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Could anyone please tell me will Rohtang Tunnel construction stop traffic on particular days or times>?
Dear Aryagill ji,
No, not Keylong, it is advisable to stay at Manali to cross the Rohtang Pass next day as early as possible in the morning i.e. before 8 AM otherwise you will surely stuck in the long Jam at many places created by the vehicles of thousands of tourists who go to Rohtang Pass to enjoy the snow point in the morning and return in the evening. Again no, not direct to Leh in one go reason being one has to acclimatize his body to gain heights so at least one stay is essential between Manali and Leh coze the Tanglangla Pass is 17582 Fts. which can creat problem of high altitude sickness, so it is better to stay either at Sarchu or Pang in tents.
Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey.
Top Singh Bodh.
Thanks a lot alok....Always keep a tow rope in your car.....will be handy, in case u r stuck in a big river crossing....(Our tow rope has helped us and 6 more vehicles to cross Kangla Jal in 2008)
On snow, don't try to cross it on a 2wd, if the stretch is long and completely icy (I mean no sign of any track); its sensible to wait for a day then being stuck there for a day....
If the stretch shows some signs of track made by other vehicles and you can visibly see that one of the tyres will get slightest of grip, then go ahead on 1st gear,,,the car will sail smooth as one of the front tyres is getting the grip.
Always remember to use the same gear on descent that you used for climbing....speed on icy stretch while descending is your worst enemy.....this becomes more important as the vihicle tends to pick up speed due to sheer momentum of descent..
My 2 cents..!!