GOOD NEWS… Against All Odds Manali – Leh Highway Reopens atleast for light vehicles …. Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 2nd June, 2011
As per the current status, Manali – Keylong –> OPEN Keylong – Sarchu –> OPEN Sarchu – Leh –> OPEN
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 1st June, 2011
As per the current status, Manali – Keylong –> Rohtang Pass Declared Open for Tourists (Read More:Rohtang Pass Declared Open for Tourists for 2011) Keylong – Sarchu –> Clearance work under progress at Baralacha La, expected to Open by second week of June Sarchu – Leh –> OPEN So, its the Baralacha La that is the only hurdle left and its hopeful that by the end of second week of June the Manali – Leh Highway will be OPEN, if weather god remains with all fellow travelers
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 30th May, 2011
As per the current status, Manali – Keylong –> Road is cleared but not thrown open to tourists. Keylong – Sarchu –> Clearance work under progress at Baralacha La, expected to complete by coming weekend if weather remains good. Sarchu – Leh –> OPEN So, its the Baralacha La that is the only hurdle left and its hopeful that by the end of second week of June the Manali – Leh Highway will be OPEN, if weather god remains with all fellow travelers
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 24th May, 2011
Well, finally the good news is here that the Rohtang Pass will be declared OPEN from tomorrow for 2011 onwards. The vehicles could be allowed til Zingzing Bar I guess as Baralacha La is still closed. Now, the BRO can focus more on towards opening of Baralacha La and finally the Manali-Leh Highway. Let’s hope that BRO opens the Manali-Leh Highway by first week of June itself. Read more at: Manali-Keylong highway ready for traffic
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 23rd May, 2011
Rohtang may open withing next two – three days or highly likely within this week for public. Hence, the road to Lahaul valley will also open upto Darcha or may ahead till Zingzing Bar. But, the Manali – Leh highway depends very much on the opening of Baralacha La, which is assumed to be open by second week of June, keeping fingers crossed.
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 16th May, 2011
Well, I just called up the driver at manali taxi stand. He told me that by next week they will start dropping people till Rohtang Pass if weather remains clear and there is no snowfall in coming days. However, this may not be official opening of Rohtang Pass but he said the route is being cleared and currently BRO is managing the parking space up at Rohtang Pass. He was hopeful that at least unofficially Manali – Leh highway may open in the second week of June or may be even first week. I will call him again next week and confirm if it will open or not.
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 12th May, 2011
Well guys, snowfall is predicted next weekend in the higher hills of Himalayas including Rohtang Pass, Baralacha La, Darcha etc. So, those who are planning to travel Manali – Leh Highway in the first week of June, must plan the travel from Srinagar – Leh Highway as it is not expected that Manali – Leh Highway will open in the first week of June.
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 4th May, 2011
I just had a word with a friend at Manali and he told me that Rohtang Pass is expected to open in the third week of May i.e. after 21st May upto Keylong and Manali – Leh Highway may get open by first week of June, possibly.
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 27th April, 2011
BRO is currently working on the stretch of Rani Nalla – Rohtang Pass – Khoksar on Manali – Leh Highway. Khoksar – Keylong – Darcha road is open and vehicles are plying on it. However, Srinagar – Leh Highway will be opening next week i.e. from first week of May 2011 you will be able to go to Ladakh from Srinagar – Leh Highway.
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 17th April, 2011
On South side of Rohtang pass road till Marhi from Manali has been cleared by BRO but inclement weather had put an halt to the progress. However, vehicles are allowed only upto Gulaba for the time being. Work is in progress towards Rani Nalla but at Rani Nala there is huge amount of snow that is present this year. It is expected that progress will be go down slow once BRO reaches that part of the stretch near Rani Nalla.
On the North side of Rohtang pass the stretch from Sissu – Keylong – Darcha has been cleared and vehicles are doing it on daily basis. Currently, work is in progress on Sissu – Khoksar stretch.
This year snow stock is huge and experts predict opening of Manali – Leh highway could be delayed due to huge amount of snow present at the passes. Last two days even it has snowed in the higher hills of Himalayas including all the passes.
Manali – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 20th March, 2011
Well, the time has come for another annual pilgrimage (for adventure lover’s only ;)) to kick off… Snow clearance operations have started on 474 KM long Manali – Leh Highway. Time for all Ladakh lovers to cheer for and start planning their annual visit, although I will be missing out on the trip this year but 2012 I am coming to Leh again…
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has launched a snow-clearing operation to clear snow from the 475-km-long Manali-Leh highway, on of the highest motorable road in the world, near Gulaba, about 21 km from here today.
The Manali-Leh highway played a key role during the Kargil conflict and played a crucial role in carrying arms, ammunition and food for the Army in the border district of Leh. The Manali-Leh highway winds its way through the Rohtang Pass, Baralacha Pass (4,883 m), Lachlungla Pass (5,065 m) and Tanglangla (5,328 m).
The Officiating Commander, 38, BRTF, (GREF), Vinay Kr Singh, said efforts were being made to open the 13,050 ft high Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti, by the second week of April, if weather conditions in the region remained dry. He further said massive efforts were also being made to open the Manali-Leh road from other side of the Rohtang Pass in the Lahaul valley.
He further added that three independent snow-clearing teams were deployed for the opening of the 222-km long Manali-Sarchu section of the highway with the help of snow-cutter.
The first team from Manali was clearing snow on the road from the Gulaba camp today, while the second team is clearing snow between Stingri-Tandi-Kokhsar and the Rohtang Pass. The third team is moving from Stingri-Jespa towards the 4883-m high Baralacha Pass, he added.
He said this year the snow-clearing operation was delayed due to bad weather conditions in the region.
He further said till last year in the winter season, Manali- Rohtang road was kept open for vehicular traffic up to Palchan village, 9 km from here. But for the first time during the winter months, the snow-clearing operation was continued from the road up to Gulaba, about 21-km from here on the Manali-Rohtang Pass road, he added.
The road up to Kothi, 13 km from here, has been opened to vehicular traffic. Hundreds of tourists from all over the country have started moving to Kothi to have a glimpse of the snow-covered peaks.
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