Our journey from Manali to Leh with a Toyota Innova with a stop-over at Keylong, the capital of Lahaul district.The route from Manali to Leh, 475 kmLeaving the Kullu valley behindGoing up to the first of 5 passes, the Rohtang passRohtang pass in sightMarhi, last settlement before the Rohtang passKriti, Kala and Sunder Singh, our driverOn our way to Rohtang passOn our way to Rohtang pass, higher and higherRohtang pass 3980 mtrDescending into Chandra valley from RohtangRoad from Rohtang to Koksar, the Chandra river valleyThe peaks of SpitiFamous Lahauli patato fieldsThe Chandra valley between Koksar and SissuA side valley, looking to the snowy peaks between Lahaul and Kullu valleySissi villageView from Sissu to the peaks between Lahaul and Kullu valleyView from Sissu, tourist spot in developmentThe castle of the former Rajas of GhondhlaBetween Ghondhla and Tandi, with a chorten inside a caveAnother view of the peaks between Lahaul and Kullu valleyAnother view of the peaks between Lahaul and Kullu valley (2)The snowy peaks seen from our hotel in KeylongSunset in KeylongSunset (2)The last rays of the sun on the Pir Panjal rangeNext morning on the road from Keylong to Darcha along the Bhaga riverThe Bagha river near Darcha, the last village in LahaulDeepak lake on the way to Baralacha passRoad between Darcha and Baralacha passRoad between Darcha and Baralacha pass (2)Road between Darcha and Baralacha pass (3)Road between Darcha and Baralacha pass (4)Road between Darcha and Baralacha pass (5)Taking a P stopSecond pass, Baralacha -  4850 mtrKala taking a deep breathView from BaralachaThe scenery between Baralacha and SarchuThe scenery between Baralacha and Sarchu (2)The scenery between Baralacha and Sarchu (3)Road between Kilangserai and SarchuThe scenery between Baralacha and Sarchu (4)The Yunan valleyThe Yunan valley (2)The Yunan valley (3)The Yunan river49Bridge crossing the Tsarap Chu river near SarchuOn the bridge crossing the Tsarap Chu river near SarchuSarchu areaSarchu area, on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & KashmirThe Tsarap Chu river, on the road to the Gata loopsThe Gata loops, 22 curves, going up to Nakeela passThe Tsarap Chu seen from the Gata loopsTraces of the old caravan routeThe old caravan trailThe old caravan trail (2)On top of Gata loops, an Indian Army engineering wonderNakeela pass, the third pass, 4738 mtrPrayer stonesFourth pass, Lachungla pass - 5065 mtrThe road we traveled up, with a view of the More plainsGoing up to Taglangla passGoing up, almost at Taglangla passNear the top of Taglangla passFifth pass, Taglangla pass - 5360 mtrIce cold and very windy, from here we descend into LadakhLooking back from the Taglangla pass, Tso Kar in the distance and the More plains on the right

 

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