Kargil to Skardu:

 

Abbreviations:

D.B.- Govt. Dak Bungalow with servants & board.

B- Road Bungalow, rest house or baradiri without servant or board.

F.B.- Forest Bungalow.

C.- Caravan Serai for Native Travellers.

E.- Encamping Ground.

P.O.- Post Offcie.

T.O.- Telegraph Office.

S.- Supplies or russud for an ordinary party of travelers.

G.- Grass for grazing for transport animals.

F.- Firewood or other fuel.

W.- Water for drinking.

M.P.- mountain Pass.

L.- Lake.

T.- Transport coolies, ponies, mules or yaks available for an ordinary party of travelers.

H.- Hot Spring.

 

No. of Marches

Stages

Kms

Kms

Nature of Route

Main Valleys & mountain passes

River crossing and lakes

ASL in meters & feet

Supplies & Transport at Stages

Remarks

 

 

Camp to camp

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kargil

E.-

0

0

 

 

 

8787' or 2679 m

S.G.W. plentifulF. moderate, T. available

Large village & fort, & hqrs of distt.

1

Kirkitchu

E.-

16

16

Difficult road not passable for ponies or mules

Left bank

Dras bridge

 

S.G.F.W. procurable, T. nil

Vlg Chanigund on right bank. Junction of Suru with Shingo

2

Gangany E.-

16

32

Along precipices in a narrow valley

Up Shingo river

 

 

 

Small vlg

3

Olting Thang E.-

19

51

Rugged path over scaffolding in places

Down Indus valley's left bank

Bamachan chu bridge

 

S.G.F.W. procurable, few coolies

village

4

Tarkuty E.-

22

73

Bad parts over steep rugged spurs with scaffolding. Hard climb.

 

Torgun chu & Gidiasdo chu

7800' or 2378 m

    "

    "

5

Kartaksho E.- confined

27

100

Fair road on right bank, while on left bank crosses over high stony ridge, then fairly level along river.

 

Indus rope bridge

 

 

 

Ingot chu

8500' or 2592 m

    "

    "

6

Tolti E.-

20

120

From Tolti steep ascent over high cliffs & easy descent to level ground & cultivation.

 

Kusura chu

 

 

Dumsum chu

 

 

 

7

Parkuta E.-

22

142

Fair hill road crossing several rock stairs with long strips of cultivation

 

Kati chu

 

 

 

Murko chu

 

S.G.F.W. plentiful, T. available

Large village

8

Gol E.-

21

163

Level road crossing several rocky spurs.

 

Gol chu

 

 

 

 

Kepchung

 

190

From here road very good and level.

 

Kepchung chu

 

 

 

9

Skardu

P.O., T.O., E.-

34

197

 

 

 

7440' or 2268 m

Everything in abundance

Capital of Baltistan & bazar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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