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Driving from Dehra Dun to Leh to Srinagar and back

26-June-11 to 10-July-11


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Leh to Kargil


Leh to Kargil is the most "comfortable" drive in the entire sector, with a good road and stunning landscape. After you leave Ladakh, the road becomes potholed and very dusty.
Takes around 7 hours driving time, so leave and reach early. There are plenty of major attractions on the way, don't be in a hurry.
On the way you'll cross the area of Kargil War with signboards telling you that you are under enemy observation.


Stunning views Fotula Top
Leh to Kargil by road Leh to Kargil by road


Fotula Top is the highest point in this road to Srinigar, benign compared to the Manali Leh road.
Kargil is a beautiful town with a lovely river flowing through it, but unfortunately it is not tourist friendly and there are only two hotels there. We stayed in Hotel d'Zogila, a musty but survivable hotel, apparently the best in the area. Definitely not worth the money but one has no choice.Contact Numbers of Hotel D'Zojila are 9469682355 (Ankush), 9419176212, 9419176260, 01985-262227/232360 and email is hotel_dzojila@yahoo.co.in. Do let me know if you find the numbers changed.

Road map from Leh to Srinagar
Leh to Srinagar Road Map


[Driving to Leh and Srinagar] [Planning] [When] [Dehra Dun to Manali]
[Manali to Jispa] [Jispa to Leh] [Leh to Kargil] [Kargil to Srinagar] [Srinagar to Jammu] [Jammu to Dehra Dun]