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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Akash August 21, 2023 - 8:16 am

Can we get a high resolution map of this

Vargis.Khan August 21, 2023 - 9:18 am

I am sorry, this is the only one I have

Alexis Malafosse June 6, 2023 - 6:32 pm

Super site, plein d’informations pour le Ladakh. J’aimerai savoir comment on peut arriver à Leh en bus avec un vélo et un sac de 25 kg en bus à partir de l’aéroport de New Delhi. En effet, il fait trop chaud pour faire New Delhi Manali à vélo, je préfère commencer le voyage à vélo de Manali. puis Leh et le Ladakh.

Vargis.Khan June 7, 2023 - 7:28 am

Merci. De l’aéroport, allez à ISBT Delhi et trouvez un bus pour Manali. Vous pouvez parler au chauffeur et il mettra votre vélo dans le bus avec le reste des bagages. Ils peuvent vous facturer un peu plus mais accueilleront votre vélo dans le bus

Alexis Malafosse June 11, 2023 - 8:57 pm

Merci pour votre réponse !! J’arrive à Delhi le 22 juin si tout se passe comme prévu. S’il le faut, je peux aussi acheter 2 places, une pour moi et une pour le vélo vu le prix des billets.

Dr Deepak Tamakuwala June 14, 2023 - 12:19 am

Hi..I’m reading your articles…very informative and useful.
Planning Manali to Leh cycling in the August….how many days required??…where to break and stop for night stay…?? homestay available or we have to carry own tents..??…food availablity on the route…?? cycle repair shop or mechanic available onthe route??
Thanks in advance

paramita mohanti June 2, 2023 - 12:38 pm

You are doing a great job. We crossed Leh Manali on 30th. Crossed Tanglang la, Lachung la, Nakee la , Baralacha la on the same day. Road after Tanglangla just after Sarchu is horrible. No road at all, scary at times while we were travelling in deep valley with a river just near the road. It looked like a dilapidated stone quarry .
Suraj taal was all frozen, we had snow fall on Baralacha with huge snow walls. Baralacha was treacherous yet the most beautiful pass. Ta
nglangla was most manageable one.
On 24th we crossed Zojila from Srinagar side. That was our first pass , scary , full of snow , road condition was not good at top. Only saving grace was one side traffic. Khardungla we crossed on 27th . We were stopped at South Pullu as we did not have snow chain, but after waiting for one hour they allowed us. We saw vehicles slipping , but we were very careful , so without snow chain we managed.
Crossed Chang la on 29th morning. it was spread out pass , it was good.
Roads between Nubra to Pangong is totally dug up by BRO. May be the scene will change after the road work gets completed in a year or so.
Khardungla to Nubra has steep , narrow roads just near to huge mountains. But these are motorable . OUr learning and moto for the whole journey , prepare for uncertainty at every point in mountains. any thing can hit you , right from rains, snow, AMS, change of program, keep atleast 2 to 3 days extra. Drive slow, drive carefully and drive safely.
Overall , a journey of lifetime awaits you in this trip. Enjoy it.
Overall it was a life time experience. My husband drove his bolero all through . The memory of this journey will be with us all through our life.

Vargis.Khan June 3, 2023 - 9:49 am

Thank you Paramita for providing these details. Very helpful.

Ritesh Shekoba July 19, 2023 - 11:04 am

Hi bro,

We 10 people group are planning Manali-leh-kargil-manali
From Aug 26 yo sept 1.

Just wanted to know is this the time safe to travel looking at weather and rain on Himachal Pradesh.

Our group is worried

Yatin Lodha May 14, 2023 - 4:57 pm

Khan bahi we are planning to go on bike ride in Aug first week is it a right to go. ( Manli -Leh)

Vargis.Khan May 15, 2023 - 5:36 am

Haan ja sakte ho aap bas Baarish ke liye thoda taiyyar hoke jana

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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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