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Srinagar - Kargil - Leh Highway Travel Guide

Srinagar - Kargil - Leh Highway Travel Guide

Srinagar - Kargil - Leh Highway Travel Guide

Generally, travelers or adventure lovers from all over the world loves or dreams of undertaking this road trip of their lifetime. They want to cover both routes connecting Leh Ladakh to the rest of India, i.e., a lifetime experience road trip traversing Srinagar - Kargil - Leh Highways.

It indicates that the butterflies in the stomach of all the adventure fans planning their fourth-coming road trip to Ladakh in 2021 -2022 will be more frequent.

Srinagar - Kargil - Leh Highway Travel Guide

Stay & Meals

  • Srinagar
  • Sonmarg
  • Drass
  • Kargil
  • Mulbekh
  • Lamayuru
  • Tingmosgang
  • Leh

Network Connectivity

  • BSNL:  More coverage than any other network including Drass, Mulbekh & Lamayuru
  • Jio / Airtel: Most of the places including Kargil, Drass & Lamayuru
  • Prepaid Connections: Doesn't works in J&K and Ladakh region

Road Conditions

  • Srinagar - Sonmarg:  Very Good
  • Sonmarg - Zojila Pass:  Below Average
  • Zojila Pass - Drass:  Average
  • Drass - Kargil:  Good
  • Kargil - Mulbekh:  Good
  • Mulbekh - Lamayuru:  Very Good
  • Lamayuru - Leh:  Very Good

Preferred Vehicles

  • High Ground Clearance SUVs: Most Preferred
  • Small Cars: Mostly Feasible
  • 4x4 SUVs: Completely Feasible / Not Really Required
  • Royal Enfield: Completely Feasible / Most Preferred
  • Scooty / Lower CC Bike: Feasible But Not Preferred

Fuel Stations

Srinagar, Kangan, Sonmarg, Kargil, Mulbekh, Wakha, Khaltsi, Leh

ATMs

Srinagar, Ganderbal, Drass, Kargil & Leh

Do's

  • Acclimatize yourself, Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Travel as lite as possible, carry comfortable footwear.
  • Practice your expectations to match with limitations as the J&K region has its own limitations like lack of water and other resources.
  • Ensure to carry all necessary medications if you are on prescription.
  • Instead relying on ATMs carry more cash.
  • Carry all necessary identifications documents and permits with multiple photocopies.
  • Carry sunscreen (At least SPF 30) & sunglasses.
  • Respect your pristine & Serene surroundings.

Dont's

  • Don't rush to arrive at your destinations, the roads can be a feast to eyes at several instances (Courtesy - BRO).
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as higher altitude escalates getting sick faster than usual.
  • Be patient and skip the argument where groups indulge in clashes on pity issues.
  • Do not ignore any signs of discomfort or symptoms of AMS like dizziness, Nausea, headaches & Irritability.
  • Avoid plastic bags and plastic bottles, it's good to refill your bottle than buying a new one.
    DO NOT LITTER, PLEASE!!
  • Do not touch statues or frescoes in monasteries or heritage sites and avoid smoking in & around the premises.

Please respect local culture, Do not make fun of them, Do not try to influence them with your outlook, They are happy the way they are, In their natural form of Culture.

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