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Places Covered : Delhi , Lamayuru, Likir, Alchi, Rizong, Spituk Monastery, Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace, Leh Gompa, Sankar gompa, Leh
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Places Covered : Lamayuru,Hemis, Thiksey, Shey Palace, Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace, Leh Bazaar, Sankar Gompa, Khardung-la top , Likir, Alchi, Leh, Manali, Sarehu.
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How to reach Leh Ladakh is one big question that often leave the travelers in great confusion. But to help you and to solve your confusion, we provide you complete travel guide that will provide you info about how to go Leh Ladakh.

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Ladakh Travel By Air
How to Reach Leh - Airline services (Indian Airlines and Jet Airway)operate regular scheduled flights to Leh from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar. From Jammu there are two flights in week and from Srinagar one in a week.

Ladakh Travel By Road
There are two options to reach Leh Ladakh by road . The first is 434-km Srinagar-Leh road, which remains open for traffic from early June to November is the main land route to Ladakh. The most dramatic part of this road journey is the ascent up the 11,500 feet /3,505 m high Zoji-la, that will give you fare idea how to go to Leh.

For your way to Leh Ladakh the J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) 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 to cover Leh to Ladakh by road . Groups can charter deluxe and A-class buses for Leh, Kargil or Padum (Zanskar) from the J and K SRTC at Srinagar. If you decide to drive on this route yourself, you should spare a couple of days around Kargil for acclimatisation.

How to Reach Leh from Manali
The second route is the 473-km Manali-Leh road which has been serving as the second land tells you how to go to Ladakh. The Manali - Leh road weaves in and out among the mighty snow-clad peaks of the Western Himalayas over a stretch of nearly 485 kms. The road is open from mid-July to mid-October every year, depending on weather conditions.

How to Reach Leh Ladakh from Delhi

By Road:
Delhi to Leh Ladakh distance is 1047 Kms, so it might be quite difficult to drive all the way long. But still if you want to see the real beauty of this place then a long car drive from Delhi to Ladakh would be perfect. Beside this Delhi roadways also have regular bus services to Jammu from where you have to change the bus for Leh.

By Air:
Indian Airlines operates 3 flight in a week between Leh and Delhi, 2 flights in a week from Jammu and once in a week from Srinagar.

Way to Ladakh - The Manali-Leh Route

Rohtang Pass - 51 kms from Manali to Ladakh
Manali is the starting point of this dramatic journey and Rohtang Pass(13,000 ft/3,978 m), 51 kms away is the first important milestone on the Manali - Leh road as it is the gateway to the Lahaul and Spiti valleys.

Keylong - 44km from Rohtang Pass On its way to Keylong- the highest jeepable road and 115 kms from Manali, this important road, which was once part of the ancient trade route between India and Central Asia, wends its way through breathtaking mountain views via the Rohtang Pass, Gramphoo, Kokhsar, Sissu, Gondla, Tandi. One can also reach Kaza, the main town of Lahaul and Spiti
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Bara Lachha Pass - 72 kms from Keylong
Onward the road moves to the Bara Lachha Pass (height: 4892m /16,050ft), 73 kms from Keylong. Beyond this steep pass lies Sarchu, 43 kms away, in the adjoining state of Jammu and Kashmir. Now the trail hits the highest regions of Ladakh.

Zanskar Range- 43 km from Bara Lachha Pass
A camping ground in Zanskar, litle before Sarchu, Phalang-danda (a giant rock) marks the boundary between Lahaul and Zanskar. Sarchu has wide open places and treks to Phirtse la starts from here. Just 54 kms, ahead of' Sarchu the road crosses Tsarap Chu over a bridge. Then it climbs up to Lachalang la Pass( 16,600 ft/5,059m) Nearly 87 kms from Lachalang la pass is the Tanglang la pass-the highest point on this road. This pass is difficult to negotiate. By crossing this pass one enters the Central Ladakh.
Upshi -
60 kms ahead of Tanglang La pass is Upshi--A junction on the Indus. The road bifurcates from here towards Rupshu and for Demchok, and little ahead at Kiari for Chang la.

Reaching Leh - 50 kms from Upshi
Leh - Headquarters of Ladakh, well known tourist spot with an airstrip is above 50 kms from Upshi.The roads leads to Khardung la (in north) and to Kargil (in west). Tourism, H.P. SRTC and J&K SRTC operate Deluxe and Ordinary bus services between Manali and LEH. The bus journey between Leh and Manali takes about 19 hours or two days with an overnight halt in camps at Serchu or Pang. Gypsy and jeep taxis are also available, both at Manali and Leh.

Local Transport
There are numerous public buses in Ladakh, which ply on fixed routes according to fixed time schedules. However, the most comfortable and convenient though expensive mode of travel, is by taxis, cars, and Gypsy, which are available for hire on fixed point-to-Point tariff. For visits to the newly opened areas of Nubra, Changthang and Dah-Hanu 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, etc. can be obtained from the Tourist Office.
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