Altitude - 14,070 feet
Distance from Manali - 223 km
Distance from Leh - 250 km
Sarchu lies on the boundary of the Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir and is known for its spread of tented accomodation. Because of the altitude at which it is situated, Sarchu has an inhospitable climate for most part of the year. This halt offers very basic accomodation options only.
Pros of halting at Sarchu
*A rugged camping experience in true mountain style - this will give you plenty of stories to tell!
* Closer to Leh hence Day 2 will have compatatively lesser driving time
Cons of halting at Sarchu
*The climate here is prone to cruel weather, thunder and wind storms
*Drastic increase in altitude here causes sickness
*There is little presence of local culture for one to see
Some Accomodation Options at Sarchu