List of Accommodation Options on Manali Leh Highway

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Manali Leh Highway is one of those highways where its difficult to find civilization on majority of its distance. No civilization means lack of accommodation or stay options at disposal. This is why its extremely important to know about the whereabouts of limited accommodation or stay options available on Manali Leh Highway Below in the article, I have jotted down a list of some reliable accommodation or stay options available throughout the Manali Leh Highway and their types like tented, cemented, dormitory tents, rest house etc. In the article I first try to give details about the HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses and how they can be booked, later I follow it up with the description of Dormitory style dhabha tents with their pros and cons and finally the list of accommodation options avaliable on Manali – Leh Highway.

HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley

You can contact SDO, PWD Lahaul valley to get an accommodation at PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Himachal Pradesh. Make sure that you do book it in advance to avoid any last minute hassles. Since, I never book in advance I had tough time in the past with HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses. Usually, the rooms are quite clean and comfortable at HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses. At most PWD rest houses and circuit houses, the rooms can easily accommodate 3 persons.

The food can be an issue at certain HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses. Hence, you need to either arrange yourself or make you ask the Chowkidar (watchmen) of the place to have it arranged for you. I guess he will be the one who will cook for you too or arrange pre-cooked food. You need to give him some tip though.

The price ranges from Rs 50-350 for Rest Houses and Rs 50-500 for Circuit Houses depending upon the type of individual you are, example tourist, privately employed, local to Himachal Pradesh, GOVT. servant etc. The tourists staying at PWD rest houses are charged Rs 350. You can get the complete pricing details at the following link: Rates of HPPWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses

For bookings at HP PWD Rest Houses in Lahaul Valley, you can call at 01900-222276 which is the PWD contact or phone number for Lahaul Valley.

For bookings at HP PWD Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley, you can call at 01900-222501 for Keylong or 01909-222224 for Udaipur.

When price is taken into account guess its one of the best deal to stay at these rest houses or circuit houses in remote locations of Himachal Pradesh.

Update: You can read the article for details: How to Book HP PWD Rest Houses or FRHs

Dormitory Style Dhabha Tents on Manali – Leh Highway

Throughout the Manali – Leh Highway you will find tented dhabhas serving Tea, Biscuits, Maggie, Momos, Rice and Dal, Chapati etc sought of meals at many place. These dormitory style tented dhabhas have kitchen inside them at one of the corners, some tables and chairs at the center and beds arranged around the other corners of the tent.  Hence, these tented dhabhas also offer accommodation or stay option on these shared beds (dormitory types) inside them and charge about Rs 50-75 per person per night. There may or may not be metalled beds but you will find quilts and mattresses to get warmth for sure. If metalled beds are not present then beds are made of rocks or stones with mattresses on them.

These dormitory style dhabha tents are NOT suitable types for family as no privacy (like in dorm), mostly there are no toilets or shared toilets, there are holes in the tents as the kitchen is also inside these tents which may trouble at night when winds flow, at times kerosene smell also lasts longer inside the tents.

Since, no phone or mobile signal is present there so no choice of pre-booking available for these dhabhas.

List of Accommodation or Stay Options on Manali – Leh Highway

Find below the list of accommodation options on Manali – Leh Highway according to each place that comes and offer accommodation or stay option starting from Manali and moving towards Leh. I hope it will be useful in planning your trip.

Hotels or Stay Options at Khoksar
HP PWD Rest House, Khoksar

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

Hotels or Stay Options at Sissu
HP PWD Rest House, Sissu

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

Triveni Hotel & Restaurant, Sissu

Sissu although not a regular overnight stop but incase you need to stop (due to some landslide or road block) or you are there to explore Lahaul valley you can stay at Triveni Hotel, Sissu. The hotel has a great location in terms of views and offers real good value for money stay as well as meals. The rooms are large and comfortable enough to accommodate more than 2-3 people at one time. So, if you have to stay at Sissu then Hotel Triveni is a great value for money deal.

Price range for the double bedded rooms is between Rs 400-700 depending upon the number of people want to stay in one room, month you are visiting, availability of the rooms and of course bargaining.

Since, Sissu is almost lowest in the altitude than Keylong and Jispa, it must be preferred option of stay incase someone in the group is suffering from AMS symptoms.

Telephone or Mobile

+91-1900-263044 or +91-9418204944
Hotels or Stay Options at Gondla
HP PWD Rest House, Gondla

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

Hotels or Stay Options at Tandi
HP PWD Rest House, Tandi

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

Hotels or Stay Options at Keylong
HP PWD Rest House, Keylong

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

HP PWD Circuit House, Keylong

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

HPTDC Hotel Chandrabhaga, Keylong

Hotel Chandrabhaga, Keylong is run by HPTDC is nice option of stay. Being HPTDC property, many tourists staying in Keylong prefer this hotel.

The price for a double bed room at Hotel Chandrabhaga costs about Rs 1800(MAP) and for a family suit accommodating four people it may cost 2900-3000(MAP). Since the price is MAP tagged it means, it includes two meals as well including breakfast and either one of dinner or lunch at the hotel.

For bookings you can use the official HPTDC website: Book HPTDC Hotels Online. You can also book the rooms from HPTDC offices at Manali or Delhi too.

Nalwa Guest House, Keylong

Nalwa Guest House is located right on the Manali – Leh Highway and comes onto the right side as you about to exit Keylong town while coming from Manali. Although it is an economic option of stay at Keylong but does not offer good quality food. The rooms are nice and comfortable and also had hot water supply.

Price ranges from Rs 400-500 for a double bed room with attached toilet and Rs 300-400 for a double bed room with shared toilet.

Read the link below for a complete and detailed review: Nalwa Guest House, Keylong, Himachal Pradesh | Hotel Review

Hotels or Stay Options at Jispa
HP PWD Rest House, Jispa

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

Jispa Journeys, Jispa

These tents are located about less than a KM before the Hotel Ibex on the right hand side while going towards Leh from Manali. There are about 20-21 tents available out of which 14 are Swiss tents with attached toilets and 6-7 are normal tents. The tents are nice and comfortable with metal beds having quilts as required usually 4 quilts are given.

Price ranges from Rs 400-600 for normal tent and Rs 800-1200 for Swiss tents both depending on tourist rush, time you reach the place and bargaining you do.

Overall, Jispa Journeys Camps or Tents are totally recommended and much worthy than the over priced Hotel Ibex. Read the link below for a complete and detailed review: Jispa Journeys, Jispa, Himachal Pradesh | Hotel Review

Telephone or Mobile

+91-1902-254055 or +91-9418954313 or +91-9418660225 (Sherab)

Email

jispajourneys@gmail.com

Camp Details

http://www.jispajourneys.com/camping.html

Official Website

http://www.jispajourneys.com/
Padma Lodge, Jispa

I guess, Padma lodge is also located about a KM before Hotel Ibex. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable with hot water supply.

Price ranges from Rs 700-1200 for a single room with double occupancy, depending on season and bargaining done.

In the end, if you are not one of those who can live with Tents then after Jispa Journeys, Padam Lodge will the best bet as a stay option at Jispa.

Telephone or Mobile

+91-9418033211 or +91-1900-233211 (Mr. Bir Singh)
Hotel Ibex, Jispa

Hotel Ibex, Jispa is the oldest and well established property or stay option at Jispa. Of course the rooms are clean, comfortable, spacious as well as serve beer too 🙂 but over past few years this Hotel has developed a reputation where Indians are not welcomed owing to steep prices they charge and somewhere a tad lousy attitude towards home tourists (I have not stayed here personally but this is what is written at many established travel forums)… Foreigners pay them better and with a smile, so guess they are much more welcomed. But, I guess over time things may change as more options of stay could come up at Jispa.

The price for deluxe rooms (27 in number) are Rs. 2800(AP), Rs. 2400(MAP), Rs. 2000(CP), Rs. 1800(EP). The price of Dormitory (20 beds) is Rs 150 per day.

Telephone or Mobile

+91-9418625414 (Jai) or +91-9318869620 (Ashok) or

+91-9418487596 (Vijay) or +91-9418282037 (Ravi Thakur, Owner)

Email

hotelibexjispa@gmail.com

Official Website

http://www.hotelibexjispa.com/
Hotels or Stay Options at Darcha

Darcha may be having very few and small guest houses only with very basic stay options, I am not aware of any specific one.

There are several dormitory style dhabha tents as well at Darcha serving food and accommodation. For more information on dhabha tents, please read the section "Dormitory Style Dhabha Tents" above in the article. Some dhabha tents at Darcha have metalled beds as well.

Its always preferable to stay at Jispa / Keylong rather than staying at Darcha which may not offer good stay options.

Hotels or Stay Options at Patseo
HP PWD Rest House, Patseo

Read more details above in section "HP PWD Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Lahaul Valley" of this article. Check for food before booking.

Hotels or Stay Options at Zingzing Bar

There are about three dormitory style dhabha tents at Zingzing Bar serving food and accommodation. For more information on dhabha tents, please read the section "Dormitory Style Dhabha Tents" above in the article.

Hotels or Stay Options at Bharatpur

At Bharatpur also called Bharatpur City :), you can find few tented accommodations as well but I doubt if there are any Swiss tents available although you may check them, if required. These tents are cheaper as compared to the tents/camps at Sarchu. No phone booking possible, AFAIK.

There are few dormitory style dhabha tents as well at Bharatpur serving food and accommodation. For more information on dhabha tents, please read the section "Dormitory Style Dhabha Tents" above in the article.

Hotels or Stay Options at Sarchu

You will find plenty of tented accommodation at Sarchu running along side the Manali – Leh Highway. Here you will find Swiss tents with attached toilets as well as normal tents as well. There are quite a few groups that run these tented accommodation at Sarchu within 8-10 KMs of distance. As you drive closer to Sarchu the first one you will find is Blue Poppy Camps followed by Antrek Camps, Planet Himalaya Camps, Goldrop Camps and Himalayan Saga camps. There is no power and generators is run for the time of dinner only. Hence, do not forget to carry torch.

I guess there is not any need to book any of these tents in advance else you will end up paying more. Also, if you prefer too much cleanliness then better carry couple of blankets and a bed sheet. You can layer them between the bedding provided to you by tent or hotel and yourself to feel better about cleanliness :)…

Himalayan Saga Camps, Sarchu

Himalayan Saga Camps has about 25 Swiss tents with large dinning tent. They may charge the maximum rate at Sarchu and if there is tourist rush they may not even bargain too.

Telephone or Mobile

+91-1902-251848

Email

travelinfo@himalayansaga.com

Camp Details

http://himalayansaga.com/hotels.php?hotelid=46

Official Website

http://www.antrek.co.in
Goldrop Camps, Sarchu

Goldrop Camps has about 30 luxury tents offers spacious, comfortable stay. Staff is pretty decent and courteous too. You may get a fair deal with them.

Telephone or Mobile

+91-1902-251344 or +91-9418411964 or +91-9816245280

Email

info@ladakhmanali.com or goldropcamps@yahoo.co.in or goldrop@gmail.com

Camp Details

http://www.ladakhmanali.com/camping.htm

Official Website

http://www.ladakhmanali.com
Planet Himalaya Camps, Sarchu

Telephone or Mobile

+91-1902-250083  or +91-9816022839 (Virender) or

+91-9816056115 (Mohinder) or +91-9418264805 (Bintu)

Email

office@planethimalaya.in or planethimalaya9@gmail.com

Camp Details

http://www.planethimalaya.in/camping.htm

Official Website

http://www.planethimalaya.in
Antrek Camps, Sarchu

Telephone or Mobile

+91-1902-252292 or +91-1902-254492 or +91-1902-254006  or

+91-9816022292 (Naushad Kaludi)

Email

info@antrektours.com or info@antrek.co.in

Camp Details

http://www.antrek.co.in/camp.htm

Official Website

http://www.antrek.co.in
Blue Poppy Camps, Sarchu

Telephone or Mobile

+91-1902-253156 (not sure if it works)

The price range for these tents is about Rs 500-1200 depending upon the month you visit, time you reach Sarchu and bargain you can execute. June is the most expensive month as only few tents are setup so bargaining options will be lesser. Similarly, if it is late in the day that you reach Sarchu, there are less chances that you might go ahead and explore. This also limits the bargaining options. Generally, the price include the meals as well. So, do check and keep the meals option open for you while you bargain.

Just aside the police check post where you need register your name, there is a structure with separate kitchen, dining and sleeping tents with about 7-8 tents. Hence, you do not face the issues of normal dormitory tents like smell, ventilation etc however the toilets are again open. He charge about Rs 100-150 per person.

Once you cross the Himachal Pradesh border and enter Jammu & Kashmir then you will find 3-4 dormitory style dhabha tents as well at Sarchu serving food and accommodation. For more information on dhabha tents, please read the section "Dormitory Style Dhabha Tents" above in the article.

Hotels or Stay Options at Pang

At Pang, you will find 3-4 dormitory style dhabha tents serving food and accommodation. For more information on dhabha tents, please read the section "Dormitory Style Dhabha Tents" above in the article.

Hotels or Stay Options at Upshi

Upshi has few basic guest houses where one can spend night if required but I am not aware of any specific one. The food and accommodation would be very basic in any case. Its always better to move ahead to Leh instead of staying at Upshi which is just 49 KMs ahead and almost a straight run. So, within 2 Hrs you will have varied amount of accommodation options available for yourself. Try to find one around Changspa Road or Shanti Stupa Road or Fort Road…

Conclusion

I hope the above article will help you better plan your night stays and pick right accommodation option according to your needs on Manali – Leh Highway. Please feel free to share your experiences of stay as comments below at these accommodation options or places or provide the recommended options of stay which collectively will help others to have the required variety, flexibility and ability to choose best fit to their needs. I will be looking forward to your responses.

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  1. Bhaskar Roy on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    2 queries on Leh-Manali hoghway.

    1. Time required for travelling JIspa to Leh city – in a xylo.

    2. Where can I have my lunch at afternoon – if I start from Jispa in morning for Leh.

    Regards,

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