Many a time readers on Discover with Dheeraj ask me for a Srinagar to Leh road map with distances. I could not work out on this road map for some time, but finally, in this article today, I will share with you a detailed tourist map of Srinagar Leh Highway with distances of places in between.
I am sure this Srinagar to Leh Travel Guide and Road Map available on my blog will help you plan your upcoming trip to Leh Ladakh.
The 434 KM long Srinagar Leh Highway is like a lifeline in the form of road connectivity between Leh Ladakh and the rest of India via Kashmir Valley. Srinagar – Leh Highway, also known as National Highway – 1D (NH – 1D), is the most reliable and one of the only two roads to reach Ladakh by road, the other one being Manali – Leh Highway
In this article today, let us look at a place by place distances of Srinagar Leh Highway and tourist places falling between Srinagar – Kargil – Leh route. Most people cover this journey over Srinagar Leh road in two days with an overnight halt at Kargil.
It is much better to travel as a two-day journey over Srinagar Leh Highway than rushing through it in a single day. Traveling on Srinagar Leh Highway in a single day may result in AMS issues as you will not be acclimatized to sleep at the high altitude of Leh town.
Continuing on the series on maps of Ladakh, in the first article I presented the maps of Leh Ladakh covering Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso. Now, in this second article of the series, it is time to present the road map of Srinagar to Leh Road.
We have talked enough on how to plan a trip to Srinagar – Leh Highway in one of my previous articles where you can get a fair idea on the season to travel, modes of travel, how to plan a night stay, accommodations, sightseeing, petrol pumps, etc. on Srinagar – Leh Highway in detail. Hence, quickly skipping the details let’s jump over to see the maps.
Planning to travel Srinagar to Leh by public transport? Well, refer my article on Srinagar to Leh Bus Service.
Your suggestions on improvement on this Srinagar to Leh map are highly welcomed, and please keep in mind that this tells you a tentative idea of the route and distances between the different places on Srinagar Leh Highway. It does not depict the entire route as is, so there could be minor twists and turns not outlined in this Srinagar Leh road map.
Again, as in the first Leh Ladakh map, I have tried to put the details including places, distances, important monasteries, mountain passes, lakes, etc. on Srinagar Leh Highway. This time map also has a couple of legends that explain the fuel availability on Srinagar – Leh Highway & road difficulty level along with which type of car you might need to cover a particular stretch and list of ATMs.
Since there isn’t much issue with the fuel availability all throughout Srinagar to Leh Highway, so nothing much to worry about carrying extra fuel on Srinagar Leh Highway. However, these are just my recommendations and should not be taken granted that even for a novice you can take a hatchback or sedan at the routes on Srinagar Leh Highway mentioning “All Cars” …
The man behind the wheel must have some skills and experience with driving in the hills. The roughest patch of Srinagar – Leh Highway is a few KMs on either side of Zoji La Pass, especially from Baltal to the Zoji La Pass. Similarly, for taking up difficult roads, the person must have good experience in traveling or driving/riding to this high altitude terrain of Ladakh & Manali – Leh Highway especially.
Here is the map of Srinagar – Leh Highway which you can download by right-clicking & then select the option: “Save Image As…”
Please note that all the distances & places indicated are approximate in unit and location. Data has been collated for just a fair idea & is completely based on my notes of Ladakh trips, roads signs & pictures of boards clicked on those trips, Wikimapia, Google Maps, some GPS Trails from Internet or Googling, trails shared by some fellow travelers.
Hence, I request that please spare me in case of any mistake you find in there and help or contribute in improving it if you see any kind of a major correction 🙂
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Let’s look at one of the most comprehensive travel guides on planning a trip to Srinagar Leh Highway.
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Well, you can always track the updated status of Srinagar to Leh road 2020 on my blog, Discover with Dheeraj. Every year there is an article to keep track of Srinagar to Leh road and when it closes or opens up for tourists traveling to Leh Ladakh.
You should always carry your water bottle and refill it as many times as you need water. It will not only keep you hydrated always, but you will also help in saving the Himalayas from plastic garbage. Remember, every tiny step counts and your step in this direction can help save the Himalayas too !! 🙂 🙂
Feel free to provide your inputs/suggestions or feedback or any queries you have on maps of Ladakh as either comments or replies to the thread of the community at the link: Rolling Out the DoW Maps of Ladakh.
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