You have four options:
1.-2. Public Buses and Shared Taxis
Mini buses ply between Leh and Phyang. The first bus starts around 7:30 am from new bus stand. About forty-five-minute journey costs INR 30 per passenger. Shared taxis (Maruti Van that can accommodate eight people.) also charge the same amount of fare. Leh bound buses start at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 3:00 pm from Phyang. The buses are punctual.
3. Private Taxi
Private taxis charge fixed rates. There is hardly any scope of bargain. The tariff depends on vehicle model. For example, a Leh-Phyang Monastery taxi ride costs
- INR 708 for Innova/Xylo (one side)
- INR 920 for Innova/Xylo (return)
- INR 679 for Qualis, Safari, and Scorpio (one side)
- INR 881 for Qualis, Safari, and Scorpio (return trip)
- INR 649 for Sumo and van (one leg of the trip)
- INR 843 for Sumo and van (return trip)
(More: An Hour at Phyang Monastery)
If traveling by taxi, hire a taxi for return journey to save substantially.
4. Two Wheeler
You can also rent a two-wheeler if you like to drive on mountain roads. Check the latest rentals.