Ladakh by Road Guide

Photo of Ladakh Vacation, Leh by Umang Dave


When we talk about road trip first thing that come to anyone's mind is undeniably Ladakh. Since the season is about to start again, most of you might be planning for that perfect road trip to Ladakh. This post will definitely help you to plan this road trip perfectly to capture some of the best memories of a lifetime. Ride through the valleys and high mountain passes with the serene surrounding. Capture the memories for lifetime in your heart forever.

Photo of Ladakh by Road Guide by Umang Dave

Ladakh, the land of high passes, is among the highest visited tourist destinations in India. This dream destination is located at a height of more than 3,000m above the sea level. The Himalayan and the Karakoram Mountain ranges add to the alluring beauty of this region.

Photo of Ladakh by Road Guide by Umang Dave

So don't wait and satisfy your thirst for adventure. Go through this quick guide for planning a road trip to Heaven.

1. Routes:

Route 1: Srinagar to Leh (434 Km)

Best time for road trip: Mid May to Oct

Route 2: Manali to Leh (476 Km)

Best time for road trip: Mid June to Mid Sept

2. Places to see on Srinagar Leh Highway: Sonmarg, Drass Valley, Kargil War Memorial, Pattharsahib Gurudwara, Alchi Monastery, Magnetic hill, Spituk Monastery, Moonland Lamayuru Monastery.

3. Places to see on Manali Leh Highway: Rohtang La, Keylong, Jispa, Darcha, Baralacha La, Sarchu, More Plains, Nakee La, Lachulung La.

4. Permit:

No permit for Indian Citizen

Foreign nationals requires permit to visit inner line areas like Pangong, Khardung La.

Out of state vehicle required to issue permit from SDM office in Manali for travelling on Manali Leh Highway.

5. Places to stay at Manali Leh Highway: Tandi, Keylong, Jispa, Sarchu

6. Places to stay at Srinagar Leh Highway: Sonmarg, Drass, Kargil, Sham Valley.

7. Acute Motion Sickness:

Symptoms: Headache, Lethargy, Dizziness and Loss of appetite.

8. Tips to Avoid AMS:

Ascend gradually from low altitude.

Carry small oxygen cylinder.

Keep sipping water at regular interval.

Take Diamox (by consulting doctor)

Eat food at regular intervals

9. Things to keep in mind:

Vehicles should be in a proper working condition.


Proper clothing essentials.

Keep dry fruits in pocket .

Sip water at regular interval.

Always keep petrol tank full.

Carry extra petrol.

I hope this quick and short guide will help you to plan your next road trip to Ladakh.

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