Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 23rd May 2018

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Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 23rd May 2018

Post by royalenfielder » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:52 pm

Himalayas Road STATUS as on 21th May 2018.

Manali-Keylong : Officially Closed wef 15 Oct 2018
Manali-Kaza : Officially Closed wef 15 Oct 2018
Batal-Chandratal : Officially Closed wef 15 Oct 2018
RecongPeo-Kaza : OPEN
Manali-Leh : Officially Closed wef 15th Oct 2018
Sach pass : CLOSED
Srinagar-Leh : OPEN
Kishtwar-Killar : OPEN
Jalori Pass : OPEN
Chansal Pass : OPEN
Sinthan Pass : OPEN
Raazdan Pass : OPEN

For anyone still planning to hit the Himalayan roads.

P.S.: This top post will be kept updated with latest status.



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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 31st October

Post by traveldiaries » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:29 am

As on 9th November : Road conditions:

Delhi - Manali: OPEN
Manali - Keylong: OPEN
Keylong - Kaza: OPEN
Keylong - Leh: CLOSED


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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 17th Nov 2017

Post by traveldiaries » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:26 pm

Current Road Status:
Delhi to Manali: Open
Manali to Keylong: Closed
Keylong to Kaza: Closed
Keylong to Leh: Closed
Shimla to Kaza: Open
Chamba to Sach Pass: Closed


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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 31st October

Post by yayawar » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:40 pm

If sources from BRO and LAHDC are correct, Zojila will be open by 20th March. Snow clearing operations are already underway from Menamarg from Drass side. This year has seen scant snowfall and hence the early opening of the pass may be open. However, last year there was a heavy snowfall on 20-21st of March which had hindered the clearance work. If no further snowfall happens, then Ladakh will be open early this year.
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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 31st October

Post by yayawar » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:09 pm

The news from Manali side is also that the Manali - Leh route may open early this year by April End and snow clearance work has already been started.
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News on Snow Clearing work on Manali - Leh Highway
However, as stated, this is subject to no further snowfall, and the good news is - this weekend there's prediction of heavy snowfall in the upper reaches of Himalayas. :)



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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 27th March 2018

Post by yayawar » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:18 pm

Yesterday there was a formal ceremony for opening of Zoji La. From today, vehicular traffic has started and a set of vehicles have been permitted from Sonamarg to Kargil. Timing restrictions may be enforced and will update the same very soon.



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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 27th March 2018

Post by yayawar » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:44 pm

As per update from today, just about 70 meters of snow clearance is left for Rohtang Jot with snow cutters and dozers from Khoksar and Gulaba now seeing each other. Should be clear in a day or two and then in a week's time, the traffic should be open for Lahaul. Leh would still not be accessible due to snow clearance still going on at Tanglang La.

Another update: Mughal Road between Jammu and Srinagar is now open and vehicles are being permitted one way per day. Yesterday vehicles from Srinagar side was allowed.



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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 27th March 2018

Post by yayawar » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:02 am

As predicted, Rohtang Jot has been cleared of snow and traffic is slated to start from today. As with the Mughal Road, currently traffic will be allowed on a per day basis. Today vehicles will go from Manali to Keylong
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News article announcing opening of Rohtang Jot for 2018
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Please note that it still doesn't means that you can reach Leh through this route yet. Baralacha La and Tangling La are still laden with snow.



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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 27th March 2018

Post by yayawar » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:30 pm

As the news comes in, Kunzum Jot could also be open by this month-end for sure. BRO has given a tentative date of 15th of this month to clear that. Snow has been cleared to make way till Kunzum from Losar. Clearance from Gramphu has also started. However, looking at the heavy rain forecast for today, tomorrow and day-after on the high passes, I'd expect it to open by month-end only.
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News on Kunzum Jot snow clearance



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Re: Himalayas Road Open/Closed Status - 27th March 2018

Post by yayawar » Wed May 02, 2018 4:59 pm

The confirmed news through BRO sources is that Gramphu - Kunzum - Kaza road has been opened today and 3 bikers from Kaza have crossed it. However, it is still not stable and avalanche-prone between Gramphu and Chhatru. The official announcement will come later as today and tomorrow there's forecast of snowfall again in the higher reaches.



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