Spiti from 13th to 19th October

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Nandini Sud, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Nandini Sud

    Nandini Sud New Member

    Hi Vargis,

    Me and my husband are planning to visit Spiti from 13th to 19th October. Although I have read your posts regarding snowfall at Kunzum, but we are keen on completing the entire circuit.

    We are open for both options: entering from Manali on 13th/14th and exiting from Shimla OR entering from Shimla and exiting through Manali on 17th/18th.

    There is mixed info on the internet regarding the status of the route between Manali-Kaza.

    Do you think there is any way we can complete the entire circuit on the above mentions dates.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Regards,
    Nandini
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Nandini - Manali to Kaza is closed because Kunzum Pass is totally snowed out. You will not be able to complete the circuit.
     
  3. Nandini Sud

    Nandini Sud New Member

    Hi Vargis,

    Thanks for the reply.

    LIs it safe if we still travel to and fro from Shimla side? Also what’s the point from where we should take a u-turn? I was thinking may be Losar?

    Thanks,
    Nandini
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Actually let me go back on my words. I just spoke to my contact in Kaza and he told me that the road is open as of now. My advice would be that you keep two plans ready. If upon reaching Kaza you found out that the road is open then you may travel and exit via Manali. Be advised though that the condition of the road will be bad with chances of finding snow on the way so unless your husband is good at the wheel, I wouldn't recommend risking it.

    At the same time, keep a second plan ready too. If you get advised in Kaza about the road being closed or being too risky to drive on, then take the road back to Shimla. And yes, you will be able to go as far as Losar.
     
  5. Nandini Sud

    Nandini Sud New Member

    I think this wait and watch plan is the best! We can enter through Shimla n then decide about the exit route in Kaza itself!

    Thanks a lot for your advice!

    Cheers! :)
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome !!!

    Do let me know how your trip went after you return. :)
     

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