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    • Tour operator and 3 star hotel

      Delhi Nov 11, 2016 at 5:42 AM

      I intend to visit North India from New Delhi in December with my husband and two kids .Can u recommend a reliable tour operator and a nice 3 star hotel with wifi access and other facilities (comfortable family rooms/ hot water/bed and breakfast/store, room for luggage, airport pickup ) near shopping centers in New Delhi?

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      Clearing Customs and Immigration at Hyderabad Airport for overseas flight

      Hyderabad Nov 7, 2016 at 3:36 AM

      Has anyone recently cleared Customs and Immigration at Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport for overseas flight? Does the queue really take one hour to clear? How many hours are enough to check-in for international flight at Hyderabad Airport? Must travelers from an un-connected domestic flight set aside 4 hours to check-in and clear Immigration queue at Hyderabad Airport?

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      Best shops/weavers to buy saris in Varanasi

      Varanasi Nov 6, 2016 at 7:05 PM

      Which is an authentic shop selling saris in Varanasi? I wish to buy cotton Banarsi saris that are handwoven.
      Any other suggestions regarding travel in Varanasi by local members would be gratefully acknowledged. I am there for a wedding for just two days.
      Thank you

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    • Where do I hire a self-drive car in Jaisalmer?

      Jaisalmer 12 hours ago

      Most of the popular options like ZoomCar don't operate in Jaisalmer and the hotel I booked into hasn't got a clue. Any pointers?

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    • Buying real pearls in India

      India Nov 30, 2016 at 12:23 PM

      I have bought a double necklace of white pearls with silver clasp at Guwahati airport and paid about 130.- USD. It's quite heavy. Are real pearls for this price?

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    • Connection flights, confused

      New Delhi Nov 29, 2016 at 6:00 AM

      hey guys quick question .

      I am travelling from Toronto Canada on Feb 24,2016 to Delhi, India and returning back to Canada March 20,2016 it is a round trip. . When I land in Delhi, I will drive to Punjab the same day I land because of a wedding.

      On March 1 me and my friend will book a round trip from Delhi to pune.

      So I will depart March 1 from Delhi to pune and have my return ticket back to Delhi March 20, (same day as my return ticket back to Canada)

      My question is once I return from pune back to Delhi will I have to get out of airport to check into my flight back for Canada or can I just stay in the airport and check into my back to Canada flight.?..

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      Arrival and Departure Halls of Coimbatore International Airport

      Coimbatore Nov 18, 2016 at 3:52 AM

      Can i know whether the arrival and departure halls of Coimbatore International Airport are in the same terminal building? Or i need to walk further from one terminal building to another? How long does it take for me to reach the departure hall from the arrival hall in this airport?

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      Bus from ISB Kashmir Gate to IGI Delhi Airport

      Delhi Nov 16, 2016 at 12:37 AM

      I am planning to take a bus between Thursday midnite to 1:30am from the Inter State Bus Station at Kashmir Gate to the airport. Can I just buy the bus ticket at the bus terminal just before bus departure or do I have to buy ticket a day in advance to ensure seating. How far will the bus stop from Terminal 3, walking distance? or need to take a taxi? Thank you.

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      Update on Currency

      India Nov 28, 2016 at 2:48 AM

      Hello everyone. I will be traveling to Mumbai-Jaipur-Delhi in two weeks. I have read the previous post regarding the currency issues but can anyone provide an update on the situation?

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      India Visit - where to go in December?

      India Nov 27, 2016 at 3:11 AM

      Hi,

      Hopefully I will reach Kolkata airport on 16th Dec, 2016 with my family (my 2 kids and wife). One of my kid is 11 years and other is 7 years.

      We have a holiday 10 - 12 days. My wife likes to visit Taj Mahal, Agra.

      After that we like to visit naturally beautiful places and want to spend few days there; such as - hill areas or sea shores.
      In India, my plan is to travel long distant places by train.

      On my way back, we would like to stay in Kolkata 1 / 2 days. We have tried to make a plan but cannot do that ourselves.

      It would be great help if we get hints how to make our trip worth and enjoyable in India.

      Thanks,

      Shariful Alam

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    • Payment to Marvelous journeys

      India Nov 17, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I need to make a payment to this company. They ask me to enter INR and to use MasterCard. I will be using a UK card so in GBR. They say bank automatically converts! Does anyone have experience of this please.

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      Swimming & Beaches in/near Kochi ?

      Kochi Nov 30, 2016 at 12:49 AM

      I am planning to visit Kochi next autumn and having looked at the beach photos on Google Earth, I am not sure this is a great place to swim. Can anyone advise me about the beaches in the area and which ones are attractive and good for swimming ?

      Also is Kochi a good place to stay in the Kerala area or should I be looking elsewhere in the area ? I like beach and places of interest as a holiday mix. Planning to stay 10 days

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    • Need to rent an apartment for two months

      Goa Nov 29, 2016 at 4:56 AM

      Hi!

      We are a Swedish family coming to goa in early February 2017. We would like to rent an apartment to stay in for two months. We would like the apartment to be air-conditioned. Any help with this is very much appreciated.

      / Best regards, Hakan Gleissman with family

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    • car and driver hire

      Jodpur Nov 12, 2016 at 7:57 AM

      can anyone recommend a reliable company to drive 4 people from Jodphur to Udaipur, with stops, over 4 days

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      Kochi to Munnar ?

      Munnar Nov 30, 2016 at 4:51 AM

      How does one get to Munnar from Kochi, and then onward to Thekkady ?

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    • Reference Book/ Guide

      India Nov 3, 2016 at 8:02 AM

      I am planning a 15 day solo trip to Rajasthan and want to visit all the historical places. Please suggest a reference book or Guide Book

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    • Food on trains

      India Nov 19, 2016 at 5:08 AM

      I am making two overnight journeys on trains in India. Is food available and does it need to be preordered?

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      Question about public toilets in Coimbatore and sleeping area in Coimbatore airport

      Coimbatore Nov 9, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      Hi, is there toilet facility inside Coimbatore International Airport? Is it easy to find public toilet in Coimbatore? Is there toilet at GeeDee Car Museum? I have been informed there is no lounge for passengers to rest in the airport during a layover of 5 to 6 hours. Passengers can only enter with valid ticket and sit on chair. Are the chairs adequate? Is it advisable to book a hotel room near the airport to rest for the duration before checking in for Spice Jet evening flight to Hyderabad? I arrive in Coimbatore from Chennai by Air Carnival at nearly 1 pm local time on 10 December.

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    • Trip to India in December

      India Nov 4, 2016 at 9:37 PM

      Is december a suitable month to visit New Delhi - Rishikesh- Agra? Need advice on appropriate 3 star hotel for 2 adults and 2 children aged 13 and 17 in New Delhi near shopping centres and tourist attractions.

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    • domestic airport t1 departures congestion

      New Delhi Nov 7, 2016 at 5:04 PM

      A local says get there four hours before takeoff, with long check-in lines and 1km length for security check. I wonder what VTs have experienced there.

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      Where to go near Bangalore International Airport between 10.30 am and 2.10 pm?

      Bangalore Nov 7, 2016 at 2:56 PM

      I will be landing in Bangalore airport at 10.30 am on 10 December. Between 10.30 am and 2.10 pm is there any nearby tourist destination i can visit without staying in an external hotel? I will be carrying one luggage and one sling bag.

      If there is no tourist destination nearby the airport, do you recommend me to change my itinerary and add one more domestic flight from Bangalore to another Indian airport like Coimbatore and from Coimbatore to Chennai airport before arriving in Hyderabad airport for flight to Singapore at 1.40 am on 11 December?

      Is there a transit hotel inside the arrival section of Bangalore airport?

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      Taxi/driver and car

      India Nov 28, 2016 at 7:29 AM

      We arrive Delhi Airport Feb 13th. We don't like the chaos of obtaining a taxi at the airport.
      We need to go to The Lemon Tree Hotel in Manesar. Could somebody please advise a good reliable driver/car who can meet us at arrivals clearly displaying our names so we can approach.
      How much should the car/driver cost for this trip.
      many thanks

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      How do tourists pay in cash in India now?

      Bangalore Nov 12, 2016 at 6:19 AM

      Can i know under the currency crisis in India, how do tourists get and pay in cash to the shops and taxi drivers in India? How long will it take for tourists to get the new 500 Indian Rupee and 2000 Indian Rupee notes? I will be in Bengaluru on 8 December before moving on to Hyderabad, Chennai and Coimbatore, and i do not want to meet the same problems of paying in cash in these cities.

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    • Good Travel Operators

      by Rajesh.lolienakar Online Now Jun 24, 2016 at 4:41 AM

      Would anyone inform names of good travel operators in the valley.

      1 Answer Sep 30, 2016 at 11:40 AM
    • Information Request for Tour to Manli and Ladakh

      by Rajesh.lolienakar Online Now Jun 18, 2016 at 12:19 AM

      Wish to Visit Manali and Ladakh with family in the month of July 2016, Is is the right time ? I have seen good reviews about Frozen Himalayas who organised tours in valley. Would you'll share whatever information about Places to visit, Food, Travel means , Tour Packages or Self Itinerary preferred to help me to schedule a 9 to 10 days trip which is worth a life experience. Explore Ladakh.

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 4:01 AM
    • Looking for travel buddies to share Taxi

      by romainkeener Online Now Jun 14, 2016 at 10:10 AM

      I have booked my tour from Kashmir to Ladakh and I am looking someone to Share the Taxi with us we are two people from France - DAY 01- SRINAGAR – LEH - 29 JUNE 2016

      Day 02- 30 JUNE 2016 Route Leh- Shy/Thiksey/ Stok– Leh

      Day 03- 31 JUNE 2016 Route Leh – Nubra

      Day 04- 01 JULY 2016 Route Nubra – leh

      Day 05- 02 JULY 2016 Route leh – Pangong

      Day 06- 03 JULY 2016 Route Pangong - Leh

      We have already booked the Taxi with one Travel company in Kashmir kashmirtravels.com we are easy going travelers and it would be fun if someone who is in to adventures life. Only two more so we can share Taxi four of us.

      Please drop me an email Romain

       

      3 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 4:11 AM
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      10-11 days road trip starting from Manali

      by singhsomen Online Now May 5, 2016 at 11:28 PM

      I and one of my frn are planning to visit Ladakh some time June end or July 1st week for 10-11 days. We will be starting from Delhi. Delhi to Manali by Volvo and then Manali to Leh by SUV. Any suggestions for places to visit and any travel agents you may suggest are most welcome. So far we are planning to see following places :
      Nubra Valley, Pangaong Tso, Tso Kar, Tso Miriri (not sure yet)

      and while traveling back and forth we might stay at following places:
      Key long, Jispa, Sarchu.

      One way flight from Leh to Delhi were coming very expensive (min 12-14k per person) so we have decided to do Manali-Leh-Manali.Thanks in advance :)

      4 Answers May 9, 2016 at 3:18 AM
    • Looking for travel partner

      by Amithap Online Now Aug 4, 2015 at 1:08 PM

      Hi,
      we are two, am travelling from Dubai to leh and other coming from chennai during 11-20 Sep. We are looking for travel partner to Pangong lake, TSO morri, Alchi and other places within Ladakh region mainly villages and forms. Itinerary is feasible within given date. So please if you are interested reach me directly let's plan together. Amithapk@yahoo.co.in

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2016 at 12:32 PM
    • riding to manali

      by madhusuresh Online Now Jun 25, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      its been a  year and a half post angioplasty for me.i am 55 yrs old and want to ride to a motorcycle to manali, shimla and dharmashala.iam in good health and the angioplasty was successful.i live in Bangalore and have been to shimla soon after my angioplasty .

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM
    • risk for post angioplasty patients to ride to leh

      by madhusuresh Online Now Jun 24, 2015 at 4:07 AM

      My husband is 55 yrs andhas double angioplasty done a year ago. He's an avid motorcycle rider and wants to ride from Manali to Ladakh. How safe is it with a group and taking all precautions like oxygen cylinder , medicines etc.

      6 Answers Jun 25, 2015 at 11:09 AM
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      Essential things to carry in Ladakh

      by uthathi Online Now May 24, 2014 at 10:20 PM

      Hi, I am visiting Leh/Ladakh in the first two weeks on June, What are the essential things we need to carry in terms of clothing. Is it too cold even in the June or is it okay to carry thermal inner plus any swaeatshirt/jacket apart from your regular clothes?
      Plus, as me and my father already have the glasses, so we cant wear goggles, will normal specs will do or need anything else?
      For shoes i think normal sports shoes will do or not?

      4 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 5:30 AM
    • Planning to travel to leh in the end of may

      by Renjithvijay Online Now May 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM

      Is it safe to travel alone in leh

      5 Answers May 12, 2015 at 5:49 AM
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      jain fare in leh

      by sukuarora Online Now May 10, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      on which date this year will be the fare of jains in leh

      2 Answers May 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM
    • mountain sickness

      by shrenikortho Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      how can we prevent mountain sickness? and how best we an treat it ?

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 2:04 AM
    • Markha Valley Trek

      by shelly_pseudonym Online Now Mar 20, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Is it a good idea for the Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh, India to be our first high altitude trek? We are reasonably fit people who have previously done easy to moderate hiking and trekking at sea level.

      2 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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      PANGONG NIGHT STAY????

      by drmvm35 Online Now Mar 1, 2014 at 3:16 AM

      hello,

      we are a group of 7 4 adults + 3 chilren aged 12, 12 & 6 and are planning to stay in leh for a week 19th may to 25th may...we are also planning a night halt at pangong lake ( pangong retreat...mann village) on the 22nd
      we heard that it is v.cold in the night and can sometimes be dangerous esp with small children..is it true at that time of the year???
      also a few useful tips for our ladakh trip and pangong in paricular would be well appreciated..
      thanks,
      mehul

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2014 at 5:59 AM
    • Auto Rikshaw or Local Cabs in Leh?

      by ssonde Online Now Feb 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      Just to go to the main three touristic places in Leh, are there any Auto-Rikshaws or cheaper mode of transport than hiring a taxi for the whole day?

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2014 at 9:05 PM
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      Travel Gear

      by RajeshwarM Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      I am reaching Leh on 12Feb14 and will be there for a week. Could you help me with what to pack, particularly shoes. I have Quecha trekking shoes but they are not water proof. Thanks for your help.

      3 Answers Jan 31, 2014 at 11:25 PM
    • treck shoes

      by heheman1969 Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:55 AM

      will my Teva event shoes willl be sufficent for Marakah velly treck or i need to buy treking boots. My Tevas are water proof trecking shoes without ankle support but very good grip and water proof.

      5 Answers Jul 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM
    • weather in aug during marakah valley treck

      by heheman1969 Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:53 AM

      what max and min temp i can expect for Marakh valley treck starting 14 aug ..

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM
    • which seat in airplane

      by heheman1969 Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:46 AM

      i would like to know which side seat is best for view while flying from delhi to leh. facing towards cockpit in the front will it be left window or right window.

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2013 at 5:30 AM
    • Security in Ladakh

      by MZg Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Hello, my friend and I are planning trekking in Markha valley in August. If somebody would be kind to answer my questions: 1) how safe is it for trekkers (crime wise, terrorism wise etc.), 2) is it it unsafe for two women like in some other parts of india, 3) how much would cost to hire local carrier without engaging agency? Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM
    • Need travel mates to share transport in Leh,ladakh-Jun/July 2013

      by ankwuck Online Now May 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      Me & friend are going Leh from 12th Jun to 1st July 2013.We shall be going to monasteries, Panggong Lake,Nubra Valley,Tso Morriri & Spiti Valley.Anybody going Ladakh during the above period & interested to look for somebody to share transpostation cost,please contact us.Thanks!

      5 Answers May 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM
    • Ladakh trip help

      by prosu Online Now Jun 11, 2012 at 4:40 AM

      Hi,

      We are going for the Hemis festival 29th/30th June. I will also do the Lamayuru to Alchi trek after that. Just wanted to know whether this trek can be done with homestays (without carrying tents) just like we did the Markha valley trel last year. Also, there are two possible routes:
      1: Lamayuru -> Wanla -> Hinju -> Sumda Chenmo -> Sumda Choon -> Alchi
      2: Lamayuru -> Wanla -> Urshi -> Tar -> Mangyu -> Alchi

      Which one will be suitable and more scenic?

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    • Trvel to Leh-Ladakh in July

      by tarishijha Online Now Jun 10, 2012 at 5:15 AM

      Hi,
      I plan to travel in the third week of July(July 14onwards) and for now I have no co travellers . Any group which is headed at the same time and I can join ?

      3 Answers Jul 7, 2012 at 2:41 AM
    • trip to ladakh

      by sunilmullick Online Now Apr 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      Hi ! i am planning to go to ladakh in may. will there be breathing problem? i have a 4 yr old child.. is it ok for him to go at this high altitude, won't he suffer breathlessness?

      thanks /rgds
      sunil

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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      Jammu -Srinagar-Leh

      by Raynuka Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      Im planning to travel from mumbai to Katra (Jammu) and then forward to ladakh .please suggest if its the correct time and also numbers of some local taxi drivers or private car service from katra to ladakh.

      5 Answers Jan 23, 2012 at 4:23 AM
    • Travel suggestions for Ladakh

      by bullethead Online Now Aug 19, 2011 at 10:55 PM

      I am a lone traveller visiting Ladakh in september 1st week. i intend to stay in ladakh for 3-4weeks and mite extend if need be. I want to take the following visits for sure
      1> Lamayuru to chilling trek(....wud luv to continue further till markha).
      2> Climbing Stok Kangri till summit (5days)
      3> Visit Nubra valley (4days)
      4> Leh-Padum (if its possible)

      As i am on budget i am looking at US$60/- or so, per day during the treks. Accomodations as homestays, wherever possible).

      Suggestions will be well aprreciated. Thanx.

      4 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM
    • Leh to delhi in 16 days - itinerary advice please!

      by amitjadeja Online Now Jun 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

      Hi all, below is the itinerary I have planned. What do you think? Given the limited time we have, I have tried to include most of the highlights, without making it too hectic. Have I succeeded? Any advice would be much appreciated!

      Day 1 (17 Aug): Delhi - Leh flight

      Day 2 (18 Aug): Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Leh

      Day 3 (19 Aug): Leh - Lamayuru - Alchi - Leh

      Day 4 (20 Aug): Leh - Hunder (via Khardung-La-Pass)

      Day 5 (21 Aug): Hunder - Leh

      Day 6 (22 Aug): Leh - Sarchu

      Day 7 (23 Aug): Sarchu - Manali via Rohtang Pass, Keylong

      Day 8 (24 Aug): Manali - Vashist - Manikaran - Manali

      Day 9 (25 Aug): Manali

      Day 10 (26 Aug): Manali - Dharamsala

      Day 11 (27 Aug): Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj

      Day 12 (28 Aug): Mcleodganj to Triund (trek)

      Day 13 (29 Aug): Triund - Ilaka - Triund - Mcleodganj (trek)

      Day 14 (30 Aug): Dharamsala - Shimla

      Day 15 (31 Aug): Shimla

      Day 16 (01 Sep): Shimla - Kalka/Kalka - Delhi (train)

      I am also thinking about leaving out some of the monasteries near Leh and doing some rafting or trekking instead. Can anyone advise on good one day rafting/trekking routes near Leh?

      Many thanks,

      Amit

      3 Answers Jun 12, 2011 at 6:04 AM
    • One month in Ladakh!

      by travelshanks Online Now May 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM

      Hello,

      My wife and I are planning for a month long stay in Ladakh. We want to explore the place in detail and also want to do some treks.
      What would be a good time to travel between mid June and mid sep? We are planning a budget trip since its for over a month. Are there any good accom(long stay) available at a decent price?
      Also please let us know good trek routes as well (moderate level)

      -Shanks

      2 Answers May 5, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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      Ladakh in Septmeber and festival tinme :)

      by tafferx Online Now Apr 24, 2011 at 4:41 PM

      Hello,

      I'm going to fly from Delhi to Leh around the 6th of September, 2011 then hopefully travel by land back down South to Manali, Dharmsala etc

      I'm looking forward to the Ladakh festival but I'm wondering does the Ladakh festival have any bearing on finding accommodation in Leh and the Ladakh/ region? Is the festival concentrated on one specific region or spread out over the area? How big and well celebrated is it? I'd like to trek and travel in the region until the end of September then travel by road at the beginning of November. Are the roads generally still open at the beginning of October to head South to Dharmsala? Also what temperature weather is there in September? I suppose I can buy any heavy warmer gear in Leh if needs be?

      Thanks so much,
      James

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      4 Answers May 24, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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      leh-ladakh trip feb-march 2012

      by sheetzhere Online Now Apr 20, 2011 at 5:12 AM

      Hi we are a family of 5 adults and 1 kid of 2 years old.We plan to visit leh-ladakh next year around feb-march.wanted to know the following:
      1) what will b ethe weather like during that time or which will be th best weather to visit the places?
      2)what are the places we can cover is say 7 days in leh & ladakh and how should we start and end the trip.any suggested itenarary please.this could be our one and only trip to the place.so we want to make the most of it.
      3)any suggestions for any tour operators/guides who canarrange everything at the places?
      4) is it advisable for kids.if not i may have to leave her behind at home with my parents.
      5)any other tips/suggestions

      Thanks in advance
      Kind Regards

      3 Answers May 17, 2011 at 5:33 AM
    • Help to get

      by KingSam Online Now Apr 17, 2011 at 10:01 AM

      Hi Folks,

      I and my family have planned for 4 nights Trip to Leh.

      Iteneary:
      Day 1- Arrival @Leh and Acclimatize
      Day 2- Sightseeing @Monastries
      Day 3- To Nubra Valley
      Day 4- Back to Leh from Nubra Valley
      Day 5- Back to Delhi.

      Problem:
      I dont want to miss Pangong Lake.
      I have read that Pangong day trip will take one day, but cannot fit it in this trip. Please suggest?

      Is there any way to fit the Pangong trip in here.

      Like alternately
      Iteneary:
      Day 1- Arrival @Leh and Acclimatize
      Day 2- Pangong Lake
      Day 3- To Nubra Valley
      Day 4- Back to Leh from Nubra Valley + Sightseeing @Monastries
      Day 5- Back to Delhi.

      Suggestion required urgently.

      Thanks in advance,
      KingSam

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2011 at 10:53 PM