I have read a few posts on the forum regarding going to Leh and majority of them suggest going to Leh via Srinagar and not via Manali. Although it has also been mentioned that the route via Manali is more scenic. Why is it that the Manali-Leh highway is not as good as the Srinagar-Leh highway? How dangerous are the road conditions from Manali to Leh? Are there any tourists who do travel on the Manali - Leh route? How long does it take to reach Leh from Manali and how long does it take to reach Leh from Srinagar? To reach Leh from Manali you have to go past Rohtang Pass, do we require a permit for this? Is accommodation easily available from Manali to Leh? Would you recommend self-driving from Manali to Leh or getting a taxi?