Till 2013 I did not even heard much about the place Leh, but after reading the travelogues of TAI
and other forums Leh is in my dream.
While selecting Storme in May 2014, Leh was in mind. But I was not so confident to take my new vehicle to Leh because I just upgraded from an Alto to Storme. Driving a beast for the first time, but now I realize it is more easy vehicle. One more reason to postponed the trip was the accident occurred during our Rameswaram & Dhanushkodi trip.
Now I am planning for a leh trip most probably in August 2015. Done the home work in 2013.
My daughter is only 2 years old, so I don’t want to take my family to leh now.
I can accommodate 2-3 similar minded peoples in my Storme and also I would like to travel in a group of peoples and vehicles from south India.
The suggestions from the experienced members are highly welcome.
The itinerary is as below:
Trip to Leh, the Itinerary:
Day 1: Adoor -> Alappuzha -> Ernakulam -> Kozhikkode (335 Km)
Day 2: Kozhikkode – Kolhapur 773km
Kozhikkode -> Mahe -> Kannur -> Bekal -> Kasargod -> Mangalore – Udupi -> Bhatkal -> Honavar -> Ankola -> Yellapur NH 63 -> SH 93 Alnawar -> Belgaum -> Kolhapur
Day 3: Kohlapur – Ahmedabad 887
Kohlapur -> Pune -> Thane -> Ghodbunder -> Surat -> Vadodara -> Ahmedabad
Day 4: Ahmedabad - Kishangarh: 574 km
Ahmedabad -> Udaipur -> Chittorgarh NH76-> Mandpiya NH 79-> Atoon -> Nasirabad Byepass NH 79 -> Kishangarh
Day-5: Kishangarh -> Amritsar (690km)
Kishangarh ->RJ SH 7 -> NH 65 A -> Bhiyani -> Khanpur -> Sujangarh -> Ratangarh -> Rawatsar -> Hanumangarh -> Batinda -> Kot Kapura -> Faridkot Bp ->Tarn Taran -> Amritsar
Day-6: Amritsar -> Srinagar (458 Km)
Amritsar -> Pathankot -> Lakhenpur -> Samba -> Udhampur -> Srinagar (Visit Golden temple, Jalian Valla bag)
Day 7: Srinagar -> Kargil (204 Km)
Srinagar, Dal Lake, -> Zoji-La pass -> Drass -> Tigerhills -> Kargil
Day 8: Kargil – Rangdum (130km)
Via: Kargil (0) – Panikhar (Suru Valley) (68) –Rangdum (Suru Valley) (130)
Day 9: Rangdum (Suru Valley) (0) – Pnsi La (Zansar Valley) (25) – Padum (Zansar Valley) (115) See twin lakes Stat Tso & Lang Tso, Glacier Durang Durung on the way to Padum,
At padum Shiela fall, burdun gompa
Day 10: Padum – Kargil (245km)
Day 11: Kargil (0) – Lamayuru (110) – Leh (235)
Kargil – Mulbek- Namika La – Fotu La – Lamayuru (Visit Lemayuru Moon land) – Nimmu – Leh
Day 12: Leh
Permits, Visit Hemis Monastery (60km), Thiksey Gompa (20Km 0n Leh Manali Road), Main Market, Castle Tsemo, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Nishan Sahib of the Gurudwara
Day 13, 14, 15: Leh - Numbra Vally - Leh (489Km)
Day 13: Leh (0) – Khardung La (40) – Khalsar (98) – Diskit (118) – Hunder (126)
Day 14: Hunder (0) – Turtuk (79) – Hunder (158) – Diskit (166)
Day 15: Diskit (0) – Sumur – Panamik – Leh (197km)
Day 16: Leh – Dah – leh
Day 17: Leh (Reserve / Rest day)
Day 18: Leh – Marsimik La - Pangong Tso (Spangmik) (220 Km)
Leh (0) – Karu (45) – Chang La (80) – Tangtsey (138) (170) – Lukung -> Tablang -> Phobrang -> Marsimik La (18634 real highest motorable way ft) – Phobrang - Lukung -> Spangmik (Pangong Tso) (220)
Day 19: Pangong Tso (Spangmik) – Hanle (180 Km) Visit Hanl Monastrey, Chandra telescope.
Pangong Tso – Chushul – Mitpal Tso – Mahe – Cghagga La – Loma – Hanle
Day 20: Hanle – Kyun Tso I & II - Nyoma – Mahe – Sumdo - Karzok - Tso Moriri (180Km)
Day 21: - Tso Moriri - Karzok - Sumdo - Tso Kar (240Km) – Moore Plains – Debring (280Km) – Sarchu -> Bharatpur -> Baralacha La -> Darcha -> Jispa (303 Km)
Total Km done during Day 17, 18, 19 = 220 + 180+180+303 =880Km+Jispa + Tandi 50Km =930Km (Diesel requirement = 930/8 =116L)
Diesel Storage 55 (tank) + 2x35 ltr Cans = 125L
Day 22: Jispa -> Keylong (22km) -> Tandi (50Km) Kokhsar -> Chandra Taal (170 Km)
Day 23: Chandra Taal -> Losar – Kaza – Key – Kibber – Gette - Kaza (161 Km)
Day 24: Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Lidang – Dhankhar – Tabo (103Km-8hrs) en route visit Dhankar Monastery and Pin Valley. After arriving at Kaza, tank up and then visit Key Monastery and Kibber Village.
Day 25: Tabo - Kinnaur (Reckong Peo) - Kalpa (178Km – 10hrs) en route visit Nako Lake and mummy of a Buddhist monk at Giu Village.
Day 26: Kalpa (Around Kalpa)
Day 27: Kalpa – Sangla – Chitkul (75Km) 8.5 hours. Visit Kamru Temple at sangla
Day 28: - Chitkul - Sarahan – Rampur (130 Km) 7hrs
Day 29: Rampur –> Ambala -> Karnal -> Panipat (400Km)
Day 30: Panipat –> Sonipat -> Delhi -> Outer Ring Road (NH 1) -> GT Noida Express way -> Yamuna Expressway -> Agra -> Gwalior -> Jhansi (533Km)
Day 31: Jhansi -> Hyderabad (1102Km)
Day 32: Hyderabad -> Kurnool-> Bangalore -> Mysore (718 Km)
Day 33: Mysore – Kozhikkode (250Km)
Day 34: Kozhikkode - Adoor (310Km)