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Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

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Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Hi,

My wife and I are planning to travel to Ladakh in the 2nd week of August, 2014 for a week. However, my wife is apprehensive about just the two of us traveling as the altitude of the place requires a fair bit of acclimatization. In such a scenario,

1) Is it alright traveling as a couple, or would we be much better off in a group?

2) Is 7 days a decent window to see around the area?

Thanks,

Karan

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Leh, India
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1. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Hello Kiran,

This is Manzoor(Travel Agent)Leh Ladakh.

1) It is completely alright traveling as a couple till Leh but in Leh it would be much better to join a group for the tour as taxi fair is quite high in Leh.

2) 7 days is good enough to see around the area.

Regards

Ahmedabad, India
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2. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Dear Karan,

I and my wife had travelled in June-13. Taxi is costly when only 2 persons are sharing it. Ladakh is romantic place so traveling alone is a best thing to do. Aug is good time to visit and it is safe if you acclimate well in first 2 days.

If you select del-leh-del flight, you will require 8 days to cover leh, sham valley, nubra and pangong sightseen. You can add 2 more days to include Tso Moriri.

I have posted my ladakh trip experience at tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g297624-i10472-k663…

Edited: 3:05 am, April 09, 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay...
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4. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Thanks, is it easy enough to figure out a group to travel together?

Mumbai (Bombay...
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5. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Thanks Pratik and Shivam. Pratik- a question for you- I see you are based out of Ahmedabad. I am currently based out of Ahmedabad too and I see that the flights are pretty expensive, return in the range of 25K. Is this always the case?

Thanks Shivam, will check it out.

Leh, India
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6. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Hello,

Once you in Leh you will easily get group to join

Regards

Mumbai (Bombay...
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7. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Would this plan work?

Day 1 - Arrive early morning at Leh; spend the day resting / in leh

Day 2 - Local sight seeing

Day 3 - Visit Nubra Valley; stay overnight

Day 4 - Back to Leh

Day 5 - Pangong Lake; stay overnight

Day 6 - Tsomoriri Lake; stay overnight

Day 7 - Back to Leh

Day 8 - Return by morning flight

Mumbai (Bombay...
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8. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Hi all, is the above schedule doable?

Ahmedabad, India
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9. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Dear Karan,

Last year, I had booked Abad-Leh-Abad flight in Feb for my June visit. It cost me 40K for 2 persons.

Below itinerary is suggested if you want to cover nubra, pangong and tso moriri.

Day 1 - Arrive early morning at Leh; spend the day resting / in leh. evening visit to shanti stupa.

Day 2 - Sham valley sign seen. night at Leh.

Day 3 - Visit Nubra Valley; stay overnight

Day 4 - Back to Leh

Day 5 - Leh to Pangong Lake. Enroute visit Hemmis monastery. stay overnight

Day 6 - Pangong to Chumathang. stay overnight

Day 7 - Chumathang to Tso moriri. Stay night.

Day 8 - Tso moriri - Tso kar - Leh.

Day 9 - Leh palace, Thiksey and shey monastery. Shopping in Leh market.

Day 10 - Return by morning flight.

Kurukshetra, India
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10. Re: Ladakh in August 2014: Can we travel as a couple?

Hi Karan

Few points

1 acclimitization is very important due to high altitude

2 innerline permit for restricted areas

3 June to August is peak season so air tickets are very costly

4 better plan in Sep being off season discounts on hotels & taxi pleasent weather apple time in valley

I did 9 days trip in Sep 2012 as a couple self planning

5 your itinerary is hectic, as Pratik said minimum 10 days to cover all

6 Leh is a safe place to travel

7 local travel is costly try to find cotravellors on trip advisor

You can read Mr Pratik P informative trip report as well as my reviews on leh s/s

Edited: 2:07 am, April 10, 2014
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