SarchuIt is a halting spot on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the border between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir states in India. Sarchu is situated at an elevation of 4,290 m between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north. The place is an essential for overnight stop of tourists and travelers on the 475 km stretch between Manali and Leh. Sarchu come into center of attention during May to September every year when the snow thaws on this route thus making the place a transit camp site in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway.
Tourists are recommended to visit Sarchu place during summers. Because during summer season an average temperature of sarchu is 25° C and it is good for the tourists for discovering the region. Highway route and camp is closed by October, as October month symbols the starting of the winter season in Sarchu. During this time the temperature of the place may drop to as low as -35° C.
Tsarap Chu River
Tsarap Chu River is most famous in tourists. This river is flowing along the Manali-Leh highway and it is flowing with the melted glaciers of the Rupshu Plateau. The Tsarap Chu joins the Doda River and flowing into the Padum Valley. It forms the great Zanskar River. This place also serves as a trekking base for the travelers who wish to explore The Zanskar region of Ladakh.