Transportation in Leh

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  • On Foot

    Leh is a small city and fairly flat in terrain. With a little effort, you will be able to walk down to many attractions like the Leh Palace, the Leh Market, etc. There are many other attractions, some a short drive away and others as far as 5 to 6 hours away from the city.

  • Drive

    A sightseeing tour of attractions in and around Leh (like Shanti Stupa, Shey Palace, and monasteries like Spituk, Hemis, and Thiksey) will cost you nothing more than Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3,000 in a six-seater SUV.

    A return journey to Nubra Valley or Pangong Lake will cost you close to Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 8,000 in a six-seater vehicle. You will need “inner line permits” to visit such destinations. You can easily get them from the DC’s office, which is situated near the polo grounds. All you need is a written application stating why you require the permit and a copy of a valid original ID proof. You can also tell your hotel staff to get it for you. They will generally levy a service charge (about Rs. 200 – Rs. 300) to get it for you.

  • Bike

    Biking to Leh is an adventure that rings top slots on the list of many adventurers. The 474 kilometre long road from Manali to Leh via Keylong, Darcha, Sarchu, and Baralacha La will pose all kinds of obstacles for that perfect adrenaline rush.