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How to Reach Ladakh

Travel Options

By Air

There are distinct ways of visiting ladakh but one of the best ways of traveling to Ladakh is a flight. There are various flights that fly directly from Ladakh during the pinnacle season time and also in the offseason. However, there also might be changes in flights depending upon the weather conditions. The major airport of Ladakh is Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. This is one of the closest airports located in Leh which associated with cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Jammu and other few urban places located in India. Being a military air terminal, the Leh Airport has various security checks that are too stringent in nature. It would be best if you carry along with yourself a printed version of the flight e-ticket before you enter the denied section of the airport. From the terminal of the airport, you can without stretching much get into the taxi that will definitely take you to the resort or lodge. The Indian Airline caters to three definite flights, one flight that flies between the routes Leh and Delhi, the second flight that flies in about seven days from the place Jammu and the last one that flies from Srinagar once in every seven days. The Jet Airways operates six flights in total in every seven days that fly between Leh and Delhi while Go Air flies day by day between the places Leh and Delhi. Biggest Airport KushokBakulaPimpochee is the sole airport in Ladakh. Perched, located in the capital Leh at a height of 3,256m, it is also one of the world’s highest commercial airport.

Travel by Bike

Travelling by bike offers an amazing and splendid experience. It is generally said by travellers that the charisma, beauty, and essence, of Ladakh, is best enjoyed when on a bike trip. Riding to Ladakh by bike will ensure that you have a splendid and happy experience of its own that cannot be explained in words. There include two distinct routes that leads the travellers to Ladakh – one is from Srinagar and the other one is from Manali. Srinagar to Leh: If you are riding from the place Srinagar then you will be covering a total distance of about four hundred and thirty four. This is a wonderful trip that makes you thoroughly understand the true essence and majesty of the creation by Nature. Route: The route begins from Sonmarg that goes through Zozi La, then to Drass, followed by Kargil, then to Mulbek, Lamyaru , followed by Saspol and finally to Leh. Manali to Leh: If you are definite to take the route between Manali and Leh then you will cover a total distance of about four hundred ninety kilometres. This route makes you relish the beauty and vistas of nature to the fullest. Route: The routes begins at Manali that takes you through places like Keylong, rohtang, Jispa, Darcha, Zingzingbar, Baralacha La, Kokhsar, Bharatpur, Sarchu, Gata Loops Karu, Nakee La, Lachulung La, Upshi, Gya, Pang, Tanglang La and then finally Leh. For one of the top and best experience of the mountains, you must ride by the Royal Enfield that is one of the best bikes which offers you the sturdiness and stability required for such a long and arduous trip. It is advisable that you choose one of the best bikes with good engine displacement capacity and comfortable seating, which will surely ensure a comfortable ride for long durations. Select or choose the bike which will suit you. Few of the bikes by which you may considering riding are KTM Duke, Pulsar AS 200,Honda CBR 250, the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Bajaj Avenger among Indian bikes. Approximate Price: The approximate price incurred for riding the bike at 500 cc shall sum up to around 1700 INR per day.

By Bus

In case if you plan on to visit Ladakh by bus then you must be thoroughly prepared for an arduous, yet enjoyable ride. Ladakh is a place that is highly connected with places like Jammu and Srinagar by roads. Two distinct routes through which you can travel to Ladakh are the route that begins at Srinagar that takes you to Ladakh through the Zoji La Pass while the other route begins from manali that takes you to Ladakh through the Rohtang Pass. The Zoji La Pass is a pass that opens during the months between June and October. While the pass, Rohtang opens between the months June and September. HRTC and JKSRTC are the two bus service providers that takes you to Ladakh. It takes total four days to reach Ladakh if you take the bus from the city of New Delhi. Approximate Price: The approximate price comes to 2400 INR if you travel to Ladakh from Manali.

By Rail

If you plan on travelling by train then the closest railway station from Ladakh is the Jammu Tawi that is about seven hundred kilometres away from Ladakh. This is a railway station that is associated with cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. You can also enlist on a taxi or board on the JKSRTC transport to reach the destination Ladakh. The nearest railways stations are also Chandigarh and Pathankot which is about three to four days transport ride away from the place Ladakh.

By Road

Heading to the place Ladakh is without any question one of the most adventurous and exciting trips that one can witness in a lifetime. You might even go by an SUV if you wish to travel to Ladakh. Ladakh is about four hundred and thirty four kilometres away from Srinagar and about four hundred and ninety four kilometres away from Manali. From the place Srinagar, you might go by jeep to Ladakh. You might also consider going to Ladakh from places like Chandigarh or Manali. Generally, if you on an SUV trip, you might come across instances where you might find the main highways closed due to substantial snowfalls during the winters so be prepared for delays.Also, consider going to Ladakh by road during the months between May to September as the weather conditions are perfect then. The most sensational and amazing piece of the road trip is when you cross the Zojila, the pass that is located in the Great Himalayan Wall serving a major door to Ladakh if you aim to travel to Ladakh from the Valley of Kashmir via Kargil. The road adjoining Manali and Leh is another way to reach the place Ladakh. There are various high ranged passes that fall on the en route among which the routes that fall at an elevated height is Tanglang La, this is the second most captivating route that can be covered by jeep located at a height of about seventeen thousand four hundred and sixty nine feet or five thousand two hundred and thirty five meters. Approximate Price: The approximate range of price incurred for travelling to Ladakh by jeep might sum to around 35000 INR.

Transportation in ladakh

Commutation within Ladakh

Ladakh has a good network of local buses that run from various villages around the place from Leh. You can make use of this cheap mode of travel to look around the various places of interest in and around the area. A little on the pricier side, you can also hire a taxi service from local travel agencies for a period of time to move about. However, the best way to explore Ladakh is through a bike or a car that you can rent from Delhi, Srinagar, Manali or Leh. Alternatively, you can trek to different places in Ladakh, which is another fantastic way to soak in its beauty.
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