How to Reach Alchi from Leh

Leh to Alchi via Nimo(N), Basgo(B), and Saspul(S) on Srinagar-Leh Highway, Jammu Kashmir, India

Map Legend:

  • Label N: Nimu Village,
  • Label B: Basgo Village,
  • Label S: Saspol Village, and
  • Label A: Alchi Village

 

Alchi village in Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir is about seventy kilometers to the west of Leh town. No airlines fly to the village. However, you still have four options to travel between the town and the village: 

Public Transport 

A mini bus plies between Leh and Alchi once daily. The bus departs around 8:00 am from the new bus stand near Handicraft Training Center, Leh. The same bus returns from Alchi at 3:00 pm. Leh-Alchi buses are punctual. 

The bus travels along the roads winding through Leh town and Srinagar-Leh Highway (National Highway (NH) 1) via Skalzangling, Rinchen Chowk, Rinchen Auditorium, Hall of Fame, Air Force Station, Spituk, Umla, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Nimu, University of Kashmir (Leh), Basgo, and Saspol. 

The buses may not always have conductors. The conductor or driver would collect fare in cash. No ticket is issued for the fare (INR 90 per person for one way). 

Tip: Where to sit in Leh-Alchi-Leh bound Bus

  • While going, sit in the row near the bus door to get view of the Indus River and the valley.
  • While returning, sit in the row behind the driver to get view of the Indus River and the valley.

Taxi 

Both group and rich travelers can hire a taxi for comfort and convenience. As per official rates of 2013-14, a Leh-Alchi taxi ride costs 

  • INR 1,843 for Innova/Xylo
  • INR 1,767 for Grand, Qualis, Safari, Scorpio, Tavera, or Winger
  • INR 1,690 for Eeco, Sumo, or Van 

These vehicles can at least accommodate four people. If you book a return trip, you would get good discounts. For instance, you can get a discount of more than 30% on a Leh-Alchi-Leh Innova/Xylo taxi ride. 

Cycling and Self-Driving 

You can easily rent both cycles and two-wheelers (motorbikes and scooters) in Leh town. You can rent a cycle for INR 400 per week. The two-wheeler rentals start from INR 600 (Hero 150cc) per day. Read our blog post “What are motorbike rentals in Leh?” for complete list of motorbike rentals.

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