Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
You can find latest information on the road conditions of Lahaul, Spiti and Sach Pass (Pangi Valley) in 2019. We will also keep this thread update with the news of tentative opening dates of Rohtang Pass, Kunzum La, Chandertal and Sach Pass. So make sure to subscribe to this thread for regular updates.

Shimla – Kaza (Spiti Valley) Road Status: Open, with heavy snow accumulation on the road.

Manali - Kaza Road Status ( via Rohtang and Kunzum): Currently closed, expected to reopen in first or second week of June.

Manali - Lahaul Road Status: Currently closed, expected to reopen in first week of June.

Chandertal Road Status: Currently closed, expected to reopen in second or third week of June.

Rohtang Pass Road Status: Currently closed, expected to reopen in last week of May.


Sach Pass Road Status (Pangi Valley): Currently closed, expected to reopen in second week of June.

Permit for Rohtang Pass: Online permit registration for going beyond Rohtang Pass is now open and can be done from the following link, Tourism Development Council Manali (H.P.)-InformatoryScreen. The permit would only be issued to vehicles which are less than 10 years old and this permit isn’t for people who are just going to up to Rohtang Pass (if you return from Rohtang, your vehicle will be blacklisted.)
 

rameshtahlan

Super User
WEATHER UPDATE 6 Feb and 7 Feb 2019

This year the WD snowstorm have brought more snow than seen in recent times,
So the snow from previous snowstorm is already there,
this snowstorm is big and will add even more snow.
Also there is lots of rain along with this WD along the foot hills.
So exercise caution,
get to your destination before the storm arrives on 5 Feb.
both on 6 and 7 Feb the snowfall could be pretty huge.
So it will be fun, but if you are not careful, it can get you into trouble.
If you on a bike trip to inner regions, would be a good idea not to do it alone, have another biker with you on a different bike.
Same for guys going in deep in own cars, good idea to have another car with you or better still one should be a 4x4.
 

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Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
WEATHER UPDATE 6 Feb and 7 Feb 2019

This year the WD snowstorm have brought more snow than seen in recent times,
So the snow from previous snowstorm is already there,
this snowstorm is big and will add even more snow.
Also there is lots of rain along with this WD along the foot hills.
So exercise caution,
get to your destination before the storm arrives on 5 Feb.
both on 6 and 7 Feb the snowfall could be pretty huge.
So it will be fun, but if you are not careful, it can get you into trouble.
If you on a bike trip to inner regions, would be a good idea not to do it alone, have another biker with you on a different bike.
Same for guys going in deep in own cars, good idea to have another car with you or better still one should be a 4x4.
This has been a good year for the snowfall and should lead to good foliage during summer. However, it remains to be seen, how long this would continue.

In past few years, majority of the snowfall occurred toward the end of winter and even spring.
 

rameshtahlan

Super User
WEATHER UPDATE for 12 and 13 Feb 2019

A rather huge WD is approaching.
have been keeping a track of it. It will bring loads of snowfall starting on 12, and even more 13. Lets wait and see what happens on 14.
There is a huge amount of moisture incursion taking place from the gulf region and Arabian Sea.

Guys who are already at Gulmarg have almost 3 to 4 feet of snow, right up to half the height of the hotel window.
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Fight out of Srinagar have been cancelled for toady.
Tomorrow there should be open sky, and hopefully flights will resume.

So those planning for 12 and 13, better be well prepared.
With the amount of snow already on the ground,
this will add to it.

First image if for 12 Feb, second image is of 13 Feb.
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I am sure with the annotations on the screen shots you will understand the situation.
 

rameshtahlan

Super User
WEATHER UPDATE. Video. 11 to 17 Feb 2019

Ok guys,
another huge WD is approaching,

As days zero in we will have to see if it is going to be bigger than the last one or same or a bit less.

But it will affect the whole of Himalayas right up to Arunachal Pradesh.

Specially those heading to Spit Valley right up to Kaza or maybe beyond,
don't push your luck, go till were you can go.
when you see that it is getting tough,
turn back, and get a Home Stay, and enjoy a full White Spiti.
Off course if you on a 4x4 with snow chains on all 4 tyres,
you would be able to go further. But then again, there is a limit to how much you can push onwards.
Take a decision well in time, it will be fun where ever you are.
If you do get stuck at Kaza or Pin Valley, remember you may be there for a few says, as lots of snow has already come from last snowstorm,
So don't panic. in 2 days or even a week you will be able to head back when it gets safer to move on the roads.
But never try your luck in these regions and snowfall.
Know when to turn back to a safer place, and you will still enjoy snowfall and all white around you.

So be prepared, and go well prepared.
lot of rain also will take place,
be careful of landslides.

 

mindless wanderer

with age, get a cage!
Any recent updates on the road status to Spiti?

Someone who has traveled or knows someone who traveled in the last 3-5 days?

Thanks in advance.
 

adsatinder

explorer
Any recent updates on the road status to Spiti?

Someone who has traveled or knows someone who traveled in the last 3-5 days?

Thanks in advance.
Road closes if snow is there.
Day before Yesterday roads were closed for Kaza.
Other places were also closed due to snow and landslides.

Keep spare time for exploring Spiti.
Weather warning is there till first week of March.



Weather Update


Himachal and Kashmir....
Rain and snowfall will continue in good spells every day till 6-march.

Plan accordingly.
 

adsatinder

explorer
Got messages & images from a WhatsApp group.

Was supposed to reach Nako but had to stop at Spillo due to Avalanche on road.






2 days road is closed.
He is stuck at Spillo.
 
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