Acute Mountain Sickness:
Physical preparedness & acclimitization: You can potentially reduce its severity by staying in Leh for a day or two to allow your body to get used to the high altitude mountain conditions before proceeding upwards.
They run directly to Leh from either Manali or Srinagar.
Average price bus:
Manali-Leh INR 2400
Srinagar-Leh INR 800
Route 1: Manali - Keylong - Leh
Covering a distance of 490km have an unforgettable experience on the Ladakh road trip. Tandi(113kms from Manali) is the only village on Manali-Leh highway which has a petrol pump. The next petrol pump is 365 kms away in Leh. Overnight stay at Keylong is advised because the next major accommodation will be at Sarchu or Pang but spending the night at that altitude is generally uncomfortable owing to AMS.
Total Distance: 490 Kms
Best Time to Visit: June to September
Route Map: Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang - Tanglang La – Gya - Upshi - Karu – Leh
Route 2: Srinagar - Leh
On the Srinagar to Leh trip, you will visit beautiful villages, war memorial, Himalayan valleys, a mountain top Gurudwara, monasteries and more. Covering a distance of 434 kms, this trip lets you understand the true majesty of Mother nature’s creations.
Total Distance: 434 Kms
Best Time to Visit: Highway generally opens on early May to late October (Depends on the weather)
Route Map:Srinagar – Sonmarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil – Mulbek – Lamayaru – Saspol – Leh