Originally Posted by Sarath7750
Is there any car rentals near Jammu which I can trust for doing the trip? Self driven or with driver? Or should I try to get any car rental agency from Delhi for this purpose?
Sorry to bother with too many questions.
Its okay buddy.
1.No self driven car rentals available.
2.Rentals from Jammu will be very costly.
3.Suggest to fly to Srinagar. Spend a day or two ,depending on your time frame.
4.Get hold of "Leh taxi" from Leh taki stand near Tourist Reception Centre. These are guys who have dropped someone from Leh To Srinagar & waiting for some prospect customer for their "journey back home".Its absolutely safe.You need to bargain.My guess is anything between 8K-9K.
5.Journey from Srinagar to Leh can be between 14-16 hrs.You can go on a stretch if you leave early from Srinagar.Otherwise you have a option of a night halt at Kargil.PLS do negotiate with the driver about this aspect before finalizing.
6.From Leh, i would recommend a similar exercise from " Manali Taxi Stand".Its bang opposite Leh bus stand. Again the negotiated rates can vary from 9K-10K.
7.Stay at Jispa overnite on the way to Manali.Its about 10 hrs drive.
8.From Jispa, you can reach Manali in another 8- 9 hrs depending on weather at Rohtang.
9.I will meet you at Manali for a "cheers up" for your onward journey!!
I would highly recommend at least 5 nights- in between,when you leave Srinagar & reach Manali.
If you wish to take your on vehicle, its another story altogether.Do let me know, and we can discuss on that also.
Hope this helps.