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I would like to spend some time - around a month exploring the Leh district in North India.

Some friends advised me not to go, but they were there a long time ago (10 years or so). I have also seen more recent accounts on the Internet that it might not be a good idea to go there.

I am 34 well travelled man and plan to do some trekking around there if possible. In the first half I will be with a girl friend and the second alone. If camping is an option I would not mind it. Season is August - September.

Is it safe(r) to go now? Anyone been there recently?

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Do not take the Srinagar route if you are going now because of the recent protest and most areas of Kashmir are under curfew these days. Manali - Leh route is absolutely fine as far as security is concerned and whole of Ladakh is good as far as security is concerned. Road (travel) Safety is a different aspect and out of the scope of this thread.

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It is safe. Hope you enjoy your travel :) I traveled to Leh in 2010. The place should not be missed.

Anu Motors in Manali have a good network of good people. They extensively travel to Leh and back as part of groups. You can approach them for more information and help.

  • thanks so much Rahul! just one thing... what do you mean exactly by "the place should NOT be missed". what happened? – Pixie May 5 '14 at 7:39
  • "the place should NOT be missed" = Very very beautiful place :) Colour of sky not seen before. Clean clean air - no dust! The mountains red, brown and grey against the crisp sky blue :) – Rahul May 5 '14 at 11:28
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    oh ok i understood not missed as "I miss you" kinda way... thanks again!!!! – Pixie May 5 '14 at 12:20

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