Ladakh Road Map : A Detailed Road Map of Ladakh

by Vargis.Khan

After several weeks of attempts and failures, I was finally able to put together this Ladakh road map covering the entire region.I have created maps in the past as well but they were mostly broken down by areas; like for Nubra valley or Pangong Tso etc. For a long time I was trying to fit it all in on the same map and was finally able to do it. If you are planning to visit Ladakh by road anytime soon; then I am sure the map below can be of some help.

Click on the map below to view it in full size; or right click and save to your hard disk.

Once you click on the image, it will open the map in a new window. Look towards the bottom on the right hand side for option that reads “View in full size”. Click there to see the large map. You can also download this map in its original resolution from the below link. Do not right click and save picture as; rather follow the download button on the top right hand side. The original file size is about 3.8 MB.

Ladakh Road Map Download Link – CLICK HERE

 

ladakh road map

The map above coves a very large region and I have tried to include as many details as I could; due to which you will have to zoom in a bit to be able to read the text.

Ladakh Road Map

It includes both the highways leading to Ladakh, from Manali and Srinagar. I have also shown the road via Killar and Kishtwar that connects both Srinagar and Manali Leh highway. From Kargil, the road then goes deep in to Zanskar Valley, Padum. There is a road under construction which will connect Padum to Darcha on Manali to Leh road; via Shingo La. This road however is still under construction and cannot be used.  Other areas of Ladakh like Nubra Valley, Pangong, Tso Moriri, Changthang Valley etc are all included.

Also read: How to Plan a Trip to Leh Ladakh – Complete Travel Guide

Please feel free to save the map to your phone while you travel. If you would like to use it with your blog or website, you are welcome to do so but please do provide credit and a link back to this page. Please do not also remove the copyright marks.

If you feel there is any information on the map that is not correct or outdated, please be kind enough to point it out so I can make correction.

I hope this Ladakh Road Map can be of use for your trip. If you have any further questions, please do ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer. Let me know if you need the map in a better resolution.

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Pankaj August 30, 2020 - 6:25 pm

I gave your name and site to Ladakh tourism so they can share your site. Hopefully you do not mind

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Vargis.Khan August 30, 2020 - 7:12 pm

Thank you Pankaj Bhai for your kind gesture. I really appreciate it.

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Dhanashree Gadhikar August 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Thank you for this map! I will be using it in my blog. Will surely link to your blog! 🙂
Cheers!

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Vargis.Khan August 11, 2020 - 7:34 pm

Thank you Dhanashree

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Tushar Thombare April 30, 2020 - 11:18 am

I m planning to explore ladakh in mid September 2020
I have swift zdi 2016 model
Can i take swift car on routes like,
Srinagar ~ Leh ~ khardung la ~ hunder ~ diskit ~ khalsar ~ agham ~ shyok ~ durbuk ~ pangong lake ~ spangmik ~ merak ~ chushul ~ rezang la ~ hanle ~ nyoma ~ mahe ~ thukje ~ meroo( (leh manali highway)
I want to make life lasting memories like driving own car on that adventures roads , lots of struggle for swift but that type of adventure i want to do with my swift as well as with my friend and also we are only two person in the car during complete ladakh trip
Is it possible to do this complete route with swift?

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Debabrata Bhattacharyya January 26, 2020 - 5:38 am

Last year I have been to Ladakh extensively.This year also have a plan to go there.Sir is there any provision to stay at Koyul.Is there any chance that The Karakoram pass will be open to the tourist or bikers in near future.

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Vargis.Khan January 26, 2020 - 3:18 pm

No, there is no provision of staying in Koyul. You can talk to the villagers and see if they will let you stay as a paying guest.

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Debabrata Bhattacharyya January 26, 2020 - 3:47 pm

Thank you Sir,then I have to stay at Hanle as I have a plan to visit Demchok

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Vargis.Khan January 27, 2020 - 2:55 pm

Staying at Hanle will be better. You may not even get allowed to go towards Koyul actually. It is not on the tourist map.

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Marko Breustedt December 29, 2019 - 12:44 am

Great article and thanks for sharing, we were contemplating hiring the RE Himalayan 411cc bikes for this trip. Do we need to carry our own fuel or are there plenty of fuel stations along the way?

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Vargis.Khan December 29, 2019 - 7:39 pm

Thanks Marko. Please see the article below, should answer your questions.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/fuel-availability-in-leh-ladakh-manage/

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ARINDAM BANERJEE September 16, 2019 - 5:20 pm

Vargis bhai,truly it’s an exceptional effort…Could u plz. once at [email protected] in the original resolution…Thanks in advance…

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Vargis.Khan September 17, 2019 - 2:41 am

Thanks Arindam Bhai. Did you try download it from the link I provided above?

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Suuny June 5, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Sir
Please send leh & Adjoining area map on my mail – [email protected]

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Vargis.Khan June 5, 2019 - 7:10 pm

You can download from the link below. The download option is at the right hand corner of the page.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_9hR5ZYjFIMdrz_IIQBw-kc0IAlmvKjS/view?usp=drive_open

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ashwan June 5, 2019 - 7:49 am

Hii vargis bhai. Can you send me a HD copy of this map (Leh-Ladakh region) to my mail ID [email protected] ?
Also can you confirm regarding opening of Darcha-Padum road?

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Vargis.Khan June 5, 2019 - 3:55 pm

Ashwan Bhai did you try downloading from the link I provided above?

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ashwan June 5, 2019 - 9:46 pm

yeah vargis bhai, downloaded, thank you v much!!!
can you confirm regarding Darcha-Padum road, as dozers of BRO met from both ends thus completing the road link.

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Vargis.Khan June 6, 2019 - 2:24 am

That road is still not motorable Ashwan Bhai

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Vargis.Khan June 5, 2019 - 7:10 pm

You can download from the link below. The download option is at the right hand corner of the page.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_9hR5ZYjFIMdrz_IIQBw-kc0IAlmvKjS/view?usp=drive_open

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Vikky Vashishtha May 27, 2019 - 9:57 am

Hi Vargis Bhai,

I’m planning a couple trip to Leh via Srinagar from 23rd August’2019 to 2nd Sept’2019(11days).

Could you please check out below itinerary and let me know the suitable travel options(Taxi- Private/Shared or Bike) and accommodation(any contact details).

23rd Aug : Arrival at Srinagar.(Dehli to Srinagar flight) – Local sight seeing.
24th: Srinagar – Sonmarg – Kargil
25th: Kargil- Leh
26th: Leh – Local Sightseeing and permit
27th : Leh – Nubra
28th : Nubra to Pangong
29th: Pangong – Leh
30th: Leh- TsoMoriri
31st Aug: Tsomori – Leh
1st Sept: buffer day (would like to do river rafting or suggest any other options).
2nd sept: return to Delhi from Leh

Please suggest is it a good plan or do i need to change something.

Thanks,
Vikky Vashishtha

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Vargis.Khan May 27, 2019 - 5:50 pm

Hi Vikky – The only thing needing to be changed here is your plan on 28th. There is no public transport available between Nubra and Pangong direct so you will have to come back to Leh and go to Pangong the next day. Rest is all good. You will easily find buses or shared cabs for rest of the days.

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Vikky Vashishtha May 27, 2019 - 5:58 pm

Thank you bro.
But could you please suggest which is better travel option : shared Taxi or Bike?

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Ansh Chandak May 24, 2019 - 11:36 am

You’re blogs have been so so helpful in my planning for the trip, I’ve also shifted my dates from August to sept taking your recommendation.

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Imran Ahmad Khan May 13, 2019 - 2:04 am

ASA Janab,
Could you please send me the Map in [email protected]
Thanks in advance!

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Vargis.Khan May 13, 2019 - 2:34 am

W.Salam Imran Bhai. Did you try downloading from the link I provided in the article?

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JOSEPH.P.T . May 5, 2019 - 3:41 pm

please send the map to my mail ID [email protected] thank U in advance.

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2019 - 5:24 pm

Did you try downloading from the link I provided above?

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Gururaj April 25, 2019 - 6:58 am

hay hi,
im guru im planing to go to ladakh this july 2019 with my bike FZS 150CC , please suggest me this bike is ok for ladakh trip? and i able see a map kindly send origonal size map.

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Vargis.Khan April 25, 2019 - 4:15 pm

Yes Guru, your Bike is OK for Ladakh but travel light and solo. Did you try downloading the map from the link I provided?

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Parth Khushu April 24, 2019 - 10:25 am

Hey Vargis, I want to reach leh on 22nd of june by bus from Delhi. According to your blog the route from manali wont be possible, as the bus services start from 1st of july. Can i go for the kashmir route? Will the buses be available from srinagar to leh at that time i.e. around 20th of june. Also will i be able to access public transport from leh to stok village at that time?

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Vargis.Khan April 24, 2019 - 12:47 pm

Hi Parth – Manali to Leh HRTC bus may or may not be available so wait until June 1st week before you finalize the plan. Srinagar to Leh bus will definitely be available in June. You should be able to find shared cabs for Stok village.

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Parth April 30, 2019 - 7:43 am

Okay, if not HRTC bus from Manali to leh, is there a possibility of getting a shared taxi from Manali at that time if the road is clear and good to go?

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Wads April 11, 2019 - 5:58 am

Hi Vargis,
Thanks for this excellent blog and providing such a quality and informative response to all queries.
Can you please email me the map on my mail ID, as one available online is not that readable.

Wads

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Vargis.Khan April 11, 2019 - 1:28 pm

Can you please leave me your email address Wads?

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Arnav November 25, 2018 - 3:08 am

Is it possible to drive from delhi to leh and back via kashmir this may in BMW x1 ground clearance 170mm?

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Vargis.Khan November 25, 2018 - 4:21 am

Yes, definitely. Friend of mine went in his swift last year which has the same ground clearance.

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anand October 16, 2018 - 6:14 am

Can we travel from Manali to Leh Ladakh within 10th November and kindly reply with the details about the road condition and permissions and climate condition. We are from kerala

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Vargis.Khan October 16, 2018 - 12:06 pm

No you cannot. The road will get closed by November.

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prashant kumar September 15, 2018 - 11:49 am

How is the road condition from manali to leh planning to drive down in first week of October

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Vargis.Khan September 16, 2018 - 2:45 am

Mix of good bad and ugly. Most average.

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Anurag Singh September 7, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Hi Vargis
We are group of 4 planning road trip (Car, Toyota Fortuner) from Delhi to Leh through Manali from October 10th to 21st. We will start from Manali on 12th or 13th October towards Leh. The plan is to stop for a night at Jispa, ZingZing bar or Sarcu. What would you recommend based on the time of year we are going?
What are the places we can see at this time? (on manali-leh highway as well as around Leh)
how can we know about the status of Manali-Leh highway, while going as well as coming back ?

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Vargis.Khan September 7, 2018 - 6:57 pm

Hi Anurag – Jispa is most scenic of the three places and my preferred choice of stay. Manali Leh highway is all open but it is rainign right now around Manali, Rohtang and Lahaul valley. Nothing major that would be of concern right now though. For places to see along the road and in Ladakh, see the two posts below please.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/primary-attractions-manali-leh-highway/

https://vargiskhan.com/log/tourist-attractions-in-ladakh/

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vikas August 23, 2018 - 9:51 am

plz sent a detailed map at [email protected]

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Pritish das August 23, 2018 - 5:13 am

Send map > [email protected]

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Roshan August 11, 2018 - 5:11 am

Am planning to start my journey by september 10th, if i want go through sri-nagar and come back through manali.
do i need to take any permit or anything like that, am travelling by bike.

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Vargis.Khan August 11, 2018 - 5:20 am

You will need permit for sightseeing in Ladakh. See the link below please.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/obtaining-ilp-for-ladakh/

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Yogesh Sahu August 9, 2018 - 8:04 am

Hi Vargis,

Please send me the map

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Vargis.Khan August 9, 2018 - 3:15 pm

Hi Yogesh – Leave me your email address please. Did you try downloading from the Google drive link?

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Bhavin Patel August 3, 2018 - 6:15 pm

Hi could you please send me the detaild map at [email protected]

Thanks in advance!
Bhavin Patel

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Vargis.Khan August 4, 2018 - 8:42 pm

Sent

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Sarath Lal July 29, 2018 - 9:59 am

Please email to [email protected]

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Vargis.Khan July 29, 2018 - 10:11 pm

Sent

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David Kimsell July 20, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Hi, fantastic site – all the info in one place! Please could you send map? Many thanks

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Vargis.Khan July 20, 2018 - 6:18 pm

Thanks David. Leave me your email address and I will send.

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deepshikha rao July 27, 2018 - 9:08 am

Hey could you please send me the Map in [email protected]. Thanks!

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Vargis.Khan July 29, 2018 - 2:58 am

Sent

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Sarath Lal July 29, 2018 - 9:58 am

Please send to [email protected]

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Vargis.Khan July 29, 2018 - 10:11 pm

Sent

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Kalpesh July 19, 2018 - 11:27 am

Vargis Sir,

Please mail the road map to [email protected]
Thanks.

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Vargis.Khan July 19, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Hi Kalpesh Bhai – Did you try downloading from the link that I shared?

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Kalpesh July 20, 2018 - 5:56 am

Yes. I downloaded the map from the link and took out a print but still the places and distance are not quite visible

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Vargis.Khan July 20, 2018 - 12:44 pm

I will email it to you in original resolution.

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Shubham Dixit June 17, 2018 - 3:53 am

Hi Vargis bhai, please send me this map @ [email protected]

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Vargis.Khan June 18, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Shubham Bhai you can download it from this link.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_9hR5ZYjFIMdrz_IIQBw-kc0IAlmvKjS/view

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Rufus Peter Pattasseril May 30, 2018 - 9:36 am

Hello Vargis,
Good day!.
We are a group of 5 people travelling in Leh-Nurba-Pangong-TsoMoriri-TsoKar-Leh circuit. Is it possible to complete this in 4 days? We would like to know the best possible route to do this without coming back to Leh. As i saw in your articles, you have mentioned that Pangong to Tso Moriri stretch is not possible in a day.. Could you please tell me how much time it could take if we plan to do that in a day?

Regards
Rufus

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Francesco May 1, 2018 - 8:18 am

Hi Vargis, wonderful resource here! Just a doubt: the position of darcha is not the same between your map and google map. Not sure which one is correct. I’ll be in Ladakh in august and I’m planning to visit Phugtal from Padum, and leaving it from south, going to Tso Moriri (hence, using shingo-la – Darcha road, if available)

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Vargis.Khan May 1, 2018 - 2:51 pm

It will be around the same area that i have shown Francesco, could be a slight different but more or less the same position. Darcha Road is still not complete so you cannot drive over Shingo La.

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Francesco May 1, 2018 - 8:07 pm

Ok, so the only way back is Padum -> Kargil -> Leh, right? Or do you have other routes in mind that could bring us to Tso Moriri quicker? A pass or a road we could reach via trekking could also be a possibility.
Thanks Vargis, your help is being priceless!

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Vargis.Khan May 1, 2018 - 8:30 pm

Thanks Francesco. If you are trekking than yes, you can cross it over. There is no motorable road yet but a trek route exists that villagers use.

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Harkirat April 27, 2018 - 10:24 am

Vargis,

What is the condition of the road like from Hanle to Chummur and then Chummur to Tso Moriri?

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Vargis.Khan April 27, 2018 - 1:22 pm

That road is not open for tourists

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Abhishek Markhedkar April 10, 2018 - 5:55 am

not able to read the map can you please send an email

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Vargis.Khan April 10, 2018 - 1:59 pm Reply
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Stephan March 25, 2018 - 10:48 pm

Hi,
Very nice overview map with lots of information.
From my last trips I know there are several hotels and even a small hospital in Keylong.
Do you know the status of the Darcha- Padum road, is the road after the Shingo-la now motorable ? In Oct 2016 it was good enough to pass (mostly push) with bicycles

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Vargis.Khan March 26, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Thanks for pointing that out Stephan. Darcha Shingo La road is still not complete. They are still working the stretch from Padum side.

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Farhana Yasmin January 15, 2018 - 12:03 pm

Hello,
Want to visit Leh in june 2018 for some 10 to 12 days.
Can I get some help regarding my trip?
Want to visit Nubra Valley for 2 nights, 2 nights for Pangong Lake and also 2 nights for Tsomoriri.
Would you please give itinerary, night stays and other suggestions regarding this trip?
I am from Bangladesh.
Thank You.

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Vargis.Khan January 15, 2018 - 7:06 pm

Hello – Are you reaching Leh by flight or reaching there by road?

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Farhana Yadmin January 15, 2018 - 7:23 pm

I will be there by flight from Delhi.
Right now from my query I came to know that I need PAP (because I am from Bangladesh). Is not a difficult task to get it from Delhi?
I am eagerly wating for a quick solution from you.
Thank yoy.

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Vargis.Khan January 16, 2018 - 4:51 pm

You cannot really get it from Delhi. The easiest way around this is to contact a travel agent in leh and get it done. It has to be sponsored by a travel agent and arranged in a group of 2-3 people. PAP cannot be issued for solo travelers.

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R Sunil Kumar December 5, 2017 - 7:11 am

Hi, I am unable to read the text well on map. Kindly email me the same. Thanks

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Vargis.Khan December 5, 2017 - 6:33 pm

Please leave me your email address

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Vargis.Khan December 5, 2017 - 11:43 pm

Or you can download it from here. Click on the download button on the top right hand side, do not right click and save as

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_9hR5ZYjFIMdrz_IIQBw-kc0IAlmvKjS

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Kiran December 5, 2017 - 4:53 am

Why do you have to put your name is subject matter. Write subject on which the article is written.

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Vargis.Khan December 5, 2017 - 6:14 pm

Not sure I understand, are you talking about the copyright mark?

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