A Romantic Destination With Unspoiled Nature.
Situated about 105 km from Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh, Sarchu is one of the favourite sites among the trekkers. It is a famous camping site for tourists enroute to Ladakh. Sarchu provides a gateway to Leh District. Located on the border of Jammu and Kashmir, the city offers marvellous views of the majestic Himalayas and spellbinding scenery.
Sarchu is a great stopover for travellers. Despite being an isolated destination, it offers a lot of accommodation options including tourist bungalows and tented camp sites. These camps provide luxurious stays even at such a high altitude. These camps are scientifically designed and consist of intact canvas rooms with warm beds. The guests are offered medical assistance, transportation for emergency, meals etc. Specially designed Swiss Cottage Style Tents are waterproof and windproof with electricity backup.
Sarchu, the starting point for a typical trek to the Zanskar region in Ladakh, gives a pleasant Tibetan feel to the tourists. The nearest railhead to reach the Sarchu city is the Joginder Nagar Railway Station. This romantic destination, far from the noisy urban life, is perfect for honeymoon holidays, where one can enjoy his/her relaxing vacations amidst the beautiful landscapes and magnificent valleys.
If you want to explore the region, summer is the best time to visit Sarchu as average temperature of the place is 25 degree. In winter, temperature of the place may fall up to -35 degree. Since Highway and camps are closed by October due to heavy snowfall, this place experienced most of the tourists from May to September.
Sarchu is an overnight layover on the Manali- Leh Highway for tourists travelling from Manali to Leh and can’t be accessed during winters due to heavy snowfall.
Camping in Sarchu is the most adventurous things to do. You can find various tented accommodation there and food is also available there. Sarchu is also the starting point of various treks around the Zanskar region of Ladakh. Exceptional beauty and the barren splendour of Sarchu can be experienced after snow melts.
Flowing along the Manali- Leh Highway, Tsarap Chu River is the main attraction of Sarchu. This river flows due to the glaciers of the Rupshu Plateu and joins Doda River, after that it is known as Zanskar River. One can take a long walk alongside the Tsarap Chu River and enjoy the beauty of nature.
The nearest Airport is Gaggal Airport, Shimla, roughly eight hour drive from Sarchu. Daily flights from Delhi to Chandigarh are available. The second nearest Airport is Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh, roughly 530 Kms from Sarchu. It is well connected to the major cities like Amritsar, New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Leh.
The nearest Railway Station is Joginder Nagar Railway which is connected to the major cities of Himachal Pradesh and is 382 Kms from Sarchu.
Sarchu is 72 Kms from Darcha, 102 Kms from Keylong, 220 Kms from Manali, 251 Kms from Leh, 260 Kms from Kullu, 270 Kms from Bhunter, 329 Kms from Mandi, 471 Kms from Shimla and 512 Kms from Chandigarh and is well connected through Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC and J&KSRTC) and some private travel services.