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Leh Manali, The highway

The Leh-Manali Highway is 490 km long, connecting Leh(Ladakh) and Manali(Himachal Pradesh).
It is open for only 4 months (june-september) when the snow is cleared.
Connecting Lahaul and Spiti to Zanskar valley.
Built and maintained by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) of the Indian army.
Average elevation: 4.000 m.
Highest elevation: 5.328 m.
World 2th highest pass, Taglang La, is a one day trip from Leh.
The highway crosses many water-streams from snow-capped mountains and glaciers.
There are many bailey bridges and most of them arein very bad condition.
Damaged road sections causing sometimes unpredictable landslides.
Leh-Manali highway is a adventure!

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