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Tour Itinerary for Spiti-Lahaul-Leh/Ladakh-Kashmir in Summer 2008

So,it's time to embark on another trip to the mountains,this time a little longer than usual, almost about 3 long weeks or so.This is about to start today evening; I am attaching below the itinerary I am going with,but that could very well change depending upon weather and avaolablity of communication mode etc.etc.

My Itinerary:-

SPHITI [Himachal Pradesh]
20th May 5.00 AM Reaching Chandigarh ; 7.30 AM Leaving for Shimla by Private vehicle. reaching there by 9 am- [96 Km]

21st May Morning at around 7 am leaving for Recong Pio {226 Km} -
Settling in for a night halt,and maybe see Kalpa if at all possible, but not necessarily.

22nd May Starting at 7am- Recong Pio to Nako for a night halt. [101 Km]
I wish to see Nako Lake here and then Khab village,Namgiya village, and a glimpse of Shipki La Pass from a distance,if possibe;

23rd May Starting at around 8 am Leave for Tabo for a night halt at Tabo Monastery,possibly [60 Km]
about Monastery & Dhankar Lake [9 km from main road] on the way besides going to Pin Valley for a short visit [ Monastery at Kungri and villages like Mikim , Sagnam and Mudh]

24th May Starting from Tabo,intending to move onto Kaza and settling for a night halt [47 Km]
[ Ki monastery and also the villages of Kibber,Komik,Langza to see during this day]

25th May Morning - Early morning start to see Chandratal Lake,and then trying to reach Keylong [186 Km from Kaza]
{Your attention here,will spend seeing Chandra Tal from Kunzum La Pass [14 Km from the pass], keeping a good 2 hours around the lake?}

26th May Leave for Pang. for an overnight halt; [192 Km]
{This may change,depending upon the tent facility available in Pang or where we stayed the previous night]

27th May Morning,shortly after breakfast leave for Leh only to reach there by evening and take a hotel for the over night stay; [180 Km]

Ladakh [Kashmir]
28th May Visit the following: Leh Market ; Leh Palace ; Hall Of Fame; Shanti Stupa; Stok Palace Meusuem;More importantly,We have to apply for the Inner Line Permit to places I visit next;Then in the afternoon,start at 1 pm for Pang Gong Lake {Spangmik} [170 Km]

29th May Spangmik - Chumathang [272 Km]
(After all the Photography and enjoying the nature at Pang Gong,would back track upto Karu,and proceed down in the Manali-Leh route for 10 Km to reach Upshi,from where I would like to proceed further to Chumathang.

30th May Chumathang - Tso Morriri- Tso Kar- Moore Plains-Upshi [ 240 Km]
(Would like to reach Upshi so as to get in line with travel to Nubra valley next day.I think,after all this travel,Leh may not be reached on this day.)

31st May Upshi- Leh- Khardung La - Hundar [181 Km]
{Would like to see Khalsar,Diskit,Hunder and the monasteries there before a night halt. Maybe also think of a stay in Panamik instead?]

June 1 Hundar-Sumur-Panamik-Khardungla-Lah [190 Km]
(Would like to go to Panamik for hot water springs,photographying and then back to Leh and a little bit of sight seeing in Leh,if time permits}

June 2 Early morning leaving for Kargil so as to head to SriNagar/Jammu to continue my ongoing trip. [182 Km]
{ I hope to visit Gurudwara Pattar Saheb;Magnetic Hill;Lamayuru;Moon landscape on my way?}

Jammu & Kashmir
June 3 Kargil to Sonamarg [130 Km]
{Will be spending some time at Thijas glacier by reaching there early}

June 4 Sonmarg - Gulmarg [150 Km]
{To take a ride at the Asia's highest Gondola}

June 5 Gulmarg-Pahalgaum-Srinagar [190 Km]
{Should be going to Chandiwari to see the start of Amarnath Yatra and back}

June 6 Srinagar - Katra - Jammu
{On way to Jammu,a visit to Vaishno Devi temple at Katra would be a must}

Spiti Route,in case Kunzum is closed :-
Day 1 : Kalka - Sarahan [254 Km]
Day 2 : Sarahan - Nako [192 Km]
Day 3 : Nako -Kaza [116 Km]{Includes sight seeing at Tabo/Kaza}
Day 4 : Kaza - Recong Pio [248 Km]
Day 5 : Recong Peo - Bhuntar/Kullu [388Km]
{I already did this last November}
Day 6 : Kullu - Manali- Gramphoo- Batal-Kokshar [240 Km]
{This includes Chandra Tal Lake visit from Batal}
Day 7 : Kokshar - Pang [240 Km]
Day 8 : Pang- Leh [260 Km]

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