Leh Airport - Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL)

Leh Airport code is (IATA: IXL, ICAO: VILH). Leh Airport also known as Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is an airport in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the 22nd highest commercial airport in the world at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level. The airport is named after 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, an Indian statesman and monk, whose Spituk Monastery is in direct vicinity to the airfield.

Due to the presence of mountain winds in the afternoon, all flights take off and land in the morning. The approach is challenging as it is unidirectional and has high terrain towards the eastern end of the airport. Airport security is tight with Indian Army patrols. Due to its location in between the Mountain ranges of Himalayas the approach to Leh Airport has been named as one of the world's most scenic approaches which makes this airport a scenic airport to land into and take off from.

Leh Airport contact number : 01982 251 783

Leh Airport Address : 4HV4+259, Leh, Ladakh 194104

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Leh Airport Terminal

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport or Leh Airport has only one terminal for domestic flights. The terminal is spread over an area of 3600 sq. meters and has a 2130 meters long runway.

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Shops Leh Airport

There are many shops and restaurants available on Leh Airport.

Eat & Dine Leh Airport

  • Tea, Coffee and Cold Drink

    Landmark : Departure Hall

  • Snacks Bar

    Landmark : Departure Hall

  • Sonu Dry Fruit

    Landmark : Security Hold Area

  • Punjabi Rasoi

    Landmark : Security Hold Area

Arrival / Departure Leh Airport