Manali Leh Road Status 2019

Discussion in 'Road Status / Maps' started by Vargis Khan, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Like previous years, this will remain to be a dedicated thread for updating status and condition of Manali Leh Highway. The road was declared closed officially towards Mid of October after almost all the passes en route got snowed out.

    Manali Leh Road Status 2019 - CLOSED


     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Manali Leh Highway Opening Date

    Historically, the road opens only sometime towards late May or early June. Sometimes, like in 2018, it may get opened early if it did not snow much but to be on a safer side, do not plan a trip on this road any before than June. Even if got opened in May, the road condition will be really bad. Wait it out until June so that the road is at least safe and stable enough for vehicles to ply.
     
  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The administration of Lahaul Spiti has closed the Manali-Leh and Gramfu-Kaza roads for winter in view of public safety.

    Due to freezing temperature and recent snow in Lahaul Spiti, the frost has started depositing on the road, making it slippery for vehicles.

    Ashwani Kumar Chaudhari, DC, said, “The Border Roads Organisation had informed us to stop vehicles on these routes in view of public safety. Due to high altitude, the Kunzum Pass and Bara-lacha La may receive heavy snow anytime which may put lives of commuters at risk.”
    He said due to sudden snowfall on September 22, a large number of vehicles had been stuck on the Manali-Leh and Gramfu-Kaza road. It took weeks for the district administration to get them out.

    The DC asked the police to stop visitors leaving for Leh or Kaza. He also urged the people to follow the instruction.

    Source: Tribune India on 16th October
     
  4. Vargis Khan

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  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Manali experiences first snowfall near Gulaba. Only a matter of days before Rohtang is closed for the season. Leh Highway has already been declared closed.
     
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  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member


    Is Manali Leh Highway Open Now?

    No. Manali Leh highway has already been declared closed. Considering the way winter and snow has been trending this year, it is unlikely that it will reopen any sooner than early May next year.
     

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