Manali to SarchuThe route from Manali to Sarchu leading to Leh is a much-loved destination for nature and adventure lovers. The route was made as a substitute for the Srinagar-Leh road. It is a dream route for biking and cycling enthusiasts. It is also enticing for nature lovers and shutterbugs.
The variety of the landscape is mind-blowing. The snow-capped mountains, barren desolated wasteland, tiny hamlets, lush green valleys and nomad shepherds make you feel being transported to another world, literally. The road remains open for roughly four and a half months every year, from June to October.
The Road from Manali to the J&K border where Sarchu is located covers a distance of 230 km. You can complete the distance in a day but that can be taxing. Ideally, you should keep 2 days to cover this stretch. This will let you enjoy the true beauty of nature on your trip to Leh-Ladakh.
The route starts at Manali, and next major stopover is Rohtang Pass, after 52kms. It then passes through Gramphu, Kokhsar, and Keylong. The last gas station is located at Tandi. Jispa and Darcha are two major stopovers for most visitors. After passing through Baralacha La and Bharatpur, you reach Sarchu. It is a military base and the last stopover in Himachal on the route.