6 Reasons to Travel to Ladakh in September

by Vargis.Khan

ladakh in september

September is often considered to be the best month to plan a trip to Ladakh and quite rightly so. While every month has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, there are several things that will make a trip to Ladakh in September much more pleasurable than any other month, irrespective of whether you were coming by road or catching a flight to Leh.

Gone are the days when tourism in Ladakh was limited to just the months of June to September. Now people continue to visit here all year long and the tourist season starts as early as April and lasts as late as October end.

But when you talk about a time when the weather is enjoyable, roads are perfect, locals are celebrating, the landscape is colorful and there aren’t too many people around, that is when September comes out as a winner.

6 Reasons to Travel to Ladakh in September

Below are 6 reasons why traveling to Ladakh in September is actually a very good idea. If you want to read further about how can you plan your trip, take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Ladah –  A Complete Travel Guide.

Open Roads

This is the biggest advantage that the month of September has. During this time, all roads to and within Ladakh remain open. You can travel to any part of Ladakh and explore as much as you want.

Even the high altitude passes are all approachable and chances of you getting stuck in a certain area are minimal. I agree that there are other months as well when the roads remain open but read on further to understand why I mentioned this as the biggest advantage for September.

Also read: How to Plan a Trip to Ladakh with Children?

Road Conditions

The highways and internal routes are open in June, July, and August as well. But the condition of the roads is best during September. Already past a few months in the tourist season, BRO by September would have completed the restoration work and brought the roads to a near-perfect condition.

In the months of May and June, the condition of roads is mostly bad as they have just been declared open. They will be broken at several places with numerous water streams due to melting snow. July and August are the time of Monsoon which can really play havoc up in the Himalayas.

On the other hand, there is a minimal chance of rain in September. Snow also would have stopped melting again as the winter now approaches. You will find plenty of fresh inviting tarmac laid on the roads.

Also read:  A Detailed Road Map of Entire Ladakh

Spectacular Landscape

Get ready to be spell-bounded by unreal vistas all around. Monsoon would be gone but only after leaving behind plenty of greenery in the valleys of Kashmir and Lahaul. The vistas you will get to see will be like a view straight out of heaven.

The mountains will look as if they have just been washed clean. You will witness the lush of the green on the way and be humbled by the beauty of the brown in the deserts of Ladakh.

It’s also the start of autumn and will be in for a treat. Snow starts to settle at top of the peaks, blanketing them and giving life to the barren brown landscape; and thus offering a unique contrast of desert and snow.

ladakh in september

Lesser Tourists

Everyone has their own reason to go to Ladakh. But the majority of the people visit because of the sense of adventure and to experience the remoteness of the region. June, July and August see an influx of tourism which can undermine the majesty of remoteness though.

September however, more or less, marks the end of the tourist season in Ladakh. Most of the people who had Ladakh as part of their yearly plan would have already visited here.

You won’t find many people either in Leh or in other parts of Ladakh as well as compared to what you will come across in earlier months. If you want to be away from the crowd, spend some time in solitude, then September is the month you should opt for.

Favorable Weather

This is also related to the point that I mentioned above. October will mean even lesser number of tourists as compared to September. But by then, the weather will be terribly cold with a high chance of snowfall all across Ladakh.

Manali Leh highway may get closed anytime in October. As most of the tourism-dependent businesses start to wrap up, chances of finding accommodation and other facilities may also be a challenge.

September however will mean fewer tourists with favorable weather conditions. It is also not just limited to Ladakh but also in the region that you will be traveling through to get here. The days will not be as warm as they were in June and July. Nights on the other hand will not be that cold as they would be in coming months.

Also read: Manali to Leh Route Guide and Road Map

Snowfall

Yes, I am adding this as a pros here for September. By Mid September, all the high altitude passes start to witness snowfall. Chances are that if you are in Ladakh in September, you will definitely come across snowfall at either Khardung La or Chang La.

So if would like to add some snow to your Ladakh experience without the risks involved in October and November, then September is the month you should plan your trip in.

Also read: When is the Best time to Visit Leh Ladakh?

Ladakh Festival

This actually is the 7th and an added bonus of visiting Ladakh in September. Ladakh festival is one of the biggest festivals of Ladakh. It is held in the month of September and lasts for two weeks.

People from all over the region gather in Leh to display an amazing and colorful cultural diversity. The event is marked with a host of cultural programs, impressive masked dance performances, colorful robes and ends with matches of Polo at Polo ground in Leh. Attending this festival truly gives a feel of Ladakh.

mask festival in ladakh cham dance cham dance

Ladakh in September – Conclusion

The only word of caution that I would advise about traveling to Ladakh in September is that you should try to plan it either towards or mid of September. Avoid traveling by late September as far as you can. Also, carry an additional layer of warm clothes than what you would have packed for July and August. For more details, read Clothes for Ladakh Trip, What to Pack.

I hope the information above on traveling to Ladakh in September was of help. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our Community Forum, and I will be happy to answer.

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189 comments

pallavi June 11, 2021 - 2:23 pm

HI Vargis,

We are 6of us planning to travel from 28th Aug-4Sep’2021.. do you think its a good time to travel keeping rains in mind or ? can we see snow and which route should we be taking?

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Vargis.Khan June 12, 2021 - 11:39 pm

Hi Pallavi – I will not recommend planning Ladakh this year, to be honest. But if you must, then delay your plan by a couple of weeks.

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Sakshi June 24, 2021 - 9:35 am

Why not this year?

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Salim July 2, 2021 - 8:36 pm

दार्जिलिंग योजना गंगटोक
आपके उत्तर के लिए बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद, कृपया हमें १८ से २४ सितंबर के लिए एक पैकेज बताएं जिसके साथ हम अपनी यात्रा पूरी कर सकें। अपनी कार लेना या नीचे टैक्सी किराए पर लेना उचित होगा। कृपया मुझे विस्तार से मार्गदर्शन करें। अल्लाह आपको पुरस्कृत करे

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Rahul Sable July 20, 2021 - 6:33 am

Hi vargas,
Very nice information iam planning leh ladakh in September 1st to 8th 2021 is it good to visit or why you suggested not to visit this year because of corona or anything else? Pls reply

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Vargis.Khan July 21, 2021 - 6:16 am

It was because of Corona Rahul Bhai but a lot of tourists are already there in Ladakh. September is a good time to go as long as you take all the precautions

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Salim July 2, 2021 - 8:38 pm

दार्जिलिंग योजना गंगटोक
आपके उत्तर के लिए बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद, कृपया हमें १८ से २४ सितंबर के लिए एक पैकेज बताएं जिसके साथ हम अपनी यात्रा पूरी कर सकें। अपनी कार लेना या नीचे टैक्सी किराए पर लेना उचित होगा। कृपया मुझे विस्तार से मार्गदर्शन करें। अल्लाह आपको पुरस्कृत करे

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Vargis.Khan July 3, 2021 - 10:04 am

Khana ke liye bataoon Salim Bhai? Darjeeling or Gangtok ya Ladakh?

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Salim July 3, 2021 - 11:40 am

आप को कंफ्यूज करने के लिए माफी चाहता हूं
मैं इंदौर मध्य प्रदेश से हूं मुझे सिलीगुड़ी से दार्जिलिंग दार्जिलिंग से सिक्किम गंगतोक का पूरा पैकेज बताएं 5 से 6 दिन के लिए

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Salim July 3, 2021 - 11:41 am

आप को कंफ्यूज करने के लिए माफी चाहता हूं
मैं इंदौर मध्य प्रदेश से हूं मुझे सिलीगुड़ी से दार्जिलिंग दार्जिलिंग से सिक्किम गंगतोक का पूरा पैकेज बताएं 5 से 6 दिन के लिए

Vargis.Khan July 4, 2021 - 9:13 pm

Salim Bhai main koi package vagerah nahi deta. Main bus shauk ke taur par blogging karta hoon. Travel vagerah ka kaam nahi hai mera

Salim July 5, 2021 - 7:17 pm

भाई जान आपका जो मालूमात का खजाना है आपके पास उसमें से यह बता दीजिए कि कहां से शुरू करें कहां खत्म करें कहां कितना रुकना चाहिए थोड़ा गाइड कर दीजिए मेहरबानी होगी

Salim July 5, 2021 - 7:22 pm

भाई जान आपको जो मालूमात का खजाना है आपके पास उसमें से यह बता दीजिए कि कहां से शुरू करें कहां खत्म करें कहां कितना रुकना चाहिए थोड़ा गाइड कर दीजिए मेहरबानी होगी

Salim July 5, 2021 - 7:27 pm

कोई बात नहीं भाई जान आपने जो आपका कीमती वक्त दिया उसके लिए आपका बहुत-बहुत शुक्रिया

Salim July 5, 2021 - 7:28 pm

thanks a lot for your response Allah Hafiz

Angshook Biswas September 8, 2019 - 9:19 am

Hey Vargis,

First of all let me thank you for that lovely and informative blog. Quite helpful for a first time traveller.
We are about to visit Leh from 14-21st September’19
We are a family of three adults including my mother, 65yrs old.
I have a few queries, would be great if you can address them.
We have planned to do spot booking of hotels after checking the accommodation. For the first day in Leh we might book it online. Please suggest if that is viable as this would not be the peak season as you mentioned in the blog.

We plan to go ahead with local tour operators for transfer and trying to get quotes for a private vehicle which we can keep throughout. Please suggest if you know any.

As mentioned in your other blog we do not have BSNL postpaid but have vodaphone and Jio postpaid connections but not sure how much it would be useful. Are there telephone booths available at different parts of ladakh ?

Is there anything in Particular you would suggest as my mother ,a senior citizen is travelling with us.

Our itinerary looks like this
Day 1 :(14 Sep.2019 ) Arrival at Leh Airport Pickup -Same day half day Leh city tour . 

Day 02: (15 Sep.2019 ) Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh

Day 03 –(16 Sep.2019 ) Leh to Nubra Valley Via Khardung La Situated At 18,390 Ft. ( 120 Km / 5 Hrs. )
Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel.

Day 04 –(17 Sep.2019 ) Hunder to Turtuk to Hunder ( 82 km /3 Hrs One Way )
After visting we drive back to our camp or Hotel in Nubra for Overnight stay.

Day 05 – (18 Sep.2019 )   Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake ( 170 km / 7 Hrs. )
Camp/Hotel Near Pangong lake . Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel in Pangong.

Day 06 (19 Sep.2019 )  :Pangong Lake to Leh Via Changla ( 140 km / 6 Hrs. )
Dinner and overnight in Leh

Day 07 –(20 Sep.2019 ) Leh-Local to Sham Valley Day Excursion ( 50 km / 03 Hrs. ) 
Stay overnight at the hotel Leh.   

Day 08 –(21 Sep.2019 )  Depart Leh
After breakfast its time to check-out of our hotel will be transferred to the Leh Airport for flight back home. 

Awaiting you valuable feedback on the itinerary as well.

Thank you,
Angshook Biswas
7666588208

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Vargis.Khan September 9, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Hi Angshook,

1. Booking – Yes this is fine. Book in Leh in advance and on the spot at rest of the places.
2. Please talk to Nasir in Leh @ 9906229203.
3. Pleae take a look at this post.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/mobile-network-in-leh-ladakh-2019/

4. Please take a look at this post

https://vargiskhan.com/log/ladakh-with-parents-elders/

5. Your itinerary looks great, no change needed.

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Angshook Biswas September 10, 2019 - 6:11 pm

Noted. Thank you so much for your valuable inputs.You have been a great help.

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Vargis.Khan September 10, 2019 - 11:02 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Owais April 7, 2020 - 4:31 pm

Hey Vargis, hope u r good, u know about the current situation in country, so we are planning a trip in September, we are 5-6 friends, as u know we don’t need to spend that much on living expenses there, so can u plz suggest us how do we proceed with our plan? Should we take packaages or go with our own itinerary, since Flights are quite cheaper right now around 4-5k only, & packages are available for 35-40k atleast, whats Ur view on it?
& how many days do we need to explore all famous locations, should we stay at one place say leh & explore all the locations from there or should we take accommodation at other places as required?
Please guide us as none of us have been to ladakh before.
Thanks

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Salim July 5, 2021 - 7:25 pm

कोई बात नहीं भाई जान आपने जो आपका कीमती वक्त दिया उसके लिए आपका बहुत-बहुत शुक्रिया

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Chandan H S September 5, 2019 - 11:36 am

Hey Vargis,
As we all know there is lot going on in Kashmir.. So my doubt is can i take leh – Srinagar – Chandigarh for return bike trip?

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Vargis.Khan September 5, 2019 - 12:05 pm

Not right now Chandran. Not until things in Kashmir come back to normal.

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Deeps August 19, 2019 - 10:36 am

Hey Vargis,

Gone through your blog and comments too but still need clarification 🙂
We are planning to visit from 24th – 28th Sep (by Air Delhi – Leh – Delhi).

1. Is it good time to visit? or there will be snow everywhere at this time?
2. We are planning to stay in Leh for 04 Nights so what all places we can cover?
3. We are 04 adults, do you suggest any person with whom we can book day trips? (Stay we are doing on our own)
4. Is there is any chances of Landslide in the end of September?

Thanks in advance 🙂
Deep

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Vargis.Khan August 20, 2019 - 12:05 am

Hi Deep,

1. Yes and Yes at Khardung La
2. Sham Valley, Nubra and Pangong
3. Please talk to Rohit @ 9999622213 or 9910722252
4. Not in September.

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Deep August 20, 2019 - 6:26 am

Thank you so very much 🙂 Let me book the flights now 🙂

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Vargis.Khan August 20, 2019 - 2:33 pm

You are welcome !!! 🙂

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Akash July 30, 2019 - 9:57 am

Hi Vargis, Many thanks for the valuable information over the region – much useful.
I’m Akash from Bengaluru – I have planned two dates for bike tour from Manali to Srinagar i.e. Mid August and Mid September.
Which of these dates would be advisable?

Regards,
Akash

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Vargis.Khan July 30, 2019 - 12:35 pm

Hi Akash – Mid September will be a much better time

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Parag Patel July 18, 2019 - 2:10 pm

Hi Vargis ji, thanks a lot for such lovey info. I am sure it is very helpful for travelers……i am planing for a short 6/7days kind of trip in the second week of Sep 2019 with my family consisting of 4 adults. Can you pl suggest a good travel agency who can make our vacation more memorable……………we are a bit “hatke kind of traveler” like to explore few new things along with the normal destinations…………..one or two small adrenaline pumping activities are always welcome. Sorry for the trouble. thanks once again bhai.

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Vargis.Khan July 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm

Parag Bhai please contact Rohit in Leh @ 9999622213 or 9910722252. Give my reference and he will take good care of you.

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Nitin Belhekar July 5, 2019 - 4:18 pm

Hi Vargis Bhai,
This is Nitin here from Pune, we are planning for bike tour Jammu to Leh Ladhak and then getting down through Manali route. The dates are 14th to 29th September 2019.
Few people said it’s not the right time for biking at this period of the year and should plan a month before in August.

Pls suggest if we can go ahead with our plans because we have few ladies in our group and
also a possible route.

Thanks
Nitin Belhekar
[email protected]
8007739922

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Vargis.Khan July 5, 2019 - 11:16 pm

You are going at the best time Nitin Bhai. Do not listen to anyone, proceed as planned.

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Nitin Belhekar July 6, 2019 - 1:16 pm

Thank you Bhai, will definitely stick to this plan, Thanks alot for your valuable suggestion.

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Vargis.Khan July 6, 2019 - 5:05 pm

Weather is going to be a bit cold at this with chances of snowfall so please pack accordingly

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Prabhakar June 1, 2019 - 6:44 am

Hi sir we are planed to travel on September 23 of this year 13 days trip in our own bike 6 adults on 4 bike if is the right time to travel their. And what are the documents we need… Please give your suggestions….

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Vargis.Khan June 1, 2019 - 8:26 pm

Yes the time is good. You will just need all your motorcycle documents and identity cards.

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Anurag Sharma May 23, 2019 - 9:18 am

Hi Vargis,
First of all kudos to you and your blog. It is the most detailed and well written one I have come across.
I am going to Leh for about 9 days starting 20th to 28th Sep 2019. Am looking at 20th-21st Leh, 22nd-23rd Nubra, 24th-25th Korzok and 26-27th Leh again.
I will be landing in Leh on 20th noon and the remaining internal travel I plan to rent a bike and do it. Have just finished with all stay bookings so now I need to address the Biking route, precautions, must carry bit.
Will be travelling solo for the entire trip and don’t want to rush any bit. I might take a break in journey on my way from Nubra to Korzok at Karu.
Would you please guide me a bit on my itinerary and if there are any special precautions and routes i need to stick to.
Thanks,
Anurag

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Binay Sarkar August 27, 2019 - 11:55 am

am travelling solo as well around the same time.. would like to come along if you dont mind

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Jithin C Joy May 22, 2019 - 3:02 pm

Hi Vargis,
I’m planning a road trip to Leh and Manali during the 1st week of October to experience the snowfall, how will be the road condition and temperature during that time, is that a right time to visit?
What will be the difficulties to be faced during October?

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Jithin C Joy May 22, 2019 - 3:14 pm

We will be starting on 30th sept from Srinagar-kargil-leh-kardung la-nubra valley-pangong lake-sarchu-manali-kasol-parvati valley-manali-spiti valley-kinnaur-sangla.

What are the permits required to travel through and how can we get the permits?

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Ssahmedsait May 19, 2019 - 7:37 pm

Hi
I have a six year old daughter and a son who will be 5 months if I plan my visit to Leh Ladakh. Will it be safe to travel with kids less than a year ?
Sasait

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JAYANTA DUTTA May 13, 2019 - 10:47 am

Virgis Bhai,

Please help in my Leh Planning from 1st Sept 2019 to 10th Sept.

Day 1 – Srinagar to Kargil

Day 2 – Kargil to Leh

Day3 – Leh Permits and Local visit

Day 4- Leh to Nubra (Stay at Diskit)

Day 5 – Diskit to Turtuk (Stay at Diskit)

Day 6 – Diskit to Pongong Tso

Day 7 – Pongong Tso to Tso moriri

Day 8 – Tso Moriri to Leh

Day 9 – Fly back from Leh

My queries are-

1. Is the Itinerary ok? or i should start from Manali? Due to budget constraint, i cant take both highways..Cost will be too much as we r couples and want a private taxi throughout journey. my understanding is correct to u??

2. Is this time good to see Leh beauty?

3. Will we be able to see any snow anywhere during this period?

4. How much is will cost for couples to hire a private taxi for 5 days in and around Leh?

Thanks,

Jayanta Dutta

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Vargis.Khan May 13, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Hi Jayanta,

1. Itinerary is fine. Taxi from Manali will ccost even more.
2. Yes it is
3. You may find some at top of the passes.
4. Talk to Nasir in Leh @ 9906229203 and he can give you the estimate.

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J HARI PRASADA RAO May 5, 2019 - 11:56 am

i am planing to nd travel 17 the september to 22 nd september, thank you very my wife doubts all clarified with your answers, thank you very much Mr.Varghis Khan.

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2019 - 1:37 pm

You are welcome Mr. Rao

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Prateek March 4, 2019 - 5:59 am

Hi Varghis, Thanks for this blog, you mentioned that one should avoid late September, but this year Ladakh festival is in the last week…also suggest a 5 -6 days itenary…. Thanks in advance

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Vargis.Khan March 4, 2019 - 5:42 pm

Even end September is fine now Prateek. Please take a look at the post below for 5 days itinerary.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/visit-leh-ladakh-in-5-days/

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Mandar S Nigvekar January 29, 2019 - 10:48 am

Hi vargis ….
Very informative article..
Can you please share me the road map of entire ladakh and also manali to leh road map on my email?

Thanks

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Vargis.Khan January 29, 2019 - 11:14 am

Hi Mandar – Just sent it at [email protected]

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Sapna Gupta January 18, 2019 - 4:31 pm

Hello Vargis bhai,
Wonderful picture along with nicely presented article.
What about accessible accommodation in Ladakh for being wheelchair user? Would like to visit dream place Ladakh in September 2019 covering both routes Manali and Srinagar highways through arrival/return. Kindly inform about best routes for either way. Will be travelling along with elderly parents. Any advice?
Thanks
Best regards

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Vargis.Khan January 19, 2019 - 3:34 am

It will all depend on how you will be traveling Sapna Ji. Accommodation in Leh city will not be a challenge for wheel chair users as well but it may become a problem in other areas of Ladakh.

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Vipul sharma January 3, 2019 - 5:19 am

Really an informative article and good information provided about visiting ladakh in September the weather, road condition and festivals detailed explanation. really beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing such great knowledge with us.

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Vargis.Khan January 4, 2019 - 12:59 am

Thanks Vipul

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Khalid September 12, 2018 - 5:52 pm

Assalamualaikum vargis…Hum log 12 adults aur 4 childrens hai ..20 Sep ko leh is rahe hain ….leh se manali ka Rasta kaisa hai?? Hamare liye bachoun ko lekar jaana safe hai Kya…accidents ka khatra to nahi

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Vargis.Khan September 12, 2018 - 6:22 pm

Walaikum As-salam Khalid – Ja sakte ho bacchcho ke saath aap. Aisa koi khatra nahi agar driver saath achha hai toh. Bahut log jaate hain har saal families ke saath

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Salim July 1, 2021 - 1:20 pm

Personal vehicle Lekar Manali se leh is Rasta the kar sakte hain

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Salim July 1, 2021 - 1:23 pm

लेह से मनाली तक जाने के लिए पर्सनल गाड़ी से किन-किन चीजों की आवश्यकता पड़ेगी

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Vargis.Khan July 2, 2021 - 8:01 am
Vargis.Khan July 2, 2021 - 8:01 am

Haan ja sakte hain

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Salim July 2, 2021 - 12:46 pm

भाई दार्जिलिंग और सिक्किम सितंबर में जाना मुनासिब होगा

Vargis.Khan July 2, 2021 - 7:27 pm

Bhai September mid is a very good time to go

Sudhir September 11, 2018 - 3:53 am

Hi Vargis,

First of all, your blog is very helpful and I appreciate your patience in responding to each of our queries.

We are a couple and have only few days to explore leh. We can reach there by 14th early morning and should catch our return flight on 18th. I had been to leh before during peak winter and been to Chadar trek and explored a very little around leh town because of heavy snow. Could you please an itenerary for these days, cost of a commutation. Also please suggest if it is good idea to hire a bike as I am worried about breakdown on the first trip with partner 😛 If it is good idea, how much would it cost to hire a bike?

Thanks 🙂

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Vargis.Khan September 11, 2018 - 11:56 am

Hi Sudhir – Yes, bike would a good choice unless you are ready to pay even a greater amount for a private taxi. Since you have limited time in hand, I will recommend a bike for ease of commute. You can explore like this.

14 – Rest and arrange permits
15 – Day ride to Nubra and back to Leh
16 – Day ride to Pangong and back to Leh
17 – Day ride until Lamayuru and back to Leh
18 – Fly Out

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Saptarshi Chatterjee September 8, 2018 - 4:14 am

Vargis vai, we will be there from 15 to 22 sept. & will visit tsomoriri. Taking Diamox as precaution is necessary? Or we should take diamox if we face any trouble?

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Vargis.Khan September 9, 2018 - 1:55 pm

Bhai Diamox is a precaution and not a cure. Once you start suffering from AMS, it will not do anything at all. So as a precaution, take a tablet early in the morning. Even before you catch your flight to Ladakh.

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Purnima jain September 7, 2018 - 7:10 pm

Wat kind of clothes to carry to Ladakh i m travelling by 12th sep to 19thsep. thanks in advance

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Vargis.Khan September 7, 2018 - 10:20 pm

It will be cold so definitely pack some woolens and a heavy windproof & warm jacket.

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Affan September 7, 2018 - 12:29 pm

Humara 15 september ko leh jana ka plan hai to manali to leh or fir leh se kasmir to transport ke bare btaye????

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Vargis.Khan September 7, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Bus se ja sakte ho …. shared taxis bhi mil jayengi

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Anil Sharma September 3, 2018 - 12:27 pm

Hello,

I am planning to visit leh from 17th to 21st Sep. Please let me know that i need to book bike in advance or is it available easily on the spot.

Thank you.

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Vargis.Khan September 3, 2018 - 12:34 pm

No you will get it on the spot easily, don’t need to book

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Sethu August 13, 2018 - 8:43 am

Hi Vargis,

I’m planning to start from Delhi on Sep 13th and return to Delhi on 1st October. Delhi – Srinagar -Leh – Manali -Delhi.. This is my itenary.

Can you suggest me how the weather will be after Sep 15th as most of my journey will be on the second half of september also please tell me when the manali leh highway will be closed as I have planned to return through Manali.

Thanks in advance

Regards
Sethu

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elango August 11, 2018 - 7:44 pm

Hello Vargis,

Myself and my wife(as pillion) planning a 16 days bike trip starting from Deheradun – 2 days in Uttrakand – Narkand – Kaza – Keylong – Udaipur – Sri nagar – Leh – Manali

Can you please answer the following questions?
1) Does number of days would be enough
2) Our expectation is to witness at least snow capped mountains if not witnessing or enjoying mild snow.
3) How safe it is to drive along woman being not accompanied by big group.
4) I own RE Thunderbird 350 and planning to transport it to Deheradun, does it sound good? Or would you prefer me to rent bike?

Based on your inputs I can go ahead and alter my current plan. I was reading all other comments and it was supper helpful. keep up good work, thanks in advance.

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Vargis.Khan August 11, 2018 - 9:21 pm

Hi Elango,

1. It is doable but would be better if you could add more days. Can you?
2. You may find some snow at top of the passes.
3. Quite safe. I haven’t heard of any incidents so far.
4. Yes RE Thunderbird is good as long as it is well serviced and in good condition.

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Rajendra August 3, 2018 - 5:43 pm

Hi vargis
Is it necessary to have diamox tablet to reduce the impact of and. What are the side effects

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Vargis.Khan August 3, 2018 - 10:21 pm

Hi Rajendra – No it is not necessary and to be honest, it hasn’t been of much help in my case. When AMS happens, it just happens and you got to give it time for your body to acclimatize. Take a look at this post.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/dealing-acute-mountain-sickness-ladakh/

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Prankul Jain July 22, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Hey Vargis..wanted to ask a few questions

We are visiting leh on 16th September (for 5days)
1.How is the weather gonna be at that time? & what clothes should we carry?

2. We are a group of 5 ppl including my parents who are 50 above..is it OK for dem to visit such high altitude ?

3.Should be book a innova for ourselves from Leh or should go in the 16 sitter Tempo traveller with the group of our travel agent?

Thanks!!

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Vargis.Khan July 22, 2018 - 6:53 pm

Hi Prankul,

Later september will be cold so carry some good woolens, thermals and a heavy windproof jacket. Unless there is a medical ailment involved, your parents should be OK to travel. Do visit a doctor though to get a professional opinion. If budget is not a problem then book an Innova for yourself. Don’t go with any travel agents.

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Prankul Jain July 23, 2018 - 12:42 pm

Thank u so much for replying..one thing more..in our itinerary only..Pangong lake is included and not Tso moriri lake..
Are we missing something really good?

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Vargis.Khan July 23, 2018 - 12:59 pm

If you have and can spare days days for the trip then add Tso Moriri else go to Pangong. Both lakes are equally beautiful. Moriri is a bit less crowded than Pangong, that is all.

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Prankul Jain July 27, 2018 - 5:25 am

Thank u !! 🙂

Vargis.Khan July 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm

You are welcome !!! 🙂

mihir July 17, 2018 - 5:19 am

Hi Vargis, i am visiting ladakh from sep 1 to 11 this year..will it be very cold there ? ( need approx temperature range)……and are down jackets necessary or normal hoddie type jacket would be sufficient ?

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Vargis.Khan July 17, 2018 - 1:43 pm

Hi Mihir – Early September will not be very cold, it is after 15th that the temperature starts to shift. A heavy windproof jacket however will still be required with a hood.

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mihir July 19, 2018 - 5:01 am

Sorry to bother you again Vargis, but may i know the approximate day and night temperatures for the period i am visiting ?

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Vargis.Khan July 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm

Hi Mihir – It will be around 10 to 15 degrees during day but may drop close to 0 at night. It depends on where you are and what time of the day because temperature in Ladakh fluctuates on basis of these factors.

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mihir July 20, 2018 - 5:10 am

Sure. Thanks a lot 🙂

Vargis.Khan July 20, 2018 - 12:59 pm

You are welcome !!!

Munsih Singla August 21, 2018 - 12:15 pm

Are you going on Bike trip, I have same plan .

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Dr Abhay Daga July 9, 2018 - 7:02 pm

Hello Vargis Thankx for gr8 info
Needed to know few things it will be gr8 if u reply
I m planning for bike tour from manali to leh
Last year i travelled in second week of june
But this year i m planning by August or September really confused
Last year even we drive whole night as it was june second week it was not so cold
So can i travel the same way in September will it be very chilly
Also as i travel alone in September how will be the monsoon??
I heard recently rain is playing havoc ??
So September will it be problem??

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Vargis.Khan July 10, 2018 - 3:43 am

Hi Abhay,

1. Will Sep be extremely cold – Not really. You will still be able to manage. Days will be pleasant but yes, temperature at night will start to drop. By Sep mid it starts to snow at high altitude passes so driving at night is not really advised.
2. Monsoon – Will be long gone by Sep

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Neha July 4, 2018 - 11:07 am

Dear Vargis,
We want to visit leh from Sept 7 to Sept 13, 1. Will the monsoon be on full swing? Will it be cold?
2. Must see places in 7 days
3. Trek if any
4. Clothing during this tenure.
Thanks.

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Vargis.Khan July 5, 2018 - 3:03 am

Hi Neha,

1. Monsoon – It will be gone by September.
2. Cold – Yes it will be but mostly at nights and evenings.
3. Clothes – Thermals, regular cottons, some light woolens and a thick, heavy windproof jacket with a hood to protect head, face and neck.
4. For 7 days trip, see the article below please.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/ideal-itinerary-visit-ladakh-in-7-days/

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Neenu July 3, 2018 - 12:30 pm

hi. we are planning a trip to leh ladakh from 8 September to 14 September. Can we take our 4 year old daughter with us? Will it be comfortable for our daughter?

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Vargis.Khan July 3, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Yes you can bring your daughter along but do take a look at the article below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/traveling-to-ladakh-with-children/

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ASHWINI June 22, 2018 - 5:29 am

Hello Vargis,

My friend and I (both girls) are planning a trip to Leh during September 8 to September 17. The places we want to visit are Leh, Nubra valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri. We would be flying down to Leh from Bangalore.

As it is two girls travelling alone, we are worried about how to book this trip. As we are on a budget, we are not sure if it would be costly if we book it ourselves.

a) Would you suggest booking through a group tour offered by various travel agencies? Could you please suggest any good tour operators or agencies who are reliable for 2 girls to travel safely?

b) If we are to book ourselves, please let us know if the places we want to cover can be done within a budget of 50k per person (hotels in leh, camps in Pangong, Tso moriri and Nubra along with taxis and meals). Also, please let us know how to go about bookin on our own.

Thanks in advance !

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Vargis.Khan June 22, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Hi Ashwini – You will easily be able to cap it in 50k per person. No need to book anywhere. Just reach Leh, find a hotel per your liking, check in and then catch shared taxis early in the morning from Leh bus stand to Nubra, Pangong and Moriri. You got nothing to worry about. For your peace of mind, take a look at this article. This was posted by a friend of mine who went to Ladakh solo and she did it by public transport. Her details can help you plan.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/memoirs-first-solo-trip-to-ladakh/

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Manohar Lal June 20, 2018 - 7:18 am

we want to visit during 14 september to 21 september to leh. which way is best srinagar to leh or manali to leh pl tell me urgent.

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Vargis.Khan June 20, 2018 - 3:07 pm

You should cover both but for just one week, go and return via Manali only

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Keshav June 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm

Hi Vargis,
Thanks for the info.

We are a group of 6 persons who are visiting Ladakh from 15 September to 21 September 2018.

I wanted to know the following:-

1.What is the expected temperature / climatr during the said period.

2. Should we expect some snowfall and what type of wollens will you recommend.

3. We are planning to visit both tso moriri lake and pangyong lake. Kindly let us know how can we cover these two locations in a day, with an overnight stay at pangyong lake.

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Vargis.Khan June 18, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Hi Keshav

1. It is going to be cold. Nights will get close to zero.
2. It will only snow at top of the passes, not in lower areas.
3. You can go to Pangong, stay there for the night and then go to Tso Moriri taking the Chushul route. It will be a long journey though.

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Keshav June 18, 2018 - 6:27 pm

Hi Vargis.

Many thanks for your quick response.

I want to know your views on the degree of coldness. I understand that the nights will be chilly, but since most of our travel will be during the day, is it okay if we carry our regular wollens like jackets, pullover. Are the days too on a colder side? I am asking this because your article on ”packing stuffs” provides an insight upto August month.

I was looking the climate forecast from AccuWeather and weather is estimated to be in the range of 15-25 degree for Leh. Is that correct?

We are planning to cover zanskar Valley, nubra valley, magnetic hill, pangyong lake and tso moriri lake during over 6 day trip.

Once again thanks a lot for your response and looking forward to hear from you.

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Vargis.Khan June 18, 2018 - 6:40 pm

Hi Keshav – When I say cold, I mean that the temperature at day will be pleasant enough but there will be a definite chill in the wind since by Sep mid, it starts to snow at high altitude passes. Carry your regular cottons and woolens but make sure you are carrying a heavy windproof jacket that can protect your head, neck and ears as well.

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Tanmay June 16, 2018 - 9:51 am

Planning a bike trip from Jammu to Leh. Plz someone tell me how to And from where to rent bike on rental basis and which bikes are not allowed in leh and which bikes are permissible. Can I get bike on rent from jammu?if yes then from where?

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Vargis.Khan June 18, 2018 - 2:18 pm

Yes you can get on rent in Jammu as well but that will not be allowed for sightseeing in Ladakh. You will have to rent another bike in Leh city for visiting other areas in Ladakh.

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Saptarshi June 14, 2018 - 5:55 am

Vargis vai, can I stay in camps in nubra in middle of september? Or should I try for some cemented property?

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Vargis.Khan June 14, 2018 - 1:48 pm

Saptarshi Bhai you can stay at camps. There are a few camp sites in Hunder where you can stay.

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Saptarshi June 17, 2018 - 7:27 am

Actually my concern is the cold in middle of september.

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Vargis.Khan June 18, 2018 - 2:09 pm

Camps are quite warm and comfortable. You will hardly feel any different than a cemented room once inside the camp.

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Debajyoti pal June 8, 2018 - 5:43 am

we are planning a trip starting from Sep 15 , from Manali to Leh . Any chances of Rotang being closed ? that would jeopardize the whole trip .

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Vargis.Khan June 8, 2018 - 11:51 am

No it will definitely be open unless weather decides to play havoc.

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Mrunal June 13, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Vargas bhai… I am planning to book package from Srinagar on 22nd September and the package end in Manali on 1oct….do you think it is safe to travel via leh jipsa Manali on 29 and 30 Sept? How would be the road conditions???
Request you to reply….. Thanks in advance

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Vargis.Khan June 13, 2018 - 3:48 pm

Hi Mrunal Bhai – Yes those dates are fine and safe. It becomes a bit risky after October 15th but OK to go in September last week.

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Mrunal June 14, 2018 - 2:28 am

Thank you bhai….. Is it good time to go from weather and beauty of the place considering….. ?

Vargis.Khan June 14, 2018 - 1:54 pm

Yes Bhai, absolutely.

karuna June 6, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Hi Vargis

I am planning to reach Leh on 15sept at 6.48 am in morning and need your advise to suggest best possible route to be covered in minimal time as I have leave constraint.

It would be great if you could share your number.

Sneha

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Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:59 pm

How many days do you have in hand Karuna?

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Hemanth May 24, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Hello Mr varghis khan
Is it better go leh ladakh with some package or better to go directly and doing spot bookings and taking bikes for rent..

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Vargis.Khan May 24, 2018 - 3:51 pm

Hello Hemanth – Better to go on your own and do spot bookings for everything. Taking packages and paying in advance will just mean less fun and more money.

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Dharmishtha June 2, 2018 - 8:06 am

What about our safety as we are reading lots of news regarding Kashmir?

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Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:58 pm

Situation in Kashmir remains that way all year long but people still travel nonetheless

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Nilesh Mishra May 8, 2018 - 4:38 pm

Dear Sir,
PLANNING to visit Leh Ladakh with family during 20th to 30th September all by XUV500 from Nagpur.What could be the temperature during these days.
Already been to Shimla Manali in 2017 by the same SUV.Also been to Kashmir in 2013 by Honda city. Kindly suggest if the period is suitable and also if any permits required for personal vehicles during the trip.Interested to experience snow fall too.

Regards,
Nilesh Mishra

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Vargis.Khan May 8, 2018 - 5:32 pm

Hello Nilesh – Temperature will be cold but manageable. It starts to snow at high altitude passes in Ladakh by September mid. For permits, take a look at the post below please.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/obtaining-ilp-for-ladakh/

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SANKET KUMAR PATADIYA May 6, 2018 - 11:34 am

Mr.Vargis Khan please help me to plan my solo trip to ladakh .. i’m planning to go on 9th September this year … i wanna go for bike trip from manali to ladakh.. what will be best time and what will be best location to visit???

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Vargis.Khan May 7, 2018 - 1:10 am

Hello Sanket – You want to ride your bike all the way from Mumbai to Leh? September is actually the best time to visit Ladakh so you are good planning in this month.

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Deepak Vashisht April 27, 2018 - 10:50 am

Hello Varghis,
I’m planning my Leh ladakh trip from Srinagar in mid September. Please suggest me an itinerary starting from Srinagar and covering best places of leh and ladakh both. We are two people on one bike. Also want to know, is renting a one way bike from srinagar till leh possible? And leave that bike in leh and get a local bike from leh for leh and ladakh places? We have 8 days to spend and out which we want to spend 2 days in Srinagar.

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Vargis.Khan April 27, 2018 - 1:22 pm

Hi Deepak, Please see the page below for details on how to travel to Ladakh in 8 days.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/ladakh-8-days-itinerary-plan-journey/

Yes you can rent a bike from Srinagar and leave it at Leh but it will cost you additional 10-15k for this.

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puspendu mondal March 24, 2018 - 6:28 am

Hello Vargis Bhai

Please check my itinerary

Sept 02-09 / 2018

01: Srinagar to Kargil
02: Kargil to Leh
03: Leh to Nubra
04: Nubra to Leh
05: Leh to Pangong
06: Pangong to Leh
07: Leh to Kargil
08: Kargil to Srinagar

its this ok please suggest bhai..

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Vargis.Khan March 26, 2018 - 4:10 pm

Puspendu Bhai – Just add one more day here. You will have to stay in Leh for one day after you arrive in order to arrange the permits. If you are traveling by your own vehicle, you do not have to come back to Leh from Nubra. Just take the direct road from Nubra to Pangong via Shyok.

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Kaushik Bhattacharyya February 12, 2018 - 11:45 am

Hi ,

I am planning a trip to Leh Ladakh nubra khardungla pangong Tao moriri turtuk on 15 the to 23 September this year. Please suggest me an itenary. And low cost package. I have a budget of around 12/13 k person. We are 4 person and want to cover all the mentioned places. Will be in Leh in 15 the September morning and our scheduled flight for return to Delhi on 23 rd September morning.

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Vargis.Khan February 12, 2018 - 5:46 pm

I do not offer any packages Mr. Bhattacharya.

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Kaushik Bhattacharyya March 8, 2018 - 2:35 am

Vargis vai we have a plan like below.
Day 1.arrival.
Day 2. Turtuk
Day 3. Pangong
Day 4. Tsomoriri
Day 5. Leh.
Day 6. Departure.

Is it feasible.. please suggest vai..

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Vargis.Khan March 8, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Add one more day between Pangong and Tso Moriri Kaushik. Rest looks OK

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Kaushik Bhattacharyya March 13, 2018 - 7:39 am

Thanks vai.. do you have any idea of cost per person in this itenary? Do I need to book by this month or I can book later for September last week journey?…

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Vargis.Khan March 13, 2018 - 3:59 pm

Kaushik Bhai your cost will depend on how you are traveling. Can you let me know? Are you renting private taxi, motorcycle or public transport?

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Kaushik Bhattacharyya March 13, 2018 - 4:04 pm

Vai We will rent private taxi as we will be 4 person.

Vargis.Khan March 13, 2018 - 5:17 pm

Private taxis in Ladakh is a really costly affair. A 2 days journey to Nubra will cost about 10-12k. Then similar charge for Pangong and Tso Moriri as well. Covering the itinerary above, you will be paying about 30 to 35,000 for a private taxi.

Sourav Roy February 9, 2018 - 7:49 am

I am planning to visit Ladakh 1st sep to 8sep
Leh airport to Leh airport

Can you suggest some itinerary?
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Vargis.Khan February 9, 2018 - 2:38 pm

How are you planning to commute locally? Public transport, rented bike or private taxi?

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Saptarshi January 11, 2018 - 1:59 pm

Vargis vai, 13th to 22nd september 2018 will be good tym to visit? Or we should plan it in the 2nd week. Please suggest…

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Vargis.Khan January 12, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Hello Saptarshi Bhai – 13th to 22nd is perfect. No need to change.

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Saptarshi March 7, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Vargis vai, Our tour plan is like-
(all by car)
14sep Srinagar to kargil.
15sep kargil to leh.
16sep full day rest.
17sep Leh to Nubra valley.
18sep Nubra to pangong.(shyok route).
19sep Pangong to Tsomoriri.(via chusul).
20sep Tsomoriri to leh.
21sep Leh local sight seeing.
22sep Leh to Delhi(flight)

Is this ok? Please suggest

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Vargis.Khan March 7, 2018 - 8:30 pm

Saptarshi Bhai – Plan looks Ok. The only suggestion I will make is to go to Hanle from Pangong and then Tso Moriri from Hanle. Break this journey in 2 days, rest is all good. Its a bit too long to be completed in one day. If you still want to do it in one day then make sure you start from Pangong by first light of the day

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Saptarshi March 12, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Thanks vai… Also need to know, prebooking of car,hotel,camp or cotteges necessary for mid september?

Vargis.Khan March 12, 2018 - 8:02 pm

You are welcome Bhai. No pre-booking in needed anywhere in Ladakh, Just reach your destination, find a hotel per your liking and negotiate an on the spot deal.

Kiran January 9, 2018 - 8:02 am

Hi Varghis… I am planning for a Leh Trip from Delhi to Leh via Air. We are 5 of us. I am little confused as to which month should i travel so that i can experience some snowfall.

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Vargis.Khan January 12, 2018 - 4:53 pm

Hello Kiran – If you want to see a live snowfall then best to plan towards later part of September or even better, in October since you will be flying.

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Kiran January 16, 2018 - 6:00 am

Hi Varghis… I have planned the leh trip on 18th Sept to 24th Sept. Please suggest if this would be good option, as i have heard that roads there will be blocked due to snowfall at this time.

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Vargis.Khan January 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Hi Kiran – September is the best time to visit Ladakh. All roads will remain open at this time

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Jamshed October 26, 2017 - 5:51 pm

Hi vargis bhai
we are planning a trip from 22 nov to 27 nov 2017.
1) please suggest us a good itinerary on the mentioned circuit for each day.
2 ) What will be the temperature in these dates.
3) pangong lake ,khardung la ,chang la are open or closed

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Vargis.Khan October 29, 2017 - 9:21 pm

Hello Jamshed Bhai – How are you planning to move around locally in Ladakh? Hire a private taxi I guess? And I assume you are reaching and getting out of Ladakh by flight, correct? Not driving from Srinagar?

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mohd adnan September 26, 2017 - 12:51 am

Hi vargis bhai
we are planning a road trip from 29 sep to 6 oct 2017 del-manali-leh-srinagar-del

1) please suggest us a good itinerary on the mentioned circuit for each day.
2 ) What will be the temperature in these dates. Do we need to carry heavy winter clothes
3) we will be travelling on swift dzire, do we need to take care of any special precaution.

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Vargis.Khan September 28, 2017 - 3:02 pm

Hello Adnan Bhai,

29th to 6th is a bit short on time but you can follow the following itinerary.

29th – Delhi to Manali
30th – to Jispa
1st – to Leh
2nd – Leh, rest and arraneg permits and visit Khardung La top same day, return to Leh by evening
3rd – Leh to Pangong to Leh
4th – to Kargil
5th – to Srinagar
6th – Since you are in a car and I am gessing with multiple drivers, make it a straight run back to Delhi.

It is too but not way too cold right now. Take a few thermals, light woolens and a heavy windproof jacket and you will be OK. For driving to Ladakh, please take a look at the article below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/important-tips-driving-through-ladakh/

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Aamir Mohammed Iqbal September 23, 2017 - 4:26 am

Salam vargis
Me and my friends are planning a road trip from srinagar- Delhi in an SUV around 10th October. As you have mentioned in one of your posts ladakh has already received it’s first snowfall. So was just wondering if the road conditions for our entire trip would be favourable ? Would there be high chances of road blocks or road closures ? And would it be easy to drive through the snow in a fortuner 4×4 ? Would really appreciate your input on this. Thanks

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Vargis.Khan September 28, 2017 - 3:46 pm

Walaikum As-Salam Aamir Bhai,

You should still be able to complete the trip in October. This early in witner roadblocks are just for a few hours or at a day most, that too only at Khardung or Chang La top. Please take a look at this article.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/plan-trip-ladakh-in-october/

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gaurav September 21, 2017 - 7:07 pm

Hello. M coming tommorrow 22 sep. M travelling by car innova. is roads r clear nd maintained. Is it safe now days to travel from manali to leh. nd i want to stay one day in between which is the best place .

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Vargis.Khan September 21, 2017 - 8:43 pm

Yes it is safe to travel as of now. You should stay at Jispa on Day 1, start early in the morning on Day 2 and reach Leh by evening.

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Nischal September 11, 2017 - 10:31 am

Hi Vargis,

We are 10 of us travelling to Leh by Air from Delhi. Could you have a look at the itinerary and suggest if any change is required and i have few question:

Sep 30 :- Leh-Rest Day ( By Air- Around 9)
01 Oct:- Sham Valley (Including Alchi) (Bike)
02 Oct- Leh to Nubra (Bike)
03 Oct -Nubra to Leh (Bike)
04 Oct -Leh -Pangong -Leh (Bike)
05 Oct- Leh-Manali (Cab in 02 days)

– Is it possible to get the inner line permit on 30th which is Saturday or Sunday?
-Will it be okay to travel to Manali from Leh during the first week of October?
-If the weather is not good to travel to Manali we would like to travel to Srinagar, so will there be buses available from Leh to Srinagar?

Thanks
Nischal

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Vargis.Khan September 11, 2017 - 1:15 pm

Hi Nishchal,

Your itinerary looks OK. You should get the permits on Saturday but do it as soon as you land. Maybe half of the group can hotel hunt and the other half goes to arrange permits because I believe they close a bit early on Saturdays. Another thing would be to contact a hotel, ask them if they can keep your permits arranged at the time of your arrival and if they agree, then send them your IDs, book your stay with the, and transfer the money. You should be able to complete Leh Manali in first week of October.

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Sahil September 16, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Hi Nischal,

I”m also visiting Leh on October 1 and have almost the same itinerary as you. I am travelling alone for and am a bit worried about biking alone. Can I join you guys till Pangong? Do let me know/

Thanks,
Sahil

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Kezwaish Ali September 10, 2017 - 6:21 pm

Hello Vargis. We are two people on a single bike going to Ladakh on 30th September onwards for 6 days. We plan to cover Nubra, pangong tso and tso moriri during this time. We would be renting the bike from Leh itself.

Would it be too cold in early October?

Is it recommended to self camp in Ladakh during this time?

Are bikes easily available on rent during the end of tourist season?

How are the roads? Especially agham to shyok and Merak to mahe.

30th is Saturday and Dussehra. Can we get ILP on that day. Coz the next working day is 3rd October.

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Vargis.Khan September 10, 2017 - 10:24 pm

Hello Kezwaish,

1. It will be cold but not extremely.
2. Yes you can self camp, but just be well prepared and do not camp in middle of nowhere. Take a look at the below post please.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/camping-in-ladakh-preparations-precautions/

3. Yes you will get bikes easily at this time.
4. Agham Shyok is OK these days. Merak to Mahe is a mix of good, bad and ugly.
5. You will not get ILP at this time. Better to contact a hotel there, book with them, send your IDs and ask them to keep your permits ready.

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Shubham Singh September 2, 2017 - 6:12 pm

Hello vargis,

we group of 6 with 4 enfield 500cc have planned out our Ladakh trip (September) but, we are stuck with a situation for which we are confused and not able to find any possible solution
From Nubra valley to Pangong Lake should we take agham-shyok or wari-la route as we are short with days

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Vargis.Khan September 2, 2017 - 9:31 pm

Hello Shubham – It depends really. Both routes are equally difficult to begin with. If your motorcycles are in near perfect condition, you are riding solo and you want to add another pass to your trip, then go for Wari La. This however will also mean almost 10 hours of travel on that particular day. If you are however riding with a pillion and would rather complete the journey in 5-6 hours, than take the Agham Shyok route.

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sushant August 22, 2017 - 10:40 pm

Hi.. vargis i have been to leh last year but couldn’t complete circuit . Please suggest me so that i could go to turtuk, nubra , pangong, tso moriri also

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Vargis.Khan August 23, 2017 - 1:11 pm

Hi Sushant – I am sorry but I did not quite get the question. You want to complete which cirucit, Manali – Leh – Srinagar or are you asking about Nubra valley?

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vikas August 21, 2017 - 6:53 pm

hi vargis,
my son is 1.5 year and father is 61.
I am planning to visit leh in september first week.
kindly suggest, is this will be a good plan ?

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Vargis.Khan August 21, 2017 - 8:39 pm

Hello Vikas – If you are asking whether or not it is safe for them to be traveling to Ladakh, then a lot of people visit Ladakh with children so it is not something unusual. As long as there is no medical condition involved for both your kid and your father, you should be Ok. I would still however highly recommend that you consult a doctor as well. Also take a look at the article below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/traveling-to-ladakh-with-children/

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Mahfuza August 17, 2017 - 3:10 am

Dear Vargis
What will be the temperature in September 7th to 15 September? Do we need to carry heavy winter cloth? And what about rain in September? I need to pack my backpack. I am very excited
Sis Mahfuza

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Vargis.Khan August 17, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Hello Mahfuza – Temperature will be moderate around this time. Days will be pleasantly warm but nights will be cold, there won’t be anny rain though. For packing clothes, I recommend that you read through the article at the link below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/clothes-for-ladakh-trip-pack/

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Mahfuza August 18, 2017 - 2:13 am

Thanks bro. Yes, I went through your detail helpful post.
Regards
Sis Mahfuza

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Vargis.Khan August 18, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Do let me know how your trip went upon your return.

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Mandar M August 1, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Hi Vargis Sir,

Im planning to spend time in Ladakh from 25th Aug till 3rd Sept. I am a budget and solo traveller. Want to stay 2nights & 3 days at Tso Moriri and rest across Nubra. Will be reading as much as possible on Nubra and Tso Moriri. Your website has most info. Would love to sleep peacefully and away from noisy tourists. Hope you would have something to recommend.

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Vargis.Khan August 3, 2017 - 5:05 am

Hello Mandar Bhai, Please let me know any questions you have and I will be glad to answer.

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Somnath banerjee July 28, 2017 - 2:39 am

Dada , we have the following itenerary in aug 1st week. day1 reaching Leh by air in the morning. Ful day rest. Day 2 towards nubra valley and night stay. Day 3 from nubra towards pangong night stay day 4 towards moriri and night stay day 5 back to leh day 6 at leh day 7 towards kargill and night stay lamayuru . day 8 srinagar stay. Day 9 return . How is the itenerary? Is it doable? Any tips .

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Vargis.Khan August 1, 2017 - 5:31 pm

Somnath Dada, the only problem is between Pangong and Tso Moriri. Are you taking the Chushul route? That is actually a 2 days jjourney there. How are you traveling, Private taxi?

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somnath banerjee August 3, 2017 - 3:56 am

yes dada we booked the whole package . we will be travelling by mahindra xylo .what may be the problem?

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Vargis.Khan August 3, 2017 - 5:06 am

It is too long a journey. Ideally you should have broken it in two days with a night stay at Hanle.

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Bharat Naidu July 27, 2017 - 7:29 pm

Bhai,

I am planning travel from 1st to 10th October Manali-Leh-Manali.

1. Will the roads be open to come back to Manali
2. How is the situation about renting bike from Manali, how about renting from Chandigarh.
3. Any issues in staying in personal tent, any place to avoid stating in tent.

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Vargis.Khan August 1, 2017 - 5:33 pm

Bharat Bhai,

Yes the road will most probably remain open around your time or return. No matter where you rent the bikes from, you can only use it to reach Leh. For visiting Nubra and Pangong, you will need to rent another bike from Leh. For camping, please take a look at the article below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/camping-in-ladakh-preparations-precautions/

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gautam July 20, 2017 - 8:40 am

hello vargis bhai,planning a trip from 28th sep to 12 th october:del-manali-leh-nubra-pangong-leh-kargil-sonamarg-srinagar-del
please suggest:
1) which are the coldest areas among them-likely minimum temperatures just for preparation
2)we have kept 2 nights for nubra-what all activities can we cover there
3)is sonamarg going to be destered at that time of the year?
4)returning from sonamarg via srinagar, safety issues for tourist on highway?

thanks
regards

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Vargis.Khan July 20, 2017 - 2:43 pm

Hello Gautam Bhai

1. It will pretty much be the same all across, hard to say which one would be colder.
2. Sightseeing is the only thing you could do there. Take a look at the article below for a list of places to visit in Nubra valley.
3. No it will not be.
4. Hard to predict how Kashmir will be in September, things change there by the day. Keep a check on the news before you leave is all I can say. Things are OK as of now but cant say the same for September.

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Basubandhu Bhattacharyya July 17, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Vargis bhai, I am planning to visit Ladakh w.e.f. 29th September 17 to 7th October with my family (total 8 members) and shall return via Srinagar. Will it be difficult to complete the tour ? Please suggest. Basubandhu Bhattacharyya.

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Vargis.Khan July 17, 2017 - 1:49 pm

No Basu Bhai, you are OK to go since you would have crossed Manali Leh highway before October and returning via Srinagar

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Basubandhu Bhattacharyya July 17, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Thanks a lot. Please keep sending information about the latest road conditions and weather of Ladakh, if possible.

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Vargis.Khan July 17, 2017 - 9:55 pm

Sure Bhai

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somnath banerjee July 17, 2017 - 6:15 am

which mobile network will be available in ladakh tour (leh-nubra-pangong-tsomoriri-kargil-srinagar) and which part?

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Vargis.Khan July 17, 2017 - 1:41 pm Reply

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