Monday, June 20, 2016

Leh Once again - 2016

Here was Our trip itenary -
  1. 29th May - Delhi To Pathankot
  2. 30th May - Pathankot to Patni Top
  3. 31st May - Patni Top to Sonamarg
  4. 2nd June - Sonamarg to Biamah via kargil-batalik
  5. 3rd June - Biamah to Leh
  6. 5th June - Leh to Thoise via Hunder-Diskit
  7. 6th June - Thoise-Turtuk-Thoise
  8. 7th June - Thoise to Pangong Tso/Tangtse via Agham-Shyok
  9. 8th June - Pangong to Nyoma via Chushul.
  10. 9th June -   Nyoma to Tso Moriri to Nyoma
  11. 10th June - Nyoma to Jispa.
  12. 11th-12th June - Jispa to Manali to Delhi.
In the planning I took the following considerations - 
  1. Took adequate rest in beginning to not feel rushed.
  2. Not to drive for more than 6-7 Hrs a day. So there is atleast half a day left to rest and appreciate the surroundings.
Some things to consider this year - 
  1. Lots of traffic at Srinagar during day which worsens because of new 4 lane highway being made and existing highway under total neglect. Better to cross Srinagar in Night. Same for Manali.
  2. Hunder to Pangong via Agham-Shyok is doable this year. But DONT DO in rains. There was some dry river/streams bed crossings. This helps to avoid crossing khardungla again
  3. One way traffic is there at Zojila. Sonamarg side traffic is opened in morning around 11 AM. NOT BEFORE THAT.
  4. Sumdo to Tso Kar on the way back from Tso Moriri is in bad shape.
Our map guide was

Here are some pics from the trip, credit to my friend Abhishek Sharma.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ladakh Visit Information

To help other travelers looking for information on visiting Ladakh, I am compiling a list of helpful articles on traveling to Ladakh from this blog.

The planning:

The trip logs:

The pictures:

The beginning

To Manali

Picture links

The plan

Leh - Pangong Tso - Leh

Got Leh'ed

Staying options

Of high passes

Some more pictures

Shopping for the trip

Of course, if you are interested, you can read all posts on this blog by going through the archives. There are some real nice anecdotes, trivial information, and photographs around.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Highighest motorable road in the world.

Yes we were there and it was a very very windy and chilly. The road was bad. Hats off to Himank for maintaining this road..

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Almond island

Almond island
Originally uploaded by ankur186
This Alomond shape island comes just after you cross the Zojila pass and are almost about to enter Shrinagar. Nature is very creative here.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Leh palace Ruins

Leh palace
Originally uploaded by ankur_gupta10.

I assumed leh palace to be like the other rajasthan palaces i have seen. They are nice strcutures with some ornamental artwork on walls which remind you of the great past. Leh palace was a ruin, It is currently undergoing renovation. Myself and prashant were the only 2 brave souls who ventured over some precarious ladders to reach its very top.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dal Lake...

Dal Lake..., originally uploaded by OM Bhardwaj.

Kashmir, the beauty of this place is not going to be easy for anyone to describe ever...

God bless us all with peace in this heaven on earth !!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Introduction to Ladakh

Khardungla INStructions
Originally uploaded by ankur_gupta10.

Read the board for some Introduction to Ladakh. Some important instructions and points to note.

You would be able to read the board after clicking on all size button the flickr page.