Leh Airport (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport)

The Leh Airport is also known as Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport is one of the airports situated at the highest altitude in the entire world as it is located at an altitude of 3,256 m above sea level. It is a domestic airport named after the esteemed Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, whose 19th Incarnation was an important Indian and Ladakhi Statesman.


The level of security at Leh airport is extremely critical due to the constant threats of terrorism from the adjoining regions of Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore passengers taking flights to Leh are not allowed to carry hand baggage. This airport is well connected with major cities in the country and provides comfortable journey to the passengers.


Since this is a domestic airport, there is only one domestic terminal and regular flights from Delhi and other parts of the country are available. The Domestic terminal is spread over an area of around 2500 sq m and Air India, Go Airways and Jet Airways operate cheap flights to Leh. The airport at Leh offer 3 X ray baggage facility along with a restaurant, tea & coffee counter, STD ISD PCO booth, tourist counter and doctor on call. The airport has separate counters for taxi services and bus service.

Leh, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, is an exotic holiday destination and is illustrious for its high mountain terrains, challenging adventure options and high altitude monasteries. The nearest international airport is the Srinagar airport which is around 259 km from Leh and is well connected to major parts of the country and the world.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Trains hide 

Due to it high altitude, there is no railway station in Leh. Plans of building a railway link are under perusal. 

Buses hide 

State run buses are available from outside the Leh airport to the Leh bus stand which is approximately 5 km from the Leh airport. Check with airport authorities for timings. 

Taxi hide 

There are cab hires services counter available at the Leh airport. Tourists can avail both local as well as outstation cabs. 

 Who flies to Leh

 Airport Contact Details

Leh Airport


 Location Details

Longitude:77° 34' 59'' E
Latitude:34° 10' 0'' N
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 Airport Location

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