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Advice on Leh Itinerary

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Advice on Leh Itinerary

Hi,

Planning to visit Leh for 6 nights from 30 Sept-6th Oct and based on earlier posts, have made the following itinerary for our visit, will really appreciate any suggestions on this:

Day 1: Land in Leh in morning, rest entire day

Day 2: Sightseeing around Leh- Gurudwara, Shey Palace, Magnetic Hill, Thiksey Monastery, Confluence of Zanskar-Indus, Alchi Monastery

Day 3: Nubra Valley via Khardungla and night stay at Hunder

Day 4: Drive back to Leh via sumor gompa; overnight in Leh- visit Leh market in evening

Day 5: Drive to Pangong Lake with overnight stay at Tangste (since tents would have moved out by then)

Day 6: Drive back to Leh via tsemo gompa and sunset at Shanti stupa

Day 7: Fly back early morning.

Please suggest if the trip is doable or anything should be added or can be avoided. I am thinking of staying at Karma Inn at Nubra Valley and Pangong Residency at Tangste- can anyone suggest whether theyre comfortable esp as we'll be there in October first week.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Advice on Leh Itinerary

Hello Kubir,

This is Manzoor(Travel Agent)Leh Ladakh.Well your itinerary it good but little changes needed as you are missing some nice places.Edited itinerary is below

Day 1: Land in Leh in morning, rest entire day

Day 2: Hear places are mixed up and visiting all places in one day will be hectic.In day trip you can do Leh-Hall of fame-Kali Mata Mandir-Patther Sahb Gurduwara-Magnetic hill,Sangam(Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river)and Alchi Monastery in western Ladakh or Leh-Shey palace-Thiksey Monastery, -Hemis Monastery & museum and Stok Palace & museum in Eastern Ladakh

Day 3: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla and night stay at Hunder

Day 4: Drive back to Leh via Diskit Gonpa,sumor gompa and Panamik Hot spring.overnight in Leh- visit Leh market in evening

Day 5: Drive to Pangong Lake with overnight stay at Tangste (since tents would have moved out by then) or Home stay at Spangmik village on the shore of the lake

Day 6: Drive back to Leh and visit Shanti stupa for sunset

Day 7: Fly back

Cheers

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Thanks manzoor for your advice.

can you share some details of the homestay at pangong lake- cost and feasibility in terms of cold during october, or would you suggest we come back to leh same day rather than staying overnight in tangste?

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Hii,

Home stay accommodation is easily available in Oct as well and it will cost you max 500 to 700 including meal(Very good and unique experience).Of course weather would be bit cold in Oct.You can also do a day trip to the Lake they both way driving will be of 10 hours,so then you have very little time to explore.

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Suggested itinerary is

Day 1: Land in Leh in morning. rest entire day. Evening visit to Shanti Stupa.

Day 2: Day trip to Hall of fame, Kali Mata Mandir, Gurduwara, Magnetic hill, Sangam(Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river) and Alchi Monastery.

Day 3: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla and night stay at Hunder

Day 4: Drive back to Leh via Diskit Gonpa,sumor gompa and Panamik Hot spring.overnight in Leh- visit Leh market in evening

Day 5: Drive to Pangong Lake. Enroute visit thiksey monastery.

Day 6: Drive back to Leh. Enroute visit Hemmis Monestry and shey palace.

Day 7: Fly back

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5. Re: Advice on Leh Itinerary

Hi Manzoor, I was planning a similar itinerary through a travel package - 7N with 1 overnight stay each in Nubra valley and Pangong Lake. I plan to travel on 28th May with my family (wife and son). But I got advice from another travel company that its not advisable for families to stay overnight at Pangong because its too remote and there are no health facilities in case required. I called up one hotel in Leh to check further and was told that before June, it is not advised to stay overnight in Pangong. Can you please advise ?

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Hello Ujjwal,

This is absolutely true that old aged and children below 16 years are not advised to visit Pangong lake before June because the logical reason is that the level of O2 is quite low till summer(June to Aug) and Pangong lake itself is situated at an attitude if 14000 feet(4250mts)and except army medical camp there is no good medical center over there and night temperature over there in may is quite harsh.Temp can might dip below 0 degree. If possible try to do a day trip with some +box and O2 cylinder.

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7. Re: Advice on Leh Itinerary

For the xxxth time : STOP POSTING GUESSES as medical info !

Children are at equal risk for altitude sickness as adults , the 50+ group has LOWER risk .

Oxygen is at 21 % at all altitudes , the variation in air pressure with different weather has no practical importance except under really extreme conditions , like Mount Everest summits.

The one important safety point here is that short trips makes it unsafe to stay overnight at Pangong Tso : minimum three nights at Leh's altitude AND a night at Tangtse first.

Good basic medical information can be found from International Society for Mountain Medicine ( ismm.org ) , and more detailed from CDC ( shortlinked at http://korta.nu/cdcalt ) , Wilderness Medical Society ( http://korta.nu/wem ) , Himalyan Rescue Association and the docs at Sonam Norbu hospital in Leh . None of them will support what has been said in # 6.

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Thanks pratik for your feedback- very helpful.

Just wanted your feedback on whether I should do a day trip to pangong instead of staying overnight in tangste, since staying at tangste will still not allow us to be there for sunrise or sunset at the lake. That way we could have a light day at leh in between nubra valley n pangong to maybe just do one of the monasteries?

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9. Re: Advice on Leh Itinerary

On 5th day, you can do one day return trip to Pangong. On 6th day, you can cover leh palace, shey palace, thiksey monastery and hemmis monastery.

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10. Re: Advice on Leh Itinerary

Hi kuber

Did you finalize your trip.You are planning with family or friends? Me to planning for same dates which you are planning.

Thanx