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Manali - Leh Highway

The table below summarises the route, giving distances from the place above it, or the distance since the last food or accommodation, in km.

Total distance = approx. 500 km

MANALI (2,050m 6,700ft)

Distance

Food

Accom.

Kothi Kodi (2,530m 8,300ft), dhaba, switchbacks from here to top of Rohtang Pass.

14km

F (14)


Rohalla Falls has a tea stall.

19km

F (10)


Marhi (3,300m 10,900ft), dhabas and resthouses below Rohtang Pass.

10km

F (19)

A (43)

(Rough road) dhabas 1km below the summit of Rohtang Jot.


F (11)


ROHTANG PASS (3,955m 13,050ft)

12km



22km down switchbacks (into Chandra River valley, joins Bhaga River valley before Tandi).




Gramphu , dhaba.


F (23)


Khoksar (3,140m 10,300ft), police checkpoint, dhabas.

22km

F (34)


Sissu (3,120m 10,250ft), village has a rest house. Recent reports say two rest houses, but the PWD one is apparently a ripoff. We went with the nice family one.

15km

F (15)

A (49)

Gondhla (3,160m 10,350ft), "castle", village, shop sells biscuits, etc.

8km

F (8)


Tandi, (3,100m 10,200ft), village with dhaba, has fuel station but only diesel I think, no unleaded petrol. Next pumps are at Leh.

13km

F (13)


KEYLONG (3,350m 11,000ft), hotels, restaurants, bank, shops, temples.

7km

F (7)

A (28)

Jispa (3,200m 10,500ft), campsite, dhabas, hotel.

21km

F (21)

A (21)

Darcha (3,400m 11,150ft), checkpoint, dhabas, tent camp.

11km

F (11)

A (11)

Patseo (3,811m 12,500ft), rest house. Dhaba July-August only.

17km

F pre-Aug.

A (17)

Zing Zing Bar, ascent to pass for approx.10km.




BARALACHA LA (4,880m 16,000ft) rough descent.

32km



Bharatpur, dhabas.

10km

F (53)


Sarchu (4,253m 13,950ft), checkpoint, tent camp, dhabas, petrol if you ask around.

26km

F (62)

A (62)

25km of straight level road then 10km of switchbacks (21 "Gata Loops"), then a further ascent to Nakeela Pass.

49km



Descent to Whisky Nullah. Only water after leaving the river 25km out of Sarchu is a tiny stream about 2km before whisky Nullah on the way down from the Nakeela Pass.

8km



LACHALANG LA (5,065m 16,600ft)

6km



Pang (4,630m 15,200ft) tent camp, dhabas, army camp.

25km

F (88)

A (88)

7 km ascent to Moray Plains, 45km flat desert plain, no water until dhaba/river on far side of the Taglang La (4,700m 15,400ft).

7km



Debring camp (ruined village, approx 15,100ft), 20km gradual ascent on rough road to Tanglang La.

42km

 


TANGLANG LA (5,360m 17,585ft)

20km



Rumptse (4,265m 14,000ft), dhabas, tent hotels.

29km

F (69)

A (69)

Upshi (3,500m 11,500ft), dhabas, hotels, guesthouses.

31km

F (31)

A (31)

Karu (3,350m 11,000ft), dhabas.

15km

F (15)


LEH (3,500m 11,500ft)

 46km

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Accom