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How to Reach Zanskar

How to Reach Zanskar by Air

The nearest airport to Zanskar is at Leh. Leh is well connected to major cities like Jammu, Srinagar and Delhi with major airlines flying into Leh. From the airport, taxis are available and they charge you Rs 1000 to take you to the city center. You can also get to Zanskar from Srinagar as the latter has a well maintained airport known as the Sheikh- Ul- Alam Airport. From the airport you can go for shared taxis or buses to get to Zanskar Valley.

How to Reach Zanskar by Rail

The nearest rail head is Jammu. After getting off at the railway station, one can take a shared bus to Zanskar Valley via Kargil.

How to Reach Zanskar by Bus

There is a regular bus service from Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation from Leh and Kargil for Padum with stops at various points in Suru and Zanskar Valley. The other option is by hiring a taxi or a motorcycle from Leh or Kargil for Zanskar Valley.

You can also get to Zanskar from Srinagar. The distance between the two is somewhere around 192 kms and it will take you around 5- 6 hours to drive down from Srinagar to Zanskar. A number of car rental agencies and bus services make it easier for you to commute.

Getting Around Zanskar

Taxis and jeeps are easily available to move around the place. Locals prefer to move on foot rather than moving on vehicles.

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