Money & costs
Leh has two 24-hour ATMs that take international cards, and both have generators as protection from power cuts.
Jammu & Kashmir Bank Foreign Exchange Office (Himalaya Complex, Main Bazar; 10am-2pm Mon-Fri, 10am-noon Sat) Changes cash and travellers cheques in major currencies; also has an ATM on Main Bazar.
Paul Merchant (255309; 9am-9pm) Exchanges cash and travellers cheques and also offers Western Union transfers.
State Bank of India (Main Bazar; 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm Sat) Exchanges currency and travellers cheques, and has an ATM on site.