Taxis charge Rs 50 to 70 for short trips around town. Arrange a taxi the night before for early morning trips to the bus stand.
The gompas of the Indus Valley are easily accessible by rented bike. In Changspa, Himalayan Bikers (250937; www.thehimalayanbikers.com; Changspa Lane) rents out mountain bikes for Rs 250 to 500 per day. It also arranges cycle tours to Pangong Tso and the Khardung La (jeeps take you up, gravity takes you down).