This option is mostly preferred by people who do not want to run the risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) by staying at higher altitudes than Keylong or Jispa. However, on the second day, you need to leave early in the morning like by 5 AM from Keylong or Jispa to reach Leh in time. Public buses including HPTDC / HRTC halts for a night at Keylong and leave at 5 AM in the next morning, too. Personally, out of Keylong or Jispa, I will always prefer to stay at Jispa if traveling by your own or privately hired vehicle. Jispa has situated right on the banks of river Bhaga and is further 20 KMs away from Keylong town. Spending the evening at this place is extremely refreshing and is far better experience than the boring Keylong town. While Keylong town offers varied accommodation options, Jispa has only a few options available for a stay and hence, it is important that you pre-book them. Secondly, if you are traveling by public transport i.e. HRTC or HPTDC buses then you need to stay at Keylong only else you need to manage the travel to Jispa yourself and then fix the pickup too with the driver or conductor. Mobile phones may or may not work in Jispa. Manali - Sarchu / Pang (Day 1) and Sarchu / Pang - Leh (Day 2)
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This is a point in the Baralacha La Route just like many other milestones rather altutudes marked over here. This is a place which fills in you a magical sense of self- confidence and energy. It feels like if coming up this high can be enjoyable, then our life needs even more adventure like this. You will find trekkers and jeeps here on adventure trips. This place is also like a camping site for the ones who halt here before moving forward towards the evn more difficult points of Himachal Pradesh and then Ladakh. You can erect a tent and then sip on steaming coffee while you admire the beauty of the snow- capped surroundings and especially the white snow- covered mountain peaks.
At an altitude of over 4800 metres above sea level, this lake is the 3rd highest lake in India and the 21st highest in the whole world. This is a place of outstanding beauty and people come here to admire the sceneries from all parts of the world. The lake is fed by the Bhaga River and is also the place where the confluence of the routes of Zanskar, Spiti and Ladakh takes place. The name of the lake literally means the Lake of the Sun God. It is thus said that taking a holy dip here can free a person of a lifetime of sins but this seems to be quite difficult. This place is almost completely uninhabited mainly due to the extreme climatic conditions and the lack of any basic facilities of living over here.
Leh Manali Highway
A highway in Northern India, it connects Leh in the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kasmir with Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The highway remains open only for around four months during summer when the snow gets cleared and there is no fear of landslides. Again when winter arrives and there is snow all around, the highway remains no more motorable. At this time a part of the highway connects Zanskar in Ladakh to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in the Himachal Pradesh.
Worlds Most Dangerous Road
World’s Most Dangerous Road between Khillar (Himachal Pradesh) and Keylong (Himchal Pradesh). This road connects Pangi Valley with Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh. There are numerous steep inclines and declines. On one side there is 1000 feet freefall into the river Chenab and deadly mountain cliff hanging on other. The road condition is never constant, it sees many landslides. This road is featured into many travel forums as “One of the most Dangerous Roads in the World”