Srinagar Leh Highway Status 2018

Discussion in 'Road Status / Maps' started by Vargis Khan, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    This will be a dedicated thread for Srinagar to Leh highway status 2018. I will continue sharing the updates on status and condition of the road here as the year progresses. If you have traveled on the road recently, please do share any updates that you have in order to help others.
     
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  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Current Srinagar Leh Highway Status : OPEN
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018
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  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Temperature continues to dip all across Himalayas. Leh recorded as the coldest city in the state with night temperatures at around -20 degrees celsius and -10 degrees Celsius at noon. Srinagar recorded night temperature at -10 and 8 degrees at noon on 1st Jan.

    With the above being said however, there has not been much snow so far in the season. Srinagar has not seen any snow at all and Leh has seen only very little. There was snowfall on 1st Jan but it was limited only to upper region.

    What this means is that if it continues this way, we may be looking at an early opening of the road this year.
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The long dry spell this winter finally broke this week in Himachal and Uttarakhand with several areas receiving high amount of snow. Keylong was coldest in the region with minimum temperature settling at -5.8 degrees C, Kalpa -3 degrees and Manali -0.6 degrees and and Dalhousie at -0.8 degrees. The state of J&K was no exception with fresh snowfalls around Sonamarg and Gulmarg. The city of Srinagar however remains deprived of snow still.

    Leh continues to remain the coldest city in entire J&K with temperature several degrees below 0. Other areas of Ladakh like Nubra valley and Pangong too are under a grip of cold wave. If you are planning a winter trip to Ladakh, be prepared for some extremely cold weather.
     
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    BRO is working to clear the snow at Zoji La from Srinagar side. From Drass side, the road is already clear and open all the way till Zoji La top. It will not be a surprise if this year, Srinagar Leh highway is declared open towards end of March or early April.
     
  6. manish.jais88

    manish.jais88 New Member

    Can we expect Leh Manali Highway to be open soon as well?
     
  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, the current estimate is that even Manali Leh road will open early this year
     
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Sharing some recent pictures of Srinagar Leh highway and snow clearing work in progress. BRO was only 8 kilometers from Zoji La top on March 9th.
     
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