Manali to Leh Road Map With Distance

by Vargis.Khan

Posted below is a Manali to Leh road map with distance, elevation, and some other important details about the road. Please feel free to save the map to your phone or take a printout in case you are planning to travel on this road in near future.

Manali to Leh Road Map With Distance

Please click on the image below to view the map in its full size. If you need the map in a better resolution, you may ask in the comments section below.

manali to leh road map with distance


Some important facts about the highway.

The average elevation of Manali Leh highway is more than 4,000 m (13,000 feet), the highest elevation being at Tanglang La pass at is 5,328 m (17,480 ft).

The total length of the highway is about 490 km, of which  230 km is in the state of Himachal Pradesh from Manali to Sarchu, and the remaining 260 km is in the territory of Ladakh. The road was designed and maintained by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), a division of the Indian Army.

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

Manali to Leh Elevation:
  • Manali: 1950 Meters
  • Marhi: 3300 Meters
  • Rohtang La: 3980 Meters
  • Khokhsar: 3140 Meters
  • Sissu: 3170 Meters
  • Tandi: 2573 Meters
  • Keylong: 3080 Meters
  • Jispa: 3320 Meters
  • Darcha: 3360 Meters
  • Baralacha La: 4890 Meters
  • Searchu: 4290 Meters
  • Gata Loops: 4190 Meters
  • Nakee La: 4740 Meters
  • Lachalung La: 5079 Meters
  • Pang: 4600 Meters
  • Moore Plains: 4730 Meters
  • Tanglang La: 5328 Meters
  • Rumste: 4260 Meters
  • Upshi: 3480 Meters
  • Leh: 3500 Meters

Passes on Manali Leh Highway

  • Rohtang Pass – Your first high altitude pass, about 51 kilometers from Manali.
  • Baralacha La – Second high altitude pass, after Darcha.
  • Nakeela
  • Lachulung La
  • Tanglang La – The highest point on Manali Leh highway.

You will come across several small water bodies on the way out of which two are well-known lakes. Deepak Taal lies slightly before Baralacha La and after Darcha whereas Suraj Taal is located at the top of Baralacha Pass. Tso Kar is a little off the road and you will have to take a bifurcation from Debring to reach Tso Kar.

Also read: Manali to Leh detailed route explanation

Manali to Leh Road Map With Distance – Conclusion

The very name of the Manali Leh highway creates an image of adventure in everyone’s mind. Due to its challenging nature, thousands of adventure enthusiasts and travel junkies traverse this road.

I hope this information was helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our Community Forum and I will be glad to answer.

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Ankush Kale January 6, 2019 - 11:14 am

Hi Vargis,
I am Ankush From Mumbai. Planning my trip in august 10-18. I want to make this trip with my Wife from Manali to leh on Bike. But i am concerned about the luggage we will be carrying with us. Kindly suggest a way to transport the luggage from Manali to Leh so that we can shed some luggage while travelling on Bike.

Vargis.Khan June 8, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Hello Vinayak – There is no direct Delhi to Chandigarh route. It is either Leh via Srinagar or Leh via Manali. You should cover both. Reach Leh via Srinagar / Kargil and return via Manali.

Vinayak June 8, 2017 - 10:42 am

Hi Bro,

Its Vinayak here from Bengaluru. We have planned for Leh Ladakh trip this June end. We went through your blogs and was very much helpful. Its a great explanation which will help the travellers. I just wanted your suggestion on the route map. Leh can be reached via Delhi-Chandigarh-Leh and also through Delhi-Manali-Leh. It will be great help if you guide us the route map. Have mixed comments on the route. Some says Delhi-Chandigarh-Leh-Manali will be best route so that you can cover all places. Some says Delhi-Manali-Leh and back to Manali via same route.

Please guide us the route map with some details.


andy November 3, 2022 - 1:02 pm

Since they are high altitude are there breathing issues


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