2018 Srinagar-Leh Road Status

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  1. vcanchi

    vcanchi New Member

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    Hi Yogesh.

    we are planning Leh in June 2nd week.. should we go via Srinagar and return by Manali or vice versa. please advice based on road conditions.

    thanks
     
  2. Yogesh Sarkar

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    It is almost always a good idea to go via the Srinagar route and come back via Manali, because:

    1. You gain altitude gradually, hence lessen the risk of getting hit severely by AMS (read Ladakh AMS Survival Guide).

    2. If you’re driving your own vehicle, then you won’t have to apply for permit to cross Rohtang Pass, if you’re coming from Leh. However, if you start your journey from Manali, you will need this permit.
     
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  3. Magdeshwar Singh Jamwal

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    Hi Alok and any one else willing to embark on Leh holiday in 2018.
    Traveling to Ladakh just ABT the same time.
    Will be with a friend in a Innova. Or a Xylo.
    Starting from Jodhpur.
    Less snow
    Passes likely to open early.
    Let's see.
    Can travel together in our vehicles.
    Unless some more people want to join.This is Maj MS Jamwal here. Pl get in touch.

    Magdeshwar
     
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  4. Alok Arora

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    Hi Magdeshwar,

    Still not planned anything, as soon as I finalize, will let you know. I am short on days for Leh.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Alok
     
  5. vcanchi

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    Thanks much Yogesh.. You are of great help
     
  6. rameshtahlan

    rameshtahlan Super User

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    Weather for Tomorrow.
    Saturday 3 Feb 2018

    those heading to Kashmir, could expect land slide on Udhampur Banihal stretch,
    and road widening is on to 4 lane, so you can imagine the amount of mountain cutting work on.

    Keep a check on landslide.
    also do remember, this is the season of one way traffic only
    and it is for all cars, taxis, trucks, and army.
    one day UP, one day DOWN.

    Sat 3 Feb 18.png
     
  7. nadz11.ns

    nadz11.ns Super User

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    Till when can we expect Zojila to open this year?
    The amount of snowfall has been less this year as compared to previous years.
     
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    Too early to predict.
    Snowfall does take place whole of March.
    Therefore it will be in 1st week of May that any prediction is possible.
    In any case the opening is in phases.
    In phase 1 only 1 lane is open so only locals are allowed.
    In phase 2 two lanes are open and only then tourist traffic is allowed.
     
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    nadz11.ns Super User

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    Ya, it was snowing for the last few days.

    So by mid-May it should be open if everything remains on track.
    Thanks
     
  10. Yogesh Sarkar

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    It should be open by first week of May for tourist traffic.
     

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