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Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:13 am

A lot of people visit Kinnaur and Spiti Valley throughout the year. So, under this thread let's try to keep updates of latest road conditions on the entire route from Delhi to Shimla to Kinnaur to Spiti to Manali.

To start with let me share my latest updates on this route as I was there in the first week of May 2013 and given below is what I experienced:

  • Delhi – Kalka By Pass – Shimla = Good + Excellent
  • Shimla – Theog – Narkanda = Good
  • Narkanda – Rampur – Jeori = Good
  • Jeori – Bhawanagar = Average
  • Bhawanagar – Tapri – Powari = Poor + Very Poor
  • Powari – Jangi = Very Poor + Poor
  • Jangi – Spillow = Good
  • Spillow – Dubling = Poor
  • Dubling – Khab diversion = Good + Very Poor
  • Khab diversion – Nako – Geyu diversion = Good + Excellent
  • Geyu Diversion – Tabo = Poor + Average + Good
  • Tabo – Attargoo = Poor + Average
  • Attargoo – Kaza = Good
  • Kaza = Good
  • Kaza – Losar = Good + Average
  • Losar – Takcha Ground – Kunzum Pass = Average
  • Hikkim – Komik – Langza = Poor + Average + Very Poor

Some of the very few pictures that I clicked from phone:

Delhi – Kinnaur – Spiti Valley Road Conditions
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby Pranita23 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:01 pm

Hi,

We (me and husband) plan to take this trip from 22nd of June. Will a hatchback (i10) sustain these roads?? we plan to enter kinnaur from the Rampur side. Any other advise/suggestions are welcome.

Please suggest.

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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:21 pm

Pranita, may be you missed the other update on the thread. The whole Kinnaur region is under landslides, mud slides and some areas under flashfloods. Road conditions are horrendous over there and might not improve for week or so. Stay tuned for the updates here or in Manali - Kaza (Spiti Valley thread)
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:25 pm

Roads in Kinnaur are in serious troublesome conditions with so many landslides all around. Roads near Tapri have been flooded and conditions are very very bad. Just got an update, that it will be difficult to get them restored for next 4-5 days at the very least. Not advisable to take Kinnaur route for next week or so.
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby vpgupta » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:16 pm

Dheeraj,
My plan has Rakchum (Sangla) on 23rd & 24th. This needs Tapri crossing, 6 days from today.
What should I do man :?:
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:43 pm

Vipin, just keep an eye over it. Have you done with bookings? If yes, and if you can, then better cancel them stating that conditions aren't that good and keep the plan open either from Manali side and stay tuned at the updates here :)
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:07 am

Vipin, just checked with locals up there. The conditions in Kinnaur is too too too bad. At least they expect roads to be through in about 5-6 days subject to being on optimistic side and clear weather in coming days. I feel you should drop the plan and either make it through Manali side or drop it all together. Even from Manali side there is a huge slide in between Chattru and Chota Dhara though that is expected to be cleared in couple of days.
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:32 pm

Roads to Spiti Valley from Kinnaur has been reopened. Sangla Valley is still closed and might take few more weeks to get opened
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:15 pm

Malling had fallen off a day back and roads have been closed to Spiti Valley from Kinnaur.
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Re: Delhi - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley | Road Conditions

Postby aashish2137 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:16 am

The roads are bad, from both sides. The rains have been disastrous this year.
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