Travel From Manali To Leh


If you want to know how to reach from Manali to Leh, then this article will be of help to you. Leh is situated at a distance of 474 kilometers from Manali and anyone who have planned to visit Manali would love to go to this region also which is filled with snow. You would pass through the places namely Rohtang Jot, Kokhsar, Tandi, Keylong, Jispa, Darcha, Baralacha La, Bharatpur, Sarchu, Gata Loops, Nakee La, Lachulung La, Pang, More Plains, Tanglang La, Upshi and Karu and finally you will reach Leh.


The highway from Manali to Leh may not be open all the time due to snowfall. The Border Roads Organization would be clearing snow from May. The snowfall received during winter will make an impact on the opening of this route. Middle of June would be an ideal time. In July and August the snow on the top of the mountains would be lesser and the temperature would be bearable. In September the roads will be perfect provided there is no sudden weather change. Each kilometer from Manali to Leh would give you unique experience that you will cherish all along your life.


Jammu and Kashmir SRTC and Himachal tourism run buses regularly from Manali to Leh. These buses will stop at Keylong and Sarchu and it will take nearly two days to reach the place. Alternatively you can also hire taxis. There is also sharing system in taxis and so you can book either a single seat or a whole taxi. Traveling by taxis will take about 20 hours. The motorcycle shops in Manali also rent out motorcycles. They are also available for one way trip in which you can leave the motorcycle in Leh and need not bring it back.


There are two routes to reach Leh but the route from Manali to Leh is liked very much by the adventure lovers. It is interesting to note that you have to pass through five high altitude passes to reach the place that include Rohtang La pass, Baralacha La pass, Lachulung La pass and Taglang La pass.


You need to face bad roads, glacial melting and landslides during your trip. The travel distance of 475 kilometers could not be compared with the travel in the normal highway. You need at least two days to cross this distance. When you leave Manali you will reach the Rohtang Pass 52 kilometers from Manali. Then you will reach Chandra Valley after crossing Khoksar. You will head to Tandi the place where the River Chandra and the River Bhaga meet. This is the only place where you can see a petrol pump in this highway. If you miss this then the next petrol pump is 365 kilometers away from this place in Leh. So you have to carry the extra fuel if you are traveling in a motor cycle depending upon the mileage of your vehicle.


The untamed streams will be flowing on the roads until you reach Sarchu. After you descend down from Baralacha La you may get an accommodation at Bharatpur. There are basic tents with toilet facilities to rest. From Keylong to Darcha the roads are better and smoother but from Darcha to Sarchu they are bad. You will also be down with acute mountain sickness when you reach Sarchu due to high altitude. The road from Sarchu to Pang is about 80 kilometers and is fairly good.


You pass along the Moore plains and after crossing the passes you will reach Upshi. Once you reach the top the view will be spectacular and breathtaking. As you reach Upshi the altitude will decrease gradually and you have to travel another 55 kilometers to reach Leh. The travel from Manali to Leh will give you the adventure for your lifetime.

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