High passes over 4000-5000 m and wide valleys. 

It was unusually rainy. We had rain in all passess except for the last two. 

What's nearby:

There were quite unusual rainy conditions in 2006. The rivers were swollen, impossible to ford at the start. We were forced to took different paths and fords.

Not much traffic there, yet the bus stop is still far away. Once a while a big truck passes.

You can't hear your own words in the truck. We were jumping back and forth on the bumpy road. Now much of the road is paved. 

The Manali – Leh road goes through a Tanklang La (5350 m) – the 12th highest motorable pass.

It's common to pay a bit less than for a bus to the driver.




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Wide Valleys & Rainy Passes over 4000 m

The lodges were just at the start. We used it only the first night and then pitched our tent and coocked our food. The last inhabited village is Markha. Then there are just couple of small settlements. 

We chose places to camp by our condition and terrain limitations. 

There is plenty of opportunities to pitch a tent on the trek. Many of them are marked as a campsite in OpenStreetMap, eg. on mapy.cz.

Unusually Swollen Rivers

Hitchhiking the Manali – Leh road


Camping & Villages