The information you have from mr. Hitesh is indeed quite right. Baralacha la is completely covered in snow , and the "snow walls" make it a narrow single lane road, lack of discipline amongst drivers does cause a lot of traffic snarls,Dear Harsh,
Many thanks for the prompt replies, even after having gone through a harrowing time in the passes.
If you could send latest information about Baralachala ,it would be very useful.
Apart from that 100m streetch the road is tarred and quite smooth on both sides of the pass.
Yesterday, the weather was indeed clear post keylong and manali was completely devoid of clouds. And althougj it kept snowing at baralacha la for about 6 hours we were therE, it was gentle snowing. I do not think that it could close the pass.
Bottom line : the road at baralacha la is not bad,it's narrow. traffic snarls and bad patches will be there for at least a week. Reach there early if crossing from either side. Keep 5-6 hours planned in your itinerary from zingzing bar to sarchu.
and of course this applies only to cars. Bikers zig zag through traffic snarls. Drag their bikes off road on snow and cross dirty patches easily.
For 4 wheelers :There is no parking space available at the la or at suraj tal. So lookout for a part of the road wide enough before hand if you want to stop and click.
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