Bus ride from Manali to Kaza – Himachal Pradesh

Manali to Kaza bus ride - Himachal Pradesh
Photo taken during the bus ride from Manali to Kaza in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Search the directions for Manali to Kaza on Google Maps, Google shows the distance as 203 kms and also suggests the travel time as 4 hours 10 minutes – our bus ride took more than 12 hours (5 am to 5:30 pm)!

Indian tourists (honeymooners) don’t venture north of Manali, hence the bus was filled with foreign tourists (trekkers and backpackers) and locals of Kaza. The 12 hour  back-breaking, stomach-churning journey on the mountainous roads would have been even more painful if not for the excellent sights on offer.

manali rohtang passMore details on our journey from Shimla to Kaza. This is a photographic account of my travel through Shimla to Manali to Kaza in Himachal Pradesh in preparation for our 4 day Spiti to Kinnaur trek.


  1. The stopover at Batal?

    • Anoop Hullenahalli says:

      Don’t remember where this was. The photo was taken at 11:15 AM, so I think it was during the lunch break at the local DHABHA which was located in the middle of nowhere!

  2. Hi!
    Would you please share the details of the bus you took from Manali to Kaza?

    • The bus started at around 5 am from the Manali bus stand and reached Kaza by 5:30 PM. Just enquire at the bus stand you might need to buy tickets a day in advance.


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