The Grand Dragon Ladakh

Old Road Sheynam, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, 194101, India
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packing details for leh in the month of Aug 2010

by faizalpp

i wish to travel in the month of Augest second week.what are the packing kit i should carry

Re: packing details for leh in the month of Aug 2010

by WWFRanger

August the temperatures in Leh will be between 2'C to 16'C.Places like Nubra,Khardungla will be sub - zero.Heavy woolens,gloves,warm cap,sun-shades,medicine kit will be the basic requirements.The positives will be no tourist rush,better rates,you can explore at leisure.

Re: packing details for leh in the month of Aug 2010

by arienashes

Hello Traveler

Leh is devastated with a Flash Floods that hit them very recently. It would take around 6 to 8months for the city to be brought back to normal. Kindly postpone your trip as Army is also finding it diff to take control.

Regards
Amar

Travel Tips for Leh

Ladakh, the Moonalnd

by b_paro

Hi Nansub,

At first a great trip this one, you would love it. One thing-hope sept would not be too late as officially by sept 15th the roads close. Nevertheless, during this time the weather is at its best around Ladakh and Spiiti Valley.

Night stay at Jispa is fine but next day it would be difficult to make it to Leh. So instead stay the next night at Pang and then move to Leh, which is 110km from Pang.

Pangong Tso is only around 130km one way, but to get the best of Pangong,

Day 1 Leh-Tangstey, start around 9 or 10 am, reach Tangstey by late afternoon via Chang la.

Day 2-Leave Tangstey early in the morning aorund 7-8am, be at the lake by latest 9am. Spend some quality time there as the lake looks different as the sun rises in the sky, colorwise. Start from there by 1pm(if you have packed lucnh with you otherwise by 12pm, so that you get some time for lunch at Tangstey.) You will get Tourist Lodge and few small hotels at Tangstey to spend the night there.
Leave Tangstey around 3pm and reach Leh by late evening.

Same way you can do Nubra-Best time June-Aug. (http://www.tourism-of-india.com/nubravalley.html)

Day 1 Leh-Nubra Valley (150km from Leh). Start early, reach Khardungla by 9-10am, have tea or coffee there at the top. Leave for Nubra Valley . Stay the night at Diskit, you will find many guest houses and hotels too. (This accomodation you can book from Leh itself before leaving for Nubra)

Day 2-Move around Nubra Valley ie, Diskit, Panamik, etc. Panamik offers hot springs as well.

Day 3-Leave for Leh and reache Leh by late afternoon.

Leh-Tsomoriri-Manali (approx 240km)

Day 1-Start from Leh early morning around 5-6am, reach Tsomoriri by around evening or at the most late evening. Get the feel of the night and the lake, arrange for alpine tents before you leave from Leh. Guest houses are also available in the Tsomoriri village.

Day 2-If want to spend some time around you can do so, then start for Manali. By the end of the day reach Pang. Stay the night there.

Day 3-Start from Pang and reach Jispa or Keylong, stay overnight there.

Day 4-Start in the late morning and reach Manali by evening OR

Day 3-Start very very early in the morning from Pang and reach Manali by late evening or early night. Would be around 365km from Pang-Manali.

Now never worry about your kid, just be cautious and take proper precautions and be extra careful. Always drink bottled water, and not chilled, if possible slight luke warm. Also temp would be slightly cooler almost like Delhi's Dec-Jan. So carry proper woolens and other clothes. Try not to drive more tham 200km in the mountains, but the last phase like Pang-Manali, you could take a chance.

Also few tips do visit Alchi ang Thikshey monastery and if possible(if no constaints of days)do visit Lamayuru, the moonland. In my opinion the Manali-Leh road is better and safer than Srinagar-Leh. Though as you must know all adventure trips are not without risk factors.

What else?? I have taken a lot of your time, before I sign off "Wish you a great voyage to the top of the world"

Pragyan Paromita The beauty specially the full moon nights and night picnics and stroll to Shanti Stupa on a full-moon night and evenings spent at Pangong tso and many more.

DARLING I LIKE YOU, BUT NOT SO FAST

by Wangchuk

SOME IMPORTANT DATAS

DISTANCES: MANALI-LEH HIGHWAY
Manali-Sarchu: 222 Kms
Sarchu-Leh: 251 Kms
Manali-Jispa: 140 Kms
Jispa-Leh: 333 Kms

ALTITUDE AT MOTORABLE PASSES:
Rohtang La: 4060 Mts.
Baralacha La: 4892 Mts.
Taglang La: 5602 Mts. (World's second highest motorable road)

"La" +=means pass in Ladakhi language
PS: It is not correct to calculate the diriving hours assuming the distances as a strech of mare 10 Kms on this road sometimes may take 01 hrs.

colth, shoe, sunglases, ect

by norboo

warm cloth, like jacket, pullover,. tough shoe,
hat or cap.......... sun light in leh said to contain little more UV rays.... so dont forget to get UV protection cream.... must no forget to bring camera.. to capture the increadible view... sun glasses.... ( to protect your eyes from bright sun light,) torch..

Fort raod prayer wheel

by call_me_rhia

Half way between Leh and the Mandala Hotel in Fort road there's this beautiful prayer wheel.. at every tme of the day you can see people there going around in circles and praying. However the wheel puts on its best look after dusk, when it's lit up... at this time of the day it looks truly magical... a sight to behold.

GU-STOR

by Wangchuk

GU-STOR
The victory of Black Hat dancers over evil

(Villages: KARSHA GUSTOR, SPITUK GUSTOR, THIKSEY GUSTOR)

Gu-Stor literally means “Sacrifice of the 29th day”. It is traditional to the monasteries of the reformist Geluk-pa order of Tibetan Buddhism. This two-day long festival is held mainly in the Spituk, Thiksey and Karsha (Zanskar) monasteries, at different times every year.

The celebration ends with the dismemberment and dispersal of the “Storma” (Sacrificial cake) by the leader of the Black Hat dancers in a ceremony called “Argham” or “Killing”. This symbolizes the destruction of all forms of evil. And also re-enacts the assassination of the Tibetan apostate King Lang-dar-ma, by a Buddhist monk in the mid 9th century. In some monasteries, an effigy symbolizing the stronger forces of evil is burnt at the end of the festival. The masks worn by the dancers represent the guardian divinities (Dharmapalas) of the Buddhist pantheon, and the patron divinities of the Geluk-pa order.

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