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Old 15th April 2009, 12:17   #241
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Around 15th August security is tightened, but this affects the Kashmir route more than the Manali-Leh route.

so is the last week of july a bad time to visit ladakh? i plan to enter from manali and exit from kashmir
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Whatever little ive studied on the net and here regarding Leh in July is that in July leh tends to get very crowded hence difficulty in finding accomodation and all, I dont think whether should be a problem.

But on the other hand you might find high security while exiting Kashmir due to insurgency and other local problems
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About Kashmir, you cannot be sure. For example last year there was lot of trouble in Kashmir leading to day long blockades due to bandhs etc.,
As for July, its very crowded, but around 15th August the tourist season begins to wane.
After 15th its more or less lean period
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About Kashmir, you cannot be sure. For example last year there was lot of trouble in Kashmir leading to day long blockades due to bandhs etc.,
As for July, its very crowded, but around 15th August the tourist season begins to wane.
After 15th its more or less lean period
well then dosent it make more sense to be there before 15th aug? say between 20th july and 10th aug

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Whatever little ive studied on the net and here regarding Leh in July is that in July leh tends to get very crowded hence difficulty in finding accomodation and all, I dont think whether should be a problem.

But on the other hand you might find high security while exiting Kashmir due to insurgency and other local problems
well finding accommodation can be looked at, but security is more imp.

And i dont want to be in a situation where my trip gets cancelled because of some problem there during 15th aug etc.
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For Kashmir route you cannot be sure if the problem arises during 15th August. It can happen before after or during.
For example there was some land issue last year which was the cause of Bandhs, Nothing related to 15th August.
If you are going Via Srinagar, you have to take the call around your trip dates, you cannot predict what will happen right now
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I'm planning to send my parents for a holiday to Shimla and Manali. It will be a guided tour, so irrespective of the rush, accomodation etc will probably not be a problem for them. My only concern is about the weather. Is it the right time for them to go there in the first week of May? Will it still be snowing in any parts? Rohtang Pas should have snow, I've heard. If yes, then its worth making the trip, IMO. Could someone advise on this? Thanks.
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well i was in manali mid may last year. was not a problem at all, in fact there was a lot of crowd there. all you need to do is check the weather conditions just before they leave.

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I'm planning to send my parents for a holiday to Shimla and Manali. It will be a guided tour, so irrespective of the rush, accomodation etc will probably not be a problem for them. My only concern is about the weather. Is it the right time for them to go there in the first week of May? Will it still be snowing in any parts? Rohtang Pas should have snow, I've heard. If yes, then its worth making the trip, IMO. Could someone advise on this? Thanks.
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Not from a problem point of view. Does it snow?
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well last may it dint.

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Not from a problem point of view. Does it snow?
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It does not snow in May in Manali area, however Rohtang Pass has residual snow on the sides.
If you want to see lot of snow, send them before end April.
Its peak season in May, so book well in advance, and do not expect discounts!
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Have decided to chuck out spiti, since it makes more sense to enjoy Zanskar and Hunder etc., more.
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@tsk1979: If you are at TsoKar on day 17 it makes sense to head to Pang or Sarchu as from there you can join the main road at Debring (at foot of TanglangLa on Sarchu/Pang side).
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But then Hanle has to be missed? If I go to Hanle, can I still make it to Sarchu/Jispa instead of Korzok?
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Yep...you can enter from Hanle. Do TsoMoriri, Hanle and then come to TsoKar and ...

I do not know of the distances but definitely if you are at TosKar then Pang is about 35~40kms and Sarchu a further two hours.
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Tsk if its not important to stay at Jispa then I suggest go on cross Baralachala and stay at Sarchu. Its more enjoyable.
Also check the PTSO-Marsimikla-Leh route may not be doable due to permit issues and road conditions.
Between Leh-Panikhar (check road conditions) carry a lot of eatables with you as you wont find anything enroute. On your way back you can stay at Lamayuru.
While coming back towards manali you stay at Darcha and then next day go an visit Udaipur (road branches off at Tandi bridge). From Udaipur you can then travel onto Manali.
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