Leh , Ladakh Road Distances

Planing to visit Ladakh , one needs lots of preparations not only the acclimatization for the body to face  harsh , cold, dry and air with thin oxygen but also in what direction one should travel to plan the visit to the important place.

I am giving below the most popular routes taken by the adventure lovers , there many more routes to places to be discovered on foot, motor bike or SUVs . Please contact me for more such places in Ladakh and Zanskar region.

Road to Khardong La Ladakh

One can plan the trip to visit most of the places in one journey to save time , the routes are with the main highways from Leh to various places of historical, religious  importance , tourists attractions , Lakes , High Passes etc.

Loops before Fotu La on way to Kargil from Leh

01. Route Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Mulbek – Kargil – Drass – Srinagar

Place / altitude    Distance/Km.      Importance

Spituk / 3380                   12             Ancient Monasteries

Phyang / 3490                 17             Ancient Monastery

Basgo / 3343                     40            Palaces , Monasteries

Likir  / 3265                      60            Ancient Monasteries

Alchi / 3345                      67            Ancient Monastery

Uletokpo / 2985             72              Campsite , Hanging bridge

Ridzong / 2985                 73            Monastery and Nunnery

Lamayuru / 3440           125          Oldest Monastery

Fotu – La / 4108               140          Highest Pass on Leh-Srinagar Highway

Hiniskut / 3860               145             Village at high altitude

Mulbek / 3510                 175              Rock Statue , Cliff hanging Monastery

Kargil / 2650                     230            District H.Q, base for Zanskar

Drass / 3033                      28              War Memorial , Tiger Hill and Rhino Knob views

Zoji – La / 3528                307              Gateway to Kashmir Valley

 02 . Route Leh – Baralacha la – Jispa – Rohtang – Manali

Shey / 3365 mtr                15                Palace , Monastery

Thiksey / 3370 mtr.       20                  Monastery

Hemis / 3518 mtr.             49              Monastery

Gya / 4100 mtr.                  72             Historical Place

Rumtsey / 4325 mtr.        78             Trekking

Tanglang La / 5360 mtr.  110          Very High altitude  Pass

Pang / 4630 mtr.                    174          Camp site

Lachang La / 5065 mtr.    198         Very  High altitude Pass

Serchu / 4253 mtr.             251         Camp site

Baralacha La / 4892 mtr. 283         Very High altitude Pass

Patsio / 3820 mtr.               314        Camp site

Darcha / 3400 mtr.            328        Village , camp site

Jispa / 3142 mtr.                  335       Hotels , camp site

Rohtang La / 3980 mtr.   422      High altitude Pass

Manali  / 2050 mtr.              473     Tourist hotels, resorts.

03. Route Leh – Khardong La –  Nubra  

South Pullu  / 4690 mtr.         24     Very High altitude Pass

Khardong La / 5602 mtr.        39      Very High altitude Pass

North Pullu / 4907 mtr.          53      Very High altitude Pass

Disket / 3163 mtr.                        150    Monastry

Khalsar / 3522 mtr.                    95      Village

Panamic / 3183 mtr.                150  Hot water Spring

Yarabtso Lake/ 3321 mtr.    115  Sacred Lake and Sumur  Village

Pangong Lake Ladakh , high ground clearance SUVs

03. Route  Leh – Pangong  

Karu                                           36  ( last petrol pump on this route)

Shakti                                          10

Chang La                                     34

Durbuk                                          32

Tangste                                         09  Medical facilities available

Lukung                                          34

Spangmik                                      16

Pangong                                              No phone signals in this area

04. Route Pangong – Tsmoriri    ( No petrol pump on this route)

Spangmik                                      09

Man                                               12

Merak                                             04

Kakstet                                           16

Chushul                                          33

Tsaga La                                        20

Tsaga Village                                 23

Loma                                             22

Nayoma                                         25

Mahe                                              10

Sumdo                                            53

Tsmo Riri

The Motor Bike used by adventure lovers in this area is Royal Enfield 350cc. Four wheel drive Jeeps or SUVs,with high ground clearance, many have tried travelling by Sedans using their expert skills . Accommodation available in Leh, Kargil and Nubra are guest houses, camps and good hotels other places either camps or home stays in the local villages, for eating one has to depend upon the locals as there are no dhabas and restaurants at most of the places .

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