Click HERE to download the most recent list of taxi rates in Ladakh. These are government approved rates and no travel company or driver can charge you over these rates. Finding a taxi in Ladakh is definitely not a big deal at all but as you can probably imagine after taking at look at this list; finding one under budget will be a big hassle.
Taxi rates in Ladakh
Hiring a private taxi is best when you are either traveling with family or with a group of people to share the cost. If you are traveling alone, then rates of a private taxi will definitely burn a hole in your pocket. Tourist season in Ladakh is limited to only a few months and the locals here try to make the most of it; hence the hikes taxi charges.
For a solo person, traveling by bus or shared taxis is definitely the best choice. Take a look at the article below on how you can plan a solo trip to Ladakh by public transport.
Finding public transport may have been a issue in Ladakh a few years ago but with the recent boost in tourism, it has improved by great margin. The frequency is still not that great; you may not find a bus to a certain place on your scheduled date of travel. However shared taxis run from the main bus stand on everyday basis; and to almost all major tourist locations. Fare of these taxis is somewhat equal to what you will pay if traveling by a Bus. It however can get a little bumpy and uncomfortable. There is always the option of Tourist shared taxi that any travel agent in Leh can arrange; or local shared taxi that run from the bus stand; and used by locals.
I hope this information on taxi rates in Ladakh was helpful. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum and I will be glad to answer.