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How to reach Leh from Delhi?

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How to reach Leh from Delhi?
Ans. Leh despite its great distance and altitude is well-connected to Delhi. Following are the best ways to reach Leh from Delhi:

By Air: Leh has its own airport that has regular flights from Delhi. The air journey between Delhi and Leh is around an hour and a half.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Leh is situated in Jammu, which is at a distance of 680 km. One can choose to either take a flight from Jammu to Leh or can reach here by road.

By Road: There are two routes that one can choose to take from Delhi to reach Leh. One route is via Srinagar and the other is via Manali. Srinagar is connected to Leh via NH 1. Manali is connected to Leh via Leh-Manali Highway.

Is there any train from Delhi to Leh?
Ans. No, there is no railway line between Delhi and Leh, and thus there are no trains between the two destinations. The nearest railway station to Leh is in Jammu which is 680 km away.

Which month is best for visiting Leh?
Ans. The months from June to September are considered the best time to visit Leh. During these months, there is no snow and the temperature is moderate making it quite pleasant for planning a trip. 

Which route is the best to reach Leh?
Ans. There are two routes that are considered the best to reach Leh. NH 1 connects Leh and Srinagar via Zoji La, the high mountain pass. This route is highly recommended because of its gradual ascent which gives time to the travellers to acclimatize. Another route is from Manali via Rohtang Pass. This Leh-Manali Highway is often chosen by motorbike enthusiasts who like to challenge themselves. 

Can we take a bath in Pangong Lake?
Ans. It is recommended not to take bath or swim in Pangong Lake since the water of the lake is extremely cold. Also, there are stretches  where swimming is not allowed at all.

Is Leh Airport dangerous?
Ans. Yes, Leh Airport is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Due to its fierce winds in the afternoon, the flights in Leh only operate in the morning or evening. It is also one of the highest airports in the world. 

How much does a trip to Ladakh cost?
Ans. The cost of a trip to Ladakh depends on the number of days, transportation means, accommodation, places you cover and number of people visiting. On an average a 5-day trip to Ladakh can cost anywhere between INR 15000 – 30000 per person all inclusive.

Is alcohol allowed in Leh?
Ans. Yes, alcohol is allowed in Leh and is widely available. However, it is recommended not to drink alcohol on the first two days of your trip when you are acclimatizing. 

Is Nubra Valley safe?
Ans. Yes, Nubra Valley is absolutely safe for travelling as well as staying.

How can I plan a budget for Ladakh?
And. Estimating a budget for a Ladakh trip depends on the following factors:

Means of Transportation: Determine how you will be arriving in Ladakh – by road or air.

Group size: A lot depends on how many people you are travelling with to Ladakh.

Accommodation: Ladakh has a variety of accommodation options ranging from luxury to budget hotels to homestays. Deciding on where to stay in Ladakh and how many days can help in estimating the large part of the budget.

Local Transport: Since Ladakh does not allow outside the state vehicles, you have to rely on the local transport available. You will have the choice to choose either a two-wheeler or a two-wheeler for the trip.

Pre-decide the Itinerary: Confirming how many days trip you are planning and which destinations to include can be helpful in planning the budget of your trip.

Activities: Determining the activities you want to include in your Ladakh trip is also quite helpful in estimating the budget.

How can I plan a Ladakh road trip?
Ans. There are two routes that can be chosen to plan a road trip to Ladakh. The first route is via NH 1 that connects Leh and Srinagar via Zoji La, the high mountain pass. This route is highly recommended because of its gradual ascent which gives time to the travellers to acclimatize. The second route is from Manali via Rohtang Pass. This Leh-Manali Highway is often chosen by motorbike enthusiasts who like to challenge themselves. Cars and motorbikes are the most preferred ways to reach Ladakh from Srinagar and Manali.

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