5 Different Routes to Reach Ladakh

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Well you all are mostly aware about the two common routes of traveling to Ladakh. They are Srinagar Leh Highway and Manali Leh Highway. How about if I tell you there are more than those two common routes to reach Ladakh?

In this article today, let me introduce you to three more routes to travel to Leh and yes of course they overlap with these two common routes. However, if you already have done general Ladakh circuit, then going via these routes will help you experience other new places before reaching Ladakh.

1. Delhi - Jammu - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh

The first common route to travel is to take the Srinagar Leh Highway to reach Ladakh. The general break up is to take night halts at Jammu, Srinagar, Kargil and reach Leh on Day 4.

Hence, it will take 4 days to reach using this route.

Zojila Pass on the way to Kargil from Srinagar.

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2. Delhi - Manali - Sarchu - Leh

The second most common route to travel is to take the Manali Leh Highway to reach Ladakh. The general break up is to take night halts at Manali, Keylong/Jispa, and reach Leh on Day 3. 

Hence, it will take 3 days to reach using this route.

Gata Loops at Manali Leh Highway.

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3. Delhi - Kinnaur - Kaza - Keylong - Sarchu - Leh

The third route will take you through Kinnaur and Spiti Valley and you can follow the route via Shimla to Kinnaur and further to Kaza. Finally from Kaza, you can reach directly to Keylong to follow the Manali Leh Highway and reach Leh next day.

Hence, it will take about 5-6 days to reach using this route at an easy pace.

As you travel towards Kaza from Kinnaur.

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4. Delhi - Dalhousie - Sach Pass - Keylong - Sarchu - Leh

The fourth route will take you through the daddy of all passes, the Sach Pass which connects Chamba and Pangi in Himachal Pradesh. The general break up is to take night halts at Dalhousie, Killar, Keylong/Jispa and reach Leh on Day 4.

Hence, it will take 4 days to reach using this route.

Water crossings on the way to Sach Pass

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5. Delhi - Patnitop - Kishtwar - Sinthan Top - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh

The final route I will share with you is the Mughal Road route. After taking night halt at Patnitop you can travel to Kishtwar and cross over the Sinthan Pass to reach Srinagar on Day 2 or Day 3 to make it easy. Then from Srinagar follow the Srinagar Leh Highway with night halt at Kargil.

Hence, it will take about 4-5 days to reach using this route.

Those majestic views in Kashmir

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In the end

I hope you enjoyed this introduction to these direct routes to reach Ladakh. I am sure it may have inspired you for planning the trip soon with your family or friends using these new routes. Stay tuned for my next article where I will share a journey to another exciting place in the Himalayas.

I will be happy to answer any questions here or my Instagram account @devilonwheels.

Till then, Happy Travels!

Julley,

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