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Manali-Leh Highway: 10 Breathtaking Cross Overs

1. Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass, is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.

2. Sissu

Sissu is a small town in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is around 90 km from Manali and located on the right bank of Chandra river. It is located at 3,120 m above sea level.

3. Keylong

Keylong is the administrative centre of the Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 126 km north of Manali and 120 km from the Indo-Tibetan border.

4. Jispa

Jispa is a village in Lahaul, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Jispa is located 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha, along the Manali-Leh Highway and the Bhaga river. There are approximately 20 villages between Jispa and Keylong.

5. Zingzingbar

Zingzingbar is a road building camp and tea house situated 18 km from Bara-lacha-la on the Manali to Leh road in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It lies at an altitude of around 4,270 m.

6. Baralach La

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

7. Sarchu


An important stopover on the Leh-Manali highway, Sarchu lies on the boundary of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at an elevation of just over 14,500 ft between the Himalayan mountain passes of Baralacha La and Lachlung La, Sarchu is of great importance mainly due to its location on the Leh-Manali highway.

8. Pang

Pang Pang is an useful halt on Manali Leh highway. Basic tented accommodation and food available in the many tea houses on the river bed.

9. Morey/More Plains

This stretch of plains of 40 km falls in between Sarchu to Tanglang La pass and has an average elevation of 4800 metres and is flanked by mountain ranges on both sides.

10. Tanglang La

Taglang La, elevation 5,328 metres, is a high mountain pass in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Post Credit: Eccentric Travels



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