So, I am back in town and civilization and of course signals … Well, following is the road fresh road status for Spiti Valley from Kinnaur – Shimla side:
- Delhi – Ambala – Zirakpur – Solan – Shimla – Kufri – Narkanda – Rampur – Jeori: Excellent, smooth sailing.
- Jeori – Tranda – Bhawanagar: Mostly good roads with some patches of poor ones.
- Bhawanagar – Wangtoo – Karcham – Shongtong – Powari: Poor roads at most places with deep slush stretches and bumpy rides.
- Powari – Pangi Nalla – Ribba – Akpa: Horrible roads, almost like a death way with many landslide and shooting stones points. Near Ribba road was sinking at couple of places. Pangi Nall, just ahead of Powari was extremely horrible.
- Akpa – Jangi – Tinku Nalla – Spillow – Puh – Khab: Mix of Average and Poor roads with few landslide points.
- Khab – Ka Loops – Nako: Good roads mostly.
- Nako – Malling – Chango – Shialkhar – Sumdo: Nako – Malling was bad with a landslide point just before malling. After Malling to Shialkhar it is mix of good and average. After Shialkhar to Sumdo, mix of poor and very poor with a good KM stretch of Shooting Stones when nearing Sumdo.
- Sumdo – Hurling – Tabo: Mix of average and good roads.
- Tabo – Shichiling – Lingti – Atargoo – Kaza: Tabo to Shichiling was very scary and horrible with about 6-7 KMs of a stretch where we had constant Shooting Stones. In later half of day, this part if very dangerous and especially when it is snow melting season. From Lingti to Atargoo to Kaza is a mix of average and bad roads.
- Kaza – Ki – Kibber: Mostly good roads barring only few stretches. Very scenic too.
- Lingti – Rama – Lallung: Lingti to Lallung is a dirt track and presence of snow at many places made some stretches bad otherwise average road conditions much like any other dirt track.
- Shichiling – Dhangkar Monastery: Good roads mostly being well tarred.
In case, you intesrested to know about the Itinerary we followed on this adventurous trip to White Spiti Valley, you can check the DoW Blog article: White Spiti Valley in March | Itinerary, Road Conditions & Updates