Altitude of places of interest in Ladakh

Ladakh is a mountainous region nestled in the Indian Himalayas. Ladakh means “land of high passes”. The 270,000 inhabitants live at an altitude between 2,800 metres and 4,500 metres above sea level. Several peaks in the Ladakh mountain range are above 6,000 metres. Ladakh has an area of 88,000 square metres and a population density of only three inhabitants per square kilometre.

The main town is Leh and it is at an altitude of 3,500 metres. It has a population of 30,000 with a majority of Buddhists.

Kargil is the second largest town with 11,000 inhabitants, mainly Muslim. It is located at an altitude of 2,680 metres above sea level.

When planning a trip to Ladakh, one must take into account the altitude of the places that will be visited in order to avoid the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness. The altitude of the main places of interest in Ladakh is listed hereafter.

location elevation (m) elevation (feet)
altitude of Alchi3,100 m10,170 feet
altitude of Basgo3,290 m10,790 feet
altitude of Batalik2,800 m9,190 feet
altitude of Chang La Pass5,360 m17,590 feet
altitude of Chemrey3,650 m11,980 feet
altitude of Chilling3,200 m10,500 feet
altitude of Dhad4,300 m14,110 feet
altitude of Dha-Hanu2,700 m8,860 feet
altitude of Digger3,970 m13,030 feet
altitude of Diskit3,150 m10,340 feet
altitude of Durbuk3,840 m12,600 feet
altitude of Hanupatta3,720 m12,210 feet
altitude of Hemis3,680 m12,070 feet
altitude of Hemis Shukpachan3,630 m11,910 feet
altitude of Hinju3,780 m12,400 feet
altitude of Hunder3,160 m10,370 feet
altitude of Jispa3,200 m10,500 feet
altitude of Kanji3,850 m12,630 feet
altitude of Kargil2,680 m8,790 feet
altitude of Khalsar3,270 m10,730 feet
altitude of Khardung La Pass5,602 m18,380 feet
altitude of Lamayuru3,370 m11,060 feet
altitude of Leh3,500 m11,480 feet
altitude of Likir3,520 m11,550 feet
altitude of Magnetic Hill3,500 m11,480 feet
altitude of Manali2,050 m6,730 feet
altitude of Martselang3,480 m11,420 feet
altitude of Matho3,550 m11,650 feet
altitude of Nimmu3,170 m10,400 feet
altitude of Nurla3,030 m9,940 feet
altitude of Panamik3,200 m10,500 feet
altitude of Pang4,500 m14,760 feet
altitude of Pangong Lake4,250 m13,940 feet
altitude of Photoksar4,140 m13,580 feet
altitude of Phyang3,550 m11,650 feet
altitude of Rizong3,400 m11,160 feet
altitude of Rohtang La Pass3,978 m13,050 feet
altitude of Rumtse4,240 m13,910 feet
altitude of Sarchu4,300 m14,110 feet
altitude of Shang Sumdo3,680 m12,070 feet
altitude of Sonamarg2,800 m9,190 feet
altitude of Srinagar1,580 m5,180 feet
altitude of Stakna3,310 m10,860 feet
altitude of Stok3,550 m11,650 feet
altitude of Sumur3,130 m10,270 feet
altitude of Taglang La Pass5,328 m17,480 feet
altitude of Takthok3,900 m12,800 feet
altitude of Tangste3,940 m12,930 feet
altitude of Temisgam3,230 m10,600 feet
altitude of Thiksey3,300 m10,830 feet
altitude of Tsaga La Pass4,660 m15,290 feet
altitude of Tso Kar Lake4,530 m14,860 feet
altitude of Tso Moriri Lake4,530 m14,860 feet
altitude of Turtuk2,820 m9,250 feet
altitude of Ulley Tokpo3,070 m10,070 feet
altitude of Wanla3,150 m10,340 feet
altitude of Yangthang3,680 m12,070 feet
altitude of Zara4,620 m15,160 feet
altitude of Zingchen3,400 m11,160 feet
altitude of Zoji La Pass3,528 m11,580 feet
altitude of Spituk3,200 m10,500 feet
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