A long time ago, before I even went to Ladakh; I somewhere read Srinagar Leh highway referred to as “A road from one heaven to another”. I immediately knew what it meant as both Kashmir and Ladakh are often called as heaven on earth. Then I went to Ladakh for the first time and I realized that what I read was actually wrong. This is not a road from one heaven to another but the road itself is actually heavenly. Travel on it and you will know what I mean. In an effort to help others plan their journey on this one of the best roads to drive on in our country; I wrote a few articles detailing its several aspects. Idea behind creating this one page, Srinagar Leh Highway Travel Guide, is to put all that information together and link it to one post for easy access.
Srinagar Leh Highway Travel Guide
Linking all the article I have written on one page however will be extremely difficult. I am only linking here article with most of the basic information here; however you can always review all the articles related to Ladakh by clicking HERE.
Srinagar to Leh Route Explanation and Map
I will first start with posting a map of the entire route and a detailed explanation. This article explains all the major places as you move from Srinagar to Leh with the help of a map. How you can plan your journey; where you should halt; what should you see is explained in detail at this article. For more details; please read Srinagar to Leh Travel Guide
Why should you travel to Ladakh via Srinagar Leh Highway?
Srinagar to Leh or Manali to Leh is one of the biggest questions that people ponder upon. While in the end you should cover both; there are several advantages that Srinagar Leh highway holds over Manali to Leh route. Please read Ladakh via Srinagar Leh Highway for a detailed explanation.
Available Modes of Transport on Srinagar Leh Highway
If you are not traveling by your own vehicle, then one of the biggest question is of how you can commute. Srinagar Leh highway has several choices available like Bus, taxis, rented motorcycles etc. Please read How to Travel from Srinagar to Leh for further details related to schedule, fare and where you can find a public transport.
When is the best time to travel from Srinagar to Leh by road
This will probably the next question in line. Srinagar Leh highway remains open from late April till late November but when is really the best time to travel on it. A lot will actually depend on your individual preference and how you are traveling; but read Best Time to Travel from Srinagar to Leh by Road to find out when would be the best time to be traversing on this beautiful highway.
Renting Motorcycles in Srinagar: Where and How?
Thinking about renting a motorcycle to reach Leh from Srinagar and wondering where to rent it and how much you will pay? Read How to rent a motorcycle in Srinagar to get more details on this aspect.
Bus and Taxi Services from Srinagar to Leh?
In case you are traveling by public transport and wondering where you can find a bus or rent a taxi; or how much will you have to pay for either of these, please read Srinagar to Leh Bus Service.
Srinagar to Leh Travel Time By Road and Suggested Itinerary
If you are having trouble in finalizing how many days you should spend between Srinagar and Leh; or what should your Ladakh itinerary be starting from Srinagar; then please read Srinagar to Leh Travel Time
Accommodation on Srinagar Leh Highway
At this article, I have provided complete information on where you can find accommodation on Srinagar to Leh road and in what price range. Names and contact information of several recommended hotels is also added here. Please read Guest Houses & Hotels on Srinagar Leh Highway.
Facilities on Srinagar Leh highway
Information related to some of the basic facilities like Banks, Gas stations, phone services, mobile reception is provided in this article. It lists all the places on this road where you can hope to find an ATM or Petrol station.Please read ATMs, Mechanics & Petrol Pumps on Srinagar Leh Highway.
What to see on Srinagar Leh Highway?
If you are wondering what should you be seeing while traveling from Srinagar to Leh; then in this article I have provided a complete list of all major tourist attractions en route. Please read Tourist Attractions on Srinagar Leh Highway.
Below are a couple of other helpful articles on Srinagar Leh Highway.
I hope this Srinagar Leh Highway travel guide 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.