The 2 day drive from Leh to Manali takes you through some of the highest passes in the world including the second highest motorable pass in the world - Tanglangla at 5328 metres. Running through a starkly beautiful lunar-like wilderness, inhabited only by nomadic shepherds, this journey will be one of the most unforgettable of your life. Be prepared for landslides and vehicular breakdowns; they are part of the adventure.
Day 1 - Jispa
Drive along the legendary Leh to Manali highway (the world's second highest!) with unsurpassed views along the way. You stop for the night in Jispa.
Day 2 - Manali
Continue to the hill-station of Manali, one of the most scenic areas of Himachal Pradesh. The scenery is stunning - snowcapped peaks tower above green hills that are carpeted with pine forest and fruit orchards.
Day 3 - Manali
Manali is based around one street, the Mall, which is effectively a continuation of the highway that runs into town. The Mall has become an overcrowded area but the old charm remains in Old Manali and the nearby village of Vashisht, famous for its sweeping valley views and sulphurous hot-water springs. Try to visit the Hadimba temple, built in the unique Himachal style, in four tiers of aged wood with a pagoda-like roof.
Day 4 - Manali
Today your tour ends after breakfast. You can either drive to Dharamsala to follow the Amritsar & Dharamsala module in reverse or to Shimla to do this module in reverse, ending in Delhi. Please note that you can also do the Leh to Manali itinerary in reverse.