How to reach Ladakh:
Air: Airways are the best mode of transportation if you want to reach Ladakh sooner. From Delhi to Leh there are daily flights. From Jammu to Leh are flights only twice a week. And from Srinagar to Leh there is only a single flight a week.
Road ways: There are two ways to reach Ladakh by road, either Manali road or the Srinagar road (NH1
). It is highly recommendable to the people who want to enjoy the beautiful mountains and landscapes to travel by road. Also you get easily acclimatized while you are travelling if you choose this mode.
Distances from or within Ladakh:
- Leh to Manali : 473 Kms
- Leh to Srinagar(NH1) : 434 Kms
- Leh to Kargil : 234 Kms
- Leh to Nubra Valley : 118 Kms
- Leh to Zanskar(Padum) : 240 Kms
Climate: Temperature in summer (June to September) can touch 30C and -20C in late December to February. Annual rainfall is 6″.
Getting Acquainted: Ladakh spreads over an area of 97,000 sq. kms and sits at an average elevation of 3,500 meters above sea level. Ladakh has a population of around 1, 70,000.
Permit and Passport:Tourists do not need a permit for Leh; however, all domestic and foreign visitors must register at Drass, Rumtse, and Sarchu if they are traveling by road. Those traveling by air register themselves at the airport. Tourists must obtain a permit for restricted areas like Tsomoriri, Tsokar, Pangong Lakes, Dah-hanu, and Nubra Valley, which they can obtain through registered travel agencies.Make it sure to carry 5 or 6 photocopies of the permit while traveling, to submit at the Checking points.
Time Difference:India calculates the standard time from Allahabad, which is common to all cities in the country. Indian standard time (ISD) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of London, 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Paris and about 10 hours and 30 minutes behind New York.
Credit Cards: Most hotels and tour agencies don’t accept credit cards, but some secondhand shops do. ATM card machine of SBI, J&K and PNB are available at few places in the main market.
Post and Telecommunication: Telephone & Fax and post facilities are available in Leh, Padum, Kargil and Nubra valley. Internet, Email services are available in Leh, Kargil, Padum and Nubra only. But Internet rates are Rs.60 Rs/ Hours