Manali-Leh : Rothang cleared

The Tribune reports that the first first supplies and skor-jangspas have been sent in , and that the road should be fully open by the end of next week :

Dharamsala, May 3
Rohtang Pass will be cleared of snow by tomorrow evening. However, the normal traffic will be allowed by Thursday next week.

Naresh Mittal, superintendent engineer of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), who is in charge of the 38-BRTF at Manali, said the Keylong-Leh road had already been cleared of snow and access to the landlocked snowbound Lahaul valley from Leh had been permitted for the tourists.

However, only a small portion remained to be cut through major glaciers on way to Rohtang Pass from Manali. He said the repair work was going on the high-altitude road and emergency supply of gas, food grains and other essential commodities would be allowed from Saturday morning.”

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2 thoughts on “Manali-Leh : Rothang cleared

  1. I will leaving Mumbai on 10th June for Manali via Chandigarh. I suppose I should be in Manali on 13th June and proceed to Leh on 14th June.
    Will the Rohtang Pass be open by then? How much does a HPTDC bus charge for Manali-Leh route?
    Thanks.

  2. The HPTDC buses are Rs 1600 , according to http://hptdc.nic.in/Trans.htm, this includes accomodation and breakfast in Keylong.

    Hopefully , you´ll get a second day in Manali : if so , take a day trip up to the Rothang La , and you´ll probably enjoy the second day and first night in Leh more.

    The road is open now, and I can´t really see that change that late in June , but I remember maybe three years ago it opened , had some late snow , and re-opened , all in the first week of June.

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