Best Time to Travel from Manali to Leh

by Vargis.Khan

This is the first in a series of articles providing necessary travel information related to Manali Leh Highway. If you are planning a visit to Ladakh and taking Manali Leh highway to either reach there or return, please go through these articles which I am sure will help you plan your trip better. Other articles in the series are as below.

Also read:

Manali to Leh – Minimum Days Required
Manali to Leh – Available Modes of Transport
Manali to Leh Road Map With Distance
Manali Leh Highway Travel Guide
Accommodation on Manali Leh Highway
Primary Attractions Of Manali Leh Highway
Traveling to Ladakh : The hows, dos and don’ts

Kashmir was termed as “paradise on earth” hundreds of years ago by Emperor Shah Jahan and quite rightly so. Ladakh a few years ago was termed as “Heaven on earth” by I do not know who but once again the term was correctly used. Another term “Biker’s paradise” was coined to describe the roads leading to it and yet again it was 100% accurate. However as more and more people are now starting to visit this part of our country, it is no longer a journey that is limited to motorcycles. A trip to Ladakh now includes almost every mode of travel, from a bicycle to a flight. However, no matter which mode you chose, fact cannot be denied that this trip still requires meticulous planning and preparation. You need to make yourself aware of not only what you want to see there but also of timings, difficulties you may face both medical and mechanical, roads that may be closed and the list is quite long.

Of the two highways to Ladakh, Manali to Leh has always been the more popular and also the preferred one. Why it is so and is it rightly so is a topic highly debatable but a lot of this is contributed to the fact that it is the more challenging one and hence was more popular among the adventure enthusiasts. The roads are not as good as the Srinagar Leh highway, the region is not so well connected and even some of the basic amenities like fuel and phone services go missing for miles altogether. Therefore it becomes of utmost importance that you plan well ahead in time, know the region that you are about to travel in to and have the complete information. This series of articles focuses on covering several aspects of traveling on Manali Leh highway that you should be aware of beforehand in order to plan and enjoy your journey to the fullest. This article in particular focuses on the months when Manali Leh highway remains open and and when is the best time to travel from Manali to Leh.

Also read: How to Plan a Trip to Ladakh – Complete Travel Guide

To start with, let us go with some basic information. Total length of Manali Leh highway is approximately 490 kilometers out of which 230 kilometers are in Himachal Pradesh between Manali to Sarchu and the remaining 260 kilometers from Sarchu to Leh fall in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The highest elevation on the highway is 17,480 ft at Tanglang La pass. Road is mostly 2 lanes wide but has one lane at several stretches. There are 5 high altitude passes on this highway of which Tanglang La is the highest but strangely it is Baralacha La that remains covered with snow for the longest duration. This road was built and still maintained by Border Roads Organization (BRO), a division of Indian Army.

best time to travel from manali to leh

Best Time to Travel from Manali to Leh

Manali Leh highway remains open for roughly around 5 months in a year for civilian traffic. It is declared open by Mid to late May (sometimes in early June) and gets closed by late October after the region starts to experience snowfall.

Best time to travel from Manali to Leh

As I mentioned above, the Manali Leh highway remains open for 5 months in a year and quite honestly, each month presents its own set of challenges. When you want to traverse on this road majorly depends on when is it convenient for you, if you want to find some snow on the way and how well prepared are you to handle bad roads. Let me give a small month by month break down;

June: June is probably the worst month to travel on Manali Leh highway. The opening of this road entirely depends on how fast BRO is able to clear the snow but it is always between from Mid-May to early June post which BRO starts restoration work. A journey on Manali Leh highway in June will be problematic in several ways and I will list those down below.

  • Since the snow was cleared only a couple of weeks ago, condition of the roads is in a terrible state in June. Tar on the roads will be severely limited and you will end up testing your stomach and your vehicle’s suspension.
  • It is highly recommended that you do not plan the journey in early June because there will always be a high chance that BRO may close the road temporarily.
  • Because of the ongoing work on the roads, there will be several places where you will have to stop and wait for BRO to give a green signal before you can cross.
  • Numerous waters streams throughout the highway as the snow would have just started melting.
  • High chances of rain which may trigger a landslide on the road, again leading to an unexpected closure of the highway.
  • Lot of slush created by melting snow and sometimes rain.
  • Crazy tourist rush in Manali and on the Manali – Rohtang stretch which you will have to handle before you get on to the other side of Rohtang La.
  • Limited accommodation options on the way as the camp sites and Chadar tents would have just started to set up.

Also read: How to Plan a Journey on Manali Leh Highway

The only bright side of going from Manali to Leh in June is that you will find a lot of snow all along the road. If it is snow that you are after or you want to feel that crazy rush of driving in hostile conditions then you can plan your trip in June otherwise you should postpone the idea for later months.




July: My favorite month to travel on Manali Leh highway will be July. It presents ample amount of challenges without taking things to the level of being a problem or too risky. Road conditions improve tremendously by July however the restoration work continues at several stretches. Water streams will still be a problem as the snow continues to melt and by noon, the flow of the water in these streams can be fierce. All the camp sites and places to stay are fully operational in July so there will be no problem in finding a place to break your journey for the night. Downsides of travelling in July can be the tourist rush in Manali and until Rohtang Pass. Monsoon would have just hit the region so a high chance of rain as well until Rohtang Pass.

August: Road conditions are almost perfect in the month of August. Tourist season in Ladakh is at it’s peak so each and every camp site, chadar tent or hotels along the way are completely functional. People tend to worry about the rain in this month but the fact actually is that Manali Leh highway experiences almost no rain because it is located in a rain shadow area. You will encounter rain only until Rohtang La. Water streams and nallahs are not that fierce as they are in the months of June and July. If greenery is what you are after, then this would be the best month to go. With Monsoon at its peak, the area around Kullu and Manali (Rohtang as well) is lush green. Rain is the only downside of travelling in August but once you are on the other side of Rohtang, it will be the least of your concerns. Do keep in mind thought that sometimes even crossing Rohtang becomes a problem in August after rain starts to create havoc. Landslides towards Rohtang top in Monsoon is quite common.

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Best Time to Travel from Manali to Leh

September: A lot of people consider September to be the best month to travel on Manali Leh highway. Road conditions are as good as they can ever be with bad stretches limited to only a few and for short distances. With Monsoon gone, no chance of rain anywhere on the route including Manali as well. Since the tourist season is towards its end, there is not a lot of rush at this time however all the accommodation options are open and fully functional.  The entire route is filled with colors, from green grass to red stones to deep blue water. This is also the time when winter starts to settle in so it will be a bit cold, especially at nights.

Also read: A Detailed Road Map of Leh Ladakh

October: Winter has arrived and the month of October is of uncertainty. Tourist season would have ended and this is the time when all the camp sites/chadar tents start to wrap up, limiting the accommodations choices drastically. Temperature can drop to freezing levels at night. Chances of snowfall at the passes and road getting closed temporarily are high. October is not the month when you should plan a journey on Manali Leh highway but if you must, keep you plans towards the beginning of the month rather than towards the end. Take a look at the post below where I have explained in detail things that you should keep in mind while planning a trip to Ladakh in October.

In the end, I would say that July and September are probably the best time to travel from Manali to Leh but again, all this depends on what your preference is and when can you afford to be out on vacation. If you can, plan your journey in either of these months and you will definitely enjoy your trip. Please CLICK HERE or at the link below to take you to the next article in this series, providing information on how many days you should have at minimum or maximum to travel on Manali Leh highway.

Manali to Leh – Minimum Days Required and an Ideal Itinerary

I hope this information was helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments sections and I would be glad to answer.

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Hemant kumar mojasia January 8, 2020 - 11:47 am

HI sir please help to plan my trip on bike 15th June To28th June leh. Leh sightseeing and leh to manali

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Vargis.Khan January 12, 2020 - 2:32 pm

Let me know what your question is Hemant.

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Hemant kumar mojasia January 8, 2020 - 11:43 am

HI vargis Ji I travel with my partner 15th June To28th June leh and manali with bike I can take bike from leh and leave it in manali please help me to plan by best trip with my partner

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KANDARP TRIVEDI February 7, 2019 - 7:54 pm

Hallo,sir
Will plan to come leh ladakh .please guide us how we plan .we are coming on this june 4th to delhi nd we plan for delhi to manali and then go for the leh.my return tickit on 16th june from delhi. So please guide where we stay after manali to leh between.

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Vargis.Khan February 8, 2019 - 12:52 pm

Please see this post. Should answer your questions.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/how-to-plan-a-trip-to-leh-ladakh-in-june/

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Gaurav December 23, 2018 - 10:47 am

Sir are you a tour planner?

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Vargis.Khan December 23, 2018 - 8:24 pm

No brother I am not. Just a blogger.

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Neha August 8, 2018 - 3:57 pm

Hello Mr. Vargis
I am Neha. I am planning to visit and explore Ladakh (including Nubra Valley) in September by myself. Please guide me about the public transport options and their approx fares as I will be travelling on a budget. It will be via Manali. Also please guide me about the permits I would need (eg- from where can i get it made? what documents are required? what are the charges etc?
Thanks

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Vargis.Khan August 8, 2018 - 4:23 pm Reply
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kunjal August 7, 2018 - 11:47 am

hello sir hum couple handicape hai aur ham by car ahmedabad se aana chate hai to it is best or not plz suggestion best aur kab aane ka plan banay plz help any number u provide me jo hame help kar shake

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Vargis.Khan August 7, 2018 - 12:54 pm

Hello Kunjal – Bhai meri advice yahi hogi ke aap kisi travel agent ke through aaiye

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Shanthi July 28, 2018 - 5:46 pm

I have planned for a trip to kullumanali in the month of august. Is it safe to visit in august ? Because monsoon started.

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Vargis.Khan July 28, 2018 - 8:56 pm

It depends on how you are traveling but until Manali a lot of people travel in August as well so you won’t be the only tourist there.

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Bilal July 3, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Hi khan, hum ko manali se leh jana hai traveling ka kounsa mode sahi aur uska cost

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Vargis.Khan July 4, 2018 - 1:26 am

Traveling ka mode toh aap par depend karta hai. Apni gaadi se hi jana best rahega.

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gaurang maheta June 14, 2018 - 7:45 am

hello Vargis.Khan,
How are you sir?

hum log November 3rd se 10th November jane vale he so ye sahi time he or minimum kitne din chaiye leh-ladakh-manali

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Vargis.Khan June 14, 2018 - 1:43 pm

November tak Manali Leh highway band ho jaata hai toh aap log is route par travel nahi kar sakte

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gaurang maheta June 15, 2018 - 7:34 am

okay thank you brother

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Vargis.Khan June 15, 2018 - 2:53 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Dr. Aziz Mehdi June 7, 2018 - 12:23 pm

Planning a Thunderbird 350 ride from Manali to Leh in September 2019. I will be 68 years old then. Maybe three of us. Can we get a four wheeler to follow us as a support vehicle? Are such services available? Please advise.

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Vargis.Khan June 7, 2018 - 11:13 pm

Yes you can get a backup vehicle from Manali.

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Deepshikha Varun June 3, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Hey Vargis,
Me and my husband are planning for a leh trip and we ll take Myles car from Chandigarh to Leh and our trip would be for 9 to 10 days in Aug’18.
Please suggest how it would be for a couple to travel alone in a car?
Is it safe?
What all places we can cover from Manali to Leh?
Can we reach Manali to Leh in 1 day?

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VENKATESH SONI May 25, 2018 - 8:08 am

Hi brother! We are planning for Ladakh in sept starting and not going by any travel agency, we will hire tempo traveller in Manali and from there we will start our journey. Please suggest at which places we have to take halt and which places we need to visit and also details of camping etc.

Thanks in advance

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jesa May 23, 2018 - 8:55 am

hi planing couple tour to leh via manali of 6 – 7 days in June 3rd 2018, kindly let me know road condition
also the weather

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Vargis.Khan May 23, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Road condition is fine except for sretches near top of the passes. Weather is a bit cold right now at nights but days are moderately warm.

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siddhi vinayak May 22, 2018 - 2:39 pm

Hi Vargis,

we are plan for leh & route will be like manali-killar-kistwar-shrinagar-sonamarg-leh-sarchu-manali.

can you guide me where we can get easily stay and what will be sight seen in this route & also petrol-pump location.

planing in june.

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2018 - 4:34 pm

Hi Siddhi, You will find petrol pump at Manali, Tandi and then on Srinagar Leh route, nowhere in between. In Ladakh, the only fuel station is in Leh city but you will get it in black all over Ladakh at small shops.

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siddhi vinayak May 24, 2018 - 5:43 am

manali-killar-kistwar-shrinagar-sonamarg-leh-sarchu-manali , please guide me for this route .

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Vargis.Khan May 24, 2018 - 4:25 pm

What help do you need?

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Kaibalya behera May 14, 2018 - 8:17 am

hii bro june 20 mai hamara ticket hogay hai to june mai ice rahega yaa sukhaa rahega

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Vargis.Khan May 15, 2018 - 5:33 pm

Thoda bahut snow rahega high altitude passes par

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Kaibalya behera May 18, 2018 - 1:23 pm

ok thnq

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Kaibalya behera May 4, 2018 - 11:49 am

hlo bro shimla se manali bus main jane ke liye without book karke.. shimla bus stand se hm pay karke manali jayenge wao han bus milega kiya

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Vargis.Khan May 4, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Bade aaram se mil jaayega Bhai .. Book karne ki koi zaroorat hi nahi

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Kaibalya behera April 24, 2018 - 4:00 am

ok thnq

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Vargis.Khan April 24, 2018 - 7:23 pm

you are welcome

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Kaibalya behera April 23, 2018 - 6:56 am

hii bro hum log tent leke jane kaa plan hai so bcoz river ke side mai yaa mountain mai tent lage ke rahenge to kuchh prblm hoga yaa nd.. Rohtang pass jane ke liye permit or money kitne lagega..

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Vargis.Khan April 23, 2018 - 3:19 pm

Aap log le ja sakte ho tent and kayi jagah milengi beech mein camp karne ki. Koshish karna ke kisi dhaabe ke aas paas hi camp karo. Rohtang Pass ke liye ye neeche wala article padh lo…

https://vargiskhan.com/log/rohtang-pass-permits-details-charges-apply/

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K Chatterjee April 16, 2018 - 6:51 am

Helpful. Which way is better- manali to leh or Kashmir to leh by car in reference to scenic beauty? Ascending journey from kakali or descending one? Time late August. Couple above 60. Pl suggest.

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Vargis.Khan April 16, 2018 - 10:52 am

Please take a look at this article Sir. Should help answering your question.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/manali-leh-vs-srinagar-leh-highway/

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manisha2410 March 26, 2018 - 7:59 am

Hiii bro me and my friends planning a trip to whole himachal and leh can you please tell me how many days required for the trip and what was the estimate budget for one person….

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Vargis.Khan March 26, 2018 - 3:46 pm

It is hard to predict a time and budget for whole of Himachal Manisha. Even I have not visited the entire Himachal.

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Bhumij March 11, 2018 - 2:01 am

Bhai m planning to go on around 30th April . Flights to leh seems expensive so thinking to go leh via can either from Manali or Srinagar. And as you said outside registered vehicles not allowed beyond Leh, how about renting a bike from Leh to visit all places ? How the roads would b at that time and what would be the costing ?

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Vargis.Khan March 12, 2018 - 8:31 pm

Bhai yes you can do it. Srinagar Leh road will be open by 30th April, Manali route will not be. You can rent a bike in Leh to visit other areas. Charge will be about Rs. 1000 to 1800 depending on which bike you chose.

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Kaibalya behera March 7, 2018 - 11:42 am

hello vargis bro abhi road close hai…yaa open hai.. hum log june mai jaa rahe hain.
leh… so hum log kaha se bike rent karenge nd aur kuchha problem hoga yaa nahi.. bike cost kitne ayega or security lete yaa nahi so app help kuchh kijiye

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Vargis.Khan March 7, 2018 - 2:21 pm

Bhai abhi toh closed hai par June tak open ho jaayegi. Bike aap Srinagar or Manali dono jagah se rent kar sakte ho. Manali se karna hai agar toh aap Parvez se baat kar lo, 9318646559. Srinagar se karna hai agar toh Faisal se baat kar lo, 9596410670. Mera reference de dena, rent vagerah theek laga denge ye log.

Manali Leh road ka status agar check karna hai toh neeche link par jo post hai vo check karte rehna, main yahan status update kar raha hoon.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/manali-leh-highway-status-2018/

https://vargiskhan.com/log/srinagar-leh-highway-status-2018/

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Kshitij srivastava March 31, 2020 - 8:22 am

Vargis bhai I want to plan my journey between 18 to 30 October (can I cross rohtash pass 20-21oct..?) and decided to via leh manali highway and return via leh -srinagar-jammu is it possible to do with own own bike…Plz reply soon brother..

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Aya February 12, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Hi Mr. Khan, thank you for the information u’r providing.

I’m Indonesian and planning to go to basically Himachal area (+leh-ladakh) for holiday with my sister. But we’re not sure about the itinerary and which month is best to visit.

We’re looking forward to the green area yet some snow in the background. Can you share a lil bit of insights for us?

And is the area tourists friendly?

A reply from you would be help 🙂

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Vargis.Khan February 12, 2018 - 5:45 pm

Hello Aya – Yes the area is very tourist friendly. For Himachal and Leh Ladakh, months of June, early July and September would be the best to travel in.

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Aya March 30, 2018 - 4:37 pm

Hi Mr. Khan. Thank you for your reply. If there are no plan changing in the way, we might be go there on late Oct to Early Nov.
We might take this route: Delhi – Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Dalhousie – Shimla area – Manali – then back to Delhi.
What do you think about this itinerary? Is it possible on our dates? What would the weather be like during that time?
And do you know what mode of transportations should we take to get around those area?
Another reply would help

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Vargis.Khan March 30, 2018 - 10:03 pm

Hello Aya – Your travel plan looks Ok. Weather at this time will be a bit cold but manageable. For transport, there are regular buses that you can board and also rent a motorbike in Dalhousie and Manali.

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Aya March 30, 2018 - 10:16 pm

Hi, thank you for another reply Mr. Khan. I think we will skip dalhousie for Chamba instead & explore chamba with bike. Is it easy to rent a motorbike around chamba? How much would it cost? And would it be too cold to ride motorbike in the end of october?
We might take our mom also for this trip. Do you know how much it would cost to hire a cab to get around shimla/manali? Any recommendations?
And if u think getting around in bike is better, is it possible for us to go to rohtang pass & solang with motorbike?

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Vargis.Khan March 30, 2018 - 10:41 pm

1. Yes it is easy to rent a motorbike
2. It will cost you around Rs. 1000 per day depending on which bike you chose.
3. Weather will be cold but not too cold to ride a motorbike.
4. Cab in this area are a bit costly affair and depends on the destination. Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 per day is however a safe number to assume.
5. It will depend whether the Rohtang Pass will be open by your date of travel or not but if it is, then yes you can go there on motorbike.

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Aya March 30, 2018 - 10:38 pm

And one more thing, I tried to book a bus via hrtcphp.com and online portal. But it needed Indian phone number. Can I book my bus or any other transportation without Indian phone number?

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Vargis.Khan March 30, 2018 - 10:42 pm

Why do you want to book it? These are just local HRTC buses, no need to book anywhere. Just reach the bus stand and catch a bus like you would do at your home.

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Aya March 30, 2018 - 10:50 pm

I mean I tried to book a ticket for Delhi – Chamba & manali – Delhi. So it’s possible for us to just catch the bus on the spot without prior seat reservation?

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Vargis.Khan April 2, 2018 - 3:03 pm

Yes even for that you do not have to book so much in advance. You can catch on the spot or book one for same day from your hotel.

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Shahad January 11, 2018 - 8:40 pm

Hy vargis khan., What is the bike rent for per day in mansli

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Vargis.Khan January 12, 2018 - 5:04 pm

Hi Shahad – Depending on which bike you chose, it will be between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1500 per day.

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Kaibalya behera December 17, 2017 - 3:39 pm

hello we are planning a tripe manali too leh ladahk bike trip..may 25 so u give me suggest..

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Vargis.Khan December 18, 2017 - 3:23 pm

It is a little early in the season, the highway may not get even or would have just opened. Best push it by a couple of weeks and plan by early or Mid June.

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Kaibalya behera December 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm

okk sir hum log kahanse bike rent karenge kiya iss bare main batayenge..

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Vargis.Khan December 25, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Aap aa kahan se rahe ho? Bike Manali se bhi kar sakte ho rent par dhyaan rakhna ke bahar ki rented bikes Ladakh mein allowed nahi hoti. Aap agar maan lo ke Manali se karte ho rent toh un bikes ko leke sirf Leh tak ja sakte ho. Vahan jakar phir aapko vo bikes hotel mein hi khadi rakhni padengi and Ladakh mein ghoomne ke liye, Nubra ya Pangong jaane ke liye Leh se hi motorcycle phir rent karni padegi

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Kaibalya behera December 31, 2017 - 7:19 am

thnq sir

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Vargis.Khan January 2, 2018 - 8:18 pm

you are welcome

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Prakal November 24, 2019 - 3:11 pm

In june mid there is a snow at leh-manali road bro

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Vargis.Khan November 25, 2019 - 1:50 am

Yes there would be brother

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Pritish Togare December 16, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Hello Sir. Thank you for the excellent description. We are planning from 7th May to 19th May.

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Kaibalya behera December 17, 2017 - 3:44 pm

okkk

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Vargis.Khan December 18, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Manali Leh highway at that time will most probably not open Pritish. Please plan it after first week of June to be on a safer side.

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Pritish Togare December 19, 2017 - 3:41 am

Thank you. Any suggestions which bike rental we should approach and what all medical kit would be necessary.

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Vargis.Khan December 19, 2017 - 5:40 pm

If you are renting bikes than important thing you need to remember is that Manali rented bikes are not allowed in Ladakh. It means that you will rent bikes from Manali, use them to reach Leh and leave those parked at a hotel in the city. For local sightseeing, you will need to rent another motorcycle from Leh itself. So for these days, you will be paying rent for two motorcycles.

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Pritish Togare December 20, 2017 - 2:41 am

That is strange and I’m surprised that bike rental person didn’t tell me about this. Thank you again for letting me know. So Ladakh won’t allow any Manali bikes or from specific vendor only. If they don’t allow at all how much expense I’m looking at fit renting both the bikes. I believe there’s about 400km ride in Ladakh itself to visit various places. Again thank you so much for your contribution to our trip.

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Vargis.Khan December 20, 2017 - 4:41 pm

You are welcome. In Ladakh, only motorcycle rented from Leh with local registration number are allowed, nowhere else. It is not specific to vendor. They wont allow motorcycles from either Manali or Srinagar; or from anywhere else in the country for that matter. If you rent a motorcycle from Manali, you can only use it to reach Leh. If you take it elsewhere in Ladakh, locals put up barricades and will send you back to Leh. If you argue and get in to an altercation, they will thrash and damage the bike.

Depending on which bike you rent (I am guessing Enfield), average rent come out to be about Rs. 1500 per day. So based on the days of your trip, you can calculate the total rental.

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Vargis.Khan December 20, 2017 - 4:43 pm

Bike rental person will never tell you that or as a matter of fact, will lie to you that there is no problem at all. It is because if he tells you the truth, then he is running a risk of you not renting motorcycles from him. Once you rent, pay him the money and reach Leh, it becomes your problem and not his.

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arun September 24, 2017 - 6:42 pm

which month is the best for snawfall and gud for trip…

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Vargis.Khan September 28, 2017 - 2:43 am

If by road then September. If by air and to see snow all around, then January.

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sevanand September 14, 2017 - 5:30 am

hi We are planning to take bike trip from manali to Leh on 29th Sept, please suggest whether this time is good? probability to snow?

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Vargis.Khan September 14, 2017 - 4:08 pm

Hello – 29th September is OK. Very less chance of snowfall at this time.

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Shruti August 28, 2017 - 4:35 pm

We will be hiring a taxi.

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Vargis.Khan August 28, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Then you need to keep in mind that the Manali rented taxi will only be good enough to bring you to Leh. It cannot take you to other places like Nubra valley or Pangong. For these, you will need to rent another local cab from Leh. Journey can be in the following manner.

30. Manali to Jispa
1. Jispa to Leh
2. Leh, local sightseeing and arrange permits
3. Leh to Diskit, Nubra valley
4. Diskit to Pangong via Shyok road
5. Pangong to Leh
6. Leh to Lamayuru and back to Leh by evening, visit magnetic hills, gurudwara patthar sahib, indus zanskar cconfluence, mulbekh maitreya, lunar landscape at Lamayuru
7. Return flight

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SShruti September 8, 2017 - 8:06 pm

hi. wouldn’t travelling from jispa to leh in a day be very hectic. as i understand it is distance which takes around 12- 16 hours.

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Vargis.Khan September 9, 2017 - 8:43 pm

It is not that hectic, about 8-10 hours of travel depending upon speed. Even the HRTC bus covers the distance in one day so you can imagine. As a matter of fact, the bus starts from Keylong which is another 30-35 kilometers before Jispa.

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SShruti September 10, 2017 - 10:20 am

Thanks a lot. Can you please suggest us if the route from Nubra to Pangong is damaged or fine to travel. Some travel agents are telling us the route is correctly damaged.

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Vargis.Khan September 10, 2017 - 3:51 pm

The Agham Shyok route is OK to travel as of now. Take a look at the first comment in the article below. This person just traveled on this road last week and provided update.
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https://vargiskhan.com/log/agham-shyok-road/

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Vargis.Khan August 28, 2017 - 5:04 pm

In case you chose to fly to Leh, you can travel in the following manner.

30. Arrive at leh, rest and arrange permits
1. Leh to Lamayuru and back to Leh by evening, visit magnetic hills, gurudwara patthar sahib, indus zanskar cconfluence, mulbekh maitreya, lunar landscape at Lamayuru
2. Leh to Diskit
3. Diskit to Pangong
4. Pangong to Hanle
5. Hanle to Karzok, Tso Moriri
6. Karzok to Leh via Tso Kar
7. Return flight

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Sanjeev March 19, 2018 - 7:50 am

Hi bhai Delhi to leh ladak jane k liye route or kb jana chahiye .
Bike shi rhega yaa flight suggest kro bhai jaan

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Vargis.Khan March 19, 2018 - 6:15 pm

Bhai route, bike, flight sab depend karta hai ke aapke paas kitne din hain trip ke liye aur aap kahan se shuru kar rahe ho. Agar time hai around 10-14 days ke aas paas toh bike theek rahegi. Agar sirf 5-6 hain toh flight se chale jaiye.

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SShruti August 27, 2017 - 5:56 pm

Hi. We are planning a trip between 30th Sep to 7th Oct. Should we fly directly to Leh or take Manali to Leh road trip? Also, how do you suggest we should break the trip given limited number of days?

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Vargis.Khan August 28, 2017 - 2:56 pm

Hello – It will be better to go there via Manali and fly back home. How will you be traveling if you go by road?

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Arjun Vyas August 11, 2017 - 5:59 am

We are planning a trip to Leh from 21st to 28th August, ’17. How will be the weather in Leh during those days?

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Vargis.Khan August 15, 2017 - 4:40 am

Days will be moderately warm and nights will be cold. It is a good time to go.

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Joydip October 6, 2016 - 2:09 pm

Hi,

Auli Tour.

We are a couple from kolkata going to AUli this January. The tour itinerary is as follows:

1. Dehradun
2. Mussouri
3. Chopta
4. Joshimath
5. Auli
6. Joshimath
7. Hrisikesh
8. Haridwar

then back to home.

Interested couples may join with us in this tour. We will hire a cab for the entire tour which will stay with us. My contact no: 9836638599.

We are looking for a young and energetic couple to join with us so we all can make our time great together.

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Vargis.Khan October 7, 2016 - 2:47 am

All the best for your trip Joydip

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