2017 Lahaul, Spiti and Sach Pass Road Status

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  1. Yogesh Sarkar

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    This is a dedicated thread for information related to opening, closing and road condition of roads leading to Lahaul, Spiti, and Pangi Valley via Sach Pass, Rohtang Jot and Kunzum La in 2017.

    Shimla - Kaza Road Status: Open.

    Manali - Kaza Road Status: Closed.

    Manali - Keylong Road Status: Closed.

    Sach Pass Road Status: Closed.

    Chandertal Road Status: Closed.


    Road from Shimla to Spiti (Kaza) remains open throughout the year, barring temporary closures due to heavy snowfall, rain, and landslides. These are usually cleared in a few days. However, in peak winter, driving and riding to Spiti is a risky affair due to snow and ice on the road.

    Rohtang Jot is expected to reopen in last week of May, while Sach Pass and Kunzum La is expected to reopen by mid-June. Road to Chandertal should reopen towards the end of June. These are rough estimates, actual opening of the road will depend on the weather condition.

    Update 21st March:
    BRO has started the work to restore Manali – Leh Highway. So far, the road from Manali to Gulaba has been cleared of snow. While in Lahaul Valley, the road from Darcha to Sissu has been cleared. However, recent heavy snowfall has delayed the work on reopening of the road from Sissu to Koksar.

    Work to reopen the road from Koksar to Rohtang Pass would be started by end of the month.

    The road from Udaipur to Tandi has also been reopened and vehicular traffic is now plying on that route.
     
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  2. tanmay324

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    What is the current situation of Shimla-Narkanda-Peo stretch? Has the current snowfall blocked the road?
    I am looking to drive 2WD safari strome upto Peo/Sangla next week. Is this advisable?
     
  3. Yogesh Sarkar

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    The route is open at the moment. Harjinder drove back from Narkanda recently. Even if Kufri - Narkanda stretch is closed, you can take the following route to reach Rampur and then proceed to Kalpa, https://goo.gl/maps/hFup4ghQzTE2.
     
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    Thanks YS. yeah I saw his pictures that's why was in a doubt
     
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  5. rameshtahlan

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    Finally the heavy snow is here.
    have fun

    Good time for a White Spiti trip

    7 Jan 16.png
     
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    prediction for 8 Jan 17

    Sat 8 Jan 17.png
     
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    Heavy snow in Manali, traffic jam, people spend night on road in the cars
     
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    Snowfall in Khajjiar all day yesterday.
    wish i was free, would have hit the road for Khajjiar.
    but i have a shoot in Chandigarh on Monday.
    so will wait for next snow storm

    any chance of Snowfall in Chandigarh.
    there was a good hail storm in Chandigarh last night.
     
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  9. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Update from Arshad:

    Road block at Ka enroute Nako due to landslide
    Clearing not yet started
    To be opened tomorrow most probably
     
  10. itsmevini123

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    Good to see snow all around on the hills. I always wanted a drive on the white Spiti but don't own a car, let me know if anyone is looking for partner for a drive to white Spiti by end of Jan or Feb or even Mar. I have been to Spiti twice on my bike but never been there during the peak winter season. Please pm me if your are looking for someone.

    PS: I cant drive, I can only ride.
     

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