 35
236 15 129 LTO,S-Diskit
237 Diskit Gompa/Statue 2 131
238 2 133 LTO,R-Khalasar
239 Diskit 2 135 Hotels, Hotel Olthang
240 1 136 PP
241 Hunder 7 143 RTO to Hunder,S-Turtuk, HOtels
242 Hunder Sand Dunes 6 149
243 Bridge 5 154
244 Partapur Military TCP 3 157
245 Partapur CP 3 160 Permits
246 Thoise Airfield 5 165
247 Thoise Airfield 2 167
248 Skuru 9 176
249 2 178 R-Bridge/Road to Udumaroo
250 Largiap Bridge 13 191
251 5 196 R-Bridge/Road to Waris
252 Changmar 4 200
253 200 R-Bridge
254 Nathru Bridge 3 203
255 CP 4 207 Permits
256 Bodang 8 215 PWD Rest House
257 Bridge 9 224
258 Chalunka 3 227 R-Gulab Post 32
259 1 228 Turtuk 10/Tyakshi 16/Gorkha Ridge 23/Khapalu (POK) 93/Doghani (POK) 109/Skardu (POK) 181
260 Turtuk Holiday Camp 13 241 Turtuk Holiday Camps
8 TURTUK-HUNDER-DISKIT-KHARDUNG LA-LEH    
  Turtuk-Thoise-Hunder-Diskit-Khalasar-Khardung la-Leh, 229 kms
262 Turtuk Holiday Camp 0    
263 Chalunka 15 15  
264 Bridge 2 17  
265 Bodang 7 24  
266 CP 10 34 Permits
267 Bridge 4 38  
268 Changmar 3 41  
269 Skuru 24 65  
270 Thosie 9 74  
271 Partapur CP 7 81  
272 Hunder 8 89  
273   8 97 PP
274 Deskit 1 98  
275   17 115 RTO,L-Panamik
276 Khalsar 5 120  
277   4 124 L-Agham/Wari la,S-Khardung la-Leh
278 Khardung 22 146 Rest House, Kharzong Monastery
279 North Pullu CP 17 163  
280 Khardung la 17 180  
281 South Pullu CP 16 196  
282 Ganglas 14 210  
283 Leh  Jorchung Guest House 19 229
9 TURTUK-HUNDER-DISKIT-WARI LA-SAKTI    
  Turtuk-Thoise-Hunder-Diskit-Khalasar-Agham-Wari la-Sakti, 216 kms
284 Turtuk Holiday Camp 0
285 Chalunka 15 15
286 Bridge 2 17
287 Bodang 7 24
288 CP 10 34 Permits
289 Bridge 4 38
290 Changmar 3 41
291 Skuru 24 65
292 Thosie 9 74
293 Partapur CP 7 81
294 Hunder 8 89
295 8 97 PP
296 Deskit 1 98
297 17 115 RTO,L-Panamik
298 Khalsar 5 120
299 4 124 LTO,S-Khardung la-Leh
300 4 128 Bridge,Causeway
301 1 129 Bridges
302 Agham BP 21 150 Bridge, RTO,L-Agham
303 Tangyar 10 160 L-Tangyar
304 160
305 Wari La 26 186
306 186 JKTDC Sakti
307 Sakti 30 216 R-Karu/Leh,L-Chang la/Pangong Tso
To Refuel at Karu/Go to Leh
307 Sakti 0
308 Karu 12 12 RTO towards Leh,L-Manali
309 3 15 PP
10 LEH-KARU-SAKTI      
  Leh-Karu-Sakti, 44 kms
310 Leh  Jorchung Guest House 0
311 Choglamsar 7 7
312 Shey 7
313 Shey Palace 6 13
314 Thikshey 5 18 LTO
309 11 29 PP
308 Karu 3 32 LTO towards Sakti/Pangong Tso
307 Sakti 12 44
11 SAKTI-TANGTSE-PANGONG TSO      
  Sakti-Chang la-Tangtse-Pangong, 116 kms
307 Sakti 0
315 Zingral CP 22 22 Permits
316 Chang la 13 35
317 Karo 7 42
318 Darbuk 28 70 L-Shayok 18
319 Tangtse CP 12 82 L-Lukung 32, Magob 15, Thakthak 12, Hotels
320 Tangtse 82 R-Chalam 10,Horang 17, Pillisasar 21, Sato 28, Chushul 82, Parma 47
321 Pagal Nullah 16 98
322 17 115 L-Phobrang/Marisimik la
323 Lukung/Pangong Lake Marisimik la Camp 1 116 Tents
11A PANGONG TSO-HANLE      
  Pangong-Spangimik-Man-Merak-Chushul-Tsaga la-Tsga-Loma-Hanle, 203 kms
323 Lukung/Pangong Lake Marisimik la Camp 0
324 7 7 New resort
325 Spangimik 3 10 Guest House/Homestays,
326 Man 10 20
327 Merak 11 31 Homestays, STD
328 CP 1 32
329 8 40
330 7 47 L-Bridge (to where?), Last of Pangong Lake
331 6 53 Ascent
332 Chushul 10 63
333 Chushul 2 65 R-Parma 36,LTO
334 Chushul 2 67
335 4 71 LTO, Mahe 77,R-Parma 38/Tangtse 83
336 Rohit Post 11 82 Tara 27/Loma 61/Fukche 131
337 Rezang la War Memorial 4 86
338 Tsaga la 19 105 L-Tara,S-Tsaga 9
339 Tsaga BP 6 111 R-Tasaga
340 Tasaga BP end 2 113 R-Tsaga,LTO
341 CP 4 117  
342 Loma CP 23 140 LTO/Bridge,R-Nyoma/Chumathang 67/Leh 204, Permits
343   1 141 RTO,L-Dongti 15/Demchok 89
344 Rhongo 7 148  
345   47 195 RTO,L-Photile 55/Photila 28
346 Hanle 7 202 Homestay, 
347 Hanle 1 203  
12 PANGONG TSO-TANGTSE-KARU      
  Pangong Tso-Tangtse-Chang la-Sakti-Karu, 128 kms  
323 Lukung/Pangong Lake Marisimik la Camp 0 Tents
324 1 1 R-Phobrang/Marisimik la
325 Pagal Nullah 17 18
326 Tangtse 16 34 L-Chalam 10,Horang 17, Pillisasar 21, Sato 28, Chushul 82, Parma 47
327 Tangtse CP 34 Hotels
328 Darbuk 12 46 R-Shayok 18
329 Karo 28 74
330 Chang la 7 81
331 Zingral CP 13 94
332 Sakti 22 116
308 Karu 12 128 R-Leh/Karu PP,L-Upshi.Manali/Hanle/Tso Moriri
13 LEH-KARU      
  Leh-Thikshey-Karu, 32 kms      
         
333 Leh  Jorchung Guest House 0    
334 Choglamsar 7 7  
335 Shey   7  
336 Shey Palace 6 13  
337 Thikshey 5 18 LTO
338   11 29 PP
308 Karu 3 32 L-Chang la
14 KARU-MAHE      
  Upshi-Mahe, 115 kms
308 Karu 0
339 Upshi 14 R-Manali,S towards Mahe
340 Upshi CP 1 1
341 Likchey 20 21
342 3 24 R-Bridge to Tarchit 6
343 4 28 River Indus Bridge
344 Himya 4 32
345 0 32 River Indus Bridge, Restaurant
346 Gayk 22 54
347 Kiari Camp 9 63
348 Nurnis 63
349 Keshar 17 80
350 Kidmang 5 85
351 Chumatthang Hot Springs 7 92 Restaurant
352 1 93 RTO
353 Mahe CP 22 115 RTO, Bridge across River Indus, S-Hanle/CP
14A MAHE-HANLE      
  Mahe-Nyoma-Loma-Hanle, 102 kms  
353 Mahe CP 0 Straight to Nyoma,R-Tso Moriri
353 Mahe 3 3
354 17 20 R-Bridge to Chumur via Nidar
355 Nyoma 3 23
356 Muth 9 32
357 Loma CP 16 48 L-Chushul,R-Hanle
358 Bridge 1 49 RTO,L-Demchok
359 Rango 3 52  
360 Hanle 50 102  
14B HANLE-MAHE      
  Hanle-Loma-Nyoma-Mahe, 107 kms      
         
360 Hanle 0    
360 Hanle Observatory 5 5 Below the Observatory hill, R-Chumur
361 Hanle   5  
362 Rango 50 55  
363 Bridge 3 58 LTO,S-Demchok
364 Loma CP 1 59 R-Chushul,S-Nyoma/Leh
365 Muth 16 75
366 Nyoma 9 84
367 3 87 L-Bridge to Chumur via Nidar
368 Mahe 17 104
353 Mahe CP 3 107 CP,LTO, Bridge across River Indus, S-Upshi/Leh
15 KARU-DEBRING      
  Karu-Upshi-Tanglang la-Debring, 92 kms
308 Karu 0
369 Upshi 14 14 RTO towards Manali,S-Hanle
370 River Indus Bridge 0 14
371 Miru 16 30 12210 ft
372 Lato 7 37 13170 ft, Village
373 Gya 3 40 13901ft
374 Sasoma 2 42 13570 ft
375 Rumtse 2 44 TCP, River Indus tributary to the right till Upshi
376 Rumtse Army Camp 3 47 Hotel
377 Bridge 4 51 14580ft
378 Tanglang la 15 66 17582 ft, Second highest road in the world
379 More Plains 16 82
380 Debring 10 92 R-Mahe Bridge50,Chumthang72,LOma93
16 MAHE-KARZOK/TSO MORIRI      
  Mahe-Tso Moriri, 59 kms
353 Mahe CP 0
381 Puga Sumdo 13 13 LTO,S-Tso Kar
382 13 Restaurant & Tent Camp
383 Namshang la 15 28
384 Tso Kiagar  View 1 29
385 Tso Kiagar 29
386 9 38 Flat Plains
387 Bridge 6 44
388 5 49 L-Karzok-Chumur Road
389 Karzok CP 8 57
390 Karzok/Tso Moriri Nomadic Life Camp 2 59 Nomadic Life Camp, Homestays
17 TSO MORIRI-DEBRING      
  Tso Moriri-Tso Kiagar-Puga Sumdo-Tso Kar-Debring, 109 kms
390 Karzok/Tso Moriri Nomadic Life Camp 0
391 Tso Kiagar 25 25
392 Namshang la 6 31
393 Puga Sumdo 14 45 LTO,R-Mahe
394 Puga Sumdo Village 1 46
395 Polakongka La 21 67
396 Tso Kar 24 91 Hotels
380 Debring 18 109 Manali-Leh Road,L-Manali,R-Leh,LTO
18 DEBRING-SARCHU-KEYLONG      
  Debring-More Plains-Pang-Sarchu-Jispa-Keylong, 246 kms
380 Debring 0
397 More Plains end 43 43
398 Pang View 0 43
399 Pang CP 6 49 Puncture Shop
400 Kanglajal Bridge 49
401 Lachlung la 24 73
402 7 80 Bottom, River crossing
403 Nakila 5 85
404 Gata Loops start 10 95
405 Gata Loops end 10 105
406 Whisky Nallah 2 107
407 Brandy Nallah 2 109
408 Twng Twing Bridge 14 123
409 HP BORDER 123
410 Sarchu 8 131 Tea Shops/Dorm acco/Puncture Shop
411 Sarchu CP 1 132
412 Camps 7 139
413 139 Planet Himalaya Adventure Camp
414 139 Himalayan Tourist Camp
415 139 Amtrek Camp
416 139 Himalayan Saga Oasis Sarchu
417 139 Goldrop Camps/Mulkila Adventure
418 Killing Sarai 13 152
419 8 160 Tea Shops
420 Baralacha la 7 167
421 Suraj Tal 2 169
422 Bridge/Water Crossing 12 181
423 Bridge/Water Crossing 0 181
424 2 183 Tea Shops
425 Zingzing Bar 6 189
426 Karo 189
427 Patseo 7 196
428 Darcha  CP 21 217 Bridge, Dhabas, Guest House
429 Gemur 217 Guest House
430 Jispa 5 222 Padma Guest House
431 Jispa 2 224 Hotel Ibex
432 Stingiri 17 241
433 Keylong 4 245 L-Market
434 Keylong  1 246 HPTDC Hotel Chanderbhaga, Hotel Tashi Delek
19 KEYLONG-GRAMPHOO      
  Keylong-Gramphoo, 55 kms
434 Keylong BP 0 HPTDC Hotel Chanderbhaga,01900-222393/222246
435 Keylong BP 2 2 L-Keylong
436 8 10 R-Udeypur
437 Tandi Bridge 1 11 River Bhaga to the right,
438 0 11 PP 630 am – 700 pm,
439 Tandi Petrol Pump 12 23 Last Petrol Pump before Leh (none for 375k),IOC, 01900-241212/252346
440 Gondla 11 34 Rest House
441 Shooling 34 Triveni Guest House/01900-263044/9418204944, PWD Rest House
442 Sissoo 7 41 DETT Camp,HPPWD Rest House
443 9 50 New Rohtang Tunnel under construction
444 Khoksar/Bridge 0 50
445 Khoksar 5 55
446 Gramphoo 0 55
22 GRAMPHOO-CHANDRA TAL-KAZA    
  Gramphoo-Batal-Kunzum la-Losar-Kaza, 147 kms
446 Gramphoo 0 LTO towards Kaza,R-Manali, Tyre Puncture shop
447 Chhatru 0 PWD Rest House/Tea Shops
448 Chota Dara 35 35 PWD Rest House/
449 Batal Dhaabas 16 51 Batal Dhaba
450 Batal 4 55 L-Chandra Tal
451 Chandra Tal 14
452 Batal 14
453 Kunzum la 9 64
454 Losar CP 20 84
455 2 86 PWD Rest House
456 Hanse Nullah 10 96
457 Hanse 2 98
458 Kyato 3 101 Guest House
459 Kyato Bridge 4 105
460 Pangamo 17 122
461 Hull 122
462 Morang 18 140
463 Rangirik 140 Hotel Spiti Sarai
464 Kaza 7 147 Delek House & Restaurant
23 KAZA-TABO      
  Kaza-Tabo, 50 kms, Kaza Circuit 230 kms
TO GO TO KE GOMPA/KOMIK
464 Kaza 0
465 3 3 L-Rangirik/Losar
466 Ke Gompa 13 16
467 12 28 R-Rangirik/Losar
468 2 30 LTO,S-Kaza
469 4 34 R-Komik via Hikkim
470 Langza 9 43 R-Komik,S-Langza Village
471 Langza Village 43
472 Langza 3 46 Komik Road
473 Hikkim Village view 5 51
474 51 R-Hikkim/Kaza
475 Komik Gompa 4 55 Highest motorable village in the world
476 4 59 LTO, Towards Hikkim, S-Langza/Kaza
477 Hikkim 59
478 10 69 LTO,R-Langza/Komik
479 5 74 Back to Main Road/Losar/Ke-Kaza Road
464 Kaza 2 76
TO GO TO TASHI GANGA/ KHIBBER
464 Kaza 0
480 Ke Village 12 12
481 Ke Gompa 3 15 R-Ke Gompa
482 Khibber 4 19 S-Khibber 1, RTO towards Tashi Ganga 14
483 Gete? 9 28
484 7 35 L-Tiddim 4, S-Tashi Ganga 1
485 Tashi Ganga 1 36 Return the same way back
485 Tashi Ganga 0
486 Gete 9 9
487 Khibber 7 16 RTO towards Khibber Village
488 Khibber 1 17
464 Kaza 21 38
464 Kaza L-Ke
489 Kaza 0 L-Kaza-Langza-Komik 26 Road, HPTDC Hotel Spiti
490 Kaza 0 PP
491 Kaza 0 R-Bus Stand/Market,L-Tashi Delek GH Main Bazar
492 Kaza 0 L-Kaza-Kakti-Konik Road
493 Kaza 0 Circuit House
494 Kaza 0 Maruti Service Centre Khangsar Motors
495 Lidang 15 15
496 Attargo 3 18 R-Pin Valley/Gulling 16/Sagnam RH 20
TO GO TO PIN VALLEY
496 Attargo 0 RTO, Bridge across Spiti, Mikkim 19, Kungri 18, Sagnam 20
497 Gulling 16 16
498 1 17 R-Kungri Gompa
499 Mikkim 2 19 R-Ka 5, Fukchung 2
500 Pin River Bridge 1 20 Road to Pin Valley
501 Sagnam 1 21 Mud 12, Telang Pul 9, PWD Rest House
502 3 24 L-Telang 4/Kar 4/Todam 3, S-Mud 9/Mava Top 37
503 Mud 9 33 End of the road
503 Mud 0 33
504 Sagnam 12 45
505 Kungiri Gompa 4 49
496 Attargo 17 66 RTO, towards Tabo,L-Kaza
496 Attargo 0 18
497 Lingiti 2 20
498 Lakhang 20
499 Sichling 7 27 L-Dhankar
TO GO TO DHANKAR GOMPA
500 Sichling 0 LTO,S-Tabo
501 Dhankar Gompa 7 7
502 Sichling 7 14 LTO, R-Kaza
503 Sichling 0 27
504 Sichling 1 28 Dolma Guest House, PWD Rest House
505 Poh 12 40
506 Tabo Bridge 8 48
507 Tabo 2 50
508 Tabo Gompa 50
24 TABO-POWARI-KALPA      
  Tabo-Nako-Pooh-Powari-Recong Peo-Kalpa, 205 kms
508 Tabo Gompa 0
509 Lari 0 Puncture shop
510 0 R-Bridge to Sumra 15
511 Hurling 19 19
512 19 RTO,L-Gue 8
513 19 L-Kurik 17,  NH22
514 Sumdo CP 8 27
515 Shalkar 14 41
516 Chango 10 51 PWD Guest House
517 Malling Nullah 19 70 Water crossing
518 Nako BP 6 76 RTO,L-Nako
519 Nako Lake View 0 76
520 7 83 R-Yangthang
521 6 89 R-Leo 6.6, Hango 22
522 Khab 5 94
523 Dublin Bridge 18 112 NH22
524 Pooh BP 5 117 Inside town/Om Hotel & Restaurant
525 Pooh BP 117 Inside town/PWD Rest House
526 Spello 26 143
527 CP 21 164
528 Akpa Bridge 1 165
529 Akpa 1 166
530 Khato Bridge 166
531 Kassang Bridge 9 175
532 Powari 8 183 L-Recong Peo/Kalpa
TO GO TO KALPA
533 Powari 0 RTO, Off NH22
534 Recong Peo 6 6 PP
535 8 14 LTO, S-Pangi
536 6 20 L-Recong Peo
537 Kalpa HPTDC Kinner Kailash 2 22 HPTDC Kinner Kailash, 01786 – 226159.
25 KALPA-KARCHCHAM-CHITKUL      
  Kalpa-Powari-Karchcham-Sangla-Chitkul, 84 kms
538 Kalpa HPTDC Kinner Kailash 0
539 Recong Peo 16 16
540 Powari, NH22 6 22 NH22,RTO towards Rampur/Shimla, L-Kaza
541 Powari 0
542 Powari PP 2 2 HPCL PP Shiv Shakti
543 Shongkong 3 5
544 Karchcham 11 16 L-Sangla 26,S-Rampur
TO GO TO SANGLA-CHITKUL
544 Karchcham 0 0 LTO to Sangla 26,S-Rampur, Off NH22
545 5 5 LTO,R-Shong 8
546 Baspa Dam/Barrage 11 16
547 Sangla 1 17 Hotel Dev Bhoomi Residency
548 Sangla 2 19
549 Batseri 6 25 R-Banjara Resorts
550 Rakcham 12 37
551 Chitkul 9 46
552 Chitkul Hotel Panchali Resort 0 46 Panchali Resort
26 CHITKUL-KARCHCHAM-SHIMLA      
  Chitkul-Karchcham-Jeori-Rampur-Narkhanda-Kufri-Shimla, 258 kms
552 Chitkul Panchali Resort 0
553 Rakcham 12 12
554 Sangla 14 26 Market
555 Baspa Dam 26
556 15 41 L-Shoung
544 Karchcham 4 45 LTO Bridge to Rampur.NH22,R-Recong Peo/Kaza
544 Karchcham 0
545 Cholling 5 5 Tyre Puncture shop
546 Tapri 5 10 Pappu Dhaba
547 1 11 PP
548 Wangtoo 7 18
549 Bawanagar 11 29
550 CP 14 43
551 Jeori 12 55 L-Sarahan 17, S-Rampur
TO GO TO SARAHAN
551 Jeori 0 0 LTO towards Sarahan
552 Sarahan 17 17 HPTDC
553 Jeori 17 34 LTO towards Rampur,R-Kaza
553 Jeori 0 55
554 Jeori PP 2 57 24H PP
555 Jhakri 12 69 ATM, Workshops, Hotels
556 7 76 PP
557 1 77 24H PP, HPCL Snowline Filling Stn,
558 Rampur HPTDC Bushehar Regency 1 78 HPTDC Bushehar Regency
559 Rampur 0 78
560 New Rampur 78
561 New Nogli 78 PP,R-Taklech 14,Rohru 81
562 Nursu 78
563 Duttanagar 78
564 78 R-Sungri
565 78 R-Narkhanda 82
566 Nirath 78
567 River Sutlej bed 78
568 78 PP
569 18 96 R-???
570 Synge 14 110 L-Jalori Pass 53
571 Kingal 110
572 110 PP
573 Kumarsain 15 125
574 125 LTO,S-Thanedar 18
575 Narkhanda 40 165 HPTDC Hatu
576 Narkhanda 165
577 Matiana 165
578 16 181 PP
579 Theog 2 183
580 Fagu 183 HPTDC Peach Blossom
581 Kufri 14 197 NH22,Towards Narkhanda/Rampur
TO GO THROUGH SHIMLA CITY      
582 Kufri     L-ChinaBungalow 2,Chail 28
583 Wildflower Hall 4 4  
584 Dhalli 4 8 L-Shimla BP
585 Dhalli 1 9 PP
586 Tunnel 0 9  
587   0 9 PP
588 Shimla/Sanjauli 1 10 RTO
589   2 12 PP
590 Shimla/ Old Secretariat 2 14  
591 Shimla/HP Holiday Hotel 2 16  
592 Shimla Bus Stand 1 17  
593 Shimla/Victory Tunnel 1 18  
594 Shimla Railway Station 1 19 NH22
595   1 20 R-Baleganj, Summer Hill
596 Shimla BP 1 21 L-Shimla BP
27 SHIMLA-DELHI      
  Shimla-Kandaghat-Parwanoo-Ambala-Panipat-Delhi
TO TAKE SHIMLA BYPASS      
597 Kufri   0 L-ChinaBungalow 2,Chail 28
598 Wildflower Hall 4 4  
599 Dhalli 4 8 PP
600 Shimla BP end/Dhalli 0 8 LTO into BP,S-Shimla
601 Shimla BP 24 32 LTO,R-Shimla
TO  AVOID SHIMLA & GO VIA CHAIL
602 Kufri 0 Off NH22,LTO,S-Shimla
603 Kufri 11 11
604 Shilon 5 16 Hotel Shilon
605 16 Hotel Heaven
606 13 29 LTO,R-Junga/Shimla?
607 29 Chail Palace Hotel
608 Chail Market 1 30
609 1 31 RTO,L-Gaura 27
610 1 32 Lots of Hotels
611 7 39 Maple Resort / Ram Cottage
612 7 46 LTO,R-Junga/Shimla?
613 CP 1 47
614 Sadhupul 1 48 Hotel Rainbow/Hotel Chail Crown
615 Kandaghat 13 61 LTO towards Ambala,R-Shimla
591 Shimla/HP Holiday Hotel 0    
616 Shimla Bus Stand 1 1  
617 Shimla/Victory Tunnel 1 2  
618 Shimla Railway Station 1 3 NH22
619   1 4 R-Baleganj, Summer Hill
620 Shimla BP 1 5 L-Shimla BP
621   1 6 PP
622 Taradevi 0 6 R-Manali
623 Shogli 9 15  
624 Kandaghat 19 34 L-Chail
615 Kandaghat 0 34 L-Chail
625 12 46 PP/Workshops/PNB ATM
626 1 47 L-Solan
627 2 49
628 1 50 PP
629 Solan BP 1 51 RTO,L-Solan
630 1 52 R-Barog 6
631 4 56 PP
632 9 65 PP
633 Barog BP 1 66 R-Barog 4
634 Kumarahatti 1 67
635 Dharampur 4 71 PP
636 1 72 Giani ka Dhaba
637 1 73 R-Kasauli
638 1 74 PP
639 8 82 McD
640 2 84 PP
641 Parwanoo 13 97 Pinjore-Kalka-Parwanoo BP
642 HIMACHAL PRADESH BORDER 2 99 Pinjore-Kalka-Parwanoo BP
643 Kalka 1 100 Pinjore-Kalka-Parwanoo BP
644 Pinjore 5 105 Pinjore-Kalka-Parwanoo BP
645 Panchkula 15 120
646 CHANDIGARH BP 4 124 R-Chandigarh, LTO towards Shimla
647 Zirkapur FO 0 124 R-Rajpura/Patiala
648 Zirkapur, Chandigarh BP 2 126 Hotel Best Western Maryland, M&M ASC Swami Automobiles
649 2 128 McD
650 Derabassi 5 133
651 Toll Gate 8 141
652 PUNJAB BORDER 12 153
653 Chandigarh Expressway Jn 8 161 LTO towards Delhi, NH1,R-Amritsar
654 Ambala Railway Station FO 5 166
655 Pipli/Kurukshetra 45 211 HR Tourism Resort Parakeet
656 Toll Gate 13 224
657 26 250 HR Tourism Resort Oasis
658 Karnal 2 252 Dhaabas
659 Toll Gate 28 280
660 Panipat FO 7 287 Elevated road
661 Panipat FO 287
662 Panipat FO 1 288 HR Tourism Resort Skylark
663 Murthal 43 331 Pahalwan Dhaba
664 Rai/Sonipat 10 341 HR Tourism Resort Ethnic India
665 HARYANA BORDER 10 351
666 Delhi Mukkarba Chowk 16 367 L-Red Fort

17 days to go… howz the preps going??

OK, so finally Yayawar’s had a day long meeting, taking stock of situation, discussing, raiding the market, gorging on whatever is available.

First a discussion on the routes.. may be we can drive on first two days a longer, cover longer route and then get a chance to view Drang Drung glacier? Afterall, Drang Drung is the second largest glaciers of Laddakh after Siachin with an overall length of 32 Kms!  This detour would also give a chance to view Nun Kun twin peaks. We’ll see.. we’ll see.. if the drive time allows, we’ll see…

Time for some maggi 🙂

What about preparations… logistics done!  Some items already dumped. Good! Spare car tire arranged with the neighbor… cool!

Things that are missing? Let’s raid Battle Fatigues!

So a drive to Battle Fatigues it is.  Sleeping bags procured, waist pouch procured, sleeping mats procured, caps procured. Anything else? Nah! We have rest of the things. Trampoline + ropes + cans + pipe – Tony will get from Bareilly, Avi will get them on bus.

Time for some burger at McD’ 😀

Ok! What about memory cards? What’s the cost of 32gigs class 10 microSD? 1500+? Check cost to cost.. indeed! Naaah! We don’t procure things at such ridiculous rates. We’ll use our e-shopping expertise to get these at lowest price. Let’s procure some.. One from infibeam at 1422/-, One from Shopclues at 1395! Lets get some more.. Oh! The coupon codes are not working again! Smart guys.. but we’re smarter.. we’ll get some tomorrow via friends. 😉

In the meantime.. some sprouts! 🙂

Ok, time to get some apps for the android phone.. wireless is on, let’s utilize. OsmAnd+ downloaded and installed. Only thing is that you have to be careful while downloading supporting files as only 3 downloads are allowed. I downloaded the map for India, English TTS and English voice. Map checked, has good maps for Laddakh. Navigation needs to be tested though. Altimeter installed. We need to test.. will test later. Installed the countdown app too 🙂

Time for some chips and coke 😀

What? Let’s sleep some… in the meantime, download some useless, crappy, personal data stealing but fun apps. Also revise if we’re missing anything. Forclaz 500? Lemme see if we can get it cheap online. Indeed it is.. but no further discount 🙁  I think we shall wait for some time. We’ll wait.

Afghani chicken? Have you tasted?? No??? Let’s go and have some. Now? At 19:00 hrs?? Which restaurant will be serving dinner??? Chalo, lets try and see if it is open. Oh yes! It is!! Let’s order some… Yummy!!!  afghanichickenmojito   😀

Ok guys, it’s already 20:30. I shall leave now and then only I can reach home by 22:00. WHAT?? “Aaj din bhar Rotti nahin khayee aur Roti khaana banta hai? Paraanthe khaayenge at CP“? Ok, but I’ll miss the last metro and you’ll have to drive me to home. Agreed? Good!

Let’s kill some more time then. Some more android apps.. now some useful ones.

Lets go!! Alright, I’ll test the OsmAnd+ as well. Cool it is! With detailed maps and navigation with good amount of accuracy, it’s good for a free app. Recommended! Someday I’ll write a review. Guys! I’ve heard about Lajpat Nagar / Vikram Hotel Paranthe waala. Shall we go there? Route changed.. let’s go.

Time for some paranthe, chhach and chai!

I’m disappointed! Nothing sort of something that would command people coming over from long distance to savour. It’s just the same parantha that every seller at every nook and corner in NCR is selling, just with some chaat masaala added. It’s nothing extraordinary. I’m a learned man now!  You learn by experience!!

Chalo guys, drop me to home now… Thanks for dropping.. andar to aa jao! What’ll you have? Tea? Nah! What about some Mango shake? mangoshake Hmmm. 🙂

By the time mango shake comes, let’s see how the forclaz 500 is.. also, here’s my tent and the two sleeping bags. When you’ve come down till here.. why not you get these to Dwarka so that I’ll have less luggage for the D-day.

Alright! Good Night and Bye!!

 

let’s take stock of situation now.. the list of “what’s on cards” and “what else can be done” shall get shortened and “what’s ready” should get longer
What’s ready?

  • Car – Service done
  • Car – Carrier added for lugguage
  • Car – Air compressor checked
  • Car – jack checked
  • Car – stock tools checked
  • Car – fire extinguisher checked
  • Car – window breaker cum seat belt cutter checked
  • Car – Puncture repairing kit checked
  • Car – Spare tire valved checked
  • Car – tire valve tool checked
  • Car – GPS navigation checked
  • Car – Cigrette lighter port 3-way splitter checked
  • Car – 200W DC to AC inverter checked
  • Car DVR – 3 pcs checked
  • Car – Spare tire tube checked, another set arranged
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 550D + Canon EOS Rebel Ti
  • Lenses – Stock 18-55 mm + 70-300mm + 10x macro
  • Filters – ND, Polarising
  • P&S Camera – Canon IXUS 950
  • Maps – in GPS navigation system – may not be reliable
  • Petrol Pump locations – mapped
  • Accomodation information – captured
  • Tents – 1 4-person + 1 2-person checked and dumped
  • Airtel postpaid connection – existing
  • Clothing – list ready
  • Torch checked – 2 pcs
  • Swiss knife checked
  • Knife checked
  • Multitool checked
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine done
  • BSNL postpaid connection done
  • Jerrycan for 30 ltr for Diesel done
  • Funnel/10 ft pipe done
  • Small gas cylinder with burner done
  • Sleeping bags checked and counted and dumped
  • Sleeping mats checked and counted and dumped
  • Waist pouches checked and counted and dumped
  • Hats dumped
  • Maps – offline stored maps on smart device done

 

What’s on cards?

  • Car – spare tire tube condition to be checked
  • Car – spare tire valve to be procured
  • Car – check existence of sump guardNot required as advised by experts
  • Car – battery jumper to be checked / sourced
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 1000D to be sourced
  • Lens – fish eye desirable
  • Maps – HVK to provide
  • Hotel booking – HVK to provide
  • Plan printouts – 6 copies, one to be left at home
  • BSNL postpaid connection to be done
  • Jerry can 30Ltrs for Diesel to be procured
  • Funnel / 10ft pipe to be procured
  • Medicines to be procured
  • Small gas cylinder with burner / kerosene stove to be procured
  • Cooking / eating utensils to be stocked
  • 20 Ltr water container
  • Sleeping Bags to be checked & counted
  • Ready to eat MTRs and maggi to be procured
  • Chocolates & toffees to be procured
  • Copies/registers & pencils (no pens for they contribute to plastic waste) for distribution among local children to be procured

 

What else can be done?

  • Maps – offline stored maps on smart device
  • Lens – fish eye – desirable
  • Check other people going around the same time and if possible, club

 

Good progress I’d say.. things are on track.. clock is ticking.. Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.. 17 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes… Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

24 days to the D-day.. are we prepared? Let’s take stock of the situation.

What’s ready?

  • Car – Service done
  • Car – Carrier added for lugguage
  • Car – Air compressor checked
  • Car – jack checked
  • Car – stock tools checked
  • Car – fire extinguisher checked
  • Car – window breaker cum seat belt cutter checked
  • Car – Puncture repairing kit checked
  • Car – tire valve tool checked
  • Car – GPS navigation checked
  • Car – Cigrette lighter port 3-way splitter checked
  • Car – 200W DC to AC inverter checked
  • Car DVR – 3 pcs checked
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 550D + Canon EOS Rebel Ti
  • Lenses – Stock 18-55 mm + 70-300mm + 10x macro
  • Filters – ND, Polarising
  • P&S Camera – Canon IXUS 950
  • Maps – in GPS navigation system – may not be reliable
  • Petrol Pump locations – mapped
  • Accomodation information – captured
  • Tents – 1 4-person + 1 2-person checked
  • Airtel postpaid connection – existing
  • Clothing – list ready
  • Torch checked – 2 pcs
  • Swiss knife checked
  • Knife checked
  • Multitool checked

 

What’s on cards?

  • Car – spare tire tube condition to be checked
  • Car – spare tire valve to be procured
  • Car – check existence of sump guard
  • Car – battery jumper to be checked / sourced
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 1000D to be sourced
  • Lens – fish eye desirable
  • Maps – HVK to provide
  • Hotel booking – HVK to provide
  • Plan printouts – 6 copies, one to be left at home
  • BSNL postpaid connection to be done
  • Jerry can 30Ltrs for Diesel to be procured
  • Funnel / 10ft pipe to be procured
  • Medicines to be procured
  • Small gas cylinder with burner / kerosene stove to be procured
  • Cooking / eating utensils to be stocked
  • 20 Ltr water container
  • Sleeping Bags to be checked & counted
  • Ready to eat MTRs and maggi to be procured
  • Chocolates & toffees to be procured
  • Copies/registers & pencils (no pens for they contribute to plastic waste) for distribution among local children to be procured

 

What else can be done?

  • Maps – offline stored maps on smart device

A visit to Battle Fatigues on 20th July along with the gang planned to prepare & stock other required items.

Now.. what all do we need for the trip so that it is safe and sound?

HVK again to rescue. HVK has created a very detailed things to carry list which covers almost everything that anyone would require on any trip. It includes things from clothes to tools to medicine to etables. I’ll attach the list here if I get permission from him.

With the list of things from HVK, it all boils down to tick tick tick the items.. and where do we get them?

Battle Fatigues at Gopinath Bazar, Delhi Cantt is one stop shop for everything you’d need for such a trip.

Checklist

Vehicle: XUV 5OO FWD – Tick

Tents: One 4 person tent plus One 2 person tent – Tick

Sleeping bags – -5degree marked, two – Tick

Electronic air compressor – Tick

Tyre status – tread check – Tick

Spare valves – Tick

Tubeless puncture repairing kit – Tick

Tyre valve tool – Tick

Battery status – Tick

Battery terminal jumper – Tick

Knife – Bear Gryll’s ultimate knife – Tick

Swiss Knife – Victronics red champ – Tick

Multitool – Leatherman – Tick

Torch – 3 x LED – Tick

Car DC to AC inverter – Belkin 200 watt – Tick

Others – Tick

Tick

Tick…

 

 

So finally we drop Padum & Hanle from our itinerary, revise our plan, recheck it and send to HVK for his comments and approval. Here’s what it looks like.

Plan Version 2.0

Date From To Start Stop Kms Drive Hrs Comments
SAT, 10 August Dwarka, Delhi Pathankot Road Crossing, Jalandhar 0:00 8:00 384 6.5 XUV, night driving by Cheenu, if rain then foggy
SAT, 10 August Jalandhar Malikpur, Pathankot 8:00 10:30 125 2.5 Neeraj to drive on hills, supported by Cheenu/Arun
SAT, 10 August Pathankot 17th Miles Hotel, Badhwal 10:30 11:30 78.6 1 25-30 km before Jammu, 17th Mile Hotel – break/toilet/breakfast/brunch
SAT, 10 August 17th Miles Canal Road, Jammu 13:00 13:30 24.3 0.5
SAT, 10 August Jammu District Govt Hospital, Rajouri 13:30 16:30 148 3 No hotel perhaps, Shahadra Sharf has a govt guest house, 15 kms before Bafiaz
SAT, 10 August Rajouri Bafliaz 16:30 17:00 28 0.5 Try to get a hotel at Bafliaz
Night stay at Bafiaz
SUN, 11 August Bafliaz Pir Ki Gali 6:00 55.6 1.5 Climb Starts from Bafliaz
SUN, 11 August Pir Ki Gali Shopian Circuit House 38.5 1 Take detour to Aharbal waterfalls if want (12km)
SUN, 11 August Shopian Circuit House Pulwama 22.4 0.5
SUN, 11 August Pulwama NH1 (via Galandar-Kakpora Road) 13.8 0.3 Heavy security checks
SUN, 11 August NH1 HP Petrol Pump, Srinagar 30.9 1 Heavy security checks, add 1 more hour here?
SUN, 11 August Srinagar Sonmarg Market, Sonmarg 18:00 65.1 1.25 Mountain Greens camping!!
Night stay at Sonmarg
MON, 12 August Sonmarg Zozi La pass, Gumri 6:00 7:30 26.2 1.5 Srinagar – Leh: 9am to 5:30pm
MON, 12 August zozi la Dropadi Kund, Drass road 18.3 0.5 small trek
MON, 12 August Dropadi Kund, Drass road Kargil War Memorial, Drass 25 0.5 1 hr at war memorial
MON, 12 August Kargil War Memorial, Drass Airport Road crossing, Kargil 17:00 61.5 1.1 leisure drive
Night stay at Kargil
TUE, 13 August Kargil Mulbekh 6:00 31 0.5 Rock Buddha, road diversion for Buddha Monastry – 1hr
TUE, 13 August Mulbekh Namik La 16 0.5 1st century Gompa
TUE, 13 August Namik La Fotu La 35.3 1
TUE, 13 August Fotu La Hotel Moonland, Lamayuru 15.3 0.5 8th century Gompa, Lunar landscape, lunch ,Stay if already late
TUE, 13 August Lamayuru Nimmoo 80 2
TUE, 13 August Nimmoo Zanskar-Indus Sangam 5.6 0.25 Take right on Zanskar Valley Road for Sangam view , 0.5 hrs here?
TUE, 13 August Zanskar-Indus Sangam Magnetic Hill 7.9 0.25 Take U turn and U after crossing Indus
TUE, 13 August Magnet Hill M&M Service Station, Leh 26.2 0.5 Doubles up as Maruti stn too
Night stay at Leh
WED, 14 August Permits vehicle checkup better to get it personally
WED, 14 August Local Sight seeing Leh Fort, World Peace Pagoda DC office shall be open, takes about an hour to get permits
WED, 14 August Tsemo Gompa even open on Sunday for an hour (3-4)
Night stay at Leh
THU, 15 August Leh Khardung La 6:00 7:30 40.6 1 permits at checkpost at 7:00, 15-20 mins at K-la
THU, 15 August North Pullu checkpost 15.4 0.5 breakfast
THU, 15 August North Pullu checkpost Turtuk 150 3.5 go directly, balkan villege, best apricot
Night stay at Turtuk
FRI, 16 August Turtuk Hunder 80.7 2 Sand dunes, 3-4 hours here, evening
FRI, 16 August Hunder Diskit 9.8 0.25 Dikshit Gompa & Buddha statue, night stay
FRI, 16 August Diskit Sumur 30 1 Nothing in Sumur, may want to do if time allows
Night stay at Diskit
SAT, 17 August Diskit Agham 8:00 46.8/48.7 1.5 Two ways to Agham, on river side :), other way is 2 km longer
SAT, 17 August Agham Wari La 34 1 if snowfall, wari-la closes
SAT, 17 August Wari La Sarkti/Sakti 25.2 0.5
SAT, 17 August Sarkti/Sakti Indian Oil Pump, Karu 13:00 16.3 0.5 refill, lunch, break
SAT, 17 August Indian Oil Pump, Karu Tangtse 17:00 82.6 2
SAT, 17 August Tangtse Chagar Tso 24.1 0.5 small lake
SAT, 17 August Chagar Tso Camp Martsemik La, Pangong 10.5 0.25
SAT, 17 August Camp Martsemik La, Pangong Spangmik 8.3 0.5 Accomodation
SAT, 17 August Spangmik Merak 19.1 0.75 total dirt track, best drive, best place to stay
Night Camping at Pangong Tso
SUN, 18 August Pangong Tso Karu 6:00 11:00 145 3.5
SUN, 18 August Karu Tso Moriri 173 4 last 25 kms, no road, follow tyre tracks, reach before dark, watch sunset
SUN, 18 August Korzok Camping allowed at Korzok
Night camping at Tso Moriri/Karzok
MON, 19 August Tso Moriri Tso Kar 6:00 73.5 2.75 sulphur valleys, startsapuk tso, kyagar tso and one more small lake en-route
MON, 19 August Tso Kar More Plains 44.7 1.25 may run on dirt tracks separate from Leh-Manali highway
MON, 19 August More Plains More Plains 11.5/11.9 0.5 Take any alternate, not much time difference
MON, 19 August More Plains Pang 5.9 0.25 Pucture repair shop here
MON, 19 August Pang Sarchu 17:00 78.6 2.25 Sarchu army camp. Can pitch your tents
MON, 19 August Sarchu Suraj Tal (large) 31.5 1
MON, 19 August Suraj Tal Suraj Tal 1.8 0.1
MON, 19 August Suraj Tal Zingzing Bar 16.7 0.5
MON, 19 August Zingzing Bar Jispa 19:30 33 1.1 stay options
MON, 19 August Jispa Keylong 20.5 0.75 stay options, 100kms from Sarchu
Night stay at Keylong
TUE, 20 August Keylong Gramphoo 50.2 1.75 take left
TUE, 20 August Gramphoo Chhatru 17.3 0.25 No Road, rocky, water crossing, scenic beauty
TUE, 20 August Chhatru Batal 32.2 0.5 Batal dhaba Tea Shop, stay option
TUE, 20 August Batal Chandra Tal Road 2.8 0.1
TUE, 20 August Chandra Tal Road Chander Tal 14 1.5 12-13kms drive followed by a 500mrs trek, last .5km walk, Camping option with Jamaica (BCMT)
Night Camping at Chandar Tal
WED, 21 August ******** BUFFER DAY ************* Full Moon day, Trekking, go berserk with camera
WED, 21 August can go trekking if desired
WED, 21 August
Night Camping at Chandar Tal
THU, 22 August Chandra Tal Chandra Tal Road 6:00 14 1.5 Packing, trek and back to road
THU, 22 August Chandra Tal Road Kunzum La 12.1 0.25
THU, 22 August Kunzum La Gas station, kaza 10:00 71.2 5 tar road, google says 1.1 hour
THU, 22 August Kaza Tabo 47.5 0.75
THU, 22 August Tabo Sumdo 26.9 0.5
THU, 22 August Sumdo Nako Lake, Nako 18:00 Nako lake
Night stay at Nako
FRI, 23 August Nako Rampur 6:00 188 3.5
FRI, 23 August Rampur Narkanda Filling Station, Narkanda 66 1.2
FRI, 23 August Narkanda Kufri crossing, Kufri 47.8 1
FRI, 23 August Kufri Hotel Ceddar, Chail 35.3 1 Late evening
Night stay at  Chhail
SAT, 24 August Chail Dwarka, Delhi 6:00 350 6.25
****************************** TOUR ENDS **********************************************

 

HVK reviews it and guess what…

The plan stands approved!

Ok, so we refine our plan and send to HVK for a review and get the following comments:

Overall, the plan is not feasible. I have indicated why not in comments in the attached file

–          You cannot do Zanskar valley with your schedule, you need an extra 3 days

–          Your drive timings are unrealistic & not possible

–          Camping out is restricted in all places

–          No hotels in Hanle

–          Not possible to take the shortest route to Hanle via Cushul & Tsaga

–          You need to carry lots of extra fuel. If you do that, where will you carry the rest of the things?

–          Staying 4 nights continuously in high-altitude places Pangong-Hanle-Tso M-Sarchu is simply impossible

As indicated in the attached Excel file, not possible. Kargil-Padum is difficult in 1 day, unless you have an early morning start (5-6 am), drive without any breaks (except 1 lunch) & are lucky to get stable drive conditions. Even then, do not expect to reach Padum before 8 pm. Doing it direct from Srinagar is – well, words fail me! Simply put, NOT possible.

 

 

Now we’re lost! Seems we’ll have to drop some places. We’ll remove Padum and Hanle. In any case, photography in Hanle is not being permitted this year and hence it would be better to leave it. What we certainly sure of doing is Chandratal on Full Moon Day – 21 August.

 

We will create a better plan, we are learning….

We contact the ‘Guru’ of all travels – H V Kumar (or HVK as people fondly call him) and he says….

Overall, the plan is not feasible

 

 

 

 

What??? We read on his comments and get baffled..

Date From To Start Time Stop Time Kms Drive Hrs Comments HVK comments
10th August Dwarka, Delhi Jallandhar 0:00 8:00 XUV, night driving by Cheenu
10th August Jallandhar Jammu 8:00 19:00 Neeraj to drive on hills, supported by Cheenu/Arun why would you take so much time to reach Jammu?
Night stay at Jammu
11th August Jammu Srinagar 6:00 18:00 421 9 hrs Via Mughal Road, scenic beauty. Via Pir ki gali or Sinthan Top?
Night stay at Srinagar
12th August Srinagar Padum 6:00 18:00 434 10 hrs Srinagar-Kargil is a day’s drive. Kargil-Padum is a 14 hour drive. How did you conclude you can do Srinagar-Kargil-Padum in 10 hours instead of 24 hours???
Night stay at Padum Not possible
13th August Padum Leh 8:00 18:00 410 8 hrs Padum-Kargil is 1 day drive, Kargil-Leh is 10 hrs with sightseeing thrown in
Night stay at Leh Not possible
14th August Permits
14th August Local Sight seeing
Night stay at Leh
15th August Leh Khardung La
15th August Khardung La Nubra
15th August Nubra Turtuk long drive, if you stop by at Diskit Gompa & Hunder sand dunes
Night stay at Turtuk
16th August Turtuk Pangong Tso When will you tour around Turtuk then?
Night camping at Pangong Tso Possible only if you go via Wari la
17th August Pangong Tso Hanle Chusul route is not permitted this year. If you go via Karu & Mahe, it is a long day’s drive
Night stay at Hanle Camping in Pangong not permitted
18th August Hanle Tso Moriri No hotels in Hanle
Night camping at Tso Moriri
19th August Tso Moriri Sarchu Did you realise that it is the 4th night in succession that you are staying at altitude >4000 mtrs? You will be pooped
Night stay at Sarchu
20th August Sarchu Batal You can’t just go & camp there without tour operator
Batal Chander Tal
Night Camping at Chandar Tal
21st August ***************** BUFFER DAY ************************ Full Moon day, Trekking, go berserk with camera Thanks to the Kargil-Padum planning fiasco, you have already lost 3-4 days
Night Camping at Chandar Tal
22nd August Batal Kaza
Night stay at Kaza
23rd August Kaza Tabo
23rd August Tabo Sumdo
23rd August Sumdo Sangla All in one day? Not possible. Even if yo go direct to Narkahnda, it will be a miserable long day, 15-20 hrs
23rd August Sangla Narkanda Sangla or Chitkul? Nothing in Sangla
Night stay at Sangla or Narkanda
24th August Sangla/Narkanda Dwarka, Delhi
****************************** TOUR ENDS **********************************************

Now what? We have to go anyway, so we will re-plan with advise from the master himself! Give me some time and I’ll come up with revised plan…

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