High Roads News StickyJuly 24, 2011
By request : this will be a sticky with condensed news, continously re-edited . Massive monsoon rains in N. India , June 17th : don´t even think of Rishikesh for a while. Kedarnath temple area i UP badly hit , many pilgrims missing. The NH22/Hindustan-Tibet road is out multnat places between Tapri and Sumdo , heavy snowfall above Chitkul. Also snowfall over the Rohtang La on Manali-Leh road , and the Pin Bhaba pass ( alt. 4865 ) and other high trails in Kinnaur. Srinagar-Leh Open 2013 : officially open on April 9th, light vehicles coming in to Leh the preceding two days. UPDATE , MARCH 30th : FRESH VEGGIES IN LEH – meaning open trail over the Zoji La , not open road , and a few fresh provisions taken in by donkeys.See the comment below. Manali-Leh Officially Open May May 30th, 2013 Rohtang La cleared April 26th. Open road up to Keylong , May 17th. . TIBET : Closed over March , same as last five years . Mixed nationalities groups now getting in , mid-May. KARAKORAM HIGHWAY opened in April this year , first time ever. Still no visa on arrival in Sost – which means it becomes very hard to enter Pakistan this way without a visa arranged in your home country. The road closed as usual from December. See the relevant sections ( Manali-Leh , Srinagar-Leh etc ) for more details.