Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport VILH

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport VILH

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport VILH: Serving the Leh district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, here’s your guide to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport.

Cities: Leh  Country:  India 
ICAO: VILH  IATA:  IXL
Elevation: 10,682 ft. Latitude/longitude:  34°08′09″N 077°32′47″E
Timezone: UTC+05:30 Airport type:  Domestic 
Slots: Yes  PRP:  No 
Fire category: IV  Runway length: 2743 x 45m 
Tower frequency: N/A Ground frequency:  N/A
On the Ground

Airport location: 20 minutes from Leh city center

Languages: English, Hindi

Opening hours: 0215-0645 Daily

Operational Information

Lead time for permit approval: 

  • Three working days from non-PRC countries
  • Seven working days from PRC countries
  • Three weeks for Military permit

Types of aircraft handled: A320, B737

PCN: 38/R/C/W/U (Apron) 50/F/C/X/T (Airside)

Navaid available: DME DVOR NDB

Terminal capacity: 250 passengers per hour

Fuel types: Jet A1, AVGAS, 100LL/ Oil MJO II

Customs: Not available

Alternative airports: VIJU

Important numbers: 

  • Fire: +1982257101
  • Police: +1982252018
Tourist Information

Climate:

Leh has a cold desert climate so has long and cold winters from November to early March. The weather from March to October is generally fine and warm during the day.  

Security: Leh is generally a safe and secure destination

Attractions: 

  • Leh Palace
  • Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Cho Khang Gompa
  • Chamba Temple
  • Jama Masjid
  • Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
  • Sankar Gompa and village
  • War Museum
  • The Victory Tower
  • Zorawar Fort
  • Ladakh Marathon
  • Datun Sahib

For support with your operations to Bhubaneswar, contact UAS India