Continuing of the series on maps of Ladakh, in the first article I presented the DoW – Maps of Ladakh | Nubra Valley & Changthang. Now, in the second article of the series, it is time to present the road map of Srinagar – Leh Highway. We have talked enough on how to plan a trip to Srinagar – Leh Highway in the article linked here where you can get a fair idea on season to travel, modes of travel, how to plan a night stay, accommodations, sightseeing, petrol pumps etc. on Srinagar – Leh Highway in detail. Hence, quickly skipping the details let’s jump over to see the maps.
Your suggestions on improvement on this map is highly welcomed and please keep in mind that this just tells you a tentative idea of the route and distances between the places. It does not depict the entire route as is, so there could be minor twists and turns not outlined in this map. Again, as in the first map, I have tried to put the details including places, distances, important monasteries, mountain passes, lakes etc. on Srinagar – Leh Highway. This time map also has couple of legends that explains the fuel availability on Srinagar – Leh Highway & road difficulty level along with which type of car you might need to cover a particular stretch and list of ATMs. Since, there isn’t much issue with the fuel availability all throughout Srinagar – Leh Highway, so nothing much to worry about. However, these are just my recommendations and should not be taken granted that even for a novice you can take a hatchback or sedan at the routes mentioning “All Cars” … The man behind the wheel must have some skills and experience with driving in the hills. The most rough patch of Srinagar – Leh Highway is few KMs on either side of Zoji La Pass, especially from Baltal to the Zoji La Pass. Similarly, for taking up difficult roads, the person must have good experience in traveling or driving/riding to these high altitude terrain of Ladakh & Manali – Leh Highway especially.
Maps of Ladakh
Here is the map of Srinagar – Leh Highway which you can download by right clicking & then select the option: “Save Image As…”
Please note that all the distances & places indicated are approximate in unit and location. Data has been collated for just a fair idea & is completely based my notes of Ladakh trips, roads signs & pictures of boards clicked on those trips, Wikimapia, Google Maps, some GPS Trails from Internet or Googling, trails shared by some fellow travellers. Hence, I request that please spare me in case of any mistake you find in there and help or contribute in improving it if you see any kind a major correction 🙂
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