HRTC: Travel From Delhi To Leh At Just Rs 1,365!

By: Natasha Mahesh, 2016-06-07 06:30:00.0Category:  Developments
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Tired of staying home this summer or just can't stand the heat? Why not have a 1,050 km non-stop bus journey through the mountain passes in 33 hours! The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) on Monday restarted its summer bus service from New Delhi to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. A one-way ticket costs Rs 1,365. The route, which winds through four mountain passes, remains snowbound from October to May or June. The bus service between Delhi-Leh will be from via Manali.

The  luxury bus service linking tourist town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh with Leh will restart July 1, more than six months after it was discontinued in the winter, Vijay Sharma, the general manager of the Himachal Pradesh tourism development corporation, said. The bus will leave Manali at 11am every alternate day and will arrive in Leh the next evening after covering 475 km. The bus will make an overnight halt at Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district to leave at 4am the next morning. One-way fare of Rs 2,700 includes a night’s stay at Keylong, dinner and breakfast. A special camping site has been developed at Keylong for the night halt. The bus crosses four mountain passes in Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir -- Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft), Baralacha Pass (16,020 ft), Lachungla Pass (16,620 ft) and Tanglangla Pass (17,480 ft). Backpackers flock Manali from August to September and most of the travellers prefer to drive down the Manali-Leh highway to get to Ladakh.

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