If you are planning for a road trip to Ladakh via Leh – Manali Highway, then the first point of concern is the availability of petrol pumps at this highway. As we know Manali to Leh route is the ultimate challenge for bike riders. Petrol, the basic fuel for the road trip is a prized possession in the mountains as there are a handful of petrol pumps, mainly 4 on the entire 475 km route. Our blog talks about the available petrol pumps between Manali and Leh.
Motorists taking a Ladakh road trip are required to carry extra fuel in a jerrycan or other containers from Manali. Fuel is available in villages but as quality is not guaranteed, it is advisable to not take such fuel.
Manali Petrol Pump
Manali has a couple of petrol pumps where you can fill your tanks up to the brim and take a reserve of few liters. Once you are out of the this station, the next petrol pump on Manali – Leh road route is at Tandi.
Tandi Petrol Pump
It is approximately 110 km from Manali. Do not forget to tank up here as you have roughly 345 km to cover without a single petrol pump. Next petrol pump in Karu.
Karu Petrol Pump
Karu, 345 km from Tandi and 30 km before Leh also has a petrol pump. Do carry a funnel or a pipe to make it easy and convenient to refill on your own.
Leh Petrol Pump
Arriving in Leh, there are 2 petrol pumps in the city. You can also refuel at the petrol pump near the Leh Airport (25 km from Leh).