Rohtang Pass will close on 15th November 2015 officially, owing to snowfall predictions in coming days and to respect the nature while keeping safety of tourists as well as locals in mind. The administration has decided not to allow any vehicle to ply on Manali – Rohtang Pass road after 15th November considering safety for people. So, all state buses will stop running between Kullu – Manali – Keylong and Kullu – Manali – Kaza This will eventually stamp the official closure of Manali – Leh Highway as well for next 6 -7 Months (which is already in closed like state) and all adventurers need to wait until the road opens up for next season in May – June 🙂 …
Manali – Leh Highway is already declared officially closed now by BRO as there have been few spells of snow already at the passes like Rohtang Pass and Baralacha La and other passes that fall on Manali – Leh Highway. BRO will try to keep the road to Rohtang Pass and further to Keylong unless heavy snowfall blocks it. This will help residents of Lahaul Valley to be kept connected a little more before the hibernation starts for them.
Read more from the article below from the external source: Manali-Leh highway closed officially
MANALI: Given the possibility of heavy snowfall, the strategically important Manali-Leh highway has been closed officially for all type of vehicles. Now, vehicles can ply this route only at their own risk. Rohtang Pass will be officially closed for vehicular movement after November 15.
In October, it snowed on Rohtang Pass and Baralacha thrice and more is predicted in the coming days. Water sources along Manali-Leh highway have already started freezing. With frost covering the road at many places, driving on the highway has become risky business.
Border Roads Organization (BRO) has also begun to bring back to the base all its machinery engaged in works between Darcha and Sarchu. However, it has decided to keep working on Manali-Rohtang-Keylong highway until very heavy snowfall blocks the road. BRO officials said they will be clearing light snow on Manali-Keylong highway as long as it is possible for them. BRO commander at 38 Border Roads Task Force Colonel KP Rajendra Kumar confirmed, “Machinery beyond Darcha is being drawn back to Sarchu.”