More plains | Pang | Manali – Leh Highway

8th Jun 2021
Photo of More plains | Pang | Manali – Leh Highway 1/1 by Neeraj Dhiman

More plains, originally called Kiang Chu Thang in the local language, is a plateau on the Leh–Manali Highway. Kiang Chu Thang means a plain where the kiang does not find water. It occupies 40 km of the highway between Leh and Sarchu. The plateau has an average elevation of 4,800 metres. At some places, the road runs along the Sumkhel Lungpa river featuring some stunning sand and rock natural formations.

The plain area starts after covering around 4 km uphill road from Pang towards Tanglang La pass. The road is mainly on the plain for about 30–35 km, before it again starts to rise to Tanglang La. Flanked by beautiful mountains on both sides, this area is a significant attraction to the Bikers heading towards Leh from Manali. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) of the Indian Army is now converting the road to two lanes – one in either direction. The area is uninhabitable and has no construction at all, and also no population