Be mentally prepared for every situation & always have Plan B
Camping in the lap of Trans-himalayas, specially in Ladakh or Spiti Valley, its something each one of have dreamt about when it comes to camping . You can pitch your own tents or camps almost anywhere as Ladakh or Spiti Valley have the more possibility of better camp site. Don't pitch your tent near forest area or any wildlife area. You will also get some paid tents & camps on sharing basis or can have guest house on the way. Leh Manali road does not have any guest house only camps which is costly Rs 2500 for two person but the best option would be staying in dhaba or in local coffee house which is just Rs 500 for room which is better than costly tents when compared to money and facilities. You are gonna experience unique feeling and you may meet new people around.
Do not camp near restricted sites or wetland.
Find your camp site before sunset.
Its safe camping near village.
Ensure you do not leave any food stuff openly.
Do not left any litter around camp site.
Its good to have solar light.
Avoid Windward side in extreme cold areas.
make memories that will last for life time
TOTAL 6709 KM ROAD DISTANCE COVERED IN 19 DAYS.
TOTAL 273 LITERS DIESEL CONSUMED WHICH COST AROUND RS 15000.
OUT OF 19 DAYS OF OUR TRIP WE STAYED IN TENT FOR FOUR DAYS ON DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND LEH-LADAKH.
TOTAL TOLL TAX ON HIGHWAYS COSTS RS 4900.
TOTAL EXPENDITURE AROUND 55K.
SELF CAR DRIVE IS MUCH MORE BUDGET FRIENDLY.
“YOUR HEART IS FREE, HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW IT ”
— DAYS IN LADAKH
This post was originally published on Bandhi Gaurav.