Zanskar is one of the least visited regions of our country but slowly, as tourism in Ladakh increases; more and more people have started to include Zanskar valley in their itineraries. If you are traveling by your own vehicle, then visiting Zanskar means only an addition of few days to your travel plan. However, if you intend on traveling by public transport; things can get a little hectic. The best way to travel to Zanskar valley if you did not reach by your own vehicle; is to hire a private taxi , if it fits your budget. Mentioned below are the Zanskar valley taxi union rates; money that you will pay for either going towards Leh or Kargil or for local sightseeing within Zanskar valley.
Padum to Leh Taxi Fare
A one way taxi from Padum to Leh would cost you about Rs. 15,000. A return journey from Padum to Leh and back would cost about Rs. 17,500. If you are traveling from Leh to Padum; then you would pay about the same amount for a drop to Padum or for a return journey to Leh. Important thing here is to confirm with the driver that he will drop you all the way to Leh if you are traveling form Padum; or vice versa.
Due to the recent fuss related to non-local taxis in Ladakh; there has been an issue about Ladakh, Zanskar and Kargil registered taxis as well. Sometimes a Zanskar taxi will not be allowed to go all the way to Ladakh and you will be asked to rent another taxi from Kargil. Same rule applies if you are traveling from Leh to Zanskar; you will be asked to change the taxi again at Kargil. So the best thing to do in this situation is to first confirm with the driver that he will provide you a drop all the way to Leh.
Padum to Kargil Taxi Fare
It will cost you about Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 14,000 for a return journey. Approximately same charges will apply if you are catching a taxi from Kargil towards Padum.
Padum to Rangdum Taxi Fare
From Padum, a drop to Rangdum will cost Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 6,000 for a return journey. For catching a taxi from Rangdum to Padum, same charges will apply.
Zanskar Valley Taxi Union Rates
In the image below are the taxi rates for local sightseeing within Zanskar valley. For further clarification on the rates, you can also contact the taxi union president at 9419784754 or 9419515996.
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