Manali to Leh: Road trip to amazing Himalayan

Road stars who are fond of adventures should always keep these road trips in India on their bucket lists. These are the road trips that will almost mesmerize you. Once in a while, after going on trips, you will return with lifetime memories. Whether you are a biker or you like to do adventure trips by car, I would definitely suggest you go on these road trips at least once in your life. One such road trip is from Manali to Leh road trip

Manali to Leh


In this list, Manali to Leh has been kept at number one for only one reason: this road trip gives both lifelong moments and a majestic experience. Starting from Manali, this trip ends in Leh, Ladakh. Manali, situated in Himachal Pradesh, is one of the best tourist destinations. For the tourists who are fond of road trips via. bikes, the journey actually starts in Manali. During this journey, you will witness six high-altitude passes of the Himalayas.

This journey of 480 kilometers is so pleasant. Today, every person who likes to travel must go on this trip, as well as those who are not much interested in traveling; they also have a keen desire to travel from Manali to Leh. On this beautiful journey, if one looks towards the sky, he witnesses the blanket of Himalayan snow covered.

When eyes turn downward, one is amazed at the depth of the Himalayan valleys. As bikers move towards the Leh, journey motivates them and creates excitement as to what is to come. The real depth and exemplary beauty of nature can be seen from Manali to Leh. I strongly suggest that you definitely do this road trip in your life because if you do not go here, then you will have missed a very important part of your life.

It is definitely a really adventurous journey when you marching from Manali to Leh. This journey passes through the amazing mountain views of the Himalayas, blooming rivers, and very lovely villages. The period from June to September is the best time for the trip; the rest of the time the climatic changes of the Himalayas do not suit the trip. There are chances of change in the weather here even during June to September but still the trip remains more stable during this period. This entire journey is worth it for the spectacular views of the Himalayas and the extremely picturesque views.

If you want this road trips on rented bikes, then you can hire bikes for this trip from Delhi, Chandigarh and Manali. The bike rent varies from ₹ 1000 to ₹ 3500. It depends on the bike that you want on rent.

This trip is divided into nine stunning segments. Every segment has a unique experience and scenic views within.

Manali to Rohtang Pass: Gateway to Mountains

This very adventurous journey will start from Manali. Manali is a very sensual place within it. Manali has always been the first choice for tourists. The road trip from Manali to Leh starts here. Hadimba Mandir, Vashishth Ashram, and Mall Road situated near Manali, provide an amazing experience. The 51 km journey from Manali to Rohtang Pass opens the way to the heights of the Himalayas and it is the first phase of this challenging trip. Rohtang Pass is situated at an altitude of 13,040 feet.

Rohtang Pass to Keylong: The Thrilling Beginning

The real thrill of the Himalayas starts here. From Rohtang Pass to Leh Highway, passing the iconic landmarks, the bike moves ahead through Gulaba reaches Keylong. After clicking through the amazing landscapes along the way, our first stop reached after 117 km journey reaches the keylong. After staying at Keylong for one night, the next journey starts next morning. Situated at an altitude of 10,105 feet, Keylong is a very picturesque place in Lahual and Spiti district. By staying here, one can enjoy the local culture and food.

Keylong to Jispa

Jispa is situated at a distance of 23 km from Keylong. Jispa is another very enchanting place on this journey. Jispa is a special attraction for riders. Riders must prefer stopping at Jispa. Because one has to go to one’s own beauty.

Jispa to Baralacha La

Baralacha La is situated 50 km further from Jispa. From Baralacha La, one can see the snow covered Himalayan mountains. Baralacha La is the main junction connecting Manali, Leh and Ladakh.

Baralacha La to Sarchu: Altitude Gains and Stunning Views

The journey is very difficult through valleys—a journey of 42 km from Baralacha La towards Sarchu. The view of the Himalayan valley from Baralacha La to Sarchu is very starkly beautiful. After Keylong, Sarchu would be the next night stay. Riders stay here for the night. Riders like camping at Sarchu.

Sarchu to Leh

Next morning, the journey from Sarchu ends at Leh via. Tanglang La. Tanglang La is the second highest motorable pass after Rohtang Pass during journey. Tanglang La is the highest motorable pass in the world which is situated at 17,582 feet.

There was the requirement of some permits during this journey but now there is no need of any permit to complete this trip.

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