HOW TO REACH LADAKH

Overland Approach

Overland Approach - The overland approach to Ladakh from Kashmir Valley via Kargil is approx. 434 Km, which remains open for traffic from early June to November. The most dramatic part of this road journey is the ascent up the 11,500 feet / 3,505 m high Zoji-La, the pass in the Great Himalayan Wall that serves as the gateway to Ladakh. The J & K State Road Transport Corporation (J&K SRTC) operates regular Deluxe and Ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh on this route with an overnight halt at Kargil. Taxis (cars and jeeps) are also available at Srinagar for the journey. Groups can charter Deluxe and A-class buses for Leh, Kargil or Padum (Zangskar) from the J & K SRTC at Srinagar.

Road Distances

  • Srinagar-Leh 434 Km
  • Manali-Leh 473 Km
  • Srinagar-Kargil 204 Km
  • Delhi-Leh 1047 Kms
  • Leh-Kargil 234 Km
  • Kargil-Padum (Zanskar) 240 Km
  • Leh-Deskit (Nubra Valley) 118 Kms.

Air Travel

Indian Airlines www.indian-airlines.nic.in operates regular flights to Leh from Delhi (fare USD 135), Four flights in a week from Jammu and once in a week from Chandigarh and twice from Srinagar. Jet Airways www.jetairways.com also operates daily flights between Leh-Delhi (fare USD 143).

Internal Transport

The cheapest way to travel within the region is by public buses, which ply on fixed routes according to fixed time schedules. The most comfortable and convenient though expensive mode of travel, however, is by taxi, which are available for hire on fixed point-to-point tariff. For visits to the newly opened areas of Nubra, Dah-Hanu, Tsomoriri, Tsokar and Pangong Lakes. It is mandatory to engage the services of a registered/recognized travel agency for making all the requisite arrangements including internal transport. Detailed information about bus schedules, taxi tariff, travel agencies can be obtained from the Tourist Office or Local travels guide "Reach Ladakh", available at Book Shops.

Entry Fees

Every Foreign Tourist needs to pay Rs. 400 per person while entering Ladakh at Leh airport, Upshi and Khaltsey

Documents Require for permit : -

Tourist don't require permit for Leh; however, all foreigners are required to registered at Drass, Rumtse and Sarchu if they are traveling by road. Those traveling by air get themselves registered at the airport. The tourist are required to get a permit for restricted areas like Tsomoriri, Tsokar, Pangong Lakes, Dhahanu and Nubra Valley, which can be obtain through registered travel agencies. Make it sure to carry six photocopies of the permit while traveling, to submit at the Checking points.

For visiting Khardungla, Nubra valley, Pangong and Tsomoriri Lakes and the Dah-Hanu area of Leh District, it is mandatory to obtain Protected Area permits from the Deputy Commissioner's Office at Leh.

For International Travellers

It is advised to produce the following documents at least 1 Working day prior to the date of travel to process the Entry Permit.

  • Copy of their Passport and Visa.
  • A nominal fee will be applicable in regard to the Travelling Area.

For domestic Travellers

It is advised to produce the following documents at least 1 Working day prior to the date of travel to process the Entry Permit.

  • Copy the Identity Prof.
  • A nominal fee will be applicable in regard to the Travelling Area.

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