2021 Lahaul, Spiti and Sach Pass Road Status

URGENT !!
Hi Satinder ji, I just now saw this post of yours. We are leaving for Himachal Pradesh to morrow. The information I got from Hotel Chail Palace, where we are going to spend our first night in H.P. is that no e-pass or test report is required now. Could you please check and confirm this because, as per your post, these are required. Thanks for your kind help.
These are required.
This can be confirmed by calling your Hotels also.

They may not check it at Border but it is mandatory.
Both : ePass & -ve RTPCR from 4 August 2021.

ePass is easy to with online registration.
-ve RTPCR report is availbel within 6-8 hours at different Private Labs in Delhi.
 
Negative Covid report or full vaccination must for visiting Himachal Pradesh from August 13
A negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination is now mandatory for tourists travelling to Himachal Pradesh from August 13.


Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Shimla
August 11, 2021
UPDATED: August 11, 2021 12:07 IST



The Himachal Pradesh government's order stated that the tourists will need to undergo RT-PCR Covid-19 test to visit the hill state amid surge in novel coronavirus cases. (Photo: PTI)

The Himachal Pradesh government has made negative Covid-19 report or full vaccination mandatory for all people intending to visit the hill state from August 13.

In a late night order on Tuesday, Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh stated, "All persons intending to visit State shall carry their Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate (double doses) or a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours or RAT negative report not older than 24 hours w.e.f. 13th August, 2021."
Issuing the two-page order after the state cabinet meeting, Singh stated, "The situation of COVID-19 in the state has been reviewed. It is observed that the number of Covid-19 active cases and positivity rate are increasing in the state and the situation is still precarious."
In its earlier order on August 6, the state government made mandatory a negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination for visiting temples in the state during 'Shrawan Ashtmi Navratras' from August 9 to August 17.
Further, it has also been decided that all schools would remain closed except residential ones from August 11 to 22. However, teaching and non-teaching staff members will attend schools, the order stated.
The education department will frame Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the residential schools for containment of Covid-19, it added.

The order further stated, "Inter-state, Inter-district and Intra-district movement of public transport buses (state/ contract carriages) is now allowed to be operated with 50% of the registered seating capacity w.e.f. 13th August, 2021."

For inter-state public transport buses, the transport department shall frame mechanism for checking of RTPCR/ RAT/vaccine certificate so that only eligible persons will board the buses, it added.

Negative Covid report or full vaccination must for visiting Himachal Pradesh from August 13
 
Cold conditions prevail in Kashmir; Gulmarg, Pahalgam freezes

Srinagar: Night temperature fell further across Kashmir Valley even as sub-zero conditions prevailed in Pahalgam and Gulmarg, officials said on Wednesday.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 2.0°C against 2.6°C on the previous night.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of 1.6°C against previous night’s 1.9°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 1.0°C on previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of 1.2°C against 2.2°C on previous night, the official said.
Kupwara town in the north Kashmir recorded a low of 1.2°C against 1.9°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.6°C against 2.0°C on previous night, the official said.
The temperatures have fallen considerably after record rainfall and snowfall in some plains and upper reaches during October 23-24.
The MeT has said that the weather was most likely to remain mainly dry for now.
“The weather is likely to be mainly dry,” the official said, adding, “There is no forecast for any major rain and snow till November 10 in both Jammu and Kashmir divisions.” (GNS)

Cold conditions prevail in Kashmir; Gulmarg, Pahalgam freezes
 
Anyone can go Ladakh now ?

Road are already closed or partially closed.
Don't plan now...
postpone till April next year

Besides being totally avoidable - at this time of the year, you may have to come across road blocks for days, due to excess snowfall somewhere on the route.
The Manali- Leh axis has already been closed and will now re-open sometime in April or May, depending on the season's snowfall.

The other axis ....Srinagar-Leh has one major impediment in the form of Zozilla Pass. Though, it is snowbound almost the entire year, at times remains cut-off totally for weeks and even when they clear it, priority is for the services, locals and supplies.
You will be investing considerably on time and finances.......it may go waste and a ride devoid of a 360 degree experience.
 
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