Connection Of Leh with nearby places

There are two high-altitude roads which connect Leh to the rest of India and both of these have frequent landslides and are not generally passable during winter as both are covered by deep snows. These two high-altitude roads are the National Highway 1D from Srinagar via Kargil and Leh-Manali Highway. Out of the two, Leh- Manali Highway has very high passes and plateaus which can be risky but also has the lower but landslide-prone Rohtang Pass near Manali. The preferred option is to start your trip from Srinagar and end it at Manali.

National Highway 1D

The National Highway 1D is the Srinagar- Leh road from the Kashmir valley which leads to Ladakh. This 434Km long road is open for travel from June to October/November. While traveling on this road, the journey up the Zoji-la pass which is 11,500ft high is the most substantial. One can opt for regular Deluxe and Ordinary bus services operated by Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC), between Srinagar and Leh on this route. These bus services mostly allow for an overnight halt at Kargil. One can also opt for Taxis (cars and jeeps) which are available at Srinagar for the journey.

Leh- Manali Highway

Another route to opt for traveling to Ladakh is the Manali – Leh road which is also open from June to late October, this road comprises of the desert plateau of Rupsho which is located between the altitudes of 3,660m to 4,570m. There are many high passes on this route and the highest one is the Tanglang La, which is as high as 17,469 feet.

Adventure freaks can opt for Manali to Leh road trip. Those opting for this route should stop at Keylong for the first night rather than Jispa or Sarchu.


The nearest railway station to Leh Ladakh is Jammu. Hence people traveling from anywhere in India can get down at Jammu railway station. After reaching Jammu, you will need to travel to Srinagar and from there are several shared and private taxis, private and government-run buses to reach Leh.


Leh can also be reached by bus from Delhi. There are many buses run by HRTC from Keylong. The fares are reasonably priced from Manali to Keylong and from Keylong to Leh.


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About Leh

Attractions in Leh

Authentic food of Leh

Connection of Leh with nearby places

Palaces in Leh

Information on Leh

Monasteries in Leh

How to get to Leh?


Additional information about Ladakh

Adventure Sports in Ladakh

Best time to visit Ladakh

Demography of Ladakh

Festivals of Ladakh

Flora of Ladakh

Frequently asked questions about Ladakh

Geography of Ladakh

Health and safety precautions for ladakh

History of Ladakh

Information on Ladakh

About Ladakh

Monuments and Museums in Ladakh

Passes in Ladakh

Shopping in Ladakh

Things to do in Ladakh

Villages around Ladakh

Weather of Ladakh

Wildlife of Ladakh

Nubra Valley:

Geography of Nubra Valley

Mountain Ranges in Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley

Things to do in Nubra Valley



History of Pangong

Pangong – Flora and Fauna and Geography

Tso Moriri:

Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri – Flora and Fauna

Tso Moriri Trek Map


Zanskar – Flora and Fauna

Zanskar Range

Zanskar River


Shyok and Siachen

Solang Valley


Sumur and Tegar

Parang La Trekking


Parang-La-Pass Trek Map

Stok Kangri Trek Map

Tarsar Marsar Trek Map