Snowbird Himalaya Adventures

Getting to India & Ladakh



Getting to India & Ladakh

Visas:

Unless you are from Nepal or Bhutan you won’t be able to get into India without a Visa. Tourist Visa are available for six months duration only and are valid from the date of issue, not from the date of entry in India. These visas are difficult to extend, please get your visa from the Indian embassy or consulate in your home country.

 

By Air:

The nearest international airport to Ladakh is from Delhi, you should book early for the best deal.

 

8 flights per week.

 

5:00 am 6:20 am Go Air 215 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL
5:45 am 7:10 am SpiceJet 121 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL
6:30 am 7:50 am Go Air 203 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL
6:45 am 8:20 am Air India 445 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL
7:00 am 8:30 am Vistara 601 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL
8:35 am 9:55 am Go Air 715 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL
9:25 am 10:50 am Go Air 221 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL
10:00 am 11:30 am SpiceJet 123 S M T W T F S DEL-IXL

 

3 flights per week, 1h 5m duration Jammu (IXJ) to Leh (IXL)

 

10:15 am 11:20 am Air India 450 S M - - - F - IXJ-IXL
Connecting flights                      
14h 15m+ Go Air                    

 

2 flights per week, 50m duration Srinagar (SXR) to Leh (IXL)

 

10:20 am 11:10 am Air India 447 - - - W T - - SXR-IXL
Connecting flights                      
12h 35m+ Go Air via New Delhi                  
 

 

By Surface:

 

Taxi and Bus service: There is a direct Delhi to Leh bus service by HRTC that runs from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi at 2.30 PM every day. This bus from Delhi to Leh covers the total distance of 1050 km in about 35 Hrs. This direct bus stops overnight at Keylong and covers this Delhi to Leh journey in 2 days from Delhi.

 

Manali to Leh is a 474 km long journey and the direct bus from Manali to Leh takes about 17-18 Hrs. Other buses including the HPTDC bus service covers the journey from Manali to Leh in two days with an overnight stop at Keylong. The bus from Delhi to Leh also takes two days with an overnight stop at Keylong.

 

Taxi from Manali to Leh everyday departure.

 

Srinagar to Leh via Kargil

Taxi departure from Srinagar from Tourist Center, Duration 10 to 11 hrs.

Taxi departure from Srinagar from Tourist Center, Duration 10 to 11 hrs.