2018 Lahaul, Spiti and Sach Pass Road Status

Discussion in 'Road Status' started by Yogesh Sarkar, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Radu Khan

    Radu Khan New Member

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    So, about Sach pass: I gave it up for this year (actually I got pissed off and left).
    The 2 bikers who got stuck the day before were brought down in a police jeep. They got stuck not because of too much snow, but because of inadequate tires and lack of skills. Anyway, they're safe now, but because the need to rescue people, the police has closed the road. So yesterday the conditions at around 11am when I reached the last checkpoint were quite good, just some scarce snow flakes falling now and then. Not much snow on the road, and clear visibility on the pass. However, at the checkpoint just below the pass, the police would not let anyone through. I insisted, I begged, etc.. no luck. They said no permission from district magistrate. Said they might open today. Might...
    The weather then started to deteriorate and it looked pretty dark in the afternoon, so there's probably more snow. Don't know how much, just more.
     
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  2. Yogesh Sarkar

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    If the weather is bad and in particular it is snowing, then the check post isn’t going to allow you to cross it.
     
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  3. Himanshu Sood

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    hi guys need help planing to do kistwar to killar and then sach pass to home (ludhiana) on 19th. will sach pass will be open at time ?
     
  4. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Sach Pass might or might not be open, based on the weather condition around that time. However, even if it is open, it would be risky to attempt at that time.
     
  5. vishwa

    vishwa Dream more, live more..

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    Leaving from shimla for kaza today on bike, does anyone has update about road status and whether kunzum is open or not?.
     
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    All the best. No updates yet on Kunzum - Gramphu.
     
  7. vishwa

    vishwa Dream more, live more..

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    Thank you, YS
    Do you see any chances for chandratal this season.
     
  8. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Slim. Even if it is open, just visit it during the day and come back to stay at Losar. No point taking a risk by spending the night there.
     
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    No, chandrataal season is officially over for this year.
     
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  10. Ambuj Agrawal

    Ambuj Agrawal New Member

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    Hi All, I'm planning to do Spiti Valley from Noida from 13th - 26th this month.

    We reach Losar via Tabo-Kaza on 20th October. I understand from the previous post that a visit to Chandrataal may not be possible.

    Do you think we will be able to reach Manali from Losar via Kunzum and Rohtang on 21st / 22nd October? We are travelling in a Duster AWD.

    Many thanks.
     

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