This thread is being started to keep track of the status of the Manali – Leh Highway in 2018. The highway had closed for public on the 22nd of November 2017 and is expected to reopen in end of May or early June 2018. Manali - Leh Highway Status: Open Update (14-5-18): The Manali – Leh Highway has been cleared of snow. However, it hasn’t yet been opened officially for vehicular traffic i.e. there will be quite a bit of snow at Baralacha La, road is still narrow and not yet stable. It will likely take BRO a few days to stabilize the route and open it officially for tourist traffic. Any snowfall or avalanche can close the road easily in the next couple of days, so those planning to travel soon, please keep buffer days in hand as well as food, while traversing the highway.