Manali – Leh Highway opened on 13-06-2015
Manali to Leh Route: Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang – Tanglang La – Gya – Upshi – Karu – Leh
Best Time to Visit: June to September is the best time to travel down this route. If travelling by road, a person will take at least 2 days with adequate stops for rest.
Manali to Leh Distance: The approximate distance from Manali to Leh 474 km. out of which 350 km, does not have any civilization. For 365 km on this highway, there is no fuel pump as well.
Every year bikers from across the world plan to ride on one of the best routes to ride in the world, the 490 kms long Manali – Leh Highway. This year Manali – Leh National Highway opened & which will last in mid-October. Rest of the year this route remaining closed due to heavy snowfall.
Manali to Leh road trip, an unforgettable journey into enchanting valleys, rugged terrains, picturesque mountains and scenic landscapes! The distance can be covered in two days typically with overnight stay options at places such as Keylong, Sarchu or Pang to name a few.
Traversing through winding roadways and into mountain passes, you will be amazed at the ecosystem that thrives here. Almost touching the skies, the high altitude of these regions gives it a distinct look and feel. Fantastic scenery, historical trade routes and breath taking views are highlights of this trip.
Enroute high altitude passes:
Rohtang Pass: 3980 Mtrs / Baralacha La: 4890 Mtrs / Lachulung La: 5079 Mtrs / Taglang La: 5328 Mtrs
Acute Mountain Sickness
AMS is common at high altitudes at elevations over 10,000 feet as oxygen reduces by roughly 40% at such heights. The first syptoms of AMS is headache, dizziness and shortness of breath. If you experiance any of this make sure you stop at Keylong and get it attended to.