Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
At an altitude of 3,256 meters above sea level, this is the eighteenth highest commercial airport in the world. Previously operated by the Indian Air Force, this airport is named after the statesman and monk, 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche. The Airports Authority of India took over as of February 2016, with a view to expand the airport for civilian purposes. Flights can only operate in the morning due to the presence of strong mountain winds in the afternoons.