Manali to Ladakh Route

Since 1989, Manali to Leh road which is 473 km long has been serving as the second most approaching road to Ladakh. This high road navigates the upland desert plateau of Rupsho and the altitude ranges from 3,660 m to 4,570 m. The average elevation of Manali Leh highway is more than 4,000 m (13,000 feet), the highest elevation being at Tanglang La pass at is 5,328 m (17,480 ft).

Manali to Ladakh highway total length is about 490 km in which  230 km comes under the Himachal Pradesh from Manali to Sarchu,  and the remaining 260 km comes under the territory of Ladakh. The road was  designed and maintained by a division of the Indian Army that is the Border  Roads Organization (BRO). There are many Himachal Pradesh and J & K SRTC luxury,  deluxe and regular buses are available from Manali to Leh every day. The bus will take upto 19 hrs or more or sometimes two days that halts for the night in camps at Pang or Sarchu. You can also hire a personal cab which is easily available in both the destinations Manali and Leh at a genuine price.

Manali to Leh Road Map With Distance

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

The average elevation of Manali Leh highway is more than  4,000 m (13,000 feet), the highest elevation being at Tanglang La pass at is  5,328 m (17,480 ft).

Best  Time for Manali to Ladakh Trip:

June to September is the best time to travel to Leh Ladakh from  Manali. If traveling by road, a person will take at least 2 days with adequate stops for rest.

Here we listed Manali to Leh road map with distance, elevation, and some other important details about the road. 

  • Manali to Leh road distance is 434 km.
  • Manali to Leh by road time is 20 hrs.
  • Manali to Leh taxi fare is Rs. 12,317 to Rs.  14,483

Manali to Leh Elevation:

  • Manali: 1950 Meters
  • Marhi: 3300 Meters
  • Rohtang La: 3980 Meters
  • Khokhsar: 3140 Meters
  • Sissu: 3170 Meters
  • Tandi: 2573 Meters
  • Keylong: 3080 Meters
  • Jispa: 3320 Meters
  • Darcha: 3360 Meters
  • Baralacha La: 4890 Meters
  • Sarchu: 4290 Meters
  • Gata Loops: 4190 Meters
  • Nakee La: 4740 Meters
  • Lachalung La: 5079 Meters
  • Pang: 4600 Meters
  • Moore Plains: 4730 Meters
  • Tanglang La: 5328 Meters
  • Rumste: 4260 Meters
  • Upshi: 3480 Meters
  • Leh: 3500 Meters

Passes on Manali Leh  Highway

  • Rohtang Pass – Your first high altitude pass,  about 51 kilometers from Manali.
  • Baralacha La – Second high altitude pass, after  Darcha.
  • Nakeela
  • Lachulung La
  • Tanglang La – The highest point on Manali Leh  highway.

There are several small water bodies on the way out of which two are well-known lakes that Deepak Taal and Suraj Tal. Deepak Tal lies slightly before Baralacha La and after Darcha whereas Suraj Taal is located at the top of Baralacha Pass.

Mode of Transportation:

  • By Motorcycle
  • By Jeep
  • By Bus
  • By Cycle

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