Manali-Leh road (also Leh-Manali road ) may be a 477-kilometer-long traffic route in the Republic of India, which has the cities of Leh ( ♁ thirty-four ° nine '52 "N, seventy-seven ° 35' 5" O ) °, within the region Ladakh within the state of Jammu and geographic region and Manali ( ♁ thirty-two ° fourteen '44 "N, seventy-seven ° 11' 14" O ) within the state of Himachal Pradesh connects. The road is of strategic importance to the Indian forces because it is that the solely different route to attach Srinagar- Leh ( National road 1D) and in contrast to this one runs isolated from the Pakistani border. The road is in several components solely one-lane and solely open between June and period.
On its route through the 2 states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and geographic region, the Manali-Leh road from Manali within the Kullu natural depression leadsi into the region of Lahaul and Spiti and Ladakh. the foremost necessary passing place is Keylong ( ♁ thirty-two ° thirty-four '17 "N, seventy-seven ° 1' 59" E ), necessary stopovers embody Sarchu ( ♁ thirty-two ° fifty-four '24 "N, seventy-seven ° 34' 58" )) and Pang ( ♁ thirty-three ° seven '44 "N, seventy-seven 47' 10"). The road passes the border with the Zanskar region. From Upshi (♁33 ° forty-nine '49 "N, seventy seven ° 48' 50" E ) to Leh runs the road in the Indus natural depression. This section is absolutely multilane and is that the
continuation of the national road 1D.
The "Highway", is understood that it over many of the very best passable mountain passes leads the planet, as well as the Rohtang La (3,978 m, ♁ thirty-two ° twenty-one '55 "N, seventy-seven ° 14' 31" O ), the Baralacha La ( four,892 m, ♁ thirty two ° forty five '27 "N, seventy seven ° 24' 52" E ), the La Laughlung (5,059m, ♁ thirty-three ° half dozen '14 "N, seventy-seven ° 37' 46" O ) and also theTanglang La ( five.325 m, ♁ thirty three ° thirty '29 "N, seventy seven ° 46' 15" E) within the Himalayas . The latter is that the second highest motorable pass away Earth.
The range of mountains, on that the primary pass, the Rohtang La, lies, acts as an climatic barrier. On the facet towards Manali falls considerably additional precipitation than on the facet towards Keylong. Therefore, the Rohtang La is on the full distance of the pass with the foremost snow and so crucial for obstruction the road.