For one-way private jeep or taxi hire, figure on ₹13,000 to Padum, ₹2500 to Panikhar or ₹7100 to Leh. Return trips include to Mukbekh (₹3000) or Khartse Khar (₹2000). Book a day before at the bus station or via Roots Cafe.
J&K SRTC Buses to Panikhar (₹80, 7am) and Parkachik (₹112, 11.30am) run from a small stand hidden away on the east side of Hussaini Park, near the New International Guest House. Purchase tickets from the green ticket booth.