A road trip to Ladakh is best advised by your own vehicle. But that is not always a choice for everyone. The next best thing to do then is to catch a flight to Ladakh and rent a taxi there for local sightseeing. If you too were planning on doing the same then mentioned below are the Ladakh taxi rates in 2023 which can help you determine the overall cost and plan your trip budget.
For all other details on visiting Ladakh, like how to reach, where to stay, what to see, itinerary planning, etc, please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide. You can also contact me on Instagram to get answers to any questions you may have.
Should you book a taxi in advance? I would say that yes you should. Last year, during peak tourist season, people found it hard to find a taxi because everyone they called was booked already. I would highly recommend that you book a cab ahead of your visit.
For booking a taxi in Ladakh, please contact Kunal @ 9910402252. Give my reference and you will surely get discounted and the best available rates. Mentioned below are some of the most common tourist rates that he can get you at a discounted rate.
Ladakh Taxi Rates 2023
Let me first post some of the most common routes used by tourists and Ladakh taxi rates in 2023 on these routes. After this, I will then break it down and provide information based on different parts of Ladakh.
In case you were traveling in a larger group, you may also consider renting a tempo traveler to save money. For that, you can take a look at the Ladakh Tempo Traveler Rate List.
|Airport Pick and Drop
|Leh to Nubra Valley – 1 Day
|Leh to Nubra Valley – 2 Days
|Leh to Pangong Tso – 1 Day
|Leh – Nubra Valley – Base Camp in 2 Days
|Rs. 16,000 (approx)
|Leh – Nubra Valley – Base Camp in 3 Days
|Leh – Nubra Valley – Base Camp – Pangong Lake in 3 Days
|Leh – Nubra Valley – Base Camp – Pangong Lake in 4 Days
|Leh – Nubra Valley – Base Camp – Pangong Lake – Tso Moriri in 5 Days
|Leh – Nubra Valley – Base Camp – Pangong Lake – Tso Moriri – Tso Kar in 6 Days
|Leh to Pangong Tso – 2 Days
|Leh to Tso Moriri via Mahe Bridge (2 Days)
|Leh – Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Tanglang La – Leh (2 Days)
|Leh to Srinagar in 2 Days
|Leh to Manali in 2 Days
|Leh Local Sightseeing
|Rs. 3,000 (approx)
|Sham Valley Sightseeing
|Rs. 6,000 (approx)
|Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib
Types of Taxis
Taxi rates in Ladakh are a costly affair but it does have their own benefits as well. If you weren’t sure whether or not you should rent a cab there, then please read Why you should rent a taxi in Ladakh. Maybe the information posted here can help you make a final call.
Now coming to the topic of taxi rates, there are cars available for rent in Ladakh.
- A Class – Innova, XUV and Aria
- B Class – Scorpio, Safari, Sumo Grande, Xylo, Tavera, Qualis
- C Class – Sumo, Eco, Van
Type A of the cabs is the most expensive one followed by B and C class. There is also the choice of hiring a tempo traveler or a Maxi cab if you were traveling in a large group; rates of which I will share in the following article.
For more details on tempo travelers, read Ladakh Tempo Traveller Rate List.
Leh Ladakh Taxi Rate List 2023 – 2024
Below is the complete rate list for this year.
Leh Airport Taxi Rates
For the sake of explaining this better, I will break the information down into different regions of Ladakh. I will begin with your arrival in Leh city. If you want to book a cab to pick you up from the airport and drop you at the hotel, then below is how much it is going to cost you.
Leh Airport to City Taxi Fare
Depending on how far your hotel is, a taxi from Leh airport to Leh city will cost you between Rs. 550 to Rs. 1,500. As you can see in the chart above, the charges for A and B Class taxis are exactly the same.
There is a small difference in the rates of C Class cabs but it is not too significant. Choglamsar Bridge is about 9 kilometers from the airport and Stok Palace is about 15 kilometers.
Leh Sightseeing Taxi Fare
Next, let us talk about the fare that you will be paying if you rent a cab for sightseeing in and around Leh City.
Leh to Khardung La Taxi Fare
If you rent a taxi for Khardung La, then it of course cannot be just a drop because you will also be using the same cab to return. That is the reason why it shows Rs. 0 in the drop field. Depending on what type of cab you chose, a drive from Leh to Khardung La and back will cost you between Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 4,000.
Leh to Leh Palace Taxi Fare
Depending on which cab you chose, a taxi from your hotel to Leh Palace (drop and return) will cost you between Rs. 300 to Rs. 500.
Leh to Shanti Stupa Taxi Fare
Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa are in fact located quite close so you can actually rent the same cab for both places. But a cab just for Shanti Stupa will cost you between Rs. 300 to Rs. 500.
Leh to Nubra Valley Taxi Fare
Next, let me provide information on how much a taxi will cost from Leh to Nubra Valley. This is included in the Ladakh taxi rates 2023 chart list I posted above. But for the sake of saving time, mentioned below is how much it costs approximately.
Depending on the type of cab you chose and the destination you opt for, a cab from Leh to Nubra valley and a return in 2 days will cost you Rs. 10 – 13k for Diskit and Hunder.
If you go as far as Turtuk then this fare would increase to Rs. 13 to 14k. If you also include Panamik and make it a 3 days trip, then the fare would be between Rs. 18k to 21k.
Leh to Pangong Tso Taxi Fare
Depending on the type of cab you chose, a taxi from Leh to Pangong Tso and return in 2 days will cost you between Rs. 9k to Rs. 11k. If you want to continue traveling and explore even further, then a round trip to Chushul will cost Rs. 13,000 for one day; and Rs. 16,000 for two days (for A Class cabs).
Venturing further into Chumathang Valley; a private taxi to Hanle will cost about Rs. 17,000 round trip. If you want to complete the Pangong – Chushul – Tso Moriri – Leh circuit then a three-day trip on this route will cost you about Rs. 24,000.
Leh to Tso Moriri Taxi Fare
A one-day taxi from Leh to Tso Moriri and return will cost you Rs. 12,000. If you extend the journey for 2 days and return the next day, then it will cost you about Rs. 15,000.
Leh Srinagar Route Taxi Fare
Below is a chart detailing fares on Leh to Srinagar route.
Leh to Kargil Taxi Fare
A private taxi from Leh to Kargil will cost you Rs. 9000 for the drop and Rs. 12,000 for a return journey via Lamayuru. If you however went via the Batalik route then the charges will be Rs. 12,600 for a drop and Rs. 16,400 for a return journey.
Leh to Srinagar Taxi Fare
A private taxi from Leh to Srinagar will cost you Rs. 17000 for a single-day journey. If you want to break the journey into 2 days with a night halt at Kargil then it will cost you Rs. 20,000. For a return journey to Leh, it will cost you Rs. 26,000.
Leh to Jammu Taxi Fare
A private taxi dropping you from Leh to Jammu will cost you Rs. 28,500 for 2 days journey and Rs. 31,300 for 3 days journey. For a return journey to Leh, charges will be Rs. 37,000 for 2 days and Rs. 40,700 for 3 days.
Leh to Drass taxi fare
A private taxi from Leh to Drass will cost you about Rs. 12,000 for a drop and Rs. 16,000 for a return journey.
Leh to Sonamarg Taxi Fare
A private taxi from Leh to Sonamarg will cost you Rs. 14,000 for a drop and Rs. 19,000 for a return journey
Leh Manali Route Taxi Fare
Below is the information detailing taxi fares on Leh to Manali route.
Leh to Keylong Taxi Fare
A taxi from Leh to Keylong will cost Rs. 20,000 for a drop and Rs. 26,000 for a return journey
Leh to Manali Taxi Fare
For a 2 days journey, a cab from Leh to Manali will cost Rs. 22,000 for a drop and Rs. 30,000 for a return journey.
Leh to Tso Kar Taxi Fare
If you just want to visit Tso Kar lake on the Manali Leh highway, then a private taxi will cost about Rs. 8000 for a return journey and Rs. 6000 for a drop.
Sham Valley Route Taxi Fare
Below is a rate list showing how much a private taxi from Leh will cost you on the Sham Valley route. I have mentioned the rates for all the places but the ones highlighted on the top will be the most relevant ones for tourists.
Nubra Valley Taxi Rates
Below are the taxi rates if you hire a private taxi in Nubra Valley itself. These rates are for taxis available from Diskit for visiting other places in Nubra Valley. The information below is how much you can possibly negotiate it down to.
If the taxi is used for more than the specified number of days to the destination will be charged for the category as detailed below.
- Innova, Aria, Xuv: Rs. 3097 for a full day and Rs. 1548 for a half day
- Scorpio, Qualis, Grand, Safari, Xylo: Rs. 2942 for a full day and Rs. 1470 for a half day
- Sumo, Eco, Van: Rs. 2668 for a full day and Rs. 1337 for Half Day
- A full day means 8 hours and a half-day means 4 hours.
- Waiting charges for the first hour will be free and the remaining hours @ Rs. 314 per hour for all types of vehicles.
- Extra entry into routes from the planned routes is chargeable up to 8 Kms@ Rs. 314.
- 50% of the billed amount should be deposited in advance in long routes Like- Manali, Srinagar other routes of Leh district.
- Night halt charges @ Rs. 350/- for all types of vehicles.
- AC on demands @ Rs 7/- per Km and will be collected by the driver directly.
Ladakh Taxi Rates 2023 – Conclusion
I hope the information above on Ladakh taxi rates 2023 was of help. If you have any questions, you can ask in the comments section below. You can also contact me on Instagram to chat with me or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.
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