Driving Holidays in the Himalayas Ladakh

Driving Holidays in the Himalayas Ladakh

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Item Code: IHG050
Author: Koko Singh, Editor Annu Sharma
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 8129108984
Pages: 182 (Illustrated Throughout In Color)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
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Foreword

Driving Holidays in the Himalayas is a series of books that endeavour to give the reader a glimpse of many exciting, exotic locales that can be easily accessed by road and hopes to provide enough insight to make your trip a comfortable and memorable one.

This book explores Ladakh, and briefly, the adjoining areas of Himachal Pradesh and Sringar, while the others take you through Zanskar, Uttaranchal, Himachal & Sikkim.

These books especially focus on travelers who are found of driving, have their own wheels (two, four - or even hired will do!), and love the mountains. Given the time constraints of our lives today, each book is designed to cover a fair degree of terrain in a week to ten days. Although it does not aim to visit every place possible in a region, it certainly traverses a reasonable cross-section. It reflects the author’s own preferences of picturesque places to visit and also makes dining recommendations.

 

Foreword 5
The Himalayas 6
Where it is 12
Getting there 14
Travel within the region 15
Climate and when to visit 16
Agriculture and the economy 18
Flora and fauna 20
History and people 22
Religion 28
Festivals 48
Travel Plan 56
Drive to and stay at Manali 48
Drive to and stay at Keylong / Jaspa 63
Across Baralacha La and to Sarchu 71
Drive to and stay at Leh/ Tso Moriri 74
Drive to and stay at Leh 84
Across Khardung La and to Nubra Valley 104
Drive to and stay at Leh 110
Drive to Chemre, Takthok and Pangong Tso 111
Sightseeing in Leh 117
Drive to Alchi 117
Drive to and stay at Kargil/ Panikhar 126
The Suru and Zanskar Valleys 135
Drive to and stay at Srinagar 137
Drive from Srinagar to Delhi 142
Suggested itineraries and costs 144
Trekking and rafting 146
The environment and you 150
Staying and eating recommendations 152
What to Carry 156
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) 159
Driving tips 162
Medical facilities 163
Travel and tour operators 164
Appendix 166
Index 174
Discount coupons 179

 

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