2019 Manali-Leh Road Status

Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
Rescue posts have been setup at Marhi and Kokhsar. These rescue posts are setup each year to help locals crossing Rohtang Pass on foot. Hundreds of locals risk their lives by wading through the heavy snow on foot to cross Rohtang Pass, before it is made motorable. Rohtang Pass is expected to reopen in the first week of May.
 

adsatinder

explorer
They are clearing Rohtang Tunnel.
Chances of Avalanches are there and other problems are also there.
Still they are trying to open it as fast as possible.
 

jayant08

traveller
But I don't think that BRO will rush things as elections in Himachal are to be held in the final phase on 19th May, And that's ample time to clear the road.

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rameshtahlan

Super User
WEATHER UPDATE.

back to back WDs on the way.
looks like Gulmarg and Zoji La in for some more snow.

Have fun, if you not had fun till now.

Last image shows 15 Apr, this is a bigger one approaching, lets see how strong it is when it reaches us by 17 or 18 Apr.

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rameshtahlan

Super User
WEATHER UPDATE. 16 and 17 Apr 2019

Looks like the WD approaching just got bigger.
Possibly the last big WD of the season.

So if you missed the snowfall,
now is the time to head to himalayas.
The further you go, the better the chance of snowfall.

For 17 Apr, there are two images,
one is earlier in the day, and one is later in the day.
lot of rainfall so be careful of landslide.

be safe
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Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
Fresh snowfall occurred yesterday at Rohtang Pass.

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Tourists had a gala time enjoying fresh snow at Gulaba on the Manali-Rohtang Highway on Wednesday. The Rohtang Pass experienced 6 inches of snow. The higher reaches experienced snowfall while the lower reaches were lashed by rain.

Snow clearance operation by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) was hampered due to the inclement weather. The BRO has been engaged in the clearance of snow from the Rohtang Pass to throw open the Manali-Keylong road for traffic. Meanwhile, the administration halted the movement of commuters who cross the Pass on foot to go in or out of the Lahaul valley. Security check posts at Marhi and Koksar also witnessed fresh snow.

The upper reaches of Lahaul and Spiti valley and the peaks of Baralacha, Kunzum Pass, Hanuman Tibba and Khardung La received snow, while the lower reaches received rain. — OC

Source: Tribune India
 

Anil Kundu

New Member
Hi All,
I am planning to do a road trip from Pune to Leh Ladakh for 20 days beginning 18th May,2019. Any guesses if roads will be open. Currently our plan is to reach Leh via Srinagar and return via Manali. Any information will be helpful for us to plan.

Also we 3 friends will be accompanied by our kids, youngest being 8 years old. Will it be safe to do the trip during this period with kids
I am also planning a trip however in first week of June. In case of kids, if they are physically fit then no issues.
 

adsatinder

explorer
Stranded , 500 cross Rohtang via tunnel


HRTC presses sevenbuses into service

After the BRO permission, the Lahaul-Spiti administration transported around 400 persons from
Kullu-Manali towards Lahaul and
110 from the Lahaul side towards Kullu via the Rohtang tunnel in HRTC buses and other vehicles.
The HRTC authority has pressed seven buses into service.

Stranded , 500 cross Rohtang via tunnel


Lahaul-Spiti residents board a truck at the south portal of the Rohtang tunnel at Dhundhi in Manali on Sunday. Photo: Jai Kumar


Dipender Manta

Tribune News Service

Mandi, April 21


Giving relief to residents of tribal Lahaul-Spiti, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Sunday permitted locals to use the Rohtang tunnel from the Manali side towards Lahaul-Spiti.
Over 1,000 residents of Lahaul-Spiti have been stranded in Kullu-Manali for the past few months because of the closure of 13,050 ft Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul on the Manali-Leh highway.
The pass receives heavy snowfall during winter, which cuts it off from the rest of the state for more than six months.

After the BRO permission, the Lahaul-Spiti administration transported around 400 persons from Kullu-Manali towards Lahaul and 110 from the Lahaul side towards Kullu via the Rohtang tunnel in HRTC buses and other vehicles. The HRTC authority has pressed seven buses into service.
The tunnel has been closed since December because of heavy snowfall. It was restored two days ago. However, the BRO seemed in no mood to allow the movement of common people via the tunnel as the construction work is going on.It gave permission to those who had requested to be airlifted between Kullu and Lahaul.
The BRO had demanded a list of these people from the administration.
Earlier, the BRO had given permission to poll staff to use the tunnel, which irked Lahaul-Spiti residents. They threatened to launch a massive protest on Sunday, but the BRO pacified them, saying they would access to the stranded people via the tunnel.
Mangal Manepa, regional manager, HRTC, Keylong, said over 1,000 persons were stranded in Kullu-Manali.
Deputy Commissioner Lahaul Spiti Ashwani Kumar Chaudhari said the people would be allowed to use the tunnel only on Sunday.
A large number of people are still waiting for gaining access from the Kullu side towards Lahaul and the BRO will decide when to let them cross the tunnel.



Stranded , 500 cross Rohtang via tunnel
 
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