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Manali – Leh Highway Status 2016 – 2017

  • dheerajsharma14 on #23992

    Like every year, starting this sticky thread where we all can update the road status and conditions for Manali – Leh Highway for 2016 -17. We are sure this will help a lot of people making Ladakh trip in coming days over Manali – Leh Highway.

    Read the complete guide for Manali – Leh Highway at the link: Travel Guide for Manali – Leh Highway

    Permits for Manali – Rohtang Pass Road
    The Rohtang Pass Permit for Manali to Leh, Keylong (Lahaul) and Kaza (Spiti) is now being issued online. You can read the complete detailed process at the link: How to get Rohtang Pass Permit Online

    Bikers also need these permits or pay these congestion charges as per last reports but there is no option to select bike in web form :( :(

    If you are coming from Keylong side or Kaza side, then you do not need any permit to ply on Manali – Rohtang Pass road even if you have a non-HP registered vehicle. Permit is required only if you are going from Manali side towards Rohtang Pass.

    Timings of Manali – Rohtang Pass Road
    There may be timings too for Rohtang Pass this year but nothing is certain yet for the season and will update in case there is any news on it.

    Current Manali – Leh Road Status: 31st Jan 2016

    External Source: BRO starts clearing snow on Rohtang in January 2016

    Read the kick-off article on DoW Blog for more details at the link: Manali Leh Highway Status 2016

    Rest of the updates on status of Manali – Leh Highway 2016 – 2017 will be published in posts under this thread here in our DoW Community only.


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    anirban87 on #53666

    Hey Dheeraj,
    Thanks a lot for the tons of information, which alone is sufficient for travelling to Ladakh!! Have been long a silent admirer of DoW, and have planned a trip to Ladakh.
    And the news that road clearance has started so early, came as a welcome respite, since I was long confused as to which route to take on our return from Leh (as we have planned to go by Srinagar route-as suggested by you).
    Also when did the Wari La route open in 2015??
    Also can you provide me with contacts of drivers based in Leh…
    Thanks yet again…cheers :)


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    DHEERAJ SHARMA on #53667

    @anirban87 wrote:

    Hey Dheeraj,
    Thanks a lot for the tons of information, which alone is sufficient for travelling to Ladakh!! Have been long a silent admirer of DoW, and have planned a trip to Ladakh.
    And the news that road clearance has started so early, came as a welcome respite, since I was long confused as to which route to take on our return from Leh (as we have planned to go by Srinagar route-as suggested by you).
    Also when did the Wari La route open in 2015??
    Also can you provide me with contacts of drivers based in Leh…
    Thanks yet again…cheers :)

    Thank you Anirban and very warm welcome to DoW Community :) :)

    Wari La opened around mid of June. Regarding drivers based in Leh, you can refer the signature and Ladakh Travel Guide which has the link of comprehensive list of taxi drivers in Ladakh


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    bushdoc on #53668

    Hey Dheeraj ,
    Thank you for all the hard work done, to keep all of us Ladhak fans , up to date on the ground situation . Any news on the Srinagar-Leh road ?


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    DHEERAJ SHARMA on #53669

    @bushdoc wrote:

    Hey Dheeraj ,
    Thank you for all the hard work done, to keep all of us Ladhak fans , up to date on the ground situation . Any news on the Srinagar-Leh road ?

    Pleasure doc, and welcome to DoW Community !! :) :)

    Well, as of now no news on Srinagar – Leh clearance operations yet, but soon should have them over this weekend after calling up people around that region.


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    manojsnagpure on #53670

    Hello Dheeraj,

    The information provided is very helpful.
    We are planning to visit Leh from Manali to Leh highway around 28 Mar.
    Do you think if there is any possibility for highway to open ? any specific challenges ?

    Regards,
    Manoj


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    Vinod Raman on #53671

    @manojsnagpure wrote:

    Hello Dheeraj,

    The information provided is very helpful.
    We are planning to visit Leh from Manali to Leh highway around 28 Mar.
    Do you think if there is any possibility for highway to open ? any specific challenges ?

    Regards,
    Manoj

    You cannot visit in March as none of the passes will be open !! Only way to get into Leh would be through flight


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    DHEERAJ SHARMA on #53674

    @manojsnagpure wrote:

    Hello Dheeraj,

    The information provided is very helpful.
    We are planning to visit Leh from Manali to Leh highway around 28 Mar.
    Do you think if there is any possibility for highway to open ? any specific challenges ?

    Regards,
    Manoj

    Latest update has been posted and according to that as well, it does look like that on Rohtang Pass will be open by then. So, please make plan of Manali – Leh trip by June


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    DHEERAJ SHARMA on #53673

    BRO resumes snow clearance operations on Manali – Leh Highway, expects Rohtang Pass to open by end of March, reach Sarchu by end of April while rest of the stretch by June

    Manali, March 1, 2016: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) launched a snow-clearing operation on the strategic 479-km-long Manali-Leh national highway today.
    They started the operation from the Beas Nullah after performing a yajana. The 13,050-foot Rohtang Pass experiences a heavy snowfall during the winter and the Lahaul valley remains cut off for about six months from the rest of the world.
    Col KP Rajendra Kumar, Commander, 38 Border Road Task Force (BRTF), Manali, said it was for the first time the snow-clearing process started from near Marhi as the area had experienced less snowfall this year. He said, “We are hoping to reach Rohtang top from both sides by the end of this month and restore the 222-km-long stretch up to Sarchu by April, while the remaining stretch would be opened to vehicular traffic by June.
    He said three teams comprising 90 personnel had been deployed at Marhi, Koksar and Jespa for this operation. The Commander said dozens of dozers, snow cutters and excavators had been pressed into service to clear the road.
    While last year the restoration of the highway, which is strategically important from the defence point of view, was delayed due to prolonged unfavourable weather conditions, this year the BRO had commenced the snow-clearing operation on schedule.
    External Source: Snow clearing work on Leh road begins


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    navneet1986 on #53672

    Great Update :)


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    DHEERAJ SHARMA on #53675

    As per couple of days before, Rohtang Pass is expected to open by mid of April or third week of April. From Manali side, BRO has reached Rani Nalla and expected to reach the top by end of next week. While from Gramphu, Lahaul side, 3 KMs of road has yet to be cleared


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    DHEERAJ SHARMA on #53676

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    DHEERAJ SHARMA on #53677

    Rohtang pass open now but will take few days to stabilize for safe passage

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    sudeeps26 on #53678

    Dheeraj, whats the current update?
    any idea when the route will be open. I am planning returning from Leh via Manali around May 16. Any chances of the road being open then?


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    Vinod Raman on #53679

    @sudeeps26 wrote:

    Dheeraj, whats the current update?
    any idea when the route will be open. I am planning returning from Leh via Manali around May 16. Any chances of the road being open then?

    Very much likely. Looks like it is already open !

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