More plains are crossed by the road from Leh to Manali. This stretch of 40 km falls in between Leh and Sarchu on Manali-Leh Highway. This road has an average elevation of 4000 meters and is flanked by mountain ranges on both sides. At some places the road runs along the Sumkhel Lungpa river with some stunning sand and natural rock formations.
The plain area starts after covering around 4 km uphill road from Pang towards Tanglang La pass. The road is mostly on the plain for about 30-35 km, before it again starts to rise to Tanglang La. Flanked by beautiful mountains on both sides, this area is a major attraction to the Bikers heading towards Leh from Manali.