Manali to Leh – A Photo Journey with Roads Less Travelled

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Day Zero

On a fine summer evening, you start from the capital of India- New Delhi

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Anmol K Sharma

 

The bus halts at the beautiful city of Chandigarh

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Sharad Sharma

Set your foot on the Shivalik Himalayas at Sundernagar

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Jitender Verma

Day One

Welcome the morning at Mandi

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Biswarup Ganguly

Spend the day in the beautiful hill station of Manali

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Virdi

 

See the peaceful rural life of Himachal at Jagatsukh

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Sunil Deepak

 

Day Two

Leave early in the morning for Rohtang Pass via Marhi

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Jen

Cross the Shivalik range at Rohtang Pass

Credit: Anthony Maw

Credit: Anthony Maw

You come across Khoksar

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Matthew Herschman

Get captivated by the beauty of this waterfall at Sissu

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Padmanabh Padiyar

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And at this confluence of Chandra and Bhaga Rivers at Tandi

Credit: Tarun Goel

Credit: Tarun Goel

 

You reach Jispa. Your merry halt for the evening

Credit: Ashok Parimoo

 

Day Three

The day is a treasure of beautiful semi arid landscapes with Darcha giving the first glimpse

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Jen

 

Let Deepak Taal mesmerise you

Credit: Ankit Solanki

 

Halt for a while at Zingzing Bar

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Subhmoy

 

Cross Bara Lacha La  Pass at 4890 m

Halt for a while at Zingzing Bar

Credit: Himalayanone on Panoramio

 

Soak your soul in the beauty of Suraj Taal

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Ankit Solanki

 

Pass via Bharatpur

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: East Med Wanderer on Flickr

 

Enjoy the beauty of vistas on the way. This one is from Killing Sarai

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Credit: Lalu K. S.

 

Let Sarchu’s beautiful Landscape make your jaws drop

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Amardeep Singh

 

 

Be amazed by the beauty of nature, driving by the side of Sarchu river

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Credit: RLT

Swirl along the Gata Loops

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Credit: RLT

 

Cross the Nakee La Pass at 4739 m

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Brambos

 

And then cross the Lachulung La Pass at 5065 m

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: John Hill

 

Drive beside the river at Kangla Jal

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Mani Babbar

 

Gaze the beautiful sky at Pang

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: East Med Wanderer

Be wonderstuck at these natural sculptures

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: RLT

Cross Tanglang La at 5328 m. The highest point of the Manali–Leh highway

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Paul

 

Enjoy offroading beside Ladakh’s wild life on Moore Plains

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Narender

 

Come to Rumtse, first human habitation after hundreds of miles

Manali--Leh Road Trip

Credit: Peter Wollage

 

Enjoy the scenary at Karu

Manali Leh Road Trip

Credit: Dan Hobey

 

Reach Upshi, first petrol pump after Tandi

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Credit: adc on wanderer.in

 

Finally, you are in Leh. A destination as beautiful as the journey

Manali--Leh Road Trip

 Planning to take this beautiful journey? Click here to Read the Guide on Leh Ladakh Road Trip

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