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The road trip from Manali to Leh is known as one of the most grueling and yet unforgettable expeditions of a lifetime. There is no other route made that let you pass through so many picturesque views, where the landscape changes after every few minutes, every mile and test your limits as a traveler.

As soon as you accelerate from Manali, the route will take you through some of the highest motorable roads in the world. If you are planning to go on this breathtaking trip, make a note of following details first.

  • Preferred time to Travel: June to September
  • Distance to Cover: 473 km
  • Must see routes and stops: Manali-Rohtang-Keylong-Jispa-Darcha-Baralacha La-Sarchu-Gata Loops-Nakee La-Gya-Karu-Leh

Make sure to stop at these top favorite 6 amazing places during Manali-Leh Road Trip and be witness to the stunningly beautiful nature’s wonders.


Coming right out of a fantasy movie, Manali is the abode for every kind of traveler. From adventure seekers to lovebirds, Manali welcomes everyone whole heartedly. With gorgeous and breathtaking views of snowcapped Himalayas, Manali is a heaven that cannot be missed.

Rohtang Pass

Remember Kareena Kapoor dancing between the thick walls of snow in Jab We Met? And we bet, we all fell in love with the place. Located just few kilometers from Manali, Rohtang Pass is the gateway to Leh Ladakh and passing through it is every motorist’s dream. This terrifying yet gorgeous route offers some beautiful views.


Located near Chandra River, Jispa is a small village that is well known for its scenic views of Himalayan peaks and valleys. One of the favorite abodes for the travelers for the overnight stay, it provides sneak peak of what is about to come in the further journey. A mountaineer’s hut, a monastery and a small folk museum are among the other attractions of Jispa, which is also known as a less populated peaceful village.


People who love camping, are sure to love this paradise called Darcha. If you don’t want to stay at Jispa, then drive your way to Darcha and camp for the night. It is also the base camp for the well-known Darcha Padum trek.

Baralacha La

Baralacha is one of the most gorgeous routes during Manali-Leh road trip, and is also a junction to many roads coming to and from Leh. This magnificent is peak is surrounded by Himalayan mountain ranges. It named Baralacha because of the 12 loops that come on the way while riding to the Leh.

Gata Loops

An abode to 21 imposing curves, Gata Loops is one of the most adventurous roads in the world. Located in high altitude, one cannot miss the excitement that follows while traveling to Leh from Manali.

Don’t Fear the UNCHARTED!! Take the Road Trip.