High Roads News Sticky , 2014July 24, 2011
Srinagar-Leh update , December 1st : dry road practically all the way , Snowy landscape starting a few klicks before Sonmarg. Eleven hours nonstop from Srinagar , beautiful ride.
Himachal update , November 10th : Kunzum La out after heavy snowfall , Manali-Leh now also shown as closed on the official Leh Council site.
Manali-Leh road October 13th : Border Roads aims to keep Manali-Leh open in to December , at the same time as the Rohtang goes subzero daytime also , and the snow buildup can start . A few inches of snow in the latest road report , interesting to see how the weather will cooperate with this goal.
Moderate snowfall over the Rohtang La and Kunzum La forces Raid de Himalya rally to pause , October 8th.
J&K update , October 8th : partial train service in the Vale , all major roads working.
September 16th : receding water levels in Srinagar , but still major parts under water. Jammu-Srinagar road opened today . Army supplies being re-routed via Manali , expect heavy traffic.
J&K weather update, September 6th: fifty bridges and hundreds of kilometers of road under water , Srinagar waterlogged and Jhelum river continues to rise. Srinagar airport road under a meter of water.Class three and four ( highest ) weather warnings from India Met Department for the coming days.
September 1st : first snow in Himachal : light dustings of snow over the Rohtang La and Baralacha La on the Manali-Leh road , and on the Kunzum La to Kaza/Spiti. This will burn away soon , night temperatures at the Rohtang still well over zero.
Saach Pass opens , 2014 : open road to Pangi Valley July 9th
Himachal weather update , July 26th: Slow monsoon so far with two thirds of normal rain levels in Kullu/Manali region , and one fiftth in Lahaul and Spiti : good roads and bad crops..
Ladakh Inroads Updates 2014 : June 25th: . Buses coming in from Manali , road officially open for all vehicles.
Manali-Leh Opens ,June 3rd 2014 : IANS quotes BRO official saying road finally cleared Monday , and now running.
Open road up to Keylong first on May 3rd , when first HRTC buses were sent off from Manali.
Srinagar-Leh finally cleared May 16th ; . See last comment from Leh :
Okay, now it’s real, Zoji-La is open and we’re eating fresh fruit in Ladakh on 16 May 2014! ..
Last heavy snowfall April 26th , over ten meters of snow in the pass.Open road beyond Sonmarg. Border Roads have given up their earlier goal of opening the road by the end of the month , no promises before elections May 7th either.
Two Ladakhis dies in attempt to cross the Zoji La on foot March 8th.
Karakoram Highway closed , opening earliest April ( as in this happening for the first time ever last year. )
Nathu La closed , expected opening in May.