How to Reach Ladakh

The most wanted destination for most travelers and dwellers in India, Ladakh remains thronged with tourists to beat the summer heat. But it's not accessible throughout the year. For all those traveling by railways and roadways to Ladakh, can't reach there during the winter season yet it is easily accessible by airways. See below for more details:

By Roadways

Ladakh is accessible by roadways only during the summer season as the NH 1 and Zoji La remains closed during the winter due to heavy snowfall. Buses and taxis are easily available from Kargil, and Srinagar to reach Ladakh. The road trips to Ladakh from Delhi, Chandigarh and Manali are quite a famous adventure activity.

By Railways

Nearest railway station to Ladakh will be in Jammu, which is well connected with all the prominent metropolitan cities of India. From the Jammu railway station, there are no direct buses to Leh. State Tourism Buses from Jammu are available till Srinagar. Thereafter take J & K State Road Transport Corporation (J&K SRTC) deluxe or ordinary bus from Srinagar to Leh. Avoid taking direct buses to Leh from Srinagar, take a halt at the Kargil.

By Airways

Ladakh has its own airport in Leh - Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, which is also one of the highest commercial airports in the world at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level. From the airport, tourists can easily get a car to reach any destination in Ladakh or their accommodation.

Ladakh Tourism at a Glance