Manali – Kunzum Pass – Spiti Valley Road Status


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    khanabadosh on #26379

    When you say cars do you mean it will be tough for SUVs also like XUV or Scorpio?

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    mosederbaer on #26380

    @khanabadosh wrote:

    When you say cars do you mean it will be tough for SUVs also like XUV or Scorpio?

    It is true that it batal-gramphoo is a difficult stretch but is not impossible. People do it in small cars too. Careful driving is what needed. We ourselves did it in a santro, 6 years back. It is also not true that there is no place to rest. One can stop the car on the side and can enjoy the vistas and scenry all around. It will be an unforgettable experience.

    SUVs like Scorpio or XUV500 can do it with more ease as they have high ground clearance. [emoji4]


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    kachu on #26381

    I have crossed this stretch in a Maruti-800 on 4th of June. Started from Kaza around 9:30 in the morning . Reached Chandratal at around 1:30. The tents there ere just being pitched, hence, not prepared to accommodate us. Visited Chandratal lake with around an hour break there and proceeded towards Batal. Spent the night in the PWD rest house at Batal that day. On fifth June starred from Batal and Reached Manali by afternoon. The Batal-Gramphoo section is very very treacherous but for the experienced driver of our vehicle we could not have crossed the strech without any incident,. The two water crossings on Chandratal road also looks omnious during the afternoon with lots of water. I have seen even big cars like innova and ecosport getting stuck in this stretch.
    But its manageable with lots of patience and skil.
    Average speed in this entire stretch is around 10-12Kmph

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    Tomereets on #26378

    Hi,
    @khanabadosh wrote:

    When you say cars do you mean it will be tough for SUVs also like XUV or Scorpio?

    We were on XUV500, and were moving at 5-8 kmph
    we started at 6 am from Kaza and when stopped at Batal, everybody (5 adults n 4 kids) were feeling dizziness after that roller coaster ride
    Reached Rohtang pass 5:30 pm without any major break.


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    mosederbaer on #26382

    @Tomereets wrote:

    Hi,
    @khanabadosh wrote:

    When you say cars do you mean it will be tough for SUVs also like XUV or Scorpio?

    We were on XUV500, and were moving at 5-8 kmph
    we started at 6 am from Kaza and when stopped at Batal, everybody (5 adults n 4 kids) were feeling dizziness after that roller coaster ride
    Reached Rohtang pass 5:30 pm without any major break.

    I can understand that the high altitude and tough road conditions would have surely bothered you but the beauty of the region is the reward of all the efforts, you have done to go there. Were the people surprised when they saw your non himachal number car at rohtang. It happened with us when came from kunzam side and reached rohtang top. We were in a Delhi number santro and people there were surprised that how did we bring our car to rohtang from Manali? At that moment, we were feeling like kings.. 😆 later we told them that we are traveling since last 15 days and coming from kaza side. :)


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    Tomereets on #26384

    @mosederbaer wrote:

    @Tomereets wrote:

    Hi,
    @khanabadosh wrote:

    When you say cars do you mean it will be tough for SUVs also like XUV or Scorpio?

    We were on XUV500, and were moving at 5-8 kmph
    we started at 6 am from Kaza and when stopped at Batal, everybody (5 adults n 4 kids) were feeling dizziness after that roller coaster ride
    Reached Rohtang pass 5:30 pm without any major break.

    I can understand that the high altitude and tough road conditions would have surely bothered you but the beauty of the region is the reward of all the efforts, you have done to go there. Were the people surprised when they saw your non himachal number car at rohtang. It happened with us when came from kunzam side and reached rohtang top. We were in a Delhi number santro and people there were surprised that how did we bring our car to rohtang from Manali? At that moment, we were feeling like kings.. 😆 later we told them that we are traveling since last 15 days and coming from kaza side. :)

    That’s true , if I ignore boulder’s road, then place was pure heaven… n yes we too felt like king when reached Rohtang. Kunzum top was even better.


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    Dheeraj Sharma on #26383

    @kachu wrote:

    I have crossed this stretch in a Maruti-800 on 4th of June. Started from Kaza around 9:30 in the morning . Reached Chandratal at around 1:30. The tents there ere just being pitched, hence, not prepared to accommodate us. Visited Chandratal lake with around an hour break there and proceeded towards Batal. Spent the night in the PWD rest house at Batal that day. On fifth June starred from Batal and Reached Manali by afternoon. The Batal-Gramphoo section is very very treacherous but for the experienced driver of our vehicle we could not have crossed the strech without any incident,. The two water crossings on Chandratal road also looks omnious during the afternoon with lots of water. I have seen even big cars like innova and ecosport getting stuck in this stretch.
    But its manageable with lots of patience and skil.
    Average speed in this entire stretch is around 10-12Kmph

    Thank you for the updates


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    Dheeraj Sharma on #26385

    @Tomereets wrote:

    Hi,
    @khanabadosh wrote:

    When you say cars do you mean it will be tough for SUVs also like XUV or Scorpio?

    We were on XUV500, and were moving at 5-8 kmph
    we started at 6 am from Kaza and when stopped at Batal, everybody (5 adults n 4 kids) were feeling dizziness after that roller coaster ride
    Reached Rohtang pass 5:30 pm without any major break.

    Really that is actually the fun and adventure of roads like hell but to heaven ;)


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    khanabadosh on #26387

    I believe that tough roads test your character and that sense of joy when you look around scenery is always priceless.


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    Dheeraj Sharma on #26386

    Absolutely true !! :)

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    Dheeraj Sharma on #26388

    Both Manali – Kaza and Manali – Leh seems to be blocked again. Please take a note while planning the journey on Manali – Leh and Manali – Kaza roads.

    Mandi, July 1
    The Manali-Leh highway was blocked again near Koksar today following increase in the level of water in a rivulet, which inundated the road, making journey risky on this route.
    The Border Roads Organisation was struggling to divert the course of water for the safe traffic movement, which was posing difficulties for commuters.
    The Gramphu-Kaza road via the Kunzum Pass had also been blocked since morning following a massive landslide near Dorni Mod.
    Tourists visiting Leh-Ladakh are a harried lot due to traffic jams and bumpy roads because of the incessant rain for the last three days, damaging the road at various places.
    BRO Commander Colonel AK Awasthi said the workforce had been deployed at both places to clear the road for smooth traffic.
    “We are trying to divert the water course of the rivulet near Koksar. We are hopeful that till evening both routes will be cleared,” he remarked.
    These days Manali-Leh and Gramphu-Kaza Spiti roads were experiencing a huge rush of tourist vehicles because tourists prefer to visit on this route to Leh Ladakh or Spiti after opening of Rohtang Pass, the gateway to tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti.
    External Source: Roads to Leh, Kaza blocked


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    dhruvchotani on #26390

    The road between manali and kaza(spiti) has been closed because of a nala in between which brought land slide along with it. It is spread over a stretch of 14-15 kms and any type of transport is not possible.
    This information is confirmed by the Keylong Depot Officials and will take 2-3 days for the road to open again.


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    Dheeraj Sharma on #26389

    @dhruvchotani wrote:

    The road between manali and kaza(spiti) has been closed because of a nala in between which brought land slide along with it. It is spread over a stretch of 14-15 kms and any type of transport is not possible.
    This information is confirmed by the Keylong Depot Officials and will take 2-3 days for the road to open again.

    Thank you so much Dhruv for sharing the details. Merging the thred in the Manali – Kaza road status.


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    Dheeraj Sharma on #26391

    Kaza – Manali is open now


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    Sibinkoshy on #26393

    Hi all,

    I am travelling to Spiti ( Kaza) on July 15th morning. As of now i have planned to travel in a Public transport bus starting from Manali. Guys..Is it ok? or will it be better if I hire a cab( shared or other). Which one is better based on the current road conditions? Please reply

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