‘Meandering paths, cool breeze, and adventure in my soul’Caution! A jeep safari tour from Manali to Leh is one of the best tours in Kullu Manali and certainly is not for the faint-hearted. This high altitude road trip is a two-day journey along treacherous roads cutting through the harsh Himalayan terrain. Undoubtedly, one of the world’s most scenic drives with ethereal scenery, quaint mountain culture, and unparalleled travelling experience.The great crossing from Manali to Leh is all about braving nature in its most sublime yet dangerous avatar. Traversing the avalanche eroded precariously narrow road on gravity-defying mighty Himalayas will test your nerves, patience, and determination. Up for this, then put on your seat belts and embark on this journey of a lifetime.
Five dizzying mountain passes stand along the road between Manali and Leh, ranging from 13,000-17,500 ft. The uphill journey also helps you gradually acclimatize to the heights of Ladakh. The crown prince of Leh-Manali Highway, Rohtang Pass is surrounded by beautiful valleys, which are among the best places to see in Kullu Manali. The journey beyond Rohtang is silent with only sounds of roaring winds. Soon the green valleys and mountains are replaced by shades of brown with snow peaks in the background. The landscape changes to a myriad of colors and it is a steep ascent to Baralacha La. Crossing Baralacha La, the road climbs and descends along innumerable craggy ranges, passing several unique geographical wonders, such as the infamous Gata Loops with 21 hairpin bends, the passes of Nakee La and Lachulung La and the pancake flat More Plains, before making a final push to the rare heights of Tanglang La at 17,500 ft. Clearing the high pass, the road gradually descends into the Leh Valley and winds through scenic mountain terrain for another 120 km via Upshi and Karu before entering the town of Leh. Dare to take this adventurous trip with the famous Jeep Safari Tours in Manali and be sure to enjoy the thrill of a lifetime.