2018 Manali Leh Road Status

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  1. anubhavjain31

    anubhavjain31 New Member

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    Thanks Yogesh ... This is amazing news. Would you know by when Rohtang opens both ways. I am planning a day trip to Rohtang via local taxi on 19th April - Are my chances good?
     
  2. Yogesh Sarkar

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    In all likelihood the administration will open the Rohtang Jot by then for tourists.
     
  3. Yogesh Sarkar

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    BRO has set a new goal of reopening the Manali – Leh Highway and aims to clear the Baralacha La by 5th May and hopes to reopen the road for vehicular traffic by 8th of May 2018..
     
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    hogster Ek Rasta hai Zindagi..

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    This is unprecedented. I'd be hard pressed to find an earlier opening date for the M-L Highway. I know scant snowfall is a reason, but 08 May is way too early. Fun Fun Fun...
     
  5. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Fun wouldn't be there. Since those who do it early on are after snow. With just 5 ft of snow, there won't be huge snow walls like earlier years. Add to that, snow won't likely last long.
     
  6. anubhavjain31

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    I spoke to few taxi companies/operators in Manali and all of them are saying that Rohtang Pass is only open for locals right now and for tourists it will only open after 15 May 2018. I was planning a trip till Keylong, so they are saying even that is not possible as Rohtang Pass is closed.

    Requesting expert advice here.
     
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    It is Manali Administration’s decision, when they want to allow tourists to go up to and beyond Rohtang Pass.

    Last year they didn’t allow tourists for quite a long time, even after protests by the hotelier association in Lahaul as well as pressure by Manali tourist industry.

    However, if BRO declares the Manali – Leh Highway as officially open, then the administration has to allow tourists.
     
  8. anujkbudhkar

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    Can I also not visit by HRTC buses to Keylong? I am planning in 1st week of may.
     
  9. Yogesh Sarkar

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    If the buses are running, you can definitely take them to Keylong.
     
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